Its that time of year again–time for CUFI and its leader, false teacher John Hagee to ‘alight’ on Washington DC. Many get upset with me when I refer to him as a false teacher, but any man who claims to be a pastor and preacher of the Gospel and withholds preaching that Gospel to a certain ethnic group for not only political reasons but for reasons based on his own private false interpretation of scripture, is a sham in my book. And that’s John Hagee.
“I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption”
“I’m not trying to convert the Jewish people to the Christian faith. In fact, trying to convert Jews is a ‘waste of time. The Jewish person who has his roots in Judaism is not going to convert to Christianity. They (already) have a faith structure. Everyone else, whether Buddhist or Baha’i, needs to believe in Jesus, he says. But not Jews. Jews already have a covenant with God that has never been replaced by Christianity” source PFO
From the Jerusalem Post: Evangelicals back Israel in Washington
Over 4,000 Christians are gathering in Washington this week to advocate for Israel on Capitol Hill.
The fourth annual summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) has brought together Christian leaders and supporters of Israel from around the country, starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday.
Founded in 2006 by Pastor John Hagee, the organization is now active in all 50 states and in dozens of countries. Throughout the year it holds local events to educate Christians about Israel, build up their support and raise money for the organization and for charities in Israel.
The Christian Zionist organization cites biblical sources as imperatives for Christians to support and help the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
For the first two days of the conference, participants are learning about issues relating to Israel and the Middle East. They will spend Wednesday lobbying their elected officials on Capitol Hill.
The conference features a wide range of leaders and policy experts, including Israel advocate Gary Bauer and Susan Michael, director of the US Branch of the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem, as well as some of CUFI’s religious leadership.
Most of the speakers, however, deal with Israel and Judaism.
They include Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg of San Antonio, Texas; Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder and president of The Israel Project; Congressman Eric Cantor; Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Asaf Shariv, consul-general of Israel in New York; and talk radio host Dennis Prager. (more here)
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I still can’t understand why all these christian zionist like Hagee can’t preach the gospel to the Jews. Paul, Peter and the apostles who were Jews preached the gospel to Jews. There is no scriptural basis to support Hagee’s quotation above except for his wisdom.
Yemi, they are blind. That’s the only explanation i can come up with.
Somehow Hagee, in his misinterpreting scriptures has this very odd ( and satan inspired) idea that Jews do not ‘need’ the Gospel [and Christ] to be saved.
He and most Christian zionists instead believe the Church is ‘biblically obligated’ (that’s Hagee’s term) to financially, politically, and militarily support modern day Israel–without preaching the Gospel to them.
Its a very twisted theology..
I read at the Christian post on this Washington meeting and see David Brog, CUFI’s executive director, is continuing to spout the “we have to do something about Iran’ rhetoric.
Did you know that David Borg, Hagee’s appointee as CUFI’s executive director, is not a Christian?
A little background on him:
Prior to assuming his role with CUFI, David Brog served as chief of staff to a senior United States senator and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During his years on Capital Hill, Brog encountered many Pro-Israel Christians. These encounters lead him to research the topic of Christian Zionism in an attempt to uncover the motives and goals behind this increasingly powerful political movement. In the process of this research, Brog came to believe that he was witnessing “the birth pangs of a Christian-Jewish reconciliation that has been over two millennia in the making.”
Also read this if time allows: http://www.postpositive.org/?p=108
Levy quotes CUFI’S executive director David Brog:
“We come here and make it very clear that end-time theology has absolutely nothing to do with our support for Israel,” he said. “We’re supporting Israel because Israel is threatened like no other time in all of her history.”
Wow! That should be news to the 100 million trusting Americans who have been told by their respective pastors and celebrity Christian media that it is their solemn duty and obligation to support the state of Israel for biblical reasons; reasons we have discovered are not found in the Christian Bible.
Hagee spokesman Brog speaks for ‘Christians’, but is himself a practicing Jew.
When one considers how very grand this delusion is, and the very large number of believers who have embraced the lie, it certainly brings weeping to the heart of those who discern the devil’s tactics.
Also, the part about militarily supporting modern day Israel, I didn’t know this type of thinking existed until some time ago when a believer told me she thought believers were supposed to do that. I was shocked. To have a hand in putting unsaved people into eternity is not the work of a believer. Every true believer desires and labors for the salvation of souls and in that context is an evangelist. Definitely a conflict of interest here.
