Thursday, November 30, 2006

'How much do pro-Israel Christians REALLY love us?'

Interesting perspective on the "Left Behind" series from a Jewish POV....

'How much do pro-Israel Christians REALLY love us?'

I just want to say that I love Israel and am incredibly supportive of them.  I truly believe that they are God's chosen people, and, as the apostle Paul said, "I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the nation of Israel? Of course not! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of Benjamin." (Romans 11:1, NLT).  God has not given up on them.  BUT, the fact of the matter is, Jesus Christ IS the Messiah, and Israel has rejected Him as such....Paul laments in Romans 9:1-3 that he would give up his own salvation in Christ if it meant that the nation of Israel would believe in Him and come to salvation.

Paul mentioned that the "the longing of [his] heart and [his] prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved." (Romans 10:1, NLT).  He was an Israelite himself, and loved his Jewish brothers and sisters.  How much did Paul love Israel?  Enough that he proclaimed (and sincerely, I might add!) that he would give up his own salvation if it meant Israel would repent and believe.  He didn't water down the truth, he didn't stop preaching the Gospel of Christ.  He pressed on, telling everyone he knew.

How much do true, Bible believing, evangelical, pro-Israel Christians love you, Israel?

Enough to tell you that Jesus is the Messiah you've sought for centuries, the One that the prophets and patriarchs spoke about.  He is the ONLY One that can bring salvation to you.

I guess there's not much more to say on the subject....

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