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Episode: “Trials and Tribulations” with Tom McCall
Series: “Age of Terror Continued”

Caption transcript for Age of Terror Continued: “Trials and Tribulations” with Tom McCall (8/12)

  • 00:28 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:29 WELL I'M BACK AFTER MY BYPASS OPERATION.
  • 00:32 MY BROKEN HEART IS FIXED.
  • 00:34 I STILL FEEL A LITTLE BIT WEAK >>AND MY VOICE IS SO-SO,
  • 00:38 BUT, I'M VERY GLAD TO BE BACK WITH YOU.
  • 00:40 IT WAS ABOUT SIX WEEKS AGO I HAD >>MY OPERATION AND I'VE BEEN CONVALESCING
  • 00:45 AND HAD A COUPLE OF SETBACKS, BUT IN GENERAL, I FEEL OKAY.
  • 00:48 BOY, LIKE THE SURGEON SAID, >>I MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER 20 YEARS, >>SO STAY TUNED.
  • 00:53 NOW, WE RAN NEW PROGRAMS RIGHT DURING THIS SIX WEEKS BECAUSE WE MAKE THEM ABOUT THAT FAR AHEAD.
  • 01:01 WE HAVE SOME ALWAYS ON THE SHELF >>SO WE RAN GOOD INTERVIEWS
  • 01:05 AND RELEVANT STUFF RIGHT ALONG, >>SO DON'T GET CONFUSED.
  • 01:10 I KNOW I MAY LOOK A LITTLE THINNER.
  • 01:12 I HAVE LOST A BUNCH OF WEIGHT AND MY SHIRTS ARE BIG
  • 01:15 AND I TELL YOU WHAT, IF YOU WANT TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT, THAT'S ONE >>WAY OF DOING IT.
  • 01:19 BUT, YOU REALLY DO HAVE TO HAVE >>CHEST PAIN AND SO ON.
  • 01:22 NOW, THIS PROGRAM IS ABOUT PERSECUTION.
  • 01:26 THIS IS THE LOT OF ALL CHRISTIANS.
  • 01:29 THAT'S WHAT THE LORD SAID, YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION,
  • 01:32 THEY'LL PERSECUTE YOU AS THEY PERSECUTED ME.
  • 01:35 THEY'LL KILL YOU IN MY NAMESAKE. YOU'LL BE HATED OF ALL NATIONS.
  • 01:40 I ALWAYS APPLY THAT TO ISRAEL >>AND PEOPLE TELL ME, BUT IT'S TO CHRISTIANS, IT'S TO THE CHURCH.
  • 01:46 IT'S THE SAME THING IN THE LORD'S PARLANCE.
  • 01:49 HE'S TALKING TO DISCIPLES THAT ARE ISRAELIS AND THAT ARE CHURCH MEMBERS AND THAT ARE CHRISTIANS.
  • 01:55 BUT, IN CASE, WE ARE PROMISED TO >>BE HATED OF ALL NATIONS
  • 01:59 AND YOU KNOW WHAT, IT'S REALLY >>STARTING TO HAPPEN.
  • 02:01 IT'S EASY TO SEE THAT.
  • 02:02 POLITICIANS, PEOPLE, >>COMMENTATORS GO OUT OF THEIR WAY >>TO KNOCK CHRISTIANS.
  • 02:08 ANDY ROONEY, I'LL NEVER WATCH HIM AGAIN,
  • 02:10 JUST SPENT A WHOLE 2 MINUTES >>THERE AT THE END OF 60 MINUTES
  • 02:14 OF IGNORANT COMMENTS ABOUT CHRISTIANS.
  • 02:16 BUT, IN ANY CASE, WE'RE GOING TO >>GO BACK AND GET THE ORIGINAL.
  • 02:18 WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER TO CAESAREA WITH PAUL STANDING TRIAL,
  • 02:21 ONE OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED AND WE'RE GOING TO STUDY THAT
  • 02:25 AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO TO TOM MCCALL IN THE STUDIO,
  • 02:27 A SEGMENT THAT WE RECORDED >>EARLIER SO I LOOK A LITTLE BIT >>DIFFERENT IN THAT ONE.
  • 02:33 NOW, WE'RE GOING TO LOCATION IN CAESAREA ON THE ISRAELI COAST.
  • 02:39 OUR THEME IN THIS PROGRAM IS THE >>PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERS,
  • 02:43 SOMETHING THAT'S JUST GONE ON THROUGH ALL THE AGES.
  • 02:46 THE LORD WARNED ABOUT IT.
  • 02:47 PAUL WARNED ABOUT IT AND IT IS >>PAUL THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT.
  • 02:51 HE WAS PERSECUTED FOR BEING A MESSIANIC BELIEVERS
  • 02:55 BECAUSE HIS TROUBLES BEGAN WITH >>UNSAVED JEWS AFTER HIM.
