No one needs to ponder whether Christians in Palestinian territories are suffering terribly. They are. Who’s to blame? There are very strong voices in the media and in political circles who point out that Israel is the country doing all the killing. Sure, Hamas is firing hundreds of missiles into Israel, but they don’t end... Continue Reading →
What About Christians in Palestine?
What's going on with Christians in Gaza where the Palestinian Authority is in control? The Gatestone Institute wants us to know. The following post can be found in its entirety at Gatestone Institute, an organization dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report on matters of human rights and freedom.... Continue Reading →
Is God Always on Israel’s Side? (Part 3 of 3)
If what has been said already about Israel is true, then a question arises, “What about the nation of Israel today?” In this final part (of a three-part series), we’ll look at what the Bible says about Israel as an ethnic/national people. The key text for this discussion is Romans 11. The question we are... Continue Reading →
Is God Always on Israel’s Side? (Part 2)
Earlier, Acts 13:32-39 was quoted, but not in its entirety. When the complete quote is included, we see that the early church proclaimed more than the fact that Christ is the fulfillment of Israel, He is the realization of the Son of God. As such, Christ is also the fulfillment of the kingdom. So, Acts... Continue Reading →
Is God Always on Israel’s Side?
I honestly dislike controversy. I try to avoid it. But the things which matter most to me are always on collision course with the things that others decide are too “controversial” to speak about in polite company. Marriage, families, protecting babies, and the freedom of religion—all these are important realities which rile abortion supporters and... Continue Reading →
Is the Holy Land Really Holy?
Is it okay to watch a movie in your church sanctuary? What about the Holy Land, is it really holy? These are but two of the practical questions I sprung on my Sunday school class recently. How would you answer? Your answer would betray your allegiance to your concept of sacred space. Do you believe... Continue Reading →
Example of Political Importance
As Christians, we are told often to keep out of politics. I agree that the power, purpose, and glory of the gospel far exceeds political ideology. Nevertheless, this article from Victor Davis Hanson gets to a few root issues which demonstrate that politics matters. Political decisions have sweeping influence over the lives of millions. The... Continue Reading →