Christians Persecuted In Israel Today

By David J. Stewart | May 2012

       You cannot separate hatred for the Messiah from the faithful Christians who love and serve Him. Jesus warned in John 15:19 that the world would intensely hate Christians, because they hate Christ. The Bible teaches that love for sin prevents people from coming to the Lord to be saved. The wicked hate the Bible, which is why God's Word no longer exists in our schools. The wreck and ruin of America today is the consequence of three generations of children growing up without hearing the Word of God that bringeth faith (Romans 10:17). Woe unto our sinful nation!!!

There are no nations today that hate the Savior any more than the Jewish and Arab states. Both Islam and Judaism openly deny the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Jewish comedian, Sarah Silverman says she'd crucify Jesus again if she had the chance, cursing against God. Jewish comedian Jon Stewart (real name: Jonathan Leibowitz) refers to the Christian nativity scene as the “Vagina Manger” as a crude joke, calling Jesus' mother, the “Blessed Vagina Mary.” Jewish producers at ABC debuted a new show on March 4, 2012 called GCB (Good Christian Bitches).

Godless, elite, wealthy, Jews get away with blaspheming Jesus Christ because they own and control everything in America. But just let someone produce a show called “Good Jewish Bitches” and heads would roll. This hatred of Jesus Christ is prevalent in nearly all Hollywood movies today, and throughout the television and music industries. Instead of serving God with reverence and godly fear as Hebrews 12:28 commands, most Jews today irreverence the Lord and blaspheme His holy name.


National Prayer Network | By Pastor Ted Pike | December 18, 2008

The state of Israel says “GO HOME!” to Christian Jews who want to become citizens or to live as authentic, Holy Spirit-led believers in Israel. Israel prohibits Christian Jews from becoming citizens. It also forbids any Christian—whether Jew or Gentile—from sharing Christianity with a minor or even buying an adult Jew a cup of coffee in the course of their religious discussion!

In Israel’s latest act of official anti-Christianity, a Messianic Jewish couple was arrested and detained for over eight hours—in what the husband described as a “particularly dirty, smelly and overcrowded” detention facility—because of their faith. 

The Jerusalem Post:

A director of the US Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and his wife were detained Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport by Interior Ministry officials amid allegations he is involved in illegal Christian missionary activity. It is illegal in Israel to proselytize among minors.  It is also prohibited to engage in missionary activities among adults when economic incentives are offered…

After over eight hours of detention, Jamie Cowen, a former president of the union, and his wife, Stacy, were permitted to enter Israel only after they agreed to sign a document that they would not engage in missionary activities during their stay…The Interior Ministry, which directed the police to arrest the Cowens, said they had classified information regarding missionary activity. 

Cowen, who is also a U.S. immigration lawyer, comments: “This type of religious discrimination would be expected of Iran, not Israel…In the US we imprison individuals suspected of terrorism. Here apparently one can be jailed for his religious convictions. This is a case of blatant discrimination against basic rights.” ("Messianic Jews detained at Ben-Gurion," The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 14, 2008)

SOURCE: National Prayer Network

Here is another interesting article that I found, addressing the problem of Christians not being allowed to witness the Gospel in Israel...

Are christians allowed to preach in Israel nowadays?

No; there are strict laws against it. You cannot teach Christianity in any setting where a Jew - even an atheist or "secular" Jew - might be "exposed" to it. Technically you are free to teach it to Palestinians - what they sneeringly call "the Arabs" - but in actual practice you would likely be harassed; they can shoot Palestinian children in cold blood, they can bulldoze or bomb Palestinian homes and the world cares very little, at least not the Western Powers - as long as they are Muslim Palestinians.

If they are Christian on the other hand it may mean very unpleasant publicity back in the Protector States - the U.S., the UK and France. They don't care if some so-called "settler" beats an 18-year-old Shepherd to death as long as the victim was Muslim, but if he was a Christian - now how is that going to play in Peoria?

They have done everything they can to hound out Episcopalians, Unitarians, Catholics, Armenian Orthodox, Presbyterians - and the last thing they want is anyone converting Palestinians into Christians. Dead Christians are viewed very differently in America than dead Muslims. You can go there, start a mission, promise not to teach Christianity to "Jews" - most are atheists - but even confining your mission to the actual people of the Holy Land will sooner or later result in strange fires of undetermined origin in your mission building, and so on.

