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Hear O Israel—The Lord Our God Established The State of Israel

 

File:Flag map of Israel 1967.png (source Wikipedia Common Author ייהלי זיו – שמר)

AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL DEFENDS HUMAN CIVILIZATION FROM TERROR—it is absolutely fundamental that we understand who and why created the modern State of Israel. This knowledge will be the basis of any discussion regarding the Middle East, and any conflicts over the land of Israel.

In objective reality, the God of Israel, the One Who revealed the Torah to Moses at Mt. Sinai established the State of Israel for His purposes on May 14, 1948. This fact is accepted by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Indeed, the Torah states clearly in Deuteronomy 6: 4 that for the nation of Israel God is one: “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.” 

Why?

Because all three religions teach that the One True God revealed the correct creed and the commandments for the nation of Israel to Moses. And this God of Israel is completely in control of everything in the world, including what happens in human affairs.

For instance, in the Nevi’im, it says in Isaiah 37:16 “O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.”

In Nehemiah 9:6 “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.”

In the aforementioned verses, the Hebrew scriptures teach that in general terms God created everything, all things He created in heaven and on earth. Therefore, the default position is that God is the cause of everything, including Israel.

However, even in specific there is more evidence to establish this point.

In Deuteronomy 30:1-5, which is part of the Torah, it says that God will bring back Israel to the land of their ancestors from all places to which He had exiled them to. Additionally, Jeremiah 16:15-16 is more explicit calling for the exiles to come back.

In Isaiah 11:11 it says: In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.”

The Prophets of Israel predicted that God would gather the exiled children of Israel back to the land of their forefathers in the future; and the prophecies of the Torah prove its divine origin, how else did the author know that the future State of Israel would be established thousands of years ago?

Furthermore, in the Christian scripture it is written in Romans 13:1-5:

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.”

One point of observation that should be made with reference to the New Testament reference from Romans 13 is that it emphatically declares state-based authority to be legitimately from God, that must be obeyed in general terms. This theological reality stands in strong contrast to the endless protests and rebellions that characterize Christian heritage societies in modern times.

Of the three Abrahamic monotheistic religions, Islam also teaches that God is the One Who appoints rulers and leaders, this message is consistent with Romans 13. Everything that occurs does so by God’s decree, whether on earth or in the sky.

Quran 65: 12

“It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command descends among them so you may know that Allah is over all things competent, and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.”

Quran 59.6

“What of theirs God bestowed as gains of war on His Messenger – and you did not spur any horse or riding-camel for it, but God gives His Messenger mastery over whomever He wills. God has full power over everything—

Interestingly, the Islamic tradition interprets a specific verse in the Quran as referencing rulers, including leaders that are الظَّالِمِينَ meaning “oppressive”. This verse is found in 6:129:

“And thus, will We make some of the wrongdoers allies of others for what they used to earn.”

The above translation has rendered the term الظَّالِمِينَ as ‘wrongdoers’, still the same sort of meaning as oppressive.

The Salafist scholars interpret the above translation of the verse as referring to any ruler or government that is oppressive claiming that the oppression from them is due to the sins of the people. All of this is consistent with the Judeo-Christian narrative on this topic as well. Basically, whether rulers, governments, kings, or presidents are good or bad, it is all from God, and their oppression though not justified in the book of God, is certainly due to the sins of the people i.e., those being oppressed.

Furthermore, this idea that God is the ultimate originator and creator and cause of everything is taught not only when it comes to the existence of the universe, and the social processes of politics, but also even to religious faith. In fact, according to the Holy Bible, God predestines the salvation of some people, as well as the damnation of some people. For instance, Romans 8:33 teaches clearly: “Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.” In other words, God has elected certain people as His chosen ones, who are pre-destined for salvation, and that there is nothing anyone can do about it. Why? Because “It is God who justifies. This is all consistent with the claim that God predestined Israel for salvation, as well as for theological guidance and revelation such as that at Mt. Sinai and subsequent to that, and that God had foreknowledge of the future State of Israel, and decreed its existence prior to its creation in 1948.

And I think this is the time where I ask my respected readers, before I conclude, two simple and straightforward questions: if God is not on the side of someone why would He let them win? Is not victory from God a sign that they are on the path of righteousness, and not evil?

In the final analysis the point is that God decrees everything into existence, and He appoints rulers, governments, and states as per His wisdom, and even if a political reality is not what people want if it occurs, we know it is the choice of God. Therefore, in accordance with this reasoning, as well as the prophecies of scripture, it is abundantly clear that the God of Israel established the modern State of Israel. And in fact, even the previous Israelite kingdoms and governments were established by God as proven by historical, archaeological, and theological evidence.[1]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_ancient_Israel_and_Judah#:~:text=Extensive%20archaeological%20excavations%20have%20provided,resources%20and%20a%20small%20population

 

About the Author
Zalghi Khan is a former investment banker, who is currently training to become an accountant. He is the author of ten books, and specializes in economics, finance, and geopolitical issues. For him it is important to provide convincing answers to pressing questions, especially as it relates to global economic matters.