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Christian Zionist Elwood McQuaid Lies On Christian Left By Claiming That They Are Replacement Theologists!

Posted by Job on January 15, 2008

Original link: Where the Christian Left is wrong

Now of course, I have no regard for the Christian left. But claiming that their advocacy of the Palestinians is motivated by replacement theology is a lie, and this fellow knows it. If you believe in replacement theology, then you believe that the Bible is inerrant (or infallible) and authoritative, and therefore the commandments of the Bible, including God’s covenant with Jews and Christians, should be a determinative influence in contemporary secular politics. What member of the Christian left believes this? Do you honestly expect us to believe that the same people that are baptizing murdered fetuses at abortion clinics and marrying and ordaining homosexuals have anything resembling the sort of mindset that would support replacement theology? McQuaid knows that this is not so, and he is willing to lie to frightened Jews as a way to get their political support. McQuaid knows that Jews have been raised to believe that replacement theology is the source of all evil that has befallen the Jews, from Muslims turning against them (or so they say) to the Holocaust. McQuaid is exploiting this in order to gain the political support of Jews, which is key to evangelicals gaining more political power in America.This proves that so – called Christian Zionists are not the true friends of the Jews, but are exploiting them for their own purposes. So now, we see that these people are so depraved that they are trying to convince Jews that the same people that cast aside what the Bible says about adultery, fornication, murder, homosexuality, women pastors, etc. when running their own churches are willing to impose a Biblical view on determining who gets political control of Israel. Also, the increasingly confrontational mindset of evangelicals is disturbing. We see in this Christianity Today link, for instance, where they are convinced that fundamentalist Christianity is the greatest evil in the world (actually preferring evil sinners to born – again Bible believing Christians it seems), in this link in Frances Beckwith their increasing opposition to Christians that believe that the Reformation happened for a reason and are unwilling to accept Roman Catholicism today (and Mormonism tomorrow) as just another Christian denomination, and in this very story they are telling Jews that the religious left is seeking their genocide. Whatever side you have taken in the Middle East peace process, do not join yourself to the Christian Zionists! See article below.

An interesting contest seems to be heating up as the world paves a road to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The American religious Left has felt compelled to issue a series of documents slanted toward the Arab and Palestinian points of view, urging the powers that be to muscle Israel to accede to demands that will place Israelis in a virtually untenable position regarding their future security.

Signatories to these documents propose that they speak for the majority of evangelical Christians (as do you you!) and, therefore, are in a position to pontificate on the direction the United States and other Western powers should take in (1) determining the future shape of the new Middle East and (2) correcting what they claim are the egregious malefactions of the Israeli government and its friends in the Zionist evangelical camp (apparently friends lie on each other).

Their criticisms are based on the concept that Israel’s day is over, both biblically and historically. Consequently, Israelis have no more right to the land than their Muslim/Arab antagonists. Theologically, this position is popularly known as Replacement Theology, which claims that God’s promises to the heirs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were conditional and therefore abrogated by Israel’s disobedience. So the church stepped in as the true “Israel of God” and possesses the spiritualized, redefined covenants of promise. (In addition to being a liar, this fellow is an apostate heretic, denying Jesus Christ before men that the old covenant is passed away – see the Book of Hebrews – and the new covenant is not of dead works but of spirit and is based on better promises – see Hebrews, Galatians, and Romans.)

From this lofty, self-ascribed position, modern Israel is seen as a squatter on property it seized from militarily inferior Palestinians who should receive it back, so much so that Israel has been called an apartheid state equal to South Africa, which practiced legal racial segregation and suppressed human rights from 1948 to 1994. (First off, few members of the Christian left do as “pastor” McQuaid is doing, which is to lie on history. The overwhelming majority of the Christian left wants the same two – state solution that has been advocated by the international community ever since 1948. Also, great job of lying on the South Africa analogy, pastor. Totally ignore the fact that Israel was apartheid South Africa’s biggest supporter, continuing to support them even after international sanctions were imposed. When apartheid fell, the #1 fear by the Israeli government was that new South African government would turn anti – Israel and take the rest of black Africa with them.)

