Prophecy Sign: Increasing demonization of Israel and persecution of Christians
So while hundreds of thousands of their own Christian brethren are being forced from their homes and into exile, and even facing death at the hands of Islamists rebels, the liberal mainstream western Churches ignore all that and continue to demonize and de-legitimize the Jewish state of Israel. The reason for this is that the liberal old-line churches have fallen for the lie of replacement theology which says that the Church has replaced Israel and will be the recipient of all promises that God gave to Israel.
Current day Israel then becomes nothing more than an aberration that can be changed or even destroyed, (replaced by a state called Palestine), in the name of peace. Meanwhile these churches which are so left leaning and liberal consider Christians in the middle-east, (who have for the most part supported strong-man leaders such as Assad, Mubarak, etc. due to their strong stance against Islamists), as stumbling blocks to regime change and therefore almost deserving of their own demise. Such also will be the case during the Tribulation when these nominal liberal churches back the false messiah, (the Antichrist), and will not lift a finger while thousands and thousands of people are martyred, (Tribulation Saints), for their faith in Jesus Christ and for their detest of the Antichrist.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Genesis 12:3 NIV
It continues to be a source of amazement that the mainstream Christian churches in the West and in the
Middle East pay so little, if any,
attention to the plight of Christians and the destruction of their churches in
Arab and Muslim countries. Rather, they prefer to focus on the
“oppression of Palestinians” so completely that they are blind to the real
tragedies. This myopic lack of perceptiveness has been typical of a
significant part of the Anglican Church; the Presbyterian Church, USA; the National Council of Churches; the Holy
Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation; the World Council of Churches; and some
Christian NGOs whose shortsightedness is limited to divestment from Israel or
condemnation of it.
Instead of the Christian leaders, Arabs as well as Western, expressing outrage about persecution, there is the sound of silence — except for the assertion thathttp://www.thejerusalemconnection.us/blog/2013/10/07/demonizing-israel-more-important-than-defending-persecuted-christians.html
is responsible for the plight of Palestinians. Prominent Palestinian
Christians such as Naim Ateek, Mitri Raheb, Michel Sabbah, and Fouad Twai
express in similar ways the argument that Israel
is responsible for suffering in the Middle East
and that the Jewish state is responsible for the decline of Christianity.
Here Are Two Of The Reasons Why The Ongoing Global Persecution Of Christians Is Not Trending
When a large group is subject to murder, robbery, rape and vandalism and also denied civil liberties, property rights, the ability to vote, as well as education, healthcare and access to legal redress, you’d think it might be trending … especially if it’s been going on for decades. But you’d be wrong. The fact is, in Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Cuba, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Malaysia, Indonesia, North Korea, Uzbekistan, China, Vietnam, and Lebanon (to name just a few places) it’s been open season on Christians for decades.
One reason it’s not trending is because of the silence of the victims’ natural allies. "Christians in the Middle East and
Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped,
beheaded and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity,” Kirsten Powers
wrote last week in the Daily Beast. “One would think this horror might be
consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has
been nearly deafening." At least as deafening, though, has been the
silence of Western secular journalists.