For Immediate Release
July 31, 2017
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102
American Pastors Network: Importance of Israel to Today’s Christian Leaders Cannot Be Overstated
In Midst of Pressing News Surrounding Israel, APN and Prophecy Today Planning Pilgrimage to Holy Land This March
PHILADELPHIA—“Stand in the Gap Today,” the radio ministry of American Pastors Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net) considers daily headlines from the biblical and constitutional perspective—perhaps like no other program—and that includes timely news from Israel.
In fact, a show last week titled “Middle East Meltdown” focused on Turkey’s president calling on Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from Temple Mount, a sensitive holy site in the city. Palestinians viewed the security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site and deadly clashes erupted during protests.
Through the “Stand in the Gap” radio ministry, APN engages listeners with headlines just like these on a daily basis, and next March, the American Pastors Network will co-lead a tour to the Holy Land.
“News from Israel should be extremely critical to Christians,” said APN President and radio co-host Sam Rohrer. “And the importance of Israel to today’s Christian leaders cannot be overstated. The simple reason we must support the State of Israel is because God does. The Jews are His chosen people, and He gave His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that He would not only bless them but also bless every nation that blesses them and curse every nation that curses them. Throughout history, God has miraculously protected the Jewish people although the nations around them have sought to annihilate them.
“And we cannot ignore the biblical significance of standing with God’s chosen people in Israel,” Rohrer continued. “What America does in relationship to the support of Israel is the difference between experiencing God’s blessing or God’s judgment on our nation. Additionally, Israel has long been America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, continues to be the only truly democratic nation in that region and is the only nation in the Middle East that allows true religious freedom.”
For the upcoming trip to Israel, APN will partner with Prophecy Today, led by Jimmy DeYoung, for a tour beginning March 7, 2018, when travelers can experience Israel like never before, and see the sights and sounds of the Holy Land while considering Israel’s past, examining current events in light of biblical prophecy and understanding God’s plan for the future.
APN noted that especially pastors who take a pilgrimage to Israel find the experience to be personally rewarding, and those rewards flow into their ministry, as they return to their congregations with new passion, a deeper spiritual relationship with Christ and a Bible that went from black and white to color.
For more information on the APN Israel tour, click here. Listen to a recent “Stand in the Gap Today” program with Israel trip host Jimmy DeYoung here. Find a “Stand in the Gap Today” station here or listen online at www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net by clicking on the orange “Listen Live” button on the right-hand side of the website daily at noon ET.
To interview a representative from the American Pastors Network, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102.