Saturday, December 15, 2007


scholar, and follower of Yeshua, the Messiah for thirty -four years presents an outstanding lecture right here in this video for all of our Jewish friends. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.d in Near Eastern Languanges and Literature from New York University and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion, and is the author of the highly acclaimed multi-volume series -answering Jewish objections to Jesus. He is also well known for his debates with orthodox Rabbis on radio and television and brings a wealth of experience to this subject. Either Jesus is the Messiah of all or He is the Messiah of no one. Which is it? With Scriptural references you have not heard before, Dr. Brown compels our Jewish friends to look at the scriptural evidence right here in this video, since Yeshua is Jewish, and answer this question.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

John Hagee Refuted By Dr. Michael L. Brown

Note to all readers:  The video referred to in this post below has been censored and removed from You-Tube by John Hagee. See this post

You can hear John Hagee here in his video In Defense of Israel making these blasphemous claims concerning the Messiah Jesus Christ.

Dr. Michael Brown has completed a superior refutation, posted here below in its entirety,concerning the false and erroneous teachings of John Hagee, who in October in his Defense of Israel Book, stated that Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah, and that the Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered. You can read this brilliant refutation below as written by Dr. Michael L. Brown, a Messianic-Jewish  brother in Christ.


by Dr. Michael L. Brown

Pastor John Hagee’s new book, In Defense of Israel: The Bible’s Mandate for Supporting the Jewish State (Lake Mary, Florida: Front Line, 2007), was publicized by announcements stating that the book would “shake Christian theology.” The following positions are explicitly laid out in the book:

-The Jewish people, as a whole, did not reject Jesus as Messiah.
-Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah.
-Jesus refused by word and deed to be the Messiah.
-The Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered.

Statements like this must be evaluated in light of 1 John 2:22: “Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ [i.e., Messiah]. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.” As commentator Stephen S. Smalley explained, “The true believer is the one who accepts the Christhood of Jesus, whereas those who deny his messianic identity declare themselves to be on the side of the antichrist” (Word Biblical Commentary).

What could possibly be the motivation for teaching such error? First, In Defense of Israel desires to dispel once and for all the notion that all Jews are Christ-killers, a terrible lie that has fueled anti-Semitism in the Church for more than 1,500 years. Second, the book wants to refute the false teaching of replacement theology, explaining that, “Replacement theologians have said that ‘the covenant with Israel was broken because she would not accept Jesus Christ whom God sent.’” (See p. 132 of In Defense of Israel.) Tragically, in the attempt to fight against these serious errors, a more serious error has now been introduced. Yet some believers – and even leaders! – are buying into this error hook, line, and sinker, and some have begun to teach and preach it as well.

Since the publication of the book, Pastor Hagee issued some clarifying remarks, but the clarifications only complicate the issues and fail to renounce and remove the error.

Here are three fundamental statements that all believers should be able to affirm without hesitation:

1) Jesus came to be the Messiah. This is the fundamental message of the New Testament, which is why we call him “Christ” (meaning, “Messiah”). And it is a fundamental message of the Scriptures that the Messiah had to suffer and die if he was one day to rule and reign (see, e.g., Luke 24:25-27, 44-47), a biblical truth that most of the Jewish people of Yeshua’s day missed, a biblical truth that most Jews through the ages have continued to miss, and a biblical truth that In Defense of Israel has now fed into as well.

In the clarifying statements that made since the publication of his book, it was explained that Jesus came to be the suffering Messiah but not the reigning Messiah – something, of course, that we all knew, and something that would hardly “shake Christian theology” – but these statements have simply introduced another nuance to the error, since nowhere in the New Testament is such a distinction made.

In other words, God did not say to Israel, “It’s fine that you rejected Jesus as Messiah because he did not come in the political way you expected. He had to die in order to be the Savior of the world, so you are not guilty.” There is not a hint of such a message in the Scriptures, which simply proclaim him as the Messiah, period.

That’s why Jesus explicitly identified himself as the Messiah in the Gospels (see, e.g., Matt 16:16-17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 7:20-23; John 4:25-26; 5:39, 45-47; 10:24-25) – not as the suffering Messiah, whom his people were supposed to reject so that he could die, as opposed to the reigning Messiah, whom they would one day receive, but simply as the Messiah – and that’s why the Gospel authors frequently announced him as the Messiah (in Greek, the Christ; see, e.g., Luke 2:11, 26; John 1:41; 3:28; 11:27; 20:31). And that’s why the apostles proclaimed him as the Messiah in Acts (see, e.g., Acts 2:31, 36; 3:18, 20; 4:26; 5:42; 8:5; 9:22; 17:2-3; 18:5, 28; 26:23).

