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Palestinian Christians awaiting High Court of Justice ruling

Palestinian Christians are awaiting a High Court of Justice ruling on a petition asking the state and the Israel Police to drop the heavy movement and security restrictions that have prevented worshipers from accessing holy sites in East Jerusalem on Holy Saturday during the past several years. Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter, […]

Israel: Spiritual or Literal

“The European cuckoo bird is known as a “brood parasite.” The female lays her eggs in the nests of other smaller birds, like the reed warbler. In turn, they unwittingly incubate, feed, and raise the young impostors-usually at the expense of their own genuine offspring.” A somewhat strange introduction, but an interesting message. Quote, The […]

WAR

Anyone willing to wager on the likelihood of America being involved in another war by the end of 2014?  Two Democratic senators, Robert Menendez and Chuck Schumer (along with Republican warhorse Mark Kirk), are circulating a bill that would hamstring the Obama administration’s ability to negotiate with Iran by broadening sanctions. And the bill would […]

Israel Orders Deportation of Jews for Jesus Missionary

Christianity Today Messianic group worries legal precedent could be used to expel more missionaries. (MSN) An Israeli immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a Messianic Jewish man from England who was arrested last week for taking part in an evangelistic event in southern Israel. Barry Barnett, 50, a worker with Jews for Jesus UK, […]

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas): An Example of Dispensational Theology & Christian Zionism’s Influence upon American Politics

From Nathan Pitchford’s article, The Threat of Christian Zionism If the phenomenal success of the bestselling Left Behind series indicates anything about the prevailing eschatological mindset across a wide swath of the evangelical landscape in modern America, then we would do well to pause and consider. Where is this fascination with the sensational, and frequently outright bizarre, […]

Christian Zionism’s foothold in Nazareth

Heard about this last week through an email sent out by Hagee’s Ministry  From Jonathan Cook: The blog from Nazareth Nazareth has been arguing for decades that it should host the first Arab university in Israel. Successive governments have turned a deaf ear, fearful that an Arab university teaching in Arabic might make the local […]

Your Thoughts: Israel and the Church, Two Separate Destinies

Today I received the link to the article below within a newsletter I subscribe to. The article, written by Jack Kelley (Grace Thru Faith) is a response to concerns he has about extremism within the Hebrew Roots Movement, While Hebrew Roots appears to teach that because of the Lord’s death, obedience to the Law is […]

Waiting for Armageddon

Watched this last night and thought it was fascinating. Don’t think I’ll forget anytime soon hearing one participant in this video (think he was a pastor?) talking about how it will be “fun” to watch (from heaven) those left on earth being slaughtered after the rapture. Sigh…. Watch: Waiting for Armageddon 

Israel and the promises of God

From Part 3 in the series, Rightly dividing the word of truth, by Kevin Daly ‘The Old Testament promises a national salvation of Israel, it promises a natural restoration when the Jews will live in peace in the whole Promised Land, and nothing in the New Testament can cancel those divine unconditional promises, and if it […]

Israeli MK Michael Ben-Ari Tears Up Copy of New Testament

Interesting article at Loon Watch Soul Refuge has weighed in on this with some very good points! See: Israeli Parliament Member Destroys New Testament

What We Believe About Israel

Steve Lumbley (Apostasy Watch) has posted “What We Believe About Israel”.  I wanted to share it.   1. We fully support Israel’s right to exist and her right to defend herself from all foreign and domestic enemies. We also agree that there are many good political reasons for the US to consider Israel an ally […]

Jerusalem Christians are latest targets

Haaretz: Attack on Baptist Congregation marks the latest in series of attacks targeting Muslim, Christian and leftist institutions in Jerusalem over last two months. “Price tag” graffiti was spray-painted in Jerusalem again Sunday night, with vandals this time targeting a downtown church. The attack on the Narkis Street Baptist Congregation marks the latest in a […]

Israel Protests: 450,000 Hit The Streets In Country’s Largest Demonstrations

Over 450,000 Israelis hit the streets this weekend to protest the rising cost of living in the Mediterranean country. Demonstrations were held in cities across Israel, the biggest of the protests drawing 300,000 people in Tel Aviv. 50,000 protesters came out in Jerusalem. According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the demonstrations were the biggest in […]

Televangelist World: TBN & CBN

Just a couple items I found interesting..  This morning on facebook Jackie Alnor reported on TBN’s live coverage of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” event in Caesarea Israel, 7PM – Special programming from Caesarea with Glen Beck, Matthew & Laurie Crouch, John Hagee and David Barton: “Just watched the TBN airing of the Glenn Beck “Restoring […]

Did Glenn Beck just jump the shark in Israel?

