Revealing Sermon! This message gives us a great connection of how Jonah's thinking about God's judgment on Nineveh gives us insight as to how we look upon our own thoughts about things that happen in our lives.
Great Sermon! God's covenant with Israel is contingent on their being Christians. That means accepting Jesus as their personal savior and shedding all those silly traditions that seem to get in the way of God's love and peace.
As for Blindly 'Blessing Israel' and accepting their violent nature against their Middle-Eastern neighbors, that is paramount to Satan's Great Deception.
Clean up your act Israel, God's covenant will not apply when you are facing him on Judgement Day with new sin.
Great Sermon! Evelyn,
I have always been blessing the Israelites and have not cursed anyone since I was saved.
If anyone ever been saved without Christ, then throw away the Bible. Christians look back to Calvary, saints of the Old Testament looked forward to Calvary including those heathens wedded into the Israelite family as well as those lived before Jacob the original Israel.
It is damning to our souls to base our understanding of our eternal destiny from a few verses that are out of context.
We have to remember Genesis 3:15, the Savior is to save all the offsprings of Adam and Eve, Jews included, through faith. Our Lord saves none based on bloodline but by His Son.
Your view of Israel? You never gave your view of how the Christian should view Israel! I am a Christian married to an Orthodox Jew, living in Israel. While I agree with your view that we no longer need the temple as Jesus is now the temple as described in the book of Revelation, let me say that God never goes against his promises and his covenant that he has made. We are to support the Jewish people and their right to Israel. Remember, those who bless Israel will be Blessed and those that curse Israel will be cursed. The Jews will one day accept Jesus as their Messiah! Their acceptance of the Messiah will usher in Christ's return!