With heavy hearts in the aftermath of the barbarous terrorist attack on Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning, Charles E. McCracken Ministries reaches out in love and with sympathy to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Attempts to generate peaceful coexistence on the part of ancient Israel were met with obstinate refusal to cooperate. Squatters from neighboring lands were committed to hostility and any hope for peaceful resolution was blocked by their premeditated, continuous and unrelenting aggression. Today, it seems nothing’s changed.
Recently, I joined 19 leaders for an event sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America’s Co-Director of Government Relations. The “What’s New in Washington When it Comes to Israel?” briefing was positive in many respects and recognized the current administration’s demonstrable support for Israel.
Who owns Machpelah? What is the historical precedent for UNESCO’s latest proposed designation? Can you connect the dots to the ancient cultural ties?
Prophetic passages in both Testaments of the Bible affirm the centrality of Jerusalem in Israel’s future. Those with an obsession to destroy Israel and rewrite history disavow what every rational person recognizes. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the heart of the Jewish world.
Don’t be a pew warmer. Use every opportunity to counter misinformation about Israel.
When people of faith earnestly seek God on a personal level with every concern in life, we are acknowledging that He alone has the ability to intervene for good on our behalf in spite of the challenges.
Without a God’s-eye view of Israel, perceptions can be easily skewed. People of faith must be serious about getting the historical facts right and communicating biblical truth.
Now is not the time for people of faith to sit huddled together with hands folded, heads bowed and eyes closed intoning that we are to be “in the world and not of the world” while nations convene in Paris for the purpose of shackling Israel. Failure to speak and act on behalf of Israel is the reticence of complicity.
Every decision has consequences; none, however, carry the magnitude of reciprocal outcomes as those impacting God’s Chosen People and the State of Israel.