When the sun's rays are blocked from striking the moon, as during an eclipse, the lunar surface reflects whatever colors the earth's shadow (creating by the planet's atmosphere) contains as it goes across the desolate landscape. If our atmosphere contains particles of ash and dust from a volcano, the shadow cast will likely look vivid red like blood. If the atmosphere contains many clouds, however, the surface will look darker.
At this juncture (19-28), Hagee provides biblical and historical information to furnish reasons for the struggles in the Middle East between Muslim and Jew. The religious Jews believe that they alone have title to the land of Israel, based on God’s promises to Abraham and the continuity of Jewish habitation for the past three thousand years (17-23). Many Muslims, on the other hand, have a rabid hatred for the Jews, and will not be satisfied until every last Jew is out of Israel (24-28). He explains the history of the promise to Israel and the historic reasons for the current rivalry. Understanding this history, Hagee believes, one can understand the current tensions and future developments between Israel and the Muslim world (28-31).
John Hagee is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, as well as Jerusalem Countdown, which itself has sold over 1 million copies. He is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, as well as the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. Hagee is also the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, a grassroots national association with over 1 million members to date.
Many of Christianity’s theological pillars of the faith are man made. They were probably well intended, but they came from people who were up in their heads. I’ve learned that it’s about the heart. He can figure out DNA, he doesn’t need my head. He wants my heart. Why He wants it is beyond me, but He has it. The cleaning and healing and opening it up to others is a lot harder process than reading and playing games of the intellect.
It is clear from Hagee's answer, he does not believe the Bible. If he did believe Scripture, he would not say it is complicated, nor would he allow for other views. The Bible clearly teaches that the world was created in six days (Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; 31:17). There is absolutely no question, Biblically, that this is what Scripture teaches. But, deceivers, like the Serpent of old (Genesis 3:4), deny God's word and speak of "age days" (etc.). Instead of calling such men liars, Hagee says they "believe the Bible account" (see the beginning of his second paragraph). So, according to Hagee, you can reject the word of God (Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; 31:17) and yet "believe the Bible." This is foolishness (Proverbs 12:23; Isaiah 32:6) and a rejection of 2 John 9.
So you don’t believe haSatan is out there teaching G-d’s Word? Ask any Jehova’s Witness, Mormon, ohyper-Charismatic, Jesuit, New Age guru, any of the splinters of Messianic Judaism or even Judaism, they’ll all teach you. You don’t think it is a good idea to warn seekers with a broken heart to beware of human teachers accusing everyone else who does not share their Theological understanding of His Word a false teacher?
“For a lot of these mainline protestants, Israel before 1967 was a beleaguered underdog with many survivors of the Holocaust. Once Israel conquered all of this territory, a lot of mainline protestants started criticising it as an imperial and colonial power. From an Israeli side, they see their core support fracture,” Dan Hummel explained to me. Hummel is a Kingdon Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a forthcoming book on the American evangelical alliance with Israel.
In chapter 4, Hagee argues for the trustworthiness of biblical prophecy through two interesting and very helpful means. First, he presents a powerful comparison of Moses, God’s deliverer, with Jesus the Messiah, God’s deliverer. Second, he sets forth 61 prophecies that Jesus Christ fulfilled in His life. For someone to fulfill all these predictions without being the true Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament is beyond the realm of possibility.
But anyway, I hope that John Hagee feels stupid today (9-28-15). For his followers….he made merchandise of you, exactly like the Bible said these greedy false teachers would (2 Peter 2:3). Don’t believe anyone who tries to sell you stuff to get their special understanding. The king James Bible is available online for free, and at the dollar store for one dollar.
His political savvy and ability to leverage television propelled Hagee into the public eye. The Night to Honor Israel has since hosted Elie Wiesel, Glenn Beck, Moshe Yaalon, John Bolton, and many other prominent figures (watch the most recent event here). The event was a catalyst not only for Hagee’s friendship with Scheinberg, but also for his broader alliance with pro-Israel Jews.
The connection between Christians and Israel is the Bible. The Bible begins in Genesis 12:3 with God speaking to Abraham, “I will bless those that bless you and I will curse those who curse you.” You fast forward to the Psalms where David commands Christians everywhere to pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “They shall prosper that love you.” Fast forward to Isaiah 16:1 that says, “For Zion's sake I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep my peace.” That means Christians are to speak up and to defend the state of Israel. Not to speak is to speak. To see evil and not call it evil, is evil. Fast forward to Romans, the 15th chapter in the 27th verse where Paul says, “If the Gentiles – that’s anyone who’s not a Jewish person – if the Gentiles had benefited from the Jewish things, then the Gentiles owe it to the Jewish people to administer to them in material things. The Jewish people have given to us the patriarchs, the Old Testament prophets. They have given to us the word of God. They have given to us the first family of Christianity: Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. The twelve apostles and Saint Paul. if you take away the Jewish contribution from Christianity, we wouldn't exist. That’s the connection between Christianity and the Jewish people.
The theology that links each of these concepts is dispensationalism: a belief that time and current events have an order that correspond to scripture’s narrative structure. In other words, every event occurs according to biblical prophecy. There is perhaps no better illustration of Hagee’s unshakable commitment to dispensationalism than his advocacy for the State of Israel. Over four decades, he has founded one of the most powerful Christian Zionist organizations, given millions to Israeli causes, and seen many key events in the Jewish State’s history coincide with his own life.
Great Article. I can’t really add anything to it that youhave not covered. I will say the Hebrew Roots movement is deceiving many. even though they know the word of God they are allowing the word to be twisted in the lie of going back to the law. And Most likely because they have been so disspaointed in their churches. Pray for the body of Christ to see the truth.
In a sermon in the late 1990s, Mr. Hagee said the Bible made clear that Hitler and the Holocaust — when about six million Jews were killed — were part of God’s plan to return Jews to Israel. “How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen,” he said, referring to the Holocaust. “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.”
John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee is also the CEO of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV). He is the 5th of 6 pastors in his family, all of whom were named John Hagee, dating back to the colonial era. Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television ministry carried in the United States on ten television n...
Born April 12, 1940, in Baytown, Texas to Rev. and Mrs. B. Hagee, John C. Hagee distinguished himself academically as a member of the National Honor Society. He was the winner of the American Legion Award given to the most outstanding student in his graduating class. Pastor Hagee was also a four-sport letterman from the seventh grade until High School graduation. At the age of seventeen, John Hagee gave his life to the Lord and surrendered to the call to preach the gospel. His personal desire to be an attorney ended when he felt and headed the call of God to the ministry and followed in the tradition of his father and grandfathers.