Armageddon Lobby -- trying to hurry up God --Its "Christian" Muscle

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          With the collapse of communism mankind's utopian fantasies have returned to a religious hue.  The Armageddonites (and their co-believer extreme fundamentalists in the Muslim and Jewish worlds) are the new dreamers of bringing paradise to earth, just, however, with the need to eliminate most of the human race first.  In America we have now this strange alliance, the Israeli Likud settler lobby gets money, guns and political cover.  In exchange millions of born again "rapture" evangelicals gain fulfillment, believing that they are helping God to end the world during their lifetimes and thereby will get a quick pass to heaven "without dying" (no judgment day). Oh, and with the death of all Jews (and the rest of the human race) who do not convert to their faith.  Their "Heaven" incidentally, is sort of socialist with no inequality and everyone rich.  A popular Gaither Singers song describes how one won't need to cut the grass in Heaven.

     The Book of Revelations in the Bible, upon which they build their scenario, is also very controversial.  It was made scripture three centuries after the death of Christ. "Traditionally attributed to St. John, most Biblical scholars now recognize its literary style and its theology has little in common with John's gospel or his epistles and was likely written after his death. Martin Luther found the vindictive God of Revelations incompatible with the gospels and relegated it to the appendix of his German translation of the New Testament instead of the body of scripture. All the Protestant reformers except Calvin regarded apocalyptic millenialism to be heresy."  See Analysis

Link Updates Are Below 

Flash White House Assures Christian Armageddonites  that Sharon leaving Gaza won't thwart God's plans to end the world  Biblical Maps  Pat Robertson now says this is why God sent him a stroke to kill him.

Some Fundamentalists Ache for Armageddon The 20 yr old classic warning by Allan C. Brownfeld: Those who pass from forecasting Armageddon to actively promoting it .  How it all started--Falwell in Israel

20 Million Fundamentalists Depend on Israel (its destruction) for Quick Pass to Heaven   (no questions asked --no good deeds necessary)   by Gary North

 new10.gif (281 bytes) Muslim, Jewish, and Christian End-Times Prophecy Comparison

Citing Scripture refutation in Bible by Joe Sobran  

President Bush tells Chirac that God wants him to start Iraq war

Armageddonite Christians Try To Block Bush Peace Roadmap --Orthodox Jews protest meeting of   "Fundamentalist Christians as ethnocentric racists."   Gary Bauer "God gave land to Jews 4,000 years ago."

Administration Hires Armageddonites to Operate new Arab News Network

African American Preacher questions "Christian Prayer Warriors"--"Why would God only bless America?" "Does God exist to serve the American empire?"---wars launched by Bush from Washington National Cathedral 

Of God, and Man, in the Oval Office  "......The president confidently (dare I say "religiously"?) asserts a worldview that most Christian denominations reject outright as heresy: the myth of redemptive violence, which posits a war between good and evil, with God on the side of good and Satan on the side of evil and the battle lines pretty clearly drawn.

"War is essential in this line of thinking. For God to win, evil needs to be defined and destroyed by God's faithful followers, thus proving their faithfulness. Christians have held this view to be heretical since at least the third century. It is the bread-and-butter theology of fundamentalists, whether Muslim, Jewish or Christian.

"In contrast, the Judeo-Christian worldview is that of redemption. Redemption starts from the assumption that all of humanity is flawed and must approach God with humility. No good person is totally good, and no evil person is irredeemable. God's purpose is to redeem all people. Good and evil, while critical, become secondary to redemption.

"While most Christian denominations do not reject war altogether, diplomacy becomes integral to our understanding of the practical application of redemption. War becomes the bluntest of blunt instruments because it can never be fully justified. If I can't claim to be completely good, and no one is so evil as to be irredeemable, what right do I have to kill?"   Wash. Post 3/2/03

Bush and God  --Is he one of them, an Armageddonite?   disturbing reports

 Armageddon Tops Bestseller List --"a chorus of fundamentalist commentators who, despite their protestations to the contrary, have expressed a perverse enthusiasm for the spilled blood and millions of dead that will signal the Second Coming........claiming biblical injunction, (they) look upon "peacemakers" with suspicion."  (See about commentator Cal Thomas below who is one of them)  See also on their Growing Political Power   The NATION 9/8/03)

new10.gif (281 bytes) Christian Thinkers Opposing Armageddonites, (lots of info) the Preterists holds that all the prophetic events -- even the resurrection of the dead -- spiritually came to pass with the sacking of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. (which preterists consider the Great Tribulation)  

new10.gif (281 bytes) A Biblical Analysis of Jewish claims to Palestine by Dr. Monte Wilson--Chalcedon

"Prophecy and Politics-- The Secret Alliance"   "Christian Zionism"  Grace Halsell's Book--    "What Israel wants is what God wants." (to help end human life on earth)   See also her Chapter Militant Evangelists on the Road to Nuclear War, of how some evangelists, including Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Hal Lindsey, hinted that use of atomic weapons was inevitable as part of the final battle of Armageddon.  (Note: Bush new plan for "first use" of nuclear weapons)  For more detail about Halsell's book see http://www.mepc.org/journal/0002_wall.html (Middle East Policy Council)

"Why the Alliance with the LIKUD?---Each Side Thinks it's Using the Other, one to gain billions in aid, unlimited weaponry, and backing for the settlements on West Bank, the other to help bring about the end of the world." Ed.

Dispensationalists (by Gary North)    Supporting war and chaos in the Middle East as God's will--so good Christians (and Jews who convert) can go to Heaven without Dying  --by Theologian Gary North  (See excerpt below) 

"The Unannounced Reason Behind American
Fundamentalism's Support for the State of Israel"
by Dr. Gary North

Excerpt----"According to pre-tribulation premillenialists who are known as
dispensationalists, Jesus will come secretly in the clouds and raise
deceased Christians – and only Christians – from the dead. Immediately
thereafter, every true Christian will be transported bodily into the sky, and
from there to heaven: the Rapture event. The passage cited to defend this
view is found in Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica: "For the
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [harpazo] together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
with the Lord" (I Thes. 4:16-17). Throughout most of church history, this
passage was associated with the final judgment, but beginning sometime
around 1830 in England, it was linked to the premillenialists, pretribulational
Rapture – a word that is not found in the Greek text or in any English
translation of the New Testament. Its Latin root word is in Jerome’s
Vulgate, a translation of the Greek "harpazo" – seize, catch, or pluck.....

