May/June 2009

All About Israel

The Antichrist


This issue includes an insightful article by Dr. Thomas Ice explaining the theological shortcomings of preterism, a theological teaching that claims all prophecy concerning Israel was fulfilled in AD 70. In addition, Craig Parshall exposes the liberal media for its vicious attack on Christianity.

Features

Imperishable Remnants

There was never a time when all of Israel rebelled against God. A remnant has always been faithful. Today twin remnants form a marvelous union of grace.

That ‘Chunk of Dirt’ They Call Home

Does God really care where the Jewish people live? Why don’t they simply move their homeland to somewhere less controversial? Yes, God cares. And here’s why.

Facing the Goliath of the Liberal Media Part Two

The news media has called Christians everything from demented to stupid to downright evil. If you aren’t aware of what’s happening, it’s time to read this and smell the slander.

HAMAS: The Haters of Israel

Where did this terrorist organization come from and what is its agenda? Here’s the information you won’t get on the evening news.

The Trouble with Preterism

Has all prophecy been fulfilled? Preterists say yes, God has done it all. Such skewed theology is not only bad for Israel, it’s bad for the church as well.

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A Look at the Millennial Temple

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The Unpopular Truth

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Victory at Armageddon

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A History of Preterism

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