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-Christian Zionism–an Evil to be Combated? I Don’t Think So!

by Dr. D ~ October 27th, 2008

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Is there a new evil religious group in the world that needs to be to be combated and it is called Christian Zionism

According to an LA Times article, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, plans to distribute a brochure titled “Why We Should Be Concerned About Christian Zionism.”  Here is some quotes from the handout:

(Christian Zionism) “…fosters fear and hatred of Muslims and non-Western Christians” and “can lead to the dehumanization of Israelis and Palestinians.”

(The end result-Christian Zionism) “involves the death of all non-Christians, including Jews, through apocalyptic warfare or divine judgment”.

Also, according to Rabbi Haim Beliak, who teaches at the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, these Christians are standing in the way of a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians:

“My religion and my Zionism have been hijacked by Christian Zionists and their Jewish friends.  Most of us have the view that the outline for the possibility of peace has been sitting in a drawer ready to be implemented for at least 15 years, and most of us think Christian Zionism is an impediment toward peace in the Middle East.”

According to the NCC and these folks, Christian Zionists want to hasten an end-time apocalypse by promoting conflict in the Middle East.

Wow, that does sound like an evil that needs to be combated. Now exactly what do these Christian Zionist really believe?

Christian Zionists say they believe that the creation of Israel was ordained by God.

Wow, I guess that I am one of those evil folks that are Christian Zionists and didn’t even know it!  Me and probably another 40 million evangelical Christians in America who continue to support and pray for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Now for the other side–from David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel:

“To say we’re dehumanizing Israelis and Palestinians with our support for Israel dehumanizes us.”

“I would say the whole flier seems to me to be describing a stereotype of a Christian Zionist. There are some Christian Zionists who are opposed to the peace process in the Middle East, but that does not define a movement of millions of Christian people.”

Brog calls for a dialogue between the NCC folks who support the brochure and Christians leaders who support Israel:

“I wish [the council] would be more fair and respectful of our teachings. If they have a problem with us, shouldn’t they be the ones to invite us to a debate? We’ve never attacked the National Council of Churches, and I think it would be fair for them to start that dialogue if they really want it. If we were sitting in a room together, we might find we don’t disagree as much as they might think we would.”

Response: To say that Christians who support the existence of the Jewish state are standing in the way of the peace process is ridiculous.

During the Clinton administration, the Palestinians could have had their own state and 95% of all that they said they wanted but rejected the treaty instead. Also, they could of had their own state in 1947, but chose to fight for all of the land and try to push the Jews out.

The dirty little secret that the main stream media, liberal church leaders in the NCC, and Jewish leaders that oppose Zionism, will never admit is that the Palestinians, particularly under their current radical leadership (Hamas),will never accept any compromise which recognizes and leaves a Jewish state intact in the Middle East, and particularly with any part of Jerusalem.

The claim that evangelical Christians who support Israel are looking forward to a eschatological end-time apocalyptic scenario is ludicrous. Many may believe that at the end there will be major upheavals and destruction. Nobody in their right mind or anyone that I know actually ‘looks forward to’ or wants to bring about or foster an apocalyptic vision.

The only one that I have ever heard of supporting an end-time scenario is President Ahmadinejad of Iran.            *Top 

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3 Responses to -Christian Zionism–an Evil to be Combated? I Don’t Think So!

  1. Enoch

    Very good! I needed such article, because we as Christian-Zionist are portrayed on the internet as the most evil persons on this earth. Txs, God bless from Holland.

  2. don

    It is interesting how those attacking Christian Zionists make broad generalizations and allegations without any factual support. It would be like me saying that the “National Council” (wow, sounds important at least) are a bunch of replacement theology ostrich head in sand Jimmy Carter supporting anti-semites. But I might need to google a bit before making such an accusation.

  3. William

    “In 1936-9, the Palestinian Arabs attempted a nationalist revolt… David
    Ben-Gurion, eminently a realist, recognized its nature. In internal discussion, he noted that ‘in our political argument abroad, we minimize Arab opposition to us,’ but he urged, ‘let us not ignore the truth among ourselves.’ The truth was that ‘politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country, while we are still outside’… The revolt was crushed by the British, with considerable brutality.” Noam Chomsky, “The Fateful Triangle.”

    “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to
    the English or France to the French…What is going on in Palestine today
    cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct…If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs… As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds.” Mahatma Gandhi, quoted in “A Land of Two Peoples” ed. Mendes-Flohr.

    “The Zionists made no secret of their intentions, for as early as 1921, Dr.
    Eder, a member of the Zionist Commission, boldly told the Court of Inquiry, ‘there can be only one National Home in Palestine, and that a Jewish one, and no equality in the partnership between Jews and Arabs, but a Jewish preponderance as soon as the numbers of the race are sufficiently increased.’ He then asked that only Jews should be allowed to bear arms.” Sami Hadawi, “Bitter Harvest.”

    If you’re willing to follow the facts, the original intent then and now was full possession of the land from the beginning which implied complete dispossession of the Palestinians by military force.

    Religious Torah-keeping Jews oppose it as a crime and sin.

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