Dear Mr. Stephen Flurry:
"Like father, like son" -- for better and for worse! I enjoy your clear writing style, resonant with scriptures, that the fine-tuned ear of the Elect look and listen for, which is why it's so BLARING when you perpetuate glaring error! Your otherwise excellent article in The Philadelphia Trumpet magazine, "Escape from Sodom and Gomorrah" was polluted with the biblically incorrect term "Palestine."
Your father [Gerald Flurry] quotes Shmuel Schnitzer lamenting the new Jewish people who are "preparing to deny our [Jewish] rights, both the divine promise and in terms of REFERRING TO THE LAND BY THE NAME OF ITS PEOPLE, "The Land of Israel' -- a land which belongs to the Children of Israel, from then and to eternity..." [emphasis mine] and then, himself, continues in "Israel's Lost Vision" blind to his own hypocrisy, "Let's look back at Palestine's recent history."
Yes, let's look at what name GOD gave the land as an inheritance of all Twelve Tribes of Israel. GOD named it after our patriarch ISRAEL. Satan inspired the Romans to mock God and dishonor our Father by attempting to erase Israel's name off the map! "They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more'" (Psalms 83:4). Why join with the enemies of God and Israel? Why give credence to an ILLEGITIMATE name? God forbid Israel ever becomes "Palestine"!
Since I truly believe you want to go by the Bible, please do so and refer to the Land of Israel by its GOD ORDAINED NAME -- Israel!
For Zion's sake,
(Originally published in the November/December 1996 issue of The National Messenger)