The End of HistoryMessiah Conspiracy
CHAPTER 20Mohammed is Mad
Make war upon those who believe not...even if they be people of the book [Jews or Christians]. Make war upon them until idolatry is no more and Allahs religion reigns supreme.1 The Koran (Moslem Bible), circa 600 AD
Mohammed was an impostor, since he completely rules out that freedom which was recognized by the universal religion revealed by the natural light and the light of the prophets....2 The famous Jewish philosopher, Baruch Spinoza, 1600s
The greatest contemporary hero in the Arab world is Hitler.3
John Gunther, in his travelogue, Inside Asia, 1939
There will be a war of extermination and massacre [against the Jews]...like the Mongolian massacres....4 Azzam Pasha, secretary general of the Arab League, 1948
...Its time to pull out this cankerous tumor [Israel] from the body of the Muslim world. Every problem in our religion can be traced to this single dilemmathe everlasting struggle between Ishmael and Isaac.5 President Rafsanjani of Iran, 1993
The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated and tortured forever, and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due. No petty arguments must be allowed to divide us. Where Hitler failed, we must succeed.6
Sheikh Tamimi, Grand Mufti, the leader of Islam in Jerusalem, 1994
...therefore, thus says the Lord God, Surely in the fire of my jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom [Arab nations sprung from Esau; Gen. 25:30], who appropriated My land [Israel] for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey. Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations....I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt.
The Bible, Ezekiel 36:5-6, 10 (NASB), prophesied 2600
years ago, as it applies today and in our future. [ ] mine
MOHAMMED IS MAD
The Arabs ancient hatred of Israel may be the spark that lights the Armageddon fuse. Presently, many have been led to believe that
the Arabs who are hostile to the Jews hold their position because of Israels existence and control of Judea and Samaria, which the
Moslems refer to as occupied Arab territories. However, the root of this conflict is much deeper.
The Arab-Israeli question is among the most important in history, since the Bible foretells that it will be the cause of the worlds last war, called Armageddon. Armageddon will be a war to end all wars because it will bring back the Messiah, who will herald the beginning of a real new age of peace! We want to give you the true story of the source of Arab/Israeli difficulties, which goes all the way back to the wombs which held Isaac and Ishmael, and nurtured the twins, Jacob and Esau.
MURDER, HORRENDOUS AND INHUMAN ACTS AGAINST THE JEWS, ARE THE RESULT OF ARAB RACISM
The ancient hatred of the Arab peoples against the Jews spans four millennia. It first manifested when Ishmael (the Arab son8 of Abraham) discovered that he was not the chosen one after all, but that Isaac (the Jewish son) was. The result was that in order to keep Ishmael from killing Isaac out of jealousy, he and his mother Hagar were exiled from the city! Since then, all through history, Arabs have perpetrated terrible attacks of terror against innocent Jewish victims.
Tombstones from the Mount of Olives cemetery, used as part of a stairway in the Azaria Arab Legion camp on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road.
Professor Erhard, in 1967, visiting a former Arab Legion camp where Jewish tombstones from the Mount of Olives were used as building material.
Mohammed, who led the Arabs from multi-god religions into the Islam of the Koran in the seventh century, exterminated the Jews of Arabia.9 Did Zionism have anything to do with this? No, only racism! Racism against Jews. Many accuse Israel of racism when referring to Zionism (love of the Jewish nation). We assert that for the same reason that Jews were exiled from Yemen to Mauza by the Arabs in 1778, so also, the Algerian pogroms took place in 1801, and the infamous Damascus blood-libel in 1840. All of these tragic happenings are directly linked with Arab racial hatred of the Jew, which is traceable all the way back to his origin, as we will soon see!
A JEWISH BELIEVER IN JESUS TELLS OF AN
ANTI-JEWISH PASSAGE IN THE MOSLEM KORAN
Meanwhile, we ask why the majority of Moslems are so particularly anti-Jew, anti-Israel, anti-Christian and anti-Bible. Could it be that their Bible, the Koran, is filled with anti-Jewish and anti-Christian slurs? Liebes Feldman, a Jewish believer in Jesus, tells us in his article, Islam, the Great Competitor: Islam stepped into history tumultuously in the sixth century C.E. in the person of Muhammad, a descendant of Ishmael, Abrahams first son, born by the slave Hagar. Muhammad, although uneducated, was endowed with a mysterious ability....Islam attacked both Judaism and Christianity. It called them the people of the Book, and accused them of altering and corrupting the book....Concerning the Jews Muhammad says, They (the Jews) are those whom Allah has cursed and upon whom He brought His wrath and of whom He made apes and swine. and who serve the devil. These are in a worse plight and further astray from the straight path. (The Koran 5:60) 10
MOHAMMED SETS US STRAIGHT ON THE
CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION OF
JESUSHE SAYS THEY NEVER OCCURRED
The central most important belief of our Messianic Christian
faith is Jesus death and resurrection. The Moslem arrogantly cuts this out of our historic faith, six hundred years after the fact, in the Koran! Liebes Feldman points out: ...the Koran, chapter 4, verse 157 [says] ...they killed him not, nor did they cause his death on the cross, but he was made to appear to them as such.... 11 Feldman rightly notes: Judaism and Christianity are but one tree, planted and planned by the eternal God of love and truth. But Islam pretends to be a tree by itself. The only link between the former religions and this new one of Muhammad lies in the fact that Islam claims to correct the errors which crept into the holy books of Moses, and the Gospel of Jesus. This was wrought by the scribes of both Judaism and Christianity according to Islam. Therefore, Allah sent Muhammad to set aright the former books by sending down a new book void of any error. That book is the holy Koran. It was given to Muhammad, the prophet, in the Arabic language, with the express intention of proving the corruption of the Torah and the Gospel, perpetrated by Jews and Christians. Islam is not a God-planted tree, but a man-made construction, containing false accusations against the Bible whose author is the true and blessed God YHVH.12
IS ALLAHS NAME A COUNTERFEIT COPY?
Regarding the identity of Allah, Feldman enlightens us: Allah was known in Arabia even before Muhammad. The Arabs being idolaters, worshipped Allah alongside with all the 360 idols. Allah was kept in greater honor than the other gods.
The word Allah is doubtless of Hebrew origin: El...means God, in Hebrew. In Aramaic, Alh, Alaha, means God. The Jews which lived in Arabia spoke Aramaic. Muhammad heard Gods Name Alh, Alaha, from them. But the Name of the God of Israel is YHVH. Exodus 3:14-15 tells us how God spoke to Moses and revealed to him his Name and memorial. The Name YHVH means Eternity in the past, present and future: I am that I am....When we know the nature of God, as compared to the nature of Allah, we shall discover that Allah is Gods adversary, who by a false prophet managed to make people believe that he and YHVH are the same God.13
DID MOHAMMED BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AS
MOST MOSLEMS BOASTFULLY CLAIM?
As far as Mohammeds creation of the idea of one god goes, this concept was only solidified within Islam after his death. Robert Morey informs us: In order to appease his pagan family members and the members of the Quraysh tribe, he decided that the best thing he could do was to admit that it was perfectly proper to pray to and worship the three daughters of Allah: Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat.
This led to the famous satanic verses in which Muhammad in a moment of weakness and supposedly under the inspiration of Satan (according to early Muslim authorities) succumbed to the temptation to appease the pagan mobs in Mecca (Sura 53:19).
The literature on the satanic verses is so vast that an entire volume could be written just on this one issue. Every general and Islamic reference work, Muslim or Western, deals with it as well as all the biographies of Muhammad.
The story of Muhammads temporary appeasement of the pagans by allowing them their polytheism cannot be ignored or denied. It is a fact of history that is supported by all Middle East scholars, Western and Muslim.
We are aware that there are a few modern Muslim apologists who reject the story of the satanic verses. But we must point out that they do so not on the basis of any historical or textual evidence. Their objection is based solely on the grounds that Muhammad was sinless and therefore could not have done this!14
ISLAMS BIBLE, THE SO-CALLED HOLY
KORAN, IS ANTI-SEMITIC AND ANTI-CHRISTIAN
Most Jews and Christians have never bothered to pick up the Koran and see for themselves just what it has to say about us! We, in the course of writing this book, felt this was necessary to reveal the truth of what Islam really teaches regarding both the Jews and Christians. Once you realize what these teachings are, you will understand one reason why we have been so ruthlessly terrorized in the past.
Anti-Jewish and anti-Christian statements to the exalted followers of Allah in the Koran include: Say: People of the Book! Come now to a word common between us and you, that we serve none but God, and that we associate not aught with Him, and do not some of us take others as Lords, apart from God. And if they turn their backs, say: Bear witness that we are Muslims.
People of the Book! Why do you dispute concerning Abraham? The Torah was not sent down, neither the Gospel, but after him. What, have you no reason?
Ha, you are the ones who dispute on what you know; why then dispute you touching a matter of which you know not anything? God knows, and you know not.
