The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy

United Church of God
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What's ahead for the United States and Britain?Is the world's most powerful nation—the United States of America—overlooked in Bible prophecy? Why are relatively small powers like Egypt, Syria and Lebanon mentioned, but no nation recognizable as the United States can be found? What about other major English-speaking nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia?

In fact, many prophecies do mention these nations. But, without a proper understanding of history and the Scriptures, few can identify these countries and understand what lies ahead for them.

The Bible study aid booklet, The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy, takes you on a remarkable journey through history and Bible prophecy to reveal an incredible story with sobering implications for the major English-speaking nations. You can't afford to be without this priceless information.

Chapters in this ebook:
-- Two Nations That Changed the World
-- God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants
-- What Is a Biblical Covenant?
-- How God Shaped Israel's Future
-- Does God Keep His Word?
-- How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir
-- Israel's Golden Age
-- With Justice for All
-- International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth
-- God's Covenant With David
-- Were All the Israelites Deported?
-- Are All Israelites Jews?
-- The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History
-- Celts and Scythians Linked by Archaeological Discoveries
-- Linguistic Links: What's in a Name?
-- The Label Celt and Celtic Society
-- Prophecies of Israel's Resettlement in Northwestern Europe
-- Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright
-- Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire
-- Advocates of British-Israelism
-- The Bible In British and American History
-- From Punishment to Destiny
-- Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy
-- The Geography of Celtic-Scythian Commerce


Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Why has history been so benevolent and economically generous to Britain and the United States? Why have they been blessed so favorably over the nations that preceded them in history? The answer lies in the understanding and fulfillment of biblical prophecy."

"God's promise to Abraham was not limited to a small and ancient people in the Middle East. It extends far into the future, and it is not limited by national boundaries."

"Where can we find the descendants of Joseph, the lost tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh? This list of blessings eliminates most of the nations of the world as contenders. To find them we must ask: Which nations possess these blessings in our world?"

"When we understand that the modern descendants of Joseph are the people of the United States and Britain, we see that over the past three centuries God has been true to His promises."

"Though the United States and Britain do not appear in the Bible's prophecies of the end time under their present names, God hasn't ignored these nations. He identifies them in prophecy according to their ancestry. Most people simply haven't known where to look for them."
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United Church of God
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Sep 10, 2010
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140
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The Arab Spring, the continuing Israel - Palestine conflict... why does the Middle East dominate the news headlines so often?One obvious answer is oil, the lifeblood of our modern world. The crucial importance of oil alone ensures that the Middle East will remain in the headlines for years.

The Middle East is also the birthplace of the world's three great monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has also been the battlefield for each religion—trying to control the territory they consider holy.

Nowhere are these conflicts more obvious than in Israel, and specifically in Jerusalem.

Whether you understand it or not, events in the Middle East are destined to affect the lives of every person on earth! Bible prophecy gives us the clues to understand what will happen.

This ebook, "The Middle East in Bible Prophecy", will help you better understand the troubled history of the Middle East—and its tumultuous future.


Chapters in this ebook:
-- Introduction: Worlds in Turmoil
-- The Middle East: Worlds in Collision
-- The Sons of Abraham
-- The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel
-- The Four Empires of Daniel's Prophecies
-- The Coming of Islam
-- The Jews: From the Dispersion to the Modern Israeli State
-- The Creation of the Modern Middle East
-- A Rising Tide of Arab Nationalism
-- Fundamentalist Islam Resurges
-- Anger Mounts Following Gulf War
-- Not Enemies Forever
-- "Why Do People Hate Us So Much?"
-- War and Peace in the Middle East
-- What Is the "Abomination of Desolation"?
-- Prophecy of an Arab Confederation
-- What Should You Do?


Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"It’s impossible to understand the present Middle East without a knowledge of the three great religions that emanate from the area—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These three faiths all trace their spiritual roots back to the same individual, Abraham."

"However, conflict between Christians and Muslims has been a constant theme of history for 14 centuries."

"Many other factors have contributed to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and subsequent terrorism, including the Israeli-Palestinian problem and the domination of American culture."

