Given the hostility that emanates from the Presbyterian Church (USA) towards Israel and the Jewish people, it’s hard to see how a self-respecting Jew could set foot in a PC(USA) church.
It’s hard to see how self-respecting Presbyterians can set foot in PC(USA) churches!
The denomination has been hijacked by people who have it in for Jews and their homeland. When it comes to promoting peace and human rights, PC(USA) peacemakers have Jews on the brain.
Just how bad is it? A Presbyterian report prepared by the denomination’s peacemakers – and sold on the denomination’s website – has gotten glowing reviews from both David Duke and Iran’s PressTV. Here is David Duke’s victory lap:
In a major breakthrough in the worldwide struggle against Zionist extremism, the largest Presbyterian church in the United States, the PC(USA), has issued a formal statement calling Zionism “Jewish Supremacism” — a term first coined and made popular by Dr. David Duke.
Endorsements like this are the logical consequence of a process that began in 2004 when the PC(USA)’s General Assembly approved an overture calling on the denomination to sell its stock in companies that do business with Israel. With the passage of this initiative (which was ultimately rescinded), the General Assembly set the stage for a well-choreographed kabuki dance that has repeated itself, like clockwork, every two years.
Read more at http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/02/13/presbyterian-anti-zionists-are-destroying-their-church-by-attacking-israel/#
Yup the smear is in.
The post does not mention the fact that oppression does occur and exists in Israel.
Another well-intended but mindless foray into the morass of Middle-Eastern politics has landed the PresbyLeft in bed with David Duke. They owe all Presbyterians a massive apology for jeapardizing decades of hard-earned, well-treasured Judeo-Presbyterian relationships. It’s exasperating–once again we see what happens when we allow Toonces the cat to drive the family car.
“The denomination has been hijacked by people who have it in for Jews and their homeland.”
Really? Hijacked? The whole denomination? A bit wild eyed, even for the Layman, don’t you think? What’s next, are we breaking out broken cross flags? Gimme a break.
It’s hard not to attack the PCUSA for their unchristian views. They really do not seem to be an actual Christian organization, let alone reformed and Presbyterian! That said, the proper Biblical view of Israel does not necessarily mean unilateral support for the modern political nation of Israel. There are bigger questions too related to the definition of who the chosen people are, and what Israel represents, but even Evangelicals have trouble agreeing there, so putting forth a position as the “Evangelical” position would be foolish. I’m sure that the Palestinians are not all innocents who would never oppress anyone, but that’s not really your point, is it? God judged Old Testament Israel for their many failures and sent them into exile, so it isn’t unreasonable to speak against abuses in Israel. Even Jesus spoke against the leaders (particularly the religious leaders) of Israel during his earthly ministry. Does that mean abandoning political Israel? Perhaps, but not necessarily. The higher call for the church has to do with the gospel, and how best to advance the cause of the gospel (though the PCUSA does not really seem to understand the Biblical gospel anyway). The political stuff gets messy very quickly.