By Elmer Josephson, RIP
(The following are excerpts from his article
that we’ve previously printed in full. It is also available on our website,
It will be well worth your while to read it all.)
“What is Zionism? Where and how did it
begin? Who is involved? What are its aims? Why is Zionism so hated by the
enemies of God and righteousness? Is it an international “Jewish plot” or a
world-wide Zionist blessing? Where, when and how will it consummate? How do
‘Zionism’ is one of the least understood and
most ignorantly used terms in the media today. Many unlearned apply their
own distorted interpretations and use it to promote their selfish and evil
ends. An intelligent person is careful in the use of words, for words are
dynamite and especially, “Zionism”, for the following world-wide reasons:
“And many nations shall come, and say,
Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the
God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his
paths: for the law [God’s order]
shall go forth of Zion and the word of the Lord [true
liberation] from Jerusalem.
[Messiah] shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar
off and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks. Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore [enduring peace].
“And they shall sit every man under his
vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth
of the Lord has spoken it.
“And the Lord shall reign over them in
Mount Zion from henceforth, even forever”
(Micah 4:1-4, 7b).
To sum up:
Zionism is the Eternal’s plan of world
redemption for all people and a harbinger of a true ‘Utopia’ of peace and
prosperity for all the earth.
“Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which
dwelleth at Jerusalem” (Psalm
“The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy
God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord”