Most non-Jewish people (especially evangelical Christians) do not know that there is a difference between Judaism and Israeli Zionism. Some orthodox Jews in the nations have attempted to point out the difference in that they proclaim Judaism and Israeli Zionism are exclusive phenomena and that a great deception that has been foisted on the world today is that Zionism is Judaism and Zionism represents all the Jews. Consequently Dr. Roni Stauber (see internet report link below) reflects growing Jewish concern about this misperception as being the underlying cause of growing anti-semitism across the globe as anti-zionism and anti-semitism are today preceived to be the same things.
Evangelical Christians and Messianics Hold an Unbiblical Worldview of Israeli Zionism
The majority of Evangelical Christian Zionists, along with many Messianics, certainly appear to hold the perspective that Jewish Zionism as expressed by religious and/or secular Jews in the modern labor zionist State of Israel - is in fact not only equated with Judaism as a whole but is also the prophetic biblical destiny of all Jewish people. In so doing they hold a biblically impoverished view of the prophetic millenial redeemed Israel, whilst bestowing a special “halo” worldview of Divine favour upon the current State of Israel, while in the Book of Revelation there is written a very different description (see Rev 11:8). The point being that this “halo” worldview of the contemporary State of Israel and Israeli Zionism which favours a humanist socialist state, although being brought about by prophetic cicumstances and which will feature prominanently in end time prophecy, was in reality created by UN declaration - the nations of the world. The "halo" worldview of evangelicals appears to give a higher status to the pre-millenial land of Canaan than that declared in the Word of YHVH, and it concludes by avoiding the significance of the dire warning given by Yahushua Messiah, who is the only biblical prophet that instructs the people living in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to flee the land of Judea in the last days (Matt 24:16). Many Christian and Messianic theologians have argued that this prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD and does not apply to the end of days...
At the same time such people deny the full lawful prophetic narrative of how YHVH will restore the biblical land of Israel in the last days by His servant Yahushua Messiah who will redeem biblical Zion (Isaiah 49:6). The prophets declare that these events will be brought about by Messiah Yahushua alone when He returns to purge the land promised to Abraham and his decendants from all its uncleanness, iniquity and profanity, and to bring back the exiles of Jacob (all 12 Tribes and ingrafted strangers) from the nations (Isaiah 49:6).
Many Evangelical Christians proclaim the return of Labour Zionist Jews in 1948 marked the prophesied end time biblical return from exile, while completely ignoring the full promises and declarations of the prophetic scripture uttered by Moses, the major and minor prophets and the Apostles, that in the last days “all Israel would be saved” when the “two sticks” are united into one new redeemed nation and when He will bring His people out of the the nations from exile all together (Ezekiel 37; Romans 11).
An Important Sign Tells It As It Is
There is an important sign immediatelty before us that people should carefully consider in this debate, that being that while religious Israeli Zionism has proclaimed that all Jews should be making “aliyah” to the State of Israel as an act of obedience to the 613 commandments, that the majority of Judah in the Diaspora have still not yet immigrated to the State of Israel. While several commentators have argued reasons for this such as the State of iIsrael observes a selective migration process whereby the weak, the infirm or the aged are not permitted to emigrate due to unaffordable welfare burdens on the State, others have pointed to the definitions that Israeli Rabbincs have influenced in Israel's immigration criteria, such as what constitutes "legitimate" religious criteria of what constitutes authetic conversions to Judaism and what constitutes a proper Jewish marriage. However, there is yet another more profound theological issue that is not immediately apparent which needs to be discerned by all concerned with the biblical Messiah's redemption of Jacob in the last days.
To understand this a simple obvious question needs to be asked, and that is why have the majority of religious Jews still not yet chosen to make “aliyah” to the State of Israel, even in these very last days? Do they perceive themselves to be religiously disobedient or is there another reason?
It seems that while religious Israeli Zionism believes the answer is that Jews are not making "aliyah" because they are not being obedient to Judaism, the actual answer can only be understood from Judaism’s own eschatology. There is an eschatological precept that many sincere religious Jews believe that they may only return to the land of the Abrahamic promise when the Messiah of Israel comes and himself brings all 12 tribes of Jacob back. In other words a significant section of religious Judah in the nations believes that it is YHVH alone, through His Messiah, that has the only authority to bring all the remnant of Jacob back from the exile and into the land. The implications are consequently that they believe they should therefore not take matters of end time redemption into their own hands, or attempt to bring about their own redemption or make their own 'aliyah" to the current State of Israel. They believe that they are at this time still in the exile as ordered by YHVH. This appears to be the core difference between religious Israeli Zionism and broader Judaism in the nations in relation to isssue of immigration to the modern State of Israel. Clearly there are different voices in Judah that need to be heard when attempting to unravel what is on the surface and understand the eschatological truth in authentic Judaism as opposed to secular or religious Israeli Zionism, which is being alluded as causing confusion in the internet article reported below.
Evangelical Christian and Messianic Zionists would then do well to wake up from their constructed non-biblical eschatological slumbers and carefully check what the biblical prophets really foretell concerning the coming redemption of the land of covenanted biblical land of biblical Israel in the last days and what actions the authentic Yahushua Messiah will be undertaking under His own Divine mandate. They of all people should be expected to be awake to any confusion in this matter in the last days.
