JEA: Many politicians—most specifically Christian Judaizers—have over the centuries appealed to the Old Testament in order to marshal their ideological purposes.[1]

Take for example the Hussite revolution, which used Moses and the nullified laws of the Old Testament, with respect to killing and pillaging enemies, as justification. There were indeed theological disputations around that time, and theological disputations got into politics, and politics got into a bloody war.[2] We are seeing almost the same thing with Christian Zionism of Judaizers.

Chuck Baldwin

The hatred and persecution of Jesus, His disciples and the Early Church by the family of Herod, the Jewish Sanhedrin and the Roman government rival the great persecutions, genocides and ethnic cleansings that are recorded in the chronicles of human history—in both intensity and severity.

After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, however, the Gospel of Christ multiplied Christian disciples all over Palestine—especially in what are now Northern Israel and the West Bank, including the cities of Bethlehem and Nazareth.

Even today, Nazareth is known as “The Arab Capital of Israel.” The vast majority of the population in Nazareth are Arab Christians and Muslims. It is much the same in Bethlehem.

When I preached to a Baptist church congregation in Bethlehem while I was there, I found that over 90% of that wonderful congregation consisted of Palestinian (Arab) Christians. And I found those precious people to be among the most loving, warm and kind people I have ever met: giants of Christian grace and charm—so very opposite from what one typically finds in America’s churches today.

When Zionist Ashkenazics began conquering Palestine in December 1947, the Christian population of Bethlehem was over 80%. After over 70 years of authoritarian rule, persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide by the Israeli government, the Christian population of Bethlehem now sits around 10%.

In Israel itself, the Christian population has shrunk from over 21% to less than 2% under the harsh, bitter persecution of Ashkenazic oppression. Georgetown University professor, the Reverend Drew Christiansen, said, “This is ethnic cleansing.”

Indeed it is.

I urge readers to get the book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe. This is the true story of how Israel became a state off the blood, rape and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Read this book and you’ll never look at the Middle East the same way again. And that will be a VERY GOOD thing.

Life for Christians living in Palestine has grown increasingly difficult since the rise of the Religious Right in the 1980s that lifted America’s support for the Zionist state to unprecedented levels politically, militarily and financially. Life for Arab Christians living in Gaza and the West Bank is especially arduous.

And by the way, the next time you hear news about Israel’s “annexation” projects in the West Bank that include bulldozing entire neighborhoods and displacing hundreds and thousands of Arabs living there—many whose families have lived in those villages and neighborhoods for hundreds of years—remember that Bethlehem is located in the West Bank.

In 2018, an investigative report in Bethlehem shed much light on the plight of Palestinian Christians living in the city of Christ’s birth.

A Christian pastor’s wife in Bethlehem, Rudaina Isaac, believes that American evangelicals who form a vital base of support for hard-line Israeli policies have made the local Palestinian Christian community’s suffering more acute.

“If we are sisters and brothers in Christ — they should understand,” she says. “They want Jews to control this land, but Christ came for all the nations.”

Many evangelical Christian Zionists believe that by “redeeming” or reclaiming land, Israeli Jews are bringing the world a step closer to the second coming of Christ. Most evangelical leaders reliably support the policies of Israel’s government.

The Holy Land’s native Christian communities are being depopulated, even as thousands of pilgrims from abroad flock to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and other biblical sites.

Evangelical Christians can make life difficult for Christians living in Israel and the West Bank, Theology Professor Rev. Ramzi Sidawi said.

“Sometimes when they make declarations pro-the-state-of-Israel, it becomes difficult for the Christians among the Palestinians,” he said, adding that such comments make some Muslims assume that “all Christians are pro-Israel.”

Along with other Palestinians in the West Bank, Christians face land seizures, arbitrary detentions and collective punishment that are part and parcel of the Israeli occupation, residents say.

As evangelicals grew more prominent domestically, their ties to the Israeli political establishment strengthened.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Israel’s largest charity, is funded largely by American evangelicals. Since being founded in 1983, it has raised a total of $1.5 billion with the help of evangelical leaders including the Rev. Pat Robertson, the prominent televangelist.

The Rev. Robert Jeffress, the influential pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist church in Dallas, explains evangelicals’ stalwart support of Israel this way: “The Bible says this land belongs to the Jewish people — period.”

“If they do not want to continue to live under that arrangement,” Jeffress said, “perhaps some need to go someplace else.”

Munther Isaac, the pastor in Bethlehem, has heard this sort of talk before.

“We are secondary to Christians in America,” he says. “These Christians do not think about or care about us.”

The Isaacs describe the daily stress of life in the West Bank — the roadblocks, checkpoints, difficulties traveling and an overall feeling of being trapped.

[Then] Vice President Pence, an evangelical himself, spoke in Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset.

While Pence was warmly received by Israeli leaders, the heads of the established Christian churches refused to meet with him during his trip, revealing the chasm between American evangelicals and Christians in the Holy Land.

“These so-called Christians are causing us more damage than help,” one Christian in Bethlehem said.

And so they are. And that’s putting it mildly. It is no hyperbole to say that the blood of thousands of Palestinian Christians drips from the pulpits and from the hands of America’s pastors and Christians.


[1] Louis I. Newman, Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements (New York: University of Columbia Press, 1925), 132-207.

