Food poisoning is not a pleasant experience. In fact, sometimes it can be quite serious leading to hospitalization or death. Nobody plans for it, rather it usually occurs because of some minute unnoticed contaminate in the food that negatively affects the body. Sources could be fecal, bacterial, parasitic, or even viral. We are familiar with names that strike fear, such as e. coli, salmonella, campylobacter, toxoplasmosis, rotavirus, etc.
But, what if the contaminate is visible? Would we remove it? Or, like a turd in the punch bowl, would we just dip around it assuming we can ignore or ‘dodge’ it?
Most who desire the coming of the Messiah, whether Jews, Christians or any shade in between (Messianic Judaism/Hebrew roots/Torah pursuant/etc) seem to prefer to dodge the obvious contaminant in the punch bowl. Let’s consider some challenging things.
Recently, while reading comments from an occasional commenter on my blog, I saw a link to a website with an intriguing name: “The Greater Israel” Immediately, I was intrigued and went to peruse the site. The first and, unfortunately, only post correctly identifies the topic of ‘Greater Israel’ as “explosive.”
Indeed, this is a topic that sets the teeth of many, and I do mean MANY, on edge. But, why? It is another Biblical and truthful topic that is an inconvenient truth. This just happens to offend a different crowd than I am used to offending… Still, it must be dealt with.
Israel is and will be much, much bigger than the little sliver of land that Judah currently occupies and this should excite us. It means that in the future, there will be room for us and the hundreds of millions more who will latch onto the tzitzit of Continue reading ““Greater Israel” explosive Topic!”