The very heart of Biblical Zionism

Theodor Herzl chose Evangelical Christian William Hechler as his liaison.  A Jew and a gentile united in the Messiah.

A believer in Yeshua walks in support of Israel during the Jerusalem march that us arranged every October.
A believer in Yeshua walks in support of Israel during the Jerusalem march that us arranged every October.

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

My comment:

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?

Absolutely not.

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

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  1. Micah 7:19…G-d will again have compassion on the Jews..and they will reighn forever with HIM. Romans nine, ten and eleven..They were blinded for us heathen so we would have the power to become sons of G-d..we owe them a debt as they gave us G-d, prophets and the Word which is Yeshua Shalom, they are my heart forever

    1. Dear Mama Bear

      Shalom, and love in Yeshua.

      The Messiah was a Jew, is a Jew, and will return as a Jew. Those who reject the humanity of Jesus, that He (also) was a 100 per cent human being, walk in the spirit of antichrist. They are folliwing a copy-cat.

      May God of Israel bless you. Amen.

  2. All who are in Christ are Abrahams seed as God has said. These make up the great nation that God promised Abraham. A nation that has no boundaries
    And a nation who is truly blessed through him.

    1. Dear Todd.

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      All who are in Christ are Abrahams seed as God has said. These make up the great nation that God promised Abraham. A nation that has no boundaries.

      My comment:

      As I have said many times before. You are like a Roman Catholic, and you do not understand anything about spiritual matters. Nation without borders? That is the empire of antichrist.

  3. Hi Ivar
    Peace and love in Jesus.
    A nation of people does not require a land with boundaries. Example;
    I will use a sports team to explain.
    There is a huge fan base of the Pittsburg steelers football team here in America. It is made up of people from
    All the states and even people abroad.
    They represent a nation. They even speak of it as Steeler nation. The fans
    For this team are just not from Pittsburg Pennsylvania. This Steeler nation has no land boundaries but is united as a people who love Steeler football.
    The same is with the seed of Abraham.
    They are from everywhere and are one nation because of faith like his that believes in Yeshua. It is a nation
    Of Gods people. Another example of a nation is the nation of Islam. It has people from everywhere that are one because of a belief.
    So to be a nation does not require a land with boundaries.
    Abraham was told that many nations would be blessed through him. This obviously happened through Yeshua.
    All who are in Christ make a spiritual nation.
    Ivar , I read your blog almost every day. Even though I may not comment
    I read it and have told others about it

    1. Dear Todd.

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      All who are in Christ are Abrahams seed as God has said. These make up the great nation that God promised Abraham. A nation that has no boundaries

      My comment:

      What you write is pure and devlish anti-Semitism. It is a rejection of the nation of Israel. Another word for the content of your message is anti-Zionism. The very idea that God do not stand with His eternal promises to the Jewish people.

      What you write do not even make common sense, a quality that seems to be better developed among many non-believers that in thousands of people who claim to know “Christ”. You claim that the “nation” in Genesis 12:1-3 is not Israel, but a “nation of people” without bonderies. Next, when Abraham shall become a blessings to “all nations” in plural, you suddenly include a lot of physical land and areas with borders.

      Such is the nature of replacement theology in the name of “Christ”, a damnable pack of lies from the deepest pits of the abyss.

    1. God chose the jews to bring Messiah into the world and so, made a covenant with them which entailed both blessing and severe correction.
      God did this not because He loves the jew more than anyone else but because He loves the entire world. John 3:16.
      thank God for the jews who were able to remain in Israel long enough for the Messiah to be born, but were soon slaughtered and dispersed for their unbelief.
      God still has a plan for the jew, ivar, but He does not live them more than anybody else.

  4. God’s plan for the Jewish people is that they will believe in the messiah who came and paid for their sins with his life

  5. Ivar
    Peace and love in Jesus
    You say that my words are anti Zionist
    Because the very thought God does not keep his promises to the Jewish
    My comment:
    God has promised to keep his promise
    To my people Israel not to exclusively
    Jewish people. My people Israel are people from many nations. Jewish and
    Non Jewish. They are the Israel of God
    As the apostle Paul refers to them. The Israel of God is a spiritual nation
    That has no land boundaries. Paul said not all of Israel is Israel. Not all
    Jews are Israel. The promises that God
    Keeps are for the Israel of God. You seem to have a difficult time in differentiating the two.