No; Abraham in truth was not a Jew, neither a Christian; but he was a Muslim and one pure of faith; certainly he was never of the idolaters.
Surely the people standing closest to Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet, and those who believe; and God is the Protector of the believers.
There is a party of the People of the Book yearn to make you go astray; yet none they make to stray, except themselves, but they are not aware.
People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in Gods signs, which you yourselves witness? People of the Book! Why do you confound the truth with vanity, and conceal the truth and that wittingly?
Yet pardon them, and forgive....And with those who say We are Christians We took compact; and they have forgotten a portion of that they were reminded of. So We have stirred up among them enmity and hatred....People of the Book, now there has come to you Our Messenger, making clear to you many things you have been concealing of the Book, and effacing many things. There has come to you from God a light, and a Book Manifest whereby God guides whosoever follows....They are unbelievers who say, God is the Messiah, Marys son. Say: Who then shall overrule God in any way if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Marys son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?....Say the Jews and Christians, We are the sons of God, and His beloved ones. Say: Why then does He chastise you for your sins?....O believers [Moslems], take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. God guides not the people of the evildoers....The Jews have said, Gods hand is fettered. Fettered are their hands, and they are cursed for what they have said....As often as they light a fire for war, God will extinguish it. They hasten about the earth, to do corruption there; and God loves not the workers of corruption.
But had the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] believed and been godfearing [converted to Islam], We would have acquitted them of their evil deeds [believing our Bible], and admitted them to Gardens of Bliss....And they supposed there should be no trial; but blind they were, and deaf. Then God turned towards them; then again blind they were, many of them, and deaf; and God sees the things they do.
They are unbelievers who say, God is the Messiah, Marys son....The Jews say, Ezra is the Son of God; the Christians say, The Messiah is the Son of God. That is the utterance of their mouths, conforming with the unbelievers before them. God assail them! How they are perverted!....surely those who forge against God falsehood shall not prosper. A little enjoyment, then for them awaits a painful chastisement. And those of JewryWe have forbidden them what We related to thee before, and We wronged them not, but they wronged themselves....Say: You of Jewry, if you assert that you are the friends of God, apart from other men, then do you long for death, if you speak truly. But they will never long for it, because of that their hands have forwarded; God knows the evildoers. Say: Surely death, from which you flee, shall encounter you; then you shall be returned to the Knower of the Unseen.... 17
WHAT DOES TIME MAGAZINE SAY?
An older, more conservative Time magazine accurately described the real situation between the Arabs and Israel in June of 1967. They even used common biblical lingoIsaac and Ishmael. The Promised Land. To the Jews of the world, Israel is both a state and a state of mind. Named for Jacob, whose battle with the Angel of God (Genesis 32:24-28) led him to be called Israel (He who struggles with God), it is the fulfillment of a struggle that has pitted the Jew against the world for 2,000 years. It is the Land of Canaan to which Abraham was given a divine deed after he left Ur in the 18th Century B.C.....Isaac and Ishmael never really understood each other, but both were sons of Abrahamand both at least forgot their differences long enough to bury their father. Their descendants in Israel and the Arab world today, even if they never embrace as brothers, need to come to terms with each other not only for the sake of world order but for selfish reasons. The Arabs need helpand the lessonsthat Israel is willing to give. The Israelis need peace....Israels hardest task is not just to survive the onslaught of Arab enmity, but to convince the Arabs that the Jewish state, here to stay, is worth having as a neighbor.18
Time went on to identify its biblical terminology in a footnote, which read: Ishmael is traditionally considered the ancestor of the Arabs, Isaac of the Jews.
TIME TO STAY
The continued existence, or being here to stay, as Time magazine puts it, is the essence of Zionism among modern Jews, particularly in regard to their permanent existence in Israel. Therefore, we ask What do key Arab/Moslem leaders, past and present, say about the subject of Israels Jewish existence and of her being here to stay? Their answers may startle you. Here are a few:
It is extremely astonishing to see that the Jews of today are exactly a typical picture of those mentioned in the Holy Quran and they have the same bad manners and qualities of their forefathers.19 Muhammad Azzah Darwaza,
Moslem alim (scholar/cleric)
...the Jews as represented by their Holy Book are hostile to all human values...their evil nature is not to be easily cured through temporary or half measures....this book [the Bible] inculcated in their [the Jews] minds such rules of individual conduct and international policies as only the devil could approve of....the Jews wicked nature never changes.20 Kamal Ahmad Own, Egyptian religious educator
...we as Arabs did not regard the Jews in a different light from that of other peoples, i.e., a pest which humanity had to tolerate and live with like other calamities of life and other diseases.21 Professor Abdul Satta al-Sayed,
of Tursos, Syria
...all countries should wage war against the Zionists.22
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, 1972
...the Jews dont like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, thats a good name. Hitler was a very great name....Jews know their wickedness, not just Zionism, which is an outgrowth of Jewish transgression....sucking the blood of the black community...The Jews cannot defeat me. I will grind them and crush them into
little bits....23 The present State called Israel is an outlaw act...she will never have any peace, because there can be no peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying, and deceit and using the name of God to shield your gutter religion under His holy and righteous name.24
Louis Farrakhan, founder and leader of the Nation of Islam25
We shall never stop until...Israel is destroyed...the goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises....26 PLO Chairman Yassar Arafat
We shall not rest until our usurped land is liberated and until the Palestinian people return with dignity and pride to their independent state, with Jerusalem its capital.27 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia
Our army will be satisfied with nothing less than the disappearance of Israel.28
Salah Jadid, Syrian Chief of Staff, October 30, 1964
The Arab national aim is the elimination of Israel.29
President Nasser of Egypt to President Aref of Iraq, May 25, 1965
This is a fight for the homelandit is either us or the Israelis. There is no middle road. The Jews of Palestine will have to leave. We will facilitate their departure to their former homes. Any of the old Palestine Jewish population who survive may stay, but it is my impression that none of them will survive.30
Ahmed Shukairy, Chairman of the PLO, June 1, 1967
Zionism...is a racist and a fanatical movement in its formation: aggressive, expansionist and colonialist in its aims: and Fascist and Nazi in its means. Israel is the tool of the Zionist movement and a human and geographical base for world imperialism.31 Palestine National Covenant, July 17, 1968
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT CHRISTIAN ZIONISM?
Large numbers of contemporary Arabs are not only incensed by Jewish Zionism but are becoming increasingly alarmed at Christian Zionism, which supports the Jews right to return to their land, while helping to assist as many as possible in immigrating to Israel.
Few people realize it, but Christian Zionism has been with us since the first century. As already mentioned in a previous chapter, Regina Sharif, in her book, Non-Jewish Zionism, traces Christian Zionism for some four hundred years! In her thesis, she more or less tries to blame premillennial Evangelical Christians for the existence of modern Israel, rather than God and His prophecies. Still, believing Christians realize we have been given the honor by God to assist in pulling together the strings of the new State of Israel. We are all flattered by her thesis, to say the least!
REGINA SHARIF SAYS THAT CHRISTIAN ZIONISM (BASED ON BIBLICAL PROMISE AND PROPHECY) IS A MYTH
In our inquiry into Arab hostility toward the Jew, and particularly the new State of Israel of 1948, we ask, What does the modern Arab have to say about Christian Zionists who love Israel and the Jewish people? Sharif, a writer sympathetic to Arab fantasies, who is married to a Palestinian, remarks: ...Zionism as an idea pre-dates both the 19th Century and Jewish Zionism....Zionist pre-supposition, including their underlying mythology....can be traced back 300 years prior to the 1st Zionist Congress in Basle in 1897 when a select group of European Jews for the first time publicly rallied behind the Zionist banner....The non-Jewish Zionist tradition is thus based on a whole constellation of Zionist myths which managed to creep into Western history most noticeably via the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.