I would encourage you to look up every reference cited here. It is all quite simple, forthright, and easy to understand, and nowhere is any distinction made between the suffering and reigning Messiah. To repeat: Jesus is proclaimed as the Messiah of Israel, period, and because he is the Messiah of Israel, he is the Savior of the world.


2) The Jewish people rejected their Messiah. Although all Jews are not Christ-killers (God forbid!), and although the entire Jewish nation did not play a role in the crucifixion of Jesus, God held the Jewish people in Jesus’ day responsible for his death and, more significantly, he held them responsible for rejecting Jesus the Messiah after his resurrection. The New Testament witness is explicit and consistent on this.

That’s why the apostles preached to “the people of Israel” that they were guilty of rejecting the Messiah (Acts 2:22-23, 36; 3:13-15, 17, 19; 4:10-11; 5:30; 7:52; 13:27-28; see also John 1:12), and that’s why Paul spoke of Israel’s hardening, breaking off, stumbling, transgression, and rejection (see Rom 9:31; 10:3; 11:7, 11-12, 15, 20 – although with the full expectation of Israel’s future redemption; see Rom 11:11-15, 25-26). Again, I encourage you to take a moment to look up these passages. They are striking in their force and consistency.

Because of this rejection, severe judgment came on the Jewish people in the first century, as prophesied by Yeshua with tears (see Luke 19:41-44; see also Matt 23:29-37) and as taught in his parables (see, e.g., Matt 21:33-46; 22:1-14).

As painful as this witness is, it cannot be rewritten, nor can anyone lessen Israel’s guilt because it was God’s will that Jesus died on the cross. To the contrary, just as it was God’s will that Joseph be sold into Egyptian slavery and yet at the same time his brothers were guilty of sinning against him (Gen 44:16-45:5; 50:14-20), so also it was God’s will that Yeshua die for our sins while at the same time the Jewish people, along with Herod and Pilate and the Romans, were guilty of having him crucified (see Acts 2:22-24; 4:27-28).

It is scripturally impossible to claim that “the Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered.” A glorious offer was made and refused, and that’s why Paul’s heart was broken (see Rom 9:1-5).


3) Jesus remains the Jewish Messiah, and there is no salvation for the Jewish people outside of faith in him. Although Pastor Hagee has consistently stated that he does not teach “dual covenant” theology, referring to the false concept that Jews can be saved outside of faith in Jesus, his new teaching certainly aids and abets that error. After all, if “The Jews Did Not Reject Jesus as Messiah” (as stated in bold print in his book), and if “Jesus refused by word and deed to be the Messiah” (be it the “reigning Messiah” or not), then, not only can it be said that “the Jews [in Jesus’ day] cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered” but that the Jews in any day cannot be blamed for not accepting Yeshua.

This again is a fundamental denial of the Word of God, and although In Defense of Israel claims that the “message of the gospel was from Israel, not to Israel,” Jesus, Peter, and Paul declared that the message of the gospel was to Israel first, and then from Israel to the nations (see Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8; 3:26; 13:32-39; Rom 1:16; in Paul’s words to the Jewish leaders in Rome, it was “for the sake of the hope of Israel” that he was bound in chains; Acts 28:20).

To be sure, there are a number of other errors found in the critical section of In Defense of Israel (including the myth that there was a so-called cup of the Messiah, the alleged fourth cup of the Passover meal that Yeshua supposedly refused to drink), but this is not the place to address those concerns, and to focus on the smaller problems would detract from the larger picture.

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In Him,

Michael L. Brown, Ph.D.

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Pre-Tribulation Rapture False Doctrine

  • For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. I Thessalonians 4:14
For those of us who read and take the words of Jesus and Paul to mean what they say, it is easy to understand that there is no such thing as a pre-tribulation "rapture" of the saints of God.

 Jesus' disciples, in Matthew 24:3, asked Jesus for the sign of His coming, and of the end of the world. When we get to verses 29-31, Jesus answers his disciples question and he made it perfectly clear that the world would have tribulations from that time forward and right up to the end, and that we would see the abomination of desolation. He made it crystal clear, or the days of antichrist's reign/tribulation, then the sign of the Son of man would appear in the clouds of heaven.   Jesus made no mention of a secret pre tribulation rapture of the saints as your pre-trib promoters are peddling.AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS,
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER." vs. 29-31

The sign of the son of man appearing in the clouds of heaven is every believer's "blessed hope", and not a pre-tribulation rapture as your pre-tribulation rapture promoters try to tell you. Neither Jesus or Paul or Peter, John, James,  Daniel or Isaiah or any of the NT and OT prophets and writers ever taught such a thing as a pre-tribulation rapture.  Even James, the brother of Jesus wrote in his epistle in  James 5:7 to the saints "Be patient, therefore brethren until the coming of the Lord.  How could James ever  tell us that we must wait patiently  until the coming of the Lord, which is after the tribulation, unless we must be on earth enduring the entire tribulation?

