According to the inspired Word of God given to us in the Bible, YHVH, the one and only true God, created Jacob, Israel, and all called by His name, for His glory. He alone is the only Savior who forgives sin. He only is the Deliverer from enemies and foreign gods. YHVH, the Holy One of Israel, is the only One who knows all things from the beginning through beyond their end. (Is 43:1-15)
The revelation from God that the Jewish people are a creation (as was Adam, and as is the born-again believer in Jesus) makes them unique among other people groups, races, clusters, ethnicities. Despite all the mixture that is acknowledged (i.e., no pure-blood credentials), there remains the historic identity and collective memory, with a lineage and civilization that has set us apart, that has been the subject and object of specific recognition, honor, and attack, and that has survived in a distinct way which still differentiates the Jewish and Israeli people from others. The God of Israel is the living God! Without Him, we are not, for it is He who has made us. Continue reading “TIME FOR SELF-RESPECTING JEWS TO STAND UP – 21 July 2013”
Yesterday, in an interview on a U.S. cable network, Newt Gringrich, a Republican Presidential candidate, said that the Palestinian people are “invented”. This, of course, raised an outcry from Palestinian Arab political, religioius, and intellectual leaders.
After all the claims by Palestinians delegitimizing Israel’s right to exist, the Islamic repudiation of any Jewish history connected to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and the denial even by many (if not most) Palestinian Arab Christians of God’s everlasting covenants connected with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob and their posterity . . . it is the utmost hypocrisy for them to call “despicable” and “very racist” the remarks made by Gringrich regarding their identity and history. Continue reading “INVENTIONS, HISTORY, HYPOCRISY – 11 Dec 2011”
9 Jan 2009
(Article for www.comeandsee.com at their request during Israel’s War in Gaza against Hamas)
Jesus knew that His Father loved Him because He always did that which pleased Him. What will it take for God the Father to answer His Beloved Son’s prayer?:
“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
“I do not pray for these [apostles] alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word (their teaching and preaching while they were still alive, and the New Testament writings we have that they wrote): that they all (born-again believerss) may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. . . .
“O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name (i.e., Father), and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” Continue reading “THE ANSWER TO JESUS’ PRAYER IN JOHN 17”