Seeing Clearly

There are some Orthodox Jews who are nervous about the love of Israel expressed by Christians. They fear that there are ulterior motives behind this love, and that they just want to convert us to Christianity.

They do have a point regarding the missionaries – and we should be vigilant against them. But they are wrong to assume that the majority of Christians who love Israel are missionaries, and they are wrong to reject their overtures.

Glenn Beck was here for four days with thousands of Christians who support Israel and literally put their money where their mouth was. You can read a recap and see portions of the presentations from Restoring Courage: Part 1 and 2 from the first night, part 3, and part 4.

Carolyn Glick sums up her opinion of Glenn Beck and his courage to tell the truth. Yoel Meltzer expresses his opinion and contrasts Beck’s clear vision with Larry Derfner’s blindness.

We need to accept the help and support of those who stand for Israel, even if they are different than we are.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hypnoheroef
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 21:03:51

    No believing Evangelical can NOT be a missionary, it’s the very basis of their religion, and what they consider to be the highest form of “love” to be. I don’t think it’s in any way outlandish to assume that the Xtian friends who profess their love for us are simply trying a new way of relating to us when it became clear that the history of Xtian murder, persecution and hatred towards Jews wasn’t working very well. They want to rehabilitate our perception of them and their religion and ingratiate themselves with us, to soften us up for their real message. That message is the basis of their entire faith- we’re really naive if we don’t see that.

  2. westbankmama
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 07:18:52

    Who says they are all Evangelicals? There is also a difference between what they may want us to do and what they are willing to do to make us do that. As an Orthodox Jew I believe that every Jew should keep Shabbat. I will speak to a non-religious Jew about Shabbat and try to convince him that he should keep it, but if he doesn’t than I will not act further. It is the same with Christians. I know they they believe that I need to believe in Jesus in order to be “saved”. But I don’t believe that they will do anything to force me to join them in their belief. In the meantime their support of Israel is positive.

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