This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Significance of Recognizing Jerusalem

  Historical Significance:

King David declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel (City of David- 2 Sam. 5).

Political Significance

Legally documented in 1950, the Jerusalem Law was passed by the
Israel Knesset, declaring Jerusalem to be the eternal, undivided capital of the state of Israel.

In 1995, Democrat President Bill Clinton signed a statute stating, "Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the state of Israel."  Bush and Obama reconfirmed that but failed to act.

Theological Importance:

Christianity begins in Jerusalem serving as the context for Jesus' life and earthly ministry.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is where Jesus' return is expected.

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