Arutz Sheva: Rod Reuven Dovid Bryant and Jerry Gordon bring back Dexter Van Zile, Christian Media Analyst of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA), to address why anti- Zionism is the only unifying factor for the World Council of Churches (WCC).
The umbrella world body was founded in 1948 with the mission of unifying Christian witness. However, with conflicting theologies, the only thing that it shares is political defamation of the Jewish state of Israel, thus providing cover for the Palestinian Authority opposing efforts at normalization.
Instead, the WCC supports the blood libel actions of clerics like Archbishop Attallah Hanna, the Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem who was condemned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the International Committee for Interreligious Consultations. Then there is South African theologian Jerry Pillay, who is running for election as the WCC leader and who accuses Israel of being an apartheid state. Read More …
Opinion: On January 29, 2019 the World Council of Churches announced that it was pulling its “ecumenical accompaniers” from Hebron due to “security concerns”.
The WCC Program in Israel ostensibly sends delegates to “monitor” and “report human rights abuses”. It is all a sham.
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) operating since 2002 under the auspices of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has brought 1,800 volunteers to Judea and Samaria to “witness life under occupation” – something the WCC does not do in any other conflict zone.
By singling out Israel, EAPPI is synonymous with anti-Semitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.
The group engages in anti-Israel programs, such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.
The WCC organization’s members include denominations which claim to collectively represent some 590 million people across the world. They are in about 150 countries, including 520,000 local congregations served by 493,000 pastors and priests, in addition to elders, teachers, members of parish councils and others.
The WCC, like the Roman Catholic church, adheres to replacement theology, a belief that God replaced His chosen people, Israel, with the church, and the church is now the beneficiary of God’s covenant and promises to Abraham.
The result is overt and massive anti-Semitism.
The combined WCC and RCC followers represent some 1.8 billion self-described Christians, outnumbering all of Islam.
“For from the top of the rocks I see him,
And from the hills I behold him;
There! A people dwelling alone,
Not reckoning itself among the nations.” Numbers 23:9