Episode 547

American Jews Feel Unsafe After Israel Attack, John Cooper Has Something to Say & God Faithfully Keeps His Covenant

Feb 16, 2024

Nearly 80 percent of American Jews felt less safe after the October 2023 Hamas attack on Israel, and fearing antisemitism, many changed their public behavior, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) said Feb. 13 in its new report on antisemitism. John Cooper, the lead vocalist and bassist of the rock band Skillet. Cooper has penned “Awake & Alive to Truth,” a book that explores themes of truth and personal conviction. And, a Lifeway Bible study says, “Wedding ceremonies typically include the exchanging of vows. A couple declares their commitment to each other by saying, “I do.” God established marriage as a covenant. It is a formal commitment before God.

Transcript

Nearly 80 percent of American Jews felt less safe after the October 2023 Hamas attack on Israel, and fearing antisemitism, many changed their public behavior, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) said Feb. 13 in its new report on antisemitism.

Specifically, 78 percent of American Jews said the attack made them feel less safe here because of their Jewish identity, and 46 percent changed their behavior afterwards, the AJC said in releasing its findings. The 46 percent was an increase from the previous year’s 38 percent.

The American public in general is becoming more aware of antisemitism, the survey found, with 92 percent saying antisemitism affects society as a whole and that all of society is responsible for combatting it. 
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John Cooper, the lead vocalist and bassist of the rock band Skillet. Cooper has penned “Awake & Alive to Truth,” a book that explores themes of truth and personal conviction.

The book presents an exploration into finding truth in a complex world. Cooper shares insights from his personal experiences and his understanding of faith, aiming to engage readers in a conversation about navigating belief in contemporary society.

Cooper says in “Awake & Alive to Truth” he seeks to address questions about truth, identity, and maintaining faith amidst societal pressures. He invites readers to consider their own beliefs and the foundation upon which they are built, emphasizing the importance of personal conviction.
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Every day, hundreds of thousands of people die without the hope of Jesus. Your faithful prayers will make a difference. That’s why the IMB created a free 18-month calendar, called “Impacting Lostness Through Prayer”. It provides guidance, reminders and encouragement as you pray for individuals and communities who have yet to hear the gospel. Learn more about this free resource at IMB.org/prayercalendar.

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A Lifeway Bible study says, “Wedding ceremonies typically include the exchanging of vows. A couple declares their commitment to each other by saying, “I do.” God established marriage as a covenant. It is a formal commitment before God. God’s commitment to His people is also in the form of a covenant. Because God is eternal and faithful, His covenant with believers is everlasting. This truth is highlighted in God’s covenant with Abraham.

In Genesis 17, we read about how God graciously chose to make a covenant with His people. Put your own faith into action as you seek to follow Him daily. Trust God to accomplish what only He can accomplish.”

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