“No greater love has any man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends” ~ Jesus (John 15:13).
“Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth? Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention only to them” ~ St. Paul (Galatians 4:16)
“Those false teachers” St. Paul is speaking of (above) had been visiting the new Christian churches in Galatia; churches St. Paul himself had recently founded, having brought the gospel (the good news) to the peoples of Galatia (to Jews, first; then to Gentiles). “Those false teachers” had brought a very deceptive teaching into the young churches; a poisonous doctrinal mixture of the LIBERATING Gospel of Grace, which comes to us (Jews and Gentiles) only through God’s own Son: Jesus Christ, which had been (deceptively) mixed together with the CONDEMNING Law of Moses, which nullified for them the gospel of grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
St. Paul had proclaimed the good news of love, mercy, hope, and forgiveness to the Jews at the synagogues in Galatia and many of them had believed in Jesus Christ, who, as St Paul proclaimed, was the promised and long-awaited Messiah of God, which was spoken of by Moses and the Prophets, and was, in fact, the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew. 5:17).
“Those false teachers”, who were so eager to win the favor of the (new) Christian Jews in Galatia, had followed hot-on-the-heals of St. Paul, once he had left Galatia. After having established new Christian churches there, teaching in the Jewish synagogues, St Paul moved on to take the Gospel into other places. “Those false teachers”, once St. Paul had left Galatia, moved in with their false teachings of keeping the Law of Moses, in every minute detail, seeking to establish their own righteousness, commingling with the Gospel of Grace, which was not-at-all the same, liberating good news St Paul had proclaimed to the Jews in Galatia. It was, in fact: a perversion of the gospel.
“I am astonished that you [Galatians] are so quickly deserting him [God] who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9).
This “different gospel”, which St Paul was speaking of (above), is not a gospel (i.e., good news) and was a distortion of the gospel of Christ. St Paul proclaimed a curse upon “those false teachers” who had crept into the synagogues of Galatia and were putting God to the test by placing a yoke upon the necks of the new Jewish Christians, which neither their fathers nor they were able to bear. This, as St. Paul told them, is contrary to the message he had proclaimed to them: “that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus” (see also: Acts 15:1-21).
“Those false teachers” were (and are, today, in America) known as Judaizers (Greek: Ioudaizo, meaning: to adopt Jewish customs; see: Galatians 2:14) and were “a party of Jewish ‘Christians‘ in the Early Church, who taught that circumcision and the observance of the Mosaic Law were necessary for salvation and in consequence wished to impose them on the Gentile converts, or who at least considered them as still obligatory on the Jewish Christians” (see: here).
St. Paul wrote to the Jewish Christians in Galatia (which is why we have his letter) today, in order to explain to them the error of “those false teachers” who were attempting to place the old yoke of the Law of Moses upon these new Christians, not long after St. Paul had left Galatia, explaining to them: “We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.” (Galatians 2:15-16).
“By works of the law no one will be justified.” THIS was St. Paul’s gospel message, concerning the Law of Moses to the Jewish Christians in Galatia. “Those false teachers”, the Judaizers, were teaching the Galatians they were justified, or made right with God, by the works of the Law of Moses, and not by faith in Jesus Christ.
Although many might imagine the false teachings of the Judaizers of St. Paul’s day long dead and forgotten, this is not at all the case. “Those false teachers” and their false teachings, which are contrary to God and the Gospel of Grace in Jesus Christ, are alive and well today in the form of what is known as Judaized “Christianity”, or: “Christian” Zionism.
This same false teaching, of a Judaized “Christianity”, which St Paul stood so firmly against, being contrary as it was/is to God and to his Gospel of Grace, which is in Jesus Christ, has caused millions of Americans to mistakenly believe the same accursed lies of “those false teachers” who dogged St. Paul 2,000 years ago, and their false doctrine, when translated into American political power, has had murderous consequences for millions of innocent peoples throughout the world, as well as many thousands of US service members. CONTRARY to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Who are “those false teachers” – and their Judaized “Christians” followers, here, in America – whom St Paul warned both the Galatians and America about today?
“They are our oldest friends, our wives, and our children, the very respectable church members down the street . . . Judaized Christianity we call it, to support Israel’s statehood at the American grass roots. This author knows. He is a recovering survivor of Judaized Christianity. Many of your neighbors and some of your best friends are [War] Enablers. Maybe you are one, and are wondering if you should not be . . . Judaized Christians usually vote for more war and more inflation because they are led to believe each war was good for Israel. They feel they must do this for the sake of their own salvation” (see: here).
