JD: There seems to be a dramatic overall drop in support for Israel among the younger generation of evangelicals. Talk to us about this.
DJ: Well on Tuesday the Times of Israel ran an article “Support for Israel Among US Evangelical Christian Drops Sharply”. I agree its definitely a cause for concern related to the future of evangelicalism if the trend continues. Since 2018 backing for Israel dropped from 75% to 33%. Nearly half of evangelicals age 18-29 say they favor establishment of a Palestinian state. A new survey points to a growing divided US between young evangelical Christians and their elders particularly in their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict indicating Israel could see a significant drop in support in the coming year.
JD: Then having said all of that David and thinking about where we are headed what do you think needs to happen in our churches, in our Christian schools, and in fact even in our homes to effect some Biblical course corrections in these trajectories?
DJ: I’ve said for a long time everything is theological. Everything is about what we believe. Not just what we claim to believe but what we really believe as it effects our lives and the decisions we make everyday. Our pastors, our teachers, and our parents need to return to clear a suppository teaching that’s rooted in a Biblical hermeneutic, a literally, grammatical, historical means of interpreting the Bible. This means taking the entire word of God seriously from Genesis to Revelation. And it means teaching doctrine consistently whether its the doctrine of the Bible itself as the inspired infallible word of God or its about man and sin or the Savior and salvation or the church Israel and the world in the end times.
In Romans 10:17 we read that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. In II Timothy 3 Paul says all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction, and righteousness the demand of God maybe complete throughly equipped for every good work, that’s the key.
JD: David James explaining why it is important for Christian parents to teach their children the Bible.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
As David said II Timothy 3:16 reveals to us that teaching children the Bible is profitable. We must stop entertaining our young people and start exhorting them with the word of God. This teaching will prepare children and parents as well for the future.