by WF White
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
{Why would God use the plural word “us” if there were not others in the eternal Godhead?}
Isaiah 48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
{ Here the Lord mentions Himself by saying “I”

(1)  and then He says that the Lord God

(2)  and His Spirit

(3)  hath sent “me”, same as “I” (1) }


Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

{There are clearly three distinct persons spoken of here.}


John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

John 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

John 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

{Here Jesus clearly testifies that He did not come to do His own will but the will of the Father.}


John 8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

John 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

John 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

{Here Jesus uses the law, which declares the need for two witnesses in the matter of justice, and then follows up by saying that He has another witness who happens to be the Father.}


Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

{Here the Father declares the Son to be God also.}


Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Revelation 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

{This is one of the clearest verses in that it shows us that the Lamb, who is Jesus, was STANDING while the One on the throne was SITTING down. How can anyone dispute the fact that they are are TWO distinct persons?}


I think the previous reviews have pretty much said it all (and done a great job). Having said that, here are some of my thoughts after viewing the film …

1. I liked that there was a focus on “justice for all” in the film. The issue of justice came to my attention during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. I became aware of the injustice that the Palestinian people were experiencing during that conflict and I became aware that Christians, whether they realized it or not, were supporting that injustice. That raised a big red flag for me because it is so contrary to the teachings of Christ. That’s when I began to seek the Lord and search the bible for the truth regarding modern day Israel and Christian Zionism.

2. I really liked the bible references at the end of the film but I wish that there were more. I fully realize that the political situation in the Middle East has to be addressed in order to tackle the false doctrines of dispensationalism and Christian Zionism. At the same time I see the possibility of losing our main focus as Christians … man’s lost condition and man’s need of the Savior. Peace between Jews and Palestinians? Absolutely! But more importantly we are ambassadors for Christ and our main message is … 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

3. I recommend Stephen Sizer’s book Zion’s Christian SoldiersI think that the study guide will bring additional clarity to the topic and will be especially helpful if the film is a believers first encounter with this type of teaching.

4. The topic of Christian Zionism desperately needs to be addressed and I so appreciate anyone who is willing to speak out on this important topic. At the same time I want to note that there are other false doctrines that have entered the “church” that are equally as dangerous. We must be cautious about being drawn into ecumenism in our zeal to expose Christian Zionism.

Ephesians 4:13-16 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.


“… Or, language: as though he said, You do not understand what I say any more than if I spoke in a strange and unknown language to you.”

I had a dream last night. In the dream I was witnessing to some elderly ladies, and as I did I was holding up a Bible and saying that in the Bible you will find the language spoken by God’s family. Isn’t it so true? There are many languages spoken throughout this world and family members speak to each other in their native tongue. They understand each other, but a foreigner coming into their midst would not understand their speech. God’s true family embraces the truth of His Word. There are many “religious” people who claim to be believe in Jesus but have little if any knowledge of God’s Word. That’s one of the first things I realized when I was born again. You cannot separate Jesus from His Word. If we really are members of Jesus’ family we will understand His speech, and His Words will not be as a foreign language to us. I shared these thoughts at the nursing home this morning in an effort of evangelism for I realize that many in the group have never been born again …