MARKS OF A TRUE AND A FALSE PROPHET
By Rev. Ted Pike
In the Old Testament, the mark of a false prophet was that he blessed
the false leaders of Israel. When evil king Ahab wanted to go to
war against Ramath-Gilead, four hundred false prophets bid him godspeed.
The mark of a true prophet, however, was that he be willing to
criticize sinful Jews and their leaders – to put forehead to
forehead against those who rebel against God’s law. Thus, the
one true prophet, Miciah, warned Ahab, correctly, that he was headed
for disaster. (II Kings 22:1-40)
In the New Testament, John the Baptist, Jesus, Paul, and the apostles
exercised the same right to reprove evil Jewish leaders. Most of
the early church fathers also made use of it, including Martin Luther.
Yet, during the 20th century, something happened to the Christians’ right
to criticize Jews. In 1913, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai
B’rith was created, ostensibly to combat anti-semitism. In
reality, its purpose was to create a pervasive propaganda network
to remake the attitudes of the world and Christianity in favor of
Jews and Judaism. This was necessary to insure perpetual support
of Zionism by the Christian nations of the West.
ADL’S COURTSHIP OF EVANGELICALS
ADL began intensive courtship of evangelical Christians, promoting “tolerance” and “understanding” between
Christians and Jews.
As a result, American evangelicals soon agreed with the ADL that
it was “anti-semitic” to criticize Jews or their evil
leadership. No longer did the church see reproof as a potential blessing
to Jewish sinners, saving them from eternity in hell. Instead, the
ADL taught them that the people and nation that do not reprove the
Jews, but only bless them, will be blessed by God. Conversely, the
people and nation that reprove them will be cursed by him.
Today, after nearly a century of programming by the ADL, most evangelical
Christians have no conception that they should follow the pattern
of their Savior, who rebuked and even vilified evil Jewish leadership.
Instead, the ADL has made them into clones of the false prophets.
Let Ariel Sharon massacre 18,500 innocent civilians in saturation
bombing in Lebanon in 1982, assist in the slaughter of 800 in the
Shatilla/Sabra refugee camps, and murder thousands more in his recent
invasion of the West Bank. ADL-trained evangelicals can do nothing
but bleat blessings upon him, with not a hint of reproof, exactly
as the 400 false prophets did to Ahab!
Scripture tells us that the one who bids godspeed to an evil man
is “partaker of his evil deeds” (II John 1:11). Every
time the false prophets blessed Ahab, they were even more corrupted.
So, also, are “Israel first” evangelicals, who reflexively
bless Israel’s bloody, arrogant leaders, such as Begin, Shamir,
and Sharon – the evil Ahabs of today.
IT’S TIME TO FOLLOW JESUS, NOT THE
It is time to follow the prophets and expose evil Jewish leadership
in ADL hate laws, the media, Congress and Israel. Such reproof is
beyond reproach since it is biblical and undertaken for the good
and safety of the Jewish people. Because it is biblically balanced,
it also does not unnecessarily antagonize either Christians or Jews.
I know from experience. Battling ADL hate laws this past year,
I have been the guest of 45 different radio talk show hosts. On virtually
all of their programs, I boldly identified the evil Jewish leadership
of ADL/B’nai Brith as the architects of anti-hate laws worldwide.
I accused B’nai Brith of creating such laws to ensnare Christians
and bring about persecution of Christians, as the ADL did in Philadelphia.
On many of these programs, I discussed other aspects of evil Jewish
leadership including the Pharisees, Talmud, their control of Hollywood
and the media, and their attempts to rob us of our Christian symbols
Of course, I also emphasized my concern for the Jewish people – that
B’nai B’rith, if left unresisted, would continue to incite
anti-semitism worldwide in the years ahead.
To my knowledge, none of these hosts received any threats from
ADL/JDL. Many, in fact, had me on repeatedly. And perhaps most significantly,
I received nothing but appreciation from callers during more than
100 talk shows. In fact I remember only two callers who were critical
Why such a favorable response?
CHRIST’S WARNINGS ARE STILL REMEMBERED
As an historically Christian nation, Americans have a willingness
to believe the worst about evil Jewish leadership. This is because
Christianity’s founder, Jesus Christ, exceeded all others,
for all time, in fiery vilification of such leaders.
Despite nearly 100 years of ADL propaganda encouraging Christians
to approve of evil Jewish leadership, the church has 2000 years of
religious memory going back to Christ’s warning to disapprove
of them: to “beware of the leaven (teachings) of the pharisees” (Mark.
Also, Americans are deeply rooted in the biblical promise of eventual
deliverance and restoration of a remnant of Jews. Thus, they come
quickly to the support of those who are protecting the Jewish people
from false shepherds - those now fomenting anti-semitism and possible
persecution against Jews.
When Jesus came 2000 years ago, he encountered a nation deeply
dominated and propagandized by false Jewish leadership. The populace
could not criticize them, being terrified by their vindictiveness
- just as America is today. Yet when Christ spoke out the whole truth
about them, the common people heard him gladly. This is the same
reaction I am receiving on the radio.
HUNGER FOR THE WHOLE TRUTH
There exists an enormous hunger for guidance and information on
what to do about the escalating problems created by false Jewish
leadership. Tragically, out of “fear of the Jews” (John
7:13) most Christian/conservative talk show hosts either go along
with the ADL/Zionists, or avoid the issue altogether.
I can’t do that. Why? Because I want to be as much like Jesus
as possible. If, out of fear of man, I do not speak out in exactly
the same manner that he did about evil Jewish leadership, then I
value the esteem of men more than him. I am ashamed of him. Verdict:
he says he will be ashamed of me in the Day of Judgment (Mark 8:38).
He criticized the evil Jewish leadership of his day.
I criticize the evil Jewish leadership of mine.
I cannot imagine doing otherwise.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watchdog organization. His 345-page book, “Israel: Our Duty…Our
Dilemma,” is available at www.truthtellers.org for $17.95 postpaid.
This work is available FREE to talk show hosts who request it.
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