Christian Action League
October 12, 2023
On Thursday, October 12th, Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, released the following statement to the media concerning Hamas attack on Israel.
“The Scriptures teach that one of the most significant signs of the return of Christ would be the coming to life of the nation of Israel. I respectfully submit that although theological perspectives among Christians regarding Israel and the Church vary, those who would deny she is specially chosen by God and that she will play a pivotal role in Christ’s coming kingdom, are either uninformed or misinformed concerning Bible prophecy.
“God revealed himself primarily through these chosen people, the Jewish nation. Through them came the Bible, the Word of God. Through them, the world was given a moral and ethical framework, exemplified by the Ten Commandments and other biblical teachings. These principles continue to shape ethical thought and behavior today. Most importantly, through them, came the Messiah of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was a Jew.
“As a nation, they sinned against God and were scattered. Nevertheless, God is not finished with them. He made promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, their fathers, which still must be fulfilled. He promised to regather them and we witnessed the fulfillment of this promise by the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.
“The devil hates them because they are the apple of God’s eye. He plans to subvert God’s promises, not only to them as a people, but the prophecies related to them which are pertinent to the return of Christ. The Jewish people have endured relentless attempts at their annihilation and destruction. This most recent attack by Hamas has evidence of being demonically inspired.
“As a lobbyist for the Christian Action League, I have personally seen North Carolina lawmakers on the wrong side of some very important issues lately, I am relieved to know they are not on the wrong side of this one. I am thankful for the resolution the N.C. House recently passed in support of Israel. We should steadfastly oppose every antisemitic ideology, especially those that translate into acts of terror that perpetuate horrific harms and suffering.
“Moreover, Israel is a beacon of freedom and liberty surrounded by nations characterized by authoritarian rule. Perhaps there is not a clearer picture of the difference between freedom-loving people and those who would rule by fear and despotism. Our state and nation must show unwavering support for those who fight to maintain their existence by democratic principles. Israel has a right to defend herself – a God-given right – a right based on the Just War concept. As the apostle Paul taught, she has the right to ‘bear the sword.’
“Because Christians believe Christ died for the sins of the world, we commit to praying earnestly for peace.”
About the Christian Action League: The Christian Action League of North Carolina is a statewide Christian public-policy organization representing hundreds of conservative evangelical churches in the state. The League has a full-time lobbying presence in the North Carolina General Assembly. It is the oldest Christian public-policy organization in North Carolina.