Cutting ties with John Hagee has proved to be a lot easier for Senator John McCain than it has been for some of the very Jewish groups most offended by the conservative Evangelical pastor's statements about God and the Holocaust. McCain moved to dissociate himself from Hagee after a 1999 sermon was publicized in which Hagee claimed that God intended the Holocaust, and had prophesied it in the Book of Jeremiah. "And that will be offensive to some people," Hagee boomed. "Well, dear heart, be offended. I didn't write it. Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said, 'My top priority to the Jewish people is to get them back to Israel.' "
But where McCain cut ties with the Evangelical mega-pastor who had endorsed his candidacy, Abe Foxman, head of the anti-Semitism watchdog organization the...
Faithful Remnant, if I remember correctly, and I think it was Hagee, whom I saw many years ago, He reminded me as a standup comedian. He seemed to have belonged more in a nightclub than in a pulpit. This so irritated me, that I soon stopped watching him, but yes, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=10505121650]]]The Church and Social Responsibility[/URL] are not to be mixed as is the Church and politics, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonssource&sermonID=11005171618]]]The Believer and Politics[/URL]. I wonder if the article is much like the movie, "Elmer Gantry" where no doubt the movie was better than the book. Is the article the true reflection of Hagee's beliefs? The following article says Hagee is charismatic [URL=http://www.pfo.org/jonhagee.htm]]]The Other Gospel of John Hagee[/URL]. If he thinks that Jews or anyone can be saved before the Rapture, without becoming Christian, this is a false teaching. A truer picture of what a Premillenialist Dispensationalist believes can be had from the short sermon, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=5504173329]]]Dispensations[/URL] .
I used to think Mr. Hagee was on solid ground with solid preaching, but I began to see he is on thin ice a few years ago. It is getting thinner too. He says some things that make him look rather hypocritical, I think. He gets too involved in politics and personal issues.