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Video of “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism”

Institute on Religion and Democracy on April 28, 2015

Video of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)’s conference on Christian Zionism, “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism” held on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC is now available.

Listen to scholars and experts examine and defend Christian Zionism and its consistency with history, theology, and Scripture. Eschewing tired concepts and stereotypes about past Christian support for Israel, the speakers freshly examine the issue and its legal, moral, and political dimensions.

The speakers at the event were: Dr. Gerald McDermott of Roanoke College, Dr. Craig Blaising of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Joel Willits of North Park University, Dr. Mark Kinzer and Dr. David Rudolph of the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, The Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America,  IRD president Mark Tooley, Dr. Robert Benne of Roanoke College, Robert Nicholson of The Philos Project, Shadi Khalloul of the Aramaic Christian Association in Israel, and Dr. Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary.


  1. Comment by Michael Hoffman on May 13, 2015 at 2:49 am

    This reflects a horrible confusion of who is Israel, with the assumption that those who call themselves Jews necessarily are by virtue of their ipse dixit. The warning concerning impostors in Rev. 2:9 is ignored and the historic Christian Church’s identity of believers in Jesus as Israel is marginalized and largely disregarded.

    In 1948 a socialist political entity which took the name of “Israel” was founded as a nation. How is this the authentic Israel of the Bible? Romans 11 can never justify a racial basis for salvation or prophecy. Jesus informed the Pharisees in John 8 that they were not descendants of Abraham in spite of their physical descent — because they did not believe on Him.

    The conference does not confront counterfeit Israel or the scientific debate over the extent to which Israelis actually are not genetic descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    No one comes unto the father except by Jesus Christ, and a nation led by a religious establishment that denies Him and nullifies the written Torah by elevating previously oral traditions of men (Mark 7; Matthew 15) has no claim on anything except our prayers

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