SHOULD TRUE CHRISTIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL
SERMON TOPIC: SHOULD TRUE CHRISTIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 22 October 2023
Topic Groups: ISRAEL, PROPHECY
Sermon synopsis: The South African government backs the Palestinian cause, with formal diplomatic relations established in 1995, a year after the end of apartheid. It downgraded its embassy in Tel Aviv to a liaison office in 2019. “Our ambassador is back in South Africa and we will not be replacing him,” said International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. This is despite 60,000 people signing a petition calling for South Africa’s ambassador to Israel to be reinstated and for the country’s embassy in Tel Aviv to not be downgraded.
So, should true Christians be supporting Israel or not?
God promised to protect the nation of Israel. He will bless those nations who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. This alone is a good reason to support Israel. Throughout history, we have seen the evidence that God blessed those nations who stood with Israel and cursed those who did not.
Any nation in the world (including our own) who seeks to harm Israel will face God’s wrath – sooner or later.