Are you a Christian Zionist? Take the litmus test: “Do you believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?”
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- 1977: The Rapture Cult: Religious Zeal And Political Conspiracy If we are to conclude that the book of Revelation was indeed written as an urgent coded warning to the Christians of the first century, what then was the message? It warned of two things. One was the impending destruction of the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish theocratic state; the other was the impending persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire.
- 1997: Stephen Sizer: Dispensationalism Defined Historically
- 1998: Timothy Weber: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend, with Responses
- 2000: Stephen Sizer: Theology of the Land: A Beginner’s Guide to Dispensational Approaches – The basic text upon which dispensationalism is based is the Authorized translation of 2 Timothy 2:15, where the Apostle Paul calls upon Timothy to “… rightly divide the word of truth.” Scofield took this verse as the title for his first book which is a defense of this way of “dividing” Scripture into discrete dispensations.
- 2001: Jerry Falwell: Christians Must Continue Their Undying Support for Israel
- 2003: Gary North, Fundamentalism’s Bloody Homeland for Jews
- 2003: Donald Wagner: US Christian Zionists discover Israel
- 2003: Thomas Williamson: Dispensationalism and Racism
- 2004: Gary DeMar: The Bloody Future of Israel In Dispensational Eschatology
- 2004: Jane Lampman: Mixing prophecy and politics
- 2004: Aaron Wolf: Apocalypse Now
- 2005: Barbara Rossing: The Wittenburg Door Interview
- 2005: Yoginder Sikand: Christian Zionism – Terror In Jesus’ Name “Christian Zionism is a call for global war.”
- 2007: Stephen Sizer: The Development of a Literalist Christian Zionist Hermeneutic – Christian Zionism is “an exclusive theology driving a political agenda which elevates one nation over others, rather than an inclusive theology centered on Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. In its worst forms, Christian Zionism uses the Bible to justify racial superiority, land expropriation, home demolitions, population transfer, colonial settlements, the denial of international law, and the dehumanization of Arabs. It fuels not only Islamophobia but also anti-Semitism and Islamist retaliation against Christians.”
- 2012: Elmarie: The History of Dispensationalism
- 2013: AlterNet, God’s Foreign Policy: Christian Zionism – When John Hagee, Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee talk about the “ingathering,” they’re using coded language that refers to the Christian Zionist yearning for a battle—which may come in the form of a nuclear holocaust.
- 2013: The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism
- 2013: Stephen Sizer, Christian Zionism: The New Heresy that Undermines Middle East Peace
- 2014: Daniel Secomb: The History of Christian Zionism in Post-Luther, Pre-Darby Britain 1550-1850 (2014)
- 2014: Israel is losing grip on evangelical Christians – Support for Israel is weakening among evangelical Christians, prompting a new struggle for the hearts and minds of younger members of America’s largest pro-Israel demographic group.
- 2015: Maidhc Cathail: The Scofield Bible—The Book That Made Zionists of America’s Evangelical Christians For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgement. —The New Scofield Study Bible [Thanks to ‘Julian Assange” for this tweet… and now this tweet)
- (Video) John Hagee Calls for Pre-emptive nuclear strike against Iran
- (Survey) 1 in 3 Americans Link Syrian Conflict to Bible’s End-Time Prophecy, Survey Finds
Theo-Politics of Christian Zionism
Are you a Christian Zionist? Take the litmus test: “Do you believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?”
- 1998: Timothy Weber, How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend
it would seem wise for the modern system to abandon the claim that it is the historic faith of the church.
If we are seeking a reasonable definition of the word antisemitism, then Christian Zionism is here accused of being inherently antisemitic.
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Challenging Traditional Dispensationalism’s “
Code of Silence’
While some take God’s granting of dominion over the earth to man as a call to good stewardship of our planet, many evangelicals distrust science and disdain environmental protections. They live in anticipation of one event: the Rapture, when Christ will return to cleanse the earth while the true believers are transported to heaven. For those who believe that the Rapture and the destruction of the world are imminent, there is no need to be concerned about saving the planet from environmental catastrophe.
Forcing the Millennium upon the rest of Scripture is a high interpretive price to pay on behalf of one figurative passage in the third chapter from the Bible’s end! Maybe our Futurist brethren should count the cost before erecting such a hermeneutically expensive structure that takes glory away from Christ and His church. With these and other interpretive machinations, it is well to note exactly what is NOT in Rev20.
