'Mission of Inquiry to Israel in 1839 and its Consequences'

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Author: Rev A James MacInnes

A new publication is now available from the Home & Foreign Missions Committee. Written by Rev. John W. Keddie and entitled Mission of Inquiry to Israel in 1839 and its Consequences, this forty-two page book considers this historic six-month inquiry made into the state of the Jewish people by four prominent Scottish ministers, and  their recommendations for the evangelisation of the Jews.

Rev. James MacInnes says in the Foreword:

“This booklet is a helpful introduction to a fascinating voyage of discovery, relating to a vitally important issue. It is of more than historic interest. It is a journey upon which the Church continues today in the abiding obligation of bringing the gospel to the Jewish people.

There are lessons to learn from the motivation and enthusiasm that culminated in this labour of love. In the absence of immediate opportunities, recognising its responsibility, the Church was prayerfully proactive. While wisely weighing political and practical challenges, and acknowledging the ruling hand of God in providence, our forefathers were driven by a love for the Saviour, Biblical conviction, and a compassion for the lost sheep of Israel.”

The price is £5.00 each (inc. p&p). If 4 or more copies are purchased the cost per copy will be £3.50 (plus p&p). All profits from the sale of the book will be devoted to the Church’s mission work.

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[John W. Keddie is a retired minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). He served the Free Church congregation in Burghead from 1987 to 1996 and the Bracadale, Isle of Skye congregation from 1997 to 2011. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 2008 and lecturer in Church History and Principles at the Church’s Seminary from 2008 to 2019.]