Israel Statement Well Received, SBTS Panel on Events in Holy Land & Jesus Strengthens Our Faith in Him
Well over 1,000 people have signed a statement in support of Israel released by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Four leading biblical thinkers took the platform for a panel discussion at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to consider how Christians should think upon the recent attacks in Israel. And, sickness. Addiction. Financial dilemmas. At some point, everyone struggles to believe life’s circumstances can change.
Well over 1,000 people have signed a statement in support of Israel released by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The statements calls people to pray and for policy makers to do all they can to bring justice in light of the devastating attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel.
The statement has been signed by Albert Mohler, John Stonestreet, and many more evangelical pastors and leaders.
Anyone can sign it. It’s available at ERLC.com.
Four leading biblical thinkers took the platform for a panel discussion at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to consider how Christians should think upon the recent attacks in Israel. The panel, hosted by Andrew Walker, included Albert Mohler, Ayman Ibrahim and Thomas Schreiner.
Hamas militants attacked Israel on Oct. 7. The attacks have led to daily battles between Israeli forces and Hamas. So far, 1,300 Israelis have been killed, according to Israeli officials. More than 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, according to officials in Gaza.
“Israel has had to fight for its existence from the very beginning. It has to fight for its existence every day,” said Mohler, president of SBTS.
Ibrahim is a professor of Islamic studies and the director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at SBTS.
“For Hamas, Islam is not only a religion but a political power,” Ibrahim said. “That’s why they want the political part.”
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Sickness. Addiction. Financial dilemmas. At some point, everyone struggles to believe life’s circumstances can change. We face a situation that never seems to get better. Often, we have done all we can to change, or improve, the situation, but it still remains. In desperation, we may turn to the Lord, but with faith that has grown weak. It’s not always easy to keep the faith when we see no alleviation of the problem.
A Lifeway Bible Study reminds Christians they “can confidently approach Jesus with life’s challenges. We can trust Jesus to help us grow in faith, overcoming our own doubts and fears. Ultimately, we can see God’s power demonstrated when we pray and He answers. When we struggle to believe, we can be assured. When our faith feels weak, we can find strength. Jesus strengthens our faith in Him.”
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