Disagree with you Phil Thank you taking the time to send your comments. I would simply say that it really doesn't matter how many Jewish people think that the renewal of Israel as a state in 1948 was a mistake.
The ONLY thing that matters is God's Word on the subject, not people's opinion based on emotional virtue.
I really wish people understood God's Word better than they seem to do today. They allegorize Scripture however they want and effectively become anti-Semitic in the process.
Do I believe that Israel is without guilt? Not at all, but to lay all blame on them for what is happening in the Middle East is ridiculous.
If you have not read Ezekiel in a while (or ever) I would strongly suggest you do so, as it states repeatedly WHY God continues to support the nation of Israel. It has everything to do with His own Name's sake - His honor.
We're sending quite a bit of money by the way, to Hamas and other terrorists in their war against Israel. As Scripture says, Jerusalem will be a huge bone of contention in the world prior to the end of time (Zechariah 12:1-3).
It's not "madness" to support God's purposes in the world. It's madness to not understand what He's doing...for the sake of His holy Name.
Misguided This viewpoint make it hard to evangelize people into a faith that is so warmongering. We oppose children being killed in abortion, and then endorse and support financially the atrocities of the Zionists.
There are tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews in the U.S. that claim that the State of Israel was a grave mistake from the beginning. According to these Jews, it would only cause strife, hatred and war.
That Christians would support such madness is atrocious. Whatever happened to the peace makers?