Jews for Jesus executive director David Brickner asserted recently that God is a Zionist. He made this statement in the latest issue of our electronic publication Realtime, in an article discussing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
This outspoken leader has made the destruction of the Jewish people a matter of stated policy for his powerful nation. At his recent "World Without Zionism" conference in Tehran, Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be destroyed, (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad) more literally translated from Persian, "vanish from the page of time."
According to Brickner, "people who do not see God at work in the movements of more recent history should remember the lessons of the past. Unfortunately, too many today get caught up in polarizing views on eschatology or the pull toward political correctness. These issues cloud the crux of the conflict over Israel today, which is not as much about land or politics as it is about the survival of the Jewish people. And when it comes to the issue of Israel's survival, I believe that God Himself is a Zionist. "
Is God a Zionist? Does He still care today about the survival of the Jewish people? We Jews for Jesus believe He does. After all, the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans: "God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be!" (Romans 11:1 NASB)
What do you think? Read David's full article here, then share your thoughts.