ZIONIST Christians (those of us who believe the land promises to the Jewish people are irrevocable-biblically, historically, morally, and legally) are written off as an illegitimate theological mutation, unworthy of serious consideration. Furthermore, we are accused of being anti-Palestinian political meddlers who say, “Israel right or wrong.” This point of view elicits a number of responses that are perfectly in order considering the seriousness of the accusations.

First and foremost, on the matter of believing God’s biblical promises regarding Jewish rights to a homeland in Eretz Yisrael, we are guilty as charged. The birth of the church as God’s grace gift to the Gentiles did not contain a deed to property in the Middle East. Nor does it give Christian leaders, as some have wrongly concluded, a mandate to dictate what land is actually His land.

Second, the accusation that we are anti-Palestinian is totally without foundation. The Palestinians are caught in the middle of a conflict created and maintained by the manipulative mismanagement of their leaders who act in their own behalf, disregarding the needs of their people. The most unfortunate are Palestinian Christians. Witness the exodus of Christian Arabs to the West and Europe in recent years. Some have gone so far as to blame this evacuation on Israel and economic oppression and despair caused by the continual “occupation.”

Hardly mentioned is the fact that the Christian exodus from the Middle East is a response to the Islamic drive to exterminate Christians and Jews from the region.

Criticism of Israel’s 8,000 settlers in Gaza was a popular theme for many years. If the Jewish infiltrators were eliminated from the Gaza, the mantra went, Palestinians could elevate their social and economic status, which would change their lives and lifestyles. So the Jews left, at great cost. The result? Gaza became a staging area for terrorists; Hamas rules the street; and Christian Arabs are hunted, assassinated, and forced to find safe haven somewhere other than Gaza.

With regard to the charge of meddling in politics, let it be said that Christian Zionism is not primarily a political action movement. It is not the legitimate province of outsiders, however benevolently motivated, to dictate the political policy of a foreign government. The Israeli people are perfectly capable of determining the course their nation should pursue. That said, there is a point where politics and biblical, prophetic realities converge. This is not a matter of dictation but observation; and there is no doubt that current events, when compared with scriptural predictions, help us discern where we are and where history is heading.

For Israelis and the Jewish state, the issue is survival within secure, recognized borders. And for Palestinians, Christians, and others, it is the right to pursue productive and tranquil lives without fear of radical Islamist discrimination.

The writer, a pastor, is a veteran leader of the Christian Zionist movement in the US.

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13 Responses to “Christian Zionist Elwood McQuaid Lies On Christian Left By Claiming That They Are Replacement Theologists!”

  1. Eden Hadassah said

    Wow, wow, wow…
    Tell McQuaid not to keep drinking that kool-aid! 🙂
    There are so many lies told by this “pastor” I don’t even know where to begin.

    There is a scripture that comes to mind, and I don’t have my bible in front of me right now, but it goes something like this:

    “I will a give a Israel a new name, and leave her old one as an object of cursing and scorn.” Hmmm???

    Yeshua is the New Name, and all judaics and hebrews that call upon His name will be called by this new name. This isn’t replacement theology, this is the fulfillment of the scripture I just paraphrased. If they do not except the NEW NAME, then there will be cursing and scorn towards them…and isn’t that what we have seen in the last 2000 years?
    Christian Zionists have been blinded by their own apocalyptic theology of the anti-christ. Did you ever get so close to something that you couldn’t quite see the whole thing? This is what is happening politically and spiritually. Israel is the Great Harlot, and everyone that is a bible believing Christian should be aware of this fact. Yeshua gives the loud warning in Revelations to “come out of her.”
    On Sabbah’s web-blog a person left a poem about Israel I thought was quite interesting:

    “Y.Ariel Says:
    January 13th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    A little poem off the internet. Not everyone that lives in Israel agrees with how they are treating Palestinians.

