I've been present at a tragic event called "Hope for the Holy Land." The one-night event visited my alma mater a few years ago, Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. It featured a World Vision rep, Mae Cannon, Willow Creek's Lynne Hybels, and The Holy Land Trust rep Sami Awad.
Their approach offered zero hope for the Holy Land because they only wanted to talk about "the occupation." Jesus didn't live in "occupied territory." It was and is God's land and the borders are outlined in the Bible.
Efforts to interject truth into that forum were blocked.
What nation could be "apartheid on steroids"? Surely some Islamic stronghold, right?
Try Israel. That's according to World Vision's Steve Haas writing for the Lausanne Movement.
Is Islam in prophecy? There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world -- 23% of the world's population. There are about 3,500,000 Muslims in America and 43,000,000 in Europe. Experts suggest there are over 100,000,000 radical Muslims and that number is likely low. There are at least 250,000 radical Muslims in America. I live among some of them in Minnesota. They are continually being caught in terrorist activity in the U.S. and abroad. And they are joining ISIS on a daily basis.
But how do they fit into God's end-time plan?
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Here we go again. Another "Christ at the Checkpoint," or CATC, conference is set to launch March 10-14. It's another tragic event that tells half-truths and hardly the entire story. The theme is "Christ at the Checkpoint III: Your Kingdom Come." It's based on the Lord's Prayer and how Christ would approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today.
Jan Markell looks at Christianity Today's anti-Israel book recommendations
We are nearing the second anniversary of a terrible event – the killing of many members of the Fogel family in Israel by Palestinian terrorists. The intruders were unmerciful, going from room to room in their act of evil, thankfully overlooking two small children. A third was out for the evening but had to return to the scene.
Subsequently, after their capture, the two terrorists expressed no remorse for their actions, saying that had they known that two other children had been sleeping in the Fogel home at the time, they would have murdered them as well.
Jan Markell warns of evangelical activists siding with Palestinians over Israel
When a college forum talks about being pro-peace and pro-Jesus, why do I become suspicious? When the event is sponsored by a Department of Reconciliation Studies, why do I become uncomfortable? The answer is, in part, that I graduated from this once rock-solid school in prehistoric days when Christian colleges were a safe bet. Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., is like most Christian schools today. They are trying to be cutting edge, and they are trying to tell the truth from their perspective. But when the forum is about leaving the “traditional pro-Israel stand” and learning to embrace the tormented Palestinians instead, you will begin to understand the dilemma. The attempt at “reconciliation” is disingenuous. The whole truth won’t be told.