Monday, July 28, 2008
The STRONG DELUSION Is Already Here???!!!
The “Strong Delusion” of
DISPENSATIONALISM AND CHRISTIAN ZIONISM
“If ZIONISM is the will of God…Then God is a Racist!”
Jesus of Zion
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”
2 Thessalonians 2:11 - The Bible
What is Zionism?
Zionism is an international political movement that originally supported the reestablishment of a homeland for the Jewish People in Palestine (Hebrew: Eretz Yisra'el, “the Land of Israel”), and continues primarily as support for the modern state of Israel.
Although its origins are earlier, the movement was formally established by the Austro-Hungarian journalist Theodor Herzl in the late 19th century. The movement was eventually successful in establishing Israel in 1948, as the world's first and only modern Jewish State. Described as a "diaspora nationalism," its proponents regard it as a national liberation movement whose aim is the self-determination of the Jewish people.
While Zionism is based in part upon religious tradition linking the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, where the concept of Jewish nationhood first evolved somewhere between 1200 BCE and the late Second Temple era (i.e. up to 70 CE), the modern movement was mainly secular, beginning largely as a response by European Jewry to antisemitism across Europe. It constituted a branch of the broader phenomenon of modern nationalism. At first one of several Jewish political movements offering alternative responses to the position of Jews in Europe, Zionism gradually gained more support, and after the Holocaust became the dominant Jewish political movement.
What is Christian Zionism?
1. In general - support for Israel and Zionism among Christians.
2. Support for restoration of the Jews based on Christian religious doctrine.
3. A term of opprobrium used by anti-Zionist Christians to designate and stereotype a variety of Christian Zionism that is today generally identified with evangelical and dispensationalist Christians. That group believes in rapture and may believe in rapture. It also believes in "Greater Israel" ideology.
The vast majority of Christians who support Zionism and Israel are not fundamentalists. Moreover, not all evangelical Christian supporters of Israel believe in the characteristic doctrines of what has been called "Christian Zionism" - such as rapture and conversion of the Jews. "Christian Zionists" in the sense of Christians who support Israel, include Catholics as well as members of Protestant denominations. However, the term is generally reserved for members of Protestant denominations.
What is Dispensationalism? By Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.
Since the mid-1800s, the system of theology known as dispensationalism has exerted great influence on how many Christians view the doctrines of ecclesiology and eschatology. In this article, we will survey the history of dispensationalism and look at the key beliefs associated with the system.
History of Dispensationalism
Theologians continue to argue over the origin of dispensationalism. Those who are dispensationalists argue that the basic beliefs of dispensationalism were held by the apostles and the first generation church. Those who are not dispensationalists often argue that dispensationalism is a new theology that began in the 19th century. What is clear, though, is that dispensationalism, as a system, began to take shape in the mid-1800s.
1. John Nelson Darby The beginning of systematized dispensationalism is usually linked with John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a Plymouth Brethren minister. While at Trinity College in Dublin (1819), Darby came to believe in a future salvation and restoration of national Israel. Based on his study of Isaiah 32,
Darby concluded that Israel, in a future dispensation, would enjoy earthly blessings that were different from the heavenly blessings experienced by the church. He thus saw a clear distinction between Israel and the church. Darby also came to believe in an “any moment” rapture of the church that was followed by Daniel’s Seventieth Week in which Israel would once again take center stage in God’s plan. After this period, Darby believed there would be a millennial kingdom in which God would fulfill His unconditional promises with Israel.1
According to Paul Enns, “Darby advanced the scheme of dispensationalism by noting that each dispensation places man under some condition; man has some responsibility before God. Darby also noted that each dispensation culminates in failure.” 2 Darby saw seven dispensations:
(1) Paradisaical state to the Flood;
(6) The Spirit; and
(7) The Millennium.
By his own testimony, Darby says his dispensational theology was fully formed by 1833.
