July/August 2010

Israel and Christianity Today

How false teaching is infiltrating the church today


The late American revivalist Vance Havner warned, “We are living in the worst period of deception in history.” He feared false teaching would fool many believers and church leaders. This issue outlines the dimensions of some of the changes occurring in today’s church and reveals the great need for discernment among God’s people. It also includes valuable insights into how these changes affect our relationship with Israel.

Features

The Downside to Assimilation

Wanting to be like everyone else often comes with a price. And sometimes, as this article shows, it’s too high to pay.

Why Christians Should Be Zionists

Today Zionism has become a dirty word. Yet if any people should be Zionists, it should be Christians. Here’s why.

Getting the Gist of J Street

A new movement is afoot to strip Israel of its Jewish identity. And, remarkably, the people propelling it are Jewish.

The Quantum Shift Toward Paganism

Eastern beliefs are infiltrating Christendom and moving it toward a one-world philosophy, the tenets of which may shock you.

Blessed Are the Intolerant

Wanting to be more “accepting” of the world, professing Christians are turning away from biblical truth. Here’s a look at the sad downward spiral.


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Excerpts From Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem Day Speech

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Turning Their Backs on a Jewish Israel

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