U.S. Pastors Planning Pilgrimage to Holy Land Urge Christians to Support Israel
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Nov 02
According to CharismaNews.com, APN President Sam Rohrer, along with “Stand in the Gap Today” co-hosts Gary Dull of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN) and Dave Kistler of the North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN), have made it a priority to inform their listeners of today’s news, especially as it relates to Israel.
"News from Israel should be extremely critical to Christians," said Rohrer. "And the importance of Israel to today's Christian leaders cannot be overstated. The simple reason we must support the state of Israel is because God does. The Jews are His chosen people, and He gave His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that He would not only bless them but also bless every nation that blesses them and curse every nation that curses them. Throughout history, God has miraculously protected the Jewish people although the nations around them have sought to annihilate them.
Rohrer added that it is essential for U.S. Christians to stand with Israel as God’s chosen people:
"What America does in relationship to the support of Israel is the difference between experiencing God's blessing or God's judgment on our nation. Additionally, Israel has long been America's strongest ally in the Middle East, continues to be the only truly democratic nation in that region and is the only nation in the Middle East that allows true religious freedom."
This is is why the pastors, along with Christian prophecy ministry Prophecy Today, will be hosting a trip to Israel this spring. The pastors hope the trip will encourage Christians and inspire them with a renewed sense of connection to Christ and the places he walked when He was physically on earth.
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Publication date: November 2, 2017