“Israel should of course have all of the land that God gave them from the beginning, and then there is no space left for a Palestinian state.”
This comment appeared once on my Swedish blog in a discussion about the conflict in the Middle East. And this guy is not alone, millions of Christians think that it is God’s will for the Jewish people to possess all of the Biblical land of Canaan once more in order for Jesus to come back. While I honour their zeal against anti-semitism and passion to follow God’s will, I have to disagree with them.
In my opinion, Christian Zionism is not only unbiblical but it has had, and continues to have, very serious consequenses in the Middle East. In a blog series of approximately ten parts called “The Promised Land”. I will dig deeper into what Christian Zionism is, what it has led to in the Middle East and what the Bible really says.
Part 6: Romans 11
Part 7: The Law and the Gospel
Part 8: Fear of Cursing Israel
Part 9: The Conflict
Part 10: The Christian Call to Peacemaking