Israel Is Forever: Special feature to the Calling Out Community, Posted December 9, 2015.
Evangelical website Christian Today recently released survey results from the Washington-based Brookings Institute, which revealed that more evangelical Christians consider Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as the #1 world leader of our modern era (16% of respondents) than any other. 11% percent named Ronald Reagan, and 10% named Barack Obama.
The research showed the political polarity even within the Christian community, with only 1% of Democrat voters naming Netanyahu as the top world leader.
“While Republicans overall have much more favourable views of Netanyahu than unfavourable ones, Democrats have a more unfavorable view of the Israeli leader by a ratio of about two to one. In general, older Americans admire the Israeli leader far more than the younger ones,” the research stated.
Netanyahu is known as a hardline champion for the defense of Israel and the Jewish people. In the upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election, a candidate’s support of Israel is already seen as an important issue for voters.
It is the strongly-expressed opinion of the Calling Out Community that the nation of Israel has a right to exist and defend itself, the Jews are God’s chosen people as much today as at any time in history.
We agree that Prime Minister Netanyahu is one of the great leaders of our age, with a strong intellect, commanding presence as he petitions on the world stage for his people – and it is to our advantage to be aligned with God’s chosen people in these last days.
Congratulations Mr. Netanyahu. You are a hero to millions – this Canadian evangelical Christian writer included.