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Was Jesus a Zionist? (Part 1) | May 18, 2024

Was Jesus a Zionist?

Anti-Zionism is spreading throughout the world. Recently, college campuses have become hotbeds for this form of antisemitism, as protesters against Israel chant, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free.” But the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea is the nation of Israel’s. The fierce wave of criticism against Zionists, those who support the Jewish people’s right to live in their ancestral homeland, which God gave them 4,000 years ago through Abraham, leads Christians to contemplate an important question about their faith: Was Jesus a Zionist?

In part 1 of our series answering this question, Chris presents a rock-solid case for why Jesus most certainly was a Zionist. While on Earth, our Savior gave His disciples specific instructions to reach the lost sheep of the house of Israel within the land of Israel. He also showed special care for the Scripture’s promises concerning the land as He preached, including His future reign on the throne of David in Jerusalem, because He intended to fulfill God’s Word in accordance with its promises, including the land of Israel. So, if Jesus was a Zionist, we should be unashamed Zionists too!

It Is No Dream

Have you ever wondered why God chose the Jewish people to bring His plan of redemption to the world? And why, after all these years, are they back in their ancient homeland? 

It Is No Dream by former executive director Elwood McQuaid gives insights into the entire biblical and prophetic program for Israel.


Apples of Gold: Faith By The Sword—Or Faith By Love?

Israel is a small country, and many times the Jewish people there feel like sheep among wolves. Zvi had Arab neighbors, who showed up at his home very upset about receiving Bibles that contained the New Testament. Zvi shared with them about having faith in Jesus. Even though they had hate in their hearts for him, and believed that anyone who doesn’t believe the same as they do should be killed, Zvi showed them love, just as Jesus commands in Mark 12:31. He then shared a story from his army days, and explained to them that believers are to love those who hate them because love is of God and God loves everyone—no exceptions.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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Comments 1

  1. If “A Zionist is one who believes that the Jewish people have a right to live in the land of Israel” there is another reason for claiming Jesus the Christ believes the children of the patriarchs are entitled to the land promised to them: ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” As a member of the Godhead the Second Person of the Trinity has always existed. He was in on the original promise to the patriarchs, and the Triune God keeps His promises!

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