Stand with Christ. You see how easy it is to set up a false dichotomy. It seems rather strange to me as to why any non Jewish Christian would want to “stand” with Israel. Yet, I’m well aware that many do and I would never assert that those that “stand” with Israel are not standing with Christ. Our Dispensational brethren do not extend that same courtesy. They often make statements like- “You either stand with Israel or stand with terrorists,” “You either stand with Israel or stand opposed to God,” “If America turns it’s back on Israel it will face the judgment of God.” Enough of the nonsense already. Attempting to scare anyone into a love affair with national Israel is silly. No one should be urged to stand with a nation (especially at all costs) that hates Christ and persecutes His people. We get that you think that God’s covenant with Abraham is primarily with Israel and is “unconditional” in all aspects. We get that. We hear you loud and clear. But we stand with Christ and His bride where there is “neither Jew nor Greek” (Ga. 3:28). Where all believers, regardless of nationalities, are “…no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit” (Eph 2:19–3:1)
It is very saddening to see those people that are very quick to assert “If America turn it’s back on Israel God will judge her” and yet be slow, if at all, to tell sinners that if they do not repent and believe in Christ they will perish. Those that do not “stand” with Israel, at all costs, are accused of being unfaithful to Christ. We are somehow denying God’s electing purposes. Yet,it is not we who are endorsing and supporting a Mormon Glenn Beck. Bear in mind that he preaches a different gospel and is under the anathema of Galatians 1:8-9. Yet, this evangelical love affair with the nation of Israel has caused many to put him on a platform (to speak on Israel) with Christians and all because he supports Israel! If there is any treason to the “King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God” (1 Tim. 1:17)- the Lord Christ Jesus- the treason is there. It is the shaking hands with one who is deceiving multitudes of people to a different gospel. Finally, brothers, just because you waive an Israeli flag does not make you anymore spiritual or closer to God than a Christian who doesn’t. We stand with Christ. He is our God and our salvation.
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Eph 2:11–22).
Soli Deo Gloria!
For His Glory,