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.
I watched the rally with Glenn Beck and John Hagee in Israel on TBN the other night, it was awesome, nothing phony or hypocritical or trying to convert Jews...
They are Christians who are trying to live by the truth of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Faith and Courage...
Love GOD with all your heart mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself....If people are suspicious of that commandment, then we might as well give up now and live like
Eshel reminds me of someone with a crazy neighbor or relative. One wants to be on the friendly side of such a person for fear they’ll do something, well, crazy. But one doesn’t want to be friendly enough to have them hanging around all the time either!
“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? “
He has the precedent of Martin Luther’s initial solicitousness towards Jews. When they did not all suddenly convert, he turned on them. I don’t believe that Glen Beck would do that, but it has occurred in the past with others.
Isn’t ‘paranoid and negative reaction’ referring to the Jews rejecting Beck’s and the Christians’ attention and support of Israel? And that THAT could have a negative impact on Israel?