I think this week’s news that the Presbyterian Church, USA was drafting a resolution condemning Israel as an Apartheid state took me the most by surprise. We’re all under constant pressure to accept every church and denomination that names the name of Christ, regardless of facts.
Well, I think I made a strong case that Calvinism was a heresy previously. The PC-USA is taking a position that reveals a great deal about their modernistic beliefs.
First, let me ask – WHAT ARE YOU GUYS THINKING????
I know I ask that question a lot. But in this case, I’ve got to ask, WHY. Why are you anti-Israel, and Anti-semitic?
Next question is, HAVEN’T YOU EVER READ THE BIBLE????
The Bible takes a very hard stand against anyone who oppresses Israel.
9 For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. 10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:9-10 (KJV)
Wow. I’d REALLY hesitate to oppose that.
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3 (KJV)
Do you people BELIEVE these verses? Do you UNDERSTAND??? Why do you not see that if you oppose Israel, things don’t go good for you? I saw a list yesterday of 12 times that the United States opposed Israel, or forced them to make land concessions for peace – and that Divine Judgment and punishment fell that same day or the next one! I should say only twelve, because readers of that list were commenting that there were far more occasions someone else had uncovered!
1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Romans 11:1-4 (KJV)
The Calvinists traditionally have shown they are unable to distinguish between themselves and Israel, believing somehow they have replaced the Jews – which is a complete contradiction of Scripture. Not all, as John Macarthur and his disciples tend not to. But R. C. Sproul, John Piper, and many others do. And the PC-USA seems to be following in that same line of thought.
Here’s a newsflash – Israel belongs to the Jewish people. The “Palestinian refugees” in many cases are A). not originally Palestinian and b). not “refugees”. They LIVE in Israel.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to depart their native land, whether by famine, flood, war, or pestilence. Hey’ I’ll even add volcano to that.
The real source of the Palestinians is from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and several other Arab nations.
What happened? In the wars against Israel, the surrounding nations told the soldiers they were welcome to the spoils, and were told to occupy Israeli lands. So they attacked. And were beaten soundly.
They tried to retreat to their borders, but found their borders locked. They quite simply were not allowed to return to their own homelands – by order of their homelands.
So who’s fault is it that they’re refugees? Saudi Arabia. Lebanon. Syria. Egypt. And every other Arab nation that sent their soldiers to invade Israel.
Who gave them homes, when these refugees, who had just attacked Israel in undeclared war, in sneak attack, could not return to the nations that had sent them?
Why, Israel, of course.
Me personally, I’d have told them, “Ya know, that all went out the window when you invaded. Good luck, go with God, peace out. Try India, maybe.” Certainly the fact they all still had, I don’t know, the UNIFORMS STILL ON THEIR BACKS would have convinced me not to let them stay in Israel. The fact they had just killed thousands, and now Israel was going to have mass burials to contend with… would have reinforced my resolve.
If the US was attacked tomorrow by El Salvador, Mexico and Canada, and we successfully repelled the invasion, would we allow the defeated armies to remain in America? Nope. No way. They just attacked and invaded in a COWARDLY sneak attack. They didn’t warn us like men would, but attacked like cowards.
Well, Canada’s not letting them back in, eh? We already gave away all their homes and properties and snowmobiles.
Too bad. Good luck. There’s the ocean, start swimming. Aim for Greenland.
To allow them to stay would be stupididity. But Israel did it, because they had nowhere to go!
Israel fed them, clothed them, allowed them to settle. Like children, they periodically have temper tantrums, and murder defenseless people, and destroy property that Israelis worked hard to build for themselves, to be able to buy. Let’s not forget the REAL refugees were cast out of Europe by countries that cooperated with a murderous madman willingly, because it conveniently gave them an excuse to kill off the Jews they hated so much. They’ve struggled to get their homeland back.
They’ve struggled to be able to afford cars, homes, a few luxuries. And the invading army and their families continued to riot, break things, murder people, blow themselves up at bus stops, killing and maiming innocent women and children.
All the time calling themselves the victims.
This is who the PC-USA is trying to support???
They shoot rockets from their settlements that Israel so graciously allowed when they weren’t allowed to return to their nations. The rockets kill and maim. So Israel retaliates.
If Mexico were to launch missiles into the US, we’d go in there guns blazing. Helicopters shooting missiles, Abram’s tanks churning up sand as they raced across the border towards the missile emplacements. We would STOP them and punish them. We just can’t allow them to kill Americans and maim Americans!
What about the kids who are missing part of a hand, or with disfigured faces from shrapnel or burns from the explosions?
Well, too bad, the PC-USA says. We want to support murderers and cowards, instead of God’s chosen people.
tick tick tick tick…BUZZ. time’s up for the PC-USA if they pass the resolution to condemn Israel.
I guarantee some calamity will befall the PC-USA if they endorse this condemnation.
If you are a Presbyterian reading these words…. GET OUT NOW. Do not be a party to this. Make sure you resign, letting them know you disagree with any condemnation of the Jewish people. Make that a clean break, and get you into a Bible believing church!