America reinvents itself every four years. That’s the purpose of the election cycle as the Founders of our Constitutional Republic envisioned it. But since this nation is an institution created by humans – even though founded on a Judeo-Christian worldview – should the people of God participate in this process? If so, how?
Whenever something happens with Israel in the Middle East, questions arise about its relevance to the End Times. Such is the case with the Abraham Accords, the peace agreement signed by Israel with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the United States. Is this a false peace? Is it a diplomatic breakthrough? What does it mean for region? What should we think about it considering the lessons of history and the promises of scripture?
While the world was looking the other way, Israel pulled off one of the most astounding diplomatic coups of recent years. Peace with the United Arab Emirates will be very good for both countries and for the region, but there is more significance to this development than that. What does it tell us about the national leaders who made it happen, especially Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Are there lessons for life in this game-changing diplomatic move?
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the surrender of the Empire of Japan. How do you remember that war – or do you even think about it? Maybe there are some lessons from the Pacific War that still apply today.
God says quite clearly that He will establish an everlasting covenant with Israel, and that He will bring Israel’s people back to the Promised Land. His name and reputation are at stake here. What does that mean for the Jewish people? What does it mean for Christians – both in the past, and right now?