GIVES ADVICE TO JEWISH RABBIS:
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN UNSAVED
It has become quite the phenomenon in America to hold meetings among evangelicals in which they herald their support of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people without reservation. These events can be adorned with all kinds of Hebrew signs including stars of David and the Israeli flag. And another aspect of some of them is the invitation extended to unbelieving Jews who may or may not be Israeli citizens but who are ardent supporters of the nation of Israel.
And sometimes these unbelievers are invited to speak to the crowd and they receive a warm reception regardless of their spiritual views and commitments. Everyone has a great time and all kinds of books and artifacts are sold. And usually a list of prominent evangelical preachers are called upon to address the crowd with messages which center upon the nation of Israel. I do not recall hearing about lost souls regardless of their ethnicity. And when professing Christians gather and purposely avoid preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, then that meeting is not Christian at all. What a colossal paradox that evangelicals who loudly and confrontationally support Israel and the Jews, and yet deny them the gospel. In effect, those who are vociferous in their support and loyalty to the Jews have spiritually abandoned them at the point of their greatest need.
And I have never heard of any compassion for the plight of some Palestinians to say nothing of concern for their spiritual condition. It’s as if professing believers can compartmentalize their lives and their beliefs. They seem to be able to play scramble the earthly countries and issues without interjecting the issue of redemption. It is quite astonishing and completely out of touch with Biblical reality. In fact, just a cursory review of the Book of Acts should give us a glimpse into the driving force of the earliest believers.
One of the “evangelical” leaders of this movement is Pastor John Hagee of San Antonio, Texas. He has a following of millions and he has changed the attitudes and beliefs of many believers. And at one of his pro-Israel rallies he was confronted by some non-believing Jews who were concerned that Christians would draw Jews into these rallies and convert them. They were unaware that Hagee believes that orthodox Jews can be saved without Jesus. However this is a small excerpt from this source.
Hagee, a major Daystar supporter and on-air personality, has consistently affirmed that he will not proselytize Jews, although the network's lineup also includes "messianic" Jews with long pro-conversion records.When Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, head of the anti-cult Jews for Judaism, raised this issue with Hagee at the Los Angeles meeting, the pastor did not respond directly, but his genial Southern folksiness took on a harder edge.
"If rabbis would put more emphasis on putting Jewish kids into Jewish schools, young Jews would never want to become Christians," Hagee said.
How much of a denial of Christ and His Great Commission does one have to make before he can no longer be considered a Christian preacher? I suggest that we have long since passed that point.