Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Peace for Israel

“It is not Christian to block a process that can provide peace for Israel. It is not Christian to teach that Israel will possess the land regardless of whether it offers justice to the poor, the widows, and the orphans of Palestine and engages in the practices that bring peace. It is not Christian to place trust for security in military weapons and expansion of land ( Jer 2:18, 5:17; Isa 31:1). True and effective support for Israel is to join the prophets’ call for repentance, justice, and peacemaking. This is what will provide more security for the people of Israel and Palestine. Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. We must pray earnestly that this hope will come to pass.”—Stassen, War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, page 139

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This is indeed the problem with Christian Zionism.
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