Don't take my word for it. I could be lying to you. Why not go there and find out for yourself? Good luck and may God bless and protect you. By the way, the Muslims are very friendly with Christian Palestinians. The first opposition to the current Ethnic State was the Christian-Muslim Association way back in 1919.

By the way, this should come as no surprise. The Levant - Greater Syria as we used to call it - has always been highly European and multicultural. The area includes what is now Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Syria is still 20% Christian, mostly Syrian and Greek Orthodox. Palestine was 20% Christian until 1948. Don't let Zionists fool you by babbling about the intolerance of Wahabis or Shiites.

This is Palestine. Most of the Christians have long since been driven out and they were driven out by the new "government" because there are things you can do to Muslims without outraging Americans that you can't do to Christians. There are no Wahhabis or Shiites in the Holy Land and there never were. Christian and Muslim families to this day maintain friendships that span generations; Presbyterians operating schools in the 1920's were astounded that the Muslim parents of most of their students had no objection a certain amount of Christianity in the curriculum. Palestinian Muslims are - normally - very gentle and tolerant people.

As to what has taken place since 1995 you must remember they are fighting for their national existence. They are facing extinction as a people; their backs are to the wall. If you think they are cruel ask any Christian who visited Bethlehem when it was in the West Bank of Jordan, before June 5,1967. There are still people around who know the truth. Check around via your minister for some elderly couple who used to visit eastern Palestine from the late 50s to the mid-60s.

They will not tell you that they were persecuted by Muslims. But if they went back in 1972 or later they would certainly have learned very quickly to watch what they say. It is a police state and Big Brother does not like religious freedom. It likes The State religion - or no religion at all.

SOURCE: Are christians allowed to preach in Israel nowadays?

Instead of serving God with reverence and godly fear as Hebrews 12:28 commands, most people today irreverence the Lord and blaspheme His holy name.

Jerusalem Called Sodom And Egypt

Biblically, Israel is the center of the world. Everything throughout history has centered around a tiny nation along the Mediterranean Sea called Israel. Jerusalem is the city of the Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, it is also a city as wicked as Sodom and Egypt. Revelation 11:8, “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Wow, Jerusalem is spiritually also called Sodom and Egypt? Sodom is an infamously wicked place, and Egypt always pictures the unsaved world. It's amazing how accurate the Bible reveals the truth about so many things.

Israel did not exist as a nation again until 1948. The Jews were scattered amongst the Gentiles after 586 BC. Jeremiah 52:30 tells us that 4,600 Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity. In 722 BC the 10 northern tribes of Israel (their capital was Samaria) were taken captive by Assyria. Please read, THE SAMARITANS. Most of the lost northern tribes were scattered around the Gentile world. Contrary to popular rumor, the tribes didn't migrate through Europe and become the United States of America.

Today in 2012, the most hideous evil in America is Hollywood, which is predominantly owned by the Jews. Hollywood is saturated with adultery, homosexuality and child abuse. Most movies blaspheme the holy name of Jesus Christ. There is an overwhelming spirit of Satanism saturating Hollywood. The same arrogant Christ-rejecting spirit amongst the Jews during Jesus' time is prevalent amongst most Jews today. Matthew 27:25, “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” It does not surprise me that the Bible refers to Jerusalem as Sodom and Egypt.

There is much rejection of Christ in Israel. Less than 2% of the population in Israel today profess to be born-again Christians.[1] In America, 600,000 of the 2,000,000 Jews living here are active Buddhists. The Jews are God's people, but they are as idolatrous today as ever, worshipping other gods! I love Jewish people. I love Muslims. A person cannot be right with God and hate any race of people. Albeit, the truth is what it is, and most of God's people are not God's children. Galatians 3:26 and 29, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. ... And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” No Christ-rejecting Jew will ever be heirs of the promises of God concerning eternal life, Heaven and all the blessings of God. Ye must be born again (John 3:5). Romans 2:11 teaches that God is no respecter of persons. Romans 10:12, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”

I only mention that truth because Zionism is a false doctrine which has crept into many churches, elevating the Jews above the Gentiles. The Bible says repeatedly that Hell does not discriminate. No one is guaranteed Heaven simply because of their heritage or race. John Hagee errantly teaches that the Jews have a special covenant with God and don't need to be born again to be saved.

“Every Christian should be working as hard to present the gospel, as Satan is
to prevent the gospel.”
~Pastor Max D. Younce (from the sermon, 'THE TWO WITNESSES - PART 2')

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

—2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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