Israel according to the Torah

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Dr. Merrill, in his chapter titled Israel according to the Torah, provides an overview of the creation of the nation of Israel and charts God’s course for the nation through a discussion of the covenants made with His chosen people. He shows why Israel’s national identity is important to the plan of God beginning with the call of Abraham to leave his home and journey to a new land to become a mighty nation (Gen. 12:1–3).

Book Review: The People, the Land and the Future of Israel

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Read the Review: The People, the Land and the Future of Israel, edited by Darrel Bock and Mitch Glaser, is theologically and historically significant. Any serious student of the Bible can benefit from this book, be they he, or she, an academic, clergy, or a layperson. The book is divided into four parts with each part focusing on Israel and the Jewish people.

Focusing on what Unites Jews and Evangelicals

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For as long as Jews and Christians have existed, there has been tension between both groups too often resulting in the ostracizing, force conversions, expulsions and deaths. Both sides have become very good at itemizing what divides them and dwelling on the differences. Over the years, finger pointing and blame shifting has almost become an art form in Judeo/Christian relations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Knesset event honoring the 100 year connection of American Jewry and Israel . (photo credit:HAIM ZACH/GPO)

Dispelling Myths about Christians Who Support Israel

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While I believe there are dedicated and godly believers on both sides and try stay positive, it is becoming increasingly difficult. There are a growing number of untruths being promoted in the debate, and I am sorry to say that the rhetoric is also becoming harsher in tone. This is why I want to take a moment and try and shed more light than heat on five of these critical untruths.

Christians and Modern Israel: Theologically complicated? Maybe. Ethically? Not so much.

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Once again conflict in the Middle East raises that perennial question: How should Christians view and respond to the modern State of Israel? Debate focuses on several issues Western Christianity has traditionally grappled with, for example, the sanctity of life, when is war justified, theodicy (why God allows suffering), and what did Christ mean when He taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers”.