[Investigative journalist & author Mike King sets the record straight for gullible Catholics and smug religionists.]
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? – JesusJust when you thought this God-forsaken planet of ours couldn’t get any crazier, comes word that Pope Frankie the Fake will be addressing the General Assembly of the atheistic United Nations in 2015. What’s the grand cause, you ask? Is it to advocate for an end to NATO’s wars and proxy wars in Europe, Asia and Africa? No! Is it to urge the wayward western world to return to good old fashioned moral values? No! Is it to condemn the viral epidemics of promiscuity, abortion, divorce, indecency, suicide, homosexuality, trans-gendersim, pedophilia, bestiality, pornography, adultery, usury, political corruption and crime? No! Is it to diffuse the Globalist march toward World War III? No!
.Pope Frankie the Modern doesn’t do such quaint, old fashioned causes like: “Thou shalt not kill” or “Thou shalt not commit adultery” or “Thou shalt not steal”. In 2014, who even cares about that corny moralistic stuff anyway, right Frankie boy? As TomatoBubble.com and its subsidiary, The Anti-New York Times, have explained in previous reports, Satan’s stooge is more concerned about things like accommodating homosexuals, railing against White “racism”, openly praising church-hating Marxists, opening Europe to unrestricted third world immigration, helping Fidel Castro, “building bridges” to terrorist Israel, and redistributing wealth a la Karl Marx. To those who still cling to the dangerous delusion that this Argentinian arse is just a gullible softy who has been misquoted by the media; cling no more because Phony Frankie is now completely out of his Communist closet.Dubbed by the media as “The New World Pope”, this despicable, self-aggrandizing, publicity-seeking, Marxist impostor was installed for the specific purpose of misleading his flock away from the Church’s traditional moral path, and toward a New World Order instead. In addition to a sure to be media-hyped UN speech and lobbying effort, Frankie will be issuing a rare 50-60 page encyclical on the topic. A papal encyclical is no trifling matter. As one of the highest levels of a pope’s moral authority, the encyclical will compel the world’s priests to distribute Frankie’s Global Warming edict to over one billion gullible and obedient parishioners.“Thou shalt not oppose hidden carbon taxes.” – is that it, Frankie?This full-throttle embrace of what is a proven hoax, motivated by the evil intent of establishing carbon taxes and scam carbon exchange credits, puts Frankie the Fake in the same low class of nasty geo-political skunks as George Soros, David Rockefeller, Al Gore, Barack Obongo, Hillary Clinton, David Cameron and Angela Merkel. For typical activist theatrical effect, this demonic demagogue, this Moses of Marxism, this cleric of Communism, this Pontiff of progressivism, is even planning to visit an area devastated by a typhoon, as if this clown can actually prove that the storm was caused by “Climate Change”.Catholics of the world! It’s time for this puffed-up, media-hyped, holier-than-thou, Marxist anti-Christ to be called out. It may be too late for you to save the rotting remnants of the Catholic Church, but we must stop these tyrannical UN carbon taxes that are heading our way. If not, there will be a whole lot more of those poor people that Frankie the Fake professes to care about so much.
[Thanks to author Richard Edmondson at Fig Trees and Vineyards for publishing this article.]
The rhetoric of Christian Zionists consistently places loyalty to the modern state of Israel above the example and teachings of the Jesus born in Bethlehem whose birth Christmas celebrates. It’s time to stop calling such groups Christian Zionists and instead use the term Zionist Christians, to more accurately reflect their priorities.
Photos and text by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org
For the last two years, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest Christian Zionist organization in the U.S., has sent email blasts urging their supporters to fight back against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement by buying Christmas ornaments “Made in Israel.” Or rather, by receiving these ornaments as a reward for a tax-deductible donation. One message urges supporters to “commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ with this symbolic ornament that was made in the land where Jesus was born.”
I don’t blame CUFI for flogging BDS to fill its own coffers. That’s just standard fundraising strategy. What offends me as a Christian is that while exploiting U.S. Christians’ sentimental perceptions of the Holy Land, they ignore the current situation in Bethlehem, they ignore Palestinian Christians, and worst of all, they ignore the Jesus they claim to follow.
