In Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon’s, ‘Setting the Record Straight on Christian Zionism,’ critiquing Raphael Megarik’s book review of ‘Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, And U.S.-Israeli Relations,’ my take is: they’re both right and both wrong, depending on the eye of the beholder.
I agree with Dr. Cannon’s statement: “The narrative that Raphael Magarik puts forth seeks to debunk the idea that: ‘Christian Zionism conceals under a cloak of Philo-Semitism, a nefarious agenda. Christian Zionists support Israel, supposedly, to hasten the end-times, when ‘Jews must convert or die.’” I’ve said as much in my book, ‘Christian Zionism … Enraptured Around a Golden Calf.’ Most Jews fear Christian Philo-Semitism. It borders on anti-Semitism.
On the other hand, we all need to know more about Christian Zionism, especially my dear brothers and sisters who are Bible-believing Christian Zionists. They are, paradoxically, still enraptured in Pagan Zionism. My book aspires, to gently hammer Christians into fully embracing the Good News, especially the Good News preached by Jesus Himself before he was nailed to the cross. Many Evangelicals unwittingly sideline the Gospel’s stance on the (New) Promised Land by replacing the (New) Promised Land with Modern Israel. Christian Zionists confuse Biblical Zionism with Pagan-Zionism. (*Page X; Kindle Locations 22-24).
What do I recommend? Aside from reading my book (forgive my bias), consider comparing Daniel G. Hummel’s ‘Covenant Brothers … Evangelical, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations’ to Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon’s ‘A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land’. Please scroll all the way down. We’ll feature Hummel’s book in our bookshop soon, too.
And, take note. Many of us are kings with one eye in the land of the blind. And, the least of us sometimes see and whisper, “the king wears no clothes.” No king knows everything.
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