The Idolators of Zion: Orthodox Jews Reject Zionism, So Should Christians
THE IDOLATORS OF ZION:
ORTHODOX JEWS REJECT ZIONISM
SO SHOULD CHRISTIANS
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In 1947, as one of its first official acts, the United Nations purported to create a sovereign nation - the State of Israel. But despite its invidious origins, millions of American Christians continue to worship that false idol. They worship the UN-created State of israel because they believe it represents the fulfillment of God’s promises to the ancient Israelites. Many regard the establishment of a State of Israel as a sign that the end times are imminent. In particular, believers in the “the Rapture” associate militant Zionism and the Middle Eastern War with their own salvation and deliverance from tribulation.
As demonstrated by a particularly able debunker, Christian Zionism finds no justification in Holy Scripture, or in the first eighteen hundred years of Christian tradition. The great theologians of traditional Christianity, be they Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant, did not believe the Bible foretold the creation of a Jewish State. Such an idea never crossed the redoubtable minds of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther or John Calvin. and was never hinted at in their prolific writings.
Christian Zionism is the product of false prophets like Hal Lindsey and Timothy LaHaye. According to one respected Christian fundamentalist ministry, Lindsey and LaHaye have led millions of American Christians astray with unsound interpretations of the Bible. Far from resting upon the sound judgment of Augustine, Aquinas. Luther, Calvin or Wesley, these interpretations cant be traced to the imagination of John Darby. Darby was an Irish lawyer who sometime around 1830 created Dispensationalism, the theology behind Christian Zionism. His interpretations helped to create a belief in “the Rapture”, originally envisioned by the yet more febrile imagination of Margaret MacDonald, a 15 year old girl.
I refer to their Biblical interpretations as imaginary because the word “Rapture” has no equivalent in the Hebrew or Greek languages of the Holy Bible.
These Biblical interpretations languished in desuetude for decades. They would have been consigned to the theological dustbin, except for Hal Lindsey popularizing them in his 1972 book - the Late, Great Planet Earth. In it, Lindsey predicted that the UN-created State of Israel was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, and that the end of the world would take place in 1988.
Today, Lindsey’s numerous followers have not allowed this and others of his failed predictions to dissuade them their belief in Christian Zionism. Instead, LaHaye, Pat Robertson and others have jumped upon Lindsey’s bandwagon. They are whipping up Christian support for the UN-created State of Israel and the Middle Eastern War, while promising Christians that a “rapture” will deliver them from the suffering it causes everyone else.
Though false, these interpretations are nevertheless popular because they fulfill wishful thinking, that Christians will be spared persecution and tribulation of the end times. And because they are popular, as opposed to true, they have enriched Lindsey, LaHaye and others who trade in false prophecy, just as Our Lord predicted in the Gospel of Matthew 24:9-13.
The worst aspects of Christian Zionism are twofold:
First, Christian Zionists who support the UN-created State of Israel are funding and serving the New World Order’s anti-Christian, anti-God agenda, both in the United States and around the world. They mistakenly believe they are facilitating the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies. In fact, they are supporting wars of conquest waged by political elites to impose a secular agenda on broad swaths of the Middle East and Central Asia. They are supporting wars of plunder waged by financial elites to commandeer oil and opium. They are supporting the corruption of America’s institutions of government by Israeli bribery and kickbacks. They are endangering their own security, and that of their families, friends and fellow citizens, by making America a target for the millions of people around the world the federal government has injured in the name of Zionism.
Second, American Christians who are preoccupied with the Jewish State distract themselves from the welfare of the United States, founded as a Christian nation. They tend to see the world as a false dichotomy, Israel or Islam, or even worse, a false trichotomy of Israel, Islam or Secularism.
American Christians should pledge allegiance to their own Christian nation, not to Jewish nations or Islamic nations. America’s welfare does not depend upon the UN-created State of Israel, but upon fidelity to its Constitution, and faith in the religion that inspired it, Christianity.
Why Orthodox Jews repudiate the modern State of Israel
Zionism is not Judaism, and the rejection of Israel is not anti-Semitic.
Certainly, if anyone should be a Zionist, it should be Orthodox Jews. As devout adherents to the Torah, they believe in the promises and covenants God made to the people of Israel.
Yet, most Orthodox Jews reject the idea that the UN-created State of Israel is a fulfillment of those promises. Why? Allow them to speak for themselves, or allow me to summarize their reason: Orthodox Jews believe these promises can be fulfilled only by the Messiah upon His return to Earth. They believe this because they subscribe to a literal interpretation of the Torah and the Prophets.
Atheist or Reform Jews do not subscribe to a literal interpretation of the Torah and the Prophets. Therefore, they tend to be among the strongest supporter of the UN-created State of Israel.
