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Here is an interesting, astute article advocating for national Israel's existence and importance to God, from both a Jewish and Christian perspective. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/10/15889/
LDS view of Israel
prisonchaplain posted a topic in LDS Gospel DiscussionThe larger Christian community is divided on Israel's place in world events. Some, including me, believe that Israel remains an important part of end-times prophesies, and that God still has special plans for the nation and people. Some call the most pro-Israel viewpoint Christian Zionism. Other Christians (often mainline groups, Lutherans, Reformed) teach Replacement Theology--that the Christian Church has replaced Israel and the Jews, and we should read the Bible in that light. As a result, Many Evangelicals, Baptists, Pentecostals, and others who espouse pre-millennial (or Dispensationalist) beliefs about the end times are very supportive of political Israel. Those espousing Replacement Theology tend to be negative, seeing Israel as a human rights abuser, and they tend to have sympathy for Palestinians. Is there an LDS view on all this--or are perceptions diverse?