Weltungschuug is a German word meaning world view but more so--how you act based upon your world view. The Two Witnesses is a veritable magnum opus regarding the end of days relationship between Israel (a.k.a. National Israel and the Jews ofMoreWeltungschuug is a German word meaning world view but more so--how you act based upon your world view.
The Two Witnesses is a veritable magnum opus regarding the end of days relationship between Israel (a.k.a. National Israel and the Jews of the Diaspora) and the prophetic Church of the last days. It will determine your world view and ipso facto, as Francis Schaeffers famous text states: How Shall We Then Live?The Eschatology wrought by Dispensationalism heightened among the faithful Israels peculiar Latter Days incursion upon the world stage through Zionisms ultimate quest for an Eretz Israel - todays State of Israel. Israels materiality has become a cup of trembling to all the nations round about and, as well, a theological imbroglio, a veritable Gordian Knot around the Churchs neck: Either Israel is naught but a fluke of history, wholly insignificant, a creation of Western idealism gone amok, and worse, nothing more than a guilt-ridden expression devolved into an unjustifiable apartheid state .
. . a pariah within democracy and a contradiction of the universal rights of man- in sum, an utter embarrassment to the West interminably complicating Western foreign policy . . . or she persists as the utmost hope lurching toward Messianic deliverance and the miraculous intrusion of the Son of Man within our confused and militarized affairs, righting our Humpty Dumpty back together again wherein peace, justice and harmony takes on a Platonic expression of Magnesia or, better said, that of the New Jerusalem.The two volumes present a cosmic view of the Two Witnesses announced in Revelation 11 - they are not X-Men.
Sorry, such a parochial designation is the total antithesis of the Scriptures intent. If you read this, youll soon find out that the overarching culmination of their JOINT WITNESS comports to a minimum of 4,000 years of human history compacted into the close of this age within the crucible of Daniels 70th Week.Indeed, replacement theologians and their religious Historicism view of how all this pans out in the end embrace the notion that Daniels final Week, the Seventieth Week, terminated shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus - i.e., there is no futurity to Daniels Week.Alas!
Not only is there a gap between the first and second comings of Christ, there is, most definitely such a gap between the 69th and 70th Week of the Daniel 9 cardinal prophecy. Whats that got to do with paying your bills? Much in every way.
This author who initially saw the identity of the Two Witnesses around 1981 and, subsequently, embarked upon a dialogue with Judaism and then directly with Israeli citizens and officials, went so far as to unite with like-minded Christians and American Jewry (all branches) in drafting what became known as the Washington Declaration - the first ever, as far as we know, of Christians and Jews uniting around the prophetic significance of Israels in-gathering into their ancient homeland.
Over 120 leaders from both communities signed on to the declaration made in Washington, D.C.Notwithstanding this initial outburst, this author found it increasingly difficult to pursue that relationship in that a strong eschatological basis as to WHY and WHEN and HOW that finality could take place within the context of our Weltungschuug and the chasm of separation which existed between the People of the Book given the inherent Messianic tension - much of which was caused by the theological-eschatological separation caused by Dispensationalism itself.
As Reggie Kelly states: Distinction, yes - Separation, no!Thus we fast forward thirty-three years: THE TWO WITNESSES - a compendium of writings which have survived these three decades the building of a theological basis for the present and into the immediate future of these, "