Posts Tagged ‘Israel’
LTRP Note: The following article by LT author John Lanagan is about a recent anti-Semitic anti-biblical film called Marching to Zion. Our thanks to John for writing this needed warning. If you have not yet watched Caryl Matrisciana’s film Exposing Christian Palestinianism, we encourage you to do so. Also read Jan Markell’s article, “Believing a Lie: World Vision’s Steve Haas on Israel” and Tony Pearce’s article “Who Really Killed Jesus? – A Word to Those Who Hate the Jews.” With only 14 million Jews in the world today, and with the growing anti-semitism, even within the evangelical church, it is frightening to see that history could easily repeat itself. In Germany, Hitler convinced many Germans to hate the Jews.
By John Lanagan
My Word Like Fire Ministries
“It was the spirit of anti-Christ that brought [the Jews] back to the Promised Land.” (Pastor Steven Anderson at 41:02 in Marching To Zion)
Steven Anderson, quoting 2 Chronicles 19:2, says, “The Bible teaches that if we help an ungodly and wicked nation like Israel, we’ll have God’s wrath on us.” (1:04:38)
Also disturbing is where I learned there was such a movie. There have been so many good things from the Apostasy Watch website over the years, detailed coverage of anti-biblical doctrines and movements. Now, unfortunately, Apostasy Watch has a link and recommendation to Steven Anderson’s hellish movie, Marching To Zion. Anderson and a few other Baptist pastors work very, very hard to further Replacement Theology. Click here to continue reading.
By Aaron Klein
Ruth Haley Barton, founder of The Transforming Centre, was trained at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation which teaches: “This mystical stream [contemplative prayer] is the Western bridge to Far Eastern spirituality … It is no accident that the most active frontier between Christian and Eastern religions today is between contemplative Christian monks and their Eastern equivalents.” —Tilden Edwards, Shalem Founder
Barton, who could not find peace or direction in her Baptist roots or through reading the Bible and praying, found fulfillment through spiritual direction. Now she incorporates a blend of Eastern and Roman Catholic contemplative spirituality and monastic practices in her retreats and books on practicing the presence of God in the silence and sacred rhythms of prayer. Lately she has been very instrumental in leading entire Protestant and Anabaptist church congregations and their leaders into these same practices through spiritual direction and discernment seminars.
This year, the Mennonites have once again brought in Ruth Haley Barton to help them make decisions in the silence regarding some very important upcoming issues that include LGBTQ and anti-Israel BDS resolutions. How tragic to see an entire church delegation over looking all that is necessary in their discernment process (the Bible), thereby shunning to declare the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) in seeking guidance from an apprentice of Thomas Merton and Tilden Edwards. To read the rest of this article and for endnote material, click here.
By Jan Markell
Olive Tree Ministries and Radio Broadcast
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What nation could be “apartheid on steroids”? Surely some Islamic stronghold, right?
Try Israel. That’s according to World Vision’s Steve Haas writing for the Lausanne Movement.
Haas goes on to suggest that all the problems of the Palestinian people perpetrated upon them by Islamic thug dictators are, in reality, the fault of Israel. He even blames the demise of the Palestinian Christian population upon Israel when, in fact, Palestinian Islamic leaders have driven out the Christians.
Haas states, “As peacemakers, we have been tasked by a justice agenda of love and sacrifice. I truly believe we can be pro-Palestinian, pro-Israeli, and pro-justice because we are adamantly pro-Jesus.”1
Don’t believe it.
I’ve been present at a tragic event called “Hope for the Holy Land.” The one-night event visited my alma mater a few years ago, Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. It featured a World Vision rep, Mae Cannon, Willow Creek’s Lynne Hybels, and The Holy Land Trust rep Sami Awad.
Their approach offered zero hope for the Holy Land because they only wanted to talk about “the occupation.” Jesus didn’t live in “occupied territory.” It was and is God’s land and the borders are outlined in the Bible.
Efforts to interject truth into that forum were blocked.
Haas says, “For over 60 years, many evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism.” This is in the latest issue of Lausanne Global Analysis.
He compares Christian Zionists—evangelicals with a Bible-based zeal and love for Israel and the Jews—to Spanish inquisitors, Crusaders, supporters of apartheid South Africa, and other historical atrocities.
I don’t put the root of such thinking at the feet of antisemitism as much as I lay it at the feet of “Replacement Theology.” This is the belief that all the promises made to Israel have been transferred to the church. It is raging through many denominations today.
“Replacement Theology” leads to “replacement reality.” That’s what is going on. There is a twisting and a distorting of facts so severe that it has created a “replacement reality.” Folks are believing a lie.
To add insult to injury, pro-Palestinian U.K. Vicar Stephen Sizer last week stated that Israel was likely behind 9/11. The comments were especially egregious coming during the week when most of the free world recognized the 70th anniversary of the liberation of many of the concentration camps.
Sizer’s “replacement reality” leads him smack-dab into the heart of antisemitism, so much so that he hangs out with the daughters of Iran’s Ayatollah Khoumeini.
Here Sizer presents many of his anti-Israel books to the Khoumeni daughters with fond autographed comments.
Sizer has also been a regular organizer, lecturer, and panelist at the Christ at the Checkpoint conference hosted by the Bethlehem Bible College. The bi-annual event has been characterized by sentiment that Israel and her Christian supporters are to blame for most of the woes in that region.
Sizer did apologize for his “replacement reality.”
Folks who think this way believe that the old religious Right crassly imposed a pro-Israel U.S. foreign policy based on its end-time theology, creating untold suffering among largely innocent Palestinians. They now hope that more thoughtful, more compassionate evangelicals, will reject that heritage and instead stand with the Palestinians as the victim group most needing compassion.
The fact is that evangelicals are strong supporters of Islamic evangelism around the world. Many evangelical agencies have been raised up, particularly since 9/11, to reach out to lost Muslims, including Palestinians.
Olive Tree Ministries and Radio Broadcast
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LTRP Note: After you have read Jimmy Carter’s misguided comments about Israel and the “Palestinian Problem,” please watch the DVD Exposing Christian Palestinianism where you will see how Israel is being blamed for and targeted because of the Middle East problem. You will also see evidence of a growing hostility toward Israel from within the evangelical camp. If you are not able to get a copy of the DVD, you can watch a related video here. But we encourage you to educate yourself in this matter.
“Carter Links Islamic Terror Attacks in Paris With ‘the Palestinian Problem’”
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com) – “The Palestinian problem” is part of the reason for Islamic terrorist attacks like those in France last week, former President Jimmy Carter said on Monday.
On Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart asked Carter what he thought was driving terrorism like the attacks in Paris which cost the lives of 17 people over three days.
“Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem, you know,” Carter replied. “And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza – what they’re doing now, what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it.” Click here to continue reading.
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The green areas are predominately Muslim countries. Israel is in red.
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