"After so much death and destruction, and centuries of war and unrest in the Middle East, imagine what a difference the second coming of Jesus Christ will make."
What is faith, and how do we receive it and grow in it?We live in a society that is virtually devoid of faith. Since most people don't read the Bible, they don't know much about God or believe He even exists. What about you - do you lack the faith to believe in God?

Having true faith will help you make sense out the troubling and confusing world you live in. It will give you the confidence you need to move forward with your life despite trials and setbacks.

How do you get faith?

Growing in faith requires believing in God and maintaining a close relationship with Him. You can have this relationship with God through daily prayer, Bible study and applying what God says in the Scriptures in your personal life.

Learn more about how to grow in Christian faith by reading this Bible study aid ebook, You Can Have Living Faith, and start building that close relationship with God today!


Chapters in this ebook:

-- Introduction: You Can Have Living Faith
-- What Is Faith?
-- The Meaning of Faith
-- The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'?
-- Examples of Living Faith
-- When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer
-- Enemies of Faith
-- Growing in Faith


Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Lack of faith—an active, living trust in and relationship with God—is a widespread problem affecting every nation and virtually every individual."

"If we want to better our lives, our model for living faith should be Jesus Christ."

"Many people don't have the faith described in the Bible because they do not believe or practice what Jesus said: "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15)."

"The Bible tells us salvation is by God's grace and is not earned by good works "lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). But we are saved by grace through faith. The danger we face is that our faith will die if we neglect our salvation by not living a life of obedience to God (Hebrews 2:1-3)."

"The examples and testimonies of the men and women we read about in Hebrews 11 show us we can believe God."

"We should pray to God for faith, and we should pray often for it (Luke 18:1)."

"Living a life of prayer, Bible study and humble obedience to God clarifies and strengthens our faith."
Overwhelmed? Need a day off... a break? Maybe it's time to learn the truth about the Sabbath.Everyone, it seems, lives his or her life at a breakneck pace, constantly rushing here and there to get everything done. Technological advances that once promised more leisure time now seem only to push us further behind, making it ever more difficult to catch up.

So we frantically scramble. We feel out of touch—out of touch with our spouse, out of touch with our families, out of touch with the world around us and, perhaps most of all, out of touch with God. Is there a way to get back in touch?

In the Bible, God gives us a solution written within the Ten Commandments. It's a commandment that gives us time for a welcome, refreshing rest from our weekly labors, a time during which we must no longer be absorbed in our ordinary daily cares and concerns—a time for spiritual rejuvenation.

Inside the ebook, "Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest", you will read why God commanded a day of rest and the purpose for it. You will discover the answers to which day is the Sabbath, why the Sabbath is relevant for all of us today and why this day of rest makes sense in today's world. Join us for a journey through the Bible to discover the importance of God's Sabbath rest.

Chapters in this ebook:

-- The Sabbath: In the Beginning
-- When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept?
-- Which Day Is the Sabbath?
-- Names for Saturday in Many Languages Prove Which Day Is the True Sabbath
-- Jesus Christ and the Sabbath
-- Just What is Legalism?
-- Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament?
-- Was Sunday the New Testament Day of Worship?
-- Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament?
-- Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament?
-- Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday
-- "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God"
-- A Sign of God's People
-- God's Sabbath in Today's World
-- The Sabbath in the Age to Come
-- What is True Worship?
-- Our Appointment With God
-- A Test for You?

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"God, Creator of the Sabbath, determines when the day begins and ends, and it was observed from sunset to sunset throughout the Bible. His Sabbath begins Friday evening at sunset and ends Saturday evening at sunset."

"Jesus Himself clearly denied that He intended to change or abolish the Sabbath or any part of God’s law. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets,” He said. “I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17)."

"Many who argue that the Sabbath was abolished in the New Testament point to the apostle Paul’s writings to justify their view. But is this opinion correct? They commonly cite three passages to support that claim—Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:16-17 and Galatians 4:9-10."

"Here we see God’s true intent for the Sabbath: It is part of a proper, loving relationship with Him. It is a matter of honoring God."
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