Most christians see “prophecy” being fulfilled with the formation of the modern state of Israel in 1948.
While its partly true, the exact reason for this prophetic gathering of the people who are seen as “Israelites”, is not very clear.

Most christians who subscribe to the belief that Israel is “Gods chosen” , confidently hold that the modern day state of Israel is on Gods side, which would emerge victorious over its enemies… the neighbouring Arab states who they believe are on the side of evil.

This in turn, has led to a culture of bigotry/partiality among christians, demonizing one group (the muslims) who openly accept Jesus as the messiah, while unconditionally supporting another group(Jews) who openly reject and insult the messiah. How valid is this behaviour?

This thread will try and explore a few things pertaining to Israel at the end times.
Why exactly have the jews been gathered in one place? A place which today is a flashpoint for conflict between the muslim world and the christian world.

A closer reading of several prophetic passages reveal a few things which are radically different from the typical pro-Jewish view of the middle east held by most christians.

Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver. As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you. Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof. As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you. – Ezekiel 22:19-22

We see that the real reason for Israels establishment is not exactly a good thing for the Jews.
In the same book of Ezekiel, (which christians quote as “prophecy” of Israels rebirth), we see that they are being gathered again… for judgement and punishment.

The scenario of the modern state of Israel being on the recieving end of Gods wrath has huge implications for christians, who I feel may need to start rethinking who they align themselves with.

Now, one might feel tempted to counter this point by merely bringing up passages that point towards passages that they interpret as prophecizing the destruction of Arab/Muslim states. Yes, muslim states will also face punishment…but please consider the part in Isaiah where we read that Israel will be “a third with Egypt and Assyria”, which are both modern day muslim regions.

How ironic that Israel is placed on the same level with muslim countries, by God…. and not with christian countries… as christians might have wanted it.

 

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread761084/pg1

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