The Zionist myths which began to be cultivated at that early stage within the non-Jewish environment were...namely the myth of the Chosen People, the myth of the covenant and the myth of the Second Coming of the Messiah. The myth of the Chosen People set the Jews up as a nation and one favoured above all others. The myth of the covenant centred upon the continuous and indissoluble connection, as promised by God, between the Chosen People and the Holy Land, thus giving Palestine to the Jewish nation as its predestined territory. Finally the myth of messianic expectancy guaranteed that the Chosen People would in due time finally set an end to its exile and return to Palestine in order to establish there their national existence once and for all.32
SHARIF CORRECTLY CONCLUDES THAT INTEREST
IN THE BIBLE AWAKENED PROTESTANT INTRIGUE
WITH THE JEWS PROPHETICAL RETURN TO ISRAEL
Sharif further reminds us: Non-Jewish Zionism began to take on a recognizable form in the early 16th Century when Renaissance and Reformation combined to lay the foundation of modern European history. The revived interest in Biblical literature and its exegesis awakened public interest in the Jews and their return to Palestine. Thus what came to constitute the Jewish Question in the 16th Century was not Jewish emancipationthe granting of citizens rightsbut the role assigned to the Jews in such new doctrinal questions as the fulfilment of Biblical prophecies, the Latter Times and the Second Coming of Christ the Messiah....Hence, by opening up the question of Jewish national revival and the Jews collective return to Palestine, the Protestant Reformation initiated a continuous non-Jewish Zionist record as an important element in Protestant theology....33
THOUGH SCORNFUL, SHARIF IS RIGHT AGAINWE RECOGNIZE JESUS AS A JEWISH PROPHET AND BEN-GURIONS REFERENCE TO THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE, AS
THE JEWS SACROSANCT TITLE-DEED TO ISRAEL
Sharif is correct in that she realizes: The Judaizing strain of the Protestant Reformation was further stimulated and enhanced by the rediscovery of the Old Testament so central to the Reformation, for: if it is doubtful whether Protestantism could have arisen without the knowledge of the Old Testament, it is certain that without it the Reformed Church could not have assumed the shape it took. The so-called Old Testament not only constitutes the largest part of the Christian Bible, but is known as the Jewish or Hebrew Bible. As such, it is the only record of the history of the ancient Jewish state, made up of a collection of myths, legends, historical narratives, poems, prophetic and apocalyptic pronouncements. It is because of this common heritage that Ben-Gurion referred to the Christian Bible as the Jews sacrosanct title-deed to Palestine...with a genealogy of 3,500 years....The Old Testament stories and characters became as familiar as bread and many Protestants could recite passages by heart. Jesus himself became known and thought of not so much as the son of Mary but as one of a long line of Hebrew prophets. Old Testament heroes like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob came to replace the Catholic saints.34
SHE IS CORRECT ABOUT OUR INTEREST IN
PROPHECIES RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE TWENTIETH
CENTURY, BUT SHE IS WRONG ABOUT THE HISTORY
OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BEING FANTASY
In truth, contrary to what many liberal theologians would have us believe, there were true Christian Zionists prior to the Reformation in the 1600s, dating all the way back to the time when Jesus walked the earth (Acts 1:16).35 However, when Augustine abolished millennial Zionism in 380 (the biblical Christian teaching that Jesus would return to Israel in His Second Coming and reign 1000 years), the true Christians were underground in hiding to avoid persecution by the Catholic Church.
You cannot go wrong in understanding the importance of the
Jew, Israel, and the Messiah if you take the Bible at face value. Regina Sharif supports this conclusion, as she writes: One of the most
definite effects of the Protestant Reformation was the emerging interest in the fulfilment of biblical prophecies concerning the End of Time. The core of millenarianism was the belief in the Second Coming of Christ whose return would establish Gods kingdom on earth, which was to last for 1,000 years (that is, a millennium). Millenarians regarded the future of the Jewish people as an important element in the events to precede the End of Time. In fact, the literal interpretation of the apocalyptic writings in the Bible led them to conclude that the Millennium was to be heralded by the physical Restoration of the Jews as a nation (Israel) to Palestine....After Christianity [Catholicism] became the official religion of the Roman Empire in AD 380....Augustine in his [book] City of God seemed to have settled this problem [of millennial teachings], at least until the 16th Century. Using the allegorical methodology, Augustine interpreted the Millennium as a spiritual state into which the Church collectively had already entered at the time of Pentecost, i.e. just after the death and resurrection of Christ. Pre-Reformation semi-sectarian minority movements expressing millenarian yearnings had to remain underground. They were persecuted and suppressed by the Church in Rome....It [millenarianism] continued to find followers in every period of history after the Reformation and finally culminated in 20th Century American fundamentalism which insists that the state of Israel presents the literal fulfilment of prophecy in modern history.37
Sharif further writes: The present-day Zionist falsification of history which claims historical right to Palestine found its Christian precursor in Protestant Biblicism. The total history of Palestine was gradually reduced to those episodes concerning only the Jewish presence. People in Europe became conditioned to believing that nothing had happened in Palestine except the legends, historical narratives and myths recorded in the Old Testament. Only they were not regarded as such, but accepted as true history.38
CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS BRING BACK HEBREW
AND STUDY RABBINICAL LITERATURE,
DESPITE CATHOLIC PERSECUTION
Sharif has uncovered the little-known but very interesting fact that the true Christians revival of Hebrew and study of rabbinical commentaries began, in some cases, before the Jews! She enlightens many a scholar as she notes: Of major importance for the post-Reformation development of Christian Zionism was the great weight the Reformation gave to the Hebrew language....In traditional Catholic circles the study of Hebrew, or even of Greek, was often regarded as the pastime of heretics and Hebrew learning was styled by many as a Jewish heresy. Vigorous steps were often undertaken to uproot the study of Hebrew during the era of medieval scholasticism....knowledge of Hebrew soon became a recognized part of general European secular culture. The Reformation gave it a specifically religious sanction and made it a standard part of the theological curriculum.
The Reformations interest in the Hebrew language was stimulated by its strict Biblicism. In order to understand correctly the infallible word of God....Already before the close of the 16th Century, Hebrew typefaces were employed in printing. This new knowledge of Hebrew was by no means confined to the books of the Biblical canon, i.e. the books of the Old Testament. Rabbinical literature was also studied deeply by others than rabbis, and by the Christian laity as well as the clergy....Among many Protestant groups and sects, this new appreciation for Hebrew as a language very often combined with an appreciation of Jewish traditions and values. The best example of this was Puritan England....General appreciation of the Jewish past led to respect for contemporary Jewry, often resulting in greater degrees of toleration in territories under the political influence of Protestantism. The Protestant Netherlands, under the ruling House of Nassau-Orange, was a case in point. During the 16th and 17th Centuries, Amsterdam was known among Europes Jews as the new Jerusalem. Hugo Grotius, the well known Hebraist, philosopher, theologian and lawyer, and frequently cited today as the founder of public international law, established the common sources of Christianity and Judaism in his treatise Ueber die Wahrheit der Christlichen Religion (The Truth about the Christian Religion). He strongly objected to traditional Christendoms degradation of Judaism as an inferior religion....the influence of Judaism and Hebraism in those early days of the Reformation have deeply affected the mind of modern Europe....that was later to result in what we call the phenomenon of non-Jewish Zionism.39
SHARIF FALSELY CLAIMS THAT CHRISTIAN ZIONISM IS A PRODUCT OF EUROPEAN RACIST PHILOSOPHY AS
SHE COMPARES THIS BIBLICAL TRUTH
This authors biblical misunderstanding leads her to falsely conclude: A clear understanding of the phenomenon of non-Jewish Zionism in its full historical perspective enables us to demythologize Zionism and see it for what it originally wasa product of European racist and colonial philosophies. It was not even in its origins a distinctively Jewish movement, encountering opposition, on the one hand, from religious Jews....Non-Jewish Zionists held a specific racist outlook on the Jews which was deeply rooted in the 19th Century colonial racial myth. The Jews were glorified as a chosen race....With non-Jewish Zionism on the rise, a whole complex of prejudices against the Arabs was systematically fostered in the consciousness of the Western people....On the whole, the belief in the Jewish race and its racial distinctiveness had stronger protagonists among non-Jews than among Western Jews themselves....the ideological and political fathers of Nazism shared the premises with the Zionists. The concept of the chosen race in Nazism differed from the concept of the chosen race in Zionism only in the identity of this race; Aryan or Jewish.40
This perverted statement of Sharifs is quite inaccurate. The Bible says the Jew was chosen to bring the knowledge of God and Messiah to all peoples (Genesis 12:2-3),41 while the racism of Hitlers Nazi party dictated that all non-Aryans were inferior and should be either enslaved or murdered. How can anyone compare the murderous deeds of Hitler to the Bibles promises to the world through Gods chosen people? Regina Sharif has, no doubt, much hate and envy ingrained within her heart against the Jewish people and those who care for them!
SHARIF IS WRONG AGAINCHRISTIANS DO42
CARE ABOUT JEWS BECAUSE THEY ARE PEOPLE, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE FULFILLING PROPHECIES
Regina Sharif, while sympathetic to the Arabs, has correctly observed that true believers realized the Bible foretold the return of the Jewish people to Israel and that this event is concisely tied to the Second Coming of Jesus. However, she refers to these facts and the concept of the chosen people as myths and historic falsifications. She also says that Christians were not concerned with Jewish emancipation but only the fulfillment of prophecies concerning the Jews and their future return to Israel. In her very words: ...what came to constitute the Jewish Question in the 16th Century was not Jewish emancipationthe granting of citizens rightsbut the role assigned to the Jews in such new doctrinal questions as the fulfilment of Biblical prophecies, the Latter Times and the Second Coming of Christ the Messiah....Early Restorationists often expounded a love for Gods Chosen People. But this was not out of concern for the Jews, but for their role in Gods plan, as revealed by his promise to them.43
I believe most Arabs not only dislike and abhor the true Christians love of Israel, but also are not able to bring themselves to accept the fact that true believers really do care for the freedom, rights and well-being of the Jews, simply because of Jesus teaching. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:12-13 KJV).
JEWISH SCHOLARS AND RABBIS ATTEST
TO OUR LOVE IN THAT MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE
PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE TO SAVE JEWS
As you have read in this book, many Christians such as Corrie Ten Boom, risked their lives to save Jews in the Holocaust. Yad VaShem, the Holocaust museum in Israel, is filled with trees representing Christians who risked and lost their lives to save Jews. The Jewish writer, Sholem Asch,44 writes: ...[concerning] events associated with the Nazi period....Christianity also distinguished itself, in the particular of rescuing Jewish children, by the highest degree of self-sacrifice. It may be stated without exaggeration that almost the entire remnant of Israel which was found in the liberated countriesno matter how small its numberhas the Christians to thank for its preservation. Christians who, by performing this action, placed their own lives in danger.45
Rabbi Emden of Hamburg uttered perhaps the most profound words ever spoken by a rabbi: ...For if it had not been for the Christians, our remnant would surely have been destroyed, and Israels hope would have been extinguished amidst the Gentiles, who hate us because of our faith....But God, our Lord, has caused the Christian wise men to arise, who protect us in every generation. 46
ISAAC WAS CHOSEN, NOT ISHMAEL, AND
JESUS IS THE GREATEST HEBREW PROPHET,
DESPITE MOSLEM AND CATHOLIC OBJECTIONS
Some believe Arabs, and especially Moslem Arabs, are jealous of the fact that Isaac and not Ishmael (the Arab child of Abraham) was chosen to be the father of the people God would use to bring the Bible (Gods revelation of redemption for man), the Messiah and salvation to the world. Their Koran, in fact, claims that Ishmael was the chosen one, in a direct denial of the Bible, which indicates Isaac. This also runs hand in hand with Sharifs insinuation that Protestants changed Jesus from Marys son into one of a long line of Hebrew prophets.47
The New Testament genealogy of Jesus has maintained this truth from the beginning, regardless of what Islam or Catholicism would like us to believeJesus is, in fact, the end of the line and the greatest of all Hebrew prophets, as foretold in Deuteronomy 18:15. The first sixteen verses of the New Testament read: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; And Ezekias begat Manasses and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ (Matt. 1:1-16 KJV).
SHARIF CALLS OUR PRO-ISRAEL FAITH PREJUDICE
AND WOULD HAVE US LEAVE IT, THUS THWARTING ISRAELDISGUSTING AND ARROGANT
Sharif then gives her definition of justice for the Palestiniansgiving Israel to the Palestinians. This would be equivalent to giving Americas thirteen colonies back to England. No one ever asked us to do this, did they? Whats more, aside from the few territories we purchased, we conquered our land. Israels land was given to the Jew by God (Gen. 17:8). The modern Israelis simply resettled it. When they were attacked, they rightfully repossessed their land by force, only after it became clear their enemies were unwilling to share and live in peace.
It is important to remember that Israel was never Palestine by national right. The Romans, when they exiled Israel, renamed the land after the Philistines to punish the Jews for the rebellion of Bar Kochba.
To get back to our point, Sharif feels that the cure for the Palestinian problem is to change, in essence, the religious heritage of the United States of America. She calls on the American evangelicals, in so many words, to stop supporting Israel, which is tantamount to asking them to become hypocrites. Her solution is, in her own words: It will also be obvious that current Western attempts to find a solution to the Palestine problem will remain futile as long as the West does not come to grips with its own inherent Zionist prejudices embedded in its past and present....It is highly unlikely that any proposed solution to the problem of Palestine coming from the West will ever do justice to the Palestinian or Arab cause until the West faces up to the intrinsic nature of Zionism and frees itself from its deeply entrenched Zionist prejudices. Nothing less than a major re-orientation is required....Biblical fundamentalism, as an outgrowth of the Protestant tradition, further developed the myth of Israels Restoration. What was posited was a supra-rational relationship between the land of Palestine and the Jewish people as the direct descendants of the ancient Biblical Hebrew tribes of Israel. It was Protestant Christian theology which established the unbroken continuity between the two, the land and the people....Viewing American support for Israel from the vantage point of the long history and tradition of non-Jewish Zionism, it is evident....that American attitudes towards the Middle East reflect not only a strong emotional pro-Israel bias, but that this bias is accompanied by an equally pervasive dislike and distrust of the Arabs....There exists a long historical tradition of anti-Arab prejudice going back to the early 19th Century, and a consistent disinclination on the part of Western scholars to acknowledge the contributions of Islamic civilization to the West.48
Oh, is there really? Israel has been abused and terrorized. U.S.-drilled and owned oil wells in Arab states were nationalized, petrol costs were raised and Israelis were (and continue to be) murdered. Can you blame us for our reservations?
CHRISTIAN ZIONISM HAS NOTHING TO DO
WITH WESTERN DISLIKE OF THE ARAB RECORD OF TERRORISMMOSLEM ACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Sharif speaks for many a Moslem when she writes: Today popular culture is used to portray the Arabs as the villains of the world and as the number one enemy of Western civilization and all its values. The growth of non-Jewish Zionism is inseparable from the mass inculcation of a whole complex of anti-Arab prejudices....if the West finally comes to grips with its own Zionist leanings. On the rudimentary level we have first to examine our own pro-Israeli
attitudes and predispositions and to recognize them as the outcome of a centuries long process of socialization and spiritual innoculation. We will then discover that as a result of non-Jewish Zionism a whole complex of prejudices against the Arabs, their culture and their religion, have been systematically inculcated into our own consciousness and have thus directly or indirectly influenced our views on Palestine, the Palestine problem and the Palestinian people....We can no longer afford to look at Israel and its policies through the Zionist prism and the coloured spectacles of our own mythological history of fundamentalist theology.50
We maintain that our history and biblically based Zionism, including our fundamental faith in Jesus and the prophecies, are neither prejudice nor myth. It is our right, Gods will and we are proud of it. I will tell Regina Sharif and any Arab face-to-face any day of the week, with love, Isnt it about time to stop bashing the Christians and to start respecting the rights of Evangelical Zionists? Yes!
In 1989, while an Israeli cab driver took me through an Arab section in Jerusalem, we were attacked with stones. The reason for this, I was later told, was that my beard looked too Jewish.
Children in one of the shelters at Kibbutz Gadot
during a barrage of Syrian shell-fire.
Jewish cemetery on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem,
vandalized by Palestinian Moslems.
Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolph Hitler in 1941.
Norma Archbold verifies the horrendous story of how the Mufti of Jerusalem, in cooperation with Hitler, succeeded in disallowing nearly 1000 Jews passage to Palestine, resulting in their murder by the Führer. She shares with us this little-known story: During World War II, the Arab Moslem leader in Jerusalem was Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini (cousin of PLO Chairman, Yassar Arafat). The Mufti supported the Nazis. He met with Hitler on November 21, 1941 as reported in his diary....In 1943 the Hungarian government planned to send Jewish children to the Holy Land to escape the Nazis. In a letter the Mufti demanded that Hungary reverse the plan. The 900 children were sent to extermination camps in Poland.
Hitlers book, Mein Kampf, in Arabic, issued to Arab military officers. These were recovered from the posts of Egyptian soldiers during the Sinai Campaign of 1956.
In March 1985, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres visits a soldier
wounded near the Good Fence, at the Lebanon-Israeli border.
An Israeli bus blown up by Arab terrorists.
This occurred several times between 1995 and 1996.
The entire premise of Sharifs book is an attempt, a pathetic attempt, to credit Evangelical Protestants with the blame for the existence of modern Israel. She insults us and our belief based on the Bible, which foretold Gods prophetic move in history, and concludes, in so many words, that Israel came about and exists because of Evangelical Christian support, which is based on the Christians belief in biblical myth and falsified history, rather than admit that Israel is really here because of Gods promise. Israel would be here even if not one Evangelical Christian ever opened their Bible and realized it was Gods purpose to regather His people to the land He had given to their forefathers forever! (Gen. 17:8)
Israel would exist today even if not one Evangelical Christian supported, financed and lobbied for her because of Godthe God of Israel! Apparently Regina Sharif refuses to recognize the God of Israel, much less give Him the honor due Him. Instead, she bitterly mocks53 those who were in political positions of power, who gave Him (God) praise by giving Israel due favor!
The entire reason I have given such a woman and her silly accusations space in this book is to attempt to give my readers some understanding as to why the Arabs of the Middle East and those who sympathize with them are so jealous and envious of true evangelical born-again supporters of Israel. This is based on the Bibles prophecy of a true chosen son, Isaac. His descendants will one day rule the world after the Second Coming of the Messiah. We can see that this is not far off, as we observe the present political climate in light of Bible prophecy.
