and how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression. 

My heart grieves every time i see a “stand with Israel ” post on my timeline.  I’m grieved over the fact that so many have been taken in by this new and dangerous theology, and in so duped into supporting terrorism and oppression, all in the name of God.

I believe that this theology of the “church and Israel Distiction” is actually one of the most dangerous and destructive theologies in the world today, and is causing a great many Evangelical’s to embrace violence, condone oppression,  support torture, and is actually creating terrorism. This behavior is anything but Jesus-like.

Standing with counterfeit flesh Israel ironically causes one to stand opposed to God, blindly because all the indoctrination from the world and false prophets. This theology is premised upon the promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12, when God said, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

From this verse, and other passages from the Old Testament this theology states that there are TWO covenants in the world today. One with the ethnic descendants of Abraham and one with everyone else. Essentially, it claims that God has two plans, one for Jews and one for Gentiles. 

As a result, this theology necessitates that all of the promises God made to Israel in the OT must only be fulfilled via the ethnic descendants of Abraham. This theology, at the core, differentiates God’s plan for humanity based upon race.

Beholders to this theology see the modern “political state” of Israel as the recipient of the promise God made to Abraham, and as a result, believe that we must unwaveringly support them lest we experience God’s wrath. Such attitudes have become deeply ingrained into Evangelicals culture. 

However, the truth is that this theology is a new theology that was popularized by denounced heretic John Nelson Darby in the 1800″s along with his collection of extra-biblical beliefs, such as the “secret rapture ” snatching away.

 Among Darby’s heresies included this new idea that God had TWO, SIMULTANEOUS COVENANTS, one for Jews and one for Gentiles. Sadly, much of Darby’s teachings caught hold in the UK and eventually America, and turned much of American Evangelicalism from an optimistic social justice focused movement into a pessimistic, end-times movement. 

However, Darby’s theology on Israel didn’t really take radical root in America until after the Rothschilds created the political state of Israel in 1948. Besides being an extremely racist theology, it is a very dangerous and destructive theology as well. 

Yes it is true that in the OT, Israel was the group of people God set apart. However the “seed of Abraham ” or the descendants of Abraham, have ALWAYS included those outside ethnic Jews (i.e., converted Gentiles) simply put, the OT never makes ‘Israel ” an issue of race, as most Evangelicals do, but instead describes a group of people who have decided to follow God. Any person, of any race who followed God, was included in Israel. It was NEVER a race, but a religious community. 

The New Testament affirms and teaches that the people of Israel are not those Jewish by blood but those who are Jesus-followers. Romans 9:6 “For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. . .in other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. 

Romans 2:29 tells us that the true Israelites are not so ethnically, but spiritually; “A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.”

God does not have TWO SETS of chosen people, only one. We are saved by grace and not by race.

However, the “stand with Israel ” movement rejects what is PLAIN in Scripture, instead insisting that God has a very specific, chosen race of people for which He has a special plan.

Instead of the God Who is “not a respecter of persons “, this theology creates a “god” who is severely racist- receiving people not on the basis of their hearts, but on the genetic origins of their DNA. 

As Paul says in Galations 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

This passage is perhaps as clear as it gets, that there is no longer a distinction or separation between Jews and Gentiles; the previous barrier has been removed. 

Furthermore, Paul ever so clearly states in Ephesians: 

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised ” by those who call themselves “the circumciision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)- 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought through the blood of Christ. 

14 For He Himself is our peace, WHO HAS MADE THE TWO ONE AND HAS DESTROYED THE BARRIER, the dividind wall of hostility.15 By abolishing in His flesh the law with it’s commandments and regulations. HIS PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE IN HIMSELF ONE NEW MAN OUT OF THE TWO, THUS MAKING PEACE. 16 And in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hospitality. 

(emphasis mine)

In this we see, that it was God’s intention to completely remove ANY separation which once existed between the categories of “Jew” and “Gentile” and that as far as God is concerned, there is a  new humanity where all are included together. 

However, the stand with Israel movement rejects these Scriptures along with hundreds of others; insisting through there indoctrination that a barrier still exists, where God has one distinct plan for ethnic Jews and a separate plan (covenant) for Gentiles. I can think of no other more racist position that stands opposed to the TRUTH of Scriptures and His New Covenant on Love. 

Jesus was the fulfilment of the Old Testament, including GOD’S promise to Abraham. “We stand with Israel”  theology is literally destructive. 

By saying that you “stand with Israel ” you are, by definition, saying that you “stand against” the Palestinian people. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors not to stand against them. 

“Love fulfills the law.” Romans 8:3-4

~ Deborah Gillette.


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