John L Fisk
The Presbyterian Church USA has raised their voice to be the latest Christian denomination to defame and destroy Israel. Many denominations make the effort every year or so and I guess it is Presbyterian Church USA’s turn. Last year it was the United Church of Canada. Certain denominations rebuff Israel but couch their criticism in the pretence of protecting the human rights of the Palestinians. They call for Israel to be renounced, boycotted and isolated for violating the rights of terrorists. All the time their focus is on Israel: Churches are burned in Nigeria, Christians are killed in Sudan and Egypt and jailed in Pakistan and Iraq. Christians are driven out of Palestinian held territory and the last Christian radio station in the Palestinian controlled territories is shutdown and not a whisper out of the Presbyterian Church USA or any of their partners. The purpose of Yahweh to establish Israel is their target. To them it is just right that the purpose of God be thwarted so that the Presbyterian Church USA may have a doctrine that lives. Now where have I heard that before? This attack is so egregious and their reason so hollow that in the face of all the atrocities in the world you must wonder what is the problem with Israel? Their problem is simply the promotion of replacement theology. They believe that the destruction of Israel would justify their arguments that the Church has replaced Israel. Replacement theology has two problems: Israel lives and Israel is. This shouts at the replacement theological people that they are peddling a lie. To resurrect their doctrine they must destroy Israel. This is why these denominations call for a boycott against Israel but not one against Iran. Iran does not fly in the face of their doctrine. Iran is killing people in the streets and the Presbyterian Church USA is silent. Iran is boldly planning genocide and the Presbyterian Church USA is silent. Iran says it will drive Israel into the sea and the Presbyterian Church USA is silent. Israel announces that it is going to build apartments in Jerusalem and the Presbyterian Church USA call for a boycott. There is none so blind that they will not see.