This year marks 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. Thank the Lord for Martin Luther and the Reformers! We are indeed thankful for their tenacity in getting “back to the basics” of Biblical Christianity.
Yet, there is one glaring area that many Reformers got wrong. What, you may ask? The rebirth of the Jewish state. How miraculous! As I elucidate in my book coming out next year, it is simply wrong to think that the Church has replaced God’s role for the nation of Israel. Nevertheless, there have always been the faithful few who truly believed God’s prophetic promises, found in the Old Testament, to gather again the Jewish people to “the land,” as happened in 1948.
God, in His sovereignty, has specifically chosen Israel as a people group for Himself, and evangelical Christians should be the closest ally to the Jewish people, both in the diaspora, as well as the nation-state. This means sharing the Gospel with them, as well as all peoples; “fishing” for men and women to become fully-devoted followers of Yeshua, our Jewish Messiah.
In conclusion, a strong Jewish state allows for a more stable, less volatile Middle East, with less violence being exported to the rest of the world. Let us pray to this end … for many in that region to come to Christ and for the “peace of Jerusalem” (Ps. 122:6).