Christ at the Checkpoint USA

October 15-18, Oklahoma City

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Troubling Considerations About Christian Zionism – Part 1

I am a Palestinian Christian. The most pressing question about Christian Zionism for me is not its theological predictions about the end times, prophecy or the Second Coming. The Bible makes clear that no one knows the exact time for the fulfillment of these prophecies, except the Father (Mark 13:32). Christian church history has been […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: August 8th, 2018

Christ at the Checkpoint

by Dr. Maxie Dunnam President Emeritus of Asbury Seminary Maxie is widely known as an evangelist, leader, and pioneer in small-group ministries, he organized and pastored three United Methodist churches before becoming the world editor of the Upper Room Fellowship. He created the Upper Room Cursillo that later became the Walk to Emmaus. I first […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: August 4th, 2018

Nobel Prize Nominee, Father Elias Chacour to Speak at Christ at the Checkpoint USA

Father Elias Chacour will be the keynote speaker during Wednesday evening’s session of Christ at the Checkpoint USA.  The conference will be held in Oklahoma City from Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18. A three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Father Chacour recently retired after serving since 2006 as the Archbishop of the Melkite Catholic […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 31st, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 8 Why a Land?

Have you ever asked yourself: “Why did God promised Abraham and his descendants a land, to begin with?” Really, think with me: why didn’t God simply tell Abraham to wonder around in the universe and preach the message of the living God? Why was the land necessary? To answer this question, we suggest that we […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 25th, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 7 Who is Israel in the Bible?

Many Christians simply assume that the modern state of Israel is a direct continuation of the Israel of the Bible, and that the Jews of today are the direct descendants of Abraham. As such, the Abrahamic covenant, which included the promise of the land, is still valid and applies to modern Israel. Furthermore, the promise […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 24th, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 6 Land Confiscation

Imagine working hard for years and saving money to purchase a piece of land to secure your future and the future of your children, only for an occupying army to arrive in this land and confiscate it by force for the use of the “empire”. In Palestine, this is not imagination. This is reality under […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 5 The Land and Justice

Justice matters to God! I am amazed how often this concept is missing in many Christian theology and mission books. It is missing from the teaching and preaching of the church, and this is indeed sad! The Bible speaks a lot about justice. I mean a lot. And the theology of the land is a […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 4 Eternal Possession?

When the Bible claims that something is to last forever, then surely this means it will last forever, right? Any Bible-believing Christian who reads the Bible literally must know so. But is it so? Does “forever” in the Bible always mean forever? As in never-ending? One example from the Old Testament is sufficient to show […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 3 The Land and the Covenant

Whenever I am in a debate or discussion on the theology of the land, I almost always get the question: “But aren’t the promises of land eternal and unconditional?” This is an assumption shared by many Christians, but usually without considering the full consequences of such a statement. If this is true, then it means […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 2 What Were the Boundaries of the Promised Land?

Many Bible-believing Christians assume that the modern region known as Israel and Palestine reflects the actual boundaries of the biblical Promised Land. But is that true? What were the boundaries of the Promised Land? The issue is controversial because of the different descriptions that we find in the Bible of these boundaries.[1] The Bible does […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land – 1 Whose Land is it Anyway?

When it comes to the question of “the Bible and the land,” we must begin with the question: “Whose land is it?” This is a simple yet immensely significant question. You get this wrong, and you get the rest of the story wrong. And the good news is that you don’t need a PhD to […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 23rd, 2018

The Bible and the Land- Introduction

Introduction The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is one of the most complex conflicts in modern history. At its core, it is a conflict about territory and control. It is a conflict about land, and not merely any land, but the biblical land. Over the years, religion has been used in this conflict by many parties to justify […]

Posted on CATCUSA on: July 22nd, 2018

About CATCUSA

We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.

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