Christian Scripture: The Zionist Deception

Judeo-Christianity is less
than 200 years old.  The Jewish Zionism movement has played the key
part in assuring its growth.  We see the result in the creation of a
new “Christianity” which in its extreme form is known as Christian
Zionism. It was first fed by Oxford University Press’s Scofield
Reference Bible published in New York in 1908. and updated several
times.
Bible
editors, including Oxford, have failed to correct obvious changes in
common usage of words, such as “Jew” and “Israel” that provide
misleading, Zionist friendly inferences.

 
Oxford sold a new 20th Century theology to evangelical seminaries.  The Scofield usage has become a standard in most study or reference Bibles used by a wide range of evangelicals, and even penetrating into mainline church bible studies and broadcast media.  These books are the subject of many articles by this author and others.1  

Apostle Paul’s Book of Romans provides an inspiring account of the struggle to convert spiritually empty Israelites and agnostic Greeks to Jesus’ Way in the First Century.  Christian Zionism teaches that Paul was talking about, not his own generation, but  the State of Israel created 1900 years after his death. They argue that Political Israel is uniquely blessed by God, and that Christians must also revere, honor, and love it else they will suffer God’s punishment.
 
Several words are still found in our Bibles that did not exist at the time of Jesus and his followers, and could not have been words they used, but words that were placed there in the Sixteenth Century versions. Examples are:
 
Jesus: there was no “J” in the Aramaic, Greek, or Hebrew languages.  I know Arabs named Issa, after Jesus.  However Jesus’ name is not an issue because it has only one meaning.
 
“Jew”: there was no such word in the First Century.  Not only was there no “J” but it is used in improper historical contexts in the New Testament; The continued misuse of “Jew” in the bibles since 1947 implies that Jews today might be expected to have some of the same gene pool and beliefs as an Israelite of 3000 years ago.  Most do not.
 
“Judean”: a place that began with the Greek letter Iota (I) and is used in scripture as both a place and a people. This may be the actual word from which the mistranslation of the word Jew is derived.  In many instances the popular translations still use “Jew” where the original Greek text clearly read Ioudaia, or in our vernacular, one who lived in Judea.
 
“Israel”: does appear in the original Greek New Testament texts, but only as a people, never as a place.  Paul used Israel in several contexts: first as an ancient tribe named after the man, Israel; as the specific belief system or religion of that tribe, as an example, Paul used “Israelite” to describe himself and a few faithful followers of the Abrahamic code; finally, “Israel” means all those of all races who follow the Messiah, Jesus in the New Covenant under God.  Paul does not use Israel as a place or country.2 

A typical, doctored, Judeo-Christian presentation is found in a little Bible bookmark distributed by a local Judeo-Christian church.  In every case it uses  “Jew”, Judean, and Israel for the end purpose of connecting the New Testament to the modern political place or state of Israel. These are the main points on the bookmark:

“Christians should pray especially for ISRAEL  because of…”

“The close relationship between Israel, God’s purpose for Israel, and the true church.”
         
“God’s command with special promise of blessings (for Israel).”

“The church can not be complete without the select remnant of Israel.”

“It is God’s will that all Israel will be saved”

“The scriptural directive, “to the Jews first”
 
“The great multitude to be saved in the future  through their (Jews’) ministry.”

This bookmark tract works to synthesize Christianity with Judaism. My response is to parody a familiar marriage ceremony verse, what God separated let no man try to put back together. 
 
The Christians must pray for Israel tract contains a list of 39 bible references, 14 from the book of Romans.  Its unnamed author claims that all these passages support the assumption that the new political state of Israel is a fulfillment of God’s plan.  They do not.  Unfortunately the reader must read each passage in its own context to find the error.  The Judeo-Christian amalgamation depends upon the reader not reading.  In the interest of brevity I will answer those from Romans.
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I ask a simple question. Who or what did Judeo-Christians think “Israel” was pre-1947, before there was a political state of Israel?   If “Israel” of the bible today means the present day State of Israel, what did it mean a hundred years before there was such a State?  It should be obvious that Israel meant then, and still means, one of the three contexts in which Paul used it, none of which was a place or a state.
 
The Christian New Testament answers this vital question many times, stating again and again that those who follow Christ are the New Covenant sons of Abraham.  It is uncontested by Christians, Muslims, and Torah Jews that the man “Israel” was the grandson of Abraham.  All but Jews believe from his linage the Messiah was to come.  In Galatians 3:28-29, Apostle Paul stated: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.   And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Whoops, the Christian Zionist track lists this passage, but it conveniently leaves off the last sentence about those who belong to Jesus being the sons of Abraham and heirs to the promise, the new Israel of God. Why is this part left off by Judeo-Christians?  Because it refutes the notion that modern, political Israel is God’s chosen people. 

Paul amplified on this answer in the book of Romans when he referred to himself as an “Israelite” among the living remnant of the ancient faith.  He taught that the remnant who had not abandoned the faith of Abraham were also the new Israel if they followed Jesus.
 