  • 02:58 I ALWAYS SAY I HAVE 3 KINDS OF >>PEOPLE IN OPPOSITION TO ME,
  • 03:03 THE JEWS, THE MUSLIMS AND THE CHRISTIANS
  • 03:05 AND I DON'T MEAN ALL OF ANY OF >>THOSE, BUT DEPENDING ON THEIR POINT OF VIEW,
  • 03:10 I SEEM TO OFFEND SOMEBODY EVERY >>TIME AND SO DID PAUL.
  • 03:15 PAUL'S CRIMES, SO-CALLED, START OUT IN ACTS 21.
  • 03:19 IF YOU READ THE CHAPTER, I'M NOT >>GOING TO READ IT ALL TO YOU,
  • 03:23 BUT, THROUGH THESE CHAPTERS IN >>THE ACTS 20'S
  • 03:25 YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE HE HADN'T DONE ANYTHING,
  • 03:28 NOT TO THE JEWS OR ANYONE ELSE, >>BUT UNSAVED JEWS ACCUSED HIM
  • 03:33 AND GAVE HIM SOME TROUBLE IN JERUSALEM AND HE IS SENT TO FELIX HERE AT CAESAREA.
  • 03:40 NOW, THIS PLACE WAS A ROMAN >>OCCUPATION TOWN, YOU MIGHT SAY,
  • 03:45 IT WAS THE ROMAN CAPITAL OF THEIR OCCUPATION OF ISRAEL,
  • 03:49 A HUGE CITY, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, A MAGNIFICENT HARBOR, >>A BIG THEATER.
  • 03:54 WE FILMED HERE IN MANY PLACES BEFORE.
  • 03:57 WE'RE TRYING TO DOWN TO THE PRISON AND COURTHOUSE
  • 04:00 AND NOBODY IS CERTAIN WHERE THEY WERE,
  • 04:02 BUT THIS IS SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION IN THE SO-CALLED CAPITAL HILL OF THE PLACE.
  • 04:10 SO, WE THOUGHT WE'D SHOW THIS.
  • 04:11 HE WAS SENT HERE FOR TRIAL, SENT TO FELIX WHO WAS A ROMAN JUDGE >>WHO HAD A JEWISH WIFE,
  • 04:17 BUT, AS YOU READ THE TEXT IT'S >>CLEAR, FELIX DOESN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO ABOUT HIM
  • 04:23 AND HE'S HELD FOR SOME 2 YEARS >>AND HE FINALLY APPEALED TO CAESAR AND YOU KNOW,
  • 04:30 ROMAN LAW IS DISCUSSED IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 04:32 IT'S INTERESTING, IT PERTAINS SOMEWHAT TO AMERICAN LAW.
  • 04:53 THAT'S VERY FAMILIAR IN AMERICAN >>COURTROOMS.
  • 04:56 YOU'RE ENTITLED TO A TRIAL AND >>TO FACE YOUR ACCUSERS AND TO DEFEND YOURSELF.
  • 05:00 I THINK WE'RE ALSO FAMILIAR WITH WAITING 2 YEARS FOR THAT TRIAL, >>WHICH ALSO HAPPENED TO PAUL.
  • 05:06 IN ANY CASE, HE DID DEFEND HIMSELF AND FINALLY BEFORE KING AGRIPPA,
  • 05:10 TO WHOM HE DID QUITE AN EFFECTIVE WITNESS TO SAY THE TRUTH,
  • 05:14 HE TOLD HIM ABOUT THE LORD IN HIS DEFENSE AND IT COMES DOWN THIS WAY.
  • 05:35 AND PAUL DOES NOT SHRINK, HE'S TALKING TO THE KING AND HE SAYS
  • 05:51 IN OTHER WORDS, LET THEM BE JEWS >>AND CHRISTIANS AS I AM,
  • 05:54 JUST TAKE THESE BONDS OFF AND THEY'LL BE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION.
  • 05:59 WELL, ULTIMATELY HIS APPEAL TO CAESAR PREVAILS AND HE'S SENT TO >>ROME AND THIS IS PRETTY MUCH,
  • 06:09 HE WAS EFFECTIVE ALWAYS, HE EVEN >>SAVED JAILERS AS IN PHILIPPI.
  • 06:15 IT SENT HIM AWAY FROM HIS MISSION AND THERE HE WAS IMPRISONED
  • 06:22 AND THERE HE DIED AND HE PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE APPEALED TO CAESAR.
  • 06:28 THERE'S A PHRASE HERE IN THE SCRIPTURES AFTER HE SPOKE TO AGRIPPA
  • 06:34 A COUPLE OF VERSES LATER THE KING SAYS
  • 06:54 IT'S A TEMPTATION TO THINK OF >>THE LORD'S DISTINCTION BETWEEN >>CAESAR AND GOD
  • 07:00 WHEN HE'S SHOWN THE COIN AND ABOUT PAYING TAXES
  • 07:04 AND HE SAYS, WHOSE IMAGE IS ON THIS COIN AND THEY SAY, CAESAR'S
  • 07:06 AND HE SAYS WELL, RENDER UNTO CAESAR WHAT IS CAESAR'S
  • 07:10 AND UNTO GOD WHAT IS GOD'S.
