Christian Zionism : The Real Threat to The World Peace

Scofield Bible

Christian Zionism

Introduction

Donald Trump, the US president recently announced his decision to shift US embassy to Jerusalem. This unjust decision is against the UN resolutions and stand of community of nations across the globe. This has created turbulence among the peace loving people across the globe.  The terrorists of ISIS/Daesh and Al-Qaida are criticised to use religion for political gains and power. Same analogy applies to the so called secular democracy – The USA to support Zionism on religious grounds, termed as Christian Zionism.

His own national security team opposed the decision. But for many white evangelical Christians, 81 percent of whom voted for Trump, it was great news. According to a recent poll released by the Brookings Institution, 53 percent of American evangelicals (followers of Christian Zionism) supported Trump’s decision, while only 40 percent opposed it. (Sixty-three percent of all Americans opposed the decision.)

The policies of the lone super power and the country with the largest Christian population has direct affects the world peace. Any mischievous group through conspiracies and wickedness should not be given a free hand to use this giant nations as a tool to implement their heinous agenda of world domination.  

صیہونی مسیحیت اور بائبل 

امریکی امریکن صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ نے امریکی سفارتخانہ کو یروشلم منتقل کرنے کا اعلان کیا تو دنیا حیران ہے کہ امریکہ نے تمام دنیا کی مخالفت کے باوجود اتنا بڑا اقدام اٹھایا۔ بہت کم لوگوں کو علم ہے کہ امریکہ اور… [ Continue reading…]

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Therefore there is need to analyse the Zionist claims form Bible, its validity in present environment in the light of UN Charter of human rights, US internal social, politico-religious dynamics and its role in Middle East. This may enable to make this world a better, peaceful place for the humanity.

Understanding The  Christian Zionism-1 … By Aftab Khan

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Also read… The dark roots of AIPAC, ‘America’s Pro-Israel Lobby’

Contents:

  1. Part-1

  2. Introduction:
  3. USA- The Largest Christian Nation:
  4. Terminologies:
  5. Christian Eschatology
  6. Armageddon:
  7. Dispensationalism:
  8. Prophesies:
  9. Popular End Time Prophecies:
  10. Evangelist Christians & Neo Conservatives [Neocons]:
  11. Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel?
  12. Why Religious Jews opposed to Zionism:
  13. Is Trump Trying to be Modern Cyrus the Great?
  14. Part-2

  15. Israeli Demography
  16. The Thirteenth Tribe (Converted Non Semitic Jews) & Khazaria Empire
  17. Palestinians Genetic Relationship with the Jewish people:
  18. Protocols of Zion
  19. Why Some Christians Favour Zionists?
  20. Fusion of Religion with Politics:
  21. The Death Cult?
  22. Terrible Fate of Jews in Theology of Fundamentalist / Evangelical Christians:
  23. Terrorists: The Concerned Christians
  24. Part-3

  25. Land Claims Zionists:
  26. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):
  27. Land Claim Proven False through Bible:
  28. God’s Land Grant to the Jewish People – Conditional or Unconditional?
  29. Violation of Covenant is breaking the Covenant:
  30. Ishmail The Seed  (Descendant) of Abraham
  31. Jews Cursed for Disobedience to God
  32. Jesus Christ, Prophet for Israelites:
  33. Jesus Christ Forewarned Jews
  34. Prophecies of Last Prophet in Bible
  35. Part-4

  36. Anti-Zionist movement of Orthodox Jews- Neturei Karta
  37. Roman Catholicism and Zionism
  38. Patriarchates of Jerusalem
  39. Is Historic Rule Valid Argument for Land Claim
  40. Zionist Christians Ignore New Testament
  41. God Fulfilled His Promise
  42. Torah Invalidates Zionist Land Claims
  43. Judaism and Zionism are Not Same
  44. Conclusion
  45. References/Links

Part-1

USA- The Largest Christian Nation:

The United States has the largest Christian population in the world, with nearly 280 million Christians, although other countries have higher percentages of Christians among their populations. Though a secular country by constitution, the religious tilt is obvious in support of Zionism. Christians are 75% in the United States, about 62% of those polled claim to be members of a church congregation. All Protestant denominations accounted for 51.3%, while the Catholic Church by itself, at 23.9%, was the largest individual denomination. A 2008 Pew study categorizes white evangelical Protestants, 26.3% of the population, as the country’s largest religious cohort; another study in 2004 estimates evangelical Protestants of all races at 30–35%. The United Methodist Church is the third largest church in the United States, and is the largest mainline denomination. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is the fourth largest church in the United States, and the largest church originating in the U.S.(Wiki).

According to Biblical interpretations which are controversial among the Christians, there will be a battle of Armageddon before end times in Palestine [now Israel] where all Jews will be gathered, Jesus Christ will return all forces of evil destroyed, Jews accept Jesus as their Lord, those who doesnt will perish. To hasten the arrival of Jesus, Fundamentalists, Zionist Christians support state of Israel. Let’s try to understand some related terminology:

Terminologies:

Understanding of some terminologies used by Zionists to support their claims is essential. 

Christian Eschatology & Christian Zionism

It is a major branch of study within Christian theology dealing with the “last things.” It is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, the end of the age, the end of the world and the nature of the Kingdom of God. Broadly speaking, Christian eschatology is the study concerned with the ultimate destiny of the individual soul and the entire created order, based primarily upon biblical texts within the Old and New Testament. Christian eschatology looks to study and discuss matters such as death and the afterlife, Heaven and Hell, the Second Coming of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, the Rapture, the Tribulation, Millennialism, the end of the world, the Last Judgment, and the New Heaven and New Earth in the world to come. Eschatological passages are found in many places in the Bible, both in the Old and the New Testaments. There are also many extrabiblical examples of eschatological prophecies, as well as church traditions.

Armageddon:

The idea that a final Battle of Armageddon will be fought at Tel Megiddo has had a wide influence, especially in the US, Ronald Reagan was an adherent of “Armageddon theology,” and “seemed to blend his political analysis with his Armageddon theology quite naturally.” The later Republicans and Neocons, even Bush are accused of under influence of this doctrine.

Tel Megiddo site in northern Israel

According to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible, Armageddon is the prophesied location of a gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or a symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario. Megiddo is mentioned twelve times in the Old Testament, ten times in reference to the ancient city of Megiddo, and twice with reference to “the plain of Megiddo”, most probably simply meaning “the plain next to the city”.None of these Old Testament passages describes the city of Megiddo as being associated with any particular prophetic beliefs. The one New Testament reference to the city of Armageddon found in Revelation 16:16 in fact also makes no specific mention of any armies being predicted to one day gather in this city, but instead seems to predict only that “they (will gather) the kings together to …. Armageddon”. The text does however seem to imply, based on the text from the earlier passage of Revelation 16:14, that the purpose of this gathering of kings in the “place called Armageddon” is “for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty”.  Because of the seemingly highly symbolic and even cryptic language of this one New Testament passage, some Christian scholars conclude that Mount Armageddon must be an idealized location.

There are no mountains of Megiddo, only the Plains of Megiddo. This is a deliberate destruction of the vision of any literal reference to the place. Other scholars, including C. C. Torrey, Kline and Jordan argue that the word is derived from the Hebrew moed (מועד), meaning “assembly”.  Thus, “Armageddon” would mean “Mountain of Assembly,” which Jordan says is “a reference to the assembly at Mount Sinai, and to its replacement, Mount Zion.”

Tel Megiddo Ruins

Har Magedon is the symbol of every battle in which, when the need is greatest and believers are oppressed, the Lord suddenly reveals His power in the interest of His distressed people and defeats the enemy. “Mount” Tel Megiddo is not actually a mountain, but a tel /hill. Megiddo was the location of various ancient battles, including one in the 15th century BC and one in 609 BC. Modern Megiddo is a town approximately 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee in the Kishon River area in Israel.

Dispensationalism:

The Dispensational viewpoint interprets biblical prophecy literally and expects that the fulfillment of prophecy will also be literal, depending upon the context of scripture.  Some scholars consider Armageddon as a campaign and not a specific battle, which will be fought in the Middle East.

Prophesies:

Over the past 2000 years, there have been thousands of prophecies anticipating a future world-shaking event. Many are based on an interpretation of religious scriptures. They typically describe an event to occur at a specific date in the future, that would completely change the world. In some of the more remarkable cases, the expectation is that most or all human life on Earth would be wiped out, perhaps all life. All such predictions, so far, have failed miserably. One can expect more predictions, and more failures, in the foreseeable future. Many such prophecies capture the imagination of a large number of people. Many people trust the prophecies and suffer high anxiety, as the appointed day approaches. In some recent cases, some people committed suicide in order to have control over their death and to prevent having to go through a horrible experience causing to their death.

Popular End Time Prophecies:

  • “About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727 CE), for example, 1 predicted that the end of the world will occur about the year 2060 CE.
  • “The prophecies are … unintelligible to the ungodly but intelligible to those who are properly instructed.” Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662 CE) 2
  • “The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.” Allegedly, this came from an Assyrian tablet, written circa 2800 BCE. However an almost identical message was said to have appeared as graffiti on a wall in Pompeii which was buried under ash during an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 CE.
  • “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but [only] the Father.”(Gospel of Mark 13:32). It is attributed to Yeshua of Nazareth (a.k.a. Jesus Christ). It may be noted that the passage specifically states that nobody knew the hour and day back on about the year 70 CE when the Gospel of Mark was written. Yet, many biblical interpreters believe that it implies that only God the Father knows the date of “the end” today. Others speculate that all three persons in the Trinity, the angels and some humans today have learned the time of the end. Also, just because people don’t know the day and hour, the statement does not preclude others knowing the week, month, and year. So, the statement can be interpreted in many ways.

