With God on Our Side - (Partnered Event) Plowshare Peace & Justice Center and Blacksburg Public Library

Event Date

 

2:00-4:00 pm Sunday December 9 - Blacksburg Public Library [200 Miller Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060]

“Once when Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you one of us, or one of our adversaries?” He replied, “Neither; but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Joshua 5:13-14 (NRSV)

With God On Our Side takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God's chosen people, Israeli government policies should not be questioned, even when these policies are unjust. Critics of Christian Zionism argue that this flawed ideology has led to ethnic discrimination and great suffering among the Palestinian people, including thousands of Palestinian Christians. Is there a Biblical alternative for Christians who love and support the people of Israel? A way that doesn't favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace, security, and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians?