For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. (Isaiah 62:1)
A few weeks ago my roommate just noticed that I have a US and Israeli flag hanging side by side in my room one day asked me, “You’re not Jewish why do you support Israel?”
As the campus representative for Christians United for Israel this year I have had the opportunity to participate on the American University’s Students for Israel executive board, attend many events in the DC area along with conferences in California earlier this month and Texas in January. At these events usually being one of the only Christians in attendance I am often asked how I ended up becoming so involved in pro-Israel advocacy.
Supporting Israel has always been a no-brainer for me from both a policy and biblical standpoint.
As a Christian, supporting Israel shouldn’t even be a question! Look to the text in the bible. Pastor John Hagee sums up why Christians should support Israel perfectly: All other nations were created by an act of men, but Israel was created by an act of God. The Royal Land Grant that was given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob with an everlasting and unconditional covenant. (Genesis 12:1-3, 13:14-18, 15:1-21, 17:4-8, 22:15-18, 26:1-5 and Psalm 89:28-37.) As Christian I am mandated by the bible to support Israel.
From a foreign policy standpoint Israel has always been a vital ally in the Middle East to the United States. Now with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatening to wipe Israel off the map it is now of even more importance that we stand by Israel. After all according to Ahmadinejad Israel is the “Little Satan” and the U.S. is the “Big Satan”.
Overall, as a Christian and as an American I support a strong U.S.-Israeli relationship and Israel’s right to exist.