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Why is it that only 33% of Christians in the world support Israel?

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Kennedy, you are right, we should support Israel. Because we should support any country that is continually threaten from all countries that surround it. Only because most of them are Jews. We should support any country that is threaten like that. We have it too good here and don't understand what they go through every day. We should pray for their salvation and the salvation of all countries.
---Mark_V. on 3/5/11


KENNEDY_KANGWA -- Good point. No matter how it seems to us, God keeps His promises. He promised they would be His people "forever". Though disobedient to God, they have made our salvation possible.
---Donna66 on 3/5/11


Currently Israel is in a state which may not be pleasing to an ordinary christian, non acceptance of Christ,wars with the Palestine. However, God has not rejected Israel for he foresaw this state and promised to uphold them still. We must understand that it is this very unbelief of Israel that has created room for us gentiles to find a place in God and it is for this reason that I think we should support Israel. Many do not support her out of ignorance.
---KENNEDY_KANGWA on 3/4/11


Steven G, you are trying to confuse the issue by saying that the gathering of believers in visible churches are not the Church of Christ. All genuine believers make up His Church. And the gathering of them are in Churches, homes Churches and other places. You condemn and persecute His Church. You can lie here but you cannot hide from God.
---Mark_V. on 3/4/11


Steven G,2:
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together" as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching" <
Not forsaking the assembly of ourselves, and hear this, "as is the manner of some" That is what is important Steve. Though we know there is many churches who are teaching wrong, in them are many genuine believers, and only God knows their hearts.
---Mark_V. on 3/4/11




Mark_V.: "The more important issue of all?" Why do you persecute the Church of Christ?" That's what's important."

You are confusing worldly churches (denominational churches) with the church of Christ.
---Steveng on 3/3/11


Steven G, here is what's important, have you done what I have ask? The more important issue of all?" Why do you persecute the Church of Christ?" That's what's important. All the other stuff is meaningless. Did Jesus persecute His own Church? No. He tells us it is mixed with tares and wheat, but He never said for believers to persecute His Church and not go there. In fact unbelievers have been doing that all through history. When someone speaks against the gathering of believers they are opposing the Word of God. All these things about gathering information is meaningless when the fact is that you speak against His Church. All because you had some trouble with some churches not helping you when you were in need. Just not right.
---Mark_V. on 3/2/11


Mark_V., have you ever done what I suggested? To do a word search in a KJV bible? I'm not talking about dictionaries, commentaries, and other christian reference books. I'm talking about doing a KJV bible search for words or phrases within the bible. Or do I need to spell it out for you?

Step 1: go to BibleGateway dot com. (or any online KJB bible that has search capability)

Step 2: enter the keyword "faith" in the search field (You can also enter a bible passage (e.g. John 3:16)).

Step 3: Choose a bible version preferably the King James version.

Step 4: The results are all the verses in the bible that contain the word "faith."
---Steveng on 3/1/11


Steven G, as I explained to you on another blog, what you do with words on the computer, I do with words on the Lexicon to find the true meaning of words in Scripture concerning Hebrew and Greek words. It is no different at all. That is the help I was mentioning. I think you believe I don't like you, but you are wrong, I don't like when you persecute the Church of God. I know many are not teaching the Truth but to judge all of them is wrong. I disagree with you on that, but I believe I agree with you on other matters like the end times. I have read what you have answered and so far I agree. Don't take this personal. It's about the questions and answers, not about you.
---Mark_V. on 3/1/11


Mark_V.: "But you did not study the Bible yourself yet told Eloy to read it,"

You continue to judge me wrongly. Oh, well. No skin off my nose. If that's what you want to believe that is your issue with God. If you can't understand a simple instruction about how I use the KJV bible only as its own resource, how could I expect you to believe the simplicity of God's Word.
---Steveng on 2/28/11




Steveng, "Not being for the appearance a Jew, nor the appearance in flesh, circumcision, but the hidden in whom a Jew, and circumcision of heart, in spirit, not in letter, neither the praise not from men, but from of God. Or he God of Jews only? and not also of nations? Yes, of nations also: Seeing one God which will justify the circumcision by obedience, and uncircumcision through obedience. For God has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell upon all the face of the earth." Rm.2:28,29+ 3:29,30+ Act.17:26.
---Eloy on 2/26/11


Steven G, here is what you said,

"I'm a writer by trade. I'm not boasting, just stating a fact to prove that I wasn't born yesterday or have just fallen off the turnip truck. Metaphors is my favorite subject. Studied metaphors from the Summerian Language to Aristotle, the greek plays to Shakespeare."

