It’s important to recognize that the question of the land ultimately brings up the deepest question of our Christian faith because the question of the land ultimately forces the question of righteousness and how we inherit God’s promises.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
Right now it is the question of Jewish ownership of the land that is animating and empowering political Islam throughout the Middle East, and Islam is using this question to mobilize thousands of Muslims and that fact alone indicates the severity of this issue.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
If we are going to have a biblical view of the land, we must also take the time to interpret modern events biblically. Nowhere is this more neglected than the issue of the Holocaust. That event, and the events which followed it in 1948 must be dealt with theologically.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
When we survey Scripture, there is a very clear and consistent prediction that the Lord judges the nations at His return related to how they treated Israel related to a military crisis in the land. This gives us quite a bit of insight into how we should view Israel’s future in the land.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
God promised the land to Abraham and affirmed that promise in a dramatic way in Genesis 15. This covenant is incredibly important because the Scripture repeatedly reaffirms it and Paul builds his entire understanding of salvation on the surety of this covenant.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
In order to understand how the question of Israel’s possession of the land there are biblical principles that we must understand related to Israel’s history. It is critical that we understand these principles before we try to look at events through a humanitarian lens.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
The “right” to the land of Israel is one of the most contested issues of our day. It is a complex issue and answering that raises very serious questions, but these questions must be answered within a biblical framework. If we do not answer the question within an overarching biblical framework, we can end up with conclusions that sound reasonable, but are, in fact, unbiblical.This is part of the series Does the Modern State of Israel have a Right to the Land?.
Paul frequently quoted Old Testament passages in a way that reveals his understanding of Old Testament passages and how they relate to his mission of carrying the gospel to the gentiles. Paul’s reference to Isaiah 28 in 1 Corinthians 14 helps us understand exactly how the apostles understood Isaiah 28.
Daniel 7:12 raises an interesting question: why is the antichrist destroyed suddenly while the lives of the rest of the beasts are prolonged? Thankfully, when we look at the verse more closely, we find that there is a very specific emphasis in this verse that can resolve the question.
Paul’s uses Israel’s story in 1 Corinthians as a proof that Jesus’ exaltation through death and resurrection was a biblical principle. It is important to recognize how Paul uses his understanding of Israel to describe the suffering of Jesus because it gives us tremendous insight into Paul’s Israelology.
When God gathered the Israelites in the desert after the Exodus, He began to form the first expression of biblical community. That expression was expanded by King David, and later modified by the apostles for the local church. Ultimately biblical community flows from a single vision of community revealed in the Scripture and based on singing and sacrifice.
Does your ministry enslave people by making them dependent on you or does it empower them by freely giving them all you have? A cult is a ministry where the teaching enslaves you to the leader. Biblical ministry does exactly the opposite. The way you use your spiritual gifts is the crucial test of your ministry.