The first question in the Bible was posed to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. “Where art thou?” Pastor Hagee poses the questions, “Whose side are you on? Are you on the Lord’s side, or have you been seduced by sin?” The Eternal Question is found in Mark 8:36-37, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Moses, who was raised as a royal prince, and son of the of Pharaoh’s daughter, gave up his life of luxury to be with his own people the Israelites. Why? Because he believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ who God prophesied would one day defeat Satan (as recorded in Genesis 3:15, which was written by Moses himself). The Messiah, from the first prophecy ever made, was never a political leader. He was the “seed of the woman” who would one day conquer Satan. And thus Moses, by faith in God’s Word, was willing to suffer hardship in the name of Christ than worry about worldly power and glory – the exact opposite of what Hagee claims a Messiah would be doing. This absurd heresy should be a clear sign that Hagee is a false teacher.
The difference between astrology and astronomy is that astrology is a false science. Astrology leads to the worship of the stars. Astronomy is the study of the stars by which sailors have been crossing the ocean for centuries. It is a specific science that has great value to the planet. The bible says, God speaking, that he calls the stars by name. So there’s a difference between worshiping the stars and worshiping the god who created the stars. An entirely different thing.
An award-winning journalist at the Los Angeles Daily News, The Press-Enterprise and other newspapers for two decades, Troy Anderson writes for Reuters, WND, Charisma and many other media outlets. He’s also the president and editor-in-chief of the World Prophecy Network – An Online Newsmagazine and Community Spreading the Hope of Jesus in the End Times. He lives in Irvine, Calif.
Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. – Isaiah 47:13-14.
“Do you realize how deadly dangerous this trend of lawlessness is?” asks Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry. “Very few people do. But it gives profound insight into the real nature of the threat facing America today. … This trend toward lawlessness is deadly! And I guarantee, based on biblical prophecy, that it is going to get far worse” (America Under Attack).
Pastor Hagee was given the “Humanitarian of the Year” award by the San Antonio B’Nai B’Rith Council. It was the first time in the Council’s history that this award has been given to a gentile. Dr. Hagee was also honored with the ZOA Israel Award by U.N. Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick, with recognition from the Jewish Community of Dallas, Texas. Mayor Kathy Whitmire set aside a special day of honor, declaring Pastor John C. Hagee Day in Houston, Texas.
That does not mean you won’t experience any trials, or that you don’t need to take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. Neither does God promise us a problem-free life in this world. As Paul wrote to Timothy, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (verse 12). But He does promise to fight our battles for us—to deliver us from every trouble and affliction. And as long as you continue to obey God, you will overcome those trials—and emerge stronger for them.
I am not in the prediction business but it would be apparent that based on what is happening right now, as of this moment, that the enemies of Israel are literally surrounding them. Hezbollah is now gathering in the Golan Heights and they are literally surrounding Israel, leaving Israel with only a military option of going up against Hezbollah and that will happen the day Iran wants that to happen because Hezbollah, which is a terrorist organization, is funded, trained, and equipped by Iran. Many people in America make the disconnect there but they are very much connected and Iran is running the show in the middle east.
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...
Science-oriented Internet sites were inundated with questions about prophecy related to blood moons. “We’re not experts on prophecy of any kind,” wrote EarthSky in April. “But we’ll tell you what we know about the new definition for blood moon that has raised so many questions recently” (April 24). It explained that John Hagee and Mark Biltz apply the term blood moons to the 2014-2015 tetrad, and credited Hagee for popularizing the term in Four Blood Moons. “This book, published in 2013, is apparently what launched all the questions to our astronomy website about blood moons,” EarthSky wrote. “We confess. We haven’t read it.”
Given the unprecedented demographic changes occuring in the U.S.—white Christians now account for fewer than half of the public—the links between the president and evangelical pastors are even more salient. As evangelicals increasingly see themselves as a beleaguered minority, they will likely generate more fervent support for the president and his allies that can defend the vision that their pastors pioneered.