ARAB JEALOUSY OVER ISRAEL
WILL PRECIPITATE ARMAGEDDON
According to the Bible, this jealousy of the Arabs concerning the return of the Jews to Israel will lead to the greatest war history has ever known! This is the war of Gog and Magog, as predicted in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, chapters 38-39, and the New Testament book of Revelationas you will later see described in chapter 26, We Win ArmageddonOur Final Battle. This war includes the Russians using Arabs in an attempt to destroy Israel, which they (Russia) feel is the reason for their retarded expansion54 in the Middle East.
The Russians have in the past, and will in the future, arm the Arabs against Israel, and will then attack her directly, because the Arabs are not as capable as the Russians of using such sophisticated equipment. When Russia enters the war, nuclear weapons will be used (Zech. 14:12) and only the Second Coming of the Messiah Jesus will be able to stop this global holocaust. Jesus said: And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened (Matt. 24:22 KJV).
ZECHARIAH SAYS ATOMIC WEAPONS
WILL BE USED AGAINST ISRAEL
As Zechariah prophesied 2500 years ago: And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth (14:12 KJV).
We now know that a person can melt while on their feet from the intense heat radiated by atomic weapons. This was illustrated quite realistically in the movie, The Day After.
A SPEEDY END AND ARAB/RUSSIAN
DEFEAT IS PROPHESIED IN THIS WAR
Zechariah predicted and Jesus prophesied a speedy Russian/Arab defeat in this future war! Zechariah 14:4 says: And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south (KJV).
We have hope and comfort for the future. However, all of the terrible things that are predicted would not have to occur if the Arabs and their sympathizers could work out their envy. Jesus is the only remedy for jealousy! Until people recognize the biblical (not Catholic or ecumenical) Jesus, there will be strife of heart. Jesus is the only one who can heal the human heart.
THE PEOPLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST KNOW
NO PEACE BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO HEED
THE WORDS OF JESUS AND REJECT HIS COVENANT
There will be no hope for lessening the severity of Armageddon until people are ready to realize Jesus is truth and not myth. There will be wars and rumors of wars, and the ultimate war, Armageddon, because the communist and Middle Eastern nations will not, as predicted, heed the truths of the New Testament. They will plunge the world into a war of annihilation, which only Jesus will end. When He ends the slaughter at His return, then the entire world will know peace, because all will realize who He is.
The Old Testament speaks of the Egyptians, who are mostly Moslems today. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them (Isa. 19:20 KJV).
When there is no longer any way to deny Jesus as the Messiah, there will be peace. Then Jesus will set up a new world order and establish the earth anew. It is either that or, if there really is no Jesus, nuclear annihilation with no flesh saved. Take your choice.
BELIEVING IN JESUS IS NOT FORSAKING ARAB CULTURE, AS MOSLEM LEADERS TEACHRATHER THERE ARE ARABS WHO LOVE JESUS, ISRAEL
AND THEIR ARAB HERITAGE!
We must add that becoming a believer in Jesus does not mean taking a stand against Arab culture, as some like to infer. Many Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Moslem Arabs have invited Jesus into their hearts and still appreciate their Arab and national heritage! They also accept Israel as a nation, with love and trust that it is Gods sign that Jesus will soon return to this planet to save it. This is attested to by the Arab Bible Baptist Church in Bethlehem today. Their pastor, Musa, once showed me the book he was using to teach the over three hundred-member congregation about prophecy. It was Larkins Dispensational Truth. He also expressed his approval of Hal Lindseys book, The Late Great Planet Earth.
You cannot become more pro-Israel than the authors of these two books, politically or biblically. Only Jesus can break down the four millenia-long animosity the Arabs have borne against the Jew and Israel. There has been strife, bombing of synagogues worldwide and terrorism against Israel. Jesus alone can remove this hatred. You must truly ask Him into your heart and be born-again, before love can triumph over hate and become reality.
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OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE TRANSLATION
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Psalms 83:1-8 KJV
ANCIENT RABBINICAL COMMENTARY
What did they [the hosts of Gog] do? They stood on their feet and looked up toward the Holy One, blessed be He, and said: Come, let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance (Ps. 83:5)....Let us uproot Him who wrote, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel (Ps. 41:14)....The Holy One, blessed be He, says to them: At first you [Arab nations] were not at peace with one another. And now you made peace with one another so as to come against Me....I, too, shall do likewise. I shall call the birds and the beasts who were not at peace with one another, and I shall cause them to be at peace with one another in order to go forth against you. And because you said, That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance (Ps. 83:5), by your life, you will die and they [Israel] will bury you and will take a name [i.e., become famous] in the world. 55 Midrash, Aggadat Breshit, ed. Buber, pp. 5-7
NEW TESTAMENT RECORDED 60 AD
...neither are they all children because they are Abrahams descendants, but: through Isaac your descendants will be named. That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants. For this is a word of promise: At this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son [Isaac]. And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac; for though the twins were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that Gods purpose according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, The older will serve the younger. Just as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated [Malachi 1:2-3]....For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, for this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth....even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only , but also from among Gentiles. As He says also in Hosea, I will call those who were not my people, my people....And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh [Ishmael, a principal father of the Arab peoples] persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit [Isaac, a principal father of the Jews], so it is now also.57
Romans 9:7-13, 17, 24-25; Galatians 4:28-29 NASB
MODERN RABBINIC COMMENT/REFUTATION
Jews firmly believe that the Messiah will come. We believe that man will not self-destruct, that we will not disappear in a gigantic atomic blast. Man is basically good....However, it is not enough to believe in G-d. Faith alone is not adequate....
The Real Messiah, by Aryeh Kaplan, et al, p. 50; 1976
MODERN DOCUMENTED POLITICAL STATEMENTS
MADE BY ARAB HEADS OF STATE
...Israel must be destroyed, We will swallow you up; You invaders will be driven into the sea....58 President Nasser of Egypt
Its time to pull out this cankerous tumor [Israel] from the body of the Muslim world. Every problem in our religion can be traced to this single dilemmathe everlasting struggle between Ishmael and Isaac.59
President Rafsanjani of Iran, 1993
AUTHORS COMMENTEVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN POSITION
Here, in the New Testament books of Galatians and Romans, Paul is making an analogy. He explains why the Arabs were always jealous of the Jews (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all their descendants). It was because Isaac was chosen over Ishmael and Jacob was chosen over Esau (Gen. 27:26-29). Ishmael and Esau have become principal fathers of the Arab peoples, thus we observed Arab hatred of the Jews from the beginning (Rom. 9:11), in the same way that true believers in Messiah have been subjected to rabbinical persecution. Those Jews and non-Jews who have believed in Messiah Jesus were persecuted by rabbinical Judaism. Today, the one who believes in the Jewish Messiah and invites Him into his heart becomes the chosen of God to receive all He has for us. The Arabs could have accepted the God of the Jews then, or now, and become chosen. Likewise, the Jews of Pauls era, and of today, can receive the Jewish Messiah and regain spiritually chosen status with us (they are already physically chosen). The reason we quoted these verses concerning the Middle East/Arab conflict with Israel is summed up in Pauls New Testament verses (Rom. 9:7-13; 17:24-25; Gal. 4:28-29). Just as the Arab (Ishmael) persecuted the Jew (Isaac) then, so it is today. The Arabs are still persecuting the Jews and will continue to do so until Jesus returns and they see and believe in Him as Messiah. This is predicted to occur at the end of the war. God mentions that His Grace will go to Egypt in Isaiahs Old Testament prophecy, after the Egyptians look to the Savior Jesus (Isa. 19:20).
THOUGH THE ARABS WERE NOT PROMISED THE
LAND OF ISRAEL, THEY WERE PROMISED THE
OIL IN THE SURROUNDING LANDWE SHOULD
ALL BE CONTENT WITH OUR PROMISES
Many people today sympathize with the Arabs because they feel they have become outcasts in Israel. Genesis 17:8-9 of the Bible has given Gods written promise of this land to Israel. Later on, Ezekiel 36-37 predicts Gods planned return of the Jews to their land, yet most of the Arab nations feel that this promised land should be turned into a Palestinian Arab state.60
Many people sympathize with this Arab wish, thinking the Arabs should have something. It would serve them well to know that the Arabs were given something! As a matter of fact, in the eyes of world materialism, much more than the Jews. Although Ishmael (Abrahams Arab child) was not promised the land as Isaac was, he was promised the fat of the land. We ask, is it any coincidence that just a very short time ago, when the Arabs were on the verge of starvation, the gasoline engine was invented and oil became a necessity in the West? The Arabs were able to compound their wealth when they subsequently nationalized the oil wells and raised the prices. Thus, truly they have received the promise of the fat or oil of the land in the literal scientific sense of the twentieth century. In Hebrew, the word shumon means fat, shemin means oil, as in olive oil (see Gen. 27:39-40 KJV).61
GOD HAS KEPT HIS PROMISE TO THE ARABS BUT
THE ARABS DO NOT WANT TO LET GOD KEEP
HIS PROMISE TO GIVE THE LAND TO THE JEWS!
