You know, when a Preacher and Pastor no longer sees Jesus Christ as the only ‘key’ (or way) to salvation, they have left the faith and are teaching another Gospel. And what will the preaching and/or teaching of another gospel always produce? –
*Another Gospel (will always lead to one accepting) Another Jesus and Another spirit
I bring this to your attention because of a quote by John Hagee, which Adam pointed out last night under the post, Are there one people of God or two?.
Its taken from a message Hagee posted at Charisma last Tuesday: The Lord Has Chosen Zion.The entire article includes many misapplications of scripture, which is disturbing in itself; but its this below which proves without the shadow of a doubt, John Hagee is apostate:
It is important to be right on the Israel question when you consider that being wrong brings you under the curse of God and headed for eternal, everlasting fire with the devil and his angels. Israel is not a “take it or leave it” subject. It is a life and death matter-eternal life!
If you believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that those who reject its truths have entered into idolatry and rebellion; if you believe Jehovah God is a God of integrity and that it would be impossible for Him to break covenant; if you believe that Jesus Christ is our example and that we are to follow Him, then there is no biblical alternative but to support the nation of Israel..
Instead of our salvation and eternal life being dependent upon Christ and our faith in Him, Hagee now teaches that our salvation is dependent upon our financially and politically supporting modern day Israel. He even says if we don’t, we will be sent to hell. THAT my friends, is another Gospel.
How important is it that Christians bless the nation of Israel and the Jewish people? God told Abraham that all anti-Semites (those who are hostile toward the Jews) are under His curse..
Few Christians recognize that there are five judgments in Scripture. The first has occurred, and four are yet to be.
The first judgment was on sin at the cross (see Rom. 8:1). The second judgment will take place at the judgment seat of Christ, where all believers will give an account of the lives they lived before God on Earth (see 1 Cor. 3:10-15; 2 Cor. 5:10).
The third judgment is the judgment of the Jewish people (see Ezek. 20:34-38; Jer. 30:4-7; Daniel 12:1). The fourth judgment is the judgment of the nations. All the nations of the earth will be judged before God Almighty and His holy angels for the manner in which they treated the Jewish people.
The fifth judgment is the Great White Throne judgment for the wicked dead, who will be released from hell to appear before God for formal sentencing before they are cast into the lake of fire forever (see Rev. 20:11-15).
The fourth judgment is the one that most concerns us here. The time of this judgment is immediately after the Messiah returns to Earth to establish His literal kingdom in the city of Jerusalem. It is critical to your well-being that you understand what the Bible teaches about the believer’s treatment of God’s chosen people so you will not come under this judgment.
Who do you think are the hungry, naked, thirsty, sick, imprisoned strangers Jesus refers to in Matthew 25? They are not the church; they are the Jewish people.
Can you see how Hagee has not only misapplied scripture, but has totally twisted the meaning in certain instances?
- If time allows read the entire message Here.
You have to be registered (and logged in) in order to read the comment[s] section at Charisma, so I wanted to share with you what a few commenters had to say after reading this article by Hagee:
Why does everyone allow this man to spew false doctrine with out challenge?
I always thought that Matthew 25 referred to all people who were in need, no matter who they are. I don’t think the Lord is implicitly implying the strangers in need are only Jew.
Hagee uses zionism as a racket to garner favor and money from christians. His excomunicative terms towards anyone who does not drink his koolaid is exibit A.
Mr. Hagee, I just cannot equate eternal salvation with whether I launched campaigns to help Israel get what it wants today. Yet you threaten me with Hell if I do not. You are saying that I need faith in Jesus + a concerted effort to aid Isarel in order to be saved. Are you carried away with your zeal for Israel? Even to threatening Christians will hellfire and damnation? Let me ask you: Are you working hard to get unbelieving Jews saved by believing in Jesus, or do you just want to cooperate with the secular Jewish agenda? Out of fear that God will us all into the Fire if we don’t? All of your helps for what the Jews want now is not going to save their souls, is it? Or do you think that all of the Jews will be saved, no matter what?
I used to love Hagee’s no-nonsense, thunderous preaching, but his zeal for the state of Israel has swallowed him up. He writes without scriptural perspective. He just thunders away. He scares Believers without knowledge and understanding of scripture; but to those who have it, he is way off track.
I certainly hope that being wrong on “the Israel question” doesn’t determine one’s eternal destiny. If it does, Hagee is in big trouble. This article is so unbiblical it’s revolting.
Aside from the Scriptures astutely pointed out by Pastor Bruce Bennett, Jesus Himself even referred to unbelieving Jews as the synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). How then can the political nation of Israel and/or ethnic Jews be Christ’s brethren? They are certainly not God’s chosen people either. The Church is (e.g. I Peter 2:4-10), and there is no Jew or Gentile in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28-29).
Does John Hagee believe there are two distinct peoples of God? Feel free to answer this yourself, Mr. Hagee, if you read these comments. If there is only one people of God, is the Church left out, in your mind?
I was happy to see so many who left comments challenged him. In fact 8 out of the 9 comments, did just that. Bravo!!
For this isn’t just a matter of misinterpreting scripture folks, but its about “what” is required to be saved. John Hagee, for his own cause (CUFI) and because of his own obsession (with Israel) has added to the requirements for salvation, plainly laid out in God’s word:
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” – Romans 10: 9-10
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” – John 5:24
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” – Acts 16:30-31
I will be so bold to say, following John Hagee’s ‘gospel’ could indeed cause you to lose out in the end.
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