Relevant As a secondary comment, we must be cautious about comparing Zionism and the modern Secular State of Israel, carved out by force, not gracious convincing, upon decree of the anti-Christian UN, by the persuasion of atheistical Jews. *Strict Orthodox Rabbis* do not support Zionism, but protest against it, saying Zionists are disobedient to God, and are not "Torah Jews"! http://www.jewsagainstzionism. com/
The Zionist state is more an evidence of Anti-Christ than of a revival to belief in Christ. It is Scofieldism and Dispensationalism that supported Zionism, not reformed or Biblical Christianity.
The Puritans like Owen spoke very sharply against Jewish hard-heartedness and their false religion of the Mishna .
Important Message! The sobering, even frightening thought, following Paul's teaching in Romans, about the "grafting in of the wild olive branch" (the Gentiles), is his continuation, from which the speaker draws: "Be not high minded (you Gentiles), for if God spared not the natural branch, neither will he spare you...for God is able to graft them in again" (the Jews). And scripture speaks of "until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled", implying that God will cut off and close the door (likely dramatically as he did with the Jews in 70 AD), as Gentile churches apostatize, and en-graft the Jews again! ARE WE AT THAT POINT NOW? ARE THE GENTILES DONE? Look at the churches condition (since the "downgrade" a century ago), and fear! The Pharisees would not accept Christ's rebuke, thinking their religious heritage made them righteous, "we are the seed of Abraham". "Behold the goodness and severity of God"!
John Peters (8/2/2009)
from County Down Northern Ireland
Great Sermon! I have heard so many views in the past on this subject but I have always gone away confused. Not so having heard the Rev Maurice Roberts. The truths he expounds are profound but he explains them with great simplicity. This sermon has acheived its goal in my heart it has given me a deeper love for the Jew.
Rev. Maurice Roberts was born at Chester, England in 1938. He was educated at Durham University. After teaching Latin and Greek in secondary schools in Scotland, he studied theology at the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh. He was the minister of Ayr Free Church of...