In Genesis 17:20, the sons of Ishmael were promised: ...I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes [nations] shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation (KJV; [ ] mine).
The word nations here means a great Gentile people. Today,
they possess lands so much more vast than Israel, it is incomprehensible. Just take out your map and you will see Israel, a tiny strip among the Arab countries!
The few Arabs who now live in Israel, called Palestinians,62 have only wandered over this land for a few centuries and are from all of the surrounding Moslem nations. The majority came after Israel became a state where good work could be found in a productive Western-style capitalistic economy. The Arabs have full rights in Israel. There is no segregation as there was in the United States between blacks and
whites a few decades ago. Why then are the Arabs so disturbed about living with a few Jews in a state called Israel, and why are all the mighty neighboring Arab countries, with their multi-billion dollar oil industries, so concerned about this? Remember, five Arab nations attacked Israel in 1948! If you really want to be let in on a biblical secret, it is a spiritual jealousy so deep only the Messiah Jesus can heal them.
GOD SAVED THE ARAB TWICEONCE WITH WATER AND ONCE WITH OILNEVERTHELESS HE IS STILL
THE WILD MAN THE BIBLE PREDICTED
Genesis 21:8-14 reveals the origin of this jealousy in the account of Isaac and Ishmaels childhood relationship. Hagar and Ishmael
were expelled to prevent Isaacs death (Gen. 21:8-14). They found themselves in a waterless desert (Gen. 21:17-18). Hagar prayed that she would not see the death of her child (Gen. 21:16) and God answered her, telling her she would not (Gen. 21:17-18). Her eyes
were opened and water sprang from the ground just in time to save Ishmael (Gen. 21:19). His descendants later made the surrounding lands very dangerous, as the Bible foretold: And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every mans hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren (Gen. 16:11-12 KJV).
Today, on a larger scale, we see a replay of the same biblical story. The Arabs were on the edge of death and starvation and then oil sprang from the ground and not only saved them, but procured them billions of petrol dollars.
TODAYS ARABS ARE AS DANGEROUS TO
ISRAEL AS ISHMAEL WAS TO ISAAC!
These modern day descendants of Ishmael also make Israel dangerous for their half-brother, of whom they are jealous (they want Jerusalem). As you can observe in modern history, five Arab nations warred against Israel in only forty years. Saddam Hussein was on the verge of obtaining nuclear capability in 1991, before the U.S. removed this threat to the world. Hussein was also set on developing chemical and biological weapons, which he would have used against Israel had an opportunity presented itself.
THE ARABS MONETARY POWER THROUGH OIL
The Achilles heel of the industrial nations is their need for oil. Entire economies stand or fall with the availability of petroleum. It influences every part of life in a modern industrial nation. From factories to transportation to farming to making synthetic fabrics to generating electricity, oil is the life-blood of the developed world.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting CountriesOPEChas had the potential to influence the world since the time it was formed, in 1960.
But it wasnt until 1973 that the Arab oil barons showed the world how easily they could cut off the supply of petroleum. When they flexed that muscle, the world panicked.
Then OPEC brought western Europe, the U.S. and Japan to their knees by increasing the price of crude oil fourfold. This move staggered the economies of the industrial nations. It helped cause a very serious recession-inflation syndrome in the U.S., a condition which still exists.
The 1970s were marked by one economic spasm after another ripping through the western nationsmostly due to oil price hikes.
As the Arabs see it, its only a matter of time before Israels one true ally, the U.S., will become so dependent on Middle East oil that we will have to either drop our support of Israel or be destroyed economically.
This tactic has already worked on other nations, especially in western Europe. No nation there will show support for Israel for fear of losing a favored bargaining position for Arab oil....Members of OPEC have already bought major shares of some of the largest companies in Europe. They also own banks, farmland, real estate and businesses in the U.S. as well.
The fact is that as more and more money goes to these foreign countries, and as the western nations balance of payments become more lopsided, then the Arabs will become even more powerful in determining the foreign policies of the worlds major powers....they now have two mighty toolsoil and moneyto bring their grievances to the worlds attention. And what grieves the Arabs? Israel, and particularly Jerusalem.63
STATEMENTS AGAINST ISRAEL, BY ARAB LEADERS AND HEADS OF STATE, INDICATE A PROJECTED HOLOCAUST
The entire Jewish population in Palestine must be destroyed or be driven into the sea. Allah has bestowed on us the rare privilege of finishing what Hitler only began. Let the Jihad begin. Murder the Jews. Murder them all!64
Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, 1948
Kill the Jews wherever you find them. Kill them with your arms, with your hands, with your nails and teeth.65 King Hussein,during the Six Day War, 1967
Our forces continue to pressure the enemy and will continue to strike at him until we recover the occupied territory, and we will then continue until all the land is liberated.66 President Hafez Assad of Syria, 1984
The battle with Israel must be such that, after it, Israel will cease to exist.67
President Muammar Qaddafi of Libya
We shall never call for nor accept peace. We shall only accept war. We have resolved to drench this land with your blood, to oust you aggressors, to throw you into the sea.68 Hafiz Assad, Syrian Defence Minister, May 24, 1966
The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clearto wipe Israel off the map.69 President Aref of Iraq, May 31, 1967
We shall never stop until all Palestine is ours and Jerusalem is our capital!70
Yassar Arafat, July 1994, after a treasonous Prime Minister Rabin
handed Arafat a good chunk of Israels God-given land71
The former leaders of Israel met together, and they planned how they would control the world. And they added to those plans the color of religion, in order to gather support from all Jews from all over the world. In the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, they claim that they are the masters of the world and the selected people of God, and they tried to implant those ideas and concepts into the minds of the Jews, as if it had been quoted directly by the Torah and the Talmud....we are calling on the world to helpus defeat the devil...It is clear from the Protocols of the Elders of
Zion that the Jews want to conquer the world.72 Dr. Ahmad Bahar,
political spokesman for Hamas, 1995
THE EVANGELICAL COMMENT
Since 1948, five brutal wars have been fought over the control of Jerusalem, over control of the Golan Heights and over the West Bank and now with one swing of the pen, what was purchased in a river of blood, has been given away in what President Clinton has called, a great gamble for peace. 73
Reverend John Hagee, world renowned Zionist-Christian evangelist, 1993
One day soon, perhaps before twenty to thirty years pass, a conservative
government will be elected in Israel, which will put a stop to the socialist/labor party giving away Gods land to an avowed mortal and political enemy. At that time, or just prior to it, the Arabs will attempt to destroy Israel. The Antichrist will use this occasion to force a peace. Later, when his peace treaty folds, the Arabs will try again with Russia. This will initiate WW III. Philip Moore, 1996
The destructive attitude and threats of the Arab states seem more realistic when we take into account their arsenal of weapons.
ARAB ARSENALS OF THE 90S
Recently, Arab League headquarters was moved back to Cairo, Egypt, and the PLO restored relations with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. An assassination attempt on Mubarak was...
1 Mike Evans, The Return, p. 149.
2 The Books of Nature and Scripture, p. 34.
3 Aharon Lapid, TerribleThe Terrorist, Jerusalem Times/Jewish Press, May 6, 1988, p. 63.
4 Ibid. [ ] mine.
5 Perhaps Today, May/June 1993, p. 7.
6 Hal Lindsey, Planet Earth2000 A.D., p. 257.
7 One of these insults is the Moslem doctrine, Convert to Islam or die! We note that scholar Joshua Bloch confirms Evans interpretation of the people of the book in the
8 Koran to be the two groups shown in Evans brackets. Bloch documents: The Israelites were a people of the Book (to use Mohammeds term); meaning, that their faith was based on divine revelation which was written down. The Nazarenes wanted to enlarge upon this record of revelation by adding to it their Gospel for which they evidently claimed the character of sacred Scripture. Joshua Bloch, Outside Books, Mordecai M. Kaplan, Jubilee Volume, pp. 100-102.
The Random House College Dictionary says of Ishmael: 1....the son of Abraham and Hagar: he and Hagar were cast out of Abrahams family by Sarah. Gen. 16:11, 12. 2.an outcast. 3.an Arab. For Ishmaelite, the dictionary says: ...a descendant of Ishmael. 2. a wanderer or outcast. 3.an Arab. The Random House College Dictionary. New York: Random House, Inc., © 1975, p. 708, used by permission.
9 Aharon Lapid, TerribleThe Terrorist, Jerusalem Times/Jewish Press, May 6, 1988, p. 63.
10 Liebes Feldman, Islam, the Great Competitor, The Messianic Outreach, Vol. 4:3, Mar.-May 1985, pp. 14-15, © used by permission. Available through Messianic Literature Outreach, POB 37062, Cincinnati, OH, USA 45222.
