Absolutely! The Pharisees were Zionists and today’s descendants of the Pharisees, who are leaders of Rabbinic Judaism around the world, are Zionists. How many Rabbinic Jews have you met who are not Zionists? The Pharisees hated Jesus Christ because Jesus Christ was anti-Zionists and attacked Jewish cities and the Jerusalem Temple. The Pharisees believed that Israel was the Chosen Nation of God and that was the most important thing to emphasize. They were willing to kill anyone who attacked their Zion theology. Do you see the correlation between the Pharisees and today’s American Christian Zionists? They are the same kind of people who emphasize the same kind of things. If Jesus Christ came to America today and say the same things He said in the New Testament (obviously, Christ wants us to preach the Gospels, literally!), then Jesus Christ would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists who want to protect Jewish Israel because it is “Chosen Nation”. Jesus Christ (or His representatives on earth, like St. Stephen) would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists on the very same principles. This is why Christian Zionism is absolutely wrong from the Bible perspective. Jesus Christ never told anyone to support the Jewish state of Israel, anywhere in the Gospels, because Jesus Christ wanted His disciples to oppose Zionism, Jerusalem, and Jewish Israel. Now, these Christian Zionists are directly opposed to the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Of course, they are like the Pharisees of the Gospels who kill Jesus Christ and disciples of Jesus Christ in order to protect the Jewish nation of Israel. If you are a Christian Zionist, you must repent and turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching in the Gospels, because if you are not for Him, you are against Him. You are siding with Christ’s enemies, the very people who killed Jesus Christ in order to protect Zionist principles and the Jewish nation of Israel.
Some Christians think that there is a different way that Jews will be saved – a way that is different from other people. Under this impression, some Christians think of Jews and Israel as special and some even call themselves “Christian Zionists”. But the Bible is clear. Everyone, whether Jew or Gentile, are saved by Christ alone. Everyone has to, out of their own free will, accept Jesus Christ as their Savior God and believe that it was the death of Jesus Christ on the cross that redeems them. Those who do not believe this will not be saved. in other words, anyone who does not believe that Jesus Christ is God and Savior, who died and rose from the death on the cross in order to save humans, will be going to eternal damnation in Hell. Thus, all Jews (and Gentiles!) who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior God will be spending eternity in everlasting torment, torture, suffering, and unquenchable burning fire. Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. All other religions – Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Janism, etc. – lead to eternal damnation. In John 14:6, Jesus Christ declares: ““I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Only Jesus Saves. Another Christian ministry also has good response to this question; follow this link: http://www.gotquestions.org/Jews-saved.html. (Note: One point of disagreement with Got Question Ministry is that historically Catholic and Protestant Christians have argued that God rejected Jews as His Chosen People when Jews, according to the Gospels, killed God’s Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ and rejected Him. These Christians point to 70 AD, when Israel was completely destroyed by Roman democracy as proof. Jews were dispersed for 2,000 years until the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948.)
Some Christians call themselves “Christian Zionists”, but is this a good thing in light of the Gospels in the New Testament? Many so-called Christian Zionists think that Jesus Christ has/had a good relationship with the Jerusalem Temple and its priests. Let’s look at the Bible to see what the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Jerusalem Temple was like, while Jesus Christ walked on earth. John 11 shows the official position that the Jerusalem Temple priests took toward Jesus Christ. What was that? We see the Jerusalem High Priest expounding the official position of the Jerusalem Temple toward Jesus Christ in John 11:49-50: “But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all, nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.'” Jerusalem Temple priests saw Jesus Christ as a national security threat and wanted Jesus Christ to die, rather than endanger the nation of Israel. It was the exclusive claim of Jesus Christ to be the Divine Messiah that not only offended the Jerusalem Temple priests, who rejected this, but also made the Jerusalem Temple priests to fear that the Roman Empire would retaliate against Israel because of Jesus Christ. That is one reason why the Jerusalem Temple wanted Jesus Christ dead. And the Passion Narratives of the Gospels show that the Jerusalem Temple ultimately succeeded in their goal.