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Series: “Age of Terror”
When God chose Israel as His people, He not only placed them at the crossroads of history, but also at the center of the empires of their times. Time, and again, this little country has endured siege and upheaval, destruction and exile, only to rise from the ashes and start anew. In this series, Zola is joined in the studio by Walid Shoebat, an ex-Muslim terrorist who was born in Bethlehem. Walid provides unique insights into the world of terrorism and sounds a clear trumpet of warning concerning the days ahead. His testimony of faith is poignant and his view of Biblical prophecy commands attention.
Episode: “Battle of the Gods”
On location at the Dor Museum, Zola talks about the Phoenicians and Philistines who settle in the area thousands of years ago, bringing their false gods with them. Elijah challenged the priests of Baal, and with fire from heaven, the God of Israel proved that He alone is God.

Caption transcript for Age of Terror: “Battle of the Gods” (5/8)

  • 00:29 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:30 BACK TO OUR SERIES ON THE "AGE OF TERROR".
  • 00:32 YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS PROGRAM.
  • 00:34 IT'S VERY INTERESTING.
  • 00:35 I LOVED MAKING IT.
  • 00:36 WE WENT TO DOR ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST
  • 00:39 WHERE PHOENICIANS CAME BEFORE >>THE TIME OF KING DAVID AND ALSO >>WE'RE AT MT. CARMEL.
  • 00:47 ELIJAH BATTLED THE PRIESTS OF BAAL.
  • 00:50 WE CALL THE WHOLE THING THE BATTLE OF THE GODS
  • 00:53 AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK WITH WALID SHOEBAT, OUR EXPERT,
  • 00:57 OUR SAVED MUSLIM TERRORIST, IF YOU WILL, LATER ON IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 01:04 SO NOW, TO LOCATION AT DOR.
  • 01:07 WELL, OUR LOCATION IS AN AMAZING MUSEUM AT THE COASTAL SITE OF DOR.
  • 01:16 I SAY AMAZING BECAUSE THERE'S SO >>MANY ARTIFACTS HERE.
  • 01:20 IT'S LIKE A NATIONAL MUSEUM, BUT IT'S OFF BY ITSELF AND AWAY FROM THE MAIN ROADS.
  • 01:25 THERE'S BEEN ONE TOUR GROUP HERE >>WHILE WE'VE BEEN HERE
  • 01:28 BUT THIS MUSEUM THOROUGHLY >>COVERS ARTIFACTS GOING BACK SOME >>4000 YEARS TO THE CANAANITES
  • 01:36 WHEN THEY WERE HERE AND IT SPECIALIZES IN PERIODS FROM THE 12TH CENTURY B.C.
  • 01:43 ALL THE WAY TO NAPOLEON, ALMOST OUR OWN TIME.
  • 01:47 THERE'S IDOLS OF ALL KINDS IN THIS PLACE.
  • 01:49 IT'S-- ISRAEL IN GENERAL, ITS HISTORY IS LIKE A CARNIVAL OF RELIGIONS,
  • 01:55 THE DIFFERENT IDOLS, DIFFERENT GODS, DIFFERENT PROPHETS
  • 01:58 AND OF COURSE, SOME VALID, THE REAL GOD
  • 02:02 AND THE REAL PROPHETS AND THAT'S >>OUR STORY TODAY.
  • 02:05 THERE ARE IDOLS HERE THAT SHOW >>THAT SOMEHOW
  • 02:09 THE ANCIENT ISRAELITES GOT ALL >>THE WAY TO THE FAR EAST.
  • 02:14 THERE'S REAL TINY, MINIATURE >>BUDDHAS THAT THEY BROUGHT BACK,
  • 02:19 WHICH YOU COULD ONLY GET ALL THE >>WAY OVER IN PROPERLY IN TIBET
  • 02:24 OR THAILAND OR SOMEWHERE THAT FAR OVER.
  • 02:26 A LITTLE IDOL WITH DEFINITELY ORIENTAL EYES FROM AN ORIENTAL COURT.
  • 02:35 ONE THEORY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGIST >>WHO RUNS THIS MUSEUM,
  • 02:39 VERY INTERESTING, THEY WERE GREEK SAILORS FAMILIAR WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 02:43 THEY HAD GONE OVER AS FAR AS >>THE PHOENICIANS WENT TO TUNIS, >>TO MALTA AND SO ON.
  • 02:48 THEY MIGHT HAVE GONE OUT OF THE >>STRAIGHTS OF GIBRALTOR.
  • 02:51 THIS IS A MOUTHFUL NOW.
  • 02:52 THEY MIGHT HAVE SAILED TRYING TO FIND INDIA, IN THAT DIRECTION,
  • 02:56 JUST AS COLUMBUS DID SOME 2000 YEARS LATER,
  • 03:01 SAILED AND SAILED AROUND THE NEW >>WORLD AND ALL THE WAY
  • 03:05 LOOKING FOR INDIA, GOT TO INDIA THAT WAY.
  • 03:06 IT'S POSSIBLE I AM SAYING THAT THEY COULD EVEN HAVE DISCOVERED >>AMERICA AND THAT'S HIS IDEA.
  • 03:14 NO ONE KNOWS AND THEY DIDN'T BRING ANYTHING PARTICULARLY
  • 03:18 FROM THE AMERICAN CONTINENT BACK THERE.