Traditional Christians, like Orthodox Jews, subscribe to a literal interpretation of the Old Testament. This is why traditional Christians and Orthodox Jews agree that abortion and homosexuality should be illegal. And by virtue of their same literal interpretation of the same Scriptures, traditional Christians should agree with Orthodox Jews that the true Nation of Israel must be founded by the Messiah. Christians believe that Messiah is Jesus Christ.
Since the modern State of Israel was created by the United Nations in 1947, it cannot represent, either for Orthodox Jews or traditional Christians, the divine reinstitution of the Biblical nation of Israel.
The modern State of Israel is a secular counterfeit. Its supporters are subverting the true People of Israel and their true Messiah, Jesus Christ. If we live in the end times, the modern State of Israel is more likely to represent the fulfillment of St. John’s prophecy in the Book of Revelation: “a synagogue of Satan, those who say they are Jews and are not.” Revelations 3:9.
Because, as we shall see, the historical fact is that the worldly forces that created Zionism had as little respect for the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament as they did for those of the New Testament.
A Historical Sketch of Zionism
The impetus for Zionism did not arise until the nineteenth century, a time when Europe had begun to turn away from Christianity and towards the false idol of the State. By then, many European nations had accorded Jews full civil rights, on the theory that the Christian religion was irrelevant to the past success and future hope of the European nations. But many Jews remained just as uncomfortable with a nationalist Europe as with a Christian Europe.
Theodor Herzl was one of them. An Austrian Jew, he was dismayed by the French anti-semitism in the Dreyfus affair of 1890s. Since France had been under a secular government for decades, Herzl did not blame the Christian Church. Instead, Herzl postulated that Jews would be persecuted as long as they maintained a separate ethnic identity from the nations in which they resided. If the Jewish people were to be preserved, Herzl reasoned, they had to have their own political State - a view he expounded fully in his 1896 publication - Der Judenstaat.
Herzl’s Zionism had nothing to do with seeking the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy - God’s promise of the land of Canaan to Abraham. The proof of this is his Zionist movement considered Argentina and Uganda in addition to Palestine as possible locations for the Jewish State. Nonetheless, Herzl stated in Der Judenstaat that in Palestine, Zionists could offer to secure the holy shrines of Christendom, knowing that this would help European governments sell Zionism to their Christian citizens.
Zionism gained momentum when it received the support of one major European nation, Great Britain, in the form of the Balfour Declaration. That declaration initially took the form of a letter from Arthur Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, to Jewish banker Lord Rothschild.
Rothschild was one of the first Zionists. The Rothschild family had sought to settle Jews in Christian Lebanon in particular and Palestine in general since 1860, when they founded the “Alliance Israelite Universelle.”
The letter to Lord Rothschild stated: “her Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”
Why would the British government trouble to inform Lord Rothschild of these favorable views? Perhaps because Rothschild Banks floated a bond issue to finance the building of the Suez Canal in 1869. The canal offered tremendous savings of time, distance and money for the British financial class in its quest to exploit the resources and markets of India, China and the Orient.
Some reliable sources, notably Georgetown Prof. Carroll Quigley, state that Rothschild and Balfour were members of Cecil Rhode’s elite society, the “Round Table”, the forerunner of today’s Council on Foreign Relations.
British Zionists also sold the idea of a Jewish State in Palestine on the premise that it could serve as a “buffer state,” protecting the eastern flank of both Egypt and the Suez Canal from powers such as Iran. According to Prof. Richard P. Stevens of Lincoln University, a letter from Herzl to Rothschild proposed a “colonization of our people at the strategic point where Egyptian and Indo-Persian interests converge.” A memorandum from British Zionist Herbert Samuel to British Prime Minister David Lloyd George stated: “A British protectorate in Palestine would be a safeguard to Egypt.” The editors of the London Times opined that a Zionist State could be a “very effective guard for the Suez canal.”
During this time between the Balfour Declaration and the end of World War I, Zionism gained its first political partisan in the United States - President Woodrow Wilson. The first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Wilson appointee Louis Brandeis, was a key supporter of Zionism. In addition to founding American Zionism, the Wilson administration can also take credit for America’s involvement in WW1, the Federal Reserve system, the Income Tax and the League of Nations. Items on the Wilsonian agenda tended to reinforce one another. For example, in a speech to the House of Commons in 1937, David Lloyd George credited American Zionists for getting America involved in WW1, and in 1922, the League of Nations endorsed the Balfour Declaration.
After World War I, the defeated Ottoman Empire was required to yield up its holdings in the Middle East as the spoils of war due the victors. In 1920, the Allied Supreme Council gave Palestine, Jordan and the new nation of Iraq to Great Britain. France was given Syria.
After 1922, Great Britain allowed unlimited Jewish immigration into Palestine, in essence implementing the Balfour Declaration by a process of demographic transformation.
