(Jerusalem Post) The annual celebration of Sukkot — or Feast of the Tabernacle — draws Christian “pilgrims” worldwide to Israel, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) — a evangelical Christian- Jewish Zionist cooperative in Jerusalem — but its “success” is based on a tacit agreement that the visiting Christians will make no attempt to convert any Jews during their visit:
[Excerpt from essay by Rabbi Tuly Weisz]:
…Unfortunately, some of the Christian visitors will hope to use their time in the Jewish state to engage in missionary activity. The ICEJ does its best to prevent this, warning its guests to refrain from such offensive behavior.
As a sign of the times we are in – a golden age of Jewish-Christian relations – several Christian leaders have taken strong positions against missionary activity. Pastor David Swaggerty, who serves on the board of the Israel365 Charity Fund, arrived last week in Jerusalem with his wife, Miriam.
“It is an absolute honor for me to celebrate Sukkot with the Jewish people,” said Swaggerty, who leads a church in central Ohio. “I am here as a Christian and as a guest. As a Christian who believes in the Great Commission, I feel that the call to spreading the Gospel does not apply to the Jewish people. Especially in light of centuries of Christian antisemitism, I am here to support Israel unconditionally and with no strings attached.”
Tommy Waller, the founder of Hayovel, which organizes Christian volunteers to tend Israeli vineyards in the Shomron, has publicly declared, “I would like to appeal to my Christian brothers and sisters: Please stop any missionary attempt to take away Jewish identity from those people whom God chose to carry his name.”
Similarly, the owner of Jerusalem Tours, a Christian tour operator, Donna Jollay, encourages pilgrims not to engage in missionary efforts. “Many of my clients save up for their whole lives to visit Israel and only want to serve as a blessing to the Jewish people. And most of them don’t know about the long and sad history of Christian antisemitism. I always make sure to educate my clients and let them know how hurtful sharing their faith without this understanding can be to the Jewish people.”
We are living in a very special age of Jewish-Christian relations with courageous Christian leaders who reject antisemitism and Replacement Theology and all efforts to proselytize Jews. Granted, this new generation of Righteous Gentiles still only represents a small fraction of the 2.5 billion Christians around the world. Yet the Jewish community must recognize these positive developments, which would have been unimaginable at any other point in our history.
Since the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles is no longer possible — this Jewish holiday is a complete fabrication with no scriptural foundation — but most Christians go along with whatever Jews tell them because they’ve been taught that Jews are their “spiritual elders.”
Jews have cowered Christians into denying their own faith and giving Jews a special anti-Christ dispensation — a free pass to ignore John 14:6,
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“
Any Christian who does not believe these words of Christ cannot call themselves Christian.
But then again, there is nothing about Evangelical Zionism that is Christian — the belief that the “Jews” have to return to Palestine in order for Christ to return has no basis in Scripture whatsoever — it was made up by Cyrus Scofield and his weathy Zionist-Jewish handlers, like Samuel Untermeyer who funded his apostate version of the Bible — upon which evangelical “Christianity” is based.
Evangelicals falsely believe that today’s Jews are Israelites — but nowhere in the New Testament does it say that the Great Commission commands so-called “gentiles” to convert Israelites — false or not — to Christianity.
The Great Commission commanded Israelite disciples of Christ to spread the Gospel.
And nowhere in the Bible is “antisemitism” mentioned whatsoever — and nowhere does Christ demand that Christians “repent” for “antisemitism.”
In fact, by any modern definition of “antisemtism,” Jesus Christ should be considered one of the greatest “antisemites” of all time — so much so that Jews have been trying to guilt-trip Christians into censoring the New Testament — and removing Christ’s numerous attacks on the Pharisaical Jews throughout the New Testament.
An apostate group like the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) is also a violation of the clear command to all Christians given in 2 Corinthians 6:14,
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
Again, Evangelical Zionists must ignore much of the New Testament to enter into any relationship with apostate Jews — and yet they blindly do so anyway — thinking that somehow they are making “amends” for the alleged long history of “Christian antisemitism.”
Christianity is inherently anti-Jewish — Judaism is based on the religion of the Pharisees, according to the former Chief Rabbi of the United States, Stephen Wise — and that religion is not based on the Old Testament — or the Torah — but rather on babylonian “tradition of the elders” which Christ spoke out against — today known as the Babylonian Talmud.
Israeli Jews have tolerated evangelical Christians only because they have brought in literally billions of dollars to Israel — these Christians actual pay for Jews to move to Israel under the delusion that they are somehow speeding up Christ’s return by doing so.
These evangelicals actually believe that Jews are “better” than they are — which allows these Jews to literally get away with murder: