The Christian population is still dropping in Israel, Palestinian territories.. Christians make up only 1% of the population in the Palestinian territories today, down from 2% in 2000, and that is what Israel wants.. the disappearance of the Christian population is a “social disaster.” The steady emigration of Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories is Not God’s will..
“ Christians are to be troubled when injustice is committed. We are especially troubled when it is perpetuated through the appropriation of Christian theology for ideological purposes.” Especially if it is the Christian Zionism now as it leads to the dehumanization of Israelis and Palestinians., is not based on traditional teaching or doctrines of the Church., fosters fear and hatred of Muslims and non-western Christians, it is a movement with negative consequences for Middle East peace and the world. Many Christians even the evangelicals ones do not want to be identified as ideological Christian Zionists as it contradicts the central commitments of Christianity to justice and peace-making. Many rightfully do question its false theological assumptions.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
“An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; And my people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31).
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
Rev John Hagee ’s web site tells us that his “vision is for world evangelism. The burning passion of his heart is to win the lost to Jesus Christ in America and around the world.” That statement is not altogether true since he will not evangelize Jews and teaches salvation on another basis than the Gospel for the Jewish people. Interesting that the Apostles of Jesus did not preach this falsehood. Paul said that the wrath of God had come on Israel to the uttermost because they had rejected Jesus and the complete gospel of salvation (1 Thes 2:16).
Rev John Hagee who is the Pastor who left his wife and two small children and and married a women in his congregation on top of all that has no problem with Supporting solely the Jews to Live in Israel and Palestine.. He did this while was preaching to others that “Christians don’t steal or lie, they don’t get divorced or have abortions.” John Hagee was once the leader of the charismatic Trinity Church in 1975 and was the father of two children. John Hagee had an adulterous affair with a woman and admitted to immorality in front of his church. Pastor John Hagee then divorced the mother of his two children and married a younger woman (Diana Castro, now Diana Hagee) from that same congregation. Pastor John Hagee abused his position of trust and power to take to cheat on his wife. John Hagee married the woman he cheated on his wife with and immediately became the pastor of another congregation- the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas. Rev John Hagee was kicked out as a minister with the Assembly of God organization for his admitted adultery. Needless to say his false supporters can find their own false justifications for this..
The same John Hagee who had said “All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.” But do first note that Jesus Christ who is God had himself had rebuked the winds and the waves.. Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Luke 8: 25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
“I’m delighted to present my latest book, In Defense Of Israel. This book will expose the sins of the fathers and the vicious abuse of the Jewish people. In Defense Of Israel will shake Christian Theology. It scripturally proves that the Jewish people as a whole did not reject Jesus as Messiah. It will also prove that Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah. It will prove that there was a Calvary Conspiracy between Rome, the High Priest and Herod to execute Jesus as an insurrectionist too dangerous to live. Since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?” Rev John Hagee. Any New Testament Bible literate persons knows this is falsehoods, rubbish . Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Messiah (Christ)? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22).
The same Rev John Hagee dumps all Christians into one great anti-Semitic slop-jar and accuses them all falsely of being Jew haters. He falsely claims the origin of anti-Semitism was begun by early Christians and we assume by this he means by Jesus, the Apostles, and early Believers. The same John Hagee that had created and distributed a commercial featuring him attacking the Catholic Church for helping plan the murder of Jesus but don’t ask me how this happened, considering that the Catholic Church wasn’t founded till much later after the Jews undeniably killed Jesus Christ. He falsely preaches that by giving large sums of money to the Jews and falsely even denying Jesus is the Messiah, any Gentile can find salvation and greater favor with God and modern Israelites. For him falsely Calvary plus friendship with the still antichrist Jews = salvation.
How could any true Christian now who confesses that the lord Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, belong to this Messiah rejecting organization, say that Jesus was not the Messiah of Israel or that Jesus was a Messiah but not the one for the Jewish people. He was a Messiah only for non-Jews.? They cannot. “Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ (Messiah) is come in the flesh is not of God” (1John 4:3a).
“This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ (Messiah); not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth” (1John 5:6).
John Hagee is not of God, never was of God, is not a true man of God, is not a real Minister of the Gospel of Christ (Messiah).
The same John Hagee gets now in return for his heretical ministry a $2.1 million dollar 7,969 acre ranch with not one, but FIVE lodges, a managers house, a gun locker, a smoke house, a skeet range and three barns. In the year 2001, John Hagee received $842,000 in salary and $414,485 in benefits making him one of the best paid Pastor. He certainly is trying to get all the rewards on earth very much unlike Jesus Christ and the Apostles too.
There is still no New Testament substantiation, or predict diction, prophecy that Israel would have their promised land returned after the Jews being evicted by the Romans from Israel. in the whole new Testament.. yet Rev Pat Robertson was telling John Kerry that pursuing peace strategies in the Middle East is “asking for the wrath of Almighty God to fall on this nation” because “any deal that includes territorial concessions to the Palestinians, including Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, will lead to divine retribution and ‘catastrophic’ consequences” and yet there is absolutely no such Biblical references in the whole New testament.. If you think he is smart by saying so, please indicate the verse to us all..
The term “Jewish People” is a political construct, an invention. for most Jews are still not even not religious or Zionists.Very few Jews are Zionists Besides the majority of Jews, including many Zionists, have not the slightest intention of going “back” to the Holy Land, much preferring, to stay put in the USA, north London, or Brooklyn or wherever.. The “Land of Israel” is barely mentioned in the Old Testament: the more common expression is the Land of Canaan. When it is mentioned, it does not include Jerusalem, Hebron, or Bethlehem. Biblical “Israel” is only northern Israel (Samaria) and there never was a united kingdom including both ancient Judea and Samaria. Even In traditional Judaism there is no injunction to “return” to the “land of Israel”. The ritual “next year in Jerusalem” that is part of the Passover Seder prayer was never a call to action, or to reconstitute a state
The New Testament of Jesus Christ has superseded the Old testament for the Jews. We all as should take issue with any idea that we will reap some sort of damnation from God if we help a war-torn area achieve peace. A two-state solution would save thousands of lives and bring peace to an area wrought with suffering — it’s time to waive the true interpretation of the Bible around, as it’s always time to save lives.
Most Americans also still do not go along with Pat Robertson’s views, Or John Hagee’s according to the Public Religion Research Institute, a majority (53%) of American Jews say that, generally speaking, they would support the establishment of a Palestinian state, overcoming out the 42% who say they would be opposed. Additionally, a poll by the U.S. State Department indicates that 74% of Israelis believe a peace agreement that leads to both states “living side by side as good neighbors” to be “essential or desirable.”;
Recent Opinion polls of Israelis, Palestinians and Americans still have rightfully found a majority support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Even most Jewish Americans continue to support “assertive American leadership to achieve a two-state solution.” as 72 percent of American Jews agree that a two-state solution is an important national security interest for the United States. Even the Jewish “attitudes toward settlements are highly negative,” and “by a 60 to 40 percent margin, American Jews oppose the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Peace everywhere is what everyone rightfully desires rather. and not more Jewish or Muslim wars..