BULLETIN FORTY THREE
The Unesco organisation within the UN makes an ass of itself, donating news to history, for it to digest, as it waves a wand, in favour of the new edition, the temple on the Temple Mount at Jerusalem (in Jewish hands some 1500 years before Muhammad lived to put his visions to press) to be prescriptively, historically and any other thing you can think of, for Muslims and Arabs ONLY. This dream which like the all might of an Allah who for all the talk, does not remove Israel, but yields continuously to their prophesized place, is savaged by reality. Facts speak.
Israel cedes the Mount, but includes it in its won territory, and the 'catastrophe' as the Jewish restoration is called by its enemies, some with genocidal intentions, continues. The divine judgment predicted will be the real catastrophe now predicted for those inveterate to destroy it. Men may say much and it may or not happen; but when God Almighty, the Author of salvation speaks, it is done.
This factual matter is noted at some length in SMR pp. 1080, some part of which follows*1.
In the UNESCO fluster of bluster, such details as this, that the "first Jewish temple was dedicated about 950 BC more than 1,500 years before the emergence of Islam,"*2 and had a detailed and heavily documented history for centuries of carefully published, conscientiously groomed and memorially fulfilled text which suffers no contradiction. When God speaks, that is the way with it. After you study it and consider for decades, as this writer has done, you certainly get used to it, and a delight it is to have a Lord who does not spout or clout, but knows and understands what He does and to whom He does it ... and why. With a love like that, who needs bullying!
This is found at *3 in SMR pp. 1080ff..
*3 THE WEAVING OF THE WAYS FOR THE ANTICHRIST. See Extension 4, pp. 1072-1074 infra. What however of Muhammad's early - but continuing - input into this antichrist pattern ? a matter of assertion plus force to overcome ... unbelief in some mock-up, dysfunctional substitute for Christ. In the Koran, Surah 48:29, we find (it. added): ''Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers'' - and how far? ''Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous'' (Surah 9:123, cf. 2:191); and indeed, (Surah 9:27-31): ''Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither in God nor the Last Day ... until they pay tribute out of the hand and are utterly subdued.'' Yes, he decries (in 8:36-41): ''Tell unbelievers ... [to] reflect upon the fate of their forefathers. Make war on them until idolatry cease ...'' Reflect ? Fate ? ... city assault, tribute money, and then servitude - with the provision for death upon its removal. The 'fate' is the alternative to 'faith' is the alternative to force. (Cf. *17 infra.)
And all this force ? with due provision for occasional defeat, yet it is found written (Surah 8:59): ''Let not the unbelievers think that they will ever get away. They have not the power to do so'' ... Indeed, the prayer was to be: ''Lord forgive us ... our excesses; make us firm of foot and give us victory over the unbelievers" ... and the theme, ''If God helps you, none can overcome you'' (Surah 3:148 and 3:160; cf. Surah 48:22 - "If the unbelievers join battle with you, they shall be put to flight"). In fact, since Moslems almost took Europe, they lost at Tours in 732 A.D.; and again when the sprawling Ottoman Empire fell, with World War I; while in the Middle East from 1917 and from 1948 in particular and repeatedly, Moslem military losses have been sustained, spectacular and even proverbial (*18). This is despite enormous numerical advantage (the EXACT opposite of Surah 8:65 - ''If there are twenty steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish two hundred''). There have not been vicissitudes but repetitive overthrows, dominating almost comically the whole period of the Jew's return (as God predicted, Zechariah 12:6 ff. - cf. pp. 779-822, 851-857 supra.)
The force of evidence overthrows indeed the force of mere utterance. Proclaiming himself ''no more than an apostle'' (Surah 3:140-147), such that ''other apostles have come before me'' (Surah 3:183), Muhammad refers to Abraham and others, to the Jewish Torah (law) - Surah 2:135), and the ''earlier scriptures'' of ''Abraham and Moses'' (Surah 87:179), bowing to history by acknowledging, ''the prophets who surrendered themselves judged the Jews ... according to God's Book which had been committed to their keeping and to which they themselves were witnesses'' (Surah 5:44).
Witness! Dismiss evidence and what does 'history' become but the unholy butt of romance? While Muhammad says his book ''confirms the Scriptures which came before it'' (5:48), in fact the Messiah is as we have shown with dense-packed scriptures (cf. pp. 768-777 et al. supra), the eternal King irreplaceable, unsucceedable, whose word is final and, if rejected, fatal; and one need only cite words such as Isaiah 9:6-7, 42:1-4, 49:6, 53:11-12, 54:5,10, 55:3-11, Deuteronomy 18:15-18, Daniel 7:13-14, Psalm 72. Not merely is there no successor, this is so because the Son (Psalm 2:5-7) is God (Psalm 45, Isaiah 48:16, Micah 5:1-3), as shown earlier in great detail from many scriptures of which only the Jews were in fact - to use Muhammad's term - 'witnesses'. Successors, declares Christ, are false Christs (Matthew 24:24).
To fortify the contradiction: Muhammad wrote material wholly alien to that of the 'apostles' - such on his own admission - who 'went before' him, on the method of salvation, on redemption, on the place of grace and on the work of the Messiah (not really killed, says he - Surah 4:157, despite Daniel 9:25-26, Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Leviticus 16). To aggravate the impossible, Muhammad has the prior 'apostles' sent by ONE GOD! (Surah 3:40 and 3:21). Should one God send prophets opposed to the very core of Muhammad's words ? Why He gave His 'servants the prophets' among the Jews, such wholly, consistently and persistently clangorous contradiction of Muhammad, the prophet does not manage to attest!
The whole superabundantly attested, textually ancient, intense, immense, detailed racial systematics and salvation dynamics of the interlocking Old and New Testaments (cf. pp. 735-836 supra) are airily dismissed for the infinitely divergent dogmas (cf. Surahs 4,5,9,24 and 48) of the anti-verified Koran. To thunder the point home, God, having disciplined the Jews as Chapter 9 has shown His word predicted He would do, has given them the power He also predicted, abolishing the pretences of the Koran to its very face (cf. pp. 814, 830-834, 989 supra). Of a certainty, the Jews had less than no reason to add the scriptures on the Messiah, whom they murdered, but rather honestly retained them in fear. (See also *4 infra.)
The Koran is not merely unverified, but anti-verified and this with a divine mirth as God's predictive word ploughs through the field of history with the majestic insouciance of a tank in an agricultural field (cf. Psalm 2:8-12, Jeremiah 23:29; and Psalm 111:7-8, Isaiah 59:21 and p. 564 supra). See also pp. 1176-1186C infra for treatment of Joshua as an instrument of theocratic MORAL judgment, not contrary to the love or liberty God gives. Christ categorically did not subject physically, do violence at all to remedy unbelief. Truly He upbraided morally, cleansed, lamented (Matthew 23:37, Luke 19:42) and was subjected. Faith and force have divorce.
This matter if given quite excellent treatment on
p. 7 of the magazine, Israel My Glory, January- February 2017. It cites
Netanyahu, patiently archeological, inviting members of UNESCO to visit the Arch
of Titus in Rome, and saying this:
|On it one can see
what the Romans brought back to Rome
after they destroyed and looted the second Temple
on the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago."
This of course was over half a millenium before Muhammad found the earth, and voice upon it, and made his moves.
500 years ? This is quite a bit of history, and of course the other figure noted, some 1500 years, is rather more. However, even lifting history, and ignoring the only sacred text attesting the realities from their time, with all the historical intermeshing, does not suffice for this grossly pathetic move from the NATIONS of Unesco. Israel came back as specified and remains as noted for that event, and all the turning of history into some kind of a made-to-order suit to suit exponents, cannot alter this.
On the detailed data concerning Israel, history, prediction, fulfilment and the precision of the word of God in its multiplied forecasts, never falsified, see such Chapters on this site as those below.