 Likewise, Peter also associates and connects the coming of the Lord for his saints just before the Day of the Lord, or Armageddon  in 2 Peter 3:10-12 where Peter writes:
But the day of the Lord will comes as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then, that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.

LOOKING FOR AND HASTING UNTO THE COMING UNTO THE DAY OF GOD, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

The glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is our blessed hope that the Apostle Paul also wrote of in Titus 2:13 and glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ", and not a pre-tribulation secret rapture; at which time the righteous dead will be resurrected followed by the catching away of all the saints alive on earth at that time.

This is exactly what Paul is talking about in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17:"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrorw not, even as others which have no hope."

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you, that we which are alive and remain UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD, shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God;


Additionally, Paul also writes in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53:

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP,; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

There is nothing written here that even implies a pre-tribulation rapture of the saints as you pre-tribulation rapture promoters would have you believe. Notice carefully here in the words of Paul what he is saying and what Paul is NOT SAYING is that we just disappear in an instant, as your pre-tribulation rapture promoters would have you believe. This is a complete distortion of the Word of God.

Paul is saying exactly what is written, i.e., we will be changed from corruptible to incorruptible in an instant before we are caught up to mee the Lord in the air, Those who are alive and remain must first be changed from corruptible to incorruptible because, as Paul writes in I Corinthians 15:50, flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

First the dead saints must be resurrected from their graves in their new bodies and afterwards, those living saints will get their new bodies, and as I have already pointed out from the words of Jesus, the resurrection of the righteous dead as recorded in John's Gospel, this does not take place until the last day.l!!John 6:39-44; John 11:24. Jesus will come for His elect, or saints on the last dayl, which is the day of the resurrection. All of this occurs on the same day and this day is the same day that Jesus appears in the clouds as shown from Matthew's Gospel Chapter 24:29-31.

 Please read my presentation here on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to learn more about this fallacy when you have completed reading this presentation here.

Today, there are multitudes of message boards on the web that call themselves "christian" that refuse to allow the pre-tribulation rapture fallacy to be exposed for what it is, and that is a lie from satan himself used to divide and deceive the body of Christ. Scripture is distorted and twisted, hacked up and cherry picked to say something that is not written at all in the scriptures to fit into a pre-tribulation rapture scenario.

 Your pre-tribulation rapture promoters would rather take the words of a man made false doctrine who tell them what their itching ears want to hear over the words of Jesus, and John, James  and Paul and Peter and all of your NT and OT writers and prophets.You will be locked out of these message board forums by their moderators or shunned and intimidated if you present the words of Jesus, John, Peter, James  and Paul to refute their false pre-tribulation rapture doctrine, which is a very dangerous belief.

This is just another example of the deplorable condition the professed body of Christ is in today, and any attempt to expose this deplorable condition will be met with derision, judgementalism, and condescension. When one cannot refute the catching away of the saints after the tribulation of those days from the scripture presention of the truth from the Word of God, the only thing left for pre-tribulation rapture promoters to do is falsely accuse. And, if one cannot get the simple truths of the catching away of the saints after the tribulation of those days as given to us directly by Jesus and Paul in the Holy Scriptures, then certainly these same people on these message boards cannot be trusted with other pertinent "religious" material and doctrines they promote on their message boards in the name of "christian." The safest thing for any believer and follower of Christ to do today is to simply check a message board's terms of service or rules before registering or partaking in any discussion there. If a message board has a "pre-trib only policy", or promotes a pretribulation rapture of the church, then it would be best to simply stay away from it entirely, as the truth of God's word is being attacked on all fronts today and especially from the "professed body of Christ" who participate in these "so-called Christian message boards."

I have read numerous times on various message boards and elsewhere where professing Christians will ask, "why are we even concerned about this?" "It doesn't affect our salvation." "Why does it even matter that some believe in a pre-trib and some believe in a post-trib rapture?" I have read where professing Christians have said, "as long as we believe in the core issues concerning salvation, it doesn't really matter." YES IT DOES MATTER..
This is yet another satanic deception and wrong, because the pre-tribulation rapture theory is heretical and false teaching and neither the Lord nor His Apostles ever taught such a thing and it is not what the Bible teaches. Secondly, this is a lukewarm attitude toward what the Scriptures have to say to us. All Christians are required to search the scriptures themselves for the truth, as the bereans did, so they are equipped to defend and stand on the Word of God when the enemy attacks. The pre-tribulation rapture changes the very teachings of Jesus, Peter, and Paul and the prophet Daniel to tickle the ears of the people who have sadly bought into this deception and this is no small matter.

