This essay by the Business Manager of IRD ranks right up there with the worst of liars and the lies they tell. It is laced pillar to post with fetishism for the heresy of Christian Zionism and it spews the sort of bile we are more accustomed to see from the pens of Neo-Nazis and Skinheads- leveled this time not at Jews but at Palestinians.
Indeed, mutatis mutandis, if one substituted Israel for Palestinians and vice versa throughout one would swear one were reading a pamphlet from the pen of Himmler.
In 2010, a film was released that perfectly encapsulated the erosion of Evangelical Christian support for Israel. The film, With God on Our Side, featured a young man learning about the Palestinian struggle and coming to see Israel not as evidence of God’s faithfulness, but as a mean and heartless nation enabled by American Evangelicals who have embraced Zionist ideology.
The film’s narrative of peace-loving Palestinians mistreated by heartless Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters has been repackaged and promoted again and again by anti-Israel activists in some of the most influential Evangelical institutions in the United States. These activists, often in high positions, have found eager disciples in places like the megachurch campus of Willow Creek and the academic halls of Wheaton College, one of America’s preeminent Evangelical institutions. And they have been able to exploit the resources of popular Evangelical development organizations like World Vision.
Exposing these activists and their strategy is key to thwarting their efforts to undermine Evangelical support for Israel.
‘Undermine Evangelical support for Israel’ is nothing but code for ‘undermine our attempts as Christian Zionist heretics to damn the Palestinians and blindly support a modern state which simply connects itself to an ancient people for the purpose of land-grabbing and displacing inhabitants of towns and villages and murdering them without mercy or regard’.
Let’s expose the Christian Zionists for what they are- false teachers who distort the bible and care nothing for Jews. Let’s expose them for the unrepentant deceivers and political manipulators that they are. Let’s expose them for the toadies of zionist ideology that they are.