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David Ben-Gurion was a Buddhist???

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Look at this:

http://en.wikipedia....m_(documentary)

 

David Ben-Gurion who is the founding father of modern Israel,

Was a Buddhist???

 

If GOD is all in control

Why he choose a Buddhist to be the founding father of modern Israel?

And more important ,fulfilling one of the most important Biblical prophecies: the re- establishment of Israel.



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I'm not getting it SilvaWang.


God can direct anything, anyone for His purpose.

I mean, Rahab was a prostitute and was in Jesus family tree!!

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I'm not getting it SilvaWang.


God can direct anything, anyone for His purpose.

I mean, Rahab was a prostitute and was in Jesus family tree!!

Tell me who Jesus Christ is to you.Who do you think goes to heaven?



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Bo peep,

What in the world in my reply made you ask me that?




A prostitute or a Buddhist will not stand in the way of Gods plans.

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Btw - I've only responded to the op, I didn't read the link, maybe that's why you questioned me Bo Peep?

Otherwise, I don't know why...


But I'll tell you what God has revealed to me about Himself, through Jesus (Himself in flesh)...

God is merciful, forgiving, humble, gentle, compassionate.

The Samaritan woman, the adulterous woman and myself can attest to that :)

He loves the unlovely, rejected. He offers hope and freedom - He offers new beginnings - He gives you a new heart if you are willing, a new heart that will want to walk His ways and follow His commandments.

Jesus said ( paraphrase) - if you love Him, you will follow His commandments.

Can a prostitute or a Buddhist get to know Jesus?

Of course - but that will involve following Him and "throwing off" the old man.

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Look at this:

http://en.wikipedia....m_(documentary)

 

David Ben-Gurion who is the founding father of modern Israel,

Was a Buddhist???

 

If GOD is all in control

Why he choose a Buddhist to be the founding father of modern Israel?

And more important ,fulfilling one of the most important Biblical prophecies: the re- establishment of Israel.

None of modern Israel's founders were Bible believing Jews.  I don't know if it is true that Ben Gurion was really a Buddhist.  My information about him suggested that he was not religious at all. 

 

But to answer your question, God used nonbelievers, some of who were atheists, to found Israel.   Had they been religious, Torah observant Jews, those who don't believe modern Israel to be a fulfillment of prophecy would argue that those religious Jews simply read the Bible and took it upon themselves to fulfill prophecy on their own. 

 

It is important to remember that many of the founders of Israel were former victims of the holocaust and the holocaust caused many religious Jews to become atheists.  It destroyed their faith in God.  As it stands, the atheists who founded Israel had no interest in making Bible prophecy come true.  They were used by God without even realizing it.  Israel's founding can only be explained as a work of God.  



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several days ago i talked with a Israeli,he said in Israel,more and more people do not believe in Jehovah GOD,and now i know 

David Ben-Gurion was a Buddhist,then i remember that the most significant atheist on this planet:Karl Marx,and he was a Jew

what's GOD's opinion about all of these



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several days ago i talked with a Israeli,he said in Israel,more and more people do not believe in Jehovah GOD,and now i know 

David Ben-Gurion was a Buddhist,then i remember that the most significant atheist on this planet:Karl Marx,and he was a Jew

what's GOD's opinion about all of these

There are all kinds of "relgious" Jews in Israel.  Orthodox, nonOrthodox religious Jews, and there are nonreligious Jews.  There are Messianic Jews, and there are Jews who are traditional Christians.  But about half of Israel's Jewish population is not affiliated with any religion at all.  The largest Ba'hai temple in the world is in Haifa, Israel.



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several days ago i talked with a Israeli,he said in Israel,more and more people do not believe in Jehovah GOD,and now i know 

David Ben-Gurion was a Buddhist,then i remember that the most significant atheist on this planet:Karl Marx,and he was a Jew

what's GOD's opinion about all of these

 

They are among the branches that were cut off. (Romans 11).



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several days ago i talked with a Israeli,he said in Israel,more and more people do not believe in Jehovah GOD,and now i know 

David Ben-Gurion was a Buddhist,then i remember that the most significant atheist on this planet:Karl Marx,and he was a Jew

what's GOD's opinion about all of these

If you look through history in the Old Testament, God used many non Jews in trying to get the Jewish people to follow him.  Look at the Asserian King that basically sent the Jews back to Jerusalem and funded the restarting of the Jewish nation.

 

All through history God has used people like Ruth who was not Jewish to accomplish things....   

 

It's just my opinion, but it seems to me that when he wants us to know that it is he that is doing something he picks unlikely people to do the task.  Not just David, but others who worked to get the Jewish people back into Israel were not what I would call outstanding Jewish folks.

But whether it was Gods Idea or whether he just looked into the future to tell us what was to be I can't tell you, but it certainly lets me know that God is there and he speaks to us through the writings in the Bible and as someone who has Allstate Insurance.......    we are in good hands.



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the reason i issued this post is bcs yesterday i argued with a Buddhist,i said the re-establishment of Israel is the biggest Biblical testimony

he said do y know who has sat on the David's seat(that's means the leader of Israelites)?----David Ben-GurionBuddhist----that's y GOD's arrangement?

i really do not know how to answer



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People look at Israel through the eyes of the bible, and while this may be true for the long term in God's plan for Isreal, let us not forget we live in a different world in which Israel is as secular as the next state in many respects. 



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the reason i issued this post is bcs yesterday i argued with a Buddhist,i said the re-establishment of Israel is the biggest Biblical testimony

he said do y know who has sat on the David's seat(that's means the leader of Israelites)?----David Ben-GurionBuddhist----that's y GOD's arrangement?

i really do not know how to answer

 

The re-establishment of Israel is a big prophesy which has been fulfilled. David Ben Gurion was not a King (a king sits in Davids seat), he was a prime minister. So Ben-Gurion never 'sat in Davids seat'.  

 

 

Historically, the kings of Israel varied, some being good, and some not so good. Some were faithful and some were idol worshippers. So, if a king of Israel worshipped Buddha, he would be among the idol worshippers, an evil king.

 

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

 

Ez 37:

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

 

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13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

 

Notice the metaphor is that the children of Israel scattered are compared to dry bones, hopeless. But God regathers, rebuilds them... which means the regathering and rebuilding of Israel. In verse 13, God bring the children of Israel back together and makes the country come alive, but it is not until after Israel is gathered that they will know the Lord. So, Israel is regathered still in unbelief, and then after being regathered in their own land, then they shall know the Lord. While Israel is once again the land of the Jewish people, Jewish people are still being gathered/returned to the land from all over the world. It is after the complete regathering, then they will recognize that it is the Lord who has done this and spoken.

 

After being scattered from the land for 2000 years, the land of Israel is now re-born, and the children of Israel are being re-gathered at this point with many in un-belief.     



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Look at this:
http://en.wikipedia....m_(documentary)
 
David Ben-Gurion who is the founding father of modern Israel,
Was a Buddhist???
 
If GOD is all in control
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ment of Israel.

Silvia, the things you quoted stated that David Ben Gurion was a close FRIEND of Buddists. If you look at the same article's list of well known buddists Ben Gurion's name is not on it. He is in fact listed as an admitted athiest if you click on his name. About half of the Jews are very secular and are athiests. Ben Gurion did seem to believe in the coming of a Messiah, which is a bit contradictory. He also believed in miracles, it would seem, and he saw God work many on behalf of the nation of Israel.

You read something into the article that was not there due to the other person's remarks. Don't believe everything you hear or even read.




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