Israel Committed `Terrible Atrocities,'
Says Bible Expert
By Rev Ted Pike
21 May 2008
Grant R. Jeffrey is an enormously popular evangelical Bible prophecy teacher featured on the globe-spanning Trinity Broadcasting TV network. His program “Bible Prophecy Revealed” reaches an estimated 100,000,000 viewers.
I was surprised by last week’s broadcast (May 15). Jeffrey said that in the 1948 conflict between Israel and the Arabs, there were “terrible atrocities on both sides.”
What? Since when has Israel — whom most evangelicals believe can virtually do no wrong — become guilty of atrocities? The Arabs, yes. But these evangelicals would reply, “Israel was created by divine intervention – not atrocities!”
I believe the barrage of new arguments for a more Biblical view of Israel (largely provided by the National Prayer Network) is beginning to penetrate. Perhaps Jeffrey's listeners have sent him articles from truthtellers.org, such as “Israel: Founded on Terror.” This article details the sordid record of Israel’s “terrible atrocities” against the Palestinians. These include the massacres of Deir Yassin, Dawayma, Kibya, Kfar Kassem, Lebanon, etc.
Jeffrey: God Loves Arabs
Jeffrey also said, “God loves the Arabs just as much as He loves the Jews.”
You might pry that statement from some evangelical prophecy teachers. But I have never heard it volunteered on international Christian TV. John Hagee, Jerry Falwell, etc., always stress that God has “special love” for Jews, the “apple of His eye.” In strongly pro-Israel churches, Arab “donkey-drivers and towel-heads” are unofficially considered inferior to Jews in God’s sight.
Are we finally seeing hairline cracks in the previously impregnable wall of evangelical approval of Israel? Since publication of my book Israel: Our Duty… Our Dilemma in 1984, I have sent a simple, Biblical message to the church. I’ve said God has a wonderful destiny for a repentant remnant of Jews; this destiny will be revealed at Christ’s second coming. But meanwhile, historic Judaism is deeply apostate and anti-Christian. Israel was founded in defiance of God’s law, which says only obedient Jews can reoccupy Palestine; it is a counterfeit, not the true obedient return prophesied hundreds of times in the Old Testament. (See, “Is Israel Improving?”)
For 24 years, the National Prayer Network has shot missiles of Biblical warning and reality into the seemingly impenetrable wall of Christian Zionism.
Now a prominent, highly respected Christian Zionist has made significant concessions to our message. I believe more cracks can develop in the evangelical wall. Unfortunately, such cracks may have to be hastened through persecution under state hate laws, inspired by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. Ultimately, Revelation suggests that when Christians have suffered bitterly under the “Great Harlot,” Israel, they will at last comprehend the full hatred of Talmudic Judaism against them. (Rev. 18:4-7)
What if Christians could realize the truth before then? What if a significant percent of America's 70 million evangelicals became aware of the threat of anti-Christian Jewish activism and publicly opposed it? America could well postpone establishment of the Jewish one-world order, Babylon the Great. (See, "Israel: On the Way to Empire in the Middle East" ) Effective resistance could last for at least a generation or as long as such faith in God and love of truth continues.
It is a frightful reality that, today, the will of the "synagogue of Satan" (Rev. 3:9) (that Christ-rejecting Jews are unconditionally chosen by God) has become the will of most Christians. Yet the Zionist mortar that has bound evangelicals with Israel and her injustices can be made to crumble.
I pray it will, before it is too late.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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