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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Compassion VS. Antichrists:
Roots of Christian Zionism
By Eileen Fleming
Al-Jazeerah & ccun.org, March 1, 2010
wrote, “Imagination is Evidence of the Divine” and I agree totally, but must
add that genuine Compassion is a Manifestation of The Divine.
the Koran's 114 chapters except one begins with the phrase "Allah [which is
Arabic for God] is merciful and compassionate."
A true Muslim
recognizes the brotherhood of man and will respect and treat even a
non-Muslim as a brother.
True Muslims understand that compassion
and charity, is serving God.
The Koran states, "No man is a true
believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires
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Manifestation of The Divine
The cult of
‘Christian’ Zionism is what the concept of the Anti-Christ is all
This heretical theology of Premellenial Dispensation worships
a god of Armageddon and not the God of love, forgiveness and compassion that
Jesus/AKA The Prince of Peace modeled even while being nailed to a cross.
The Left Behind series of fiction is the epitome of what millennium
of theologians have always understood to be what the term anti-Christ is
The term “Antichrist” only appears five times in the
Bible, but a cult not based on sound theology has created an urban legend
that seeks Armageddon.
The term “Antichrist” never appears in
John’s Revelation or Daniel, two disparate works of literature written three
centuries apart and under very different circumstances, yet the Left
Behinder’s weave them together.
The small texts that mention the
“Antichrist” were written to attack the Gnostic understanding of who Christ
was. A Gnostic relies on intuition and not on dogma and doctrine. Gnostic’s
were most certainly free spirits and most all of the writings we have about
Gnostics, have been the attacks upon them. That all changed when the Nag
Hamadi Library was translated and published, for what had been deemed
heretical by those in power in the fourth century can now be read in most
Biblical scholars today agree that many books of the
Bible were written by others in the name of an apostle, for the quickest way
to gain credibility is to trade on another’s reputation. We may never know
if the author who coined the term “Antichrist” was actually the apostle John
who wrote I John and 2 John-the only sources where the term appears.
John also say’s much more: “Dear Children, as you have heard that the
Antichrist is coming, even now many have come.”- I John 2:18
how we know who the children of God are not: anyone who does not do right;
nor anyone who does not love his brother.”-I John 3:10
“If anyone has
material possessions and see’s his brother in need but has no pity on him,
how can the love of God be in him? Let us love with actions and in
truth.”-I John 3:17
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God,
and God in him. There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives out all fear
because fear has to do with punishment [and God is love].”-1 John 4:18
The theology promoted in the Left Behind fiction is a theology based on
fear and punishment. These misinformed Christians worship a punitive father
as God. They do not have eyes to see that nature is God’s primary temple,
and war the greatest abomination.
During the time when John was
writing about the spirit of Antichrist, Gnosticism was still in its
evolution and far from the intricately developed system of the second and
third centuries when the church and its institutional hierarchy became
firmly established. During the time John was writing against false
teachings, the Gnostics were by and large libertines who denied Christ’s
humanity. Some Gnostics claimed that Christ only appeared to have a body;
others said the divine Christ joined the man Jesus at his baptism and left
him when he died.
The Gnostics left no testimony in their behalf, so
all we have to go on is what was written against them until the discovery of
the Nag Hamadi Library. These Gnostic texts offer no new information, they
provide no answers, but they do illuminate us to the fact that 2,000 years
ago that follower’s of Christ were very diverse and engaged in lively
debates on who he was and what was his purpose.
groupies believe they will be lifted out of the misery of the world, and
neglect to reflect upon the Antichrist within their own heart. The term
anti/against Christ means to be anti/against his teachings. A neglected and
ignored fact is that Christ is quoted in Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-29, and
Luke 12:10 which are all simpatico with the Gnostic gospel of Thomas saying
Jesus said: “Whoever blasphemes against the father will be
forgiven, whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever
blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or
The Holy Spirit has always been understood to mean the
spark of the Divine within all beings, for the spirit of God is within all
One should wonder what spirit is driving those that
want to bomb another, for just who would Jesus bomb? Just who would Jesus
Jesus has been hijacked by the right wing
fundamentalists and the time has come to liberate him. Christ was no
Christian, that term was not even coined until three decades after he walked
the earth. But, Christ was a social justice radical revolutionary
Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who rose up/intifada and challenged
the job security of the temple priests by claiming there was no need for
ritual baths and animal sacrifice to be OK with God, for God loves all, just
as they are!
Jesus was crucified because he disturbed the status quo
of the occupying forces of Rome by teaching subversive concepts such as all
people are equal and valuable. Christ taught that to be his sister and
brother one must forgive to be forgiven and that one must love ones enemies.
He modeled that one must always work for peaceful resolutions, even to the
point of returning violence with forgiveness and compassion as he did while
being nailed to a cross. Christ always dealt compassionately with sinners
and outcasts, but hypocrites received his wrath.
is sorrow for the suffering of others accompanied by the urge to help, is
what should define the Christian attitude.
If there is no compassion
within a Christian, then it is the spirit of the Antichrist that rules.
