Posts Tagged ‘Christian For Israel’

Good News According To John Cash

February 24, 2010

A writer once tried to paint Cash into a corner, baiting him to acknowledge a single denominational persuasion at the center of his heart. Finally, Cash laid down the law: “I—as a believer that Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew, the Christ of the Greeks, was the Anointed One of God (born of the seed of David, upon faith as Abraham has faith, and it was accounted to him for righteousness)—am grafted onto the true vine, and am one of the heirs of God’s covenant with Israel.”

Good News According To Tom and Becky Bradford

July 28, 2009

http://www.torahclass.com/video.html

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Good news according to Japanese Christians – Abraham Teshima, Makuya founder and Yeremiyahu Norio Kado

May 19, 2009

Amazing story.

The Makuyas stress “a return to the dynamic faith of the original Gospel of early Hebraic Christianity, as opposed to the dogmatic, institutionalized, European-dominated churches.” In their view, when biblical religion was introduced to the Hellenistic world, its lively spirit was interpreted within Greek logic and eventually replaced by a set of theological creeds. The Makuyas, thus, seek to restore this original spirit by returning to its Hebrew roots, and learning the Bible accordingly.

Who are the Makuya? The word is the Japanese translation of the Hebrew phrase “mishkan” – the tabernacle of meeting between God and man in the wilderness. The organization formed in 1948 when Abraham Ikuro Teshima, a successful Christian businessman, concluded that for the Japanese, a return to the original dynamic faith of the early Hebrew Christians was necessary.

Where far east loves  middle east and a world intent on endlessly criticizing Israel, the Japanese Makuya are something else…

“The Makuya came because we love Israel,” said Yeremiyahu Norio Kado, who lives in Jerusalem as the groups permanent representative in Israel…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makuya

Good News According To Anthony Chapman

April 30, 2009

song written by American Christians to encourage embattled Israel, entitled, “A Prayer Under Fire,” has aired for the first time on Israeli radio and television Anthony Chapman and his wife Irene, from Rhode Island.

Good News According To Thomas Cook

April 26, 2009

Thomas Cook’s tour in 1869 marked the start of regular package cruises to Palestine. Participants camped in sumptuous tents, with servants preparing baths and picnic tables. In case of bad weather, the tourists could stay in hotels in both Jaffa and Jerusalem belonging to Cook’s first local agent, Alexander Howard, a Maronite Christian.

Before long, tourism to the Holy Land had become big business. By 1883 Thomas Cook & Son had taken 4,500 travelers to Palestine. With increasing demand, a railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem was clearly desirable.  THE JERUSALEM POST

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Good News According To Earl Cox

April 17, 2009

Earl G. Cox has been active in the political arena for over 30 years having served in senior level positions in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents…

Earl is a newly appointed member of the Christian Advisory Board for El Al Airlines.  He is also presently serving as the official international spokesperson for Operation LifeShield; an emergency campaign to provide ‘portable’ bomb shelters to areas of need in Israel and is a contributing writer for the Jerusalem Post Blog. Additionally, Earl Cox proposed to the directors of Yad Vashem – the world famous Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem – an idea to form a Christian Leadership Council of Remembrance. Yad Vashem embraced this concept and asked Earl for assistance in securing the initial council members.  Having a Christian council at Yad Vashem represents another historical first in the development of Christian and Jewish relations.

http://www.israelalways.com

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Good News According To Laurence Oliphant then William Blackstone

March 25, 2009

Modern zi0nism is a core part of the Protestant reformation. As average Christians in Europe were finally allowed to read the Bible and to actually read God’s promises to Israel and the Jewish people they started to support the restoration of Israel. There was a major movement especially within Britain. America’s founders came out of this environment and brought these ideas with them to the new American promised land where they flourished even more.

William Bradford – ‘Come let us declare in Zion the word of God’
quoting Jeremiah in 1620 as he got off the Mayflower. Founding of
America.

