Monday, March 8, 2021

If you don’t know Paul Harvey, you are young and have missed a great life. He is famous for his saying, “And now, for the rest of the story!” After which he would tell fascinating stories and news items you would never hear anywhere else.

Here he tells you what he would do if he were the Devil. Hang on to your pitchfork, and tell me if all he says has not happened already! He gave this prophetic talk in 1965, so yes, he was a prophet.

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Upcoming Pilgrimages – STAY TUNED

by Steve Ray on March 8, 2021

With international flights still at a virtual standstill and most countries still closed, we have two upcoming pilgrimages in the Good ‘Ol USA.

To the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin in July and the beginning of Catholicism in St. Augustine Florida in April.

Also, the 2nd Holy Land is open – the country of Turkey. We are planning a pilgrimage there in August.

Brochures in production, everything announced here soo….

Contact our Reservations Team at 866-557-2364, or write them at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net.

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Today I was asked a question which I have been asked a good number of times. So, I thought I would give a simple answer here. A young man wrote and asked: “Can you please tell me whether the descendants of Ismael are Muslims?”

Because I have been asked this question a good number of times I thought I would answer it simply here.

downloadNo. The descendants of Ishmael are the Arabs but not all Arabs are Muslims. In the Middle East from 200-650 AD, most Arabs were Christians, not Muslims. Islam did not get started until the mid-7th century. Mohammad conquered Mecca in 629 and subsequently, the Muslims swept through Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa with their armies and conquered these once Christian lands.

So Arabs are descendants of Ismael (Gen 25:12-18). Mohammed was an Arab. He started a new religion called Islam but not all Arabs followed him. Not all Arabs are Muslims. The largest Muslim nation is Indonesia and they are not Arabs. In fact, the three largest Muslim countries are not Arab.

And the Middle East at one time was almost 100% Christian and most of them were Arabs. In fact, in the Holy Land today the Christian population is almost entirely Arab Palestinian.

According to Wikipedia, “Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region (from Turkey to Indonesia), with over 1 billion adherents. The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a nation home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.0%), and India (10.9%).

Arab is ethnic, Muslim is a religion. Ishmael is not the father of the Muslims, only of the Arabs.

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