A specialist in Biblical prophecy, an unconditional love of Israel, Luc Henrist kindly answered a few questions on a subject where everything and its opposite is said and repeated. I wanted to encourage this tireless fighter to allow him to remind us of some of the essential truths of the Bible and to teach us what should be a fair and balanced position concerning Israel…
Luc Henrist, You Are A Lover Of Israel, Where You Lived For Ten Years Before Being The Pastor Of A Messianic Assembly. I Go Straight To The Heart Of The Matter: Can We Live Without Loving Israel?
One can live without loving Israel as some live without loving God … But is it live? One person said that a born-again Christian could not hate Israel because love for the Jewish people is something that one automatically receives when one gives oneself to the Lord. I do not entirely agree with this statement because I know many sincere Christians, who love God but have no affinity for the Jewish people (this was my case for many years). Moreover, this notion of “loving Israel” can also mean “loving the people of Israel” and here, sadly, it must be admitted that for the vast majority of Christians today, the answer is negative because they believe that if we “love Israel” (as a country) it means that we agree with everything this country does … which is far from being the case is the same with all the countries of the world). We must “love” Israel in a biblical and non-political perspective!
If we do not look at God’s clock, we do not know what time it is obvious that 21st century Christians are no longer taking the time to read the Bible like the Christians of the 20th century. And this is undoubtedly one of the reasons why there is such a lack of knowledge (not only about Israel but also about other topics). Christians who experienced the rebirth of the state of Israel in 1948 and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 were able to link with what they read in the Bible and rejoiced! If this were to happen now, most Christians would not be able to make the connection. Moreover, it must be admitted that the “politically correct” prevailing in our society and the fear of offending someone, make most pastors/teachers no longer daring to approach this subject because, as I was told already said, “it is a subject that creates divisions.” Then yes,
What Happens To Our Youth And What Is The Urgency Of The Hour According To You? Is There Something Missing In The “Full Gospel”?
For the young Christian, the subject of Israel is directly related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict because, again, he does not base his opinion on his Bible but on what the journalists or other young people say. Few young people (but there are some!) Who have taken the trouble to read their Bible and listen to another speech that anti-Israeli propaganda with which we are drenched every day … The urgency is that “Israel is the clock of God,” but if we do not look at this clock (in a biblical and eschatological perspective), we will not know what time it is, and we risk missing the appointment of God. If one says to announce “All the Gospel,” then one must teach the priority place of Israel (as a people and as a country) in our churches. The New Testament states this dimension,