When dealing with the book of Revelation, which is filled with symbolic imagery, one must define this imagery not by the morning newspaper or CNN but by examining the clearer portions of Scripture where many of John’s pictures are clearly defined.
Even if the book were a crystal ball, which I don’t think it is, it would have to have made sense to those who received it. If it’s only about what’s going to take place in 2012 or something, then what relevance did it have for the people of that time?
A dramatic upheaval is beginning to boil in the church about ESCHATOLOGY, that is, the study of the “last things” or “end times.”
The earliest historical sources, the Didache, 1 Clement, and the testimony of James, the brother of Jesus, demonstrate that preterism’s history is a first-century history.
Ice and LaHaye get off on the wrong foot in their analysis of preterism. The historical argument is a death blow, or to use Mark Hitchcock’s metaphor from his chapter on the dating of Revelation, “A Stake in the Heart” to their brand of futurism.
There are no verses in the New Testament that mention anything about a rebuilt temple and the reinstitution of the old covenant sacrificial system.
Gary Bauer (2002)
“Some very interesting alliances are forming,” said Gary Bauer, a prominent Christian conservative. “Many evangelicals believe that the land of Israel is Covenant land that was promised by God to the Jewish people. I believe Israel and the United States have got a confluence of interest. We’re both democracies, and I see Israel, as I see Great Britain, as a defender of Western civilisation.” “Mr Bauer, described by the Jerusalem Post as “a better spokesman for Israel than some Israeli diplomats”, addressed the gathering at the Israeli embassy along with Janet Parshall, a Christian radio host.”
W.E. Blackstone (1916)
“As Israel lost the rule of their land at the beginning of these Gentile times, it would seem that the first terminal date would mark some kind of a beginning of the restoration of the land. Does not this give great significance to the Zionist movement on the part of the Jews and to all that is now being said and done by Gentiles, to secure Palestine for the Jews, in the outcome of the present war?. . .
“How inspiring is the thought that, if 1915 or 1916 shall prove to be the first terminal date, then the nineteen years more to 1934 or 1935 may cover the end time with its whirl of events, including the reign of the “ten kings,” the antichrist, the 7-year covenant, the complete destruction of Gentile government, the repentance, forgiveness, and new birth of Israel,—a nation born at once, restored; and under God’s grace and favor to become the center of a world-wide theocracy.” (“The Times of the Gentiles” The Weekly Evangel, May 13, 1916, pp. 6-9.)
George T.B. Davis (1957)
“Is the United States to be the next nation to fall from her present exalted position through her failure to help Israel in this crucial hour when she is surrounded by foes bent on her destruction?
We are standing at the crossroads at this very moment! Will our leaders believe God’s Word and take the road of blessing that will lead our nation to still greater glory and victory; or will we forsake God’s Word and take a stand against the Jews and so bring upon us terrible judgments of God as in the case of Egypt, Spain, Germany and Great Britain?” (The Sunday School Times, 1957)
” I certainly do not believe a vengeful God inspired the Roman army to surround Jerusalem and brutally slaughter hundreds of thousand of Jews. It seems to me that even then the vicious serpent of Anti-Semitism had raised its head. Satan would have liked to destroy the Jews in order to nullify God’s promises to them.” (Jerry Falwell and the Jews, p. 13-14)
House and Thomas Ice
“God will keep his original promises to the fathers and will one day convert and place Israel as the head of the nations.” (House and Ice, Dominion Theology, p. 175.
“The redeemed living nation of Israel, regenerated and regathered to the land will be head over all the nations of the earth. . . . So he exalts them above the Gentile nations. . . . On the lowest level there are the saved, living, Gentile nations .” 15. Herman Hoyt, “Dispensational Premillennialism,” in Robert G. Clouse, The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views (Downer’s Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1977), p. 81.)
Martin R. DeHaan “Radio Bible Class” (1950)
“Palestine, the Holy Land, is also still God’s chosen land, and there can be no peace in this world until the nation and the land, according to God’s purpose, are again fully united. Let us pray, therefore, that the leaders of the nation and our own nation may see that God is on the side of those who recognize this program.” (The Jew and Palestine in Prophecy, pp. 64-65.)
