Evangelical Support for Israel Plunges
As Bible-believing Christians, we should always be on the front lines as supporters of Israel. Yet a University of North Carolina at Pembroke study has revealed an alarming trend: a sharp decline in support for Israel among young evangelical Christians in recent years.
Polling 700 evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 29, the study found that only 33.6 percent of young evangelicals declared their support for Israel this year compared to 69 percent in 2018, just three years ago. Trending in the opposite direction is their support for the creation of a Palestinian state, rising from 35 percent in 2018 to 44.7 percent in 2021, according to jns.org. Other key details included a 71.6 percent belief that Jerusalem should be Israel’s capital and not shared with the Palestinians; and 41.5 percent believe Israel treats Palestinians fairly, while 22.8 percent think their treatment is unfair.
The results of this poll are a gut punch and a reality check to true supporters of Israel. It’s clear we have a lot of work to do. When those who believe God’s Word find their support for His Chosen People dwindling, that means the culture is starting to take root in their minds more than obedience to the Lord and His Word. We have to set a righteous example by showing faithfulness to God, support for the right of the Jewish people to live in their homeland of Israel, and compassionate love for all people, regardless of their opinion of Israel.