Presbyterian reverend who compares Zionism to apartheid named to key WCC post

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Israel Hayom: In 2016, Rev. Professor Dr. Jerry Pillay compared Israel and the alleged “exclusionary and violent character of the Israeli Zionist project” to South Africa’s racial apartheid.

Presbyterian reverend who compares Zionism to apartheid named to key WCC post

Israel Hayom: B’nai Brith International expressed concern and outrage over the newly elected general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Professor Dr. Jerry Pillay, who has a history of making anti-Jewish and anti-Israel comments.

Pillay, a Presbyterian and dean at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, will start his new position in 2023.

“If protecting Jews’ basic equality, dignity and security is inseparable from true ecumenism and the pursuit of human rights, Rev. Pillay’s rise risks devastating harm to the cause of social justice,” David Michaels, B’nai B’rith’s director of United Nations and Intercommunal Affairs, wrote last week in a Medium blog post.

Pillay’s appointment, wrote Michaels, is “not shocking, but astounding and alarming nonetheless.”

“In particular, it demonstrates a deepening threat to decades of progress in Christian-Jewish relations  — vital not only to that distinct, historic bond but as a model for interreligious reconciliation more generally,” he continued in his piece, which was also circulated in an official B’nai Brith press release about Pillay’s appointment.

Michaels pointed out that in 2016, Pillay compared Israel and the alleged “exclusionary and violent character of the Israeli Zionist project” to South Africa’s racial apartheid.

He also expressed support for the BDS movement against Israel, writing that “Jewish leadership” helped “influence European nationalism and colonization” with “a common desire to establishing the State of Israel … on the land of Palestine.” Read More …

Opinion: Ecumenism is a Jesuit counter-Reformation movement started by Ignatius Loyola in the 16th century to establish a global universal Church under the authority of the Roman Pontiff. And one is coming.

To get an understanding of how Protestant denominations and Roman Catholicism are working toward a global church we need to go back to the early church in 400 AD.

Excerpt, Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 3 HERE:

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 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.

Birds of a feather.

Francis calls World Council of Churches to be more missionary | National Catholic Reporter

(Pope Francis speaks at the WCC in 2018)

Replacement Theology may be either Amillennial or Postmillennial. It is currently the most widely held belief in Catholic teaching as well as the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Presbyterian Church USA, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church (ELCA), the Anglican Church and the United Church of Christ.

From the World Council of Churches website:

The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. 

Therefore, Roman Catholics and WCC combined equal 1.7 billion souls who call themselves Christian, and yet hold to the belief that Israel is no longer part of God’s plan.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” Revelation 13:11

It is no coincidence that the final Antichrist will have as a second in command a powerful member of the clergy under the authority of the Antichrist and Satan:

“He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives [f]those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.” Revelation 13:13-14