February/March 1999

Paganism

Features

The Conquest Over Pagan Jericho

When people hear the word Jericho, they naturally think of Israelites marching, trumpets sounding, and walls falling down. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory that we enjoy reading and telling in Sunday school class, but did it...

The Battle of the Gods: Paganism’s Seduction of Israel

The call had gone out nationwide to assemble at Mount Carmel. Now the peak was bustling with thousands of people. King Ahab was there. Also present were 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah. Standing before the throng...

Early Christians in A Pagan World

Recently, my daily newspaper began a weekend feature page on religious events in the community, including an interfaith calendar detailing the religious holidays for the coming week for the various faiths. The faiths represented on...

Divine Condemnation of the Occult

Nothing is more terrifying than being in the clutches of occult activity. The demonic forces of darkness can seize a person with overwhelming intensity. The powers of Satan and his demonic hordes have led many to mental and spiritual...

How Israelis Feels About Jewish Believers

There has been much talk over the last few years about the state of religious freedom in Israel. Some have accused the government and Israelis in general of being hostile toward those who believe in Jesus as their Messiah. This perception is...


More In This Issue

Suicide on the Temple Mount

Jerusalem Police Chief Yair Yitzhaki confirmed recently that members of a Denver, Colorado-based doomsday cult have entered Israel. Their agenda, however, is reported to be anything but the usual tour of the Holy Land. Cult watchers...

The New Creation

Revelation 21:1–8: The subject of eternity piques people’s interest as no other theme in Scripture. People intuitively know that there is a more fulfilling existence beyond this life because the transitory events on earth do not satisfy. But...

The Sinlessness of Jesus Christ Conclusion

If it is true that Jesus Christ was sinless, what is meant by the Apostle Paul’s statement that God sent “his own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Rom. 8:3)? The word translated “flesh” refers to “a human being in contrast to God and...

“I Was Born a Jew, and I Will Die a Jew.”

There are many religions in the world. While some seem to overlap and even share common beliefs and practices, most have distinctive characteristics that mark them out or set them apart. Many have unique, identifiable practices, including...

Eye on the Middle East Feb/Mar 1999

Jewish people who are questioning if they should leave Russia and join their kinsmen who have made the exodus to Israel or other countries would do well to exit while they can. Less than a decade after the Soviet era of discrimination against...

Interview With David Bar–Illan

In view of the turmoil now being experienced in the Middle East, we have decided to replace Israel In The News with an interview Elwood McQuaid conducted with Mr. David Bar-Illan on November 18, 1998. He is the Policy and...

Zvi Feb/Mar 1999

In Israel, many of the ultra Orthodox people follow the age-old tradition of merrymaking at the graves of famous rabbis. They do this every year—it is a big part of their religious life. When they go to these graves for their annual time of...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 8/12/22

“Israel has rejected the Lebanese proposal in the maritime border demarcation talks between the two countries, after holding meetings with American...

News Digest — 8/11/22

IDF Chief of Staff Major General Aviv Kochavi spoke on Wednesday evening (10th) at a conference in the city of Ariel, and delivered a message to the residents of...

News Digest — 8/10/22

Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (9th) about Russia’s attempt to ban the Jewish Agency in the country. Russia’s justice minister is...

News Digest — 8/9/22

Israeli counterterrorism forces operating in Nablus in the early hours of Tuesday morning (9th) eliminated Ibrahim Nabulsi, head of the Fatah-affiliated...

News Digest — 8/8/22

A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) took effect late Sunday (7th) in a bid to end nearly three days of violence, with tense hours expected ahead to see if...

News Digest — 8/5/22

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Thursday (4th) that Israel would not hesitate to take action against terrorists who threaten civilians, as the IDF bolstered its...

News Digest — 8/4/22

With tensions high in southern Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi toured the Gaza Division on Thursday morning (4th) and approved offensive plans should there be...

News Digest — 8/3/22

The IDF has called up a limited number of reservists to deploy along the Gaza Strip as the military continued to close the roads in the area for the second day in a row on Wednesday (3rd) over...

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