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Israel: The Apple of God’s Eye

November 22, 2014

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By David Ettinger Introduction: Israel as God’s “Eye” One of the political world’s favorite pastimes is criticizing and condemning Israel. It seems that everything Israel does – especially in response to deadly attacks against her – meets with immediate and pointed denunciation. The typical scenario is that Israel over a certain period of time patiently […]

Replacement Theology: Disdaining God’s Character

July 4, 2013

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By David Ettinger Introduction For most of Church history, the place of Israel in God’s present and end-times scenario has been controversial, divisive, and egregiously flawed. It was the Catholic theologian Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430), better known as St. Augustine, who spread the teaching that though God had chosen the Jews as a special […]

Israel, the Unwalled Nation?

May 4, 2013

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By David Ettinger (Originally published in the January-February 2013 issue of Zion’s Fire magazine) Note: One particular section of this article may appear to paint Israel in a very unsavory and negative light, hence providing fuel for Israel’s detractors. However, no such intention exists. The ministry of Zion’s Hope, along with the author of this […]

How Should We View Israel? Truths about Israel Every Believer Needs to Know

May 2, 2013

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By David Ettinger God’s Nation It is astounding how the tiny nation of Israel dominates headlines. Think about it. In Africa, hundreds of thousands of people die tragically every year from AIDS, starvation, and political upheaval. Yet, their plight usually warrants no better than a bottom-of-the-screen placement on news websites. In third-world nations, rebellion and […]

God’s Plea to Israel

April 29, 2013

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By David Ettinger It is always a curious thing when people say something to the effect of, “The God of the Old Testament is hard and unfeeling.” Even a casual glance of the ancient Scriptures will prove this statement false. By way of evidence, let’s take a look at Jeremiah 3:19-25. In this passage, God […]

Doug Pierce Upstages Cancer

April 2, 2013

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By David Ettinger Hearing you have cancer at any age is alarming, but even more so when you’re 35 years old and the father of a 6 and 3 year old. But that is exactly where Doug Pierce found himself in the spring of 2009. Caption: Doug with his two children: Abby, 6, and Elliott, […]

A Story of Survival: From the Ghetto to the Land of Milk and Honey

March 31, 2013

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By David Ettinger During World War II, when Adolph Hitler and the Nazis committed unspeakable atrocities against the Jewish people of Europe, Gregory and Mara were fortunate enough to avoid the concentration camps. However, they were forced to live in a German-imposed “ghetto” in the Ukraine, and the experience was terrifying. A ghetto was a […]