Friday, November 15, 2013

What is Israel’s role in God’s future plans?

Was it a miracle as Prime Minister Ben-Gurion believed it to be? Should we expect more miracles to come? What is the future for Israel? Please read below before commenting.

Please share how scripture supports your view of this topic. I suspect your dispensational, covenant theology, or new covenant theology views will influence your thinking ; )

If you don't have an opinion on this matter go to Session 2 and Session 3 to learn more.



II. THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

20. "Let us not glory", from a statement by Prime Minister Ben-Gurion, 12 January 1949:

Five days after the end of the fighting, Mr. Ben-Gurion warned the nation not to be intoxicated with victory and over-confident:

Let us not be intoxicated with victory. To many people and not only among ourselves, it would appear to be a miracle: a small nation of 700,000 persons (at the outset of the campaign there were only 640,000) stood up against six nations numbering 30 million. However, none of us knows whether the trial by bloodshed has yet ended. The enemy forces in the neighbouring countries and in the world at large have not yet despaired of their scheme to annihilate Israel in its own land or at least to pare away its borders, and we do not yet know whether the recent war, which we fought in the Negev and which ended in victory for the IDF, is the last battle or not, and as long as we cannot be confident that we have won the last battle, let us not glory.

Resource: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/MFADocuments/Yearbook1/Pages/20%20Let%20us%20not%20glory-%20from%20a%20statement%20by%20Prime%20Min.aspx