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Which say they are Jews, and are not...

Which say they are Jews, and are not…

 

Editor’s note:  The purpose of this report is to speak directly to Church Leaders in America and around the world.  It is being e-mailed and direct mailed across the United States to those prominent Christians who have the power to correct the way American Christians think and feel about the Zionist State.  A special thanks goes out to John Thurman of Denver, CO who was instrumental in showing the truth about Zionism to the Muckraker Report.  Please distribute the content of this report freely.  And please…do not have contempt prior to thorough investigation.  The information contained in this report is nothing less than a matter of national security and American sovereignty.  If you deem it anti-Jew or anti-Semitic, read it again because you missed the point!

 

June 15, 2006 -- Is Zionism the centerpiece of Christianity or is the source of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ?  By listening to some of the most publicized evangelists, televangelists, church leaders, and Christian authors of today, one would think that Christianity is somehow contingent on the survival of the Zionist State now called "Israel".  Millions upon millions of American Christians have flocked to Zionism, on the advice of their church leaders.  We have been told that the Zionist State now called "Israel" represents the end times season – a fulfillment of prophesy signaling the soon to come, second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We have been taught "Israel" at any cost, and have been paying the price ever since.  It can be argued that many Americans who consider themselves as Christian have more affection for the talmudic teachings of Zionism than the teachings of Christ.  Many of these people have rose to great prominence in the American Christian Church as well as the U.S. government.  The U.S. Congress is filled with these types of believers – men and women that see their unwavering and often, unwarranted support of the Zionist State as part of being good Christians. 

 

It is beyond dispute that mainstream Christians have been taught by mainstream church leaders and the mainstream media that gives audience to their Zionist Christianity teachings, that Christians should love and protect the "Jew" and the Zionist State more than any other people or nation because the Jewish people are God's chosen people and a fulfillment of God’s promise.  This belief has become so ingrained in the greater Christian community, particularly in the United States, that if given two choices in which the American Christian could only pick one – the survival of the United States or the survival of the Zionist State now called "Israel", a larger percentage than most would imagine, would indeed pick Zionism over Americanism.  If you want to test this premise, ask the question at your next Bible Study, Small Group, or even to your entire congregation.  Ask the question:

 

If only one country could survive today – if you had to pick only one – the United States or Israel, which do you believe must prevail? 

 

As a leader of a church, how do you think your flock would vote?  What is your hope right this minute?  Who would you vote for in this scenario – the United States or the Zionist State?  How do you think God would like you to vote?  Are there any doubts in your mind?  Are you troubled by the question, or are you so convinced of Zionism being part of Christianity that you’re proud to pick the Zionist State over the United States?  So few realize that the Zionist State has already been picked over the United States in so many ways.  But for a few exceptions from time to time – the United States is already on the sacrificial alter, ready to willingly die on behalf of Zionism if necessary to preserve the Zionist State.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  Is this God's will for the American people?  Is it the way Christian Americans should react to Zionism – Zionism at any cost? 

 

You may be thinking that such a line of questioning is too aggressive, or even unnecessary.  However, since the questions posed above are merely hypothetical at this moment, they should not cause you any great alarm.  They are meant only to provoke thought as a prelude to a third proposition, which if considered fairly and accepted, would result in the discovery that many in the Christian community have been lead astray by the very church leaders who have been entrusted to preach the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.  What if Christians have been all wrong about how they think and feel about the Zionist State?  And what if the Holy Bible told us so? 

 

Before discussing the third proposition, it would be best to pause and examine what the Christian Community has been doing recently in support of the Zionist State that was renamed "Israel" by David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948.  The latest effort to rally American Christians around the Zionist State comes from the ambitious if not self-serving televangelist, John Hagee.  Based on Hagee’s assertions that 40 million evangelical Christians in the United States supports "Israel", he has started a "canopy lobbying group" called Christians United for Israel.  Hagee has said that his group would be a Christian – and more powerful – version of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  AIPAC is considered the second most powerful lobby in Washington DC, only behind the American Association of Retired People (AARP); a fact that makes one wonder why Hagee sees the need to create a canopy group to represent in Washington DC, the interests of the already overly represented Zionist State.  Perhaps your church has already joined Hagee’s effort.  If not, in all likelihood, you have probably received some mail encouraging your church involvement. 

