Hope you’re all having a great summer!
We are….Gene has undergone a truly miraculous recovery! He is released from the care of the neurosurgeon…is making great progress with his left hand. He has been “picking his Gibson Dove” once again…even though he’s not back 100%. He is a blessed man …we both are so blessed! We thank you all for your prayers over these last several months.
If you know us and our ministry very well, then you know there is something very important to us and that is….Israel. It is so important to us that everyone, especially Christians, know that the doctrine of Replacement Theology, that is, the belief that the “Church” has replaced Israel with regard to the Covenant promises is NOT true or biblical. It is this doctrine that has fostered the anti-Semitism that we see in the Church and the world. The “Church” is NOT Israel and has NOT replaced Israel. Read Romans 11…believers in Jesus (Yeshua) are grafted in to the “Olive Tree”…the commonwealth of Israel…the root of which is Yeshua.
The following is an excerpt from Gene’s book, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: The Battle for Beulah Land, Chapter 9, “Doctrine Institutionalizes Hatred”:
“The physical Israel which is today in the very center of the world’s confrontations and divisions has not yet received that new heart and spirit that God has said He would give them. The physical ‘olive tree’ has been replanted ─ not yet a beautiful tree, but then, neither is the ‘Church’ which is fragmented, divided, continues to doubt God’s word, and hangs onto teaching which is not supported in Scripture. This teaching has undoubtedly led to centuries of anti-Semitism which, in turn, has led to the deaths of millions of Jews. Killed for no other reason than because they were Jewish.
“Very early in church history, church fathers were claiming that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus. The Edict of Constantine, 321 A.D., decreed, “On the Venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in the cities rest, and let all workshops be closed”, thus, the first statute with regard to the state’s legal change of the Sabbath to Sunday. The 29th Canon of the Council of Laodicea, which convened in about 365 A.D., stated “Christians must not Judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day rather honoring on the Lord’s Day resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found Judaizing, let them be anathema from Christ.
“The Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. changed the celebration of the resurrection so that it would not be associated with the Jewish Feast of Passover, a date God had ordained prior to Israel’s exodus from Egypt. (Exodus 12:18) We should know that Jesus, the Lamb of God, was crucified at the very time that lambs were being slaughtered in preparation for the Passover. The date of recognizing the day that the Lamb of God had shed His blood as a covering (Passover) for the sin of all humanity was changed because it was “Jewish!”
We have made our book, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: The Battle For Beulah Land available as a FREE E-BOOK, downloadable in PDF format. CLICK HERE!
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We hope you will download TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, read, and share it with your family and friends.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they prosper who love you!” (Psalm 122:6)
Love and blessings,
Gene and LaVada
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