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Reader comment on item: Zionism's Bleak Present

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Oct 11, 2007 at 10:41

In a recent article by Aaron Klein on WorldNetDaily.com, he states that there are talks of Israel giving up the Temple Mount to Muslims. This is outrageous and upsetting to anyone who is a Zionist or "quasi-Jew" as myself (my grandfather was a Jew from Italy).

After reading this article and then Dr. Pipes' gloomy predictions for Israel's future, one could conclude that there is little to celebrate for Zion's sake. But not according to the Scriptures: There are over 3,000 references to Israel in both the Old and New Testaments. There are numerous promises that Israel will always be with us, regardless of modern fears of gradual demise or total, sudden disintegration. Isaiah 60 attests to the everlasting covenant between God and Israel, and Jerusalem will be called "The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel". (Vs. 14). Of course, that is a future reference but nevertheless, it will come to pass. Is is not only the land that God promised to His people, but His people Israel as well.

As human beings, we watch history develop in our lifetime; technological and medical advances are astounding; we are living longer and looking younger than our predecessors; our freedoms are legion and we imagine ourselves to be unconquerable; however, serious crimes are still committed, schools shut down for yet another shooting, and many are horrified at the general state of the world: all looks pessimistic and hopeless. And as for Israel, we cannot lose hope for its future, because it will have one, regardless of what the enemies wish. "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burneth." Isaiah 62:1.


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