The word “Jew” did not exist when Jesus, Paul, and the Disciples lived and when later their words were scribed in Greek. We cannot be sure what they called their faith, if not The Way or followers of Jesus. “The lost sheep of the House of Israel,” were their first converts and the first Disciples. 
 
Many centuries later, translators, such as the committee who did the King James Edition, replaced the words recorded in the Greek texts with the convenient little modern word “Jew.” In most cases, Paul seems to have used Judeans (or Ioudeans ) for those secularized descendants of once faithful Israelites. The translators simplified the multiple language problem and renamed those whom Paul was trying to convert as either “Jews” or “Gentiles?”  Some translators might have enjoyed pinning the Jew name on those who killed Jesus. 
 
Israeli “Jews” could not have killed Jesus

Israeli Jews are almost all Ashkenazi, or “Eastern European Jewish persons of a different stock,” to quote Wikipedia. They lack the Arab gene pool, only a very few have ancestors who were ever in the holy land. Their recorded in many volumes, some found in synagogue libraries.  A good source is Andrew Hurley‘s, Holocaust II: Saving Israel from Suicide.3

Jews first claimed to have Arab lineage by inference after Israel was declared a State in 1947.  The Jews came there from Europe claiming the Right of aliyah, or Law of Return (1950).  Suddenly the word “Jew” was reinterpreted in the New Testament to mean “the chosen people” who were “returning” from Europe!  Christians started to send them money.  It was beneficial to find their religion named all over the Christian bible…how could Christians oppose their “return” even though most had no roots in the Middle East?  This paved the way for political Christian Zionism to flourish.

The Apostle Paul said in the book of Romans that God had blinded the eyes of the corrupted Israelites on account of their long unrepentant sins.  Jesus, John the Baptist, and Apostle Paul all addressed the Pharisees variously as Generation of vipers and sons of Satan.  The borrowed biblical name “Israel” is a convenient one for Zionists, it is the basis of their claim to the Palestinians’ land.
 
It is not unusual that people to not name their own faith because they see it as the only faith. Christian was not part of Jesus’ or Paul’s vocabulary.  As best we know, they called their new faith something very simple, perhaps “The Way.”  And as we stated they might have referred to themselves as followers of Christ or Jesus.  Paul called himself an “Israelite” not a Jew.  Jesus was called a Galilean, not a Jew. The Roman governor Pilate, placed a sign on his cross, Iesous Rex Ioudaia, wrongly translated Jesus King of Jews.
 
Traditional Christians, from Catholics to Baptists, have always believed that the “Israel” of Paul’s letters are those who followed Jesus. Only Judeo-Christians of the present millennium deny it.

In contrast to the ancient Way, modern Judeo-Christianity began no earlier than 1850 in the U.S. with persons converted by Scotsman John Nelson Darby.  Evangelical Dispensationalism had a limited following until after 1948, when Israel became a State and Oxford University Press wrote political Israel into the bible as a fulfillment of prophesy.  This helped to explode it into the world’s newest major religion. 
 
Paul taught that only followers of Christ (no matter what race, religion, sex, or age they live in) are the New Covenant sons of Abraham and spiritual heirs to Jesus’ kingdom…a heavenly kingdom, not an earthly one.  Judeo Christians, in contrast, believe “All Israel will be saved,” meaning literally all Jews, and that Jesus’ Kingdom is yet to come, will be on earth first, then for some, including themselves, in heaven.  Paul was certainly not a Christian Zionist.
 
To understand the level of Zionist deceit and the propensity of Judeo Christians to self-deceit we only look at the acts and statements of the venerated Jewish state.  In a story in Jewish World titled Why Not Intermarry, by Rabbi Shraga Simmons, we read these amazing words from a self-professed Zionist:

“Jewish survival is not merely an ethnic issue, but also a moral issue, because the Jews are not only an ethnic group, they are a moral force. The values that the civilized world takes for granted — monotheism, love your neighbor, peace on earth, justice for all, universal education, all men are created equal, dignity of the individual, the preciousness of life — were all revolutionary ideas taught by the Jewish people.  The Jews as a moral force continues to this day… this is not to say that only Jews are capable of conscience or of goodness. It is to say that of all the nations throughout world history, only the Jews have defined their national mission as bringing moral clarity to the world.”

 Has this Rabbi ever heard of Gaza or Lebanon?  He has indeed, for he lives in Israel, and he holds up the aborting, warring, atheistic state of Israel to be “the moral force for the world.”  
 
Rabbi Simmons: “The experience of visiting Israel is the quintessential act of Jewish self-discovery. Being in an “all-Jewish” environment steeped in millennia of history, Israel provides a new perspective on the role of the Jewish people in the world, and of each Jew’s personal connection.”
 
