"...if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other." ~ George MacDonald
"...if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other." ~ George MacDonald

Israel

Whatever you believe about the people of Israel, nothing can justify what happened on October 7. See the film Screams Before Silence

Christians should call out antisemitism whether its source be Christian or Islamic. See Antisemitism in the Church and Christian-Muslim Relations: Implications for Jews and Israel.

A Jew

“It needs a clean heart to have pure hands, all the power of a live soul to keep the law—a power of life, not of struggle; the strength of love, not the effort of duty.” ~ The Way by George MacDonald

Should Jews observe the laws of Moses if they believe in Yeshua ?

‘When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
20 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. 24 Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law....’ (Acts 21:17-24)

“Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law.”1

If you are a Jew, what do you think would have happened if after Jesus was crucified, the Jewish leaders realised that they had asked the Romans to put an innocent man to death, repented of that sin, embraced Jesus' teaching, and encouraged the Jewish people to treat the Roman occupiers kindly? Do you think Rome would have destroyed Jerusalem in 70A.D.? Unfortunately, the Jewish religious leaders—thinking they were righteous—did not want to be saved from their sins. They only wanted to be saved from the Romans.

But don't the rabbis say that the Messiah will be a political leader? Many do. And yes he will be. When he returns, he will rule the world from Jerusalem. Who did Jesus say he was?

 

Israelis must listen to the Palestinians!

'If Israel had genocidal intent...'

Israel persecuted at The Hague. Why the nations rage against Israel

The Nakba (I’m famous! But also wrong?)

The REAL Reason The World is Obsessed With Israel

Turn the Other Cheek? Is Pacifism Right?

Whispered in Gaza

What is Hamas?

Arab, Israeli, and Proud

Lecture I – Understanding Israel Biblically

EXPOSING HAMAS: The Religion Beneath The Violence

The Israeli Perspective

Arab Muslim Speaks About Her Life in Israel

Does Israel Occupy the West Bank?

Why Trading Land For Peace Is Destroying Israel | Thomas Sowell

A Prize for Genocide | Our Middle East

Israel, Immigration & Islam

After Hamas Attack

Kanye West, Antisemitism, and Candace Owens 

Why You Should Care About Passover

The importance of Hanukka

Purim and the Cross of Mordecai

Pentecost special! - The Harvest of the Feast of Weeks

The Way

Why is Israel so Wealthy? (For a detailed look at why Jews have been so successful economically, see Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell.)

Why has America pursued such disastrous policies in the Middle East? See About Bernard Lewis

 

1. But even though Paul observed the laws of Moses and encouraged Jewish believers to live in obedience to the Torah, he knew that no one could be justified before God through simply trying to keep those laws. (See here and here. And even though gentiles are not bound by the Torah, we can learn much from those laws; which is not such a bad idea, considering that western society has gone so astray. See here. See also The Quest for Cosmic Justice  by Thomas Sowell and By This Standard  by Greg L. Bahnsen.) Christians can learn much from the Jews. See here. See also The Rational Bible: Deuteronomy by Dennis Prager

What about dietary laws? 

Jews and gentiles should both be free to follow their dietary customs. God wants a Church where Jews and Christians respect, love, and honour each other. See “The Hope and the Jews” in The One Purpose of God by Jan Bonda.

 

Antisemitism in the Church

Tensions

Palestinian Leadership

The War in Gaza

According to the Rabbis, who is the Messiah?

God Does Not Change

What is the Gospel?