  • 03:20 BUT, ANOTHER LIKELY WAY THEY GOT >>TO THE FAR EAST
  • 03:23 WAS SAILING DOWN THROUGH THE RED SEA
  • 03:25 AROUND THE HORN OF AFRICA AND ACROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN.
  • 03:28 BUT, IT REALLY SHOWS THAT THESE >>SEAFARING PEOPLE WERE INTREPID EXPLORERS
  • 03:34 AND OF COURSE MILITANT OCCUPIERS >>OF OTHER PEOPLES LAND.
  • 03:38 I SAY OTHER PEOPLES LAND BECAUSE >>IT'S LONG AFTER GOD HAD GIVEN THE LAND TO ABRAHAM.
  • 03:45 THAT STARTED WITH THE CANAANITES >>4000 YEARS AGO
  • 03:47 AND PROPERLY ABRAHAM AND HIS >>SEED WERE THE OWNERS OF ISRAEL,
  • 03:51 BUT IF I LISTED OUT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME AND ESTABLISHED >>THEMSELVES ON THIS LAND,
  • 03:57 PARTICULARLY ALONG THE COAST, THERE WERE THE PHOENICIANS
  • 04:00 THEY WERE OF COURSE GREEK AND THE PHILISTINES, ALSO GREEK.
  • 04:05 EGYPTIANS CAME EARLY ON.
  • 04:07 ROMANS OF COURSE, BUILT CITADELS >>ALL ALONG THE COASTLINE.
  • 04:11 THE PERSIANS CAME IN THE A.D. CENTURY.
  • 04:13 THE MOSLEMS CAME IN THEIR TIME IN THE 7TH CENTURY AND ONWARD.
  • 04:18 THE CRUSADERS CAME TO THESE VERY COASTS.
  • 04:21 IN THIS MUSEUM ARE CANNONS AND CANNON BALLS
  • 04:23 AND ALL KINDS OF DRAWINGS AND >>PICTURES AND LETTERS FROM FRENCH >>SOLDIERS WHO WERE HERE.
  • 04:30 NAPOLEON, IN PERSON, WAS HERE AS WE SAID.
  • 04:36 THE TURKS WERE HERE.
  • 04:37 THE LIST GOES ON AND I THINK OF >>IT AS THE USUAL SUSPECTS.
  • 04:43 THEY HAVE ALWAYS COME.
  • 04:43 THEY HAVE ALWAYS PUSHED THEIR WAY INTO THE LAND
  • 04:45 AND ULTIMATELY THE RULER WHO MAY WELL BE GRECO-SYRIAN IN BACKGROUND,
  • 04:53 THE ANTICHRIST WILL COME INTO THIS LAND.
  • 04:55 IN ONE OF OUR OTHER PROGRAMS I DETAILED HOW, IN DANIEL 8,
  • 04:59 WHILE HE IS DESCRIBING THE REIGNING OF THE TEMPLE BY THE >>GRECO-SYRIAN GENERAL ANTIOCHUS,
  • 05:08 DANIEL DIGRESSES TO TALK ABOUT >>THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 05:11 PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THAT HE IS >>HINTING THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL >>BE OF THAT EXTRACTION.
  • 05:18 HE ALSO, BY MEANS OF HIS DREAMS, >>GIVES US A EUROPEAN
  • 05:24 OR A REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE >>BACKGROUND FOR THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 05:27 BUT, HE CAN BE BOTH.
  • 05:28 HE COULD BE A GRECO-SYRIAN WHO >>COMES TO POWER IN ROME
  • 05:30 OVER A YET TO BE CREATED ROMAN, REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OF NATIONS >>OR PERHAPS, AS SOME THINK,
  • 05:39 THE COMMON MARKET, THE EURO CONGLOMERATION OF NATIONS
  • 05:44 IS WHAT GOD REGARDS AS THE REVISED ROMAN EMPIRE.
  • 05:47 IN ANY CASE, THESE PEOPLE MAY WELL BE THE BACKGROUND OF THE ANTICHRIST
  • 05:53 AND THEY WERE IDOL WORSHIPERS ALL THE WAY.
  • 05:55 THEY NEVER LISTENED TO THE JEWS >>AND CONVERTED TO JUDAISM.
  • 05:58 TAKE IT BACK, CORNELIUS AT CAESAREA ACTUALLY DID CONVERT TO JUDAISM
  • 06:03 AND THEN WHEN PETER VISITED HIM, TO CHRISTIANITY, BUT THAT WASN'T >>THE RUN OF THE MILL.
  • 06:09 THESE PHOENICIANS AND >>PHILISTINES ACTUALLY FOUGHT WITH >>THE PEOPLE INLAND.
  • 06:13 OF COURSE, WE COULD EXTEND THE >>HISTORY ON PAST THE TURKS AND NAPOLEON TO THE BRITISH
  • 06:20 AND THE PRESENT DAY ARABS >>CALLING THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS.
  • 06:24 THEY ALSO HAVE COME INTO A LAND >>THAT IS NOT THEIRS.
  • 06:27 THEY DO ONE THING THAT ALL OF >>THOSE I MENTIONED NEVER DID DO,
  • 06:33 THAT IS TO CLAIM A HISTORY HERE >>AND INSIST THAT IT IS THEIR LAND,
  • 06:36 NOT EVEN THAT THE PEOPLE WHO >>WERE GIVEN IT IN ABRAHAM'S TIME >>ARE THE OWNERS,
  • 06:43 BUT THAT THEY, IN FACT, ARE THE OWNERS.