On a Sunday morning in late June, John Hagee took the stage in his palatial north San Antonio megachurch, his white hair slicked back and his imposing jowls obscuring the upper third of his shirt collar. A month earlier, he’d been one of two American pastors invited to bless the blood-soaked opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Now, for his audience of a few thousand congregants splayed out in decks like baseball fans, Hagee offered a simple homily: Jerusalem is the preordained capital of Christ’s 1,000-year empire, during which Christians and Jews (or at least some of them) shall live in peace after the unsaved have endured seven years of unspeakable horrors — a glorious end-times scenario for which Donald Trump paved the way by moving the embassy. Got it?
“On the biblical Hebrew calendar, it was Elul 29, the Day of the Shemitah, to strike a nation’s financial realm,” Cahn said. “So the greatest crashes in American history, up to those days, each happened on the exact same biblical day, the day that just happened to be appointed to strike a nation’s financial realm, and exactly seven biblical years apart to the very day and the very hours.”
And so, my brothers and sisters! Your tax dollars no longer fund a U.S. policy that at least gives lip service to a fair solution of an age-old conflict and a Palestinian state of its own. One, by the way, that would immeasurably ease tensions in the most volatile corner of the planet, help keep American soldiers out of harm’s way and reduce terror attacks on innocent citizens. Instead, we are privileging the foot soldiers in a new holy war—a war in which those of us who aren’t among the believers will end up in a lake of fire.
Because those who would speak truth are as a thorn in the side of the duplicitous and compromised, theirs is not a ‘live and let live’ mentality, but rather, ‘believe as I believe or else!’ When you politely tell them that you cannot believe as they believe because what they believe is not scripturally sound, you will inevitably be called judgmental, told the take the beam out of your own eye, be accused of legalism and branded as one who believes in works, or that works are a natural part of the believer’s journey.
In addition to Hagee’s theological roots, Norman argued against Jewish ties with Hagee because of his political beliefs. “I think they shouldn’t take the money because it’s part of this statist Zionist project that has genocide as collateral damage,” Norman said. Norman is also an organizer with Jewish Voice for Peace who has attempted to facilitate discussions about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but has often been rebuffed by local leaders.
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. It unfortunately reflects one of the many deceases of Christianity which is the I am teacher, theologically educated and therefore superior model that has made this religion useless the the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Father or our Savior. It has a root of pride: Although I cannot hear you, I’m smarter than you, I’m right your wrong, go do some more homework till you agree with me. Balderdash!!! When G-d sent His Son, he taught 12 Jews who would teach others to teach who would teach others to teach who would teach others to teach…. Christian teachers teach, for a fee, (sometimes just and emotional reward), have thrown out the Sabbath commandment and replaced it with a tithing commandment which was meant for Levites. His Son worked as a carpenter therefore He did not tithe, but boy did He know how to give.
Few Christians would dispute that general idea, which is reflected in the very terms “Old Testament” and “New Testament.” But Dispensationalist doctrine proposes sharp divisions of human history into three, four, seven or eight dispensations. One prevalent scenario depicts seven phases: Innocence (Adam and Eve before the Fall into sin), Conscience (after Eden through Noah’s Flood), Civil (government after the Flood), Promise (the patriarch Abraham till Moses), Law (Moses the law-giver through Jesus’ crucifixion), Grace (the present era after the crucifixion), and Kingdom (the End Times and Christ’s 1,000-year reign). Dallas seminary says the Bible focuses especially on those final three.
Before your head explodes at the thought of yet another story about an End Times-inflamed preacher, consider this. Not only does Pastor Hagee preside over the mega-church, Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, but he also heads a multi-million-dollar medias empire. Not only is he a powerful political player within the Republican Party, but he has established significant political connections in Israel. The faithful have lapped up many of the more than 30 books he has written, including: "Earth's Final Moments," "From Daniel to Doomsday: The Countdown Has Begun," "Can America Survive?: 10 Prophetic Signs That We Are The Terminal Generation" and "Jerusalem Countdown," which was made into a not-very-well-received movie. I think you get the general themes of Hagee's oeuvre!
