Is Christian Zionism really Christian? Many evangelicals believe it is. But, a growing number assert that it’s not—and say the movement confuses biblical prophecy with Israeli nationalism. On Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses the issue with pro-Zionist, Dr. Michael Brown, and anti-Zionist, Dr. Stephen Sizer. askdrbrown.org
Dr. Michael Brown - Since coming to faith in 1971 as a 16 year-old, heroin-shooting Jewish rock drummer, Dr. Michael Brown has devoted his life to fostering awakening in the Church, sparking moral and cultural revolution in the society, raising up gospel laborers for the nations, and reaching out to his own Jewish people. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio broadcast, the president of FIRE School of Ministry, and a professor of Bible and Hebrew studies at several leading seminaries. He has preached in more than 25 nations and is the author of 22 books and numerous scholarly and popular articles. Dr. Brown has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses, and he is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist. For more information about Dr. Brown, please visit his website.
Dr. Stephen Sizer - Stephen is the vicar of Christ Church, the community church of Virginia Water in Surrey, England. Originally from Lowestoft in Suffolk (the most easterly point in England), he became a Christian at university. As vicar of Christ Church of Virginia Water, he now leads a staff team of ten and church family of about 500 drawn from 25 or more different nationalities and church backgrounds. Stephen is Vice Chair of Biblica Europe Ministries Trust. Biblica has completed more than 100 languages, and is the translation sponsor and ministry publisher of the New International Version (NIV), the most widely read and trusted contemporary English translation. For more information about Stephen, please visit his website.