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In Numbers 30, we have God's commandments regarding oaths. According to these commandments, a man is directly bound to fulfill his oaths, but a woman's oaths must be approved of by her father if she is still in his care, or by her husband when the father hands her care over to him. The approval of a father is given if he "holds his peace" on first hearing ...


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When I investigated this matter (at a time when my American Baptist church was exploring this in some depth), the conclusion to support the modern state of Israel rested upon these pillars: 1) A reading of Scripture 2) A view of eschatology 3) An interpretation of history 4) A decision to accept the modern state of Israel as the spiritual continuation of ...


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Zionism, founded by Theodor Herzl, is a movement for reestablishing a nation for the Jewish people. Thus, why are some Protestants Zionists, especially in the U.S.? Is there a theological reason for this? With the doctrine of the rapture and tribulation is the future reestablishment of the nation of Israel and the completion of the prophecies for Israel ...


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It's not about being a Zionist. It's about an (everlasting Promise) made to his friend Abraham. Just because Christians support Israel does not make them a zionist. I support Israel because my God our Father is not a liar! He is not unfaithful to the promises he makes. He is always faithful to those that he loves and considers a friend. Why was the Land ...


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It would be wrong to think that a majority of Protestants are Zionists, but Christian Zionism is nevertheless a substantial movement, especially in the United States. There is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. The idea ...


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Christianity distinguished itself from Rabbinic Judaism by maintaining a priesthood, an altar, and a sacrifice commemorating (i.e. making present) Jesus' sacrifice each time the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. (See the prayers in the Divine Liturgy of St. James, of St. John Chrysostom, and of St. Basil). After the Temple was destroyed, Judaism kept none of ...


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At the time of the Bar Kochba revolt (132-135), there were still Jewish Christians (or Christian Jews?). When Bar Kochba was hailed as the Messiah, those Christians were forced to disavow him, since they believed Jesus was the Messiah. (see ...


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This comes from the Douay-Rheims Holy Bible p. 967, "An Historical and Chronological Table of the New Testament":(with minor updating of scriptural reference style and proper name spellings) A.D. 33 His transfiguration, Matt. 17. Sunday of Holy Week (Palm Sunday):(Jesus makes the Jews' annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem.) The Sunday, or first day ...



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