But you did not study the Bible yourself yet told Eloy to read it, are you would not have come back and said:

"Eloy, Mark_V., it is true that no one can become a jew, but christians will partake in the promises given to Abraham."

Eloy was right, What you said before was not true,
"Christians are grafted into the jewish line. How can you graft something into nothing?"
---Mark_V. on 2/27/11


Eloy, Mark_V., but christians will partake in the promises given to Abraham.
---Steveng on 2/26/11

Steveng, like way you study....looking for witnesses. But, witnesses must say the same thing with 100% accuracy for verdict pass. Yours don't, using 17 New Covenant scriptures.
For instance, ur theory negated by one verse Gal 4, unifying with Old Covenant prophets. Gal 4:
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all,

4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, MADE UNDER the LAW,

5 TO REDEEM THEM THAT WERE UNDER the LAW, that WE might receive the adoption of sons.
MATT 15:24
Search:redeemed
---Trav on 2/27/11


Eloy, Mark_V., it is true that no one can become a jew, but christians will partake in the promises given to Abraham.

Romans 4:13,14
Hebrews 11:7, 9
Romans 8:17
Galatians 3:29
1 Peter 3:7

Luke 1:72
Acts 13:32
Romans 4:16
Romans 9:4
Romans 15:8
Galatians 3:29
Galatians 4:28
Ephesians 3:6
Titus 1:2

And most important:
Acts 26:6-7
Galatians 3:14-29
2 Peter 3:13
---Steveng on 2/26/11


Most christians mistakenly take a many of those metaphors literally.---Steveng on 2/25/11

It is notable that no matter what truths are found in multiple witnesses....some will not accept them. Some for personal reasons, some for doctrinal....some just because they are not able to see it.
Interesting, in that sometimes we are witnessing what will never be heard or seen. Except by those that are drawn. No man can come except those that are.
John 11:49-51 (KJV)
50Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people,that the whole nation perish not.
51 this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation,
---Trav on 2/26/11


Eloy, again you are right. No one becomes a Jew. That is just nonsense. Steven with all his knowledge of metaphors still cannot understand the mystery that is found in Christ that Paul spoke of.
"By which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body" Not the body of a Jew.
"There is neither Jew not Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" Gal. 3:28.
---Mark_V. on 2/26/11


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Steveng, not so. The whole grafting thing in scripture, merely is this: God came first to the Hebrew Abraham and made a covenant with him and his future offspring, later called Israelites after Jacob, and later called Jews after Judah. The Jews had the Covenant or words from God and were not to unequally yoke with the sinning heathen nations around them, but in disobedience they did. Now God came to his own, but they refused him and persecuted him as with the other prophets from God, so God gave his Covenant to other sheep not of the disobedient fold, and this is the grafting in. Now all and any soul can be grafted into God if they accept Christ Yeshuah's yoke upon themself.
---Eloy on 2/26/11


Eloy: "steveng, The Christian is not grafted into the Jewish race. You need to understand the metaphors of Scripture,"

You have judged me wrongly. I'm a writer by trade. I'm not boasting, just stating a fact to prove that I wasn't born yesterday or have just fallen off the turnip truck. Metaphors is my favorite subject. Studied metaphors from the Summerian Language to Aristotle, the greek plays to Shakespeare.

If one reads the bible like most christians today, a verse here and a verse there, they wouldn't understand what the bible truly says unless they read the entire bible. Most christians mistakenly take a many of those metaphors literally.
---Steveng on 2/25/11


I agree with Eloy
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/25/11


steveng, The Christian is not grafted into the Jewish race. You need to understand the metaphors of Scripture, Christ says that He is the vine, and we are the branches, therefore you can say that we are grafted into Christ, the Everlasting Tree of Life: but as soon as a branch decides to detach itself from the tree it will soon wither away and perish, and the dead branches will be gathered up and thrown into the everlasting fire and be burned.
---Eloy on 2/24/11


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Christians are grafted into the jewish line. How can you graft something into nothing? ---Steveng on 2/24/11

If one looks closely at the grafting it is in cohesion with the rest of scripture.
Grafting was same "etnos" people who had been "divorced"....but, could now by the "death" of Christ be grafted back to the complete tree of Israel. All 12 nations, instead of just the two Judah/Benjamin.
The death of Christ freed for "remarriage". See Hosea. See Heb 8:8. See Eze 37.
Rom 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. ...
Rom11:26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
---Trav on 2/25/11


God does NOT break his promises. Do an online KJB bible search for the words "forever" and "for ever."

