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Hal Lindsey on Barack Obama's European Trip and Other Interesting Stuff from Around the Web

So, Hal Lindsey thinks Barack Obama's recent trip to Europe is some sort of foreshadowing of the kinds of things to expect from a future Antichrist--the adoring masses gathering to hear from the world's self-proclaimed messiah.  (Click here: How Obama prepped world for the Antichrist)  Not only am I pretty sure that Lindsey's theological categories are not the right ones, but Obama's popularity actually went down as a result of his trip.  Shouldn't the reverse be the case for Lindsey's thesis to make any sense?

Hey, somebody ought to write a book about the Antichrist!  Here's a shameless plug.  Click here: Riddleblog - Man of Sin - Uncovering the Truth About Antichrist

Now this is hideous--using the Stanley Cup as a baptismal font?  Lord Stanley's Cup is some sort of holy relic, while baptism is some quaint ritual?  Very sad.   Click here: Wings' Holmstrom uses Stanley Cup in baptism

My wife likes to watching Dancing with the Stars once in a while--she's not a fanatic about it, or anything.  But here's a great excuse for me to miss the whole next season.   How do you spell Tango?  Is there an "e" on the end?  Click here: Dancing with Dan Quayle?

I don't believe this news report for one second.  Teens in a high speed chase?  OK . . . that part, I can believe.  But in a "high-speed" chase in a Prius?????   Only if it had a full-charge and was going downhill!  One hundred miles an hour?  In a Prius?  The cops are making that part up.  Click here: Teens Crash Car Into House During High Speed Chase | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News

Reader Comments (12)

KR, I thought you were on vacation, or a working vacation, or some such. You have way too much time on your hands!<grin>
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB
The way Hal Lindsey sets up the end once again, he forgot one important thing -- he very well might be the false prophet in the book of Revelation! He is setting the stage for Obama, with all of his confusion and false prophecies.
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
Which is more hideous: to baptize an infant in the Stanley Cup, or to see it being hoisted by the Wings yet AGAIN?!?!?!? Either way, God's power is not checked (d'oh), and it's difficult to coment accurately without knowing the hearts of these men and their families, isn't it?

How should we not lay our trophies at His feet?

At any rate, it sure as heck beats the lap-dance that the Cup received at a strip-club awhile back...
August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWyldeirishman

As a native Detroiter and one who appreciates hockey from time to time, I too am appalled at the use of the Cup in such a fashion. But which is worse, Lord Stanley's Cup as baptismal font or a $1 billion dollar cathedral being constructed for a certain team in New York? Now that's a megachurch for the true American religion - sports.

The $1 billion wouldn't bother me one bit if all funds used were private, but I'm pretty sure some public funds were used in the building of this "church". I know with Comerica Park in Detroit, serious public money was used to improve infrastructure around the stadium.

When it comes to the REAL American religion, I'm all for separation of "church" and state! :-)
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterR.J. Stevens
Oy! As a former Indiana resident I've been happy that Quayle disappeared into oblivion years ago, and now here he resurfaces on Dancing with the Stars, no less. Back in the day, people used to drive around Indiana with bumper stickers on their cars that read, "HEAD" (Hoosiers Embarrassed About Dan).
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Hal Lindsay scares me on so many levels...

And Dan Quayle on DWTS???? Please tell me no!!
August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
Does Quayle dance like a mashed potatoe or potato?
August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Baptizing an infant in the Stanley Cup? One good reason to become a Baptist! I wouldn't tell Ken Jones about this particular incident. You'll never hear the end of it.
August 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Van Dorn
One of the problems of the rampant speculation of Lindsey and others is the following devolution:

1) Bible study

2) Bible study and a little speculation

3) Bible study and a lot of speculation

4) A lot of speculation and little Bible study

5) A lot of speculation ... with speculation, and maintaining one's speculations, more important than declaring and defending what the Bible itself actually teaches and emphasizes

Just an opinion...

Wayne Rohde
August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
I agree with you, Wayne, which is one of the reasons I get somewhat irritated with our small group sometimes - especially one of the members who was/is a major player in NHBS. She feels that a book of the Bible ought to be studied by reading it verse-by-verse and then thinking about it to "see what the Lord lays on your heart" for the meaning. Kinda reminds me of what I heard J. Veron McGee say on one of his radio programs years ago in his most eloquent style,..."If you don't understand a verse in the Bible, read it again. If you still don't understand it, read it again. And keep reading it again and again until it finally makes sense to you..."

Well I, on the other hand, view the scriptures as a whole and like to pursue the meaning of a particular verse in the context of the writing as well as its relationship to other parts of Bible, particularly the NT in relationship to the OT. And that seems to rub a lot of folks the wrong way nowadays.
August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Amen, George.

For all their huffing and puffing about their belief in progressive revelation, its amazing how so many of the speculative dispensationalists flat-out disregard what the NT itself expicitly says about the fulfillment of OT promises. Talking about failing to see the forest for the trees!

When passage after passage indicates that believing Gentiles really are the spiritual seed of Abraham (Gal. 3) and the new convenant really has already been enacted (Heb. 8) and the promises to Abraham and the other patriarchs really do relate the better country/city (Heb. 11), etc., etc., etc., it's rather mind-boggling that such truth is consistently denied ... and then replaced with speculation.

It's pretty sad that some just want to proof-text their way around the Bible, and have so little interest in proper exegesis, including paying attention to the flow of thought of a passage and biblical theology, etc. No wonder there's so many strange views and so much guessing!
August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Amen, George.

For all of their huffing and puffing about a commitment to progressive revelation, speculative dispensationalists surely fail to see how the NT repeatedly and explicitly informs us how the OT promises are fulfilled.

I think of the way Galatians describes the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant, and Hebrews the fulfillment of the new covenant ... as well as how Hebrews tells us that the better city/country Abraham and his descendants anticipated is none other than the new heaven/earth and new Jerusalem. Yet dispensationalists continue to insist otherwise, and then compound the problem by adding relentless speculation to their misinterpretations. Talk about failing to see the forest for the trees!

The atomistic proof-texting has really gotten in the way of considering the flow of thought within a passage and doing legitimate biblical theology prior to arriving at systematic conclusions.
August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde

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