 

Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of the evangelical Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.  He claims that his lobby will be a "political earthquake" as if a political earthquake is a good thing for the United States so long as in the end, the Zionist State is preserved.  What should be of great interest to you and your congregation is the central fact that Hagee sees no value in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to "Jewish people".  Hagee is quoted in the March 20, 2006 edition of the Jerusalem Post as saying "I do not target Jews for conversion."  The Hagee Doctrine regarding the Zionist State has become mysteriously popular in American Christianity today.  Here are the key points of the Hagee Doctrine:

 

q       Romans Chapter 9, 10, and 11 are to be regarded as God’s position-paper on the "Jewish" people

q       God has not cast away Israel

q       At this very time there is a remnant [a surviving group of Jewish people] according to the election of grace

q       Rejects replacement theology – that the Church has replaced Israel

q       Supports the notion that Zionism and the Zionist State is in fact the Biblical Israel

q       Believes that the Zionist State has a Biblical mandate to the land it now occupies – a divine covenant for the land of Israel – forever

q       Proclaims that Christians have a Bible mandate to be supportive of the Zionist State because the Zionist State is the Biblical Israel 

 

The Hagee Doctrine is not limited to the bullet points above, however these six points serve as a basic summary of what most Christian Americans have been taught about the Zionist State.  For all practical purposes, the notion that a Christian can be against the Zionist State and still be a Christian has been erased by evangelicals like Hagee as well as his counterparts in the neo con movement.  The truth be told, to say that you are opposed to the Zionist State and reject the idea that it represents the Biblical Israel is to open yourself up for ridicule, if not hostile aggression.  At minimum, you will be called “anti-Semitic”.  Sometimes, you'll be labeled much worse. 

 

It is important to understand that the label "anti-Semitic" is an oxymoron.  It is a great deception, if you will.  A Semite, or Semitic, is a linguistic term to a subdivision of largely Middle Eastern Afro-Asiatic languages.  The language family includes ancient and modern versions of Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Akkadiam, Hebrew, Maltese, Syriac, Tigrinya, etc.  Consequently, a Semite is a person that speaks any of these languages.  How then, can a person be anti-Semitic, and how did the term anti-Semitic become to mean anti-Israel or anti-Jew?  Is it possible for a Muslim that speaks a Semitic language to be anti-Semitic?  Hardly.  What about all the Arabic speaking people of the Middle East who are adamantly opposed to Zionism?  Are they anti-Semitic?  They cannot be even if they wanted to be!  They speak the language therefore they are Semites.  And who among us is actually anti any language?  The case could be made that many Americans are anti-Spanish, because so many people speak Spanish in America. However, does that mean that those same Americans are against the Spanish language?  Does that mean that by wanting English to be the official language of the United States, those in favor of such a mandate want to wipe all Spanish-speaking people off the face of the earth?  No it does not. 

 

The point here is that name-calling; the misuse and abuse of "labels" meant to silence Christian critics of the Zionist State should not deter any Church leader from thoroughly evaluating the Biblical context regarding who God’s chosen people are and whether all people that call themselves "Jew" are "chosen" or "self-chosen".  If fear of being labeled an anti-Semite has prevented your Church from conducting an in depth, objective analysis of the Zionist State to determine whether Zionism represents the Biblical land of Israel, then faith must increase to overcome fear.  Fear is not a Christian attribute.  Fear perverts and prevents authentic truths from shining in the light of day.  Fear is darkness.  Fear of being labeled an anti-Semite for examining the Zionist State is empty, so it is time to fight the good fight, and persevere with a closer look at Zionism and the Zionist State now politically called "Israel". 

