Your reaction to the May 31, 2010 violent raid by Israel to stop the Turkish Freedom Flotilla from delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip probably hinges upon your understanding of God’s everlasting covenant with Abraham and your belief about Zionism.
Many Christians and Jews believe that God promised the people of Israel a specific footprint of land in what’s become known as the Abrahamic Covenant. The scriptures call this Promised Land Canaan or Zion. (Genesis 12:7, 13:15,17:8; 24:7, 26:4, 28:13, 35:12, 48:4; Numbers 34-35:8; 1 Chronicles 16:13-17; Ezekiel 45:1-8, 47:13-48:35)
Many Christians and Jews forget, however, that the Old Testament teaches that God placed moral conditions upon Israel’s possession of this land. Israel’s possession of this land depends upon their repentant obedience to God. (Leviticus 26-27, 34; Deuteronomy 4:25-27)
Old Testament history teaches that God scattered Israel among the nations as judgment for rejecting his moral law. Moreover, it reveals how God promised to save and honor his everlasting covenant with Israel if they returned to him. (Deuteronomy 4:23-31; 28:58-67; I Kings 14:15; Nehemiah 1:8-9; Ezekiel 5-6)
The scripture teaches that Israel was to take root and live peaceable and obedient lives while scattered among the nations until God brought them back to the Promised Land. (Jeremiah 29:4-7) As a long term consequence of their rejection of God’s Law, however, Jesus Christ said that Israel will be under attack by foreign powers until Christ’s second coming. (Luke 21:24)
For nearly 2000 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the birth of the New Testament church, the Christian church maintained the belief that the Jews were exiled from the land of Israel for their rejection of Jesus Christ as God and Savior.
A secular revolution known today as Zionism, however, arrived on the world scene around the turn of the 19th century. Although the Zionist Revolution wasn’t based upon scripture, the movement would change the church’s belief about the conditions surrounding Israel’s return to the promised land of Canaan.
This article will examine Zionism and its dangerous negative influence upon our perception of the Freedom Flotilla incident and things to come.
The Zionist Revolution
The leaders of modern Zionism were ungodly, apostate Jews who’d forsaken Jewish orthodoxy and most of Judaism. They were secular, intellectual revolutionaries who wanted to establish a prosperous, secular Jewish state in which Jews could enjoy the freedom of advanced European democracies. (Dimont, Max I., The Indestructible Jews, The New American Library, N.Y., 1971, pg. 297.)
The founders of modern Zionism were communist Rabbi Moses Hess, apostates Judah Pinsker, Peretz Smolenskin and Theodor Herzl. Herzl wrote The Jewish State. He called a Zionist Congress in 1897 in Basel, Switzerland to begin the Zionist movement. This movement led to the 1948 establishment of the modern, secular, Zionist state of Israel. (Dimont, Max I., The Indestructible Jews, The New American Library, N.Y., 1971, pg. 298-299.)
Words of Herzl and other founders of Zionism can be read at the link below:
A history of the creation of Zionist Israel examining the influence of Edmond James de Rothschild and the house of Rothschild can be read at the following link:
The New Testament teaches that there are those that profess to be Jews belonging to Judah that in reality belong to Satan. (Revelation 2:9, 3:9; Romans 9:1-8) History tells us that there are those that claim to be Jews that are really Khazars.
Benjamin Freedman (1890-1984) was a successful New York City business insider within powerful Jewish organizations. He became acquainted with Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and other powerful Americans. In the booklet Facts Are Facts he documents why the people now identified as Jews are descendants of Khazars or Turkic people of Central Asia who converted to Judaism. This booklet can be read at the link below.
As an ex-Jew turned Catholic, Freedman said a lot about Zionism. His intriguing comments on the Zionist movement and its influence in America can be heard and or read at the links below.
It’s commonly believed by many American Christians that God intended the Jews to return to the land of Israel in 1948 to enjoy the blessings of peace and prosperity. They place no moral conditions upon the return of Israel to the land. This belief, however, doesn’t align with the teaching of scripture regarding how God deals with disobedient Israel.
Zionism and bible prophecy
The Old Testament prophecy of Ezekiel Chapter 22 reconciles why God has allowed the return of modern Israel to this land in spite of their unrepentant disobedience and the overall secular nature of the Zionist movement. Ezekiel Chapter 22 teaches that there will be a gathering of the house of Israel into Jerusalem for the purpose of God executing his wrath upon them because of their disobedience.