Christian Zionism , Evangelist Christians & Neo Conservatives [Neocons] 

Evangelicals are basically Protestants who believe that each individual has a need for spiritual rebirth and personal commitment to Jesus Christ as savior, through faith in his atoning death on the cross (commonly, although not necessarily, through a specific conversion experience). They emphasize strict orthodoxy on cardinal doctrines, morals, and especially on the authority of the Bible. They reject the official interpretation of dogma by the Roman Catholic Church. Many Evangelicals follow a traditional, pre-critical interpretation of the Bible and insist on its inerrancy (freedom from error in history as well as in faith and morals). They may be considered as Christian Fundamentalists.

The influential, pro-Israel Evangelical Christians in the United States believe that until the ancient land of Israel is restored to the Jews in the holy land, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and therefore Armageddon, will not occur. According to this dogma, until these events take place, good Christians will not be raised to the Kingdom of Heaven. This doctrine go to the very foundation of the state of Israel, and the open-ended support it receives from the United States, they enter the realm of politics. The Neocons have also been lured in, so this politically powerful lobby in USA has been made to serve the Jewish cause well.

Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel?

In general, evangelicals are people who believe in the absolute authority of the Bible (literally), in salvation through Jesus, and in the need to spread the gospel. People who identify as evangelicals internalize those three things to different levels, we may consider them cultural evangelicals. For the evangelical community, the status of Israel is very  important because of the way they understand the end of time, they are about 33% of the American evangelical population, which is about 15 million people. These people believe that there will be a millennium in the future, a golden age, where Christ reigns on Earth, and they believe that before Christ will return, there will be a tribulation where Christ defeats evil. There will be natural disasters and wars, and perhaps an Antichrist, as the book of Revelations notes. Then at the end of that period, the people of the Mosaic covenant, including the Jews, will convert. Then after their conversion, the great millennium starts. Those who don’t believe they’ll be wiped out and sent to hell. They are using politics is a means to achieve their religious goal.

The establishment of Israel  is like dream come true for the evangelists because the gathering of all the Jews in exile to the Holy Land is a prerequisite for all of these events unfolding. So for the subset of evangelicals in the 20th century, support for Israel became a very important political position. The sense of a greater Israel and expansionism is really important to this community. Jerusalem is just central to that. It’s viewed as a historical and biblical capital.

Although the Christian prophecy implies the destruction of Jews who don’t convert, yet the Zionist Jews justify their alliance with fundamentalist Christians! The Zionist Jews are secular not religious so they are happy to get political support of Zionist Christians to meet their goals.

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions : By Stephen Sizer

1. God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel

2. The Jewish people are God’s “chosen people”

3. The “Promised Land” was given by God to the Jewish people as an everlasting inheritance

4. Jerusalem is the exclusive and undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people

5. The Jewish Temple must be rebuilt before Jesus returns

6. Believers will soon be ‘raptured’ to heaven before the ‘end-time’ battle of Armageddon

7. God has a separate plan for the Jewish people apart from the Church

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions

 Video: Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions

Religious Jews opposed to Zionism:

However the  religious Jews were always unhappy that the founding generation wasn’t really motivated by a religious understanding of the Jewish people in the world. That’s something that evangelicals in USA share. They support Israel for religious reasons, not secular reasons.

The religious Jewish people have their own theology of the end times. There is an understanding that the Messiah will come, but it won’t be a second coming of the sort Christians believe in. The alliance of Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians is an alliance based on political expediency.  

Trump- The Modern Cyrus the Great?

The Zionist Christians and Jews have started to compare Trump to Persian King Cyrus, who built  the Third Jewish Temple 2,500 years ago. Trump is seen as an instrument of God, to fulfil their plan to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount – where the Al-Aqsa Mosque currently stands. This could have disastrous  to the world peace. US vetoed Security Council Resolution against US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, then General Assembly overwhelmly rejected Trump’s stance with 128 votes.

The Jews have used their power and influence not only to establish the state of Israel but the continuous suppression of Palestinians, the main threat to the world peace. The European Jews could have given land in Europe to redress the atrocities, Christian West had committed against them for centuries. Creating Israel was an act of blatant colonization, oppression and violation of all international rules and customs.

Part-2

Israeli Population

Zionism is the heart of existence of Israel, based upon the religious grounds, the promise of land to Abraham and his descendants. The justification or fallacy of this religious or biblical claim can be found out form the present Israeli population demography and statistics.  The State of Israel has a population of approximately 8.5 million. 74.8% percent of them are Jews (about 6.4 million), 20.8% are Arab (about 1.7 million), while the remaining 4.4% (about 0.38 million) are defined as “others”.  There are three sub-groups: Non-Haredi (non religious) Jews around 63.3% of the population, Haredi (religious) Jews (11.7%), and Arabs (20.7%). The 63% Jews are secular, 20% atheist and only 11.7 Haredi Jews (Orthodox religious) who are against Zionism being in conflict with Torah. 31% Jews migrated from Europe(Israel Central Bureau of Statistics). They are mostly Ashkenazi Jews, descendants of 8, 9th century Khazaria Jewish empire of converted Jews with no racial link with Abraham or his descendants.

In 1947, before partition of Palestine, there were 1.3 million Palestinians and 0.63 million Jews in Palestine (mostly immigrants not locals). In 1947, Palestine was partitioned by the United Nations, the ill equipped Arabs could not stand to the well trained, Zionist forces of terror, hardened in 2nd World War. By 1948, Zionist had captured 75% of Palestine. The Palestinians were expelled from their homes in distress. In 1947, Jews owned only 6% land in Palestine By the time the state was established, it had confiscated 90% of the land. Later (1967, 1973) Israelis extended their occupation to the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and even part of Lebanon.

The Thirteenth Tribe & Khazaria Empire

The ‘right of return’ is a founding principle of Israel. This implies that the Jews who have settled in the Zionist state are the descendants of the original twelve Israeli tribes of who went into exile and for centuries lived in the Diaspora. A further inference is that most of the Jews living in Israel and elsewhere are Semites descended from ancestors who came from the Middle East. But what if most Jews today are not of Semitic stock at all? How would this affect their claim to be the ‘chosen people’ with a claim to the Promised Land? These are some of the questions raised by Arthur Koestler in his remarkable book “The Thirteenth Tribe”. Written in 1976, it has been out of print since 1982. [Koestler himself a Jew and at one time an active Zionist].

The author mentions that around 740 C.E something remarkable happened in Khazaria (northern Caucasus region, Central Eurasia): its ruler and his immediate family and court converted to Judaism. [Medieval Jewish Kingdom] Historians have long speculated on the reasons for this seemingly bizarre decision. The consensus is that since the empire was located between the Muslim Caliphate and Christian Byzantium, the Kagan sought to shield his people and his kingdom from the ideological pull of either power centre by opting for an older and much respected faith. An additional factor in his calculus might have been the presence of many Jews in his kingdom who had fled persecution in Christian lands.

In their three centuries of decline, many Khazar tribes migrated westwards into East Europe, and especially to Hungary, Poland and Lithuania. When Genghis Khan’s Golden Horde broke apart in the 14th century, the anarchy its disintegration spread forced many settled Khazars to move westwards for a living. Soon the steppes were emptied of farmers and craftsmen. Colonies were established in Russia and in other East European lands. The fact that as early as 1267, a Papal legate decreed that Jews should not be permitted to construct more than one synagogue per town indicates their growing numbers in Europe. It is Koestler’s thesis — and he is supported by many scholars — that most European, American and Israeli Jews today are descendants of the Khazars, and not the original twelve tribes.

In a concluding appendix, Koestler writes: “While this book deals with past history, it unavoidably carries certain implications for the present and future… [and] it may be maliciously misinterpreted as a denial of the State of Israel’s right to exist…” He goes on to say, quite correctly: “Whether the chromosomes of its people contain genes of Khazar or Semitic, Roman or Spanish origin, is irrelevant, and cannot affect Israel’s right to exist — nor the moral obligation of any civilized person, Gentile or Jew, to defend that right…” However, having acquired their state, Zionists cannot really claim to be the ‘chosen people’, and occupy Palestinian lands on that basis. As we have seen, far too many have descended from The 13th Tribe for them to lay claim to all the Promised Land , writes Irfan Husain, in his article “The Promised Land & the ‘Thirteenth Tribe”.

Palestinians Relationship with the Jewish people:

A number of pre-Mandatory Zionists, from Ahad Ha’am and Ber Borochov to David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Ben Zvi thought of the Palestinian peasant population as descended from the ancient biblical Hebrews, but this belief was disowned when its ideological implications became problematic. Ahad Ha’am believed that:

“The Moslems [of Palestine] are the ancient residents of the land … who became Christians on the rise of Christianity and became Moslems on the arrival of Islam.

Israel Belkind, the founder of the Bilu movement also asserted that the Palestinian Arabs were the blood brothers of the Jews. Ber Borochov, one of the key ideological architects of Marxist Zionism, claimed as early as 1905 that, “The Fellahin in Eretz-Israel are the descendants of remnants of the Hebrew agricultural community,” believing them to be descendants of the ancient Hebrew- residents ‘together with a small admixture of Arab blood'”. He further believed that the Palestinian peasantry would embrace Zionism and that the lack of a crystallized national consciousness among Palestinian Arabs would result in their likely assimilation into the new Hebrew nationalism, and that Arabs and Jews would unite in class struggle.David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Ben Zvi, later becoming Israel’s first Prime Minister and second President, respectively, suggested in a 1918 paper written in Yiddish that Palestinian peasants and their mode of life were living historical testimonies to Israelite practices in the biblical period. Tamari notes that “the ideological implications of this claim became very problematic and were soon withdrawn from circulation.” Salim Tamari notes the paradoxes produced by the search for “nativist” roots among these Zionist figures, particularly the Canaanist followers of Yonatan Ratosh, who sought to replace the “old” diasporic Jewish identity with a nationalism that embraced the existing residents of Palestine.

