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The obsession of a large majority of conservative American Protestant leaders, known as 'Evangelicals,' with unstinting, unqualified support of Israel no matter how outrageous her behavior, is one of the greatest dangers to world peace of our age. The support extends not only to Israel, but also to the geopolitical psychosis of Israel's allies in the US, the neoconservatives, the media, and much of the political class which is bought and paid for by Jewish interests.
This is one of the most important political issues of our day, but it is not widely understood. I myself was not even aware of it until about a year ago. When I mention it to many people, even political junkies like myself, people often scratch their heads. It gets almost zero discussion in the Jewish media, and I think the reason it isn't a big issue in alternative media is because of a lack of interest and understanding of Christian theological issues.
Ostensibly, the support [of 'Israel'] is based on theology, so-called 'Christian Zionism', (Wikipedia) (the Wikipedia article omits - surprise, surprise, - the role of Jews in bankrolling and promoting Christian Zionism over the past 100 years) which teaches its followers that the recent appearance of the state of Israel is Bible prophecy, and that opposing Israel is opposing God's will. This is manifest theological quackery and has been soundly debunked again and again by many theologians, exposing it for the garden variety heresy that it is, yet many powerful American pastors keep insisting on it - because they receive significant material advantage from powerful Jewish allies by doing so. They are the very lowest of the low, selling out God and country for their 30 pieces of silver.
If we Americans want to decrease the terrifying instability that the Jewish lobby is causing in our world, including the hair-raising brinksmanship with Russia, one of the first things we are going to have to do is expose and remove the power of the Christian Zionists.
The political power of Evangelicals (Wikipedia) in America is huge. They account for about 25% of all Americans, or about 80 million people. About 80% of Evangelical pastors push the Christian Zionism heresy. This hoodwinking of many Americans can be seen as one of the greatest triumphs of the Jewish lobby in the US.
The complicity of so many pastors is the most tawdry kind of treason against nation, people, flock, and their own God. Men like Hagee, the best known Christian Zionist champion are the very dregs of contemporary America.
This video of Hagee delivering a benediction prayer in Jerusalem last week is must-watch, for it illustrates so well how catastrophic his influence, and those of his ilk, is. The transcript of his remarks is below, with my comments in yellow.
Below that is 30 minutes of a longer, famous sermon of Hagee's called: "Jerusalem, a Cup of Trembling" - also well worth taking a look to get the full import of his idiocy.
Hagee, 78, is a savvy Christian entrepreneur. He has built up a mega-church in San Antonio, Texas, and a successful Christian broadcasting company, making him a multi-millionaire. His YouTube channel is relatively successful, with 6 million views, but most of his flock watch him on cable.
Though he brandishes the title of Dr., in fact he has no formal theological training. He is the proud holder of a masters degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas in Denton, and he took some courses in theology at Oral Roberts university in Tulsa later in life. All of his doctorate titles are honorary, from comical-sounding citadels of Christian enlightenment, like the Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, or the Netanya Academic College in Israel.
One can see why the latter might think of him as another Aquinas.
Here is his short prayer in Jersualem. My comments in yellow:
"Our most gracious heavenly Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who calls the stars by name and measures space with the span of his hand, the God who is the king of the universe, we gather here today to thank you for the joy, of living and seeing this glorious and historic day. (Actually, it is kind of a disaster)
We thank you for the State of Israel, the lone torch of freedom in the Middle East, (Actually it is the opposite), who lives and prospers because of your everlasting love for the Jewish people. (Meanwhile, they rather dislike your son)
It was you O Lord who gathered the exiles from the nations and brought them home again. It was you who made statehood possible. (Oh, we thought it was the Jewish lobby and the wartime British government) It was you that gave a miraculous victory in 1967 when Jerusalem was reopened to worshipers of all faiths.
Jerusalem is the city of God. Jerusalem is the heartbeat of Israel. Jerusalem is where Abraham placed his son on the altar of the Temple Mount and became the father of many nations. Jerusalem is where Jeremiah and Isaiah penned principles of righteousness that became the moral foundations of Western civilization.
Jerusalem is where Messiah will come and establish a kingdom that will never end.
We thank you, O Lord, for President Donald Trump's courage in acknowledging to the world a truth established 3,000 years ago, that Jerusalem is and always shall be, the eternal capital of the Jewish people.
And because of that courage (really? - looks like plain old political expediency to us) of our president, we gather here today to consecrate the ground upon which the United States Embassy will stand, reminding the dictators of the world that America and Israel are forever united. (This is the world's, and Christianity's great misfortune)
We thank you for our ambassador David Friedman and pray your anointing upon him as he opens the doors of the US Embassy to receive the nations of the world.
Let the word go forth from Jerusalem today, that Israel lives! (Thanks to the $35 Billion US taxpayers give it every year!)
Shout it from the housetops, that Israel lives! (Thanks to the $35 Billion US taxpayers give it every year!)
Let every Islamic terrorist hear this message: Israel lives! (Thanks to the $35 Billion US taxpayers give it every year!)
Let it be heard in the halls of the United Nations: Israel lives! (Thanks to the $35 Billion US taxpayers give it every year!)
Let it echo down the marble halls of the presidential palace in Iran: Israel lives! (Thanks to the $35 Billion US taxpayers give it every year!)
Let it be known to all men that Israel lives because He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps! (i.e. God) (Are you sure Pastor, when considering today's Israel, it isn't the other guy, you know the one with the cloven hoof?)
As King David prayed 3,000 years ago we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and all its inhabitants.
Let the name of the Lord be glorified today, for the defender of Israel today, tomorrow, and forever is here! (Are you talking about God or the US?)
Can we all shout Alleluia!?"
Here is the excerpt from a Cup of Trembling. Great stuff:
And here he is explaining why Evangelicals went head over heels for Trump - because he promised to tear up the Iran deal, move the embassy and support Israel. For Hagee, nothing is more important. He is basically an extension of Netanyahu's media office.
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