Collin, I wasn’t sure what of your point of view or ‘theology’ but was suspecting ‘reformed.’ Your siting the Geneva Bible was my verification. Dear Brother, (and I hope you are truly that) please research with an unbiased mind and heart the life and times of John Calvin. I am not his judge, but I suspect he is not with Messiah Yeshua. He killed, or as with most lying cowards had them killed, 52 people who disagreed with his ‘theology.’ One polymath by the name of Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for having the temerity to dispute and disagree with JC on the doctrine of infant baptism and the trinity. John Hagee in all his error and buffoonery doesn’t hold a candle to the blasphemous error of T.U.L.I.P. Please, dear one, it’s not too late to have your mind regenerated by the washing of the Word and the renewal of the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh). If there is a more pernicious and subtle false teaching as Calvinism, I’m not aware of it. If the root is bitter, so will its fruit. Shalom Aleikhem.
“It wasn’t a challenge to bring the message from the book to the screen because the message about the book is about the contribution the Jewish people have made to the world, and especially Christianity, and the hope that we have as believers that in this world of chaos, in a world that’s upside down, in a nation that is losing its sense of direction, that God almighty is still in charge,” said Hagee, adding, “He knows the end from the beginning and he’s told us when you see these signs in the heavens, don’t run to the cabinet and start swallowing Tylenol. Lift up your heads and rejoice; your redemption draweth nigh.”
Many of Hagee’s delegations come to Ariel, one of Israel’s biggest and most problematic settlements. With a population of 20,000, Ariel sits strategically on a hilltop in the heart of the West Bank, dividing Palestinian families and villages, which are subject to random military inspections and intimidation by Israeli soldiers. Hagee and CUFI have poured millions of dollars into the settlement. A recreation center there bears his name.
We have an obligation to teach our children and our grandchildren about the joy and peace that is found in our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. We serve a God who is the Prince of Peace, and He delights in granting us favor. He will give you the best of things in the worst of times. And let me tell you, peace that surpasses all understanding is definitely a great thing to have during these uncertain times.
The Bible very clearly says in Joel the 2nd chapter, “I will show wonders in the heavens.” That’s a declaration that means that God wants us to see the things that are happening in heaven. “I will show you wonders in the heavens. The sun will not give its light.” That’s the solar eclipse that’s happening Friday. “And the moon shall be turned to blood.” Now, that’s where I got the title of the book. Jesus himself said in the Gospel of Luke, “I will show you wonders in the heavens: the sun, the moon, and the stars. And when you see these signs in the heavens, lift up your heads and rejoice, your redemption draweth nigh.” So Joel says it. Joel’s words are repeated exactly and acts in the second chapter. Jesus repeats that message in Luke the 21st chapter. So you have a three-fold biblical confirmation that these signs in the heavens are gods billboards that something big is about to happen on planet earth.
The land the Bundys run their cattle on is federally owned. Bundy’s emotional connection to it doesn’t make it his. Two courts rejected Bundy’s claims. The last judge found no merit to his argument: that the land in question should really belong to the state and therefore the blm doesn’t have jurisdiction. Bundy reportedly defended himself in court because no lawyer could make that case.
Please wake up Evangelical Christians! It’s a LIE that being a good Christian is dependent upon lavishing endless monetary support and blind praise upon (today’s false) Israel. But Pastor Texe Marrs (featured in the above video) can help you all discover the real truth about Zionism, Judaism and (today’s false) Israel. Here is Pastor Marrs’ website: http://www.powerofprophecy.com/
Really it wasn’t a challenge to bring the message from the book to the screen because the message about the book is about the contribution the Jewish people have made to the world, and especially Christianity, and the hope that we have as believers that in this world of chaos, in a world that’s upside down, in a nation that is losing its sense of direction, that God almighty is still in charge. He knows the end from the beginning and he’s told us when you see these signs in the heavens, don’t run to the cabinet and start swallowing Tylenol. Lift up your heads and rejoice; your redemption draweth nigh.
