If there were any doubts about the official Presbyterian church stance on Zionism they can be put to rest. We urge all Presbyterians, and particularly their misguided leaders, to read Alan Dershowitz's "The Case For Israel".
Professor of law at Harvard University Dershowitz has confronted anti-Zionist professors in their classrooms - right in front of their students - to debate him on the subject, but the anti-Zionist cowards refuse to.
Additionally, the "General Assembly Action" is little more than the typical partial preterist
diatribe against the other
Roman Jesuit inspired pop-approach to eschatology of futurism/dispensationalism. Yet on that false foundation, built upon the anti-reformation efforts of Jesuit Luis Alcazar, they join 1.5 billion Muslims in the Islamic conquest of Israel, without indicating the slightest clue as to any knowledge whatsoever of the traditional historicist approach to prophecy, through which all Jews and Christians understand Old Testament prophecy was fulfilled, and the church up until a couple centuries ago understood New Testament prophecy was being fulfilled.http://www.christianeschatology.com/historicism.htm
This while the Presbyterian Church chooses the side that has always SPECIFICALLY TARGETED civilians against international law with the repeated proclaimed goal of annihilation of Jews
, while joining Muhammad's followers in the Islamic conquest of Israel, against the side that has always put their effort into specifically avoiding civilian casualties while defending their citizens in compliance with international law.http://www.brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=3838.0http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/global/resolution-confronting-christian-zionism/Israel and Palestine
General Assembly Action
Resolution on Confronting Christian Zionism
The 216th General Assembly (2004) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted this resolution, with comment:
1. Call upon the Stated Clerk to issue to all churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a pastoral letter on Christian Zionism and the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine by making this letter available on the PC(USA) Web site. The assembly requests the following offices to assist the Stated Clerk in the preparation of this letter: the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, Corporate Witness, Interfaith Relations, Middle East, and the Office of Theology and Worship.
2. Direct the Stated Clerk to inform current government officials
that Christian Zionism does not represent the majority of American Christians and the faith of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)."
"Item 12-03 calls on the General Assembly to oppose Christian Zionism and to develop a plan to communicate the theological and political ramifications it engenders to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in the mass media, and among U.S. government officials."
Check the hypocrisy of the next quote, in light of the last two paragraphs:
"Christian Zionism "weds religion with politics
and interprets biblical faithfulness in terms of fidelity to Israel's future".
They conclude with even more hypocrisy, after carelessly casting a bag full of stones at futurists, in their pot calling the kettle black routine:
"In a time when the PC(USA) is beset with its own internal disagreements, we should resist the temptation to bolster our own self-confidence by throwing stones at others. Any judgments must be made with great care."
I left the following comment:
Why not argue against scripture, and the traditional historist approach to prophecy (through which all Jews and Christians understand Old Testament prophecy was fulfilled, and the church up until a couple centuries ago understood New Testament prophecy was being fulfilled), rather than arguing against the other Roman Jesuit inspired pop-approach of futurism?http://www.christianeschatology.com/historicism.htmhttp://www.christianeschatology.com/zionism.htm