Claims and counterclaims surround the recent crisis in Gaza. Yet, we can’t understand the right or wrong of events in the troubled Mideast without knowing God’s spiritual law about Palestine. This law was repeatedly set forth over 3000 years ago.
If you are a Christian, you must take the Bible very seriously — as the written word of God. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Word shall not pass away.” (Mark 13:31) This means the eternal truths laid down thousands of years ago in Holy Scripture remain true.
Yet, many evangelical Christians say God’s law no longer applies to the modern state of Israel. What law am I talking about? In the Old Testament, God repeatedly instructed His people, the Israelites, that the land of Canaan was to be holy. It could only be occupied by a holy, obedient people. When they rebelled, God allowed them to be driven out. They could only reenter in repentance.  God says that if Israel rebels, “The Lord will scatter you among the nations”(Deut. 4:27). But if they repent, “The Lord your God will restore you from captivity” (Deut. 30:3).
God could not have been clearer. He even banned Moses from entering the land – because Moses disobeyed Him on just one point! If Christians today truly respected Scripture, they would know God’s conditional terms still apply. Those terms are as binding today as in the time of Joshua or Ezra—righteous men who led obedient Israelites into Palestine.
Today, American Christians and Jews both believe the opposite of the Bible. They say God no longer requires obedience! Many millions of secular Jews got a green light from evangelicals during the 20th century and returned to Israel in disobedience of Old Testament law. Religious Jews returned while rejecting their true Messiah, Jesus.
When I remind many Christians of God’s conditional terms, their logic goes into lockdown. Somehow they think God wants a disobedient return! Evangelicals seem to believe He reversed His original terms and now endorses mass return of millions of Christ-rejecting Jews to Palestine. Obedience, which once mattered so much, evidently means nothing to God today!
Applying Scripture to Gaza
What does this have to do with the present crisis in Gaza and the Mideast? Plenty.
Mass Jewish presence in Palestine violates God’s law in the same way that contact between two bare, electrified wires creates tremendous conflict in the laws of electricity. It explodes in a shower of sparks. In the same way, a rebellious Jewish nation in Palestine creates an explosion of strife. No human peace treaty or negotiations can ever bring lasting peace.
From its beginning, Zionism was birthed in violence. Jewish terrorists committed major atrocities against the Palestinians in the months preceding and following independence in 1948. On April 9, 1948, under orders from future Prime Minister Menachim Begin, 250 sleeping Arab men, women and children of the town of Deir Yassin were slaughtered by Zionist Irgun terrorists. Their bodies were hacked in pieces, many stuffed into a well. The International Red Cross arrived, documenting the atrocity even while the killing continued.
Then the Irgun terrorists proclaimed throughout Palestine that any Arabs who remained would receive the same fate. Eight hundred thousand native Palestinians fled Israel. These innocent refugees were interned by Israel in squalid concentration camps such as Gaza and the West Bank. They still suffer there today. (See my article Israel Founding: Miracle or Land Grab?, 8/4/08 at www.truthtellers.org)
Is it surprising that after more than 60 years of imprisonment, humiliation and deprivation by Israeli overlords, many Palestinians have turned toward violence? They are desperate to obtain not just freedom but the attention of an indifferent world. The futile, senseless, and counterproductive rocket attacks of Hamas are the actions of a people frenzied by at least six decades of endless oppression.
These rockets, which arch out of Gaza toward Israel, aren’t acts of effective war-making. They are like flares shot high into the night sky from a sinking ship, whose passengers desperately hope to attract notice and compassion.
True Christians have no business assisting a nation which has driven human beings to such acts of desperate madness. If we do, Scripture warns we “become partakers of their evil deeds” (II John 1:11).
Someday Israel will be Humbled
Scripture is emphatic that someday Israel’s present counterfeit return will be demolished by the forces of Antichrist. Out of the Great Tribulation, a remnant of beleaguered disillusioned Jews will at last obey Christ. Then and only then will He sanction their return to Palestine. At Christ’s return, these Jews will give God the same obedience Abraham gave, and He will endorse their occupation of a land promised to Abraham.