......................."As the slogan says, 'Everybody
wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.' The doctrine of the
imminent Rapture allows Christians to believe seriously that they can go to
heaven without dying. Millions of Americans believe this today.

"But how can they be so sure? Because of the events of 1948. In that year,
the crucial missing piece of the prophetic puzzle – the restoration of the
nation of Israel – seemed to come true. Critics of the dispensational system
could no longer say, "But where is Israel in all this?" The answer, at long
last: "In Palestine, just in time for the Great Tribulation."

"Nothing can or will be done by Christians to save Israel’s Jews from this
disaster, for all of the Christians will have been removed from this world
three and a half years prior to the beginning of this 42-month period of
tribulation. (The total period of seven years is interpreted as the fulfillment
of the seventieth week of Daniel [Dan. 9:27].)


"In order for most of today’s Christians to escape physical death, two-thirds
of the Jews in Israel must perish, soon. This is the grim prophetic trade-off
that fundamentalists rarely discuss publicly, but which is the central
motivation in the movement’s support for Israel. It should be clear why
they believe that Israel must be defended at all costs by the West. If Israel
were militarily removed from history prior to the Rapture, then the
strongest case for Christians’ imminent escape from death would have to be
abandoned. This would mean the indefinite delay of the Rapture. The
fundamentalist movement thrives on the doctrine of the imminent Rapture,
not the indefinitely postponed Rapture.

"Every time you hear the phrase, "Jesus is coming back soon," you should
mentally add, "and two-thirds of the Jews of Israel will be dead in ‘soon plus
84 months.’" Fundamentalists really do believe that they probably will not
die physically, but to secure this faith prophetically, they must defend the
doctrine of an inevitable holocaust.

"This specific motivation for the support of Israel is never preached from any
fundamentalist pulpit. The faithful hear sermons – many, many sermons –
on the pre-tribulation Rapture. On other occasions, they hear sermons on the
Great Tribulation. But they do not hear the two themes put together: "We
can avoid death, but only because two-thirds of the Jews of Israel will
inevitably die in a future holocaust. America must therefore support the
nation of Israel in order to keep the Israelis alive until after the Rapture."
Fundamentalist ministers expect their congregations to put two and two
together on their own. It would be politically incorrect to add up these
figures in public."   (see article for full details)

War as the Will of God--Justin Raimondo (scroll down to War in the Heavens), why many conservatives support settlers in the West Bank and Likud extremists.

Arab Christians Don't "Exist"  Most Armageddonites don't know (or don't care) that millions of Christians live in Arab nations and will die in the conflagration they seek.  Israeli occupation actions against Christian Arabs are almost never reported in their media.

"The End of the Age"   Pat Robertson's novel about Armageddon.  Helpful (very helpful) in understanding his views of Dispensationalism.   (Rabin was killed because he worked for peace (against God's will) in the Middle East + much more)   "Reflecting on the Rabin assassination on November 14, Robertson said: "I believe that anyone who injures God's land - God's holy land - and blocks the flow of prophecy in that land is in great danger. And the Lord warned me years and years ago, 'You're coming into Israel, the land of the Bible. You don't make mistakes here because the prophecies will stand.' And however much God may love me, He'd take me out of the way...to keep me from interfering with prophecy." This was the first time in months that Robertson spoke against the peace process." http://theopolitics.com/?p=5&ID=140&d=1 and http://tribes.tribe.net/mideastpolitics/thread/17ad0c11-5ef7-44b5-9b9d-10b393d60203

Excerpt------"The religious contagion, originating in the Middle East, in the
ancient tribal rivalries of two fierce desert peoples, has invaded this
country – and I don't mean the immigration of the Jews to American
shores. The growth of the millenialist varieties of evangelical
Christianity has meant the strengthening of the Israeli lobby in this country to such an extent that it has become the dominant force in the conservative movement – and a big factor in the activist base of the Republican party. The Christian Coalition, and its leader, Pat Robertson, adhere to this view of the Bible that gives Israel a special place as the harbinger of the Last Days. The Antichrist, whom many say will rise out of Russia, or perhaps the EU, will confront Israel on the plain known as Armageddon – and after that, the conversion of the Jews, the Rapture, and the Kingdom of God on Earth."

Link Updates

02/12/14  Old Testament Armed Forces---Religious zealotry runs rampant in the U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it  by Philip Giraldi very interesting on evangelical war wanters in Army and Air Force

05/20/13 Evangelical Weakness in Gay Boy Scouts debate could hurt GOP  Wash Times-- leadership can't generate strong nationwide support on the issue, sign of losing political power
See also 
How Republican foreign policy lost the culture war—and a generation  Iraq was for Republicans, read conservatives, like Vietnam was for Democrats, cost them their credibility

01/30/13  Christian Zionism and Islamophobia   video with Phil Giraldi, Jon Utley, Norman Mezvinsky and Fuad Shaban 

01/08/13   Ben Stein "Dropping the Hegal Bomb" --loss of younger Jewish focus on Israel --"only real friends of Israel on the earth are evangelical Christians"

12/15/12  Decline of Evangelical America  thoughtful article by senior evangelical pastor--- now estimate only 7% of population--losing younger members  "evangelical name originates (“euangelion” is a Greek word meaning “glad tidings” or “good news”). Instead of offering hope, many evangelicals have claimed the role of moral gatekeeper, judge and jury,") NY Times

11/12/12  Looking Back  PBS Bill Moyers Famous TV Interviews with Michael Lerner on End Times

11/10/22  Millions of Evangelicals Want to Start World War 3 to Hurry Up the Second Coming --long, detailed update on Christian Zionists today with good quotations.......
"Bush believed the time had now come for that battle, telling Chirac:  “This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”

10/06/12  Republican Congressman Denying Evolution (video) --says world is 9,000 years old, bible has rules for running government

9/21/12  Boykin's World by Andrew Bacevich  --Fanatic "Christian" former General who promotes hatred and war with Muslim world hired by Family Research Council

9/18/12  Family Research Council Anti-Muslim Hatefest   Major Religious Christian Right organization meeting with Paul Ryan ---Gen. Boykin urges Netanyahu to start war attacking Iran,  Frank Gaffney denounces Grover Norquist, speakers raging for war with Muslim world

10/18/11  The Evangelical Rejection of Reason  NY Times-- Two evangelical intellectuals describe the base (as evidenced in the Republican primaries) and its rejection of science and history, its fear of change (and foreigners, ED)

9/26/11  Why The Antichrist Matters in Politics  NY Times op-ed --how apocalyptic beliefs guide the Religious Right by Mathew Sutton

8/21/11  Glenn Beck Goes to Israel  -- plans to lead Armageddonites, letter of commendation from Sen. Liebermann, John Hagee & Texas Governor Rick Perry

7/18/10  Evangelical Growth Depends Upon Hispanic Immigrants  some leaders voices favoring better treatment for illegals against preponderance of Religious Right against immigration, immigrants have strong family values, humanitarian issues

5/11/10  Younger Evangelicals Less Wanting Wars Than Older Ones  also two-thirds of evangelicals under 35 believe non-Christians can go to heaven, vs. 39 percent of those over 65-- also Evangelicals under 30 believe that there are many ways to God, not just through Jesus.

