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Zion’s Christian Soldiers

This book explores whether Christians’ support of the modern state of Israel is justified according to the scripture.

The belief that God judges people based how they treat the Jewish people and the state of Israel is based on the promise God made to Abraham that God will bless those who bless Abraham and curse whoever curse Abraham (Genesis 12:3).

Is God’s promise to Abraham still applicable to his descendants today? Even though the promise was iterated by Abraham’s son (Isaac) to his grandson (Jacob), like the promise to Abraham, it was a personal blessing.

Unlike the present day Israel that wants an exclusive Jewish state, Moses warned the Jews against racial exclusivity (Deuteronomy 23:7-8). King David looked forward to the day when other races would share the same identity and privileges as the Israelites (Psalm 87:4). God welcome “those who acknowledge me” — an inclusive Israel. The Bible does not grant a racial exclusivity; it does not give any race preferential or elevated status in God’s kingdom.

Abraham was chosen to lead his family to follow God, so that his descendants would become a godly nation, and through them, the whole world will be blessed. The promise made to Abraham was conditional — the privilege of being ‘chosen’ brought with it responsibility. The promised blessings were conditional on the faithfulness and obedience to God’s law. In his letter to the Romans, Paul explains why the majority of Jewish people of his day, having rejected their Messiah, were now excluded from the covenant promises.

Was the founding of present-day Israel the fulfilment of God’s promise? The boundaries of the land God promised to Abraham and his descendants are demarcated in Genesis 15. If these boundaries were applied today, it encompasses parts of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait and part of Saudi Arabia.

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On The Road to Armageddon by Stephen Sizer

Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer explains the origin of the the Christian Zionism movement and why it is a threat to not only Christians but also to the world.