Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, speaks at the 2019 CUFI conference in Washington, D.C. Credit: CUFI via Facebook.
While it may be considered understandable to a degree by Jews to distrust anyone who is not Jewish and does not then live in Israel proclaiming genuine love for the land of Israel and support for that land and Jews, it is reprehensible so many proclaimed highly intelligent people, such well educated (in worldly knowledge) people assume and suspect a large number of Christians who openly support and profess support of and for Israel and Jews.
Sick, sad, misguided, assumptive, destructive and downright wrong.
Subscribers and regular readers of A Crooked Path ought to know by now by genuine support of Israel and of Jews. And not because I imagine in so doing I’m expediting some last days end of the world scenario as is the common misguided thread weaving the fabric of all this downright wrong assumption and belief.
Sin. Increased sin and abomination against the Lord and His Ways, His Son, His Holy Spirit, His Word. Turning from God and being given over to reprobate minds, increasing embracing of evil, following evil, following evil and spitting on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Bible, perverting the Bible, the rise of false teachers and teachings, rampant immoralities, making the laws lawlessness — all these and more expedite the end of the world and the one more time of Jesus the Lord returning to this earth.
Not some true Christians doing and knowing that which they ought to do because the Word of God teaches us so — which is to love the land of Israel and to love His people.
So much confusion. So much sedition. So many lies, so much talking nonsense and making it all up on a daily basis. So much following foolish mob mentality. So many reprobate minds. So many ministers of the devil in darkness yet stealing the spotlight and being heeded, followed — so many following the blind, lying, misguided, deluded loudmouths who are ministers of the devil leading to death for all who heed and follow them.
Very sad. More than sad. A matter of life and death. Of where one spends their eternity.
Less hyperbole. Less hot lying winds. Less paranoia, misinformation and unfounded fear. True Christians are NOT a Trojan Horse being ushered through the gate.
Liberalism, progressivism, the status quo, the rut most American Jews have dug and continued digging deeper and deeper never looking up with their stiff necks? Never allowing themselves to trust a genuine Christian?
As the apostle Paul told us — to those heathen, those Gentiles (anyone not a Jew) who comes to God, comes to the Lord Jesus Christ? They are an Israelite. In heart and there is no difference between Gentile and Jew in God for those who not only believe in His Son, but obey His Son and Him and Their Word. And to do so? Is to love and support Israel and Jews.
There ought not be any debate.
Just as I am not a plantation owner and not connected to slavery and atrocities of the past, I am neither, nor are today’s true Christians responsible for Jews being in bondage and slavery to Egypt, for wandering in disobedience to God for 40 years in the wilderness, for Israel being besieged and the people scattered and their nation taken from them until May of 1948, nor are today’s true Christians responsible for the real concentration camps, the death camps, the gas chambers and the atrocities the Nazi’s and fascists carried out upon them.
Learn from history, certainly, and never forget — learn and do not repeat most certainly!
But how about some faith? How about not lumping everyone into a neat little category (something the Jews loath and despise that people do to them, and all people loath and despise is done to them as they are not taken as individuals for face value one-on-one as it should be). That would be a nice change.
Eh? What about it folks?
And just so you know the facts? The truth? Those so-called “Christians” in denominations such as: Presbyterian U.S.A., United Church of Christ, Baptists, Episcopalian, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Methodists and others who openly are anti-Israel? They are apostate. They are part of the Great Falling Away any who adhere to and remain in such places and enjoin such errant beliefs — just as the above now include, promote and support homosexuality, whatever a person wants to do is fine with them — except know, hear, read, believe and follow the Word of God! Except obey God! Except support Israel and Jews.
And some still wonder if the end is near? It isn’t because of genuine Christians supporting Israel and Jews I’ll tell you that brothers and sisters!
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 12:1-3 — King James Version Holy Bible
But millions, ever increasing legions think they know better than God and they can tell God rather than them humbling themselves and obeying God —- but it’s been this way since the Garden has it not? Men and women thinking they can remove God, deny God, know better than God, omit from God’s Word which doesn’t suit them or makes them uncomfortable as they are immersed in the darkness and lies of the world while they with their lips profess they are His Son’s disciples!
That does not then also mean the millions who are not like these should not be believed, should not be trusted and treated with doubt and suspicion.
A genuine Christian is unlike anything and anyone on earth. Genuine, transformed truly, Renewed of mind and spirit. Born anew. Submitting and serving the Lord in OBEDIENCE and KNOWING and TRUSTING EVERY WORD in the Word is true and to be part of our heart, breath and daily walk.
one is either a true, genuine renewed and transformed Christian, a real disciple of Jesus Christ or not. Either such or not His, of the world. No matter what they may utter with their lips, no matter how many gold attendance stars they may receive at an apostate “church” misled and permitting Satan on the pulpits rather than Bible-believing, Bible-teaching bold men of God! There is no middle ground. No fence to walk. And those thinking they are wise and walking the tightrope? With a net full of holes from false teachings beneath them? Having only been fed on rancid milk and no real meat? Well, their end will result from the foolishness taken by them thinking themselves wiser and better than God, of lowering God or totally removing Him.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Left-Wing Jews Against CUFI (Christians United for Israel) Are Called Out Over “Evangelicalphobia”
Do you distrust Christian friends? Call it Evangelicalphobia
(July 10, 2019 / JNS) It doesn’t really matter how hard a group like Christians United for Israel tries to reach out to Jews and the organizational Jewish world. Despite their best efforts to show that their support for the Jewish state and opposition to anti-Semitism are genuine, they’re never going to convince American Jews en masse that they aren’t really the enemy.
