Thu, Jul 19, 2018
In January 2007, Liberty’s late Founder and Chancellor Dr. Jerry Falwell invited Dr. Randall Price to the campus to direct the establishment of a Center for Judaic Studies that would include an initial faculty comprised of Dr. Thomas Ice, Dr. Harold Willmington, and Dr. Ed Hindson. Dr. Falwell’s vision was for a new school that would continue the recognition that Israel and the Jewish people were part of God’s future program and that the Christian response to this in the spiritual and political realm was essential to God’s present blessing...
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
In a conversation on religious questions, Fredric II, King of Prussia (1740-1786) asked Joachim von Zieten, General of the Husars, whom he esteemed highly as a Christian for his plain and uncompromised views, "Give me proof for the truth of the Bible in two words!" To which Zeiten replied, "Your majesty, the Jews!" The General’s statement reflected his understanding of not only the miraculous preservation of the Jewish people, but his belief that their preservation was for the purpose of bringing God’s unfulfilled promises to pass. To Zeiten, the present existence of the Jewish people was proof that God’s Word was true because Scripture had promised that they would remain until all that had been prophesied concerning them was fulfilled. Remarkably, this expression of faith was made in a day when the Land of Israel was desolate of a Jewish population and the majority of Jews were scattered among the nations...
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
A critic of Israel once asked a Jew, “Why couldn’t you Jews just accept a country like Uganda? Why do you have to go back only to Israel? Equal to the question, the Jew replied, “Why do I go all the way across the country to see my grandmother, when there are plenty of old ladies nearby?” This rejoinder, in the style of rabbinic banter, reminds us that for the Jew, despite the cost and the controversy, there is no place in history to which he belongs except that one place that is his God-given earthy inheritance, the Land of Israel...