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International Bible College

2369 Benrus Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78228

General Phone: 210-434-5541
Financial Aid Phone: 210-434-5541
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above

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Neocon Conspiracy against the Muslim World - Media Monitors Network

[9]. In Luke's account of the ascension, the disciples ask Jesus, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the Kingdom to Israel?" The question illustrates the early church's fascination with Israel and its prophetic role at the end of history--a fascination that continues to this day. Reflections on the end times draw on the Book of Daniel, Zechariah 9-14, Ezekiel 38-39 and various apocryphal books, as well as Matthew 24, the early Pauline letters (1 Thess. 4:16-17; 5:1-11) and the Book of Revelation. (See Donald Wagner’s article “Evangelicals and Israel: theological roots of a political alliance,” The Christian Century, November 4, 1998, pp. 1020-1026, for an excellent review on this subject. Wagner writes: “The establishment of Israel in 1948 gave dispensationalism new momentum. The restoration of a Jewish nation was taken as a sign that the clock of biblical prophecy was ticking and we were rapidly approaching the final events leading to the return of Jesus. … When Israel captured Jerusalem in the 1967 war; dispensationalists were certain that the end was near. L. Nelson Bell, Billy Graham's father-in-law and editor of Christianity Today, wrote in July 1967: "That for the first time in more than 2,000 years - more available