Our Team

“Beersheba Vision Inc. is governed by a Board Committee comprised of a range of dedicated Christians committed to the original vision of the late Peter Kentley and other founding members.”

 

Philosophical Belief and World View

We believe there is a need for Christians to have a greater knowledge of their Jewish roots that go deep into Hebrew soil.  We regard the Jews as our elder brethren. We feel we live in a time where both anti-Semitism and anti-Christian sentiment is on the rise that we need to stand together in solidarity as sons and daughters of Abraham and to find a transcendent faith that rises above the theological differences that  have caused so much suffering in the past.

 

Our Core Biblical Beliefs

A statement of pro-Israel Christian beliefs in relation to Israel, with particular  reference to Israel's rights in relation to the land and specifically to all of Jerusalem

  1. We are Australian Christians who see in the Word of God - the Bible - the unchanging revelation of the loving heart of God to restore His broken and troubled world back into relationship with Himself.  (Genesis 12:1-3;  2 Corinthians 5:17-19) 

  2. We are eternally grateful to the Jewish people for the Hebrew Bible, which has served for three millennia as a cornerstone of Western civilization and serves today as the Godly moral foundation for societies around the world.  (Exodus 20:2-17) 

  3. We believe that God has sovereignly entered into an everlasting and unconditional covenant relationship with the Jewish people and given them a land in which to dwell in prosperity, peace and security.  (Genesis 17:7-8; Jeremiah 31:35-37)

  4. We recognize the historical and spiritual significance to the Jewish people of their ancient land of Israel and of the eternal city of Jerusalem, the undivided capital of Israel.  (Psalm 137:5-6; Joel 3:20)

  5. We believe that God’s love and purpose for Israel has never changed, and that He has yet to restore many more Jewish people to the land that is clearly theirs by biblical, historical, legal and moral right.  (Jeremiah 30:3; Amos 9:14-15)

  6. We acknowledge that the possession of the land by Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, requires her government to care equally for all citizens and residents, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.  (Deuteronomy 1:16; Deuteronomy 14:29)   

  7. We recognize the right of the Arab peoples in the Middle East to dwell in prosperity and security in their existing lands, mindful of the biblical promises of blessing upon their ancient ancestors.  (Genesis 17:18-21) 

  8. We are deeply grateful that our God has always been and remains faithful to keep His word, even when we - Christian and Jew alike - are unfaithful.  (Numbers 23:19; 2 Timothy 2:13)

  9. It grieves us that the Jews, as a people with a divine calling in that land to reveal to the world the character of the one true God, have been hated and persecuted throughout their history - including sadly by Christians.  (Psalm 83:1-5)

  10. We stand against all forms of anti-semitism.

  11. We affirm that Israel, like every other sovereign nation, has the right to self determination, and that Jerusalem is and should be recognized by the international community as the eternal, undivided capital of the State of Israel.  (2 Chronicles 6:6; Psalm 122:3-9)

  12. We affirm Israel’s inherent right to extend sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, the nation’s biblical heartland, especially in view of the unremitting call by her enemies to obliterate Israel.  (Genesis 12:6-7; Exodus 6:8)

  13. We affirm Israel’s right - in common with all other nations - to undertake whatever legally justified defensive  action is necessary to ensure the security, protection and well-being of all her citizens.  (Nehemiah 4:13-14)  

  14. We applaud the efforts of the Israeli government - even in times of conflict - in reaching out to innocent  Palestinian people with various offers of humanitarian assistance, consistent with Israel’s biblical calling to be a blessing to all people, as well as guaranteeing full rights and privileges to her Arab Israeli citizens.  (Exodus 22:21; Leviticus 19:34)

 

Our Purpose

Beersheba Vision exists to educate Australians and Israelis on the importance and relevance of this formative part of history  and in the process develop closer ties between the Christian and Jewish communities as well as strengthening bilateral relationships between our two countries. Our objectives are to;

  1. Provide educational resources regarding the history and outcomes of the Middle Eastern campaign in WW1

  2. Promote the enduring Anzac values forged in the crucible of that war namely, mateship, courage, perseverance and sacrifice

  3. The remembrance and honouring of Generals Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel as great Australian leaders who helped take the world from war to peace in WW1

  4. Honour the indigenous ANZAC troopers of WW1

  5. Promote the special relationship between Australia, New Zealand and Israel that grew out of the role of the ANZACs in the Middle Eastern Front during WW1

  6. Arrive at better understanding of biblical text as it relates to Israel

  7. Do what we can to promote peace and reconciliation between all peoples in the land of Israel.

  8. Promote the achievements of Israel including IT, agriculture, water technology, medicine, science, art, music etc.

What Leaders Are Saying

These brave ANZACS made history and fulfilled history.

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull

Australian PM

The Australian horsemen keep galloping on.

Ziv Ophir

Kinneret Academic College Israel

From the uttermost ends of the earth ships and soldiers are approaching or gathering in the Eastern Mediterranean in fulfillment of a destiny as yet not understood by mortal man.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1915

Purpose

Beersheba Vision, exists to educate Australians and Israelis on the importance and relevance of this formative part of shared history and, in the process, develop closer ties between the Christian and Jewish communities as well as strengthening bilateral relationships between our two countries.

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