Why is the Mike Evans Israel Museum in Jerusalem?

Why Does Mike Evans Have a Museum in Jerusalem - Facet 2 - Mike Evans MuseumAnswer Facet No. 2

That’s a good question. It’s not only a good question, it is a question that deserves an answer. Because the question is so important, it follows that the answer must be also. But, if the question is simple, the answer is not. Rather, it is multifaceted. There is no single answer. But, when all of the facets that comprise the answer are presented, there is no longer a need for the question to be asked.

This, then, is the second facet of the answer. Please continue to follow this series of articles from beginning to end. Somewhere along the journey you may find the answer for yourself, even before we finish.

Facet #2 – We Believe That God Will Bless Those Who Bless Israel

When the LORD God, Yahweh, told Abraham that, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee,” He did not place any restrictions on whom He would bless – or on whom He would curse. He did not limit His blessing to any nation or tribe or even any family or individual. Nor did He exclude anyone from either being blessed or being accursed.

Solomon said that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, but that fools despise wisdom and instruction. Here, as throughout the entirety of Scripture, the LORD maintains a clear distinction between foolishness and wisdom. If we truly believe, as we explained in the first facet of our answer to “Why does Mike Evans have a museum in Jerusalem?” that God is who He says He is, then we must believe that what He says, indeed, that everything He says, is true.

Therefore, we are compelled to believe that His promise to Abraham must be true. Our response to His truth is always what separates the wise from the foolish. We affirm here, and by the establishing of the Mike Evans Israel Museum in Jerusalem, officially known as the Friends of Zion Heritage Center, that it is our desire to bless the Jewish people and to promote a love for them among the nations.

One of our hopes, although not a stated objective as such, is also that the Jewish people will more fully see how the LORD divides between those who bless and those who curse Israel. The work of Yad Vashem has done much to recognize the Righteous among the Nations. We see this as one of the many ways that Yahweh has used to bless those who have blessed His people.

Our goal is simple. The museum is not for gain or reward. The museum is here to bless the children of Abraham. Perhaps, in doing so, all who visit will see evidence of how God has blessed those who have blessed Israel throughout modern history. To do that, we have many obstacles to overcome, not the least of which is all of the crimes that have been done to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora in the name of Christianity. Whether those crimes were perpetrated in the name of a nation, in the name of a church, in the name of an organization or by individuals, they could never have been done by anyone who has read and believed what God has written.

This is also why the Friends of Zion Heritage Center (Mike Evans Israel Museum) exists. The lives and deeds of persons recognized in the Center are further evidence that, regardless of the headlines of the past or those of today, there are true Christian men and women who, as an inseparable part of their faith, wish to bless Israel. Our hearts are grieved that, even today, there are so-called Christian churches and denominations who oppose Israel.

So we are here to remind you that the dividing line that God has established is clear and simple. It is not about nations, ethnicity, politics, or religions. It is about who blesses Israel and who curses her. We choose to follow God and His wisdom and to bless the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Anyone who would choose to curse Israel and the Jewish people is, by God’s standard, a fool.

That is the second facet of the answer to the question. It should be perfectly clear. We believe that God will bless those who bless Israel.

The Friends of Zion Heritage Center

The Friends of Zion Heritage Center“I don’t believe that the Jewish State or modern Zionism would have been possible without Christian Zionism.”
—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“One of the greatest needs of our day is for Jewish people simply to see that they are loved by Christians.”
—Dr. Mike Evans

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” —YHWH

For thousands of years the Jewish people have suffered at the hands of much of the rest of the world, often being forced to dwell as unwanted sojourners in foreign lands, being blamed for every problem imaginable, from causing the plague to being too successful or influential. But the promise of YHWH to Abraham has never changed. And, although it may not have seemed so at times, there has always been a core of people who have demonstrated their love for God’s chosen people. These people are best described as Bible-believers, for that is the very reason that makes them love the Jewish people. They believe what the Bible says about them.

The common identifier for Jews and Christians is that they love the Lord God with all their heart, all their soul, and all their strength. Unfortunately, there are many who, throughout history, and even now, have labelled themselves as Christians, but who do not know the God of the Bible, the God who created the universe and who chose the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to be blessed among the nations. Their anti-Jewish actions have caused millions of Jews to be skeptical of anyone calling themselves “Christian,” including those who say that they love Israel.

The Friends of Zion Heritage Center has been established in the heart of Jerusalem as a testimony to, and a remembrance of, the thousands of Righteous among the Nations who have stood for and with the Jewish people and the nation of Israel, often putting themselves and their families at risk of great peril, and even to the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives to help form, build and defend the Zionist state of Israel.

The Friends of Zion Heritage Center share the stories of some of the many who have built, and are building, bridges of love between Christians and Jews. In its halls visitors will witness untold stories that have been hidden for years behind the headlines of horror and tales of atrocities imposed upon the Jewish people. It is our hope that these stories will help the people of Israel to realize that there are literally hundreds of thousands more of these righteous people who, although their names will likely never grace these walls, pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem, the state of Israel and for Jewish people everywhere.

Surrounded by enemies whose goal is to wipe Israel off the map, the Jewish people need to know that there has been, there are, and there will always be friends of Zion around the world. We believe that, through this Center, the people of Israel can be encouraged by knowing that the whole world is not against them. Bible-believers love what God loves. We know that He loves Israel. We do too, with a love that will not only endure, but grow stronger with each passing day.

Please, join us at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center and become acquainted with some of the Gentile Defenders of the Promise, Friends of the People of Israel, and Heroes of Zionism. Your perspective on the past and present will change, and your hope for the future will burn brighter.