Excellent message from Bill White at Soul Refuge.
The 2013 C.U.F.I. (Christians United For Israel) Washington Summit is over, and here is an appropriate article for such a time as this.
There are certain preachers and teachers in the world today who make statements sometimes, which I find to be simply mind boggling. John Hagee is most definitely one of those people. Here is an excerpt from the Christian Research Institute Statement DH005 regarding John Hagee.
Trying to convert Jews is a “waste of time,” he [Hagee] said. . . .
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 with Christianity, he says.
“The Jewish people have a relationship to God through the law of God as given through Moses,” Hagee said. “I believe that every Gentile person can only come to God through the cross of Christ. 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.
“The law of Moses is sufficient enough to bring a person into the knowledge of God until God gives him a greater revelation. And God has not,” said Hagee
“There are right now Jewish people on this earth who have a powerful and special relationship with God,” declares Hagee in one of his books. “They have been chosen by the ‘election of grace’ in which God does what he does without asking man to approve or understand it. Let us put an end to the Christian chatter that “all the Jews are lost” and can’t be in the will of God until they convert to Christianity! . . . there are a certain number of Jews in relationship with God right now through divine election.”
Hagee also affirms: “If God blinded the Jewish people to the identity of Jesus as Messiah, how could He send them to hell for not seeing what he had forbidden them to see?”
It is incredible that more people do not speak out against the “ministries” of people such as John Hagee (and many others) and the false teachings that proceed forth from them. Any person who has been truly born again of the Spirit, and who is a new creation in Jesus Christ, and who reads their Bible, would have to say there is something drastically wrong with Hagee’s theology. When I read the new Testament (Covenant) I learn about Jesus Christ as being the fulfillment of ALL of the Old Testament prophecies. In fact the Bible tells us that God had previously spoke to us through the “father” and by the “prophets” but has spoken to us in “these last days” by His Son, Jesus Christ.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON,whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Hebrews 1:1-3)
Any true Bible believing, born again believer in Jesus Christ, knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is absolutely the only way of salvation for every person in the world, whether they be Jew or Gentile. For John Hagee to make statements such as those quoted here from the Christian Research Institute Statement DH005 is in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Bible (God’s Word). Here is a statement from Jesus Christ Himself to the Jewish people of his day:
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which TESTIFY OF ME. And ye will not COME TO ME, that ye might have life. (John 5:39-40)
That statement by the Lord Jesus Christ to the Jewish people of His time still stands true today. The Lord was simply telling them that their own scriptures which included the books of Moses, the prophets and the Psalms testified about Him, and yet they refused to come to Him for LIFE. Jesus was talking about eternal LIFE, and ultimately Heaven. That is the clear message of that verse, and it was and is the clear message that Christ spoke to the Jewish people of His time. Here is another statement from the Lord Jesus Christ to the Jewish people of His time:
I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to KILL ME, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to KILL ME, a man that hath told you the TRUTH, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would LOVE ME: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of YOUR FATHER the DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 8:37-45)
Do not miss what is being said here folks, because this is a plain and simple rebuke to the modern day false dispensational teachers of our day.The Lord was in conversation with the religious Jewish leaders, and He told them that He was aware that they were of the lineage of Abraham. He then made it clear to them that He (Jesus) was following His Father (God the Father), and that they followed their own father. Jesus boldly told the Jewish religious leaders who REJECTED Him, that the Devil was their Father! Folks those are the words of Jesus Christ, the creator of ALLthings (John 1:1-3) You will rarely hear a Preacher, Pastor or Ministry leader ever quote those words from the eighth chapter of John, out of pure fear of offending the Jewish people. Those words still stand true today for both the Jewish people who reject Christ, and the rest of mankind (Gentiles) who reject Him also. The Lord told the Jewish people that if God were their Father, then they would have LOVED HIM,because God was the very one who SENT HIM! The Lord knew that the Jewish people prided themselves in the fact that they had Abraham as their Father, but they missed the whole thing when they rejected him (Jesus Christ), the one who wasLORD even over Abraham! The Jewish people then and now, still claim Abraham as their Father, but the majority of them still REJECT Jesus Christ as their LORD andMESSIAH! The Lord dealt with that and He pulled no punches with them either. John the Baptist did the exact same thing when he noticed the Jewish religious leaders coming to be baptized by him.