Jesus was born in occupied territory. At the time, it was occupied by the Romans. Today, the West Bank town of Bethlehem is virtually surrounded by the Israeli separation barrier, which if completed as planned will confiscate some 64 square kilometers of the governorate’s land as nearby Israeli settlements continue to expand in violation of international law. How dare CUFI mention “the land where Jesus was born” without recognizing the plight of the Palestinian Christians who’ve carried his tradition to the present day?
When groups like CUFI do make a rare mention of Palestinian Christians, it is often to paint them as victims of Islamist persecution. This despite polls showing that Palestinian Christians overwhelmingly cite the Israeli occupation as the primary challenge in their lives.
In their Christmas email, CUFI claims that BDS supporters are: “Israel haters” who are “hoping you’ll not know that the freest Arabs in the Middle East are the Arab citizens of the Jewish State of Israel.”
While denying the persistent discrimination faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel and entirely ignoring the injustices faced by those living in the occupied territories, they also ignore fellow Christians. Some 3,000 Palestinian Christians, including the heads of 13 historic Holy Land denominations signed the Kairos Palestine Document, which calls for: “boycott and disinvestment as tools of nonviolence for justice, peace and security for all.”
Unlike the straw man “haters” of CUFI’s rhetoric, Kairos Palestine’s call for BDS is rooted in values of liberating love: “These advocacy campaigns must be carried out with courage, openly and sincerely proclaiming that their object is not revenge but rather to put an end to the existing evil, liberating both the perpetrators and the victims of injustice.”
If only groups like CUFI reflected the best teachings of their faith as clearly. Instead, they have made an idol of the modern state of Israel. They may mention Jesus every now and then, but they rarely quote him. Benjamin Netanyahu gets a lot more airtime. “Netanyahu” even returns more than twice as many search results as “Jesus” when searching their web site.
I was not surprised to learn — from the extremely conservative Christian magazine Charisma of all sources — that CUFI’s executive director, David Brog, is “said to run CUFI like a political campaign.” The report goes on to say that, “[o]ne by one, the higher-profile Christian leaders who helped [John] Hagee start CUFI are dropping off as the organization becomes more focused on political lobbying.”
Unfortunately, CUFI and similar groups have convinced many Americans that “blessing Israel” means rubber-stamping every policy of its increasingly right-wing governments. This includes a message filled with military imagery to “stand with Israel” during last summer’s assault on Gaza, with talking points like, “Israel must not be condemned for doing what any responsible government would do to protect its citizens from terror.” Another message demands, “[t]ell President Obama to stop blocking weapons to Israel!” And yet another email cites 64 Israeli soldiers killed and describes a CUFI-sponsored solidarity visit by pastors to Jerusalem, Sderot and Mt. Herzl. None of these messages even mention the 2,200 Palestinians killed in Gaza, most of them civilians.
One need not be a Christian to recognize that Christmas celebrates the arrival of the Jesus who preached, “blessed are the peacemakers”, “love your enemies”, compassion for “the least of these,” and who taught his followers to pursue “justice and the love of God.” But as a Christian, I am compelled to question the priorities of fellow believers who have placed loyalty to the government of Israel above the life, teachings and example of Jesus.
A Palestinian pastor friend put it this way: “my biggest challenge with Christian Zionism is that it doesn’t promote peace and it ignores justice.”
Where is the Jesus of sacrificial love, peace and justice for all amid the Israeli and American flag-waving and military imagery? I therefore suggest that we stop calling such groups Christian Zionists and instead use the term Zionist Christians, to more accurately reflect their priorities.
The Kairos Document offers a sharply contrasting vision of concern for all life, but will U.S. Christians listen to their Palestinian sisters and brothers?
Through our love, we will overcome injustices and establish foundations for a new society both for us and for our opponents. Our future and their future are one. … We call on the people of Israel to be our partners in peace and not in the cycle of interminable violence.
Finally, as an alternative to the CUFI’s ornaments, I recommend supporting Palestinian Christians in the town where Jesus was born by buying an olive wood nativity like this one from the Bethlehem Bible College gift shop—complete with separation wall to raise awareness among your holiday guests.