2. The Brethren Movement Dispensationalism first took shape in the Brethren Movement in early nineteenth century Britain. Those within the Brethren Movement rejected a special role for ordained clergy and stressed the spiritual giftedness of ordinary believers and their freedom, under the Spirit’s guidance, to teach and admonish each other from Scripture. The writings of the Brethren had a broad impact on evangelical Protestantism and influenced ministers in the United States such as D. L. Moody, James Brookes, J. R. Graves, A. J. Gordon, and C. I. Scofield.3
3. The Bible Conference Movement Beginning in the 1870s, various Bible conferences began to spring up in various parts of the United States. These conferences helped spread Dispensationalism. The Niagara conferences (1870—early 1900s) were not started to promote dispensationalism but dispensational ideas were often promoted at these conferences. The American Bible and Prophetic Conferences from 1878—1914 promoted a dispensational theology.
4. The Bible Institute Movement In the late 1800s, several Bible institutes were founded that taught dispensational theology including The Nyack Bible Institute (1882), The Boston Missionary Training School (1889), and The Moody Bible Institute (1889).
5. The Scofield Reference Bible C. I. Scofield, * a participant in the Niagara conferences, formed a board of Bible conference teachers in 1909 and produced what came to be known as, the Scofield Reference Bible. This work became famous in the United States with its theological annotations right next to the Scripture. This reference Bible became the greatest influence in the spread of dispensationalism.
6. Dallas Theological Seminary After World War I, many dispensational Bible schools were formed. Led by Dallas Theological Seminary (1924), dispensationalism began to be promoted in formal, academic settings. Under Scofield, dispensationalism entered a scholastic period that was later carried on by his successor, Lewis Sperry Chafer. Further promotion of dispensationalism took place with the writing of Chafer’s eight-volume Systematic Theology.
WHO WAS CYRUS I. SCOFIELD?:
HERE IS THE “SAFE” VERSION OF WHO SCOFIELD WAS
AS TAUGHT TO MANY BIBLE STUDENTS:
Biography - Dr. C. I. Scofield
by Daniel Stanfield
Dr Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921) is undoubtedly best known today for the Scofield Reference Bible, but was instrumental in the promotion of premillennial dispensational doctrine across denominational lines. His explanations of Scripture in his study Bible are clear and systematic, effectively presenting his views.
Scofield was the seventh son of a farmer and raised by his stepmother. As a teen, he fought in the Civil War. He became a lawyer and was politically active in the state of Kansas, but resigned under allegations of corruption. Later, he became separated from his wife and his children, no longer practiced law, and has been described as a thief and a drunkard*. It was then, in 1879, when Scofield accepted Christ as his Savior, and immediately became active in the ministry, an activity which was to dominate his life from then on.
Scofield was originally a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in St Louis and worked with D.L. Moody. He was soon licensed to preach and began the Hyde Park Congregational Church there. In 1882, Scofield took a mission church in Dallas which he took from an attendance of 14 to over 400. It was here that Scofield was ordained, saw the finality of his divorce from his first wife, and also where he later married Hettie Van Wark. He hosted Moody’s 1886 Crusade, took office in the American Mission Society of Texas and Louisiana, and began to appear regularly as a speaker at Bible conferences. In 1888, Scofield published his landmark, “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”, which explains pretribulation, premillennialism, and dispensationalism, which was very well circulated.
It was here that Scofield became increasingly involved with Bible institutes, as well as vigorous missions activity. He directed the Southwestern School of the Bible in Dallas and presided over the trustees at Lake Charles College. In 1890, Scofield founded the Central American Mission and began the Scofield Bible Correspondence Course. This study course formed the core which would go into the Scofield Reference Bible.
In 1895, Scofield left Dallas to join Moody in Massachusetts, where he presided over the Northfield Bible Training School, which Moody had founded. It was here that Scofield determined to create the Scofield Reference Bible. Scofield returned to Dallas, but he spent much time away as he worked on the Bible. The first edition was published in 1909, with a revision following in 1917. Some of Scofield’s latest works include the establishment of the New York School of the Bible, the Philadelphia School of the Bible, and the Douglaston Community Church.
While it is evident from the described activity above that Scofield was extremely active and successful in the ministry, what remains to be presented is the scope of his lasting impact on Christianity, especially in the areas of premillennial doctrine. The text outlines five specific areas in which Scofield made formative contributions.
Firstly, Scofield had enormous impact in the development of the Bible Conference movement. Scofield was a regular speaker at many conferences, including the Niagara conferences of the 1880’s and 1890’s, the Northfield conferences, beginning in 1887, and in the Sea Cliff conferences. Through these conferences Scofield had lasting effects on those who followed after. Secondly, Scofield was deeply invested in the creation and oversight of Bible Schools and Mission agencies throughout his life. Thirdly, Scofield was a prolific writer, and was a skilled teacher, making Bible study and doctrine clear to those who were willing to study with his lessons and notes. His most significant achievements here being his correspondence course, his pamphlet, “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”, and his study Bible.
The impact of these works, especially considering the extent of publication of the Scofield Reference Bible, cannot be overstated. A fourth area of lasting contribution must be included, that is, a lifetime of relentless evangelical efforts under a clear, conservative, theology. While Scofield often emphasized premillennial and dispensational issues when teaching, he considered these doctrines to be strongly subservient to the doctrines of sin and redemption through Christ. One can hardly discount his investment in souls through his college and missionary activity, not to mention Scofield’s pastoral activity and his daily life. A final area of lasting contribution, noted by the text for Dr. Scofield, is that of his ability to encourage subsequent generations to continue in the works and traditions of the Bible conferences. A noted follower of Scofield was Lewis Sperry Chafer who was close to Scofield for twenty years. Chafer went on to found the Dallas Theological Seminary, and to write his masterpiece work, “Systematic Theology”.
NOW FOR THE UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS ..
(REMEMBER THE DARK PRINT ABOVE)?
Dispensationalists tend to cherish Scofield’s teachings without any concern whatsoever for what kind of man he really was.
For some reason, his admirers consider it unethical or possibly even contemptible to expose embarrassing little known secrets about the man. Facts should not be buried because they make people feel uncomfortable.
Neither C.I. Scofield nor his work are above reproach and considering the impact he has had on Christendom, his life should be examined. The type of person that he really was will have a major influence on the theology that he taught.
Former Dallas Theological Seminary President and student of Scofield’s theology John F. Walvoord, has written concerning the Scofield Reference Bible:
This edition of the Bible, which has had unprecedented circulation, has popularized premillennial teachings and provided ready helps of interpretation. It has probably done more to extend premillennialism in the last half century than any other volume. This accounts for the many attempts to discredit this work…The reputation of the Scofield Bible is curious because each succeeding writer apparently believes that his predecessors have not succeeded in disposing of this work once and for all. This belief apparently is well-founded, for the Scofield Bible continues to be issued year after year in greater numbers than any of its refuters.[i]
This is the general concensus among dispensationalist leaders that because his work is around in such great quantity it must be correct, so they plug it. These men, however, through their heavy promotion of Scofield’work, are largely responsible for the popularity of it (they exhibit circular reasoning).
When giving the qualifications of a bishop, Paul states in 1 Timothy 3:2,4
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Did Scofield meet the qualifications for a leader in the church? His friends and colleagues have tried to hide the fact that he was married twice, had two daughters with his first wife and was divorced by her due to how he treated her and their daughters.
For proofs regarding this go to: http://poweredbychrist.homestead.com/files/cyrus/scofield.htm
But it gets even more odd!
The World Zionist movement, as its Jewish founders called themselves, had plans to acquire a homeland for all Jews worldwide, even though most were far from homeless, and many did not want another home. Not any land would do. World Zionists wanted a specific property that American Christians called "the Holy Land." But if these Zionists read "Democracy in America" or any of the journals of any of America's churches, which no doubt they did, they could not help but know that Jerusalem was not theirs to have. As self-proclaimed Jews, they were, according to the Christian New Testament, the persecutors of Christ and most of his early followers, and the engineers of his crucifixion. America's traditional churches in the 19th Century would never stand for a Jewish occupation of Jesus' homeland.
World Zionist leaders initiated a program to change America and its religious orientation. One of the tools used to accomplish this goal was an obscure and malleable Civil War veteran named Cyrus I. Schofield. A much larger tool was a venerable, world respected European book publisher--The Oxford University Press.
The scheme was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity. Scofield's role was to re-write the King James Version of the Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes in the margins, between verses and chapters, and on the bottoms of the pages. The Oxford University Press used Scofield, a pastor by then, as the Editor, probably because it needed such as man for a front. The revised bible was called the Scofield Reference Bible, and with limitless advertising and promotion, it became a best-selling "bible" in America and has remained so for 90 years.
The Scofield Reference Bible was not to be just another translation, subverting minor passages a little at a time. No, Scofield produced a revolutionary book that radically changed the context of the King James Version. It was designed to create a subculture around a new worship icon, the modern State of Israel, a state that did not yet exist, but which was already on the drawing boards of the committed, well-funded authors of World Zionism.
Scofield's support came from a movement that took root around the turn of the century, supposedly motivated by disillusionment over what it considered the stagnation of the mainline American churches. Some of these "reformers" were later to serve on Scofield's Editorial Committee.
TO READ MORE GO TO: http://www.historicist.com/articles2/zionscofield2.htm
“I am NOT a ZionIST,,, I am a ZionITE.”
Jesus of Zion
Here is An odd quote from a PRO-Zionist website that clearly infers that “Anti-Zionism” is USUALLY equal to “Anti-Semitism”… THIS is clearly untrue considering there are Semite (Jewish/Hebrew) Rabbi’s who themselves are Anti-Zionist:
“Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism - Anti-Zionism is opposition to the existence of the state of Israel or the idea of reconstituting a Jewish homeland. It is not necessarily anti-Semitic, but it usually is so, especially when the complaints against Israel and "Zionists" include controlling the government of the United States, conspiring to take over the world, starting world wars etc. (see above for characteristics of anti-Semitic Web sites). Anti-Zionism is usually based on the premise that Jews are inferior or different from any other group of people, and therefore do not have the right to declare themselves a nation or people.”
A Timeline of Zionism with Inserts concerning Dispensationalist events
Historical Progression of Zionism
18th century: The German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn initiates a Jewish secularism, which focused on Jewish national identity.
(NOTE: IN 1833 Darby says his dispensational theology was fully formed.)
1862: The German Jew Moses Hess publishes the book Rome and Jerusalem where he called for a return of Jews to Palestine. He also said that Jews would never succeed by assimilating into European societies.
1881: Pogroms of Russia result in heavy emigration to USA. Some few Jews even emigrates to Palestine, as they are motivated by religious ideas of Palestine as Jewish homeland.
1893: Nathan Birnbaum introduces the term 'Zionism'.
1896: The Austrian Jew Theodor Herzl publishes the book The Jewish State, where he declares that the cure for anti-semitism was the establishment of a Jewish state. As he saw it, the best place to establish this state was in Palestine, but this geography was no precondition.
1897: The 1st Zionist Congress is held in Basel in Switzerland. 200 delegates participates. The Basel Program is formulated, which calls for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, where Jews could live safely under public law. The World Zionist organization is also established, and establishes its head quarters in Vienna, Austria.
1903: Britain offers an area of 15,500 km² in Uganda in Africa, an area of virgin land to the Jews of the world, where a Jewish homeland could be established.
1905: 7th Zionist Congress refuses Britain's Uganda proposal. Israel Zangwill forms the Jewish Territorial organization, which sought to find territory for a Jewish state, no matter where this would be. His organization got only few supporters. — After the Russian revolution is defeated, many young Jews emigrate from Russia.
(NOTE: C. I. Scofield, * formed a board of Bible conference teachers in 1909 and produced what came to be known as, the Scofield Reference Bible)
1917: The Balfour Declaration, issued by the British foreign secretary, gives official British support to the work on establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
1922: Britain gives The World Zionist organization the mandate to administer Jewish immigration and settlement in Palestine. This immigration and settlement was funded by American Jews.
(NOTE: In 1924 Dallas Theological Seminary dispensationalism began to be promoted in formal, academic settings)
1939: The British 'White Paper' gives the Arabs of Palestine de facto control over Jewish immigration.
