Checkpoint Politics

11 03 2014

christcheckpointThis week a direct attack on Israel by “Christians” is underway in Bethlehem. I put “Christians” in quotes because they are replacement theology Christians, believing that modern Israel has nothing to do with the Bible, because God completely replaced the Jews with the gentile church for rejecting Jesus as Messiah. This doctrine is now repudiated by the miraculous history of Israel’s restoration and favor in war and peace for the last 65 years. Only the blessing of Yehovah, the God of Israel could explain their supernatural existence.

The Christ at the Checkpoint conference this week in Bethlehem makes Israel the oppressor and Palestinians the victims. Christian compassion is the excuse for an anti-Israel political cause gaining ground in evangelical circles. (Click here for an excellent in-depth article) This is the worn out political narrative fostered on the world by Yassar Arafat. He invented and defined a previously non-existent people group as a separate entity and race within the Arabs. The Romans called the land of Israel Palestine attempting to destroy the Jews. But even in the 20th century, Palestine was still the unofficial name of the land. However, the population was both Jew and Arab. Even Jews were Palestinians in the nomenclature of the day. The Jerusalem Post was always called The Palestine Post before 1948. There has never at any point in history been a state called Palestine, or a national language, or currency or race. Pure invention of radical Islam and the PLO under Arafat. The Palestinian flag was only chosen in 1964 based on the 1916 flag of the Arab Revolt.

Last year’s conference included well know American speakers including Tony Campolo and Lynne Hybels, wife of Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Church near Chicago. Also, 35 students from Wheaton College attended led by Wheaton professor and longtime pro-Palestinian activist Gary Burge. This trend of evangelicals opposing Israel is very disturbing. This year, William Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, is a featured speaker!

Meanwhile, Israeli Messianic leaders have signed a petition explaining their refusal to support the conference. I know several of the leaders personally and certainly add my agreement to their statement. (Click here for full statement). There is also a vocal minority of Arab Christians opposed to the Checkpoint bias. As we continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, remember especially the believers standing in Israel for God’s ultimate purpose and promise for His Land.

‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:33-36

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)

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11 03 2014
Ken & Mavis Lawrence

Excellent piece!

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12 03 2014
pradip

what about the pa;estinan christains

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12 03 2014
elishasees

they are thankful to be citizens of Israel.

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12 03 2014
12 03 2014
Diane Brunot

Thanks, Les, for bringing this conference and the movement advocating such views to our attention. I just wonder whether these people really look into their Scripture wanting to hear His voice.

I need to listen more closely every day, and do it.
Grace and peace,
Diane Brunot

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13 03 2014
Joe B

HAH ! It is YOU that should put the quotation marks around “christian” as you call yourself

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14 03 2014
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