  • 06:46 THAT'S A MOUTHFUL, TOO.
  • 06:47 YOU KNOW IN 1 KINGS 18 IS THE BIBLICAL STORY OF THIS PLACE TO BEAT ALL OTHERS
  • 06:54 AND THAT IS ELIJAH'S APPEARANCE >>WITH KING AHAB
  • 07:20 WHICH IS THE AREA THAT DESCRIBES >>THE NORTHERN PART OF ISRAEL WHERE WE ARE.
  • 07:32 BUT, OBADIAH IS A LOYAL SERVANT >>ALSO OF KING AHAB, WHO REALLY >>DID NOT FEAR THE LORD GREATLY,
  • 07:37 IN FACT HE HAD HIS OWN PROPHETS AND HIS WIFE JEZEBEL WAS AN ARCH >>ENEMY OF ELIJAH
  • 07:43 AND THIS OBADIAH IS KIND OF AN >>INTERESTING CHARACTER.
  • 08:12 A TRUE BELIEVER IS CALLED SEPARATED, CONSECRATED, >>BOUGHT WITH A PRICE, WHATEVER,
  • 08:17 BUT DOES NOT TRY TO SERVE BOTH, >>AS THE LORD PUT IT, GOD AND CAESAR.
  • 08:24 IN THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, >>WE HAVE CHRISTIANS RIGHT AT THE >>TOP OF THE GOVERNMENT,
  • 08:30 BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY FEEL >>OBLIGED TO SERVE THIS WORLD
  • 08:35 AND IT'S ALWAYS A BALANCE AND IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT.
  • 08:38 I'M SURE OBADIAH HAD A DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 08:40 ELIJAH, HE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME, >>BUT HE WAS EXTREMELY CLEAR.
  • 08:44 HE SERVED GOD AND GOD ONLY.
  • 08:45 HE THOUGHT ALL OF THE PRIESTS OF >>BAAL WERE FAKES.
  • 08:48 HE THOUGHT KING AHAB AND >>HIS WIFE JEZEBEL WERE JUST IDOL >>WORSHIPERS, TOO
  • 08:56 AND HE MADE THAT CRYSTAL CLEAR.
  • 08:57 THEY WERE NOT FRIENDS, THE KING AND PROPHET.
  • 09:00 IN VERSE 17 IT SAYS
  • 09:10 IT'S A LONG DAY WHEN THE KING GREETS YOU THAT WAY,
  • 09:13 ARE YOU HE THAT TROUBLES ISRAEL >>AND ISRAEL MEANING THE 10 NORTHERN TRIBES
  • 09:26 THIS IS THE GOD, THE PROTECTOR OF THIS WHOLE AREA ACCORDING TO >>THE PHOENICIANS,
  • 09:34 HE WAS THEIR GOD AND THESE ARE >>LITTLE FIGURINES,
  • 09:40 ALL OF THEM OF BAAL AT DIFFERENT >>TIMES, DIFFERENT STYLES.
  • 09:44 THEY HAVE ORIENTAL MUSTACHES, >>HATS, HE WENT ON AND ON, BAAL.
  • 09:49 WHEN ELIJAH CHALLENGED HIM, HE SAID IN VERSE 19
  • 10:04 YOU MIGHT CALL IT A SACRIFICE CONTEST.
  • 10:06 HE CHALLENGES THEM TO BUILD AN ALTAR AND TO TAKE A BULLOCK AND >>TO SET IT UP FOR SACRIFICE,
  • 10:15 DRESS IT PROPERLY AND SO ON AND AT THE SAME TIME
  • 10:17 HE HAD AN ALTAR TO THE LORD AND HE WAS GOING TO CALL DOWN FIRE >>FROM HEAVEN.
  • 10:23 HE TOLD THEM TO SOAK HIS ALTAR WITH WATER, IN FACT TO MAKE IT >>MORE DIFFICULT.
  • 10:54 AND NEEDLESS TO SAY WHEN HE CALLS DOWN FIRE FROM HEAVEN, IT COMES.
  • 10:59 HIS SACRIFICE IS BURNT UP.
  • 11:02 GOD IS PLEASED.
  • 11:02 HE HONORS THE CONSECRATED, SET APART SERVANT
  • 11:05 AND AS TO THE PRIESTS OF BAAL, >>OF COURSE THEIRS IS NOT BURNT UP.
  • 11:12 ELIJAH CHIDES THEM.
  • 11:13 HE SAYS PERHAPS YOUR GOD IS ASLEEP.
  • 11:15 THEY HAVE NO GOD.
  • 11:17 THESE STONE IDOLS AREN'T GOING TO SEND FIRE AND BURN A SACRIFICE.
  • 11:20 IT'S TRANSMITTED TO OUR OWN DAY >>WORSHIPING MONEY OR THE U.N.
  • 11:28 OR SIMPLE POWER GRABS OR WHATEVER IS NOT GOING TO LEAD TO ANYTHING PERMANENT
  • 11:35 BUT WORSHIP OF THE REAL GOD WILL LEAD TO AN ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR SACRIFICE.
  • 11:52 AHAB, THERE WAS FAMINE BECAUSE OF DROUGHT, THERE WAS NO RAIN.
