Christian cannibals?

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Cannibalism -repparttar very thought's disgusting and sends a shiver down our spines! But closet-cannibals are everywhere!

You might be surprised to discover some of your best friends and acquaintances are guilty of this grotesque charge. You've probably practiced cannibalism too - more often than you'd care to admit.

The apostle Paul warned about Christian cannibalism: "But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another" (Galatians 5:15). Are you still stewing over some disagreement? Is an interpersonal problem "eating you alive?" Are you "fed up" with being misunderstood? Have you ever been "chewed out?" Or maybe you wanted to "chew him up and spit him out?" What about "cutting remarks?" Wouldn't you like to tear into certain people and give them a "piece of your mind?" Don't they deserve to be "cut down to size?" Who hasn't made sarcastic comments (Greek - sarkazein, to tear flesh)? We've all been "in hot water!" I think you getrepparttar 149399 point.

As members ofrepparttar 149400 Royal Family of God, there's no time to waste in squabbling among ourselves. We're not to engage in destructive family feuds or sibling rivalry. Don't tormentrepparttar 149401 Body of Christ! Mental cruelty has got to go! No matter how serious or justified our reasons are for being at odds with someone, they're petty compared to our crucifixion of Christ who commands us, through Paul, to be at one: "Therefore, asrepparttar 149402 elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you MUST also do" (Colossians 3:12-13).

A Jewish Homeland

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Did God condemnrepparttar Jews to wander until Messiah comes but blessed every other tribe of Israel with a national inheritance? Does that make sense? Is God fair? Is Israel so much holier than Judah? Or could it be, as Herbert Armstrong taught in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, that Israel's punishment was to last for 2,520 years (Lev. 26:21)?

After that time, around A.D. 1800, because of ABRAHAM'S OBEDIENCE, God decreed that He would bestow His blessings. Did that 2,520 years of punishment apply only torepparttar 149398 Northern Kingdom of Israel? Does God have a double standard? Once God removedrepparttar 149399 Kingdom of Judah wasn't it His responsibility to RESTORE it atrepparttar 149400 appointed time?

Didrepparttar 149401 Anglo-Saxon and European peoples take these prophecies into their own hands? Were they able to create their countries with no divine mandate, signs and miracles, or prophetic leadership?

For those who have eyes to see,repparttar 149402 Biblical countries came into being by DIVINE MANDATE since only God determinesrepparttar 149403 rise and fall of nations! Many of our founding fathers were inspired of God, in spite of themselves, to accomplish our Manifest Destiny. God's overall plan is greater than any single man.

God stirred up Theodore Herzl to inspirerepparttar 149404 Jewish people withrepparttar 149405 Biblical idea of having a Jewish State again. He wrote and spoke about it extensively, plantingrepparttar 149406 seed of holy imagination in Judah's mind.

Later, duringrepparttar 149407 British Mandate,repparttar 149408 British began to "look favorably" uponrepparttar 149409 establishment of an independent Jewish Homeland, watering that holy seed. The Balfour Declaration was part of a divine mandate to restore Judah to "Palestine" (a Satanic wordrepparttar 149410 Romans used in an evil attempt to erase our father Israel's name offrepparttar 149411 map - Ps. 83:4).

God utilized political Zionism for His purposes, just as He utilized America's rebellion againstrepparttar 149412 English throne. Onrepparttar 149413 surface, neither were so special or righteous, but both were instrumental in fulfilling prophecy.

As forrepparttar 149414 treatment ofrepparttar 149415 former inhabitants ofrepparttar 149416 lands that God decreed for His people, whether Arabs or Indians, I'm surerepparttar 149417 Canaanites would offer scathing condemnation but others would see God's purpose being worked out, however imperfectly to limited human vision. God addresses any injustices in His own way and time (2 Sam. 21:1-14), but dismisses those charges that exaggerate or exploit them to deny our basic Biblical right torepparttar 149418 lands He has chosen for us (Acts 17:26).

Asrepparttar 149419 Greeks are representative of all Gentiles, sorepparttar 149420 Jews are representative of all Israel. It is to Israel, specifically torepparttar 149421 Jews, that God has committedrepparttar 149422 "oracles of God" (Rom. 3:2). The oracles of God includesrepparttar 149423 DIVINE COVENANTS AND PROMISES (Rom. 9:4-5). The Jews hold, in trust,repparttar 149424 Biblical land deed/covenant torepparttar 149425 Holy Land for all Twelve Tribes!

GOD MADE A LAND-COVENANT WITH ISRAEL (Gen. 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; 17:8; 26:3; 28:13; 35:12). Not once did He promiserepparttar 149426 Holy Land torepparttar 149427 "Palestinians" (Philistines) so Bible-believers must reject their illegitimate claims! Those who attempt to justify foreign occupation of our land or terrible treatment of our people because of our sins are condemning themselves before God! (Isa. 47:6; Jer. 50:7; Zech. 1:15).

There are many Scriptures that speak of a REPRESENTATIVE AMOUNT OF JEWS living in Israel before Christ comes. Shamefully, God's ministers, and consequentlyrepparttar 149428 Church, have often been BLIND to what God is doing in Israel TODAY. We've failed to seerepparttar 149429 wonders that God has wrought,repparttar 149430 TYPES that foretell of greater things to come!

We've been ignorant ofrepparttar 149431 Biblical principle of DUALITY and have nit-pickedrepparttar 149432 prophecies demanding all or nothing! With that limited vision we would've argued with Peter on Pentecost/Shavuot about Joel's prophecy being fulfilled! However, it certainly was - IN PART! (Acts 2:16-21).

Considerrepparttar 149433 following:

God promised to "save Zion, and buildrepparttar 149434 cities of Judah" (Ps. 69:35). He's faithfully done that by rewarding Jewish efforts (Annuit Coeptus) and respecting their blood, sweat and tears! (Isa. 61:4; Ps. 102:13-14). God has usedrepparttar 149435 Jews to makerepparttar 149436 desert blossom asrepparttar 149437 rose and protected them during this conversion process, just as Moses requested (Deut. 33:7).

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