Is it the End of the World?

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound…

The explosion of violence in Jerusalem’s Old City is disheartening. More Jews were murdered by Palestinians this week in Israel, and the Palestinian Authority continues to use that to incite violence. Israeli decisions to install metal detectors at the entry points to the Temple Mount (in direct response to Israeli police being murdered there by…

Americans and the global Jewish community have a long, rich, and warm history. This fact alone is unique in world history, as most civilizations have treated the Jews poorly, often with devastating consequences. Ancient Near East powers did their best to rid the world of Israel. Middle Ages pogroms, followed by the stain of Spain’s…

Once again, I have the pleasure of being in Israel, landing today at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. This week is the 50th anniversary of the capture of the Old City of Jerusalem by the Israel Defense Forces, during the astonishing Six Day War. But there is another, essentially obscure anniversary I am also…

The Bible often refers to “watchmen” and “watchmen on the wall,” the latter specifically in place to protect Israel in a variety of ways. In our own day, that involves advocacy work. In the American church, that role is less popular than it used to be. In fact, a watchman for Israel is seen too…

President Trump yesterday spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and one suspects his words have real meaning behind them and will be backed up with action; the President promised that anti-Semitism will be confronted. Among his remarks: Sadly, this year marks the first Day of Remembrance since the passing of Elie Wiesel, a great person,…

In the Bible’s book of Daniel, a fascinating bit of information is conveyed. Daniel was a Hebrew prophet at the time of the Babylonian exile, in the sixth century B.C. His book is heavily prophetic, and for generations scholars and students have disagreed over key points, such as whom Daniel was writing for in the…

Times change. They sure do. Recently a friend of mine posted on Facebook that he was interested in visiting the Holy Land. Most of us know what that refers to: Israel. The land of the Bible. My friend is a good man, but it’s not the only time he’s referred to Israel as “the Holy…

As spring approaches, travel plans are made for the coming year. One of the best decisions you can make this year is to visit Israel. I have several times and plan to do so again. In my small hometown here in the States, I walked out of the post office the other day and was…

As we close out another tumultuous year, half of America is hopeful and half is committed to Alinsky-style political harassment. Barack Obama stands in the middle of all of it. For too long, American conservatives hoped against hope that Obama’s nasty attitude toward Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu was simply an anomaly, and that he didn’t really…

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Jim Fletcher

Blogger and researcher Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters. His new book, "Truth Wins," provides important analysis of Rob Bell and his Emergent friends.

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