Public Radio Details Judaized Christians’ Passion for Israel

June 29, 2018

Christopher Connelly, in his article, “Why American Evangelicals Are a Huge Base of Support for Israel,” written before the last election, concludes: “However the election in November turns out, there is one certainty: Support for Israel will remain strong in both Congress and the White House. The reason for that has a lot to do with the strength of a pro-Israeli religious community with a strong grassroots political organization and fundraising arm.  It just may not be the religious community that first comes to mind…’Supporting Israel is not a political issue, it is a bible issue, Pastor John Hagee, the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, said in a speech last year.’”

WHTT agrees with Connelly and observes that he has quoted the most vocal bible-bending pastor he could have found. Pastor Hagee relies on the Zionist edited Scofield Reference Bible as his source of scripture, with his own bazaar twists.  We Hold These Truths sees political Israel as fulfilling nothing but greedy men’s dreams of gaining control over the Middle East’s oil reserves.  Jesus Christ seems nowhere in the Zionist plan, but is used as whitewash for the scheme to grain Christian support.  Sadly and admittedly, many of us were once among those who were influenced by Christian Zionism, by whatever name!

John Hagee, the most vocal, bible-bending pastor, receives accolades from Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at a Christians United for Israel event.

 “Mainline” pastors have been traditionally taught in seminaries, but too many are reluctant to speak out to challenge the likes of Hagee, Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, and others.  Many traditional or mainline churches seem to have a small but vocal zionized Christian membership. The primary sources of this negative teaching are home and church borrowed space bible study classes taught by two well-funded national groups, Kay Arthur’s Precept Ministries, and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) both of which teach Christian Zionism.  Thereby, traditional churches are being influenced to remain silent on war issues, including the brutal occupation of Gaza.

John Hagee’s flagrant scriptural warping seems beyond what is believable. He and the Bible study groups mentioned invariably start and end with the claim that “God gave the land of Israel to the Jews, and they always have and always will own it, and we are obligated to support them”, if we want to go to heaven.  (Last phrase is implied in the teaching) 

Pastors in many mainline churches, while perhaps not believing dispensational teaching, allow it to go largely unchallenged probably because they consider home bible studies heathy, and they think it’s better not to make waves by challenging the “slightly skewed” point of view of this minority in the pews.  The result is watered down teaching in mainline churches that never gets around to exposing these errors which support the killing of unarmed virtual prisoners in Gaza.

Too many Mainline churches ignore wars rather than reminding listeners that Jesus was a “peacemaker”!  They have recently ignored the planned and executed Israeli open and public slaughter of 150 or more protesters in Gaze done less than a month ago. And Israel’s snipers deliberately wounded over 2000 more unarmed protesters.  Using scoped sniper rifles they should rarely miss, be it an eye or knee cap they are aiming at. The whole world was told about it, for those who would look.

Dispensational teaching (DT hereafter) spreads because it is a belief system easy on the conscience.  DT’s can ignore and be comfortable with the news that came from Gaza last month because they are told words to the effect, God gave this land to Israel and the evil Philistines are still trying to take it back, they deserve being killed and maimed. Old Testament scripture makes plenty of references to slaughtering enemies of “Israel.” This is Israel’s bible based pattern.

Christopher Connelly tells us: “Hagee’s talk was indicative of the group’s message. He expressed frustration that, from his perspective, the Obama administration was more focused on improving ties with America’s and Israel’s enemies in the Middle East, than on Israel’s security, and that it blamed Israel more than the Palestinians for the failure of the peace process.

For some, the power of organizations like Christians United for Israel to influence US foreign policy is out-sized. But that influence wouldn’t exist without a receptive audience.

Evangelical Christians make up the biggest pro-Israel bloc in the US. Support for Israel is stronger among American evangelicals than it is even among American Jews.  According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 82 percent of white evangelicals think God gave Israel to the Jewish people.  Less than half as many Jewish Americans or Catholic Americans agree.