Why? The answer isn’t so much based on skepticism or fact-based fear as it is in prejudice.
That’s a sad state of affairs, though it hasn’t deterred CUFI, which held its annual conference in Washington this week, from continuing its advocacy. The most important point to be made about this is not so much the tired and discredited arguments in which some on the left seek to downplay or twist evangelical support for Israel into something Jews should fear. It’s that at a time of rising anti-Semitism, growing support for the BDS movement and increasing Jewish disaffection from Israel, groups like CUFI aren’t just good allies to have, they’ve become absolutely essential.
For decades, many liberals have argued that conservative Christian backing for Israel is essentially worthless or on the flip side, counterproductive and even dangerous.
That argument claims that evangelicals who love Israel don’t actually care about the state or its people, but are only fighting the good fight because of a belief that their efforts will lead to an end-of-days scenario that will result in a devastating war, followed by the return of Jesus and the mass conversion of the Jews.
That few Christians and almost none who are active on behalf of Israel actually advocate for this sort of an eschatological narrative means nothing to Jews who simply refuse to believe that conservative Christians are sincere friends. It also bears repeating that it’s not clear why Jews of all denominations and political opinions who don’t believe Jesus is coming back would worry about what would happen if he did return.
You would think that after many years in which Christian groups like CUFI have demonstrated their faithful support for the Jewish state and opposition to anti-Semitism, these false claims would dissipate. But though mainstream Jewish groups, including many that are liberal in their politics, have come to understand that evangelicals deserve our trust as well as our gratitude, these sorts of sentiments continue to be voiced in the Jewish community and in liberal journals, both here in the United States and in Israel.
At the heart of this distrust is something that few Jews would like to admit to: religious prejudice.
The fact is that most in the largely urban and liberal Jewish community don’t actually know any evangelicals. But they have held on to the notion based on conditions in 19th-century Europe that the more religious a Christian might be, the more likely it is that he or she will hate Jews. If that was ever really true in the United States, it’s clearly no longer the case. Indeed, it is the less fervently religious liberal mainline Protestant denominations that are more likely nowadays to spout anti-Semitic memes or openly oppose the existence of a Jewish state. Nevertheless, Jews clustered on the East and West coasts tend to think of conservative Christians in flyover country as ignorant hayseeds who all harbor not-so-secret desires to murder Jews, even though this belief has no basis in fact.
It’s also true that the anti-evangelical argument has changed a bit in recent years. It’s now no longer based entirely on what I’d call Evangelicalphobia as it is in 21st century politics of both the American and Israeli variety.
Jewish distrust of evangelicals in 2019 has a lot more to do with differences between the two communities over issues that have nothing to do with Israel, such as abortion, gay marriage or one’s opinion of Donald Trump. In a time of heightened partisanship, many Jews simply despise conservative Christians because they are pro-Trump Republicans as they do anyone else who dwells in red-state America.
Just as most other Americans seem unable to rise above their partisan instincts, so, too, do liberal Jews regard conservatives of any kind as members of a hostile alien tribe, rather than potential allies, or even friends and neighbors. The idea that you can agree to disagree on some issues while coming together on those where you do have common ground is the essence of all Jewish communal relations. But it is being lost amid the political warfare that is drowning out every other effort to bridge the partisan divide.
Also driving the two communities apart are opinions about Israel. CUFI and other evangelicals would support Israel no matter who runs its government. But they have a special affinity with the national camp in the Jewish state. Yet their willingness to support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his governments, along with their grasp of the fact that the real obstacle to Middle East peace is Palestinian intransigence, rubs liberal Jews the wrong way. Those on the Jewish left who want American governments to “save Israel from itself” and pressure it to make concessions that the majority of Israelis oppose don’t like the Christian right because it is viewed as an obstacle to those hopes.
That’s why it’s hardly surprising that among the most vociferous opponents of CUFI are anti-Zionist groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow, both of which seek to torpedo all pro-Israel advocacy, Jewish and Christian alike. The notion they put forward that Israel deserves “better allies” than evangelicals is disingenuous since what they really want is for Israel to have no allies—or rights and security—at all.
But in a time of growing anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic BDS activity—and with many left-wing Jews making common cause with Israel’s enemies, as well as seeking to sabotage pro-Israel advocacy—CUFI is more important than ever.
It doesn’t matter what you think of evangelical religious beliefs or their politics. If you care about Israel, then they deserve your gratitude. Period.