To dramatize the perennial harlotry of Israel and the incredible love God exhibits toward His people, He commands Hosea to marry a harlot, Gomer.
Dan Brown says that Mary Magdalene was Christ's wife, allegedly 'the disciple whom Jesus loved.' Scripture never hints at personal intimacy between them.
Paul poses two questions in Romans 11: Has God discarded Israel for all time? Will God graft physical Israel into the Covenant people of Abraham?
The twelve small books are often overlooked, but the Minor Prophets contain vital messages for today's Christians facing the time of the end.
Hosea was ordered by God to make a symbolic marriage to a harlot. This heartbreaking marriage portrayed Israel's unfaithfulness to God in spite of His care.
At some point in the near future, the modern descendants of Israel will learn of their true identity—and have to face the consequences of that knowledge.
The evil of the mixed marriages in the Book of Malachi was a spiritual defilement, yoking spiritual and worldly elements, intrinsically unequal.
The book of Deuteronomy is addressed to the Israel of God, a group of God's called out ones who have been convicted that the Law has not been done away.
As Israel comes to itself, God will gently re-gather His people from their exile, an event which will make reconciliation available to the entire world.
Martin Collins, reiterating that the devastating locust plague in Joel prefigures the devastating Day of the Lord, following a great tribulation and frightful heavenly cataclysms engineered by the prince and power of the air, asserts that God will judge with fury the heathen nations who have aligned themselves against His …