Eloy: "All whom are born from Christ are heirs of God and will inhabit the everlasting kingdom of heaven..."

Christians are grafted into the jewish line. How can you graft something into nothing?
---Steveng on 2/24/11


There are good Jews and bad Jews, the sinner Jew is cast into hell and has been replaced by the righteous Gentile which has indeed obeyed and followed God and has truly become God's Jew. All whom are born from Christ are heirs of God and will inhabit the everlasting kingdom of heaven: likewise all whom reject Christ, both Jew and nonJew will be rejected by Christ and thrown down into the everlasting hell fire for eternal torments.
---Eloy on 2/24/11


steveng, God's chosen people are the obedient who serve him, and not any Jew or any NonJew whom rejects him. The Lord God says to the Jew and to the NonJew, both to whom reject him: "For whosoever will reject me in front of men will be rejected in front of the angels of God. For these sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And the kingdom of God will be taken from the sons of the kingdom, and given to others bringing forward the fruits thereof."
---Eloy on 2/24/11


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Christians are grafted into the jewish line. We are an extension of the jews not a replacement. We all share in the promises God told Abraham.
---Steveng on 2/23/11


pope paul iv or giovanni carafa affirmed the dogma of outside the church there is no salvation. he issued a papal law which Roman ghetto was created & forced the jews to live in seclusion & it existed in europe in the next 315 years. if you are not a catholic you are imprisoned unless you convert to catholicism.

read pope paul iv in wikipedia
---mike on 2/23/11


Trav, I admit that God chose Israel to be a people for Himself ( Deut. 7:6-26 ).
..forfeit the blessings of the covenant through disobedience. ---Mark_V. on 2/23/11

Yeah, just like you.
Lets see,since ur doctrine is allergic to scripture supporting u.
Jeremiah 24:7
And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am LORD: they shall be my people, I will be their God: they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
Jeremiah 30:10
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD, neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, thy seed from the land of their captivity, Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, none shall make him afraid.

Hmmmm....
---Trav on 2/23/11


Christians are not prejudicial racists whom support only one solitary race: instead we support All Creation and make disciples of All Nations as commanded.
---Eloy on 2/22/11
You forgot to add "TONTO" at the end of your statement
---francis on 2/23/11


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steven, God, like his children, is not a prejudicial racist. For Jesus has made out of One Blood All Nations of men for to dwell upon all the face of the earth, not two bloods, but One Blood. And Christ is the Israel of God, and Christ inhabits every Christian. The Jew whom rejects Christ is rejected by God, and the Jew whom accepts Christ is accepted by God. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, for you all are one in Christ Jesus. And if you all Christ's, then are you all Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
---eloy7794 on 2/23/11


Trav, I admit that God chose Israel to be a people for Himself ( Deut. 7:6-26 ). At that time, God's covenant was only for them because of the promises that God had made to the patriarchs, and not because of any goodness of Israel. This passages prove that God does not deal with man the same. What He gives to some, He sometimes does not give to another. In this case salvation. All others were exempt from the gospel.
But even though He chose them, they disobeyed the Covenant. The Lord promised Israel particular blessings for their 0bedience, (28:14). If Israel was obedient to the Lord, they would experience His covenantal mercy. However the people could forfeit the blessings of the covenant through their disobedience. And they disobeyed.
---Mark_V. on 2/23/11


Eloy: "Christians are not prejudicial racists whom support only one solitary race: instead we support All Creation and make disciples of All Nations as commanded."

God loves all his creation. He doesn't want anyone to go to hell. But he has chosen an idividual or a group of people, it could have been any group, to fullfil his will. He chose Noah above all other men to fulfull his will. He chose Abraham to fulfill his will. He chose Moses above all other men to fulfill his will. He chose Mary above all other women to fulfill his will. All these people were chosen above all others and are the apple of God's eye. This holds true for the nation of Israel who was chosen to do God's will. God made promises that shall last forever.
---Steveng on 2/22/11


Christians are not prejudicial racists whom support only one solitary race: instead we support All Creation and make disciples of All Nations as commanded.
---Eloy on 2/22/11


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Mima ,,,
I believe this statement by Francis,""What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?" Exposes the writer's lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches.

