October 15, 2009
There is no need to extrapolate all of the ways that American evangelical Christians look fondly at the Jewish nation ~ it is fairly transparent. But it isn’t the only thing about the “Judeo-Christian” tradition of America that is transparent.
What is important is that Christian Zionism is co-opted by a foreign lobby, AIPAC, and used to carry out Israeli objectives. AIPAC and its powers were well documented in 1994, in One Nation under
The AIPAC fairy in a parade?
Can you imagine a Jewess in such a situation?
Most likely she would quite rightfully
consider it vulgar or just plain ridiculous.
Another major point to remember is that,
at the most rudimentary core of their belief systems,
Judaism is Judaism because it rejects Christianity,
and Christianity is Christianity
because it rejects Judaism!
There is no way of getting around the fact that, Christianity, in any form other than the most original Jesus movement, is directly antithetical not only to the Jewish tradition, but to the Jewish people. This is the most dishonest aspect of contemporary evangelicalism. "We Christians are friends with you Jews here on earth, but guess what ~ you messed it all up and now only Christians can regain the paradise lost.
Rabbi, do innocent Palestinian kids go the same place
as holy men when they die?
So what's an Israeli leader to do? Netanyahu called on the Christian fundamentalists ~ who see maintaining Israel's occupation as paramount ~ to galvanize popular pressure against Obama.
Netanyahu has never been a popular figure in the American Jewish community. His last tenure as prime minister was a failure; he was turned out of office in near-record time. Even in that brief stint, he managed to antagonize the United States. He came to office less than a year after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and nullified the peace process which led to a swift deterioration in relations between Netanyahu and Clinton.
Out of desperation, Netanyahu started cozying up to right-wing Republicans, and intensified efforts to court the fundamental Christians whose hybrid theology dictates unwavering support for the state of Israel. They emphatically support Israeli settlements and oppose the two-state solution. They do not raise questions about Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
Within days, from Washington, Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United For Israel (CUFI) addressed Netanyahu ~ in Israel ~ by satellite, telling him that 50 million support "Israel's sovereign right to (Kill, murder, maim, steal, rape, pillage and annihilate) grow and develop the settlements of Israel as you see fit and not yield to the pressure of the United States government."
As founder of "Christians United For Israel", Hagee, leads an ostensibly pro-Israel lobby whose members seek to trigger a Mideast conflict they hope will spiral into a devastating world war that will cause Global mass death and the death of 2/3 of Jews in Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his Evangelist Stars either use the naive Christian Zionists shamelessly or they truly have mixed feelings about them. The truth most likely lies somewhere in between with a strong slant towards shameful usage. However now, Bibi has appealed to them and currently calls them the best friends Israel has. However, as a good Talmudic Jew, when asked his feeling towards them, he responded with:
But don't tell them that.
We need all the useful idiots
we can get right now."
What does the Talmud really teach? The holiest of holy books of the Jews is The Babylonian Talmud which promotes ongoing disdain and hatred of Christians.
"Of those who follow Jesus the Nazarene, their could be nothing more abominable can be imagined than what they have to say about Christians. They say that Christians are idolaters, the worst kind of people, much worse than the Turks, murderers, fornicators, impure animals, like dirt, unworthy to be called men, beasts in human form, worthy of the name of beasts, cows, asses, pigs, dogs, worse than dogs; that they propagate after the manner of beasts, that they have diabolic origin, that their souls come from the devil and return to the devil in hell after death; and that even the body of a dead Christian is nothing different from that of an animal." ~ THE TALMUD UNMASKED
Bring on the Rapture! Bring on Jesus!
The point is, Jewish people know what Christianity means for them and know what Christians believe. They know Christians are playing the “friend of Israel” card because that is what is needed for evangelical End Time fanaticism in which they, too, will have to suffer the Tribulation along with all of us heathens and heretics.