And according to a Bloomberg poll, almost 60 percent of evangelicals say the US should support Israel even if its interests diverge with American interests…

There are other Biblical and more future-oriented reasons that some evangelicals support Israel — specifically the “prophecy that Israel has a major role to play at the end of days. This idea was popularized in the Left Behind book series, which sold tens of millions of copies and was adapted into a film series starring Kirk Cameron in 2001, and rebooted in 2014 with Nicolas Cage….”

Connelly gets to the bitter truth, speaking of justice:   ‘”To take this popularized Apocalyptic end times view as the norm is a huge mistake. It’s absolutely not, and most evangelicals don’t share it,” says Robert Nicholson, executive director of Philos Project, a nonprofit working to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. There are evangelicals who think some of those things, but they’re an absolute minority.

While support for Israel is strong, there are some signs of growing sympathy of Palestinians as well. Bock, of the Dallas Theological Seminary, notes that this seems particularly true among younger evangelicals.

What drives millennial are justice questions — and there are real questions related to justice and how Israel handles the Palestinians. Of course, the flip side of this is that there are real problems of security that Israel has to cope with so Israel is a very tangled web,’ he said…

Connelly continues “But for now, at least, the shift seems to be a small one. In 2013, a Pew Research poll found that 72 percent of white evangelicals said they felt more sympathy for Israelis than Palestinians. There are tens of millions of American evangelicals, with a range of views, but the core is still solidly on the side of Israel.”

Full Connelly story here

We Hold These Truths adds:  Yes we are outspoken and perhaps harshly critical because we have watched for what seems to be a lifetime while the imprisonment and the killing of Palestinians is ignored by most church leaders. To repeat, most of us at WHTT were at one time or another among those influenced by some practices of Christian Zionism.  But one by one, we have put it aside and we want to help you do the same. One wonderful example is provided by the testimony of Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a candidate for President in 2008, who speaks of his many years as a Zionist pastor. You will moved by it.

We have also studied and traveled in Gaza, and our film, Christian Zionism, The Tragedy and the Turning, includes a live Israeli bombing scene (filmed by this author) that killed four unarmed Palestinians and wounded 40 way back in 2002.

When Zionist influenced Jesus believers recognize that they are supporting a kill-or-maim-on-purpose system, they will then either cease to follow dispensational Zionism, or cease to follow Jesus, one or the other.  One can not follow both!                 – Editor C E Carlson

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Is God a Racist?

August 17, 2015

Is God a Racist? John Hagee Seems to Think So

https://youtu.be/xR0jMefl8Lc

“If we take Hagee’s statement at face value, God must be a racist…”

Israel is a racist, apartheid state. Not only are racist attitudes widely exhibited by average Israelis, but even Knesset members and other government officials have openly made racist comments and gotten away with them. For instance, last year Knesset member Ayelet Shaked referred to Palestinian children as “little snakes,” while earlier this year Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for the beheading of Palestinians who aren’t loyal to Israel. Neither suffered any repercussions or career setbacks over their comments. On the contrary. Shaked has since been elevated to the post of “Minister of Justice.” Read more


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


John Hagee Gets A Theological Lesson From Chuck Baldwin

July 8, 2013

[Chuck Baldwin gives John Hagee a severe theological lesson, one that won’t be learned by the militant Zionist, but given nonetheless.]

John Hagee, and many other evangelical preachers, constantly beat the war drums. Without ceasing, they encourage America’s political leaders to wage non-stop wars of aggression–especially in the Middle East. They constantly trumpet America’s unconstitutional interventions in the Middle East with terms not unlike those used by militant Muslims. Hagee’s pro-war fanaticism is so extreme one must wonder how much he is being paid by the Israeli lobby. My guess is it’s a bunch.

