Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 3

  Pro-Palestinian terror groups and their apologists continue to flog the rest of the world with their version of the history of the Holy Land, just as Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority did in their time. 

  At one point, the Palestinian Authority even went so far as to fabricate "historic Palestinian national costumes" for men and women to go with their make-believe history and put these drawings up on their website. But they may have since chosen to take those pages down in the hopes that the laughter of those who actually knew some history would eventually die down.

  All of their fictionalizing and wishful thinking comes to a screeching halt when it is confronted with a request for some actual facts. Hard evidence. Solid proof that this imaginary history once took place, that these costumes were actually worn, and that these mythical people actually did and do exist. But because they didn't then, they do not now. 

  All it takes to rip their pretense to shreds is one simple quiz with 11 questions, brought to us by the cartoon series author and artist, Yaakov Kirschen:

Dry Bones

  Ask any "Palestinian" apologist one or more of the above questions and instantly you will hear...

  the sounds of silence.

  Which, when one thinks about it, would be most appropriate as the national anthem of the mythical "ancient Palestinian people."

  On the other hand, what is the truth? What history is supported by the facts?

  The truth lies on the side of the Israelis, whose ancestors have dwelt on the Promised Land for over 3,000 years, who have all of non-revisionist history to back them up, and whose claim is almost daily being reinforced by archaeologists.  

  Had you asked any of Jesus' contemporaries where Palestine or the West Bank was, they would all have given you a blank look. "Palestine" was Israel then and "the West Bank" was the areas known to Jesus and His apostles as Judea and Samaria. 

  The Roman conqueror Hadrian renamed the country "Palestina" in 135 AD, or 100 years after Jesus to spite the Jews who had been causing him so much trouble because they refused to be dominated and have their land occupied. 

  The "West Bank," on the other hand, was always Judea and Samaria until Jordan illegally annexed the area after the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. Israel won Judea and Samaria back in the Six Day War of 1967 both militarily and legally because the Jordanians had been the aggressors in their war against the Jews.

  But the strongest case for the ownership of the Land comes from the One Who owns all creation, in this case speaking about 1,200 years before Muhammad was even born:

25 “So this is what the Lord God says: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have compassion on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for My holy name. 

26 They will feel remorse for their disgrace and all the unfaithfulness they committed against Me, when they live securely in their land with no one to frighten them. 

27 When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the countries of their enemies, I will demonstrate My holiness through them in the sight of many nations. 

28 They will know that I am Yahweh their God when I regather them to their own land after having exiled them among the nations. I will leave none of them behind. 

29 I will no longer hide My face from them, for I will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel.” This is the declaration of the Lord God." Ezekiel 39

  That might just be the land title to beat all land titles!


  See also:

  DryBones Blog


  Hadrian's Curse –– The Invention of Palestine

  http://www.think-israel.org/ronen.hadriancurse.html


  Rewriting History

  http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=495

  The Middle East Problem

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDW88CBo-8


  Previous "Whose Land Is It Anyway?" blog posts:


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 1

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/whose-land-is-it-anyway-part-1.html

  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 2

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/whose-land-is-it-anyway-part-2.html




The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 10

  The final part of the series. The text of the article is the same for all ten posts. What changes are the names and the graphics.

  Muslims claim either that Jesus never said He was God in the Bible, or that He is never called God in the Bible. This series of posts will not address those erroneous claims, as they are rebutted elsewhere on this blog.

  Rather, these graphics will show how names that Allah claims for himself in the Quran were already in the Bible in reference to Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, 500 years before Muhammad invented Islam, or are better displayed in Him than in anyone else.










 As with some other Islamic teachings, these facts leave one wondering why it is that the source of the Quran, who Muslims believe to be Almighty God himself, was unaware of just what Jesus and the Bible teach about Who God is as seen in the Person of Jesus, the one and only Son of God, Who is eternally God.


Jesus is Lord!

  The research and graphics for this series of posts come to us courtesy of Jule N. Crown, who is a true jewel in Jesus' crown. God bless you, sis!

  Sources for the above:

  Allah's 99 names: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/99names.htm

  Images: http://www.voqonline.com/99name.html

  Scriptures: http://www.answering-islam.org/Who/99names.html 

See also:

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 1



  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 2

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-2.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 3

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-3.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 4

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-4.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 5

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-5.html


  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 9



The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 9

  Part 9 of the series. The text of the article is the same for all ten posts. What changes are the names and the graphics.

