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Please Consider Supporting This Website

I am presently in my twice-yearly fundraising appeal to readers. Please give if you can. In addition to speaking out against US wars and regime change operations, I have tried to make this website into a living refutation of Christian Zionism. Here are a few simple questions you might, should you feel so inclined, ask of a Christian Zionist the next time you run into one…

If Israel were of God, as you believe, would there be any need for its supporters to exert so much effort trying to halt or crush the BDS movement? (No, because likely there would be no BDS movement.)  If Israel were of God, would we see it being endlessly praised and lauded by some of the most corrupt politicians on the planet? (I can’t imagine we would.) If Israel were of God, would it be under international criticism for its treatment of Palestinian children in detention? (The answer here, of course, is an unqualified no.)

On the contrary, if Israel were of God, it would–under the principle of love thy neighbor–extend the hand of friendship to its Palestinian neighbors. If Israel were of God, rather than destroying Palestinian homes, it would be helping to build them. But this is not the sort of behavior we typically see from Israelis.

Israel is not the hope and fulfillment of prophecy that Christians were longing for back in 1948 when it was established. It was/is–and I have said this before and will propose it again here–the “powerful delusion” that Paul talked about in II Thessalonians:

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Were it not for the support of US Christians, Israel would find it far more difficult to continue to extract billions of dollars in aid from the American taxpayer each year. And part of what I have tried to do with this website is to make it apparent to one and all, and particularly those of the Christian faith, that the teachings of Jesus, and the policies of the state of Israel, are contradictory, and that being both a Christian and a supporter of Israel are therefore mutually incompatible. Please make a donation–of any amount you can afford–to help continue this work.


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7 thoughts on “Please Consider Supporting This Website

  1. I am most pleased to donate my small amount. FT&V is an essential site!

    (I regret that I have been out of reading and commenting touch for numerous days. I’ve hit a [recurring] valley in the course of the 9.5 months since my wife passed in August 2016…a single incident sent me into fatigue, despair and depression…hope to resume full-on attention to FT&V shortly. As I wrote above, it’s an essential element in making sense of this senseless world so implacably dominated by evil — devil-spawn, IMO — forces.)

    • Robert, thank you for your support. I was not aware your wife had passed away. You have my deepest condolences. The Quaker William Penn once wrote, “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” We will all meet one day in heaven and join hands in the family of God.

      • Thank you, sir, for your kind words of comfort and hope. I cuddled and prayed with my beloved Masako in her hospice bed for the final five hours of her earthly life. I told Jesus over and over again that I am going to hold him to his promise of ever-lasting life and my eventual eternal reunification with the love of my life.

    • Davey, thanks for reblogging. Your friendship and support mean a lot. God’s blessings be upon you.

    • Thanks for the video. On Wednesday/7th, I participated in a rally protesting the planned deportation of a lady native of Mexico (not the Middle East, but still…) about to be expelled as an “illegal” alien. She has lived in Hawaii for 20 years, a single mother toiling to support a now-20-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. (An anonymous tip outed her in 2009, thus during the Obama regime.) A bond of $5,000 was required to avert her sequestration pending the outcome of an appeal; we — perhaps 30 of us, faith groups and other humanitarian-inclined activists — raised the sum in a flash moment of mere minutes! She’s back on Maui awaiting her fate, and we will continue to monitor and be in solidarity with her and her family. Fortunately, there was no hint of violence on Wednesday….

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