Saturday, September 13, 2008

Exposing The Roots of Christian Zionism

Rod Parsley does religious business surrounded by cornfields a few miles Southeast of Columbus, Ohio in an immense hexagon-shaped building with a sharp spire sticking up from its center. World Harvest Church looks like an oversized candy dish with a lift-off lid in the middle of acres of parking lots. The county appraiser lists its assessed valuation of land and buildings at $27 million, but like other Christian Zionists, it pays not a dime of taxes on it.

Project Strait Gate leader Ted McClung was legally prepared with the plat map of the property, else Rod Parsley’s crew of off-duty policemen in blue and white uniforms might have pushed our demonstration into the eight-foot high corn across the road.

Few attendees stopped, this being a high-speed drive-in church claiming 13,000 members. One exception was a sturdy man in a massive SUV who stayed to exchange views with yours truly (he wanted to speak to our leader). He said he is a member of the church and volunteered that he is a civilian contractor with the US State Department, carrying out assignments in Iraq and “many” other Middle Eastern countries. In other words, he claims to be a mercenary in foreign wars. In fact, he looked and acted a little like Eric Prince of Blackwater fame, and he said he wanted to nail down our purpose there.

I explained that that World Harvest Church is a war enabler and we want the congregation to know that it is apostate, as an eight-foot long sign explains. I asked this self- proclaimed mercenary “Christian” if he had been required to kill anyone in the course of his work. He replied cautiously that he did kill, but only on occasions if “absolutely necessary,” and he declined to tell me details of the killings. Instead, he wanted to engage me in a hypothetical situation.

“What would you do, he asked, if you were guarding a load of food on the way to starving villages and someone started shooting at you from the ditches?”

My response is that it depends on who owns the road he is on and if he had a right to be there in the first place. Finally, what would Jesus say about taking pay to shoot the people in their own ditch? Just whom in Iraq would Jesus kill? I ended by asking, as sincerely as I could muster, if he had considered changing careers. He firmly assured me he had not, and the mercenary (if he really is one) sauntered back to his SUV.

The fact that this man is comfortable in Rod Parsley’s church says a lot about this Christian Zionism! Killing Arabs for a living must not a sin inside World Harvest Church. This is the fruit of Christian Zionism.

It is significant that most “Christians” who stop to talk invariably want to turn the conversation to the secular, worldly questions, and don‘t want to discuss what the New Testament says that contain the words Christ followers’ think Jesus spoke. Their favorite subject is, "When it’s OK to kill humans."

Another inconsistency, church members usually assert that abortion is always wrong, while also believing the deaths of already born Iraqi children are "collateral damage." Only three men and two women, including my newfound ally, Henry Herskovitz, from Ann Arbor, intervened for peace at World Harvest Church. Did the five of us change anything at Rod Parsley’s 13,000 member, tax-exempt, money laundering, political Zionist stronghold?

Yes, this time there can be no doubt we had an instant impact or World Harvest Church because Parsley’s actions telegraphed his guilty conscience. Thirty days before we trekked to Columbus, Rod Parsley was advertising that he could buy the freedom of a slave in Sudan for $45.00 per head, and was actively raising money for this cause. He made a big promotion on one of his weekly TV shows in July about accepting the contribution of a schoolchild who raised the money from her classmates to repatriate one Sudanese slave. At that time, Parsley’s website was sprinkled with pleas for money to free slaves. Now these are gone!

The ads and promotion to free slaves disappeared from Parsley's massive website right after our July 29 fax letter to Parsley, which was also emailed in an open letter to many area pastors. In it, we called Rod Parsley’s bluff and told him we know his slave repatriation fundraiser was a fraud. These words were in our letter to him:

“Parsley has, for years, raised donations ‘to free 29,771 slaves in Sudan’ by his own claim, supposedly buying them from slave traders and setting them free. But the evidence and first hand testimony since as early as 2002 have overwhelming refuted that there is any organized slave trade in Sudan, and reveals that supposed ‘slave reparations’ are largely fund raising photo-ops that benefited armed revolution in Sudan.”

By the time we arrived at World Harvest Church on August 10 just two weeks later, solicitations for slave repatriation had evaporated except for one line in a YouTube posted ad quoted above. Project Strait Gate calls this progress!

