By Paul Wilkinson, Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church
For many years we have been concerned about the growing opposition within the Evangelical Church towards the modern state of Israel. This opposition is rooted in an interpretation of the Bible which views the Church as having replaced (or ‘fulfilled’) Israel in God’s prophetic purposes. In recent years this theology of replacement has become increasingly politicized, and enjoys wide-ranging support among Church leaders, denominations, charities, and associated mission and humanitarian groups. Of particular concern has been the speed with which alliances have been forged with secular, political, and non-Christian religious groups in what can only be described as a mounting anti-Israel crusade.
The enclosed document highlights the scale of the problem and it is our hope and prayer that its contents will serve not only to inform, but also to awaken the church to the lateness of the hour and the nearness of our Lord’s return.
As we stand with the Jewish people in these dark days, let us pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are unwittingly opposing God’s purpose for his ancient covenanted people, that by his grace they may be restored to the truth.
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