Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?


What Started it All

posted by jfletcher

I’m doing this from memory, but I believe that I read in Sir Martin Gilbert’s epic work, Israel, that the first all-Jewish town (Petah Tikvah) was settled in 1882.

This was a watershed event, and one that has huge implications for us today.

At the time this village was settled, Palestine (so-named by the Romans in the second century, so driven were they to erase any mention of the Jews from the land) was a pretty desolate place.

Revisionist history today disputes even that, but source documents and eyewitness sightings of the time affirm it.

As the Jews began to come back in large numbers—and I hope you will be as stunned by this as I am, as I read the books of the prophets and realize that the story of the Return is DOMINANT—this created a conflict with Muslims in the region who could not embrace the idea of an eventual Jewish state in the Middle East.

Remember, the 20th century was a period of seismic changes in that region, as the European colonial powers pulled-out and formed borders for Muslim tribal clans.

Now, however, we know there are extreme tensions between Israel and her Arab neighbors. But these tensions have existed since at least 1948, when Israel was established. This was also 16 years before the PLO was formed, an interesting/relevant fact that not many people are aware of in the midst of the conflict.

That means that it has been a significant Jewish presence in the region that has been a trigger for unrest.

From humble beginnings in Palestine, to its current status as an elite economic and military power, Israel is itself a divisive issue in our world today. In terms of Bible prophecy, it is the key.

To my Jewish friends who are living witnesses to the power and majesty of God as He reveals Himself through fulfilled prophecy, I say:

I love you. You are no longer fiction, but reality. So let me quote a fictional icon and say: “Live long and prosper!”



Previous Posts

4 July, 1976
Israel today is besieged by fanatical jihadists. Three boys are murdered by Palestinian terrorists and the world’s reaction is annoyance with the Jewish state. What kind of insanity are we living in? From its founding in 1987, the terrorist group Hamas has been sworn to Israel’s destructio

posted 12:35:52pm Jul. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Demonizing Israel and the Jews
My friend at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, is a wealth of information, especially for people of faith struggling to understand the dynamics in the Arab-Israeli conflict. His book, Demonizing Israel and the Jews, is a hard look at the alarming rise in anti-S

posted 4:10:02pm Jun. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Evangelicals Silent on Hamas Kidnappings
Bradley Scott's shout-out to the White House, silent so far about the kidnapping of three Israeli youth this week, could also be directed at an audience formerly supportive of Israel: American Christian leaders. Response from American "Christian Palestinianists" to the kidnappings this week by Ha

posted 12:08:28pm Jun. 19, 2014 | read full post »

All in Good Fun?
One of the primary sources of hope in our world today is the marvelous example of predictive prophecy in the Bible. Contrary to the view of some Christian leaders in America—who like to marginalize Bible prophecy teaching—the Bible is loaded with such examples. From epic, sweeping prophecies

posted 2:56:32pm May. 31, 2014 | read full post »

A Single Human Being
Memorial Day. Remembering the dead is always poignant. Those of us of a certain generation are emotional at the site of American flags on display in military cemeteries. Decorating family graves is bittersweet. Remembering those who gave their lives protecting us is no small matter. I think of al

posted 11:03:59am May. 25, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.