The 1948 Connection

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The 1948 Connection
By Jack Kinsella

The restoration of the Jews to the Promised Land is one of the most staggeringly overt fulfillments of Bible prophecy to occur in the last 2,000 years.

The Hebrew prophets all foretold an eventual restoration of Israel, even addressing the future state by name, in some cases centuries after Israel had ceased to exist.

Jesus said,

“Learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh; So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:32-34)

In his book, Personal Witness, Ambassador Abba Eban, one of Israel’s Founding Fathers and Israel’s first Foreign Minister wrote;

“In accordance with our plan, a letter from [Chaim] Weizmann to [President] Truman had been sent on May 13 asking him to recognize our new state.”

The expected infant state was still nameless, since the Zionist leaders were still characteristically, arguing over the name (should it be “Judea.” “Zion,” what about the name “Israel”?). Weizmann, for the first time in history, was asking for a nameless state to be recognized….

Although Ezekiel confidently wrote of the restored Jewish state as “Israel” 2,500 years before, those who actually served as midwives to the rebirth did not decide on the name until the very day before!

Hosea said of Israel,

“I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time…” (Hosea 9:10)

Joel wrote of the northern invaders of Israel,

“He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree…(Joel 1:7)

In 1948, the fig tree began to put forth leaves, so to speak, and Jesus said that generation would see ‘all these things’ fulfilled.

The Bible said that pivotal event in history would take place simultaneously with the birth of a revived Roman Empire. A unified Europe looks back to its’ foundation as January 1, 1948.

It said an apostate world religion would develop at the same time. Revelation 13:11 describes this religious system as “having two horns like a lamb” — symbols of Christianity. The World Council of Churches was born in 1948.

It predicts that global political system will co-exist with a global economy. The World Trade Organization — a trade organization empowered to regulate the global economy — saw its genesis in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, enacted by the UN in 1948.

The Bible predicted that global economy will fall under the control of a single individual who will be able to regulate commerce down to the individual level — “That no man might buy or sell” –Rev 13:17. Such individual control was impossible before the advent of computers.

Although computers had been invented during World War II, they were huge, bulky monsters that used notoriously unreliable and hugely inefficient vacuum tubes. The first computers were slower than a pocket calculator, filled huge environmentally sealed rooms and required enough electricity to power a small city.

That all changed in 1948 when Bell Labs invented the transistor chip, signaling the official birth of the Computer Age.

That final age would be marked by ‘rumors of war’ – Matt 24:7. The ultimate ‘rumor of war’ was the Cold War. It began with the Berlin Airlift of 1948. The Soviet collapse was a direct result of the cost of fighting the Cold War. The ongoing decline of US influence in the world is also related to the costs of that ‘war’. The power vacuum left by the simultaneous decline of each of these great powers is being filled by Europe, just as the Bible predicted.

Earthquakes began to show a marked increase in size, scope and intensity in 1948. The modern period of ethnos against ethnos can be traced to the death of colonialism beginning in 1948. Increasing ‘pestilence’ or deadly disease, can be traced to 1948. Economic ‘kingdoms’ began with the first multinational corporations in 1948.

Legislation passed by the UN in 1948 like the UDHR and the UNCPR function today as the legal cornerstones of our developing globalist worldview and the disintegration of US Constitutional guarantees.

The decline in morality — worldwide — can arguably be placed at the feet of the current trend of devaluing human life to the degree that legislation permitting abortion and euthanasia are evidences of an ‘advanced’ society.

The Japanese Eugenics Act — the first legal abortion on demand legislation ever passed in modern society — was passed in 1948. American Margaret Sanger was so impressed with the idea that she founded the premier abortion rights advocacy group — Planned Parenthood — in 1948.

Let’s not forget the other technological advances introduced in 1948 — commercial television, holography, cybernetics, meteorology, the nuclear arms race, microelectronics and dozens of other advances that served to demystify the books of Daniel and the Revelation for this generation.

