Christian Anti-Zionism, like it’s twin Christian AntiSemitism, is a dangerous theological movement with genocidal intentions. Christian AntiSemitism uses as it’s argument that the Jews, who “killed Christ”, are inherently evil, forsaken by God, and thus should be subjected to the horrible treatment that Jews have suffered since the fall of the second Temple. Christian Anti-Zionism is a slightly modified Christian antisemitic movement, that holds as it’s belief that Jews are no longer God’s Chosen People, and thus are no longer the heirs of God’s promises and gifts. They believe the Jews as a people, no longer have any right to the Holy Land, and have now thrown their support behind the Palestinian Arabs, whose goal is the elimination of the Jewish state, and the Jewish people. Make no mistake, the intentions of Christian Anti-Zionism is genocidal. They see the Jews as a forever cursed people, who are damned to eternal Hell Fire. Such a nasty theological belief obviously will produce an unloving and even hateful attitude towards Jews. This explains why there is no condemnation of Palestinian Arab terrorism, which targets Jews…any Jew.
In my debates with Christian Anti-Zionists, Matthew 21, the “Wicked Vinedressers” is used frequently as proof that God has abandoned the Jews:
” “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country. 34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit. 35 And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. 37 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”
41 They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.”
The Vindressers are the leaders, as are the “builders”. Christ was here speaking of the leaders, but for some reason, Christian anti-Zionists have taken that to mean…the Jewish people. The Kingdom of God will be taken from them, and given to another nation. Indeed, for Christ informs us that “The meek shall inherit the earth”, or the new kingdom. Christian Anti-Zionists are simply reading into the parable their own anti-Jewish bigotry. Jesus made it quite clear several times, that Israel has not been forsaken, and they yet have a future:
“Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”
28 So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19
“Therefore, when they [the Apostles] had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” Acts 1
The Apostles asked Jesus when He would restore sovereignty to Israel. Jesus response, was not “It’s not going to happen”, His response was that it was not for them to know when it would happen. Why would they ask this question if the Jewish people had been forsaken by God?
Christian Anti-Zionists also are fond of quoting Galatians 3:
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
What did Paul mean here? This means that there is no discrimination . Everyone who is of faith are heirs to the promise….It doesnt mean that there will no longer be a distinction between nations, peoples etc etc, because Rev. 21 shows that there will still be “nations”:
“The Glory of the New Jerusalem
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it,[j] for the glory[k] of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.[m] 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.” 27
“The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.” Isaiah 60
In short, all nations will be treated equally before God. Doesnt mean that there will no longer be nations, Jews, gentiles, males nor females.
Christian Anti-Zionists will tell us that:
“The true Christians in this group know full well that the Jewish people need to be SAVED, and their focus is not on returning them to a piece of property over in the Middle East, but on giving them the Gospel, with the opportunity for salvation, no matter where they live in the world!.”
But to oppose the rights of Jews to their homeland, and thus render them once again subjected to oppression, massacres and genocides, committed by those who called themselves Christians, and then to preach the Gospel to them is not only “preaching the Gospel without love”, but insulting. Christian Zionists show the love of Christ and the Gospel through action. Christian Zionists have shown this love through their support of Israel, some Christian Zionists have even volunteered as soldiers to defend the Jewish state, and many others have defended Israel and the Jewish people from anti-Semitic lies, anti-Israeli propaganda via websites, organizations, speeches etc etc. This is done out of sincere love, not through insincere preaching. For how can you preach the Gospel to someone, when your every act is hostile towards them? How can you preach the Gospel to the Jews, when you are supporting their enemies, who don’t even make it secret that their true goal is the elimination of the Jewish people? That is not love.
Apostle Paul, no doubt a witness to the rising anti-Jewish sentiment growing in the Church of his time, wrote this as a counter to this unholy movement:
“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew….
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.” Romans 11
To sum it up, Paul here confirms that not only has not God rejected the Jewish people, they are destined for Salvation, and despite their current hostility towards the Gospel, they remain beloved by God and that “the gifts and calling” for and to the Jewish people are “irrevocable”. The word irrevocable means:
“not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
“an irrevocable step”
synonyms: irreversible, unalterable, unchangeable, immutable, final, binding, permanent, carved in stone;”
That means, no matter how much the Christian Anti-Zionists trumpet their anti-Jewish arguments, they will be unable to change what God has made unchangeable. Indeed, for one of the gifts God bestowed on the Jewish people, is the Holy Land. In fact, this act by the world to change what is unchangeable, will bring about Judgement:
“For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.” Joel 3
Here buried in the Old Testament (which Christian Anti-Zionists falsely claim is irrelevant), is a warning from God concerning a future punishment on the nations for scattering the Jewish people, and dividing (Note the word “Partition) up the land God gave to His “heritage Israel”. Also something that really should raise our eyebrows is the fact that this punishment occurs after God brings the Israelis back into “Judah and Jerusalem”. It seems the gathering of the nations is certainly occurring, because almost the entire International Community is gathering against Israel…including the Christian Anti-Zionists.
Perhaps they should start reading the OT, after all Jesus said:
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets (the so-called Old Testament)). I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
And that would include Joel 3, and all the writings of the Prophets.
Beware of Christian Anti-Zionists. Woe unto Christian Anti-Zionists, because they have followed the world into Anti-Zionism….For they are all heading into the Valley of Jehoshaphat.