Jewish and Christian Allies for Israel
The news from around the world is disturbing. Incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise. Opposition to the historic teaching of Christianity also increases. Islamism targets both. Progressive organizations have been reported by different media outlets to be in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement designed to delegitimize Israel. As such some of these groups have suggested that Zionism, Jewish or Christian is incompatible with their beliefs. What is going on in the world?
In May, 2016 my wife and I (Dr. Dean) were privileged to be part of a 10-day seminar for Christian leaders at Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem. Some of the lectures focused on the rise of the new anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. A recent symposium I was involved with at a synagogue in Dallas, Texas, also had speakers raising the alarm on the increasing hostility to Jews, and also Christians. For the last few years a repetitive theme has been that the evangelical Christian community and the Jewish community need to build bridges of understanding and support on common issues to face increasing opposition. Together we are stronger than separate.
West Houston Bible Church is committed to being a part of this bridge-building endeavor. As such we continue to host educational events for both communities. Our desire is to provide a venue where Christians and Jews can come together based on our common support of the state of Israel. The topics in this symposium are chosen because they are the critical issues which need to be understood by everyone in our separate communities.