“If we take Hagee’s statement at face value, God must be a racist…”
Israel is a racist, apartheid state. Not only are racist attitudes widely exhibited by average Israelis, but even Knesset members and other government officials have openly made racist comments and gotten away with them. For instance, last year Knesset member Ayelet Shaked put up a Facebook post that included extremely disparaging comments about Palestinians, while earlier this year Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for the beheading of Palestinians who aren’t loyal to Israel. Neither suffered any repercussions or career setbacks over their comments. On the contrary. Shaked has since been elevated to the post of “Minister of Justice.”
Israel, therefore, is a racist state. This is not a far-fetched or controversial statement. Yet according to John Hagee, Israel “is the nation God has sworn to defend.” Therefore, if we take Hagee’s statement at face value, God must be a racist.
Apparently God also hates Christianity. Churches come under periodic “price tag” attacks in Israel, attacks carried out by Jewish settlers in which the vandals will spray paint graffiti or in some cases set church buildings on fire. This has been going on for several years.
“As long as I hold office, no non-Jewish symbol will be presented in the city,” said Shimon Gapso, the mayor of Upper Nazareth, in proclaiming his ban on Christmas trees.
The settler’s name is Benzi Gopstein. I did a post about him a day or so ago. Last week he referred to churches as places of “idolatry” and said they should be banned from Israel.
Both Gopstein and Gapso seem to harbor considerable hatred for Christianity, but that’s alright; they’re Jews. And Jews are chosen.
But clearly it would not be unreasonable to draw the conclusion that Christianity is widely detested in Israel. And since this, in Hagee’s view, “is the nation God has sworn to defend,” God must therefore detest Christianity.
I wonder if the people who attend Hagee’s church have ever stopped to think how alien his teachings are from those of Jesus.
God is a God of Love–this is what Jesus taught, and he issued a commandment to his followers: that we should all love one another. Where is Hagee’s love for his fellow Christians in Palestine whose churches are being burned and vandalized?
Jesus also said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” Where is Hagee’s love for the children of Gaza, 504 of whom died last summer alone in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge? Apparently their lives are of less importance than Jewish lives.
Hagee cites a number of countries and empires that fell, he says, “because of their anti-Semitic actions against the Jewish people.” But what about when Jews carry out “anti-Semitic actions” against the Palestinians, including murder? Does Hagee feel this is something God condones? Apparently he does, for if God favors Jews above all others, and harbors racial animosity toward non-Jews, then it probably stands to reason that he would condone murder as well–just as long as it isn’t Jews being killed.
And this apparently is the deity Hagee believes in–a deity, keep in mind, that will even allow a terrorist attack upon America should we fail to support the state of the Jews to Hagee’s deity’s single-minded satisfaction.
“If we allow terrorists to attack Israel, God will allow terrorists to attack the United States of America,” Hagee proclaims.
In other words, in Hagee’s view, approving the Iran deal will be tantamount to “allowing terrorists to attack Israel,” and this will place us on God’s enemies list.
Is Hagee really the man of God he presents himself as?
Is God really a racist?
Is Christian Zionism true Christianity, or is it a modern day heresy?