Last month, the United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. What are we to make of this move? While members of the Trump administration, in their nice clothes and bright smiles, stood with Israeli officials, just across the way over fifty Palestinians, including children, were killed.
But what are their lives worth, when “biblical prophecy” is being fulfilled? Yes, you read correctly. I know, crazy, but this is where we are as a nation. This is what happens when fundamentalism with its dispensationalism helps elect this type of president and then has his ear.
Remember, Vice President Pence is a dispensationalist along with a majority of rank-and-file fundamentalists/evangelicals. Of course, Trump could care less and has no idea what these people are even talking about. He’s just shoring up their support — doing something they wanted.
Where this links to current events is the dispensational view of Israel and physical geography, the land. Kim Riddlebarger in his book about amillennialism writes:
“We have seen how dispensationalists are committed to a literal interpretation of Bible prophecy. They insist that Old Testament prophesies regarding national Israel will be fulfilled by the modern state of Israel…”
And he quotes Hal Lindsey:
“I believe God’s purpose for Israel and His purpose for the church are so distinct and mutually exclusive that they cannot be on the earth at the same time during the seven-year tribulation.”
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