Arab Palestinian Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan is convinced that the state of Israel is our times Apartheid state, that needs to be dissolved.
This weekend, Bishop Munib Younan was elected the President of Lutheran World Foundation.
“Declaring the occupation of Palestinian land as a sin against God and humanity, they steadfastly adhere to the signs of hope such as “local centres of theology” and “numerous meetings for inter-religious dialogue”, recognizing that these signs provide hope to the resistance of the occupation. Through the logic of peaceful resistance, resistance is as much a right as it is a duty as it has the potential to hasten the time of reconciliation”.
This is additional information from an article published in Tripoli Times, on 28th of November 2009:
The Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan has appealed to leaders of churches in Europe to stand by Christians in the Middle East in their struggle for justice and peace by remembering how injustice was fought in South Africa.
“I ask you as our brothers and sisters in Christ, do not leave us alone, do not leave us alone in the struggle,” Younan told the once-every-six years assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC).
“Do you know how the apartheid system collapsed? It is because the churches in the world accompanied the churches in South Africa,” said Younan, who heads the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
“As long as you accompany us as churches in Europe, there is hope that peace and justice will come to the Middle East,” Younan stressed.
Source: The Tripoli Post.
There is a saying:
Show me your friends in your photo album, and I will tell you who you are.
Mingling with the Vatican appointed Patriarch of Jerusalem, is not a good testimony.
Not at all, if you side with the Papist in regards to his attacks on the state of Israel.
And what about the new perfect unity that is expected to be reached between “Christians” and Muslims?
From take a look at an article in the British magazine Ekklesia:
In a 40-page pastoral letter issued before his scheduled retirement in mid-2008, Jerusalem’s senior Roman Catholic leader, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, noted the good relationships that exist between Christians and the Muslim civil and religious authorities.
“But it should also be said that relations between Muslims and Christians have not yet reached their perfect equilibrium. This is a matter of a long and slow path that must be perfected every day,” Sabbah wrote in his 1 March letter.
The Bishop might have a secret message for us. Do you now the true meaning of this strange word?
From Wikipedia: Equilibrium is the condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced.
Bishop Younan is also quoted with some interesting viewpoints by the same magazine.
Israel’s Declaration of Independence establishes the country as a Jewish State, and the draft Palestinian Constitution declares Islam as the official religion of the Palestinian state.
Bishop Younan said Christian leaders will continue to insist that the Palestinian constitution should stipulate equal rights for Christians.
For the moment, however, discussion on the constitution has stopped because of other pressing political issues, he explained.
“If you want to give a religion to a state, it must answer what will happen to the others. Will they have equal rights and responsibilities?” said the bishop.
“For this reason I want a Palestinian state to be a modern secular state that respects the three monotheistic religions [Judaism, Christianity and Islam].”
(end of article)
That sounds great. A modern secular Palestinian state which respects Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Where in the Arab World can Bishop Younan see a model for such a state?
Could it be that the state of Israel already safeguard this kind of religious pluralism today, that would be lost with an Arab takeover of this land?
Lets take a fresh look at at a map which displays the so called Jewish occupation of Arab land.
Bishop Younan: You are a liar and a cheater.
The Lutheran Bishop and the Roman Catholic Bishop has already entered into a perfect union.
They are ready for the war on Zionism, to evict the sinful Jewish settlers who they claim live in in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Vally in rebellion against the God of the Bible.
The men of sin and lawlessness is captured in this image. Dear readers. Shake your dust of your sandals, and leave their congregations.