Christian Zionism – part 6
The Trumpet Call To Christian Zionists – Return to Truth
In this post:
A call to all Christian Zionists to return to New Testament Truth
Video 1 – The Strong Delusion of Christian Zionism
Video 2 – Is It Biblical To Bless People Who Have the Spirit of Antichrist?
Video 3 – Christian Zionism Is Not The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Video 4 – Christian Zionism: Misunderstanding Israel & Christ
A call to all Christian Zionists to return to New Testament Truth
There is still so very much that could be said on this subject of Christian Zionism but I will make this, Part 6, my last post.
I believe that with this 6 part series I have provided ample evidence to show that Zionism and Judaism are not the same. In fact they are vastly different. Zionism is a political ideology and Judaism is a religion of the Jewish people – wherever in the world they may reside.
Jews exist because of an identity with their religion and not because they are nationals of the State of Israel.
The content provided has shown that a vast number of religious Jews do not support Zionism and are in fact actively opposed to it.
I have provided sufficient content to show that orthodox Jews do not aspire to have a homeland of their own or to become nationals of the State of Israel. They see their identity as being fulfilled in their religion only. The Jews are Jews wherever in the world that they choose to live. Likewise Christians are Christians whichever country they are nationals of and the same goes for muslims.
Ultra-orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro stated in one of the attached videos that:
‘ the orthodox Jews have no nationality and no nation-state because unlike all the other nations who exist because of a common land, language or culture the Jewish people exist only because they accepted a common religion because they accepted the Torah from Hashem on Mount Sinai in the deserts where we possessed no land, no territory and no state’.
Having quoted the above we must also accept that there are many non-rilgious and possibly secular Jews who accept the State of Israel. Those who simply do not share the riligous conviction to oppose such a state. Then of course there are many other Jews who enjoy the identity that the State of Israel provides them.
What has been revealed in this series.
I have shown in this series how any criticism of the politics of Israel or political Zionism is seen as criticism of the Jewish people as a whole and therefore is deemed or rather is unjustifiably branded as being antisemitism.
I have revealed how the idea of Zionism originated in Christianity and was only later adopted by Zionists as a Jewish political solution – supposedly for a people without a land.
I have shown how those who proclaim the truth pertaining to Zionism are persecuted and branded as antisemetic.
My objective with this series was not to stand in judgement of the State of Israel or provide a critical commentary on their political ideology/activities. I am certainly not attempting to malign the Jewish people or their religion of Judaism either.
The sole purpose of this series is to reach out to Christain Zionists. Those who blindly support the State of Israel believing that it is the Christian mandate to do so.
I love the Torah of the Jews and the complete Tanakh which they have been the custodians of for millennia . I have gleaned a lot of insight from listening to the teachings of Jewish Rabbis. I long for the day when we can stand together unified in our faith in the Messiah. That day is soon to come.
Some readers may wonder why I am not standing in judgement or criticising the State of Israel. My answer is simple. Our Messiah Yahushua revealed to us that his Kingdom is not of this world:
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
As a follower of the Messiah and as part of his body then neither is my Kingdom here on earth. This worldly kingdom is ruled by ‘satan’ – for now anyway.
My intention through this 6 part series on Christian Zionism is to reach out to those New Testament Christian believers (in the Messiah Yahushua), who are humble in spirit and have a heart for the Truth. Those who, when shown the Truth, will accept that they have been misled by deceptive Christain teachers.
For any ‘stiff necked’ Christains, who after reading all 6 posts, still want to remain argumentative on this subject I say to you – ‘get behind me satan’.
Pertinent Scripture for consideration
Allow me to share some Scripture that should be reviewed and understood by anyone who believes that Christians should support Zionist Israel. Before I continue let me just say that there are many Christians who have and will still use Scripture to target Jewish people with hatred and who brand Jews as ‘christ killers’.
