Theodor Herzl chose Evangelical Christian William Hechler as his liaison. A Jew and a gentile united in the Messiah.
The long-time Zionist motto was actually coined by evangelical Christian leaders who used it some five decades prior to the father of Zionism’s quest for a Jewish homeland.
Interestingly, one of Herzl’s closest confidants, a friend and partner in his crusade, was evangelical leader William Hechler. Serving as Herzl’s liaison to European courts, Hechler was Herzl’s entree to the German royal family — and international legitimacy for Zionism as a political, not theological, movement.
The two parties in this fruitful marriage of convenience were described by French Protestant historian Claude Duvernoy as the “prince and the prophet.”
Herzl describes his first meeting with Hechler in a diary entry of March 10, 1896, found in 1960’s “The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl,” edited by Raphael Patai. “Hechler declares my movement to be a ‘Biblical’ one, even though I proceed rationally in all points.”
Herzl and Hechler, while true friends, were also a model of the mutualistic utilitarian relationship forged between Jewish and Christian Zionists of the era.
“Herzl did not take seriously Hechler’s messianic faith and considered his Christian friend to be a naive visionary but nonetheless trusted him. Hechler, for his part, considered the Zionist project to be a very welcome development, one prophesied and predicted long in advance,” writes Prof. Yaakov Ariel in his massive new book, “An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews.”
While a lot has changed since Herzl — including, obviously, the foundation of the Jewish state in 1948 — Christian evangelicals are disproportionately among the highest funders for Jewish projects, particularly concerning Jewish aliya. Often their donations far exceed those raised in Diaspora Jewish communities.
As the evangelical Christian world increasingly turns its focus to Jewry’s current crisis — Ukrainian Jews — The Times of Israel asks, who are these generous Christian Zionist donors? And why are they at the center of a recent heated catfight between leading Jewish organizations?
Source: The Times of Israel
There would be no Zionism without the Bible.
When the Jewish people prayed in Hebrew during the disapora, they always asked the Creator God of Israel for help: “Next year in Jerusalem”.
There would not be a modern state of Israel. without the Messiah establishing this state. The Lion of Judah is the King of the Jews, and the fulfiller of every Biblical promise.
Will a Jew who believe in Yeshua as the Messiah, become a betrayer of the state of Israel?
A Jew who belive in the Messiah is still a Jew.
Judaism can never be a false religion. If so, Christianity has no base or foundation. Judaism is an incomplete religion, as long as the revelation of the true Messiah is missing. When a Jew discover that Yeshua of Nazareth is the true Messiah, the Jewish faith becomes complete.
Without blood of the Jewish Messiah, there is no remission for sins. A man who reject His blood will have to pay for his own sin, and perish. Jews and gentiles alike.
What will be the final destiny for claimed to be followers of the Messiah, who do not understand this?
Many claimed to be “Christians” have been deceived to believe that the Messiah has canceled or abolished the promises to the nation the sons of Abraham was called to build. (Genesis 12-1:3).
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
If that nation is of no importance, neither should the promised blessings of all the nations be considered of any importance. A person who curse the nation of their claimed to be Messiah, has understood nothing about the Jewish faith in God of Israel, but are following a false “Christ”.
Written by Ivar