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Submitted by Builders of Zion (United States), Dec 4, 2007 at 02:54

We have just returned from a trip to Annapolis where Jewish and Christian Believers came together to protest the efforts of the Bush Administration to force Israel further down the bloody peace path.

Hearing the daily declarations of surrender by Prime Minister Olmert and the confirmations of commitment to the hazardous road map from the Bush Administration it seems in the natural that all hope would be lost. Not so. Though we do not seem to have gained much ground in the supposed "peace" process there is an advance in the effort to maintain Jewish sovereignty of Israel.

I am an eye witness to what may very well be the key to Israel's survival as a Nation. I saw something in the men and women who sacrificed and made their way to Annapolis to stand in front of gate #1 to the Naval Academy and proclaim their disapproval of this conference. I saw both Christians and Jews singing songs of faith and reading from the Holy Scriptures words which cut to pieces the efforts of the opposition.

When the homosexual group Code Pink pressed in to shout their blasphemies and the peace now proponents raised their voices with their ridiculous notions of "palestinian" peace the Faithful were raising their melodic voices to the Heavens and the opposition grew weaker and were silenced. Faith and unity, the Faithful coming together to proclaim the sovereignty of The G-d of the Hebrews over the situation. These two elements are the key to Israel surviving this Islamic-Arab aggression.

Christians uniting with their Jewish brothers and sisters with a singleness of purpose. In this day G-d is performing one of the greatest miracles of all time, He is re-gathering the Remnant of Jacob back into the Land He swore to their forefathers, with the same National identity, the same language and the same geographic area. This is what the Faithful were at Annapolis to support, this was their single motivation. The Bible states that a chord of three strands cannot be easily broken, Christians and Jews coming together to fulfill G-d's Purpose in the Earth today. These three elements when properly integrated cannot be easily overcome.

I encourage my Christian brothers and sisters to press in, seek G-d asking Him for understanding of His Holy Purpose today. This is not the time to be settling into the old routines and traditions of the Church, boasting against the branches of the rich olive root we have gained our heritage from. It is time for the Church to be a support and help for G-d's Chosen Nation, Israel, the root and source of our faith. If we are to be true to the Holy Scriptures we must lend physical support as well as spiritual.

It is not enough to pray for the peace of Jerusalem without being willing to stand and defend her physically. We cannot sit on the sidelines and think the work will be done by someone else. Because I am a Christian I am a Zionist, I am committed to the wellbeing of the rich root from which I derive my very existence. I will not simply spiritualize the struggle Israel faces today. It is not enough for me to sit comfortably in my pew singing praises to the Holy One of Israel while the People of Israel are being blown to pieces. I agree with the Psalmist (Psalm 137) "If I forget you o Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy."

Ed Warmoth Builders of Zion Executive Director


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Stupidity and Arrogance [127 words]David W. LincolnDec 7, 2007 11:48115887
who knows? [194 words]John W McGinleyDec 7, 2007 11:20115880
A few words can say a great deal [67 words]Anthony DaytonDec 7, 2007 09:37115873
A battle on the meaning of words [49 words]mannyDec 7, 2007 09:13115870
Not to worry. [62 words]Brian HDec 4, 2007 12:06115706
After Annapolis [611 words]Builders of ZionDec 4, 2007 02:54115688
Same Old Same Old, Only More So [300 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 16:58115658
Bush is irresponsible, along with Rice. [146 words]YnnatchkahDec 1, 2007 13:56115539
dangerous grey areas [202 words]Rebecca MouldsDec 1, 2007 12:55115536
Dangerous, delusional Machiavellian appeasement [125 words]jennifer solisNov 29, 2007 15:27115337
Amazing how quickly Bush ensured Annapolis was a net minus [146 words]Charles MartelNov 29, 2007 11:20115311
peace in our time [118 words]john samfordNov 29, 2007 10:34115301
mr. abbas is a joke . [230 words]zari namdarNov 29, 2007 03:41115269
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Wrong Headed Thinking Only Leads To Greater Problems [207 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 17:29115235
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Peace in Our Time? [207 words]BlackspeareNov 28, 2007 20:28115231
Balancing act [43 words]Brian HDec 4, 2007 12:30115231
Bush on the wrong side of the "War on Terror" [405 words]DrRJPNov 28, 2007 19:24115225
DrRJP [7 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 17:52115225

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