January/February 2022

How to Read Your Bible

The Differences Between Literal and Allegorical Interpretation


This issue of Israel My Glory is devoted to “How to Read Your Bible." At The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, we believe the Bible is meant to be read literally, the way we read the newspaper, so everyone can understand it. How we read our Bibles is important because it determines what we believe, and what we believe changes our lives.

Features

From the Editor Jan/Feb 2022

A few years ago, I watched a film about a man who never learned to read in school. His mother dies when he is young; and his father moves Stanley around...

Happy New Year!

Fireworks. Noisy parties. Large quantities of food and drink. That’s how many people welcome the new year. Observant Jewish people, on the other hand...

The Bible: The Greatest Book Ever Written

Voltaire, the famous French philosopher once called the “prince of infidels,” reportedly said in 1776 that within 100 years...

Kingdom Now?

​​Of all the New Testament references to Old Testament Scripture, the verse that receives the most New Testament attention is Psalm 110:1...

When is a Wolf Not a Wolf?

All of us use figures of speech: “She’s the black sheep of the family” or “He had to eat crow” or “Behold, I send you...

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

It was a scam that worked for months. In 1849, William Thompson prowled the streets of New York City looking for...


More In This Issue

Inside View Jan/Feb 2022

In the book of Ruth, we see the practice of gleaning in action. Boaz first sees Ruth when she goes to his field to glean grain for herself and her mother-in-law...

We Lost a Mensch

If you’ve ever been called a mensch, consider it a great compliment. The Yiddish word is used to describe someone of noble character...

Israel Prepares to Strike

The Israeli government recently allocated 5 billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to prepare the Israel Defense Forces to strike...

Christian Persecution Jan/Feb 2022

A 14-year-old Christian in eastern India clung to life for six weeks before succumbing to severe injuries...

The Friends of Israel in Action Jan/Feb 2022

In God’s grace, He delights in using us to make known His kindness that leads men and women to repentance (Rom. 2:4)...

Four Important Words

In explaining that we consider Scripture the ultimate authority for life, we often use the phrase verbal, plenary inspiration. The apostle Paul said...

The Confusion Cure

I once heard a preacher say if you summed up the Bible in a few words, those words would be from a garden (Gen. 1—2) to a city (Rev. 21—22) with a cross in between...

5 Keys to Unlocking Your Bible

When newborns enter the world, they depend on others for everything, particularly for nourishment...

Discipleship: The Lifeblood of the Church

The saved and sanctified halls of Christendom are sadly strewn with the remains of weak, passive...

Q: What Was Christ’s Self-Emptying?

The apostle Paul’s statement about Jesus in Philippians 2 has been misunderstood and misinterpreted over the centuries...

An Ancient Witness to the Messiah

Many people wonder what the ancient Hebrews thought about the coming of the Messiah. Some see the...

Preparation For Perilous Times

The apostle Paul was martyred during the rule of Roman Emperor Nero, an evil, diabolical man whose vicious cruelty...

God’s Guarantee to Us

One of the many Scriptures Sunday school teachers encourage their students to memorize is 2 Timothy 3:16. It is God’s guarantee to us that...

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

The late U.S. President George H. W. Bush famously hated broccoli. Some claim he mentioned the fact at least 70 times while...

Jewish World Update Jan/Feb 2022

The recent U.S. congressional drama about funding for Iron Dome was merely a sideshow to a proposed amendment by...

Apples of Gold Jan/Feb 2022

Many people do not want to talk about the Holocaust, especially the elderly, who suffered in the death camps as I did. Our young people know of the...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 6/24/22

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday (22nd) ordered the Palestinian Authority to pay $37.5 million in compensation to 32 Israeli families that lost members to...

Israel’s Government Set to Dissolve

The Israeli Knesset voted unanimously to dissolve itself on Wednesday. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had called for the dissolution on...

News Digest — 6/23/22

Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) has said in closed conversations that he is willing to compromise on both the Justice Ministry and the right of...

Second Thoughts

According to police, a 37 year old man from the Palestinian town of Anata, turned himself in to police upon having second thoughts of stabbing Israelis...

News Digest — 6/22/22

The legislative process to formally dissolve the Knesset kicked into high gear on Tuesday (21st). Coalition MK Boaz Toporovsky (Yesh Atid) and New Hope faction leader...

News Digest — 6/21/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to dissolve parliament, triggering a new election, and Lapid will in the meantime...

News Digest — 6/20/22

Security officials suspect that rocket sirens heard in Jerusalem and Eilat on Sunday (19th) were the result of a cyberattack.  The Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) believes hackers...

Orbach Departs Bennett’s Coalition Government

Reports from Israel have emerged that Israeli Minister of Knesset Nir Orbach has opted to stall his cooperation with the coalition government...

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