A Jewish law center has filed a complaint against Presbyterian Church USA for its contacts with Hizb”Allah.
Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization.
The Tel Aviv-based organization publicized the submission of its 38-page complaint with the US Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday.
“It is high time the IRS took a long look at the Presbyterian Church and investigated its meeting with the designated- terrorist organization Hezbollah, its lobbying activities, and its anti-Israel divestment policies,” said Shurat Hadin spokesman attorney Robert Tolchin.
“The PCUSA is obsessed with attacking the Jewish state and has moved far from the activities which it presented to the IRS to secure its tax-free status in the United States.”
Shurat Hadin said it provided the IRS with “documentary and video evidence showing PCUSA delegates meeting with the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah, publishing anti-Semitic materials, enacting a racist policy to divest from American companies doing business with Israel, lobbying the US Congress, and distributing political advocacy materials in violation of its tax-exempt status as a religious organization.”
The PCUSA declined to provide an immediate comment on the accusations.
Yitzhak Santis, chief programs officer of the Jerusalem- based NGO Monitor, told The Jerusalem Post that, ”Culminating a decade of activism supporting BDS in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the denomination last summer passed a one-sided anti-Israel resolution calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel. This action frayed relations between the Jewish community and the Presbyterian Church (USA).”
In June, the PCUSA voted to divest from companies that conduct business in the West Bank.
The narrow 310 to 303 vote in favor of divestment affected such businesses as Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola Solutions.
Source: Jerusalem Post
The moment a Christian Church do no longer acknowledge Judaism as the base for its faith, this error will lead the church into apostasy.
The Presbyterian Church USA is only one of many who has fallen into the traps of replacement theology. The idea that after the Jewish people rejected their Messiah, they do not have any relationship with God of Israel.
Such a theology will nullify the promises made in the book of Genesis. It will also require a spiritualization of most of the prophetic books of the Bible. The land and area named “Israel” do no longer express a promise of a nation, but rather expres the unity of scattered Christians. The “promised land” is not a Jewish homeland, but rather a universal brotherhood of people who claim to know Christ.
Ezekiel 36:24 is best overlooked. Since the Christians have problems to return to a land they never possessed. The land of Israel was gifted to the Jewish people by their God, long time before the Messiah came in flesh. And a promised return til this land is foretold.
24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.
For people who believe in the replacement ideology, the existence of the state of Israel is more than a little bit troublesome. Since the numbers Arabs has not been able to destroy a nation with a few million Jews, not even after 10 wars with a strength of 200 against one.
It would be better if these Islamic “freedom fighters” like Hezb’Allah would be able force Israel to become like all other nations in the region, being ruled by Islam. The moment when there is no Zionist Israel, there will one less theological headache for the Presbyterians. That is why they admire the Islamic anti-Zionists, and hope these Arabs can finish the job. Even though they have to close their eyes, and support that Islamic terrorism is the need of the day. Just to put pressure on the state of Israel.
May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all who have been deceived in the name of “Christ”.
Written by Ivar