Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Heresy of "Christian" Millenialist Zionism

Pastor John Hagee of the the large Cornerstone Church in San Antionio, Texas some years ago published a book, “In Defense of Israel,” in which he outlines in detail his own total apostasy from the most basic of Christian beliefs–that Christ was the Messiah! See our posted video where he states it plain as day. But what is the root of this problem? I say several things. Aside from his own dubious character and obvious bad will, the cause can be found in bad hermeneutics. Hermeneutics is the science of interpretation–how we interpret he texts of Sacred Scripture. When I saw Hagee on Glenn Beck a couple weeks ago talking about Israel non-stop, I knew something was going on. I used to use John Hagee’s Prophecy Study Bible as an idiot evangelical when I was 18 (several years ago), so I can speak from experience concerning Hagee (also having read some of his books and watched his “prophecy” lectures).

Let’s examine some errors of the false hermeneutic of the premillennialists and evangelicals. The first error this entire system is built upon is the idea that Israel is still God’s chosen covenant nation. God’s promises to Abraham’s descendants were purely literal and never able to be revoked, this view holds. God is bound in his eternal love to the literal nation of Israel, even though they have rejected Christ for the most part for the past 2000 years. However, historic Orthodox Christianity has always taught that the Church of Christ is the New Israel, the true bride of Christ, that faithfully keeps the testimony of Christ (Apoc. 12:17).  (more...)


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  1. My congratulations on re-posting this fine article from Soul of the East, a very important blog to keep an eye on, and I say that as a Latin Catholic maybe becoming a Greek Catholic wannabe. Another must read site is the Sretensky Monastery's site:
    For those not familiar with it, this is a site run by Russian Orthodox monks from Moscow's Sretensky Monastery, whose abbot is now Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov), author of the very good book "Everyday Saints" (advertised on the site) and one close to Patriarch KIRILL and maybe to Vladimir Vladimirovich as well. The site has very good mostly spiritual writings which anyone can profit from. The sources of their materials are always given, usually in link form, as well, so one can link over to other interesting places.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Woody. The monks' website looks interesting and instructive.