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does the bible confirm zionism?

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amirreza

Asked by amirreza at 3:13 PM on Jul. 5, 2013 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • POINTS!
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 5:00 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • Maybe you should read it cover to cover and make your own decision.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:02 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • Ask your minister.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • ALTERED -to- AMIRREZA:

    No, the Bible does not confirm Zionism.

    Zionism is an ideology among Jews, as follows:

    "Its general definition means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel."
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Zionism/zionism.html

    Interestingly, the term "Zionism" was first used in 1890 AD -- more than 1,900 years after the appearance of, and rejection of, the Jesus Christ by the Israelites in the 1st century AD.


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    "That people may know that you, whose name is JEHOVAH, you alone are the Most High over all the earth." (Psalms 83:18)
    Altered

    Answer by Altered at 7:08 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • The Bible can be made to say whatever we want it to say. It all comes down to how we interpret it. However, some interpretations are more honest or authentic than others, and it's our job to do the digging and figure it out for ourselves ;)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:20 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • I'm Jewish and yes. Please note the difference between political and theological identity of the word (the two are different). Zionism is the belief that Jewish people should have a homeland in Israel.

    - God made a covenant with Abraham, promising him and his descendents the Land of Israel (Genesis 15:18).
    - As a first phase of redemption, God promised to gather exiles. (Deuteronomy 30:1-5, Jeremiah 16:14-15, 31:6-7, Isaiah 27:12)
    - One of the 613 commandments is that a Jew step foot in Israel once in his life (Numbers 33: 53)
    - In the dessert when Jews received the Torah, some 300 (out of 613) laws were only applicable in, or significantly tied to Israel.
    - Every Passover Seder is, concluded with the prayer "next year in Jerusalem".
    - Wherever a Jew prays, s/he faces the direction of Israel. (Genesis 12:1, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 28:13, Exodus 6:8)
    collectivecow

    Answer by collectivecow at 1:32 AM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • As a Minister, Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to take the Biblical stand of being neutral as to all political movements and governments. They are convinced that no human movement will achieve what only God’s heavenly kingdom can accomplish.”
    countryglammer

    Answer by countryglammer at 9:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • I wonder how you can be a minister when you just got baptized recently?
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:38 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • Country got baptized well over a year ago if I recall: I remember her from the Religious Debate forums. :D
    collectivecow

    Answer by collectivecow at 3:38 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

  • "Country got baptized well over a year ago if I recall: I remember her from the Religious Debate forums. :D"

    Funny, because she just posted about it :
    "countryglammer
    It is Official , I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses!
    June 23 at 12:30 PM"
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:47 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

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