In regards to the passage mentioned on that site, I would certainly agree that it shows evidence that that specific quote may not have been spoken in Greek. But even so, do we have any early manuscripts of NT books in Hebrew? That predate the Koine Greek? Are we to translate it from Greek back to Hebrew and then say that this was the original text? I think not. Not until we find many Hebrew/Aramaic NT manuscripts that predate the Greek.
Here is a counter article from a Hebrew Christian site as well: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articl ... ek_nt.html
I'm afraid there isn't enough for me to hold to my view here, I'm going to have to abandon it. I have a feeling about it, but until we find something more concrete, I'll have to let it go. So, lets look at the Greek instead!
What if the "restrainer" mentioned isn't actually the Holy Spirit?
There is good evidence to suggest that the "restrainer" mentioned is actually Michael the Archangel:
I saw the mini video you posted. I'm not convinced but open to further exploration. Michael is Israels protector, not the worlds, though.
I also see it being more reasonable that the Holy Spirit (and the church by the Holy Spirit) is what is restraining evil in this world today.
I'll have to gather scriptures to rebuke this if I can. It'll be one of the topics I address tonight..
believe the post-trib, pre-wrath view suggests that the rapture occurs imminently at some point within the latter 3 1/2 years
So in between the peace pact and the desolation of the Temple?
I think the Antichrist will actually claim to be the Jewish Messiah and will make the claim partly based on his Jewish heritage
I'm thinking in order for him to convince all religions, he will be the Jewish Messiah and the Islamic messiah. I believe the Jewish messiah has to be born of a Jewish woman and the Islamic messiah of a Islamic man.
Just curious, is there a specific reason you're using shatan, the Islamic term for satan?
No specific reason, I switch terms for.. well I don't know why, I just do. I am liking using the Aramaic/Hebrew language for names, however. That could be a reason why.