  • 07:11 PAUL, I DON'T KNOW, HE MIGHT HAVE APPEALED TO GOD RATHER THAT CAESAR,
  • 07:18 BUT HAVING APPEALED TO CAESAR, HE THEN HAD TO REPORT TO TRIAL >>IN ROME.
  • 07:22 HE'S PERSECUTED THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH.
  • 07:27 FAITH SHOULD NOT BE A CRIME IN >>THIS WORLD.
  • 07:31 BUT, PERSECUTION IS THE LOT OF >>EVERY BELIEVER.
  • 07:35 THEY'RE ALWAYS PERSECUTED AND IT >>STARTED WITH CAIN AND ABEL
  • 07:38 AND AS DR. MCCALL OF OUR MINISTRY OFTEN SAYS
  • 07:42 THEY'RE IN THE WORLD, CAIN PEOPLE AND ABEL PEOPLE.
  • 07:46 AND CAIN PEOPLE ALWAYS KILL THE ABEL PEOPLE.
  • 07:50 IT'S GOING ON TODAY.
  • 07:51 IT'S GOING ON IN SUDAN.
  • 07:52 IT'S ALWAYS MASKED, WE DON'T >>WANT TO REPORTS THEY'RE MUSLIMS >>DOING IT FOR SOME REASON.
  • 07:58 BUT, MUSLIM SOLDIERS RIDE UP ON >>VILLAGES WHERE THERE'S PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRISTIANS
  • 08:04 AND ALSO ANIMIST, AFRICAN RELIGIN,
  • 08:07 BUT IN ANY CASE THEY'RE NOT MUSLIMS
  • 08:09 AND THEY CALL IT FIGHTING, BUT >>IT'S NOT FIGHTING
  • 08:12 AS WE SAID IN THE LEVITT LETTER, >>THE FIGHTING GOES THIS WAY.
  • 08:15 THE ARMED SOLDIERS RIDE IN, THE UNARMED VILLAGERS RUN FOR THEIR LIVES,
  • 08:19 THE FASTER RUNNERS MAY BE SAVED >>AND THE SLOWER ONES RAPED OR MURDERED OR BOTH
  • 08:25 AND THAT GOES ON IN ENORMOUS NUMBERS.
  • 08:29 WE WRITE ABOUT IT, WE DITHER, WE WRING OUR HANDS.
  • 08:31 KOFI ANNAN AND THE U.N. CAN >>REALLY WRING HANDS BETTER THAN >>ALMOST ANYONE IN THE WORLD,
  • 08:38 BUT NOBODY DOES MUCH ABOUT IT.
  • 08:40 NOW, THEY'RE SENDING IN, AS I SPEAK,
  • 08:43 AFRICAN TROOPS AND SO ON TO TRY >>AND CONTROL IT,
  • 08:45 BUT, THE WORLD FEELS GUILTY GOING BACK THROUGH THESE GENECIDES
  • 08:51 ALL THE WAY BACK TO WWII, BUT >>IT'S VERY SLOW TO DO SOMETHING.
  • 08:56 CHRISTIANS ALSO ARE PERSECUTED >>IN SAUDI ARABIA.
  • 08:59 I MEAN EVERY SINGLE DAY THE COUNTRY OF SAUDI ARABIA,
  • 09:03 WHICH I BELIEVE TO BE OUR PUBLIC >>ENEMY NUMBER ONE
  • 09:06 GET AWAY WITH LITERALLY, BLOODY MURDER, WITH TORTURE,
  • 09:10 IF YOU JUST EVEN TRIED TO ENTER >>SAUDI ARABIA WITH A PASSPORT
  • 09:17 THAT IDENTIFIED YOU AS SAY FROM >>ISRAEL, I THINK YOU WOULD BE >>KILLED IN THE PASSPORT OFFICE.
  • 09:23 IF YOU CAME FROM AMERICA, IT >>WOULD BE A LOT OF DISCUSSION AS >>TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING THERE,
  • 09:30 WHY YOU WANT TO COME AND SO ON.
  • 09:31 THE ISRAELIS ARE WELCOMING THE >>ARABS AND ALWAYS HAVE,
  • 09:36 THAT IS TO SAY THEY LIVE WITH THEM HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 09:38 THEY HAVE NOT PUT THEM OUT OR PERSECUTED THEM IN ANY WAY DESPITE WHAT CNN TELLS YOU.
  • 09:44 BUT, THE PALESTINIANS, WHO ARE >>THE MUSLIMS AROUND HERE.
  • 09:48 WELL, WHAT CAN I SAY, THEY'VE DETERIORATED TO A NATION OF MURDERERS.
  • 09:54 I'M TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIANS, >>BY THE WAY, NOT JUST ISRAELIS,
  • 09:57 BUT, THE CHRISTIANS WHO LIVED IN BETHLEHEM HAVE BEEN RUN OUT OF TOWN.
