That’s a good question. It’s not only a good question, it is a question that deserves an answer. Because the question is so important, it follows that the answer must be also. But, if the question is simple, the answer is not. Rather, it is multifaceted. There is no single answer. But, when all of the facets that comprise the answer are presented, there is no longer a need for the question to be asked.
This, then, is the first facet of the answer. Please continue to follow this series of articles from beginning to end. Somewhere along the journey you may find the answer for yourself, even before we finish.
Facet #1 – We All Believe That God Is Who He Says He Is
Moses asked the name of the one speaking to him from the bush that burned but was not consumed. The answer was “I AM that I AM” (in the Hebrew, הָיָה, or hä·yä). He is the same I AM who spoke to Isaiah and told him that “I AM God, and there is none else; I AM God and there is none like me.” He is the one who told Abraham, “I AM the Almighty God. Walk before me, and be thou perfect.” He is the one who is the Lord God of Israel. He is the one whom Elijah called the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.
He alone is God. There is no other, and there is no other like unto Him. He is the God who created the heavens and the earth. He is the God who called Israel out of bondage and into the land promised to Abraham, to make it their home. It is the land in which the nation of Israel exists today.
That is the truth. If anyone believes otherwise, he believes a lie, because there is only one truth. All truth comes from God. Apart from Him, there is no truth, no matter what men may say. “He is the Rock. His work is perfect, for all His ways are judgment; a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.” He is the only wise God from whom all wisdom emanates. To recognize who He is and to follow Him is to have good understanding. Only the fool says that there is no God or that there is any other.
We all, including Mike D Evans, believe that God is who He says He is. We believe in the only God, Jehovah – the one who is the God of Israel.
Our museum is here in Jerusalem, Israel because we believe God and we believe that every word that proceeds out of His mouth is true. We believe, therefore, that the Promised Land of the Bible belongs to the Lord and that He has given it to Israel. We believe that prophecy is being fulfilled in Israel every day as more and more Jews make their Aliyah. We believe that Jerusalem is the God-appointed capital of Israel and that it, therefore, belongs uniquely to the Jews and those who believe that Jehovah is God.
We believe that Jerusalem is a special place with a special purpose for true Christians and Jews. We believe that anyone who loves Jehovah God with all their heart and soul and strength will love what He loves. He loves the Jewish people and Israel. Therefore, because He is who He says He is, we love the Jewish people and Israel as well.
That is the first facet of the answer to the question. It should be perfectly clear. We believe that God is who He says He is.