- Posted November 19, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Israel-Gaza conflict: Your stories
Christianity and Israel-Gaza conflict
Christians have long taught that Christianity does not promote the idea that it is God's will that Israel be a state. God does not favor one nation over another. The idea that Christianity agrees with Zionism wasn't widely taught until the 1800s. It was a new and false idea that was not held by Christians before the 1800s. However it is being broadcast in the media that Evangelicals have adopted the idea. The idea that it is God's will to support National Israel. They see the killing of innocent Palestinians to establish the Israeli state as justified by the Bible. This is a horrible misrepresentation of the Bible's teaching. The Bible teaches that we are to be peacemakers. There are many evangelicals who desire to tell the truth and teach that Christians are not obligated to support Israel. The cost is too great to support them when innocent children are being killed. Charles E. Carlson is the head of an organization that seeks to represent Christianity as a religion of peace, not of war. He is featured in the video. Evangelicals like him would like to tell the media that Christianity is not in favor of killing the Muslims in Gaza. It is a tragic misconception that has yet to be covered by the media.