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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”


It’s become evident the latest attempt at what is known as the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” has failed, which I don’t believe surprised anyone. I want to share a short video clip from the organization, Jewish Voice for Peace which I came upon, posted at Gralefrit Theology blog. The video is only a little over 6 minutes long but does an excellent job of explaining why tomorrow (May 15th) is known among Palestinians (both Christians and Muslims) as ‘Al Nakba’:

May 15th is the anniversary of what the Palestinian people (Muslim, Christian, Other), call ‘Al Nakba’ meaning ‘The Catastrophe’. The day in 1948 when Israelis declared independence before systematically and brutally removing indigenous people from their ancestral land, over 500 towns and villages depopulated, left in ruins or wiped off the map, beginning what we know as today, sixty-six years later, as ‘The Israeli-Palestine Conflict’.  (See, Gralefrit Theology: Remembering ‘Al Nakba’ in 2014)

The contents at the above link at Gralefrit includes a very informative video, “7 Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions”. If you are like me, your desire is to know and understand what the bible has to say concerning this, and any situation. I’ve spent the last few years in an attempt to understand just that. One thing I’ve found interesting when talking to other Christians about this topic at various discussion boards, is the lack of real understanding and the many misconceptions many Christians have concerning the reasons behind the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Until I realized, prior to seriously researching and also looking toward God’s Word for answers, I too held many of the same misconceptions. If time permits, I encourage you to watch/listen to “7 Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions” after watching the short video below,

Jewish Voice for Peace – “Israel and Palestine: A Very Short Introduction” 

 

2 comments on ““Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”

  1. Something present day Jews seem to miss as they read their version of the Scriptures layered with ex-biblical traditions and customs is the reality of God’s Word and His keeping His promises?

    For instance take what is recorded here:

    Judges 2:1 Now the angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up from Egypt and brought you into the land that I swore to give to your fathers. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you,
    2 and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed my voice. What is this you have done?
    3 So now I say, I will not drive them out before you, but they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.”

    Now go back to Judges chapter one and see the tribes who DID NOT drive out the inhabitants of their particular land parcel given to them by lot.

    And you have to wonder why we see what we see being played out in Israel today! The only solution here is the Gospel not the Law that parenthetically no one can or ever will be able to keep sinlessly!

    The history that the Scripture spans is vast and points to ONE THING from Genesis to Revelation and it isn’t a Promised Land cleansed of idolatry rather it is people groups washed and sanctified and justified with and by the Savior’s blood and the Holy Spirit :::>

    1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
    10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

    It’s time the Church takes it up a notch or two or three until:::>

    Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
    8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
    9 making known[fn] to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
    10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

    The inheritance isn’t land but the SAVIOR:::>

    Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
    8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
    9 making known[fn] to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
    10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
    11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
    12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

    • The inheritance isn’t land but the SAVIOR:::>

      Michael, amen amen! If they could only see this….😦

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