  • 10:02 THERE THE CHRISTIANS AT BEIT JALA HAVE HAD ARAFAT'S THUGS BREAK INTO THEIR HOUSES
  • 10:08 AND GO TO THE UPPER BEDROOMS AND >>WITH THEIR RIFLES
  • 10:10 AND SHOOT BULLETS ACROSS A >>VALLEY AT GILO, A NEIGHBORHOOD >>OF JERUSALEM.
  • 10:16 WE FILMED THE VERY AREA AND PEOPLE OF GILO HAD TO BUILD A >>WALL JUST TO HOLD BACK BULLETS
  • 10:22 AND IN A CHEERY WAY THEY PAINTED, THEY USED TO HAVE A >>BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THAT VALLEY.
  • 10:28 WELL, THEY PAINTED THE VIEW ON THE WALL SO THAT THEY COULD LOOK >>AT IT ANYWAY
  • 10:32 AND THEY HIDE BACK THERE FROM >>ORDINARY THUGS WHO SIMPLY WANT >>TO MURDER THEM.
  • 10:37 THE FAR EAST, INDONESIA, CHINA, >>NOWHERE ARE CHRISTIANS COMFORTABLE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 10:44 FINALLY, IT COMES DOWN TO >>AMERICA AND OUR RECENT ELECTION.
  • 10:47 I THINK PERSONALLY PRES. BUSH HAS BEEN DISLIKED, NOT FOR ANYTHING HE'S DONE,
  • 10:54 I DON'T KNOW THAT HE'S DONE ANYTHING WRONG.
  • 10:55 I MEAN, THE WAR ON TERRORISM IS, I DON'T HAVE TO STAND HERE AND SAY IT'S A NECESSITY, BUT IT IS,
  • 11:02 BUT I THINK HE'S PERSECUTED NOT BECAUSE OF THE WAR BUT BECAUSE >>HE CALLED EVIL, EVIL.
  • 11:07 HE NAMED THE NATIONS THAT WERE EVIL AND THEY WERE IRAN, IRAQ, >>NORTH KOREA,
  • 11:14 HE'S ABSOLUTELY PROVED HIS POINT >>AND FROM THAT DAY ON THE CAIN PEOPLE HATED HIM
  • 11:21 AND WANTED, IN EFFECT, TO KILL >>HIM, THAT IS GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE
  • 11:25 AND ALL THE MEDIA AND ALL THE MOVIE STARS AND THE MICHAEL MOORES
  • 11:29 AND DAN RATHER AND PETER >>JENNINGS AND ALL TAKEN TOGETHER COULD NOT GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE.
  • 11:36 I REALLY AM REMINDED OF PAUL HERE FIRST IN JERUSALEM WITH THE UNSAVED JEWS
  • 11:42 AND HERE IN CAESAREA WITH THE >>INHOSPITABLE ROMANS AND FINALLY >>SENT OFF THE ROME,
  • 11:47 WELL, I THINK THAT PRES. BUSH >>WILL SURVIVE LONGER THAN PAUL, >>I HOPE SO.
  • 11:52 KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN >>AND A REAL CHRISTIAN
  • 11:57 AND DOING SOMETHING FOR CHRIST >>IN THIS WORLD, YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED.
  • 12:17 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER
  • 12:22 AND OUR CATALOG WITH VIDEOS, BOOKS AND MUSIC.
  • 12:25 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, THE >>INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES INCLUDES
  • 12:30 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CASSETTES AND MAIL IN TESTS.
  • 12:34 DID YOU KNOW THAT ZOLA TAKES TOURS TO ISRAEL, GREECE
  • 12:38 AND THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE >>THEME PARK IN ORLANDO FLORIDA.?
  • 12:42 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 12:49 HAVE YOU SEEN THE PROMISED LAND, >>WHERE THE DISCIPLES CAST THEIR NETS,
  • 12:57 WHERE JESUS GAVE THE SERMON ON >>THE MOUNT, WHERE ROMAN COLUMN STILL STAND,
  • 13:06 WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND, WHERE BIBLE PROPHECY IS >>BEING FULFILLED?
  • 13:16 OPEN YOUR EYES TO ISRAEL.
  • 13:20 WELL, COME WITH US ON ONE OF TOURS OF ISRAEL.
  • 13:23 YOU KNOW, YOU'RE STRANGERS IN A >>FOREIGN LAND, SO TO SPEAK.
  • 13:26 7 YEARS PLUS FROM TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO START LIVING 1000 YEARS >>IN ISRAEL.
  • 13:31 THAT'S RIGHT, IN THE KINGDOM UNLESS YOU'RE IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE,
  • 13:35 YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE WITH THE KING IN JERUSALEM,
  • 13:37 YOU'RE THE QUEEN OF THE KINGDOM >>TO COME.
  • 13:38 IF YOU'RE A BORN AGAIN BELIEVER, THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 13:42 BUT, YOU KNOW, THE BELIEVERS FROM JERUSALEM
  • 13:45 WERE TRAPPED IN FOREIGN LANDS SOMETIMES IN THE BIBLE.
