The Case For Zionism: Why Christians Should Support Israel
by Dr. Thomas Ice
The modern state of Israel has been a nation for almost 70 years. When she was formed and fought her early wars of existence, most Bible-believing Christians believed there was a real connection with what was going on in the Middle East and Bible prophecy that predicts an end-time return of the Jews to their land. While support for Israel remains high in most evangelical communities, we are seeing the beginning of a decline, especially among younger evangelicals, who question whether modern Israel really relates to end-time Bible prophecy.
The Case for Zionism attempts to bring together biblical, historical, and legal arguments for the legitimacy of the startup nation known as Israel as it:
- Explains controversies such as antisemitism and Replacement Theology
- Details the biblical and legal rights of Modern Israel
- Explores the prophetic nature and future of Israel.
In this presentation, Thomas Ice answers many of the contemporary arguments being used by both secular and religious communities to undermine what he believes is the hand of God at work in our own day.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: What Is Going On?
- 1. What Is Zionism?
- 2. The Biblical Case for Israel
- 3. Modern Israel’s Right to the Land
- 4. Modern Israel’s Legal Right to the Land
- 5. What Is Replacement Theology?
- 6. Are Modern Jews Descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
- 7. What Is Anti-Semitism?
- 8. Revelation 12 and the Future of Israel
- 9. Lovers of Zion: A History of Christian Zionism
In The Case for Zionism, Dr. Thomas Ice presents a fresh, comprehensive, and engaging analysis of Zionism from a variety of perspectives — historical, political, theological, and ultimately biblical. In the process, he soundly refutes many of the unfounded, and often scurrilous, objections and accusations that have been leveled against both Jewish and Christian Zionism. Demonstrating a clear command of the subject, which stems from many years of Christian ministry and academic research at the highest level, Dr. Ice presents a clear, watertight case for why every true Christian should stand with God’s chosen nation, Israel. I highly recommend this well-researched and readable book.
Dr. Paul Wilkinson, Minister of Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church, Stockport, England, author, international conference speaker, and contributor to Christian television, radio, and documentary films
I’ve been waiting for this book for many years. It’s needed now more than ever. Tommy is a passionate voice for premillennialism and a future for national Israel. Simply stated, no one is better on this subject than Tommy. I’ve heard him speak at conferences on Christian Zionism over the last three decades and am thrilled to see his clear, careful research available in one resource. I will read this book carefully and use it again and again as a trusted guide. You should too.
Dr. Mark Hitchcock, Senior Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Edmond, OK, and Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
The Hebrew word “Zion” is used 154 times in the Old Testament — 37 of which are in the Psalms and 46 usages in Isaiah. The New Testament uses the word 7 times. Dr. Thomas Ice has brought to the attention of its readers, a book that clearly presents the case for “Zionism” and urges Christians and Jews alike to support it and defend it. Psalm 87:2 states: “The LORD loveth the gates of ZION more than all the dwellings of Jacob,” and in Psalm 99:2 we read: “The LORD is great in ZION; and He is high above all the people.” May the God of Israel bless the efforts of this excellent book!”
Dr. David Hocking HOPE for TODAY Ministries and radio broadcast