Sometimes theology matters
In fact, this is not the central message of the Jesus movement as recorded in the New Testament. Ever since the time of Albert Schweitzer a hundred years ago, it has been accepted that the goal of Jesus and his followers was eschatological, the achievement of the Basileia, or Kingdom, a new and more just dispensation on earth. When this aim was not accomplished during the lifetime of the Savior, as clearly it was not, his followers expected the Parousia, or Second Coming, when the Kingdom would in fact be proclaimed. In the interim, to be sure, one should do what one can to help the poor, but this is not the central aim of the Jesus movement. It is this eschatological goal that grounds the support of so many evangelicals for the state of Israel, including its most conservative policies, because they believe that this political development is an essential step towards the coming of the Kingdom.