Another Old Testament prophecy couched in the context of that day in which the Lord will return to earth is found in the Old Testament book of Micah Chapters 2 through 4. This message speaks against greedy, unjust, unrighteous Israeli political leaders who hate good, love evil and build Zion through sinful, violent bloodshed. It rails against greedy, false religious leaders and teachers who abuse those that don’t confidently support their false visions of peace. Following God’s judgment upon Zion for this idolatry and sin, Micah predicts that the Lord will gather his scattered remnant of people as he returns in judgment upon the false Jews. These secular Zionist heathen may be those that the New Testament teaches about that profess to be Jews belonging to Judah that in reality belong to Satan. (Revelation 2:9, 3:9; Romans 9:1-8). Following this judgment, the prophecy teaches that the Lord will reign as King over the earth from Jerusalem. (Micah 4:11-13) The scriptures are clear that the promise of the remnant of God’s people inheriting the promised land of Canaan or Zion isn’t fulfilled until after the Gentile world powers are destroyed at the Lord’s return. (Genesis 22:17, 24:60, 35:15, 49:10; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Isaiah 1:9, 6:13, 10:21, 14:1; Isaiah 11:10-12:6; Isaiah 25:7-26:4; Isaiah 30:19-26; Isaiah 35; Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 11:14-21; Hosea 1:6-11; Zephaniah 3; Zechariah 8; Zechariah 12-14; Malachi 3:15-4:6; Romans 9:24-27, 11:5, 23-29)
In his book The Synagogue of Satan, British author Andrew Carrington Hitchcock has documented the significant historical activities of what he believes to be the Synagogue of Satan from 740 A.D. to modern times. This book, other readings and news concerning Jewish led corruption in the world can be found at the link to his site below.
Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed examines the evils committed in order to secure the United Nations votes mandating the ‘state’ of Israel as a “Jewish” homeland. Excerpts can be read at the link below.
Jews against Zionism
The fact that devout Jews reject Zionism shouldn’t be ignored by Christian Zionists. True Torah Jews is one non-profit organization founded by a group of Orthodox Jews. This group is dedicated to teaching that the ideology of Zionism is in total opposition to the teachings of traditional Judaism. They teach that the Abrahamic Covenant doesn’t justify or call for Zionism at the link below.
There are additional links below to other Jewish groups that oppose Zionism.
There are professing Christians that do understand that God placed moral conditions upon Israel’s right to return to the Promised Land. The following teachings offered by Christian leader Rev. Ted Pike apply the teaching of the scriptures to Zionism and the strife over the land in the Middle East.
Authentic Orthodox Jewry loudly condemned Zionist Israel’s violent actions in the May 31, 2010 Flotilla incident based upon a proper understanding of Old Testament teaching. Neturei Karta International stated: “Jews are in exile by Divine decree, and any attempts at ending this Almighty’s decree is a rebellion against G-d. The Torah teaches that a rebellion against G-d cannot be successful.” Their complete statement concerning the Flotilla incident can be read at the link below.
Jesus Christ and Jewish corruption
Deceived Americans buying into the Zionist lie that the public policy of Israel must be supported or America will be cursed by God aren’t recognizing that Jesus Christ was famous for his blunt condemnation of the actions of the Jewish Pharisees. This Jewish sect was the most powerful political-religious party of Christ’s day. He made the following cutting remarks against this extremist group who were such violent right wingers that they even sought his death. Note how he tells them in no uncertain terms that their house would remain desolate until his second coming.
“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”. (Matthew 23:13-38)
“And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also? But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him”. (Luke 11:37-54)
In spite of Jesus’ harsh condemnation of these powerful Jewish leaders, 21st century Christians who believe they must support Israel’s public policy today would never criticize Jesus Christ for condemning the actions of these 1st century Israeli leaders. Don’t they recognize that he was speaking against Israeli authorities? Don’t they think that this was disrespecting their office? Isn’t this anti-semetic behavior? Why is it that Jesus could speak against the corrupt powers of his nation but American Christians are told its wrong for them to stand up against the sins of their governing authorities? Is Jesus Christ their role model or not? Is this moral inconsistency due to blind hypocrisy or is it the bad fruit of Zionist powers manifesting themselves through a whorish 501-c3 church in bed with a U.S. government who’s in bed with Israel?
The Zionist side of the Flotilla story
One of evangelical Christianity’s loudest Zionist voices in support of Israel’s public policy is the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.
This ministry recently circulated news from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs supporting Israel’s actions against the Freedom Flotilla. The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs site link is listed below.
Within this site are the following reports concerning the Freedom Flotilla incident.
- Israel alleges premeditated violence on the part of the Freedom Flotilla activists.
- Based upon its war time maritime block-aid off the Gaza coast, Israel justifies its pre-emptive apprehension of the Freedom Flotilla in international waters.
The non-Zionist side of the Flotilla story
On the other hand, detailed eyewitness accounts confirm cold-blooded murder and executions by the Israeli Military.
There is testimony of an Israeli MP regarding her terror on the Flotilla.
Former US Ambassador Edward Peck has said that Israel’s explanation for the Gaza Flotilla attack was “full of holes as a window screen”.
Jonathan Cook in Israel writes that Israel’s raid on the Gaza Flotilla is against us all.
