Fig Tree and the Jews

Fig tree has a center role in the life in Israel. The tree is found scattered widely among the country’s mountains. The fig was one of the principal fruits of the land of Canaan, even before the entrance of the Hebrews into the Promised Land (Num. 13: 23).

There are many references to it in the various literature of Israeli culture.

The first tree referred to in the Bible is the Tree of life and the second Tree is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But we do not know what kind of trees these were.

The third tree is specified as a fig tree. Adam and Eve, after eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge,  made a covering around their waste with fig leaves to cover their nakedness.(Genesis 3:7).

What is sin?

 Introduction

In our modern pluralistic culture, sin has become an incorrect term. There is only right or wrong. And right and wrong are defined in relation to the customs, practices and religious beliefs of different social groups. The right of one social group is the wrong of another group. Thus anything can be defined right in the particular social group.

We have become so tolerant to sin that we call it an inclination of the mind or a psychological mental condition. Even cold blood murder is often described as psychological disorder. Murder is only a psychological depression now.

The new age philosophy has influenced the religious sphere also. Sin is reduced the violation of the peace of the society. Spirituality has become a personal affair of chosen ethics.

Holiness is legalism and Grace is freedom to sin. Separation from ungodliness is an anti-social attitude. Hell is replaced by a short term purification and God’s judgment is a fable. Sanctification is declared as a legalistic burden.

Israel - UAE Pact 2020

This is a political analysis of the Israel-UAE Pact 2020, which was announced by the American President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 13, 2020. 

Though the author of this article has his own strong Christian views, this is prepared unbiased.

The two Arab nations which has signed a peace pact with Israel are Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. The United Arab Emirates is the third Arab country and the first Gulf country to enter into a pact with Israel. And it has happened 25 years after the Jordan treaty.

Three Stages of Salvation

Our topic for today is “Three Stages of Salvation”. Salvation has a past experience, a present life and a future fulfillment. We shall have a simple and brief discussion on this topic in this video.

 Salvation and Holiness

Salvation is choosing the holiness of God. Salvation is turning away from the sinful rebellious life. Salvation is stopping our opposition to God’s holiness. It is coming back into His holiness.

How can it happen? How can we reach back to His holiness?

It is surely not a onetime action. It is a continued process. It is a life long struggle and victory over sins.

Salvation as a process by which an unsaved sinner separated from God by sin and destined for hell, is redeemed from hell, reunited with God and destined for heaven.

What is Salvation?

What is salvation? This is topic of discussion in this video.

The usual meaning of salvation is, deliverance and protection from danger or suffering. The word signifies victory, health or preservation.

Bible uses the term to denote spiritual salvation from sin as well as the physical deliverance.

There are more than one Hebrew word used in the Old Testament to signify salvation.

The most frequent Hebrew word is yasa. It means to save, help in distress, rescue, deliver and to set free. The word is often uses in the Old Testament to mean the physical or material deliverance.

Salvation in the New Testament also include material preservation, health, well-being, and healing.

The word in Christian theology more often speaks of the spiritual deliverance.

Salvation is the overriding theme of the entire Bible. It is a historical reality. It has a past, present and future. Salvation is a process with a beginning and an end.