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American Christian Fixation With Israel And Everything That Is Jewish, Blessing Israel And Unbelieving Jews Contradicts Scriptures, New Testament Covenant Is Sealed With Jesus' Own Blood, Jews Lost Both Spiritual And Physical Kingdom, Overt Attempt To Judaize Christian Beliefs, Hebrew Roots Movement, False Brethren And Legalism, Paul Rebukes Galatians, Church Council Convened In Jerusalem To Determine Doctrine, Free In Jesus Christ, Danger Of Doctrinal Compromise, New Testament Church Or Old Testament Jewish Nation, Don't Fellowship With Darkness, Spiritually Blind By Choice, MK Michael Ben-Ari's Actions Are A Clear Message From Israel, Jews Should Let Us American Christians Practice Our Faith As We Desire, Theodor Herzl And Birth Of The Zionist Movement, Jews Kicked Out Of Europe, Arabs And Palestinians Forcibly Dispossessed Of Their Land, United Nations Resolution 181: Planned Partition Of Palestine, 1948 David Ben-Gurion Declares State Of Israel, US President Truman Immediately Recognizes State Of Israel, Israel Accepted As UN Member In Under A Year, Palestinians Still Struggling To Achieve Statehood After Several Decades, Israelis Unilaterally Declared Statehood While Today They Oppose Palestinians Doing The Same Thing, British Opposed To Unfairness Of UN Resolution 181, British MP Thomas Reid Exposes Jewish Influence In American Presidential Elections, Harry Truman Reveals Extreme Jewish Pressure To Support UN Resolution 181, Quotes From Other American Leaders Revealing The Powerful Zionist Jewish Influence In American Politics
Politics aside, what is even of more concern to me is the way that this fixation with Israel and all things Jewish is affecting what seems to be a large segment of the Christian population in the United States. More specifically, I am referring to how it seems to be affecting our faith. Based on my observation of, and participation in, online dialogue in different social networks, it seems to me that there are many American Christians who are going out of their way to please, impress and appease the Jews in order to win points with them.
Some of the ways in which this appears to be happening is by adopting Jewish customs, observing Jewish feast days such as the Sabbath and other annual festivals, using shofars and menorahs in their churches, plastering "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" all over the place, heavily supporting Israel in the social networks, referring to Jesus as "Yeshua", as if calling Him "Jesus" is incorrect, insufficient or even wrong, using "shalom" more often than "God bless you" which has been the traditional Christian greeting for centuries, and other things. It seems like some kind of infectious social disease has gripped much of American Christendom, and they are acting like Jewish parrots. Have you noticed this too? Does it alarm you as it alarms me?
A lot of this activity is clearly promoted by and encouraged by their Christian leaders, who are obviously pro-Israel. It has gotten so bad now, that many American Christians seem to believe that if they do not bless Israel, or if they dare say a single negative word against the Jews, God will not bless them. While some of you are so busy blessing the godless and antichrist Jews who reject the Gospel and Testimony of Jesus Christ, allow me to remind you of what the Apostles John and Paul had to say regarding this same issue. Please note that this is God's Word, and not mine:
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
Galatians 1:6-9, KJV
"If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
2 John 1:10-11, KJV
Do you honestly realize what you are doing when you bless the nation of Israel and the antichrist false Jews? Those verses tell you plainly. You make yourself a partaker of their evil deeds, because they do not embrace the Testimony, Gospel and Doctrine of Jesus Christ. Think about it, and ask God to lift the scales from your eyes. Don't bless what God has cursed.
Now, the Jews may have been blessed during the Old Testament period, but the minute that they rejected Christ, everything changed; and I do mean everything. As I explain in a number of other articles, the New Testament clearly reveals that God annulled the Covenant of the Old Testament, and He introduced a new and better Covenant which is signed with the very Blood of Jesus Christ. Let me encourage you to read such articles as "Not Everyone is a Child of God" and "The Blood Atonement: In Jesus' Own Words". It does not matter whether we are Jew or Gentile. If we reject the main clause of the New Covenant -- which is faith in the Atoning Sacrifice of Jesus Christ -- then we are none of His. We are not God's adopted children, we are not members of His household, and we are not citizens of His Kingdom, plain and simple.
As we learned in part one, Jesus clearly told those Jews who had rejected Him that the Kingdom of God would be taken from them. Consider again the following verses that are found in the Gospel of Matthew:
"And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom [the Jews who falsely claim to be God's children] shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 8:11-12, KJV
"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you [from the unbelieving Jews], and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."
