Thursday, July 7, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Pro-Israel Statements Are Anti-Christian

Allthough Marvin Olasky seems to be going after Libertarians for reading Ayn Rand, I would think Michele Bachmann's views on Israel are much more reason for concern.

The least of our worries in that respect should be the fact that she visited Israel several times. Even the fact that she has lived on a Kibbutz for sometime could be forgiven. Let's however not forget that Kibbutzes have strong links to communism.

Let's suppose, for argument sake, Bachmann's membership of the organisation "Christians United for Israel" as such could be overlooked. The reason Republican Christians can and should never support this candidate is actually quite simple. It's the statements she makes concerning Israel that demonstrate that her views are not in lign with traditional reformed faith or presbyterian theology.  I could say it even stronger, her statements are heretic and can be considered anti-Christian. Let the quotes speak for themselves. Aljazeera quotes her as saying:
"I always had this love and appreciation for Israel because I was a Christian, it’s the foundation of our faith. All of the Bible is about Israel.”
According to The Minnesota Independent Bachmann took the opportunity at an event for Christians united for Israel in Los Angeles to tell the Republican Jewish Coalition:
"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . [W]e have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play. And my husband and I are both Christians, and we believe very strongly the verse from Genesis [Genesis 12:3], we believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel. It is a strong and beautiful principle."
Look, I am sure a lot of people in the US might agree with these statements, but these statements are a direct attack on the heart of the Christian faith which does not put Israel at the heart , but Jesus Christ. Just read psalm 2:
Why do the nations conspire

and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth take their stand

and the rulers gather together

against the Lord

and against his Anointed One.

3 “Let us break their chains,” they say,

“and throw off their fetters.”

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

the Lord scoffs at them.

5 Then he rebukes them in his anger

and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my King

on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:

He said to me, “You are my Sond;

today I have become your Father.

8 Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance,

the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will rule them with an iron scepterf;

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry

and you be destroyed in your way,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.  
Why does Marvin Olasky stay silent while Bachmann attacks the heart of the Christian faith? To read that Michele Bachmann claims that she is the "unifying choice" in the light of these statements is preposterous. Her divisive speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans was an echo of the above statements and contrasted sharply with Ron Paul's principled Republican anti-Utopian message.  Off course a reporter present at that RLC in New Orleans in turn blamed the divsion in the party on Ron Paul. Even more reason for Reformed and presbyterian voters to think twice before casting a vote for Michele Bachmann. It's time opportunists like Michele Bachmann get exposed for what they are: heretic lunatics.

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