Famous Armageddonist: Lord Balfour & Woodrow Wilson

“After the Reformation, there was a small group of Christians who began to read the Bible much more literally. They were opposed to making it abstract. So when they read the word Israel, this meant a real biological people, the descendents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If Israel means the Jews, the Bible is a Zionist document because the Bible says the Jews will inherit the land of Israel.

Accordingto Brog, the rejection of replacement theology meant that in order for a Christian to do God’s will on earth, he must bless the Jewish people.

“Now, what was always a minority group in Europe, became a majority group in America. The dominant strain of Christianity in America today is still evangelical,” emphasized Brog.

Evangelusm’s historical impact

In his book, Brog writes of three world leaders who, because of their belief in the Jewish biblical right to the land of Israel, expedited the establishment of the State of Israel: Lord Balfour, Woodrow Wilson, and Harry Truman. While a big supporter of Israel, it is unclear if Truman was an evangelical (of the Armageddonist brand).

Source: A blessing or a curse? American evangelists explained. A conversation with David Brog, a Rabbi who is executive director of Christians United For Israel, an evangelical Christian lobby group lead by popular Pastor John Hagee, demystifies intentions, beliefs of 'Zionist Christians' and their support for Israel David Brog

Book About Christian Zionism

I was looking at the comments on the book, "Christian Zionism: Road-Map to Armageddon?, wherein a reviewer writes:

"In fact, as Sizer (the author) shows, the existence of the state of Israel today would be unthinkable without the inspiration and support of Christian Zionists in Britain and America."
Here's an excerpt from Chapter 4 (The Political Implications of Christian Zionism):
  1. The Chosen People: Supporting Israeli Colonialism
  2. Restorationism: Facilitating Aliyah from Russia and Eastern Europe
  3. Eretz Israel: Sustaining the West Bank Settlements
  4. Jerusalem: Lobbying for International Recognition
  5. The Temple: Identifying with Religious Zionism
  6. The Future: Opposing Peace and Hastening Armageddon
  7. The Political Implications of Christian Zionism: Conclusions
You can find a full listing of chapters here.

BBC vs. Aljazeera: Coverage of Armageddon

Search for 'Armageddon' on BBC and the search produced no hits (as of 6/4/2007). Looks like a well respected news organization is envolved in self sensorship. However, the same word on Aljazeera gave the following results:

Was the Iraq war religiously motivated?

Although several reasons have been given for the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, debate still rages over whether ideological or religious concerns were the real motives.

Evangelist warns Bush over Jerusalem

American television evangelist Pat Robertson has warned President George Bush that he will risk losing Christian support if he stops backing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

Against Israel against God

The alliance between US Christian Zionists, Israel and its US supporters has had very negative consequences for the Palestinians.

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