Christian Zionism Examined, Second Edition

A Review of Ideas on Israel, the Church, and the Kingdom

By Steven Paas

Christian Zionism Examined, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781725254541
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 1/15/2020
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Christian Zionism Examined, Second Edition

A Review of Ideas on Israel, the Church, and the Kingdom

By Steven Paas

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  • ISBN: 9781725254541
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 1/15/2020
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
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About-

This book deals with Christian Zionism, and in a wider sense with the phenomenon of Israelism. By Israelism, I mean a certain kind of literal reading of the Scriptures. God’s revealed plan for Israel and the Jewish people are construed by many in such a way that Jews are to receive a higher status or a lower place than all other nations. These two opposite positions have many gradations, from moderate to extreme. The most extreme consequences are glorification and degradation, idolization and hatred, Philo-Semitism and Anti-Semitism. Christian Zionism Examined emphatically asserts that the Bible provides absolutely no basis for this literal way of reading and understanding the prophetic word in the Holy Scriptures. God’s promises of redemption and judgment to Old Testament Israel have never meant to be solely fulfilled to one particular ethnic people and geographical area; i.e., only modern Israel or only the Jewish people. Redemption and judgment are fulfilled in Christ. In him, those promises (or predictions) have received a final meaning for all nations, essentially for all creation. The completion of that fulfillment will take place upon his return; in the perfection of his kingdom or his universal rule; and in the final judgment.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Christian Zionism Examined is an expert look at Christian Zionism and all of its related forms. The author, Dr. Steven Paas, provides an excellent introduction to Christian Zionism and other varieties of ‘Israelism’ in Europe and the West. Paas traces the roots and historical circumstances that have fueled the fires from which Christian Zionism has arisen. He notes its dangers—how it harms our Christian witness, potentially encourages global crises, and undermines the gospel and its fulfillment in Jesus. Anyone wanting to understand the nature of Christian Zionism, including its related movements, its history, and its dangers, must read this work.”

—Rob Dalrymple, author of These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family, and a Response to Christian Zionism

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Steven Paas

Bio(s)-

Steven Paas is a theologian and a linguist. He published about European and African church history, the phenomenon of Israelism in the interpretation of biblical prophecy, and the lexicography of Chichewa, a widely spoken language in Central Africa. See his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-paas-9122ba14/.

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