Jan 8, 2008

CUFI and Hagee Exposed: Christian Zionism is an Anti-Christian Israeli Front

At the time of this posting George W. Bush is in Israel.

Israel has a panoply of fronts in the United States as much as the alphabet has letters: ADL, AIPAC, CUFI, JINSA, AEI to name a few. To this we could also add ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, and of course FOX, whose executives are largely Jewish (and supported the neocon's wars based upon lies into Iraq and Afghanistan), which portray Israel and defend against any criticism of such in the most bias and favorable light. Then there are the neoconservatives (many Jewish, all Zionists in ideology) of the infamous Project for New American Century (PNAC), embedded within the present administration, pentagon, and its contractors who designed the Iraq war on false pretenses, and whom the media always interview as "terrorism experts".
"Most neoconservative defense intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the influential Jewish-American sector of the Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s..."
In addition to these political fronts and methods above the infiltrating of American Christianity by Zionist doctrine cannot be overlooked.

Bill Moyer's Journal recently had a program analyzing Christian United for Israel (CUFI) and John Hagee's Christian Zionist political front that advocates (along with the neoconservatives) a pre-emptive strike on Iran to prevent a "nuclear holocaust". Such propaganda ought to be plainly realized on the surface by its total lack of credible evidence as well as inflammatory rhetoric. Israel in Hagee has its own (false) prophet in America and it is plain to many that his teachings do not square with the Bible or historic Christian doctrine. This religious propaganda component was clearly designed to infiltrate and sway (along with doctrinal changes introduced by Cyrus I. Scofield and other dispensationalists, largely through Dallas Theological Seminary) America's christian churches, particularly with the tenants of fundamentalism, to adopting Zionist beliefs that promote a "divine right" of modern Israel and teach that the 1948 created state represents a fulfillment of prophecy preceding Christ's return. Its true design is not for religion, however, but for political indoctrination toward Zionist foreign policy and democratic ideology. The following article is a brief demonstration that the term Christian Zionism is actually an oxymoron as much as the idea of Judeo-Christian beliefs, both of which are plainly designed to subordinate Christian doctrine with Jewish-Israel supremacy. The tenants of Christian Zionism are a novelty and unique to 20th century christian churches, coincidentally rising at the same time as political Zionism (in the last 19th and early 20th century) to establish the state of Israel on the heels of two world wars (which directly led to the creation of Israel) and an emerging United Nations (the "authority" that created Israel).

In short, Christian Zionism can be seen to have been introduced to sway Christians churches into support of the Zionist agenda which has directly influenced U.S. foreign policy and military action. It is time to expose this fraud and particularly its religious pretense and gross deception as "Christian" which the following sample of evidence makes clear.


By Harmony Grant

Three in four adult Americans believes Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. Since so many Americans respect the Bible, I wonder why they aren't more jaws dropping over Christians United for Israel (CUFI)--a "Christian" Zionist group that totally lacks Christian priorities.

The following testimonial is from a Jewish student who attended a CUFI rally:

“The room essentially turned into a Mega-Church, with thousands of Christians shouting and praising God, praying for the protection, safety and prosperity of Israel and the Jewish people, and for the destruction of the enemies of America and Israel, while waving American and Israeli flags and listening to the sound of shofars being blasted. And yet the name “Jesus” was not mentioned once the entire night (emphasis mine)…By the end of the night I had met so many people who just were hugging me because I was Jewish, giving me their names and asking me to pray for them (emphasis mine), telling me I was blessed by God.”

CUFI's head, John Hagee, speaks for a "50-million strong movement". He says his TV and radio ministry reaches 99 million homes.

Hagee's followers believe he preaches a Biblical message toward the Jews. They believe that by sending millions to Israel, they are obeying God's command to "bless" the Jews. It's likely that most of these churchmen and women sincerely believe they're doing the right thing. But they have been so blinded by the platitudes and false premises of Christian Zionism that they can't even recognize Hagee's grave apostasy.

This supposed "Christian leader" believes Jews can be saved without accepting Christ. "I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption" ["San Antonio fundamentalist battles anti-Semitism," Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988, sec. 6, pg. 1.].

In his recent book, In Defense of Israel, Hagee went even farther. In an ad for the book, he says shockingly, "Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah."

There was outcry over this heresy. Michael Brown, a Jewish Christian and theologian, says Hagee's book explicitly states the following heresies, "The Jewish people, as a whole, did not reject Jesus as Messiah. Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah. Jesus refused by word and deed to be the Messiah. The Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered." Brown says "some believers – and even leaders! – are buying into this error hook, line, and sinker, and some have begun to teach and preach it as well."

The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations responded to Hagee's book with "serious concerns," saying his teachings contradict biblical doctrine, undermine the testimony of Jewish followers of Jesus, and weaken the cause of Christian supporters of the Jewish people.

There was enough controversy over the book that Hagee is releasing a revised edition. He wrote a letter to address the "confusion," saying that while Jesus is the true Messiah, Christians can accept Him as the "suffering Messiah" whereas Jews will not recognize Him until He comes as the "reigning Messiah." We shouldn't judge them for their mistake.

Hagee says he hopes "we can return our focus to what I had anticipated to highlight all along, the fact that we Christians must shift from condemning the Jews for what they missed to thanking them for what they gave."

This emphasis is shared by Hagee's many followers, who increasingly idolize and romanticize Jews and Judaism, exalting Jewish law and Jewish blood perhaps even more than Israeli settlers do!

Blind to Injustice

If Christians can recognize that Hagee is wrong to say Christ is not the Messiah and that Jews do not need His saving redemption, they should also be suspicious of Christian Zionism's other premises. They should take a closer look at the real situation in Israel.

In mid-December, the Red Cross broke its normally neutral silence to speak out on life in Gaza. The Red Cross said no amount of humanitarian aid can solve the crisis, and pled for political action. "In Gaza the whole Strip is being strangled, economically speaking, life there has become a nightmare," said the director of Mideast operations.

But the United States will do nothing to force Israel to dismantle settlements or stop oppressing Palestinians--not while the Israel lobby can exert so much political pressure on Capitol Hill.

The time is long past since Christians should have started analyzing their role in this lobby. American evangelicals should question their reading of the Bible, and their definition of how to "bless" Jews. Listening to John Hagee, you'd think there was just one easy interpretation of the Bible. That's hardly true.

In December, Christian Leaders from the National Council of Churches in Australia visited Israel. Their organization includes 17 diverse member churches. The leaders reported that they "were distressed to hear Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, relate the suffering and fear experienced daily by large numbers of their people." The church leaders "saw and heard evidence of systematic harassment, physical and psychological oppression, widespread unemployment, poverty, and economic deprivation, resulting directly or indirectly from Israeli military occupation of the West Bank."

Christians, more than any other people, are obligated to disregard power and convention and seek the truth. Without truth, there can be no justice or mercy. It's high time Christians return to the Biblical truth that no group can be called "God's chosen people" unless they practice the obedience of the father of faith, Abraham.

The term "Christian Zionism" is a lie. It is Zionist. There's nothing Christian about it.


Harmony Grant writes and edits for National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog group.

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