timely corrective to creeping Zionism While I don't agree with his anti-Dispensational position, Brian's adherence to biblical principles on what matters to God is laudable in a time when many Fundamentalists, going beyond their Dispensationalism, have taken it to a political and ecclesiastical plane, advocating for a nation that just so happens to be the namesake of the biblical theocracy.
_Israel_ is a term referring to different past, present, and future entities, and the faux naivete that Zionism is based on blurs those distinctions and distracts the church from its focus on the Great Commission.
1 kings chapter 13. Seems like a familiar story. It's so odd that this is happening too, last night my youth pastor was preaching on how much some Christian brothers and sisters can be bought just to deny their faith. It's so sad. And the sad part is that in the story in 1 kings, the young prophet which stood up for righteousness succumbed to the pull of another prophet that wasn't right with God and disobeyed God. He then was killed by a lion soon afterwards. Sad.