Christian Zionists desire to convert the Jews to Christianity or leave
them behind to perish in a nuclear holocaust, for they believe that is God's
A short history on where this corruption of Christ’s message
In 1891, Christian fundamentalist and lay-preacher,
William Blackstone appealed to President Benjamin Harrison to help establish
a Jewish state in Palestine. Blackstone was a disciple of Dwight L. Moody
and they both were influenced by the father of premillenial
dispensationalism, John Nelson Darby.
Darby had great success in
connecting with the post-Civil War survivors and was able to transmit his
new heretical theology into the heartland of America. Despite the horrifying
news of Czarist pogroms that could have been the catalyst to establishing a
Jewish state before the Holocaust, the Christian fundamentalists moved onto
the Scope’s Trial and forgot about the Jews for a while.
later and after six million Jews and five million other innocents were
cold-bloodily murdered because good people did nothing for a very long
while-and only after the British Mandate ran out, Israel was born.
Most evangelicals interpreted the establishment of Israel to be the
fulfillment of -how they understood and interpreted- certain prophetic
scriptures. They interpreted the Israeli victory in the 1967 War and the
capture of Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, Sinai and the Golan Heights to be
an act of God and never considered the fact of Israeli superior military
might and USA Intelligence.
The American Bi-Centennial in 1976 was a
watershed year for the religious right. While mainline churches declined
evangelical fundamentalist churches became the fastest growing sector of
American Christianity. TIME magazine named 1976 as The Year of The
Evangelical and suddenly they became a legitimate political and religious
Following the War of 1967, Israel gained an increased portion
of USA foreign aid and military budgets, becoming the ‘western pillar’ of
the USA strategic alliance against Soviet incursion into the Middle
East...During this period AIPAC and other pro-Israeli lobby agencies began
their ascent to power in shaping USA foreign policy. The Roman Catholic
Church and mainline Protestant denominations began to develop a more
balanced approach to the Middle East, bringing them closer to the
international consensus on the Palestinian question. Pro-Israel
organizations interpreted this shift as being Anti-Israel and in turn began
to court the conservative Christians.
In 1977, when President Carter
stated “The Palestinians deserve a right to their homeland,” the Christian
fundamentalists and Israeli lobby responded with full page ads stating: “The
time has come for evangelical Christians to affirm their belief in biblical
prophecy and Israel’s divine right to the land...and affirm our belief in
the Promised Land to the Jewish people.”
The Reagan White House
hosted a series of seminars from the Israel lobby and Christian right. This
was when Hal Lindsay, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and the Moral majority
infiltrated the West Wing.
John Hagee CUFI conference in Miami
Falwell received a Lear Jet
from the Israeli government for his personal travel...When Israel bombed the
Iraqi nuclear plant in 1981, Prime Minister Begin called Jerry Falwell
-before he called Reagan- to ask him ‘to explain to the Christian public the
reasons for the bombings.
In 1996, Netanyahu and Likud ideology
dominated Israeli policy and 17 evangelical USA pastors pledged their
support of the illegal colonies in the West Bank, Gaza, the Golan Heights
and full support for a Jerusalem under sovereignty of Israel.
Christian Zionists launched a PR campaign under the banner: “Christians Call
for a United Jerusalem.” They ignored the fact that they were in conflict
with American policy and the Oslo process as well as a direct attack on
Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant unity with the Churches for Middle
East Peace that called for a Shared Jerusalem.
“The coming nuclear
showdown with Iran is a certainty,” Hagee wrote in 2006, in the Pentecostal
magazine Charisma. “Israel and America must confront Iran’s nuclear ability
and willingness to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons. For Israel to wait
is to risk committing national suicide.”
The theology of the
fictional Left Behind series is the epitome of the spirit of the
anti-Christ: which is the evil within ones own heart that leads one to
fear “the other” and compels them to violence.
Thomas Jefferson did
America and the world a great service when he penned The Jefferson Bible:
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth which illuminates just how far
these Christians have strayed from the message Christ delivered and modeled
with his life:
Which was consistently compassionate and nonviolent
and to be just: for justice comes from virtue which comes from the heart.
To treat people the way we want to be treated.
To always work
for PEACEFUL resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with
To consider valuable the things that have no material
Do not judge others, do not bear grudges, be modest and
To give out of true generosity, not because we expect
to be repaid and that being true to ones self is more important than being
loyal to ones family,
And those who think they know the most are the
According to Christ, to be his follower, one must do
what the Father requires. The Hebrew prophet Micah summed it up best: “What
does the Lord require? He has already told you o’man: Be Just, Be Merciful
and walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8:
To be just is to be fair
To be merciful means to treat all people the way we
want to be treated.
To be humble is knowing oneself; the good and the
evil, for both cut through every human heart.
Christ taught that the
only way to resist evil is with good and he modeled that one must always
work for peaceful resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with
compassion and forgiveness. Jesus did just that, even after being mocked,
whipped and nailed to a cross for he prayed: “Father forgive them for
they do not know what they are doing.”
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