  • 13:48 IN BABYLON THEY SAT BY A RIVER AND PEOPLE REQUESTED SING US THE >>SONGS OF ZION,
  • 13:54 WHICH WERE WORLD FAMOUS, TOM TELLS ME.
  • 13:56 THE ISRAELIS COMPOSE SOME PRETTY GOOD MUSIC.
  • 13:59 OH, THE SONGS OF THE TEMPLE, THE PSALMS WERE PLAYED.
  • 14:05 APPARENTLY THEY WERE PLAYED WORLD WIDE
  • 14:06 AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE QUEEN OF SHEBA CAME TO >>SEE SOLOMON ABOUT
  • 14:10 THE MUSIC, REALLY?
  • 14:12 THE MUSIC AND THE ASCENT TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 14:15 GOSH, I WISH I COULD HEAR IT.
  • 14:16 WELL, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT >>THE MUSIC SOUNDED LIKE.
  • 14:20 IT WAS AN ALL-MALE CHOIR OF LEVITICAL PRIESTS
  • 14:23 AS THEY SANG DAILY IN THE TEMPLE.
  • 14:26 IT SAID THAT COMING UP FROM JERICHO
  • 14:30 THE PILGRIMS COULD HEAR THE MUSIC COMING FROM THE TEMPLE.
  • 14:36 WOW.
  • 14:36 AND THEY WOULD SING ALONG WITH >>THE PRIESTS AS THEY HEARD IT.
  • 14:40 WHAT A THRILLING IDEA.
  • 14:41 NO WONDER THE BABYLONIANS SAID, >>SING US THE SONGS OF ZION
  • 14:44 AND THEY SAID, HOW CAN WE SING >>THE SONGS OF ZION IN A FOREIGN LAND.
  • 14:47 BABYLON BECAME THEIR HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE >>FOR A LONG TIME.
  • 14:53 ONLY ABOUT 55,000 JEWISH PEOPLE CAME BACK FROM BABYLON AFTER THE >>BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY.
  • 15:01 IT'S SORT OF LIKE ISRAEL TODAY, HOW MANY JEWS AROUND THE WORLD CAME BACK ORIGINALLY TO ISRAEL,
  • 15:11 ONLY SAY A FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND.
  • 15:13 THERE'S 15 MILLION JEWS IN THE >>WORLD TODAY THEY SAY
  • 15:15 AND ONLY 5 OR 6 MILLION IN ISRAEL TODAY
  • 15:19 SO THE REST ARE STILL OUT IN THE >>GENTILE COUNTRIES.
  • 15:21 THAT'S WHAT IT WAS BACK AT THE TIME OF THE RETURNING FROM THE >>BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY
  • 15:26 JEWISH PEOPLE LIVED THERE FOR >>HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
  • 15:28 IN FACT, THE MAJOR TALMUD THAT IS STUDIED BY THE RABBIS TODAY IS CALLED THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD.
  • 15:39 THE OTHER ONE IS CALLED THE JERUSALEM TALMUD.
  • 15:41 IT WASN'T MADE IN JERUSALEM, IT WAS MADE IN TIBERIUS.
  • 15:44 YOU KNOW, I SAW AN ARTICLE THAT >>MADE A POINT I HADN'T EVER THOUGHT OF,
  • 15:48 IT SAID FROM NEBUCHADNEZZAR, >>WHO TOOK AWAY PEOPLE TO BABYLON >>TO SADDAM HUSSEIN,
  • 15:57 THERE WAS A THRIVING JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BABYLON.
  • 16:00 WELL, IT CERTAINLY BECAME A >>THRIVING JEWISH COMMUNITY AROUND >>THE NEW TESTAMENT TIME.
  • 16:10 PETER SAYS, HE'S WRITING FROM >>BABYLON, SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT'S >>CODE WORD FOR ROME,
  • 16:14 BUT, MANY SAY NO, NO HE WAS IN BABYLON WHERE THERE WAS A LARGE >>JEWISH COMMUNITY.
  • 16:19 IN FACT HE WAS THE APOSTLE TO THE CIRCUMCISION AFTER ALL.
  • 16:23 THEN, AT ANY RATE, THERE WAS A STRONG LIBRARY THERE AND JEWISH >>SCHOLARS THERE
  • 16:31 AND THEY COMPILED THE ORAL LAW >>IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD,
  • 16:37 WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST AUTHENTIC OF THE TWO.
  • 16:41 SO, AT LEAST THROUGH SAY THE 5-6 CENTURIES THERE WAS A THRIVING >>JEWISH COMMUNITY.
  • 16:48 SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE IT BECAME A RUINS.
  • 16:53 NOT MUCH IS SAID ABOUT BABYLON >>IN ALL OF THIS WAR IN IRAQ
  • 17:01 AND OUR TROOPS OVER THERE AND EVERYTHING.
