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  1. The Bible and Archaeology | United Church of God

    Israel’s journey from Egypt to Canaan after the Exodus is recorded in Scripture as well. The Bible provides place names that figure prominently in the journey, with Numbers 33 supplying a detailed listing of sites on the route.

  2. Does the Bible forbid women from wearing pants? | United ...

    God’s command to Israel forbade the people from incorporating pagan religious rites into true worship. In spite of this instruction, today’s Christianity commonly mixes paganism in with the worship of Christ.

  3. The Bible and Archaeology: The First Mention of Israel ...

    An archaeological find from the 19th century clearly establishes Israel as a nation inhabiting Palestine in the 13th century BC. On it Merneptah recorded his victories in Canaan and mentioned Israel as one of his vanquished enemies. This would place the battle during the time of the judges of Israel, when Israel was continually being attacked and invaded by nearby peoples and then liberated by the judges God chose and used to deliver His people.

  4. The State of Israel: Six-Day War, Part 1 | United Church ...

    [Darris McNeely] June 2017 marks the 50 th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War in June of 1967. A massive battle that took place between Israel and Egypt, and other of its Arab neighbors, Jordan and in Syria, were massive land and air battle took place that defined the existing boundaries for the state of Israel.

  5. Israel at 50: A Saga of War and Peace | United Church of God

    The British mandate. Near the end of World War I, the British had captured Palestine from the Ottoman Turks. Jewish and Arab forces had supported the British. The Arabs had been promised the independence of their lands after the war. But the British had made other conflicting promises.

  6. Study by Topic | United Church of God

    We Preach God’s redemptive Word every week in our friendly Sabbath services, host regional seminars about God’s coming Kingdom, and sponsor an international media presence on television and the Internet with Beyond Today television, our Bible study tools and our bi-monthly magazine.

  7. Israel: God's Temporal Kingdom | United Church of God

    Eventually Israel and Judah both fell prey to their powerful neighbors. After a series of invasions, Israel collapsed and was taken captive by the Assyrians in 721 B.C. The kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar in 587 B.C. With their downfall, the temporal kingdom of Israel was crushed out of existence.

  8. Jesus Christ | United Church of God

    Jesus Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1, John 1:14).

  9. "There Is One God, the Father...and One Lord, Jesus Christ ...

    A number of scriptural passages identify Jesus Christ as God along with God the Father. Yet some contend that the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 8 denied the divinity of Christ in applying the distinction God exclusively to the Father. Let's consider what Paul was actually saying here - and what he wasn't.

  10. The Feast of Trumpets: A Turning Point in History | United ...

    The Feast of Trumpets depicts the return of Jesus Christ to earth to establish the Kingdom of God. 123RF. God instructed ancient Israel in the appropriate use of trumpets—a hollow animal horn, known as a shofar, and metal instruments—to communicate important messages.