Judeo-Christian Values Forge Israeli-US Ties

by | May 31, 2013 | Israel & Jewish Roots, Standing With Israel

The special ties between the United States and Israel are uniquely driven by a people-to-people, bottom-up relationship, shaped by the American public more than by the American government. U.S. ties with the Jewish state have been exceptionally forged by shared Judeo-Christian values.

“Americans’ sympathy for Israel is at a high-water mark,” according to a Gallup poll from March 15, 2013. According to the poll, there has been “a steady increase in relative support for Israel over the past decade. … Americans’ sympathies lean heavily toward the Israelis over the Palestinians. … Today’s 64 percent (compared to 12 percent sympathizing with the Palestinians) ties the highest Gallup has recorded in a quarter century, last seen in 1991 during the Gulf War.”

A sustained and deep identification with the Jewish state has always characterized both chambers of the U.S. Congress, the most authentic representatives of the U.S. constituent and the chief axis of the U.S. federal system. Moreover, the federal system derived its name from the Latin term foedus, which means “the covenant,” in a biblical sense.   

The unique roots of the enhanced American support of the Jewish state precede the 1948 founding of Israel, the Holocaust and even the 1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The foundations of America’s unique empathy with the Jewish state transcend formal treaties and the mutually beneficial, surging U.S.-Israel defense cooperation in the face of intensifying mutual threats. America’s covenant with the Jewish state supersedes the rapidly growing win-win U.S.-Israel partnership on behalf of joint commercial interests.

The source of the special U.S.-Israel covenant dates back to the 14th century and continues up to today, with the contemporary U.S. being the most Judeo-Christian Western democracy.

According to a June 3, 2011, Gallup poll, 92 percent of Americans believe in God. Most polls find that 80 percent believe Judeo-Christian values constitute the foundations of American culture.

On Oct. 31, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 396:9 to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as a national motto. President Dwight D. Eisenhower had signed this into law on July 30, 1956.

A daily prayer starts deliberations in the House of Representatives; more than 40 percent of Americans participate in Sunday church services; the number of Christian TV stations has surged from nine in 1974 to almost 300 in 2013; 15 million copies of the Bible are sold annually; over 80 percent of Americans wish to retain “one nation under God” in the pledge of allegiance, consistent with “endowed by the Creator” in the Declaration of Independence.

The seeds of the Judeo-Christian U.S. were planted in 1382, when John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor, produced the first English-language Bible manuscript, making it available to the public at large. Wycliffe’s groundbreaking initiative inspired the Puritan movement, from which came the early 17th century pilgrims who landed in America.

In 1620 and 1630, the Mayflower and the Arabella docked in “the modern-day Promised Land.” They departed from England—the “modern-day Egypt”—rebelled against their “modern-day Pharaoh” and sailed through the “modern-day Red Sea.” The pilgrims referred to their mission in biblical terms, referring to John Winthrop, the commander of the Arabella, as “the American Nehemiah.”

The map of the U.S. is replete with thousands of sites bearing biblical names. There are 18 towns called Jerusalem, 32 called Salem, 18 called Hebron, 24 called Bethel, 61 called Shiloh, seven called Bethlehem, 14 called Canaan, nine called Carmel, 38 called Goshen, four called Rehoboth, and six called Mount Zion.

The 1752 Liberty Bell, the iconic symbol of American independence, bears the inscription, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof,” which is quoting Leviticus 25:10.

Thomas Paine’s Jan. 10, 1776 book Common Sense cemented the rebellion against Britain, stating, “For the will of the Almighty as declared by Gideon, and the prophet Samuel, expressly disapproves of government by kings.” George Washington and John Adams were referred to as Moses and Joshua, and the Founding Fathers considered themselves to be the people of the modern-day Covenant.

In 2013, Moses—who inspired Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers and the abolitionist movement—is featured at the center of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Supreme Court. Monuments of Moses’ tablets—which inspired the 1886 Statue of Liberty—were erected in 1961 and 2012 on the grounds of the Texas and Oklahoma State Capitols.

