ISRAELI CHRISTIANS WORSHIP UNDER ARMED GUARD
By Rev. Ted Pike
24 Jun 08
Israeli free-speaking newspaper Ha'aretz reports that anti-Christianity toward messianic Christians
in Israel is now so intense they can’t worship safely without
armed protection. Militant ultra-orthodox Jewish settlers dominate
most local government and police in central Israel and the West
Bank . Police do nothing as Christians are harassed and threatened
with violence. (See “Christians
in Israel: An Endangered Species”)
In October, a Jerusalem church used by messianic believers
was mysteriously torched. A messianic teen was critically injured
by explosion of a package bomb in his face; police believe ultra-Orthodox
terrorists were responsible. Angry orthodox Jews publicly burned
hundreds of New Testaments. (See “Burning
New Testaments in ‘Democratic’ Israel”)
Official persecution of Christians is sharply on the rise
in Israel . Ha'aretz says, "Calev Myers, a lawyer who represents
messianic Jews, said he has fought 200 legal cases in the past two
years. Most involve authorities' attempt to close down houses of
worship, revoke the citizenship of believers or refuse to register
their children as Israelis… In incidents of violence [against
Christians], police are reluctant to press charges."
The government of Israel maintains a hands-off policy. It
contends that Christians who witness and are persecuted deserve it.
The government is just as anti-Christian as local magistrates. Israel
continues to attempt to deport a German Christian student for the
alleged "crime" of witnessing. (See “Christian
Deported from Israel”)
History of Persecution
As every Bible student knows, Jewish leaders did not welcome
the emergence of Christianity in the first century. The Pharisee
Saul of Tarsus led ruthless and homicidal persecution of the infant
church until his miraculous conversion to Christianity. The Book
of Acts recounts several dozen instances of violent persecution of
Christians throughout Israel and the Mediterranean. Such Jewish
hatred may have continued under Nero, a convert to Judaism.(1) Perhaps
the greatest authority on ancient Rome, Edward Gibbon, asserts that
Nero's zealously Jewish wife, the beautiful Poppaea Sabina (ancestor
of one of the most renowned sages of the Talmud, Rabbi Meir)(2),
almost certainly incited Nero to blame a relatively unknown sect,
the Christians, for the burning of Rome.(3) In that persecution,
countless Christians (including most of the apostles) were martyred.
Yet, unable to destroy Christianity physically, anti-Christian
Jews attempted to destroy it spiritually.
The Jewish Encyclopedia says some early church fathers said
all heresies of the time began with Jews (4) who wanted to poison
Christian teachings. The Encyclopedia flatly states that Jews inspired
gnosticism—the most destructive heresy in Christian theology.
Gnosticism's bad premises have negatively influenced both Augustinian
Catholicism and Calvinist Protestantism to the present. (5)
Circumstances (and God’s grace) restricted the first-century
Sanhedrin from persecuting the church into extinction. Yet the Talmud
and Zohar—most sacred texts for observant Jews—burn with
hope of someday renewing violent persecution against Christians as "idol
worshipers." These rabbinic scriptures teach that the coming
Judaic one-world order will uphold Hebrew monotheism with zero tolerance
toward those who believe in a "polytheist, three-in-one God," Christians.
Attack ‘Amalekites’—with Baseball Bats!” )
New Power to Persecute
The power to persecute Christianity has largely returned
to Judaism through Jewish control of big media and "hate crime" laws.
Jewish supremacists are encouraged as never before that they might
finish what their forefathers began in the Book of Acts (See "Jews
confirm Big Media is Jewish” See also, “Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians”)
Meanwhile, evangelical Christians remain in denial. In view
of rising anti-Christianity in Israel, Christian leaders and media
are silent. Unbiblically, they refuse to find fault with a nation
and religion they believe God forbids them to criticize. Evangelical
leaders hope that somehow the increasing anti-Christianity coming
from orthodox activism in Israel will subside as a result of even
more palavering of Christian "love" and "blessing." They
have no solution for rising Jewish anti-Christian activism and media
corruption in the western world.
This threat to Christian civilization will not go away unless
Christians face these threats head on and protest. To turn the other
cheek does not mean to be silent before evil.
