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CFOIC on Evangelizing Jews

Kimberly Troup
Director, CFOIC North American Office

Some 6,000 years ago, God created the heavens and the earth. And He created Adam, mankind. God has always had a plan for the world and He has a special plan concerning the Jews and the Nation of Israel. I do not know what His plans are for the Jews in the end days. I think that it is enough to trust His plan for His chosen people and feel privileged to be able to fulfill the command-promise to bless the Jewish people as stated in Genesis 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you” (Israel). As Christians, we can do this by supporting the right of the Jewish people to live as their own sovereign nation on the very land that God promised to the decedents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob thousands of years ago.

The Jewish people have unfortunately been subjected to centuries of anti-Semitism from the church because of a widespread “turn or burn” theology. But God has judged and will continue to judge all Nations with regard to their treatment of Jews and the Nation of Israel. The time has come for Christians to focus on the here and now. Obviously God has blessed the Jewish people through the centuries and He has managed to keep them a separate people and has returned them to the Land of Israel as He promised. Therefore, we have a responsibility to leave the future in His hands. So far He has managed it very well without our help.

Christians should bless Israel with pure motives and a pure heart. They can not get involved with blessing Israel today, so that there will be a future avenue to evangelize or an inroad to preach Christianity in any way. Many Christians still hold on to the attitude that can be summarized as follows: “If we bless Israel and befriend the Jews, there will come one day when they will have to accept Jesus as the Messiah and they will come to me as a Christian to find salvation.” At CFOIC, we do everything we can to deter people from that approach, and to educate them in what I refer to as the “wait and see” approach. Let us wait and see what God’s plans are. We have a tendency to think we know what God’s end time plan is. In reality we do not know how He is going to unveil and play out His plan in the world of mankind.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has never yet forsaken His people. He always manages to get His purposes accomplished no matter what devises their enemies have tried to use to deter, derail, or destroy His people.