Sunday, February 13, 2011

What's to Become of the Middle East!

13 February 2011: I inherently knew there would be a short yet inevitable time span before the proponents of the Eastern Leg-Islamic Antichrist (EL-IA) theorem would jump up once again to proclaim that the unrest stirring violently in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, could be seen through the lens of their work.

Such proclamations were nonsense two years ago when they first appeared ("God's War on Terror", 2008 and "Islamic Antichrist", 2009 among other articles, periodicals and blogs) and they are nonsense now. This EL-IA theorem has been thoroughly debunked by many astute and learned Bible scholars, authors, and eschatologists.

So it is with some sadness that I read the following sentence (with my emphasis added) in a new article "What's to Become of Egypt" from brother Jack Kelley: "Like I said it’s still too early to determine the outcome of the current unrest in Egypt. But we can tell from Scripture that eventually Egypt will become part of the End Times Roman (Islamic) Empire, also being called the Caliphate."

What I can tell from reading such theorems is that there is a small minority of brethren who are more than willing to try to tell the rest of us their eschatological interpretations of the prophecies passed to Daniel by the angel Gabriel. Obviously the majority of us not only disagree with their views, but have our own Scripture-based objections to them. It is the Scripture-based objections which drives rebuttals such as this and others previously published by Dr. David Regan and more recently by Dr. Reagan, and by Bill Salus, Don Koenig, Jack Kinsella, just to name a few.

However, what I find most troublesome with Jack Kelley's new article is that he apparently won't dare to touch the prophecy of Isaiah 19 with the ongoing events in Egypt, but easily found his way to directly connect them to a thoroughly debunked newspaper exegesis that is tied directly to an errant interpretation of Daniel 2:26-46, Daniel 9:26 and Revelation 13:1-2. In fact, Jack cherry-picked and cited just four verses from Daniel 11:40-42 and Daniel 11:45 to conclude relative to the focus of this rebuttal, "To me this is confirmation that Egypt is not likely to play a major part in the Psalm 83 scenario..."

Remember, Jack Kelley went from "It's still to early to determine the outcome... But we can tell...," to "To me this is confirmation that..." This kind of eschatological commentary begs to be objected to, and that is precisely what I have done here with my comments and citations.

The prophecy of Isaiah 19 informs us that the unrest in Egypt is the direct result of God moving powerfully to bring certain events to occur, that His hand is passing over the former land of the Pharaohs which has set Egyptian against Egyptian, everyone against his own kin, neighbor against neighbor. A full-blown civil war in other words. During this civil war God will destroy by swallowing up the correct counsel or advice of the Egyptian leaders on the correct course of action they should take. We have seen this aspect of the prophecy manifest in the much reported no-other-option removal of the constitutional president of the country. Now the Egyptians will be given over by the LORD God "into the hand of a cruel master; and a fierce king shall rule over them." I have no doubt that this is prophetic Word will be manifest in the triumph of the Sunni Islamic terrorist fundamentalists of the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) and their chief leader who is yet to emerge from the continuing chaotic situation.

These events are driven by the LORD God and are setting the stage for the final fulfillment of Psalm 83, and will also assist in the precipitator of or precursor to the related prophecies of the "inner ring" Arab Islamic war against Israel, a war they Arab Islamists will loose decisively and never recover from.


SeanOsborne said...

hartdawg writes:

"it appears that to deny egypt as being part of the psalm 83 confederacy is to deny the teaching of scripture in order to fit ones presuppositon.

to be totally honest,whether isaiah 19 will be fulfilled at this point or later on is too early to tell. (i could be wrong)

the situation in egypt may explode or lay dormant for a few months...i dont know.

all i know at this point is prophecy marches on and isaiah 19 and psalm 83 WITH EGYPT INVOLVED will be fulfilled.


SeanOsborne said...


You've written a few times now in a manner which is not immediately posted but comes as an email instead.

How is it that you don't have a PC but can send email? How do you do it; what communications technology are you using that am I unaware of?

That said, keep sending the emails and I will continue to post them as written comments from you.

SeanOsborne said...

Something else needs to be stated. This continuing debate is NOT merely about something as simplistic as being "right" or "wrong."

It's about making a clear distinction to our Christian brethren as well as the unsaved between newspaper exegesis and proper Biblical exegesis.

On this Eschatology Today blog it is about my intent to follow the example set by the apostle Paul to:

"Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:14-15)

The revolts in North African and Middle Eastern Islamic countries are not about the coming of the Biblical Antichrist or his kingdom as has now been claimed by the EL-IA proponents.

At the heart of this issue is that Islam and Muslims have nothing to do with Daniel's 70th Week.

The "inner ring" of nations, peoples and their leaders directly on Israel's borders will be swept away in the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 and other prophecies. So will their deception and misplaced faith in the false small-g god of islam.

Then will come the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 with the attempt to destroy Isreal by Gog of Magog and his massed armies of former-Soviet republics, Turkey, Iran, Libya and northern Sudan, who are destroyed by the Lord Himself and buried in the dirt of the Valley of the Passengers east of the Dead Sea, near present-day Dhiban, Jordan in what will at that time be the sovereign land of Israel proper.

All the major islamic countries of the world will have been swept away by this future time.

Finally, these world-shaking military engagements may not necessarily occur prior to the Harpazo of the bride of Christ, an event which is more imminent than anything else, but these military engagements will happen prior to day one of Daniel's 70th Week and the revealing of the Antichrist.

hartdawg said...

morning sean
im on a computer at the library. truth is i dont know what's going on with the comments. i used to be able to access this and other sites with my phone (i dont have a computer yet but am in the process of trying to get one $$$)and post comments but now when i try to post comments it sends them as emails instead so i'm in the dark too. by the way good rebuttal. something in me has always questioned the IA theory. just didnt make sense.