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Anti-Semitism, Reconstructionism, And Dispensationalism

Thomas Ice, author of several dispensational works and director of the Pre-Trib Study Group, is convinced that Reformed theology, and especially its Reconstructionist branch, is anti-Semitic (Ice, "Hal Lindsey, Dominion Theology, and Anti-Semitism," Biblical Perspectives, 5:1 [Jan.-Feb., 1992]). His argument is fraught with error.

Ironically, the question that should naturally arise in this setting is wholly omitted. That question is: What is "anti-Semitism"? Nowhere in the article does he define "anti-Semitism." What is worse, he assumes anti-Semitism (or at least its philosophical underpinning) is any theology that does not hold that Jews will one day dominate the world.