In his book on the Palestinians, The Arabs in Eretz-Israel, Belkind advanced the idea that the dispersion of Jews out of the Land of Israel after the destruction of the Second Temple by the Roman emperor Titus is a “historic error” that must be corrected. While it dispersed much of the land’s Jewish community around the world, those “workers of the land that remained attached to their land,” stayed behind and were eventually converted to Christianity and then Islam. He therefore, proposed that this historical wrong be corrected, by embracing the Palestinians as their own and proposed the opening of Hebrew schools for Palestinian Arab Muslims to teach them Arabic, Hebrew and universal culture. Tsvi Misinai, an Israeli researcher, entrepreneur and proponent of a controversial alternative solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, asserts that nearly 90% of all Palestinians living within Israel and the occupied territories (including Israel’s Arab citizens and Negev Bedouin) are descended from the Jewish Israelite peasantry that remained on the land, after the others, mostly city dwellers, were exiled or left. This stall the Zionist Jewish claim that the Holy Land belongs to them.

Protocols of Zion

The Protocols purports to document the minutes of a late 19th-century meeting of Jewish leaders discussing their goal of global Jewish hegemony. Their proposals to engender such include subverting the morals of the Gentile world, controlling the world’s economies, and controlling the press. The Protocols is still widely available today on the Internet and in print in numerous languages. The document reveals through the mouths of the Jewish leaders a variety of plans. For example, the Protocols includes plans to subvert the morals of the non-Jewish world, plans for Jewish bankers to control the world’s economies, plans for Jewish control of the press, and – ultimately – plans for the destruction of civilization. The document consists of twenty-four “protocols”.

The text was translated into several languages and widely disseminated in the early part of the twentieth century. Henry Ford published the text in The International Jew, and it was widely distributed in the United States. In 1921, a series of articles printed in The Times claimed the text as forged.  The document ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ “הפרוטוקולים של זקני ציון”  surfaced in the Russian Empire, and was first published in 1903.  The condensed outline of Protocols may help to understand unfolding of a plan:

Protocol Title Themes
1 The Basic Doctrine: “Right Lies in Might” Freedom and Liberty; Authority and power; Gold = money
2 Economic War and Disorganization Lead to International Government International Political economic conspiracy; Press/Media as tools
3 Methods of Conquest Jewish people, arrogant and corrupt; Chosenness/Election; Public Service
4 The Destruction of Religion by Materialism Business as Cold and Heartless; Gentiles as slaves
5 Despotism and Modern Progress Jewish Ethics; Jewish People’s Relationship to Larger Society
6 The Acquisition of Land, The Encouragement of Speculation Ownership of land
7 A Prophecy of Worldwide War Internal unrest and discord (vs. Court system) leading to war vs Shalom/Peace
8 The transitional Government Criminal element
9 The All-Embracing Propaganda Law; education; Masonry/Freemasonry
10 Abolition of the Constitution; Rise of the Autocracy Politics; Majority rule; Liberalism; Family
11 The Constitution of Autocracy and Universal Rule Gentiles; Jewish political involvement; Masonry
12 The Kingdom of the Press and Control Liberty; Press censorship; Publishing
13 Turning Public Thought from Essentials to Non-essentials Gentiles; Business; Chosenness/Election; Press and censorship; Liberalism
14 The Destruction of Religion as a Prelude to the Rise of the Jewish God Judaism; God; Gentiles; Liberty; Pornography
15 Utilization of Masonry: Heartless Suppression of Enemies Gentiles; Masonry; Sages of Israel; Political power and authority; King of Israel
16 The Nullification of Education Education
17 The Fate of Lawyers and the Clergy Lawyers; Clergy; Christianity and non-Jewish Authorship
18 The Organization of Disorder Evil; Speech;
19 Mutual Understanding Between Ruler and People Gossip; Martyrdom
20 The Financial Program and Construction Taxes and Taxation; Loans; Bonds; Usury; Money lending
21 Domestic Loans and Government Credit Stock Markets and Stock Exchanges
22 The Beneficence of Jewish Rule Gold = Money; Chosenness/Election
23 The Inculcation of Obedience Obedience to Authority; Slavery; Chosenness/Election
24 The Jewish Ruler Kingship; Document as Fiction

Why Some Christians Favour Jews?

The centuries long Christians abomination of Jews, being alleged killer of their God, [Son of God (Jesus Christ) according to Christian theology] and due to their dominant position as controller of economy need no elaboration. Then what happened suddenly in 19th century that this hatred (anti-Semitism) got converted to the love for the Jews to get them a home land? The answer is not that simple, it requires deep pondering.

The Jews, though a very small group among the community of nations (Total: 14 Millions, 0.2 % of world population) enjoy disproportionate high status due to their stronghold at the international economy, financial system and media especially of USA and Europe. They have worked hard to remain abreast with the latest knowledge, scientific development and have positively contributed in the scientific discoveries and development of host countries. Their full control over international media which acts as a tool to mould the national and international public opinion in their favour with impunity. Through superior diplomacy they have been able to create conditions where by the American and Europeans fully support the Israeli cause employing all means including use of force. They are getting lot of support from the Evangelicals.  The infamous “Protocols of Elders of Zions” irrespective of its authenticity reflect implementation of their plans.

Fusion of Religion with Politics:

This growth in Christian Zionism in recent years forms just one part of the wider increase in the conservative evangelism movement, the fastest-growing sector within American Christian churches. Donald Wagner estimates that it numbers 100-130 million adherents. The proportion of Christian Zionists among this figure is harder to assess, but perhaps 20-25% of US evangelicals could be described as sympathetic to the doctrine’s fundamentalist views. At the same time, larger numbers may be inclined to support Israel because of broader dispensationalist sympathies; and the fact that evangelical Christians seem particularly disposed to vote, and to be more likely to support the Republican Party, has allowed them to secure a power even greater than their numbers.

The political consequence is that both Israel and US neo-conservatives have come to benefit from ideological and electoral support from an unexpected and growing source. This has wider strategic implications too: for many adherents seriously believe that we may be approaching the end of the world, that salvation can arrive only through a Christian message linked decisively to the success of the state of Israel, and that Islam is necessarily a false faith that must be combated.

The fusion of religion and politics that Christian Zionism represents remains a largely unrecognised force in American politics. Its alliance with neo-conservatism may yet do much to influence the middle-east policies of the second administration of the born-again George W Bush and followers like him.

Traditional Catholic thought did not consider Zionism in any form. Christian advocacy of the restoration of the Jews arose following the Protestant Reformation. A contemporary Israeli historian suggests that evangelical Christian Zionists of the 1840s “passed this notion on to Jewish circles”, while Jewish nationalism in the early 19th century was widely regarded with hostility by British Jews.

The Zionist Jews consider Zionist Fundamentalist Christians as useful idiots, serving their purpose of colonial Zionist existence in Palestine, while  Zionist Fundamentalist Christians consider Jews nothing more than ‘sacrificial lamb’.

The Death Cult?

The Christian Zionists in America are those who deny the name of Jesus Christ in their “absolute and unconditional support” in their belief that the tribe of Judah is God’s chosen people among all humanity.

Christian Zionism is a cult movement in that its absolute and unconditional idolatry of “the Jews” in Israel carries a death penalty for all other humans except the Jews. As a “death cult”, the Christian Zionist movement does not offer an excuse for its racism and discrimination among people of the world as it’s focus of life is to the Jews only. Thus you will see no protest when Israeli’s openly kill innocent Palestinian Muslims, Palestinian Jews, or Palestinian Christians. The mindset of the American Christian Zionist is focused totally on what it envisions as “the Jews” in Israel, and these as portrayed on United States national TV.

The majority of American Christian Zionists reside in the Southern United States. The majority of these Christian Zionists are at or below poverty level and uneducated in public schools and the higher educational interests of religion. The majority of Christian Zionists are easily led to follow the Judeo religious politics of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Hal Lindsey. Expecting the world to end at any moment, the American Christian Zionist is ever-ready to cast his Armageddon flag of patriotism against any who should question his vision of a new world order.

Always at the top of the list as enemies of these “Judeo/Christians” in their death cult movement are the Arabs and Islamic peoples. These the Christian Zionists have determined not fit enough to share the earth with “the Jews” of the Middle East. One often hear the hatefully prosed remark of “the Palestinians should go live with the Arabs because God gave the land of Israel to the Jews”. Nothing could be farther from the truth but to investigate the truth of tribal possession is flatly snubbed by the Christian Zionists in their zeal to empower the Jews against the Palestinians and Arabs.

In this zeal of patriotism is seen how willingly the Christian Zionists are in their readiness to physically kill Arabs and Muslim people. The Christian Zionists have been taught since birth to hate who the Jews hate and to kill who the Jews want killed. The hatred is deep and outspoken, especially in some of the “highly empowered” churches in the South. Just the thought of a Muslim coming into the same space of “Southern Pride” sends pockets emptying each and every Sunday morning as heads bob up and down to the tune of “Palestinians, get out, that is not your land, for God gave THAT land to the Jews”. Somehow the idea plays upon the strategy as keeping the Arabs and Muslims out of Israel also keeps them out of the “Right Wing South”.

Many Christian Zionists leaders such as Falwell, Robertson and Lindsey will deny this death cult mentality they have birthed and cherished throughout their careers in their evangelical “on stage” palaces, but in spite of that  the evidence is out in the open for anyone with half a brain to see and judge for themselves.

What is the aim of the Christian Zionists? The aim of the Christian Zionists movement is to conform itself to the body of Judaism so much so that the Christian Zionist movement will become a totally acceptable form of Judaism. Within this incorporation of itself into Judaism is the “natural acceptance” of Jesus Christ by the Jews as their savior, Lord and God. The completeness of God is seen in the combination of “Judeo/Christian” although acceptance in recognition of Jesus is no longer the driving force but the “ingredient” that sits on the table as salt to cure the wound. Jesus is there if the Jews want him and there even if they don’t.

