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ISRAEL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Updated: Dec 20, 2023



HELP DEFEND TRUTH & HELP DEFEND GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE

Why is the world so divided about Israel? Why are so many Christians reticent to engage on the subject? Why don’t more Churches & Pastors support Israel? Why is there so much in the media that seems to support Israels enemies? What are we to make of the antisemitic and often violent scenes unfolding in cities around the world over a tiny stretch of land in the middle of the world? You, your friends, family and colleagues may be asking these or other questions about the situation in Israel right now.


We have asked key questions and provided a succinct response in Israels defence. There are extra resources (at the bottom of the page) from our online store that cover the subjects in greater depth. You can also support Israel through the Israel Relief Fund.


Click the arrows to see the response to each question


1. IS THE MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL A FULFILMENT OF BIBLE PROPHECY OR IS IT JUST A SECUALR POLITICAL CREATION?


Some today like to claim that modern Israel has nothing to do with biblical prophecy but is merely a manufactured secular nation. 


However, nothing can be further from the truth. 


Consider these 5 Points. 


1. Yes, it is true, the modern State of Israel is currently a SECULAR SOCIETY that is not adhering to its biblical heritage and calling from God. However, this does not revoke God’s unconditional and eternal promises of blessing, land, descendants, nation, kingdom and spiritual regeneration. All these covenantal promises are not dependant on Israel’s worthiness but God’s faithfulness and the Glory of His Holy Name (Romans 11:28-33; Ezekiel 36:22). 


2. The prophetic SCATTERING “AMONG THE NATIONS” was never fulfilled in the context of the Babylonian or Assyrian captivity. It was only literally fulfilled after AD70 with the destruction of the Jewish Temple and overthrow of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24). The Jewish people were scattered among the nations of the world for nearly 2000 years. Subsequently, Israel’s prophetic regathering from among the nations only finds fulfilment in 1948 with the rebirth of the modern state of Israel.


3. Israel was scattered among the nations BY GOD in judgment for their disobedience (Deut 30). Therefore, ONLY GOD can regather Israel in His grace (Ezekiel 36:19). Man cannot override God’s decisions and program. Amos 9:15 says that once God regathers and replants Israel in the land, it will not be uprooted again. Israel is now regathered as a nation. Only God could have done it! He alone scattered Israel. He alone regathers Israel. He alone will preserve Israel and fulfil His promises and plan. 


4. The PROPHETIC PROCESS is clearly outlined - Israel will firstly be regathered physically before it’s renewed spiritually (Duet 30:1-10; Ezekiel 36:22-28: 37:11-14). Therefore, although Israel is yet to recognise Jesus Messiah and be nationally renewed in heart (Jeremiah 31:33), their physical restoration is the necessary first step in the prophetic process. 


5. God’s promises to Israel are NATIONAL IN NATURE. Every individual is still required to have faith in Christ for salvation. Therefore, not every citizen or generation of Israel automatically inherits these national promises. However, God promises a remnant of faith will always remain (Romans 11:5). And it will be a future remnant of Israel that will, by faith in Christ, inherit the national kingdom promises as God’s Holy Nation (Romans 11:25-29). Therefore, despite modern Israel being in unbelief, a remnant of faith remains and a remnant is destined to be redeemed. 


So, is Israel today a fulfilment of biblical prophecy? YES! 

It’s a prophetic miracle proving again God’s faithfulness despite Israel’s (and humanity’s) unfaithfulness. And what God has begun He will carry it on to completion!

2. WHAT IS GOD’S FUTURE FOR ISRAEL?

3. WHY SHOULD WE STAND WITH ISRAEL?

4. IS ANTI- ZIONISM DIFFERENT TO ANTISEMITISM?

5. DOES ISRAEL NEED TO SHOW RESTRAINT?

6. DOES ISRAEL NEED TO SHOW PROPORTIONALITY?

7. IS ISRAEL FIGHTING FAIR?

8. DOES THE ATTACK ON ISRAEL WARRANT THE” COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT” OF THE PALESTINIANS?

9. WHY DO SOME SAY THAT THE HAMAS ATTACK “DIDN’T HAPPEN IN A VACUUM”?


10. WHY DOESN’T ISRAEL JUST AGREE TO A “TWO STATE SOLUTION”?


11. IS ISRAEL AN “OCCUPYING” & “APARTHEID” STATE?

12. WHAT IS “CHRISTIAN PALESTINIANISM”? 

13.BUT PALESTINIANS ARE NOT HAMAS?

14. SHOULD PALESTINE BE RESTORED?

15. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE ARAB ISRAEL CONFLICT?

16. WHY ARE CHURCHES EITHER SILENT, SITTING ON THE FENCE OR TAKING AN UNBIBLICAL STANCE AGAINST ISRAEL?

17. WHY FOCUS SO MUCH ON ISRAEL AND THE END TIMES? WHY NOT JUST FOCUS ON THE GOSPEL AND THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION FOR BELIEVERS NOW?

18. WHY IS ISRAEL CONSIDERED A MIRACLE?


 

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Sources:

Israel Statistics for Question: Is Israel and occupying state - https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/latest-population-statistics-for-israel

“SYRIA PALAESTINA” - Question: Should Palestine be restored? https://www.worldhistory.org/palestine/

History of Palestine - Source: Shai Giat; Cybersecurity Expert | Incident Response | CISO | Crisis Management | Strategic Planning | Tel Aviv District, Israel

Christian Palestinianism - Paul Richard Wilkinson, For Zion's Sake: Christian Zonism, Studies in Evangelical History and Thought (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007),


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