“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.