 

As a leader of a Christian congregation, there is no doubt that you have read or are at least well acquainted with the wildly successful book series Left Behind.  Sales of these books have surpassed 60 million copies.  Collectively, the Left Behind series are the most successful Christian books ever published, having a huge impact on how Christians think and feel about the world in which they now live.  Based on the influence that the Left Behind series now wields in the Christian community, the question should be asked, "What, if anything, did the Left Behind series, leave behind?"  With so much of the book series based in Revelation, did Left Behind miss an important point?  There are two scriptures found in Revelation that must be carefully considered.

 

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.  Revelation 2:9

 

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but so lie; behold, I will make them come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.  Revelation 3:9

 

It is irreconcilable to teach about the end times without heeding the warning delivered in Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9.  It is hypocritical of evangelicals to preach the exciting, comfortable, and hopeful aspects of Revelation while they defend the Zionist State, without seeking answers to the question, "Who are these people, living in the end times, that say they are 'Jew' and are not?"  And what is this synagogue of Satan? 

 

If as a church leader, you teach your congregation that we are living in the end times, then what do you teach regarding Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9?  Clearly, these scriptures are a warning sign of Satan's handiwork, for why else would the Word of God say that He will make those that say they are Jews and are not, the synagogue of Satan?  Is it possible that some people that call themselves Jews today - are not?  Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 doesn't leave any doubt in this regard.  It is clear that there are people living on earth today that call themselves Jew, and are not.  This raises many complicating and troubling questions that should be of great concern for every Christian man, woman, and child.  Who are these people that call themselves Jew and are not?  Where are they and what are they doing?  Are some of them in seats of power?  If so, in what capacity are they influencing the economy, media message, as well as foreign and domestic policy?  Whose interest are they representing?  Are they doing God's work and God's Will or are they agents of a less than virtuous agenda? 

 

These are absolutely valid and critical questions that every Christian should make their business to answer.  To ignore these questions is to ignore the warnings offered in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, and to remain vulnerable to suffer the consequences of deception.  Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 also gives Christians some insight into the remnant [a surviving group of chosen people] according to the election of grace.  To be clear, there is indeed a remnant of a surviving chosen people, and not every person that calls himself or herself a "Jew" is part of that remnant.  That is to say that there is reason to believe, based on Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, that it is a grave mistake to assume that all people that call themselves "Jew" are "God's chosen people".  It is without question that some are actually perpetrating a great fraud upon the Christian community – that they are "self-chosen" while parading as God’s chosen. 

 

 As you are a leader of a church and therefore likely to be well educated and very knowledgeable regarding the study of history and the Holy Bible, then it should not come as news to you that Israel was first a person before they became a nation called "Israel".  From the biblical records, Israel was first a person, and then a nation of people.  In the Book of Genesis it is written,

 

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.  Genesis 32:28

 

There are some important biblical genealogies to reconsider at this point.  Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  Shem was the ancestor of Abraham.  God's blessing and promise was given and placed upon Abraham.  Both Christians and Muslims share this belief.  Abraham was the father of Isaac who fathered Jacob.  Jacob was renamed Israel by God as revealed in Genesis 32:28.  Jacob was the father of Joseph, and subsequently, the grandfather of Ephraim and Manasseh.  It is revealed that the 'Birthright Blessings' of God's Covenant Promise was passed by Jacob (Israel) unto Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48:13-16.

 

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand, and brought them near unto him

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born.

And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who fed me all my life long unto this day,

The angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.  Genesis 48:13-16

 

It is beyond dispute that God's Covenant Promise, which established God’s chosen people, was given to Abraham then passed to Jacob (Israel) then passed through Joseph to his two sons', Ephraim and Manasseh.  The point here is that if you are a Christian, particularly a Christian that has faith in the end times and the literal second coming of Jesus Christ, and that faith involves God's chosen people as the great tribulation unfolds, then you have to ask yourself, does the Zionist State as defined by world maps of today represent the genealogical peoples of Ephraim and Manasseh of whom God’s blessing and covenant is upon?  Point blank – does every person who calls himself or herself a Jew and lives in the Zionist State today necessarily represent God's Promise and God's chosen people in the biblical context?  It is unlikely if you seriously consider the historical facts and the text established in the Bible. 

