August/September 1998

Christian Persecution

Features

The Trail of Blood

Hidden somewhere deep in the recesses of our memories is the record of those who, in biblical times or since, have forfeited their lives for their faith in Christ. This generation, saturated by its affluence, has forgotten the price our forefathers paid...

Their Blood Cries Out

The mounting persecution of Christians eerily parallels the persecution of Jews, my people, during much of Europe’s history. Today, minority Christian communities have become chosen scapegoats in radical Islamic and remnant...

The Fiery Trial

Early Christians probably did not fully realize how serious the persecution would eventually become. John Foxe’s classic volume, Book of Martyrs, describes in rather gruesome detail the horrors of the arena, the stake, and the wild beasts that...

Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy

The women and children clung to each other, sobbing convulsively as they watched in horror. This time it was almost a thousand men. Who knew how many it was the last time. Husbands, fathers, brothers—all sick and weakened from abuse...

Christ’s Second Coming

Revelation 19:11–21: Christ’s Second Coming is a major doctrine throughout the Bible. It is the most dominant theme in the New Testament, next to the subject of faith. Christ’s return, put simply, is the personal, physical, visible return of...

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Israel Cannot Forget What Many Refuse to Remember

Repeated denials by U.S. officials of any intention to pressure Israel into a posture of appeasement in the interest of approving nods from Yasser Arafat are refuted by their own actions. The heat is on Israel to acquiesce to Washington’s...

Prophetic Implications

The stepping aside of the United States, even temporarily, in favor of intervention in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians by the European Union brings to mind an end-times scenario. There is a strong indication that...

The Sinlessness of Jesus Christ Part One

To establish the meaning of sinlessness, we must first understand the concept of sin. Sin could be defined as any failure to conform perfectly to the holy character and will of God. God requires people to be holy because He is...

What’s In a Name?

One of the wonderful things about becoming parents is the ongoing debate between husband and wife over what to name the child. What couple hasn’t purchased a book of names and then uttered the words, “Hey, what about…?”

Eye On The Middle East Aug/Sep 1998

The idea of Israel’s making a complete withdrawal of its troops from southern Lebanon should cause a rousing celebration in Beirut and the Arab world. After all, withdrawal from south Lebanon has been the stated objective of...

Israel in the News Aug/Sep 1998

The government intends to lodge a protest with the Palestinian Authority over an interview PA Chairman Yasser Arafat gave…in which he compared the Oslo Accords to a temporary truce, saying he envied Palestinian suicide “martyrs"...

Zvi Aug/Sep 1998

Once every two months, I must take my wife to the hospital for a checkup on her eye following her cornea transplant surgery. Every time we go, there is a long line of people, and we must wait patiently for her turn. People are always looking at...

Daily News from Israel

January 23, 2019

Israeli  fighter planes struck Iranian and Syrian military targets, air defense batteries and Iranian Quds Forces positions throughout Syria early Monday (21st) in response to the firing of a missile by Iranian forces in Syria...

January 22, 2019

A missile fired towards the Golan Heights was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Sunday afternoon (20th), the Israel military said. It happened just shortly after the Syrian regime had accused Israel...

January 21, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Chad on Saturday night (19th) to announce the renewal of diplomatic ties with the African Muslim-majority nation. During his one-day trip...

January 18, 2019

Iran will keep military forces in Syria, the head of the country’s Revolutionary Guards Corp said on Wednesday (16th), defying Israeli threats that they might be targeted if they do not leave the country...

January 17, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (15th) that he would “advise” the Iranians to leave Syria “as quickly as possible” after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terror...

January 16, 2019

Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 3953.6 acres of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF clears the area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swaths of Israeli farmland...

January 15, 2019

At the start of Sunday’s (13th) cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Syrian media reports over the weekend accusing Israel of bombing Damascus airport. “Just in the last 36 hours, the air force...

January 14, 2019

The Atarot Mall sits on the edge of the Palestinian and Jewish sectors of Jerusalem, directly across from the security barrier, and on the same Route 60 that has seen deadly terrorist attacks. The developer, Rami Levi...

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