  • 11:58 TO GO A VERSE BEFORE
  • 12:21 IN OTHER WORDS, AFTER HAVING CALLED FOR RAIN FROM HEAVEN,
  • 12:24 HE WARNED AHAB, I SEE A CLOUD, >>YOU BETTER START RIDING
  • 12:27 BECAUSE IT'S REALLY GOING TO RAIN AND OF COURSE IT REALLY DID RAIN.
  • 12:31 HE WAS A WONDERFUL PROPHET AND IN THE END, FRANKLY WAS AFRAID >>OF JEZEBEL.
  • 12:36 SHE HAD TREMENDOUS POWER.
  • 12:38 HE WENT OUT INTO THE DESERT.
  • 12:39 HE HID FROM HER.
  • 12:40 HE CRIED OUT TO GOD, THERE'S >>NONE LEFT IN ISRAEL BUT ME THAT >>REALLY,
  • 12:46 MEANING THE NORTHERN TRIBES OF >>ISRAEL, THOUGH JUDAH WASN'T DOING THAT GREAT EITHER,
  • 12:52 BUT IN SAMARIA IT WAS REALLY IDOL WORSHIP EVERYWHERE,
  • 12:57 SO HE CRIED OUT TO GOD, THERE'S NO ONE LEFT BUT ME
  • 13:01 AND NOW THEY'RE COMING AFTER ME, >>IN EFFECT.
  • 13:03 GOD STOPPED HIM AND SAID, NO.
  • 13:06 I HAVE 7000 THAT HAVE NOT BOWED >>THE KNEE TO BAAL.
  • 13:10 IT WILL REALLY BE A GREAT PLEASURE TO APPROACH ELIJAH AND SAY,
  • 13:15 THANKS FOR STANDING UP TO BAAL >>AND TO KING AHAB AND JEZEBEL
  • 13:21 AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE IN YOUR COMPANY.
  • 13:40 I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO ZOLA FOR 5 OR 6 YEARS
  • 13:43 AND WHEN MY MOTHER CALLED AND SAID "I'M PLANNING A TRIP TO ISRAEL,
  • 13:47 WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO?"
  • 13:47 I DIDN'T HESITATE. I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY."
  • 13:49 SHE SAID, "DO YOU KNOW ANYWHERE >>OR HOW TO GET THERE?"
  • 13:51 I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY, LET ME GIVE ZOLA A CALL."
  • 13:53 THIS IS THE MOST SPECIAL PLACE >>IN THE WORLD AND THIS IS THE PLACE WE WANTED TO BE.
  • 13:58 WE CAN'T IMAGINE THAT WE'RE HERE.
  • 13:59 IT'S, YOU KNOW, WE JUST CAN'T IMAGINE WE'RE HERE.
  • 14:08 WELL, ON OUR ISRAEL TOURS WE SEE >>A LOT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES LIKE THAT MUSEUMS
  • 14:13 AND THE TOURS VARY, BUT YOU GET A NICE EDUCATION IN WHAT'S GOING >>ON THERE.
  • 14:19 ARCHAEOLOGY IS SOMETHING YOU REALLY CAN'T DO,
  • 14:22 NOT ON THAT SCALE HERE IN AMERICA.
  • 14:23 YOU CAN DISCOVER INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS OR ARROW HEADS OR TOMAHAWKS,
  • 14:28 BUT YOU CAN'T GET BACK MUCH FURTHER THAN THAT
  • 14:31 AND OF COURSE THAT IS >>INCOMPARABLY DIFFERENT IN ISRAEL
  • 14:35 SO, IT'S ALSO PART OF YOUR TOUR.
  • 14:36 WALID, THANKS FOR RETURNING TO OUR PROGRAM.
  • 14:40 THE BATTLE OF THE GODS, WALID, >>THERE'S SO MANY GODS.
  • 14:44 TALK TO US ABOUT SOME OF WHAT'S >>GOING ON TODAY.
  • 14:48 WELL, I COME FROM AN ISLAMIC BACKGROUND
  • 14:51 SO WE HAVE A DEITY NAMED ALLAH.
  • 14:54 BOTH MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS AGREE THAT THE DEITY AS UNDERSTOOD BY ISLAM,
  • 15:01 AS UNDERSTOOD BY THE CHRISTIANS >>ARE DIFFERENT DEITIES, THOUGH THEY HAVE THE SAME CONCEPT.
  • 15:05 WELL, NOT EVERY CHRISTIAN EVEN >>UNDERSTANDS THAT.
  • 15:07 YOU KNOW, THERE ARE CHURCHES THAT SAY WE WORSHIP THE SAME GOD,
  • 15:10 EVEN PRESIDENT BUSH CASUALLY SAID THIS ONE DAY.
  • 15:13 THAT'S COMPLETELY OUT TO LUNCH.
  • 15:14 WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT MUSLIMS, IF YOU ASK ANY MUSLIM WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF GOD
  • 15:22 AND WHY DO YOU REJECT THE WAY CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND GOD,
  • 15:24 THEY WILL INSTANTLY TELL THAT THE REASON THEY REJECT THE CHRISTIAN GODHOOD
  • 15:29 IS BECAUSE JESUS IS NOT GOD, GOD NEVER TOOK UPON HIMSELF A BODY.