 

Another key point that must be considered is that the biblical Promised Land, which was called Canaan, encompasses a far greater territory than that of the so-called Zionist State.  The fact is that the borders of Israel as we know it today were drawn by men with armies, and not by God!  Yet Christian Americans today regard the Zionist State as it emerged in 1948 via the Balfour Declaration and exists today as the Biblical "Israel", which as described herein was a people, not a state. 

 

Considering Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 once again, it should be obvious that God's chosen people are not man made, meaning that a person cannot be a self-chosen, chosen.  The Word of God is clear regarding God's Covenant Promise, and both Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 warn us not to be deceived by those that are self-chosen – that call themselves "Jews" but are not.  Please note that God does not infer that these pseudo so-called "Jews" are of the tribe of Judah.  It is equally important to know that neither the origin nor the definition of the word "Jew" is revealed in the Torah, i.e. the Pentateuch, or anywhere else in the Books of origin.  The question,  "Who then, was the first Jew?" is widely and often asked.

 

In order to have a clear understanding of who the ordained prophetic and historical recipients are of the blessing that God gave to Abraham, we must carefully examine the genealogical families of Noah.  His sons Shem, Ham and Japheth were with Noah on the ark.  In Genesis, Chapter 10 you will discover that the sons and grandsons of Shem led to the birth of Abram who God later in Genesis 17:5 renamed Abraham.  The blessing God gave to Abraham promised that God's Covenant would be with him and he would become:

 

q       The father of many nations

q       Kings shall come out of him

q       The land of Canaan shall be his

q       His people would become exceedingly fruitful

q       God's Covenant would be passed on to his future generations

 

Subsequently, Abraham transferred God's blessing to his son Isaac who later willed it to his son Jacob.  Then an unusual change took place. God changed the name of Jacob to Israel (Genesis 32:28). In Genesis 35:10-12, God not only reaffirmed his name change, but also reiterated the terms of the blessing God had promised to Abraham and his future generations. As previously mentioned, just before Jacob died (Genesis 48:16) he declared, "…Bless the lads (Ephraim and Manasseh) and let my name [Israel] be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac."  This scripture clearly points the way to God's chosen people. 

 

For the greater part of the first Millennium there have been three incongruous people who have called themselves Jews: the Turkish Chazars also spelled Khazars (see Jewish Encyclopedia), the Sephardims formally of Spain (who were deported during the 1478-1542 Spanish Inquisition) and the Ashkenazim.

 

The Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia (ISBN 0-8343-0051-6: Library of Congress) explains the Ashkenazim:

 

q       Ashkenazim

o        One of the two major groupings of Jews by geographical origin and corresponding culture tradition. 

o        The term distinguishes the medieval Jewish communities of central and Eastern Europe and their descendants from those of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa, known as the Sephardim. 

o        In the 10th century the biblical eponym Ashkenazi, (Genesis 10:3) was used by Jews as the Hebrew name for Germany, where a distinctive Jewish community was emerging. 

o        From the Rhineland, Ashkenazic Jews moved eastward into Poland during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

o        Most American Jews today are descendants of eastern European Ashkenazim.

o        The Ashkenazim and Sephardim differ in their laws, customs, liturgy and language. 

o        Yiddish (Judeo-German) is the traditional vernacular of the Ashkenazim; that of the Sephardim is Ladino (Judeo-Castilian). 

o        Today, about 85 percent of all Jews are Ashkenazim

 

Since 1948 the Orthodox of Judah have been pleading with the world to recognize that the "Zionist Ashkenazis" are the enemies of the Biblical Israel.  Could the Orthodox Jews that remain the minority in the land called Canaan, be the remnant and God's chosen people, and the Zionist Ashkenazis be something other than God's chosen people?  As a leader of a Christian fellowship, can you afford to not consider this possibility? 

