Via Francesca on the twitter
The Jerusalem Post has an essay which demonstrates the lies which Christian Zionists are willing to believe, and perpetrate:
“Cooperation between the Jewish and Christian worlds is crucial to save Israel from all its threats,” Liberman said. “We are on the front lines of a clash of civilizations. Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians are an integral part of society.”
That’s false. Christians are scattered about the near East and in particular there are MANY in the Palestinian territories. It’s convenient for Lieberman to act as if they don’t exist, though, because it allows them to be ignored and he take part in their marginalization and elimination.
Kulanu MK Michael Oren, a former ambassador to the US, said that former American presidents John Adams and Abraham Lincoln thought it was their duty as good Americans and good Christians to help Jews return to the land of Israel. He recalled how a Christian Congressmen from West Texas opened a Bible and asked him how much funding Israel required for the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Adams and Lincoln did nothing to help Jews return to Palestine. Attempting to link them to a modern political movement is the worst sort of historical misrepresentation.
“US-Israel relations go back to spiritual ties,” Oren said. “God speaks only one language and it’s the language in which we are yelling at each other in the next hall. Jesus, Mary, and John the Baptist would today be considered Jewish settlers in Bethlehem. We are on a holy mission to ensure the Jewish state remains strong and beloved.”
God speaks only one language? Well that’s downright stupid. Any Christian, zionist or not, who believes that is as theologically ignorant as Mr Oren.
But here’s the worst part- the lie which purports to suggest that Jesus would be a ‘settler’. Oren is doing nothing but playing games and fleecing the Christian flock with this little tidbit of dilettantism and – if not that – evil and cynical deception. If anything, Jesus would take the side of the oppressed and denounce the religious leaders who are using people for their own purposes. Like Mr Oren and the others propagating his Zionist line.
So, because Mr Oren is both deceptive and a dilettante, here’s your dilly, Mr Oren
Writes one pentebabbleist in something called ‘Charisma‘
[Homosexuality] is such a putrid smelling demon that other demons don’t even like to hang around it. A genuine prophet of God told me that the Lord allowed him to smell this demon spirit, and he got sick to his stomach. And yet as humans, many embrace this demon. Yes, you heard me right. Being gay is demonic.
There is an account in the Bible where Jesus casts out 2,000 demons out of a man. The demons came out screaming and begged Jesus to send them into the pigs. The pigs didn’t want them, so they ran down a steep hill and were drowned in the sea. Pigs have more sense than some humans. People embrace homosexual demons, but the pigs would rather die than be possessed with demons.
Erm… Bert Farias isn’t a member of SBL. I suspect he’s in AAR. Anyway, he’s a lousy exegete. So, Mr F., here’s your Dilly, and might I add, it’s very well deserved:
Because, if she had, she would know that Hosea uses mother-image of God to make his point about God’s concern for Israel. I think maybe she should really stop talking about the Bible.
I think maybe Rachel is so unfamiliar with Scripture that she actually thinks she’s come up with something new and shocking.
I think maybe she should do stories for the Chattanooga newspaper about puppies and bunnies and anything but theology and Scripture because her quest for public notice by means of pithy Scripture blatherings is only getting her the attention of the child in the corner of the classroom who keeps saying ridiculous things.
I think maybe she should accept her award gracefully. And bow out.
‘Artists’… absurd self aggrandizing lunatics (like the politicians who claim the same).
Katy Perry revealed she received a message from God right before she performed at the Super Bowl. The “Dark Horse” singer told E! News host Ryan Seacrest that she prepared for her half time show by leaning on her faith. “I over prepared myself and did a lot of prayer and meditation,” Perry told Seacrest at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. She added, “It’s funny, I was praying and I got a word from God and He says, ‘You got this and I got you.’ And then I was on top of the lion and a guy, a random guy, just looked on me with a headset that I’ve never communicated with before and he just looked me straight in the eyes and said, ‘You got this.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, this is God confirming I can do this.”
I’m ok with the leaning on your faith bit but these pentebabbleists and their private revelations are just simply Montanist heretics. And, just for the record, would God really say ‘You got this and I got you’????? It sounds more like someone with vocal fry speaking to herself. Hearing God’s voice and it sounding like your own isn’t spirituality, it’s insanity.
But it does earn Katy Perry a prize. I know how ‘artists’ love prizes! So, Katy, here’s your dilly!