September/October 2009

Messiah, Prophecy, and Persia

A look at the differences between Islam and Christianity


Many people today claim all religions are the same. This issue provides a clear contrast of the Muslim Jesus versus the Christian Jesus and the Muslim Messianic expectation versus the Judeo-Christian Messianic hope. Plus it includes an article from the late Adrian Rogers, a pastor who exhorted Christians to wake from their slumber and get busy.

Features

Picking the Wrong Opponent

The God-haters are out to remake America in their image. It will be a fight to the death. But there are some things they aren’t counting on.

The Doctrine of Mahdism

He is called the Hidden Imam. No one knows the hour of his return. But he will rule the world, which will acknowledge Islam as the true religion. Who is he? He is the Islamic messiah.

Ahmadinejad’s Messianic Policy

Even though other Muslims have ruled Iran, Ahmadinejad is different. He claims he has a direct connection to God and will usher in the Mahdi. Unfortunately, his faith has worldwide implications.

The Russian-Persian Alliance

The bear is back. He’s on the move. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. It’s all in the book of Ezekiel.

The Wake-Up Call

Too many Christians today are asleep in the pews and don’t understand what big changes are taking place in the world. Dr. Rogers has a cure. And everyone should take it.

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How to Win a War Without Firing a Shot

There’s a sleeper in the two-states-living-side-by-side scenario now tantalizing the Mideast peace process. Israelis have offered a perfectly sensible five-point plan that takes into account their need for future security...

Once There Was a Wicked, Wicked Man

Yes, the villain Haman is still remembered year after year as Jewish children sing this little song. The lyrics help them learn the story from the biblical book of Esther as they celebrate...

A More Perfect Union Sep/Oct 2009

As part of my work with National Religious Broadcasters, I was involved in a small meeting in the Capitol Hill office of a congressional representative not long ago. Known in political circles...

They Cry in Silence Sep/Oct 2009

For all of the talk in the highest echelons of American politics and religion about conciliation between Islam and Christians, nothing is changing for beleaguered believers in Jesus in countries where...

Walking for Israel

Stars of David glistened in the sun as 1,000 supporters of Israel participated in the fourth annual Walk for Israel in West Bloomfield, Michigan, in May. Walkers came in all ages...

The Final Atonement

People are fond of saying, “You know, it doesn’t matter how you get to God. All religions lead to God.” Friend, that is not true. The Bible says only one person...

The One and Only Christ

Seven hours north of Tokyo is a small town called Shingo where you can buy biscuits, chopsticks, and postcards to commemorate your visit to the place where Jesus is buried...

How Jesus Can Change a Life

When I got the idea for this article, my dear friend Josephine Marcone was lying in a hospital bed suffering from pneumonia. Since she’s 82 (you’d never know it), I...

It Happened in Persia

If I perish, I perish! Those words probably mean little in Western society where people routinely use expressions like “I’ll just die” or “kill me now” when encountering the least...

Scripture’s Messiah

Many Old Testament prophecies inform us about the Messiah. By comparing them with the New Testament, we can see that the true Messiah is Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin...

Moshe Sharon Explains Middle Eastern Realities

Moshe Sharon, now retired professor of early Islamic history at Hebrew University, presented an analysis of some key Middle East issues at an annual conference of the Counter-Terrorism Institute in Herzliya...

Who Is Melchizedek? Hebrews 7:1–10

First-century Jewish believers faced some perplexing questions concerning Christ’s high priestly ministry. Why wasn’t He called a priest while here on Earth? How could He be a legitimate high priest and how...

God is Jealous Conclusion

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Israel in the News Sep/Oct 2009

“Our goal has never been peace,” a Fatah official admitted on Palestinian Authority (PA) TV. “Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine,” meaning the conquest of Israel. “It has been said...

Zvi Sep/Oct 2009

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Daily News from Israel

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