Southern Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell (died in 2007) may have been the first leader to recognize the potential for linking dispensational Christianity with Zionism and harness its combined power into a political movement with loyalty to the state of
In the early 1980s, Falwell called his fledgling army “The Moral Majority.” It was later referred to as the “Christian Right.” Today the millions of people who have made the present state of
It is appropriate to describe both Christian Zionist leaders and their misled followers as “Judeo-Christians,” a broadly accepted term, to reflect the fact that the religion they are following is no longer traditional Christianity, but one into which Judaism was injected, producing a radically altered hybrid.
Essential facts about Christian Zionism
First: It must be understood what Judeo-Christianity (also called “evangelicalism,” dispensationalism, or Christians Zionism) is: by any name, a 20th Century phenomena, an apostate-cult, meaning it practices, in part, a deviant path of following Christ, and it relies upon many varied human sources other than the traditional bible(s) for its theology.(4)(5)
Second: Judeo-Christianity ascribes holiness to a foreign political state,
Anyone who's spent anytime watching a Pat Robertson or John Hagee thundering out apocalyptic scenarios involving the "Rapture," Jesus Christ and Israel will quickly realize that these false prophets are scaring their flock into worshiping a false idol, Israel. ~ Greg Bacon, the Goon Squad
Third: Rank and file churchgoers and many lesser known Judeo-Christian pastors think of themselves as moral, even when they are actively contributing to immoral acts, such as supporting mass military assassinations in Gaza and the West Bank. They do not consider these acts immoral because they believe events are ordained, or even demanded, by God.
Anger against Christian Zionists is misplaced, because they, too, are victims of their own acts. They probably bring more suffering upon themselves and their families than any other middle class group.
Judeo-Christians parents rarely oppose any war that
Finally, Judeo-Christianity is much larger than generally believed and is active in every state and community in the
“A recent poll found that 59 percent of American evangelicals believe
is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. She also asserted: “The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates 85 million evangelicals believes God tells them to support Israel ~ more than six times the world's Jewish population." Israel
Several Pew Foundation polls have supported this statement over the last four years, and in fact may suggest higher percentages than used by CNN. (6)
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For these several reasons Judeo-Christianity can easily be used by its leaders, and by the leaders of
For the most part, followers of the cult do not know they are being used. Without this understanding many are confused between Judeo-Christian religion and its political agenda.
Pro-Israel activists, including John Hagee, should rightly be registered as agents for a foreign government, so open are their objectives. Some of our allies against serial wars attribute them to Israel, working through its agents and lobbies for the purpose of gaining US dollar support and creating chaos in the Middle East for its own benefit.
Pastor John Hagee, the firebrand evangelical Christian minister from San Antonio, Texas, had thousands of pro-Israel activists standing, clapping and chanting at this year’s annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Hagee’s virtuoso performance at the conference in March underscored his emergence as a linchpin in the growing political alliance between Jewish and evangelical pro-Israel activists. Less well known is that Hagee, who in February 2006 founded the first Christian pro-Israel lobbying group ~ Christians United for Israel ~ is working to extend his influence beyond power centers in Washington, to Jewish and evangelical communities across the country.
Much is finally being exposed about the powerful Israeli lobby led by The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC'S agenda that calls for the USA to finance and bless its occupation of its neighbors, and eventually control the oil of the Middle East, are tactics that are contrary to American interests.In little more than a year since its inception, Hagee’s Christian Zionist group ~ with an almost entirely volunteer staff of 13 regional directors, 46 state directors and more than 85 city directors ~ has hosted 40 dinners in cities nationwide, well-attended by Jews and evangelicals alike. To date, the events, billed as “Nights to Honor Israel,” have raised more than $10 million for charitable causes in the Jewish state." ~ JEWS ON FIRST
Selling The Rapture to the flock is Hagee's forte
Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have written a powerful paper, The Israel Lobby, which tells us
There actually is reason to hope. Educating the laymen within our own churches, especially mainline churches, can break
Without the voting support of church
The present contemplated devastation
AIPAC and many American businessmen have profit interests in war and campaigned for new wars as a matter of business, but it is the Judeo-Christians who have provided the grassroots clout to keep the War On Islam churning.
