I. Excerpts from President Bush' Address
"peace and security"
II. Observations by Jim Bramlett
fulfills 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
III. Alphabetics -- Ramifications of 2726
confirms application of 1 Thes. 5:1-5
IV. Postscript -- On Sharing the Holy Land
debate: is Allah same as God?
V. See also
VII. Bibliography -
sources for Alphabetics study
President George W. Bush
before United Nations General Assembly
Sept. 12, 2002
"...the peace of the world must never again be destroyed..."
"America stands committed to an independent and democratic Palestine, living side by side with Israel in peace and security."
"Had Saddam Hussein been appeased instead of stopped, he would have endangered the peace and stability of the world. Yet this aggression was stopped -- by the might of coalition forces and the will of the United Nations."
"...threatened international peace and security in the region..."
"The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations, and a threat to peace."
"If the Iraqi regime wishes peace, it will . . ."
"The just demands of peace and security will be met."
--- On Sun 09/15, Jim Bramlett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Posted here with permission]
From: Jim Bramlett [mailto: email@example.com]
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:38:58 -0400
Subject: "Peace and security"
|Jim Bramlett - Powered by InJesus|
Sept. 16, 2002
by Sterling D. Allan
Copyright © 2002 Greater Things
(permission to reproduce so long as you link to this page)
> I did a computer word count on the speech and it
> came to 2,726. Does that mean anything to anyone?
Word 2726 in the New Testament lexicon (words numbered according to their alphabetical sequence in the Greek NT) is
2726 KATEPHEIA: "A dejection of countenance, sorrow."
What is more interesting is the listing of Synonyms and Antonyms that Zodhiates gives for this word:
SYN 3077, grief, sorrow; 3601, consuming grief or pain; 5604, a birth pang; 3997, mourning, sorrow.
ANT 5479, joy; 20, exultation; 2167, gladness; 2746, boasting, rejoicing; 2237, delight, pleasure.
Note especially the meaning "birth pang," which fits precisely into the astute
commentary given by Jim. Also, the word "boasting," seems very relevant.
The word prior to 2726 is 2725 KATEGOROS "Accuser," with synonym DIABOLOS (1228), "accuser, slanderer, the devil."
The word after 2726 is 2727 KATECHEO "To teach, instruct orally."
This brings to mind to me the idea of Paul's statement: "But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day."
None of my books give a meaning for word 2726 in the Old Testament lexicon, but the words before and after it are of relevance to this context of the speech by Bush.
Words 2717 through 2725, before word 2726 in the Old Testament lexicon all have to do with destruction, desolation and drought, or "dry land."
Words 2727 through 2734, after word 2726 in the OT lexicon all have to do with meanings of "fear, to be shaken, to tremble, terror."
I would say this is a very compelling confirmation that this 2726-word speech by President Bush fulfills prophecy crying "peace and safety," when there is no peace, and our destruction can come at any time. The drums of war are foreboding indeed.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 1:17 PM MST
As I read Jim's comment again, I do need to clarify a point. Like Jim, I am not in favor of two states side by side, as this is sure to create ongoing dividing rifts. I wish to make it clear that I do believe that the sons of Abraham can live together in peace once they accept the gift of peace from God into their hearts through the Prince of Peace. I think he would agree.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 1:27 PM MST
The only qualification I would make is that the real estate that God gave to the sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as an inheritance forever, including Judea and Samaria, cannot be shared with the sons of Ishmael. There is plenty of real estate left for them as Arab lands are about 100 times larger than Israeli lands. History shows that there was never a Palestinian nation, culture or even language in that area. It is all a political ploy by the Arab nations, and Palestinians are their victims.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 2:03 PM MST
And I would say that the Jews and Arabs together can share all that land once their hearts have been changed by God.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 2:17 PM MST
That is logical from a human standpoint, but the permanent lease was decreed by God, so that it is not His plan for it to be shared. His revealed will supercedes human reasoning.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 3:17 PM MST
And according to His revealed will to the Arabs, they have right to it. Hence it becomes their God versus our God -- when in truth it is the same God and Father of us all. Yes, it is destined for the Jews. Yes, it is destined for the Arabs. Both statements are true, for it is one God we have in common, and one bond of brotherly fellowship when our hearts are changed by God. Religionism is not going to be what saves the day, but the core essence of religion is -- a mighty change of heart. That is where forgiveness is found. That is where peace if found. That is where love sprouts forth. That is where mutual understanding originates. That is where we find peace and security -- upon that unfailing rock of Jesus Christ (not the religion, but the power to transform the heart).