This satisfies the desire of the Christian Zionist in his new zeal to “save” the Jews for Christ; for the Christian Zionist today is more concerned with himself being accepted and approved by the hierarchy of Jewish traditionalists as evidenced by and how Christian Zionists envision their “personal” relationship with Ariel Sharon (dead), Nutenyuhoo, and Perez. The Christian Zionist seeks “brotherhood” with these Jewish leaders of Judaism and such a brotherhood is envisioned as a most highly prized and “seized” accomplishment among the Christian Zionist evangelicals such as Falwell, Lindsey and Robertson. Thus you one hear a consistent worshipful praise to those leaders of Judaism from the Christian Zionists.

Will the Christian Zionists be accepted by the hierarchy of Judaism or will this fanaticism from the Christian Zionists eventually die out from overt hypocrisy? Can a Christian be a Jew or a Jew be a Christian? Why have the Falwells, Lindseys and Robertsons held such considerable influence in leading the belief of an apocalyptic doom for mankind?

Until the internet and the ability for Christians to investigate, debate and question biblical things, there was little to no information available to the average person who was interested to learn truth. Today as more people are beginning to question, debate, and discredit the “Armageddon Theologists” in their error of biblical interpretations, where will all this lead? To more imaginations or reality? To a strengthening of ethics. morals, and character of humans or to a downhill despair?

Terrible End of Jews in Theology of Fundamentalist / Evangelical Christians:

Uri Avnery, the leader of Gush Shalom, an Israeli peace group, while discussing the theology of many Fundamentalist and other Evangelical Christians wrote:

According to its theological beliefs, the Jews must congregate in Palestine and establish a Jewish state on all its territory so as to make the Second Coming of Jesus Christ possible…the evangelists don’t like to dwell openly on what comes next: before the coming [of the Messiah], the Jews must convert to Christianity. Those who don’t will perish in a gigantic holocaust in the battle of Armageddon. This is basically an anti-Semitic teaching…

This teaching implies that Jews who remain true to God’s covenants in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) will be all exterminated in a massive genocide that may be more numerous than the Nazi Holocaust.

Terrorists: The Concerned Christians

One of the ironic things about some Christianists is the fact that although they believe that Jews must be converted to Christianity, they consider themselves staunch supporters of Israel. And some of them believe in violently forcing all Muslims out of Israel. The Concerned Christians, a Christianist doomsday cult that was founded by pastor Monte “Kim” Miller in Denver in the 1980s, alarmed Colorado residents when, in 1998, at least 60 of its members suddenly quit their jobs, abandoned their homes and went missing—and it turned out there was reason for concern. In 1999, Israeli officials arrested 14 members of the Concerned Christians in Jerusalem and deported them from Israel because they suspected them of plotting terrorist attacks against Muslims. One likely target, according to Israeli police, was Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the same mosque that was targeted in 1969 (when a Christianist from Australia named Denis Michael Rohan unsuccessfully tried to destroy it by arson) and, Israeli police suspect, was a likely target in 2014 (when Adam Everett Livix, a Christianist from Texas, was arrested by Israeli police on suspicion of plotting to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem).

Part-3

Land Claims:

If a zionist is asked; “Who gave you Palestine?” Without the slightest hesitation they reply ‘GOD!’ That it was God Almighty who had given Palestine, to the Jews (They have all programmed themselves with the idea of Genesis 17:8). But majority of the Israeli Jews are secular, atheists and agnostics, who falsely use God’s name for their usurpation of the land of the Palestinians.

Every member of humanity enjoys freedom of faith and freedom of religion, as long as the religious beliefs of one community do not threaten the freedom and peace of others. When this happens it results into conflict, war, human rights violation compromising peace. This is exactly the reason of condemnation of Zionism or any one else acting in that manner, be it terrorists like Al-Qaida, ISIS, Daesh, Bokoharam or Takfiri Taliban (TTP). All this is terrorism in simple words. The Zionists justify forceful occupation of Palestinian land, their eviction, oppression, apartheid, inhuman behaviour and violence to deny their basic human rights on the pretext of their highly controversial interpretations of biblical texts and prophecies, contradicted by majority Christians and religious Jews. If this analogy is accepted then how can we condemn the Al-Qaida, ISIS, Daesh, Bokoharam, Takfiri Taliban (TTP) and others who also use their controversial interpretations of Islamic holy texts to justify their war and killing of innocent people? Hence use of religion as tool for political gains and violence must be rejected irrespective of religion, race or country. Since this terror tactics has been initiated by Zionists in last century, it is not wrong if Zionism is called the mother of terrorism.

Prophecies are about the events in future which will unfold as per God’s plan. He is all powerful to execute His Will and plans. He is not dependent upon humans to implement His plans. There no such commandment in prophesies. Some people try to take over the work of God at their own, which could be against His Will. He is well aware and knowledgeable. The Interpretation of holy texts and prophecies is a human work liable to error, it must not be allowed to override the clear unambiguous commandments for peace, safety and security of other humans.

Psalm 34:14 : “Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Matthew 5:9: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Luke 6:35: “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked”.

Psalm 122:6-8 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you…

Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 14:19 So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Donald Trump’s unilateral decision  to shift US embassy to Jerusalem has been opposed at UN security council, vetoed by US, then General Assembly rejected it with overwhelming majority vote of 128, but US and Israel don’t care for world opinion and continue with their oppressive, racious zionist  policies and human rights violations.

Humanity has to decide, either we all adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), mutually evolved and agreed by all nations of world with diverse religions, races and cultures or let anyone impose its own religion, culture and values upon others through any means including power?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):

After progressive development human race after consensu established, the United Nations Organization. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

In the preamble it states; Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.It is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations.

The General Assembly proclaimed “THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS” as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Some articles of declaration of human rights, are enumerated, reader be the  judge to observe human right violations by Zionists against Palestinians,(original inhabitants) which are reported in media almost on daily basis. The the liberal, secular values of the West and USA, are found nowhere which are stress upon others all the time !

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.[Palestinians are living like slaves in a prison at Gaza, and West bank surrounded by wall, in their own land].

Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6: Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8: Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10: Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 12: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13: (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country..

Article 15: (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 17: (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 20: Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 27: Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Article 28: Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 30.: Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Land Claim Proven False through Bible:

God said to Abraham:

The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”(Genesis.17:8)

The Zionists quote from Torah’ (the first 5 Books of the Bible are common to both the Jews and Christians),the prophecy of what God Almighty had promised to Abraham and his descendants for ever.”

However God gives a test in Torah, with which we can ascertain whether a prophecy attributed to Him is actually His Word or not. He :says

“ And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not? spoken When a prophet speaketh in the name of the lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing the Lord hath not spoken, but the Prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him”. Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 18:21- 22)

Apply it to the – prophecy!” The Torah says that on the death of Abraham And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave….The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Herb: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. Holy Bible (Genesis 25:9-10)

And further, the Bible testifies about God’s unfulfilled “Promises to the patriarch Abraham and the :elders of Israel in these words:

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off..” Holy Bible (Hebrews 11:13)

There cannot be more explicit than these statements from the Holy Writ..

“And God said unto him (Abraham), Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, .and come into the land which I shah show thee Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Haran; and from there, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land (Palestine) in which ye now .dwell And he (God) gave him (Abraham) no inheritance in it, NO, NOT SO MUCH AS TO SET HIS FOOT UPON; yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him….” Holy Bible (Acts 7:3-5)

God Almighty could never have made such promises,God confirms that if He makes a promise, His promise MUST ‘come to pass’.. Deuteronomy 18:22.

The conclusion is that the Jewish title deed to Palestine based on the prophecy of Genesis 17:8 has been invalidated by the test given in the last Will and Testament of Moses – Deuteronomy 18:22. However we may continue with the argument to reach the final conclusion.

God’s Land Grant to the Jewish People – Conditional or Unconditional?

It is a common belief among American fundamentalist Christians, that the covenant by which God gave the land of Palestine to the Jews was an unconditional covenant. If true, this would mean that the Jewish people would retain their divine title deed to Palestine, regardless of whether or not they kept the covenant, writes Thomas Williamson, the Christian scholar. Even if they rejected and crucified their Messiah, they would still retain their title to the land. Fundamentalists apply this belief in various ways.

  1. Some believe that God will restore Palestine to the Jews in the future, in His own timing and manner, and that no action is required by Christians at this time, to wrest the land from its Palestinian Arab inhabitants and give it to the Jews.
  2. Others, who are known as Christian Zionists, believe that it is their duty to help the Jews to get all of their land back now. This results in a vigorous program of political lobbying, designed to shape American foreign policy in the Middle East so that Israel is supported 100% against the Arabs, and so that the Palestinians are suppressed and eventually expelled.
  3. Christian Zionists tend to reject any recognition of any human or property rights for the Palestinians, who are branded as “land squatters” and who are expected to leave their homeland without any compensation.

They also tend to support wars and “pre-emptive first strikes” against any Middle East nations that are regarded as a threat to Israeli plans for territorial expansion.

Christian Zionists freely admit that the Jews in Israel today are in a state of unbelief and are not keeping the covenant with God. They say that it does not matter – the Jews are still entitled to take the land for themselves, without paying for it – no need to wait for Christ to return or to receive Him as their Messiah.

Christian Zionists tend to make a major issue of the absolute necessity of total Jewish control of Palestine, and they are sometimes abusive toward those who do not see things their way. For instance, Independent Baptist pastor Jim Vineyard of Oklahoma City, at a press conference in Israel held for the purpose of opposing Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, declared, “I normally don’t curse. But all Jews in Israel should tell Bush and his road map to go to hell.”

