Friday, January 14, 2011

Coming to you live from the Ontario Convention Center, site of our FREE Inland Empire Prophecy Conference entitled "Understanding the End Times: Israel, Islam, and Bible Prophecy."  Tonight we'll hear from Chuck Missler and Jack Hibbs, and then tomorrow morning beginning at 9am, we'll hear from Tim LaHaye, Ron Carlson, Ron Graff, Gary Kah, William Koenig, and to wrap it all up, Chuck Missler once again.  I'll be the emcee, and it's free, but the Convention Center is charging $8.00 for parking.

400-408 – Pastor Ron Graff, Solid Ground Church, and co-host with us of this weekend's Prophecy Conference.

413-423 – Tim Lahaye ( has been one of the biggest names in Christianity for the past 40 years.  He'll be turning 85 years old on April 27, and what a life he's led:  a bomber gunner in WWII, the pastor of Scott Memorial Baptist Church (since renamed Shadow Mountain Community Church) in San Diego for 25 years, author of over 50 books – including the 80-million-copy bestselling series Left Behind with Jerry Jenkins, but perhaps he's most proud of his family, his wife for the past 63.5 years Beverly Lahaye, and their four children, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

428-437 – I teach on eschatology.

1) Have all the end-time prophecies already been fulfilled (preterism/replacement theology), or are some yet future (futurist)?

            NDPM – Non-dispensational Premillennialism (Classical-Historical) – Futurist

            DP – Dispensational Premillennialism – Futurist

            AM – Amillennialism – Either Futurist or Preterist?  I'm not sure.

            PM – Postmillennialism – Most are Preterists?

2) Are the Rapture (for His saints) and the Second Coming (with His saints) the same event?

            NDPM – Simultaneous events

            DP – Distinct events

            AM – They are the same event which initiates the eternal state.

            PM – They are the same event at the end of the Millennium.

3) Is there one or are there more than one Resurrections? 

            NDPM – Believers resurrected at beginning of Millennium, unbelievers are at end of it.

            DP – Church resurrected at Rapture, OT and Tribulation saints at Second Coming, and unbelievers                                     at end of Millennium.

            AM – There will be one general resurrection of all believers and unbelievers at the Second Coming.

            PM – There will be one general resurrection of all believers and unbelievers at the Second Coming.

4) Is there one or are there more than one Judgments?

            NDPM – First at Second Coming, Second at the end of the Tribulation.

            DP – Believers' works at Rapture, Jews/Gentiles at end of Tribulation, Unbelievers at end of                                     Millennium.

            AM – One general judgment of all people at the Second Coming.

            PM – One general judgment of all people at the Second Coming.

5) When is the Rapture:  before, during, or after the Tribulation? 

            NDPM – The church goes through the Tribulation (post-trib).

            DP – The church is raptured before the Tribulation.

            AM – The Tribulation is in this present age.

            PM – Post-Trib since it occurs after the Tribulation takes place during this present age.

6) When is the Millennium?  Is it a literal 1,000 year rule?

            NDPM – Both present and future, and it may not be a literal 1,000 years.

            DP – It begins at the Second Coming.

            AM – The Kingdom is in this present age.  No literal millennial kingdom only the eternal state, God's                                     kingdom has always been and will always be.

            PM – This present age will become the Millennium, after which Christ returns.

7) Is the Church the New Israel?  (Replacement Theology)

            NDPM – The church is spiritual Israel, and will fulfill some but not all of the prophecies concerning                                     Israel.

            DP – Distinct.

            AM – The Church is the New Israel, there are no prophecies to be fulfilled by national Israel.

            PM – The church is the New Israel.

8) Who else holds this view?

            NDPM – George E. Ladd, Millard Erickson.

            DP – Darby, Scofield, Chafer, Walvoord, Charles Feinberg, Charles Ryrie, and some reformed                                     theologians.

