Why Would “Christ at the Checkpoint” Compare Israel to ISIS?

“Sadly, while I was in Israel I was also made aware of a video that was released to promote an upcoming conference in July 2015, by and for young adults. The conference promotional piece was advertised as coming from “Christ at the Checkpoint-Young Adults” or CaTC-YA.

While I must admit that I was unable to understand the closing commentaries in Arabic, the video collage that came first was enough to upset any supporter of the truth about the Middle East. The video is rather short and it even repeats some of its footage on a loop.

Yet, what it tries to do will turn your stomach upside-down. It sends the very clear message that Israel is equal to ISIS in violence and human rights violation. You see footage of ISIS thugs getting ready to decapitate rows of “infidels” dressed in the now world “infamous” orange overalls, juxtaposed with Israelis filtering Palestinians though checkpoints. Then, another frame shows the Islamic State brandishing their black flag followed by an Israeli tank brandishing a Jewish flag, making again a “not-so” subliminal connection.”

More here:

Why Would “Christ at the Checkpoint” Compare Israel to ISIS?
by OLIVIER MELNICK
http://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/why-would-christ-at-the-checkpoint-compare-israel-to-isis

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Justice…for Israel?

Justice…for Israel?
by Jim Fletcher
Prophecy Matters

I am just returning from the Justice Conference, a two-day affair in Chicago. From the website:

“Our vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. Now, more than ever, people of faith need to come together to wrestle with the injustice in our world. This is the time. This is the place.”

I have many thoughts about the conference, and will be writing and speaking about it more in the coming weeks, but for now I want to focus on two things: Israel and Bible prophecy. . .

Read more of Jim Fletcher’s June 8, 2015 entry, HERE.

***Also see these important articles:

Justice Conference Mainstreams Cornel West to Evangelical Millennial Audience
June 6, 2015
Jim Fletcher, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!Justice-Conference-Mainstreams-Cornel-West-to-Evangelical-Millennial-Audience/c165a/557309590cf219f1772a5ed7

PM Analysis: Israel, Christian Zionists Marginalized at Justice Conference
June 5, 2015
Jim Fletcher, director, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!PM-Analysis-Israel-Christian-Zionists-Marginalized-at-Justice-Conference/c165a/55720a1b0cf219f177290502

A One-Sided Attack on Zionism

A One-Sided Attack on Zionism
The many problems with the documentary ‘With God on Our Side.’
Gerald McDermott

The documentary With God on Our Side is anything but balanced. It does not give “both sides their due” but instead interviews only Israelis on the far left and ignores Christian Zionists who defend the rights of Palestinians. The result is a one-sided attack on Israel that treats social and political realities with the same ideological insouciance which the documentary assigns to John Hagee and his band.
One interviewee in the film claims—without rebuttal—that Jews did not live in the land for two thousand years. The truth is that Jewish communities have lived in the land through all this time, flourishing in Jerusalem, Galilee and coastal cities in the 9th and 11th centuries, and then rebounding after being massacred by Crusaders in the 12th century. By the early 19th century, long before the rise of Zionism, more than ten thousand Jews lived in what is now Israel. . .

Read more here:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2011/january/one-sided-attack-on-zionism.html

Anti-Jew, Anti-Israel, Replacement Theology Movie

Anti-Jew, Anti-Israel, Replacement Theology Movie

“It was the spirit of anti-christ that brought [the Jews] back to the Promised Land.” (Pastor Steven Anderson at 41:02 in Marching To Zion)

Steven Anderson, quoting 2 Chronicles 19:2, says, “The Bible teaches that if we help an ungodly and wicked nation like Israel, we’ll have God’s wrath on us.” (1:04:38)

Watch movie and read review here:

http://mywordlikefire.com/2015/06/09/anti-jew-anti-israel-replacement-theology-movie/

Anti-Zionist Church Extremism

Later this month, Canadian Friends of Sabeel will hold a conference on “overcoming Christian Zionism.” Sabeel describes itself as an “ecumenical Palestinian liberation theology centre” that is “working for justice, peace and reconciliation in Palestine-Israel.” In reality, it is a group that promotes a misrepresentation of events in the Middle East. The conference slated for Vancouver is explicitly aimed at undermining Israel among its North American Christian supporters.