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More Christian fakes exposed: get their names now

March 18, 2012

John Hagee Alleges a Copyright Claim on His Prayer for War

Charles E. Carlson Mar 17, 2012

Who would believe that in early 2003, just before the second USA annihilation of Iraq, Reverend John Hagee held hands with Rev. Benny Hinn, praying for war, In the name of Jesus. That is the title of our much watched video on YouTube, produced by Tom Compton at We Hold These Truths. Now, if you go to YouTube to watch it, you’ll be disappointed. You will see this message:

 “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by John Hagee Ministries.”*

Here is part of the prayer: Hagee:“Father… I pray for our President…that you would give him the wisdom of Solomon to lead this nation into war against the enemies of righteousness…I pray God that the enemy shall be destroyed and that the angels of heaven go before the US and British forces bringing deliverance to that part of the world and, most assuredly, deliverance to Israel….in Jesus name, amen.”

John Hagee Ministries appears to have made a false statement to YouTube, that it has a copyright on the WHTT four minute film, which contains 54 seconds of Hagee’s prayer for war. It has now been seen by many. Hagee’s lawyers have challenged our right to show part of his prayer when, in fact, if anyone was to complain it would be Benny Hinn, who copyrighted the entire 28 min. 32 second, disgusting, fund raising show containing Hagee’s prayer.  Hagee in later sermons has often preached for war upon Iran to assist Israel, but he seems to have stopped praying for war “In Jesus Name.” 

It is easy to be diverted into an appealing fight when someone takes a swing at your nose. Hagee has paid his lawyers to prevent viewers from seeing our short video.  This might make a fun legal battle if some public spirited copyright lawyer wants to take up that case in our behalf, have at it!  But we have another purpose to stick to.

We want your help in keeping alive our struggle for the survival of more millions of human war targets. Our objective is to prevent the next war, wherever it is to be, maybe Iran, maybe elsewhere.

John Hagee is a fanatical Christian Zionist buffoon, who is rapidly being discredited. He is not the primary object of our work, even though we have devoted considerable time and money exposing him and his passionate connection to Israel. He is a warmaker with a “Christian” label.

We have held vigils at six or seven of Hagee’s events in order to reach his misguided followers. And we want them and other YouTube viewers to see Hagee praying his anti-Christian war prayer. WHTT will re-publishing Tom Compton’s four minute video on YouTube, this time including the written transcription of Hagee’s prayer for war, in place of the anti-Christ film showing him reciting it. It will show our vigil for peace at the mega-church owned by Pastor George Morrison, who hosted a “Night to Honor Israel” where Hagee was present.

Because Morrison is widely respected, he is much more dangerous to world peace than Hagee. He also runs a K-12 school that preaches Zionism to its students. We need to expose the thousands of pastors who, often without knowing they are doing it, represent the violent war lobby in our country.  Most of them are much too smart to recite a prayer for war out loud and in public bacause many of their listeners know Jesus is a Peacemaker.

We work to change your friends and your pastor, not a few fanatics who claim America was founded to stamp out Islam, and who fleece followers of their money to free non-existent slaves in Sudan, as does Pastor Rod Parsley, of Columbus, Ohio. These self-serving Celebrity Zionists will not destroy us with war because too many people have the sense to reject them.

But more clever (or more benignly ignorant) Christian Zionists will help destroy more millions in serial wars, because they know how to appear moderate and reasonable. Thousands of these smooth, sincere sounding pastors are spreading the virus. The latest two to experience our vigils were Lon Solomon at McLean Bible Church Vienna, VA. and Mauri Davis at Cornerstone Church in Nashville, TN. Both of these preach serial wars, “because we must support Israel.”

Some well-known traditional Christian evangelical authors have recently begun to refer to Christian Zionists as misguided and see the danger in their numbers, but not fast enough. In fact, there are probably 40-70 million Americans in various stages of self-deception; the number is staggering, and so are the votes they cast. It is they, not Hagee, who will drag us into one war after another, because they believe the story they are told. We must find a way to get past the pastors to their followers, who are being deceived. The leaders will change when they have few followers left.

WHTT held our first vigil in 2003, before the bombing of Iraq, and we were considered so unique in our protest we were covered by major news media as a “peace movement.” Your writer was dubbed “Peace Monger” by one publication, but this coverage disappeared when the media found out We Hold These Truths ties the State of Israel to Christian Zionism, and to our serial wars.The truth is costly.

