March/April 2018

Mastering the Art of Redefinition

A Look At How Some Theological Terms are Being Altered to Mean Something Different.


IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka interviewed Israel My Glory Editor-in-Chief, Lorna Simcox about this issue.

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Features

From the Editor Mar/Apr 2018

A minister once told me about a church that was having difficulty finding a pastor. Its doctrine was identical to that of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. The church used...

Someone to Believe In

My wife enjoys watching Antiques Roadshow, a popular television program where appraisers provide the monetary value of something you may have had in your attic...

Errant or Inerrant? That is the Question.

For centuries conservative biblical scholars have believed in the inerrancy of Scripture. Such theologians as Augustine (354–430), Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274), Martin Luther (1483–1546)...

The Changing Face of Dispensationalism

A student recently came to my office and told me he had been to a conference with pastors from mainline churches. When he mentioned he was taking a course on Dispensationalism...

Redefining the Gospel

When our children were young, my wife and I would take them every October 31 to the storage shed behind our house. They each brought a sheet of paper on which they had written...

Navigating the Current Theological Fog

As a child, I loved to play with silly putty. I would make putty pancakes and press them onto newspapers so the words would appear on the putty. Then I’d remove the putty...


More In This Issue

Inside View Mar/Apr 2018

As we all know, President Donald Trump in December officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Why it took seven decades for the United States to do so can easily...

The Perpetual No

No, no, no! Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s resounding “No!” came as no surprise when President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

The Saudi-Israeli Connection

In a recent interview with Army Radio, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed Israel has been holding covert talks with Saudi Arabia amid mutual concerns over Iran’s...

Christian Persecution Mar/Apr 2018

KENYA—A group of Somali Muslims recently broke into the home of a Somali Christian widow and brutally attacked her three children in a small Kenyan town...

Glossary

Amillennialism (No Millennium) rejects Christ’s literal 1,000-year reign on Earth; spiritualizes Revelation 20 to mean His reign in heaven with Christians...

Q: What did Jesus mean…(Mt. 24:34)?

The key word here is generation (Greek, genea). It can mean race, nation, or age and can also refer to a physical or moral span of time. Jesus made the statement...

Understanding the Kingdom

The topic of the Kingdom of God dominates Jesus’ teaching in the Gospels. Yet throughout church history, an amazing disunity has characterized the interpretation of...

How to Spell Blessing: Israel

We live in a world of widespread redefinition. Some people view the practice as a positive modification to an old, outdated understanding of certain terms and practices, while others...

United Hearts, Divided Tongues

Some people claim the biblical story of the Tower of Babel is merely a folk tale to explain the formation of different languages. But archaeology supports the Bible. Before the Tower of Babel...

Our Blessed Hope

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18: When Paul established the Thessalonian church, he taught believers there about Jesus Christ’s imminent return. They were told, “wait for His Son from heaven...

When We Hurt

Easter was the next morning. I was at church, tired but rejoicing after three packed-out presentations of our church’s passion play that weekend. Hundreds of people...

Israel in the News Mar/Apr 2018

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries—the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs and one of Israel’s largest employers—has announced its decision to lay off...

Apples of Gold Mar/Apr 2018

In Psalm 56:4, it is written, “In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” It is Passover season, and the ultra-Orthodox travel from house to house...

Daily News from Israel

Truth for Lies

Israel has to constantly counter international coverage with truth. One recent example is the Associated Press presenting Israel as an Apartheid state...

News Digest — 1/25/21

U.S President Joe Biden has appointed Palestinian-American Maher Bitar to the role of senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, according to...

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...

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