Skip to comments.Activist: Rejecting Beck, Evangelicals Would be 'Suicidal'
Posted on 08/23/2011 4:34:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The debate on the intentions of Glenn Beck and other Christian evangelicals rages on, and Dr. Gadi Eshel, a Land of Israel activist, told Arutz 7 Tuesday that while he did not believe that Beck's intentions were improper, rejecting the friendship of evangelicals could cause anti-Semitism.
Eshel was responding to comments by Jerusalem City Council member Mina Fenton Monday, who voiced vociferous opposition to Beck's appearance in Jerusalem on Wednesday, saying that his rally was designed to encourage missionary activity. Eshel told Arutz 7 that Christians like Beck supported Israel because they were strong believers in the Bible, and not out of missionary reasons.
The basic belief of Christians like Beck is that the Torah and Tanach are divine in nature and precede the Christian Gospels. This is different than the beliefs of traditional Christians, like Roman Catholics, and even Episcopalians, who participate in boycotts against Israel, he said.
As such, Eshel said, rejecting the friendship offered unconditionally by Beck and evangelicals in general would be the ultimate in ingratitude.
Such ingratitude would be an act of suicide, he said. This could cause great damage potentially. The paranoia and automatic negative reaction has the potential to cause a great wave of anti-Semitism. With all the concerns about the rise of radical Islam and the isolation of Israel even by the U.S., Eshel says, spitting at and rejecting Israel's most loyal friends would truly be an act of suicide.
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Muslims and leftists hate us. Christians and rightists love/like us. Let's reject the Christians and rightists. Sure./sarc
I can’t even believe that there would be mystery in this.....have the leftest Jews poisoned the well so much with religious Jews that the would reflexively reject Christians?
Maybe Glen needs to educate them that we aren’t right wing to begin with.
Um... One problem about calling Beck an Evangelical Christian...
What a bizarre premise! Everything Jews do as Jews causes anti-Semitism.
Would you mind elaborating on this? I'm very much pro-Israel but I'm also very "right wing"
“.....have the leftest Jews poisoned the well so much with religious Jews that the would reflexively reject Christians?”
No, I think we Christians putting them in ovens last century pretty well made them reflexively nervous.
Holocaust wounds are fresh and deep in Israel.
I am Christian and visited there. Just in restaurants and the like I saw 50 Nazi era tattos on older folks. Just blue or black blurs, but you could tell what they used to be.
As I have grown to understand it, liberal U.S. jews detest evagelicals cause they think they all keep a white hood and a cossack saber hidden in their closets.
Whereas many Israelis are deep-down suspicious that the Americans want to convert them.
Hating Israel and the Jewish people is of a evil supernatural spirit.....
Loving Israel and the Jewish People is of a Divine Holy Super-natural spirit.....
There is no in-between....
” One problem about calling Beck an Evangelical Christian...”
True. But I think they are just now grasping there is a difference between Roman Catholics and Protestants.
Be like us trying to figure out the different Jewish denominations (or whatever they are called).
Ok! Here we go again!! No. Gay pagans put them in ovens, not Christians.
somehow equating evangelical or any form of christianity with national socialism shows a lack of understanding about the philosophy, teachings and goals of the two world views. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one shining example of what christians thought of the nazis.
>>No, I think we Christians putting them in ovens last century pretty well made them reflexively nervous.<<
I thought it was the Nazis. They were NOT Christian.
Please, at least get Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” and read it. Don’t rely on what you learned in Public School.
There is a Jewish mystical teaching that there are only two active principles in the world: Jewish morality on the one hand, and the spirit of Amalek (suicidal Jew-hate) on the other.
Right Wing is Fascist, Left Wing is Communist, I reject both and don’t see myself as between these two choices.
Christians didn’t put them in the ovens. Nazism and Christians are not the same.
How many of those doing Nazi dirty work were gay pagans? How many were members of a church in good standing?
“No, I think we Christians putting them in ovens last century
Ok! Here we go again!! No. Gay pagans put them in ovens, not Christians.”
Does Eshel truly believe that Evangelicals are, by nature, paranoid and negative? And that if you don't accept their friendship they will become anti-Semitic?
I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck, but if his activities in Israel can help to overcome some of these harmful stereotypes, it will be a good thing for all concerned.
The War is really a Spiritual battle, not a human one....
Are you a Mormon?