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Current Events / by Thomas Fretwell - about 18 days

The Longest Hatred - Why Antisemitism Persists

On October 27, 2018, during Sabbath worship services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, a gunman entered the premises and opened fire indiscriminately at the congregation. In total, 11 worshipers were killed. Aside from the tragic loss of life and heartbreak that will follow, the Jewish community is once again left to ponder its place as a victim of this most pernicious form of hatred – antisemitism. The...

Apologetics / by Thomas Fretwell - about 1 month

Exposing Truth: Engaging a New Generation with the Need for Expository Teaching

"Any expounder of the words of God is liable to go off on a tangent if he or she does not remember this stern, undeviating standard of exposition, namely, that no individual experience is of the remotest value unless it is up to the standard of the Word of God. The Bible not only tests experience, it tests truth. The Bible tests all experience, all truth, all authority by our Lord Himself a...

Discipleship / by Thomas Fretwell - 5 months

Standing Firm in a Hostile Culture

A Sure Foundation “Here I stand; I can do no other, so help me God." These are the now infamous words uttered by Martin Luther as he faced off with the powers of Rome. With his "conscience captive to the word of God," he stood firm in the face of a hostile crowd. Upon this act, the war cry of the Reformation was born—Sola Scriptura, "by Scripture alone." Similarly, the church today...

Current Events / by Thomas Fretwell - 5 months

Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?

A Growing Consensus Speaking at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Vel D’Hiv, an event in which over 13,000 French Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps by their own government, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, called anti-Zionism a new form of anti-Semitism. Specifically addressing current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Macron said, “We will never surrender to ...

Current Events / by Thomas Fretwell - 6 months

Israel at 70: Lessons for the Church Part 2

"But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year." (Deuteronomy 11:11-12). Enjoy the first edition of this ar...

Current Events / by Thomas Fretwell - 6 months

Israel at 70: Lessons for the Church Part 1

"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons" (Isaiah 66:8). On Friday May 14, 1948, the modern state of Israel was born. The new prime minister David Ben Gurion read the Declaration of Independence. The opening statement of this declaration is significant as it men...