Zions Christliche Soldaten? Die Bibel, Israel und die Kirche

Zion’s Christian Soldiers? The Bible Israel and the Church, is now available from Amazon in German as well as Kindle. 

Viele bibelgläubige Christen sind davon überzeugt, dass Gott jene Nationen segnet, die sich auf die Seite Israels stellen, und jene verflucht, die das nicht tun. Dieser Glaube hat einen bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Einstellung zum andauernden palästinensisch-israelischen Konflikt im Nahen Osten gehabt. Stephen Sizer behauptet, dass diese Ansicht auf einer Fehlinterpretation der Bibel beruht. Er bietet eine Einführung in den christlichen Zionismus und eine klare Antwort und positive Alternative, die auf einem sorgfältigen Studium der relevanten biblischen Texte basiert.

Many Bible-believing Christians are convinced that God blesses those nations that stand with Israel and curses those that don’t. This belief has had a significant influence on attitudes toward the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. Stephen Sizer contends that this view is based on the misinterpretation of the Bible. He provides an introduction to Christian Zionism and a clear response and positive alternative based on a careful study of relevant biblical texts.

A summary of the book is freely available in German Sieben biblische Antworten auf populäre zionistische Thesen

“Reading this book was a huge shock to me, and not a pleasant one.  I had no idea that the biblical hermeneutics on the word ‘Israel’ had such extraordinary implications.  So how we interpret the Scripture in terms of that one word ‘Israel’ really does seem, in some circles — to quote Stephen Sizer — to ‘justify a pre-emptive global war against the “axis of evil”‘ (page 19).  I almost felt like a man who discovers a lump under his arm and then finds on examination that it is malignant and life-threatening.  But you must do the reading for yourself.  It is too important to leave to second-hand opinion.  How is this word ‘Israel’ used in the Bible, and what implications does that have for our fragile world? Rico Tice, Associate Minister, All Soul’s Church, Langham Place (author of Christianity Explored & Song of a Stranger: Daniel)

Reviews : Seven Bible Studies : Seven Biblical Answers : Seven Biblical Answers Video  : 7 Biblische Antworten (German)  :  7 Biblical Answers (Chinese) : 7 Biblical Answers (Simplified Chinese) : Seven Biblical Answers (Korean) : Seven Affirmations : Arabic Cover : Jerusalem Declaration : Has the Church Replaced Israel Debate? : Jesus on RacismThe Place of Israel by John Stott: Kindle edition

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