November/December 2007

The Hope

How Jesus Christ is the hope of the world


Jesus Christ is the hope of the world, the Savior of both Jews and Gentiles. This issue outlines Christ’s fulfillment of Messianic prophecy; explains how faith in Jesus brings comfort, joy, and peace; and includes a special chart contrasting Christ’s First Advent and Second Advent. It also includes a look into how Islam is trying to rewrite Jewish history.

Features

A Christian View from the Temple Mount

Muslims now claim the Western Wall was a hitching post for Muhammad’s horse! Their claims are preposterous, but they will stop at nothing to rewrite history. And they have two main reasons for doing so.

Israel’s True Tikvah

They looked for Him throughout all their agonies and heartaches, through centuries of oppression and persecution. The Hebrew Scriptures clearly told of His coming. So what happened?

Christ: The Hope of Nations

America’s Founding Fathers placed their hope for this nation on the truth of Christianity. But as important as the American historical record is, something else is even more important.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

At this Christmas season, do you have joy? True joy comes from something you might not associate with it. But once found, it lasts forever.

Strength for the Journey

Jesus is, indeed, knowable. And He can bring us through the toughest times, give us peace like a river, and be an anchor for our souls—as this article demonstrates.

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