St. Paul said that “the Jews are the enemies of the gospel”. He ought to know, for he was its fiercest enemy before his road to Damascus conversion. All through history they have been the enemies attacking it, seeking to stop it in one way or another. First by bloody persecution not only in the death of Jesus, but killing their own fellow Jews that believed in Him as their Messiah who was called the Prince of Peace. Love was never on the preconceived idea of Israel’s Messianic agenda. And it sure as hell (by the way they are acting) isn’t on their agenda today either.
When the Messiah Jesus came he reversed all their expectations of what they thought the Messiah would be. They wanted a Messiah to kick ass and take names. In many ways when they were under the yoke of Roman oppression one can rightly understand why.
However, this is not, nor has ever been the freedom that the God of Israel had in mind as shown in the Prophetic Canon. The Hebrew Prophets were concerned about loving God and others, and railed against social injustice. They spoke out for the orphans, the widows, the poor and oppressed just as Jesus the Messiah did. And they paid the price for speaking truth to power to their own people.
So here we are in the 21st Century, and if the Jews can’t persecute the Christians, they are doing something worse: they co-opt the gospel for their own ends in order to deceive many sincere believers into supporting present day Israel who treat the Palestinians as bad as the Nazis treated the Jews. Shame on these Jewish recruiters! I have just listed one destructive element: violent oppression. But there is another one that very few people want to talk about. And that is this: They mislead those who are seeking to follow a peaceful Messiah to financially supporting a violent nation. Imagine if you will all the Christian Zionists renouncing their support of Israel and actually doing what the Messiah Jesus said.
Well, what did He say? He said, “You have heard it said to love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for those who despitefully use you.” There are many more things he has said. Many more. And they ALL run in direct conflict with not only what the nations of the world are doing but with a nation that should know better, namely Israel. When I talk to Christian Zionists who have been brainwashed by their Pastors, who were brainwashed by a Jewish recruiter, I always ask my fellow Christians this question, “Tell me, what part of Jesus’ sermon on the mount don’t you understand?” They look at me like I am a hater of the Jews, which in reality I am not nor ever have been, because I have at least told my Jewish friends the truth, they won’t. Instead of telling them the naked truth about their own Messiah, they think they have done their divine obligation by supporting a propped up nation made by mere man.
So, not only does the Christian Zionist aid in oppressing others, but in the millions they are not really following Jesus, nor are they spreading the Good News to the Jews. They want to see Israel succeed because they want to see themselves succeed. They are playing a mirror image game of deceit and idolatry with a nation that is on the brink of collapse, and their faith will collapse with it. For as Jesus the Messiah said to his fellow Jews, “You will not see me again until you say Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”. The land in the Middle East cannot be ruled properly unless the Messiah is ruling it with men and women who have had changed hearts, hearts of love. And until that happens, every penny that goes to Israel is destructive of human life, waters down and erodes sincere faith, and in the end holds up the progress of the final destiny of the world.
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