Are American Evangelicals Fracturing When It Comes to Support for Israel?
BuzzFeedâ€™s McKay Coppins recently covered the issue, noting that some figures who have traditionally been aligned with conservative Christianity have been working in a quiet manner to form alliances that would push â€śevangelical Christians away from decades of growing loyalty to Israel and toward increased solidarity with the Palestinians.â€ť
With these activists and organizations coming together to push for what they call a more fair-minded discussion, some conservatives are warning that the Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestinian approach to the Middle East crisis is haphazard.
Pastor John Hagee, senior preacher at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel, appeared on Glenn Beckâ€™s television show Monday to discuss the complex issue. Both Hagee and Brog, strong defenders of the Jewish state, argue that it is essential for Christians to...
"The nation of Israel is unique in the plan of God being the only nation chosen by God and with whom He initiated and entered into an unconditional covenantal relationship. The focus of God's activity in carrying forward His plan for the nation broke off at the first coming of Jesus Christ and will resume at a divinely determined time in the future. The prophet Daniel was given a revelation of God's plan and purposes with a timeline often referred to as the 'seventy weeks' which awaits the culmination of the last week and the return of Jesus Christ to earth at His second coming. Prophecies fulfilled in the past exactly as God had foretold give insight into understanding how those yet to be fulfilled should be anticipated."---Gil Rugh
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there's the false witness to the Muslems and also to our fellow Christians who have to flee their homelands, live in our cities and listen to how much good we've done them. but I am not for and never will be for implicating whole groups of people for the sins of a few. Judaism is a diverse mix of beliefs.... but it would be wise for the Christian community to start looking at names of those who are pushing out the occultic music videos and such, you've got a few names with a lot of power. Madonna going to a rabbi to learn kabbalah and then going on stage as a priestess, people better pay attention, the idea that Judaism is just about the Old Testament that Jewish people themselves would largely disagree with. Kabbal is becoming quite popular, I used to think it was just some kind of "conspiracy" idea, then go to public library and now they have videos on it, so you can become a good little mystic kabbalist yourself.... the love of Christ is the thing, loving neighbor and knowing the truth, which will set you free.
penny wrote: Hagee is a false prophet. His people fueled by disinfo. Paying for the martyrdom of believers in the ME and the grid in the states to "protect" us from the boogeyman....essentially bringing in the NWO/antichrist persecution of believers on itself. Talmud teaches Jesus is in hell. yet they proclaim unified disgust of the moslems when their book at least teaches Jesus is a prophet. They come not to the aid of their own brethren and are building the wrong kingdom -- they build their kingdom their fear and vitriol. May God have mercy on them or at least may they send their own sons for this deplorable thing masquerading as religion.
I agree. Haggee is a disgrace to Christianity. Muslims will never convert with people like him and so many others slobbering over the Jews and agitating for WWIII against the non-Jewish Semitic people in the Mideast.
Judaism is a blight on those who practice it, and a blight on the world who has to suffer at their hands.
The Jews own the media, so the megachurch is the tee-vee church that preaches the message they want preached. The real truthtellers are unknown servants working in the trenches, praying and groaning over the suffering and the evil world running straight off the cliff into Hell.
No, DJC49, true Israel is Israel, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=24111215327]]]Israel & the Church Remain Distinct[/URL]. Mr. Hagee is not the representative of Dispensationalists, John MacArthur and Dr. Ice is. For a look at the history of evangelical Christians and Israel, I would suggest you look at the article, [URL=http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2013/10/evangelicals-and-israel/]]]Mosaic Magazine Â» Evangelicals and Israel[/URL]. Or for a much shorter written piece, try, [URL=http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=33411]]]Christian Zionists: The Real Terrorists[/URL] It is really a shame to see Evangelicals being so supportive of the National Council of Churches.
Hagee's problem is his Dispensationalism whereby it defines, erroneously, his understanding of "Israel." TRUE Israel, as defined in the Scriptures, is ALL believers both Old and New Testament. Hagee should read Romans 9:6 more carefully. He'd do well to also consider Galatians 4:25,26 and Hebrews 12:22.
Replacement theology is a strawman. The church did not replace Israel, it was Israel. The gentiles were "grafted on" as Paul writes. The church has subsumed a man (Adam), a family (Abrahams), a Tribe (Jacobs sons), and a nation (Israel). It is now transnational and multiethnic, incorporating even the Jews.
Frank Eckenroad wrote: Romans 4:13 tells us that Abraham along with those who have faith (the Church) are heirs to the world not just a small strip of land. Mr Hagee and allies demean the True Israel of God at their own peril and contrary to Scripture. His is a prosperity gospel based on twisting Scripture. Praise God that some are seeing the error.
Hagee and his Rabbi friends know Psalm 2 well, as do the neighbors of the Israeli state
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
One danger of dispensationalism is the spiritual bond those like Hagee have made with the Israeli State. Hagee loves the Israeli state so much, he is now convinced Jesus did not come as the Messiah 2000 yrs ago. Hagee believes Jesus was only a 'savior' of the gentiles.
Romans 4:13 tells us that Abraham along with those who have faith (the Church) are heirs to the world not just a small strip of land. Mr Hagee and allies demean the True Israel of God at their own peril and contrary to Scripture. His is a prosperity gospel based on twisting Scripture. Praise God that some are seeing the error.