U.S. State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. According to The Weekly Standard, there was an amazing exchange yesterday at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said in response to a question, “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem.” When pressed further, Nuland stood her ground. She said, “Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That’s all I have to say on this issue.”
The Bible says in Isaiah 2:3, “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”
Independent Panel to review Wycliffe and SIL Bible translations. According to Christian Today, a panel has been formed to carry out an independent review of Wycliffe and SIL International’s translation of “God the Father” and the “Son of God”. The World Evangelical Alliance, which works in 129 countries, was asked to establish the panel in light of the controversy surrounding the translation of “Father” and “Son” for Muslim contexts. In Arabic and Turkish translations of the Bible, “Father” is replaced with “Allah”, while “Messiah” is used where “Son” would appear in standard translations. Critics of the changes, including John Piper and Vern Poyth-ress, argue that the translations blur the nature of the Trinity.
The Bible says in Proverbs 30:5-6: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
Report says Iranian nuclear facilities could ‘recover from an attack in six months’. According to the Jerusalem Post, Iran’s “workshops” for making nuclear centrifuges and components for the devices are widely dispersed and hidden, adding to the difficulties of a potential military strike by Israel. A senior official surmised that Iran could recover from a military strike on its centrifuge facilities within six months. Analysts for the Congressional Research Service wrote that neither Israel nor the US is certain of the locations of all such facilities.
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In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
If you are not ready, John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ’s return.