January/February 2016

The Case for Israel

The Great Importance of Romans 9, 10, and 11


IMG In Depth: The Friends of Israel Today Radio host, Chris Katulka and Dr. Mike Stallard sat down to discuss Mike's article in this issue entitled, The Permanence of the Promise.

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Features

From the Editor Jan/Feb 2016

Often, as time goes by, things need a little updating. We’ve updated the look of Israel My Glory several times during its 74 years, and we thought you might appreciate...

The God Factor

In October I read about the stealthy removal by night of the Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol in Oklahoma City after the state’s Supreme Court...

The Permanence of the Promise

Some people maintain Romans 9—11 is a digression. However, as Bible scholar Thomas R. Schreiner noted, “The idea that these chapters disrupt the argument of the epistle has all but vanished today...

Vessels of Clay Romans 9:1–29

Four thousand years ago, God called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees (southern Iraq) to the land of Canaan (Israel) and made him an awesome promise...

Mission Impossible Romans 9:30–10:21

On my first day of college many years ago, I met a Gentile who was “born again.” He presented Jesus Christ as Savior and the only way to heaven and told me...

It’s Not Over Yet Romans 11:25–36

Unfortunately, many people do not understand what the Bible teaches about Israel. God loves the Jewish people; and, according to Romans 11:25–36, His redemptive plan for them is not over yet.

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More In This Issue

Inside View Jan/Feb 2016

Our mission statement reads, “The Friends of Israel is a worldwide Christian ministry communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people.” We have two primary efforts...

Telling the Truth

When knife-wielding Arabs went on a killing spree last fall in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and other parts of Israel, they butchered innocent Israelis...

Eye on the Middle East Jan/Feb 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has revealed why he believes so many Israeli Jews are being stabbed, slashed, and shot by Arabs. It is due, he said...

Meet the Mideast Reporter

What to do about bias on Israel and the Middle East in the mainstream media? Watchdog organizations have been on the case for years. But now...

Christian Persecution Jan/Feb 2016

Muslims fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS) hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya last year. In another incident...

Israel: The Forever Nation Romans 11:1–10

From a purely human perspective, the Jewish plight over the past 2,000 years might lead some to assume God has turned His back on His Chosen People. Key Bible passages, however, prove otherwise.

The Iran Deal: Wheel of Misfortune

The Constitution of the United States sets limitations regarding international treaties. It is a hallmark of the bizarre state of politics in Washington that...

A Plea From a Millennial

A few miles from my boyhood home, just off a dusty country road, sits a little orange brick church. The tattered curtains sway in and out...

Confronting Church Conflict

3 John 5–14: Third John focuses on three men, two of whom—Gaius and Diotrephes—were church leaders. Gaius was a committed servant, full of love and truth, and given to hospitality...

Liberty, Love, and Life With Christ Part Two

Christians should live according to God’s universal guidelines of conduct through the power of the Holy Spirit. Part one examined the first guideline. Here are three more.

Israel in the News Jan/Feb 2016

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a resolution declaring the Jewish Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron a Muslim site. It is the Cave of Machpelah that Abraham...

Apples of Gold Jan/Feb 2016

A few years ago, I learned that a well-known rabbi was going to speak in one of Jerusalem’s big synagogues on the topic of life after death. Naturally, I was curious about his...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 6/1/20

Following an alarming rise in infections, Israel on Monday (1st) launched a new policy to test anybody who was in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, even if...

Iran Bans Israel Technology

Iran’s parliament passed legislation banning “any cooperation” with Israel — specifically including the use of Israeli computer hardware and software...

News Digest — 5/29/20

In the Bible Shavuot (also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost) was an agricultural festival and celebrated at the end of the barley harvest...

News Digest — 5/28/20

The Israeli government is launching a $200 million economic aid program for industry and small and medium-sized businesses as part of the reconstruction of...

Plotting the Destruction of Israel

While the easing of lockdown restrictions in Israel is reason to celebrate, the nation is seeing a growing number of threats...

News Digest — 5/27/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Israelis “some happy news” on Tuesday (26th), announcing “the government approved the opening of restaurants, pubs, large...

The Trial and the Threat

Benjamin Netanyahu has become the first sitting prime minister to be put on trial. As Hebrew University of Jerusalem law professor and vice-president of research...

News Digest — 5/26/20

Health Ministry Officials who toured Ben Gurion Airport on Monday (25th) put a damper on hopes that Israelis could whisk themselves abroad on a June vacation...

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