Do Not Be Confused, there is Only One Mountain of God (II): zionism, a blasphemy against the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Originally, Emperor Titus Caesar Vespasianus ordered the Temple of Herod to be spared. It was the Hebrew zealots who first used fire in the in an attempt to stop Roman advances. Only then did Roman soldiers set fire to an apartment adjacent to the Temple, hoping to smoke out the zealots. The Romans then desecrated the Temple by flying banners with pagan images and burning incense to their idols in the Temple. Many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come. When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand (Matthew 24:11-15). It should be noted that the site of the Temple Mount is now topped with the Islamic Dome of the Rock, the earliest structure to be built by a Muslim ruler and its inscriptions contain the earliest proclamations of the false prophet Muhammad. According to Israeli archaeologist Ronny Reich “remains relating to the destruction of the Temple are scant.” This is because the Romans destroyed the city entirely, fulfilling the words of Our Lord: And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And his disciples came to shew Him the buildings of the temple. And He answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed (Matthew 24:1-3). This defeat of not only the politically governing body but religious structures of Israel came after 40 years of Persecution of Christ and His Church. With the stoning of St. Stephen, throwing St. James the righteous, the first bishop of Jerusalem, off the temple walls, and the murder of many other Catholics. From the time of our Lord’s public ministry in 30AD until the destruction of the temple, the Hebrews were given 40 years, much like their fathers in the desert with Holy Moses, to accept the Messiah and failed. For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works. Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so, I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest (Psalm 94: 7-11). Without a Temple, a priesthood or sacrifice, the sack of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple was the historical end of biblical Judaism. Professor Israel J. Yuval, Ph.D., of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, defines this end of biblical Judaism: “Biblical Judaism died, and two religions claimed to be its legitimate heir, Christianity, and Rabbinic Judaism. Thus, the Judaism we know of is a jealous sister and not a mother faith or “elder brothers” to Christianity. Its practitioners are not the people who remained faithful to the old religion, the biblical Judaism with its sacrifices, Jerusalem temple, ritual purity, tithes, and priests disappeared two-thousand years ago. It is a new faith explicit made to fight Christianity.”