2/18/10  Jewish J-Street Exposes John Hagee and CUFI  questions Jews accepting alliance with Armageddon wanters (meaning God killing Jews who don't convert)

2/10/10  Christian Right Leaders Demand Economic Blockade and War With Iran  old men of Religious Right want more wars--lies and passion to attack Iran--no concern for world economy, American bankruptcy--more war is more important

5/25/09  Bush's Shocking Biblical Prophecy Emerges: God Wants to "Erase" Mid-East Enemies "Before a New Age Begins"   Bush explained to French Pres. Chirac that the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Mid-East and must be defeated.

4/09/09  Christianity And War  book by Laurence Vance analyzing evangelicals, why so many want wars and support the warfare state and big government, reviewed by Thomas Woods

9/12/08  YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON AN END-TIMER BUT IT'S STILL AN END-TIMER  Sara Palin as an end of the worlder -- also says war with Russia ok to defend Georgia

9/04/08    Alaska's Palin is an Armageddonite  Strong evangelical, said attacking Iraq "was a task from God" for America, keeps Israeli flag in her office-- &  Wall Street Journal--U.S. military is doing God's work--

8/03/08   'US Jews dislike Lieberman, Hagee'   --Jerusalem Post  "Lieberman scored an unfavorable rating of 48 percent among US Jews, compared to a favorable rating of 37%. Hagee, the leading right-wing Christian Zionist whose endorsement of Sen. John McCain for president triggered a firestorm earlier this year, fared even worse: The pastor registered a 7% favorable rating and 57% unfavorable."

7/22/08  Sen. Lieberman Praises Pastor Hagee   Disavowed by McCain & various Jewish groups, alliance praised at meeting Christians United For Israel  See also John McCain's Minister of War

5/30/08   Israeli media reprints "Brutal Christ of the Armageddonites"  widely read 2 years ago;   Sen. Lieberman Headlines July meeting of Hagee group, Christians United for Israel   Video of John Hagee    Abe Foxman - Anti-Defamation League withdraws support from Hagees' CUFI

5/24/08  McCain Repudiates Endorsement of Armageddonite John Hagee  We heard Hagees preaching last May 11th when he foretold that an army of 200 million Chinese would soon attack Israel and then Christ would torture and kill everyone in the world who did not convert to (Hagee's) Christianity.  For more on Hagee see "The Strangest Alliance in History."

5/20/08   Israeli Site with Articles on the Armageddon wanters  from a Jewish perspective

5/11/08  New "Evangelical Manifesto" Repudiates Fundamentalists  promotes peace, end of political activity as "useful idiots" of political parties, states necessity of working with foreign religions

4/28/08  Jimmy Carter on Negotiating With Enemies  An evangelical who opposes wars--on negotiating with Hamas, grounds for Mid-East peace possibilities

3/20/08  Hagee endorsed McCain's presidential bid, and McCain "was very proud to have Pastor John Hagee's support."   Armageddonite leader rallies to McCain

2/12/08  Christian Fundamentalists Terrify Followers  using converts to spout Jihadist Wahabi threats to promote religious warfare

11/27/07  New  How the Neocon-Christian Right Alliance Brought Down the House of Bush Craig Unger's book "The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future"

11/19/07  Early Support of Bush by Neocons as way to take power using the Religious Right for empire agenda and wars see Video of interview with Craig Unger, book author, "The Fall of the House of Bush"

11/16/07  The Armageddon Lobby: Dispensationalist Christian Zionism and the Shaping of US Policy Towards Israel-Palestine a substantial, researched doctoral dissertation with footnote sources on the devastating impact of Christian Zionists on Republican foreign policy.  Footnotes are interesting.   Edinburgh University Press by Rammy M. Haija

11/14/07  Pentagon May Hire Blackwater for Drug War Missions  MI Complex expands into drug war (and Mexican border patrols, Ed.)

11/02/07   Rabbi Lerner--A Very Thoughtful Study on how Jews should appeal to decent Christians, who are really sympathetic to Jews,  explaining an alternative of peace for Israel

10/13/07  Brownback, favorite evangelical Senator, urges expulsion of all Palestinians  from their homes --to fulfill Biblical prophesies

10/12/07  America's Armageddonites  updates, Tom Delay video, John Hagee rated by Ministry Watch, influence over U.S. foreign policy, Christians United for Israel meeting, etc

10/05/07  Video of John Hagee, Christians United for Israel   shows him saying hurricane Katrina hit America because Washington supported Israel leaving Gaza

9/30/07  Third World Traveler   lots of links to articles on end times writers

8/30/07  Muslim, Jewish, and Christian End-Times Prophecy Comparison  very interesting lists

8/24/07  Courting and countering the Christian Zionists  Nadia Hijab, Institute for Palestine Studies

7/28/07  Video of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) in Washington, Preacher John Hagee, Tom Delay (saying he "lives for the second coming"), speech by Sen. Lieberman, fundamentalists promoting end of the world, --demanding U.S. attack on Iran to disrupt Satan's plans  See also Hagee Speaks at AIPAC  See also Hagee rating by Ministry Watch

7/17/07  A Lutheran Response to the “Left Behind” Series Bible Study
A Bible Study Companion to the Commission on Theology and Church Relations Report (CTCR) prepared by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

6/30/07  Bush Meets Pope  ignores pleas to protect Christians in Palestine from Israel brutalities & in Iraq.  Population of Near East used to be 25% Christian, now 2% as Christians find easier emigration and blamed for Washington's policies

6/22/07  "Rapture Index" Indicates Nearness of Armageddon   getting "rapture ready" , index at 158

6/4/07  Giuliani Driven Christians  making wars is more important than anti-abortion or social issues

5/28/07   "The Dangerous Elixir Of Christian Zionism"  see end of article for simple list of their beliefs

5/16/07  'Dobson, Armageddon, and Foreign Policy' by Andrew Sullivan -- appalling comments by Dobson on foreign policy showing the fanaticism and close mindedness of men with a direct pipeline into the White House and Republican leadership

/20/07  How Religious Fundamentalists Prolong Wars   by Karen Armstrong - author of History of God and 13 books explains fundamentalism and war

3/19/07  Evangelicals Declare Against Torture  National Association of Evangelicals, under new leadership, 4 years after war, declares against torture of American prisoners--does not include some of the best-known conservative Christian bodies, including the Southern Baptist Convention and Focus on the Family.