Christian Zionists claim the support of 70 million Americans for their extremist agenda. However, not all fundamentalists endorse their activist program. For example, Evangelist Robert Sumner, a strong fundamentalist and dispensationalist, has stated, “We think the blessing/curse of Genesis 12:1-3 has never been voided and good Christians today should try to seek to promote the welfare of Jewish people, including praying for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). However, the promises about the land are not valid for today; the Jews are in exile, not in Divine favor. They won’t own the land again until after Christ returns.” (Biblical Evangelist, May-June 2005)

Before we can embrace the Christian Zionist ideology and agenda, we ought to examine the Word of God, to resolve this all-important question: Was God’s land grant to Israel based on an unconditional covenant, or were the terms of that covenant conditional on Israel’s obedience to the Lord?

GENESIS 17:8, 14: “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. . . . And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.” The covenant and land grant were conditional on being circumcised.

EXODUS 19:5: Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.” The covenant is conditional on the obedience of the Israelites.

NUMBERS 14:30: “Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein. . . ” Because of Israel’s disobedience, God delayed their entry into the land for almost 40 years until the generation of the rebels had died. If the possession of the land was unconditional, the Israelites would have been able to enter Canaan immediately, in spite of their disobedience. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Israel’s possession of the land was not unconditional.

DEUTERONOMY 4:25-26: “When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it: ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.” Possession of the land is conditional, and would be lost if the people disobey and/or commit idolatry.

DEUTERONOMY 7:12-13: “Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.”Possession of the land is conditional on hearkening to God’s judgments. This passage, and other covenant passages such as Deuteronomy 11, are full of “ifs” – how can the covenant be considered unconditional if it is totally dependent on the obedience of the Israelites? And why would God make a covenant with His people that includes no incentives for good behavior and no sanctions for disobedience?

DEUTERONOMY 11:16-17: “Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them: And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.” See also Deuteronomy 11:31-32: “For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein. And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.” “Possess” and “observe” go together as a package deal – if the Jews are to continue to possess the land, they must observe God’s statutes. If they fail to do so, they will be removed from the land.

JOSHUA 23:15-16: “Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.” Possession of the land is conditional on keeping the covenant.

1 KINGS 9:6-9: “But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them: and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight: and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss: and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.” Possession of the land is conditional on keeping God’s commandments. See also parallel passage in 2 Chronicles 7:19-22, “Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them.” Ultimately, the land is not really Israel’s land – it is God’s land.

2 KINGS 21:8-9: “Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them. But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.” Possession of the land is conditional on keeping the law of Moses.

EZRA 9:12, 14: “Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever. . . . Should we again break the commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? Possession of the land is conditional on not intermarrying with the heathen.

NEHEMIAH 1:8-9: “Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: but if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.” Possession of the land, and restoration after being removed from the land, are both conditional on keeping the law of Moses. At this time, 445 BC, the Jews were in the process of being restored to the land after being taken into captivity in 586 BC. Their restoration to the land was conditional upon obedience.

JEREMIAH 7:3-6: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these. For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.” The promise that the Jews would dwell in Palestine “forever” is clearly conditional on their making a drastic change in their moral condition. See also Jeremiah 9:13-16: “Because they have forsaken my law . . . I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them.”

JEREMIAH 44:22: “So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.” This was spoken by Jeremiah to Jewish refugees in Egypt, shortly after all the Jews in Palestine had been ejected from the land as a result of the Babylonian conquest in 586 BC. If the land grant was unconditional, why would God break His promise and kick His people out of the land as He clearly did in 586 BC? Or could it be that God never made such an unconditional promise, and that His covenant with the Jews was conditional?

LAMENTATIONS 1:10: “The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.” The promise of God that the heathen would not enter into and destroy the sanctuary in Jerusalem was conditional upon Judah’s obedience. Judah did not obey God, and as a result, the adversary was allowed to conquer Jerusalem and lay it waste in 586 BC.

EZEKIEL 33:24-26: “Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance. Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land? Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour’s wife: and shall ye possess the land?” This was spoken immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC and the people taken away into captivity. God ordained that Nebuchadnezzar should take the Jews into captivity away from their land. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Israel’s possession of the land of Israel was not unconditional.

MATTHEW 21:43: “Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” See also Matthew 23:38, “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” Within one generation after Christ spoke these words to the Pharisees, the Romans came in 70 AD and destroyed Jerusalem and its inhabitants, as Christ had predicted (Matthew 23:35-36, Luke 19:41-44). Most of the surviving Jews were removed from Palestine, by Titus and by Emperor Hadrian 70 years later. The “kingdom” and “house” of the Jews, which included the land grant, were taken away from them because they rejected the Law of Moses, especially Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which commanded them to receive their Messiah when He came. Instead of receiving Him, they crucified Him. The Kingdom which was rejected by the unregenerate Jews was given instead to the Jewish and Gentile Christian believers, and the land promise to them is now heavenly in nature, not earthly (Galatians 4:25-26, Hebrews 11:13-16).

Ishmail The Seed  (Descendant) of Abraham

God did make a promise as – “I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.”

ABRAHAM’S SEED: If one concede the point that the prophecy in question was authoritative, then question arises; “Who is the seed (Descendant) of Abraham?” The Jews claim that they are the seed of Abraham. No doubt, Jews are the sons and seed of Abraham, but are they the only seed?

At least in twelve places, in the first Book of the Bible, Ishmael (Ismaeil) the progenitor of the Arabs is spoken of as the son and seed of Abraham And Hagar bore Abram (changed to Abraham by God in Genesis 17:5) a son: and :

1 ) And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. (Genesis 16:15) And Abraham took Ishmael, his SON… (Genesis 17:23) .

2) And Ishmael, his SON, was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh .

3 ) “.. of his foreskin. Holy Bible (Genesis 17:25) In the very same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael, his SON. (Genesis 17:26)

4) And his SONS Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of  Ephron…  (Genesis 25:9)

Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s SON, whom Hagar the Egyptian…. (Genesis 25:12)

If the Lord God, disdaineth not to recognise Ishmael as the SON and SEED of Abraham in the Torah, who are we to deny him his patrimony. Indeed, God will not allow the rights of the “first-born” to be jeopardised even if the child is the offspring of a hated wife (Deuteronomy 21:16)

The descendants obviously include the progeny of Ishmael and Isaac. Jacob and his descendents have been specially mentioned in addition to Abraham’s at Genesis;17:1-27 & Leviticus;26:42, while excluding Ishmael from the covenant, though was first born son of Abraham, his seed and a Prophet, he remains part of House of Abraham.

“And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.  (Genesis 17:20)”

“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?  (Deuteronomy 4:7-8)”

In the above verses, we first see a clear promise from GOD Almighty that He will make a “great nation” from Ishmael’s descendants.  We then see the definition of “great nation” as being a nation that directly receives a Law from GOD Almighty. The Law of the Muslims is the Noble Quran.

Therefore, since “great nation” proves that the people have the Law of GOD Almighty, and since the Arabs were promised to become a “great nation” in the Old Testament, then this clearly and irrefutably makes the Noble Quran as the Law of the LORD in the Old Testament since it came from the Arabs, the “great nation”. The people of Ishmael are clearly the Arabs (through biological descent), and all Muslims through theological descent.

Why should not the Children of Ishmael (the Arabs) and the Children of Isaac (the Jews) live in peace and harmony and enjoy the blessings of God together in the land of promise?

Jews Cursed for Disobedience to God

Israelites repeatedly violated the Covenant with God:

With the passage of time the Israelites violated the Covenant, as mentioned in Bible:

  1. The Israelites became unfaithful to covenant engagements (Jeremiah;3:6-8, 31:32; Ezekiel;16:59).
  2. Became rebellious against God (Deuteronomy;32:15;9:7;  Isaiah;1:2,Exodus;32:9)
  3. They often displeased God by their sins (Numbers;25:3; Deuteronomy;32:16; 1 Kings;16:2; Isaiah;1:4; 5:24-25).
  4. They were punished by God for; Idolatry (Psalms;78:58-64; Isaiah;65:3-7), Unbelief (Romans;11:20), Breaking covenant (Isaiah;24:5; Jeremiah; 11:10), Transgressing the law (Isaiah;1:4; 24:5-6), Changing the ordinances (Isaiah;24:5), and Killing the prophets (Matthew;23:37-38, 27:25).
  5. They were scattered among the nations (Deuteronomy;28:64; Ezekiel; 6:8; 36:19).

Despised by the nations (Ezekiel;36:3), their country trodden under foot by the Gentiles (Deuteronomy;28:49-52; Luke;21:24).Their house left desolate (Matthew;24:38) and were deprived of civil and religious privileges (Hosea;3:4).

Jews have not changed their attitude, presently in Israel majority is secular and atheist, only 11.7% believe and try to practice Torah law, and they are against Zionism.

Jesus Christ, Prophet for Israelites:

Finally God sent Jesus Christ, a prophet for the Israelites, Bible affirms it:

“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:”(Acts;2:22).

“But he (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.(Matthew;15:24).

“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew;4:17).

“These twelve (disciples) Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”(Matthew;10:5-7).

Jesus said: “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”(Matthew;3:9).

Jesus Christ Forewarned Jews:

Jesus through said: “Therefore I say unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”(Matthew;21:43),“Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its taste, how shall it be restored? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear”(Luke;14:34-35, also Matthew;5:16, Mark;9:50). “What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the tenants, and will give the vineyard unto others.”(Mark;12:9).This may also be linked with: “Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in”(Isaiah;26:2). These parables apply to the Jews. They had been the children of the kingdom, or under the reign of God; having his law, and acknowledging him as King. They had been his chosen and peculiar people. But he says that now this privilege should be taken away, and they cease to be the peculiar people of God; and the blessing should be given to a nation who would bring forth the fruits thereof, or be righteous. Keeping in view the Covenant with Abraham (Genesis;12:2,3, 17:10-12, 17:20-21), it obviously refers to the Children of Ishmael (Arabs), to keep the leadership within the progeny of Abraham.