On Dec. 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew—the first manned space mission—read the first 10 verses of Genesis during the most-watched TV broadcast at the time.

On Dec. 24, 2009, celebrating the passage of “Obamacare,” the liberal Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin said, “To put it in biblical terms, Harry Reid has the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon and the endurance of Samson.”

Since 1948, U.S.-Israel relations have produced a multitude of crises, all of them rectified rapidly due to the healthy tissue of bilateral ties, nurtured by foundations of shared values.

For the original article, visit israelhayom.com.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Is He a God of Wrath or a God of Love?

Is He a God of Wrath or a God of Love?

Do you think the God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath, and the God of the New Testament is a God of love? The truth is that God is the same throughout the entire Bible. His wrath and His love are revealed in both the Old and the New Testaments. So why, then, did...

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

Your heart is the most important part of you. It’s not only a physical organ that keeps your blood pumping, but when the Bible refers to the heart, it’s talking about who you really are. Each person has an inner and an outer life. There’s the person we show to...

How the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago Is Spiritual Warfare

How the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago Is Spiritual Warfare

It's been a few days since the FBI raided President Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago, and the Biden Administration has yet to explain to the American people why they did what's never been done in American history—the government raiding the home of a former president....

How the Holy Spirit Can Restore Your True Sanity

How the Holy Spirit Can Restore Your True Sanity

Most of my life I tried to avoid one thing—being crazy or insane. When I was growing up my mother had emotional issues and saw a psychiatrist regularly. She was on medication which only seemed to make her mood swings worse. She had high highs, and low lows. When I...

Israel Prophecy: The Enemy is Stirring an Unimaginable Conflict

Israel Prophecy: The Enemy is Stirring an Unimaginable Conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJFFqAgykmU A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis,...

RECENT ARTICLES

Why Partial Obedience to God is Disobedience

My husband had a saying for our children growing up. “Partial obedience is disobedience.” He wanted them to understand that doing half the plan would not get them the full reward. Another reminder...
Kingdom Economics: Why is America Declining Spiritually So Quickly?

Kingdom Economics: Why is America Declining Spiritually So Quickly?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a surprisingly strong July Employment Report.  Total nonfarm employment was 528K (398K previously, 250K expected).  Private nonfarm employment was 471K (404K previously, 230K expected). The headline unemployment rate dropped to...

Can You Discern Spiritual Wind?

Can You Discern Spiritual Wind?

The wind is a funny thing. We do not know where it comes from nor where it goes. We cannot see it, but we can see and feel its effects. Wind can be gentle and refreshing, cold or hot, strong, and dangerous, and everything in between. When the wind blows, we must...

Messianic Rabbi: He That Has an Eye, Let Him Hear

Messianic Rabbi: He That Has an Eye, Let Him Hear

It is interesting that, as a Messianic rabbi the question I am asked most often by Christians is if I believe that they as Christians have to celebrate, or observe, the biblical Holy Days. They are usually asking about those days listed in Leviticus 23: Shabbat, Yom...

How the Holy Spirit Is Preparing America

How the Holy Spirit Is Preparing America

As the crackdown against Christianity in America grows, it is a cycle believers have seen before. While no one celebrates their religious freedom coming under attack, God has used this persecution to great effect throughout history. Over the centuries, there have been...

Dealing Effectively with the Dynamics of Change

Dealing Effectively with the Dynamics of Change

Change can be challenging. Some people look forward to change and embrace it. Some people dread change and try to avoid it. Since change is inevitable, so here are some of the dynamics surrounding change and the specific strategies to deal with change more...

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

This past weekend I preached at The Roads Church, a charismatic congregation located in the tiny town of Norris City, Illinois. Located amid cornfields, the population is only 1,325, but almost that many people visit the church on weekends. They come from all over...

Pin It on Pinterest

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]