Skip to comments.Carter seeks to split Evangelicals from Israel support
Posted on 05/10/2007 1:33:20 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Former President Jimmy Carter recently has stepped up his efforts to split the bonds between Evangelical voters and Israel. From The Jewish Week:
Wading into the delicate fray over the alliance between Jews and pro-Israel Evangelicals, former President Jimmy Carter last week reportedly said it was a mistake for Jews to accept such ties, and that he was working to convince Southern Baptists to change the way they look at Judaism and the Middle East.
Christian Zionists can be better friends of Israel by challenging its government's policies, while accepting Judaism as a legitimate path to God, Carter told a group organized by Rabbi Michael Lerner in California last week, according to the rabbi.
"He said it was a terrible error for Jews to become allied with Christian Zionists who actually desire our conversion or burning in hell," Rabbi Lerner related in an interview Tuesday.
The alliance between Jewish and Evangelical Christian supporters of Israel has grown over the years. Evangelical support for Israel is often misunderstood and in some cases maligned-it comes often from the most noble of reasons. Regardless of one's views, this support has been very important.
The International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has been in the forefront of building these links and raises many millions of dollars from Evangelical Christians to help Jews around the world who are in need. Christians United for Israel has become a politically influential voice for Israel around the nation. In an era during which Israel has lost support in many quarters, this support from Evangelical Christians should be welcomed. Yet, there are forces developing that are not attempting to erode this support. I wrote about this dynamic earlier in this article, "Splitting the Evanngelicals from Israel".
Is it surprising that a dumbass who pretends to be a nuclear scientist also pretends to be a theologian?
If I remember correctly Revelation prophecy says that in the end times (All Nations will come against Israel) Is Carter doing his part to ensure that the U.S. does its part in meeting that prediction?
“He said it was a terrible error for Jews to become allied with Christian Zionists who actually desire our conversion or burning in hell,” Rabbi Lerner related in an interview Tuesday.”
Better to become allied with liberals who want Israel to burn now, I guess.
He’s certainly trying his level best to destroy Israel, that’s for sure.
Only as surprising as the attention paid to his blathering idiocy.
On the other hand he's keeping demons entertained who'd otherwise be bothering other people.
Hasn’t this guy done enough damage to the World already?
Darn, I actually voted for him.....twice.
You know, I was just reading about Reagan at Reykjavik, and to even allow the words Jimmy Carter on this fine website is almost sacrilige. We shoud borrow a line from Harry Potter; from now on Carter should be refered to as: “The peanut farmer who must not be named.” Or, “the peanut farmer whos name makes me ill.”
Hurry up and die Jimmah, you miserable old POS.
I don’t think he’s stupid or senile; I think the Arabs bought the sunuvabich.
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
You're a legend in your own mind, Jimmuh.
Joshua Murchavik wrote an article on Jimmah's anti-Semitism, but Murchavik neglected to mention racist populist, Tom Watson, as the probable influence for Carter's judenhass.
Tell us more.
Well, you were young and foolish. Weren't we all? I voted for McGovern (she said in mortification).
He’s a paid shill of the Saudis. He’s an antisemite.
Jews are prohibited from even entering Saudi Arabia.
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