The foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom – ONE FOR ISRAEL

SHALOM!
“…Continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house… praising God and having favor with all the people.
And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:46-47)
Persecution can serve to stoke the fire of God’s people and spread the gospel, but there are also times when believers enjoy respect and favor in society, as they did for a time in the early church. This can also help the message of Jesus to be heard and bring more people into the Kingdom of God. Believing in Jesus has often been considered foolish and socially unacceptable, but here is a story where the opposite is true!
Dr. Erez Soref, President
of ONE FOR ISRAEL 
MESSIANIC JEWS AND RESPECTABLE SOCIETY
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JEWISH APOLOGETICS
The majority of Jewish Israelis are pretty secular. Like many in Western developed nations, they often have issues with the Old Testament and struggle to see how it can apply today. The Bible can seem primitive, barbaric, and even cruel to the 21st century mind. It is vitally important that we are able to give good answers for the hope we have in Jesus and the confidence we place in the Bible. It is as true today as it ever was, but we need to give good explanations as to how to understand, appreciate and apply the Word of God to our lives today.
Some years ago, during a debate in an Israeli court, a man threw one of his shoes over the judge’s head. The severity of the punishment that he received surprised the whole nation.
“Three years in prison for the one throwing his shoe beyond Dorit Beinisch. ‘Such an incident must not occur ever again. Thus, to make an example (that they would see and fear) the severest possible punishment is applicable…’”
– Judge Feinberg about his decision.
Modern legislation took this principle, “that they may see and fear,” from the Old Testament: “That they may see and know, may consider and understand …” (Isaiah 41:20)
Thus, the highest penalties in the Bible are strict so that those barbarians without culture would “see and fear.” Israel’s lifestyle was very much influenced by the cultures and nations around them. And therefore, the laws of the Bible were given in a historical, cultural and social context. God did not create a people for himself out of nothing, on a tabula rasa (blank slate). Rather, he took a group of people whose style of relationships, behavior, and ways of relating to each other were all influenced by foreign, perverse and barbaric cultures that as we will see later on were especially evil and cruel. Continue reading…
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