Do Evangelicals support Israel because they want Jews dead?

Why do Evangelicals support Israel? I was happy to see an article in the Washington Examiner asserting that Christians support Israel because of God’s promises to Abraham and his descendants, and not because of some twisted desire to see Jews slain or something similar.

Straight to the point is David Brog, a director of Christians United For Israel, and himself a Jew who does not believe in Jesus:

“Any one who says that evangelical support for Israel is all about somehow speeding the end times, bringing Jesus back, [and killing or converting Jews] … any one who does that is showing their own ignorance.”

Whatever your position, I encourage you to read the article and Brog’s comments carefully. We commonly hear the complaint that Christians support Israel or Jews in general because we want them to die. Which, of course, makes no sense whatsoever.

This is a slander which does indeed show a frightful ignorance of what the New Testament teaches: that the coming Antichrist will persecute Jews and all who “have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” a phrase which refers to people who profess faith in Jesus as the Son of God. This takes place during the three-and-a-half years before Christ’s return to Earth.

And the dragon was enraged with the woman [Israel], and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 12:17)

In other words, we are in this thing together.

As Brog correctly says, Christians do not believe that we can force God’s hand or by human agency set end times events in motion. (Again, Brog is Jewish!) Jesus said that the timing of the Kingdom is a matter which belongs to the mind and purpose of God alone.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 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 1:6-7)

The malicious statements about Christian Zionists and all Evangelicals that we see on TV and social media are nothing more than politically-motivated fabrications. They are poisonous nuggets of propaganda meant to advance the goals of the secular Left and fundamentalist Islam, two hateful forces which are very strange bedfellows indeed, and who can only unite around their anti-Semitism and antichrist spirit. (Woe to the world when they finally fall out!)

In order to demonstrate true love for Israel, and for Muslims, too, let us be prepared to counter this flood of lies with the truth spoken in Christian love and longsuffering.

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Author: Nick

I’m a pastor, a writer, musician, and recovering lawyer. Blessed to serve the people of Harvest Time Church as Associate Pastor. In my spare time I enjoy losing to my wife in Words With Friends.

4 thoughts on “Do Evangelicals support Israel because they want Jews dead?”

  1. I never said or implied that Evangelicals want Jewish people to “all die”. That sir is a lie. Please retract your false misleading statements about me. I do not “want” anyone to “die”. Nor do I wish ill will on anyone. You are aware that “bearing False Witness Against Your Neighbor” is still a sin don’t you? Or is it Okay in your eyes to sin in order to further your objective? I don’t recall seeing fine print under the Ten Commandments?

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    1. Hello Steven, I never said you did.

      Clearly your tweet doesn’t say that Evangelicals want all Jews to die. So there’s nothing for me to retract. I put no words into your mouth. My post talks about a twisted desire to see Jews slain or something similar. But your tweet was certainly illustrative of a mentality that is suspicious of Christian warmth towards Israel. Tagging your tweet with #Gaza supported that implication. Using your tweet as an example of a less than charitable view of Evangelicals made perfect sense.

      Consider, however, that your tweet might actually have been bearing false witness – unless you really do know Evangelical people who only support Israel because they want to see the Rapture take place? Surely you don’t think Evangelicals believe they can force God’s hands in such matters? And since both Orthodox Jews and Bible-believing Christians believe in the wars of Gog and Magog, what’s the problem?

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      1. Please stop with the chicanery. “… . As the tweet above shows, we commonly hear the complaint that Christians support Israel or Jews in general because we want them to die. “. I have respectfully requested that you do the honorable thing. If you wanted to know what my opinions or beliefs actually are, all you had to do was ask. Remove it or don’t. I won’t continue to disturb you over it anymore. Thanks for hearing me out.

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      2. I will remove it in the interests of peace. But what I said is completely valid in my opinion. You were decrying some group of Evangelicals who may not even exist, and who supposedly are only supporting Israel to cause the Rapture to happen.

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