11 Ibid, p. 14. [ ] mine.
12 Ibid, p. 16.
13 Ibid, p. 18.
14 Robert Morey, Islamic Invasion, Confronting the Worlds Fastest Growing Religion. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, © 1992, pp. 78-79, used by permission.
15 We do not know of anyone who has ever said Abraham was a Christian. The New Testament, along with evangelicals, agrees that a Gentile can be adopted into Gods covenant begun with Abraham, the father of the Jews, by accepting Jesus as the Messiah. Galatians 3:7-9 says: Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham (KJV). By this we acknowledge Abraham, the faithful father of the Jew. The Moslem, on the other hand, is taught that Abraham was a Moslem, and he will swear to that. I have personally heard them say this in Israel. This is laughable, since there were no Moslems until Mohammed, in the seventh century AD. Abraham lived nearly 4000 years ago, long before Mohammed created the Moslem religion.
16 During our study, we have not found anywhere in Jewish belief the idea that Ezra was the son of God. Most rabbis deny the entire doctrine of Gods son. The Arabs, it appears, are quite mixed up and misinformed concerning the Jewish faith.
17 Arthur J. Arberry, The Koran Interpreted. London: Oxford University Press, © 1982, pp. 54-55, 102, 108, 110-111, 182, 272, 583-584, used by permission. [ ] mine.
18 Israel: A Nation Under Seige, Time, June 9, 1967, pp. 39, 42, used by permission.
19 Dr. M. S. Stern, Islam and Jews, Moslem Hatred of The Jew Runs Deep, The Jewish Press, Fri., Dec. 7, 1990, p. 20. For more recent/current quotes, see p. 830-831.
22 Michael L. Brown, Our Hands are Stained with Blood, The Tragic Story of the Church and the Jewish People, p. 54.
23 Ibid, p. 51.
24 National PAC (Political Action Committee) newsletter.
25 In a recent Atlanta Journal and Constitution article entitled, The Growing Rift Between Blacks and Jews, When Friends Feud, Rabbi Goodman made the true and accurate statement: Farrakhan and Khalid Muhammad represent to us the voice of the Holocaust. Cynthia Tucker, the mediator of the discussion, posed the question, Why is it important to so many in the Jewish community to have black leaders refute a Farrakhan or a Khalid Muhammad? What does that represent? John Blake, The Growing Rift Between Blacks and Jews, When Friends Feud, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Sun. June 5, 1994, Section G3, reprinted by permission. Reproduction does not imply endorsement. Lawrence Jeffries, a black student, responded: The fact of the matter is the Jewish community has no right to select black peoples leaders. They have no right to tell black leaders how they should respond to other black leaders. Jews have never had this right, but in the past they had the power to. They had the power to pick and choose who black people were going to uphold as their leaders. Now the Jewish community does not have the power to do that. It seems ironic to us that such a sizable number within the black community are leaning toward anti-Semitism while simultaneously denying it, especially since the Jews were so helpful during the 1960s in support of the Civil Rights Movement! The article pictured Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in 1964 while organizing black voters in Mississippi. Truly, the evangelical born-again believer, both black and white, few that we may be, are the only true lasting loyal friends of the Jew. We can be counted upon to even give our lives, as many did in the Holocaust. We ask for nothing in return. We help only because of the love and word God gives us in the Bible. Even so, we are often referred to as dangerous by the rabbis because of our faith and because we share it with our Jewish friends! Have you ever seen a contrast so absurd? We pray that our Jewish friends realize we are their true friend, one who will never sell outand we pray they not be afraid, because we teach that Jesus is the Messiah, even based on their Bible. We love you!
26 Martin Gilbert, The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Its History in Maps, 4th Edition. Jerusalem: Steimatzky Ltd., © 1984, p. 103, used by permission.
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28 Martin Gilbert, The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Its History in Maps, 4th Edition, p. 63.
29 Ibid, p 52.
31 Ibid, p 103.
32 Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, p. 9.
33 Ibid, p. 10.
34 Ibid, p. 13.
35 This authors opinion.
36 Not all evangelicals realize the importance of Israel in prophecy and support her. There are a very minute number of evangelicals who claim to be born-again, yet do not recognize the prophetic importance of Israel. The majority of evangelicals have an answer for them. There are a few rotten apples in every barrel! or There is always a fly in the ointment. Hal Lindsey identifies these people and shows how and why they are in error according to the New Testament. He mentions in his excellent treatise that anti-Semitism was caused, and can still be caused, by people who do not hold to the literal, premillennial/evangelical interpretation of the Bible. He notes: The modern champions of this method of interpreting the Scriptures call themselves Christian Reconstructionists. They believe that they have a mandate from God to reconstruct society by strictly instituting the civil code of the Law of Moses over the governments of the world, beginning with the United States. They believe that this is the way the Church will establish the Kingdom of God on earth before the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ....The arrogance manifested by the Dominion preachers against Israel as a distinct national people is awesome. A prime example of this is the book by Earl Paulk entitled To Whom is God Betrothed. One of the main issues he raises is that most teachers of prophecy today exhort us to bless a nation that is godless.... Hal Lindsey, The Road To Holocaust. New York: Bantam Books, Inc., © 1989, The Aorist Corporation, pp. 27, 194, used by permission. The official evangelical view can be summed up in the article entitled, Whose Land: Can Christians be Neutral or Non-Aligned?, by Dr. Ulla Järvilehto, which we have reprinted in our Vol. II, chapter 39, True Evangelical Christians Support Israel in the Ongoing Political Arena.
37 Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, pp. 16-17. [ ] mine.
38 Ibid, p. 14.
39 Ibid, pp. 14-16.
40 Ibid, pp. 120, 122-125.
41 In the New Testament it is made clear that this promised blessing to all the families of the earth was, and is, to be fulfilled in Messiah Jesus Coming to redeem humanity.
42 Sharif insists that in the sixteenth century Christians did not care for the rights of Jews. However, Rabbi Emden of the eighteenth century wrote that in every generation the true Christian wise men rise up and save us. Rabbi Emden differentiates between true and non-true believers. Author Pinchas Lapide says: Rabbi Emdens remarks on Jew-baiters and anti-Jewish theologians have even today lost none of their relevance: These perverse scholars stir up great hatred against the children of Israel instead of inspiring the hearts of their people with love for the Jews, who are truly devoted to their God. Since their teacher [Jesus] bade them love their enemies, how much more should they not love us! Pinchas Lapide, Israelis, Jews, and Jesus, pp. 105-106.
43 Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, pp. 10, 19.
44 Sholem Asch was born in Poland in 1880. He was one of the best known Jewish writers of his day. He wrote in Yiddish, the language used by the bulk of East European Jewry. In 1910, he settled in the United States, where he was catapulted into world prominence with his book, Nazarene, in 1939. His novel Apostle came out in 1943, and Mary in 1949. Asch died in England in 1957, with more than fifty novels, plays and short stories to his credit. For a more impressive and detailed story of his life, see Sholem Asch, One Destiny. New York: Putnam, 1945.
45 Arthur W. Kac, The Messiahship of Jesus, p. 18. [ ] mine.
46 Pinchas Lapide, Israelis, Jews, and Jesus, p. 103.
47 Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, p. 13.
48 Ibid, pp. 4, 7, 133, 138.
49 We assert that there are no Christian Zionist prejudices against the Arabs because of their culture. To the contrary. Movies like Lawrence of Arabia and other early twentieth century films portray Arabs in a positive light. Rather, we are becoming increasingly alarmed concerning the Arabs terrorist attacks on the West and our civilization, and their anger due to our friendship with our ally, Israel. Maybe we should ask those 1000 people who were injured in the 1993 Arab bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, which took five American lives, if they felt the Arabs might be a danger to civilization. They most certainly are, in our opinion, and our opinion is expected to be validated more and more as we enter the first half of the twenty-first century. The conservative Jewish columnist, Don Feder, wrote in 1993: Islamic fundamentalism is rapidly replacing communism as the major threat to Western civilization. Hal Lindsey, Countdown..., Apr. 1993, Vol. 4, No. 4. Hal Lindsey noted in this same newsletter: ...the most radical of the Islamic leaders seem to bask in the knowledge that they are finally being recognized as a real threat. The Americans keep saying Iran is a threat, explains Ayatollah Ahmad Jannah, a powerful radical Islamic leader. We are glad to learn that were a threat to our enemies. Jannah not only predicts that Iran will draw America into another Persian Gulf War, he declares that Iran is activating agents around the globe for the Third World Warbetween Islam and the West. Ibid. In May of 1993, fourteen Arabs confessed to plotting the assassination of President Bush in Kuwait. I, myself, recently became a first-hand victim of Arab terrorism. As I was going to the money-changer in Jerusalem, a gang of Arabs stepped out from around a corner and proceeded to pelt my taxi with baseball-sized rocks, shattering the windshield. I nearly lost my lifeall because I had a beard and looked Jewish. More recently, when Israels Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated for giving such ridiculous land concessions to the Arabs, many Arabs themselves celebrated his death, honking horns and shooting guns in the air. Can we call this civilized? No! The word assassination comes from assassins, which means hashshashin (hemp-eaters). This was a band of Moslems in twelfth century Persia who killed their enemies while under the influence of hashish, which is made from the hemp plant.
