Friday, September 28, 2012

The Other "Christian" Message

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Hours after the posting of a pro-Israel slogan in New York City, opponents got out their spray cans to deface the message.

And in the same hour, Jim Wallis, a religious adviser to President Obama, launched a fund raiser for his "So-Journers" organization to begin a campaign to counter the pro-Israel message.

Here's the pro-Israel message:

"In any war between the Civilized Man and the Savage, support the Civilized Man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

So, who has the most freedom of speech? Those with the pro-Israel message or those who deface it with spray cans?

And a false, hypocritical and unbiblical message is being advanced in support of those who oppose Israel, under the guise of "social justice." And "peace."

Biblical Christians should be informed.

The pro-Israel message, as you have likely heard, was posted on mass transit in New York City, by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the "American Defense Initiative."

In New York, the message was allowed only after a federal judge struck down the transit agencies' policies, saying they were a violation of the First Amendment.

Washington DC Metro Area Transit Authority has stopped the posting, expressing concern about "situations happening around the world" and the "safety and security" of passengers.

Now, American-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy has taken to spray painting over the messages. The police have arrested her charging her with criminal mischief and graffiti.

Eltahawy is now claiming that as Geller has expressed her freedom of speech in posting the message, she has also expressed her freedom of speech in spray painting over it. A spokesman for the transit has told the New York Times, "Our hands are tied."

Not only are "hands ties" by a confused legal culture, but minds and hearts are conflicted by so-called biblical mandates to support Muslims and the Arab world while opposing Israel.

About the other "Christian" message.

Jim Wallis, head of the far left "So-Journers" organization and a religious advisor to President Obama, has launched a fund raising campaign to, in his words, advance the message "Love Your Muslim Neighbors."

So what's wrong with that?

Nothing. Jesus taught us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. And we must.

But is this a mere guise to advance a far left philosophy and message that is different and far beyond what Jesus was actually teaching?

Let's take a look behind the words of Jim Wallis.

Remember when President Obama and his family attended Easter Sunday service at Shiloh Baptist Church in 2011? You probably don't remember. Here's why it is important.

The church and the pastor is a clone of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. And is closely aligned with Jim Wallis.

In 2009, Shiloh Baptist sponsored what could only be described as an "anti-Israel hatefest." And this, along with racism and anti-American sentiment is a part of the church's message.

This was during the time that Shiloh's associate pastor Adam Taylor was serving as an Obama administration White House Fellow in the office of Cabinet Affairs, Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Of all the pastors in the country, how did he get one of only 15 positions?

Because he was Senior Political Director of Jim Wallis' So-Journers organization.

I will not attempt to share all the ways that Jim Wallis is far left, deceptive and hypocritical in his "social justice" movement and is blatantly anti-Israel. However the link above provides considerable documentation.

Over the past several years, Frontpage has done research which shows that some of Wallis' work has been funded by George Soros.

It's interesting that in Wallis' initial press release about this issue, he said, "The second of The Ten Commandments is 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' It didn't come with stipulations. It didn't come extra addendums, it didn't come with added qualifiers. Christians around the world need to put that into action as often as we can, especially where we see hatred like this."

Two problems.

First, the second of the Ten Commandments doesn't say, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Jesus said that.

The second commandment actually says," You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

In other words, don't create false gods of your own making.

So-Journers has now deleted that phrase from their first release.

Secondly, there is a problem of hypocrisy.

Wallis says in his release, " Every one---regardless of race, religion, or creed---deserves to feel welcome and safe when riding transit in America." He says his campaign "reinforces the Christian call to peace."

Hypocrisy and false teaching.

Is Wallis following Jesus or using Jesus---carving Him into a god of Wallis' own choosing?

Where is his outrage or fundraising campaign when Jews are slaughtered and hundreds of Christian churches are burned and Christians murdered all over the world in the name of jihad?

The religious left is always silent.

Luke chapter 12 speaks to being vigilant---especially in the last days. It speaks of hypocrisy.

Jesus Himself taught, speaking of the last days, "Take heed that no one deceive you." (Matt. 24:4 and Mark 13:5).

These are perilous times. Progressive "social justice", the so-called "Emerging Church" and far left Christian "peace movement" is perhaps more spiritually and culturally destructive than atheism itself.

The "Angel of Light" is often more seductive than those who blatantly denounce God.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.