Fortunately, we are no longer the only ones trying to change church leaders who stray from being peacemakers. Pastors, led by Stephen Sizer, Alex Awad, and others also did their their best at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem, Palestine, prodding traditional Christian leaders to action. That conference of some 600, was within range of Israel’s tank guns.  But it was forced to withdraw its offer to this author to show our video, “The Tragedy and the Turning,”* under pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and its European surrogates. Israel fears the exposure of Christian Zionism and has shown they will spare no cost to protect it.

Our next paper will again give a new detailed account of how the Anti- Defamation League (ADL) and its surrogates worldwide pressured the Bethlehem Conference defame WHTT (as Hagee is doing) and how it protects Christian Zionism from exposure.

We beg you to form your own little Vigil team to cope with the warmaking churches in your city. Read our reports about past vigils done by as few as two!  You do not have to be nearly as brave as you think, and we will teach you everything you need to know. 

*praying for war, In the name of Jesus*

Vigil for Peace at McLean Mega Church while AIPAC Demands War


The Tragedy and the Turning 


John Hagee With Benny Hinn: Praying For War In The Name Of Jesus

January 21, 2012

Glenn Beck and John Hagee: False Prophets Profit Racist Israel

August 6, 2011
(In this essay, Rev. Ted Pike examines the machinations of fake-tears Glenn Beck and bible thumping John Hagee, and how these two false prophets profit the racist State of Israel. mw)

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BECK, HAGEE: FALSE PROPHETS FOR ISRAEL

By Rev. Ted Pike
25 July 11

The Guardian reports that during a dinner with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2002 Rupert Murdoch said “he didn’t see what the Palestinian’s problem was.” Yet his son James (now head of Murdoch’s News Corp.) replied it was because “they were kicked out of their f—ing homes and had nowhere to f—ing live.”

James Murdoch’s speech reveals a spiritually darkened soul. Yet his mind was capable of clearly understanding the thorn that has made the Mideast bleed: the 1948 expulsion by Israel of 800,000 Palestinians into concentration camps.

Last week 5,000 evangelicals gathered in Washington D.C. at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) conference to agree with televised Prime Minister Netanyahu who said, “When you support Israel, you don’t have to choose between your interests and your values; you get both.” He encouraged the attendees to think of Israel as “indistinguishable” from America. Also, Haaretz says:

“News commentator Glenn Beck worked the audience into a frenzy, decrying the historical persecution of Jews, insisting that Israel cannot cede control over territories it controls, and calling upon the conference attendees to declare that they, too, are Jewish… Beck repeated a refrain that Netanyahu had introduced earlier, appealing to audience members to self-identify as Israelis and Jews themselves. He exhorted, “When we see Israelis not as part of us, but as us, we can move to the next level as human beings,” adding, “Let us declare ‘I am a Jew,’ they cannot kill all of us.”

What these two demagogues are really recommending is that millions of evangelicals, restricted both genetically and theologically from ever becoming fully Jewish, give themselves mind, soul and body to total identification with and support and unconditional approval of Israel.

Prior to the CUFI conference, Beck said, “[Christian Israel supporters] see tragedy coming down the pike unless we take a stand…Many of us were asleep for a long time…We are waking up to what could be on the horizon: . . .the vaporization of Israel and the end of the Western way of life as we know it,”…Beck said the way to prevent such a tragedy was to stand together, be righteous and decent and protect one another.”  (These may be values Israel attempts to implement to fellow Jews but emphatically do not apply to Palestinians.)

Beck also said that it’s time to “get the Christian community in America to wake up and start standing up [for Israel].” Again, there is a problem: Israel stands by its sordid record of human rights abuses unapologetically, especially against the people of Gaza today. How can evangelicals support a nation perpetuating injustice? It can’t be done by asserting that it has been God’s will to imprison millions of Palestinian refugees for more than half a century under inhumane conditions of human rights deprivation, boycott and outright murder.

