“Zionism is a movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1896 whose goal is the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael, or Zion, the Jewish synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. The name of “Zionism” comes from the hill Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was situated. Supporters of this movement are called “Zionists” ¹
“Who is a Zionist? Anyone of any faith or race who believes that the Jewish people have a right to a land of their own, centered around the ancient Jewish capital in Zion; (Jerusalem) is a Zionist.” ¹
“I was a Christian Zionist before I knew what one was. A simple definition of a Christian Zionist is a Christian who supports the right of the Jewish people to establish and defend a state in their historic homeland of Israel. The vast majority of Christian Zionists are Evangelicals who believe that God is fulfilling promises today that were made to the Jewish people thousands of years ago in Bible prophecy.
The cornerstone of their support is the belief that the title to the land which God granted to the Jews in the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:1-7 and 13:14-18) is everlasting and irrevocable. These Evangelicals should really be referred to as “Biblical Zionists” to differentiate them from Christian Zionists who are politically motivated. But that distinction is seldom ever made by anyone.
Pastor Hagee is a good example of a problem that has plagued Christian Zionism since the mid-20th Century. The problem is that Christian Zionists sometimes become so enamored with the Jewish people and the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith that they decide that since the Jews are God’s Chosen People, the Jews must have a way of salvation that is separate and apart from accepting the Christian Gospel. This unbiblical viewpoint is known as Dual Covenant Theology.”–Dr. David Reagan ¹ ²
“Dual Covenant Theology–Loving Jews to Literal Death” Part 1; by Jan Markell
“In 1585, an English scholar named Francis Kett (ca 1547-1589) published a book in which he mentioned that the Bible prophesies the “Jewish national return to Palestine.” He was quickly arrested for espousing this <so called> heresy and was burned at the stake in 1589.” Read more here.
More Information: The Doctrine of Christ ◊ Who is an Antichrist? ◊ What is Heresy? ◊ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 ◊ It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.–Psalm 118:8