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J is for Jerusalem And Jesus Christ
Jerusalem: It is the holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
J is for Jerusalem And Jesus Christ. This post is my contribution post for the A to Z blog challenge. Today is the day for the word “J”. Read on…
Jerusalem is the capital city of a tiny land called Israel. In the 1948 Arab Israeli war it became divided into two Israel and the Arab Country of Jordan. Israel held West Jerusalem and Jordan controlled East Jerusalem.
Israel won East Jerusalem in the brief Arab-Israeli war of 1967 and combined it with the western zone. West Jerusalem is the modern part of the city. East Jerusalem includes the Old City the place for many ancient monuments of holy places.
Jerusalem A Holy City
Jews consider Jerusalem as a holy city because it was their political and religious center in Biblical times.
Around 1000 B.C. King David made Jerusalem the capital of the united Israelite tribes, later David’s son Solomon built the first Temple of the Jews in the city.
Christians consider it holy because Jesus Christ was born lived and crucified there, and many events in his life on earth took place in this city.
Muslims believe that Muhammad, the founder of Islam rose to heaven from this city. It is their third holiest city after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
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Jerusalem And Jews
The three-fourth population of Jerusalem is Jews. They live in West Jerusalem where few Christians and Muslims too, live.
At the same time, East Jerusalem’s majority are Arabs, about four-fifths of them are Muslims. Rest is Catholics of the Byzantine Rite or people belonging to Greek Orthodox or Roman Catholic churches.
In short, this city stands like a glittering diamond in the geographical center of the earth. And the destiny of all mankind is bound up in the life of this unique city.
Interestingly this city is also known as the city of three Sabbaths—Friday (Muslim) Saturday (Jewish) and Sunday (Christian).
Jerusalem And The World Nations
As mentioned, though it is a tiny little land (nation) in the world its presence is visible almost every day in newspapers and other visual media.
If one looks from the perspective of the Word of God (The Bible), one begins to understand the battle that is raging over the status of Jerusalem, the immigration of Russian Jews, the resettlement of Judea and Samaria, and the very principle of Israel’s continued existence.
From its inception, it has been set apart from other nations. That uniqueness of separation is still continuing and it’s fighting for its survival in the midst of a hostile world.
Jerusalem And Israel On The News Every day
Why its presence is visible every day in the media?
What is it that important to this little nation of over a five million people, occupying less than the one percent of the earth’s surface?
Why such a nation be a stumbling block in international affairs, major nations are discussing it seriously in their debates and decision making? And why is it the most sought-after fiercely contested piece of real estate in the world?
But sadly at the same time many among the nation rise against this tiny nation. But if we look into the history we can very well understand that such nation and people are completely defeated.
I would like to post a video for my Malayalam readers in this regard. Our highly esteemed Communist Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan tried to put this nation into a bad shape. This video is a reply to his statements.
It is a must video to listen to all peace-loving people
Jerusalem And Israel In The Holy Bible
Only Jerusalem is referred to as Holy City Of all the cities in the world
The Holy City (Isaiah 52:1)
The City of the Great King (Matthew 5:35)
The Throne of the Lord (Jeremiah 3:17)
The Place of God’s Name (2 Chronicles 33:4)
The Object of God’s Love (Psalm 87:1-3)
The Cause of God’s Joy (Isaiah 65: 19)
The Dwelling Place of God (Psalm 135:21)
The Seat of God’s Government (Isaiah 2:3)
A Crown of Glory and a Royal Diadem (Isaiah 62:3)
The City of Truth (Zechariah 8:3)
In this sense, Jerusalem is the most ‘elevated city on the face of the earth!
But today it may be a dim reflection and at worst, a contradiction of its God-given designation.
But people of faith can see through the eye of the Spirit, the restoration of all things that the prophets have spoken.
This process of restoration will be completed on the day of our Lord’s appearing
Jesus Christ: The Savior of the World.
But unfortunately for many Jesus Christ is just a leader of one of the greatest religion in the world.
Yes, Christianity or Christian religion was founded on His life and teachings.
But a majority of Christians believe that He is the Son of God who was sent by God the Father to earth to save humanity from their sins.
Even a good number of non-Christians too believe that He was a great and wise teacher lived ever.
In reality, He is the Savior of the world.
Those who believe in Him have everlasting life.
Yes, this belief in Jesus Christ has united people from many lands.
Christians make up the largest religious group in the World.
Muhammad, the founder of Islam regarded Jesus Christ as a great prophet and adopted many of His ideas. Moral standards of equality, responsibility, and care for the weak owe much to Jesus’ lessons in brotherhood and kindness.
The first four books in the Bible’s New Testament tell about Jesus Christ and His life.
These books are called Gospels (The Good News).
Bible Sabdasaagaram, G Susheelan
Halley’s Bible Handbook Halley
The Holy Spirit and Israel, Bruce R
Israel’s Final Holocaust. Dr. Jack Van
The World Encyclopedia
Published on: Apr 11, 2013 @ 19:23
Updated on February 28, 2019