Make no mistake. Nothing has really changed. These are the same old Xians we've always known. In fact, the ones who attach themselves to Israel are the worst of the lot!
"Suddenly, the music swelled again as the worship team led the gathering in a contemporary version of a very ancient creed: 'We believe in the crucifixion; we believe in the virgin birth; we believe in the resurrection, and that He is coming back to earth!'… the worship team kept singing: 'Make me a house of prayer.' These were the same words that Jesus cried out upon his final, triumphant entry to Jerusalem: 'For my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations,' (Isaiah 56:7)."
- Charisma Magazine's report on the opening event of the 2015 ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles: One Simple Declaration: 'We Believe'
"As a nation, Israel remains in rebellion against Jesus of Nazareth and this factor has more to do with her present struggle than we are prepared to admit! (Matt23:37-39) (Luke19:41-44) Jesus is a Jewish Messiah and the only way of salvation. (Acts4:11-12)"
- Malcolm Hedding, ICEJ Executive Director Emeritus, Position Statements – ICEJ's Core Beliefs
As in past years, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) held its annual Feast of the Tabernacles in Jerusalem. The large evangelical worship event was hosted at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem from September 27 through October 2nd. The Arena has become a popular venue for international Christian gatherings.
The religious nature and agenda of ICEJ's Feast is frequently dismissed or reinterpreted by Israeli government officials and the press, and therefore misunderstood by the Israeli public. The result is that many Israeli Jews are perplexed as to why the Chief Rabbinate needs to issue warnings with regards to participation in Christian prayer, and the heavy missionary presence at what is perceived to be a large tourist event for lovers of Israel.
...Contrary to press reports, the 6-day ICEJ Feast is not a "pro-Israel summit". It is clearly a christ-centered worship event. And unless Judaism's vision is to have jesus sitting on King David's throne on the Temple Mount, surrounded by humanity bowing down and worshipping him, ICEJ's Feast is far from being a fulfilment of the end of days prophecy as described in Zechariah 14- 16.
I urge everyone to read Jewish Israel's complete report in full here. In a related matter, thanks to Algemeiner, we have a list of the Jewish organizations who sold their souls yet again this year to John Hagee Ministries...
Organizations receiving support from Hagee Ministries included Afikim Family Enrichment Association, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Bikur V’Ezras Cholim, Friends of the IDF, Galilee Medical Center, Heart of Benjamin, Herzl Institute, Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, International Council of Young Israel, Israel Help and Education Center at Kiryat Gat, Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, Jewish Agency for Israel, Just One Life, Koby Mandell Foundation, Laniado Hospital, Magen David Adom, Meir Panim, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Netanya Academic College, Ohr Torah Stone, Or L’Doron, Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, and Women’s International Zionist Organization.