MembersFrom Pastor’s Son to Fervent Advocate of Israel’s Restoration

Willem J.J. Glashouwer, a prominent figure in Dutch Christian Zionism, shares his story with Israel Today during his recent visit to Jerusalem.

By David Lazarus | | Topics: Christian Zionism
Willem J.J. Glashouwer is a model for Christian Zionism in the Netherlands and beyond. Photo courtesy Christians for Israel International.
Willem J.J. Glashouwer is a model for Christian Zionism in the Netherlands and beyond. Photo courtesy Christians for Israel International.

Willem J.J. Glashouwer has dedicated his life to advocating for the special place of the Jewish people in salvation history and the restoration of Israel to her ancient land. Born in 1944 during the dark days of World War II in the Netherlands, Glashouwer’s parents displayed immense courage by hiding Jews in their home, despite having three young children of their own. This early exposure to the plight of the Jewish people laid the foundation for Glashouwer’s deep understanding and appreciation of Israel’s significance.

 

Early influences and awakening

Growing up in a household where his father was a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church, Glashouwer’s family held a unique perspective on the Jewish people. Rejecting Replacement Theology, which suggests that the Church has replaced Israel as God’s chosen people, Glashouwer’s father emphasized the special status of the Jewish people. Glashouwer was especially moved by his “auntie” Corrie Ten Boom, a close friend of the family and Holocaust survivor whose story of bravery saving Jews during WWII has had...

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2 responses to “From Pastor’s Son to Fervent Advocate of Israel’s Restoration”

  1. Levi Zoutendijk says:

    My Messianic Jewish friend and I used to listen to Glashouwers radio talks in the Netherlands; I cherish these moments.

    C4Israel Netherlands slowly seems to begin understanding that the shabbat is also for non-Jews. They are real friends of Israel in many ways.

  2. Elisjewa Jansen says:

    Sjaloom, thanks for all your special work by sharing ‘Israel Today’ withus..
    I pray for you, for comfort, Hope , Faith and Love.
    I wander, why I can’t finish reading this and other articles, even I have logged in.Sjaloom rav, Elisjewa

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