The demonization of the Christian Right

Rabbi Daniel Lapin in WND article A rabbi’s warning to U.S. Christians draws parallels between the demonizing of Jews in the thirties and the demonizing of the Christian Right in this decade.

Heaven knows there was enough warning during the 1980s of the intention of part of the Islamic world to take yet another crack at world domination. Yet instead of seeing each deadly assault on our interests around the world as a test of our resolve, we ignored it. We failed the test and lost 3,000 Americans in two unforgettable hours.

[..] I am certain that if we lose this war, the consequences for American civilization will be dire.

Phase one of this war I describe is a propaganda blitzkrieg that is eerily reminiscent of how effectively the Goebbels propaganda machine softened up the German people for what was to come.

There is no better term than propaganda blitzkrieg to describe what has been unleashed against Christian conservatives recently.

Consider the long list of anti-Christian books that have been published in recent months. Here are just a few samples of more than 30 similar titles, all from mainstream publishers:


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  1. It’s not only obedience that the emerging church dislikes with a passion Teshuva, repentance and reverence are also high on their list of things to be erased.

    I found the link very interesting and will study it, thank you; it’s such a pity that so many now teach such dangerous heresies, and I don’t think that, that is too strong a word.

    I truly believe that obedience is a strong protection now and in the times to come, and will endevour to practice it to the best of my ability.

    Our Lord is all powerful and omnipotent, he is also a jealous G-d and it might be as well for some to remember that, or the lesson might just be taught in ways that they might not like.

    G-d Bless

  2. There is even persecution against Christians by other so-called Christians. The latter hate anyone who holds to a doctrine which includes obedience and believe that they are “saved by grace and therefore don’t have to obey G-d” and that such insistence is “works” when it is not. Obedience is our reasonable service and evidence of one being a true Christian and not a hypocrite. Further, being obedient is the prerequite to being given understanding by G-d. So the so-called Christians, who are in fact Antinomians and lawless ones, say that the commandment keepers are “extreme” or “legalistic” or “Judiaisers” or as I heard, “Oh, you’ve denied Christ and joined a Jewish sect.”

    What the the Antinomian lawless ones miss is Shema (hear in Hebrew means not just listen, but listen, do (obey) and understand) …first we will “do” and then afterwards G-d gives understanding. Shemot 24:7. Basic. So the hypocrites don’t “do” and G-d doesn’t give them understanding and He further “gives them over to believe a lie” because they despise (not esteem Him highly enough) and He turns them into haters of not only G-d and of true Christians and of Jews. They think they have arrived and they haven’t even begun. They should go back to the beginning and repent.

    Yeshua said, “If ye love me keep my commandments.” Those who love him “do”. Those who hate Him don’t.

    Re 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, ***that they may have right*** to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
    15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

  3. It took courage for Rabbi Lapin to give such a warning. I agree with him and appreciate his perspective. I was not aware that hatred for Christians in the West was so great. I am fully aware of the price being paid for being a Christian in communist and islamic countries. I have not been made aware of this in the US until I read the article by Rabbi Lapin. I do not think it has risen to a level that nears that of anti-semitism that exists today. I have been shocked by anti-semitic remarks I have read on various web sites. I can not imagine how anyone could be so hate filled.
    America is overdue for refining with fire. Fundamentalist Christians know this and when it comes will not be surprised. As America continues to embrace evil and call it good we are on a collision course with the Creator. The only reason we have survived is our support for Israel.

  4. The dislike, amounting almost to hatred, which is becoming increasingly apparent in todays society, aimed at fundamental christianity, becomes almost rabid, when said christianity allies itself with the people of G-d, namely those of a judaic persuasion.

    We do so ally ourselves Laura, and are proud and happy to do so.
    We do so in obedience to G-d and because we are so similar in morals, ethics, etc. that we are natural allies.

    This society in which we live, is so sick in almost every way that can be imagined, that theological differences should not be allowed to stand in the way of a united front.

    I have been taught, almost from my teen years, that one day, it could cost me dearly to stand firm in my faith, it would seem, that maybe that day is not so far distant now, and I am in agreement with the respected Rabbi as to the kind of cost which will be imposed.

    To close…may G-d bless you all and may Aarons blessing be yours.

  5. I don’t agree with some of Rabbi Lapin’s choice of analogies here, but the fear and loathing of the Christian Right– for standing with Israel, at least some of them, and standing up to Iran– is genuine.

    I agree.

  6. Interestingly, the image of Mary appears more often on tortillas than bagels.

    You know what incolnsixecho, you’re right!- and Mary(Miriam)was Jewish. Someone needs to look into this.

  7. At the Denver International Airport (“DIA”) there are several large murals. They depict various Masonic, New Age and occult images, including a masked green giant type of Darth Vadar with a huge sword over a city and a row of women crying with dead babies. One mural includes three caskets which look to be who the New World Order intends to kill. The first coffin has in it a Native America woman, the second a Black woman and the third a little girl who wears both a Christian cross and a Star of David. Note that the NWO considers Jews and Christians as the same. A further oddity about the NWO occultism of the DIA is the number of links to information about the airport that are no longer workable. The one above and this one work…today. If this subject interests you, you can try searching with Google.

    Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
    29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
    31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
    32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

    Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people from the highest to the least, have had dreams or visions of persecution of Bible believers and of attack against America.