Careful reading of what Francis wrote (and you have quoted) will reveal to you that it was not a statement, but a queastion.

Did you not see the interrogstion or question mark?

---alan8566_of_uk on 2/21/11


I believe this statement by Francis,""What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?" Exposes the writer's lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches.
---mima on 2/21/11

Well don't just leave us all hanging. Holding all that wisdom above your statement implies.
Expose her/us to your knowledge.....teaching what the Bible teaches...about Israel.

Cover all of Israel...not just the Anti-Christ portion or the liars.
Revelation 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie, behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
---Trav on 2/21/11


Exposes the writer's lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches.
---mima on 2/21/11

I am not shocked. Anyone who uses Romans 11 so often but yet misses the meaning of two verses right in the middle of the chapter.

Rom 11:28-29 "From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers, for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable"
---Mark_Eaton on 2/21/11


believe this statement by Francis,""What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?" Exposes the writer's lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches.
---mima on 2/21/11
If you understood that there are people Iran, iraq, England, France, and China, who love the lord with all their hearts and all their soul and all their might, and their nighbour as themselves, then you would understand the question, and why we cannot support israel more than any other nation. God has his people in EVERY NATION not just in Israel.
---francis on 2/21/11


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Perhaps only 33% believe this:
Gen 13:14-15 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

How long is "forever"?
---Donna66 on 2/21/11


Do they have the Biblical marks given by GOD? Or are they "Anti-Christ"?---Trav on 2/18/11
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you,..
Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, ...---francis on 2/19/11

John 8:33
They answered him, We be Abraham seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Note: The only way they could never have been in bondage...as Abraham/Isaac's seed is through Esau. All 13 nations of Israel were under bondage at some point.
Acts 13:26
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
---Trav on 2/21/11


I believe this statement by Francis,""What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?" Exposes the writer's lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches.
---mima on 2/21/11


There are verses, promises, and warnings throughout scripture to bless, help, and pray for the nation of Israel until the end. ...
Isaiah 62:1
Ezekiel 36:1-7
Ezekiel 36: 8-12
Ezekiel 37:11-12
Zechariah 2:8
Zechariah 4:1-14
Revelation 11:4 (read Joel 3:1-3, Jeremiah 11:16-17, Hosea 14:5-6)
Romans 15:27

God will surely have mercy upon his chosen people as he will do upon christians and non christians.
---Steveng on 2/20/11

Most may not realize what you may.... Steveng,....there were 13 parts to the Entire Nation of Israel. Don't lose sight of the biggest part that Christ himself looked for.
Matt 10:6/15:24.
Revelation 21:12
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates,
---Trav on 2/21/11


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because 33% believe its in their own best interest.
---larry on 2/20/11


What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?
---francis on 2/19/11

Francis, if your around long enough to see Temple Mount rebuilt it will be obvious.
You can always through your support behind Gog or Magog but why be on the wrong side of prophecy? It doesn't even make sense from a selfish point of view.
---larry on 2/20/11


francis: "What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?"

God's propmises in which he never breaks.
---Steveng on 2/20/11


There are verses, promises, and warnings throughout scripture to bless, help, and pray for the nation of Israel until the end.

Genesis 12:3
Genesis 13:15
Leviticus 25:23 (concerning the land)
Joshua 1:2-4,6
Zechariah 12:3,9
Psalm 122:6
Isaiah 11:12
Isaiah 43:1-12
Isaiah 44:1-8
Isaiah 62:1
Ezekiel 36:1-7
Ezekiel 36: 8-12
Ezekiel 37:11-12
Zechariah 2:8
Zechariah 4:1-14
Revelation 11:4 (read Joel 3:1-3, Jeremiah 11:16-17, Hosea 14:5-6)
Romans 15:27

God will surely have mercy upon his chosen people as he will do upon christians and non christians.
---Steveng on 2/20/11


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Francis -- We do support Iraq's new government. Iran considers us the Great Satan and the others aren't asking for our support.
---Donna66 on 2/20/11


The first religion was Judism handed down by God to them His special people. Arron and the Levitical Priesthood. Man has gone in search of many schemes to disvert God's plan
---maria on 2/20/11


What makes israel more worthy of support than Iran, iraq, England, France of China?
---francis on 2/19/11


Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons
-So 'We' and 'Them' are the same in this verse?
Interesting....
---micha9344 on 2/19/11


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Do they have the Biblical marks given by GOD? Or are they "Anti-Christ"?---Trav on 2/18/11
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you,

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses.
---francis on 2/19/11


In Exodus 19:3-6 we find the word "If" "If you will indeed obey My voice" then they would be a special treasure.---Mark_V. on 2/18/11

Give it your best effort...many have to nullify/hide Cinderella (Yisrael/sheep)...but, it can't/won't be done.

Galatians 4:4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Deut7:6
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
---Trav on 2/18/11


i totally agree with Cluny on 2/16/11
---kevin5443 on 2/18/11


Bill/Aka, I agree with both of you and agree with Donna66 in support of a country that most countries around it want to destroy. That goes for any country that is in a similar situation.
Steven wrong when he said,
"They are all from Abraham's seed." Not in the nation of Israel or any other nation. In Exodus 19:3-6 we find the word "If" "If you will indeed obey My voice" then they would be a special treasure. To this day they have not obeyed. We do want the salvation of Israel just as we want the salvation of all nations. Only those with a circumcised heart are God's spiritual Israel. Paul told his Gentile converts, "And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed" (Gal. 3:29).
---Mark_V. on 2/18/11


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To say Israel is not Israel is like saying, Egypt is not Egypt, and Persia is not Persia.
---Rod4Him on 2/18/11

Thank you. I strongly agree with this statement.

God has always been concerned with the people of and land given to the children of Abraham.

While I love my Jewish friends here in the US, they are always concerned with Israel, the "homeland" and rightly so.

Liberal theologists have bought into the "replacement" theology which has lessened Israel's influence and has strengthened the church's influence. But the Scriptures teach a different story. A story of church apostacy and Jewish reconciliation with their Messiah. One we are seeing played out right before our eyes.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/18/11


Why is it that only 33% of Christians in the world support Israel? Blog question.

Because 33% of Christians are confused about the modern state called Israel and think it's the same thing as the nation in the Bible.
---Cluny on 2/16/11
So true
---francis on 2/17/11

Just because a people call themselves "Israel" "Jews", 33% and probably more take their word. Revelations calls many of these liars.

Do they have the Biblical marks given by GOD? Or are they "Anti-Christ"? For 2000 years? Wow...was brought up as a 33percenter myself. Be wary. United states & Allies protects those claiming to be "jews" thinking they are our dumb cousins. We may be the dumb ones.
---Trav on 2/18/11


Northern kingdom called 'Israel' consists of ten tribes [Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Dan, Naphali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph]. The capitol of the Northern kingdom is Samaria. Samaria[under siege and after three years of battle] taken and becomes a province of Assyria.[My understanding]-Yisrael ends dropping out of Biblical history-But-the ten tribes (Yisrael) migrate north over the Caucusas Mountains (Caucasians)-settle Europe migrating west across the sea to eventually establish the Americas.Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Luke 24:
Yisrael'-"Turns the Head" of Yehovah
Yerusalem- "pointing the way to completeness".
Check/Balance
Praise God-Mercy and Grace
---char on 2/18/11


The real question is whether God is specifically dealing with Israel/Jews.
Has a "church" replaced Israel in God's eyes?
---Rod4Him on 2/18/11

Your question is found starting in Heb 8:8. The two covenanted houses. Then the Prophets of the OT,beginning with Moses support who this "eklesia" is.
Israel was two Houses at the time of Christ... Christ came for his own,"Judah"..his own would have him not.
He therefore went to the "lost Sheep of the House of Israel". Matt 10:6/ 15:24.

Does anyone dare suggest he didn't find them? Yes. Note it here,everyday.
---Trav on 2/18/11


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The question arises can a person be a Christian without supporting Israel?
Perhaps but certainly only through ignorance of the Scriptures.
---mima on 2/18/11


what makes this love for israel bad, is that so many christians in america especially hate thier brother who is of a different ethnic group, and yet claim to love israel.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
---francis on 2/18/11


Israel is still primarily made up of jews, which would justify calling the nation "Israel," although the tribal distinctions are not there.

The real question is whether God is specifically dealing with Israel/Jews. Has a "church" replaced Israel in God's eyes? and therefore God has no interest in the Jewish people is the question.

To say Israel is not Israel is like saying, Egypt is not Egypt, and Persia is not Persia.

Don't forget Jesus came from the Jews and was Jewish, therefore the heritage of Jesus needs to be respected. "Honor your mother and father."

