God is a Zionist

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.


Mikhail said...

You are so accustomed to attributing to G-d human properties that you downgrade His Name to human dirty politics. No wonder, however.
Nobody has so far explained why the JFJ is not a failed PR project. Is it?

Chad said...


With respect, it doesn't seem as if you've really gotten the point of what the post is about. It's not about politics, it's God's promises and His redemption.

As to your question as to whether Jews for Jesus is a failed PR project, the answer is "no."

Mikhail said...

Dear Chad
The problem is, I have gotten the point of what you meant.
Another problem is, G-d is above and beyond human definitions.
What you mean to say by writing this article is clear to any Jew fully aware of what is implied by the 1st Principle of Faith, and by default at that. That is why I dare to say I am right in claiming that saying G-d is Zionist or communiist or democrat implies downgrading His Holy Name. Though, sure the Zionists, communists and democrats are governed, are dependent upon, His Will, as is, no questions asked, the entire Creation. Amen?

Please kindly expound on why you think the JFJ is NOT a failed PR project. The feedback of your target group, i.e. more than 70% of all comments on all the articles of the JFJ website, seems to suggest the opposite. Toda raba.

Chad said...


Actually, it would indicate the OPPOSITE. If 70% of the comments on our website are, as you assert, from Jewish commentators, then we have indeed successfully made the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to those Jewish people -- which is why we exist.

Chag sameach!

fitlion said...

why you think thad only israel and davids people are the people of god ? so others are peoples of what ? zionist is a kind of Racism and in all nations Racism failed to be belived . today there is a updated religion that is Islam and it belive that all kind of people is same for god and their belives are important for god nor their Race (classification of human beings) and killing and terorism are forbiden in all religions a thing that davids peoples now are doing so GOD isnt zionist

Anonymous said...

zionizm is the origin of the anti-christ. Just as the tru torah jew executed jesus the false easteuro-jew will bring in the anti-christ. Zionism and judaism by nature are anti-christ.

archelys said...

Jesus ist
nicht Zionist.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Brickner made a well intended mistake when he referred to God as a Zionist. If you want to talk about God's desire to preserve and protect the Jewish people, call him the Redeemer of Israel, or Jehovah the Deliverer. These are not political terms. Zionism is a political ideology which even though it claims to support the legitimacy and security of a jewish homeland, also inevitably leads to racism. Think about it. A Jewish state? That excludes everyone who is not a jew. That means more rights for jews and less for others? That means Jews are preferred over others? This is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. The only thing in which God prefers the Jews over others is in the the right to hear the gospel before the gentile does. Out side of that, as Apostle Paul declared, there is no difference between Jew and Gentile in Gods eyes. SO be careful about trying to please those who hate you. It is not because of the word Zionism they reject you it is because of the name Jesus.

Anonymous said...

hitler was right about jewish zionists, they are the evil of humanity, the holohoax, 6 million jobs from hitler so the zionists think up 6 mill jews, brainwashing on a global scale, heil isreal !

Tsunshine gal said...

In Israel today- there are Israeli Jews/ Druzes/ Arabs / Bedouins. I believe G-d is bringing / gathering Jewish people out of the lands & countries He has scattered them, back to the land of their forefathers.
Whatever terminology one likes to use - it's not important for me.