ISRAEL AND PALESTINE – UNDERSTAND THE CONFLICT SEE THE FILM:
‘WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE’ FILM SCREENING in AVALON
This powerful, compassionate, documentary film by Porter Speakman will be shown at Avalon Baptist Church on Sunday morning June 28 at 10 a.m.
“With God On Our Side “takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God’s chosen people, Israeli government policies should not be questioned, even when these policies are unjust
Christian Zionists have been hugely important in American Foreign Policy because of their influence on the right wing of the Republican Party. There are also Christian Zionists in Australia. The film traces Porter Speakman’ s change of heart from Christian Zionist to moderate peacemaker.
Speakman said, “When you think God is on your side everything is justified. Radical Muslims justify suicide bombings, Radical Jews justify ethnic cleansing and radical Christians justify modern-day crusades.”
The film is also valuable because it traces the history of the establishment of Israel as a right of the Jewish people without regard for the rights of the Palestinians who had been living there for many hundreds of years. This history is vital in assessing the justice of current politics. It is particularly important knowledge for human rights advocates who are often accused of being “änti-semitic”
The film makers believe “that God does not take sides with certain people, groups, nations or agendas. Rather, He is for all people.”
FILM SCREENING: “WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE”
DATE: Sunday 28th June at 10 a.m.
PLACE: AVALON BAPTIST PEACE MEMORIAL CHURCH 2 George St.
Free entry / Free Morning Tea-Brunch.
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