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Reader comment on item: Accept Israel as the Jewish State?

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Nov 29, 2007 at 16:44

How many times did David say "my enemies have compassed about me " ? Abram was taken out of his country of Ur and brought to a new land, (his name changed to Abraham later) and then he and his people were given that land forever by God. Unfortunately, the land that is now Israel isn't the entire land, just a small part of it. In Genesis 15:18, it states: "In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:"

Now we all know that politically and geographically, Israel now is only a very small portion of what was promised to Abraham and all his seed. The Scriptures are full of wars and even in-fighting within the twelve tribes, who were scattered around the world. Now in the 21st Century (or 5768 in the Hebrew calendar) we see that the enemies are still "compassed about" Israel. The Palestinian Charter calls for the "destruction of Israel through armed struggle." (Cal Thomas in JewishWorldReview.com). There may be a thousand more "peace conferences" but only true peace will reign when God establishes His kingdom on Earth, with the New Jerusalem, sometime in the future. Until then, all efforts at peace will be stalled, all negotiations in vain.


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