TED PIKE DEBATES ZIONISTS ON CHRISTIAN RADIO
By Rev. Ted Pike
4 Jun 07
In two recent debates on Christian radio, I vehemently took issue
with the prevailing evangelical policy of unconditional support of
Israel. Last Friday I debated Thor Tolo, prominent Seattle talk show
host, and Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries. This followed a debate
I had some weeks ago with Markell and her pastor on her syndicated
show, Understanding the Times. You can now listen to both of these
debates at www.truthtellers.org.
Despite much obfuscation especially by Markell, at issue was a
very simple, old-fashioned Biblical idea: God requires obedience
before He will bless anyone, Gentile or Jew. Just as Christians cannot
get into heaven without daily obedience and trust in God, so Scripture
makes it abundantly clear that a nation of Jews cannot dwell in the
Holy Land without the same faith. (See, Zionism:
American Idol and
the video Zionism
and Christianity: Unholy Alliance)
This Biblical truth, however, increasingly troubles pro-Zionist
evangelicals, especially messianic Jews like Jan Markell. I knew
I would be under intense fire and probably be called anti-Semitic
for upholding such ethics. Why? Because the Biblical requirement
of obedience has enormous religious and geopolitical consequences.
If God still requires obedience from the Jews in order to possess
His holy land, then Christ-rejecting Zionist Jews returning in the
20th century cannot be under divine approval. Instead, they constitute
the Biblically prophesied counterfeit return described in Ezekiel
38 and 39. Such a spiritually lawless return, Scripture reveals,
will not establish the rule of Christ in Jerusalem, but anti-Christ.
It will eventually result in Israel's "peace and safety" as
she dominates the nations from Jerusalem. However, she is so wicked
and profane, Ezekiel tells us, that God is "hiding his face" from
her! The prophet says Gentile hordes led by anti-Christ will eventually
expel the Jews from Palestine, plunging them into great tribulation.
Such reversal will again fulfill God's timeless decree that without
obedience Israel cannot long dwell in a land dedicated to holiness.
Yet, Scripture is clear that a minority of repentant Jews at Christ's
second coming will be brought back to Him to occupy the land during
the millennium, but only on God's inflexible terms.
Listen to the Tolo-Markell debates. Discuss this issue in your
church and on talk radio and the internet. Yes, you may have to endure
degrading treatment and be called anti-Semitic, as I was on these
broadcasts. But that's nothing new. Jeremiah was roughly treated
and called an enemy of his people (an anti-Semite) for also requiring
What is important is that discussions of what the Bible really
teaches about Israel begin all over the world. Such discussions of
how God requires faith and obedience, not just of Jews but all of
us, could help stimulate national repentance in America. They might
also encourage respect for the Biblical truth that no one, not even
evil Jewish activists and their leaders, is exempt from criticism.
Open criticism of such conspirators would go a long way toward
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watch dog organization.
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