"No Room In The Inn"
Mike Huckabee shows all the signs of being a Christian Zionist.
Zionist is an Evangelical who believes that it is incumbent on Christians,
and by inference America, to enforce God's promise to Abraham of a Promised
Land. To some, that Promised Land is all the territory between the Mediterranean
Sea and the Jordan River. To others, it is the Davidic kingdom from
the Euphrates River in Iraq, south into Egypt, the entire nation of
Jordan and considerably north and east through the Golan Heights.
define the Promised Land, Palestinian residents on the West Bank and
East Jerusalem are in the way.
presidential primary endorsement by such evangelical leaders as Tim
LaHaye (Left Behind series) and John Hagee (Christians United for Israel)
are clear indications that a President Huckabee would advance the agenda
of Christian Zionism.
Zionism comes largely out of the Southern Baptist Convention, the denomination
in which Huckabee was ordained as a pastor. It is a pivotal belief of
the Christian Right that derives from a 19th Century doctrine known
as Premillennial Dispensationalism (PD). PD holds to the thesis that
the coming of Jesus Christ was a stopgap measure in God's redemptive
plan and that His real plan is the restoration of the Jewish people
to the physical land of Israel and their eventual conversion to Christianity.
To the Christian
Zionist, therefore, the expanded borders of Israel are sacred and inviolate.
These Evangelical Christians have a long history of funding illegal
settlements in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, thus destabilizing
the region. They have heavily lobbied the US Congress and recently have
advocated for war with Iran. Their severe rhetoric against Islam reflects
a belief that Arab nations in the region are obstructing biblical rights
to the expanded nation-state of Israel.
answer to the "two state solution" is the ethnic cleansing
(in New Hampshire) about a Palestinian state, Gov. Huckabee stated that
he supports creating a Palestinian state, but believes that it should
be formed outside of Israel. He named Egypt and Saudi Arabia as possible
alternatives, noting that the Arabs have far more land than the Israelis
and that it would only be fair for other Arab nations to give the Palestinians
land for a state, rather than carving it out of the tiny Israeli state.
the boundaries of Israel to be vastly beyond those officially recognized
by international law and by opposing a land-for-peace exchange, Huckabee
unmasks himself to be a Christian Zionist.
a solution not unlike that envisioned by 19th century Americans to the
slavery question and carried out against Native Americans, Huckabee
essentially dehumanizes the Palestinians in his scheme to transport
a number of courageous people on the West Bank. Here are proposed Huckabee
apologies to a few of those:
Zoughbi, founder and Director of Wi'am, the Palestinian Center for Conflict
Resolution and a committed Christian who has been jailed 18 times, "Pack
your bags, Zoughbi, you're headed for the Saudi desert so that a Christian
America can complete Israel's prophetic mission."
forgiving George Sa'adeh, Deputy Mayor of Bethlehem and Principal of
a Greek Orthodox high school, "Your story began with a simple shopping
trip with your wife and two daughters on March 23, 2003, and ended with
four hundred bullet holes in your car, your twelve-year-old daughter,
Christine, dead, and you and her sister, Marianna, severely wounded
courtesy of exploding bullets from the guns of IDF (Israeli Defense
Force) soldiers. America has its eye on your future."
To Dr. Bishara
Awad, founder and President of Bethlehem Bible College, "You have
fought a good fight, but you stand in the way of biblical prophecy and
are squatting on God's land. Henceforth there is reserved for you an
oasis in the Saudi desert."
To Dr. Mitri
Raheb, Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem who miraculously survived the Israeli
shelling of Manger Square two days after Easter 2002, thank you for
the International Center and for your good deeds. We will see that you
get a pastorate in the Saudi desert."
To Sami Awad,
Executive Director of Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, "You can plant
all the trees you want in your new homeland."
To the Magi
from Persia (Iran) come to see the place where the Christ-child lay,
"We are sorry, but there is no room for you in the Inn."
Moody, founder of the Christian Policy Institute, has served
in the Maine House of Representatives...He is an Advisory Board member
of "Jews-On-First" and the "Institute for the Study of
Christian Zionism." Dr. Moody is the author of several provocative
books, including, "Crisis in Evangelical Scholarship" and
"McChurched: 300 Million Served and Still Hungry." Pastor
of a rural country church in Central Maine, Moody has enjoyed a long
and productive career in small business development and management.
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