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Who are the people of God: the church or Israel?

downloadBridges for Peace is a Christian organisation that is very pro the modern state of Israel and state on their website:

“Through programs both in Israel and worldwide, we are giving Christians the opportunity to actively express their biblical responsibility before God to be faithful to Israel and the Jewish community.  Israel is central to God’s plan for mankind. Pick up your Bible and leaf through the pages. It won’t be long before you see Israel. God chose to reveal Himself to the world through the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. We were blessed through them to receive the Word of God; our Messiah, Yeshua; and salvation. While some Christians have the idea that God is finished with Israel and is now only embracing the Church, that is not God’s idea.”

Bridges for Peace view themselves as Christian Zionists and teach that the modern state of Israel is the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy and vital to the unfolding of the plan of God for the world.  They would say that God has one plan for the church and another plan for Israel.

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Zionism

Should Christians be Zionists?

israel-flagAccording to the Encyclopedia Britannica Zionism is the Jewish nationalist movement that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine, the ancient homeland of the Jews (“the Land of Israel”).

Should Christians, for theological and religious reasons, be supporting Israel and Jerusalem?

I would argue no. Christians may support Israel but,  it should not be for theological or biblical reasons.