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All articles & reviews tagged with israel

God’s peace in Bethlehem

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December 2003
Israel

God’s peace in Bethlehem

The Baraka Christian congregation in Bethlehem held its annual family conference recently. Pastor Victor Atallah spoke on the theme: ‘In Christ — one people of God and one offspring of Abraham’. Most families participating are Palestinians from Bethlehem and the nearby towns of Beit-Jalla and Beit-Sahour. Some were able to secure Israeli government permits…

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October 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

En-gedi

When David was fleeing from King Saul, ‘he went ... and dwelt in the strongholds of En-gedi’ (1 Samuel 23:29). The Song of Solomon 1:14 reads: ‘My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-gedi’. En-gedi is a beautiful oasis, half-way along the Israeli side of the Dead…

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September 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Replacement Theology

On the BBC Sunday programme on 12 May there was a feature concerning so-called ‘replacement theology’. Some in Israel and elsewhere are blaming it for an ‘anti-Israeli’ stance in the West. So what is ‘replacement theology’? None other than the biblical doctrine that the great promises of God in the Old Testament concerning Israel…

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March 2001
Articles > Israel

Jewish Worldview

Maurice. I would like to thank you, Joseph, for sparing the time to explain the Jewish worldview to me. I have read the Old Testament and spent some time reading about the background of the Old Testament books. Again, of course, in my New Testament reading I have come across the Pharisees and Sadducees,…

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May 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Israel

Twenty years of mercy

Elders of the Grace and Truth Christian congregation reflect on how God has led them. Over the years, God has blessed the church, the Body of Christ in Israel, as well as our own congregation. We are here through the merits of Jesus the Messiah, our Lord and Saviour. It is our privilege to…

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May 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Israel

Messianic believers threatened but encouraged

Antagonism towards Messianic groups in Israel has been increasing since the introduction of a bill in the Jewish parliament to outlaw ‘missionary material’. Opposition from ultra-orthodox Jews is thought to be the source of a number of incidents over the past few months in which Messianic believers have had their property damaged and threats…

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May 1998
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Asia > Western Asia > Israel

Israel – fifty years on

From poverty to plenty The modern State of Israel, established fifty years ago, is a remarkable phenomenon. A nation exiled for almost 2,000 years returns home under the most distressing circumstances the world has ever known. Torn and battered from the Nazi ‘holocaust’, the population has swollen from an initial 600,000 to now over…

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