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  1. The Life Cycles of Empires: Lessons for America Today ...

    https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/the-life-cycles-of-empires-lessons-for-america-today

    Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897-1987), a highly honored British general and historian better known as Glubb Pasha, wrote about the collapsed empires of the past. In his 1978 book The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival, he described a common pattern fitting the history of some fallen empires.

  2. The Biblical Origins of the Arab Peoples | United Church ...

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    The biblical origins of Middle East conflict. The World Trade Center attacks raised American consciousness of the age-old conflicts of the Middle East. Westerners are trying to understand the reasons for the hatred between Jew and Arab and why it spilled over into the Western world.

  3. Jerusalem: Center of Conflict, Center of Peace | United ...

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    Putting aside all the claims and counterclaims about the ownership of Jerusalem, what does the Bible say about this historic city? Who is its real owner, and what is its ultimate destiny? How will the city of almost continuous conflict become a city of enduring and everlasting peace? Let's examine the intriguing biblical story—past, present and future.

  4. Profiles of Faith: Joseph - Faithfulness Brings Blessing ...

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    Joseph and his dreams. In time Joseph and his brothers would become the patriarchs of the 12 tribes of Israel. But Joseph, the 11th son of Israel (Jacob), soon became his father’s favorite. Sibling rivalries and jealousies brought the young man Joseph considerable trouble. At 17, Joseph was a delight to his father.

  5. Israel: The Covenant People | United Church of God

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    God chose Israel to be a holy nation, His chosen people. This covenant continues today in the United Church of God.

  6. Promise and Covenants: A Prophetic Legacy | United Church ...

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/you-can-understand-bible-prophecy/promise-and-covenants-a-prophetic

    10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies.

  7. A Coming Divine Deliverance for Israel | United Church of God

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    Israel ought to be regarded as a frontier post in the defence of Western civilisation. Yet for some reason Israel is routinely treated in most of the British media as verging on a pariah state itself” ( The Tablet, July 22).

  8. Jesus' Teaching on God's Law | United Church of God

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    The prophet Jeremiah looked forward to a time when God would establish a new covenant in which God promised to “put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33 Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD, I will put my law in their inward ...

  9. Israel's Golden Age | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-united-states-and-britain-in-bible-prophecy/israels-golden-age

    The beginning of Israel’s golden age. David became ruler over the tribes of Israel in two stages. First the tribe of Judah anointed him king in Hebron ( 2 Samuel 2:3-4 ). From that city David reigned for about seven years before the other tribes made a covenant with him and also accepted him as king.

  10. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/sunset-to-sunset-gods-sabbath-rest/jesus-christ-and-the-sabbath

    Jesus heals and casts out demons on the Sabbath. Even the demons recognized that He was the prophesied Messiah (which is the meaning of “Christ,” John 1:41 ), the promised King and Deliverer. Jesus used the Sabbath to point people to Him as the Healer and Savior of mankind.