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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Test 7

An Open Letter from the Staff...

WHY ARE the different branches of “Chris-
tianity” talking about UNION?
WHY IS it POSSIBLE for them to make over-
tures toward compromise?
And anyway, is it not RIGHT that they should
all GET TOGETHER? WHY should Christianity be
The Vatican has made many overtures toward
both Protestants and the Eastern Orthodox church. They
have even taken a conciliatory attitude toward Jews and
Twelve days after the horrors of September 11, HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
2001, Pope John Paul II renewed the Vatican’s BIBLE
committment to work toward a new partnership with CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
Muslims in his message to the predominantly Muslim
nation of Kazakhstan. The pope vowed: “There is one TEST 7
God. The Apostle proclaims before all else the absolute
oneness of God. This is the truth which Christians Published at Arcadia, California by Hope
inherited from the children of Israel and which they of Israel Ministries (Church of YEHO-
share with Muslims: it is faith in the one God, Lord of VAH).
heaven and earth (Luke 10:21), almighty and merciful.
In the name of this one God, I turn to the people of deep EDITOR AND DIRECTOR
and ancient religious traditions, the people of John D. Keyser
In spite of the catastrophic events of Sep- TECHNICAL ADVISOR
tember 11, Pope Benedict XVI is also committed to Sean C. Keyser
working toward a partnership with the Muslims. The
basis of this partnership is the misguided notion that YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
Catholics and Muslims worship the God of Abraham. others. Bulk copies for distribution not
Not only are many Protestant leaders given or sold.
beginning to make friendly gestures toward the Roman ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to the
Catholic Church, but fundamentalist Billy Graham was Editor at the following address:
quoted as saying: “The new program of common prayer Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
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importance to Christians everywhere. Nothing like this
has happened in the last 500 years....This could be the About Our Cover...
dawn of a new day in religious understanding."
Some will wonder, HOW could Billy Graham Pictured on our Test 7 cover is a composite of the
make a statement like that? How indeed! cover photos used in the preceding four lessons.
At the same time a prominent Jewish rabbi Each picture is a reminder of the marvelous Bible
called for greater cooperation and understanding Truths you studied with each lesson.
between conservative Protestants and the Jewish
community. What does all this mean?

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