Until then, Christians are way out of line in bidding Godspeed to the bully of the Mideast: Israel. It is long overdue for Christians to stop sending tens of millions of dollars to this oppressor. Instead, Christians should speed with compassion toward the suffering Palestinians, a proud people sinking lower in their sea of despair. We should protest Israel’s continuing oppressions. We should also help alleviate the poverty and hopelessness which drives the Palestinians to desperate violence.
Christ described the Good Samaritan’s mercy on the wounded, robbed traveler thrown into a ditch and ignored. Today, the Palestinians have been robbed by Israel of their ancestral lands, dignity, and freedom. Israel has thrown them into a ditch of contempt in the eyes of self-righteous Jews and Christians who ignore them. No one should exist beyond Christian mercy, including the Palestinians. The Good Samaritan broke ranks with established norms of acceptable compassion. He extended hands of mercy to a victim who symbolized the Palestinians of today.
It is time that Christians identify not with a nation of robbers who cast people in the ditch to die but with the Good Samaritan who revealed God’s astonishing love and mercy.
Christian, are you like the self-righteous Levites and Pharisees who passed the man by? Or do you have the same compassion as the Good Samaritan?
1. Passages laying down God’s terms of conditional occupation include Leviticus Leviticus 18:28, 26:27-46, Numbers 14:23, Deuteronomy 4:-27, 6:18, 7:12, :21, 25, 37, 41, 63, 64, 28:58-64, 29:28, 31:3, 18, Ezekiel 13:9, and Jeremiah 29:13[-14].
(video) “Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance” – real-history, full-length film by Ted Pike — “They [pastors] were supposed to be WATCHMEN on the wall, yet they failed to utter even a hint of warning”
(video) The Insanity of ‘Christian’ Zionism — Supporting an anti-Christ religion destroying western civilization!
(video) Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy — The ‘Angry’ Evangelicals – Praying for War instead of obeying Christ: “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” • God’s words to Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee…” (Gen. 12:3) does NOT refer to the modern state of Israel
WHY “CHRISTIAN” ZIONISM IS A CULT by Ted Pike — God’s covenants require obedience • God does have a land contract with the physical, believing Jewish people (Gen. 15:13-21) which will be fulfilled when a remnant of Jews repents at Christ’s coming • Cults do not produce fruits of wisdom, love, righteousness and justice but lead their followers into service of evil. Christian Zionism enables wickedness and makes Christians the servants of wicked men
(9 min video) CALVINISM & ZIONISM by Ted Pike — FALSE, UNCONDITIONAL COVENANTS in which OBEDIENCE is IRREVELANT • “Calvinism, having eliminated the necessity of obedience for those in covenant with God, proclaims God’s blessing on the COUNTERFEIT RETURN of Jews to Palestine” • “Since obedience no longer mattered, what man or nation dare stand against ‘the will of the Almighty God’” • “Calvinism has failed to warn the church against an ANTICHRIST SYSTEM that will destroy Christian civilization”
Ted Pike: The Jewish Kabbalah – Root of Mideast Violence — Kabbalah’s description of Gentiles as ANIMALS who must be slaughtered before “ORDER” can be restored helps explain not only Israel’s notorious MISTREATMENT of her Arab neighbors but also JEWISH POWER worldwide in *government*, *finance*, and *media*!
Talmud Encourages Jews to Deceive Non-Jews — “Pretend to rejoice with them in order to hide your hatred” — Talmud denies the Gentile status as a “man,” so they are also excluded from being the Jews’ neighbor
(audio) Ted Pike Discusses “Pedophilia: The Talmud’s Dirty Secret” — Balanced, LOVING presentation how Talmudic Jewish thought, the LEAVEN Jesus warned about, is hijacking Christian thought through Hollywood and the MSM
Jewish Professor: Jews Push Porn to Destroy Christian Culture – ‘Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry’ — ~”Is there a deeper reason, beyond the mere financial, as to why Jews have become involved in porn? Jewish involvement in porn is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: they are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion”
(video) Refuting Jews For Judaism — The rabbis threw out the Old Testament, and replaced it with the Talmud, whose messiah is NOT the Divine Messiah if the Bible. The rabbi’s ‘real thing’ will be the “anti-Christ”
“WE WILL KILL JESUS; THEN WE WILL RULE THE WORLD” — “The Pharisees have had the SAME GOAL before Jesus was crucified on the cross, and they are still trying to accomplish this task with a New World Order!”
