We Won’t Play

Start the game without us.

This is just a fresh restatement of where this parish stands. We aren’t looking to change the course of history. Our Savior made it clear that human political action accomplishes nothing useful for His Kingdom. His Kingdom is not of this world. He avoided politics like the plague, especially when folks tried to make Him the wrong kind of king. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth already; human events at large are His concern, not ours. He told us to stay out of human politics, just as He did when He walked among us.

So we are neither supporters nor enemies of modern Israel. We simply deny that it matters either way what Israel does — she remains a blasphemous insult to God’s revelation, same as every other human government on this earth. She did have a special status at one time, but it rested on her obedience to the Covenant. She rejected the terms of the Covenant and rejected God’s only Son. The bar has been raised. She is now obliged to obey the Laws of God as taught by Christ if she wants one shred of the Covenant promises. The moment she returns to God’s true Law, we will be first in line to support her. Until then, she remains outside the Covenant.

We offer the same support to any other political entity that adheres to the applicable Law Covenant — which is the Law of Noah for everyone else. But the status of Israel as a nation and as individuals always stood on covenant adherence. Anyone could be a Child of Israel by choosing to be a Child of the Law. It was not the DNA; God could raise up children of Abraham from the stones on the ground. It was always a matter of obedience.

Thus, anyone who supports modern Israel under false claims about Bible prophecy is under God’s wrath because they call God a liar.

So Israel isn’t special, just a human political construct like any other. Neither can the Jewish people claim a special status so long as they adhere to the Talmud — which Jesus called bogus traditions of mere men. The Talmud is nothing more than a perverted reassessment of the words of the Bible that arose from the influence of Hellenism. What the New Testament calls “Pharisaism” is the core of modern Judaism. Legalistic Judaism is a direct rejection of the ancient Hebrew intellectual traditions. The Son of God said as much.

But we are not hostile to Jewish people any more than any other ethnic, national or racial identity. They need Jesus, same as all humans: “There is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

So the primary issue is our denial of the special status so urgently claimed by Zionists. Even in this, there is no fight, no plan to oppose Zionism. We simply deny the claims and stand ready to explain our denial. We don’t debate; there’s nothing to gain by that. But we are quite willing to point out the holes and offer God’s Word. If no one believes our message, that’s God’s problem. Our mission is simply to walk in the truth to which He calls us, and claim the blessings of His promises. We have a prophetic duty to live and speak the truth.

We don’t stand in your way, Zionist fools, but we refuse to join your folly.

Update: This article offers the secular historical background for the same position.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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