It Boggles my mind that people can be anti-semitic, whatever they believe concerning Israel.
---Rod4Him on 2/18/11


Hi, Donna . . . what I'm mainly getting at is they need support to obey Jesus.

Ones are saying "Israel" has returned, but the real return will be a return to God and this with obedience (Isaiah 10:20-23). (And Egyptians "will return to the LORD," as I understand Isaiah 19:19-25.) Ones in Israel now are not obeying Jesus. So, I can see that we have not seen the real return of Israel, which Bible prophecy means. It says they will return to the LORD, and they certainly have not.

But it is good to do anything that is good for the Jews. But, like I say, if they do not obey, how much good can be done? 1 Timothy 4:10

Yes, various worldly countries depend on materials, etc., instead of first depending on God.
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/17/11


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If God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare christians.

Deuteronomy 7:6 (This does not mean they are automatically "saved" and will go to Heaven)

Deuteronomy 11:12 (the people and the land of Israel are special)

All throughout the bible, God repeatedly says the jews are His chosen people - forever. They are all from Abraham's seed. God surely has a purpose for them.

As for the end times, many prophesies surround Israel, especially Jerusalem.

Not Chicago or london, but Jerusalem will be a burdon to all nations in the end times. And God will destroy those who are against Israel.
---Steveng on 2/17/11


Theyll repent on the day they realize the antichrist isnt the messiah they were waiting on and that it truly was Jesus whom they crucified.

I dont feel any anger towards them at all. We have obtained mercy thru their unbelief.

I feel pity for them that they are so blind, that are missing out on their God and dont even know it.
---CraigA on 2/17/11


I'm sure this will raise the ire of some. But I would support Israel, even if I wasn't a Christian. It is a tiny country, the only true democracy in the Middle East. It is surrounded by enemies who are much larger and challenge it's very right to exist!

They did not take the land they are on, it was given to them by the League of Nations
following WWII and the Holocaust. No other nation had a legal claim to the land. "Palestine" was not a nation.

They have accomplished more economically and socially on their tiny scrap of land in 50 yrs, than any country in the vacinity did in 100. I think they deserve the support of other democracies.
---Donna66 on 2/17/11


i support those circumcised in the heart no matter what their national borders and ancestry are.
---aka on 2/17/11


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Bill_willa6989-- Are you saying that we should not support Israel: Because their own disobedience can bring on themselves guarantee of failure . . . as they depend on human countries, military, men, money, and politics.?

I'm not sure what you were saying. Dependence on these things is what all countries do, including our own.
---Donna66 on 2/17/11


Where did that percentage(33%) come from? I will say this: the jews are God's chosen people but they will have to be saved and believe just like the rest of us. There are no special privileges if this is what you are getting at. These people will have to come into the truth as does the gentile christians. Just like anything else: a lot of christians have to be taught and brought to the light on this issue. This is why we need anointed preachers and teachers.
---Robyn on 2/17/11


I firmly support Israel, I think that the 33% of the Christians that you refer to are very wise people, because the Jews are the apple of Gods eye and are also His chosen People. I think that all people should support the Jewish
people always, Aman
---Billy_E._Warden on 2/17/11


Maybe the 67% aren't Christians, or maybe the 67% can't read
---michael_e on 2/17/11


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Because 33% of Christians are confused about the modern state called Israel and think it's the same thing as the nation in the Bible.
---Cluny on 2/16/11
So true
---francis on 2/17/11


"For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter, whose praise is not from men but from God." (Romans 2:28-29)

So, we do support the historic Israel, by confronting them to obey Jesus. It can be counterproductive to help them to do things while they are not obeying their Messiah Jesus. Because their own disobedience can bring on themselves guarantee of failure . . . as they depend on human countries, military, men, money, and politics.
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/17/11


I support Israel because they shared the knowledge of God with the world and have been treated unfairly because of it
---miessek on 2/17/11


I support ministries that support Israel. Both Messianic Jewish ministries and even Gentile ministries who support Israel.

The bible commands us to: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is the will of God to support Israel and we are to obey God's will, amen?

Where did you come up with that percentage? Just curious.
---Donna5535 on 2/17/11


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Does that mean that 67% of Christians support Israel's Muslim enemies?
---jerry6593 on 2/17/11


What are you calling Christians?
---Elder on 2/16/11


Because 33% of Christians are confused about the modern state called Israel and think it's the same thing as the nation in the Bible.
---Cluny on 2/16/11


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