The proposition that Zionism was created in order to provide Jews refuge from Hitler is false. As can be readily seen from the foregoing, the political and demographic die of Zionism was cast well before Hitler came to power in 1932.
Why financial elites support Zionism today:
We have already seen that early Zionism gained momentum when it attracted the support of British financial class. Little has changed. Today’s multinational corporations profit from the continuing war and civil unrest that afflicts the Middle East and Central Asia. They do not instigate this strife themselves. The American taxpayer does it for them, by funding military aggression by the State of Israel, and by fighting its wars.
Since its inception in 1947, the modern State of Israel, more than any other country, has been the subsidized by the United States taxpayer. The federal government’ s aid package to the State of Israel averages $6 Billion per year, and since 1947 the grand total is $84 Billion.
Israel returns some of this money to its plentiful lackeys in the United States Congress, in the form of bribes and kickbacks from the American Israeli Political Action Committee.
Israel has used this aid package for aggression: to expand its borders, oppress its Arab minority and attack neighboring Islamic countries.
The 1947 UN partition plan confined the original State of Israel to a small part of Palestine. But early Zionists did not hide their ambition for a much larger territory. In Theodor Herzl’s Zionist novel Altneuland, the borders of the Jewish state extended all the way to the Euphrates river in modern day Iraq.
The UN-created State of Israel invented the concept of “preemptive war.” From its 1967 “preemptive attack” against Egypt to present, Israel has expanded its borders to encompass territories formerly held by Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Israel launched another “preemptive attack” in 1981, using American-made fighter jets to bomb a nuclear reactor in Iraq. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. In 2003, Israel bombed Syria. Today, Israel is threatening a preemptive attack against Iran.
Israel views every Islamic country in the Middle East as its enemy, and claims the right to wage preemptive war against all of them. Israeli aggression has produced the Middle Eastern War. Since 9/11, the federal government calls it the “War on Terror.”
As part of the “War on Terror,” the Republicrats have adopted Israel’s tactic of preemptive war. In 2002, the Bush II administration invaded Afghanistan, ostensibly to capture Osama bin Laden. In 2003. the Bush II administration invaded Iraq, ostensibly to confiscate its “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” In both cases, the purported quarry mysteriously eluded its would-be captors, much like “McCavity the Mystery Cat.”
What is the real reason the federal government funds Israeli aggression and now employs Israeli military tactics?
Certainly, the legendary strength of the Israeli lobby is one of them. But financial elites have a selfish reason for waging continual war in the Middle East - keeping that region’s oil reserves away from the control of Islamic governments. For decades, together with the Israeli lobby, they have supported the federal government’s military interventions and covert operations throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
Iran is a good example. In the 1950s, the CIA sponsored an overthrow of Iran’s government because it was planning to nationalize its oil industry. In the 1970s, the CIA tried to use the Shah of Iran to crack down on Islamic clerics. This attempt backfired in the form of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, In 1983, Donald Rumsfeld met with Saddam Hussein and sought his secular government’s assistance in deposing Iran’s Islamic government. The Iran-Iraq war resulted.
Iraq is another example. After its war with Iran was over, the Iraqi government’s usefulness came to an end. In 1990, the Saddam Hussein- Rumsfeld -Bush alliance fell apart. In the following twelve years, the federal government waged two wars against Iraq. Today, Bush’s oil cronies control Iraq’s oil fields.
Afghanistan is yet another example. According to Paul Sperry’s book Crude Politics, the Bush administration’s war in Afghanistan was fought to secure a route for the new Caspian Sea oil and gas pipeline. Capturing Osama bin Laden was not a priority then, and apparently still isn’t a priority today.
Oil is not the only Central Asian commodity coveted by financial elites. Opium is another. The region where most opium originates, comprising Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, is known as the “Golden Crescent” The Australian Broadcasting Corporation estimates as of 2002, this region produced 80% of the world’s heroin.
Long before the demand for oil surged in the early twentieth century, a lucrative opium trade flourished along routes out of Central Asia. Starting in 1839, under Lord Palmerston, Great Britain fought “The Opium Wars” in China to secure its drug cartel. Palmerston’s motto was: “Trade without the flag where possible, trade with the flag where necessary.”
According to the New York Times, in the nineteenth century, the American firm “Russell and Company’, together with the British East India Company, partook of enormous profits by selling Central Asian opium to China. Many families of America’s Eastern establishment were enriched by their association with Russell and Company, for example, Warren Delano, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s grandfather.
In 1856, Russell and Company endowed the Russell Trust, the legal entity that owns and operates the Skull and Bones secret society, of which Bush I and Bush II are members. The Yale Daily News states that Skull and Bones has a “startling number” of CIA connections.
During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. the CIA encouraged the mujadeheen’s poppy production. During the late 1990’s, Afghanistan’s Islamic Taliban government severely curtailed production of opium by reintroducing harsh punishments for farmers who grew poppies.