Agnes Scott Kent (1948)
“We believe there has been, very clearly, divine intervention in the U.N. vote to part the land between the Jews and Arabs—the land of Abrahamic covenant, which God’s Word declares repeatedly and unequivocally is for the Jews. The son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” (Evangel, May 29, 1948, p. 10.)
Bill Koenig (2002)
Christian report from pro-Israel rally in D.C “I was emotionally moved”
T. A. Lambie (1946)
“Of course the inhabitants of the land do not want them. Neither did the Canaanites of old want them, nor the Jebusites, nor any of the inhabitants of the ancient land, and yet they came and they are coming again. God has decreed it. It must be so. Of course their right to the land can not be maintained apart from God. And the nations as a whole reject God. The Arab people in the land do have rights from almost every human viewpoint.These rights can never be ruthlessly trampled under foot, and it is difficult to imagine their having a change of heart and becoming willing to admit the Jews. An irresistible force seems to be meeting an immovable body and how God’s purpose for Israel will work out in its inflexible course we can only wonder. It will be worked OUL and all that most of us can do about it is to watch, to pray, and to believe.” (“Palestine Focus of World Attention” The Sunday School Times, May 4, 1946.)
“The Gentiles will be Israel’s servants during that age. . . . The Gentiles that are inthe millennium will have experienced conversion prior to admission. “ (D. Pentecost, Things to Come, p. 508.)
John Walvoord (1959)
“Israel will be a glorious nation, protected from her enemies, exalted above the Gentiles. . . . ” (The Millennial Kingdom (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1959), p. 136.)
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“There has been among Christian leaders a steadily growing conviction that the many reverses suffered by the United Nations in the war have had direct connection with our failure to get in step with God in His clear purpose that Palestine is for the Jews. Thus it is of highest moment that the abrogation of the infelicitous White Paper is now under official consideration.” (January 2, 1943, p, 10.)
“Many friends of Israel, including earnest Christians, have petitioned our government to intervene in the affairs of the British government regarding the “White Paper,” on the basis of which the British have restricted Jewish immigra-tion to Palestine. The Voice, however, mentions two points that should be kept in mind: (1) When it is God’s time to restore His people to the land, none will be able to prevent them. (2) The restoration in which we might help would demonstrate little kindness in view of the awful affliction awaiting them there.” (July 1, 1944, p. 16.)
“As Americans we rejoice at this season over the birth of our nation; but a few weeks ago another new nation was born-the nation of Israel. And the prophet of the Lord exhorts us to rejoice over that event, for it is one of great importance. . Isa. 66:10, 12.” (July 3, 1948, p. 8.)
“There are eleven million Jews in the world. I don’t say that all of them will come here, but I expect several million, and with natural increase I can quite imagine a Jewish state of ten million.” The reporter asked, “Can that many be accommodated within the U.N. partition boundaries of Israel?” The Premier replied: “I doubt it.” The Jews will not be satisfied until they have all the land God promised Abram-from the Nile to the Euphrates (Genesis 15: 18).” (September 4, 1948, p. 10.)
“That young nation has already fought for and won desired lands and will continually wage successful gains until God’s original promise is fulfllled completely ( “Things to Come: May 21, 1949, p. 2.)
“There has been among Christian leaders a steadily growing conviction that the many reverses suffered by the United Nations in the war have had direct connection with our failure to get in step with God in His clear purpose that Palestine is for the Jews.” (January 2, 1943, p. 10.)
“Even though there may be a temporary truce between the Moslems and Israel because of the pressure of the United Nations, this truce will in no wise change the attitude of “perpetual hatred” (Ezek. 35:5) that the Moslem nations have toward the people of Israel . . . . We are bidden, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122:6. But the Holy Spirit prays: “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:5 (Stanley H. Frodsham, “Man’s Vain Attempts to Destroy Israel;’ Evangel, July 17, 1948, p. 4.)
“Today the Arabs are charging that the Jews are trespassing on land that has been Arab for centuries, Is it not more correct to say that the Arabs for centuries have been trespassing on land that God gave to the Jews millenniums ago!” (Evangel, November 5,1950, p.5.)
Christian Life (8/78 – On how to make one’s witness believable)
“Join or form a group that supports Israel and informs Christians about Jewish life and customs.
Become informed about the issues and problems in the Middle East . . . from the Israel Ministry of Information. (Non-Israeli sources not suggested.)
