Cursing Israel

Q. A thought has occurred to me…If Christians are saved by grace, and sealed with the Holy Spirit, what about “Christians” Who curse Israel? Some mainline Protestants seem to blame Israel for all the world’s problems. Their anti-semitic rants must rile the Lord. Would Gen. 12:3 apply?

A. If a person is truly saved and has been taught some form of replacement theology or has an anti-Israel bias from some other source, God will forgive this even though it grieves His Spirit to have one of His children feel this way. I’m not saying that believers have to blindly go along with whatever the Government of Israel does. The Bible said that Israel would be re-gathered in unbelief and we know its government is secular and has yet to acknowledge God’s hand upon them. That will soon change.

But in the meantime Bible believing Christians should understand that God’s gift of the promised land to Israel is “an everlasting possession” (Genesis 17:8). We should know that He promised them He would bring them back into the Land in the latter days, (Isaiah 11:11) and that selling it or giving it away is prohibited. (Leviticus 25:23) So on that issue there should be no doubt.

Aside from the fact that it hasn’t worked, efforts to try and achieve peace by giving His land away are contrary to His will and put those encouraging or supporting it in opposition to Him. It goes without saying that a believer should not support something that is in opposition to God’s will. It’s a losing strategy. Will it endanger their salvation? No, but it does grieve the Holy Spirit, something we’re advised to avoid. (Ephes. 4:30)

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