It is important that we make it clear; We Hold These Truths is not in the business of saving Rod Parsley’s attendees from having their pockets picked. Nevertheless, we do not want them to be deceived on matters of life and death. We want them to remove themselves from a false and apostate theology that is abhorrent to Jesus Christ because it enables killing.

We wonder how many of those who drove by has contributed money to free slaves, and, we hope that they will ask Parsley why he suddenly dropped this "mission."

7 comments:

apollonian said...

"Christian Zionism"--or "Judeo-Christianity" (JC)?--it's simply the bought and concocted "theology" for dupes, goons, and suckers, paid for by Jews--who did u think?

And Jews get this money--how?--BY SIMPLY COUNTERFEITING IT UP, that's how--see RealityZone.com for expo/ref. on US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed).

So one sees how easily that JC theology is concocted when there's enough money in it. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

Ahmed Fourati said...

Christian Zionism is most destructive to Christianity and Judaism than anything else. Commingling, distorting, mixing everything together and makes incomprehensive. Here is some of the basic problems:
1 - Judaism is not a race and has never been but religion that was at many period of time universal like Christianity and Islam.
There is the Arab Jews (descendants of early Semitic people), Berber Jews of North Africa and also Andalucía (Muslim Spain) and the currently largest ethnic of Jews descendants of Kazars Jews of central Asian origins (non Semitic people).
2 - Islam who ever study it will find it much more closer to Christianity than Judaism because of Jesus Prophecy and St. Mary Apostle and also much closer to Judaism than Christianity because of the monotheistic feature of God.
3 - They interpret the Holy bible the way it pleases them, meet their money collection, declaring wars, hate and determining geography and false linguistic explanation.
For example, I saw J. Hagee giving his own words meaning, determining race and border lines as Ethiopian are the Saudis, Rosh in Aramaic (Late Hebrew) means "Head" are the Russian.
Flat out lies are sold at very expensive cost and big time contribution to people who are refusing to make a little effort to search, learn, double check the facts, acquire little intellectual curiosity or log into this valuable web site WHTT.org.
Sincerely, Ahmed

DeWayne said...

As a mature Christian (73-year old male) praising Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I admonish all Christians not to demean Jewish for the acts and false teaching of secular Zionist's (disobedient to God and the Torah).

Keep in mind a good number of religious Jewish did not leave during the scattering beginning 70AD, other obedient to God in faith returned over the ages, and these lived in relative peace with their Arab neighbor's until the advent of secular Zionist organizer's.

So if you find fault with the Godless act's and Apartheid of Zionist's, please do not indicate the true Jewish (obedient to God and Torah) are as these Zionist. Be accurate and place the sins of Zionism on Zionist's, not on True Torah Jewish whom God loves.

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Conor O'Riordan said...

Live televised Debate : Has the Church replaced Israel ?
Place : Revelation TV London UK in front of a studio audience
Date : November 9th 2011
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Participants : Calvin L Smith & Stephen Sizer
Defending the position that the nation of Israel as it exists since 1948 still has a place in end time Biblical prophecy will be Calvin Smith principal of Kings Evangelical Divinity School

Opposing this and giving a different Biblical view on Israel and the Church will be Stephen Sizer who is vicar of Christ Church Virginia Water Surrey UK and founding member of the Institute for the Study of Christian Zionism .
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Dr Calvin L. Smith


Dr Calvin L Smith is principal of Kings Evangelical Divinity School , editor of the evangelical review of society and politics , author of numerous books including The Jews modern Israel and the new supercessionism . He lectures in theology and hermeneutics . He is an academic researcher conference and Church speaker .

Stephen Sizer


Stephen Sizer is senior pastor of Christ Church , the community church of Virginia
Water in Surrey UK . He is a founding member of (ISCZ) Institute for the study of
Christian Zionism . He is a member of the advisory council of evangelicals for
middle east understanding . He co authored the Jerusalem declaration on Christian
Zionism signed by the heads of Churches in Jerusalem . He has an extensive
international ministry teaching regularly in Churches , seminaries and universities in
the USA , Africa , Europe and the Middle East .