The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem use his “Christmas message” to blame Israel for the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
OP-ED by Ruthie Blum in Israel Hayom.
Shame on the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, for taking the occasion of his annual “Christmas message” to blame Israel for the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
It is precisely at this juncture — when the persecution of Christians in the Muslim-Arab world is not merely increasing at a frightening rate.
The persecution is becoming more blatant and bloodier — that the chief Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land should be warning against the religious war being waged against his brethren.
After all, churches in every Islam-dominated country are being destroyed; Christian women (including nuns) are being raped, men (including priests) are being beheaded; and the property of those who would escape this fate is being confiscated.
Meanwhile, liberal Christians in the West have been looking the other way.
Fearing accusations of Islamophobia, they prefer promoting “interfaith dialogue” to protesting the abominations being perpetrated against their own.
There is also an element of “out of sight, out of mind” at work. Those “other” Christians live in faraway lands and speak foreign languages. This makes it easier to forget about them and go about the business of decorating trees, shopping for gifts, stuffing stockings and singing carols.
Source: Israeli Hayom
There is a lot of truth in the message from this Jewish columnist. Christians all over the World are lukewarm towards the Islamic persecution and slaughter of Christians and Catholics all over the Middle East, and deep into Africa.
But we can not blame any Jew, not to be able to see that Roman Catholicism has nothing to do with the true Christian faith. Neither Catholicism nor Islam has its root in faith in the living God. Both these religions serve the kingdom of darkness.
The spiritual tragedy of the Roman Catholic religion is even grater than that of Islam. Because all the evil of Rome is done in the name of “Christ”.
Millions of people hold a finger over their nose when they see the immorality and wickedness of the Vatican priesthood. Unfortunately, almost every Jew take a stand against “Jesus”, believing the god of the “Christians” to be an enemy of the Jewish people.
But if you can see that the “Jesus of Rome” is a dangerous copycat, everything will eventually fall into place. Because the true Messiah warned about copy-cats that would come, and deceive, even the elect, if possible. The Jewish people are definitely a part of the elect, and should be be unable to discern the Papacy.
I pray for all deceived Roman Catholic, that they will leave this religious movement. Next, that they will repent, and embrace the true Messiah.
I also pray for the Jewish, that they will acknowledge that anyone who have harmed a Jew, have never known the Messiah. Yeshua of Nazareth loves the Jewish people. He died for the sins of both Jews and gentiles at Calvary Hill in Jerusalem. Amen.
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