Matthew 21:43, KJV
I have often taught that the physical is a reflection of the spiritual. It should come as no surprise to us then, that as a result of their rejection of Jesus Christ, not only did the unbelieving Jews forfeit their right to enjoy the Kingdom of God, but as we learned in part one, God even took the actual physical kingdom away from them as well -- as He had done on previous occasions -- when the Romans deported them as slaves to other regions of the Roman Empire, following the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. For almost nineteen hundred years, the faithless Jews were without a homeland of their own, due to their grievous sins against the Lord.
Returning to our discussion regarding my wayward Christian brethren, my overall impression is that some of them seem to believe that they need to behave more like Jews, in order to prove that they are really Christian. As I have mentioned to some of my online Christian friends, it is as if there is this Jewish-supported movement in the USA to overtly Judaize our Christian faith. This fixation, fanaticism and extremism with all things Jewish alarms me and troubles me, and I must wonder where it is all headed. I did not realize how close I was to the truth regarding this effort to Judaize our faith, until during the course of writing this current series, I discovered that there is a movement which is endeavoring to do this very thing.
I am not referring to John Hagee's Citizens United for Israel organization. Rather, there is another movement that is being referred to as the Hebrew Roots Movement. This movement has already made substantial inroads into our faith. While there are a number of groups which seek to explore the Jewish roots of our Christian faith, according to what I have read, the Hebrew Roots Movement seems to go a lot further by insisting that Christians are still obligated to observe Jewish feasts -- including the Sabbath -- to adhere to kosher laws, and to embrace a number of other legalistic things. It is also my understanding that this movement views the New Testament as being inferior to the Old Testament.
As I point out in other articles, a careful examination of the New Testament will reveal that the legalistic Jews who infiltrated the fellowships of the First Century Christian brethren by feigning to be brethren, endeavored to do the very same thing. In other words, they wanted to push Jewish laws and customs -- such as circumcision -- on the Gentile converts. They wanted to force the Gentiles to believe and behave just like the Jews. In short, they wanted to bring the Gentiles under the bondage of the Mosaic Law. However, the Apostle Paul would have absolutely nothing to do with this. That is why Paul finally exploded, and rebuked the Galatian brethren by writing the following to them:
"And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:"
Galatians 2:4, KJV
"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain."
Galatians 3:1-4, KJV
"But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? . . . Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? . . . Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all."
Galatians 4:9, 16, 21-26, KJV
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
Galatians 5:1, KJV
This problem regarding legalism finally became such a major divisive issue in the First Century Church, that a council was convened in Jerusalem in order to establish a doctrinal standard for the Church. It was attended by the Elders in Jerusalem, as well as by the Apostle Paul and certain of his Gentile associates. The results of that ecclesiastical meeting are discussed in Acts chapter fifteen, if you care to read it. The point is, Jesus came to set us free from some of the harsh restrictions and legalistic mandates of the Mosaic Law. Not only did the Lord preach this, but Paul confirmed this point as well. Consider these sample verses:
"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . . . If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
John 8:31-32, 36, KJV
"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God."
Romans 7:4, KJV
To reiterate, from my personal observations, it seems clear that there is not only a Zionist Jewish agenda to build and maintain support for Israel amongst American Christians, but efforts are also being made to Judaize our Christian faith to some as-of-yet undetermined degree, and I find this quite troubling. As I recently told one of my online friends, my concern is that this fervent support for Israel, as well as this fixation with all things Jewish, could possibly lead to serious doctrinal compromise, very similar to what occurred in the First Century Church. What can we expect next? Will Christians be required to be circumcised and wear yarmulkes in order to prove that they are really Christians? How far are some of you misguided people willing to go to convince us of your Jewishness? I hope my words wake you up.
Some of you need to ask yourselves a question. Are you really converting Jews from Judaism to Christianity, or are the Jews slowly but surely converting you to Judaism and ensnaring you with their laws, customs and traditions, and placing you anew under the bondage of the Law? Our Christian faith is founded upon the Blood of Jesus Christ. Its doctrines are founded on the teachings of Christ and His Apostles, as revealed in the pages of the New Testament. We are New Covenant people, and the New Testament Church. We are not the Old Testament Jewish nation, so why should we be forced to act like it?
Furthermore, God's Word informs us that we are the Children of Light, while the unbelieving Jews are in fact the Children of Darkness. As we saw earlier, we are not to entertain those people who reject the Doctrine and Gospel of Christ. Neither are we to fellowship with the works of darkness. Following are some additional verses for your personal consideration:
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
Romans 13:12, KJV
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"
2 Corinthians 6:14, KJV
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light . . . And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:8, 11, KJV
"Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
1 Thessalonians 5:5, KJV
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:"
1 Peter 2:9, KJV
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:19-20, KJV
"The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble."
