Like somebody earlier posted... Israelis are ordinary people like anybody else, when you look at them from a non-religious P.O.V.
From a religious P.O.V:
1.The modern state of Israel.... seems to holds a lot of prophetic significance.
Most Christians view it as some sort of a restored biblical Israel and support it. But the truth is, around 33% of Israelites identify themselves as
secular/ Israel. Another thing to note is that this modern state of Israel was founded on the idea of Zionism, an ideology that is ANYTHING but
biblical. Its founders were atheists and marxists.
In spite of the best efforts of the Orthodox Jews, Israel remains, essentially, an Open, Liberal and Pluralistic society.In the fields of Equality
for Women, and Gay Rights, Israel is not only unique in the entire Middle East but is on a par with any country in the world. Gay pride events are
held annually in major cities, INCLUDING Jerusalem . LGBT societies are active, and Tel Aviv is an internationally promoted center for Gay
Also see : andyboy1.com...
Do you really believe that this is the restored Biblical Israel?
2. Israel has no fear of God and has no more use for His laws and relies on its state-of-the-art military, western support and upper hand in global
politics. Its friends are "christian America", which itself is a powerful warmachine and dominates global politics. I believe that the alliance
between powerful, godless America and godless Israel also has prophetic significance.
3. Among those who are religious in Israel.... the jewish religion is the only (major) religion that openly rejects and insults Jesus. The muslims
accept Jesus as messiah. Many Hindus see him as an incarnation of God. The buddhists probably see him as an enlightened master or whatever. Basically,
every other religion either accepts or tolerates Jesus. But not the religion of the jews. Jews believe Jesus is theologically incompatible with their
religion... Jews only see him as a false messiah.
4. I have been speculating that the modern secular state of Israel is some sort of a counterfeit Israel....which must exist before the real biblical
Israel is established. Something like a parallel to the counterfeit messiah who arrives before the real messiah. Only time will tell.
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