The Dollar Cost of killing:
The occupation of
The "new" soup bank line up, Chicago
Our economic catastrophe is real, lead by the real estate and mortgage bubble. Why? Because of the cost of a war is over $500 thousand million dollars, and most of the money has been printed almost from thin air, so it will have to be repaid in higher prices later on.
This judgment is like a foul smelling vapor
that cannot be put back in the bottle.
The word “catastrophe” is more truthful. Others talk of “crisis” because crisis can sometimes be avoided and often leads to practical solutions. Not so with our “catastrophe.” We have passed the crisis stage years ago when they began serial wars for economic purposes, printing the money to pay for them.
There is no end to the amount of price inflation we can expect, food prices will surely be the next to skyrocket on our shopping list for these reasons coupled with the greed of the Zionist Wall Street banking thugs who have been manipulating this current situation for many many decades.
Judeo-Christians as a group are most responsible for our dollar dilution because it is they who supported the wars for which all these dollars were created and subsequently wasted to create enemies and kill people.
What has been done in Iraq in the name of Christ and "freedom" has been the eradication of an entire culture, leaving millions dead or maimed in its wake, not including the yet unborn for thousands of years to come.
Christian Zionist leaders like Gary Bauer, John Hagee and Pat Robertson are not the only ones who believe the Christian Zionist vote controls the
RAPTURE READY ~ TOM DELAY
I have covered the Christian right intensely for over four years. During this time, I attended dozens of Christian right conferences, regularly monitored movement publications and radio shows, and interviewed scores of its key leaders. I have never witnessed any spectacle as politically extreme, outrageous, or bizarre as the one Christians United for Israel produced last week in Washington. See for yourself. ~ Max Blumenthal, Internationally acclaimed Jewish Film Journalist
Politician Tom Delay who was an ardent supporter of every war against Islam, recently was quoted as saying at John Hagee’s Night to Honor Israel in Washington DC, that he not only “believes in the Rapture, I live for it. God has spoken to me,” DeLay told the magazine, The New Yorker.
“I listen to God, and what I’ve heard is that I’m supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldn’t be underestimated.”
Too bad Delay left the world in such a mess just before his anticipated departure.(8)
Every politician in Congress and those competing for the presidency know George W. Bush became president because he and Carl Rove found a way to identify Bush with the Christian Right. To get this blessing one must also be
The relationship between the Christian-Zionists leaders and AIPAC is simple and straightforward involving money and influence. AIPAC pressures Congressmen in
Congress is in the vice between
the strongest lobby in
voting block in the country.
Why would they listen to you or me?
Christians are deceived into a modern crusade
against Muslims by Zionism
Misguided Christians have been used to fight and support war from the 11th Century Crusades to
A Pope who called himself Urban II is said to have told the bishop and earls who were to lead the First Crusaders it was up to them to rid the
"Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live.
Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of your Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him.
They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number." ~ Histoire anonyme de la premiere croisade, L. Brehier, ed Paris: Champion, 1924 (From The Portable Medieval Reader, Ed. James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin)]
They passed this message on to the peasants who suffered and died for this false cause for the better part of 200 years. The result was the feudal system in
Judeo-Christianity, like Pope Urban II, teaches we all must honor
It is inconsequential that Jesus did not seem to say anything like this.
Urban II did not share his private economic dreams with the peasants, but he did tell the leaders of the Crusade that the purpose of holy wars was for the loot, and the Crusaders proved to be expert looters.
This comparison to the Crusades was openly used by figures such as Bush on more than one occasion. The Pope met with all members of the Bush clan many times during the disastrous Presidencies of both Bush father and son.
and studying the Talmud quite eagerly.
The leaders of the Christina Zionists, Hagee, Robertson, and a hundred more are the knights and barons at the head of the Crusades’ columns. Their loot comes in the mail and from credit card contributions from the peasant’s foot soldiers.
HIGH Human cost to Judeo-Christian families
Church-going Americans are not only going in debt for war, they supply their sons and daughters to be killed and maimed in the contest. Celebrity Zionists beat the drums for war that
The scorched foot soldiers in
Their youths are taught that if we honor
"Where are you going, Young Fellow My Lad,
On this glittering morn of May?"
"I'm going to join the Colors, Dad,
They're looking for men, they say."
"But you're only a boy, Young Fellow My Lad,
You aren't obliged to go."
"Well, I'm seventeen and a quarter, Dad,
And ever so strong, you know."
WHERE DOES SUCH BLIND DEVOTION
COME FROM IN TODAY'S WORLD?
For the answer to that, please watch this riveting film, JESUS CAMP. It could possibly leave you breathless with amazement at what goes on in North America in all of those hidden corners.
Recently I was introduced to a sandy-haired, smiling 26-year old with a crushing handshake. But he walked haltingly on two steel legs and his hip joints are also man-made, so terrible were his wounds in a rocket attack in
He talked of friends who have died. He was 17 when he enlisted and the army is all he knows; he would go back to his unit in a heartbeat.
It did not surprise me when this clean cut young American told me he is a Southern Baptist ~ every bit a gentleman ~ he looked and acted the part. He confided that his mother has recently become adamantly against the War, although he did could not bring himself to engage in “political talk”. I know that this mother must be thinking "If only I had been pro-peace before my beautiful young son enlisted seven years ago!".
Portrait of Marine Staff Stg. John Jones by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
I have read other stories from boys with a Judeo-Christian upbringing whose parents did not know they needed to guard their children from recruiters. We owe it to every Judeo-Christian to tell them about the cost of our serial wars against Islamic non-enemies.
The giant Israeli Lobby does what it wants in its own interest ~ in
We must blame those who have influence, the Christ followers who mistakenly listens to the celebrity Christian leaders, and who are themselves victims.
What has the Judeo-Christian
movement given back to
It has sacrificed the value of loving your brother as yourself,
as Jesus demanded ~ even loving your enemy.
Please enlarge this to full size. It is an excellent read.
It has left in its place a legacy of hatred, war, violence, and diluted money, all in the name of Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament.
"Coming home in a box."
This can and must be changed
from inside these apostate churches
and media sources.
We must appeal to the
sense of morality of Judeo-Christians.
Its members are directly responsible for the three current crises in American culture, these being the War, inflation and the break down of morality that always accompanies war.
They do it for only one reason; they are led into following an apostate Christianity that started only about 100 years ago, first legitimized by Cyrus I Scofield. (1)(5)
We conclude there could have been no Shock and Awe or war of occupation in
This incarnation of the now publicly acknowledged War on Islam is, in fact, already 17 years old.
What is the matter, Young Fellow My Lad?
No letter again to-day.
Why did the postman look so sad,
And sigh as he turned away?
Well, I hear them tell that we've gained new ground,
But a terrible price we've paid:
God grant, my boy, that you're safe and sound;
But oh I'm afraid, afraid.
Obama's War: Manufacturing Consent
Recent programme aired on FRONTLINE. Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires"? And can the U.S. stop the Taliban in neighboring Pakistan, where U.S. troops are not allowed and the government is weak? This program contains graphic language and violent imagery. Viewer discretion is advised. Video Posted October 14, 2009
War! War! War! By Robert W. Service, poet of the Alaskan gold rush, who served as an ambulance driver, but refused to enter combat in World War I.
This story originally published as: "The Unacceptable Cost of Christian-Zionism" by same author, 2007, ( whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=1715 )
(1) Scofield Reference Bible Audio Visual, Charles Carlson ( http://www.whtt.org/show )
(2) One Nation Under Israel, Andrew J. Hurley, AIPAC power and
(3) Forcing God’s Hand, Grace Halsell, describing authors Junket with Falwell to
(4) God’s Wrath On The Left Behind, Lisa Ruby, an evolution of the Left Behind Series ( http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 )
(5) The Final Apostasy, by Gordon Ginn, Ph.D., a deeper look at the abuse of Scripture http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 )
(6) Pew Foundation asks what Whttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23660.htmhite Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants and Catholics believe about
(7) The Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, http://eshop.whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=885