From.......... SHOULD CHRISTIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL ?
By- John Hagee [John Hagee Ministry, San Antonio, TX]
Preface by Dr. W.A.Criswell
Pub by Dominion Publishers
P. O. Box 591265, San Antonio, TX 78269
CHAPTER ONE ................ page 1 ....... THE GHOST OF HITLER LIVES!
If you do not believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God . . . put this book down! This is not another book of religious rhetoric telling you how to be happy without being holy, successful without sacrifice or how to conquer without conflict!
This book is a declaration of War!
It is not a war against men ......... it's a war against a message which is an ancient Godless heresy that is again raging through the Church masquerading as truth.
This heresy is now being presented under many names, [Kingdom Now, Kingdom Age, New Wave and New Age] but its prevailing amillenial, allegorical message is;
The Church must know that she is the true Israel!
The Jews do not have a claim to the land of Israel!
Israel is not blessed above all nations!
Israel is not reborn!
The Jews rejected Jesus and should be punished.
The Jews are the Christ killers, well poisoners, plague carriers, host defamers, and sons of the devil!
The Old Covenant is dead and replaced by the New Covenant!
The Jews are our misfortune and have not blessed the nations of the earth!
'This is the message of anti-Semitism!' Webster defines "anti-Semitism" as "one who is hostile to or discriminates against Jews."
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It is now being preached from Christian pulpits Sunday after Sunday, from coast to coast, to a laity that has been duped into believing the pastor or priest speaks only the truth!
The truth is not what your pastor says it is, the truth is not what your priest says it is, the truth is not what I say it is, 'the truth is what God's Word says it is!' "Let God be true but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4)
This heresy of hatred is being taught in Sunday Schools to young impressionable minds that are learning to "hate thy neighbor" in the name of God. There is a generation of children growing up in America's Sunday Schools believing that the heartless Jews captured and crucified the only begotten Son of God. [This Christian myth will be scripturally destroyed later in the text].
Anti-Semitism is again being proclaimed by bellicose clerics as a Christian virtue, who claim they are "defending the faith" and "fighting the devil" when they attack the Jews.
Adolf Hitler felt the same way. He said,
"I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.''1
Anti-Semitism has its origin and its complete root structure in Christianity! Until anti-Semitism is stopped in the Church, anti-Semitism will not be stopped on the face of the earth!
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The very phrase "Christian Anti-Semitism" is an absolute contradiction in terms. Anti-Semitism is a synonym for hatred. Christian is a synonym for love. An anti-Semite is a dead Christian whose hatred has strangled his faith.
The Christian doctrine of love was first taught by a Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth saying; "Love thy neighbor as thyself" [Matthew 19:19]. "Love one another as I have loved you" [John 15:12]. "By this sign shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one to another" [John 13:35]. "Love your enemies" [Matthew 5:44]. St. Paul said, "Love worketh no ill toward his neighbors" [Romans 13:10].
When did this doctrine of hate toward the Jewish people begin?
It did not begin with the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler who said, "I am only continuing the work of the Catholic Church."2
It did not begin with Martin Luther who said, "Know Christian, that next to the devil thou hast no enemy more cruel, more venomous and violent than a true Jew."3
Luther died a vicious and bitter anti-Semite because the Jews would not accept his new brand of Christianity!
Anti-Semitism did not begin with the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a diabolical lie contrived by the Russian Czarist Secret Police in 1905.
Anti-Semitism did not begin in America when Henry Ford published those Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion which many Americans believe to be an authentic document. The Protocols described an alleged international takeover of the nations by the Jews.
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Logic demands these questions be asked;
"If the Jews controlled the nations of the earth, how in the name of God did they manage to get six million of themselves killed in the Holocaust?
How is it, since 70 A.D. when Titus invaded Jerusalem, the Jews have been scattered among the nations of the earth, denied legal rights, denied the right to own land, denied to practice their faith, denied their very lives by religious madmen who demanded they "convert to Christ or be killed?"
Is that control?
Where are the Jews of Spain?
They were murdered in cold blood by the Roman Church!
Where are the Jews of Portugal?
