On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued the famous Balfour Declaration. It promised British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Scattered Jewry rejoiced. In 1903, bowing to Moslem pressure, Britain tried to divert the Jews by promising a homeland in Uganda. Scattered Jewry refused. Only one land existed as the Promise Land—Canaan and Canaan and Canaan.
God used WWI to break the centuries-old monopoly the Ottoman Empire held on Palestine. He used the Balfour Declaration to Promise a homeland for the Jews. And he used horrific Nazi oppression to fulfill the near and most ancient promise to Abraham.
Canaan belongs to the Israelites by God’s promise to the first Patriarch and its re-enforcement to the second and third. To the Israelites, not to the Hittites or Amorites or Moslems. Too bad for the Moslems who claim any part of it for themselves. It doesn’t belong to them. And too bad if they insist on conquering it by destroying Israel. That will bring their own destruction.
God’s calling and election are permanent historical facts. End of discussion. Whatever 21st century diplomats, politicians, statesmen or tyrants propose, God’s promise to Abraham remains the bedrock Biblical truth for all history.
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Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
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