Proverbs 4:19, KJV
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV
"And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth."
John 9:39-41, KJV
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV
"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
Ephesians 4:18, KJV
"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:"
1 John 1:6, KJV
As far as the Jews of Israel are concerned, if anything, the incident regarding MK Michael Ben-Ari once again highlights the message which has been conveyed by the unbelieving Jews many times before. That is that, for the most part, they are not the least bit interested in our Christian faith. The Jews have had almost two thousand years to acknowledge Jesus, and they still refuse to acknowledge Him. In fact, many Jews are quite offended by His name. Furthermore, it is obvious that the Jews do not appreciate missionaries and other Christians who attempt to convert their Jewish brethren to Christianity. They simply want to be left alone so that they can practice Judaism and be a Jewish nation. Most of them want Judaism, and not Jesus.
My view is this. If that is truly what they want, then so be it. God will let them live that delusion if that is what they truly desire. However, at the same time, the Jews of Israel need to likewise realize that many of us Americans want to be a Christian nation, and not a Judaized Christian nation. We want to live and practice our Christian faith as we see fit as well. We do not desire or need your Jewish traditions and other Jewish trappings in our Christian fellowships. We don't need to prove anything to you or bend over backwards to prove our loyalty to you. You are certainly not better than us, or more blessed than us; and you are in fact less righteous than us, because you reject the only source of righteousness that there is, and that is Jesus Christ.
It is my position then, that the Jews of Israel should just stop trying to turn the United States into an Israeli parrot, puppet and Jewish clone. Furthermore, they should stop trying to manipulate and mold our Christian faith so that it is some kind of hybrid faith. Lastly, they need to stop brainwashing my Christian brethren with their Zionist propaganda. In the words of Moses, "Let my people go!" Just back off!
Sadly, I know for a fact that this is not going to happen. In other words, the Zionist Jews have absolutely no intentions of leaving the United States alone. For those of you who may not be aware of it, it has been evident for many decades now that the Zionist Jews have a very specific agenda in mind for the United States of America. Furthermore, this devious plan has been known to many US politicians and business people for longer than I have been alive, and it is in operation at this very moment.
But exactly who are these Zionist Jews that we so often hear about? What happened, and when and where did it all begin? In short, a man named Theordor Herzl is what happened. Herzl was an Ashkenazi Jew, and the father of the Zionist movement, who convened the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland in 1897. It was at that congress that a number of very important developments occurred. First among these was the founding of the Zionist Organization, which would later become known as the World Zionist Organization. Second was the formulation of a Zionist platform which was referred to as the Basel program. Third was the adoption of the "Hatikvah", which later became the national anthem of the State of Israel.
What also happened is that, as had already occurred so many times in the past in other places, the Europeans eventually grew tired of the financial control which the Jews exerted in the European continent. As a result, the European powers saw fit to forcibly create a homeland for the Jews in an area of land that was situated on the eastern shore of the Great Sea; that is, the Mediterranean Sea. This feat was accomplished by dispossessing the Arabs and Palestinians of their land. The manner in which this injustice occurred is the following.
In November of 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 -- also known as the Partition Plan for Palestine -- whereby the land of Palestine would be divided into two independent states -- one Jewish, and one Arab -- by October of 1948. Jerusalem would be designated as an international city which would be administered by the United Nations. However, on May 14, 1948 -- the very day that the British Mandate for Palestine ended -- in order to prevent the UN division from occurring, David Ben-Gurion, who at that time was the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization, as well as the president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, unilaterally declared the creation of the State of Israel by publishing a Declaration of Independence.
It should come as no surprise to you that the United States of America, under President Harry Truman, was the very first country to officially recognize the newly-formed State of Israel. In fact, the Americans did it within minutes of the Jews declaring their independence. The United States was followed by the USSR. Just under a year later, on May 11 1949, Israel was accepted as a member of the United Nations by a majority vote.
Well imagine that! Israel was accepted by the UN in under one year, and the Palestinians have been trying to achieve statehood for decades now, without success. Not only that, but while Israel unilaterally declared statehood, as you may know, today, decades later, the hypocritical Israelis oppose the Palestinians doing the very same thing, and insist on more years of fruitless negotiations. Do you see something wrong with this picture? Is it really any wonder that the Palestinians are so frustrated, and have sometimes resorted to violence?