The research report below states that the mistaken perception that anti-Zionism is equivalent to anti-semtism is a confusion that has permeated all peoples worldwide in these days. This outcome is just as the late Art Katz (2005), a messianic Jewish man, who prophesied for more than 20 years of his life giving grave warnings that in the last days there would come a time when Judah would suffer increasing global anti-semitism once again and even more specifically that those of Judah who would be living in the State of Israel in the last days would have to flee Judea and Jerusalem in accordance with the very words of Yahushua Messiah prophesied (Matt 24:15-16; Mark 13:14).
In procaliming this prophetic message for two decades to all who should have an ear to hear, Art Katz was declared by fellow Messianic Jewish denominations across the USA, Australia and South Africa, and also those Messianic Jewish congregations resident in the state of Israel, to be nothing but a false prophet.
Nevertheless Art Katz was a man of strong courage in his convictions and faithfully proclaimed his message throughout his days without hestitation. Those of us who have been around in the faith awhile, will remember the late Art Katz and his exhortations which certainly pulled no punches…and revealed something of the cost of walking under the burden of a prophetic ministry.
Who is Watching? Who Has Believed The Report?
The research by Dr Roni Stauber reported below, appears to be a last days sign that vindicates the very prophetic exhortation the late Art Katz gave warning of for two decades prior to his passing. Who is watching and remembering? Let us also remember that the positive exhortation of the late Art Katz was directed towards his new covenant non-Jewish brethren in the faith of Yahushua Messiah. Art Katz pleaded with his faithful new-covenant non-Jewish brethren that when the end times do indeed come, and YHVH rises to address His controversy with Judah, will his new-covenant brethren be ready to open their doors as Judah will have nowhere else to turn …a radically different eschatology to popular Evangelical Christendom which hopes it will enjoy the pre-tribulation rapture and view all these events with harps from cloud 99, AND …a radically different eschatology to popular Evangelical Messianism which is attemtping to negotiate a self-made return to the State of Israel ahead of the final redemptive work of yahushua Messiah.
So, given the research report by Dr Stauber below, fior the discerning it becomes a case of whose prophetic report will you believe? Yahushua's warning and Art Katz's highlighting of this warning or Evangelical Christian Zionism or Messianic Zionism theological worldviews? Or, Israeli Zionism or the messianic eschatology of authentic Judaism - which is in accord with true biblical prophecy and the messinci mandate?
Indeed, the Law of Moses declares in the prophetic parable of Joseph (Genesis 45 through 48) that it is Joseph , who is the shadow type of Yahushua Messiah, and His House (Ephraim and Manasseh) that have the biblical mandate and accountability for the end time set-apart ministry in YHVH’s redemptive plan for the redemption of Judah and his companions in the last days. Please also note carefully that the redemptive narrative begins to unfold not in the promised land of Canaan, which appears not to be understood by those Messianics who have opted to negotiate the acceptable terms of return to the current State of Israel with Israeli Rabbincs and Sanhedrins, but it begins in the land of Goshen which is associated with Egypt (and which is the shadow type of the nations) with a face-to-face reconciliation with Joseph Himself! Joseph is the shadow picture of the Messiah.
All the signs of sobering times are now facing the called out servants of the most High Elohiym of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The sign of increasing anti-semitism global through a disdain for Israeli Zionism which is now being perceived to be a possible cause of coming global world war, is a very signficant sign in the patchwork quilt of end times prophecy and needs to be properly discerned. It was Art Katz who testified to the words of Yahushua Messiah in this regard. In addition , Yahushua's prophetic words call us all to repent concerning our own "wroldviews" and realise that YHVH is bring about a biblical millenial Israel that is not the modern State of Israel that we see in existence today.
Without a divinely inspired vision of the coming fulfilment of biblical prophecy, many will turn out of the way in the coming days, but happy is he who keeps YHVH’s Law (instructions), (Proverbs 29:18).
We need His wisdom and understanding to walk in accordance with YHVH's plan of great deliverance for His people and to discern our specific calling to service in the coming days, especially in regard to the redemption and restoration of His remnant of the House of Jacob.
Take care in Yahushua Messiah.
Dr. Roni Stauber, a senior research fellow at the Stephen Roth Institute for the and one of the report's authors added: "We began compiling these reports in 2001 and while we were very strict at the beginning, about differentiating between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, in recent years it has become virtually impossible.
"The data derived suggests that the propaganda promoted by the world's radical Left and far Right have meshed together the hatred for Israel and that of Jews; and have created the perception that all Jews are 'in cahoots' with Israel, and therefore anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are the same."
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…”One is the community of all peoples, one their origin, for God made the whole human race to live over the face of the earth.”
From the document “Lumen gentium,” he said: The Church in Christ like a sacrament or as a sign and instrument both of a very closely knit union with God and the unity of the whole human race.
For this, it is fundamental that Christians, despite being dispersed through the world and …diverse by culture and traditions, be a single thing, as the Lord wishes.”
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