By Michael Onifer and Joshua Charles
WND Digital Edition
Issues like abortion, homosexuality, and old-young earth debate often drive wedges both between the church and the world. Another polarizing issue is the Arab-Israeli conflict. Evangelical support for Israel among the younger generation is dropping at an alarming rate. Why is there such division between the church and the world and even among believers themselves about this issue?
"God, Israel, and You" attempts to bridge the gap by providing a courageous and honest look at Jesus, His involvement in the world, and how it relates to the issues of today. It makes the case for Israel by being pro-God and explaining His redemptive purposes for the Arabs to a new generation through scripture, history, and morality.
Believers are called to be ready with an answer for the faith that is within us. "God, Israel, and You" is about answers; it's about the knowledge of God, finding hope in this chaotic world, and recognizing the story where we find a faithful God who is intimately involved with the affairs of mankind. Rather than coming at the issues with an us-versus-them mentality, "God, Israel, and You" reveals a God who is involved, who gets His hands dirty, and embraces the paradoxes of the Bible: it is both straightforward and mysterious, accessible and infinite, supernatural and practical. When we can accept the supernatural, we can recognize that God is using both Jews and Arabs, and the next generation in a way that reflects the character of Jesus, and we can better understand God, Israel, and ourselves.
About the Author
Michael Onifer directs the Bethlehem Project, a leadership development and job creation program for Palestinian Christians. In addition to preaching and teaching on a regular basis, Onifer has lived in Israel on multiple occasions and travels to Israel and the West Bank regularly, training young leaders and cooperating with Palestinian Christians to develop Jewish-Christian relations. Michael directed the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program for ten years and is a contributing author to the acclaimed "Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual."
Joshua Charles is the co-author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book "The Original Argument," and the recent Amazon bestseller "Liberty's Secrets." Joshua is a public policy Fellow at William Jessup University, an Israel Experience Scholar, a member of the Council for National Policy, a writer/researcher at the Museum of the Bible, and one of the rising articulate voices of the millennial generation.