            AM – Augustine, Berkhof, Kuyper, Leon Morris, Anthony Hoekema, R. C. Sproul, Greg Beale, Kim                                     Riddlebarger, Vern Poythress, the Roman Catholic Church, and most Reformed theologians.

            PM – The "first" Preterist was James Stuart Russell (1816-1895) with the publication of The                                     Parousia in 1878.  Loraine Boettner, Augustus Hodge, Charles Hodge, W.G.T. Shedd, A. H.                                     Strong,             B. B. Warfield, James Snowden, Ken Gentry, Greg Bahnsen, Gary North, Gary                                     Demar, and Christian Reconstructionists (Rushdooney).

9)  Pre-Trib?

            (1) Christ will come for His saints at the Rapture (John 14:1-14; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18),                         and then with His saints at the Second Coming (Zech. 14; Matt. 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke                         21:25-27; and Rev. 19). 

            (2) His return is imminent (Titus 2:13), with no advance warnings (Acts 20:29-30; 2 Peter 2:1; 1             John 4:1-3). 

            (3) Christians are exempt from divine wrath (1 Thess. 1:10, Rev. 3:10). 

            (4) There will be a literal Tribulation (Revelation 6-19), and the church will not go through it since it                         is not mentioned.  The "Restrainer" of 2 Thess. 2:1-12 is the Holy Spirit, and He must remove the                         Church before the Tribulation begins. 

            (5) Living, non-glorified believers will enter and then repopulate the millennial kingdom (Zech.                         12:10-13, Rom. 11:26). 

            (6) John F. Walvoord, J. Dwight Pentecost, John and Paul Feinberg, Charles Ryrie, Leon Wood, Hal                         Lindsey.

10)  Mid-Trib?

            (1) The Rapture occurs in the middle of the Tribulation prior to the Great Tribulation.  Emphasis is                         upon the midpoint of 3 1/2 years (42 months, 1,260 days) from Dan. 7, 9:27, 12:7; Rev. 11:23,                         12:3, 6, 14. 

            (2) 2 Thess. 2:14 refers to preceding signs of the Rapture. 

            (3) Rev. 11:15-19 mentions the seventh trumpet, which is identical to the trumpet of 1 Thess. 4:16.                          The Olivet Discourse of Matt. 24-25 coincides with the Rapture passage of 1 Thess. 4:15.  

            (4) Gleason Archer, J. Oliver Buswell, Merrill Tenney.

11)  Post-Trib?

            (1) The Rapture will occur after the Tribulation at the Second Coming. 

            (2) Douglas Moo, Robert Gundry.

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• Yahoo (1/13/2011) Over 1 million Americans seen losing homes in 2011. After a record 1 million home foreclosures in 2010, this year is likely to be even worse.

458-508 – • Fox 5 San Diego (1/12/2011) Border agent accused of harboring illegal immigrant -- his dad.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr., 26, was arrested at work Monday for allegedly harboring illegal immigrants – including his father – in his San Ysidro home.  Shortly before sunrise Tuesday, a federal SWAT team raided Manzano's house and arrested suspected undocumented immigrant Jose Alfredo Garrido-Morena, also 26.  According to a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Diego Tuesday afternoon, Garrido-Morena had been living at the residence since at least November along with Manzano and the accused agent's 46-year-old father, Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr.  The elder Manzano, who faces federal immigration-violation charges in the case, remains at large, the FBI said.  The father was convicted four years ago in a U.S. court of possessing marijuana for sale and was twice deported to his home country of Mexico.

And this week, authorities found an illegal immigrant, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia in a small hidden room of the house.

• Los Angeles Times (1/14/2011) Border Patrol agent is charged with harboring illegal immigrants.

Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr. zipped around the hills along the San Diego-Tijuana border pursuing illegal immigrants every day. But his hunt didn't extend, authorities allege, to the illegal immigrant living in his own home — his father.

