John Hagee’s Anti-Christian Judeolatry
Written by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
“This is Part 1 of a three part review of Hagee’s very confused, very popular book on Israel: John Hagee, In Defense of Israel: The Bible’s Mandate for Supporting the Jewish State (Lake Mary, Flo.: FrontLine, 2007).
“This book was written by New York Times best-selling author John Hagee, pastor of a 19,000 member megachurch in San Antonio. It presents the argument that the Christian Church is biblically obligated to support the political state of Israel on the basis of its fulfillment of biblical prophecy (pp. 84-85) and for the well-being of America (p. 84). It is virtually a hagiography for the Jews which borders on Judeolatry. Hagee almost implies that the Jews and Israel can do no wrong, for he does (as we shall see) call upon Christians to support them as we do God himself: unconditionally.
“As I begin this review I have two confessions to make: (1) I had never read a Hagee book before, and (2) I never will again. This work presents dispensationalism gone to seed. The fact that he is a widely popular, multi-million selling, and influential Christian writer demonstrates the tragedy that “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6).
“Hagee presents his argument so vigorously that he effectively demands that we as Christians and America as a nation are obligated by Scripture itself to support the modern political state of Israel in anything it does. For instance, on the back cover he boasts of his “twenty-six years of unconditional support of Israel and the Jewish people.”
“He demands that “every Christian in America has a biblical mandate to stand in absolute solidarity with Israel” (p. 84, emph. mine) because “we are commanded to love [the Jews] unconditionally” (p. 92). These levels of obligation should be reserved only for obedience to God himself. As Hagee admits regarding his first trip to Israel: “We went as tourists and came home as Zionists” (p. 12)…”
Continue reading: HAGEE’S ERRORS ON ISRAEL (1) http://wp.me/p3sxRh-1pJ
See also: HAGEE’S ERRORS ON ISRAEL (2) http://wp.me/p3sxRh-1pS
See also: HAGEE’S ERRORS ON ISRAEL (3) http://wp.me/p3sxRh-1pZ
See also: JOHN HAGEE & CHRISTIAN CONFUSION – Postmillennialism http://po.st/wcA2UN
See also: In Defense of Zionism: Hagee’s Mandate for Supporting Israel http://www.equip.org/articles/in-defense-of-zionism-hagees-mandate-for-supporting-israel/
Hagee Heresy: http://youtu.be/tFv5ijz6s6A via @YouTube