Poll: Israelis split on taking Evangelical charity
More than 40 percent of Israeli Jews, including nearly 80% of the Orthodox, believe Jewish groups should not accept charity from evangelical Christian organizations, a survey released Sunday found.
The study, which highlighted the sharp differences of opinion between secular and religious Jews on Christianity, was published amid growing support for Israel from evangelical Christians, who donate tens of millions of dollars each year.
Fifty-five percent of respondents said Israel should accept charity from Christians missionaries, while 41% were against accepting such funds, according to the survey carried out for the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations. Seventy-nine percent of Orthodox Israelis said Jewish groups should not accept such charity, compared to 70% of secular Israelis who said they should.
"Our government ought to support Israel to the hilt, as a spear point of Western Civilization into the hard headed dominance of the Middle East."
Sounds like unbiblical Victorian imperialism. And I would not want to impose irrational, anti-Christian, Islam-approving Western "civilization" on anyone now. It was Biblical Protestantism that made the West civilized to the extent that it was, but that is virtually dead.
Despite my endorsing much in Reformed theology, you infer incorrectly that I am a member of a Reformed-type church, for most have embraced various errors to which I cannot be unequally yoked.
Our government ought to support Israel to the hilt, as a spear point of Western Civilization into the hard headed dominance of the Middle East. This does not look what is happening. This is what a person who supports Western values as opposed to islam: The Religion of Peace. A Neville Chamberlain outlook on the world by various world leaders can only lead to great disaster. Hmmm, I would think a Reformed Church member would like that idea?
Governments are going to do what is right in their eyes, no matter what, Neil. Ah, Eschatology? which no doubt we don't agree upon. The world is not going to get better and better, a mistaken idea by some. While we should do our best to make the world the better place, We can Persevere Knowing What's Coming.
Of course there's little debate among Christians whether such unbelievers ought to receive charity from churches, thanks to fallacious inferences from Scripture.
Anyhow, Israel gets my money whether I like it or not, thanks to US Foreign Aid to Israel, which Obama, with his Zionist Chief of Staff, is unlikely to deprecate. I think much US Foreign Aid is a form of payoff to ethnic political consituencies.
This poll shows that not only Christians are doing a poor job evangelizing the Jews, but even as poor of job of explaining the history of Fundamentalist Christians in regard on how the Jews are to be treated!
It should be pointed out we support Israel no matter if all, some, or none of the Jews are converted to Christianity, it is because the answer is "yes" to URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L127.pdf>Does God Have a Future for Israel?: A Study of Romans 11 and that booklet is an added answer to the sermon, What Will Become of Israel?