    I am Israel

    I am Israel of long ago, or so the story goes.
    It’s in my heart, it’s in my blood
    from Eden through the Flood.
    I am Israel, can’t you see
    It’s written every where
    it’s in the books, it’s in the songs
    It’s in the Jubilee!
    I am Israel, can’t you feel
    Come closer and you’ll see
    I’ll steal from you, and lie to you until I feel I’m free.
    I am Israel, can’t you tell
    I gave myself to you
    With lustful eyes and untamed heart
    You fondled me, I you
    I am Israel
    now look away in shame and doubt and fear
    My horror’s just beginning
    my Husband does draw near!
    I am Israel, now don’t you tell
    Of pleasures and delight.
    My killing sprees, loud cries and plea’s
    Each day and through the night.
    I am Israel, what’s this I feel?
    A grope, a piercing thrust
    Pushing ever deeper
    A child conceived in lust
    I am Israel, what’s this I see?
    My womb it fills with blood.
    A kicking and a wrestling
    I wallow in the mud
    I am Israel, hear my screams
    Of pain and tears and fright
    Sixty years of Labor now
    I push, I squeal, I fight
    I am Israel, what can I say
    with whoredom’s on display
    My heart is faint, and I am weak
    I push for one more day.
    I am Israel, what shall I fear
    I’m Queen, I’m Vain, I’m Queer
    My heart is stone, old and alone
    the birth will soon be here

    -Anonymous”

    This was the site I copied from:
    http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2007/12/31/outcomes-and-statistics-of-siege-imposed-on-gaza-strip/

    Also, if you haven’t been to “JewsOnFirst” website this link can give a perspective of what many jews think about Christian Zionism, regardless of what the “lone McQuaid” says:
    http://www.jewsonfirst.org/christian_zionists.php
    and for their opinion on Mike Huckabee:
    http://www.jewsonfirst.org/08a/huckabee_christian_zionist.html
    Lots of “fun stuff” to explore on this site about what jews really think about the Christian Right.
    Have fun exploring 🙂

  2. Job said

    Eden Hadassah:

    Yes, I have been to Jews on First; I actually have a couple of posts about them, though they are quite old, March of last year, back when I was doing my “Jews against Jesus” thing. As to “I don’t have my bible in front of me right now” … yes you do! http://biblegateway.com! 🙂 I will look at your comment in detail later.

  3. Eden Hadassah said

    Job,
    Thanks for that link! 🙂

  4. Eden Hadassah said

    This is the context of the scripture I paraphrased. Notice that Isaiah is prophecying to the people of that time about the “chosen ones” to come. There is a difference (huge difference)between the “chosen ones” and “his servants.” Also, it is quite amazing how every bit of the conduct of the “chosen ones” is the same as it was back then, when it was fresh off of Isaiahs lips… right down to the secret vigils at the graves, eating pig’s flesh and garden sacrifices. The Haredi do occultic blood sacrificing of chickens in not only Israel but whatever land they live in.

    Isaiah 65
    Judgment and Salvation
    1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
    I was found by those who did not seek me.
    To a nation that did not call on my name,
    I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’
    2 All day long I have held out my hands
    to an obstinate people,
    who walk in ways not good,
    pursuing their own imaginations-

    3 a people who continually provoke me
    to my very face,
    offering sacrifices in gardens
    and burning incense on altars of brick;

    4 who sit among the graves
    and spend their nights keeping secret vigil;
    who eat the flesh of pigs,
    and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat;

    5 who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me,
    for I am too sacred for you!’
    Such people are smoke in my nostrils,
    a fire that keeps burning all day.

    6 “See, it stands written before me:
    I will not keep silent but will pay back in full;
    I will pay it back into their laps-

    7 both your sins and the sins of your fathers,”
    says the LORD.
    “Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains
    and defied me on the hills,
    I will measure into their laps
    the full payment for their former deeds.”

    8 This is what the LORD says:
    “As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes
    and men say, ‘Don’t destroy it,
    there is yet some good in it,’
    so will I do in behalf of my servants;
    I will not destroy them all.

    9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob,
    and from Judah those who will possess my mountains;
    my chosen people will inherit them,
    and there will my servants live.

    10 Sharon will become a pasture for flocks,
    and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds,
    for my people who seek me.

