May/June 2015

Life of Abraham


"From the time God called him, Abraham faced many challenges and controversies. He assessed himself well when he said, “I am but dust and ashes” (18:27). Yet by God’s grace, his life counted for eternity."

From Steve Herzig's article, Abraham's Three C's.

Features

From the Editor May/Jun 2015

Many years ago I had a wonderful friend who truly loved Jewish people. She was a devout Christian who had come to Christ later in life from a Greek Orthodox background and...

Life in a Land of Many Gods

Some 2,000 years ago, the apostle Paul strolled through the marketplace in ancient Athens where a plethora of altars dedicated to manmade gods offered Athenians a smorgasbord of...

Two Boys, Two Mountains, Two Covenants

In our modern or postmodern world, the narratives of the Old Testament frequently slip from a vibrant canvas of deep theological truth into shallow “stories” from which believers draw...

Abraham’s Three C’s

The great American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but...

Sarah and Abraham

As a child, I had a favorite teacher who skillfully arranged biblical characters on colorful backdrops of desert sand, tents, or a palm-covered oasis. Drawing our attention to...

The Far-Reaching Abrahamic Covenant

Imagine, if you can, an “appearance” by the God of glory to an idol worshiper named Abram living in Mesopotamia. He gave Abram a command and an extraordinary promise...

More In This Issue

Inside View May/Jun 2015

As this issue of Israel My Glory goes to press, I’m excited to report we have just launched our new radio ministry, “The Friends of Israel Today.” Since our previous program host retired...

Eye on the Middle East May/Jun 2015

French and German leaders have criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying Europe is no longer safe for Jews and encouraging them to move to Israel.

Selling Islam in America

When Tulsa, Oklahoma, police captain Paul Fields refused an order to attend a mosque, he was slapped with a two-week suspension and permanent demotion. Captain Fields resisted...

They Cry in Silence May/Jun 2015

A 12-year-old girl is still traumatized after her father, an imam, beat her and killed her 15-year-old sister for converting to Christ. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali, reportedly...

What Terrorists Want

In November, four Israelis—three of them Americans—were slaughtered in a synagogue in Jerusalem when Palestinians armed with guns, knives, and axes burst in during prayer and...

Abraham’s Faith

Anyone who has read the story of Abraham would agree he was an ordinary man who was made extraordinary by faith. He stands out in Scripture as a stellar figure whom Judaism calls...

A Rock on Which to Build the World

Abraham is the only person in the Old Testament called the “friend” of God (Isa. 41:8; Jas. 2:23). In the New Testament, he is listed as an ancestor of Jesus Christ (Mt. 1:1) and...

The Long Arm of Grace

Reading the biblical account of Abraham’s life is like watching a tightrope walker who steps onto a thin wire to traverse cavernous depths. The slightest misstep can bring disaster. Counted as...

Bad Magic: Newsweek vs. the Bible

The first time I viewed the GEICO insurance ad on television, I chuckled. It flashes back to medieval times, where an elderly mentor peers into a big book of tricks then...

Confidence in God

1 John 5:13–21: Some Christians lack assurance that they are truly born again. Certainty about one’s salvation comes through knowing what God’s Word teaches. The apostle John’s major focus...

Humanity’s Rejection of Genuine Wisdom

The foundation, or beginning, of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Ps. 111:10). Unfortunately, large segments of humanity do not fear the Lord and have no true wisdom. Instead...

Israel in the News May/Jun 2015

The world accuses Israel of being an apartheid state, but it was Arab-Christian Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Jubran who oversaw the recent elections in Israel.

Apples of Gold May/Jun 2015

I was recently asked to visit an elderly man whose son is my friend. When I arrived at his home, I could see he was extremely sick and that I had arrived in the last hours of...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 6/19/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as Israel’s Defense Minister, met with IDF commanders during an army training exercise in northern Israel Wednesday morning (19th). During his visit, Netanyahu...

News Digest — 6/17/19

Israeli troops came under Hamas fire in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night (16th), just hours after Qatar delivered $15 million to the coastal enclave.  Another $10 million, earmarked for the purchase of fuel for the Gaza...

News Digest — 6/14/19

The IAF attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip during the early hours of Friday (14th), in response to a rocket that was fired from the coastal enclave Thursday night (13th) that hit a yeshiva and synagogue in Sderot...

The Risk-taking Imam

French Imam Hassen Chalghoumi takes an active role in promoting peace and improving relations between Muslims and Jews. “A central figure and founder of the Conference of Imams,” he is currently...

News Digest — 6/13/19

Israel fighter jets struck an underground terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday night (12th).  The attack was in response to rocket fire from Gaza earlier that night...

News Digest — 6/12/19

Syria is accusing Israel of launching a missile attack early Wednesday morning (12th) into Syrian territory and says that Syrian air defenses “downed a number of missiles.” The missile-firing took place at 2: a.m...

News Digest — 6/11/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back at Iran on Monday (10th) after its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed the Israeli leader had threatened to destroy his country...

News Digest — 6/10/19

The Palestinians said on Sunday (9th) that they are planning a “popular uprising” later this month to protest US President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East...

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