Book: Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World, by Christopher Bollyn (Who-did-9/11 book online — free download!) • Paperback at Amazon
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East — DISSOLUTION of all existing Arab states: Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Somalia, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan & Libya — USING US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and NATO
(video) Miko Peled: Israeli General’s Son – Geneva 5/14/14 — “Israeli historians have been validating what Palestinians have said all along. It was not the Palestinians that began an assault. The Zionist militia began a massive campaign against an unarmed civilian population that lasted for twelve months with the CLEAR INTENTION of completing the ETHNIC CLEANSING of Palestine.”
(video) “Life In Occupied Palestine,” Anna Baltzer: A wonderfully moving introduction to the plight of the Palestinians, in simple, everyday terms — Checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, 1948 War refugees, censorship, the Wall, ongoing annexation of Palestinian land — “It is five times more likely for an ISRAELI SOLDIER to commit SUICIDE than to be killed in a terrorist attack. So when people talk about this occupation as helping the Jewish people, they don’t realize how many Israelis are actually against it, and how IMPORTANT it is FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS WELL AS the PALESTINIAN people to end this”
(video) Does Genesis say to ‘Bless’ modern-day Israel? — Is America being blessed by supporting evil? WWJD? Jesus warned about the Talmudic, antiChrist leaven of the Pharisees, saying they were serving their father, the Devil, and his works they will do
(video) Alison Weir: History of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict — “Come to Palestine, Americans, and see your tax dollars at work, millions and millions of them, every day, and weep with me for our victims…”
Henry Makow (an ethnic Jew): “I think the Jewish people have been hoodwinked, just like we’re all being hoodwinked. … Christians are being hoodwinked into pushing the Zionist line, which is really part of the New World Order. … History is being manipulated in order to grind us down and eventually enslave us”
Sarah Palin demonstrates why most evangelicals dissed Ron Paul, who wanted to bring the troops home. ‘Christians’ have two sets of books: one for US and one for THEM (“who don’t deserve rights”). THEY’re not our ‘neighbor’ whom Jesus commanded US to love as much as ourselves. Maybe that’s why most evangelicals refuse to investigate 9/11. If ‘THEY’ didn’t take down the towers…???
Israel has so far missed “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” | But so has the US. We give them the weapons, finance their atrocities, and silence our own press. And we lead by example: our regime-change, reverse-Christian wars and numerous covert actions (including assassinations and even torture!). What would Jesus Do? What would “pro-Israel” mean to Jesus? What does Jesus think of evangelicals’ support-Israel-no-matter-what cheer that may soon bring about WWIII, the destruction of America and the one-world antichrist government! Is this being pro-life?
(HEAVY VIDEO!) Who is Rupert Murdoch – FOX News? Could people be this evil? — The EVANGELICALS are the “fertile ground” for his message of hate and deceit — LIE to the people, give them ENEMIES to hate, arrange WARS for them to fight and stand back and watch them destroy themselves.
Is it illegal for Christians to evangelize in Israel? — Billy Graham has held rallies in over 185 different countries, including Communist, but has never been allowed to hold a Christian evangelistic rally in Israel
Zionist Lobby Paid Off U.S. Journalists To Sell Israeli Foreign Policy
Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord
Israel: Tel Aviv Shuts Down Entire City For Annual Gay Pride Parade — Benjamin Netanyahu “Proud” and Congratulates!
Hagee: “Unrepentant Heretic” — The church is embarrassed to name Christ to those He first came to redeem — the lost sheep of the house of Israel. It disobeys Christ’s great commission to spread the gospel to the whole world, starting with Jerusalem.