The writings of Jesus, Paul, Peter, and Daniel never gave us the option to choose between a pre-trib or a post-trib rapture, therefore, only one can be right. The fact is, there is absolutely no Scripture written that even remotely suggests a pre-tribulation catching away of the saints; however, we do have Scripture that points to a catching away of the saints after the tribulation of those days, spoken by Jesus himself.

As it is written in Revelation 2:26 "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works UNTO THE END, to him will I give power over the nations:", so shall it be.

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Friday, December 07, 2007


Jesus said in Matthew's Gospel Chapter 24, vs. 16 "Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains."

We really do not know how long before this will take place, but from the recent article printed below from Israel, it may be very soon that Christians and Jewish settlers will be fleeing to the mountains from Judaea, as we do not know exactly what took place at Annapolis last week behind closed doors, nor do we know what has been taking place behind closed doors with the corrupt Israeli government, the arabs and the EU, the Quartet, of which the USofA government, the UN and Russia is a part of. Has a peace agreement or covenant already been "confirmed?" as written in Daniel 9:27?

The list of invitess and attendees at the Annapolis Summit of November 2007 represents the entire world of nations who are going against Israel just as prophesied and are now forcing Israel to give up its biblical heartland of Judaea and Samaria for peace, which will never happen until the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ returns and defeats the enemies of Israel. Following is a list of attendees according to the US State Dept. involved in the Annapolis peace summit:

The heads of each delegation attending the Mideast peace summit in Annapolis, Md., as provided by the State Department.____ Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert_ Palestinian Authority, President Mahmoud Abbas_ United States, President George W. Bush_ European Union Commission, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, external affairs commissioner_ European Union High Representative, Javier Solana, high representative for common foreign and security policy, secretary general of the council of the European Union_ European Union Presidency, Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado_ Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov_ United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_ Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, Middle East envoy_ Algeria, Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci_ Bahrain, Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa_ Egypt, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit_ Jordan, Foreign Minister Salaheddine al-Bashir_ Lebanon, Acting Foreign Minister Tarek Mitri_ Morocco, Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri_ Qatar, Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Abdulla Al-Mahmoud_ Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal_ Sudan, Ambassador John Ukec_ Syria, Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad_ Tunisia, Foreign Minister Abdelwahab Abdallah_ Yemen, Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi_ Arab League, Secretary General Amr Moussa_ Canada, Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier_ China, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi_ France, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner_ Germany, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier_ Italy, Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema_ Japan, Tatsuo Arima, special envoy for the Middle East_ United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs David Miliband_ Brazil, Foreign Minister Celso Amorim_ Denmark, Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller_ Greece, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis_ India, Kapil Sibal, minister of science and technology and earth sciences_ Indonesia, Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda_ Malaysia, Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar_ Mauritania, Foreign Minister Mohamed Ahmed Ould Mohamed Lemine_ Mexico, Foreign Relations Undersecretary Lourdes Aranda_ Netherlands, Frans Timmermans, minister for European affairs_ Norway, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store_ Organization of the Islamic Conference, Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu_ Oman, Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdulla_ Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan_ Poland, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski_ Senegal, Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio_ Slovenia, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel_ South Africa, Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma_ Spain, Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos_ Sweden, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt_ Turkey, Ali Babacan, foreign minister and chief EU negotiator_ United Arab Emirates, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan_ Vatican, Pietro Parolin, undersecretary of foreign affairs_ International Monetary Fund, Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn_ World Bank, President Robert Zoellick

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease...." Daniel 9:27

Go here to read about this prophecy that appears to be in the making right now!

It is being reported that the IDF will be taking away weapons from the settlers in Judaea, which will leave them defenseless when their enemies attack them! Judaea and Samaria is the heartland of biblical Israel which the governments of the world claim is "occupied" territory by the Jewish people whom God deeded it to through the Abraham Covenant and his descendants through Issac, who are the Jewish people!

For those of you reading this, if you have not repented of your sins to the one true God of the universe, Jesus Christ, I urge you to do so without delay, as He will soon be returning to this earth as written in His Word in Matthew's Gospel Chapter 24, after the tribulation of those days, which everyone alive at this time will go through. The end of days prophecies are in the process of happening before our very eyes. Time is indeed short.