The Controversy of Zion
Isaiah 34:8 (KJV)
For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
World history and spiritual integrity center on the subject of this verse called “the controversy of Zion.” It was the fulcrum of trouble as far back as Jacob’s entrance into Egypt.
As soon as there was a people Israel, there was a people who hated them. God designed that all nations of the earth would be blessed through them, but those nations took exception of them from the very foundation.
Israel struggled to possess the land that God had given them.
Someone always contested that gift.
Israel created their own controversies among themselves.
There were contentions, divisions murmurings. There was disobedience to God and a desire to be like all the other people of the world.
saw them driven from the land under the Romans, despised by the people of almost every country they inhabited, and targeted for extermination by the Nazi party.
who have been just about their only friends all these centuries, have had their own controversies over Zion. Martin Luther hated the Jews. Replacement theology and preterism are growing even today — the concept that God has finished with the Jews and replaced them with modern Christians. This theology necessarily leads to an entirely different interpretation of the Bible concerning: the nature of the church, end times, and leads to an altered gospel message.
- In politics
- In sentiment and
- In faith
The controversy that brings the Lord’s vengeance is the controversy of Zion.
 Really, as far back as Cain and Abel, but that’s a technicality I am not here to address at this time.
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