Israel 365: On Tuesday, by a vote of 28 for and only three against, The Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, an umbrella group representing churches across the country claiming over 1.7 million members, passed several anti-Israel resolutions including one that labeled Israel an apartheid state and compared Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazi’s genocidal treatment of the Jews.

Other false accusations made by the resolution were:

  • The resolution falsely accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian water supplies “for Jewish-only settlements”
  • Establishing two sets of laws, one for Israelis and one for Palestinians, which give preferential treatment to Israeli Jews and oppressive treatment to Palestinians,
  • Denying the right to “freedom of residence to Palestinians.”
  • It accused Israel of “dividing the population along racial lines by the creation of separate reserves and ghettos for the Palestinians.”

The resolution also condemned Israel’s use of checkpoints and security barriers which have proven effective at preventing Palestinian terrorism. The resolution called for “members, congregations, presbyteries, and national staff units, including the Office of Interfaith Relations, to seek appropriate ways to bring an end to Israeli apartheid.” Ironically, the resolution claimed the purpose of demonizing Israel was a “peaceful reconciliation for the people of Israel and Palestine similar to that which occurred in South Africa when apartheid was internationally acknowledged.”

While acknowledging that there is a disturbing rise in antisemitism, the resolution claimed that its claims were not antisemitic as they addressed  “behaviors…without condemning a whole people group.” Read More …

Opinion: Once Satan is given a foothold in the churches, the next step is to give him full control. Here are some examples:

Algemeiner: July 5, 2019

Presbyterians Descend Into Depravity With Drag Service, First Non-Binary Pastor 

Just when you think it can’t get any worse in the church, it does. With Gay pride flags covering the hall and rainbow candles on the church stage, Cincinnati’s Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church greeted its visitors this past Sunday with Drag Queen “Sparke Leigh”, complete in purple dress, makeup, high heels and a glitter beard.

Following the song “God Welcomes All” by the church choir, Sparke Leigh walked up on stage and, rather than reading from the Bible, read the book Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag to the audience. more …

Israel 365: September 12, 2019

Presbyterian Church Goes Full Nazi with New Boycott

At the Presbyterian Church’s 223rd General Assembly in June 2018, commissioners passed an overture calling on Real Estate Maximums (REMAX), an American international real estate company, to end the sale and rental of homes and apartments in all of Judea and Samaria. more 

Israel 365: January 21, 2022

Top Presbyterian Reverend In MLK Day Sermon: ISRAEL ‘ENSLAVES’ PALESTINIANS

A top Presbyterian reverend on Sunday accused Israel of enslaving the Palestinians, and American Jews of not doing enough to stop it. more

How did it start?

Antisemitism crept into the early church from 200-450 AD with early church fathers Origen, Chrysostom and Augustine, who believed that God had transferred the blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant to the church. Jews became known as ‘killers of Christ’.

October 31, 1517 the Protestant Reformation began in Wittenberg, Germany, when Martin Luther, a teacher and a monk, published a document he called Disputation on the Power of Indulgences, or 95 Theses. The document was a series of 95 ideas about Christianity that he invited people to debate with him.

Luther, like early church fathers, continued anti-Semitic tropes using the New Testament to call Jews “blind truly stupid fools“.

In 1536 the theological system of John Calvin took root. Calvin’s followers adhered to a strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of humankind, and the doctrine of predestination.

Calvin once wrote, “I have had much conversation with many Jews: I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness – nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew.”

In this respect, Calvin differed little from other Protestant and Catholic theologians of his time.

In the latter part of the 16th century Covenant theology and the teaching of two covenants: the biblical covenant of works (or of nature) made by God with Adam and the covenant of grace made between God and human beings through the grace of Christ became popular in Protestant denominations.

Covenant Theology remains the majority teaching for Protestantism today in Reformed and Calvinist churches.

Covenant Theology states all the redeemed of Christ are Israel, there is no millennium reign (1000 years) of Christ on earth, an encourages an allegorical interpretation of Scripture.

What a mess.

In 1830 Dispensational Theology marked by a return to a literal interpretation of Scripture taught by Jesus and His Apostles, was developed by John Nelson Darby just 60 years before the Jews began to return to the land of Israel to fulfill Amos 9:15; Isaiah 66:7-8; and Ezekiel 37:1-11.

By the way, Dispensationalism is maligned by Catholics and many Protestant denominations.

See Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 3 “Doctrines that Divide Christians HERE