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    Quotables: The Blood of the Moon

    April 20, 2010 by Brandy Vencel
    The Blood of the Moon: Understanding the Historic Struggle Between Islam and Western Civilization (Dennis and the Bible kids)
    The Blood of the Moon:
    Understanding the Historic Struggle Between Islam and Western Civilization
     by George Grant

    Clearly the conflict between the Jews and the Muslims is not a question of borders or settlements or political self-determination. Thus, it cannot be solved by manipulating the political apparatus. It is an intractable spiritual problem. And it must be dealt with in spiritual terms…


    To approach the current East-West crisis in any other fashion is to invite disaster.

    {p. 102-103}

    When the reality of the Turkish conquests was fully comprehended throughout Christendom, there was panic in the streets. Economic fortunes were lost overnight. Political careers were destroyed. And whole theologies were suddenly cast into bankruptcy. The heathen had overrun the greatest symbol of Christian culture [{Constantinople in 1453}]–and Europe’s link to the mysteries of the East.

    Doomsayers had a heydey. They predicted catastrophe and destruction. Experts on Bible prophecy began to expound new theories about a coming Great Tribulation and a terrible Apocalypse. Talk of the last days and the end times occupied the attention of Christians everywhere. Complex formulas were contrived to prove that the Antichrist and False Prophet had come and that the Great Whore of Babylon had been revealed. Charts were drawn up to show the increasing frequency and intensity of earthquakes, famines, and plagues. The “signs of the times” seemed to indicate that the countdown to Armageddon had actually begun.

    {p. 118-119}

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  • Reply Brandy Afterthoughts April 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Interesting name, there, friend. My husband and I are recovering Dispensationalists also. 😉

    I personally believe in an early dating of St. John’s Apocalypse, meaning that I think that the fact of the number of Nero’s name being 666 was no coincidence. Whether I’m right or no, I think Scripture and history both explain how focusing on a seven-year period of history while “doing theology” can prove a huge distraction from the Gospel.

  • Reply No Longer A Dispensationalist April 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    It seems to me that Christians have been identifying their generation as the “last days” since the first century. It makes you wonder if the entire idea is wrong. Could it be that the last days already happened?

    Or maybe we all get our shot at the “end times” so nobody feels left out. Excuse me, I meant left behind. =)

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