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 4:03 PM MST
I do not want to debate with you but there is a fundamental flaw in what you say. God the Father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus Christ, and my Father, is not the same as Allah, the pagan moon-god of Islam, if you check the history of Allah and Islam. More correctly, Allah is Satan, or a high-ruling demon spirit. His fruit is clearly evident.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 4:59 PM MST
Those who judge the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by the fruits of the Christians and Jews don't always come away with a positive image of God, because the instances of Christian and Jewish hypocrisy and wickedness in the name of religion have been many throughout history. Take for example the instance the brothers of Jacob annihilating the city of Shechem after their sister, Dinah, was raped. Examples are endless -- on both sides. Should they judge our God by our actions, they would (and do) come away with the same conclusion that you have regarding their Allah. Hence, we in the West are the "Great Satan."
No, it isn't God that is out of order, it is us. We are the ones who need to realize that God is One, and we need to become ONE as well. "That they may be one," was Jesus' plea.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 5:03 PM MST
Atrocities have not been committed by true followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, and God incarnate. I am not talking about religion. Atrocities are a part of Islam, whose "book" teaches such, and whose followers are trapped in a hate-filled religion, bondage and political slavery in every Islamic country. If you equate Allah with God, you have serious problems.
Thursday, September 19, 2002 11:19 AM MST
Likewise, atrocities have not been committed by true followers of Allah (in the purest sense). It can also be said (and documented) that atrocities are part of the Judeo-Christian "culture" (not pure doctrine), whose "book" teaches such (e.g. go into Canaan and annihilate every last man, woman, child, cow...), and whose followers are trapped in a hate-filled religion (e.g. your comment above), bondage and political slavery in every Western country (when they get caught up in the forms of religion and not in its pure essence).
Thursday, September 19, 2002 11:58 AM MST
If you personally knew the one true God, YHWH, incarnate in Christ, you would not compare Him with Allah. I know Him, and I can assure you they are not the same. Trust me, or trust His Word.
Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:13 PM MST
It's the same God up there looking down and watching over all of us children. They call him Allah, you call him YHWH... But it is the same God. Meanwhile, our understanding here on earth is what varies, not Him -- (&Her). And so long as you insist on marginalizing their God, you perpetuate the very antithesis of "love one another" that Jesus taught as the all-encompassing law. Something about "sounding brass and tinkling symbols."
Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:27 PM MST
My authority is the Word of God, the Bible, the only authority and revelation from God.
Human opinion is nice and often sounds good, but it is not valid if it does not agree with God's Word.
How can both the Bible and the Koran be from God is both books disagree with each other in what they reveal about their authors and their desires for humanity? God does not contradict Himself, or else He is not a truthful God. And Jesus said, "I am the truth." He also said, "No one comes to the Father but by me." He did not say, ".... by me, or Allah, or Muhammed."
The Koran is not from God. The Bible is from God. It is so simple and obvious that I do not believe anyone with the Spirit of God living inside them can miss it. If both books are true, then by definition neither is true. Humans must make a choice, and that choice determines their eternal destiny. "For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
Muhammed did not die for my sins, or anyone's sins. Only Jesus did. Muhammed's blood cannot cleanse or save me. Only Jesus' blood cleanses and saves me, because it was pure, perfect, divine blood, produced by the Holy Ghost impregnation of Mary.
Friday, September 20, 2002 4:21 PM MST
My authority is God himself, who is the author -- via imperfect but sincere vessels -- of the Bible . . . , and of the Koran. By going to the source, I can see Him in both of these records (as well as the corruptions that have entered both volumes by the hands of less-than-virtuous men).
I do not worship the Bible as infallible. That is idolatry. I go to God direct.
Friday, September 20, 2002 5:59 PM MST
It is clear to any reader where we stand and where we differ, and readers can take their choice. I see no need for further posts.
Friday, September 20, 2002 6:23 PM MST
|WhiteHouse.gov > Text of George W. Bush's Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly (Sept. 12, 2002)|
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|Other Alphabetics Word-Number Studies|
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It was Reagan who gave the first actual speech using the words "Peace and Safety".
It gave me chills!
-- Scott Anderson
|H.W.F. Gesenius; Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon of the Old Testament; Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI 49516; 1979. ISBN: 0-8010-3736-0 (softcover) Available at Amazon.com|
|Zodhiates, Spiros; Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament AMG Publishers, Chattanooga, TN 37422; 1992. ISBN 0-89957-663-X. Available at Amazon.com|
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