Christian Journal: An Episcopal bishop spread a “blood libel” against the Jewish state at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in July, according to CAMERA analyst Dexter Van Zile.
Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris was filmed urging the passage of a resolution condemning Israel during a July 13, 2018 meeting of the denomination’s House of Bishops.
In her testimony in support of a resolution condemning Israel, Harris made two accusations of Israeli heartlessness and criminality.
First, she accused Israeli officers of trying to hand-cuff a three-year-old boy on the Temple Mount after the child’s rubber ball allegedly rolled off the Temple Mount and fell onto the Western Wall below.
Second, video footage of Harris shows her accusing Israeli soldiers of gunning down a defenseless Palestinian teenager, shooting him ten times in the back. She doesn’t say where or when the attack took place. more …
Opinion: That both accusations are proven false and there was no wall to wall news coverage by the anti-Jewish media for events that supposedly took place in 2017, speaks to the anti-Semitism that permeates Christian churches today.
Replacement Theology adherents believe that God is finished with the Jewish people and all promises of the Abrahamic Covenant have been transferred to the church. The teaching is so pernicious and toxic that up to 90% of so-called Christians are said to accept the view, placing them in violation of God’s promises to Abraham (Genesis 12:3).
All the different views of the relationship between the church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the church is a continuation of Israel (replacement/covenant theology), or the church is completely different and distinct from Israel (Dispensationalism Premillennialism).
Replacement Theology became the position of the Church during the time of Augustine (A.D. 354-430), who popularized it in his book The City of God. Initially, Augustine claimed that he was a Chiliast, one who believed in the literal thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth, the basic view of Premillennialism today.
Having come to the conclusion that this view was “inferior” and “carnal,” he adopted the position that the reign of Christ should be much more “spiritual” and it would occur during this present Church Age.
Therefore, the view of the Church was/is that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70 was brought about divinely, that God had ordained the end of unbelieving Jewish Israel. The prophecies of condemnation and judgment, however, still remain for national Israel and the Jewish people.
Episcopal bishops promoting anti-Semitism in the name of Jesus are placing themselves and their congregations in grave danger.
(See more on Replacement Theology in Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 3 “Doctrines That Divide Christians” here)