All right, John Hagee and all of you other “Christian Zionists”? What is your take on this one, a “documentary” whose sole purpose is to undermine Christianity by claiming that Yeshua HaMashiach never resurrected (and that He was married to Mary Madgalene, had kids, and other heretical blasphemies)? Now you might ask why is this news, because we have long had these sorts of attacks on Christianity, with the laughable Dan Brown Da Vinci Code nonsense being the most recent and profitable (even if it was also among the worst, so bad that even those who have dedicated their life to disproving the deity and existence of Yeshua HaMashiach hate it because its obvious historical and logical errors “make them look bad.” You know, by exposing that the true motivation for their pursuits is a hatred of Christianity, rather than “a quest for truth, history, and greater understanding.” Indeed, many of these people claim to believe that they are actually “helping Christianity” by reducing it from a religion to a philosophy). So what makes this different? It is the first one whose frontman is Jewish!
And oh, this isn’t a case of someone who “just happens to be someone of Jewish heritage”, either. Check his background: he was the chairperson of the North American Jewish Students’ Network; founded and chaired Network Canada, the country’s national union of Jewish students; founded the Canadian Universities Bureau of the Canadian Zionist Federation and served on the National Executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, was president of the International Congress of the World Union of Jewish Students. For his Zionist work on North American campuses, in he was awarded the Knesset Medal. He served as special consultant on Nazi war criminals to the Solicitor General of Canada. Co – founder of the Canadian Association for Ethiopian Jews and Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief. President of the Riverdale Jewish Community Centre which he co-founded.
Now the nature of this fellow’s devotion to rabbinic Judaism (i.e. Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, strict, lapsed, etc.) is not known by me, nor is it really important, all that matters is this fellow is very much a part of and dedicated to his people. Who, lest we forget, rejected Yeshua HaMashiach despite their protestations otherwise in public settings, revile Him and all who accept Him as the Moshiach (Messiah). Now while it is obvious and easily provable that Jews in the past have been integral parts behind previous efforts to defame Yeshua HaMashiach and attack Christianity (for instance, “The Last Temptation of Christ” was released by MiraMax, founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and they also distributed the exceptionally anti – Catholic “Priest”), this is notable because it is the first time that a Jew – and especially one with such strong ties to nationalistic Jewish social and political movements – is leading the charge. Heretofore disaffected Christians – especially lapsed Catholics – have been their convenient frontmen.
Now of course, the forces of anti – Christ are just going to eat this up and give it a huge push. Lately, they have been emboldened by the groupthink consensus that it is necessary to oppose true Christianity at all costs because Christianity causes wars, causes global warming, makes gay teenagers to get AIDS and commit suicide, and murders pregnant women by forcing them to kill their children in backalleys with coathangers. And of course, they will find it very convenient to use the anti – Semitism smear against any Christian who opposes this “scholarship” and the people behind it, so the media attacks on Dan Brown, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, etc. that kinda sorta worked during the “Da Vinci Code” mess will not be nearly so effective.
In a way, this will be “turnabout is fair play” for the Jewish community. They were forced to be restrained during “The Passion Of The Christ” mess, because the media, the academic crowd, and everyone else who oh so badly wanted to attack the movie did not want to overtly appear to be as they were, which is aggressive enemies of Christ. Ultimately, the need to keep their attempts to destroy Christianity subversive and underground – at least for now – forced even Abraham Foxman of the Anti – Defamation League (which recently joined with liberal “Christians” and Muslim activists to try to pressure Wal – Mart into dropping the “Left Behind” video game) to ultimately defend the movie. Despite the well – known virulent anti – Semitism and Holocaust denying of Mel and Hutton Gibson, and the fact that the movie had much more to do with Catholic tradition than the actual contents of the Bible, Jews had to sit on their hands and just take it while “fundamentalist”, “evangelical” and “traditionalist” Christians of all stripes made this movie into the biggest R rated – and indy subtitled! – movie of all time, showing their rank Biblical ignorance (hilarious that many Jews and others who have rejected Christ know the Bible far better than do most Christians) by declaring “Yep, that’s the way it was! Yep, the movie was a faithful depiction of the Bible!” In other words, fulfilling every “ignorant uneducated bigoted Christian” stereotype there is.
Well, Christians, now the shoe is going to be on the other foot! It’s payback time! So, just as the Jews had to sit back and suffer silently while the Christians were duped into accepting the demonic fantasies of Anne Catherine Emmerich as Biblical truth BECAUSE THEY NEVER READ THEIR BIBLES are going to have to do the same, because, hey, fair’s fair. We had to sit back and allow you to believe a lie to protect your precious religion, so now you sit back and let us tell our lie to protect ours! And what recourse will we have? In that article that I linked to above, it estimates that EIGHTY PERCENT of that movie was EXTRABIBLICAL! EIGHTY PERCENT!
