January 1993 Newsletter (5753:4)

We’re Glad You Asked…
January 1, 1993

QUESTION: On several occasions I have tried to speak to my Jewish friend about the Bible and what God requires from us, but she says that she cannot base her life on the Bible. She claims it was authored by human beings, not God, and besides, it was written too long ago to be valid…

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Anti-Semitism in the New Testament?
Author: Stephen Pacht

As I distribute literature on the streets, sometimes I meet Jewish people who claim that the New Testament is overtly anti-Semitic. They rarely want to stop and talk, and invariably they are not able to cite specific passages. It’s just something they have heard, and given the history of anti-Semitism in the church, they imagine…

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She Wants to Know
Author: Deborah Pacht

I’ve never heard anything like this anywhere before,” exclaimed Irina. She was referring to the Bible study she had just attended. Irina, a young Russian woman, has lived in France for seven years. She was brought to the weekly Bible study in our home by a Russian friend. Both were Jewish, but neither of them…

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Waiting to Enter the Promised Land
Author: Stan Meyer

Sam watched the soldiers come through the village, burning houses and looting. Frightened, he and his sister hid under a bed as their mother had instructed they must whenever the soldiers came. It was a pogrom, she explained. Mama, why do they hate us?” Sam asked. “Because they hate God and therefore they hate God’s…

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John’s Gospel in Jewish Evangelism
Topics: christmas

The gospel of John was written for the purpose of evangelizing the reader. The author clearly states, …these [things] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). Not only is John’s gospel written for evangelism, it…

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The Comfortable Cross
Author: Moishe Rosen

The crowded room buzzed with the voices of concerned citizens. Emotions were running high at the official hearing of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The conflict revolved around a 32-foot-high lighted concrete cross on top of one of San Francisco’s many hills. The cross had first been lit in 1932 by remote control from…

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