Conservative Christians have been among Israel’s most reliable bloc of friends in troubled times. Like any bedfellows, the Zionist-Christian alliance brings with it complexities. While some Christians use Zionism as a back door to evangelizing or view Christianity as a “successor” religion to Judaism, for example, there are also many in the Christian Zionist movement who respect the integrity of Judaism.

The upcoming conference is co-sponsored by three Christian churches.

The United Church of Canada, for decades but especially in recent years, has adopted a heavily anti-Israel approach to global affairs. Their sponsorship of this event is not surprising. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is also supporting this event, though this, too, is not shocking, given that the American branch of the Presbyterian Church has been beset by anti-Israel agitation and last year voted to divest itself of some Israeli holdings.

What is surprising – and worrisome – is the role of the Anglican Church of Canada as co-sponsor of this conference. Two years ago, the church passed a resolution that made some attempts at balance but was marred by typical anti-Israel boilerplate. With their co-sponsorship of this Sabeel event, the Anglican church has thrown itself unequivocally off the fence.

SOURCE:

Campus, church extremism
April 3, 2015
http://www.jewishindependent.ca/campus-church-extremism/

RELATED:

Know the truth about the next anti-Israel propaganda conference
https://olivepress.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/know-the-truth-about-the-next-anti-israel-propaganda-conference/

***Is Mennonite Church USA soon to join these denominations in their anti-Israel extremism?
Mennonites Walk Barton’s Bridge (discerning Anti-Israel BDS Resolutions)
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/mennonites-walk-bartons-bridge-to-rome/

Anti-Israel Masquerade

The anti-Israel Sabeel conference will be taking place this month at an Anglican church in Vancouver, B.C., Canada (April 23-25). The theme is “Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice.” Sabeel may masquerade behind the “peace and justice” costume, but this appears to be the opposite of who they are. Not only do they promote boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, research has uncovered Sabeel’s associations with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (responsible for the recent terror attack that killed four Rabbis in an Israeli synagogue). Even so, this group will be using Canada’s free speech rights to spread their message. Will they continue to mock Canada’s pro-Israel Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his MP’s who defend Israel, and misrepresent pro-Israel Christians as heretics, while spreading their Palestinian Liberation Theology (that claims Jesus was a Palestinian martyr)?

Who will challenge this masquerade?

For more information, see:
Know the truth about the next anti-Israel propaganda conference
https://olivepress.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/know-the-truth-about-the-next-anti-israel-propaganda-conference/

Related:

Connecting the dots: Canadian Friends of Sabeel and the PFLP terror group
http://www.jdl-canada.com/2015/04/07/connecting-the-dots-canadian-friends-of-sabeel-and-the-pflp-terror-group/

Christian Icons of Propaganda – Sabeel and Desmond Tutu
by Christine Williams
March 29, 2015
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5458/sabeel-desmond-tutu

World Vision leader’s anti-Israel comments

Markell calls out World Vision leader for anti-Israel comments

The head of a messianic Jewish ministry is calling a liberal theological leader to task for his anti-Israel comments.

“For over 60 years,” said Steve Haas, vice president of World Vision U.S., “many Evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism.”

Lausanne Global Analysis recently published excerpts of a chapel speech delivered by Haas at a New England seminary last year.

Haas compared so-called “Christian Zionists” to Spanish inquisitors, Crusaders, supporters of apartheid South Africa, and other historical atrocities.

“He says Israel is apartheid on steroids,” comments Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. “

More here:

http://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2015/02/03/markell-calls-out-world-vision-leader-for-anti-israel-comments

UPDATE:

A Response to World Vision’s attack on Christian Zionism
Feb. 15, 2015
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-response-to-world-visions-attack-on-christian-zionism/#ixzz3Rtnk6Pa1%20