Today i was sorting through my ‘junk email’ account… you know, the one that you give to credit card applications so that you get the free tshirt at the basketball game.
Well, i recieved an email from Jerry Falwell’s son. He has been given the torch for the religious right since his dad has passed away.
I am interested to hear your thoughts about an excerpt from the email…
Our Role: Blessing Israel
Earlier today (Friday), I had the privilege of speaking at the Seventh Annual Israel Solidarity Event held at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. I was invited to speak by the Ambassador from Israel to the United States, Sallai Meridor.
As I began my address to the crowd that had gathered in the Embassy auditorium, I couldn’t help but recall my dad’s great love for Israel. During his nearly 55 years of public ministry, dad never wavered from his position of support for Israel. I shared that, as we have moved into the next generation, we must never walk away from our Israeli friends….
In Genesis 12, God told Abraham that He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the rebirth of the State of Israel, let us make sure that we are doing everything we can to bless Israel. We must realize that God’s statement to Israel did not give us the benefit for interpretation or adjustment. His directive was clear: bless Israel.
What do you think? From a theological standpoint are we to still bless and support Israel no matter what? Was Genesis 12 an ‘eternal covenant’ that is to be kept with national israel? Most dispensationalists would say yes.
What if Israel is failing to bring justice? What if Israel is responsible for persecuting Palesinian Christians…Do we still support them no matter what? Is true Israel those who are not born of Abraham’s seed, but of the Spirit? Your thoughts…