Add that to the social breakdown that followed the ouster of God from American education following McCollum vs. the board of education decision of 1948. Don’t forget the contribution made to evolutionary theory by the introduction of the ‘Big Bang’ theory of 1948. That served to further alienate the concept of a Creator God from the American worldview.

2 Peter 3:3 warns;

“that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

All these things taken in context point to one logical conclusion. This is the generation of whom Jesus was speaking when He said,

“This generation shall not pass until ALL these things be fulfilled.”

Originally Published: April 20, 2006.


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Mocha Latte

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It is impressive that so many things happened in this time period, but be careful. I say ‘time period’ because these things were around 1948 however not necessarily in 1948. I did some checking and it doesn’t look like all the statements in this article are accurate.
  • For instance, “The first transistor was successfully demonstrated on December 23, 1947, at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.”
  • Additionally, Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League and Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in 1923, which later merged and became Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1949.
  • There were developments on the Big Bang theory prior to 1948 and over the years but I couldn’t find anything tied to 1948.
Obviously, Israel coming back is HUGE and it is interesting to learn that so many other prophetically important things started around the same time (wow!), but it makes me uneasy when an article asserts facts that aren’t entirely true.
 

Jan51

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It is impressive that so many things happened in this time period, but be careful. I say ‘time period’ because these things were around 1948 however not necessarily in 1948. I did some checking and it doesn’t look like all the statements in this article are accurate.
  • For instance, “The first transistor was successfully demonstrated on December 23, 1947, at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.”
  • Additionally, Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League and Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in 1923, which later merged and became Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1949.
  • There were developments on the Big Bang theory prior to 1948 and over the years but I couldn’t find anything tied to 1948.
Obviously, Israel coming back is HUGE and it is interesting to learn that so many other prophetically important things started around the same time (wow!), but it makes me uneasy when an article asserts facts that aren’t entirely true.
I agree. As you say, in that time period. Also around that time credit cards came on the scene, and an uptick in UFO sightings.
 

Chris

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It is impressive that so many things happened in this time period, but be careful. I say ‘time period’ because these things were around 1948 however not necessarily in 1948. I did some checking and it doesn’t look like all the statements in this article are accurate.
  • For instance, “The first transistor was successfully demonstrated on December 23, 1947, at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.”
  • Additionally, Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League and Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in 1923, which later merged and became Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1949.
  • There were developments on the Big Bang theory prior to 1948 and over the years but I couldn’t find anything tied to 1948.
Obviously, Israel coming back is HUGE and it is interesting to learn that so many other prophetically important things started around the same time (wow!), but it makes me uneasy when an article asserts facts that aren’t entirely true.
I don't think you need to be concerned about Jack Kinsella's article. Jack is definitely not a liar, but he might have gotten bad information on the Planned Parenthood issue. I'm going to post some articles that show where he may have gotten the dates from and two that you raised issues with might be right from the OP.

Transistor - I'm not a technical person but the transistor in 1948 looks like the one used in computers that gave way tot he wave of technology that Jack was talking about. But since Jack has passed away, we can't ask him if that was what he was talking about.

https://www.bellsystemmemorial.com/belllabs_transistor.html

Planned Parenthood - Now, there is a date in 1942 and one in 1948 for the International Planned Parenthood. It might be that he was thinking about that when he wrote it as I think he lived in Canada, but I can't remember for sure. It might be that the source he used was wrong or he got confused? :idunno

https://sanger.hosting.nyu.edu/aboutms/organization_bciic/

Big Bang - on April 1, 1948, physicists George Gamow and Ralph Alpher first proposed the now prevailing idea of how the universe began — with a big bang.

https://blog.oup.com/2012/04/scientists-propose-big-bang-theory/

In any case, I think Jack's main points with his article are overall correct. Even if there is a minor date discrepancy in there, I think his main points from the article are still accurate. But from speaking to Jack personally, he doesn't purposefully try to pull the wool over our eyes with his articles. I think Pete Garcia would attest to that as well. JMHO.

