Comment: The question is Who or What is "Israel"?

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The question is Who or What is "Israel"?

The Christian Zionists who are drawn from most of the evangelical churches believe that Genesis 12:3 applies to the people who form the nation know to the world as "Israel". Therefore they believe this nation is under divine protection and that everyone must bless this nation or be under the curse of God.

They also now believe I am told that these people have a covenant with God that is an everlasting covenant which ensures their salvation as a nation apart from their accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour. The reasoning they use to prove this is based upon the Genesis scripture above and a speech given by the Pharisee Gamaliel to the Sanhedrin recorded in the book of Acts 5:34-39. Inasmuch as the people we know as the Jews have survived for two thousand years after being driven out of Palestine in 135 A.D. it is believed that they must be under the protection of God. Their success in establishing their State again in Palestine also appears to be supported by God. So on the one hand they have several scriptures to support their contention that God has His hand on the Jewish State and on the other the apparent fulfilment of scripture in the existence of this State against all odds.

This is the strong delusion that was foretold to occur in the last days and it is unlikely that anyone would be able to convince a Christian Zionist that they are wrong for so long as God retains them in their blindness. I was a Christian Zionist until the late 1990's then was gradually brought to see the flaws in that belief. This was however an act of grace and I am fully aware of the strength of the delusion that grips the evangelical churches at this time.

Probably the only thing that will break this delusion is the destruction of Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. It is tragic that so many Christians have contributed to pay for many Jews to make aliyah to Israel and will now see all those people killed in the coming war. The ordinary Israeli is just as blind as the ordinary American to the machinations of their government and are kept in a constant state of paranoia by them in order to further their political agenda.

How this will happen cannot be known in particulars but that it will be a nuclear attack is very likely. It is also very probable that the attack will come from America itself. This suggests to me that it will be proven that Israel was complicit in the attacks on 9/11 and planned them in order to provoke the very reaction that took place. 9/11 has been the lynchpin of American foreign policy since 2001. Everything that has happened since then including thousands of American casualties, oppressive inhumane legislation and a crumbling economy can all be laid at the door of the perpetrator of that act. This is why I believe that it is very possible that America will destroy Israel.

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"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)