VIDEO – One of “those false teachers” in America today: John Hagee: In Defense of Israel
BOOK – One of “those false teachers” in America today: John Hagee: In Defense of Israel
VIDEO – Christian Zionists love Israel not Jesus (Judaized American “Christian” worship)
VIDEO – Modern Israel in Bible Prophecy
CBS 60 MINUTES VIDEO – Jack Abramoff – The Lobbyist’s Playbook
BOOK – The Israel Lobby
In short, the “Israel First” (Israel over America and God’s Church) Judaized “Christianity” we find in America today IS NOT Christianity at all. Those people who are calling themselves “Christians” and are supporting “Israel First” have been deceived into believing this “different gospel”, which is “not a gospel” and is “contrary to the gospel”. MILLIONS of otherwise well-meaning Americans mistakenly believe and endorse A LIE: To side with Israel over America and God’s Church, which is to commit TREASON against America and TREASON against God’s Holy Church.
“I am astonished that you [Americans] are so quickly deserting him [God] who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel [Christian Zionism] – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you [John Hagee, and many others] and want to distort [Judaize] the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him [Hagee, et al] be accursed (Galatians 1:6-9).
An erroneous theology, with an erroneous futuristic eschatology, called: dispensationalism, has caused many millions of Americans to believe a LIE. These Americans have been cleverly deceived into believing a false (anti-) gospel: a distortion and perversion of the Gospel of Grace and of Love; a false “gospel”, which was no doubt created in the depraved mind and wicked heart of that wicked one whom St Paul warns us can appear “as an angel of light”: Satan, the Devil, who is the Adversary of God, the People of God, and of all that is good, holy, and true.
Satan loves the Jews and Israel, whom Christ cursed, because they, like Satan himself, hate Christ and set themselves against him (= anti-Christ)
Mouthpiece of Satan: Michele Bachmann: If We Don’t Completely Support Israel, God Will Curse Us
“Those false teachers”, like Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas – and many, many others like him, in small towns and cities across America – are teaching MILLIONS of Americans to fear and hate Muslims and to love and bless Israel, and to defend Israel from her enemies, which is the exact opposite of the TRUTH of the Gospel of Christ (= antichrist).
Millions of Americans have been falsely led into believing that “those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed” and that America will be cursed by God if we fail to bless and protect Israel when, in fact, NOTHING could be further from the TRUTH.
Jesus cursed Israel, as a nation, for rejecting him. So, is Jesus cursed by God for doing so? I think NOT. Christians are to be imitators Jesus Christ; we are commanded to do as he did. Should we then do the opposite of what Jesus himself said and did? Should we bless Christ-rejecting Christ-hating Israel? Or should we imitate our Lord and reaffirm his curse upon unrepentant unbelieving Jews and Israel, because the Jews and Israel, as a nation, rejected Christ and demanded that he be executed by the Romans?
People who mistakenly believe they should bless Israel think they are following God, and Jesus. But what did Jesus say to the Jews and to Israel?
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! See, your house is left to you desolate” (Matthew. 23:37-38).
Israel was made desolate; abandoned by God, just as Jesus said it would be (see: Matthew 23:38; see also Matthew 24 on the destruction of the JewishTemple and the desolation of Jerusalem), and Israel has been abandoned by God and desolate for 2,000 years (since 70 AD). Today’s unrepentant unbelieving Jews in Israel are trying to usurp God’s will for them, which is to be scattered across the earth for failing to keep God’s covenant:
God’s will today for the Jews and Israel today: Jews are CURSED for their disobedience, their failure to keep God’s covenant, and their rejection of Messiah and are, today, since 1947 and the creation of Israel, attempting to usurp God’s will for them:
“And the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known. And among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul. Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life. (Deuteronomy 28:64-66).
People who think they should bless Israel have believed a lie foisted upon them by “those false teachers”, and there are so many of these people across America THEY HAVE THE POLITICAL POWER necessary to push us into wars for Israel based upon this false “gospel”.
Even – especially – when it means TENS OF THOUSANDS of good Christian and non-Christian American young (and older) servicemembers who are and will be returning home to America – for the foreseeable future, unless we reverse course, now – having lost eyes, limbs, skin, and their healthy psyches. And many will never be returning home at all.
Members of the US Congress and members of Hagee’s “CUFI” – Christians United for Israel - whose allegiance is to ISRAEL AND NOT AMERICA are TRAITORS to America, TRAITORS to the Lord Jesus Christ, TRAITORS to Gospel of Love, and TRAITORS to his Holy Church.
