I am presently in my twice-yearly fundraising appeal to readers. Please give if you can. In addition to speaking out against US wars and regime change operations, I have tried to make this website into a living refutation of Christian Zionism. Here are a few simple questions you might, should you feel so inclined, ask of a Christian Zionist the next time you run into one…
If Israel were of God, as you believe, would there be any need for its supporters to exert so much effort trying to halt or crush the BDS movement? (No, because likely there would be no BDS movement.) If Israel were of God, would we see it being endlessly praised and lauded by some of the most corrupt politicians on the planet? (I can’t imagine we would.) If Israel were of God, would it be under international criticism for its treatment of Palestinian children in detention? (The answer here, of course, is an unqualified no.)
On the contrary, if Israel were of God, it would–under the principle of love thy neighbor–extend the hand of friendship to its Palestinian neighbors. If Israel were of God, rather than destroying Palestinian homes, it would be helping to build them. But this is not the sort of behavior we typically see from Israelis.
Israel is not the hope and fulfillment of prophecy that Christians were longing for back in 1948 when it was established. It was/is–and I have said this before and will propose it again here–the “powerful delusion” that Paul talked about in II Thessalonians:
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Were it not for the support of US Christians, Israel would find it far more difficult to continue to extract billions of dollars in aid from the American taxpayer each year. And part of what I have tried to do with this website is to make it apparent to one and all, and particularly those of the Christian faith, that the teachings of Jesus, and the policies of the state of Israel, are contradictory, and that being both a Christian and a supporter of Israel are therefore mutually incompatible. Please make a donation–of any amount you can afford–to help continue this work.