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Dividing the land/Give Gaza to Egypt

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in response to reader comment: May I disagree?

Submitted by Bart Willruth (United States), Feb 4, 2008 at 09:44

Dear Rebecca Moulds,

Certainly there are Evangelicals who do not subscribe to dispensational theology, though increasingly they are in the minority. Billy Graham is an example of this more traditional form of Evangelicalism. Some of them admire Israel, others do not.

However, in your comments, you indicate that you have no agenda to convert the Jews. Are you then not an Evangelical? By definition, an Evangelical adheres to the belief that there is no salvation apart from believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ. When you say that you have no agenda to convert the Jews, are you suggesting that

1. Jews don't matter and shouldn't be offered salvation.

2. There are multiple paths of salvation and that of Judaism is just as valid as the Gospel of Jesus?

3. Jews can reject Jesus as the Messiah and still be saved?

If you believe any of these premises, you are not an Evangelical and need to find another self-definition. If you reject these premises, then you are duty bound to attempt to convert the Jews. This is simple logic. Either-or.

Bart Willruth


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