The Old Testament is, maybe. It isn't Christian Zionist, though.Like the OP implies, Christian Zionism is a relatively young movement, starting maybe in the 1700s. It certainly isn't in the Bible.Nothing is wrong with Zionism. Nothing is wrong with pride in one’s culture and heritage. Christian Zionism, on the other hand, is abominable doctrine. It assumes that God has two concurrent covenants with humanity, which absolutely and unequivocally contradicts the Scriptures.
Losing its temple and numbering too few to regroup or rebuild after the Jewish-Roman Wars, or being too devastated to do so, the ancient Jewish state lost virtually all viability as a nation. Jews could only claim land for themselves some 1900 years later thanks to a United Nations mandate, and this new claim has little if any connection to the nation’s ancient, temple-era past. Modern Israel is a political state that has yet to rebuild any temple, or even draft any plans to. Citizens of this new nation are no different than citizens of any other nation or group that rejects Christianity. They are not evil puppeteers controlling currencies or the world’s affairs. They are not a hive-minded cabal who conspire to cheat their way to success. They are just flesh-and-blood human beings without any special dispensation from God. To claim that they are is to espouse a dual-covenant doctrine, which is heresy. Not once did Jesus and the apostles claim that God was instituting two concurrent covenants: one for Jews and one for Christians.
The state of Israel cannot possibly be restored to its former temple-era condition. Not without violating the gospel message, anyway. Jesus and the apostles condemned circumcision, animal sacrifices, and other temple rituals. If by some fluke an edifice were erected in the modern state of Israel to serve as a temple and a priesthood installed therein, it would not reflect the temple and priesthood of old. It could not. For one, international laws in the modern era won’t allow for it. Also, the Levite clan no longer exists. And most significant, if the ancient temple and priesthood were rebuilt, it would be a regression back to the Old Covenant, which the apostles warned against, most notably in the letter to the Hebrews. They lamented efforts at Judaizing the Christian church. The new creation and eternal nature of the gospel falsifies Christian Zionism and any such restoration doctrine.
It was very curious to read that well written explanation, but at the same time in amazement at the what appears clarity of thought, followed by totally fallacious, absurd presumptions,
of magnitude I've never realized. A mere peek at the extent of how much the church has
been messing with the people's head selling them Rome for generations.
I was curious about those outlandish presumptions,
but not sure I want to dwell any further on such a mess.
Hal Linsey, John Hagee, Pat Robertson, and the like seem singularly focused, i.e., they ignore so much of the Bible. And indeed even make up their own theology.
So now the Bible is not Zionist?
read them (OT and NT) again