Is Israel a Jewish State? Better Yet, What is the Land of Israel?

Recently, a group of Israeli Jewish lobbyists have been trying to get the Knesset for the first time to declare Israel "a Jewish state." And Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is demanding that in the U.S.-brokered peace process the Palestinian Authority acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state. Concerning Israel, he said in a speech this week, "This is the Jewish land. This is the Jewish state." So, Netanyahu identifies the State of Israel with the land Israel possesses. (That land should n … [Read more...]

Predictions of the End of the World, Yet We’re STILL HERE

Harold Camping, founder and owner of the large Christian radio network Family Radio, died at 92 years of age on December 16, 2013. He had predicted that the world would end and Jesus would return on May 21, 2011. But the next day we were STILL HERE.When I won my first pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour--the Kaiser International in Napa, California, in 1968--I listened to Family Radio the entire time while driving to and from the Silverado Country Club and my motel in St. Helena, thirty … [Read more...]

Interactive Map Shows Genetic Makeup of Populations

The University College of London has a Genetics Institute. It's website says it is "a world-leading centre to develop and apply bio-statistical and bio-informatics approaches to genetic research.  Its major, although not exclusive, remit is to focus on clinical and human population genetics."Last week, the UCL Genetics Institute and the University of Oxford made public for the first time its "interactive map" which shows the history of genetic mixing of ninety-five current populations in … [Read more...]

The Bible Predicts Future Metal Scarcity

Two days ago, USA TODAY had an article by Ray Locker entitled "Western militaries risk losing access to resources." It begins as follows:"Western militaries may lose access to critical materials needed for weapons and other systems, because of the growing demand for new technologies, questionable supply lines and production in unfriendly or dangerous countries, NATO documents show."'Key strategic materials are those that are crucial in the manufacture of sophisticated military hardware … [Read more...]

Was Jesus Original in Telling Nicodemus To Be “Born Again”?

During the time of Jesus, the Sanhedrin ruled the religious life in Israel. It was a council of seventy members. They consisted of Sadducees, Pharisees, chief priests, and elders. One of the chief priests was the high priest who presided.One of the members of the Sanhedrin was Nicodemus. For the Fourth Evangelist tells us, "Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews" (John 3.1 ESV). The last phrase likely indicates that Nicodemus was also a member of the … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Tell the Sanhedrin He Was God?

Christians generally have believed that the Jewish Sanhedrin (Council) accused Jesus of Nazareth of claiming to be God, and that is why it condemned him as a blasphemer worthy of death. But according to the New Testament (NT) gospels, Jesus did not tell the Sanhedrin he was God.During the latter part of Jesus’ public ministry, the scribes and Pharisees constantly questioned him about his teachings. They wanted to “catch Him in some statement, so as to deliver Him up to the rule and the aut … [Read more...]

Tunisia Leads Arab Spring In Fulfilling Bible Prophecy

In 2011, the North African nation of Tunisia started Arab Spring. You may recall that it began by a depressed street vendor protesting unjust business conditions by setting himself on fire and thereby dying from suicide. It sparked a revolution, in which the people rose up and overthrew their dictator. This revolution then spread to other North African countries, included the heavily populated Egypt. Most of the nations of the Middle East and North Africa had been ruled by dictatorships for … [Read more...]

What Must Christians Believe?

Christians sometimes do not agree on what constitutes a genuine Christian. Yet most agree that a person must believe in Jesus. But what does it mean to believe in Jesus? On matters of faith, Christians should appeal to the Bible.Jesus was a Jew. Jews believed that their God promised to send a king to deliver them from Gentile oppression, gather all Diaspora Jews to their ancestral land, and make Israel the chief of all nations in a worldwide government of peace. They identified this promised … [Read more...]


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