Israel My Glory Magazine: “Christian anti-Zionism is gaining strength both in America and abroad. It’s teaching turns the world against Israel as God’s chosen people, casts Israel as the aggressor rather than the victim and denies God’s promise to give the Jewish people the land of Israel as an everlasting possession (Genesis 17:8, 48:4). Here are some of Christian Zionism’s most outspoken, influential proponents and what they say:
Stephen Sizer – Vicar of Christ Church, Surrey, United Kingdom “There is no evidence that the Jewish people had a divine right to the land of perpetuity, or that Jewish possession of the land would be an important, let alone central aspect of God’s purpose for the world.”
John Piper – Former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota and founder of desiringGod.org. “The secular state of Israel today may not claim a present right to the land.”
Knox Theological Seminary, “The entitlement of any ethnic or religious group to territory in the Middle East called the Holy Land cannot be supported by Scripture.”
Opinion: For new readers please visit our paper Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 3, “Doctrines That Divide Christians” on the front page of this website.
We follow Dispensational Theology:
- Literal Bible
- Israel and the Church are separate and distinct from one another
- Everything is for the glory of God.
The Bible teaches that Israel is the apple of God’s eye; that God set the Jew apart for His purpose to provide a people through whom salvation would come, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
“This is what the Lord says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord Almighty is his name: “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” Jeremiah 31:35-36
(Thanks to Tim for this article, it was the inspiration for today’s posts)