President Abbas Boycotting Peace Talks


Palestinian Authority President Abbas is boycotting the Trump White House peace conference by protesting the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Since the United States and Israel make up nearly 95% of the Palestinian economy I would think President Abbas should rethink his position. Maybe to get his attention better the US should pull all financial support to the Palestinian Authority. Everyone knows that the Palestinian Authority exists as a thorn in Israel’s side. The Islamic world could absorb the Palestinian Authority in any number of their countries.

It’s very strange how Abbas can thumb his nose at the US peace conference all the while accepting US financial support. Sounds a little hypocritical to me. What the US should do is pull all financial support from the Palestinian Authority until they sit down and talk peace.

Does the Bible Teach Eternal Security?


Judas may be the prime example to refute eternal security. He began as one of the 12 disciples but then he betrayed Christ. He betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver. Some may say that Judas was never saved. Jesus himself chose Judas. Christ often said, he that endures to the end will be saved. Endurance is a key factor to Salvation. The Apostle Paul said, I have finished the race. He didn’t stop in the middle because he was saved. He endured to the end. Once saved always saved theology is an invitation to sin at any time because you are already saved. I remember once when the 70 returned with joy because even the demons are subject to them. Jesus rebuked them saying, do not rejoice because the demons are subject to you but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Quite a lesson for those that are absorbed by power. I believe that the Bible is quite clear that those that endure to the end will be saved. I have kept the faith as opposed to abandoning it. 

A good friend once told me to never leave 1st Timothy 4:1 out of this discussion. The Spirit says THAT SOME WILL DEPART FROM THE FAITH.  Apostasy!