Manzano's father, Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr., was known as a Mr. Fix-it in his working-class San Diego neighborhood, who did painting and landscaping jobs for a few bucks. But authorities say Manzano Sr., 46, is a twice-deported illegal immigrant with a criminal record who may have been dealing drugs.

Three days after teams of heavily armed federal agents raided the home, the elder Manzano remains a fugitive. His son was charged with harboring illegal immigrants and lying to federal agents. Authorities and neighbors are trying to sort out if his alleged actions were an understandable though still illegal act of mercy, or part of a larger criminal enterprise.

The search of the house offered mysterious clues: Under a patio in the backyard, agents found a small room where an illegal immigrant was hiding. In the house, they also found 61 grams of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia and narcotics packaging material.

Manzano, 26, a three-year veteran of the agency who was arrested at work Monday night, made his initial court appearance Wednesday. He faces up to 10 years in prison and may lose his house to a criminal forfeiture.

Some neighbors expressed shock and sympathy for the young Manzano. To them, he was the hard-working young man who rose early every day to go to work in his neatly pressed green uniform. He faced an impossible quandary, some say, if his father came to him seeking shelter.

"What could he do? He's family," said neighbor Angelica Garcia. "It's very sad what happened."

But authorities said Manzano, as a federal officer, should have known better than to put himself in the position of housing an illegal immigrant, even if he was a family member. "His loyalty to his father was stronger than the loyalty to the Border Patrol, and that's the sad reality of it," said one federal law enforcement officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because agents are not authorized to speak with the media.

Manzano became a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2007 and was assigned to patrol along the border fence near Imperial Beach. Within two years, authorities allege, he was allowing his father to live in his cluttered home, in a neighborhood a few blocks from the Chula Vista border patrol station.

Manzano Sr. had been arrested in 2008 for possession of marijuana for sale and was deported the next year. He had also been deported in 2007. Authorities, who had the home under surveillance since September 2009, suspect the house was a center for drug distribution and possibly immigrant smuggling.

Upon discovering the stash of drugs in the house, authorities initially thought the underground room housed a drug lab, according to the federal agent. A hazardous materials team was summoned to the scene to clear the area, but no chemicals were found. Inside the 8-by-8-foot room, accessible by a ladder, authorities found an illegal immigrant hiding under a table. The immigrant, Jose Alfredo Garrido Morena, 26, had been previously deported.

In the mostly Latino neighborhood where most people speak Spanish, the immigration status of the elder Manzano wasn't an issue. Neighbor Rick Bush, 56, said the father helped him build a tree house in his backyard for $100, and said he seemed like "good people."

It's understandable that the younger Manzano faces punishment, he said, but he should be given some leniency. "They shouldn't give him the maximum punishment. I don't think he deserves years in jail," Bush said.

Manzano's case shares ironic circumstances with previous San Diego corruption cases. One Border Patrol agent convicted in 2006, Oscar Ortiz, turned out to be an illegal immigrant who presented a fraudulent birth certificate to get his job. Another agent accused of smuggling immigrants, Raul Villarreal, was a former agency spokesman who played the role of a Mexican smuggler in a Spanish-language public service announcement.

512-523 – Did the Border Agent do the right thing by accepting his father into his house?  The neighbors say it "was an impossible quandry" when his father came to him seeking shelter, "What could he do? He's family," they say.  What would you have done if you were the Border Agent?  Do any of you blame the father for putting his son and his son's family in this position?  Have you ever had to turn in a loved one?  A parent, a child?

528-539 – Calls

544-554 – Calls

558-608 – • Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR (1/13/2011) Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers.  Calls from military professionals/veterans: How did your faith influence your time in battle? What is your story of how the Lord met you in times of fear or hardship?

612-623 – Calls

628-639 – Calls

644-656 – Tim Lahaye

• Ken Timmerman, Newsmax (1/14/2011) Israel Cautiously Monitors Lebanese Crisis.