1942: A call is issued from Zionist leaders for the establishment of a Jewish state in all of western Palestine, when World War II ends.
1948 May 14: The State of Israel is founded. The World Zionist organization continues to back Jewish immigration to Israel.
1970s: The World Zionist organization puts its muscles into helping Jews in the Soviet Union to emigrate to Israel.
1975 November 10: UN General Assembly passes Resolution 3379, in which Zionism is declared "racist", with 72 votes to 35 (32 abstentions).
1991 December 16: UN General Assembly revokes Resolution 3379, with 111 votes to 25 (13 abstentions).
"Zionism" by Tore Kjeilen, article in the Encyclopaedia of the Orient, Oslo, Norway. Last modified Aug. 22, 2004.
Organizations Challenging Christian Zionism
1. Jewish Organizations Critical of Right Wing Christian and Jewish Zionist Positions
The Christian Zionist political agenda is in opposition to the desires of most Jews in both the U.S. and Israel. Consistently in most polls, the majority of Jews recognize the necessity of a political settlement with the Palestinians that would give them a viable state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip (in exchange, of course, for peace!). Most "settlers" on the West Bank are not religious settlers, but instead economic settlers who have moved there because of generous government incentives to do so. They would be happy to leave their settlements. There is a large Jewish "peace group" that favors drawing back to the 1967 borders.
Jews Against Zionism
Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Israeli group that helps Palestinians rebuild homes destroyed by the IDF.
Jewish Peace Fellowship
Founded by Rabbis in 1941. Supports conscientious objectors.
Jewish voices of conscience and reason, led by Rabbi Michael Lerner in San Francisco.
The Israeli Refuser Movement
The movement for soldiers of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories.
The website of the prominent Israeli peace movement features thought-provoking articles by its dissident director, Uri Avnery.
Peace Now is the largest extra-parliamentary movement in Israel, the country’s oldest peace movement with a broad public base. They advocate for Palestinian self-determination within 1967 borders. Has links to U.S. and other regional supporting Jewish groups.
Not In My Name
Taking Action for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine based on their belief in Judaism.
The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, reports on Israeli abuses such as torture, shootings, home demolitions, and settler violence.
Jewish Voice For Peace
This organization is dedicated to the rights of Jews, Palestinians, and all peoples in the Middle East. They believe conflict won't end until Israel removes settlements. Site includes petition, listserver, resources, media.
Jews NOT Zionists
Torah-true Jews against Zionism. Any form of Zionism is heresy from the Torah viewpoint and the so-called 'State of Israel' is illegitimate. Menu includes links and quotes to Anti-Zionist Jewish organizations and statements, and the wisdom of Judaism on the Middle East Quandary.
Australian Jewish Democratic Society
Committed to Peace and Social Justice, Reconciliation between Nations and Peoples, and Nuclear Disarmament". Contents include News, Mid East Conflict, Library, Peace Links, Readers' Forum, Newsletters, and Activities.
Matzpun: Hebrew for Conscience
The authors of this appeal are Jews whose families have been victims of racism and genocide, and who feel they cannot remain silent. They appeal to the world to boycott Israeli goods and leisure travel.
Neturei Karta International (Jews United Against Zionism)
Guided by the rabbis of our time and under the inspiring leadership of the late Reb Amram Blau, the Neturei Karta refuse to recognize the right of anyone to establish a "Jewish" state during the present period of exile. They are Orthodox Jews who condemn Zionism and the brutal treatment of the Palestinians as a heresy and violation of the Torah.
Jews for Justice for Palestinians
A UK based organization with news, summaries and commentary of people opposing the occupation.
Jews On First
A Jewish internet community that opposes the growing strength of the Christian right and the accelerating pace of its theocratic agenda.
2. Organizations Reflecting a Christian Perspective
Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF)
An ecumenical group of American Christians founded to inform American Christians of the plight of Palestinian Christians. It is an organization which "seeks to replace despair with hope, fear with security, and humiliation with human dignity"
The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Covers five Middle East countries. Newsletters describe current issues.
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, North Park University
Grounded in Christian values and committed to an ecumenical evangelical vision, the CMES will seek understanding and reconciliation with the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Arab-American Roman Catholic Community (Al Bushra)
Explores the heritage, history, traditions, theology, and current events of the people in the Middle East. Provides information about the stand taken by the Vatican and heads of Christian communities regarding human-right issues in the Holy Land. (Has great music!)
Sabeel Liberation Theology Study Centre
Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, this liberation theology seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians, to promote unity among them toward social action. Sabeel strives to develop a spirituality based on love, justice, peace, nonviolence, liberation and reconciliation for the different national and faith communities. Has links to supporting groups in United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
Pax Christi International is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement working on a global scale on a wide variety of issues in the fields of human rights, security and disarmament, economic justice and ecology. In Palestine the Center for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation (CCRR) is a Palestinian NGO committed to an alternative approach to conflict transformation. We cherish the values of peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, respect and hope. Has links to supporting groups throughout the world.
A Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice. Supports a just peace for Palestine.
The Amos Trust is committed to justice and hope for the forgotten. Amos aims to encourage those who are oppressed and who live in forgotten situations, and also to inspire others through story and song - and a theology - that has been sharpened by our partners from around the world to develop a commitment to justice. Supports the local Palestinian Christian Church and peacemakers from different faith communities in Palestine-Israel.
Churches for Middle East Peace
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 21 public policy offices of national churches and agencies -- Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant. CMEP began its work in 1984 out of the conviction that the policy perspectives and long Middle East experience of our member bodies should be more widely known in the public policy arena. We therefore seek to maintain an on-going dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the diplomatic community, to advance such concerns, assessments, and advocacy positions.
Stephen Sizer Ministries
Books and study guides on Christian Zionism, and on Morally Responsible Investment.
3. Palestinian Human Rights Groups
Holy Land Trust
Holy Land Trust promotes and supports the Palestinian community in its struggle on two fronts: achieving political independence through supporting the Palestinian community in developing nonviolent resistance approaches towards ending the occupation; and assisting it in building an independent Palestine that is founded on the principles of nonviolence, democracy, respect for human rights, and peaceful means of resolving conflicts.
Birzeit University is the first Arab University in Palestine, offering courses in areas such as commerce, economics, and engineering. There are Palestinian cultural events and exhibitions.
Applied Research Institute
Founded in 1990, the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources. The Institute works specifically to augment the local stock of scientific and technical knowledge and to introduce and devise more efficient methods of resource utilization and conservation, improved practices, and appropriate technology.
Al-Haq was established in 1979 by a group of Palestinian lawyers following extended debate over how best to address the lack of human rights protection mechanisms in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Founded as Law in the Service of Man, Al-Haq was one of the first human rights organisations established in the Arab world.
Friends of Al Aqsa
The Friends of Al-Aqsa is a non-profit making organization with voluntary staff concerned with the defense of basic human rights of Palestinians as supported by various international groups and organizations. It also stands for the protection and safety of Al-Aqsa Haram Sharif (The First Qibla) in Al Quds (Jerusalem).
Palestinian Return Centre
The Palestinian Return Centre is an independent academic/media consultancy founded and registered in the United Kingdom in 1996. It specializes in the research, analysis, and monitoring of issues pertaining to the dispersed Palestinians and their right to return. It also serves as an information repository on other related aspects of the Palestine Question and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
4. Other Organizations
Council for the National Interest
Advocates Middle East Policies that serve the American national interest.
Helping Palestinians in Need (Interpal)
INTERPAL is a non-political, non-profit making British charity that focuses solely on the provision of relief and development aid to the poor and needy of Palestine the world over, primarily in Palestine and the refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.
War On Want
War on Want knows that poverty is political. The decisions of politicians in rich countries can mean life or death for people in developing countries. We have the power to reshape the global landscape - to ensure that people across the world can live in justice and peace.
News Sites Associated with Israel/Palestine
Jerusalem Media and Communication Center
JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. JMCC's Jerusalem and Ramallah offices provide a wide range of services to journalists, researchers, international agencies, individuals and organizations interested in obtaining reliable information on the Palestinian territory.
