What the Bible says
This is an attempt (and please read ‘About Bias …) at rebalancing the usual public narrative. It is necessary to question and challenge some of the theologies that have led to almost unquestioning belief that the ‘Israel of God’ is Israel the modern state, more specifically, its Jewish citizens.
Many books have been written and in the ‘Recommended Reading’ you will find some that deal with the theology. The articles included here are a drop in the ocean of what could be written. Some deal specifically with the theology related to ‘Christian Zionism’, others deal with more general topics which also touch on the matter. Here are links to Biblical and theological resources. Some are articles in the public domain, some are our own and some are used with the author’s consent. If you wish to re-use these materials please request permission first. You can do this using the Contact form. Clicking on a link will either download the item as a .pdf file or open a weblink. To download Adobe Reader for pdf files click Here
The page is in process of constant development and updating, so please, if there is something missing you’d like to hear about, please use the contact form and we’ll see if we can point you in the right direction.
For those of us who claim to be followers of Jesus it is vital we never lose sight of the crux of God’s story. It is my prayer that as you read, whatever you read, you do so through the lens of the Cross and the resurrected Messiah.
- In December 2009 the churches of Palestine published their ‘cry of hope’ a ‘Moment of Truth’ – Kairos Palestine 2009
- Tom Wright concluded his little book, ‘The Way of the Lord a pilgrim journey in life and faith’ with this helpful epilogue, The Holy Land today
- Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer has provided a brief summary in Seven Biblical Answers to Zionism
- Salim Munayer of Muslaha on the Gap between Eastern and Western Christianity
- Helping us to Read the Bible Right
- Christians in the Middle East – Past, present and Future. Colin Chapman (the Henry Martyn Seminar 2011)
- John Hagee Undone. A Biblical challenge to his 2007 book, ‘In Defense of Israel’
- ‘Mistaken Identity — Who is who and why it matters’ David Carter, 2017. My own hopeful contribution to understanding. NB for American readers the link is Here.
- On the Rapture, (and why we shouldn’t be waiting for it), and
- also on the Rapture