And we allowed this stuff to happen because of this “religious right family values” nonsense. We were OH SO DESPERATE to “have our values represented and respected” BY THE VERY MAINSTREAM THAT HATES AND HAS REJECTED OUR CHRIST that we swallowed a big lie. Here’s one important one: the horrific beating that Christ took. Look, the prophecy said that Jesus Christ would be beaten 39 times! Believing that movie means rejecting the prophecy of Isaiah, which of course means that Yeshua of Bethehem/Nazareth, son of Mary and Joseph, WAS NOT THE MESSIAH! But oh, who cares about Biblical truth when it comes to using the media and government to impose your agenda on mainstream America? See what taking the easy way out, trying to impose your religion, your culture, and your values on people by coercing the media and trying to take over the government with political and pressure campaigns, leads to? See what happens when you GIVE UP TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE FROM THIS WICKED WORLD WITH THE GOSPEL?
So, this overt Jewish attack on Christianity is going to have legs, and there isn’t anything that the bunch of people who ran out with their church groups to support “The Passion Of The Christ” can do about it! So the question is: what are you going to do about it, Christian Zionists? International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, what are you going to go? Are you going to take the easy way out? Again? Or are you going to finally start standing up for Yeshua HaMashiach, no matter the cost?
The amazing thing is that some of the biggest critics of how these people do all they can to retain good relationships with the modern – day descendants of the Pharisees (it is true, modern day Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism is built upon the teachings of the very same Pharisee rabbis that rejected Yeshua HaMashiach, and one of the primary reasons why they hate the gospels is because of how it portrays the Pharisees) are Messianic Jews themselves. Sid Roth, Gary Hedrick, Moshe Laurie, Randy Weiss; people like that are THE FIRST to criticize these “interfaith dialogues”, “ecumenical exchanges”, and other ways Christians accommodate Jewish demands to abandon the gospels, not to evangelize Jews, and start preaching – in one form or another – a “dual covenant” heresy. Of course, such people do their best not to inform, warn, and prepare their charges for the deep antipathy that a great many Jews have towards Christians and Christianity. That Jews regard Christianity as the greatest threat to the existence and future of Judaism, and that Christianity is a pagan religion that directly opposes their own. That Jews have a much bigger tolerance for Islam, Mormonism, and other religions that deny the Trinity of God and deity of Jesus Christ than they do Christianity (the only problem that Jews have with Mormons is their custom of baptizing people as surrogates for dead Jews; never mind that Catholics have a similar tradition only because it originates in the Jewish apocraphal Maccabee books). And yes, that Jews have been huge backers of a great many of the political, educational, entertainment and media, etc. movements that have attacked Christianity in the west. Socialism? Marxism? Communism? Secularism? Humanism? Rationalism? Atheism? You name it, Jews have decided that even if it transgresses their own religion, so long as it destroys the Christian influence and the faith of individual Christians, it is fine with them! Case in point: that is why Jewish interests are heavily involved in defending evolution being taught in our schools, and sit idly by while Christians are called dumber than the rocks that we allegedly evolved from for believing what is written in the very books that Jews themselves wrote! Only now have Jews gotten involved in the fight – a little – because Richard Dawkins included broad attacks against Judaism in his most recent book. And only now have Jews begun to realize that where before their survival was guaranteed in Christian societies where faith in their God was promoted, valued, and respected, now secularism is a much better threat to their future than Christianity ever supposedly was. Do not get me wrong, Jews have long made great accommodations for secularists, rationalists, atheists, humanists, etc. in their religion, claiming that they can still bring the Messiah back and go to Heaven without even believing in their own God (while Christians who actually fervently believe in the literal truth of their own Torah are “idolators”). But only now are they beginning to see that it has been living in a culture that respects Judeo – Christianity that causes even a secular atheist Jew to care a whit about his kids remaining Jewish. They believed that turning America and the west against Christianity (starting with – get this – black people, as the NAACP was founded and funded by socialist and communist Jews with the sworn enemy of Christ Marxist W. E. B. Du Bois as their frontmen; there was actually this article bemoaning how blacks devastated by Katrina turning to the church instead of to the government for help was evidence of the collapse of “the black – Jewish alliance”) would make for fewer Christians while not having any effect on Jewry, actually the opposite has occurred. There are more Christians in the world than ever before – with most of the growth occuring in nonwestern countries where Jews can do very little to counteract or water it down by promoting liberal/secular/humanist politics – while Jews are very concerned about the future of Judaism even in Israel to the point where they can no longer scapegoat and straw man all of their problems on Christians anymore!
That is why if you REALLY LOVE THE JEWS AND WANT TO STAND UP FOR THEM (as the Bible tells you to by the way!) then a Christian has to be a true one. Stop listening to those syrup – tongued megapreachers who tickle the ears with the new fads that they are pushing. Know that the best way to help the Jewish people is to A) know who ALL the enemies of the gospel are and B) overcome those enemies and the demon forces behind them WITH the gospel. And if it means being called an anti – Semite for the gospel, then so be it. technorati tags: Richard Dawkins Dan Brown