I condemn any such criticism of the Jewish people at all. Our faith is supposed to be based on love and from an understanding that all will eventually come to faith in the Messiah.
There are many New Testament verses, even those from the mouth of Yahushua, which are pretty inflammatory and condemning of the Jewish religious leadership at the time. One must however consider these verses in proper context and timeframe. Applying some of these verses to Jewish people today is simply unwise and hurtful to say the least.
One must also bear in mind that the Jews do not accept any New Testament revelation and therefore do not know that one needs, first and foremost, the atoning blood of the Messiah in order to receive the Spirit of YHWH. They have just not been taught this. There are many Jews who believe that the Messiah is not an individual but relates to the Jewish people as a group – the chosen people, the suffering servant of YHWH. Why they believe this is however a topic for another post.
The Spirit is our teacher ( John 14:26 ) and reveals Truth to the believer. Without this restored relationship to the Father through Yahushua, and His Spirit, one will never come to Truth. Therefore the Jews who reject the New Testament will continue to walk in darkness not seeing or believing the New Testament ‘Greater Light’ of Truth.
Most Jewish people do not believe that Yahushua is the true, promised and prophesied Messiah. The Bible makes it very clear that there is a spiritual veil which remains upon their hearts which can only be removed, when they turn to Yahushua. Listen to these powerful words from the Jewish apostle Paul, a man who had that same spiritual veil removed when he turned to Yahushua.
2 Corinthians 3:14 – 16 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
The god of this world i.e. satan has blinded them and others who do not believe:
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Yahushua states in John 14:6 that there is only one way to approach the Father. Clearly Old Testament Torah obedience is no longer the way:
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Scripture states that we must not be bound in covenantal agreement with and support unbelievers. In fact we are required to be set apart from them:
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Those who reject the Messiah do not have a relationship with the Almighty Father. We must not receive this person into our house or wish him well. If a believer does then they are partakers of his evil deeds:
2 John 1:9 – 11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Should a believer be in agreement with a non-believer. If not then why be in support of a non-believing nation i.e. Zionist Israel?:
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Did the Jews obey YHWH and keep His covenant according to the Father’s Words in Exodus 19:5?:
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Jeremiah reveals that they did not:
Jeremiah 11:10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Jeremiah 5:11 – For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
According to Yahushua, when talking to the Jewish chief priests and the elders, the Kingdom was taken away from them:
Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Those who do not love the Messiah Yahushua shall be excommunicated/condemned/cursed:
1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
According to Galatians 3 and Romans 2 all become children of YHWH through faith in Yahushua alone. It is no longer required to be a Jew by birth or by physical circumcision:
Galatians 3:26 – 29 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Romans 2:28 – 29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
One can only be saved through Messiah Yahushua:
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Those that do not believe in the Messiah are not his sheep:
John 10:25 – 26 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
The Temple of the Jews was left desolate:
Matthew 23:37 – 38 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Those that do not hear and believe the Words of Yahushua are not of YHWH:
John 8:45 – 47 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Those who are of YHWH would receive and love Yahushua:
John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Only those who believe in Yahushua will have everlasting life. Non-believers shall experience the wrath of the Father:
John 3:35 -36 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
The ‘antichrist’ spirit:
There are warnings in the Bible about people who reject the Messiah, and they are described as having an antichrist spirit. Here are three different Scriptures, which were written by the Jewish Apostle John regarding those who do not believe that Yahushua is the anointed Messiah, and that certainly includes the unbelieving Jews of our own day.
Solomon stated in Ecclesiastes 1:9:
‘The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun’.
There was the spirit of antichrist in the time of Yahushua (1 John 4:3) and there is today.
If a person does not believe and confess that Yahushua came in the flesh (John 1:1-3, 10-14), then they are not of the Father, and are of an antichrist spirit, according to the Jewish Apostle John.
2 John 1:7 ‘For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.’
1John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 John 2:22 ‘Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.’