  • 15:34 GOD IS NOT THE FATHER, GOD IS NOT THE SON, GOD IS NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 15:40 SO, IT'S TOTALLY REJECTING THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE GODHOOD IN CHRISTIANITY.
  • 15:45 THIS IS WHY IT'S IN 1 JOHN 2:22, >>IT SAYS WHO IS THE LIAR;
  • 15:50 HE WHO DENIES THAT CHRIST CAME >>IN THE FLESH, THAT GOD TOOK HIMSELF IN HUMAN FLESH.
  • 15:56 HE IS ANTICHRIST, WHO DENIES THE >>FATHER AND THE SON.
  • 15:59 IN FACT, THIS ELIMINATES THE SUSPICION THAT THE ANTICHRIST IS JEWISH,
  • 16:04 BECAUSE JEWS DON'T DENY ABBA FATHER, THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 16:09 SO THAT ELIMINATES JEWISH PEOPLE >>BEING ANTICHRIST.
  • 16:12 SO, THE ANTICHRIST MUST DENY THE >>TRINITY AS A WHOLE,
  • 16:14 MUST DENY THE GODHOOD OF JESUS >>AND AS WELL AS THE SONSHIP
  • 16:18 AND AS WELL AS EVERYTHING THAT >>WE BELIEVE IN.
  • 16:20 SO, A LOT OF TIMES THEY SAY THAT >>WE HAVE THE SAME,
  • 16:23 A LOT IN COMMON BETWEEN MUSLIMS >>AND JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 16:26 BUT HOWEVER IT'S A DIFFERENCE >>BETWEEN THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH
  • 16:30 BECAUSE, LET'S FACE IT, ZOLA, BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS,
  • 16:33 WE HAVE ONE THING MAJOR IN COMMON, THAT'S THE BIBLE.
  • 16:35 WE CAN INTERPRET IT DIFFERENTLY >>IN SOME AREAS, BUT WE HAVE THE BIBLE.
  • 16:39 MUSLIMS, HOWEVER, HAVE A TOTALLY >>DIFFERENT BOOK.
  • 16:41 AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHAT I FIND SIMILAR BETWEEN THE GOD OF MORMONS,
  • 16:45 THE WAY MORMONISM IS AND ISLAM, >>IF YOU LOOK AT MORMONISM, JOSEPH SMITH,
  • 16:50 HE TOOK A SECLUSION TO THIS DESOLATE AREA
  • 16:54 AND THERE HE CONTEMPLATED AND MEDITATED AND THEN HE HAD THESE SEIZURES
  • 16:59 AND THEN AN ANGEL OF LIGHT CAME TO HIM.
  • 17:00 WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STORY OF >>MOHAMMED, THE PROPHET OF ISLAM, >>THE SAME THING.
  • 17:03 HE WENT TO HAR HIRA, A CAVE NEAR >>MECCA AND OVER THERE HE GOT THE SAME THINGS.
  • 17:08 IT WAS TOLD TO HIM THAT THIS IS >>THE KORAN, THERE IS A COPY OF IT, REPLICA IN HEAVEN,
  • 17:16 CALLED (SPEAKING ARABIC) TABLET MADE OF STONE THAT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 17:21 JOSEPH SMITH HAD THE TABLET >>THAT'S MADE OF DIFFERENT METALS >>AND OF GOLD, SAME CONCEPT.
  • 17:27 REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON AS WELL BETWEEN THE TWO.
  • 17:31 WHEN I WAS IN THE-- TALK ABOUT >>REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY,
  • 17:33 I VISITED SALT LAKE CITY WHERE I >>SPOKE IN THE, OF COURSE, EVANGELICAL CHURCH,
  • 17:37 I ALSO SPOKE IN A CHURCH THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY ENTIRELY CONVERTED MORMONS
  • 17:42 WHO'VE COME TO CHRISTIANITY, ALTHOUGH SOME OF THEM THE HEART-BACK
  • 17:46 RATHER LIKE THE JEWS WHO BECOME >>CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIMS BECOME CHRISTIANS,
  • 17:50 THEY REMEMBER THE SONG OF THEIR YOUTH.
  • 17:52 I HAD TO TELL THEM, YOU KNOW, AS A JEWISH PERSON
  • 17:56 I CAN TELL YOU IT'S PERFECTLY OK TO LEAVE A VERY DECENT RELIGION FOR A STILL MORE EXCELLENT WAY.
  • 18:03 SO IN ANY CASE, I WAS VERY AT HOME THERE BECAUSE
  • 18:06 EVERYWHERE I LOOKED THERE'S THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, THE BANK OF ZION.
  • 18:11 YES.
  • 18:11 THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THEY WERE, >>AS PROFESSOR FEINGOLD USED TO SAY,
  • 18:15 IT'S THE ONLY CITY IN THE WORLD WHERE ALL THE JEWS ARE GENTILES.
  • 18:19 YES.
  • 18:21 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING.
  • 18:21 I WAS GLAD THAT YOU BROUGHT THE >>ISSUE OF ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 18:24 BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE ISLAMIC GODHOOD, HOW DID IT ORIGINATE?
  • 18:31 WHERE DID IT COME FROM, THE WORSHIP OF ALLAH OR THE MOON GOD ISSUE?
  • 18:35 IF YOU LOOK AT THE ORACLES OF NABONIDUS, THE SON OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 18:39 AND HE USED TO GO TO ARABIA, NORTH OF ARABIA TO A PLACE CALLED YATHRIBO.