By Charles E. Carlson [Chuck Carlson gives further insights on this article in our podcast: Missionary Preps Mainline Christians for War on Islam]
Christians in mainline churches are now being targeted by guest speakers from several outside sources that have the effect of promoting new wars on Islamic states, currently, the mysterious ISIS. The most self-serving among these messengers are professing missionaries to Muslim controlled countries, including Pakistan and the African state of Sudan. Among those propagandized and targeted for donations are traditional Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Evangelical Covenant, and Churches of Christ congregations.
Israel lobbies, Including AIPAC, are also organizing Rabbis from local Jewish synagogues to solicit invitations to speak in local Christian churches to tell Israel’s side of its several attacks on, and occupation of Gaza.
Perhaps, most inexplicable is an effort to bend the mainline Christian churches toward Israel by a benevolent organization that provides mainline pastors with costly, free junkets to Israel, with no strings attached. Almost every hour of these tours is said to be smoothly controlled by the Israel Military, which presents its agenda.
For over two decades, Christian Zionist occultists like Pat Robertson, the late Jerry Falwell and John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel [founded in 2006], have systematically targeted dispensational teaching churches with anti-Muslim propaganda in the guise of loving Israel. The largest is the Southern Baptist Convention. It, plus the Pentecostal and Assembly of God movements and Independent mega-churches, have become the Israel-first cult’s largest supporters. All these Zionist friendly churches have in common the belief that, “the Political State of Israel is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy,” which invariably leads to the support of US wars against Islamic states, including Iraq, Afghanistan and now the undefined state of ISIS. Mainline churches, in contrast, believe and teach that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament and that God’s plan does not involve politics or real estate. Zionists, including John Hagee, have been all but locked out of the doors of the mainline churches on account of this giant chasm in theology.
Lately, touring Mail-order missionaries have learned to avoid the phraseology that marks them as dispensational, such as remarks about a coming rapture, battle of Armageddon, and end of the world theology. They are increasingly penetrating mainline churches where they raise money for themselves, while painting Islam as a vicious enemy of Christianity. Some traditional churches, spurred by publicized Muslim brutality by ISIS, and hoping to learn what is going on in the Middle East, are beginning to accept both self-promoting Missionaries and Jewish speakers into churches. Congregations are subjected to exaggerated, war incitement, and Muslim vilification, in high-powered fund-raising presentations. Muslims are painted to be brutal slave owners holding Christians. Unwittingly, mainline church leaders, by listening to them, are playing into the hands of American business and military factions that benefit and prosper from each successive war. Jesus called his followers to be “peacemakers,” to love one’s neighbor, even our enemies. These principles are being sublimated to self-serving, hatred of Islam in some church presentations.
A case in point is Pastor Mujahid El Masih, who says he lives in Aurora, Colorado and states he is associated with the $40 million Voice of the Martyrs, and was an invited guest for two performances at a Colorado, Church of Christ on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014. He set the tone of mistrust and hatred of Muslims by announcing he was compelled to appear under an alias, and did not allow a video recording (only the audio and his PowerPoint presentation ). He suggested that he is a man marked by Islam. In his private session, which the church did not record, but which this writer did, Masih told a story of spotting an Imam from a mosque in Colorado, while flying home. He said he feared and prayed that his plane would not be blown up. The suggestion was, clearly, that this Muslim congregation leader was, possibly, a potential suicide bomber.
Masih told his spellbinding story of persecution as a non-Muslim in Pakistan, 13 1/2 years ago, when he was about 25. He claims to be a naturalized US Citizen, and calls himself “Pastor.” According to his own 2013, Mission Report on his own Faith Covenant International,  he has started “almost 300 new churches throughout Pakistan”…and “36 families (averaging 6-7 members each) were freed from slavery in the brick factories.” The report further claims, presumably during 2013, “12,845, made a decision for Jesus Christ to be their savior…2397 were baptized…9011 experienced physical healing.” Masih’s claim of faith healing is found in his literature, but is clearly a Pentecostal belief that Masih did not mention at the Colorado, Church of Christ. 
