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We, the People

Religion | Applying the Bible and the Constitution after Charlottesville
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/14/17, 06:11 pm

The United States is not the new Israel, but the Charlottesville tragedy should remind us of one way Biblical and American history follow a similar pattern.

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A short course on Jewish history

Religion | The highlights and lowlights of God’s chosen people as they searched through the centuries for a Messiah
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/05/17, 11:39 am

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a series of articles originally published in a special issue of WORLD Magazine on March 2, 2002.

I’m often asked to summarize highlights and lowlights of Jewish history.

Here’s a short course, which begins with God not giving His chosen people some out-of-the-way venue. Instead, He placed them on a strip of West Asian ground that forms the land bridge any Egyptians, Babylonians, or Macedonians out to conquer the ancient world had to march through.

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Joel Hunter, a former spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, plans to step down as senior pastor of Northland Church, a nondenominational megachurch located north of Orlando, Fla., according to a statement released by the church on Wednesday. Hunter, 69, founded the church based in Longwood, Fla., in 1985, starting with a few hundred members and eventually seeing the congregation grow to more than 20,000 weekly attendees at three locations.

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