Friday, May 18, 2007

Israel and the Evangelicals

Israel is a light in the Middle East and has generally been a country that the United States has had very close relations with. Nevertheless, during the past 30 years or so, many in the evangelical community have put forth a notion that the United States must do anything to preserve and even, increase Israel's borders, lest we incur the wrath of God.

While there are certainly very good reasons that the United States should continue to support and work closely with Israel, mis-interpretation of the Bible is certainly not one of them. Indeed, a careful reading of the New Testament indicates that the Body of Christ are the chosen people, which is a designation not based on religion or ethnicity or geography.

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