January 25, 2020 | Here We Stand | Israel & the Church, Steve Herzig

Israel & The Church

As Christians, many of us read our Bibles, go to church, are involved in a small group or Sunday school class, and pray regularly. But for many of us, if someone asked us to explain with Scripture why we believe that God is not finished with Israel and the Jewish people or why the inspiration of Scripture is important, we would have a hard time giving a clear answer. Several months ago our magazine, Israel My Glory took The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry’s doctrinal statement and broke it down to explain what we believe as a ministry. 

Our ministry was blown away by the responses we received. People stopped us at conferences and thanked us, we received letters, emails, and phone calls from those who said they believe what The Friends of Israel believes and this was a way to put that belief into words. This surprising response helped us see we needed to put what we believe into booklet form. And it also made us see the need to share about it here, on our radio and podcast. Our Christian foundations are just that, foundational

We welcome back to the program Steve Herzig to talk about some of those foundational beliefs, Israel and the church. We hope you’ll be encouraged and learn to better explain what you believe!

If you missed the show last week, you can Listen Now.

Here We Stand: 19 Key Christian Beliefs

If someone asked you what you believed as a Christian—someone who values the unchanging Word of God and loves and supports Israel—how would answer them?  Many struggle to understand what God’s Word says about Creation, the church, Jesus Christ, salvation, Israel, and the end-times. 

Our hope is our booklet Here We Stand will equip you! Learning doctrine doesn’t have to be a chore. It can revitalize your walk with God and demonstrate your love for Him to others as you come to know Him better.


Apples of Gold: It Is Hard For Us To Forsake The Old Ways

Zvi encountered Israelis that believed God would bless them just because they lived in Israel even though they did not believe in His Son. He asked them where they got their authority from: the Bible or books written by man. They accused him of trying to proselytize because he was a believer in Jesus. Because of the Jewish faith of their fathers, it was hard for them to believe in anything else. Hear how Zvi explained where his authority and hope came from.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


Hard-hitting, accurate, up-to-date analysis of Israel and the Middle East. Thought-provoking examination of God’s Word. Answers about the end-times. The truth behind today’s headlines. Immediate access to the latest books and resources. People who want to be informed—and have a heart for God’s Chosen People—rely on Israel My Glory.



The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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