ANSWER from Paul Luckraft
Yes, by God
Yes, by God
In 1967 they became the ‘aggressors’ and Palestinians the ‘victims’ (who are these ‘same people’ anyway?)
Jesus asked 307 questions. He answered 3. It reminds us He was and is, Jewish. A fact that is conveniently forgotten in today’s teaching
Jesus’ response was then, and remains today, a Hebraism. Jews like to answer questions with questions. As a response mechanism this is, in a very real sense, hard-wired. It reminds us of the old joke: a man asks a rabbi: “Why do Jews always answer a question with a question?” The rabbi answers: “Do we?” Questions can be very powerful. Let us look at a few biblical examples and assess the sheer power of questions:
A well-known, though already controversial, Israeli rabbi recently released a video encouraging his followers that Messianic Jews sharing the Gospel deserve the “death penalty.”“Whoever incites to idolatry, his punishment is death,” stated Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi. “And whoever follows him also deserves death!”
Since our first letter we have opened a fundraiser for the work of the Rachamim Holidays, and for the Hashkama School in Tanzania. So far, no donations have been made. With such an encouraging beginning we continue to plan ahead.
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come (Psalm 102:13)
I have drawn the word “Compassion” from the wells of Psalm 102 and Isaiah 54. God, speaking through Isaiah, to Israel says, “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.” The phrase “deep compassion” translates two Hebrew words, “gedolim” (great), and“Rachamim” (compassions). The word “rachamim” is in the plural, and it is usually used to speak of God’s compassions.
Steve Maltz introduces a proposal for a web evangelism project powered by artifical intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has had a bad press in Christian circles. Then so did computers and the web itself, until we found ways to use them to point people to the Truth.
For 1,300 years East Asia has been evangelised despite cruel persecution, yet today Christians greatly outnumber members of the Chinese Communist Party
Cruel persecution and courageous martyrs has been the recurring theme in bringing the gospel to East Asia over fourteen centuries. Four of the major divisions of Christianity: the Church of the East, Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants have struggled to tell the story of Jesus. Yet today, house churches in China continue to grow.
Racing towards 2018, we are amazed at how much of what the Word said would happen in the last days is happening:
This being our third 'Foundations', Agnes and I have been completely won over by the completely 'outside of the box' experience - a feature which has successively developed and improved with each year. Although we are blessed with a great many fine conferences and teachers, it's not normal for Christian gatherings to challenge the stubborn structures of religion that can so easily leave us 'well-taught but still caught' in the sticky webs of western Gentile / Greek religiosity that we have never thought to question because ... we have never thought! Although I'm sure it's not the intention of organisers or speakers or the 'punters', I think that the effect all too often is to provide 'entertainment for the troops' that ensures them a good meal but essentially changes nothing and leaves moribund structures unchallenged. Not so Foundations!
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