Concerned Jews must reach out to their Evangelical friends and expose the Palestinian assault on the lovers of Zion of two faiths.
In announcing the push for recognition of a unilaterally declared Palestinian state, Palestinian Authority President Abbas told the UN General Assembly in September:
“I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and the birthplace of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people in the homeland and in the Diaspora, to say, after 63 years of suffering of the ongoing Nakba: Enough. It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.”
It was part of the broader global strategy to delegitimize Israel that also seeks to decouple Christian support from the Jewish state Abbas refuses to recognize. In this campaign, extreme Palestinian political ambitions are often cloaked in theological garb.
While attacks against Israel sometimes seem unrelated, they really operate in concert: the obsession of the World Council of Churches with demonizing Israel, the UNESCO vote on Palestine, the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. “All streams flow to the sea,” Ecclesiastes teaches. Today, that sea is a domain where “experts” at UNESCO can rebrand Rachel’s Tomb as a mosque.
Evangelicals who came with an open-minded commitment to hear both sides heard Mitri Raheb, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem deny the connection between modern Jews and those of the Bible.
“I’m sure if we were to do a DNA test between David… and Jesus… and Mitri, born just across the street from where Jesus was born, I’m sure the DNA will show that there is a trace. While, if you put King David, Jesus and Netanyahu, you will get nothing, because Netanyahu comes from an East European tribe who converted to Judaism in the Middle Ages…. I always loved to say that most probably one of my grand, grand, grand, grandmas used to babysit for Jesus.”
No one stormed out in protest. Rather to the contrary: Some participants, like Lynne Hybels (who is married to the head of the Willow Creek network of 13,000 Evangelical congregations), returned to the US as committed workers for the Palestinian cause.
Source: Jerusalem Post
If you take replacement theology to its logical conclusion, Zionism is a sin. Because the Jews have no right to the “Holy Land”, that is different from others rights to this land.
At best the Jews can be included. But only in the context that the people of the three major faiths have an equal right to this area.
The problem with Replacement theology, is obvious. 1.500 years before there ever was a Muslim walking on the surface of the Earth, God promised the land to the sons and daughter of Israel. This promise is everlasting, given without conditions.The caretakers of this land was elected 1.000 years before there was a single soul claiming to be a Christian.
To connect Jesus of Nazareth to Islam is utter non sense. Islam did not come into existence before 600 years after the Messiah had died and resurrected.
That the Willow Creek network buy all the lies of Replacement theology, is not so strange. The followers of “Jesus of the emerging Church” is nothing but the promoter of the anti-christian Kingdom theology.
They will join the forces that will bring the man of lawlessness to the World stage. Anti-Christ will say that “The prosperity Kingdom has come on Earth”, and Willow Creek will say “Praise the Lord”.
The Lutherans that hails the World Council of Churches is also following the path towards total destruction.
Written by Ivar