Michael ZamanJ. That said, because self-determination is today considered a fundamental collective right of all nations, many non-Jews are zionists as well.
October 17, Introduction Christian Zionism is a relatively recent political movement within evangelical Christianity, an attempt to harmonize evangelical theology with the political ideology called Zionism. Zionism as a political movement began in the nineteenth century as a Jewish-influenced effort to create a Jewish homeland in the Middle East.
As dispensational theology began to gain traction among conservative Protestants, Zionism became a political goal affirmed in some dispensationalist circles. For the sake of clarity, we should distinguish between dispensationalism, which is a theological perspective, and Christian Zionism, which is a political paradigm.
Not all dispensationalists are necessarily Christian Zionists, and not all Christian Zionists are necessarily dispensationalists. However, the overlap is significant enough that the two terms are commonly used interchangeably throughout these essays.
To begin, we should review the history of the creation of the modern state of Israel. The tide began to turn inas Zionist agents in Britain were able to secure the support for Zionism from certain British politicians like Arthur Balfour.
With this show of support from Britain, Zionists switched sides and were able to secure American entry into the war on the side of the British and Allied Powers, despite the campaign promise by President Woodrow Wilson to remain neutral.
With this change, the tide of the war changed dramatically as Germany faced defeat and unconditional surrender. This would not be realized, however, until the conclusion of World War II. Specifically, Zionist bankers financed the National Socialists until their victory inwhen they promptly supported the cause of the Soviets and British Imperialists against National Socialist Germany.
The putative measures of the Versailles Treaty, combined with the economic sanctions against Germany by Zionist bankers in the early s, precipitated hostilities between National Socialist Germany and the Allied victors of World War I.
The defeat of National Socialist Germany, ironically an early supporter of Zionist goals, led to the realization of the Zionist dream. The creation of the state of Israel occurred inonly after displacing many of the original Palestinian residents who were already dwelling there.
In the next few articles, we will investigate several popular Christian Zionist myths that wrongly justify this activity. The first myth of Christian Zionism is arguably the most important, because the entire theory of Zionism in general and Christian Zionism in particular hinges on the idea that modern Jewish people are the lineal descendants of the Biblical Jacob.
Thus, all Jews in this sense would be Israelites, but not all Israelites were Jews. During the revolt of Judas Maccabeus, many Edomites and other non-Israelites were compelled to convert to Judaism.
From this time forward, a Judean was more of a geographic identification, rather than an ethnic one. An example of this revision is that the puppet king of Judea under Roman rule was Herod, who was considered Jewish even though he was ethnically an Edomite, not an Israelite.
Patrilineal descent from the tribe of Levi was considered essential to membership in the priesthood. For example, families had to be able to establish their priestly lineage by genealogy during the rebuilding of Jerusalem under Ezra and Nehemiah Ezra 2: The thorough destruction of the temple and the city of Jerusalem resulted in the loss of any records that could establish a Levitical priesthood.
Since this time, practicing Jews have only had rabbis or teachers. No Jewish leader can legitimately be considered a priest, since they all lack the requisite genealogical records.
This destruction of the temple and the ordinances of the Old Testament were predicted by the prophet Daniel in Dan. It is not impossible that someone who is considered to be Jewish would be descended from the original Israelites, but many are descended from non-Israelites who converted to Talmudic Judaism.
Jewish people can be considered as broadly Caucasian, though not originally of Indo-European extraction.
There are several ethnic divisions among modern Jews. The largest of these are the Ashkenazim, who historically have dwelt in Germany and Eastern Europe.Let the truth be declared.
The use of the Name "ISRAEL" by that State is a complete falsification. The People of Israel have nothing to do with that State. Zionism and its State have no share and no part in .
But it was her staunch advocacy for Israel that brought her to the Jewish state. “I thought what a hypocrite I am. Today's Zionists: Practicing . Zionism is a movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 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 the hill Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was situated.
A religious variety of Zionism supports Jews upholding their Jewish identity defined as adherence to religious Judaism, opposes the assimilation of Jews into other societies, and has advocated the return of Jews to Israel as a means for Jews to be a majority nation in their own state.
Zionism is the belief that the Jewish people should have a homeland, in what is now the State of Israel. This has become controversial as the Arab Muslims living in . The Chinese have their own principles of good governance, and will never bow down before bearded and behatted fanatics who regard them as possessing lesser souls, so China must be dealt with, too.
The Zionists have no faith and do not observe god’s commands; even the faithful Jews proclaim them to be sinners not worthy of god’s .