Skip to comments.Stakelbeck's Report From Christians United For Israel
Posted on 07/23/2010 5:54:36 PM PDT by Amerisrael
I was honored to speak at the event and also covered it for CBN News. You can watch my report on the summit by clicking on the viewer below, and also listen to me discuss it in my weekly appearance with Michael Savage on the Savage Nation radio program by clicking here.
[Link to Savage radio program--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvHKShGGXX8]
Here is a sampling from my CBN report:
CUFI is now the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States with over 400,000 members nationwide - including chapters on college campuses throughout the U.S. "There's a passion and a heart for Israel for anyone who believes the Bible," said CUFI's founder, Pastor John Hagee.
Hagee told CBN News that he started CUFI in 2006 with a Biblical mandate in mind.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.cbn.com ...
I like what this blogger has to say about Tisha B'Av:
The people of Israel crucified the Lord of life -- who disagreed with their verdict so passionately that He overturned it by rising from the dead. Jesus was right. The Jews were wrong. And still are, til this day.
So, they do well to mourn the loss of their temple, and to ponder the reasons thereof. May God grant that, as time moves on, an ever-growing number of the Jewish people will find in the Messiah they spurned the true Sacrifice, and the ultimate Temple.
I like what Joeseph Farah of WorldNetdaily has to say about misguided professing Christians who hate our ally Israel and the Jews:
“Phony Ignorant Christians”
Thanks Amerisrael! (twice)
To wish to see our Jewish friends in hell forever is to truly hate them. I don’t. I’d much rather they came to the open Table, and joined the rest of God’s family in worship around the enthroned Son of David.
“Christian” minister John Hagee, however, asserts that God has an alternate plan of salvation. That is true hate speech, if John 14:6 is still in the Bible.
Dhimmi Turkish Christian dislikes Zionist Christians? I’m shocked. Meanwhile, he’s shilling for his oppressors. Mutligenerational Stockholm syndrome remains a mental illness.
Christians, by definition, love Jesus and people. Christians delight to invite the whole world to come to the Lord’s Table. Christians yearn to see all nations bow before the Eternal King, and towards that end they pray, fast, and preach the glories of the Jewish Messiah.
Is Jesus central, or peripheral? Who, or what, is the primary focus of our allegiance — the Lamb Slain from the foundation of the world, or a secular socialist democracy that reviles Jesus?
Christian minister John Hagee, however, asserts that God has an alternate plan of salvation.”
“Hagee added that he had made it a practice for 25 years not to target Jews for conversion at any Night to Honor Israel events. If Jews inquire about our faith at a later time, we give them a full scriptural presentation of redemption.
He stressed that regardless of the response from the Jewish person, we remain friends in support of the State of Israel as required by scripture.
“Over the centuries, Christians have been quick to condemn the Jews for failing to recognize Jesus as Messiah. This approach led to replacement theology and the viewpoint of some that God has rejected and broken covenant with the Jewish people. These ideas, in turn, opened the door to a vicious Christian anti-Semitism that led to the Crusades, the Inquisition and countless pogroms.”-Hagee
Yep. Jesus is insignificant, compared to the really important issue -- propping up the prosperity of a Christ-reviling, secular, socialist, political entity.
Gotta keep our priorities in order!
“...we remain friends in support of the State of Israel as required by scripture.
...as required by Scripture” ,-
you conveniently left that part off above. And it’s an important part of Scripture.
And Israel is not a “socialist” political entity.!
That is however what the Obamanation is trying to turn America into.
Is Jesus central, or peripheral? Who, or what, is the primary focus of our allegiance the Lamb Slain from the foundation of the world, or a secular socialist democracy that reviles Jesus?
I'm not dealing with the theological issue. Rather, the source that attacks Jews, but sucks up to Muslim Turks. Hence, dhimmi.
God, in His mercy, swept one enemy off the stage -- and today, Russian school kids are studying the Bible and the Christian faith.
Secular Humanism is losing its protective camouflage -- today, millions of Christian parents in America are undoing that enemy by starving it of the resource it most lusts after -- our children. The enemies of our faith are aborting, contracepting, and buggering themselves out of the race, and rendering their team incompetent in the temples of secular humanism. The future looks kinda bright for those who love the Lord -- or at least, for their grandchildren.
Islam is suddenly on our radar screen -- and only the gospel of Jesus Christ can help us there. The full Gospel, that is, one that applies to all of life, not just "religious" life. Islam, after all, is a total world and life view. We need to offer the Muslim more than a religious experience, a "navel view."
God's family is big enough to encompass many assignments, many tasks. We're "adopting" Turkish grad students, for example. It's our family project for the Kingdom -- a small-scale, low-pressure presentation of the gospel to a needy population that believes (since this is what Hollywood teaches the world) that Americans are indifferent to faith and family. Show an interest in someone's language, and you have a superhighway to their heart. But make no mistake -- the bottom line is -- we are working and praying for their conversion.
If God has tasked you with the assignment of evangelizing the unbelieving Jews, may His favor rest upon your mission. The founding pastor of our church, Ron Lewis, is Jewish. And Christian. Out of love for the Jewish people, we do our best to win them to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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