January/February 2016

The Case for Israel

The Great Importance of Romans 9, 10, and 11


IMG In Depth: The Friends of Israel Today Radio host, Chris Katulka and Dr. Mike Stallard sat down to discuss Mike's article in this issue entitled, The Permanence of the Promise.

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Features

From the Editor Jan/Feb 2016

Often, as time goes by, things need a little updating. We’ve updated the look of Israel My Glory several times during its 74 years, and we thought you might appreciate...

The God Factor

In October I read about the stealthy removal by night of the Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol in Oklahoma City after the state’s Supreme Court...

The Permanence of the Promise

Some people maintain Romans 9—11 is a digression. However, as Bible scholar Thomas R. Schreiner noted, “The idea that these chapters disrupt the argument of the epistle has all but vanished today...

Vessels of Clay Romans 9:1–29

Four thousand years ago, God called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees (southern Iraq) to the land of Canaan (Israel) and made him an awesome promise...

Mission Impossible Romans 9:30–10:21

On my first day of college many years ago, I met a Gentile who was “born again.” He presented Jesus Christ as Savior and the only way to heaven and told me...

It’s Not Over Yet Romans 11:25–36

Unfortunately, many people do not understand what the Bible teaches about Israel. God loves the Jewish people; and, according to Romans 11:25–36, His redemptive plan for them is not over yet.


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More In This Issue

Inside View Jan/Feb 2016

Our mission statement reads, “The Friends of Israel is a worldwide Christian ministry communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people.” We have two primary efforts...

Telling the Truth

When knife-wielding Arabs went on a killing spree last fall in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and other parts of Israel, they butchered innocent Israelis...

Eye on the Middle East Jan/Feb 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has revealed why he believes so many Israeli Jews are being stabbed, slashed, and shot by Arabs. It is due, he said...

Meet the Mideast Reporter

What to do about bias on Israel and the Middle East in the mainstream media? Watchdog organizations have been on the case for years. But now...

Christian Persecution Jan/Feb 2016

Muslims fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS) hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya last year. In another incident...

Israel: The Forever Nation Romans 11:1–10

From a purely human perspective, the Jewish plight over the past 2,000 years might lead some to assume God has turned His back on His Chosen People. Key Bible passages, however, prove otherwise.

The Iran Deal: Wheel of Misfortune

The Constitution of the United States sets limitations regarding international treaties. It is a hallmark of the bizarre state of politics in Washington that...

A Plea From a Millennial

A few miles from my boyhood home, just off a dusty country road, sits a little orange brick church. The tattered curtains sway in and out...

Confronting Church Conflict

3 John 5–14: Third John focuses on three men, two of whom—Gaius and Diotrephes—were church leaders. Gaius was a committed servant, full of love and truth, and given to hospitality...

Liberty, Love, and Life With Christ Part Two

Christians should live according to God’s universal guidelines of conduct through the power of the Holy Spirit. Part one examined the first guideline. Here are three more.

Israel in the News Jan/Feb 2016

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a resolution declaring the Jewish Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron a Muslim site. It is the Cave of Machpelah that Abraham...

Apples of Gold Jan/Feb 2016

A few years ago, I learned that a well-known rabbi was going to speak in one of Jerusalem’s big synagogues on the topic of life after death. Naturally, I was curious about his...

Daily News from Israel

Will Abbas Hold Palestinian Elections?

Palestinians recently marked the 16th anniversary of their second presidential election. General elections have not been held since 2005 when Mahmoud Abbas won...

News Digest — 1/22/21

Syrian state media reported Israeli airstrikes near the western city of Hama in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning (22nd). Syrian official news agency SANA said Syria’s air defenses...

News Digest — 1/21/21

David Friedman completed his tenure Wednesday evening (20th) with a visit to the Western  Wall at Jerusalem’s Old City. He was greeted by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the...

Are Mauritania and Indonesia the Next Friends of Israel?

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration broke news that they were closing in on agreements with Mauritania and Indonesia as the next two Muslim countries to...

News Digest — 1/20/21

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening (19th), landed in southern Israel without a siren ringing off to alert the locals of an incoming fire, the military confirmed. The IDF...

The Blind Will See!

In a first for Israeli startup Corneat Vision, Professor Irit Bahar, director of the Ophthalmology Department at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, implanted an artificial cornea...

News Digest — 1/19/21

As Israel powers through its campaign to vaccinate the entire population against coronavirus, concerns remain high about the rapidly developing variants of the virus, which...

News Digest — 1/18/21

Gaza terrorists fired two rockets from the Strip towards the Israeli coast near the city of Ashdod Sunday night (17th).  In response, on Monday (18th), IDF fighter jets struck...

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