posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 10:25 AM
It has to do with how we view the Bible as a whole. Those that believe in a rapture tend to believe that God isn't done with his plan for Israel.
And as Coffinman said, in this eschatology, there "has" to be a Jewish state. The reason being, God promised Israel that he would bring them, in
the last days, back to their land, after the third diaspora and they would never be forced from the land again. Those that believe in a rapture
believe that in the 40s when modern Israel was founded, that was the beginning of that prophecy being fulfilled. So, in this eschatological mindset,
if the Jewish state is to cease to exist, God ends up being a liar and can't be trusted. Therefore, Israel should be supported [this goes along with
a saying of God in Genesis to Abraham, too. "Those who bless you will be blessed..."].
It should be noted, that this isn't the only Christian eschatological viewpoint. For example, many reformed theologians are what's called,
post-millennial. This means that Christ will return after the millennium, which they would say that we're in now. People with this view believe
that Christ will just kinda show up one day, minus the Tribulation and things like that.