In contrast, Church of Scotland challenged the most basic spiritual belief of “Christian Zionism,” this being that the ancient Chaldean, Abraham, received the land now known as Palestine from God and passed it along to the present day occupiers, never mind that the occupiers came from Europe only 65 years ago and chose the name “Israel” for themselves. The COS firmly states that no tribe or nation, pointedly Israel, can claim land rights from God based on Scripture. Conversely, the basic tenant of “Christian Zionism” is the belief that the present day state of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical Prophesy, with a right to the land given by God, therefore, the historic occupants have no right to be there. Every follower must believe this, it is the only argument they can find to justify the immorality of the Israeli occupiers.
At this point I must stop to explain why you will find “Christian Zionism” in quotes in this report. We Hold These Truths was one of the first, if not the first, to apply this term to churches who previously had called themselves, dispensational or sometimes evangelical or “fundamentalist.” But Zionism, as practiced in church, is such a radical departure from the words of Jesus as to make the term “Christian Zionism” an oxymoron, an impossibility of meaning. We have explained to those entering severalChristians United For Israel, Night to Honor Israel meetings that they will not find Christ inside the doors, for there is not a “jot or tittle” of what Jesus or His disciples taught being heard inside. We often ask attendees to count on their fingers every utterance of Jesus’ name inside such meetings. Our own friends who attend and observe tell us Jesus is all but forgotten inside. Christian Zionists are so far outside of practicing Christianity as to be a bad joke. One does not have to be a Bible scholar to see this, children can see that the occupation does not equate with “Blessed are the Peacemakers”, “Love your neighbor as yourself”, or a hundred other teachings of Jesus and those who followed him. There is simply not an ounce of Christ taught in “Christian Zionist” services. We Hold These Truths has practiced our teaching, sponsoring upward to a hundred vigils at “Christian Zionist” leaning churches, and that is why we now put quote marks around that impossible phrase. It would be more accurate to call those who follow this false leadership, apostate Zionists or Gentile Zionists.
Christ following churches should make reclaiming “Christian Zionist” neighbors a first priority, for it is without a doubt the largest apostate group in America, more than all the atheists, Mormons, Jews, Muslims and minor sects in America combined. And these confused professing believers in Christ need to be reminded that Jesus, and not political Israel, is the fulfillment of Biblical Prophesy. They may not know they are responsible for and implicit in the deaths or many of Jesus’ “little children” (not to mention their parents) in the land of the Philistines. Don’t they need to know it? There is no faction, religious or political, that is larger or more influential in the push for war, death and destruction than the millions who flock in and out of the Zionist friendly churches every week. Only Jesus knows the responsibility of each ignorant or knowing one. But we who claim to follow Jesus need to recognize our responsibility to correct these, not at the level of the giant mega church leaders, but by first educating our own neighbor about Zionism. It is, therefore, the World’s Most Urgent Mission field.
Next: the “Church” that knows, but will not speak:
1) “The Inheritance of Abraham, a report on the ‘Promised land’” The Church of Scotland, May, 2013: https://whtt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-Inheritance-of-Abraham-Church-of-Scotland-20130501.pdf
2) “Churches Call For Congressional Investigation Into Aid To Israel”: http://blogs.elca.org/peacenotwalls/files/2012/10/12oct5letteraboutaid.pdf