A friend and I were discussing the increasing anti-Israel sentiment in the world and he said, “Personally I agree. I don’t even think there should BE an Israel!” How do I calmly respond to that?
You could say that it’s really not up to Him. Then you could quote Jeremiah 31:35-36.
This is what the LORD says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar– the LORD Almighty is his name:
“Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the LORD, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me.”
Hundreds of Biblical prophecies that concern the end of this age and the coming Kingdom Age require the presence of a nation called Israel existing in the land God promised to Abraham for their fulfillment.