Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Evengelicals and the Jews

January 21st, 2006

The Dispensationalists and The Middle East

Mark Oppneheimer has written a great piece talking about the various positions Evangelical’s take regarding their Jewish brethren. Very interesting and worth the read.

To me the most interesting part of the piece was the opening discussion about Pat Robertson’s recent comments regarding Ariel Sharon. As Mark points out Robertson is one of the many religious right leaders who is “famously friendly” towards Israel. Robertson’s seemingly contradictory actions are quite revealing, and a good crash course on the “Christian Zionism” that is so rampant among Evangelicals, particularly premillenial dispensationalists.

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