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Israel

God’s plan for Israel

israel-1157540_960_720Many Christians today are confused about Israel and how Jewish people fit into the plan of God.  Many Christians still consider Israel still the “chosen” nation.  Other Christian may think God has totally abandoned Israel.   How are we to think about Israel and Jewish people?

The majority of Israel in the first century failed to believe in Jesus.  Did this mean that God had rejected his people?  Paul says in Romans 11:1-16 definitely not.

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Zionism

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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Christian Worldview

Christian, why do you support Israel?

I’m always surprised at how many Christian people think that Jewish people are the true people of God and going to heaven, simply because they’re Jewish.

Many Christians  support political Israel because they see Israel as “brothers and sisters”.  According to them Jesus said, “No-one comes to the Father except through me or if you’re Jewish”.