Dr. Barry Horner. The nature of Reformed eschatology is comprised of several distinguishing characteristics. To begin with there is the thread of Augustinianism. From the fourth century onward, Aurelius Augustine has continued to be a hovering influence over Christendom, and particularly with regard to the church in its institutional form. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Israel and the Church’
By Lance Lambert.. The Canon of the Old Testament and other Jewish Literature. During these 400 years before Christ we discover three main streams of literary activity. Firstly, The Canon of the OT.We use the term ‘canon’ (meaning ‘measure’) to distinguish from other writings that which is divinely inspired and absolutely authoritative. (more…)
by Lance Lambert ..During the Exile, God’s people were forever cured of idolatry. With the Temple destroyed, sacrifice ended, the Priesthood scattered, Jerusalem razed, the people deported, a new form of worship and fellowship grew up. We do not know how or when exactly the Synagogue started but somehow during the Exile, God’s children began gathering together for the reading and exposition of Scripture, and for worship and prayer. “Synagogue” is a Greek word meaning “a gathering of people,” a congregation” (Hebrew Knesset.) it is used 56 times in the N.T. (more…)
By Alyssah Farah.. WASHINGTON – The first delegation of Syrian Christian church leaders to visit the U.S. since civil war broke out in March 2011 spoke Monday (February 24, 2014) at the Heritage Foundation, issuing a stunning warning that the nation’s Christian population could vanish. “Today we are faced with a potential extinction of the church,” Patrick Sookhdeo, chairman of the Westminster Institute, warned. “Not just in Syria. We’ve seen it in Iraq. The church could fall in Lebanon.” (more…)
By Joel C. Rosenberg.. “Pope Francis on Sunday (January 5, 2014) announced long-awaited plans to travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in the spring,” reported the Times of Israel. “The visit, scheduled for May 24-26, will be the pope’s first trip to the Holy Land, and the only foreign trip announced so far for 2014.”
- Addressing a Vatican crowd gathered in the rain for his weekly Sunday blessing, he said he would be visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He would also travel to Amman. (more…)
By Aviel Scheider.. After two Israeli professors living in the US won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year, it begs the question: Why have Jews been so successful in this realm, despite their proportionately small population? Approximately 20 percent or 1 in 5 of Nobel Prize laureates are Jews, yet Jews make up less than 0.2 percent of the world’s population. (more…)
By Giulio Meotti.. “For over 100 years, and half a century after the Holocaust, the Vatican has been hostile to the creation of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East with its capital as Jerusalem. For sixty years after the Jewish State gained independence in 1948, the Catholic Church adopted a policy fitting to Israel’s Arab-Islamic enemies: total non-recognition of Jewish statehood and peoplehood. Despite acceptance by every Western nation, Israel was not accorded formal diplomatic recognition by the Vatican before 1993. The Church formally recognized Israel’s existence only two decades after Israel’s foe, Egypt’s Sadat, signed a peace treaty with the Jewish State. Apparently, the Vatican considered only the State of Israel undeserving of its recognition. How do we explain this refusal? (more…)
By Jonathan David.. Ben Kinchlow is a former co-host of the 700 Club and a regular contributor to major conservative American news website WorldNetDaily. Israel Today’s Jonathan David spoke with Mr. Kinchlow and presented him with several important questions regarding Israel. Here are his answers: (more…)
By Aviel Schneider.. “Abraham was not a Jew,” insisted Arab Knesset member Ibrahim Sarsur, party leader of the United Arab List, in a statement released to the Israeli media last week.
Sarsur was responding to a recent assertion by Jewish Knesset members Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel, both of the Jewish Home party, that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem and to Judea-Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”) is backed up by the Bible. “This claim brings against Israel half a billion Muslims and the entire Christian world,” charged Sarsur. (more…)
By C4I International.. This interview was held by Gertjan de Jong with Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer, president of Christians for Israel International, for the Dutch magazine “De Oogst”, a monthly magazine that aims at deepening and strengthening the spiritual life in the Netherlands from a Biblical perspective.
Submitting to the Israel mystery
“Actually, I wasn’t very much involved with Israel”, Rev Willem Glashouwer said a couple of years ago. Well, the boot is on the other leg nowadays. (more…)