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Posted on 04/17/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT by Lera
WHY SHOULD WE SUPPORT ISRAEL?
Psalm 105:8-11 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. He is the LORD our God: His judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.
We receive many questions concerning our support of the Nation of Israel. From time to time we try to deal with this from the standpoint of what the Bible says, and not just the political issues of our day. Israel does not do everything right, and the nation suffers greatly from the lack of repentance and faith in the LORD GOD of ISRAEL just as North America does.
Not every person in the Nation of Israel is comfortable or appreciative of Christian support. Many Jewish people remember all too well the so-called support of Christians in Europe and the tragedies of the Holocaust under Adolf Hitler. It is difficult for them to forget the horrors of the Inquisition and the terrible atrocities of the so-called Christian Crusaders in the Middle Ages.
There is a great deal of confusion among Jewish people today over the differences among Christians. There are Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, traditional Protestant denominations, evangelicals, and fundamentalists, and now many Messianic Jewish congregations, etc. There are also the beliefs of those committed to Replacement Theology who believe that the Church has replaced Israel in Gods prophetic plans. No wonder the Jewish people are suspicious of so-called Christian support.
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This message was given at all three morning services at Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills, CA, on April 14, 2013 for a CD copy, call 1-800-75-BIBLE)
The entire message give at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills can be listened to by going here http://www.calvarycch.org/media_center.php and clicking on the 4/14/13 sermon.
With all the political arguments about the Land of Israel, it is often ignored, forgotten, or purposely denied, that the LORD GOD of Israel has given to the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, a special land, whose dimensions were laid out in Genesis 15:18 and a land that God calls His own in Leviticus 25:2, 23. Genesis 17:7-8 speaks of this gift of land as an everlasting covenant and that it includes all the land of Canaan. It is reemphasized in Psalm 105:8-11 at the time of King David over 1000 years after Abraham!