They were murdered in cold blood by the Roman Church!
Where are the Jews of Italy and France?
They were murdered in cold blood by the Roman Church!
Where are the Jews of Austria and Hungary?
A Godless theology of hate that no one dared try to stop for a thousand years, produced a harvest of horror. When the Pale Rider of Death thrust in the sickle, the rivers of Europe turned red with the blood of the Jews.
They were all killed in the name of a loving God!
How did this anti-Semitic hatred get into the blood stream of Christianity?
Men are not born with hate in their blood. This infection must be acquired by contact; it may be injected deliberately or even unconsciously, by parents, preachers or teachers. This disease may spread throughout the land like a plague, so that a class, a religion, a nation will become the object of popular religious hatred without anyone knowing exactly how it all began. The end result is a message of "hate thy neighbor."
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Anti-Semitism in Christianity began with the early church fathers ........... Eusebuis, Cyril, Constantine, St. John Chrysostom, Augustine, Origen, Justin, and Jerome who published papers and pamphlets historically known as Adversus Judaeos.
This stream of venom out of the mouths of spiritual leaders to virtually illiterate congregants, sitting benignly in their pews, listening to their pastors label the Jews as "the Christ killers, plague carriers, demons, children of the devil, blood thirsty pagans who look for an innocent child during the Easter week to drink his blood, money hungry Shylocks, who are as deceitful as Judas was relentless. The church fathers spelled his name "Jewdas." As Pope Gelasius I [492-496] philosophized;
"In the Bible the whole is often named after the part; as Judas was called a devil and the devil's workman, he gives his name to the whole race."
The church fathers did not tell you who to kill;
they told you who to hate!
Every Christian of conscience must answer this question;
"How did it happen that the first church, begun by a Jewish Rabbi and his twelve Jewish disciples, within two hundred years of the resurrection began to kill Jews as a matter of church policy?
What happened to the family of our Lord Jesus Christ after the resurrection?
What happened to his brothers and sisters that were born to Mary and Joseph?
What happened to the disciples, their wives and their children and their children's children?
They were all Jews!
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When General Titus came marching from Rome in 70 A.D, the Jews were crucified on Roman crosses while their wives and children were forced to watch. This bloody demonstration of mass crucifixion was brutal proof that no one could resist mighty Rome and live!
What happened to the family of our Lord when Hadrian came from Rome in 135 A.D. to crush the Second Revolt? How dare these stubborn monotheistic Jews, loyal to the God of Abraham, refuse to bow their knees to a pagan culture that served hundreds of gods? The sons of Israel fought valiantly until one half million perished at the point of Rome's sword!
Constantine, a Roman emperor who ruled in 306-337 A.D., "Christianized" the Roman Empire. In one day, with one swing of the pen, he made Rome's version of Christianity the official state religion.
That religion was and is full of idolatry!
The monotheistic Jews refused to worship statues of men, birds and animals. The words of God as given through Moses still rang in their ears,
"Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one" [Deuteronomy 6:4].
"Thou shalt have no other Gods before me" [Exodus 20 3].
The theology of the devout Jews was more than pagan Rome could understand and certainly more than it would tolerate. The Roman conclusion was;
"The Jews are just stubborn, rebellious people!"
Constantine and his clergymen at the Council of Nicea quickly began enacting a series of restrictive edicts against the Jewish people. His purpose was to separate Gentiles and Jews from worshipping together.
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In his words, he considered the Jews an
"evil And perverse sect ...... let us have nothing to do with the Jews who are our adversaries, in order that we no more have anything in common with these parasites and murderers of our Lord."4
THE GOLDEN MOUTH
The venom of Christian hatred for the Jews reached its crescendo with the coming of St. John Chrysostom [387-407 A.D.], a raving anti-Semite who is known historically as the "Golden Mouthed Orator." His blazing Jew hating sermons were classical Christian reading for centuries. Chrysostom ranted,
"How can Christians dare 'have the slightest converse' with Jews, 'the most miserable of all men' [Homily 4:1], men who are' ....... lustful, rapacious, greedy, perfidious bandits.' Are they not 'inveterate murderers, destroyers, men possessed by the devil' whom 'debauchery and drunkenness have given them the manners of the pig and the lusty goat. They know only one thing, to satisfy their gullets, get drunk, to kill and maime one another ....... ' [1:4]. Indeed 'they have surpassed the ferocity of wild beasts, for they murder their offspring and immolate them to the devil' " [1:6].
Chrysostom said of the Synagogue . . .
"not only is it a theater and a house of prostitution, but a cavern of brigands, and a 'repair of wild beast' [6:5], 'the domicile of the devil [1:6], as is also the souls of the Jews' [1;4 & 6]. Indeed Jews worship the devil; their rites are 'criminal and impure;' their religion is 'a disease' [3:1].
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Their synagogue is 'an assembly of criminals ............ a den of thieves ............ a cavern of devils an abyss of perdition" [1:2 & 6:6].
Why did Chrysostom hate the Jews?
"Because of their 'odious assassination of Christ' [6:4]. This supreme crime lies at the roots of their degradation and woes [6:1]. And for this deicide [God-killers], Chrysostom declares, there is "no expiation possible, no indulgence, no pardon' [6:2]. 'God hates the Jews and always hated the Jews' [6:4 & 1:7]. 'I hate the Jews also because they outrage the law . . .' " [6:6].
The words of this honored clergyman rang in the ears of Christianity for 1600 years.
"God hates you ........ and I hate you."
The natural progression for popular hatred is action. Religious belief fosters deep feeling, and deep feeling demands action to be taken to support that basic belief. Christian action toward the Jews exploded with a demonic violence beyond comprehension.
At Easter, when the Christian clergy would enflame the passions of the faithful with the vengeful message that "the Jews are the killers of Christ," the saints [sic] would race out of the church toward the Jewish quarter with clubs and beat Jews to death for what they did to Jesus on the cross. It became an annual custom at Easter to drag a Jew into the church and slap him on the face before the altar.
"This ceremony was sometimes carried out with excessive vigor; on one occasion, recounts a monkish chronicler [without, however, expressing any disapproval], a distinguished nobleman who was taking part
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of chief celebrant 'knocked out the eyes and the brains of the perfidious one [disbelieving Jew], who fell dead on the spot ..... his brethren from the Synagogue took the body out of the church and buried it."6
The perfection of Christian hatred gave birth to the Dark Ages and the Crusades. During the First Crusade to the Holy Land, in 1096, the Crusading armies called "Knights of the Cross" left a trail of Jewish blood across Europe.
Within a three month period, 12,000 Jews were slaughtered in Germany as the Crusaders screamed
"The Jews have killed our Savior. They must convert or be killed."
Some Jewish communities were given the opportunity to save their lives by meeting the Crusaders demand for huge amounts of gold and silver. Those Jewish communities who could not meet the ransom demand were butchered by the "will of God." Others ran to the synagogue, locked the doors, said a final prayer and killed their wives and children mercifully and quickly, lest the cross carrying Crusaders butcher them.
The fathers committed suicide to preserve the sanctity of the name of Jehovah God. The Crusaders were not holy men on a holy mission. They were a motley mob of thieves and robbers whose sins had been forgiven in advance by the pope. Any man who "answered the call of the Crusade" could consider all his financial debts to any Jewish creditor canceled. It was a quick way to get out of debt. As a
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bonus, the Crusaders were permitted to rob the Jews of their possessions on the road to and from Jerusalem.
If they murdered the Jews, and raped their daughters and wives, all was forgiven in advance by the Pope before they left on the Crusade. This was done because "it was the will of God."
OUR HANDS ARE STAINED WITH BLOOD
By Michael L. Brown
Published by Destiny Image Publisher -1992
P.O.Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257 ISBN 1-56043-068-0
Available from- Messiah Biblical Institute P. O. Box 163,
Gaithersburg, MD 20898 ...............1-301-977-0156
AUSCHWITZ: BEGINNING OR A NEW ERA? Reflections on the Holocaust
Edited by Eva Fleischner, KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
[Papers given at the International Symposium on the Holocaust held at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City, June 3 to 6, 1974]