Not satisfied with spreading his conspiracies, paranoia, and insanity in America alone, Beck has decided to take his show on the road beginning with stirring up religious and political dissension within Israel.   It isn’t just members of the US Congress who are making a beeline for Israel for summer vacation (more than 80 members […]

Inside CUFI’s 2011 Washington Summit

I always look forward to reading the eye-witness reports at JewsOnFirst, concerning CUFI’s yearly Washington Summit. It makes for some very interesting reading, if you bear in mind this is not a Christian organization nor is the author a Christian.  Inside CUFI’s 2011 Washington “Summit”: Our eyewitness report on Christians United For Israel’s annual Washington conference quote… […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 4)

Part (1)  - Part (2) – Part (3)  Israel and the Church – Fulfillment of Promise, by Adrian Birk   Fulfillment Theology  I have given the third position the title of fulfillment theology since it asserts that the promises of the Old Testament find their true and complete fulfillment in Christ and his Church. A […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 3)

Part (1) – Part (2) Some interesting facts, *Christian Zionism, through its active and public support for Jewish restoration to Palestine, predated the rise of Jewish Zionism by at least 60 years.  *Its origins lie within 19th century British premillennial sectarianism. By the early 20th century it had become a predominantly American dispensational movement and […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 2)

Part 1: Dispensational Zionism In part 2 the author takes a look at Classical Zionism, While historic or classical pre-millennialism is distinctly non-dispensational and therefore does not draw such clear lines between Israel and the church, it maintains that the prophecies of the Old Testament remain in force for ethnic Israel today. Thus while acknowledging a […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 1)

I’ve been doing a lot of reading this week on the topic of Israel, the Church, and Christian Zionism. One book in particular, Christian Zionism; Road – Map to Armageddon by Stephen Sizer, has been very interesting due not only to the author’s research but to the numerous quotes contained in the book from a […]

Religious Right Leaders, Dominionists and False Prophets: United at Last

Janet Porter of Faith2Action has started a new website, IsraelYoureNotAlone.com, and has managed to gather a whole host of names for a Wall Street Journal ad condemning President Obama’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Porter, who last week blamed the deadly tornadoes in the South on Obama’s approach to Israel and legal abortion, garnered signatures […]

A Thousand US Christians want to join IDF

HT to Steve at Apostasy Watch The new Christian settlers Will US Christians settle in Samaria? About 1,000 Americans have signed a document requesting to convert to Judaism, move to Israel, and settle in Samaria. The group members are seeking to serve in the IDF and later establish communities based on the Kibbutz movement model. […]

The Palestine Papers

This looks to possess the potential of becoming a bombshell. Palestine Papers: Al Jazeera, Guardian Release Documents On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict There are a number of links embedded within and at the end of the article also.

The Genesis 12:1-3 Question Ignites a Firestorm (again)

Looks like this bishop stepped in it: U.S. Bishop Says Jews Have No ‘Exclusive Right’ To Israel quote.. A special Vatican meeting on the Middle East ended Saturday (Oct. 23) with a flare-up in Catholic-Jewish tensions, after an American bishop declared the Bible does not give Jews privileged rights to the land of Israel. “We […]

Christians Bolster Jews as Settlement Freeze Ends: Israel – An Evangelical Idol

In his latest post Rick Frueh reminds us of how many evangelicals have fallen into idolatry concerning Israel. This news story is a case in point: Hundreds of Christians from a dozen nations joined together with 3,000 Israelis on Sunday evening in the small Samarian Jewish community of Revava to mark the end of the […]

Messianic Jews Lose Israeli Court Case

BEERSHEVA, Israel – Four and a half years after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews disrupted a Messianic Jewish service, throwing chairs and assaulting some of the members, an Israeli court ruled against the Messianic Jews’ civil suit this week. “[It was] a complete miscarriage of justice,” said Howard Bass, pastor of Kehilat Nachalat Yeshua (Congregation Yeshua’s […]

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