  Muslims claim either that Jesus never said He was God in the Bible, or that He is never called God in the Bible. This series of posts will not address those erroneous claims, as they are rebutted elsewhere on this blog.

  Rather, these graphics will show how names that Allah claims for himself in the Quran were already in the Bible in reference to Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, 500 years before Muhammad invented Islam, or are better displayed in Him than in anyone else.











 As with some other Islamic teachings, these facts leave one wondering why it is that the source of the Quran, who Muslims believe to be Almighty God himself, was unaware of just what Jesus and the Bible teach about Who God is as seen in the Person of Jesus, the one and only Son of God, Who is eternally God.


Jesus is Lord!

  The research and graphics for this series of posts come to us courtesy of Jule N. Crown, who is a true jewel in Jesus' crown. God bless you, sis!

  Sources for the above:

  Allah's 99 names: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/99names.htm

  Images: http://www.voqonline.com/99name.html

  Scriptures: http://www.answering-islam.org/Who/99names.html 
See also:

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 1



  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 2

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-2.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 3

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-3.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 4

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-4.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 5

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-5.html


Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 2

  In Isaiah 66, YHWH declares:
   
 8 Who has heard of such a thing?
    Who has seen such things?
    Can a land be born in one day
    or a nation be delivered in an instant?
    Yet as soon as Zion was in labor,
    she gave birth to her sons.

  On May 14, 1948, that is precisely what happened.




  While there had always been a Jewish presence in their homeland for over 3,000 years, Jews had begun to return home in larger and larger numbers beginning in the late 1800s. The world's conscience was finally pricked after Hitler murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust,  and people began to recognize the hatred and insanity of anti-Semitism for what it was.  


  Hitler found a willing and eager co-conspirator in the Islamic Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini.


  As a result of his friendship with Hitler, Al-Husseini began work on plans to build his own gas chambers in Palestine in which to murder even more Jews. He also formed a Muslim force of soldiers to fight side by side with the Nazis.  


  While Al Husseini's genocidal plan was derailed with Germany's defeat in World War II, the Grand Mufti never stopped trying to kill Jews, later forming his own militia named the "Al-Jihad al-Muqaddas."

  Against that murderous back drop, the League of Nations divided up that portion of the Middle East to carve out a place where Jews could live in peace in their homeland, but the Arabs got the lion's share in the end. The League of Arab Nations eventually wound up with 13 million square kilometers of land, while Israel only retained 23,000 square kilometers, bordered on the west and south by two hostile groups of Arab Muslims bent on their destruction. Even this tiny area, which is about the size of Palawan or New Jersey, was being denied them.   

  Nothing is more revealing than the admissions made by Arab leaders at the time of the true motivation for their claims on the Holy Land:








  But why refuse to grant the Israelis the right to return to their own land, the right to live in peace and free of threats to their existence? Because of their hatred for the Jews, no Arab at the time would ever have willingly called themselves a "Palestinian." Only Jews were "Palestinians" back then. So why this seemingly irrational intransigence?   

  It is because Muhammad taught Muslims to believe that any land that they have conquered belongs to them from that time on:

"This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Muslims have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Muslims consecrated these lands to Muslim generations till the Day of Judgement.” (The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, 18 August 1988, Article Three) 


(Note: this is why Jihadis continue to claim that they will reconquer Spain, the Philippines and other such countries which have since liberated themselves from invading and slave-trading Muslims.)


  But will Israel's neighboring Arabs numbering over 350 million ever triumph over Israel's tiny nation of 8 million -- which figure, by the way, includes 1.5 million Arab Israelis -- and wipe them off the face of the earth as many of them swear they will do?

  
  It would have been wise for the warmongers from 1947 until today to hear what else YHWH had to say through His prophet:


“Will I bring a baby to the point of birth
and not deliver it?” says the Lord;
“or will I who deliver, close the womb?”
says your God. 
Isaiah 66:9

  That statement should have served as adequate warning. 

  The God of Israel doesn't do abortions.

"Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps."
Psalm 121:4 NLT

  See also:

  Hadrian's Curse –– The Invention of Palestine

  http://www.think-israel.org/ronen.hadriancurse.html



  What is Palestine? Who are the Palestinians?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ReF4UUa4E


  Six Days in June (The Six Day War, 1967)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYBUdzJuqI


  Against All Odds: In The Search Of Miracles


  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i70CHHIW_Co


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 1


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 3

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/whose-land-is-it-anyway-part-3.html



Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 1

  This is the first of a series of short articles highlighting some of the evidence of the ownership of the most fought over piece of real estate in the whole world: Israel. 