  6. paul said, he is not a jew who is outwardly circumsized, but he is a jew who is inwardly circumsized with the circumsizion of the heart. now, ivar you cannot deny the scripture. of course Israel is the apple of Gods eye. but, so are we who have been grafted into the tree. if you don’t acknowledge that then you are not the man i have thought you to be these last couple of years.

    1. Dear John Daugherty

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      ivar you cannot deny the scripture. of course Israel is the apple of Gods eye. but, so are we who have been grafted into the tree. if you don’t acknowledge that then you are not the man i have thought you to be these last couple of years.

      My comment:

      I do not deny the scriptures. All gentiles can be added into the Commonwealth of Israel through the attoning sacrefice of Yeshua the Messiah. But those who renounce, delete, defame and demonize the rebirth of Israel in the name of “Christ”, do deny the scripture.

      1. Genesis 12: 1-3 says that Abraham skall be made into a great nation. And that all nations shall be bless through him.

      You not not have to be highly educated to understanding the concept of a nation. If you want to insult people, just say that all the nations of the world should have no borders. Go and tell that to the people of the USA.

      The majority of Israeli nationals, will take this kind of religious talk, as a proof that most “Christians” are anti-Zionists, and reject the wounderful nation that was rebirthed in 1948. It also prove that the anti-Christs among us work day and night to get the borders of Israel removed, so that the nation Jesus rebitherd can be destroyed or simply disapper.

      2. The rebirth of Israel.

      If you reject the scriptures, you will not be willing to accept what the prophets have fortold. You will also reject that the Messiah is a fulfiller of all prophecies. Like Ezekiel 36:24

      Ezekiel 36:24
      “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land””.

      This is plain languages. The Jews have left all the nations around Israel, and returned home. This should be like ABC, but still not understandable to a lot of claimed to be followers of “Christ”.

      1. Hi Ivar
        Peace and love in Jesus
        In my opinion the commonwealth of Israel that
        The apostle Paul was referring to in his letter to the Ephesians was not a Geo-political commonwealth/nation but a spiritual one. Spiritually we who are in Christ are Jews because of spiritual circumcision. We who are in Christ, Jewish or non Jewish make up a spiritual nation. A holy nation as Peter refers to
        It. I realize that you are interpreting the promise
        Of a great nation to Abraham as a Geo-political
        Nation, but from a new covenant understanding
        It is not Geo-political but a spiritual nation. The Israel of God as Paul calls it, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is a spiritual nation.
        The Israel of God is the apple of Gods eye and
        The reason why is because it has been bought
        And paid for with a huge price. The death of Gods son. Under the New Covenant that Jesus
        made with Israel the commonwealth is a spiritual commonwealth with people from all
        Geo-political nations being able to be citizens
        of it through faith in Christ. The same kind of faith that Abraham the father of the nation had.
        It is a nation without land boundaries.
        That is as you say ” the ABC’s of it

      2. Dear Todd

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        There are a lot of philosopher’s who have quoted the Bible. They have some idea’s of what the scriptures might say, or not say. But true Christians who fears God of the Bible take Him at face value. Also in regards to the ancient nation of Israel.

        Men like King David and King Solomon could have had some ideas of what they was called to do. But since His Lord gave them instructions in plain language, the nation of Israel was formed. Just like God promised Abraham. God was quite harsh in the language against pagan’s like me and you. Gentiles, who did not belong to the commonwealth of Israel. If we tried to block the Jews from establisning their nation, God (Jesus, the Son, inluded), told the Jews to slaughter them. Outright kill them.

        So much for the people who reject that Israel is the nation promised in Genesis 12:1-3.

        In 1948, nothing had changed. The pagan’s still did their best to abolish, destroy, delete, defame and demonize the rebirth of Israel. By launcing wars after wars, calling down curses on their own heads. But many Christians understood what was in the pipeline, simply by taking God’s words seriously:

        Ezekiel 36:24
        “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land””.

