The Lausanne Movement, the world’s leading Christian evangelism movement, has once again taken aim at what it believes to be the sinful practice of Christian support for the State of Israel, or Christian Zionism.
“For over 60 years, many evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism,” writes Steve Haas, vice president of World Vision US, in the latest issue of Lausanne Global Analysis.
He went on to compare Christian Zionism to the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, Apartheid South Africa and other large-scale atrocities to which Christians were party.
Lausanne as a movement has what some would describe as an unhealthy negative obsession with Israel in recent years, having apparently fully swallowed the allegations that the Jewish state is the chief oppressor of Christians and other people in the Middle East.
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