That which G-d took away from them, they're taking back. Is that what He wants? Not according to these Jews:
The relatively new concept of Zionism began only about one hundred years ago and since that time Torah-true Jewry has steadfastly opposed the Zionist ideology. This struggle is rooted in two convictions:
1. Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.
2. Zionism has not only denied our fundamental belief in Heavenly Redemption it has also created a pseudo-Judaism which views the essence of our identity to be a secular nationalism. Accordingly, Zionism and the Israeli state have consistently endeavored, via persuasion and coercion, to replace a Divine and Torah-centered understanding of our peoplehood with an armed materialism.
True Torah Jews is dedicated to informing the world and in particular the American public and politicians that not all Jews support the ideology of the Zionist state called "Israel". In fact, a great number of Orthodox Jews view the ideology of that state as diametrically opposed to the teachings of traditional Judaism.
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I believe that the modern nation of Israel is a creation of Christians who believe it must exist for certain prophecies to be fulfilled:
During the Olivet Prophecy, Jesus spoke of a future event and/or thing called "the abomination of desolation":
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.
Matthew 24:15-16 KJV
This event and/or thing is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 9:27 KJV
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Daniel 11:31 KJV
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Daniel 12:11 KJV
It was also mentioned by Saint Paul:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV
What is this "abomination of desolation"? As described in the above scriptures, it has two main features:
- Someone halts the daily temple sacrifices, and
- He also declares himself to be G-d.
See this blog post for further details:
In other words, Christians believe that for "the abomination of desolation" to occur, there has to be a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. And since such a thing does not now exist, a nation of Israel had to come about to enable its construction. This is why Christian America supports Israel, even to its own detriment.
However, what about these statements by Saint Paul?
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV
If Paul was right (and why wouldn't he be?), then no Jewish temple consisting of a physical building in Jerusalem is required for the abomination of desolation to take place. It can take place within the Body of Christ, which we all are (or at least have an obligation to be).
And we sure seem to be headed in that direction.