Jews rejected Jesus and arranged to kill him (Luke 22:63-71, 23:1-56, John;19-42), though his innocence was also acknowledged by Pilate, the Roman ruler (John;19:4).

Prophecies of Last Prophet in Bible

Beside the history It is also established from Bible that Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, the first born son of Abraham. Hence Arabs and the children of Israel (Jacob) are the brotherens (cousins).

Violation of Covenant is breaking the Covenant: “And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhors my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments, but that you break my covenant:” (Leviticus;26:15). The Jews violated and broke the covenant, besides non adherence to the law of Torah, they refuse to accept Jesus, the messiah. Hence they were deprived from the status and privileges. God as per His promise to Abraham,kept His promise within his descendants and transferred this honour to lead the humanity to the descendants of Ishmael, the first born son of Abraham.

Jesus through parables said: “Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”(Matthew;21:43). There are many verses from the Bible which are claimed to be prophecies of advent of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), form the children of Ishmael: Genesis, 49:10, Deuteronomy, 18:18, Deuteronomy, 33:2, Psalm, 45, Psalm, 110:1, Song of Solomon, 5, Isaiah, 29:12, Isaiah, 40, Isaiah, 42, Isaiah, 54, Daniel, 7, Habakkuk, 3:3.

God speaks to Prophet Moses: “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not harken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him”(Deuteronomy; 18:18,19).

Jesus said: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter (Paracletos), that he may abide with you forever.”(John; 14:16). The last Prophet, came in seventh century, many Jews and Christians followed him and many didn’t.   More details at link:

[ http://salaamone.com/islam-2/the-last-prophet/prophesied-in-bible ]

Part-4

Anti-Zionist movement of Orthodox Jews- Neturei Karta:

There are many Jews who recognize that the diaspora, or dispersion of the Jewish people from the land of Israel, was a divine punishment for their apostasy. Groups such as the Neturei Karta,[(“Guardians of the City”) a religious group like Haredi Jews] an anti-Zionist movement of orthodox Jews, profess a belief that the Jewish people have no right to the land of Israel, given to them by the generosity of God in the Old Testament, because they were not faithful to God’s covenant. This was the general understanding of Catholics at the beginning of the 20th century, as well. On the Neturei Karta (Jewish) website, they state:

“The Creator gave us the Holy Land thousands of years ago. Yet, when we sinned, He took it away and sent us into exile. Since that time our task is to wait for Him to send the Messiah. At that time, the Creator alone, without any human being lifting a hand or saying a word, will bring us together and take us out of exile.”

“Judaism Rejects Zionism” and “We are against ‘Israel’ because we are Jews.” Arguing that Zionism is a novel idea without precedent in Jewish tradition until the end of the 19th century, these anti-Zionist orthodox Jews hold that all Jews had this understanding of the diaspora previous to the modern manifestations of Zionism.

The Neturei Karta and other orthodox anti-Zionist Jews make an observation that all Catholics and Protestants should also make: the modern state of “Israel” has no right to the name “Israel.” The name “Israel” was given to the land promised to the descendants of Abraham. It is a name that represents the Old Testament covenant between God and the Jews, so it has a clear connotation of religious obligation.

However, at the root of modern Zionism is the idea that the Jews, religious or not, have a right to the land once called Israel. This is an idea that does not hold water in orthodox Judaism or traditional Catholicism. The modern Zionist state is secular in nature, only giving lip service to religious observations. [Israel’s present population demography confirms it].

It turns Judaism into a matter of race and culture rather than religion. In fact, anti-Zionist Jews claim that the majority of Zionist Jews are atheists. Thus, to call the modern Zionist state, which does not hold the essence of ancient Israel (i.e. the covenant with God), by the name of “Israel” is to mock both Judaism and Christianity. To accept its use of the name “Israel” would be like conceding to a pretender the crown of a rightful heir.

Rejection of Zionism by Majority Christians:

Presently there are over 2 billion Christians, majority 1.2 billions are Roman Catholics, the oldest group. About 90 millions are Protestants and other denominations. Zionism is popular among Protestants with no central religious authority similar to the Pope among catholics.

Roman Catholicism and Zionism:

In 1904, Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, met with Pope St. Pius X. In his article, David Martin,(DC Dave) writes that; he wanted to gain support for the founding of a Jewish state in what was then known as Palestine. As Herzl recorded in his diary, the Pope gave an unfavorable response, saying:

“We are unable to favor this movement. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem – but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church, I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you.” (This response might smack of “anti-Semitism” to modern ears, which are ultra-sensitive to criticisms of Zionism).

The Catholics, should give deep consideration to the theological and moral implications of the words of this pope-saint. While many Protestant groups are now giving wholesale support of Zionism, Catholics must recognize the inherent dangers to their faith that Zionism presents.

It has been the traditional Catholic understanding that this title, “New Israel,” belongs to the Church. Implicitly, the Jewish people are no longer “the chosen people” or the “most beloved children of God.” To confirm this, the temple of Jerusalem was providentially destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 AD. This essentially destroyed the old Israel as a nation, because without a temple, it could no longer offer sacrifices to please God.

Vatican and Diplomatic Relations with Israel:

For the majority of the modern Israeli state’s short history, the Vatican did not maintain formal diplomatic relations with the Israeli government, nor did it even recognize its right to exist. The reasons behind this are unclear, but on December 30, 1993, the Vatican reversed this policy and formally recognized Israel, opening diplomatic relations. This decision seemed to fly in the face of what Pope St. Pius X told Theodor Herzl 89 years earlier. How could the Church, which represents Christ, give consent to the existence of a state that bases itself on the premise that the Jews are still “the chosen people” with a right to the land of Israel, despite their apostasy and failure to accept the Messiah? Such an act seems to give assent to the false idea that Jews do not have to convert and recognize Christ as the Messiah (an idea that has been popular among some high-ranking Church prelates). [Some suspect penetration of Freemasonry, conspiracies]

Regardless of the prudence of this decision, the Vatican has consistently remained critical of Israel’s repressive policies towards Palestinians (both Muslim and Christian). This is an absolutely necessary measure, because the Church, as the ultimate Christian moral authority on earth, must maintain its moral credibility. If the Vatican is going to accept Israel’s right to exist, it must at least hold Israel to the same moral standards that it holds any other Western country.

While the Vatican has been openly critical of Israel’s policies regarding the Palestinians, it seems that some American Catholics, who have been tainted by the pro-Zionist political influences that dominate American politics, would have liked Vatican  to overlook the injustices committed by the Israeli government. George Weigel, a prominent Catholic political commentator, is a prime example. Weigel has consistently lauded the Vatican’s efforts at dialogue with Israel, while rarely, if ever, acknowledging the rights of Christian and Muslim Palestinians to dwell there.

Because of Israel’s heavy influence on world politics, Catholics must be prudent in their approach to the question of Zionism. In a time when most Europeans see Israel as a threat to world peace , American Catholics, in particular, need to be cautious about allowing “national policy” to be their moral compass in matters of international politics. For the sake of the one true faith, Catholics must not come down on the side of injustice, irreligion, and apostasy.

Patriarchates of Jerusalem:

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (Catholic), the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, have recently joined together in order to proclaim and to publish the Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism (August 22, 2006). This Declaration rejects Christian Zionism for substituting a political-military program in place of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The statement is very critical of Christian Zionism because it provides a worldview where the Gospel is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism. Palestinian Christian leaders have also been very vocal in supporting the “Kairos Palestine” document calling for a boycott against Israel until it stops its discriminatory policies in the Palestinian territories.

  • The General Assembly of the National Council of Churches of USA, in November 2007 approved a resolution for further study which stated that the “theological stance of Christian Zionism adversely affects:
  • justice and peace in the Middle East, delaying the day when Israelis and Palestinians can live within secure borders
  • relationships with Middle Eastern Christians {prior reference to the Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism}
  • relationships with Jews, since Jews are seen as mere pawns in an eschatological scheme
  • relationships with Muslims, since it treats the rights of Muslims as subordinate to the rights of Jews
  • interfaith dialogue, since it views the world in starkly dichotomous terms”

The Reformed Church in America at its 2004 General Synod found “the ideology of Christian Zionism and the extreme form of dispensationalism that undergirds it to be a distortion of the biblical message noting the impediment it represents to achieving a just peace in Israel/Palestine.” The Mennonite Church published an article that referenced what is called the ongoing illegal seizure of additional Palestinian lands by Israeli militants, noting that in some churches under the influence of Christian Zionism the “congregations ‘adopt’ illegal Israeli settlements, sending funds to bolster the defense of these armed colonies.”  As of September 2007, churches in the USA that have criticized Christian Zionism include the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ.

Ruled Palestine Once Upon A Time:

The Zionist Jews claim that Palestine belongs to them because they ruled it under David and Solomon!”. If having ruled a territory once by force of arms, entitled to repossess it, on the same basis, would the Dutch be entitled to invade Indonesia, because their ancestors” ruled it for three centuries? Or, could the Italians lay claim to Britain because the Romans ruled it”? at one stage under Caesar . The Muslims, if again possess the power, would equally be justified to reconquer Spain. The Muslims ruled that country for almost eight hundred years. A longer period of time than the Jews ever ruled parts of Palestine! The only thing really worth seeing in Spain are the magnificent gardens and fountains, and monumental buildings the Muslims left behind. Does that entitle the Muslims to recolonise Spain?

One may argue that “Those were foreign conquests, but Palestine is motherland of Jews, they we have only taken back what we they had been wrongfully dispossessed. However there is a grave historical oversight, the Jews also,” under Joshua, invaded Palestine over three thousand years ago and conquered the inhabitants of the land. It was no virgin territory ready to be betrothed. They conquered thirty kingdoms in as many days (Joshua 12:24). Twelve united tribes of Israel against each divided village state, with their little village chief whom you called “kings!” So they knocked over the Amorites, the Edomites, the Philistines, the Moabites, the Hittites and other too numerous to mention. They were destroyed utterly and they came back for more. And again Jews “destroyed them utterly,” and yet they “were there And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.(Joshua 6:21). This anonology will open the doors of endless wars of possession of land by the powerful.