  • 17:02 TRUTH TO TELL, THE GUARDIANS OF THE CITY OF THE ANCIENT RUINS OF >>THE CITY OF BABYLON
  • 17:12 ARE THE UNITED STATES MARINES RIGHT NOW AND WE HAVE A MARINE UNIT THERE.
  • 17:19 SADDAM HUSSEIN CONSIDERED >>HIMSELF THE NEW NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 17:24 AND HE BUILT A PALACE >>OVERLOOKING THE RUIN OF BABYLON >>THAT YOU CAN SEE NOW.
  • 17:29 THERE ARE THE RUINS AND THE OLD >>COURSE OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER COMING THROUGH IT.
  • 17:37 NOW, THERE'S SOME PROPHECY ABOUT >>THAT, THAT IN THE END TIMES THE CITY,
  • 17:46 THE OLD CITY OF BABYLON IS GOING TO BE RESTORED AND WILL BECOME THE CAPITAL OF THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 17:57 THE WORLD WIDE CAPITAL OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 17:59 THERE'S A DEBATE ABOUT THAT AMONG BIBLICAL SCHOLARS,
  • 18:03 BUT, I THINK THAT'S CORRECT AND >>THERE'S THE MYSTERY BABYLON,
  • 18:07 WHICH IS THE FALSE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD, THE WOMAN, THE HARLOT >>WHO RIDES THE BEAST TO POWER,
  • 18:14 BUT, ALSO THERE IS THIS CITY, THIS GEOPOLITICAL CITY
  • 18:18 THAT HAS THE POLITICS AND THE ECONOMICS AND THE MILITARY
  • 18:24 AND THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF THE ANTICHRIST IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 18:30 IT'S GOING TO BE DESTROYED BY >>THE LORD LIKE SODOM AND GOMORRAH >>IN ONE HOUR.
  • 18:36 WELL, THERE'S A PERSECUTOR OF >>RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, THE ANTICHRIST >>HAS NO EQUAL
  • 18:42 AND THIS STARTED WAY BACK WHERE WE WERE ON LOCATION WHERE PAUL >>WAS IN PRISON
  • 18:48 IN CAESAREA.
  • 18:49 HE WAS A CHRISTIAN BELIEVER AND HE WAS PERSECUTED BECAUSE HE WAS >>A MESSIANIC JEW.
  • 18:54 IN CAESAREA AT THE TIME, UNDER >>THE ROMANS WAS THE GENTILE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL
  • 19:01 AND JUDEA AND GALILEE AND SO FORTH.
  • 19:03 THAT'S WHERE THERE THEY REALLY CONTAINED CONTROL OVER ISRAEL, >>ESPECIALLY JERUSALEM.
  • 19:09 THE RABBIS HAD AN OLD SAYING THAT WHEN CAESAREA RISES, JERUSALEM FALLS.
  • 19:17 WHEN JERUSALEM RISES, CAESAREA FALLS.
  • 19:21 AND SO IT HAS HAPPENED.
  • 19:22 THUS IT IS TODAY.
  • 19:23 NOW JERUSALEM IS ASCENDING AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND THE RIGHTFUL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:30 WELL, SO THERE'S SOME FEELING THAT EVEN IN ANCIENT TIMES
  • 19:38 THE ROMANS HAD CONTROL OVER ISRAEL AND DESTROYED ISRAEL UNDER TITUS AND UNDER HADRIAN
  • 19:46 AND THE GENTILE WORLD POWERS WANT TO BE SAME TODAY,
  • 19:52 AND WILL WANT TO DO THE SAME UNDER THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 19:55 THERE IS THE SOME THINKING THAT THE U.N. IS GOING TO MOVE OUT OF >>NEW YORK TO SOMEWHERE,
  • 20:03 MAYBE EUROPE, MAYBE SWITZERLAND, >>MAYBE AFRICA, MAYBE THE EAST.
  • 20:10 GOOD RIDDANCE.
  • 20:11 BUT, THERE IS SOME THINKING, A RUMOR, I DON'T KNOW HOW STRONG >>IT IS OR TRUE IT IS,
  • 20:18 BUT THAT THE U.N. WOULD MOVE IT'S HEADQUARTERS,
  • 20:24 INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO BABYLON, A REVIVED CITY OF BABYLON.
  • 20:29 NOW, WOULDN'T THAT BE SOMETHING.
  • 20:30 THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING, IT REALLY WOULD.
  • 20:33 IT WOULD REALLY FIT INTO PROPHECY.
  • 20:35 GETTING BACK TO CAESAREA,
  • 20:36 THAT'S WHERE PAUL FOUND HIMSELF IN PRISON UNDER THE GENTILES FOR >>2 YEARS.
  • 20:43 HE WAS FINALLY SO EXASPERATED WITH THE TREATMENT HE WAS GETTING
  • 20:48 AND HE WAS A ROMAN CITIZEN, THAT >>HE APPEALED TO CAESAR.
  • 20:52 "I APPEAL TO CAESAR" AND THAT WAS A RIGHT EVERY ROMAN CITIZEN HAD.
  • 20:59 HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.