Testing Christian Limits
Evil Jewish leadership, from Israel to America, is testing
Christians to see how much abuse they will take. Hitler and Mussolini
tested the West in 1939 with preliminary wars of aggression in Spain
and Ethiopia. In the same way, militant Jewish activists use hate
crime prosecutions (such as conviction of Rev. Stephen Boissoin in
Canada ) to lay groundwork for worldwide persecution of Christians.
So far, Jewish supremacists must be delighted in how evangelicals
continue to cooperate, even as such Jews undermine our Christian
At the turn of the 20th century, a holocaust of anti-Christian
persecution erupted from Jewish-inspired communism in Russia. Tens
of millions of Christians in Russia and, later, China, southeast
Asia and Cuba died. (See “Jewish
Activists Created Communism”)
Today, a malignant trickle of persecution insidiously proceeds
from Zion, spreading across the world landscape. It still could
be dried up if Christians identify its leaders as Jewish and expose
them to the withering heat of public displeasure.
That is not happening. The source from which it emanates
is sacrosanct to Christians and allowed to flow unobstructed. With
such spectacular complicity from most Christian leaders, there is
little to restrain even more aggressive anti-Christianity.
Scripture says full-blown persecution will eventually break
forth over the whole earth as the great harlot, international Jewish
control, devastates the church. (See “Israel
Prophesied to Control Mideast”)
Israel, the first to spiritually marry her divine husband,
Christ, apostasized and became the mother of spiritual whoredom;
she killed Him. Ever since, she has sought another husband, Anti-Christ,
who will give her world dominion and take away her shame.
Initially, the great harlot will undoubtedly use her
hate crimes laws to imprison evangelical "anti-Semites."(See “US
Government Condemns ‘Unintentional’ Anti-Semitism” )
Ultimately, Christian "idolaters" will be executed as heretics
under the Talmud's Noahide laws. (See “Coming
Jewish ‘Utopia’ Ruled by Noahide Laws”) Rev.
17:6 says Israel will become drunk with the blood of the martyrs
of Jesus. The beast she rides upon, anti-Christ, will "wear
out the saints of God" (Dan. 7:25 ) and “destroy the mighty
and holy people [the church]” (Dan. 8:24 ).
How is a juggernaut of persecution this ominous empowered
to worldwide dominion?
By the eerie silence of the Christian world right now!
1. "Nero," Jewish Encyclopedia, page 88.
2. Ibid. This article says that, according to the Talmud, Nero
converted to Judaism and Rabbi Meir descended from him.
3. Gibbon, Edward, The History of the
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume I, page 459, Modern Library, New York .
Gibbon says the Jews bitterly resented Roman dominion of Palestine
and had a much stronger motive to burn Rome than did Christians. "But
the Jews possessed very powerful advocates in the palace, and even
in the heart of the Tyrant; his wife and mistress, the beautiful
Poppaea, and a favorite player of the race of Abraham, who had already
enjoyed his intercessions in behalf of the obnoxious people."
4. "Gnosticism," Jewish Encyclopedia, page 681.
This article says, "It is a noteworthy fact that heads of gnostic
schools and founders of gnostic systems are designated as Jews by
church fathers. Some derive all heresies, including those of
Gnosticism, from Judaism." "...the principal elements of
Gnosticism were derived from Jewish speculation…" "…since
the second century B.C. gnostic thought was bound up with Judaism,
which had accepted Babylonian and Syrian doctrines."
5. My video Zionism
and Christianity: Unholy Alliance considers at length
the bad influence of Gnosticism on Augustinian, Calvinist doctrine. I
point out that Calvin's teaching of unconditional salvation (eternal
security) was directly influenced by Jewish Gnosticism. Both Augustine
and Calvin largely bought into the Gnostic idea that to inhabit
a physical body is sin. With little confidence in obedient, daily
trust in Christ to save us, they turned to covenant guarantees: “once
saved, always saved,” and loyalty to the true church, Rome.
Their lack of conditions of obedience laid the foundation for evangelicals'
almost universal belief that Israel also enjoys a covenant-based
unconditional right to occupy Palestine, even in disobedience.
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