Who Owns the Land of Palestine?

The Zionists are convinced that God has given the land of Palestine to the Jews, and that it would be a sin to return the land to the Arabs. Many evangelical Christians, agree that the Jews have a divine title deed to Israel and that the land must not be given back to the Palestinians.

Ignoring New Testament:

Christian Zionists who believe this way, when asked to cite a Biblical justification for their views, usually go all the way back to Genesis 12 and 13 in the Old Testament. According to Thomas Williamson, many such Zionists are dispensationalists, who teach that the Old Testament and the Law of Moses are not for today, and that only selected parts of the New Testament are to be followed in this dispensation. However, they never quote from the New Testament to justify their Zionist convictions, for the simple reason that No New Testament teaching exists that would possibly backup such beliefs.

Zionists prefer to rely on the Old Testament, citing Genesis 13:15 where God said to Abraham, “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” They construe this verse to teach that a large chunk of the Middle East still belongs to the Jews today, including the ancient lands of Edom and Moab, even though God said in Deuteronomy 2:5, 9 that He would never give those lands to the Jews.

Christian Zionists regard God’s covenant with Abraham, including the land grant, as an unconditional covenant. They admit that the Jews have broken that covenant, and have rejected their Messiah, but insist that Palestine still belongs to the Jews because God gave it to them “forever.”

However, the Bible teaches that God’s covenant with Abraham and his descendants was a conditional covenant, not unconditional (as explained earlier).

  • In Genesis 17:9-14 the Jews were warned that they must keep the covenant or be cut off from God’s people.
  • Leviticus 26:40-45 teaches that the Jews must confess and forsake their sins in order to maintain the covenant.
  • Deuteronomy 7:12, 1 Kings 9:6-9 and Exodus 19:5-6 all teach that the covenant was conditional.
  • Joshua 23:15-16 and 2 Chronicles 7:19-22 not only teach that the covenant was conditional, but they also specify that the Jews would lose their land grant if they broke the covenant.

As for the statement in Genesis 13:15 that God was giving the land to the Jews “forever,” we must compare this with other uses of the same word in the Law of Moses in order to understand what God is saying to us.

  • In Exodus 12:23-24, God ordained the ordinance of the Passover to be observed “forever.”
  • In Deuteronomy 18:3-5 the Levites are ordained to be God’s ministers, and to receive the offerings of the people, “forever.”
  • In Deuteronomy 23:3 we find that an Ammonite or Moabite cannot join the congregation of the Lord’s people “forever.”
  • In Leviticus 7:34 we find that the peace-offering was to be observed “forever .”
  • In Leviticus 10:15 we are told that the wave-offerings are to be observed “forever.”
  • Leviticus 16:29 specifies that the Day of Atonement is to be observed “forever.”
  • In Leviticus 23:41 we are commanded to observe the Feast of Tabernacles “forever.”
  • Numbers 18:19 tells us that we are to observe the heave-offerings “forever.”
  • In Numbers 19:9-10 we are instructed to use the ashes of a red heifer for purposes of purification “forever.”

If we ask our dispensational Zionist friends why they are not observing any of these commandments today, they will explain that they are not for this dispensation, that they were intended only for the observance of the Jews in the dispensation of Law, before the coming of Christ.

The same reasoning applies to the land grant of Palestine to the Jews. Not only is that land grant no longer in effect in the new dispensation of grace, but it is also very clear that the Jews were given that land under a conditional covenant, and that they broke that covenant when they rejected and crucified their Messiah (as per Christian theology).

The covenant and the land promise to the Jews were not eternal, to last until the end of time. The Jews did not keep the conditions of the covenant, and for this reason God took away the kingdom of God from them, Matthew 21:42-45, and gave it to the New Israel (Galatians 6:16,) the Church which consists of believing Jews and Gentiles.

The inheritance of the new Spiritual Israel is not land in the Middle East, but rather the new Jerusalem in heaven. The old Jerusalem on earth is of absolutely no importance to God’s people, John 4:21, Galatians 4:24-28, Hebrews 12:18-24. The Apostle Paul in Galatians 4:25 condemns as children of Hagar all those whose focus is on the earthly Jerusalem.

In Hebrews 8:13 we read that the old covenant with Abraham was about to disappear. The final disappearance of the old covenant took place in 70 AD when the Romans destroyed the Temple, the City of Jerusalem, and the Jewish state. The genealogical records of the Jews were destroyed also, meaning there is no Jew alive today who can trace his ancestry back to the Palestinian Jews of the First Century.

There is no statement or hint in the New Testament that God will revive the Jewish state. It has been revived by man twice, in 132 AD and in 1948 AD. There is no prophetic significance in these human restorations of the Jewish state, and Christians are under no obligation to support such a political entity.

Even our father Abraham has no interest in a restored Jewish state:

Hebrews 11:13-16:  All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.

He is in a much better place, the new Jerusalem. Instead of encouraging our Jewish friends to seek out the earthly Jerusalem, Christians should point them to the heavenly Jerusalem, available to them by faith in the Messiah.

Some Zionists accuse American Jews of greed, saying that they belong in Israel and have stayed in America so they can make more money here. Instead of telling American Jews that this is not their country and that they should emigrate to Israel, they should rather be encourage to stay here where they enjoy all the blessings of religious freedom for their faith as well as a better opportunity to convert if they so desire

Nowadays there are prominent evangelists who preach to their followers that God never fulfilled His promise of giving all the land of Palestine to the Jews. They support whatever action necessary, even nuclear war, to obtain Arab lands in the Middle East and give them to the Jews.

This belief is not only a threat to world peace, but it is also totally mistaken and unscriptural. The Bible clearly teaches that God did keep His promise to His chosen people the Jews, and that He did give them all the land that was promised. The boundaries of the land promised are given in Genesis 15:18 – from the river of Egypt (the Wadi El-Arish, not the Nile) to the river Euphrates.

Read Joshua 11:23, Joshua 21:43-45, 2 Samuel 8:3, 1 Kings 4:21, 1 Kings 8:56, 2 Chronicles 9:26 and Nehemiah 9:7-8, 24 and it will become very clear that God did give all of the land promised to the Jews. If God says that He did, who are we to say that He did not?

God Fulfilled His Promise:

  • It is not necessary for Christians to start a war in the Middle East to fulfill a promise that God already fulfilled 3400 years ago.

  • As for the Old Testament promises that Israel would be restored some day, these prophecies were fulfilled by the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC.

The prophet Jeremiah is often quoted to prove that God promised a restoration of the Jews to their land and that the promise began to be fulfilled in 1948 AD. However, Jeremiah very clearly said in 606 BC that this prophesied national restoration of the Jews in their land would take place within 70 years (Jeremiah 29:10, Daniel 9:2). Christian Zionists need to study their Bibles more carefully, so that they will realize that God already kept His promise, when He said that He would, and that we do not need to stir up war and bloodshed in the Middle East in order to fulfill the promise yet again.

Christian Zionism and dispensationalism represent a giant step backward in Christian theological progress. Instead of resting in the sacrifice, dispensational Zionists look forward to the building of another temple in Jerusalem with animal sacrifices. Instead of rejoicing in the New Covenant which was promised to all God’s people, Jeremiah 31:31-34, they want to go back to the Old Covenant which has been forever abrogated. Instead of inviting precious, beloved Jewish friends to partake in the eternal blessings of the heavenly Jerusalem, they try to send them back to the Old Jerusalem, even though they believe that 2/3 of them will be slaughtered in a 7-year period of Tribulation to come very soon.

The entire tendency of this theological system is to lead us all back to Judaism. The founder of dispensationalism, John Nelson Darby, openly admitted that his teaching would lead us back to Judaism. Let us rather heed the exhortation of the apostle saying, “Let us go on,” Hebrews 6:1, rather than turning back to the empty shadows of a religion that was meant only to prepare mankind for the coming of Christ.

The duty of Christian churches today is to seek the well-being of Jews according to the flesh, Romans 9:3. They can  accomplish that, not by lobbying for the territorial expansion of Israel, but rather by preaching the Gospel and planting churches, thereby giving all Jews and Gentiles an opportunity to enter the heavenly Jerusalem for all eternity.(according to Christian theology)

Thomas Williamson Concludes:

  • Since the land promise to the Jews was conditional upon their obedience, and they completely failed to obey God or keep the covenant with God, therefore there is no duty upon Christians to help modern-day Jews to take Palestine away from the Arabs, nor to prevent them from giving back to the Arabs land that they have already occupied (such as the Gaza Strip).
  1. As Christians we should support no action to dispossess any lawful owner of land in Palestine, whether Jew or Arab, who has paid for his land, and we should respect all lawful property rights of the Palestinians and Jews, just we would respect the rights of property owners anywhere else in the world.
  2. Christian Zionism, as a result of its rejection of Bible truth with regard to the conditional nature of God’s covenant with Israel, has veered into serious theological error and has become an embarrassment to evangelical Christianity.
  3. Christian Zionists preach and practice racial bigotry toward Palestinians and other peoples of Middle Eastern ancestry. They teach that it is right for Israeli settlers to steal from the Arabs and that it is the duty of Christians to help them steal.
  4. They heap curses on American Presidents and Israeli Prime Ministers who try to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. They oppose all peace plans for Israel, because their bloodthirsty, fanciful “end of days” scenario requires that two-thirds of all the Jews in the world be slaughtered in a final Battle of Armageddon. For these reasons, Christian Zionism has always been rejected and repudiated by intelligent, right-thinking Christians and Jews.

