News about Israel is of interest to many Christians primarily because of prophecy, not politics. Specifically, some Christians believe moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a prophetic sign; others, however, aren’t so sure.
Last month, I summarized the findings of LifeWay’s recent survey of Christian beliefs about issues involving Israel – from the nation’s place in the Bible to its treatment of Palestinians. In that survey, 80% of evangelicals said the “rebirth” of Israel in 1948 was a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
With the May deadline approaching, let’s examine two different opinions Christians hold about the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
Position # 1 – Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a bad idea.
– Christians who hold this position worry the embassy move could lead to violence and bloodshed.
– They reject the notion that God’s promises to Abram apply to modern Israel.
– Their concern is peacemaking, and they don’t want to support practices that seem contrary to the teachings of Jesus, particularly injustice.
SOURCE CHRISTIAN NEWS