A Question(s) For Christian Zionists

A brief clarification- I do not use the term “Zionist” in a derogatory manner. It is the simplest way to identify Christians that believe certain land belongs to believing or unbelieving Jews.

My question is this: If there happens to be a Palestinian family (there really are many) in Palestine that are part of the bride of Christ- are they to support the unbelieving nation of Israel, as they force them into refugee camps and inflict pain and suffering on their family, because the Jewish people believe that land is divinely theirs? What are they to do? Would you have them join the very people that are causing them harm? What if the said family does not wish to leave their home, which allegedly belongs to “Israel?” What would you have them do?

A fair and honest question. Soli Deo Gloria!

For His Glory,
Fernando

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5 Responses to A Question(s) For Christian Zionists

  1. Kaitiaki says:

    Fernando how is that question any different from the scenario which faces Christians the world over? Let's change the setting a little and you will see what I mean…

    If there happens to be an African family (there really are many) in (say) Zimbabwe that are part of the bride of Christ- are they to support the unbelieving nation of Zimbabwe, as they force them into refugee camps and inflict pain and suffering on their family, because the African people believe that land is divinely theirs? What are they to do? Would you have them join the very people that are causing them harm? What if the said family does not wish to leave their home, which allegedly belongs to “Africa?” What would you have them do?

    Here we have no continuing city – and that even applies in the USA. Try replacing the African scenario with a US one and you will see what I mean. The problem is not the Israeli government (believing or unbelieving) it is the unjust oppression of others no matter their nationality or beliefs.

    If the Palestinian family is a believing family why would they be opposed to Israel? Why would they be oppressed, because they were seeking (in godly submission to those in authority over them), to have them become followers of their promised Messiah? And I say this in spite of not being a Zionist.

  2. lalvin1517 says:

    I see what you're trying to say but the big problem is not just the injustice but the injustice committed in the name of the Living God! And for the Zimbabwe scenario to fit in with this issue, you would have to include that a large part of Christians are advocating the oppression and seeking to advance it.
    As for the Palestinian family, they are not opposed to Israel (you assumed that)but what they are opposed to is their homes being taken from them because it allegedly belongs to national Israel- no matter what and they can take it by force if necessary with the support (financially and theologically) from a large part of Christians!

  3. I saw a report [can't remember where] which dealt with the Palestinian Christian population. The Palestinian Christians feel utterly abandoned by Christians at large.

    When Christians–mostly American?–are taken on guided tours of Israel…the Palestinian Christians are ignored. It is my guess that 90% of Christian Zionists [I do not use this term pejoratively, only descriptively] are totally unaware of the plight of Palestinian believers in Christ. (It is also my guess, that the Palestinian's faith in Christ does not endear him to the Israeli government–or his Muslim neighbor.)

    P.S. I just remembered…this was an interview with Stephen Sizer (still can't remember which program!). Sizer is the author of “Christian Zionism.” I read the book and found it to be quite informative.

  4. lalvin1517 says:

    I'm awaiting Sizer's book. 🙂

  5. Live televised Debate : Has the Church replaced Israel ?
    Place : Revelation TV London UK in front of a studio audience
    Date : November 9th 2011
    Time : 9 pm to 10:30 pm UK time { please adjust for local time } broadcast live via SKY TV in Europe and live streaming worldwide at this link : http://www.revelationtv.com/watch_now

    Participants : Calvin L Smith & Stephen Sizer
    Defending the position that the nation of Israel as it exists since 1948 still has a place in end time Biblical prophecy will be Calvin Smith principal of Kings Evangelical Divinity School

    Opposing this and giving a different Biblical view on Israel and the Church will be Stephen Sizer who is vicar of Christ Church Virginia Water Surrey UK and founding member of the Institute for the Study of Christian Zionism .
    E mail & text comments / questions will be intermittently read out during the programme .

    Note : Viewers in USA with a ROKU BOX can now watch Revelation TV and so view the debate through this medium .

    Revelation TV is the most popular UK Christian television station http://www.revelationtv.com

    Dr Calvin L. Smith

    Dr Calvin L Smith is principal of Kings Evangelical Divinity School , editor of the evangelical review of society and politics , author of numerous books including The Jews modern Israel and the new supercessionism . He lectures in theology and hermeneutics . He is an academic researcher conference and Church speaker .

    Stephen Sizer

    Stephen Sizer is senior pastor of Christ Church , the community church of Virginia
    Water in Surrey UK . He is a founding member of (ISCZ) Institute for the study of
    Christian Zionism . He is a member of the advisory council of evangelicals for
    middle east understanding . He co authored the Jerusalem declaration on Christian
    Zionism signed by the heads of Churches in Jerusalem . He has an extensive
    international ministry teaching regularly in Churches , seminaries and universities in
    the USA , Africa , Europe and the Middle East .

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