        Todd, you do not believe in the scriptures. You obey a “Christ” who is not the King of the Jews, not the rock of Israel. But a Romanish copycat, a helenstic “god”. You present a paganized gospel, and pay attention to the parts of scriptures who appeals to your philosophy’s.

        Repent or perish.

      3. Hi Ivar
        Well I guess we disagree again.
        You don’t believe a people that are joined and united together by a common belief or effort
        Or whatever it is that unites them cannot be a nation unless their is land with boundaries.
        So be it

  7. Hello john
    It’s good to hear from someone who understands. Be warned though.
    You will be called names if you reveal
    The truth

  8. Dear Ivar

    My question:
    Is it your thinking that God still owes the Jews the land He promised to give to Abraham’s descendants?

  9. Jonah
    Thank you for all that.
    I have no dispute over who the land of Israel belongs too.
    My whole point is that the spiritual nation of Abraham
    (all who are in Christ) has no boundaries. The land that belongs to the spiritual nation of Abraham is above. A heavenly place. That’s all I’m trying to get across. We are aliens and strangers here. Our citizenship is in heaven. Those of us who are in Christ
    Are here on earth as sojourners like Abraham was in the land that God promised him and his son Issac and issac’s son Jacob. I’m looking for a better place like Abraham was. A heavenly place. Land does not mean anything to me when I view it in this way.

    1. Dear Todd

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Jeremiah 31:36
      “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.”

      If this nation is not built on the promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3, why is God so committed behind the protection of the nation of Israel? And why do wicked men struggle so much to get rid of it?

      Just reflect. No need for a quick reply.

  10. All the promises (covenants ) made to the Jews have been fulfilled in JESUS and Christianity. This is what the great Paul says. And nobody argues with Paul, except a Jew. How covenient it is to overlook the blessings and curses of Moses. Blessings if the Jews obey God, curses if they disobey God. Moses said to them. I know you are going to disobey God but when the Messiah comes a remnant will born again. The rest will have to wait the pleasure of Jesus’ mercy. He is not going to restore Judaism but create a new Jerusalem for Jew and Gentile. Isn’t it better than a separate and superior look down on the Gentiles kingdom?

    1. That is correct and it is all in:

      Ezekiel 36:24-27

      24 For I will take you from among the Gentiles, and will gather you together out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.

      25 And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols.

      26 And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh.

      27 And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them.

      If you read verse 25-27 and not only verse 24 you will see that these verses pre figure Baptism.

      All promises have been fulfilled:

      1 Kings 8:56

      56 Blessed be the Lord, who hath given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed so much as one word of all the good things that he promised by his servant Moses.

      God further says through the prophet Nehemiah that His promise to grant the land to Abraham’s descendants has been fulfilled:

      Nehemiah 9:7-8

      7 Thou art the Lord, the God who didst choose Abram and bring him forth out of Ur of the Chalde′ans and give him the name Abraham;

      8 and thou didst find his heart faithful before thee, and didst make with him the covenant to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Per′izzite, the Jeb′usite, and the Gir′gashite; and thou hast fulfilled thy promise, for thou art righteous.


      Joshua 21:43-45

      43 Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and having taken possession of it, they settled there.

      44 And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers; not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands.

      45 Not one of all the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

    2. Hi Joel,
      I am like minded with you.
      One thing I will say though is that the new Jerusalem
      Was already created and remains to this day and will
      Be forever.
      I enjoy your comments.
      I have been cursed often on here by the editor and others. I have often quoted Paul
      Bless you brother

      1. Dear Todd.

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        Your wrote:

        I have been cursed often on here by the editor and others.

        My rely:

        Since your are comming back to this site of your own free will, why such desire to inflict your self with all these curses?

        Could it be that it is rather impossible for others to correct you?

  11. I must hasten and urge any Christian on this site to get off immediately. Ivar and Jonah’s threats to curse are very real. I was expecting something like this to happen. I am very fortunate not to have quoted Paul. Ivar and Jonah it was good knowing you. No hard feelings. GOD BLESS.

  12. You can’t genuflect to Jesus and maintain respect with religious Jews. No Zionism without the Bible? Jerusalem has not been the center of Judaism(‘temple-based’) in near 2000 years. In Zionism, of course, Jerusalem is center.

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