  • 21:01 WELL, HE WOUND UP IN ROME.
  • 21:04 I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS SO SMART, ANYWAY GOT OFF--
  • 21:10 HE GOT OUT OF CAESAREA.
  • 21:11 YAH, HE GOT OUT OF CAESAREA.
  • 21:13 CAESAREA IS VERY IMPORTANT, TOO.
  • 21:14 THAT'S WHERE CORNELIUS, ROMAN SOLDIER, THE FIRST GENTILE TO ENTER INTO THE CHURCH,
  • 21:22 I TEACH THIS ON OUR TOURS.
  • 21:23 PEOPLE CAN'T BELIEVE, I TEACH A >>WHOLE SERIES CALLED "HOW CAN A GENTILE BE SAD?"
  • 21:29 BASED ON THE FACT THAT WHEN I >>WAS SAVED, YOU CAN REMEMBER 1971 >>WHEN I FIRST MET YOU,
  • 21:36 I THINK I KNEW ALL THE JEWISH CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA.
  • 21:39 THERE WEREN'T THAT MANY THEN.
  • 21:40 I COULD HAVE THEM ALL OVER FOR DINNER.
  • 21:41 WELL, THE IDEAS THE PEOPLE IN >>THE CHURCHES THINK IT ALWAYS WAS A GENTILE FAITH, A CHURCH FAITH.
  • 21:54 EVEN WHEN THEY WENT TO ISRAEL TO >>WITNESS AFTER 1948
  • 21:58 THEY HELD SERVICES AT 11 AM ON >>SUNDAY MORNINGS.
  • 22:01 WELL, SUNDAY'S A WORK DAY IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:03 PEOPLE WERE IN SCHOOL AND IN THEIR OFFICES, THEY COULDN'T COME.
  • 22:06 NOW THEY'VE ADAPTED TO IT, TO THEIR SYSTEMS.
  • 22:09 BUT, THE IDEA OF "HOW CAN A GENTILE BE SAVED?" WAS,
  • 22:14 PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO ME, YOU'RE >>A CHRISTIAN, REALLY?
  • 22:19 HOW DID YOU GET SAVED?
  • 22:21 HOW DOES A JEWISH PERSON EVER GET IT?
  • 22:23 HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET SAVED?
  • 22:25 I DIDN'T GROW UP IN CHURCH
  • 22:26 AND I HAD TO GET ALL MY INFORMATION FROM THE BIBLE AS FAR AS I COULD SEE.
  • 22:30 JEWISH PEOPLE WERE SAVED RIGHT >>AND LEFT IN THE GOSPELS.
  • 22:33 THE FIRST CHRISTIANS WERE JEWS.
  • 22:33 SO, I INVENTED AS A TEACHING CALLED, "HOW CAN A GENTILE BE SAVED?"
  • 22:39 AND I CHALLENGED THEM TO GET ME >>A PROOF TEXT FOR GENTILE SALVATION.
  • 22:44 NOBODY COULD DO IT.
  • 22:44 IT'S ACTS 11:18 "THEN HATH GOD GRANTED REPENTANCE UNTO LIFE TO >>THE GENTILES ALSO".
  • 22:50 BUT, IT'S NOT EVEN THE GOSPELS, >>IT AWAITS CAESAREA,
  • 22:54 IT AWAITS PETER'S VISIT TO CORNELIUS
  • 22:56 WHERE THE FIRST GENTILE OF THE >>CHURCH AGE IS SAVED.
  • 23:00 I DELIGHT IN TEACHING THIS.
  • 23:01 I POINT OUT WHEN PETER PERCEIVES >>THEIR FAITH THERE, HE SAYS,
  • 23:06 OF THE TRUTH I SEE THAT GOD IS >>NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.
  • 23:10 THAT'S USED TODAY TO LET THE >>BLACKS COME TO CHURCH, LET THE >>HISPANICS COME
  • 23:17 AND LET THE JEWS COME, GOD FORBID.
  • 23:18 BUT, IT WAS ORIGINALLY USED TO >>LET THE WHITE, EUROPEANS JOIN THE CHURCH
  • 23:23 THEY THE ROMAN OFFICERS HE WAS >>TRYING TO, AND THEIR WIVES.
  • 23:27 HE WAS OF THE ITALIAN BAND.
  • 23:29 EXACTLY, HE WAS A CENTURION, HE WAS LIKE A COLONEL.
  • 23:31 HE WAS AN IMPORTANT OFFICER AND >>HIS FRIENDS WERE OBVIOUSLY OFFICER CORPS.
  • 23:37 BUT, WHITE PEOPLE FROM EUROPE IS >>THE POINT.
  • 23:40 AND ALSO IN CAESAREA THERE WAS A >>JEWISH QUARTER
  • 23:43 WHERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE LIVED IN >>THE LARGELY GENTILE CITY OF CAESAREA
  • 23:49 THAT'S WHERE HEROD THE GREAT WAS >>AND WHERE HEROD ANTIPUS SOMETIMES STAYED
  • 23:57 AND WHERE PILOT HAD HIS MAIN OFFICE.
