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Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

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When Messiah Comes

posted by jfletcher

“Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his […]

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Human Nature Through History

posted by jfletcher

Humanity never really changes. We often think “people are worse” now than ever before. Part of that is the 24/7 news cycle we can’t seem to escape from. Yet I’m often struck by the commonality between eras and generations. The […]

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Israel and the Churches

posted by jfletcher

I just returned from speaking at a church on the East Coast, and it was instructive for several reasons. My topic was Israel and her “place among the nations.” Turnout was excellent but at dinner that evening, the pastor gave […]

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Israel Is On It!

posted by jfletcher

The first time I drove down to the Dead Sea, I almost ran off the road when acres of palm groves began dotting the barren landscape of the Judean Hills. What is this? I wondered. It was part of my […]

Move the Embassy? Right.

posted by jfletcher

We get it each presidential election cycle: campaign promises that evaporate after the party is over. This year, a particularly annoying promise is again sure to be broken. “I will move America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem!” No, you […]

Is Christian Media Relevant? Doubtful

posted by jfletcher

A recent blurb in Relevant magazine underscores some weaknesses of the modern Church. The news item, titled “Did Archaeologists Just Find Evidence of the Real Hezekiah?” tells us that King Hezekiah’s existence is well documented in the Old Testament, but […]

When Jews Can Defend Themselves

posted by jfletcher

In 2015, a German court convicted a former SS guard at Auschwitz of complicity in the murders of 300,000 people. At 94, the guard admitted his crimes. In the New York Times article about the trial, a remarkable tidbit surfaced: […]

Biblical history is…history

posted by jfletcher

Although even some liberal Bible scholars stab at biblical history, claiming for example that the Exodus account is made-up, or that some of the patriarchs didn’t exist, time and again archaeology has confirmed the Bible’s authenticity. In Jeremiah 43, we […]

Enough

posted by jfletcher

About 10 miles northeast of Jerusalem sits the Israeli community of Ma’aleh Michmas. To the international community, this place is a “settlement” (emphasis on the “sssss”). In the Bible, it is mentioned in 1 Samuel, Isaiah, and Ezra. The ancient […]

“It’ll Be Okay”

posted by jfletcher

From almost the beginning, man has been out-of-sync with his Creator. Among other things, we have different views of timing. Humans want things now. Instant gratification. We also want what we want when things get tough. As in, God, please […]

Will There Be A Second Coming?

posted by jfletcher

Bible prophecy is being fulfilled at an astonishing rate, yet ironically, growing numbers of people within the Evangelical world (once a bastion of prophecy teaching) seem unaware of it. A recent blog post illustrates this fact, as a specific New […]

What Does Obama Really Think About Islam?

posted by jfletcher

This week, President Obama will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time. One wonders why he didn’t do this in the past, say, October 2012, ahead of his last election. Oh well, he’s probably not coldly calculating, right? Increasingly, […]

Evangelicals Against Bible Prophecy?

posted by jfletcher

In only the past five years, the pro Israel Christian community has seen a downturn of support among top leadership. The roots of that are much deeper/older, but the manifestation of a move toward other views (read: Palestinian Narrative) is […]

Happy Birthday, Israel!

posted by jfletcher

Today marks 67 years since the founding of the state of Israel. At 4 p.m. on the afternoon of May 14, 1948, officials of the developing Zionist government met at a theatre in Tel Aviv; David Ben Gurion read the […]

Good, Good Friday

posted by jfletcher

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on […]

The King of Zionism

posted by jfletcher

Each year, various groups and individuals seek to politicize the memory of Martin Luther King, on the national holiday in his honor. So I will, too. Perhaps a little-known fact about “MLK” is that he was a strong supporter of […]

Kay Wilson—Choosing Life

posted by jfletcher

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrific Palestinian terror attack on my friend, Kay Wilson, and her friend, Kristine Luken. Kay survived, somehow; Kristine, a Christian, did not. Their attackers targeted them because they were looking to kill Jews. […]

4 July, 1976

posted by jfletcher

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 […]

Demonizing Israel and the Jews

posted by jfletcher

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 […]

Evangelicals Silent on Hamas Kidnappings

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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 […]

Untold News

posted by jfletcher

In Mitchell Bard’s op-ed in the Huffington Post, posted April 24 (“Defining ‘Pro Israel’ Is Not Rocket-Science”), the scholar set down his 13 “attributes” one must possess in order to be called pro-Israel. I was particularly intrigued with no. 3, […]

We All Long for Peace

posted by jfletcher

Social commentator Dennis Miller tweeted an appropriate thought today: “Humans are not wired to believe the world has gone this insane.” It calls to mind an article I read in USA Today years ago. A psychologist said—I’m paraphrasing—that ancient man […]

Earth-shattering Prophecy

posted by jfletcher

When the predicted earthquake didn’t hit Rome on May 11, what did you make of that? Reuters circulated a story about the prediction of the late seismologist Raffaele Bendandi; it is said that he predicted a devastating earthquake would hit […]

Not All Enemies Are Enemies

posted by jfletcher

In the War on Terror, and for those of us who “side” with the good guys, it’s important to remember that there are good people in the Arab world. An AP story that appeared in USA Today brought this truth […]

He is Risen!

posted by jfletcher

“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (Psalm 16:10) “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he […]

Safely in Danger

posted by jfletcher

Israel today is a paradox, and this according to Bible prophecy. The nation dwells alone among the international community—Isi Leibler’s recent column in the Jerusalem Post reveals the depth of the Jewish state’s isolation (really only supported by Canada, Australia, […]

Fear and the Future

posted by jfletcher

As the bus pulled into the complex at the base of Masada, my conversation with a British journalist was just wrapping-up. This was during the Second Intifada in Israel, and the country was almost emptied of tourists. My new acquaintance […]

Is this the “End of the World”?

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You are going to enjoy these thought-provoking musings by respected author, editor and lecturer Jim Fletcher. Former editor-in-chief at a top Christian publishing company, Jim has written or edited a number of books about Israel, Bible prophecy, education … and the […]

Previous Posts

When Messiah Comes
"Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory. The vision I saw was like the vision I had ...

posted 11:31:35am Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Human Nature Through History
Humanity never really changes. We often think "people are worse" now than ever before. Part of that is the 24/7 news cycle we can't seem to escape from. Yet I'm often struck by the commonality between eras and generations. The cuneiform ...

posted 10:18:07am Apr. 26, 2016 | read full post »

The Walking Path
We are all on our own individual journey. No matter who we are or where we live, we have similar issues. Even if we are not outwardly emotional or appear to be stoic, the big questions of life confront each one of us at some point. At his ...

posted 1:47:41pm Apr. 19, 2016 | read full post »

Reject Apathy
I just returned from the Mid-America Prophecy Conference, seeing many dear friends. The conversations alone were salve for a tired soul. The very language I just used hearkens back to the “old time religion” that is largely gone from our ...

posted 1:47:57pm Apr. 17, 2016 | read full post »

Pro Israel Support Surging
At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise globally—from the Middle East to Europe to college campuses—there is also a lot of good news for pro Israel supporters. Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is nearing three million members, a ...

posted 1:23:51pm Apr. 10, 2016 | read full post »

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