Christians Prepped for Wars on ISIS

December 10, 2014
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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.

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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 [2]).  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, [1] 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. [2]

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. [3]

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?  Iis 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.”  [3]

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. [4]

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.

Conclusion:

“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. [5]  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.

Notes:

[1] For Love of Muslims Report  http://fortheloveofmuslims.org/2014/04/2013-annual-mission-report/

[2] Masih lecture:  http://whtt.podbean.com/mf/web/pwihmb/El-Masih-VOM-Sermon-20141123.mp4

[3] Searchable Quran, Noble: http://www.noblequran.com/translation/

[4] “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/

[5] 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

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Glenn Beck, useful idiot, praises pathological liar

July 24, 2011

The following was posted at Leftwing Christian and highlights what Christian Zionists believe. It also says something of Christian Zionists’ degraded theology when they can invite and applaud a war criminal to speak at their conference.

(Introductory remarks by Leftwing Christian)
Palestinian writer Khalid Amayreh underscores how sick and misguided Christian Zionists are in this piece on the annual Christians United for Israel conference. The conference was held this past week in Washington. Orthodox Jews detest Jesus, and the Talmud depicts him as boiling in excrement—all true, as Amayreh says. A number of Israeli rabbis consider Gentiles as subhuman, and the policies of the Zionist state are contrary to every teaching ever taught by Jesus—again, all true. The only thing I might have added, that Amayreh omits, is the burning of New Testamentsin Israel as an expression of contempt for the Christian faith.

Christian Zionists embrace the very people who call Jesus ‘Hitler of Bethlehem’

By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

As many as 5000 Christian Zionists gathered this week at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C. for the annual conference of the organization CUFI, Christians United For Israel.

The annual event is considered a key occasion when Christian supporters of Israel reassert their nearly hysterical embrace of the Zionist apartheid regime, including the policies of ethnic cleansing of non-Jews (Muslims and Christians), lebensraum, and even its genocidal designs.

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu addressed the evangelical conference, telling the huge audience that “when you support Israel, you don’t have to choose between your interests and your values, you get both..”

Netanyahu, like most other Israeli leaders, is a pathological liar who lies as often as he breathes oxygen. He knows deep in his heart that what Israel has been doing and the way it has been behaving ever since its birth 63 years ago represents the ultimate contradiction to true Christian values, the values that Jesus preached and because of which he incurred the wrath of the Jewish establishment of his time.

One of the most enthusiastic Zionist Christian supporters of Israel  is Glen Beck, a tomfool par excellence,  who would do anything in order to obtain a kosher certificate of good conduct  from the very same people who would view Beck himself a slave, and his mother, daughter and sister as Shiksas or whores.

The news commentator, who visited Israel a few days ago in order demonstrate his Zionist credentials, sounded very much as if he was a Kahana disciple.

Meir Kahana is the Judeo-Nazi rabbi and former Knesset member who urged Israel to carry out a genocidal ethnic cleansing of its non-Jewish population and subjects in order to create a goyem-free Talmudic theocracy.

“Jews have been chased out of every corner of this planet, enough is enough,” Beck was quoted as saying. He added that new states can be established, but not at the expense of other states, and that Israel is historically the land of the Jews.

Beck utterly ignored the all too clear historical fact that Palestine had been known as the Land of Canaan long before the appearance of Abraham, the common forefather of both Adnani or northern Arabs and early Israelites. Likewise, he also ignored the fact that Arabs and Muslims had lived in Palestine uninterruptedly since time immemorial, certainly longer, I would say much longer, than Jews ever did.

In an outburst of hysteria and childish emotionality, Beck tried to outdo himself by claiming himself a Jew.

“When we see Israelis not as part of us, we can move to the next level as human beings. Let us declare ‘I am a Jew,’ they can’t kill all of us.”

Well, I am afraid I have bad news for Beck and his ilk.  They are not viewed as bona fide human beings, but as donkeys, yes donkeys, by the very people they grovel in humility at their feet.

The former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, recently declared that the only reason Beck and all other non-Jews were to serve Jews.  The very same message had been brazenly told by none other than Menachem Shneerson, the celebrated Chabad lubavitch, without having the sheepish Americans raise their eyebrows.

