March/April 2018

Mastering the Art of Redefinition

A Look At How Some Theological Terms are Being Altered to Mean Something Different.


IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka interviewed Israel My Glory Editor-in-Chief, Lorna Simcox about this issue.

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Features

From the Editor Mar/Apr 2018

A minister once told me about a church that was having difficulty finding a pastor. Its doctrine was identical to that of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. The church used...

Someone to Believe In

My wife enjoys watching Antiques Roadshow, a popular television program where appraisers provide the monetary value of something you may have had in your attic...

Errant or Inerrant? That is the Question.

For centuries conservative biblical scholars have believed in the inerrancy of Scripture. Such theologians as Augustine (354–430), Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274), Martin Luther (1483–1546)...

The Changing Face of Dispensationalism

A student recently came to my office and told me he had been to a conference with pastors from mainline churches. When he mentioned he was taking a course on Dispensationalism...

Redefining the Gospel

When our children were young, my wife and I would take them every October 31 to the storage shed behind our house. They each brought a sheet of paper on which they had written...

Navigating the Current Theological Fog

As a child, I loved to play with silly putty. I would make putty pancakes and press them onto newspapers so the words would appear on the putty. Then I’d remove the putty...

More In This Issue

Inside View Mar/Apr 2018

As we all know, President Donald Trump in December officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Why it took seven decades for the United States to do so can easily...

The Perpetual No

No, no, no! Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s resounding “No!” came as no surprise when President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

The Saudi-Israeli Connection

In a recent interview with Army Radio, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed Israel has been holding covert talks with Saudi Arabia amid mutual concerns over Iran’s...

Christian Persecution Mar/Apr 2018

KENYA—A group of Somali Muslims recently broke into the home of a Somali Christian widow and brutally attacked her three children in a small Kenyan town...

Glossary

Amillennialism (No Millennium) rejects Christ’s literal 1,000-year reign on Earth; spiritualizes Revelation 20 to mean His reign in heaven with Christians...

Q: What did Jesus mean…(Mt. 24:34)?

The key word here is generation (Greek, genea). It can mean race, nation, or age and can also refer to a physical or moral span of time. Jesus made the statement...

Understanding the Kingdom

The topic of the Kingdom of God dominates Jesus’ teaching in the Gospels. Yet throughout church history, an amazing disunity has characterized the interpretation of...

How to Spell Blessing: Israel

We live in a world of widespread redefinition. Some people view the practice as a positive modification to an old, outdated understanding of certain terms and practices, while others...

United Hearts, Divided Tongues

Some people claim the biblical story of the Tower of Babel is merely a folk tale to explain the formation of different languages. But archaeology supports the Bible. Before the Tower of Babel...

Our Blessed Hope

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18: When Paul established the Thessalonian church, he taught believers there about Jesus Christ’s imminent return. They were told, “wait for His Son from heaven...

When We Hurt

Easter was the next morning. I was at church, tired but rejoicing after three packed-out presentations of our church’s passion play that weekend. Hundreds of people...

Israel in the News Mar/Apr 2018

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries—the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs and one of Israel’s largest employers—has announced its decision to lay off...

Apples of Gold Mar/Apr 2018

In Psalm 56:4, it is written, “In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” It is Passover season, and the ultra-Orthodox travel from house to house...

Daily News from Israel

September 24, 2018

Lebanon’s Hizbullah group has obtained precision rockets despite hundreds of Israeli strikes in recent years aimed at cutting off the supply route through Syria, the group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah declared...

September 21, 2018

President Donald Trump sent Yom Kippur Greetings on Tuesday (18th) saying: “Melania and I send warmest greetings to all Jewish people on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish faith.” “Yom Kippur is a day of...

September 20, 2018

Israeli security forces began placing a closure around the West Bank overnight Monday (17th) while shutting the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip as security forces...

September 19, 2018

Roughly 15,000 Jews visited the Tomb of the Patriarchs holy site in Hebron on Sunday night (16th) and early Monday morning (17th) ahead of the upcoming Yom Kippur holiday which begins at sundown Tuesday (18th)...

September 18, 2018

Ari Fuld, 45, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Gush Etzion shopping mall on Sunday (16th). Fuld was standing in the parking lot when the terrorist stabbed him from behind.  Fuld drew his...

September 17, 2018

IDF forces on Thursday (13th) safely detonated a bomb they had exposed earlier in the week on the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip. “The terror squad that planted the bomb had plans to...

September 14, 2018

As the world marks 17 years since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the time has come for Western governments to take part in “the strong and clear effort of the Trump administration against the terrorist regime in...

September 13, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (11th) praised the Trump administration for its decision to shut the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington DC, saying it was the correct decision. “The US...

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