[2] See Will Durant, The Reformation (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957), 164-168.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Robert Sungenis wrote an excellent article, “Catholic Zionism”: Contradiction in Terms: drive.google.com/file/d/1rXfmUEh_QFub9gR49Pg77G5eaf6MN3wJ/view
    but like Dr E Michael Jones and a whole host of semi-traditional Catholics, either can’t see or can’t get himself to admit that the institutions of the Church, including the papacy, have been taken over by the “usual suspects,” the papacy criminally and sacrilegiously usurped at the 1958 conclave, which is the reason the Church underwent a revolution beginning in the 1960s which mirrored the revolution in the culture at large, both orchestrated by the same unmentionable group of people.

  2. First; if one claims to be an American Patriot, one cannot be a supporter, promoter of Zionism! Just recite our, ‘The Declaration of Independence’ ..that all Men are created equal endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness! Second; if one claims to be a Christian, ‘Follower of Jesus’, who preached ‘The Golden Rule’ , ‘What You find hurtful, painful to You do not do to Your Neighbor! With that in mind, how can one, support the Zionist Apartheid Talmudic-Supremacist TERROR State of Israel, whose ‘ITF’ Israeli TRROR Forces, and Bolshevik-Zionist Settler Gangs have been murdering Palestinian Men, Women and Children, 24/7/365, for almost a century now? If JESUS would return His first Act would be to KICK the Demonic Zionists out of the Holy Land Palestine! AMEN! Christian/Zionism is an OXYMORON! One has to be a Primitive, Brainwashed, Ignorant ZOMBIE, to be called a Christian-Zionist! TIKKUN OLAM! Peace-Salam-Shalom!

  3. All of the Christian reams of broadly interpreted mycological folklore should be questioned as prime time zoological human creativity, which puts words to the printing press of theological allegory. Not a dot, and or, a jot or tittle is relevant to any Judean-Cristo truth! Far from that hypnosis, is the reasoning of the mind our creator gave us! The former Jots of mythological Gnostic-Shamanistic dribble that is considered and believed to be truth, is but a lie, which has changed many times over the ages as dogma rests in the minds of creative superstitious writers of biblical metaphorical delusions. This is the fulcrum and controlling aspects of humans and their behaviors, good or evil. The latter behavior of men that can’t think for themselves and must listen and read the works and writings of superstitions that have been passed down from fathers and mothers in the households of many a family that have no basis of truth, except, the I say it is so mentality! Heaven or hell is in the mind of the doer of evil or good. The creator gave us a mind to reason with, LOL 😂 and we have chosen to believe the lies as truths. The synapsal mental cortex of disconnected atoms are unbelievably hard to deprogram when years of brainwashing have had its effect on the subconscious mind. The mental forensics of brainwashed allegory remain in small places waiting to raise its ugly head!
    Read: The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, By Acharya S…

  4. The whole concept of US Zionist Christianity is based on John Darby’s teachings and his interpretation of the Old and New Testament (NT). Whereas the teachings of the old Christian church fathers both in East and West has nothing on this. So one can easily see that “Dispensation” is basically a method of Jewish-ization of the NT! With this said, based on the 2000 years of Christian teaching, there is no other way to salvation except through Jesus Christ Son Of the Living God. John Hagee may argue that Jews don’t need Christ in order to be saved and that he and his followers will be raptured before the Judgement – yet this is not an apostolic Christian teaching, but rather a Jewish / Oxford inspired and financed addition to the NT only since 1890.

  5. What do you think is God’s meaning in the following perfect timing of historical events that involved the 70 AD destruction of the Jerusalem Holy Temple ?

    It was exactly six years between the 64 AD burning of Rome and the 70 AD destruction of the Jerusalem Holy Temple, and therefore the destruction of the Great Holy Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD began at the beginning of the Sabbath Seventh year after the burning of Rome.

    The Christians were falsely blamed for causing the burning of Rome in 64 AD, and many Christians and including many Christian leaders were murdered by the Romans due to this false burning of Rome accusing.

  6. Problem is, Jonas, 50 million US Christian Zionists say you’re wrong. They embrace the political notion that God divided the world between the elected and the unelected, between his “chosen” few and everyone else deserving of eternal damnation. Trump’s “spiritual” advisor, Pastor John Hagee, preached in 2018, “Jerusalem is the preordained capital of Christ’s 1,000-year empire, during which Christians and [the Ashkenazim] (at least some of them) shall live in peace, after the unsaved (Democrats, mostly) have endured seven years of unspeakable horrors.” Wow!! What a glorious end-times scenario that will be.

    • In order to fill the rings of Hell, the Christian Churches had to find a bunch of dolts to go there after physical death. Centuries of dead black Africans were the first to go even if they got to earth first. Black lives really didn’t matter except as grunt labor. It was just their bad karma. Anyone still preaching these organized religions is guilty by association with years of murders and persecutions.

    • Meanwhile back in the world as it actually is, Trumpsters are running around engaging in acts of sedition and it’s taking forever to hold Trump and Bannon accountable for their crimes. Are we watching a slow motion Christo-fascism coming to the USA wearing a MAGA cap and carrying an assault rifle?

  7. There is no worthy theological argument on this earth pertaining to Judaism or Christianity and their jointly published fantastical world history, that does not begin with the 36 decans and the 20 days. This is the core of all the writing.
    The first crime is knowing this at publishing, and the second is the silence. There is no animal generally in a barnyard that will not break up fights between other animals. The ones who stand by and watch, while having the means, and ability to do the right thing, are the worst criminals. It is already too late for anyone propagating myth for history, to claim they did not know. Those who knowingly watched, and said nothing, are complicit. As for the unknowing, it was their wish, that we install the Law which says, Ignorance is no excuse for the Law. A diabolical self harming move in hindsight.

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