3/15/07   Why are Some American Christians So Bloodthirsty

3/10/07  More on Hagee -- demands that Israel attack Iran which will bring Russia into war to attack Israel which will bring God to start Armageddon and end the world-- Hagee a featured speaker for AIPAC and with direct access to White House

2/28/07   Santorum (former Senator) Joins Hard Religious Right-- "America and Israel against the world--rest of the world is an enemy, former Schiavo-ista,

2/11/07  "The End Times Passover: Etymological Challenges to Millenarian
 Doctrines"
  debunks Armageddonite "philosophy," argues that Bible promotes
peacemaking rather than encouraging conflict in M.E.

2/05/07  New "Left Behind" Game   teaches children to kill those Muslims, Jews, & non-fundamentalist Christians --if they don't convert they get killed

1/20/07  Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism signed by top clerics

1/17/07  Holy Warriors Set Sights on Iran  urging Bush to start war

1/05/07   Challenging Christian Zionism - a number of scholarly essays - whole extensive website just on this issue, heavy research

12/31/06  Dispensationalist Christian Zionism and the Shaping of US Policy Towards Israel-Palestine  very good extensive write up with footnotes of beginning of Armageddonite-Israel alliance, Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham join up with Likud, evolution of and final control of Bush foreign policy

12/23/06   Will fundamentalist Christians and Jews ignite apocalypse? National Catholic Reporter

11/25/06   Darwin Exhibit Can't find Corporate Sponsors  at American Museum of Natural History -companies afraid of antagonizing fundamentalists

11/22/06   Who Would Jesus Kill?  the new world view of many American Evangelicals

11/12/06  Some Detailed History of Christians Zionists Ties to Israel Supporters How Israeli/Likud leaders (and money) nursed it along

11/12/06  Poll on What Kind of God Americans Believe In  Less than half go to church; 44% (57% of Born Agais) say God observes, but does not control what happens; 68% say God is a spiritual presence; 51% say Christians, Muslims, Jews worship same God,

11/01/06  Pew Forum Statistics  39% of White Evangelicals base foreign policy views on Armageddon beliefs

10/28/06  Zogby Poll Poll: One-third of American voters believe in Christian Zionism  i.e. supporting Israeli occupation of West Bank (and presumably kicking out Palestinians from their homes) to bring about Armageddon  See PDF entire poll

10/27/06  Christian Zionism and the Shaping of U.S. Foreign Policy  and related articles on site such as Christian Zionism Goes to K Street

10/17/06   Lobbying for Armageddon  "to fulfill God's plan for both Israel and the West."  "Some influential evangelical leaders are lobbying for an attack on Iran. But it's not about geopolitics -- it's about bringing about the End Times."  And Americans in the Blue States will all be nuked--, Hagee adds, "Ezekiel predicts fire "upon those who live in security in the coastlands."     Original Article, Pastor Strangelove

10/16/06  War for Souls and Empire in Christ's Name  arguing that terrorism can only end when the whole world is Christian, pushing America into a crusade against whole Muslim world

10/06/06  Republican Hold on Evangelicals Weakening  polls show declining support for Bush, war, congress, torture ---view that Republicans have "more ethical" government than Democrats drops from 55% to 42%  Evangelicals fear losing youth membership

10/06/06  Leading Evangelical Comes Out Against Torture  Rick Warren, author of the bestselling "The Purpose Driven Life," urges evangelicals to fight poverty and oppose torture -- one of the very few, most evangelical political leaders (but not Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship) support torture of POW's

10/05/06   Lebanon and Christian Zionists Apocalypse  Enthusiastic "Christians" saw war as helping bring end of world sooner

10/05/06   Update on Armageddonite Preachers  -- latest political end of world promotions

10/04/06   Christian Zionist - White House Secret Meetings

10/01/06  American Theocracy  by Kevin Phillips   "Only three paragraphs in, Phillips warns, "The Rapture, end-times, and Armageddon hucksters in the United States rank with any Shiite ayatollahs, and the last two presidential elections mark the transformation of the gop into the first religious party in U.S. history."  CHRISTIANITY TODAY review

9/9/06   More Nutty Armageddon Forecasters -- promoted on Fox News and close to White House-- proposing nuclear war with Russia to end the world

8/10/06  "Dual Covenant Christians" new discovery of God's intentions by Christians Zionists-- Jews who don't convert can now go to Heaven too - convincing Jews to help Armageddonites with end of the world scenarios -- Jerusalem Post report

7/25/06  Most of Revelations Already Fulfilled in classical times see details and study on site -- exposing the hoax

7/25/06  Some Christians, Muslims and Jews share a belief   that modern technology and global communications make it possible to induce completion of God's plan within this generation. LA TIMES many details on Armageddonites' "work"

7/24/06  "Christian Axis of Evil"  many links and exact quotes from Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsey, Pat Boone, Cal Thomas

7/21/06  Growing Popularity for "End of the World" theology --Religious Right elements- various links - Bill Moyers collected speeches and articles on Armageddon wanters

7/14/06  Christian Zionists Meet in Washington  to urge support for Israel to attack Iran, (to "save Israel" so their "Armageddon God" can kill all Jews later who don't convert)

6/06/06  Gallup Poll Update on Americans' Beliefs 56% of Republicans believe no evolution in human race;  2/3rds of Americans who attend church believe human race only 10,000 years old; 67% of Republicans and 57% of Democrats who attend church weekly say God created humans in present form

5/26/06  Novak Column on Christians in Palestine -- treated like Muslims by Israelis --isolated by Wall, many leaving, lack of concern in Congress or among Religious Right

4/21/06  GOP (God's Own Party)  Bush administration's pursuit of religion-driven policies and courting of an end-times electorate are cause for alarm  "Because the United States is beginning to run out of its own oil sources, a military solution to an energy crisis is hardly lunacy. What Caesar and Napoleon did not face, but less able American presidents do, is that bungled overseas military embroilments could also boomerang economically. The United States, some $4 trillion in hock internationally, has become the world's leading debtor.......Unfortunately, more danger lurks in the responsiveness of the new GOP coalition to Christian evangelicals, fundamentalists and Pentecostals, who muster some 40 percent of the party electorate. Many millions believe that the Armageddon described in the Bible is coming soon. Chaos in the explosive Middle East, far from being a threat, actually heralds the second coming of Jesus Christ...." by Kevin Phillips  Hoping for Armageddon  other review

4/15/06  "The Satanic Christians of the USA"  A Russian view from Pravda RU, "American fundamentalists are mirror image of Teleban"

4/9/06   Tom Delay's Next Mission  the background and history of the beliefs on an Armageddonite leader

4/2/06  How Republicans Became God's Own Party by Kevin Phillips -the Party of oil, fundamentalism and debt--

3/20/06  The Delusional is No Longer Marginal  --Bill Moyers article on how it (Armageddon wanting) has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress -- number of Congressmen beholden to fundamentalist believers

3/11/06   Christian Zionism  Islamic site with links & info about Christian Zionism and distinguishing non-Zionist Christians and Jews

2/28/06  And What About Arab Christians?  Ignorance of Armageddonites and how leaders try to ignore or hide their existence

2/24/06   The Brutal Christ of the Armageddonites   Religious fanaticism in
American foreign policy     Comments from Readers       More Comments

2/12/06  More About Gen. Boykin  top aide to Stephen Cambone, Rumsfeld hatchet man

1/26/06   Wayward Christian Soldiers  An evangelist calls out against the war wanting of Christian Right leaders

1/17/06   Iran President Urges Iranians to Seek Martyrdom  to help bring about end of world too

1/15/06  La Haye (Left Behind author) Visits Meggido  excellent analysis of Armageddonites and influence on American government
"
As befits the manifesto of a counterculture, the "Left Behind" series is a revenge fantasy, in which right-wing Christians win out over the rational, scientific, modern, post-Enlightenment world.  The books represent the apotheosis of a culture that is waging war against liberals, gays, Muslims, Arabs, the U.N., and "militant secularists" of all stripes—whom it accuses of destroying Christian America, murdering millions of unborn children, assaulting the Christian family by promoting promiscuity and homosexuality, and driving Christ out of the public square.  It's a counterculture that sees Jews as key players in a Christian messianic drama, a premise that has led to a remarkable alliance between Christian Evangelicals and the Israeli right. As a result, political views drawn from an apocalyptic vision—once dismissed as extremist and delusional—have not merely swept mass culture but have shaped the political discourse all the way to Jerusalem and the White House. And if they are taken too seriously, the geopolitical consequences could be catastrophic."  See entire text

1/08/06   Some Jewish Leader Question Uneasy Alliance of Settlers & Armageddonites  question trade off (money & support in return for 2nd coming) as just another way to eliminate Jews     See also  Jews and the Christian right: Is the honeymoon over?

1/06/06   Pat Robertson Says God Struck Sharon for giving up Gaza to Palestinians
(although Gaza is not part of Judea and Samaria) which Armageddonites claim as part of old biblical lands -- See White House Assurances   &    Other Evangelicals demur

12/31/05  Muslims Also Wait for the Rapture Iran's new President also an "end of the worlder" -- Ahmadinejad, like Bush, thinks God tells him what to do   More

12/22/05  220 Failed Second Comings  a long list & many interesting links

12/20/05  The Dispensational Origins of Modern Premillennialism  History and lots of links - how Darby (the founder in 1830's) thought

11/30/05   Left Behind Books  very interesting report -- top best seller on end of the world little read or understood among outsiders

11/29/05  Jews and the Christian right: Is the Honeymoon Over?  Salon.com
Anti-Christ Politics  Political leaders' views  & Left Behind Series -- an interesting review

11/25/06   Abu Ghraib, Iraq War & the Religious Right  40% of active duty military is evangelical, according to polls cited by the writer

10/30/05  Bill Moyers Reports on Armageddonites  Iraq war helps prepared for end of world --and God will kill all Jews who don't convert

10/12/05 Most Religious Right Leaders Silent or Approved Torture

But Prison Fellowship's Chuck Colson Did 5/10/04 humaneness of those who know prisons and power

10/02/05  America, Right or Wrong author Anatol Lieven explains their paradise, "a greatly improved America, stripped of poverty, sinfulness, and alien values".....in which "all men shall be kings" (Billy Graham p. 148) and, we add, "no booze, no bars and not needing to cut the grass" in the words of a popular song by the evangelical Gaither Singers

9/02/05   Religious Right leaders wanted invasion of Iraq, most evangelicals opposed -- study of polls plus also about other vested interests for war

9/01/05  Leading Christian Right political groups "too busy to comment" on Robertson's assassination remarks  (note that Cal Thomas did) ---Also there has been scarcely any criticism of torture of Iraqi POW's by Religious Right leaders.

8/5/05     "At Church one day he (Tom DeLay) listened as the pastor, urging support for the Administration,  declared that  'the war between America and Iraq is the gateway to the Apocalypse.'  DeLay rose to speak, not only to the congregation but to 225 Christian TV and radio stations.  "Ladies and gentlemen,' he said, 'what has been spoken here tonight is the truth of God.'"  Harper's Magazine, August 2005

6/2/05  The Warmonger's Psalm  The love affair that many conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians have with the military is an illicit affair. It is contrary to the tenor of the New Testament. It is an affront to the Savior. It is a cancer on Christianity

5/13/05  Air Force Removes Chaplain From Post --had decried Evangelicals' dominance at Academy

5/8/05   Christian Zionism  various articles in depth

5/5/05   The Christian Complex  by George Will on political power and victimhood

3/20/05  Growing Power of American Fundamentalists Against Teaching Evolution in Schools  "Creationism"

3/13/05  Christian Right Leaders Used by Gambling Lobbyists  shows political naivete, similar to being used by Likud Lobby

3/2/05  Texas Congressman say to "Nuke Syria"  gets applause in fundamentalist church

1/30/05   Ideology & Theology in Washington  polls on bible beliefs and political power - 1600 radio, 250 TV stations

1/04/05   Why Does The Religious Right Ignore Civil Liberties Issues? by Chuck Baldwin -- great column--finally a major spokesman of Christian Right speaking up on this issue

11/1/04  Why Do Many Fundamentalist American Christians Show Little Care About Civilian Deaths?  believe in government and obedience to authority

10/24/04  Why Are Many Fundamentalist American Christians so Uncaring of foreigners dying?  don't know about deaths (not shown on American TV) & taught to follow their leaders

10/23/04  Bizarro World's Alternate Universe like Orwell--defeat is victory, lies are truths, chaos is good, etc.

10/9/04  Evangelicals Will Form New Party --if Bush dares "touch" Jerusalem or thwart God's plans (to keep lands for Jews) warns Pat Robertson

7/14/04   Washington Times Carries CMR Report on Armageddonites --first time ever

Christian Zionist's $100 million for settlers  lobbying in America for war, conquest & eventual death of Jews (who don't convert to be "born again")

Christian Fundamentalists are Driving Bush Mid-East Policies  THE GUARDIAN  Europeans express concern

7/08/04  Christian Right Domination of Republican Party Mid-East foreign policy   excellent synopsis of whole case --details, history, blocking any attempts at peace or separating U.S. policy from Sharon

7/07/04  Christian Zionist's $100 million for settlers  lobbying in Washington for war, conquest & eventual death of Jews (who don't convert to be "born again")

6/10/04  A History of Christian Zionism Bush support for "Roadmap" to peace caused God to send storms and tornados to harm Americans --Rabin murdered because God didn't want him to make peace

5/25/04 Christian Groups Say Ties with Israel "worst" Ever  but Evangelicals Show Strong Support for Sharon

5/20/04  Arabs Now Understand Armageddonites - more significant than Israeli lobby in wrecking peace -vital for Bush election

5/9/04  Christian Zionists to hold referendum like Likud's

5/05  Europeans Beginning to Understand (and Fear) that American Foreign Policy made by Religious Fundamentalists

4/23  Christian Fundamentalists are Driving Bush Mid-East Policies  THE GUARDIAN  Europeans finally recognizing it

2/01 Kevin Phillips argues that Democratic Exposure of Armageddonites and Anti-evolutionists could win back parts of South   from Republicans

3/17/04  Jewish American Wary of Bush Evangelical Base --in spite of overwhelming support for Sharon among evangelicals

2/18/04 Jerry Falwell Says God favors (American) Wars What Falwell really means is that God is pro-American wars. Falwell’s shameless pseudo-patriotism is a violation of the third commandment in the Bible he professes to believe: "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain" (Exodus 20:7).         Falwell’s sixth distortion: "One of the primary purposes of the church is to stop the spread of evil, even at the cost of human lives. If we do not stop the spread of evil, many innocent lives will be lost and the kingdom of God suffers." I thought one of the primary purposes of the church was to preach the gospel? I thought one of the primary purposes of the church was to teach converts? There is no mention anywhere in the New Testament of the church being commanded to stop the spread of evil. Only God himself can stop the spread of evil.

Pat Robertson in Israel  God favors Sharon and Likud

Armageddonites Conference -- screams and passions for the end of the world

 

2003 Wrap Up  -- long list of Armageddon articles and links -- some exaggerated, very interesting summations, terrifying  http://www.angelfire.com/co/COMMONSENSE/armageddon.html

11/04/03  Jewish Leader warns how Christian Right creates anti-semitism  "I have the truth, and everybody else is wrong.’ It’s not much of a leap from this kind of thinking to hatred of those who belong to other faiths. After all, if you think God intends to subject those others to eternal damnation, surely they must deserve it.”     

10/16/03  Born Again Zionists   --ruling Bush thru Christian Right

8/18/03  Israel Gov. Minister visits U.S. Bible Belt Armageddonite Churches    to pressure Bush to kill Roadmap

8/4/03  Bush Caves in on Wall--Settlements because of pressure from Religious Right

7/11/03 How the Christian Right Evolved into Supporting Big Government   and curtailing freedom

6/28/03  U.S. Evangelicals Back West Bank settlements          Religious Conservatives Most Favor War --polls--more than others

6/15/03  The Christian Right and Expansion of Government Power --they like it for drugs, war, and more

6/7/03   Christian Palestinains get treated same as the Arab-- Armageddonites don't admit their existance

5/19/03 More than you want to know about Pat Robertson -- "Berlet identifies as a Christian, and says according to Robertson's "understanding of Biblical prophesy, Israel has to be controlled by Jews so that Christ can come back and slaughter all the Jews, except 144,000 who convert. Why this would seem like a good idea is probably built around simple pragmatism. Since most Jews don't think Christ is coming back, they figure it's not a bad deal, because they get support for Israel and they don't get slaughtered in the end times because they don't believe in them."

4/10/03  Religious Right and Neoconservatives --pushed for war ---and quotes from  new10.gif (281 bytes) Traditional Religious Leaders Opposed to War

4/4/03   Most bombs are built in Oklahoma

3/8/03  Direst of Predictions For War in Iraq End-Time Interpreters See Biblical Prophecies Being Fulfilled     

2/3/03 The Kook Factor --America religious zealots for the end of the world by Justin Raimondo

2/2/03 In a June 2002 CNN/Time magazine poll, 59 percent of those surveyed said they think the Revelation prophecies will come true. Seventeen percent said the biblical prophecies of the end of the world would be fulfilled in their lifetimes.  Washington Post

4/29/03 Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit --names of leading Christian Zionists & Organizations

Armageddonites in Republican Leadership

10/11/02  Israeli Fears of Armageddonites

new10.gif (281 bytes) 10/28/02  Meet the New Zionists --Evangelical convention for Sharon-Israel and Armageddon

10/25  Christian Right too eager for Armageddon   --- Cox Newspapers

10/17  Christian Right Making America the Enemy of Moslem World (20% of human race)

new10.gif (281 bytes) 10/11/02  Will Fundamentalist Christians and Jews Ignite Apocalypse?  National Catholic Reporter

10/7/02  Evangelicals plan show of clout for Israel   Rally to send 'friendly, but firm message' to Bush over policy divide

9/10/02  Fundamentalist and War by Karen Armstrong, author of "The Battle for God"

8/2/02   Christian Zionist Support in order to End the World Bothers Some Jews  "may jeopardize the allegiance of mainstream Americans"   US NEWS

7/29/02  Fundamentally Unsound  on Salon by Michelle Goldberg, "America's right-wing believers really believe this stuff."

7/21/02 Baptist Leaders opposed to Armageddonites Write Bush

7/10  U.S. Christian Evangelicals financing Israeli settlements

7/5/02    new10.gif (281 bytes) Revelation & Armageddon   explaining Revelation in its time as resistance to Rome

new10.gif (281 bytes) 4/23 Tom DeLay says "Judea and Sumaria" (West Bank) Belongs to Israel --calls for no evacuation of conquered lands

 11/10/02 Miscelaneous Quotes of Christian Zionitsts

Evangelicals and Israel: Theological Roots of a Political Alliance

History of Fundamentalism

Dancing with Devils    Apocalyptic Millennialism
and Contemporary US Right-Wing Movements-----Examining the Different Sectors

All About Dispensationalism  Very extensive Site with in depth Research and links to original sources

Hal Lindsay --founder of Christian Zionism  --his writings and analysis from England

new10.gif (281 bytes) More on Armageddonites   ---long site, many quotes and sources and links

Armageddon book sales booming with current war and 9/11 Attack 

Washington Times 4/6/02 Report on Armageddon Groups

A Religious Study of Dispensationalism --Perspectives on Biblical history

Religious Extremism inside Israel --by Allan Brownfeld, Threatening Barak & peace makers with death

Rabin's Murder --Israel's Fanatics--details of the assassination

Details of Armgeddon war + Origin of idea to "help" God bring it sooner --Baptist Standard--a good, easy to read description with opposing views

The Assyrians --Christians under Pressure in Iraq and Turkey

A Historical Analysis --Did God Give Israel to the Jews WorldNetDaily

Details of Armgeddon war + Origin of idea to "help" God bring it sooner --Baptist Standard

Religious Fundamentalism and Legal Systems: Methods and Rationales in the Fight to Control the Political Apparatus   Israeli Fundamentalists --the Haredim

New Program to Link Evangelicals with Israel

7/12 Fundamentalists Donate for Israeli Settlements on West Bank  --estimated 3 million hard core Dispensationalists (to bring Jews back to Israel so God can kill or convert them)

OTHER DISPENSATONALIST VIEWS

Cal Thomas, the Brutal Dispensationalist-An Arab American Answers--calls for U.S. and Israel to expel all Palestinians (6/6/01) from their homes & kick them out of their country.

3/13/03   Chris Manion on Cal Thomas     the Dispensationalist

Cal Thomas Column  --America should wait for God to deal with Middle East, i.e. conversion or death of the Jews--(but he's untrue about settlements--Israel was constantly taking land from Palestinians in violation of Oslo Accords--reason Arafat rejected Camp David agreement--it would not have curtailed settlements).  Another column, Rumors of War, ended with the sentence, "Frankly, I don't believe that day will come without divine intervention, and that's why Israel must remain strong and distrusting of all who believe it will."  Thomas constantly undermines and opposes peace negotiations with Palestinians and then writes that resolution must be left to God, e.g. Armageddon with everybody dead.    Chris Manion on Cal Thomas

"Hebron is in the West Bank.  It is at this place where God appeared to Abram and said, "I am giving you this land.'--the West Bank.  This is not a political battle at all.  It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true.......Israel has a right to the land,"  U.S. Senator (Oklahoma) James Inhofe, Republican Whip in Senate, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD 12/4/01

Rapture Ready    Lots of Links by Believers

Dispensationalism  -- the encyclopedia description

A Prayer from the Capitol Hill Prayer Alert Foundation Link

    "President Bush stunned the Evangelical world Tuesday by
announcing his administration's support for the establishment
of a Palestinian State. Will we now abandon our historic
commitment to Israel to appease our Muslim adversaries and
friends? Will the terrorists see this as a reward from Allah
for their murderous acts? How does God view this decision?

--At the beginning of the Gulf War, Pastor David Wilkerson
declared that if God blessed our war effort against Iraq it
would be for Israel's sake, not ours. He said our hands stained
with the blood of tens of millions of innocent unborn children
would otherwise prevent His going with our armies.

--The September 11th attack should have given America newfound
sympathy for what Israeli citizens have faced daily for years.
It should have motivated us to support their freedom to defend
themselves. Instead, we stepped up our pressure on them to
refrain from responding to Palestinian attacks and to come
to terms with Yasser Arafat. By withdrawing our support for
Israel, are we bowing the knee to Allah?

Radical Muslims hate us for who and what we are (see - Former
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's testimony -
http://www.house.gov/reform/statement_of_netanyahu.htm).
They doubly hate us because of our support for Israel.
Spiritually blind and reeling like a drunken man, we have
made one unbiblical and irresponsible national decision after
another. Our arrogance, our unholy alliances, our strange
willingness to compromise to please our enemies, all spell
confusion. We need God, now! 

Please Join us in Unceasing Prayer:

--Heavenly Father, Have MERCY! FORGIVE our pride & arrogance.
Help us to Humble ourselves before You. Give our president
WISDOM & DISCERNMENT. Help us remain true to our friends, tiny
Israel. Please, go with our armies! In Jesus' Name. Amen"

 

Christians for Israel   http://christiansforisrael.org/

"The greatest peril to the Palestinian State being proposed by our leaders is that God is not in favor of it.........Those who are pressuring for a Palestinian State not only are working at cross purposes with God, but they place themselves and their own nations in great peril,"  Dr. James M. Hutchens, President of CHRISTIANS FOR ISRAEL   and Editor of  "The Jerusalem Connection"

"....While Jewish votes assure that New York's Senators will always be demonstrably pro-Israel, those votes cannot begin to explain the broad consensus of congressional support for Israel and the consistently positive feeling toward Israel........Many of Israel's staunchest supporters in Congress have traditionally come from states with small Jewish populations:, e.g. Sen. Brownback of Kansas, Hutchinson of Arkansas, Attorney General John Ashcroft (formerly a Senator from Missouri, and House Majority Whip Tom DeLay.  ......these are often anathematized by Jewish groups for their social conservatism.  On a host of issues.....the consistently line up on opposite side from the organized Jewish community.

       "These men support Israel not because of the mainstream Jewish community, but despite it.  Their views are shaped by their own consciences and reflect the consensus of their overwhelmingly Christian constituents.....Devout Christians constitute the bedrock of American support for Israel.  Such Christians number in the tens of millions..........

