SPRING 2019

Shalom!


Pesach

The Exodus from the land of Egypt of G-d’s people was the beginning of redemption for humanity. The covenant between the Lord of the Universe and Israel was sealed at Mount Sinai with the giving of Torah. Israel became the instrument of G-d for the redemption of the world. The condition to receive eternal life through the suffering, dying and being raised from the dead, became possible by our keeping and living according to the laws and rules of G-d.

In our day, Messiah Yeshua is the way for all mankind to forgive sins through His sacrifice that counts from before the foundation of the world and keeping of Torah. In the last century it was Hitler who spread lies in Germany and Europe and only a minority opposed this evil man. Now there is the influence of militant Islam that is very anti-Semitic and hates Israel and wants to destroy it. That spirit is in line with the spirit of Hitler. The Jerusalem Report of december 2018 contains an article about the falsification of truth in Palestinian textbooks.

Jews are referred to as a hated ethnic group. The children are taught to hate Jews and these books tech that there is a right to kill Jews and to cause harm; war is a justified means. Israel is described as an occupying power, which does not comply with international law. These books for young children are poison to their souls. In Isaiah 5:20 we read: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; that represent darkness as light and light as darkness; that make bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Yeshua says in Matthew 13:38-39, “the field is the world; the good seed, those are the children of the Kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one.” And in Revelation 19:15-16 is says regarding Messiah Yeshua, “Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword, to smite the Gentiles with it. He himself will rule them with a rod of iron, and He himself will press the wine of the wrath of the wrath of G-d, from the Almighty. He has written on his garment and on his thigh the name: King of kings and Adonai of hosts.” Choosing between true and false is important as ever! A woman of valor stands up against antisemitism and the lies that are part of this world.

Heartfelt greetings,

Elze Erwteman, editor-in-chief