JEWS SPRING TO THE DEFENSE
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."]
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.
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)
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
"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
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."
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.
something, however, that could be a big mistake. We URGE you to read the following article to see what we mean:
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