  • 24:01 BUT, THERE WAS A JEWISH QUARTER THERE AND THAT'S WHERE PHILLIP, >>THE DEACON LIVED.
  • 24:07 HE HAD 2 DAUGHTERS WHO WERE PROPHETESSES.
  • 24:13 SOMEBODY SAID, HE MUST HAVE REALLY HAD A HIGH TELEPHONE BILL.
  • 24:19 (LAUGHING)
  • 24:21 PHILLIP AND APPARENTLY THEN, >>THERE'S A MESSIANIC CONGREGATION
  • 24:27 THAT WAS THERE IN CAESAREA AT THAT TIME
  • 24:31 AND THEY COULD LOOK AFTER PAUL AND HIS NEEDS, TOO WHILE HE WAS >>IN INCARCERATION THERE.
  • 24:38 IT'S SO INTERESTING, WHEREVER YOU GO IN ISRAEL,
  • 24:41 I MEAN, NOT ONLY ARE YOU PROBABLY WALKING ON GRAVES,
  • 24:44 BECAUSE IT'S A SMALL COUNTRY AND >>MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED >>THERE ESPECIALLY IN JERUSALEM,
  • 24:49 BUT YOU'RE ALSO WALKING ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS, TELS,
  • 24:53 LITTLE HILLS, MOUNDS OF EARTH >>THAT COVER TREASURES OF THINGS.
  • 24:59 CAESAREA HAS BEEN WELL EXCAVATED >>SO YOU CAN SEE STANDING WALLS AND THE THEATER
  • 25:04 AND MAGNIFICENT THINGS THAT WOULD NEVER BE COVERED OVER,
  • 25:07 BUT, UP THE COAST AT DOR, ALONG >>AT AKKO, JUST INCREDIBLE.
  • 25:14 AND ISRAEL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF >>SOLOMON'S REIGN
  • 25:20 NORMALLY DID NOT LOOK OUT TO THE >>WEST, TO THE MEDITERRANEAN IT NORMALLY LOOKED WITHIN.
  • 25:28 IT WAS, THIS WAS GOD'S CHOSEN PLACE AND THE TEMPLE,
  • 25:33 EVERYTHING LOOKED TO THE TEMPLE, EVERYTHING LOOKED TO JERUSALEM
  • 25:35 AND THEY DIDN'T REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON, ON THE MEDITERRANEAN
  • 25:41 OR OUT IN THE OCEANS AND THINGS >>OF THAT NATURE.
  • 25:44 IT WAS A MATTER OF BUILDING UP >>A COUNTRY THAT WAS A WORSHIP TO GOD.
  • 25:50 TOM, YOUR WISDOM IS, YOU'RE THE >>ONE GUEST I DON'T HAVE TO REHEARSE ANYTHING WITH
  • 25:58 OR TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING >>TO SAY.
  • 26:00 IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO TALK >>TO YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
  • 26:03 TIME GOES BY PRETTY FAST WHEN YOU'RE HERE.
  • 26:06 YOU'LL BE DOING MORE ARTICLES IN >>THE LEVITT LETTER AND PEOPLE WILL--
  • 26:10 LOOK FORWARD TO IT, YES.
  • 26:12 HOW'S YOUR SCHOOL OF TYRANNUS?
  • 26:13 THE SCHOOL OF TYRANNUS IS DOING WELL.
  • 26:15 WE HAVE LOCAL CLASSES IN TYLER, >>TEXAS,
  • 26:18 BUT, ALSO ON TUESDAY EVENING WE >>HAVE AN INTERNET CLASS.
  • 26:22 THAT'S WHAT I KNOW.
  • 26:23 THAT IS ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND >>WE HAVE PEOPLE-
  • 26:27 HOW DO THEY LINK ON THERE?
  • 26:27 THEY LINK ON THROUGH SCHOOLOFTYRANNUS.NET,
  • 26:30 WHICH IS OUR WEBSITE,
  • 26:31 THEN GO TO OUR CHAT ROOM AND THEY CAN PARTICIPATE WITH OUR LOCAL PEOPLE
  • 26:38 AND WE HAVE WONDERFUL >>DISCUSSIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 26:42 WE'RE GOING THROUGH ROMANS RIGHT NOW.
  • 26:43 GET ON THERE, YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING. HE'S MY TEACHER.
  • 26:47 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALYIM >>PRAY FOR THE PEACE OFJERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Academic Terrorism with Joan Peters, Part 1
  2. Academic Terrorism with Joan Peters, Part 2
  3. Guest: Benny Elon (Knesset member)
  4. The March
  5. Counter Terrorism
  6. Biblical Heartland
  7. The Hill of Evil Council with Tom McCall
  8. Trials and Tribulations with Tom McCall
  9. Hated of All Nations with Tommy Ice
  10. Truth be Told with Tommy Ice
  11. Israel: Who Owns the Land?
  12. Israel and Prophecy with Tommy Ice

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