Please refer to such articles as "Palestinian Suicide Bombers and Middle East Peace" if you are interested in my personal views regarding this topic. As you will learn, I am against all forms of violence, and I believe that there is plenty of guilt on both sides of the fence insofar as that conflict is concerned.
But that is not all. As it turns out, had UN Resolution 181 been implemented almost sixty-five years ago, while it is true that the Palestinians would now own more land than they currently do, it still would have been a lopsided deal for them, and certain parties were fully aware of this fact.
It is on public record that the British were opposed to the Partition Plan for Palestine, because they viewed it as being unfair, which it most certainly was. You see, at that time, the Jews were very much the minority in the land of Palestine, comprising only 11% to 33% of the total population, depending on who you want to believe. Legally, they owned even less of the land. However, with the proposed partition of Palestine, they would have actually received 56% of the land, which was not a fair deal by any means. In the British Parliament, the issue was heavily debated. One member of Parliament who was quite vocal regarding his opposition to Resolution 181 was MP Thomas Reid, who was the MP for Swindon. In a speech to the British Parliament, he very forthrightly noted the following regarding UN Resolution 181 and the partition plan:
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"It is an iniquitous scheme, and the chief instigator is a country for whom I have the profoundest love and admiration, next after my own, namely America. I do not believe all the tales about America, about the almighty dollar, and the rest. Americans are a very noble people and have more idealism than most nations of the world. But I have a criticism to make of America on this occasion, or at least of the American delegates to U.N.O. What is the motive? Let us be frank about it. One of the chief motives is that the Jews have a controlling voice in the election for the President in the States of New York, Illinois, Ohio and elsewhere in America. I suggest that the chief reason for this evil proposal of U.N.O. is that the political parties in America, or their party machines, are partly at the electoral mercy of the Jews. That is public knowledge."
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While the government of the United States of America may have been the first world power to recognize the recently-declared State of Israel, in his memoirs, American President Harry Truman reveals the extreme pressure that was placed upon him to support the partition of Palestine in 1947. He wrote the following:
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"The facts were that not only were there pressure movements around the United Nations unlike anything that had been seen there before, but the White House too was subjected to a constant barrage. I do not think I ever had as much pressure and propaganda aimed at the White House as I had in this instance. The persistence of a few of the extreme Zionist leaders -- actuated by political motives and engaging in political threats -- disturbed and annoyed me. Some were even suggesting that we pressure sovereign nations into favourable votes in the General Assembly. I have never approved of the strong imposing their will on the weak whether among men or nations."
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Of course, that pressure was instigated by the Jews; and the obvious reason why the Zionist Jews were pressuring the US government to support United Nations Resolution 181 -- that is, the Partition Plan For Palestine -- is because being the minority in Palestine at that time, they realized that they were being offered a much larger piece of the pie than they actually deserved. However, President Harry Truman was by no means the only American president, or American official, to experience pressure from the long arm of the Zionist Jews. Following are a few more select quotes from high profile American citizens which likewise expose the Zionist agenda:
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"I know I was elected by the votes of American Jews. I owe them my victory. Tell me, is there something I ought to do?"
-- American President John F. Kennedy speaking privately to Ben-Gurion, page 90, A & L Cockburn 1991.
"I've never seen a president -- I don't care who he is -- stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what's going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn't writing anything down. If the American people understood what grip those people have on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don't have any idea what goes on."
-- Admiral Thomas Moorer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington Report December, 1999, page 124, quoting from Andrew Hurley's book "One Nation Under Israel".
"The little Knesset"
-- Secretary of State James Baker describing pro-Israel Congressmen, quoted on the Zionist Organization of America website, which in turn quotes the Los Angeles Times, March 7, 1992.
"The Capitol Hill is an Israeli occupied territory".
-- Patrick Buchanan, St. Louis Dispatch, October 20, 1990.
"The Israeli Prime Minister has a lot more influence over the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East than he has in his own country."
-- Former Illinois Congressman Paul Findley, in his book "They Dare to Speak Out", page 92.
"The Israelis control the policy in the Congress and the Senate . . . somewhere around 80 percent of the Senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel -- of anything Israel wants."
-- Senator William Fullbright, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Oct. 7, 1973, on CBS' "Face the Nation".
"I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews. Former Secretary of State George Marshall and former Defense Secretary James Forrestral learned that . . . terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen . . . I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don't approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country"
-- Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, February, 1957, quoted on page 99 of "Fallen Pillars" by Donald Neff.
"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world -- no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-- Woodrow Wilson, American President during World War I.
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