  • 18:45 AS A MATTER OF FACT, THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS EXACTLY
  • 18:47 IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RELICS THAT WERE FOUND.
  • 18:49 HE WENT TO YATHRIBO AND THERE HE ESTABLISHED THE WORSHIP OF THE >>MOON GOD IN YATHRIB.
  • 18:54 THE SECOND HOLIEST CITY IN ISLAM >>TODAY IS YATHRIB
  • 18:57 AND THERE THAT ESTABLISHMENT WAS >>IN SAUDI ARABIA.
  • 19:01 IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE >>GODDESS ARTEMIS YOU WILL SEE THE CRESCENT MOON ON HER FOREHEAD,
  • 19:06 SO, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS >>BEEN REPRIMANDED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 19:15 IT SAYS DON'T DO THAT.
  • 19:15 AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE WORSHIP OF THE GODDESS ARTEMIS CAME IN TURKEY.
  • 19:19 SO, THERE'S A LOT IN COMMON.
  • 19:20 IF YOU LOOK AT THE MOON GOD >>ISHA, THE MOON GOD WAS THE MOST REVERED GOD IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
  • 19:26 YOU CAN SEE HADRIAN GOING TO >>THE TEMPLE IN UR AND WORSHIPING >>THE MOON GOD.
  • 19:32 YOU CAN SEE COINAGE WITH THE MOON GOD,
  • 19:33 SO THE MOON GOD CAME ALL THE WAY FROM BABYLONIA, >>ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GRECO,
  • 19:38 TO THE ROMANO, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO NOW.
  • 19:39 EVEN HADRIAN, THE ROMAN EMPEROR?
  • 19:41 THAT'S RIGHT. >>SO ANTI-SEMITIC.
  • 19:43 EMPEROR CHARCOLA DIED IN HIS WAY >>TO WORSHIP THE MOON GOD.
  • 19:47 HADRIAN, SINCE YOU MENTIONED HIM,
  • 19:48 IS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO CHANGED >>THE NAME OF ISRAEL TO PALESTINE
  • 19:52 AND HE STARTED UP SOMETHING >>THAT'S REALLY A HEADACHE TODAY.
  • 19:56 THAT'S REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY THERE.
  • 19:58 COMPLETELY.
  • 19:59 IF WE WANTED TO REPLACE THE NAME, THEN YOU MUST REPLACE EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 20:02 LET'S CALL IT THE TEMPLE OF VENUS >>TEMPLE OF JUPITER.
  • 20:07 SORRY, TEMPLE OF JUPITER.
  • 20:08 SO WE CAN'T JUST TAKE ONE AND LEAVE THE REST.
  • 20:11 SO, LET'S REPLACE EVERYTHING.
  • 20:11 WELL, SO THERE'S A CORRELATION >>BETWEEN, EVEN MORMONISM AND ISLAM.
  • 20:18 ARE ALL THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGIES MORE OR LESS THE SAME?
  • 20:22 VERY SIMILAR, YES.
  • 20:23 THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON AND THAT IS TO REPLACE THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 20:28 AND GET SOMEBODY ELSE INSTEAD.
  • 20:29 THE MORMONS BECOME THE HAMIDIC >>PEOPLE OF AMERICA.
  • 20:34 THEY'RE HAMIDIC.
  • 20:35 THEY'RE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 20:36 THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 20:37 WELL, ALSO SHIFTING THE HOLY PLACES,
  • 20:38 WHERE THE HOLY PLACE NOW BECOMES >>IN SAUDI ARABIA, SHIFTING IT FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 20:43 THE MORMONS SHIFTED IT FROM JERUSALEM TO SALT LAKE CITY.
  • 20:46 YOU HAVE SHIFTING OF THE PATRIARCHS.
  • 20:50 ABRAHAM BUILT EL CABA IN MECCA.
  • 20:53 ABRAHAM SACRIFICED ISHMAEL, NOT ISAAC.
  • 20:57 HOW DID HE GET ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MECCA?
  • 20:58 WELL, IF HIS SON HAD PASSED AWAY, HOW COULD HE BURY HIM IN SHECHEM?
  • 21:02 COULD YOU CARRY A BODY ALL THE >>WAY TO SHECHEM IN THE DESERT, 1000 MILES OR SO?
  • 21:07 IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY, UNLESS THEY MUMMIFIED HIM.
  • 21:11 ABRAHAM WAS NEVER IN MECCA.
  • 21:13 THERE'S NO REFERENCE OF ABRAHAM >>IN MECCA IN THE BIBLE AT ALL.
  • 21:14 SO, THIS IS CLEARLY REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY, >>WHERE ISRAEL IS BEING REPLACED.
  • 21:18 SO, THIS IS WHY I STARTED BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND,
  • 21:21 LOOKING AT THE SCRIPTURE AS A MUSLIM THAT, WAIT A MINUTE,
  • 21:25 THIS THING CALLED REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY IS EVIL.
  • 21:28 WE CAN'T FOLLOW IT. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 21:31 EVEN CHRISTENDOM, MUCH OF CHRISTENDOM WHO ADHERE TO REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY
  • 21:35 ARE REALLY ADHERING TO SOMETHING THAT IS NOT FROM GOD, IT'S FROM A DIFFERENT ENTITY ALL TOGETHER.
  • 21:40 NOW COULD YOU INCLUDE THE ROMAN CATHOLICS
  • 21:43 WHO SEEM TO TAKE THE TEMPLE AND BUILD IT AS THE VATICAN
  • 21:46 AND THE HIGH PRIEST AND BUILD IT >>AS THE POPE AND SORT OF DO A JEWISH LOOKING,
  • 21:52 I MEAN THESE CARDINALS WITH SKULL CAPS AND THE ROBES LOOK LIKE A BUNCH OF RABBIS TO ME?
  • 21:58 YES, YES.
  • 21:58 UNDERSTANDING THAT SOME CATHOLICS ARE VERY DECENT, BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS
  • 22:02 BUT, THE WHOLE THEORY OF SAGES THROUGH THE AGES PRONOUNCEMENTS
  • 22:07 IS VERY LIKE THE JEWISH RABBIS AND SAGES.
  • 22:09 IS THAT ANOTHER FORM OF REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY?
  • 22:12 WELL, I WOULDN'T SAY, I WOULDN'T LUMP THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
  • 22:16 I WOULDN'T SAY ALL OF IT IS
  • 22:17 BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF >>THE SCARLET COLOR THAT THE CARDINALS WEAR,
  • 22:21 SOME SAY, WELL, THAT'S THE HARLOT OF BABYLON.
  • 22:23 WELL, I SAY NO, THEY WANTED TO >>DO SOMETHING LIKE FROM THE ANCIENT TEMPLE TIMES
  • 22:27 WHERE THE HIGH PRIESTS WOULD PUT THAT ON.
  • 22:30 SO, I WOULDN'T SAY EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO,
  • 22:31 I WOULDN'T SAY THAT THE CHALLIS THAT THE POPE CARRIES IS THE CUP >>OF TREMBLING
  • 22:35 OR THE CUP OF THE WOMAN RIDING ON THE BEAST, BECAUSE THAT IS ALLEGORY.
  • 22:41 IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A REAL CUP
  • 22:42 BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE WOMAN >>RIDING THE BEAST ITSELF, ALL OF IT IS AN ALLEGORY.
  • 22:47 IT'S NOT A REAL BEAST. IT'S NOT A REAL WOMAN. A WOMAN IS A CITY.
  • 22:52 THESE ARE IMAGES, BUT,
  • 22:53 I DON'T KNOW WHAT, BUT LET'S GO TO THE POINT.
  • 22:55 WHY DO THESE PEOPLE NEED TO >>REPLACE WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS?
  • 22:58 WELL, I BASICALLY BELIEVE THAT >>WE ARE GOING TO ENTER IN THE FUTURE IN A BATTLE.
  • 23:04 IT'S GOING TO BE A BATTLE BETWEEN JUDEO-CHRISTIANITY AND BETWEEN ISLAMIC WORLD.
  • 23:12 OH, IT'S ALREADY ON, ISN'T IT?
  • 23:14 IT'S ALREADY ON.
  • 23:15 THERE IS A BATTLE.
  • 23:15 THERE IS A DISAGREEMENT THERE >>AND DEFINITELY WE SEE THE CLASH >>OF CIVILIZATION, IF YOU WILL.
  • 23:20 IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK AT ISAIAH 14 REGARDING SATAN HIMSELF,
  • 23:23 WE HAVE THE WORD LUCIFER, TRANSLATED IS A LATIN WORD.
  • 23:29 BUT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE HEBREW, >>IT'S HILAL BEN SAHAR.
  • 23:32 HILAL MEANS THE BRIGHTNESS.
  • 23:33 HILAL ALSO IS AN ARAMAIC AND A >>HEBREW WORD, ETHIOPIAN WORD
  • 23:37 AND IN FACT YOU CAN ASK AN ARAB, WHAT DOES THE WORD HILAL MEAN,
  • 23:40 IT MEANS CRESCENT MOON, HE IS CALLED HILAL BEN SAHAR, THE SON OF THE MORNING STAR,
  • 23:46 SO YOU PUT A MORNING STAR, YOU PUT THE CRESCENT MOON
  • 23:49 AND WHAT DO YOU GET, THE ISLAMIC SYMBOL.
  • 23:52 IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK AT ISAIAH 14,
  • 23:54 IT'S NOT TALKING ABOUT SATAN AND >>HIS REBELLION AS AN ANGEL,
  • 23:57 BUT, IT SAYS ISTHIS THE MAN WHO >>MADE THE EARTH TREMBLE.
  • 24:00 SO, EVENTUALLY YOU HAVE SATAN TAKING THE FLESH THE BODY OF A MAN
  • 24:05 AND POSSESSING THE BODY OF THE >>ANTICHRIST HIMSELF
  • 24:09 AND THIS IS WHAT ISAIAH 14 IS SPEAKING OF,
  • 24:10 DEPICTING THE ANTICHRIST COMING DOWN TO EARTH AND IT'S CALLING >>HIM THE CRESCENT, YOU KNOW.
  • 24:16 IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK AT PSALM 83
  • 24:18 IT TALKS ABOUT THE BATTLE >>BETWEEN THE MUSLIMS AND ISRAEL.
  • 24:23 YES. >>IN FACT, IT SAYS--
  • 24:24 LET US WIPE THEM OUT AND DESTROY THEIR NAME.