Zionists are, and must be, propagandists.  They must be willing to call black white even if you are looking them in the eye.  I wish there was no reader left on the planet who did not know what Israeli Jews have done to the Palestinians and the Lebanese.  
 
Judeo Christians say they believe in confessing the sins in their own lives, but they refuse to see the sins and brutality of Zionists.  They have allowed themselves to make Israel an evil object of worship.  Only when Christian Zionists’ support for Israel collapses in shame will political Israel be compelled to start practicing morality and justice toward its neighbors.

ENDNOTES
1 Roots of Christian Zionism, Scofield’s Bible Distortions. Power point show:
http://www.whtt.org/show

2 Concordant Greek Text, Concordant Literal New Testament and Keyword Concordance, Concordant Publishing Concern, Canyon Country CA

3 Hurley, Andrew J, Holocaust II: Saving Israel From Suicide http://eshop.cp.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 See also”Shlomo Sand:  “When & How Was the Jewish People Invented?” – http://www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10271.html?task=view and http://www.wariscrime.com/2008/10/17/news/shlomo-sand-when-and-how-was-the-jewish-people-invented/

4 Book of Romans: examining the book of Romans from the prospective of those who say we must pray for the State of Israel. (NIV) Answers by author.

Romans 1:16 – I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Answer by CEC: Whoops, remember there was no “Jew” in the time of Paul.  First to the Israelites of Paul‘s time, not the Zionists Jews of today.

Romans 1: 16 –  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Answer by CEC  Yes indeed, Jesus is good for mankind, even including Israelis, but nowhere do they get a free ride!

Romans 2:9-10 – 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Answer by CEC: Whoops again, remember, no “Jew” in the time of Paul, Just Ioudeans, and where does Paul say he is talking about someone two thousand years in the future? He does not.  And, where is Zionist Israel in this, 2000 years later?

Romans 9: 1-5 – 1 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
Answer by CEC:  Paul is a missionary, lamenting for “the sake of my brothers, those of my own race.”  Paul sees the fallen Israelites (probable including his own family) as going to hell if they do not follow Jesus’ Way.  How natural that is, but this has nothing to do with Zionists from Europe who chanced along two thousand years later…if it does, show me!

Romans 11:5  So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
Answer by CEC: Does this not speak of a “remnant” in Paul’s time, an even the patriarchs like Abraham before his time?  Where does Paul or Jesus mention future state of  political Israel?

Romans 11: 11– Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.  12
Answer by CEC:  No, no, again…Paul repeats so you will get it, Get it?

Romans 11:12 – But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
Answer by CEC:  Paul is an optimist where his relative are concerned.  But never claimed to be a prophet into the 21st Century.

Romans 11: 23-27    23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.  24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
All Israel Will Be Saved.  25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is[f] my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

Answer by CEC:  Paul has good news for his relatives, stop disbelieving, its not too late!  Yes, it’s fine to pray for the people of political Israel, that each one may find Christ;  but don’t waste your effort praying for an evil, criminal murderous state. 

Romans 11: 28-32 – 28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.  30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you.  32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
Answer by CEC. Is this not Paul lecturing to his contemporaries about God’s mercy and justice for all mankind.  It has nothing to do with any state in the future.  God deals with men one on one, according to Paul, not with politics.  Paul says all those who believe in Jesus are the New Israel of God.

Romans 11: 11-15 – 11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! 13I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry 14in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Romans 11: 25 –  I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Ro mans 11:32 – For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
Answer by CEC  Was this not “Israel,” the one Paul knew about?  Paul did not mention a future secular state that assumes a three thousand year-old name.
Answer by CEC:  Is this getting tedious for you ?  It is for me…the Christian Zionist technique is always based on deception because the truth will not work.  All literature, including the New Testament, is written to be read in context, not in fragments, as they would have us read it.  Any story must be viewed as the author wrote it, one continuous story, not a scrabble game of scripture scraps and pieces, not a jigsaw puzzle to be solved, as Christian Zionists always present it.  If one reads the entire book of Romans it is clear that God is using the Messiah Jesus to reach all men one by one, and not all will respond.  In God’s eyes there is no Greek,  Israelite, atheist or Jew 2000 years later.  Each person may choose to come to God or die without God.  There is no doubt why Paul, the converted Israelite, aimed this 11th chapter of Romans at his living breathing relatives.
(End of Bible verses cited on the tract, all those from the book of Romans.)

5 “Why Not Intermarry” – Rabbi Shagra Simmons:  http://whtt.org/printerfriendly.php?news=2&id=3101
 

       

1 comment so far

laurie
July 27th, 2016

I just wanted to know in the end notes here…are the quotes from Romans that you have listed from the Schofield reference Bible?? Also, I tried to look for a translation for lesous Rex loudaia, and could not get an actual translation. I am immersing myself in studies as the church I was going to is following exactly what you have stated here. When I went there, something just never seemed right about what they were saying. They are very, very deceived. I am glad I got away from them.