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Our Christian Beliefs and Mission Statement
The Mission Statement of the Christians
Standing with Israel organization:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
Christians Standing with Israel believes God saw man as completely imperfect and incapable of living up to His standard of perfection and thus unable to keep His Law perfectly. As such, we believe God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to teach us the Brit Hadasshah (Hebrew for New Covenant). We believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to His own (the Jewish people), but they rejected Him as Messiah, as stated in John 1:10-11:
"He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not."
We believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins, was buried in a tomb, and conquered death (and thus, sin) through His Resurrection three days later. We believe the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the divine and sufficient atonement for our sins, and only through our acceptance of this free gift of salvation are we truly saved. We believe a relationship and belief in Jesus Christ is the only path to salvation, as stated by Christ in John 14:6:
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."
believe Jesus is Lord.
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."
We believe on one baptism -- the baptism by the Holy Spirit once
we are saved.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
7.) Prophecy. The Christians Standing
with Israel organization aligns itself with what's known in
eschatology as the "Pre-Trib, Pre-Mill" viewpoint. We believe this
world is soon approaching "the time of Jacob's trouble" -- also
known as the Tribulation. This is a literal seven-year period during
which God will pour out His Wrath upon the earth. It is also a
period in which Israel will draw nearer to Him and come to faith in
Messiah. We believe the existing Body of Christ will not endure the
Tribulation, and will be Raptured to meet the Lord in the air
beforehand (hence the label, "Pre-Trib). However, we also believe
many will come to faith during the tribulation period. We believe
the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur at the conclusion of
the Tribulation, and will set up His earthly kingdom in Jerusalem,
otherwise known as the millennial kingdom, for a period of one
"For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. We believe when that time comes, 'all Israel shall be saved." Romans 11:25-26
Furthermore, we seek to counter the caustic and blatantly false suppositions of Replacement Theology. Replacement Theology espouses that the Church has somehow supplanted Israel and replaced her as the heir to God's covenantal promises. In their view, the Jews are guilty of deicide and as such, have forfeited their rightful claim to His promises. As bible-believing Christians, we know this to be a complete falsehood. God is not finished with His people, and His promises to Israel are still very much alive. Spearheads of Replacement Theology, such as Stephen Sizer of the Anglican Christ Church, have been running roughshod on the vulnerable minds of Christian believers for years, and the Christians Standing with Israel organization has tasked itself with countering the venom that spews forth from their pulpits.
For more information on the history of the Church and Israel, please read The Theological Background of Christian Zionism.
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