He was flanked by the Israeli and American flags, two stoic security guards, and two jumbotron-like screens. Beside me sat a Vietnam War veteran who returned to Cornerstone for the first time since 1985, a couple on their second visit, and many of the church’s faithful members. Hagee’s congregation had been warmed up by a half-hour of soulful Christian rock.
For Hagee and other evangelicals, God has been bringing about the end of days, one step at a time. Even the Holocaust, Hagee once claimed, was part of God’s plan to drive surviving Jews out of Europe toward Palestine. (The remarks led Arizona Sen. John McCain to reject Hagee’s 2008 presidential endorsement.) Yet Hagee’s Holocaust remarks were part of a larger Christian Zionist worldview that sees modern Israel as part of divine destiny. In this belief, God’s will made Israel, and Christians now must protect that covenant and keep Jerusalem “united” under Israel’s control, in order for Jesus to return to earth. In his book “Jerusalem Countdown,” which sold more than 700,000 copies, Hagee also pushed for a confrontation with Iran to hasten global conflagration and Christ’s return. “From this moment forward, for the rest of our lives, until Christ comes, Jerusalem is the center of the universe,” Hagee declared from the pulpit.
The final blood moon of the current tetrad is scheduled to happen on September 28, 2015. This coincidentally is also close to the end of the Shemitah year of 2014-2015, which started on September 25, 2014 and ends on September 13, 2015. This is the special Sabbath year that was commanded by Moses that Israel follow once they were established in their land after the Exodus (Leviticus 25:3-4). For six years Israel was to grow crops and harvest them, but on the seventh year there was a Sabbath for the land in which no crops would be planted. This was designed to be a year of rest and a built-in release or down time for the economy. Jonathan Cahn has speculated in his book “The Mystery of the Shemitah” that the coming Jewish year may also be a true Jubilee year, which only occurs once after every seven Shemitah years. Seven Shemitah years equals 49 years and the year following the seventh Shemitah, the 50th year, is the Jubilee. A tetrad of blood moons that precede a Jubilee year could foreshadow major events happening to Israel and to the world. It is difficult to predict such events beforehand, because they do not relate to definite Biblical prophecies; therefore, relying too much on on these potential signs could result in errors or false predictions. However, the final day of the Shemitah has been incredibly correlated to major economic collapses of the world’s economic system. Some of the most significant economic depressions and recessions have occurred during Shemitah years, especially at their end. Could the intersection of the Shemitah with the blood moons be a further sign that something of significance is about to happen?
Furthermore, Hagee is unable to discern the sufficiency of Christ (Colossians 2:8-10) and therefore recommends psychological therapy. Hagee is unable to discern the error of both Christmas and Halloween, and gives absolutely no good guidance to those who might go to him for answers about these pagan holidays. Finally, Hagee is so undiscerning that he can not tell a false Christian from a real one (1 John 2:4), as he believes a pervert (Deuteronomy 22:5) might even know Christ.
Furthermore, there have been 62 tetrads since the first century AD, though only eight of them have coincided with both feasts. Additionally, three of the four eclipses in the tetrad were not even visible in the biblical homeland of Israel, casting further doubt on Hagee and Biltz's interpretation; even then, only the very end of the last eclipse was visible in Israel.
They think they will be only spectators in the arena. Pretrib teachers and pretrib believers think they will be raptured at any moment, which will occur before the arrival of the Antichrist’s great tribulation. They are giddy to talk about biblical prophecy from afar. Ironically, they chatter and write profusely about the Antichrist and related Bible prophecy events, all along thinking in the back of their mind that they will escape the front-line persecution of the Antichrist.