The congregation where Masih appeared is primarily a mainline, traditional one. Speakers there do not preach about, or wait for a future “rapture,” nor speak of end of the world prophesy and its beliefs, nor do not teach that its pastors and elders have power to heal sick people, though they assert that Jesus and some apostles did. In broad general theology, traditional churches teach that Jesus is already here, and that they are required to take His words seriously and attempt to follow them here and now, which leads to active missions.
Clearly, Masih’s focus was on building his mailing list and raising money, which he wrapped around his repeated and bombastic professions of his faith. Pastor Masih claims to have told his story to some 500 churches, making him a very busy fellow. He leveled denunciations at Muslims in general, and he attacked local Denver Muslims specifically. He preached to the assembly in typical Pentecostal style, soliciting “Amen” after many of his most controversial statements. He claimed Jesus personally called him to service in a “loud voice” with instructions, “just as he did to Paul in the New Testament.” At the sermon end, Masih solicited a donation and the church helped by taking a special collection for him. Each one present was faced with a decision: should he write a check to Pastor Masih, or does one dare to doubt his story, which is truly miraculous, if true.
A friend asked me later if it is possible to verify Mujahid El Masih’s story. Masih operates his mission ten thousand miles away in a place where few have contacts, nor speak the language. How does one verify that he has 300 churches operating in Pakistan and 50 in India, or if one gives $1500.00, as he requested, is there really a family of six or seven brick-making slaves who will, in fact, be freed?
There is no practical way to know if any such charity as his exists in Pakistan. Charity watch organizations only report financial data from federal tax filings, and do not authenticate on-the-ground mission activities. Charity Navigator, does not list Masih’s Faith Covenant International, but it does keep track of Voice of Martyrs.
There is but one way to test Masih’s mission for truthfulness, and that is by examining his words. Is he telling the truth about the little things? Pastor Mujahid El Masih fails the truth test. Several statements he made about US Muslims and the Qur’an are provably false, or outrageous and flagrant exaggerations. Pastor Masih runs to hyperbole, as do many mail-order missionaries. The more dangerous Muslims can be made to look, the more exciting their missions become. Let us look at a few bold statements Masih made about two verses he claimed to be from the Qur’an that were displayed on the screen in Arabic, which he translated to English. The passages he displayed were titled Surah 9:29 and Surah 98:6, both from the Qur’an. Masih spoke, translating as follows: “the Qur’an promises those who die in Jihad will be rewarded with 72 virgins for wives in paradise.”
However, in this author’s Arabic and English Qur’an, as well as, in the searchable, online Noble Qur’an, neither of the displayed Arabic text say anything about jihad, Paradise or “72 virgins.” Furthermore, a search of the online Qur’an brings up a few sites that mention “virgins” but none remotely like the context Mr. Masih quoted as a reward for killing. It would seem he simply depended on no one present being able to read Arabic and he told us what he wanted the Arabic text to read. 
Masih’s next statement, alleged to be on the screen in Arabic was: “Murder the Christians and Jews and keep them in (unintelligible)…Christians and Jews are animals.”
But nothing close to this is found in the English version of either Qur’an texts displayed on the screen. Surah 9: 29: comes closest, translated to English, reads: “Fight against those who: (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
This may not sound like religious freedom to us, but it is a far cry from ordering Muslims today to “Murder the Christians and Jews.” At best, Pastor Masih grossly exaggerated.
What is Surah 98:6? It is generally about spiritual death, punishment and rewards from God, (the Arab word for God being “Allah.”) Para (6) reads in English in the searchable Noble Quran: “Those who disbelieve among the people of the book and among the polytheists will be in hellfire to dwell there for aye, for they are the worst of creatures.”Para:7 those who have faith and do righteous deeds they are the best of creature.” 
Thus, the Qur’an says non-believers will go to hell, much as many Christians claim. These verses are reminiscent of the sheep and goats parable in Matthew 25 of our own New Testament. But it does not say Christians are to be “murdered” as Pastor Masih claimed.
