July 25, 2007

The study of Christianity has been introduced into Israel's public school system

High school students in Israel's public school system are now able to take matriculation exams in Christianity, a program currently open for Arab students only, but the Israeli Education Ministry says that in the future, Jewish students may also be allowed to take the courses in Christianity.

The studies formulated for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Israeli students include a biography of Jesus, and chapters dedicated to the churches structure, rules of conduct while inside a church, and prayers. The new matriculation program was designed as part of the compulsory religious studies in schools, and the Christianity studies program was introduced into the curriculum this year.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The introduction of a curriculum on Christianity in Israeli public schools is a precursor to future events for Israel, that is according to Bible prophecy.

For a number of years, religious studies in the Israeli public school system was divided according to sectors: so that the Jewish sector studies Judaism, the Muslim sector, Islam, and the Christian sector, Christianity. Now, Israel's Education Ministry has included a new curriculum, one that includes Jesus and the Church, at present only available for Arab students both Muslim and Christian, but soon to be available for the Jewish students as well. It seems logical for all Israeli students, including Jews and Muslims, to study Christianity due to the fact that so many Christian pilgrims travel to Israel to visit their Christian roots. Jews and Muslims must be aware of the Christian perspective on this land.

These recent developments in the Israeli school system are indeed a precursor to End Time prophecy. Revelation 11:3-12 foretells of two witnesses in Jerusalem who will preach the way to Jesus Christ as Savior; this to happen during the first half of the seven years of judgment which is ahead. Revelation 7:4-9 indicates 144,000 Jewish evangelists will spread across the world with that same message. Isaiah 2:3 and Micah 4:2 reveal a time when the Word of the Lord will be published from Jerusalem to the entire world.

Teaching Christianity in Israeli public schools is indeed a precursor to Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled.