Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Meanwhile, Back in the Dystopian Universe of Walid Shoebat
30 September 2014: It has been some time since I felt the need to address the puerile condescension against brethren Christian eschatologists by the faux former terrorist we know as Walid Shoebat, but, alas, once again the dystopian universe according to Walid begs to be viewed with coherent and corrective lenses. In his latest belabored attempt to write an eschatological treatise in the English-language, Walid makes the gratuitous claim to be able to see clearly what all other Christian eschatologists cannot see due to the acute cataractous nature of our eyes.
Atypically, and as with all of Walid's erroneous exposes and eisegetical works, he ignores the fact that the interpretation of Scripture comes quite often to the believer in a number of ways; most often as gifts of the Holy Spirit. For one believer the way of interpretive understanding might be via the gift known as "a word of knowledge (gnosis)" which is the ability to communicate a spiritual truth through the Spirit-guided investigation of God's word. To another believer it might be via the gift of teaching (didaskalos) which is to take a basic truth conveyed in the Lord's prophetic word and explain it in a manner that makes full comprehension by others of the Bride of Christ as simple a matter as a Sunday School lesson. To Walid the LORD God has not bestowed through His Spirit any of the rest of the Bride of Christ with such gifts as these and other and instead Walid writes as if the Lord has left us with nothing more than an "infected" eye which intimates the end result that only Walid Shoebat holds the true knowledge of all things of an eschatological nature.
I have no time nor desire at this point to delve into Walid Shoebat's "Islamic Predominance" eisegesis about a mythical islamic antichrist and his mythical global khilafa (caliphate). That particularly bogus paradigm has previously been thoroughly deconstructed many times over by many very astute brethren eschatologists. However, I included the link above for those who do enjoy a thoroughly mind-bending literary endeavor every now and then as a form of roll-on-the-floor-laughing entertainment. That is all that Walid's nonsensical rubbish is worth, and I am being very generous in my characterization here.
Now some may ask, "Just how generous is very generous?"
Well, for a starter, consider the following observation. In the above link you will discover that Walid Shoebat's gross misinterpretation of prophetic Scripture (The Revelation of Jesus Christ, no less!!!) fails to take into account the most eschatologically basic fact that when the 200-million man army of the "kings of the East" marches towards the Middle East during the 70th Week it marches against the beast empire of the Antichrist!! (see: Daniel 11:44; Revelation 9:14-16 and Revelation 16:12). So by just this one example, one and all are clearly capable of understanding that Walid Shoebat is trying to convince the reader to accept that in his thoroughly twisted and convoluted eisegetical paradigm the mythical islamic empire of the Antichrist marches and wages total war against itself.
Who's got the cataractous eyes?