Who, then, is Israel?

Many, many Christians in the USA are supporters of the nation of Israel, i.e., the Jewish nation. They stand with the physical nation of Israel. But is this biblical? Is this of God? Or could this be of Satan and of the antichrist?

First let’s look at who is Israel and who is NOT Israel. The promises of God spoken to Abraham were to him and to his seed (singular), which is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Messiah, the Christ (Gal. 3:10, 16).

Jesus, in his death on a cross, put to death the hostility between Jew and Gentile and he made us both one in Christ, through faith in Jesus Christ, so that there is no more division between Jew and Gentile (Eph 2:14-18).

Not everyone who is a Jew by physical birth is Israel. They are not all Abraham’s children. It is only the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. So, who are the children of promise? ONLY believers in Jesus Christ (Rom 9:6-8; Gal. 3:26-29; Gal. 4:22-31).

So, Israel is ONLY those who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and as Savior of their lives. So, where does that leave the Jewish people who don’t believe in Jesus? According to Scripture, they are of Hagar, for they are still in slavery to sin. And they are the antichrist (Gal. 4:22-31; 1 Jn. 2:22).

So, if you believe, biblically speaking, that you are to support and to stand with Israel, then that would mean that you are to support and to stand with those who by faith in Jesus Christ are the children of promise.

And that also means that if you believe that you are to support and to stand with the physical nation of Israel, you are standing with and you are supporting the antichrist, who is the persecutor of Christians. Thus, you are standing in solidarity with the enemy (1 Jn 2:22; Gal 4:22-31).

And one more thing. Those who believe in the one true God also believe in Jesus Christ, because God is Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. So, those who do not believe in Jesus Christ, thus, do not believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Thus, they are not God’s people.

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