Posts Tagged ‘israel’

Good News According To The Son of A Nazi, Werner Oder

July 13, 2010

Pastor Werner was born in Austria to a family of ranking Nazi Officials. In his testimony he tells the story of his conversion from anti-Semitism to faith in God and love for the Jews and support for Israel.

His real life account, which has been televised and broadcast on radio, tells of the horrors of his father’s involvement in Hitler’s death squad – the SS, and his family’s personal acquaintance with the world’s most wanted war criminals. In his astonishing true story, he relives the horrors of a childhood dominated by evil and his struggle for survival amidst the devastation of post world war Austria.

During his call by God to minister in England, Werner met his wife Avril. They have one son and three daughters and pastor together Tuckton Christian Centre, Bournemouth, a vibrant church that testifies to the power of God.

Audio

http://www.tucktonchristiancentre.co.uk/testimony_audio.html

‘My father the Nazi’ – (published in the Jerusalem Post)
Son of Austrian SS officer discovers love for Jews-by Herta Leithgöb and Lisa Rüdiger
Given some of his earliest memories, it’s hard to believe Werner Oder is a Christian
pastor today, much less one who loves the Jews and Israel….
“Whenever I share my testimony, God does amazing things.

Good News According To Martin Buber and Shlomo Riskin

July 12, 2010

Martin Buber, Judaism and Christianity were variations on the same theme of messianism. Buber made this theme the basis of a famous definition of the tension between Judaism and Christianity:

Pre-messianically, our destinies are divided. Now to the Christian, the Jew is the incomprehensibly obdurate man who declines to see what has happened; and to the Jew, the Christian is the incomprehensibly daring man who affirms in an unredeemed world that its redemption has been accomplished. This is a gulf which no human power can bridge.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_of_early_Christianity_and_Judaism

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s article and phrase “living a salvific expression of the covenant” raises the question – what’s the difference between Mosaic/Jewish and Messianic/Christian salvation?

In my opinion perhaps its how personal and world peace is fulfilled, which the Scriptures say a Messiah will bring.
Also, perhaps considering how Christianity became a different religion provides a key…
Jewish Christians continued to worship in synagogues for centuries. During the Jewish-Roman wars, in 136 AD, Jewish Christians hailed Jesus as the Messiah and did not support Bar Kokhba (who some Jews claimed as a Messiah), yet the Jewish-Christians were barred from Jerusalem along with the rest of the Jews. The war and its aftermath helped differentiate Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism.
Also, this article has a good summary of the various views of salvation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_Judaism

JC Ryle – “If the Jew thought too exclusively of a Christ reigning, has not the Gentile thought to exclusively of Christ suffering?” or “If the Jew ignored the cross, has not the Gentile ignored the crown?”. Well said Spryle (quoted in the book Future Israel).

Good News According To John Cash

February 24, 2010

A writer once tried to paint Cash into a corner, baiting him to acknowledge a single denominational persuasion at the center of his heart. Finally, Cash laid down the law: “I—as a believer that Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew, the Christ of the Greeks, was the Anointed One of God (born of the seed of David, upon faith as Abraham has faith, and it was accounted to him for righteousness)—am grafted onto the true vine, and am one of the heirs of God’s covenant with Israel.”

Good News According To Rani Espanioly

February 22, 2010

Arab Christian from Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus.

Good News According To Jacob Damkani

September 2, 2009

Very unique video and story here.

Jew-and-gentile

http://www.trumpetofsalvation.org/

Good News According To Israel – Desert Bloom

April 30, 2009

Facts on Israel – http://masbirim.gov.il/eng/index.html

Video on why the Feasts of the Bible matter to Christians.

Israel is making the “desert bloom” in amazing ways.

desert-bloom

Good News According To Anthony Chapman

April 30, 2009

song written by American Christians to encourage embattled Israel, entitled, “A Prayer Under Fire,” has aired for the first time on Israeli radio and television Anthony Chapman and his wife Irene, from Rhode Island.

Good News According To Thomas Cook

April 26, 2009

Thomas Cook’s tour in 1869 marked the start of regular package cruises to Palestine. Participants camped in sumptuous tents, with servants preparing baths and picnic tables. In case of bad weather, the tourists could stay in hotels in both Jaffa and Jerusalem belonging to Cook’s first local agent, Alexander Howard, a Maronite Christian.

Before long, tourism to the Holy Land had become big business. By 1883 Thomas Cook & Son had taken 4,500 travelers to Palestine. With increasing demand, a railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem was clearly desirable.  THE JERUSALEM POST

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Good News According To Messianics in Israel (map)

April 23, 2009

map of Messianics (Jewish Christians) in Israel.

http://www.israelprayer.com/profiles.html

Eilat Messianic Congregation
& The Shelter – Eilat

http://www.shelterhostel.com/
http://www.firstcentury.tv/video/OO-video/eilat.htm

Baptists near Tel Aviv petah tikva

http://www.thebaptistvillage.com/index.html

Issues

Who is a Jew?
Matrilineal or Patrilineal Descent
http://judaism.about.com/od/whoisajew/a/whoisjewdescent.htm

How should Gentile and Messianic Christian’s follow the law?

The Jerusalem Church created a double standard: one for Jewish Christians and one for Gentile converts (for the parallel in Judaism, see Convert to Judaism and Noahides). The Decree may be the first act of differentiation of the Church from its Jewish roots[3], depending on when Jewish
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Jerusalem?wasRedirected=true

Jesus in modern Jewish thought.

Jesus in Modern Jewish Thought Batnitzky, Leora Paper

Swords into plowshares

swords into plowshares

Good News According To Dwight Pryor

April 21, 2009

Dwight Pryor with some brilliant comment on resurrection.

dwight-pryor-on-resurrection