By Dov Chaikin |
Photo: Jerusalem Perspective

In the article TESTAMENT [see Israel Today, May 2017, pp. 16-17] I expressed my conviction, that the seed which began to sprout 41 years ago – leading me ever closer to God – must have been planted in the home of my orthodox Jewish grandfather in which I grew up. I am no less convinced that it was the Holy Spirit’s guidance that drew me to Jerusalem’s Narkis Street congregation, there to encounter the other person who played a major role in shaping my life: Dr. Robert L. Lindsey – a.k.a. Pastor Bob.

 With an international reputation as Bible scholar and teacher, in the course of his many years in Israel this Southern Baptist minister had gained the respect of both Jews and Moslems, and – what is more – of the historic Churches in the Holy Land. Bob retired in 1987; once ‘out of the way’, the Southern Baptist Convention declared him a heretic: he had experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (in the early...

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