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Christian Zionist Parade Through Jerusalem

Posted by Job on October 15, 2008

Christian parade through Jerusalem in support of Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians from all over the world descended on central Jerusalem Wednesday in a colorful show of support for Israel. Waving the blue and white Israeli flag, the pilgrims marched in the annual Jerusalem parade honoring the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of the Tabernacles, which began Monday and ends Oct. 21.

The holiday march is the latest display of the growing alliance between evangelical Christians and the Jewish state. Christian Zionists are among the staunchest supporters of Israel, providing generous financial support and political backing. But some dovish Israelis are uncomfortable with the warm ties with evangelists because of their support for West Bank Jewish settlements and criticism of peace efforts with the Palestinians.

Israel’s are also deterred by what they see as the source of the unbridled support — a belief by some evangelical groups in a final, apocalyptic battle between good and evil, in which Jesus returns and Jews either accept Christianity or perish. The International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, a global organization that promotes ties between Israel and the world’s Christian communities, sponsored the event in which 3,000 people from nearly 100 countries participated. The march was part of a week of activities coinciding with Sukkot, which commemorates the 40 years Jews spent in the desert before arriving in the holy land.

Pilgrims from Brazil were among the most enthusiastic marchers, carrying drums and dancing. They cheered “We love you, Israel!” and Israelis lining the street shouted “Shalom!” in response.

Claire Perry from Mechanicsville, Va. was part of the American delegation. Wearing a T-shirt with the American and Israeli flags on front and “Bless Israel Team” on the back, she said she was came to bless Israel and deliver humanitarian aid supplies, adding that she felt “obligated to Israel for being able to share its salvation.”

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How ironic that Christians show support for the state of Israel when Jesus Christ was born to take on Israel’s role as the suffering servant and light of the world.


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Abrahamic-Faith: Jesus Christ Was Born During Feast Of Tabernacles

Posted by Job on January 18, 2008

Many state – and some emphatically – that the date of the birth of Jesus Christ is of no theological or doctrinal consequence, for if it were the Bible would have given it and told us to commemorate it. Well, does a good job of not only making the case for the time of Jesus Christ’s birth, but its meaning to Christians. The meaning to Christians is probably best expressed in Hebrews 11, with the key verses being 14-16, which reads “For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”  Think, for a second how injurious that passage is to some of the doctrines of Christian Zionist dispensational pre – tribulationists like John Hagee, and consider how Jesus Christ being born during the feast of tabernacles shows how Christians should not be conformed to or otherwise try to hold onto this world but rather live our lives in preparation for and expectation of the next. The late Dr. Vernon McGee used to say of this world “You don’t polish brass on a sinking ship.” That statement puts the agendas of both the dominionist religious right (which dispensational Christian Zionism is a strange manifestation of) and the social gospel religious left into proper perspective, does it not?

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