  This because, once again, Muslim claims are flying that the Jews have no right to live in peace in their own Land. Yet again the claim is being made that the land rightfully belongs to "the Palestinians." And this despite the affirmation from their very own Quran that "Allah" gave the land to the Jews (bold print mine): 

"Bear in mind the words of Moses to his people [the Children of Israel].  He said: 'Remember, my people, the favour which God has bestowed upon you. He [Allah] has raised up prophets among you, made you kings, and given you that [the Torah and the Land of Israel] which He has given to no other nation. Enter, my people, the holy land [of Israel] which God has assigned for you. Do not turn back, and thus lose all.'" Sura 5:20, "The Table" 

  Of course, the Jews do not own the Holy Land because of some words spoken by Muhammad some 600 years after Christ. No, ownership of the Land is clearly proven, not just by the land titles held by Israelis, but also by international law, history, archaeology, and possibly the oldest documentary evidence held by any landowner: the 3,600 year old Bible.

  In the pages of the Bible we read about the kings of Israel and of their prophets and leaders. We read about their battles to conquer the land of Canaan, both their losses as well as their victories.

  While critics continue to assail it because of the "religious" nature of its authorship, the Bible has proven itself to be historically accurate in its statements. One such statement is found in 2 Kings 3:

 4 King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder. He used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams, 

 5 but when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 

  Below is a photo of the Moabite Stone, also known as the Mesha Stele, dated to around 830 BC. 

 

  Discovered in 1868, the Moabite Stone records King Mesha's triumphalist version of events, but what is of most interest to us is found in these five lines:


Line 4 ... As for Omri



Line 5 the king of Israel, and he humbled Moab for many years (days), for Chemosh was angry with his land.


         ...


Line 17 For I had devoted them to destruction for (the god) Ashtar Chemosh. And from there I took the


Line 18 vessels of Yahweh, and I presented them before the face of Chemosh...


         ... 


Line 31 flocks of the the land. And the House of David dwelt in Hauranen...


  The references to "the king of Israel," "the vessels of Yahweh" and "the House of David" help to establish the veracity of the Bible account of the existence of the kingdom of Israel, the House of David, and the name of the God of Israel, Yahweh. Other bits also affirm truths found in the Bible such as the names of Omri, king of Israel, and Chemosh, god of the Moabites, as well.


  The Mesha Stele is one of many proofs of the ancient Israeli claim to the Holy Land and of the historicity of King David and the kingdom of Israel. 

  While the House of David, Israel and their God Yahweh are mentioned, we find nothing to support the Islamic claim of a god named Allah or of Muslims from that era, simply because Muhammad had yet to invent Islam. And the Moabite Stone is proof that the Land has belonged to Israel and the Jews for millennia, not mere decades.


  Interestingly, the Stone also contains a boast by the Moabite King Mesha that he had destroyed Israel and that it was gone forever. Mesha declared:


Line 7  "But I triumphed over him and over his house, and Israel has perished; it has perished forever!"


  Unfortunately for him, King Mesha, the Moabites and their god Chemosh are now all gone, but Israel is back in its Land and stronger than ever. So much for those who try to destroy God's Chosen People!


  But if the people of Israel are back in the Land today, it is because God keeps His Word. As He said through the prophet Amos:



"I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel.
They will rebuild and occupy ruined cities,
plant vineyards and drink their wine,
make gardens and eat their produce.

I will plant them on their land,
and they will never again be uprooted
from the land I have given them.
Yahweh your God has spoken."
Amos 9:14-15


  See also:

  The Moabite Stone


  http://www.bible-history.com/resource/ff_mesha.htm


  The Mesha Stele (from the Louvre website)


  http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/mesha-stele


  The next part of the series:

  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 2


  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/whose-land-is-it-anyway-part-2.html




The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 8

  Part 8 of the series. The text of the article is the same for all ten posts. What changes are the names and the graphics.

  Muslims claim either that Jesus never said He was God in the Bible, or that He is never called God in the Bible. This series of posts will not address those erroneous claims, as they are rebutted elsewhere on this blog.

  Rather, these graphics will show how names that Allah claims for himself in the Quran were already in the Bible in reference to Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, 500 years before Muhammad invented Islam, or are better displayed in Him than in anyone else.











