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Who Would Jesus Bomb? - Part 2

11 May 2012, 14:42

Following on from part one of this series “Who Would Jesus Bomb?”, I thought I might look a little more closely at the Christian Zionist Hagee way.

“Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, I pray for our president tonight… I pray that you would give him the Wisdom of Solomon to lead this nation into war against the enemies of righteousness. I pray for the good men and women in Washington D.C., that they will stand in righteous boldness for this righteous cause. I pray in the name of Jesus that every power and principality of darkness will be brought to confusion when this war begins. I pray God that the enemy shall be destroyed, and that the angels of heaven shall go before the US and British forces, bringing deliverance to that part of the world, and most assuredly deliverance to Israel. In Jesus’ name, amen”.

So prays John Hagee, while holding hands with Benny “No Amputees” Hinn, who regularly intones “yes.. yes” in the background. This was part of a Benny No-Stumps show in 2003 prior to the Iraq war. This video has been moving around on YouTube because Hagee has been claiming copyright on the prayer (even though it was on No-Stumps’ show). However, YouTube has relented and on certain versions of the link you receive the message "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by John Hagee Ministries".  How convenient. Copyright a prayer?

While this particular video is almost a decade old, warmonger Christian Zionist Pastor Hagee has been advocating an attack on Iran since.

So where does this leave us? We have a verse in Genesis that clearly advocates support for God’s “chosen people”, the Israelites. We have fundamentalists all over the world advocating a literal reading of the entire bible, and predicting “end times” that will be marked by amongst other things, a great war in the Middle East. We have swathes of world Christianity believing that their war against evil is umbilically tied to the preservation of the descendants of the Israelites.  We have leading Christian ministers advocating war when required, at the behest of the world’s largest lobby group that just happens to be focused on Israel, and also happens to receive financial support from those very Christian groups. We have more moderate Christian denominations such as the Methodists who seem to toe the line too when it comes to standing up against the interests of the chosen tribe.

Any person who publicly subscribes to the Christian faith either consciously or unwittingly lends weight to this just by virtue of being Christian – if the bible is God’s unerring word, so is Genesis. So are the other biblical verses and books that talk of end times and war.

I’m sure many believers will object that Hagee doesn’t speak for them – and so I ask who does? Pat “Islam is Satanic” Robertson? The Christian world is so fragmented (33,000 denominations) that no-one is placed to represent what I must assume is the silent and moderate majority (sounds like the problem facing Islam in relation to suicide bombings).

If you’re a believer in Hagee’s Christian Zionist way, I challenge you to respond here and explain your views. If you’re a moderate, I challenge you to say clearly and unequivocally that certain parts of the bible are perhaps less than credible guides to following God in the world. To all moderate Christians, I can only point out that turning the other cheek does not mean looking the other way.

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