Should Christians support the nation of Israel?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

For follow-up discussion and general commentary on the topic. Comments are sorted chronologically.

Mini Leb Leb

Why should we support a group that hates Jesus Christ and follows after the kabalah. Our reformation fathers like Martin Luther did not believe it and wrote a book against that false teaching. The bible says when we become saved we are the seed of Abraham. Also there is no Jew or Gentile in Jesus eyes. That is What Jesus preached against his whole ministry you can see it in every new testament scripture. Also You have to denounce your a Christian to become a Jew. Jesus said if you deny me i will deny you before my father in heaven.

June 01 2016 Report

Mini Shirley H

Only God knows the heart. In Titus 1:2 we are told that God cannot lie.

Genesis 12:1-3, The Lord told Abram to leave his country a d go to a land God promised. He went. God promised that he would bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him.

That land was the land of milk and honey, Israel, as it would come to be known.

Abraham is called the Father of our faith. God does not break promises.

In Zechariah we read in chapter 2:8, "For thus says the Lord of hosts: 'He sent Me after glory, to the nation's which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the Apple of His eye. For surely I will shake My Hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me.'"

This will be the future joy and the joy of many nations.

Israel is the Apple of God's eye! God always keeps His promises.

January 15 2021 Report

Data Danny Hickman

The "nation of Israel" is a political creature, not a christian ally of the church.
Are there born again believers in the "nation of Israel?" Undoubtedly so.
Are there born again believers in the nations that are enemies of the nation of Israel? Undoubtedly there is.

Then, who do the people of God of other nations (not just the US, the world is much bigger, and doesn't revolve around the US) "support"? This is an easy question to answer if we have a working understanding of the Word of God. Believers "support" believers.

The bible does state that we are to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem." (Psalm 122:6)
Read it in context for what "Jerusalem" is, and you won't come away thinking the psalmist is talking about a nation. He's talking about something that puts you in the mind of what we do in "church." He says "Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together; to which the tribes go up... to give thanks to the name of the Lord. For there, thrones were set for judgment, the thrones of the house of David."

Jerusalem isn't being cast by David in this psalm as a national capitol, or a county seat for the government.

"Pray for Jerusalem" is a good edict. But are we to not pray for the peace of Iran?

Believers are to stand with Christ. Nations consist of believers and unbelievers. Believers are to stand with believers.

It's hard enough for believers to stand in solidarity on theological matters. Agreeing on foreign policy for other nations is a dream.

July 14 2021 Report

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