JEWS SPRING TO THE DEFENSE
OF PASTOR JOHN HAGEE;
ARE THEY MAKING A MISTAKE?

May 25, 2008
By S.R. Shearer

Two days ago, Senator John McCain - the presumptive Republican presidential nominee - formally rejected the endorsement he had received last February from John Hagee, pastor of San Antonio's huge Cornerstone Church. It was an endorsement that McCain had slavishly sought to counteract the rejection he has suffered at the hands of James Dobson and the "social conservative" wing of the Religious Right (as opposed to the Pro-Israel wing of the same movement). [Please see our article, "Things Are Not Always What They Appear to Be."]

McCain, however, was not prepared to suffer the consequences of Hagee's endorsement, and he soon began to wilt under pressure from the liberal media to distance himself from Hagee's eschatology (doctrine of "end times"), AN ESCHATOLOGY THAT ASSERTS THAT THE WORLD IS ON THE VERGE OF ARMAGEDDON. In his defense against the continuing pressure from the secular media, McCain claimed that he had not been aware of Hagee's eschatology; BUT THAT WAS NOTHING BUT A BOLD-FACED LIE. The fact is, McCain is closely affiliated with an organization known as "Christians United for Israel" (CUFI), a group that Hagee personally heads-up.

IT IS THE STATED BELIEF OF CUFI THAT THE WORLD IS ON THE VERGE OF ARMAGEDDON, a war in which Israel will defeat the forces of anti-Christ which are centered around the European Union, the Russian Federation, and an alliance of Muslim countries in the Middle East - at least according to CUFI members. [Again, please see our article, "Things Are Not Always What They Appear to Be."]

McCain's connection to CUFI "gives the lie" to his "innocence" regarding the matter. The fact is, IT IS EVERY BIT AS UNREASONABLE FOR McCAIN TO ASSERT THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF HAGEE'S VIEWS ON ARMAGEDDON AS IT IS FOR OBAMA TO ASSERT THAT HE WAS NOT AWARE OF PASTOR WRIGHT'S SO-CALLED ANTI-AMERICAN, BLACK "SOUTH-CHICAGO THEOLOGY."

The immediate cause of McCain's rejection of not only Hagee's endorsement, but of Hagee himself, was a remark dug up by the liberal website Talk2Action that Hagee made several years ago that asserted that the Holocaust was ORDAINED by God as an instrument to drive the Jews back to Israel. The liberal media pounced on these remarks as ANTI-SEMTIC.

Hagee had quoted from the Book of Jeremiah saying,

"Behold I will bring the Jewish people again unto their land that I gave unto their fathers. Behold I will send for many fishers and after will I send for many hunters. And they the hunters shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks." (Jeremiah 16:6)

Hagee suggested that Hitler was the "hunter" referred to in this passage. Specifically, Hagee - quoting initially from the Book of Ezekiel - said:

"Again he said unto me “Prophesy unto these bones (i.e., the Jews of the Diaspora), and say unto them, ‘O you dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' And he spoke to them and they stood and they became an exceeding great army - meaning they physically came to life.

"Now how is God going to bring them back to the land? The answer is fishers and hunters. The answer is given in Jeremiah 16, verse 15 and following.

"God says in Jeremiah 16 - 'Behold I will bring them the Jewish people again unto their land that I gave unto their fathers' - that would be Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - 'behold I will send for many fishers and after will I send for many hunters. And they the hunters shall hunt them' - that will be the Jews - 'from every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.'

"If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the Holocaust, you can't see that.

"So think about this - I will send fishers and I will send hunters. A fisher is someone who entices you with a bait. How many of you know who Theodore Herzl was? How many of you don't have a clue who he was? Whooo. Sweet God! Theodore Herzl is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew that at the turn of the 19th century said, 'This land is our land, God wants us to live there.' So he went to the Jews of Europe and said, 'I want you to come and join me in the land of Israel.'

"So few went, Herzl went into depression. Those who came founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the Holocaust.

"Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says - Jeremiah right? - 'They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and out of the holes of the rocks,' meaning: there's no place to hide. And that will be offensive to some people. Well, dear heart, be offended: I didn't write it. Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth.

"How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said, 'my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.' Today Israel is back in the land and they are at Ezekiel 37 and 8. They are physically alive but they're not spiritually alive. Now how is God going to cause the Jewish people to come spiritually alive and say, 'the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, He is God'?"

A source close to McCain told ABC News that the Arizona senator thought these sentiments were "CRAZY." McCain went on to assert:

“Obviously, I find these remarks … deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them."

However, something happened for which both the liberal media and McCain were not prepared: THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SPRANG TO THE DEFENSE OF HAGEE. The presidents of almost every major Jewish organization in the country - including the ultra-liberal "Anti-Defamation League" - spoke out in defense of Hagee. They see Hagee as an enduring friend of Israel and the Jewish people, and insofar as Hagee's eschatology is concerned, they say they are prepared to await the judgment of history concerning that.

That's something, however, that could be a big mistake. We URGE you to read the following article to see what we mean:

THE SUPERMAN THEOLOGY OF THE INTERNATIONAL
CHRISTIAN EMBASSY'S "FEAST OF TABERNACLES"

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