Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Church Has A 'Biblical Responsibility To Stand With Israel' Says Filmmaker

The Church Has a 'Biblical Responsibility to Stand with Israel' Says Filmmaker

Brian Sanders is a man with a powerful mission. He wants to remind Christians worldwide of what he calls their “Biblical responsibility to stand with Israel.” And he plans to do that with a film.
Sanders, CEO and Executive Producer of the forthcoming documentary Why Stand With Israel, told Breaking Israel News that he was motivated to begin this ambitious project because of the lack of knowledge of some of his house guests and the church’s overall unawareness. “Several years ago, while hosting some friends at our house to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, I was astounded by how many Christians had so many misconceptions about Israel and were Biblically uniformed about their Judeo-Christian heritage.”
As a television and radio producer and videographer for over 20 years, Sanders naturally turned to film as a way to convey the story he wanted to tell. “I felt there needed to be an avenue to expose all these lies and misconceptions about Israel and to encourage the Church that it’s time to eradicate our long history of antisemitism and our replacement theology teaching that we somehow replaced the Jewish people as God’s chosen people.”
Persuaded by a verse from the Book of Numbers about the unchanging nature of God, he was perplexed by the fact that, “We have somehow believed this false teaching that has crept into the church.”
“It also puzzled me that the church, who loves Jesus and was fully Jewish, knows little about the land he came to and is coming back to. God never sent [Jesus] to New York, LA, Paris or London. He sent him to Israel. Not to mention that the Lord mentions no other nation more in His Holy Word than the Nation of Israel and yet this has become a big mystery in the church,” Sanders declared.
He also found that, “many in the church are torn about where they stand with Israel, simply because they are just not being taught.” And that’s exactly the void his film aims to fill.
“The film is meant to inspire and remind the global church of their Biblical responsibility to stand with Israel. Though the name of the film is Why Stand With Israel, its tag line is ‘A Film To Change Hearts.’ We believe this documentary will be the first of many films to educate the church and the world on the importance of standing with Israel,” he explained.
According to Sanders, the finished documentary will: provide Biblical facts of God’s eternal covenant with His people and Land; expose the common lies, myths and misconceptions about Israel; educate viewers about Israel both from a historical and a present-day view; inspire the Global Church and other advocates of Israel to visit the land, extend their love to the Jewish people, invest in Israeli products as an antidote to the BDS movement, as well as boldly impart truth in any dialogue concerning Israel.

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