“Those false teachers” have perverted the beautiful Gospel of Love and Life by turning it upon its head and making it an ugly “religion” of Hate and Death to all those who would be the enemies of the Jews and Israel: (true) Christians and Muslims
Not surprisingly, the children of those who rejected Christ and demanded the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate crucify Christ are, today, the enemies of Jesus, the Gospel, Christians, Muslims, and, according to St. Paul: “the enemies of all humankind”, just as they have been for the past 2,000 years.
“For you, brethren, followed the example of the Churches of God in Christ Jesus which are in Judaea; seeing that you endured the same ill-treatment at the hands of your countrymen, as they did at the hands of the Jews. Those Jewish persecutors killed both the Lord Jesus and the Prophets, and drove us out of their midst. They are displeasing to God, and are the enemies of all mankind; for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God’s anger in its severest form has overtaken them.” (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16).
I DO NOT believe (as do some) that members of our US armed forces – volunteers – who have lost life or limb in the Middle East wars have lost their lives or limbs in vain – UNLESS WE FAIL to learn the lesson God is trying to teach us, which has come at such a terribly high price. WE MUST recognize the TRUTH: our true ENEMIES ARE THE JEWS AND ISRAEL. WE MUST seek PEACE with those who have done us no evil (Muslims), and WE MUST begin setting America on a proper course of JUSTICE. Without their sacrifices, America could NEVER be saved.
Without this horrendous suffering, which has, is, and will be (for many years to come), endured by our service members and their families, we could NEVER learn this most important of lessons for America, and we would NEVER be able to recover ourselves from the snare of evil that grips us today, and has griped us for many, many, bloody years.
Their blood cries out to God from the ground of the Middle East for JUSTICE!
LET US NOT ALLOW THESE AMERICAN’S SACRIFICES TO BE IN VAIN! THEIR SACRIFICES MUST MOTIVATE US TO ACTION!
Are we teachable? Are we listening? God is trying to tell us something…
The price has been, is, and will continue to be terribly high, and it is only because of the sacrifices of these selfless Americans that we are now able to find our way to this ugly truth so that we might establish true peace and true justice, in the Middle East and at home, IF we civilians, like them, will do our duty: accept the TRUTH about the Jews and Israel; END the wars; and begin seeking PEACE with the Muslim inhabitants of the Middle East. ISRAEL – not Iran or any other Muslim nation – IS AMERICA’S ENEMY. To believe otherwise is to believe A LIE and to DAMN AMERICA and her TROOPS, which I, for one, will NOT stand for.
Justice demands we end these wars. The Muslim peoples of the Middle East are not our enemies and did us no harm. It’s been the Christ-rejecting Christ-hating Jews of Israel who are our enemies and who have done us true harm.
Peace demand we end the war against the Muslim peoples of the Middle East, who are Israel’s enemies, not ours. The Muslims and the Christians have a common enemy: the Jews of Israel.
Truth demands we proclaim the Gospel of Christ, and not an ungodly, unholy, murderous perversion of the gospel: the Judaized “Christianity” known as “Christian” Zionism.
“Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth? Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention only to them” ~ Saint Paul (Galatians 4:16).
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
“Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.’”
You Are of Your Father the Devil
“They answered him, ‘Abraham is our father.’ Jesus said to them, ‘If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. You are doing the works your father did.’ They said to him, ‘We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.’ Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.’” (John 8:31-47).
“And I have a final message here for those sworn elected and appointed officials of the US Government who have betrayed their oaths in order to serve Israel, for those around the government who have facilitated this effort, and for Israel itself. You all have been discovered. Your treason, treachery and crimes are known. You may not believe it yet, but your political and strategic Judgment Day is finally appearing on the horizon, as surely as it came for Nineveh and Tyre in ancient times, for the infamous Third Reich in 1945, and for the Soviet Union two decades ago. Beware. We are coming for you.” ~ Col. Alan Sobrosky PhD USMC (Ret.)
This post is dedicated to my fellow American veterans, active duty, National Guard, and reserve members of the US armed forces who have been wounded, killed, and are missing in action, because they heeded the call of duty. They have made the ultimate sacrifices, so that we might live free. Let us never allow their sacrifices, and those of their families and friends, to be in vain, but rather let us follow their example. May they find peace and rest in the eternal embrace of God’s unfathomable love. May their loved ones find peace, hope, and comfort knowing that all those who have died having placed their faith and hope in the crucified, buried, and risen Christ are alive with him and will, like him, rise to live again!
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