Several Christian Churches in the U.S. have spoken out, strongly, against the Christian Zionist movement because they have realized the dangers of the blasphemy against the Bible and the followers of Jesus.
Here is a list of the ones who have begun to take action (*Disclaimer: We try to do our best to add those we learn about to this list as they become part of the #BDS peaceful solution but we do not guarantee that we always know of all of them. If you have information for us, please submit it via a comment or email).
- Update: The Presbyterian Church, USA voted again in 2018 to support BDS. The Presbyterian Church in the USA at its July 2004, National General Assembly issued a statement on Confronting Christian Zionism: “Christian Zionism promotes a theology that justifies grievous violations of basic rights of people who are also made in the image of God, and is contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
- UPDATE: The UCC voted, again, in 2015 to continue their boycott. Peter Makari of Global Ministries, an agency that is part of the UCC, said the resolutions “reflect our urgent concern for the worsening effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian people and lives, including the disparity in rights and power.”The United Church of Christ in July 2003, at its National General Synod offered An Alternative Voice to Christian Zionism: “We believe that the tenets of Christian Zionism neither reflect the intention of the teachings of Jesus and the prophets, nor promote peace in the Middle East, and respectfully recommend …an alternative voice to this theology.”
- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in June 2005 at its Chicago Metropolitan Synod issued a Resolution to Encourage the Study of Christian Zionism: “the movement of Christian Zionism based on these biblical interpretations seeks to influence U.S. policy toward Israel in a manner that would arguably facilitate mistreatment of Palestinians, continued occupation of the land, opposition to a two-state solution, and exclusive Israeli control of Jerusalem.”
- The United Methodist Church, in June 2005 at its Illinois Conference on Unwrapping the Rapture warned, “Every household should give prayerful consideration as to how God will actually judge us for our silence about and complicity in the crushing of the Palestinian people.”
- In 2010, the Methodist Conference passed a series of
resolutions following its receipt of the report Justice for Palestine and Israel. “This included resolution 14/9:The Methodist Conference notes the call of the World Council of Churches in 2009 for an international boycott of settlement produce and services and the support given forsuch a boycott by Christian leaders in Palestine in the Kairos document, Palestinian civil society and a growing number of Jewish organisations both inside Israel and worldwide, and calls on the Methodist people to support and engage with this boycott of Israeli goods emanating from illegal settlements.”
Also, Here is a report from the Methodist Church on “Justice for Palestine and Israel.“
- The Episcopal Church, in November 2004 at its Diocese of Chicago Confronted Christian Zionism: “A partial response to Christian Zionism would be to say that we read Scripture in light of [Jesus’] two great commandments – to love God and our neighbor.”
“The Episcopal Church’s understanding that the only pathway to a just and lasting peace is a two-state solution, negotiated by Israelis and Palestinians, in which a universally recognized secure Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people, exists alongside a sovereign, viable, and universally recognized secure state for the Palestinian people, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states; and be it further Resolved, That the Executive Council urges both parties to refrain from all unilateral actions that complicate the pathway toward negotiations, including continued Israeli settlement building in the Palestinian territories; the employment of violence of any sort, particularly violence deliberately targeted at innocent civilians; and the pursuit of legal, political, or military strategies that exacerbate differences between the parties that must be resolved through negotiation; and be it further Resolved, That the Executive Council commends the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its bishop for their courageous and unremitting witness to peace for all Israelis and Palestinians and their work to provide for human need within their jurisdiction, including in the Gaza Strip; and urge the support of all Episcopalians for those efforts; and be it further Resolved, That the Executive Council urges all Episcopalians to stand in solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians working toward peace in the land called holy by all the children of Abraham.”
- In 2013, the Mennonites divest from ‘companies that support Israel’s occupation’. The MCC’s executive director, J. Ron Byler, said, “We will take action if we become aware of offenders against Israel, but our government ensures we do no harm to Israel, while there is no such care for Palestinians.”
Here is another listing of whole church efforts that are speaking out against the lies of Christian-Zionism:
In addition, the National Council of Churches, USA made a public announcement of their condemnation of the movement of ‘Christian-Zionism’ when they made the following statement:
Response to Christian Zionism
On August 22, 2006 the highest ranking Christian leaders of Jerusalem* issued a statement of concern about the rising popularity of modem Christian theologies and political movements that embrace the extreme ideological positions of Christian Zionism. It said in part
“The Christian Zionist programme provides a worldview where the Gospel is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism. In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ’s love and justice today. We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation.”
The Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches brings this concern to the attention of NCC member communions, noting that this theological stance adversely affects:
· justice and peace in the Middle East, delaying the day when Israelis and Palestinians can live within secure borders
· relationships with Middle Eastern Christians
· relationships with Jews, since Jews are seen as mere pawns in an eschatological scheme
· relationships with Muslims since it ignores the rights of Muslims
· interfaith dialogue, since it views the world in starkly dichotomous terms
Christian Zionism is flourishing in part because of the lack of knowledge and popularly accessible alternative Christian theologies of the end-times.
**Update (1/30/2020): Many leaders of these faith-based organizations have responded to a call to protect Free Speech across the U.S. as more than half of the states have now been bribed by the Israel Lobby to push their illegal, anti-BDS tyranny. The call for this action describes this move as:
“a dangerous precedent that threatens to extend repression of Palestinians living under Israeli military rule by muzzling the right of Americans to free speech. “
Just a few verse’s that directly conflict of the Christian Zionist (Synagogue of Satan).
16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
9 I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
9 Take note! I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying—note this—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.
44 You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
14 and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of men who reject the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy[a] comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.
4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.
5 Don’t you remember that when I was still with you I told you about this? 6 And you know what currently restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,
8 and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders, 10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.
11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false, 12 so that all will be condemned—those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
Thanks Roger! So True. How can we get the word out more to Christians who have been duped?
While I already know much of what is being said at this site, I am not opposed to learning more.
My website is a forum site called “Rescue America.” On thing America needs to be rescued from in Zionism in whatever form it takes. I agree Christian Zionism is devastating to American Christianity, if there is such a thing. I have written several articles on this topic.
At that site, you will also find that I would like to be the next President of the United States. I realize it is an uphill battle, but it’s a battle that must be fought. With your help, I can win. Please see the article here: http://line2016.freeforums.net/thread/649/american-christians-manipulated-loving-israel
So you know I understand what is being said here. We must challenge Zionism every we can. Electing a President that understands these things would be a big boost.
Zionism has caused wars for profit. That has to stop.
I realize you are not a Political Action Committee (PAC). But perhaps you should start one.
Thank you for your time.
Thank you so much for your comments about our website and for doing your part to expose the horrific dangers of Zionism to our nation. Let’s talk more because I have a better proposal for you which I think is a better way to fight the beast. I like your idea of forming a PAC and have thought of it many times so I could use your help on that end. I will connect with you on your forums to discuss more. Thanks again for visiting our site and commenting.
– Judy Spady