Instead, Israel-first evangelicals, following Beck and Hagee, opt to express their support for the pariah state through emotional extravaganzas and simplistic, pseudo-Biblical rhetoric that flatters Israel. Several attendees at the CUFI conference are quoted as affirming the following, which they believe are solid biblical grounds for unquestioning support of Israel.

  • God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse (criticize) Israel.
  • God promises to the Jews rights to own and occupy Israel unconditionally forever.
  • Israel does no wrong worthy of criticism. Even if a few Israelis did bad things, no sin of any magnitude can change their status as God’s chosen, “the apple of His eye.”

Such pablum is repeated by Hagee, Beck and their pro-Zionist followers as if it were biblical law. Hagee: “The truth is not what you think it is – it’s what the Bible says.” In reality, such evangelical, Zionist Bible-thumping is only righteous-sounding, Zionist propaganda. Unable to counter criticism of Israel rationally, Israelophiles have just one recourse: to go on the flattery offensive, further corrupting Israel. This is what Beck plans for late August when evangelicals worldwide will participate via satellite in his “Restoring Courage” conference in Jerusalem. “He said the event would be attended by 30 American political figures, 70 international politicians and citizen delegations from 100 countries around the world. . .” Already scheduled are 700 evangelical viewing parties of the gala event.

This will be a gathering of false prophets and their devotees, much like the 850 false prophets in ancient Israel who gathered on Mount Carmel against Elijah (I Kings 18:19). Those desired to establish their defiant premise that the nation could reject Jehovah (Jesus) and worship Baal and yet dwell in the land under divine blessing. Little has changed today as Beck, Hagee, and Israel persist in their claim that nearly six million Israelis can dwell in Palestine in rejection of Christ.

Yet the Jehovah-rejecting northern tribes found out differently. In 722 B.C., God enforced His terms of “no obedience, no occupation.” The entire northern kingdom went into captivity under the Assyrians and eventually was blown into oblivion across the arid Mideast sands.  Scripture says a similar fate will befall disobedient Israel today when a new “Assyrian,” the Anti-Christ, expels false Israel (Is. 10:5). God will rain judgment on the Great Harlot, Babylon, and her false prophets, who, like Beck and Hagee, prophesy peace to a nation which should be scouring its conscience with self-doubt and remorse, leading to repentance. “There is no peace, says the Lord unto the wicked.” (Is. 48:22) (See, “Babylon the Great’ is Israel“)

Is constructive criticism of Israel really cursing God’s chosen people? Is it really anti-Semitism?  Scripture says, “The wounds of a friend are faithful.” If Beck and Hagee were really the friends of Israel, they would be hosting an international conference not to flatter Israel but to encourage the Jewish state to end the free speech restrictions and persecutions of Christians and Palestinians which cause Israel to be increasingly despised by the world.

Instead, millions of evangelicals this summer will further corrupt Israel by flattery, only strengthening her and PR surrogate ADL/B’nai B’rith to create hate laws. Such laws increasingly plague the very Christians who believe Israel can do no wrong.

Since I began to publicly speak out concerning the Zionist threat in 1984, I have yet to receive an intelligent and systematic rebuttal from any evangelical. Instead, the truth I present is usually responded to by very short bursts of defamation of me as “anti-Semitic.” Any system of thought that cannot rationally defend itself but must habitually respond with emotion or defamation is condemned to a relatively brief life in the history of ideas. That is, unless it is artificially kept alive by massive media or cultural empowerment. Such, unfortunately, is the advantage of Israel and its evangelical sycophants, whose fanaticism and vast numbers continue to help outrace oblivion.

Unprepared by reason or true Scriptural authority to respond to massive worldwide criticism of Israel, evangelicals have floundered on the defensive in the last several years. Yet, Beck and Hagee, working intensely to revive pro-Israel ardor in the days ahead, could help create a tidal wave of unprecedented pro-Israel zeal, taking many evangelicals to a new level of spiritual adultery with the Great Harlot.


Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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