Prior to Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla, Christian leader Reverend Ted Pike of TruthTellers.org warned that Israel intended to pre-empt the ship.
“A flotilla of ten ships is bringing 10,000 tons of supplies to the people of Gaza. Scheduled to arrive Sunday, the relief vessels bristle with dozens of parliamentarians and public officials among the 800 passengers from Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Ireland. They are determined to break Israel’s oppressive sea embargo and land their supplies at Gaza. Israel has said that if they come to Ashdod (south of Gaza), Israel will distribute the relief in Gaza. But these floating good Samaritans are resolved to end the embargo and help bring freedom the Gazans. Israel says it will use “limited” force to keep them from doing so.” (http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/Israelwillstopaid.htm)
Ted Pike offers eyewitness reports that Israel attacked all Flotilla ships violently.
Pike refutes Israel’s justification for a pre-emptive attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters.
Ted Pike also reminds us that Helen Thomas’s highly criticized remarks are supported by the teachings of the Old Testament concerning the right of Israel to return to the Promised Land.
After considering both sides of the Flotilla story it becomes obvious that the Jewish myth of Zionism coupled with media spin has been used to deceive even professing Christians into thinking that unholy Israel has a right to do whatever she wants to others in her pursuit of the Promised Land.
As Americans, we must recognize our need to see both sides of news accounts regarding Israel. We must see the need to take off the Zionist glasses that will blind us to truth if we try to see clearly through dirty lenses.
Some Americans want to excuse everything Israel does because “poor little nuclear power Israel” is under constant attack by Islamic terrorists. If we’re tempted to fall prey to that pity party sprung trap, we must recall or realize that it was Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA that funded and trained the radical Islamic Mujahedeen and created “Al Qaeda” during the twilight of the Jimmy Carter presidency. Brzezinski and company started and fueled this evil fire many fear today! As this fire expands, we mustn’t forget that it was Brzezinski, Carter and the C.I.A. Secret Team that initially struck the match. This striking makes the U.S. government ultimately to blame for the atrocities of these groups. I know that this may sound crazy and it’s hard to believe initially, however, its historically verifiable as the links below will prove.
Its well worth noting that a tract of land called “Hebrewland” representative of the modern Israel was found on a Post World War 2 New World Map in 1941 as the link below reveals. This was 7 years before the actual establishment of the Israeli state! This remarkable evidence of global planning reveals hidden human hands, not divine miracles, behind the creation of the Zionist state.
American Christians need to come to grips with the reality that Zionist extremism coupled with Romans 13 passivity could be a powerful weapon in the hands of any Zionist American dictator issuing Executive Orders. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees folks! A Christian church that has been conditioned to falsely believe that one must silently submit to whatever illegal, un-Constitutional Executive Order descends upon them is a flock of spineless sheep ready for the slaughter. Such an evil attack could come from either the extreme left or the extreme right of the political spectrum. The video and written materials found at the links below reveal illustrate why Christian Zionism is a contradiction in terms; an unholy alliance endangering many lives.
The following excerpt from http://www.jewishracism.com/Christian_Zionism.htm reveals that the same evil spirits operative in the hearts of the Pharisees who murdered Jesus Christ nearly 2000 years lives on in the hearts of extremist Zionist Jews today.
Nationalistic Jews have often defamed Jesus Christ. They have also sought to destroy Christianity and exterminate Christians. These facts are made plain in the following works:
Jesus Christ in the Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, and the Liturgy of the Synagogue, by Gustav Dalman;
The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians, by Rev. I. B. Pranaitis;
The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, by Elizabeth Dilling
The Jewish Synagogue; or an Historical Narration on the State of the Jewes, by Johannes Buxtorf;
On the Jews and Their Lies, by Martin Luther;
and in my book The Manufacture and Sale of Saint Einstein.
The Jewish Talmud teaches Jews that Jesus is an “idol” and that Christians are “idol worshipers”. The Jewish Talmud instructs Jews to behead idol worshipers. Racist Jews intend to impose the Noahide Laws in the End Times and exterminate all Christians, pursuant to the Jewish Talmud in the book of Sanhedrin folios 56a-60b (note that the Talmud was written by “the scribes and Pharisees” whom Jesus condemned in the New Testament: Matthew 22; 23. Mark 7; 12:38-40. Luke 11. John 8). For more information on the Noahide Laws, see:
The Freedom Flotilla incident is just another illustration of how the American Christian church has lost its saltiness and has become useless in stopping violent extremes emanating from the predatory alliance of Zionist powers operative within the United States and Israel. Zionism has its role to play in the planned third world war and we can feed that fire by falling into the trap of blindly siding with Zionist Israel in her conflicts.
American Christians should be salt and light in this world while following the example of Jesus Christ in boldly denouncing corruption, praying for enemies and teaching truth to Israel and the nations.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Jesus Christ as written in Matthew 5:9)