Evangelical Support for Israel


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Founding of the State of Israel

"Therefore say, Thus says the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."  -Ezekiel 11:17

An Evangelical-Jewish Alliance of Support for Israel

Although it is true that many Evangelicals support Israel because of their beliefs relating to what they see as fulfillment of prophecy (which some tie into their particular views on eschatology, or end times), many other Evangelicals who do not hold these same eschatological views (see our Book Review: The Apocalypse Code) support the existence of a Jewish State for reasons having nothing to do with eschatology, but based on their Biblical religious beliefs to exhibit love and compassion for all peoples of the world.  This view holds that a homeland for the Jewish people was created in 1948 as a response for present and future protection due to the occurrence of the Holocaust during WWII: "never again".

David Brog, former chief counsel and later chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter, recently highlighted the current support for Israel among evangelical Christians in his book “Stand With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State.”  

Brog’s central thesis, both as a Jewish American and as the current Executive Director of the newly-formed Christians United for Israel, is unabashedly pro-Israel, and affirms that evangelical support for Israel should be encouraged by American Jews, as well as provide a forum for evangelical Christians to express their views on Capitol Hill. 

"Christians United for Israel"

He is at the helm in galvanizing support for this newly-founded Evangelical-Jewish lobbying organization on behalf of Israel.

Brog, who is Jewish---not a Christian, has an executive board of prominent evangelicals: (Jerry Falwell was a member before his death), Michael Little, Gary Bauer, and George Morrison---all evangelicals, and all actively engaged in pro-Israel activities---activities which include "A Night to Honor Israel" held throughout North America, as well as recent involvement in the annual AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee; a pro-Israel Lobby) gathering in Washington, D.C. 

The proliferation of evangelical Christian organizations or Jewish organizations reaching out to one another with the common goal of supporting the survival of the nation of Israel in the U.S. and elsewhere includes:


Source: Wikipedia: "The Two Witnesses".



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