time-daniel_smAn aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the media focus on the idea of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, favored by President Barack Obama, is “childish and stupid.”

Yes, the Rapture Index creeps higher anytime an Israeli PM visits Washington. A rapture fan(atic) speculates that if President Obama’s peace timetable is set at 7 years, we might as well flee to the mountains and wait for the Rapture, because he is surely the Antichrist who signs the 7-year peace treaty with Israel. This is how they interpret Daniel 9:24-27—Scripture interpreted over morning coffee and newspaper. (For a sound interpretation of this text, click here and here.)

But Scripture interprets Scripture, not the newspaper interpreting Scripture. The author of the Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit, is the only one who could interpret his own writings for us. This is the interpretive principle used by the authors of these three papers:

“The Israel of God” by Dr. R. Scott Clark, professor, Westminster Seminary, Escondido, CA

“The Church and Israel” by Dr. Michael S. Horton, professor, Westminster Seminary, Escondido, CA

“The Wittenberg Door” by the Faculty of Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Obama’s Peace Plan: Daniel’s 70th Week?
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