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January/February 2022

How to Read Your Bible

The Differences Between Literal and Allegorical Interpretation


This issue of Israel My Glory is devoted to “How to Read Your Bible." At The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, we believe the Bible is meant to be read literally, the way we read the newspaper, so everyone can understand it. How we read our Bibles is important because it determines what we believe, and what we believe changes our lives.

Features

From the Editor Jan/Feb 2022

A few years ago, I watched a film about a man who never learned to read in school. His mother dies when he is young; and his father moves Stanley around...

Happy New Year!

Fireworks. Noisy parties. Large quantities of food and drink. That’s how many people welcome the new year. Observant Jewish people, on the other hand...

The Bible: The Greatest Book Ever Written

Voltaire, the famous French philosopher once called the “prince of infidels,” reportedly said in 1776 that within 100 years...

Kingdom Now?

​​Of all the New Testament references to Old Testament Scripture, the verse that receives the most New Testament attention is Psalm 110:1...

When is a Wolf Not a Wolf?

All of us use figures of speech: “She’s the black sheep of the family” or “He had to eat crow” or “Behold, I send you...

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

It was a scam that worked for months. In 1849, William Thompson prowled the streets of New York City looking for...


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Inside View Jan/Feb 2022

In the book of Ruth, we see the practice of gleaning in action. Boaz first sees Ruth when she goes to his field to glean grain for herself and her mother-in-law...

We Lost a Mensch

If you’ve ever been called a mensch, consider it a great compliment. The Yiddish word is used to describe someone of noble character...

Israel Prepares to Strike

The Israeli government recently allocated 5 billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to prepare the Israel Defense Forces to strike...

Christian Persecution Jan/Feb 2022

A 14-year-old Christian in eastern India clung to life for six weeks before succumbing to severe injuries...

The Friends of Israel in Action Jan/Feb 2022

In God’s grace, He delights in using us to make known His kindness that leads men and women to repentance (Rom. 2:4)...

Four Important Words

In explaining that we consider Scripture the ultimate authority for life, we often use the phrase verbal, plenary inspiration. The apostle Paul said...

The Confusion Cure

I once heard a preacher say if you summed up the Bible in a few words, those words would be from a garden (Gen. 1—2) to a city (Rev. 21—22) with a cross in between...

5 Keys to Unlocking Your Bible

When newborns enter the world, they depend on others for everything, particularly for nourishment...

Discipleship: The Lifeblood of the Church

The saved and sanctified halls of Christendom are sadly strewn with the remains of weak, passive...

Q: What Was Christ’s Self-Emptying?

The apostle Paul’s statement about Jesus in Philippians 2 has been misunderstood and misinterpreted over the centuries...

An Ancient Witness to the Messiah

Many people wonder what the ancient Hebrews thought about the coming of the Messiah. Some see the...

Preparation For Perilous Times

The apostle Paul was martyred during the rule of Roman Emperor Nero, an evil, diabolical man whose vicious cruelty...

God’s Guarantee to Us

One of the many Scriptures Sunday school teachers encourage their students to memorize is 2 Timothy 3:16. It is God’s guarantee to us that...

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

The late U.S. President George H. W. Bush famously hated broccoli. Some claim he mentioned the fact at least 70 times while...

Jewish World Update Jan/Feb 2022

The recent U.S. congressional drama about funding for Iron Dome was merely a sideshow to a proposed amendment by...

Apples of Gold Jan/Feb 2022

Many people do not want to talk about the Holocaust, especially the elderly, who suffered in the death camps as I did. Our young people know of the...

Daily News from Israel

FBI Reports Texas Synagogue Terrorism Not “Specifically Related to Jewish Community”

On January 16th, a Pakistani man held four Jewish people hostage for more than 10 hours...

News Digest — 1/21/22

A historic debate was held at the United Nations on Thursday (20th), at the end of which the General Assembly adopted, by consensus, an Israeli-proposed resolution to combat...

News Digest — 1/20/22

Israel is hoping the UN General Assembly will unanimously adopt a resolution rejecting and condemning any denial of the Holocaust and is urging all nations and...

UN Set to Battle Holocaust Denial

Thursday is shaping up to be an important day for Jewish people. The United Nations General Assembly “is set to adopt a resolution calling for...

News Digest — 1/19/22

Residents of the Golan Heights in northern Israel woke up Wednesday (19th) to a thick layer of snow covering the ground, with snow also expected in the...

News Digest — 1/18/22

Israel on Tuesday (18th) successfully tested its Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.  The test which took place in central Israel, was led by...

Terror Attack!

On Saturday morning, January 15, shortly after the Shabbat service began, a man called Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas...

News Digest — 1/17/22

US authorities on Sunday (16th) named 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal as the hostage-taker in Saturday’s 11-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue. The Dallas field office...

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