Coming more and more into view of Christianity is Christian Palestinianism. Many Christians have no idea of what it is or what they are involved in. Christian Palestinianism is the opposite of Christian Zionism. Christian Palestinianism is a major change in the view of some Christians that affects their political and historical views of the Middle East and the Palestinians.
Christian Palestinianism adds to the errors of Replacement Theology and Supersessionism. It says the land of the Bible is Palestine and not Israel, that the son of God is a Palestinian and not Jewish. That it is the Palestinians that are inheritors of the land and not Jews, the Jews are occupiers and not the true owners of the land they have been given been given , by God in the OT, and by the Balfour Proclamation in 1917, and as a free nation, since 1948. Christian Palestinianism teaches that God is through with the Jews as is taught by Replacement Theology and Supersessionism. Since the church has replaced Israel, the Israel in the Middle East is not the true Israel and are therefore occupiers and colonizers.
Christian Palestinianism began in the 1990's through Reverend Dr. Naim Ateek, a Replacement Theologian/Supersessionist when he established the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. He stated: "In many ways, a Palestinian theology of liberation has re-established the balance between Christ's two natures - his divinity and his humanity. Palestinian theology of liberation focuses on the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth, who was also a Palestinian living under an occupation." The writing of scriptures was completed before the word Palestinian was even known. The only occupation there was in that day was Roman, not Israeli.
Since then, many Christians, especially many of the Replacement Theology and Supersessionism have assumed this extreme liberal view of politics and the Bible. Even some political parties are joining in the attempt to eradicate Israel. Currently, there are many evangelical churches and organizations worldwide, including Christian Palestinianists, boycotting products from Israel in an effort to destroy Israel. For one example, in March of 2018, the Democratic party in California voted to oppose any federal rule that would stop attempts to boycott Israel. Christian Palestinianism labels Israel as occupiers and colonizers but the Bible makes it clear that Israel is neither an occupier nor colonizers. The Bible gives clear boundaries of the land given to Israel, by God Himself. One has to change the meaning of God's Word and re-write biblical and Jewish history, which is what Christian Palestinianism has done.
Christian Palestinianism, like Replacement Theology and Supersessionism, depends on whether the Abrahamic covenant is still valid today. These groups teach that since the Jews rejected Jesus, the Abrahamic covenant no longer applies to the Jews. Christian believers are the true children of Abraham and have inherited the benefits of the Abrahamic covenant. God is through with national Israel and the Jews. However, with a plain sense reading of the Bible, we can see that God is not through with Israel, nor the Jews, and the Abrahamic covenant is an everlasting covenant with the Jews.
Another place that tells us that God's commitment to the Jews and the land is unconditional,
everlasting and irrevocable is
Psalms 105: 8-11, "He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:" .
God has promised to remember the covenants He made with the ancestors of the Jews:
Leviticus 26:44-46, And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD. These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
If God can void any covenant He promised the Jews, then He can void His promise of salvation for the Gentiles or any other promise. Christian Palestinianism has made God a covenant breaker and a liar. What many don't understand is that for Christian Palestinianism to exist, Israel must cease to exist. But then, of course, this is also the goal of the Moslems. If one believes that God has changed His mind and is finished with Israel and the Jews, they can then say the Israeli's are colonizers and this is the cause of evil against the Palestinians.
Where does this accusation against Israel come from? It comes from the Palestinians, the Liberals, some Christians, most Palestinian Arab Christians, Moslems, and from the major news media. These groups always demonize Israel, who is the victim, and glorifies the Palestinians, who are the perpetrators.
Christian Palestinianism has distorted God's Word and has hidden the political agenda behind this change in Replacement Theology. They make Israel and the Jewish people irrelevant. This is the effect of today's postmodernism and liberals, so-called, quest for social justice and tolerance. This allows Christian Palestinianism to present Christian Zionism as heretical. This Christian Palestinianism is re-writing scriptures and doing away with much of the Jewishness of scripture, making it easier to accommodate the Islamization of the Bible.
Christian Palestinianism, and those associated with it, are beginning to eradicate any sign of Jewishness and the Jewish roots of Christianity from the Bible. Once this is gone, Islam will be able to overtake Christian history. Christian Palestinianists look at the Bible from an Islamic view and do away with the biblical connection of Israel, the Jewish people and present-day Israel. Christian Palestinianism, Replacement Theology, and Supersessionism are putting Israel and the Jewish people at risk of eradication which God will not allow. This shift, by changing God's Word, has led to contempt of Israel and the Jewish people. They are supporting the Palestinians against Israel, which encourages the Palestinian's to eradicate Israel and the Jewish people. It is a first step in supporting the Islamic goals of eradicating Jews, Christians, and non-believers in Islam.
Sadly, biblical illiteracy is too common in our churches today. This makes it easy for the revisionism of Christian Palestinianism, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism and Amillennialism to take place. Some of these depict Christ as the first Palestinian, living in the land of Palestine. Of course, the Palestinian Authority loves this revisionism. Mahmoud Abbas of the PA even celebrated Christmas in 2014 to prove the Jesus' connection with Palestine. The Bible never mentions a connection of Jesus with Palestine. The word Palestine did not exist until a 100 years after the death of Jesus.
This Christian Palestinianism, a revised version of Replacement Theology, has Christians taking the place of Judaism and Palestine taking the place of Israel. All Bible-believing Christians should be alarmed at the number of unethical evangelical and Palestinian Arab Christians that are reigniting the anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish prejudice of past ages that brought us the gas chambers and the near elimination of Jews in Europe.