The Jewish world must know that the call to be obedient to world missions, including the Jewish world, is not a small matter that can be compromised. No, this call is a major tenet of our biblical faith (Romans 1:16; Matthew 28:18-20).
Media Action Group in Canada is sponsoring a talk: A VEIL OF DENIAL: JUSTICE, RIGHTS, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION on June 12. One of the speakers is Christine Williams from ICEJ (International Christian Embassy Jerusalem). ICEJ is the largest proselytizing organization in the world-targeting Jews, especially in Israel. This is nothing less than free publicity for and an endorsement of this organization. ICEJ works with many other proselytizing organizations including Jerusalem Institute of Justice, run by Calev Myers who said:
“We believe the day is coming, friends, when Jesus once again will reveal himself to Israel, to the Jewish people.”
He works to make it legal for messianic Jews to come to Israel under the Law of Return.
And then there is the irony of the topic that seems to be lost on these people. The event includes the discussion of Cultural Appropriation. Have they no idea of the teachings of Christian Zionism? They have totally culturally appropriated our religion.
I was lectured by Dumisani Washington and Chloe Valdari, more great friends of the Jewish people when I questioned the identity of “Rebbe Shaul.”
Who was Rebbe Shaul, I asked Washington. What a surprise. He is none other than St. Paul returned to his Jewish name (Saul) and rehabilitated from the one who brought antisemitism into Christianity. Christian Zionism is Judaism with a layer of Jesus. Just attend one of their Seders. Jesus was a Jew, after all.
When I question Jews who collaborate with people like Christine Williams I get justifications that make no sense. She can speak about Islam and the Balfour Declaration. Are you kidding me? She is the only person you can find to discuss these two topics?
I suggest it is the money, honey.
I’ve been told I’m ignorant regarding Christianity; that I don’t like Christians. I am a multi-faith endorsed Chaplain and took my 2000 hour residency at Toronto Hospital, the largest hospital in Canada. I live in a Christian community. I leave the area and the Jewish population drops 100%.
It was suggested I have no respect for Righteous Gentiles. These Christian Zionists are not “righteous.” Self-righteous, perhaps; but not righteous. I have written a great deal about organizations that preach to the Jews.
I was lectured about social justice as if I never showed any concern for non-Jews. I think these people should read what I write including the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Canada’s indigenous missing and murdered women.
And then I was given this delicious tid-bit.
“You may not know that for the majority of human history Jews actively promoted proselytizing. It was understood as G-d’s will in biblical Judaism. It was practiced by kings, prophets and pre-Talmudic rabbis and Samaritans in our tradition for two thousand years.”
Ahhh. So because we preached when no one else believed in one God or the ethic He gave us, we should be open to those whose ancestors have tormented and murdered us for 2000 years. Sort of tit-for-tat.
I was told by one
“I champion freedom of thought and freedom of speech in the several organizations that I guide or with which I am associated.
To me, there is an enormous difference between Christians of the past (and certainly some still exist) who believed that non-believers, particularly Jews, should be burned at the stake, and Christian Zionists, on the other hand, who assist Jews because they recognize Jews as the Chosen People, or they wish to show them the way to Jesus. Which Jesus?”
Which Jesus? I don’t know which Jesus. Do they mean that they want us to love the Jesus who was a Jew, and not the Jesus who was killed by the Jews which led to Jews being burned at the stake and during the Shoah? I mean, now that Jesus is a Jew we can all accept him in our lives. Right?
More importantly, I am told, they fight with us against Islamism. Of course they do. First they come for the Jews!
I suggest it’s the money, honey.
I was also asked
”If saving lives meant working with those who believed you were incomplete as a spiritual being because you were Jewish, would you give up saving lives?”
How is this a logical question to someone who is against taking money from ICEJ proselytizers? Are we not told that to save a life is to save the world?
If they want the money from ICEJ to support their causes-go for it. But don’t justify it with nareshkeit.
The Prophets must be rolling over in their graves.
Let me once again share the statements made by members of ICEJ and their associated organizations to give you an idea of the people these Jewish “leaders” are defending.
“Thus, Christian Zionism is not based on prophecy or end-time events. Most Christian Zionists would agree, however, that Israel’s reemergence on the world’s scene, in fulfillment of God’s promises to her, indicate that other biblically-predicted events will follow.”
Wonder what those other biblically predicted events could be? Have you read the Gospels?
“The Jewish world must know that the call to be obedient to world missions, including the Jewish world, is not a small matter that can be compromised. No, this call is a major tenet of our biblical faith” (Romans 1:16; Matthew 28:18-20).
Rev. Malcolm Hedding, the former Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem said:
“Now if I said to my Jewish friends that in order to have a meaningful relationship with me, they must stop celebrating Shabbat, they would be horrified and reject such a position out of hand. But this is what some Jews are doing to Christians! They assert that no relationship between Jews and Christians can take place unless the Christians disavow missionary activity.”
Then there is this from Wayne Hilsden, a Canadian now living in Israel-he is firmly associated with ICEJ and their hopes and dreams for Israel.
“The vision of King of Kings Community is “to be a compelling, Messiah-centred, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making community that reveals the true face of Yeshua(Jesus) to Israel and the nations.”
Hilsden believes God recently gave him a mandate to
“get Israel back into biblical theology.”
“should be identified even more closely with the local, messianic Jewish Body in Jerusalem and Israel and be rooted more deeply in the soil of Israel.”
He then formed FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries) in 2014.
“To unite a global fellowship of biblically sound believers committed to cultivating Messiah-centered relationships that work to bless the inhabitants of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community.”
”As a nation, Israel remains in rebellion against Jesus of Nazareth and this factor has more to do with her present struggle than we are prepared to admit! (Matt23:37-39)(Luke19:41-44) Jesus is a Jewish Messiah and the only way of salvation. (Acts4:11-12)”
And this:Dr. George Giacumakis, the one-time Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ICEJ, has said straight out that it is hoped, through various ‘friendship’ organizations with Jews, and by giving financial and political support to Israel, that Jews will start showing interest in Christianity.
I suggest it’s the money, honey.
And this; David Pawson, in a speech entitled “God’s Eternal Covenant with Israel” (reprinted in Family Restoration Magazine), stated,
”One day the people of Israel as a whole will become Messianic Jews (believing in Jesus – ed.)…Prayer for Israel is not enough; preaching is also necessary. The church’s silence over the holocaust was bad enough; her silence about hell would be a worse betrayal… True lovers of Israel will speak on behalf of Jews to Christians and on behalf of Christ to Jews. To pray for the peace of Jerusalem must include that peace with God which only Jesus can bring. Zionism’ is only ‘Christian’ when He [Jesus] has the pre-eminence.’”
In case it may be objected that it is offensive to the Jews to speak of such things, and that Christians must “comfort” Israel, Pawson explained: “There is no final comfort in a lie… We cannot help but be missionaries, and I have discovered that some Jews despise us if we pretend not to be…”
If our Jewish leaders believe the Muslims when they rant “Death to Israel” and “Death to the Jews” why do these same leaders refuse to believe these Jews for Jesus organizations which say they want to change Jewish Israel?
These Jewish leaders have given cuvet and the Kosher Stamp of Approval to people who want us to accept Jesus.
I suggest it is the money, honey.