Tag Archive | Modern Israel

Renters in Israel and “The Messiah Clause”

From The Christian Science Monitor Many Jerusalem residents believe not only that the Messiah will return, but that his arrival is imminent – so imminent they have taken legal precautions to ensure they can return to Jerusalem immediately upon his return. In apartment contracts around the city, there are clauses stipulating what will happen to […]

Old Testament Prophecies of Blessing to Israel

As I wrote yesterday the primary reason for posting the three chapters from Hebrews began because of the earlier post (Israel and the Church, Two Separate Destinies) which raised questions concerning, what I believe is a false teaching. And while it’s not by far the only false teaching in our Churches today, it is, in […]

Tel Aviv: “Most gay-friendly city in the World”

A number of thoughts go through my mind at reading this article…number one, how do those who refuse to believe Israeli Jews need to be missionized wrap their strange theology around this article. And secondly, this quote, (Finance Minister Yair) Lapid said he came to the parade to talk about “the rights of gay people to […]

The State of Israel: Exposing The Myth Of The “Holy Land”

As most of you know I attended Churches for years which believed and taught only dispensational theology. I was a bonafide, dyed-in-the-wool “dispy” for 25 years. Part of that teaching concerned what we refer to as the ‘Holy Land’. Having never been there I had this picture in my mind of what it must be […]

Survey: Most Israeli Jews would support apartheid regime in Israel

This is sad.   Apartheid: “apartness” or “separateness”: Policy of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination: a former policy of segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa. Survey, conducted by Dialog on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, exposes anti-Arab, ultra-nationalist views espoused by a majority of […]

Will America forsake Israel, again?

Israeli news organizations are turning up the heat on Washington. From The Jerusalem Post, The Israel-Iran countdown has begun, and with regard to Teheran’s nuclear race we are witnessing a great crisis in US-Israel relations. Will America help the tiny Jewish state? Can Israel trust the word of a US administration which treated Jerusalem like […]

Is Christian Zionism Compatible With the Two-State Solution?

Thousands of evangelical Christians descended on Washington this week for the seventh annual Christians United for Israel (“CUFI”) conference. Their goal: defend America and bless Israel. Efforts to forge peace in the Middle East have dominated United States foreign policy for more than two decades, with every president since George H.W. Bush wading into the […]

Israel and Theology – Two Opposing Views

Earlier today I read two very opposite views concerning Israel and theology and thought someone else might find them interesting.  Our first article comes from Rev. Malcolm Hedding, of The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem:  Quote, In recent years a new form of Replacement Theology has arrived on the Christian scene called Fulfillment Theology. Like Replacement […]

Jewish Extremists Prompt Culture War In Israel

Activist extremists or/and religious extremists are nothing new. But it sure seems like today’s world has more then usual.  JERUSALEM — If they hadn’t been stirred already by the female soldier who was called a “slut” on a public bus, or the 8-year-old girl spit on by neighbors on the way to school, the sight […]

Who are the Jewish People? ~ Is God gathering Jewish people back to the land?

An excellent three part teaching is up at  Messianic Good News, The question of “Who is a Jew?” remains a contentious and unresolved issue, relating as it does to the ‘Law of Return’ and the nature of the ‘Jewish State’ as well as to the question of whether Jewishness is necessarily connected with either the […]

Israel: Major Victory for Separation of Religion and State

Interesting news item, Sapir Prize winner Yoram Kaniuk sets legal precedent implying that all Israelis can self-determine their own religious identity The court ruling last week that granted the writer Yoram Kaniuk the right to be registered with the Interior Ministry as “without religion” rather than as Jewish, is a step in the direction of […]

Israel and the 2012 (U.S.) Elections

This morning I listened as a journalist made the statement that after last weeks speech made by  President Obama (at the UN), over 50% of all Israeli’s now firmly support President Obama. My first reaction was, ‘what does that mean?’. After all, only US citizens vote in American elections.  When did support (or nonsupport) by […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 5)

Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) – Part (4) From Israel and the Church – Fulfillment of Promise by Adrian Birks Part (5) – The Land  The question of land is at the centre of theological debate concerning Israel and is one that carries with it significant consequences, both politically and missiologically. As […]

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