 

The organization Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism, [http://www.nkusa.org] offers some compelling insights that simply are not being fairly considered in the Christian community.  Here are the key points made by Neturei Karta International:

 

q       Judaism believes in One God who is revealed in the Torah. It affirms Divine Providence and, accordingly, views Jewish exile as a punishment for sin. Redemption may be achieved solely through prayer and penance. Judaism calls upon all Jews to obey the Torah in its entirety including the commandment to be patriotic citizens.

 

q       Zionism rejects the Creator, His Revelation and reward and punishment. Among its fruits are the persecution of the Palestinian people and the spiritual and physical endangering of the Jewish people. It encourages treasonous, dual loyalty among unsuspecting Jews throughout the world. At its root Zionism sees reality as barren and desacralized. It is the antithesis of Torah Judaism.

 

Regarding Zionism, Neturei Karta International explains:

 

q       There is a vile lie, which stalks the Jewish people across the globe. It is a lie so heinous, so far from the truth, that it can only gain popularity due to the complicity of powerful forces in the "mainstream" media and educational establishment.

q       It is a lie which has brought many innocent people untold suffering and if unchecked has the potential to create extraordinary tragedy in the future.

q       It is the lie that declares that Judaism and Zionism are identical.

q       Nothing could be further from the truth.

q       Judaism is the belief in revelation at Sinai. It is the belief that exile is a punishment for Jewish sins.

q       Zionism has for over a century denied Sinaitic revelation. It believes that Jewish exile can be ended by military aggression.

q       Zionism has spent the past century strategically dispossessing the Palestinian people. It has ignored their just claims and subjected them to persecution, torture and death.

q       Torah Jews the world over are shocked and pained at this short-lived dogma of irreligiosity and cruelty. Thousands of Torah scholars and saints have condemned this movement from its inception. They knew that the pre-existing good relationship between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land was bound to suffer as Zionism advanced.

q       The so-called "State of Israel" stands rejected on religious grounds by the Torah. Its monstrous insensitivity to the laws of basic decency and fairness appall all men be they Jewish or not.

q       We of Neturei Karta have been in the forefront of the battle against Zionism for over a century.

q       Our presence here is to refute the base lie that the evil, which is Zionism, in some way, represents the Jewish people.

q       The reverse is true.

q       We are saddened day in and day out at the terrible toll of death emanating from the Holy Land. Not one of them would have occurred if Zionism had not unleashed its evil energies upon the world.

q       As Jews we are called upon to live in peace and harmony with all men. We are exhorted to be law abiding and patriotic citizens in all lands.

q       We condemn the current Zionist atrocities in the Holy Land. We yearn for peace based upon mutual respect. We are convinced that this proposed mutual respect is doomed to fail as long as the Israeli state exists. We welcome its abolition in a peaceful manner.

q       May we be worthy of true redemption when all men will join in brotherhood in His worship.

 

Again, Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9 must be answered.  Who are these people who call themselves "Jew", but are not? 

 

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.  Revelation 2:9

 

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but so lie; behold, I will make them come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.  Revelation 3:9

 

My hope is that I have communicated sufficiently enough to prompt your own study.  I ask that you consider making this topic a series of study within your church because the consequences of following deception always causes pain, and the bigger the deception, the more excruciating the pain.  Nothing in this document should be construed as hateful to any sect of people, to include Ashkenazi Jews.  Instead, the contents of this report is meant to question whether unwavering support for the Zionist State and unquestionable defense of any person that calls themselves "Jew" is Biblically defensible.  For if it is not, then it becomes difficult to sustain apathy regarding what the government of the Zionist State does to the Palestinian people on a daily basis, as well as how it wields unprecedented influence in the U.S. Congress, mainstream media, and the national and international banking community.  It's time to reconsider the Zionist State and the role Zionism is playing on the world stage today.  Its time for unbiased analysis – setting aside what we think we know about God's Covenant Promise, and start anew with a look at Zionism and the Zionist State now called "Israel" from a wise and critical perspective. 

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