 As with some other Islamic teachings, these facts leave one wondering why it is that the source of the Quran, who Muslims believe to be Almighty God himself, was unaware of just what Jesus and the Bible teach about Who God is as seen in the Person of Jesus, the one and only Son of God, Who is eternally God.


Jesus is Lord!

  The research and graphics for this series of posts come to us courtesy of Jule N. Crown, who is a true jewel in Jesus' crown. God bless you, sis!

  Sources for the above:

  Allah's 99 names: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/99names.htm

  Images: http://www.voqonline.com/99name.html

  Scriptures: http://www.answering-islam.org/Who/99names.html 
See also:

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 1



  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 2

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-2.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 3

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-3.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 4

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-4.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 5

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-5.html



What Was the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

  What Was the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

  Moses wrote the Torah, so he knew. And Moses wrote how, after Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, God's name was already known, and how Adam's offspring were already worshiping Him. 

  "Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh." Genesis 4:25-26

  Moses also recorded how God appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that God had not changed His name:

Abraham

  "Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your offspring.” So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him. From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. He built an altar to Yahweh there, and he called on the name of Yahweh. Then Abram journeyed by stages to the Negev." Genesis 12:7-9

  "Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God." Genesis 21:33

Isaac 

  "From there [Isaac] went up to Beer-sheba, and the Lord appeared to him that night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your offspring because of My servant Abraham. So he built an altar there, called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. Isaac’s slaves also dug a well there." Genesis 26:23-25 

Jacob

  "And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and God’s angels were going up and down on it. Yahweh was standing there beside [Jacob], saying, “I am Yahweh, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your offspring the land that you are now sleeping on." Genesis 28:12-13


Moses

  God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation." Exodus 3:15 

  “Go and assemble the elders of Israel and say to them: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt." Exodus 3:16 

  The name of the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is used as many as 6,807 times in the Bible, and there is no doubt whatsoever what it is. All 6,807 Bible verses carry the same name. 

  It is not "Allah." 

  It is not "Israel," or any other name some self-appointed prophets decided to try to give Him. 

  His name was His choice, not man's.

  And it is the name He chose to reveal to, among others in the Bible, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. 

  His name is Yahweh.
  And please notice what He said in Exodus 3:15 (italics mine),

  "This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation."

  He never changed it when He spoke to us through all the prophets in the rest of the Old Testament. 

  And He never changed it when He came to earth in the form of Jesus, Yeshua the Messiah. 

  Yeshua, Whose name means "Yahweh saves."

  As a matter of fact, Yahweh is the name Jesus used for Himself over and over again in the Gospels (see link below).

  Jesus also instructs us to do all that we do in the One Name:

  "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." Matthew 28:19

  The one name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  One God. Three Persons. One name.

  Yahweh also instructed Moses about what to do to so-called "prophets" who came bearing the name of other gods:

  "But the prophet who dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods—that prophet must die.’ Deuteronomy 18:20

  If the god you're following does not carry this name, then you are not following the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

  Turn away from that false god today.


  Call upon the name of Yeshua, and Yahweh will save you, for... 

  "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.” Acts 4:12


  See also:

  Where Does Jesus Say, "I Am YHWH (God)" in the Bible?

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2013/12/where-does-jesus-say-i-am-yhwh-god.html  


The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 7

  Part 7 of the series. The text of the article is the same for all ten posts. What changes are the names and the graphics.

  Muslims claim either that Jesus never said He was God in the Bible, or that He is never called God in the Bible. This series of posts will not address those erroneous claims, as they are rebutted elsewhere on this blog.

  Rather, these graphics will show how names that Allah claims for himself in the Quran were already in the Bible in reference to Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, 500 years before Muhammad invented Islam, or are better displayed in Him than in anyone else.











 As with some other Islamic teachings, these facts leave one wondering why it is that the source of the Quran, who Muslims believe to be Almighty God himself, was unaware of just what Jesus and the Bible teach about Who God is as seen in the Person of Jesus, the one and only Son of God, Who is eternally God.


Jesus is Lord!

  The research and graphics for this series of posts come to us courtesy of Jule N. Crown, who is a true jewel in Jesus' crown. God bless you, sis!

  Sources for the above:

  Allah's 99 names: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/99names.htm

  Images: http://www.voqonline.com/99name.html

  Scriptures: http://www.answering-islam.org/Who/99names.html 

See also:

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 1



  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 2

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-2.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 3

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-3.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 4

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-4.html

  The 99 Names of... Jesus? Part 5

  http://apologika.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-99-names-of-jesus-part-5.html


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