Jul 16, 2010

Support for Israel Transcends Religion

Jim HutchensBy Dr. James M. Hutchens
The Jerusalem Connection

Noam Bedein, director of the Sderot Media Center said: Israel is finding an oasis of Israel support among Christian Zionists…. Being raised in an orthodox Jewish home, it has been somewhat of an experience for me to feel at home with the Christian communities. Yet, only they understand me when I point out that the Middle East conflict is a war of religions. These communities are completely familiar and in agreement with the Jewish people’s right to live in the Land of Israel…. When I get up with the Bible in hand and say “here in this Bible is the word of God saying that the Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel”. We have every right to live in Sderot and any other part of the land in peace and security". The audience cheers and says “Amen” and “Hallelujah.” … Speaking to many Christian Zionist audiences all over the world, has led me to believe that in order to make a dent in world opinion that is currently stacked up against us, Israel’s leaders must enlist the help of our Zionist Christian allies.

God says: “Because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious…If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off (Romans 11:11, 17-22).

The Jerusalem Connections says: Don’t look to the mainline denominations within Protestantism for support of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s not there. Don’t look to the various branches of Christianity for that support. It’s not there. Support for Israel and the Jewish people has always transcended institutional and denominational religion. You find that support only in the hearts of people God has touched – who have received a spiritual heart implant by the Holy Spirit. How can you tell they have received that implant? They simply believe what the Bible says about the Jews and their future. Don’t make it more difficult than it is. Just believe what God clearly says about Israel and the Jews and act on it.

Related Links

Biblical Reasons for Christian Support of Israel - ChristianActionforIsrael.org
ANTI-SEMITISM WATCH: Farrakhan demands that Jews pay for slavery (and MSM completely ignores the extortion) - RedState
Israel Through The Eyes Of Scripture - SpiritandTruth.org (Tony Garland)
Anti-Semitism in Mainstream Christianity - BPT (Joel Richardson)
Keeping God's Covenant of Love with Israel - James Hutchens (Book)