If it isn’t clear by now the heresy in question is Zionism. This protestant heresy is held by most American evangelicals and unfortunately, many misinformed Catholics. This heresy espouses the return of the biological decadents of the Hebrews to the Holy Land as something willed by God. Though it has levels, starting from God simply willing their occupation of Palestine to the acceptance of Christ being unnecessary for the descendants of the Hebrews. The history of this heresy starts, and seemingly ends, in England. As we know, the battle cry of the Protestant revolt was “Sola scriptura” a heresy that places the (incomplete and altered) Bible as the sole infallible source of authority for Protestants. Scripture, when read through the Universal (Catholic) lens is very unifying and edifying but when it is read through the lens one’s own interpretation, it is very divisive and confusing. Scripture is also largely the Old Testament, 80% to be exact. Under this ideal of biblical self-interpterion, many erroneous protestant beliefs came about from the Old Testament. Such as the strange rites of the Bohemian Brotherhood and the Calvinist Geneva banning the use of names from the New Testament and encouraging the use of Old Testament names. Another one of these odd beliefs is Zionism. The first reference of Zionism is not found among any Rabbi or Hebrew sage, but in Anglicanism. In a monograph written by Anglican cleric Thomas Bridgman in 1585. Bridgman calls the English people to support the return of the decadents of the Hebrews to Palestine in order to hasten the return of Christ. This idea grew in popularity among various English clerics. In 1621, English attorney Henry Finch advanced a proposition in the British parliament which stated: “the Jews shall repair to their own country, shall inherit all the land as of before, shall live in safety and continue in it forever.” From that time forward Zionism was supported by many Anglican clerics. Its association however with the Anglican clerics made most American protestants uninterested, especially after the revolution. This changed with the Protestant organization known as Plymouth Brethren. Non-conformist and anti-authority, the first official non-denominational, denomination was established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland. The first meeting in England was held in 1831 in Plymouth. It was organized John N. Darby, a former Anglican cleric. The movement soon spread throughout the United Kingdom. The term Darbyites was widely used to describe them. Showcasing the influence Darby had on the movement. Darby is also the founder of premillennialism or Dispensationalism, the heretical belief that Our Lord is going to return before the golden 1000 years of peace spoken of in Revelations. A belief widely held by most evangelical Protestants clerics in the United States. This belief system also holds that Israel, and the Christian church are distinct entities and both valid covenants with God. This belief was introduced to American Protestantism by Cyrus I. Scofield. Born to nominal Episcopalian family, Scofield was also a confederate veteran of the 7th Tennessee Infantry. He deserted to union lines and publicly took the union oath of allegiance after receiving an injury in combat. After gaining a degree in law, in 1866, he married a nominal French Catholic in St. Louis named Leontine LeBeau and later moved to Kansas. There he ran and won the seat for District Attorney for Kansas, at 29, the youngest in the country. That same year Scofield was forced to resign “under a cloud of scandal” because of questionable financial transactions, which included accepting bribes from railroads, stealing political contributions intended for Ingalls, and securing bank notes by forging signatures. Later, Scofield abandoned his wife and two daughters during this period and the same year Scofield married Hettie Hall von Wartz, with whom he eventually had a son. He was later converted to evangelicalism. By 1879 he served as the secretary of the St. Louis YMCA and was heavily involved Walnut Street Presbyterian Church. There he fell under the spiritual mentorship of James H. Brookes, a prominent dispensationalist. In October 1883, Scofield was named a Congregationalist minister. He accepted the pastorate of a small congregation, which became the First Congregational “Church” of Dallas (now Scofield Memorial “Church”). In 1895, Scofield was called as pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational “Church” of East Northfield, Massachusetts. During the early 1890s, Scofield began styling himself Rev. C. I. Scofield, D.D.; but there are no records of any academic institution having granted him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. In 1903, he returned to his Dallas pastorate and began a project which consumed much of his energy. When the Scofield Reference Bible was published in 1909, it quickly became the most influential statement of dispensational premillennialism, and Scofield’s popularity increased. Royalties from the work were substantial, and Scofield bought real estate in Dallas, Ashuelot, New Hampshire, and Douglaston, Long Island. Being a “born again” preacher did not preclude Scofield from becoming a member of an exclusive New York men’s club or the prestigious Lotos Club. The worldly Scofield died outside the Catholic faith and steeped in heresy at his home on Long Island in 1921. This Bible commentary, by the self-proclaimed “Doctor of divinity” is why conservative evangelicals believe that God demands their uncritical support for the modern State of Israel. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed. I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3). Of which Scofield wrote “‘I will bless them that bless thee.’ In fulfillment closely related to the next clause, ‘And curse him that cursed thee.’ Wonderfully fulfilled in the history of the dispersion. It has invariably fared ill with the people who have persecuted the Jew—well with those who have protected him. The future will still more remarkably prove this principle.” This was the most successful injection of Zionist ideas into American Protestantism. The New Scofield Study Bible, published by Oxford University Press in 1984, intensified Scofield’s position by adding “For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgement.” Voices like Baptist clerics Jacob Gartenhaus and J. Frank Norris began preaching to their followers that it was their Christian duty to support the Zionist cause and wrote President Truman in support of Zionist claims to Palestine in 1947. Though they were among the most notable, they were far from the only ones. By May 14, 1948, many evangelical Protestants in the US and England supported the proclamation of the state of Israel by David Ben-Gurion. Since then, the state that literally exists as a result of the rejection of Christ had the support of many notable Protestants such as Martin Luther King Jr. and William Franklin Graham Jr. (Billy Graham). Televangelist John Hagee’s Cornerstone mega-“church” preaches that not only do the decedents of the Hebrew’s not need to accept Christ Jesus but the only reason for the Western World to exist is to keep the state of Israel safe. Protestant organizations such as “Christians” United for Israel (CUFI), a group that claims 11 million members, have a significant influence on politics and in hardening Washington’s support for Israel. To be perfectly clear, this is a political lobby which is largely supported by a faction of Protestantism. In 2015, it was recorded that Protestant organizations donated 65 million dollars to Israel. Outside of Protestantism, Zionism has two other origins. One of the earliest non-religious supporters of Zionism was US founding-father John Adam who in 1818, wrote: “I really wish the Jews again in Judea an independent nation.” The same John Adam who wrote the proclamation “to Freemasons of State of Maryland, July 1798” and wrote of the Catholic Church “The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?” This interesting coincidence may have something to do with that fact that both dominate political parties in the US fully and unwaveringly support the state of Israel and Zionism. Perhaps it’s all a coincidence that both presidential nominees President Doanld Trump and nominee Hillary Clinton both supported Israel, and their only accusation against the other was being less supportive of the state. Within the descendants of the Hebrews, many rejected Zionism from Protestants as they believed only the messiah could return and restore Israel. This changed with Theodor Herzl in 1897. Inspired by Haskalah, a late 18th century movement that sought to preserve the Hebrews as a separate and unique collective, Herzl officially established the First Zionist Congress, which met in Basel, Switzerland for the return of the descendants of the Hebrews to Palestine. He also formed and became the first president of the World Zionist Organization. This group, which was highly influenced Marxism and nationalism, held the belief that there was no physical Messiah. Instead, many of them believed that their collective body was the messiah. Many in the group also believed Marxism was the light to the gentiles that was prophesied. Herzl, who was Austrian, and others primarily from Russia, began to migrate to Palestine, which was under Ottoman-Turkish rule. They were expelled in 1915 by Turkish officials under suspicions they were subjects of enemy Russia, and that communist Zionists were working to detach Palestine from the Ottoman Empire. It should be noted many Palestinian Christians and certain factions of Muslims were also deported. In 1922, the British ceded the Holy Land, and the decedents of the Hebrews were allowed to return. In 1929, more than 250,000 decedents of the Hebrews arrived in Palestine. After the events of the WWII, On 2 April 1947, the United Kingdom requested that the question of Palestine be handled by the General Assembly. Immediately following the declaration of the new state, both superpower leaders, US President Harry S. Truman, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, recognized the new state. Although Herzl died in 1904, years before Israel was officially declared a state, he’s often considered the father of modern Zionism and “the spiritual father of the Jewish State.” Not Abraham, not Moses, not David. In other words, the modern state if Israel is not even an attempt at a recreation of the Hebrew kingdom of Israel but an entirely modern state.

Roland Flores, Círculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas

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