The Washington Report
The Washington Report is published by the American Educational Trust (AET), a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states. AET's Foreign Policy Committee has included former U.S. ambassadors, government officials, and members of Congress.
The Jerusalem Times
The Palestine Monitor
The Palestine Monitor provides a timely response to events happening on the ground from the Palestinian perspective, as well as providing them with news and information as events happen.
Israeli, Left of Center daily
Middle East Report
Israeli, Conservative, English language only
Israeli, Centrist daily, Israel's largest circulation newspaper
Bitterlemons.org is a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. Bitterlemons.org aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Israel National News
Israeli Right of Center Viewpoint
Christian Zionist Organizations
Christians for Biblical Israel
Battalion of Deborah
Zion Friends of Israel (Icelandic Site)
Rapture Ready (prophecy clock)
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
International Christian Zionist Center
The Churches Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ)
Christian Friends of Israel-USA
Christian Friends of Israel - International
The Jerusalem Connection
Pipeline of Hatred - Power Point Presentation
Middle East "Facts"
Christian Friends of Israel Communities (links churches to settlements)
Abrahamic Faith (Muslim convert Christian Zionists)
AGS Consulting (Bible Students)
Catholic Friends of Israel
David Allen Lewis Ministries
Exobus (aliyah ministry)
Focus on Jerusalem
The Galilee Experience (selling products made by Israelis)
Gratefully Crafted Ministries
Hal Lindsey Oracle
Intercessors for America
Intercessors for Israel
Olive Root Ministries
Bridges for Peace
Jews For Jesus
Christian Action for Israel
American Messianic Fellowship (AMF)
Messianic Friends Network
Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry
Middle East Digest (ICEJ)
John Hagee Ministries
Jack Van Impe International Ministries
Prophecy News Watch
Christians for Israel
The Left Behind Series Prophecy Club
Watchmen for the Nations
The Jerusalem Connection
Middle East Reporting in Truth
Stand for Israel
BOOKS & DVDS:
Title Author Media
Biblical Interpretation And Middle East Policy: The Promised Land, America, And Israel, 1917-2002
Anderson, Irvine H. Book
Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation
Ateek, Naim Stifan Book
When Time Shall be No More: Prophesy Belief in Modern American Culture
Boyer, Paul Book
Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestians
Burge, Gary Book
Chacour, Elias Book
We Belong to the Land: A Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation
Chacour, Elias and Jensen, Mary E Book
Whose Promised Land
Chapman, Colin Book
Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism
Clark, Victoria Book
Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind
Currie, David B Book
Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism
Clark, Victoria Book
America's Palestine: Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli Statehood
Davidson, Lawrence Book
Left Behind?: The Facts Behind the Fiction
Flesher, LeAnn Snow Book
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Goldbert, Michelle Book
Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace and Hope
Lutz, Charles P., and Smith, Robert O Book
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
Mearsheimer, John J., and Walt, Stephen M. Book
Coming of God: Christian Eschatology
Moltmann, Jurgen Book
Israel, the Bible, and the Future: Premillennialism and Christian Zionism in American Culture and the Church
North Park Univ Conf, 4/05 DVD
I Am a Palestinian Christian
Raheb, Mitri Book
The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation
Rossing, Barbara R
Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon?
Sizer, Steven Book
Sizer, Steven DVD
Zion's Christian Soldiers
Sizer, Steven Book
Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Easern and Western Christians
Wagner, Donald E Book
On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend
Weber, Timothy Book
Witnessing For Peace: In Jerusalem and the World
Younan, Munib A. Book
DISPENSATIONALISM (& Christian Zionism)
DEFINED & HISTORY (general):
Organizations Challenging Christian Zionism
Palestinian Human Rights Groups
Middle East News Sites
Christian Zionist Organizations
“Does it not seem odd to anyone but myself that if Dispensationalism and Christian Zionism is truth that there is well over 1,800 years prior church history in which apparently this theological concept was not even discussed.. Yet today it seems to have become the most important theology held in conservative Christianity?”
Jesus of Zion
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