    11 “But as for you who forsake the LORD
    and forget my holy mountain,
    who spread a table for Fortune
    and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,

    12 I will destine you for the sword,
    and you will all bend down for the slaughter;
    for I called but you did not answer,
    I spoke but you did not listen.
    You did evil in my sight
    and chose what displeases me.”

    13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
    “My servants will eat,
    but you will go hungry;
    my servants will drink,
    but you will go thirsty;
    my servants will rejoice,
    but you will be put to shame.

    14 My servants will sing
    out of the joy of their hearts,
    but you will cry out
    from anguish of heart
    and wail in brokenness of spirit.

    15 You will leave your name
    to my chosen ones as a curse;
    the Sovereign LORD will put you to death,
    but to his servants he will give another name.

  5. Charles said

    Hey check it out

    EYMFC

  6. Job said

    Eden Hadassah:

    Please comment on this link.
    https://healtheland.wordpress.com/2008/01/13/george-bush-the-chief-prince-of-meshech-and-tubal/

  7. Eden Hadassah said

    Charles!

    🙂

    Thanks…I had to think for a moment what your encrypted message meant.
    I remember now…
    It ends in Fruit Cake doesn’t it?
    You crack me up. Thanks for making me laugh at the end of this busy and hectic day.
    Have a great night all.
    Good night Chazman.

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  9. Yemi said

    So many lies Eden and you did not care to educate us about the lies. At least enumerate three. Furthermore, is the definition of a Christian left limited to the way Job see’s it?

  10. Eden Hadassah said

    Well Yemi, that would be easy to give just three, but would you even believe it then?
    I would not take the time to “educate” you if you are not really serious about knowing. This is a subject very close to my heart.
    There is nothing stopping you, is there, from doing the research?

  11. Job said

    Yemi:

    Please provide yours. My definition of the Christian left is not a political one, for very many fundamentalist and evangelical Christians vote for Democrats, and even more of them did so before Roe v. Wade created the great religious right deception. Instead, it is theological. Theologically, liberal Protestant Christians are those who reject the inspiration, inerrancy, and final authority of the Bible. Now it is one thing to debate the actual meaning, place, and application of scripture, as nonliberal Christians certainly do amongst themselves. It is another to claim that whatever meaning that you get from the Bible is either untrue or unbinding on the Christian and the church. That is liberal Christianity by nature.

  12. Christopher Zawodniak said

    Job,

    Your statement; “In addition to being a liar, this fellow is an apostate heretic, denying Jesus Christ before men that the old covenant is passed away – see the Book of Hebrews – and the new covenant is not of dead works but of spirit and is based on better promises – see Hebrews, Galatians, and Romans” would be true if Elwood McQuaid was speaking about the Mosaic Covenant given to Israel on Mount Sinai. However, Elwood McQuaid’s comment on God’s promises to the heirs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was not about the promises made by God to Moses and Israel with the law on Mount Sinai. McQuaid was speaking about the Abrahamic Covenant which was made by God many years before the Mosaic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant was, is, and will always be unconditional promises made by God while the Mosaic Covenant made by God was conditional based on the behavior of Israel. These are clearly two different covenants. The law of the old Mosaic Covenant was overcome by the New Covenant of Jesus Christ through his death on the cross as King of the Jews, burial, resurrection, and ascension. The Abrahamic Covenant will be fulfilled with the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ back to Jerusalem (Zechariah) as King of the Kings on his throne in the Fourth Temple (Ezekiel) of Israel. The books of Hebrews, Galatians, and Romans refute the old Mosaic Covenant which was based on the law. However, Hebrews, Galatians, and Romans support the Abrahamic Covenant which is based on faith.

    Chris

  13. Christopher Zawodniak said

    Job,

    I still have not yet heard a reply from you. Do you agree that there is a difference between the Mosaic Covenant and the Abrahamic Covenant? Also, don’t forget the Davidic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant and Davidic Covenant are the scriptural promises made by God that Elwood McQuaid and other Christian Zionists base their views on. I too fully believe in a literal fullfillment of both the Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants in the Bible concerning Israel. These two covenants will be accomplished by the second coming of Jesus Christ.

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