The Middle East remains a cauldron of prophetic activity as we head into the last months of this year. Israel is literally God’s prophetic clock that provides us with the milestones for determining when Christ will return. If we want to know how close we are to doomsday midnight for the end of the world, we keep our eyes on Israel.
Posts Tagged: Syncretism
Compromise among God’s people is not an isolated phenomenon, nor limited to either the Old Testament or the New. Two periods of extreme rebellion stand out for me when considering the church today and its compromising past.
The early church was on fire. However, at one time or another these churches lost or set aside teaching and commandments from the Lord that would have kept them faithful. The church today is guilty of this same apostasy.
We’re all familiar with 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” This is a declaration and a prayer that…
When people try to serve both other gods and Yahweh, the God of the Bible, at the same time, they are guilty of syncretism. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines syncretism “as the combination of different forms of belief or practice.” In ancient Israel, this sin was a serious downfall among the people. In fact, it’s what led…
The Bible contains numerous instances of foreshadowing, where an event occurs that shows a hint of what will come in the future. Right off the bat in the account of Solomon’s reign, we see this situation. Solomon was the Lord’s anointed to continue as king over all Israel following the death of his father David….