  • 24:26 DESTROY THEIR NAME.
  • 24:26 YOU KNOW, WIPE THEM FROM BEING A NATION AND IT NAMES THE NATIONS,
  • 24:28 THE ISHMAELITES, THE HAGORITES, >>ALL MUSLIM NATIONS
  • 24:32 AND IT SAYS DO TO THEM AS YOU DID TO ZEBAH AND ZALMUNNA.
  • 24:33 PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT VERSE AND DON'T SEEM TO LINK IT TO JUDGES CHAPTER 8
  • 24:39 AND IN JUDGES CHAPTER 8 IT'S >>LINKED TO GIDEON WHEN HE KILLED >>ZEBAH AND ZALMUNNA
  • 24:43 AND THEN HE TOOK THE CRESCENT MOON FROM THE CAMELS NECK.
  • 24:47 SO, THE MESSIAH, WHEN HE COMES >>WILL TAKE AWAY THE CRESCENT MOON,
  • 24:51 MEANING HE WILL BE VICTORIOUS.
  • 24:52 IT REALLY PAYS TO TALK TO A SAVED MUSLIM ABOUT THESE THINGS
  • 24:55 BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHERE THESE NAMES COME FROM, WHERE THESE TRIBES COME FROM.
  • 25:00 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 25:01 WHEN I READ THE BIBLE AS AN ARAB, I WAS SHOCKED
  • 25:02 AND THEN I BOUGHT THESE BOOKS >>FROM THE SHELVES AND I WAS THEN >>MORE SHOCKED
  • 25:07 BECAUSE I SAID, SOME OF US DIDN'T GET IT.
  • 25:08 ALTHOUGH WE GENERALLY DO GET IT, >>BUT I THINK WITH A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT
  • 25:14 AND KNOWLEDGE WILL INCREASE LIKE >>I WAS SAYING.
  • 25:16 WELL, WALID, THANKS FOR SHARING.
  • 25:18 YOU KNOW, HE KNOWS SO MUCH AND >>WE HAVE SO LITTLE TIME.
  • 25:22 THAT'S JUST HOW THINGS ARE AND >>HERE AT THE END TIMES
  • 25:25 THAT'S HOW THINGS ARE IN CHRISTENDOM IN GENERAL.
  • 25:28 BUT, BASICALLY WALID'S THEORY IS,
  • 25:30 AND HE READS THE BIBLE WITH DIFFERENT EYES THAN WE DO,
  • 25:31 WHEN WE COME ACROSS COMPLEX NAMES WE CAN'T PRONOUNCE, >>THEY'RE BREAD AND BUTTER TO HIM.
  • 25:36 HE KNOWS THESE TRIBES. HE KNOWS THESE LANDS. >>HE KNOWS THIS ANCIENT HISTORY.
  • 25:40 HE HAS STUDIED THE BIBLE FAITHFULLY.
  • 25:42 WHEN A GUY HAS A BIBLE IN THIS CONDITION, HE'S A BIBLE READER.
  • 25:49 HIS BASIC THEORY IS THE END TIMES ARE UPON US.
  • 25:54 THE MUSLIMS ARE THE PROTAGONISTS OR ANTAGONISTS OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
  • 26:02 IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING.
  • 26:02 WE SEE IT HAPPENING AROUND US AND HE SEES IT AS REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY,
  • 26:08 WHICH IT'S ATTEMPTING TO DO.
  • 26:09 ISLAM SEEMS TO WANT TO REPLACE >>BOTH JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY
  • 26:13 AND HE SAYS ALL THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGIES HAVE POINTS IN COMMON;
  • 26:18 THEY EVEN HAVE SIMILAR STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT WERE NOWHERE NEAR >>EACH OTHER IN HISTORY.
  • 26:24 JOSEPH SMITH OF THE MORMONS AND >>MOHAMMED OF THE MUSLIMS
  • 26:28 HAVE EXTREMELY SIMILAR TESTIMONIES, YOU MIGHT SAY
  • 26:30 AND THEY LIVED, WHAT 15 CENTURIES APART OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE
  • 26:35 AND THE DOCTRINES GO ON AND ON.
  • 26:39 WELL, LOOK, GET HIS BOOK, >>"WHY I LEFT JIHAD".
  • 26:43 "WHY I LEFT JIHAD", EXCUSE ME, >>IT'S "WHY I LEFT JIHAD"
  • 26:47 WHICH, OF COURSE, IS HIS TESTIMONY
  • 26:49 AND YOU CAN REACH HIS WEBSITE AT >>SHOEBAT.COM
  • 26:57 AND THERE YOU CAN SEE HIS OTHER >>WORKS, THE THINGS HE'S DONE.
  • 27:01 HE'S AVAILABLE TO SPEAK IN >>CHURCHES AND I ENCOURAGE THAT.
  • 27:04 GET THIS GUY OUT TO YOUR CHURCH >>AND HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.
  • 27:06 THIS IS A PERSPECTIVE WE JUST DON'T HAVE UNTIL THESE MEN ARE SAVED.
  • 27:10 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALYIM, >>PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Assault on Israel
  2. A History of the Mount
  3. Rewriting History
  4. Mark of the Beast
  5. Battle of the Gods
  6. A Cup of Trembling
  7. Siege of the Holy Temple
  8. When Good is Called Evil

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