by Bob Johnson
Britain and France, like most of the Gentile world, are upset that Israel is going ahead with building new illegal Jewish settlements in Palestinian East Jerusalem and in the Palestinian West Bank. Senior diplomats say these actions may take place within the next few days.
Many European nations are not happy at all about Israel’s continued aggression against their Palestinian neighbors. In particular they are upset about Israel’s announcement that they will put 3,000 new housing units for Jews in an area known a E1 which will split the Palestinian West Bank in two. This is a strategic move by Israel intended to divide and weaken the Palestinians to the point that nothing will stand in Israel’s way as they build a Greater Israel of Biblical proportions.
Israel sees itself in Biblical terms. This is made evident by the fact that they do not even have a constitution due to their belief that no man-made laws (a constitution) can take precedence over what they believe are God’s laws (the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament).
Rhetoric by Israeli leaders also make clear that they see Israel through the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. For example, Netanyahu’s statement in which he said, “[Jerusalem] is not a settlement. It is the sovereign capital of the State of Israel. We have been building in Jerusalem for 3,000 years.” This delusional thinking of Netanyahu clearly shows he sees Israel in Biblical terms which includes a Greater Israel.
The Zionist Christian Pat Robertson in his article titled The Land of Israel: A Gift From God describes the proper Bible based boarders of Israel as ““go all the way up north to the Euphrates River which encompasses the better part of modern-day Syria . Solomon’s empire went up to the Euphrates River. And Tyre and Sidon and Megiddo. And they had the Via Maris which went from Damascus all the way down to Cairo. It went as far as the area down in Gaza.” It’s obvious to any thinking person that expanding Israel to these boarders will cause many more wars and much more suffering. And since US politicians pimp out the US military to fight and die for the Jewish state of Israel, it looks like the US military has a very busy schedule ahead of it.
Israel is violating international law by building these new Jewish homes on Palestinian lands as part of its temper-tantrum it’s throwing over the Palestinians getting UN recognition as a “non-member observer state.” Israel and its lackeys in the White House and Congress wanted the Palestinians to continue as they have for the last several decades to have “peace talks” directly with Israel and usually under US supervision all the while Israel was stealing more and more land from the Palestinians. In effect, Israel and its US politicians want the Palestinians to practice insanity, for as Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results.”
Much of Israel’s US support is found in Christians who are also Zionists. They sincerely believe the Old Testament is God’s word. Since the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible puts Israel over all and openly threatens Gentile nations with destruction if they do not serve Israel (Isaiah 60:12), these Christians see blind limitless US support for Israel as a good thing and as part of God’s will. To correct this deadly belief we need a revolution in religion based on our God-given reason and Deism as the American revolutionary and Deist Thomas Paine called for in his landmark book on God, Deism and religion, The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition (for Kindle version click here). Paine was very open and honest in his description of the Jews of the Bible. For example, he wrote, “The Jews made no converts; they butchered all.” And “We know nothing of what the ancient Gentile world (as it is called) was before the time of the Jews, whose practice has been to calumniate and blacken the character of all other nations; and it is from the Jewish accounts that we have learned to call them heathens.”
This quote from Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition does a great job of helping us to understand that God had nothing to do with the Bible and never chose the Jews “above all people that are upon the face of the earth” (Deuteronomy 7:6). Accepting Bible teachings such as these as facts can only bring about bad things as Israel is showing us today. Paine wrote, “Could we permit ourselves to suppose that the Almighty would distinguish any nation of people by the name of His chosen people, we must suppose that people to have been an example to all the rest of the world of the purest piety and humanity, and not such a nation of ruffians and cut-throats as the ancient Jews were; a people who, corrupted by and copying after such monsters and impostors as Moses and Aaron, Joshua, Samuel and David, had distinguished themselves above all others on the face of the known earth for barbarity and wickedness.
“If we will not stubbornly shut our eyes and steel our hearts, it is impossible not to see, in spite of all that long-established superstition imposes upon the mind, that the flattering appellation of His chosen people is no other than a lie which the priests and leaders of the Jews had invented to cover the baseness of their own characters, and which Christian priests, sometimes as corrupt and often as cruel, have professed to believe.”
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and reading Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason he became a Deist.
In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists, and in 1996 he launched the first website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.