Q. 1. What is the Christian Zionism heresy?
A. 1. The Christian Zionism heresy is the belief that the gathering of the Jews in Israel in 1948 is a sign of the Second Coming of Jesus. The term "Christian Zionism" became popular in the mid-twentieth century, after the coining of the term "Zionism" in 1890. Before that date, the term used for "Christian Zionism" was "Restorationism."
The heresy of Christian Zionism is associated with "Christian Dispensationalism," a belief that the nation of Israel is distinct from the Christian Church, and that God has yet to fulfill his promises to national Israel.
The Christian Zionism heresy was rejected on August 22, 2006 in the Jerusalem Declaration that concluded it is a "false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation."
Many Christian Zionists believe that the people of Israel remain part of the chosen people of God, along with the "ingrafted" Gentile Christians. [Romans 11:17-24]