Consider the purchase of Israeli bonds.
Write letters . . . to the editors.
Buy Israeli products.
Encourage tourism in Israel and visit the land yourself as often as possible.
Learn some Hebrew.
Get acquainted with Your local synagogue, . . . .
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
We have been told that 5,000 Arabs have left Beersheba, an Israeli city, and that perhaps eventually more from all over Israel will leave. Room must be made for the ten or fifteen thousand Jewish immigrants arriving every month. We not only hope, but judging from the attitude of the Jews in the land, feel certain that the exit of more Arabs will not cause too great a hardship and loss to them.” (Coulson Shepherd, “The Unholy Holy Land: Moody Monthly, LI (July, 1951), 718.
The Sunday School Times
“War seems inevitable and the extension of Israel’s borders as a result is probably unavoidable.” (Frederick A. Tatford, “Bible Light on Recent Events in the Middle East; The Sunday School Times, XCIX (September 28, 1957), 743-44; “The Promised Land in History and Prophecy: The Sunday School Times, XCIX (October 12, 1957), 787.)
- Date: 24 Nov 2003
- Time: 19:00:09
CZ by its very reasoning is Anti-Christ in nature. The term “Zionist” is merely a label of covering for the desire of some Christians to be accepted as Jews.
- Date: 11 May 2004
- Time: 10:10:35
Absolute insanity! Learn Hebrew? “Educate” Christians about “Jewish life?” Rebuild the temple, start the sacrifices over again, and deny that Christ did away with the Old Covenant? Deny that Christ called Jews (Judaism) snakes and vipors? Believe that the racist, perverted Babylonian teachings in the Talmud are in line with the Holy Scriptures? These examples are of my ill-informed brothers and sisters in Christ who labor with fairy tales and live in the lands of pixies and magical potions. You can count me out!
Date: 27 Oct 2005
The last temple ever to stand on the temple site in Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70
Date: 30 May 2006
To prove that dispensationalism is wrong —- go to www.nkusa.org. Its a jewish website that teaches the jews are not chosen to be in the land before a messiah. Christian zionism believes there chosen to be in the land before a messiah.
Date: 12 Aug 2006
Christian “zionism” is the bane prophesied of by Jesus Christ, and revealed by John in the revelation. Jesus said….”as in the days of Noe, so shall it be”. In the days of Noe, AFTER the flood (2 Pet.2:5, Rev.12:15) “THE TOWER OF BABEL WAS BUILT”. Zionism is that evil ‘unclean spirit’ that pervaded the IMAGINATIONS (Gen.6:5) of men before and after the flood. Jesus was “the Prophet” told to Moses who would come after him (Deut.18) Thus, these verses apply to AFTER CHRISTS DEATH as well…….
De 31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
De 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
and the apostles confirm….
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Da 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Right in the middle of history, christ came and brought the gospel and THE KINGDOM, that 2000 years ago. What your seeing now is the witness against ‘unbelief’, by the unbelievers themselves and its testament is ZIONISM. Everything under its power is being MADE into….
Re 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee
Just as Jesus said!!!
Date: 30 Oct 2006
Christian Zionist Enable Serial Wars.
As violence continues to esculate throughout the Middle East, Israel’s ‘amen corner’ in America becomes increasingly more vocal in their support of the neocons’ current and planned serial wars upon the Arab and Muslim people of that region. Among the war-mongers greatest allies in those genocidal wars are the millions of evangelical Christians who have been duped into believing that the modern Jewish state of Israel represents fulfillment of Bible prophecy when God’s ‘chosen people’ would be regathered in Canaan land of old. Their warped interpretation of Bible prophecy concerning the people and future of that region is based upon an acceptance of the false and dangerous notions that “Jews are God’s Chosen People”, that “Jesus was a Jew”, and that the terms “Semite”, “Hebrew”, “Israelite”, and “Jews” can be used interchangeably.
This intented confusion has spawned a new religious cult called, at various times, “Darbyism”, “Premillennialism”, “Dispensationalism”, and most recently, “Christian-Zionism”. Millions of Christians have been seduced to this proselyte religion thanks to the Scofield Bible, rapture theories, Left Behind fictions, and Da Vinci Code propaganda. If you really want to understand end-time prophecies, read the many parables which Christ taught his disciples.