Friday, May 23, 2008

John Hagee-"Hitler Was Doing God's Work"

John Hagee has a notorious reputation for giving his own "version" and spin concerning the Holy Scriptures, which has its roots in the bad fruit of dispensationalism.

 Here, we have John Hagee asking "Why did it happen.?" "Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel." I have read the verses John Hagee is speaking of in Jeremiah 16:15 and onward and God's prophet doesn't say anything remotely compared to what Hagee is saying.

I suppose now John Hagee will soon announce he has been "misunderstood" or his words were taken out of context in his usual fashion when he gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

The Bible tells us that God is love. in 1 John 4:8,16 and there are several biblical verses in the Scriptures that give us God's definition of love; the most well known one being John 3:16 ~~ "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." God sacrificed His only Son so that those who believe and have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, would not spend eternity separated from Him. This is the most perfect love of all, but it is up to each individual to chose to be separated eternally from God because of our own sin, or to accept God's free offer to spend eternity with Him because of what Jesus Christ did for us.

How John Hagee can come up with the idea that Hitler was doing God's work is beyond my imagination.

Hitler created a systematic program to destroy the Jews because he was possessed with evil and influenced by centuries of long hatred for the Jewish people known as anti-semetism.

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post is reporting on this story. According to Hagee, Hitler was a "hunter" sent by God... read on.

John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to the Reverend, Adolph Hitler was a "hunter," sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God's will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel.

Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached: "'And they the hunters should hunt them,' that will be the Jews. 'From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.' If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can't see that."

He goes on: "Theodore Hertzel is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew who at the turn of the 19th century said, this land is our land, God wants us to live there. So he went to the Jews of Europe and said 'I want you to come and join me in the land of Israel.' So few went that Hertzel went into depression. Those who came founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the holocaust.

"Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says -- Jeremiah writing -- 'They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of the rocks,' meaning there's no place to hide. And that might be offensive to some people but don't let your heart be offended. I didn't write it, Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel." (Listen to the audio below.)

The sermon, which was first posted by Bruce Wilson on his site, Talk To Action, adds another element to Hagee's controversial stance on the state and history of Israel. It also may provide a new round of political headaches for McCain who has admitted that seeking out Hagee's endorsement was a mistake, but still declared himself "glad to have" it.

A spokesman for Hagee confirmed the authenticity of the remark, which can be found at around the 1:08 mark of his sermon "Battle For Jerusalem."
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 John Hagee Shunned by McCain
Hagee Apologizes To Jews For "God Sent Hitler"Remarks

2 comments:

  1. Recently Frank Rich of the New York Times try to make a comparison between Obama's Reverend Wright situation and John Hagee backing McCain. this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Don't believe me? Check out this article Another Comparison Between John Hagee and Jeremiah Wright.

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  2. Good catch, jaajoe

    I agree.

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