Masih’s written appeal for cash for “slave redemptions” is all too familiar and has been in the past shown to be a major fraud in Sudan at the very time when Mujahid El Masih says he was first associated with Voice of Martyrs 13 1/2 years ago. The story of the slave repatriation was enormously profitable for certain missions and churches and was first exposed in our own 1999 edition, Missionaries, Mercenaries, Missiles and Money. 
Masih made several aggressive and dubious statements about local Muslims in his pre-sermon, closed session with the Colorado Church of Christ bible study group. Pastor Masih’s website is named For Love Of Muslims, and he repeatedly proclaims how much he loves Muslims, while interspersing statements about Islam, which included each of the following:
*Masih stated that the Parker, Colorado Mosque (the largest mosque in Denver) “operates a Al-Qaeda cell within”.
Since Al-Qaeda is on the official FBI Terrorist organization list, and Masih says he is a US citizen, he should be obligated to report it to the FBI, if true. The FBI maintains a website soliciting tips about terrorism. If the mosque does not have such a cell, his public statement is un-Christ-like, and probably slanderous and legally actionable.
*Masih asserted decisively that: Mohamed was a “pedophile” because he “married his 2nd wife when she was six years old.” He suggests modern Muslims are trained to think this is OK, thus making them a danger to children. Masih simply states the prophet of a billion Muslims is a sex criminal based on an ugly and indecent assumption.
*Masih stated that President Obama is a Muslim (has “seven Muslims on his personal staff, with himself that makes eight”). This politically charged, and reckless statement has been a common, never supported, internet rumor for years.
*Masih stated the Ohio election (did not say which one) used flip software to steal votes, suggesting President Obama was elected by fraud. Does Masih have hard and fast proof, or is this a reckless statement he thought would be politically popular in a Church of Christ?
*Masih warned those present not to trust “your Muslim friends, they will cut your throat when they get power.” I ask, what would Jesus say to this?
*Masih stated, the “Qur’an says Jesus will come back to kill the Jews.” He did not say where one can find this statement, and It turns out not to be in the Qur’an. A search of the online Quran for “kill Jews” or “kill Christians” or the like is not found.
“Pastor” Masih’s message about his own mission, while possible, is not believable because his statements about himself and Islam are laced with many untruths. Masih’s statements about Muslims, whom he claims to love, are similar to John Hagee’s, of Christians United for Israel, who has been filmed praying for war and calling for a preemptive bombing of Iran.  The one difference is that Masih’s pitch for money omits any significant mention of Israel, either positive or negative. Hagee delivers a similar message but he lauds Israel in every other sentence. Hagee tailors his message to evangelical, dispensational Protestant churches that put Israel on the throne next to Jesus. Hagee accepts “Christian Zionist” as a label. Masih has tailored his message to mainline churches who are not particularly partial to Israel from any misapplied scriptural belief, and probably would not allow Hagee in the parking lot. If Christ followers would observe Jesus’ admonition to love others as we love ourselves, they would enjoy more peace of mind and probably would want to make a Muslim a friend.
Part II will discuss: Jewish Rabbi’s speech to Christ followers and its impact on peace as well as on the captive people in Gaza.
 For Love of Muslims Report http://fortheloveofmuslims.org/2014/04/2013-annual-mission-report/
 Masih lecture: http://whtt.podbean.com/mf/web/pwihmb/El-Masih-VOM-Sermon-20141123.mp4
 Searchable Quran, Noble: http://www.noblequran.com/translation/
 “Missionaries, Mercenaries, Missiles & Money: The Untold Story of the War on the Children of Sudan,” Charles E. Carlson: http://whtt.org/missionaries-mercenaries-missiles-money/ and see, “Revisiting Sudan: Missionaries, Mercenaries, Missiles & Money”: http://whtt.org/revisiting-sudan-missionaries-mercenaries-missiles-money/
 See “John Hagee With Benny Hinn: Praying for War in the Name of Jesus” and Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I – http://whtt.org/christian-zionism/
Chuck Carlson gives further insights on this article in our podcast: Missionary Preps Mainline Christians for War on Islam