A couple of years ago I tried to share about the Christian Zionist deception with a another Christian that I know. She didn’t want to hear it. She said the Jewish people were God’s people and the Palestinians were the bad guys. She told me as far as she was concerned God is Jewish. What can you say to that kind of statement? You can only pray and hope that God will open eyes to the truth.
How serious is all this? I believe that when a believer moves away from the faith once delivered to the saints, and embraces this type of theology to its fullest extreme, it will put them in danger of losing their very own soul.
It sure does Cathy.
When the opportunity arises when i can post something on it, i feel like im only chipping away tiny micro size pieces of a gigantic stone of deception. And like the person you shared with, people don’t want to hear it.
Yes i agree.
What is the most frightening aspect of Christian Zionism, is the fact its so wide-spread.
We think we ‘do well’ in pointing out the false teachings and doctrines of the Emergent Church, New Apostolic Reformation, the wackos like Crowder, etc etc etc–and we do, to a point.
But this biggest deception, ingrained and rooted within churches in the West, is left virtually unexposed.
Cathy i thought you might find these interesting. It was odd because i just ‘happened’ upon them after posting my comment to you.
You said.. “Also, the part about militarily supporting modern day Israel,…”
If im reading this correctly, requests to evangelical churches are being sent out [in America] asking them to send volunteers to help the IDF?
Exclusive: Pastor John Hagee on Zionism and John McCain
July 20, 2009
Question: CUFI has recently stepped up outreach to Catholics. What precipitated that , and how is the effort going so far? What are your goals for that outreach?
Hagee’s answer: Yes, we are reaching out to Catholics. These efforts started last year, during the presidential campaign, when Bill Donahue of the Catholic League claimed that I had slighted the Catholic Church while teaching from the Book of Revelation. He was mistaken on this point. But he and I handled this disagreement the way that Christians should. We met. We had fellowship. We learned from one another. A few months after the controversy, he came to our Washington, D.C., Summit as my guest. When I recognized him during my keynote address, he received a rousing ovation from our CUFI audience. I consider him a friend.
Bill and I decided that we should turn our personal reconciliation into a broader reconciliation. We decided to try to bring Catholics and Protestants together on behalf of Israel. Some of Israel’s best friends and strongest defenders are devout Catholics. They should be a part of this movement.
Excellent information at the links.
The same spirit that is hindering Jewish evangelism is also hindering Catholic evangelism. We all know that it’s not the Spirit of Christ who is doing the hindering but rather it is the spirit of anti-Christ.
For quite some time I have felt that there would be military recruiting within the “church.” Even so, it is startling to contemplate what I read at the link you provided. The devil is not satisfied with keeping souls out of heaven, he also wants to lure believers back to himself. Sadly, many are biting the bait.
May we Christians do whatever we can, for the sake of the Gospel, even within our small sphere of influence.
Cathy, you saw something i sure didn’t; this really took me by surprise. But i guess its a step i should have seen coming…
I thought you’d be interested in reading Hagee’s comment concerning working with the Catholic Church. How odd is that?!
The man preached against Catholic church doctrine for years, before CUFI was started, and now he’s willing (and desiring to) work with them for the cause of ‘Israel’ and CUFI. I’ve been saying for months, politics makes for strange bed-fellows. This proves it…
I thought this article will be interesting to read.
Thanks Yemi, that is an interesting article.
I can never understand statements like this though:
Am i the only one who thinks that is an odd statement?
Maybe Mr. (can’t call him ‘pastor’) Hagee would benefit from part of the Spurgeon quotation which so appropriately is displayed at the heading here today.
“Do not believe that there exists any man, much less any race of men, for whom the gospel is not fitted.”
Amen Phil… 🙂
It can perplex some what that quote says in “fitting” all as though the intent that “all” should be saved with it.
No, that’s not the intent, in my view! The Gospel to one is a source of offense while to another, the ironclad case for their soul’s salvation by the Hands of Our Angry God! Hmmmmm?
Yes, do you not understand the anger of God?
Well, if not, then I would say your understanding of the Cross and blood of Christ isn’t what it shall come to be, ‘if’ this Gospel of the Kingdom bears its fruit in you too! If you do not understand it then you will be less inclined to “hate” yourself as Jesus foretold:
Luk 14:25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,
Luk 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Luk 14:27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
This Gospel of the Kingdom is “fitted” to all men, but not all men by means of Grace fit to it and hence we read verses such as this one from Jesus:::>
Mat 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
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