May 1, 2008

What is a Christian Zionist?

By David Reagan

What is a Christian Zionist? A simple definition of a Christian Zionist is a Christian who supports the right of the Jewish people to establish and defend a state in their historic homeland of Israel.

The vast majority of Christian Zionists are Evangelicals who believe that God is fulfilling promises today that were made to the Jewish people thousands of years ago in Bible prophecy. The cornerstone of their support is the belief that the title to the land which God granted to the Jews in the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:1-7 and 13:14-18) is everlasting and irrevocable.

The Bible makes it clear that God Himself is a Zionist. Psalm 132:13 proclaims that "The Lord has chosen Zion" as His everlasting dwelling place. Psalm 87:2 says "the Lord loves the gates of Zion." In the Abrahamic Covenant God promised to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse the Jews, and history is littered with the carcasses of nations who mistreated the Jews. We are commanded by the Lord "to pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6).

Through the prophet Zechariah, God warned that those who touch Israel, touch "the apple of His eye" (Zechariah 2:8). A similar warning is contained in Psalm 129:5 - "May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned back." The passage goes on to say that no blessing of any kind should be given to those who hate Zion.

We are exhorted to comfort the Jewish people and to speak tenderly to them (Isaiah 4:1-2). We are commanded to speak out for Zion's sake and to be watchmen on the walls for Israel until the Lord "makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth" (Isaiah 62:1, 6-7). We are warned not to be arrogant toward the Jews (Romans 11:18). And we are reminded that due to our spiritual debt to them, we should minister to them in material things (Romans 15:27).

Jeremiah twice says that when God has accomplished all His purposes in history, the Jewish people will look back and consider their regathering in unbelief to be the greatest of God's miracles among them - greater even than their deliverance from Egyptian captivity (Jeremiah 16:14-15 and 23:7-8).

What an exciting time we are privileged to live in! Maranatha!

A Message from Nathan E. Jones
Lamb & Lion Web Minister

[New Website]
Did you know that of the 6,664,271,473 people alive in the world today, an estimated 1 1/2 billion of them use the Internet? That's about 25% of the world population going online since it grew popular a mere 15 years ago! How large will those numbers continue to grow in another mere 15 years?

At Lamb & Lion we are serious about proclaiming the soon return of Jesus, and not just before the Rapture of the Church, but also before Christ's Second Coming as King of kings just seven years after that event. It is estimated that billions will repent and turn to Jesus in those dark days of tribulation, and we must be ready to leave behind the answers they are seeking that will lead them to Christ's salvation. And, since we are commanded by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 to "go and make disciples of all nations," we need to go where the people are. Increasingly, they are on the Internet.

Lamb & Lion's Web Ministry will reach out to all those people using the Internet by following our vision to "proclaim the soon return of Jesus Christ to every person on the Internet during the Church Age and the Tribulation."

We want to be the place online for Bible prophecy resources, and to develop a community online so as to share one-to-one with you and the world on what the Bible has to say about the soon return of Jesus Christ.

We have launched the first phase of this outreach plan just this week with our remodeling of the website -
come check it out!