When Darby died in 1882 Israel did not yet exist so when Israel did become a state in 1948 Darby was hailed as a prophet among his followers. One of his most devoted followers was a man named Cyrus Scofield who popularized his ideas among an American audience to the extent that he created his own version of the Bible with added footnotes based on his ( actually Darby’s) futurist interpretation of the Bible complete with a pre-tribulation rapture and worship of the secular state of Israel as a divine nation, the apple of God’s eye, superior to all other nations and people.
What Christian Zionism has done is create a replacement theology whereby one worships divine Israel and sacred Jews instead of Christianity and the Kingdom of Heaven. We have to remind ourselves that the regathering of Israel takes place after the second coming, not before! Genesis 49 verse 10 tells us the regathering of the people will not come until after Shiloh comes (Shiloh being Christ meaning prince of peace) It is precisely for this reason that Ultra-Orthodox Jews believe that Israel is an illegitimate nation. Remember Shiloh is the name of the enigmatic high priest after the order of Melchizedek who appeared to Abraham after his victory in battle. This priest was none other than a pre-incarnation appearance of Jesus Christ. Genesis 14:18, Hebrews 5 verses 5-10
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