Famous people who never got to pilgrimage to the Holy Land


Two very famous people who ardently desired to visit Israel but never got to do so before they died:

  1. One was… wait for it… Moses – the founder of Israel, who very dearly wanted to go into the Holy Land (see Dt. 3:23ff) but never got to enter it in his lifetime, despite leading his people for 40 years towards to the Promised Land. 
  2. The second…. Pres. Abraham Lincoln.

Lincolns-Battle-with-God-bookcoverAccording to his wife Mary, these were Lincoln’s last words to her minutes before he was assassinated:

“We will not return immediately to Springfield. We will go abroad among strangers where I can rest.” (speaking about his retirement after politics)…”‘We will visit the Holy Land” he said as he leaned toward her so as not to disturb the others in the theatre….“We will visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footsteps of the Savior. There is no place I so much desire to see as Jerusalem.”

From Stephen Mansfield’s study on Lincoln.

So, if you would like to do what Moses and Lincoln longed to, but couldn’t, then join us on our next biblical travel tour to the Holy Land, April 7 – 22, 2016.  Email info@sacredbridgetravel.com for more information and sign-up details.  Promotional pricing and registrations close December 20, 2015.


Why should Christians study the Old Testament, when we now have the New Testament?

It is often tempting for Christians to jump straight to the New Testament, as the fulfillment of the Word when God became flesh, and ignore or neglect the Old Testament where it all began – but to do so is like cutting off the branch where you are sitting, or like losing your memory.

For anyone who’s ever wondered why we need the Old Testament or what its role is to the Christian, this short video by leading OT scholar Dr. Bruce Waltke is a must see:

.. the church [like people], without a memory, loses its identity – we don’t know who we are.  The Old Testament gives the church its historic memory, so [we] understand who [we] are…  Old Testament theology gives us that history, that memory, so we know how the New Testament took its final shape, and we understand who we are as Christians… It is vital for the Christian to understand the growth of his or her theology…
 – Dr. Bruce Waltke, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College.

A pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan, the lands of the Old Testament story, is eye-opening and will deepen your understanding of your Christian identity and history.  The next Sacred Bridge Travel tour is in Spring 2018 – we hope you will join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey – email info@sacredbridgetravel.com for more information and sign-up.