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Palestinian Christian Confronts Southern Baptists Over ‘Pray for Israel’ Resolution

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Jamal Bishara is a Southern Baptist preacher. He also happens to be Palestinian. At a Southern Baptist Convention held last year in St. Louis, Bishara strongly opposed a “pray for Israel” resolution that was introduced–a resolution that also condemned the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement but which had nothing to say about the suffering of Palestinians under occupation.

In a recent podcast with We Hold These Truths, Bishara related the story of his attendance at the convention, his opposition to the resolution, and the responses to it. You’ll also hear the story of how he came to be involved with the Southern Baptist church–and why he remains despite the Christian Zionist theology adhered to by much of its membership, including many, if not most, of its pastors. (He believes that someone must be the “salt and light” within the church.) You can go here to listen to the podcast.

5 thoughts on “Palestinian Christian Confronts Southern Baptists Over ‘Pray for Israel’ Resolution

  1. Thank you Richard for sharing youre feelings as well as compassion towards others who wouldnt have a voice otherwise. You are a person of great principles in tdays world of compete hypocrisy this means a great deal. Denyse.

    On 2017-02-01 10:38 PM, “Fig Trees and Vineyards” wrote:

    > Richard Edmondson posted: ” Jamal Bishara is a Southern Baptist preacher. > He also happens to be Palestinian. At a Southern Baptist Convention held > last year in St. Louis, Bishara strongly opposed a “pray for Israel” > resolution that was introduced–a resolution that also condemne” >

  2. The actual state of Israel has nothing to do with the ancient Kingdom. The first was created by lord Balfour.
    When they say “pray for Israel” does it include all the palestinians living there without rights? What does it mean Israel for them? Jewish people only? So, you are christian but your God has a chosen people, where you don’t belong to? If you believe God has chosen people, what did Jesus come for?

    • If you are saying that God is not a racist, then yes, I totally agree with you. The Christian Zionists worship the god of the Old Testament, a god who favors one people above all others and who tells his people to murder and kill in his name. This is not the God Jesus taught.

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