Geesh! Some so-called Christians these days get on my last nerve. I made the mistake of reading the excellent article, “So Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory” by Jan Markell, on the Rapture Ready website and got so disgusted I wanted to stick a pencil in somebody! Up until that point, I was blissfully unaware that an international conference called, Christ at the Checkpoint even existed.
Apparently this symposium, held in Bethlehem of all places, features some of the “intellectually elite Christian thinkers of our time.” This yearly conference started in 2010 and its overall theme is, “Hope in the Midst of Conflict.”
Their aim is to, “provide an opportunity for Evangelical Christians to prayerfully seek proper awareness of issues of peace, justice and reconciliation in the context of the realities on the ground in the Palestinian territories.”
Hmmm, let me think about this for a minute…bad ‘ol Israel is living on “Palestinian” land and is being ugly to them because they won’t pack up their belongings and move. If I remember correctly, no one was living on that barren, weed infested, scorpion sanctuary before Israel returned and miraculously became a country, as the Bible promised, in one day. After they moved in, all of a sudden, the WHOLE Middle East loses its collective mind and just HAS to have that tiny little plot of territory!
Now, be sure you don’t look at a world map to see the THOUSANDS of miles of open land these “Palestinians” could settle on. Don’t pay attention to the fact that they are Arabs whose kinsmen refuse to provide them a place to live, say in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, etc. They have to live there, on that one small stretch of land those cursed Jews have “stolen.”
By the way, there are no such people as “Palestinians.” Never has been. You ever heard anyone speak “Palestinian?” Of course not, because they are Arabs! Look it up.
Tell you what; let’s all rewrite history and conveniently ignore the fact that their Islamic brothers stuck them in squalid refugee camps and refused to settle them on Arab land so they could later be used as pawns against Israel. Oh no, we can’t talk about that! It’s all Israel’s fault for being such bullies to these poor, poor, rocket launching, AK47 toting little angels. You bad, bad Israel! Shame on you!
Are the “Christians” who are holding this conference completely insane? Do they ever crack open the Old Testament? How can they, with a straight face, denounce Israel and demand they make even more concessions to these heathen people than they’ve already made, in the name of “peace?” I am completely appalled.
Apparently, God must have changed His mind and canceled the covenant He made with Abraham and I didn’t get the memo. I can think of no logical reason for ANY Bible believing Christian to think Israel owes anyone anything! What have these people been drinking? You don’t mess with Israel!
The original promise was outlined in Genesis 15:18. “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates…” End of conversation. Oh excuse me, God must not have meant the Gaza Strip or the West Bank.
Perhaps Jehovah said that once Israel was brought back together after being dispersed all over the world that they could only camp on that land but not own it. Oh wait a second, I got it! God probably included in the covenant’s small print, that His chosen people could live there, but only until the year 2015. Yeah, that’s it. Has to be! Otherwise, all those people cursing Israel are nuts!
Hey conference speakers—this is a 4000 plus year old fight! How fantastically arrogant of you to think you can meet, have a left-wing think tank and make any difference whatsoever by ‘providing a proper awareness of issues of peace, justice and reconciliation.’ WOW! After 4000 plus years, you are the ones who will be able to smooth things over and maybe convince Israel to give up even more territory so the poor little lamb Palestinians can finally have a place to lay their innocent heads.
How can they ignore what the Bible says? That land belonged to the Jews from the moment God said it was to be their ‘everlasting possession.’ From what I found in Webster’s, “everlasting” means forever.
The poor, downtrodden Palestinians will have peace when Jesus sets foot on the earth and wipes out those who harassed and opposed His chosen people. That is also the day all the world will see justice. Until then everyone is simply wasting their time.
Genesis 16:12 speaks of what the angel promised Hagar, Abraham’s slave girl, about the child she would bear in Sarah’s place. “And he (Ishmael) will be as a wild ass among men; his hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him, and he will live to the east and on the borders of all his kinsmen.”
I am disgusted at the skewed thinking of these conference leaders because, quite frankly, it is a satanic mindset and it is spreading among the politically correct congregations of America. ANYTHING that goes against the Word of God is satanic, so let’s call this what it is. How can they not see they are being deceived?
God gave Abraham and his descendants (Israel) that land forever. It is their land. God does not change His mind and He NEVER breaks one of His covenants. Ever.
God blessed Abraham with the following promise in Genesis 12:3, “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.”
The descendants of Ishmael, the Arabs, have cursed and harassed God’s chosen people for over 4000 years and according to the Bible, they have a load of curses coming their way.
And now, some so-called Christians are joining the oh-so-compassionate, satanically orchestrated fight.
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