If a person denies that Yahushua is the ‘christ’ i.e. the ‘anointed’, then they are denying both the Father, and the Son. They are called ‘liars’, and are of an antichrist spirit, according to the Jewish Apostle John.
‘And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.’ 1 John 4:3
Of course this would apply to any person (Jewish or Gentile), who lives anywhere in the world.
The Father’s children would love Yahushua.
Yahushua himself told his own fellow Jews that if YHWH were their Father, they would have loved him, because the Father was the one who sent him in the first place!
‘Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.’ John 8:42-45
Yahushua, talking to the Jewish leaders said:
John 5:37 – 43 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
1John 5:10 – 12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
The Words of Yahushua:
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Again, Yahushua talking to the Jewish leaders said:
John 5:37-42 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
Yahushua the Messiah encouraged the Jewish people to search their Scriptures, the Tanakh, because their own Tanakh testified about him, but they still would not come to him, that they might have life. Yahushua was telling the Jewish people that the very life and salvation which they desired, could only be found in him. Yahushua went on to say this to them that Moses i.e. their obedience to the Torah, would be their judge:
John 5:45-47 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
In support of these Words from Yahushua we read in the book of Acts 3 that those who will not hear the Words of the prophesied Prophet (Yahushua), shall be destroyed:
Act 3:22-26 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
These words were spoken by the apostle Peter to the people of Israel after the miraculous healing of a lame man at the temple gate. Peter told the people of Israel that the man was healed by the power of Yahushua. Peter then told them that this same Yahushua was ‘the Prophet’ whom Moses spoke and wrote about in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, and that those who would not ‘hear that Prophet’ (Yahushua) would be destroyed! Peter then went on to say that all of the prophets (in the Old Covenant Scriptures – Tanakh) foretold of the days which were taking place right then and there. Peter then went all the way back to Abraham to show the people that all the people of the earth (that includes absolutely everybody) would be blessed through Abraham’s seed (offspring) and that seed (offspring) is Yahushua.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
In Galatians 3:18 the Jewish apostle Paul told the people that Yahushua was, and is, the promised seed (offspring) by whom ALL of the nations of the world would be blessed. Paul told them the very same thing that Peter told the people of Israel after that awesome miracle. The whole of the Old Covenant Scriptures pointed to the time when the Messiah Yahushua, the ‘anointed one’ arrived on the scene.
These Words from Yahushua were spoken to the Jewish leaders but clearly apply to all non believers:
John 8:23-24 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
John 1:11 tells us that Yahushua came to his own people, the Jews, and they did not receive him
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Yahushua instructed believers to go into all the world and preach the good news. But those who did not believe would be damned:
Mark 16:15 – 16 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
All of the above quoted verses and the consequences of non belief in the Messiah are applicable to any non-believer who has heard the Gospel – Jew or gentile.
I realise that I could go on and on quoting New Testament Scriptures to support my case. This is because the whole of the New Testament would testify against the views held by the religious, Old Testament following Jews and the Zionist Christians supporting the secular State of Israel. The whole of the writings of the Old Testament were revealing the need for salvation and pointed to the provision of the Messiah. The illustrations of the Old Testament came to fruition in the life, death and resurrection of Messiah Yahushua. To reject this fact is to reject the Old Testament teaching/message.
The majority of Jewish people in the world today…
◊ Don’t believe that Yahushua is the Messiah – the ‘anointed one. The only way to the Father.
◊ Don’t believe that Yahushua is the Son of the Almighty Father,
◊ Don’t believe that Yahushua is the ‘Lamb without blemish’ that was pictured in the Passover,
◊ Don’t believe that Yahushua is the Saviour – the only name through which man can be saved.
◊ Don’t know that they are blinded by a veil
◊ Don’t know that they are condemned because they do not love Yahushua
◊ Don’t know that we are children of YHWH only by faith in Yahushua
◊ Don’t know that heir house (Temple/Religion) is left desolate
◊ Don’t know that denying Yahushua as the anointed Messiah, the Father and Son, makes them a liar and antichrist.
