Skip to comments.Why do evangelicals support Israel so strongly?
Posted on 01/01/2007 4:25:08 PM PST by yochanan
Why do evangelicals support Israel so strongly? Is the American Jews' fear of fundamentalist Christianity based on constitutional principle, or social and cultural snobbery and political partisanship?
A Match Made in Heaven is a funny, readable, book. It is the most entertaining way to struggle with questions such as "Why do evangelicals support Israel so strongly? Is their philo-Semitism just a front for their true purpose to convert Jews? Do the evangelicals, as their opponents charge, really want to use the Jews as cannon fodder at the battle of Armageddon? Or are they simply responding to the biblical commandment to love Israel? Finally, is the American Jews' fear of fundamentalist Christianity based on constitutional principle, or social and cultural snobbery and political partisanship?"
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How do America's Orthodox Jews relate to Zionist Evangelicals?
Paradoxically, Orthodox Jews have the fewest problems with a Jewish-Evangelical relationship.
For one thing, a lot of Orthodox Jews and Evangelicals share conservative social and political positions. Orthodox Jews, for example, are rarely troubled by church-state separation issues. They send their own kids to parochial schools; they're glad to get government money via faith based programs; many are opposed to abortion, and they tend not to be too concerned about the good opinion of the "international community" - ie, Europeans.
Most Orthodox Jews also have a stronger connection to, and concern about, Israel than the secular or liberal majority. Orthodox Jews are more likely to care about a candidates' position on Israel. As a Democratic activist told me, if Cynthia McKinney ran for President as a Democrat, she'd get fifty percent of the Jewish vote.
Some Orthodox Jews are opposed to any
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Well I'm not evangelical but I support Israel due to the fact that they're a peace loving nation and the fact that Jews are brothers to Christians is really secondary.
Evangelicals are aware of who God's chosen people are. We also are aware of how the Book ends.
She'd get 50% even if her campaign platform was identical to that of Hamas.
All who accept Jesus Christ, that's who God's chosen people are.
God told Abraham, "I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee."
America has long (if not always) recognized this spiritual reality.
While I do not think today's nation of Israel enjoys the same relationship with God that Israel did in David's time, I tend to take the same position that David did with Saul. Saul was the reigning king in Israel although David had already been annointed by Samuel. Yet, David, even when presented with an opportunity to kill Saul and rightfully ascend to the throne, did not. He said, (1Sa 24:6 ) "The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD's anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the LORD's anointed." I also support the current nation of Israel with all my heart until the Lord removes them from history.
Of course they are, but the Jews are still God's chosen people.
Excellent commentary !!!
Yes, with most of the Jews killed at Armaggedon while the real Christians hide in raptured safety. Yeah right. Funny, there is nothing in the Bible about the parture and it didnt exist as a Christian belief until the 1800's, the same century the Millerites predicted the end of the world and had their great disaapointment.
As a Christain I have no problem with theological justifications offered to support Israel.
Nonetheless, I cannot understand why secular rationalists do not support Israel. Whether its Lebanese attacks on Israel or islamic homocide bombers it seems clear which side is in the wrong.
Israel is a democracy and dissent to its policies is openly tolerated. It is not possible to say the same of so called Palestinian areas or southern Lebanon.
The Arab world is basically operating a middle east concentration camp where they are allowed to slowly strangle and kill a Jewish society. This camp is funded and supported by an international community that supports "peace."
Genesis 12:3 is pretty clear about what happens if you choose the latter.
You could ask these Germans, for example, about cursing God's chosen people:
I have witnessed them being in God's favor, dating back to their Six Day War.
Great. Maybe they can foot the bill for Israeli foreign aid.
The last people who should worry about what Europe thinks would be the Jews. Of course, the Liberals, regardless of faith, always worry more about Europe's opinion than about the opinions of their fellow Americans.
you're right, there is no rapture. So many are being mis-led and it is very dangerous. We're told in the "Olivet Prophecies" of Matthew, Mark, and Luke exactly what we are to do in end times and it isn't to fly away. That's just one of the traditions of men (or Satan) leading Christians away from God's word.
So you see no value in having Israel as our only true ally in the Middle East?
Please explain "until the Lord removes them from history?"
Yahweh and Yeshua are Zionists...
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