As part of the “War on Terror”, Bush II deposed Afghanistan’s Taliban government and replaced it with the government of Hamid Karzai. According to the Christian Science Monitor, poppy growing and opium production has again soared. Once again, cheap, pure heroin is widely available in Britain and the United States.
To whom the profits are accruing is not a matter of record.
Again, the rationale for the war in Afghanistan was the “War on Terror”, a result of decades of federal government funding of Israeli aggression.
Why political elites support Zionism today:
At the outset, it should be conceded that political elites of the New World Order are ambivalent about Zionism. Political elites are hesitant to place a stamp of approval on any kind of nationalist movement, of which Zionism is one of the most successful. Nevertheless. political elites view Islamic nationalism as a much greater threat to global government, because of Islam’s much greater popularity compared to Judaism. And since Zionism is an ideology proven to be useful in opposing Islamic nationalism, political elites consider it to that extent necessary and desirable.
The attitude of political elites towards Islamic nationalism is exactly the same as their attitude toward Christian nationalism - that government and law cannot be based on any kind of religious belief, whether that of the Koran or the Declaration of Independence. Political elites believe a secularization of all national governments is a precondition to their ultimate goal of global government.
A recent article by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich illustrates this point. Reich stated that in the 21st century, terrorism would not be the real enemy, that it was only a means. The real enemy, Reich stated, was religious nationalism, whether Christian or Islamic. Reich’s views are typical of those held by political elites of the New World Order. For them, “the War on Terror” is a useful device for imposing atheist government upon Islamic nations.
Another illustration of this point is that at the United Nations’s Population Conference in Cairo, its population control agenda was opposed by a coalition of Islamic nations and the Catholic Church. Population control is a top priority of political elites, and those who oppose it, whether Christian or Islamic, are their enemies. And after making war and deposing governments in Afghanistan and Iraq, political elites did not hesitate to foist “women’s liberation” upon their new subjects, with contraception, abortion and homosexuality soon to follow.
The political elite’s agenda is not limited to secular government and population control. Disarmament of the citizenry is also a priority. Hamid Karzai told the International Herald Tribune that his greatest priority was to disarm Afghan militias. By no coincidence, Iraq’s new puppet government is also now in the process of disarming militias.
One does not have to look too deeply to determine that political elites seek to impose upon Islamic nations the same agenda that have already imposed on the United States and other Christian nations: official atheism, “feminism”, contraception, abortion, homosexuality and gun control.
Militant Zionism is a cause, a justification and an excuse for the Middle Eastern War imposing this agenda.
Conclusion: The Perils of Idolatry
The UN-created State of Israel serves many purposes, but fulfilling Biblical prophecy is not one of them. Orthodox Jews realize this. So did early Zionist Jews like Theodor Herzl, who considered Argentina and Uganda as possible locations for a Jewish State.
For Zionists like Herzl, the State of Israel was a political vessel for Jewish self-determination, an imitation of the nation-states held by European Christians.
Rheinhold Niebuhr wrote, “The temptation to idolatry is implicit in the state’s majesty [...] the nation pretends to be God.” There is nothing particularly idolatrous about a Jewish nation, compared to a British nation, French nation or American nation.
Yet when a nation elevates itself, or is regarded by others, as an object of God’s unconditional approval, the temptation of idolatry is succumbed to.
Pretending to be God on Earth, such a State equates its own existence with that of God’s. The Zionist State of Israel claims the right to kill or destroy anyone or anything it considers a threat to its survival or well-being.
Pretending to be God on Earth, the State equates its own purposes with those of God’s. Of course, they are not necessarily the same. The state tends to become an instrument of those who control it. If they have evil purposes, so shall the state.
The UN-created State of Israel serves the purposes of those who created it and fund it - the elites of the New World Order. In their hands, it is has become an instrument of war, conquest and plunder.
Despite its evil purposes, American Christians are the State of Israel’s most zealous supporters. The mechanism by which evil convinces good people to serve evil purposes is the lie. In this case, the lie is that the State of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.
Evil’s first act on Earth was this lie: “For God knows that when you eat of [the fruit of the tree], your eyes will be opened and you will be like God.”
How do we know whether a tree is bad or good? In Chapter 7 of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said:
15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
From its seedling days as a protectorate of the United Nations, until today, the modern State of Israel has borne nothing but bitter fruit.
By continuing to believe the lie that the UN-created State of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, Christian Zionists aid and abet the evil purposes behind it.
The time has come to expose the lie of false prophets, to topple the golden calf of Zionism, and to proclaim the truth: No nation is God on Earth; all nations must serve God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
X- In Hoc Signo Vinces
August 6, 2004
Poster is totally irreligious. Information is presented to foster debate and further understanding of present-day events.