50 Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, pp. 138-139.
51 Al-Akhbar, Aug. 19, 1973.
52 Norma Archbold, The Mountains of Israel: The Bible & the West Bank. Jerusalem: A Phoebes Song Publication, © 1993, pp. 68-69, used by permission.
53 Sharif says of our beloved pro-Zionist Chief Executive Truman: President Truman was the personification of American non-Jewish Zionism on the political level, as is universally agreed in Zionist histories. But there has always existed a controversy over the reasons for his Zionism, with one historian even portraying him as an indecisive opportunist oscillating under Zionist pressure and allowing the Jewish vote to dictate his Palestine policy....Without disputing the validity of any of these factors, we seek merely to point out the omission of perhaps the most important of all, namely Trumans own personal participation in the non-Jewish Zionist tradition. Shortly after succeeding President Roosevelt, Truman made the following press statement: The American view of Palestine is, we want to let as many of the Jews into Palestine as it is possible to let into that country. Then the matter will have to be worked out diplomatically with the British and the Arabs, so that if a state can be set up there they may be able to set it up on a peaceful basis. And in his Memoirs he described his approach to the Palestine problem in the following way: My purpose was then and later to help bring about the redemption of the pledge of the Balfour Declaration and the rescue of at least some of the victims of Nazism.......On the contrary, an American President forthrightly declared American policy on Palestine to be in line with the Zionist aims....Trumans Palestine policy was a presidential policy unilaterally carried out despite the opposition of various government advisers and the overwhelmingly negative view of the Department of State....Long before he had become President, Truman had shown a sympathetic
54 understanding of Zionism. His own Southern Baptist background and training stressed the theme of the Jews Restoration to Zion. The members of the Southern Baptist convention were the most enthusiastic pro-Zionist congregations, championing both the religious and historical claims of the Jews to the land of Palestine. Most Baptists were theologically conservative or even fundamentalist and tended to regard the creation of the Jewish state as the evident fulfilment of Biblical prophecies....Trumans autobiography, full of Biblical quotations and allusions, also indicates his marked tendency to dwell upon the Judaeo-Christian tradition....Truman once confessed that he could never read the account of the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai without a tingle going down his spine. Regina Sharif, Non-Jewish Zionism, pp. 101-107.
Though the Russians are presently claiming to be at peace, which is to be expected, we are confident that they will sadly return to their Cold War ideology of conquest within twenty to forty years, if not sooner.
55 Raphael Patai, The Messiah Texts, pp. 149-150. Second and third [ ] mine.
56 What God hated about Esau was the fact that he sold the precious God-given birthright given him by the Lord. This was a slap in the face to the giver. If you gave your entire inheritance, for which your parents worked all of their lives, to someone, in exchange for a meal of bean soup, you can imagine how your mother and father would feel.
57 [ ] mine. Today, anyone can become a son of promise if he truly believes in Jesus, as Paul writes in Galatians: And if ye be Christs, then are ye Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the promise (3:29 KJV). This includes Catholics, Arabs, pagans, anyone.
58 Arthur W. Kac, The Death and Resurrection of Israel. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, © 1969, p. 253.
59 Perhaps Today, May/June 1993, p. 7.
60 The Bible predicts that in the general time of the Antichrist, a temporary peace will be made with Israel before the final liberation attempt. Thus, if you read this book in the early or near the mid-2000s, and peace between the sons of Isaac and Ishmael is beginning, expect action before the end of the century.
61 This has a historical and prophetic significance. In ancient times, owning large herds and many fruit or olive trees was considered a sign of wealth. Animal fat and olive oil were burned in lamps as fuel. This parallels the Arabs present prosperity due to oil, which is also burned for fuel.
62 It is important to realize that Israel was never called Palestine by national right. The Romans gave the land this name out of contempt for the Jews two thousand years ago. This was admitted in early 1996 by the Jerusalem Post. An Israeli reporter, while exposing Arafats false claim that Jesus was a Palestinian, as Arafat proclaimed Bethlehem liberated, noted that: It should not be too painfully difficult for the Church to remind its Arab flocks that Jesus was a Jew who lived in Judea, as the New Testament testifies. Nor should its officials be diffident about mentioning that the name Palestine, which is never mentioned in the New Testament, is a distortion of Palestina, a derisive appellation coined by the Romans to offend the Jews (including those who followed Jesus). Israeli Media Reminds Arafat: Jesus Belongs to Us, Maoz The Lord is My Strength, Feb. 1996, p. 1. Dallas, TX. Maozs source was the Jerusalem Post, Dec. 25, 1995. In another article entitled, Mocking Jesus and the Jews, by Andrea Levin, the Israeli writer added: No disclaimer, wry or otherwise, noted that Jesus was a Jew born in Judea, or that he died more than a hundred years before Rome imposed the name Syria-Palestina on the area in the aftermath of crushing a Jewish rebellion led by Bar Kochba. The name change was meant to add mockery to the Jews defeat by recalling historic Jewish battles with the Philistines. All of these events preceded by many centuries the Arab invasion and conquest. Ibid, p. 2. Maozs source was the Jerusalem Post, Jan. 5, 1996.
63 Hal Lindsey, The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon, pp. 54-56.
64 Michael L. Brown, Our Hands are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the Church and the Jewish People, p. 54.
66 National PAC.
68 Martin Gilbert, The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Its History in Maps, p. 63.
69 Ibid, p. 67.
70 Voice of Hope, Global Broadcasting Network, Issue No. 1, July 1994, p. 3. George Otis is Chairman/CEO. Available through GBN, POB 100, Simi Valley, CA, USA 93065. On July 25, a few days after this statement, a huge bomb exploded outside the Israeli Embassy in Britain. Need we ask Do you, the Arabs, really want peace? Rather, they want to disassemble Israel by any means possible: bombs, terror, false treaties, land exchanges for peace, piece by piece.
71 Religious Jews feel that key Scriptures indicate Rabins assassination was foreseen in the Bible. In Genesis 15:17-18 we find Gods covenant of the land of Israel to Abraham; it reads: And it came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.... (NASB). The word fire in Hebrew is esh (va). Lapide means fire torch (dyPi¢l'y´). Avar (rb'<eth>[;) means passed, and bean (@yB) means between. If you take the last letter of avar (r), which is r, and combine it with the word bean, you have the name Rabin (@yBr), who was, in fact, killed by gunfire passing between his body, for attempting to give away large amounts of land God gave to Abraham and his people (@yB«? rb'<eth>[;). Once we combine the last letter r of rb'<eth>[ to spell Rabin with the next word, the remaining two letters spell fire (esh), so in two words where the last letter of one is joined to the first of the next word, you form two new words, which read, literally, fire rabin. Genesis 15:9-10 mentioned animals that were sacrificed and set apart, then the fire passed between the pieces, sealing the covenant between God and Abraham, the father of the Jewish people. Some Orthodox Jews feel Rabin was sacrificed so that the covenant between the land and the people God made would not be broken. On a closer examination of this verse, we observed additional similarities. The Bible mentions that the fire passed between the sacrifices after the sun went down. It was also after the sun went down that Rabin was fired upon. What is even more interesting is that if you read this line of Genesis 15:17, @yB«? rb'<eth>[; rv2¢a} vae<eth>, with the first b (B«?) removed as @yB«?r'<eth> [;r v2¢a} vae<eth>, it translates esh esh ra rabin, which means fire, fire, bad rabin. The numerical equivalent of b in Hebrew is two; this was Rabins second time in office. Prime Minister Rabin was hit with gunfire twice when he was assassinated, and was considered to be bad by his assassin and many religious Jews, who felt he was violating the biblical Scriptures by giving away important areas of the land of Israel in the name of peace. When Isaac Rabins initials (Ude-e or i and Resh-r), the first and last letters are removed from the assassins name, Egal Amir, reads Gal Ami, Redeemer of My People, i.e., National Hero in Hebrew. In the Bible, forty represents judgment. The Israelites were forty years in the desert. For example, Noah was in the ark for forty days and forty nights while the world was underwater. Likewise, Rabin was buried on the fortieth day after he signed the Oslo Agreement in Washington DC, which handed key Israeli cities in the West Bank over to the Arabs, which violates Gods covenant with Abraham. Gods consequences???
72 The Specter of the Holocaust, Israel My Glory, May 1995, p. 4.
73 John Hagee, Israel and the PLO Peace Pact: Hope or Hoax, Evidence of the Last Generation on Earth. This video is available through John Hagee, POB 1400, San Antonio, TX, USA 78295-1400.