And they don’t know these facts because they don’t accept or know the New Testament.
This fact does not mean that a believer must react with hatred or resentment towards the Jews or any other non beleiver for that matter. We should react in a loving way and continue to shine the light of Truth. We must understand that the loving Father has a plan of salvation for all mankind. It is just a matter of sequence and timing.
Considering all of the verses quoted above one must surely question why any informed Christian would stand side by side in support of anyone/group who denies the Messiah – and for a cause that has no Biblical foundation or honourable future Biblical relevance.
Clearly the quoted verses should provide a stern caution to those who have an ear to hear.
This may come as a surpsrise to most but the Christian’s support of the Zionist State of Israel is resulting in an increase in the hatred and persecution of orthodox Jews – an increase in antisemitism. If you do not believe this statement then you have not listened to the attached video messages from the Rabbis who make this claim.
The religions of both Christians and Jews have lost their anchor to Biblical Truth and have drifted off in different directions into the sea of lies, deceit and the traditions of man.
Zionist Christians are blindly supporting a cause which they believe to be the work of the Almighty YHWH and is the fulfilment of Old Testament Bible prophecy, when in fact they are aiding a secular, mostly atheistic group of people to build a powerful world empire to rival that of Nimrod.
The sad reality as well is that most orthodox Jews do not support the State of Israel and therefore what the Christians are actually doing is supporting a largely non believing, atheistic, group of Zionist proponents.
It is also interesting to note that the Zionist movement is predominantly Christian driven. This is rooted in the Christian desire, through a misinterpretation of Scripture, to forcibly bring about the return of the Messiah. The Rev. Dr Stephen Sizer suggests that 9 out of 10 Zionists are in fact Christian. I encourage all readers here to listen to Stephen Sizer’s presentations contained in these posts. He is possibly the most knowledgeable person on the subject of Christian Zionism and completed his thesis on the subjcet.
Christian Zionists are oblivious to the fact that they are driving an ‘anti-christ’ agenda. An agenda to uplift those who reject ‘Christ’ – the ‘Anointed One’.
For those politically minded individuals in the world who desire a homeland for a specific group of people and want to call that homeland ‘Israel’, so be it. If they want to call Jerusalem their capital – so be it. If they desire to build a new temple for their religion then so be it. But let it not be done in the name of New Testament Christianity and Bible Prophecy.
My call is to all sincere Christian believers to search their Scriptures diligently on this matter of supporting secular Zionist Israel and through prayer seek out the Truth.
I would like to convey my sympathy to the persecuted orthodox Jewish people who are committed to upholding the Word of the Old Testament. I feel for those Jews who are resisting Zionist Israel and are being persecuted as a result.I know for sure that when the Father removes the veil from their eyes they will embrace the Messiah Yahushua with a passion yet seen on this earth.
Remember that our Messiah Yahushua and his original followers were Jewish.
I urge all who read here to please watch the following videos.
As always, I offer the content of other authors as it aligns with the subject matter of this post only.
I am not familiar with their broader beliefs and therefore do not endorse any of their other teaching.
