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The Eagle Has Flown–The United States in Bible Prophecy

From: david l wilkerson dlwjrw@juno.com
To: ucmpage@ucmpage.org
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 3:59 AM
Subject: re: The Eagle Has Flown

Mr. Jim Fletcher,

I hope that you pray for the 10% of Palestinians who are Christians that must co-exist alongside Jews and Muslims alike, and are rarely if ever in the minds of Zionist-Americans like yourself. Also, your pro-Zionist rhetoric is wrong-headed based as it is on a peculiar understanding of Biblical prophecy. The readings which relate the prophets to Jesus and the church are confirmed by the New Testament themselves and early church traditions of reading the Scriptures. They have nothing to do with a "liberal" agenda. As an evangelical, I would hope that those who represent us to the broader church would do so with a more considered understanding of the Bible (historically and theologically) and global politics.

Most importantly, I would hope that you would tone down your rhetoric. Your need to find an enemy for every position you hold in the piece is not becoming of the gentleness and patience required of our witness. "Be slow to speak but quick to listen."

Thank you, David Wilkerson Duke Divinity School

From: TGRAFFGA@aol.com
To: ucmpage@ucmpage.org
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 3:35 PM
Subject: The Eagle Has Flown–The United States in Bible Prophecy

But Jim...isn't Christianity really just about trying to be nice and helpful on a day to day basis?

I'm sorry, Jim. All this "prophecy" stuff just makes my head swim. I like to stick with a basic diet of luv...er...I mean, love aphorisms and verses of the new testament. 1 Corinthians 13 is my favoritist of favoritist things in this whole wide world. I mean, that just really says it all for me! You're getting yourself all hot and bothered by wandering into a part of the bible that's just too, too old fashioned and 'dense' and unproductive for modern people who today have the benefit of modern science and scholarship to guide them....All that old testament stuff has been replaced and upgraded, anyway...Didn't you hear?. (That OT was kind of "icky" anyway, don't you think? Glad we got THAT out of the way once and for all!)

Obviously, the God of the OT was evolving into a much friendlier God when Jesus came along, because He just taught him so much about being helpful and nice... And what's really exciting to me is the fact that God is STILL evolving and changing, and He just loves everything!

Peace and love,

Tom Graffagnino

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