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Answers Television Channel 36 MSNBC What I Think of President Bush's New Peace Plan By Ericka Moore
President Bush's peace plan is totally unrealistic and is an obvious attempt to drag his feet and allow Israel to continue oppressing the Palestinian people. During discussion of this issue, I was amazed to hear your Jewish talk show hosts telling the truth about many fundamentalist Christians and why they unconditionally support the State of Israel. Christians out there--WAKE UP!! Dispensationalism is a RACIST doctrine! Prior to the late 1800's, it was not an accepted doctrine in the Christian church. It wasn't until the advent of John Darby and Cyrus Scofield that the idea of dispensationalism, or modern Chiliasm, caught on in the Christian Church.
First of all, the modern state of Israel is NOT THE SAME ISRAEL AS THE ONE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT! The Old Testament Israel was a family line (a genealogy) and followers of Old Testament Mosaic Law (the Torah). [The term "torah" never appears in the Holy Bible, as it's a jewish word, not an Israelite word. Why would a jewish word be used when referring to these Israelite writings?] The modern state of Israel is NOT comprised of the descendents of Abraham; in fact, they are primarily descendents of the Khazars whose ancestors are thought to be of Asian or Turkish origin. Many are from Poland, Germany, and other parts of Eastern Europe, or are Anglo-Saxons from the United States! (As documented by Arthur Koestler in his book The Thirteenth Tribe.) In terms of religion, the majority of inhabitants of the State of Israel are, like your talk show host, avowed Atheists. Those who are Orthodox Jews are followers of the Talmud and/or Kabala. The Talmud was written during the Babylonian captivity and is about 60 books of additional elaboration on the Torah. Alas, the current State of Israel is more about Zionism than is about Judaism.
Christians, including President Bush, should get their noses out of the Old Testament and take a look at what the New Testament has to say. There is a New Covenant! (See Galatians 3-5, especially Galatians 4:21-31; and Hebrews 8 & 9!.) Wherever the New Testament quotes and explains Old Testament scripture -- doctrinally, that is the last word from God. The New Testament explicitly explains that the "playing field" has been leveled at the base of the cross. Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. IF YOU BELONG TO CHRIST, THEN YOU ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE." [This requires some serious qualifications. Galatians 3:28 refers only to those described in Galatians 3:27 which states "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ". The Talmud requires that a jew who's baptized be put to death, unless he does so to deceive Christians. The inference that Paul promised jews who were not descendants of Abraham that they could *become* "children of Abraham" is disputed by the primary jewish text. Furthermore, this assumes that Paul had authority to promise non-Israelites like jews that they could become Israelites just by being baptized. Either he was usurping authority he didn't have, or this is not what he said].
Christians, you should be ashamed of your illogical, unethical support of the state of Israel. Ariel Sharon is a mass murderer and a war criminal. He is flagrantly killing, maiming, and oppressing the people of Palestine with your racist blessing! This obviously is in opposition to everything Christ and Christianity represents. Christ said that we should "love our neighbors as ourselves." The bible says in Micah 6:8, "...what does the Lord require of you? To act JUSTLY and to love MERCY and to walk humbly with your God." Psalms, Proverbs, and Isaiah in the Old Testament are full of scriptures about how God loves mercy, justice, and fair treatment of others. Jesus said in Luke 6:31, "Do to others as you would have them do to you."
I am in agreement with your talk show host that the notion of a secret "rapture" of Christians is unsubstantiated. And how blasphemous to imagine that Christ will reign on earth for 1000 years presiding over a Jewish temple with animal sacrifices! Hebrews clearly says that "Christ has appeared ONCE FOR ALL at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself." Hebrews 8:7 states that, "if there had been nothing wrong with the first covenant, no place would have been sought for another." Hebrews 8:13 says that, "by calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear." [It's dangerous and misleading to fail to note that the Lord made this new covenant ONLY for Israelites of the House of Israel and the House of Judah, and nobody else "For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah" Hebrews 8:8. It's also a major failing of this otherwise excellent critique to omit the simple fact that we Americans and the British and most Europeans are the true descendants of the Israelites and the only heirs to this new covenant.] This scripture was fulfilled in 70 A.D. by the destruction of the temple and the end of genealogy. Christ is now our high priest forever! He did not "enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence."
I would like to submit to Christians and non-Christians alike that this financial support of the so called "democracy" of the state of Israel is turning it into a military welfare state. It is prostituting the hope of a free enterprise system there and bankrupting our economy. It is also causing a RISE IN ANTI-SEMETISM world-wide! Our unconditional financial support in excess of $3 billion dollars a year [actually $10 billion per year] is not helping the state of Israel. We need to cut all foreign aid to other countries except for humanitarian aid, especially to those countries with oppressive governments. If we truly want to end terrorism here in the U.S. and in Palestine, that is the ONLY WAY to do it! Remove the motive and terrorism will end without the losses of our personal Constitutional freedoms.
President Bush's feeble hand-slapping is obviously a result of his faulty biblical interpretations and the powerful lobby groups (such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC) gripping the Congress here in the United States. It is unconscionable that our elected representatives are more interested in protecting the interests of the state of Israel than the United States which they have sworn to serve. You, at MSNBC, already know this. Our Congress and President certainly know it, and most people outside of the United States know it as well. Our unbalanced foreign policy is why there is so much anti-American sentiment growing. We, the American people, need to wake up and take the reigns of our country's government firmly back into our own hands ... before it's too late.
Sincerely, Ericka Moore, USA, To contact Ericka Moore, write firstname.lastname@example.org
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