The Strong Delusion of Christian Zionism
Several years ago David Brog, the CEO of Christians United For Israel (C.U.F.I.) said that Christian theology demanded that Christians stand with Israel. My Christian theology demands that I stand for the truth, and which includes preaching the gospel to both Jew and Gentile. David Brog is a Jewish man who does not believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) and he needs to repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, just like anybody else. Any Gospel preacher who is worth their salt would tell him the same thing. Jesus declared that truth to the Jewish people in his time on earth also:
And he (Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:23-24)
The Lord Jesus Christ told the Jewish people of his day that he came from above (heaven), and that the consequences of not believing that he was the one who was sent from the Father (the Messiah), would be to die in their sins. The plain and simple truth is that every person who sat at that convention, whether Jew or Gentile, who rejects Jesus Christ as their Savior, will die in their sins and end up in hell. To preach anything other than that is to preach a bogus gospel. If ever there was a people who are responsible before the Lord it is the Jewish people. To declare that God has not given them the necessary revelation is nothing less than mind boggling. The Jewish apostle Paul consented to the murder of Christians before he was saved (Acts 8:3, 22:4, 26:9-11). He then made a complete about face and preached that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah). He wrote the following words:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)
Paul, the Jewish apostle of Jesus Christ, tells us that the gospel was to go the Jew first. In fact Paul identified those who are the children of Abraham:
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. (Galatians 3:7)
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:28-29)
That very same Jewish apostle Paul told us that there is absolutely no difference between the Jew and the Greek (Gentile). No difference! The only ones who can be called the children of Abraham are those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. John Hagee spoke about the Jewish people being in covenant with God, as long as they live in light of the Torah, but the Torah contains the Ten Commandments which stop and silence any person from justifying themself before a righteous God! (Romans 3:19-20)
Is It Biblical To Bless People Who Have the Spirit of Antichrist?
Christian Zionism Is Not The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Many modern day preachers and teachers have been influenced and deceived by false teachers such as C.I. Scofield, who is famous for the Scofield Study Bible, and have come up with a Gospel add-on which focuses on ethnic Israel. Many brainwashed preachers, and Pastors, have intimidated millions, (and brainwashed them also) by telling them that they must bless ethnic Israel in order to be blessed, or they will be under a curse. They will go so far as to declare that the USA is a blessed country, only because it has blessed modern day Israel. Sorry folks but my Bible tells me that I am already blessed through faith in Jesus Christ. In fact Jesus Christ the creator of ALL things, said that the BLESSED were those people who were NOT offended in HIM!
“Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Luke 7:22-23
Jesus described the people that are blessed. (Matthew 5:3-12) That list includes, the meek, (Matthew 5:5) the merciful, (Matthew 5:7) and the peacemakers, (Matthew 5:9). My Bible tells me that the Lord is going to prepare a mansion (John 14:1-3) for me, so that I may be with him, and Jesus NEVER told me that I needed to BLESS people who outright REJECT HIM as LORD! Not only that, but JESUS told me that HE was the only way to get there! (John 14:6) That same Jesus NEVER sounded like he was PARTIAL to any one place in this world either.
Christian Zionism: Misunderstanding Israel & Christ
Zionism is a political movement built on the belief that the Jewish people deserve by right to possess the land of Palestine as their own. Christian Zionism as a modern theological and political movement embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism. They believe that God will restore Israel’s ancient fortunes as a nation in the Promised Land. Accompanying this claim is the conviction that Yeshua the Messiah will rule from Jerusalem and the Jewish people will believe on Him. They see the modern state of Israel, as the equivalent of the biblical Israel, and the forerunner of the return of Yeshua. Christian Zionism has become deeply detrimental to a just peace between Palestine and Israel. At least one in four American Christians surveyed recently by Christianity Today magazine said that they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel. Followers of Christian Zionism are convinced that the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 and the capture of Jerusalem in 1967 were the miraculous fulfillment of God’s promises made to Abraham that He would establish Israel as a Jewish nation forever in Palestine. Because of the power and effects of Christian Zionism on churches and our politics, this teaching should be a concern to everyone. Proponents of Christian Zionism have a major biblical truth that they seem to not realize – they don’t understand who Israel is scripturally.
Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Israel’s Nation State Law
A Must Watch; In this new TTJ video, Rabbi Shapiro explains why Israel declaring itself the nation-state of the Jewish people is a bogus notion and dangerous for Jews around the world. We Torah Jews protest this false representation claim and declare that we are proud and loyal American citizens completely unaffiliated with the State of Israel.