Obviously, Israel coming back is HUGE and it is interesting to learn that so many other prophetically important things started around the same time (wow!)

Yes, I think the convergence of all these signs around the time of 1948 and even within the lifetime of those living today is VERY important in regards to Bible prophecy.

Keep looking up! :nod
 

3 Nails 4 Given

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My parents were married August 14, 1948, and Grant Jeffrey who was a Canadian prophecy teacher was born October 5, 1948. Our birthdays are 1 day apart mine the 6th not the same year.
Grant Jeffrey was my favorite prophecy teacher. I still have many of his books. Hal Lindsay is my second favorite prophecy teacher.

All of the prophecy teachers I follow agree the Balfour Declaration and the rebirth of Israel in 1948 was a key fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
 

Chris

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Grant Jeffrey was my favorite prophecy teacher. I still have many of his books. Hal Lindsay is my second favorite prophecy teacher.

All of the prophecy teachers I follow agree the Balfour Declaration and the rebirth of Israel in 1948 was a key fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
I absolutely loved listening to Grant Jeffrey on TBN when he hosted the program called "Bible Prophecy Revealed" which I thought was absolutely great. His topics were very interesting and showed how Bible prophecy was the sure sign of God. Grant was a "Bible scholar" that knew what he was talking about. I sure do miss his shows.

I think Hal Lindsey is pretty much the elder statesman for Bible prophecy these days. I just posted a very good article of his on the forums a few minutes ago. :thumbup
 

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In his book, Personal Witness, Ambassador Abba Eban, one of Israel’s Founding Fathers and Israel’s first Foreign Minister
I bought that book at a thrift store, I was looking for older Christian books/hymnals and found it in the 3/$1.00 section, grabbed that one along with More Than a Carpenter and an old Lutheran hymn book. I read it from time to time , I need to get back in it.
 

lismore

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This was an encouraging article. Another item that may be relevant- the Island of Iona is known as the cradle of Scottish Christianity, an Irish Missionary, Columba by name, brought the gospel there in 565AD. This was what was known as the Celtic Christian Church, not until later taken over by the RCC. The Abbey there was a centre of Christianity but ruined and left derelict after some centuries. There was an old prophecy of Columba:
lona of my heart, Iona of my love, Instead of monks' voices shall be lowing of cattle, But ere the world come to an end, lona shall be as it was. In other words when the Abbey was rebuilt as a centre of Christian worship it would be just before the Lord's return. I believe the work started to restore the Abbey also in 1948. It's a wonderful spiritual place today, I've stayed on Iona many times, a good place to meet other believers. There were some odd new-age beliefs and persons appeared in the 90s, but it seems to be gospel oriented again now. I was there in 2019 and met two young Israeli-Jewish guys who had been saved and had come to Iona to meet other believers. So another sign of the Lord's soon return that happened in 1948, the restoration of Iona as a place of pilgrimage. God Bless :)
 

daygo

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This was an encouraging article. Another item that may be relevant- the Island of Iona is known as the cradle of Scottish Christianity, an Irish Missionary, Columba by name, brought the gospel there in 565AD. This was what was known as the Celtic Christian Church, not until later taken over by the RCC. The Abbey there was a centre of Christianity but ruined and left derelict after some centuries. There was an old prophecy of Columba:
lona of my heart, Iona of my love, Instead of monks' voices shall be lowing of cattle, But ere the world come to an end, lona shall be as it was. In other words when the Abbey was rebuilt as a centre of Christian worship it would be just before the Lord's return. I believe the work started to restore the Abbey also in 1948. It's a wonderful spiritual place today, I've stayed on Iona many times, a good place to meet other believers. There were some odd new-age beliefs and persons appeared in the 90s, but it seems to be gospel oriented again now. I was there in 2019 and met two young Israeli-Jewish guys who had been saved and had come to Iona to meet other believers. So another sign of the Lord's soon return that happened in 1948, the restoration of Iona as a place of pilgrimage. God Bless :)
Excellent thanks for this.
 
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