February 8, 2020 | Here We Stand | Good Works & Salvation, Mike Stallard

Good Works & Salvation

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 some, if we were asked to explain what the Trinity is—God in three persons—or why we believe God created the world in seven days, 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

This week we welcome back Dr. Mike Stallard to the program. Dr. Stallard will sit down with Chris and explain how sin came into the world and how God rescued His creation. Then they’ll examine eternal salvation and how can we be sure as Christians that we are going to spend eternity with God. Dr. Stallard breaks these core doctrine beliefs down for us. We hope you’ll be encouraged and learn to better explain what you believe!

If you need to catch up on this series, click the links below to listen:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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: A Package of Good Deeds — or Misdeeds?

Two young Jewish boys walked by Zvi carrying a heavy package that they described as “a package of good deeds.” When they told him it was filled with commentaries, Zvi called it “a package of misdeeds.” After helping the boys carry the package to the yeshiva, Zvi was met with opposition, as he had insulted the rabbis’ valued books. The rabbis questioned him and accused him of believing in another God. Listen to find out how Zvi handled his accusers and pointed them to the truth.

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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