The establishment of political links between American Christian Zionists and the Israeli government and its Jewish lobbies is one of the most remarkable developments in recent history.
The turning point for the American Christian Right was Israel’s occupation of Arab lands after 1967, which occurred as the U.S. was mired in Vietnam, apparently losing. ….. The final tenet of Christian Zionism is its nihilist longing for Armageddon. The titles of many Christian Zionist books indicate a pathological focus around death and suffering. Lindsey claims: “We have witnessed biblical prophecies come true. The birth of Israel. The decline in American power and morality.… The threat of war in the Middle East.… The Bible foretells the signs that precede Armageddon.… We are the generation that will see the end times … and the return of Jesus.” …. Dispensationalism is not the divine ordering of history. It is a mythic story invented by certain human beings who wish to be swept up into a mighty drama of cosmological scope. The impending U.S. war against Iraq and unwavering U.S. support for Israel’s defiance of the UN and international law is made possible, let me be so bold to say, largely because of the dispensationalist, apocalyptic narrative that has gained hegemony in the war for the hearts and minds of fear-ridden Americans, still trembling from the sight of the collapsing towers. The U.S. government has obvious, crass, materialist reasons for invading Iraq and sustaining Israel. But we on the Canadian Left cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that many millions of Americans see world events refracted through the lens of prophetic beliefs. Bush’s “war on terrorism” would never have played at all — he would have been denounced as a fool — had not a goodly segment of the American public been culturally well conditioned to respond to his phrase within the parameters of its peculiar dispensationalist understanding of world history. ... [Keep reading …..]
Trump’s decision to shift US embassy to Jerusalem points to that he could be Zionist Christian. Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of… [Continue reading…]
Zionism contrary to Torah teachings: Torah Jews, Rabbi: What is Zionism? Zionism is a movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1896 whose goal is the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael, or Zion, the Jewish synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. The name of “Zionism” comes from… [Continue reading…]