In the 1700’s Famous preacher Jonathan Edwards was a Christian Zionist.

According to Sizer, the term ‘Christian Zionist’ first appears to have been used by Theodor Herzl to describe Henri Dunant, the Swiss philanthropist and founder of the Red Cross. Dunant was one of only a handful of Gentiles to be invited to the First World Zionist Congress.

Joseph Rabinowitz was a leader in the Jewish community in Russia when he went to Palestine seeking a place of safety from Russian mobs who were attacking Jews. In the holy land he realized that Jesus is who he says – the way to true peace and the Messiah. Rabinowitz did not think Oliphant was as effective as he could have been but…

Laurence Oliphant (1829–1888) was an early Christian zionist (and British author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic) who desired to see the resurrection of Israel.

…his mind was occupied with a large project of colonization in Palestine, and he made in 1879 an extensive journey in that country, going also to Constantinople, in the vain hope of obtaining a lease of the northern half of the Holy Land with a view to settling large numbers of Jews there (this was before the first wave of Jewish settlement of the Zionists in 1882). This he conceived would be an easy task from a financial point of view, as there were so many persons in England and America anxious to fulfill the prophecies, and bring about the end of the world…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Oliphant

Charles Taze Russell – founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, prophetic Christian Zionist

Conrad Schick (1822-1901) a German Protestant missionary was actually the architect who planned Meah Shearim in Jerusalem which is now the main Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, the city of Jesus.

Another Christian zionist was professor George Bush (distant ancestor of the future US president).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bush_%28Biblical_scholar%29

Henry Wentworth Monk (April 6, 1827 – August 24, 1896) was a fascinating Canadian Christian Zionist.  “If Blacks free what about the Jews?”

Mormon Christian Zionist –

Orson Hyde 1841‏
– famous prayer for restored Israel
– site of BYU israel

Also, Brandeis called William Blackstone the Father of Zionism, not Herzl because Blackstone was first.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone_Memorial

Emma Lazarus – female Zionist predating Herzl by a few decades

Herzl – Moses, Moses Rambam, and Herzl – “the 3rd Moses”. According to Herzl’s biographer Reuben Breinin, “Herzl had a dream in which he encountered Moses and a messiah figure on a shining cloud…” . Also, Robert S. Wistrich wrote in “Theodore Herzl between Messianism and Politics”….

THEODORE HERZL – BETWEEN MESSIANISM AND POLITICS – ROBERT S. WISTRICH

former US President George Bush (Jr) is the greatest Christian zionist supporter of Israel in history so far. IronicallyChristian Zionists have been stronger supporters of Israel than the liberal American Jewish community (see the book A Match Made in Heaven by Zev Chafets for the details).

Good News According To James Ridgway

March 25, 2009

Good news for Israel tourism from pastor James Ridgway who sent some 300,000 tourists to Israel!!

Feb. 5, 2009
NADIA BEIDAS , THE JERUSALEM POST

American pastor James Ridgway was honored late last month for bringing some 300,000 tourists to Israel since 1974 through his nonprofit organization, Educational Opportunities, which was also marking its 35th anniversary…

…The tours feature both Jewish and Arab guides. Ibrahim Matar directs the contemporary studies program for Educational Opportunities, a program in which pilgrims learn about both the Palestinian perspective and the Israeli perspective of the conflict. Matar arranges for all of the pilgrims to visit a Jewish settlement and a Palestinian refugee camp.

Matar said the tours “build a bridge for peace.”

Rula Shubeita, a tour guide for 12 years, said it is a priority for the pilgrims to pray and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

“They relate to these holy sites. All of their lives they studied about Jesus, Jerusalem, Nazareth. It’s a great experience for them. It’s once in a lifetime,” Shubeita said.

Ridgway said he believes Arabs and Jews will live in peace one day.

“I hope I will live to see that day,” he said.

This article can also be read at http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304689986&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull