Huckabee and the Jews

After reading my post about Huckabee, my friend the Soccer Dad directed me to an Israel Matzav post about Huckabee’s visits to Israel and to Yad Vashem. Reading that post, I can only conclude that (a) Huckabee recognizes Israel as a nation amongst nations and (b) that Huckabee has correctly understood that one of the main messages to take away from the Holocaust is that bad things happen when good people do nothing.

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  1. says

    Book,

    As I have said before, virtually all Conservative Christians support and defend Israel. There are exceptions in the Reformed Calvinist camps and those who fall for Replacement Theology (the ridiculous and unsubstantiated theory that the Christian church has replaced Israel in God’s economy).

    Huckabee would be a great choice but unless a miracle happens, he will be swamped by the machines of liberals in conservative clothing.

    ExP(Jack)

  2. says

    I’ve been reading Zev Chafets’ fact-filled, humorous and profound book “A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man’s Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance,” which confirmed what I’ve long believed about American Evangelical Christians — they’re the best friends Jews have ever had in their history.

    I know that many Jews are bothered by the fact that these same Evangelicals, while believing that the Jews have a historical right to Israel, also believe that, if they don’t convert, these same Jews will be denied salvation and Heaven. That doesn’t bother me. My Christian friends have more than fulfilled their moral duty by enlightening me about their beliefs, beliefs I deeply respect, and by their efforts to bring me, without fire or sword, to their world view.

    As it is, I am currently exercising my God given free will by staying on the Jewish side of things. If my Christian friends are right, I’m in deep trouble at the end of days. In legal terms, my decision constitutes “assumption of the risk.” If my Christian friends haven’t correctly read what will happen at the end, and if God has different plans for us at that time, well, I guess I’ll see what happens.

    As it is, I’m deeply grateful for their support in the here and now, which is the only world I know. I also know that, no matter how the end of the world plays out, if there is a God and an afterlife, the good these Christians have done now will be amply rewarded.

  3. says

    Well, here’s a different Christian’s view, BW.

    Christians have the obligation to share their experience and their Scriptural views. But the responsibility for convincing those to whom they witness belongs to the Holy Spirit. Unless the “witnessee”, be he a Jew, a Muslim, someone from another Christian denomination (ever hear of “sheep-stealing”?) hears God’s voice (figuratively or literally) and rejects the Lord’s leading, he will be saved.

    God wants us to trust Him, and to follow as He leads us, step by step, along the path *HE* has marked out for us. When we balk, or stumble, the specifics of the path may change, and none of us is walking on exactly the same path as anyone else, since we are individuals with distinct histories and inherent characteristics. Christ’s admonition to “judge not, lest ye be judged” had NOTHING to do with a refusal to label the killing of an innocent human being a sin, and everything to do with refraining from making statements about another human being’s status with God.

    I remember my third-grade teacher telling us how sad it was that Billy Graham would be lost, because she had written him several times explaining the Sabbath (seventh day, as in the 10 commandments) and good ol’ Billy was still keeping Sunday. My more mature perspective is that God may very well refuse to convict Billy Graham on the seventh-day sabbath (always assuming that my church is correct on this) specifically so he can go around the world introducing people to Jesus Christ.

    God bless you and yours, along with all the rest of us.

  4. Audrey O'Hanlon says

    thanks for your articles about Huckabee.
    It has helped me to decide. I hope he stays in the race.

    I pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem without fail daily.

    Again thanks.
    Audrey O’Hanlon

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