    "......Israel's Christian friends are thrilled when they meet Jews who take seriously the Bible's commandments and who continue to cherish the Temple Mount as the place where the Divine Presence dwelt.  A visible Orthodox community thus serves as an important corrective to Christian stereotypes about Godless Jews.    Orthodox Jews are Israel's secret weapon in the ware for American public opinion........They serve as a crucial link between Israel and its strongest Christian supporters."  THE INTERNET JERUSALEM POST, 11/15/01 published in the JERUSALEM CONNECTION, published by Christians for Israel

Congress Vote 5/2/02 Who's Who  Israeli & Dispensationalist Lobby

Conflict begins anew debate on end times
By Larry Witham
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

     The bloody conflict in the Middle East is again turning some evangelicals to the Bible for texts that speak of a final cosmic battle in those ancient lands.

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     Some scholars and religious leaders warn against being too literal.
     As with the founding of Israel in 1948, the Six Day War in 1967, and the Persian Gulf war of 1991, the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestinians is making some Christians think of a biblical-scale showdown.
     "I see Israel as the only nation on Earth with a title deed to any real estate," said Hal Lindsey, who popularized the study of Bible prophecy in his 1970 book, "The Late Great Planet Earth."
     He said that at this time he is focusing on larger biblical themes rather than details, such as terrorist attacks on America or Israel's seizure of Yasser Arafat's political headquarters.
     "In Jeremiah, God declared a promise to the people of Israel, and He keeps His promise," Mr. Lindsey said. "We're seeing a contest now between God's promise and the rest of the world, which says Israel can't exist."
     Capital Bible Seminary President Homer Heater, an Old Testament scholar, said Bible prophecy demands a sympathy to Israel but that Christians must also defend the rights of Arab Christians and justice.
     "I'm trying to persuade Christians to not just carte blance support Israel," Mr. Heater said. "The Christian Embassy in Israel, for example, says Israel can do nothing wrong."
     Mr. Heater had been a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, widely known for its "premillennial" view of the Bible. In that belief, the 1,000 years cited in the book of Revelation is the millennium-long reign of Christ in Jerusalem before the final judgment.
     "We do believe there is a future conflagration in the Middle East," Mr. Heater said. "But is this it? I don't know."
     He recalls how Iraq's 1991 invasion of Kuwait made evangelical media eager for exciting commentary, which he tried to discourage. "Everyone was so hot on the thing," he said. "And I said, 'This is not it.'"
     Images of an end time in the Middle East stretch from the Hebrew books of Jeremiah, Zechariah and Daniel to the New Testament's gospel of Matthew and the book of Revelation.
     The more apocalyptic interpretations see the return of Jews to Israel, the rise of an anti-Christ, a new world government and a final battle of Armageddon as key features in God's plan.
     During the Gulf war, some evangelicals said Saddam Hussein was the anti-Christ and likened the smoke of burning oil wells to Matthew's allusion to how "the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light."
     Also in Matthew, Jesus said that before His return, "Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars."
     Though all Christian traditions adhere to the Bible, mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics take such prophecies and Israel symbolically.
     Mainline Protestants also have historic missions in Arab Palestine and side with their cause, while Rome has Arab districts and sees Jerusalem as an international city.
     In contrast, evangelicals such as Pat Robertson back Israel, and the Rev. John Hagee, a San Antonio pastor, built an international ministry on interpreting Middle East events.
     His end-time evidence includes Jewish control of Jerusalem and world television so everyone may see the final events. Others point to the new European Union as the united empire the Bible predicts.
     In recent weeks, some Christians have evoked Zechariah's prophecy that God will "make Jerusalem a burdensome stone" so "all the people in the earth gathered together against it."
     Erin Zimmerman, a columnist for the Christian Broadcasting Network, recently visited Israel with evangelicals and was "surprised by the lack of detailed, 'date-setting' type of end-times speculation that was popular during the Gulf war."
     She said those who make contact with suffering Israelis and Palestinians "are mostly concerned with their safety," not prophecy, and turn to Bible texts to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" as the Psalms state.
     "They're becoming more aware that there's a human side to Armageddon," Miss Zimmerman said. "For many Christians, I think the prophetic viewpoint is being tempered by a new level of compassion where the Middle East is concerned."
     During the Gulf war, 40 percent of Americans told pollsters the world is likely to end in the battle of Armaggedon, and as 2000 approached, 20 percent said the world will end in their lifetimes.
     Mr. Lindsey's Web site, which receives 8 million hits a month, began a poll on interpreting the new Mideast violence, so far garnering an "unscientific sample" of 4,000 votes.
     Most — 72.5 percent — agreed with the statement, "I believe we actually are seeing the start of the war that leads to antichrist and Armageddon." Most of the rest said: "I believe it is coming, but this isn't it."

 

Also referring to Grace Halsey's book linked above, is a monograph by Ruth W. Mouly, The Religious Right and Israel: The Politics of Armageddon, argued that one reason certain sectors of the Christian Right mobilized tremendous support for the State of Israel during the Reagan Administration, was in part because they believed Jews had to return to Israel before the millennialist prophecies of Revelation could be fulfilled.   We note the collections of money on Dispensationalist media to "bring Russian Jews to Israel," ostensibly because they face discrimination and danger in Russia.  This is in part because they believe most Jews had to return to Israel before the millennialist prophecies of Revelation could be fulfilled.

 

In 2002, House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, R-TX, visited pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church. (From the Godly Must Be Crazy, Glenn Scherer, Grist, October 27, 2004:)

Hagee preached a fiery message as simple as it was horrifying: "The war between America and Iraq is the gateway to the Apocalypse!" he said, urging his followers to support the war, perhaps in order to bring about the Second Coming. After Hagee finished, DeLay rose to second the motion. "Ladies and gentlemen," he said, "what has been spoken here tonight is the truth from God."

With those words -- broadcast to 225 Christian TV and radio stations -- DeLay placed himself squarely inside the End-Time camp, a faction willing to force the Apocalypse upon the rest of the world.


Links on Christian Zionism Political Action in U.S. (sent by a reader)

http://www.cc.org/events/israel-rally.html

 

http://www.cc.org/

 

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/990928/1999092862.html

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1969542.stm

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-klinghoffer062002.asp

 

http://www.standforisrael.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=Articles.Home&Article_id=31

 

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/6/28/164248.shtml

 

http://www.israelunitycoalition.com/archive/Sep01/092401_urgentaction.htm

 

http://www.israelmybeloved.com/iczc/prophecy_and_politics/

 

http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/faith_and_values/0,1651,TCP_1155,00.html

 

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=214635

 

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