Another rabbi by the name of Yitzhak Ginsburgh has been quoted as saying that it is moral for a Jew to murder non-Jews and steal his heart or liver if he needs one.

“As for the Goyem, Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

“If a Jew needs a liver, can you take a liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has infinite value, he explained. There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life.”  (See the Jewish Week, New York, also Haaretz-1996).

Incidentally, this is the very same rabbi who recently published a book entitled the King’s Torah in which he argued that the Torah and Talmud allow the murder of innocent children of non-Jews during war time on the ground that saving Jewish soldiers’ lives overrides and takes priority over maintaining non-Jewish lives however innocent these may be.

Christian Zionists are really blind at heart. The fact they prevent themselves from seeing the truth suggests that we are talking about a bunch of psychotic people who are thoroughly intoxicated by their monomaniac fanaticism and blinded by their shocking ignorance.

They would just go to any extent to prove their loyalty and allegiance to the very people who, whenever uttering the name Jesus, recites the following blasphemous refrain: May his name be damned, may his memory be erased.

When Beck was in Israel, he was confronted with one Likud member, who told the Christian Zionist imbecile straight in the eye, “your God is not my God, and your country is not my country.”

I know it is utterly useless to  appeal to reason, even to religious or simple human decency, when arguing with Christian Zionist fanatics, as one would get the impression that these  people must have substituted the universal  message of love which Jesus preached with the message of hate, death and racism, as practiced by Jewish Nazism.

How can one  possibly do so when these pseudo Christian zealots firmly believe that every Jewish terrorist, who may have just set a church or mosque in the West Bank on fire or spat on a Christian clergyman walking  in the streets of occupied Jerusalem, represent the Almighty?

I challenge these phony evangelicals to approach their Zionist masters and lovers and ask them to stop calling Jesus, the son of Satan, and Hitler of Bethlehem. I urge them to so gently ask the Merkaz Harav Talmudic College to stop teaching Chesronot Shas which tells us in Gittin 57 that Jesus is boiling in hell in hot excrement and semen, which is his curse for questioning the Jewish authority.

Indeed, instead of inciting hatred toward the very people who, whenever uttering Jesus’ name, they so solemnly and respectfully say “may peace be upon him,” these brainwashed Zionist Christian fanatics should ask their Jewish bedfellows to stop referring to Jesus as the son of a prostitute and a Roman soldier, who learned witchcraft in  Egypt and who beguiled Jews to worship him as an idol.   (See similar beliefs in Shabbath104b and in Sanhedrin106a).

True Christians don’t side with oppressors against the oppressed. True Christians don’t support land theft, ethnic cleansing and terrorism, regardless of the perpetrators and victims. True Christians pride themselves on being loving, tolerant and peace makers.

But Christian Zionists are not true Christians even if they claim to be. This is why they embrace a manifestly evil state that murders, steals and lies, a state that is more in sync with Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin and their ideals than it is with Jesus Christ and his universal message of love and compassion.


Is Rev. Charles McVety a “spiritual Bernie Madoff”?

June 22, 2010

Everyone remembers fake “investment advisor” Bernie Madoff (Shamir calls him the financial “suicide bomber”) who ripped off billions of dollars from his friends (even more from his foes) and said he’d do it again if he had the chance. But not everyone knows about “spiritual Madoffs” inside Christian circles.

Sure, we all know about the obvious “spiritual Madoff” scammers such as Israeli-born Benny Hinn. But do we know about the fakes in our own churches who can trick Christians for years? Two obvious fraud examples: Walid Shoebat and Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. If these messianic maniacs can fool “evangelical” Christians for years, who is to say that there aren’t other Christian fakes lurking behind pulpits?

I come now to the Rev. Dr. Charles McVety, a not so humble man (watch him). My personal take is that McVety is a Zionist shill; in fact, he almost admits it. In any case, here are a few reasons why I’m highly suspicious of him (other than the fact he is “the most high-profile champion of Christian Zionism“—the fastest growing cult in the world):

I could go on and list other things that make me suspicious of McVety such as his appearance in a news release of Likud Canada, and McVety inviting criminal Karl Rove to Canada. But that’s it for now.


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