    A Florida prophet wrote in 1997, “[In just a few months] i have had over 60 people tell me of dreams/visions of tornadoes and devastation; over 25 people have had dreams/visions of mushroom clouds/missile contrails/submarine launchings; over 40 people have had dreams/visions of military dressed individuals persuing/searching for them; over 50 people have had dreams/visions of massacres in their local churches; over 50 people have had dreams/visions of being arrested and processed for concentration camps; most of these never saw “Schindler’s List”….”

    One administrator of a “Christian” list wrote in 1999: “Ever since this List began two years ago, I have been perplexed by the large number of people in America who seem to be receiving dreams and visions of ENEMY SOLDIERS in US cities, and also dreams of TORNADOS and TIDAL WAVES, etc. For awhile this became so common-place, that in the end I stopped publishing them because they often seemed so similar. Is it really possible that America could be invaded by Chinese and Russian troops, or by UN Forces in the near future? The possibility seems almost absurd to me, but the sheer numbers of people in the USA who have been receiving these warnings cannot be ignored.” – Andrew Strom

    I’ll list these in date order:

    Google “Noah Troyer” who was a Mennonite known as the sleeping prophet. In 1878 (the same year as the first Jewish settlements in Israel, he stood up from a coma and prophesied repeatedly that:

    “Just as with Noah before the flood, He is warning me, Noah Troyer, that He is giving America 120 years to repent before it will be destroyed and it will be too late to repent. People will be partaking of the same sins of fornication, adultery and homosexuality as they were in the days of Noah when God’s wrath was full and he destroyed the earth with a flood. God commanded that they repent and stop their sinning, and instructed Noah to build the ark. He is now giving us one hundred and twenty years to get ready before His wrath will fall…” [1) There are various versions of this prophecy on the net and some appear to have highjacked it and twisted it to fit their doctrines. 2) I haven’t seen anyone “saved” in the old time Bible believing holiness manner since 1998.]

    Vision of A.C. Valdez – 1929

    Vision of Zelma Kirkpatrick – 1954

    Vision of A.A. Allen – 1954

    Dumitru Duduman Concerning America. A Romanian pastor named Dumitru Duduman was sent to America by G-d to give warnings of impending judgment. He had about 35 visions.

    Stewart Best – Is America Babylon? (pdf)

  8. No danger?

    It is a progression.

    I cover the similarities between the drug war and the persecution of the Jews in a review of R.L. Miller’s “Drug Warriors and Their Prey” here:

    How To Put an End to Drug Users

    It explains the progression.

    Miller’s previous book about Nazi Germany was “Nazi Justiz”.

  9. I don’t agree with some of Rabbi Lapin’s choice of analogies here, but the fear and loathing of the Christian Right– for standing with Israel, at least some of them, and standing up to Iran– is genuine. The powers that be hate the Christian right because they’re not afraid to recognize the truth no matter how inconvenient.

    And what all the little Neville Chamberlains in the Bush Administration and Kadima don’t want to acknowledge, is that Iran must be stopped. NOW. The Christian Right is wise to this foolishness, and is pushing to make the difficult choices at this crucial juncture to take on the Iranian threat before it magnifies and becomes too late to fight. Meanwhile, the appeasers among the Bush Administration officials, Blair’s Cabinet and Olmert’s people just want to postpone the inevitable, hoping and hoping that they can mollify Iran by offering up Israel on a sacrificial table, maybe deceive us by getting Ahmedinejad removed (a cosmetic change at best), while allowing Iran to march toward its murderous, messianic objectives.

    Look, just as most of us predicted recently, the Bush Administration blustered and blustered, postured and postured– and now, when it comes time to face the beast, backs down in cowardice, like a loudmouth on a playground who runs away with his tail between his legs when it actually comes time to fight:

    So Iran kills US and British soldiers with impunity in Iraq, yet Bush and Blair back down like the cowards that they are. While Olmert, timid fool that he is, continues to hope that Iran could just be appeased away. Poor Israel. When we need a David to lead us against an implacable enemy, we get an updated Neville Chamberlain joining with other Chamberlains among our “allies.” No wonder Israel is dying slowly, with once-robust aliyah declining almost to nil– nobody wants to inhabit a nation whose very survival depends on cowards in powerful places.

  10. There is no comparison. The Christian right isn’t in danger of going into gas chambers or concentration camps. This is hyperbole which trivializes the holocaust, and Rabbi Lapin ought to be ashamed of making the false analogy. Certainly he could have defended the Christian right and challenged its critics without invoking images of Germany in the 30’s. I think all political sides far too frequently make absurd comparisons to the nazis when attacking opponents.

  11. It’s good Lapin noticed and spoke out. For us conservative Christians this is no news whatsoever, nor is it a surprise. When I started to notice the rash of demonization of conservative (theologically) Christians (not to be confused with Christians who are conservative politically), my greatest concern became and is for the Jewish people, because it is the conservative Christians who defend Israel and expose erroneous theology that justifies at best indifference and at worst hatred towards both Israel and the Jewish people. It is unfortunate that the Jewish community got backwards their assessment of who within Christendom are their friends and who their enemies, as it only hurts them. It is not too late to turn the tide before the rising liberal, replacement theology Christian groups solidify and present a greater danger to Israel.

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