AFP's opinion of John Hagee
Jul 13, 2010
The American Free Press ran an article on John Hagee last May 17 entitled, "The Devil in John Hagee."
Personally, I would try to be a little kinder to him, understanding that Hagee's blindness is necesary to fulfill the divine plan of casting out the bondwoman. Paul says that the remnant sees, but the rest are blinded (Rom. 11:7). It seems plain enough that Hagee gets his name from Hagar, prophetically speaking of course.
Somebody has to be the embodiment of Hagar in the Church, and it might as well be him. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
AFP is quite correct in its analysis that Hagee is actively promoting war against Iran and anyone who gets in the way of establishing Hagar as the chosen mom of the inheritors.
At the last Washington conference he said: "[I]t is time for America to embrace the words of Sen. Joseph Lieberman and consider a military pre-emptive strike against Iran to prevent a nuclear holocaust in Israel."
Yes, there are always "Christian soldiers" who are willing to kill for Jesus. These are the real American terrorists, whose views precisely mirror the Islamic extremists and the Jewish extremists, all of whom consider it their divine duty to kill for the good of their own kind.
I doubt if Hagee has ever considered if Jesus would actually say such a thing. But if you asked him, he would be forced to say, "Well, sure, in our modern context, when He is coming as lion to tear the guts out of sinners, I am confident that He would agree with this statement."
In other words, the Jesus "lion" no longer has the same personality as the "lamb of God." He is, in fact, an entirely different Messiah. He is more to the liking of the "evil figs" in Jesus' day, who rejected Jesus because He was not a militant messiah.
I suggest that Jesus was both Lion and Lamb the first time, having the strength of the Lion but the meekness of a Lamb. Hagee would say that the Jews were right the first time, but their timing was off. He would say that this time Jesus is coming as a Lion, who they profile much like the CIA's profile of terrorists today.
In fact, Jesus already came as the Lion the FIRST time. He came as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. His second coming is not of Judah, but of Joseph. The sign of Joseph is the ox, not the Lion. But Hagee is so busy serving the Masters of the Universe that he has little time for an actual study of Truth.
Hagee's vision of the future is to see the world enslaved to Jewish masters.
"He claims to believe there are '10 biblical signs' verifying that the end is near and that we have to hand our assets all over to the state of Israel. The stated hope in the minds of the reverend and his followers is: If they support Israel, they actually promote the possibility of the Second Coming. Israel is viewed by them as a useful tool for achieving Armageddon and the killing of 2 billion of the world's people--except, of course, Hagee and his demented followers."
Shulhan Aruch, written in the 16th century by Rabbi Yosef Karo, and studied by millions of Jews today, states this:
"All property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which consequently is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An Orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general."
Way to go, reverend. You're a pretty good Talmudic scholar promoting this stuff. The only reason they haven't already robbed your $25 million empire is because it is still useful to them. They don't mind giving you wealth that they intend to take back anyway. Consider what Dr. Israel Shahak writes on page 90 of his book, Jewish History:
"Robbery (with violence) is strictly forbidden if the victim is Jewish. However, robbery of a Gentile by a Jew is not forbidden outright, but only under certain circumstances, such as 'when the Gentiles are not under our rule, but is permitted 'when they are under our rule.' Rabbinical authorities differ among themselves as to the precise details of the circumstances under which a Jew may rob a Gentile, but the whole debate is concerned only with the relative power of Jews and Gentiles, rather than with universal considerations of justice and humanity."
Dr. Shahak (emeritus professor of organic chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his recent death), also tells us how women should expect to be treated under Jewish rule promoted by John Hagee:
"The numerous misogynistic statements in the Talmud and in talmudic literature constitute a part of every Haredi male's sacred study. The statement in Tractate Shabat, page 152b, defining a woman is exemplary: 'A woman is a sack full of excrement'."
So this is the future that John Hagee is promoting in his religion of the bondwoman. It's no wonder Paul had little good to say about it, once he was enlightened on the road to Damascus. Of course, Hagee presumes that their evil will end after Jesus shows up, saves the day, and then they all accept Him as the great militant messiah that they have longed to see for so long. But if this really were Jesus' character and personality, it would be time to look for another.
I'm happy to report, however, that the future is much better than the one projected by John Hagee. Jesus loves all men and women and all of His creation. He does not intend to rule by fear but by love. He does not have a privileged people, but will treat all men with equal justice according to the law. So if you have not yet guessed it, Hagee is my antithesis when it comes to prophecy teaching.
John Hagee is a prime example of what a man becomes when he is saturated with the teachings of Dispensationalism, the great apostasy. God has been gracious enough to use "show and tell" to let us know the fruits of such teaching. Perhaps that is why theologians refer to "a study of the end times" as eschatology. The Latin word scatology is "the study of excrement or dung."
Dr. Stephen Jones