It would be a vast mistake to assume that even the majority of American evangelical Christians are hungering for the restoration of Israel so that it can be destroyed, the remnant of Jews converted to Christianity, and all true believers carried back to heaven by the revisiting Savior amidst the world’s destruction.  In an era of WMD this is a frightening game plan.  Certainly many evangelicals such as Jim Wallis and the Sojourners are deeply disturbed by this perversion of faith:

And it is difficult to determine the real numbers who follow this line — probably far fewer than claimed by some of their fraudulent leaders.  Nevertheless these types remain dangerous with their calls for a religious war against Islam, assassination of Muslim national leaders, etc.  I recall when I was a student of Reinhold Niebuhr, our leading Protestant theologian of his day, his deep concern about the sick perversions of Christianity emerging as an extension of the earlier racism bred by the Civil War and the divisions of Protestant denominations at that time into South and North, East and Middle West.  Racism and bigotry are deeply embedded in our national traditions.  Fortunately our founding fathers had the good sense to separate off Church and State with our First Amendment.

Beware the false prophets!  Ed Kent

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign
Many conservative Christians say they believe that support
for Israel fulfills a biblical injunction to protect the
Jewish state.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent  718-951-5324 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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