Torah & Land Claims

Jewish Scholars Say That God’s Land Grant to the Jews is Conditional On Keeping the Covenant. On the subject of what the Old Testament says about God’s land grant to the Jews, one has to pay more attention to the scholarly teachings of Jews, than to the opinions of the typical fundamentalist Christian church member. The Jews have a knowledge of the Hebrew language, in which the Old Testament was written, and they have devoted themselves to deep study of the Old Testament.

Many fundamentalist Christians have little knowledge of what the Old Testament teaches, and in many cases they have never even read it through once. When they say that “God gave Palestine to the Jews in an unconditional covenant,” they are merely parroting the pronouncements of their favorite televangelist or prophecy guru. None of these teachers, or their followers, can point to anything in the Bible that says that God’s covenant or land grant to the Jews were unconditional.

Keeping this in view, it will be prudent to see what thoughtful, intelligent, scholarly Jews have said about the nature of God’s covenant and land grant.

Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament):

“We’re not the Chosen People just by virtue of our forefathers; Leviticus warns the land will vomit us out, too, if we continue to be stiff-necked and evil. . . . There is no eternal guarantee to this holy land. . . . Our presence in the land is neither eternal nor automatic. Rather, our presence in the land is intimately connected with our moral behavior (our treatment of the stranger, widow and orphan) as a nation. If we act wickedly towards the stranger; turn our heads from the poverty of the orphan, and stuff our ears to the cries of the widow, then the land will vomit us out – just as it had done to so many nations before us. When life is not lived morally, there’s no difference between Jews and Amorites, between Israelis and Canaanites, Romans or Crusaders.”

Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, in Kolel, The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning.

“The text [Exodus 19:5] makes clear that this special status [Chosen People] is conditional: Israel must uphold their end of the deal and maintain the terms of the covenant. As the text states, ‘IF you will obey Me faithfully and keep my covenant, THEN you shall be My treasured possession among all the peoples.’ It is not Israel as a people who are special, but rather it is their behaviour, their commitment to and adherence to the laws of the covenant, which sets them apart from all other people.”

Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions.

“Here [Deuteronomy 11:31-32] is clearly spelled out the formula for successful conquest and possession of Eretz Israel. In order that we should succeed in inheriting and dwelling in the Land, the Torah tells us we must observe all of Hashem’s laws. It was therefore necessary to dramatically communicate a public declaration of blessings and curses upon entry into the Land, to drive home the message that possession of the Land was conditional on observance of the commandments.”

Rabbi Amnon Bazak, in “Toras Aish.”

“And it is followed by the verse, ‘And it will happen, when your G-d brings you to the land He vowed to give to your ancestors, to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov . . .’ [Deuteronomy 6:10]. As is well known the second paragraph, ‘Vehaya,’ makes the continued dwelling in the land conditional on observing the mitzvot of loving G-d and serving Him.”

Jonathan Rosenbloom, in Jerusalem Post

“‘Judah was sent into Exile because it prized Land and soil as the bulwark of its freedom and belittled the Torah,’ writes Rabbi Hirsch. ‘The Exile cannot therefore end with the same delusion.’ Possession of the Land, Hirsch reminds us, is conditional on the performance of specific duties.”

Joel Miller in WorldNetDaily.

“‘Before the Almighty gave us the Holy Land 3260 years ago, He made these conditions: If we abide by the Torah, it is ours, if not, we will be expelled,’ explains Orthodox Rabbi E. Schwartz of Neturei Karta. We know from Scripture that God’s gift of the land to Abraham and his decedents was not unconditional.” – Quoted in “Does Israel Belong to the Jews?,”

Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, in “Universal Torah.”

“This Midrash expresses the conditional nature of G-d’s Covenant with Israel, a central theme in EKEV and one that appears with increasing emphasis as we advance through Deuteronomy. . . . Long-term possession of the Land of Israel and enjoyment of its blessings are strictly contingent upon proper observance of the Covenant on our part. This is clearly stated at the climax of the parshah (Deuteronomy 11:13-21).”

Prof. Aviezer Ravitsky, “The Redemption and the Covenant,” in Oz Veshalom – Netivot Shalom.

“The covenant, by definition, is not rooted upon a guarantee given by the Redeemer of Israel to the People of Israel, but rather on a relationship of mutuality or reciprocity – mutual obligations to fulfill the demands of the covenant: a promise, yes, but a conditional one. The covenant, by its very nature, stands as the total contra to a predetermined future, whether it be for bad or for good. It accentuates the option of possibility, of uncertainty, and of human freedom. Our obligations precede the Redemption, and the latter is dependent on our fulfillment of them. Although the prophetic promise concerning the future is absolute and definite, its fulfillment in a given generation or in a given society or a certain State is dependent on the ways and behavior of that generation and society. The attempt to lend to the events of our generation the stamp of the absolute and final destiny, to blur the borders between history and the meta-historical, may be understood to be a forfeiture of the covenant.”

Judaism and Zionism are Not Same:

Tragically many believe that Zionism and Judaism are identical. Thus they conclude that the entire Jewish people is responsible for the actions of the Zionist government and the world crises which emanates from it. This is a Grave Error!

The truth is that the Jewish faith and Zionism are two very different philosophies. They are as opposite as day and night. The Jewish people have existed for thousands of years. In their two thousand years of Divinely decreed exile no Jew ever sought to end this exile and establish independent political sovereignty anywhere. The people’s sole purpose was the study and fulfillment of the Divine commandments of the Torah.

The Zionist movement created the Israeli state. The latter is a persuasion less than one hundred years old. Its essential goal was and is to change the nature of the Jewish people from that of a religious entity to a political movement. From Zionism’s inception the spiritual leaders of the Jewish people stood in staunch opposition to it.

To this day Torah Jewry remains forever loyal to its faith. Zionists want the world to believe that they are the representatives of the entire Jewish people. This is false! The Jewish people never chose them as their leaders.

The Zionists have deceived many well meaning Jewish people via terror, trickery and false propaganda. They have at their disposal the use of a nearly universally subservient media. Whoever attempts to criticize them puts his livelihood and, at times, his very life in danger.

However, despite the media blackout and easy resort to terror the simple truth remains unrefuted and irrefutable:

ACCORDING TO THE JEWISH FAITH AND TORAH LAW THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE FORBIDDEN TO HAVE THEIR OWN STATE WHILE AWAITING THE MESSIANIC ERA!

The Creator gave them the Holy Land thousands of years ago. Yet, when they sinned, He took it away and sent them into exile. Since that time their task is to wait for Him to send the Messiah. At that time, the Creator alone, without any human being lifting a hand or saying a word, will bring Jews together and take them out of exile. He will likewise establish universal peace among all mankind and all will serve Him in good will.

Some religious Jews, confused by Zionist propaganda quote Biblical verses that state that God gave the children of Israel the Holy Land. They overlook, unfortunately, those verses which say that He took it away due to their disobedience and sins. They further ignore those prophecies which explicitly describe the last exile’s conclusion as a Divine, not a human process.

The Creator has commanded every Jew to follow the ways of peace and to be loyal to the country where he lives.

Torah true Jewry waits patiently for the Messianic redemption. They have nothing to do with any kind of pseudo “Jewish State” and its aggressions against other peoples. They have a deep sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians who have suffered the most from Zionism’s false teachings and barbaric actions. The Zionist state is not a Jewish state. The Zionists alone are the only ones responsible for their actions. Authentic Jewry has and will continue to oppose the very existence of this blasphemous state.

Conclusion

In this era of freedom and liberty, every member of humanity enjoys freedom of faith and freedom of religion, as long as the religious beliefs of one community do not threaten the freedom and peace of others. When this freedom is not respected, it results into conflict, war, human rights violation compromising peace. This is exactly the reason of condemnation of Zionism or any other similar concept, be it terrorists like Al-Qaida, ISIS, Daesh, Bokoharam or Takfiri Taliban (TTP). Enforcing your beliefs upon others by force is terrorism in simple words. The Zionists justify forceful occupation of Palestine, eviction, oppression, apartheid, inhuman behaviour and violence to deny their basic human rights on the pretext of their highly controversial interpretations of biblical texts and prophecies, even rejected by majority Christians and religious Jews. If the Zionist analogy is accepted then how can we condemn the Al-Qaida, ISIS, Daesh, Bokoharam, Takfiri Taliban (TTP), Buddhists of Burma, RSS, the Indian Hindu extremists and ,many others who also use their controversial interpretations of Islamic holy texts to justify their war and killing of innocent people? Hence use of religion as tool for political gains and violence must be rejected irrespective of religion, race or country. Since this terror tactics has been initiated by Zionists in last century, it is not wrong if Zionism is called the mother of terrorism, the other groups are in reaction to Zionism directly or indirectly.

Prophecies are about the events in future which will unfold as per God’s plan. He is all powerful to execute His Will and plans. He is not dependent upon humans to implement His plans. There no such commandment in the prophecies. Some people try to take over the work of God at their own, which could be against His Will. He is well aware and knowledgeable. The Interpretation of holy texts and prophecies is a human work liable to error, it must not be allowed to override the clear unambiguous commandments for peace, safety and security of other humans.

Donald Trump’s unilateral decision  to shift US embassy to Jerusalem has been opposed at UN security council, vetoed by US, then General Assembly rejected it with overwhelming majority vote of 128, but US and Israel don’t care for world opinion and continue with their oppressive, racious zionist  policies and human rights violations.

Humanity has to decide, either we all adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), mutually evolved and agreed by all nations of world with diverse religions, races and cultures or let anyone impose its own religion, culture and values upon others through any means including power? Should the world community allow colonization, oppression, eviction of Palestinians, Kashmiris, Rohingyas and others from their lands or stop all this to achieve world peace.

Understanding The  Christian Zionism … By Aftab Khan

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