Monday, January 08, 2018

Abortion in Israel: Why Is There No Public Outcry from Pro-Life Christians?


Abortion in Israel: Why Is There No Public Outcry from Pro-Life Christians?

By Julio Severo
Israel, a nation that receives strong support from evangelical Christians around the world because of God’s promises to the Jewish people and their Promised Land, boasts of having one of most liberal abortion laws in the world, but such sacrifice of babies on the altar of Moloch and Baal barely causes a ripple among right-wingers and pro-life Christians.
Each woman in the Israeli military, the Israel Defense Forces, is given at least one “free” abortion if she wants one. “Free” for the woman, but not for the tax-payer.
Furthermore, while all Israeli women who want a “free,” publicly funded abortion must go before a government panel before having an abortion, the Israeli newspaper Times of Israel reports 98 percent of abortions are approved.
In 2012, Israel legally performed 20,063 “free” abortions — approximately 10% of all known pregnancies in Israel — at the expense of tax-payers. These numbers do not include non-recorded abortions performed in private offices without government funding.
So it is no surprise that in 2014 The Times of Israel run the headline “Israel’s abortion law now among world’s most liberal.”
Israel’s liberal abortion laws have been approved under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the leader of the most right-wing coalition government in Israel’s history.
The Israeli Right is not as worried about abortion — and for that matter, the homosexual agenda — as the American Right has been.
The Netanyahu government has also been an advocate of the global warming ideology, even criticizing the Trump administration for rejecting it, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Even though Netanyahu is known among American conservatives as a Jewish leader who encourages people to read the Bible and fiercely fights for the Promised Land — and he has my full support on these positions —, his anticonservative stances are less known, including his support for the homosexual agenda.
So Israel under Netanyahu has been no better than the most rebel Israeli governments in the Old Testament.
Writing in the progressive website “Patheos,” Catholic author Mark Shea raised an interesting point in his 2014 article titled “The Zealously Pro-Abort Politician ‘Prolife’ Christian Conservatives Staunchly Support.” He said,
“The Dems may have soured on Obama, but there is still one ardently pro-abortion politician that Americans love and support without question. Curiously, he is, if anything more intensely and unquestioningly supported by ‘prolife’ conservative Christians than by the left. Indeed, for many ‘prolife’ Christian conservatives, to question this zealously pro-abortion politician is like questioning the will of God himself. His name: Benjamin Netanyahu, whose administration enacted some of the most fanatically pro-abortion laws on the planet. Imagine conservative prolife Christians regularly declaring ’We must stand with President Obama as never before!’ and you get something of the disconnect. Only Obama has never enacted abortion policies as radical as Israel’s under Netanyahu. And with our tax monies, we are helping to subsidize them, all while Christian conservatives have been almost entirely silent, because many of them hold to a theology of ‘Touch not God’s Anointed’ when it comes to Israel.”
For conservative Americans, Israel in the Bible and Israel as a modern state with its pro-abortion and pro-sodomy policies are morally separate. In fact, they think that they should treat modern pro-abortion Israel with the same holy attitude Israel is treated in the Bible. Because Israel is abundantly mentioned in the Bible, they are incapable of criticizing modern Israel over its abortion and sodomy advocacy.
Their inconsistency is also demonstrated by their attitude of supporting pro-sodomy and pro-abortion Netanyahu when in no way they would tolerate similar version of pro-sodomy and pro-abortion right-wing politician in America.
Yet, not only conservatives are inconsistent regarding Israel.
You would expect left-wing groups around the world to hail Israel for its liberal abortion law. After all, these groups are in the forefront of the worldwide abortion advocacy in the United States, UN, etc.
You would expect these groups to follow their particular leftist common sense: “If Israel has liberal abortion and Arab nations do not have it, so we side with Israel!”
You would expect these groups to defend pro-abortion Israel and attack the antiabortion neighboring Muslim nations of Israel. But this is not so. Even when Israel insanely embraces abortion and gay parades and other homosexual perversions (rejected by all its Muslim neighbors), these groups keep supporting anti-sodomy and anti-abortion Muslim nations and attacking pro-abortion and pro-sodomy Israel.
Why do they behave this way? Cannot they appreciate the many leftist affinities of the Jewish state with the interests of the global Left? Cannot they remember that Karl Marx was a Jew? Do not they know that Israel is the most successful socialist nation in the world?
They seem to fear that if you begin to remember the Jewish component in Marx or in the pro-abortion Israel, people will be led to prominent Jewish qualities that are superior to Marx and the pro-abortion Israel.
Moses and the Jewish Scriptures (the Christian Old Testament) are superior to any leftist trendy law in Israel.
The Jewish Jesus is infinitely superior to the Jewish Marx.
The Jewish people are engraved with eternal values (this is why we say Jewish-Christian values) and these values are above Marx and pro-abortion Israel. Lead people to think in Jewish people, and they will inevitably think in the Jewish Scriptures. So is it any wonder that leftists prefer to defend Arabs and Muslims?
The Jewish state spends millions to subsidize abortion — and subsidy is the socialist way to take your money to fund services you do not approve, including abortion. If the liberal abortion law in Israel doesn’t anger Israeli right-wingers, it should anger conservative Christians around the world and lead them to take an intelligent stance on Israel: To support Jews’ exclusive right to their Promised Land, but not their sins.
Abortion is a very serious sin and crime. In fact, the Bible says that blood-shedding defiles a nation. In the case of Israel, its liberal abortion law defiles the Promised Land. And if God’s Word is correct, the only atonement for the blood of babies killed by abortion shed on the Promised Land is by the blood of the Jews who have shed it. God said,
“You shall not pollute the land in which you live; for blood pollutes the land, and the land can have no expiation for blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.” (Numbers 35:33 The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition. Oxford University Press. 2014)
Pro-life groups should protest taxpayer funding of abortions in Israel. There is no inconsistency between to support the Jewish right to the Promised Land and to protest the sacrifice of innocent Israeli babies. In fact, Israeli prophets, who believed the fundamental right of the Jews to their land, protested abundantly the sacrifice of babies in the worship of Baal in the old government of Israel.
Prophets’ protests are abundantly recorded in the Jewish Scriptures, which are the Christian Old Testament.
So if God’s servants denounced Israel’s sins in the past, why are God’s servants today so silent and fearful of denouncing the defilement of the Promised Land by the sins of sodomy (homosexuality) and sacrifice of babies (abortion) committed by the Jews in Israel? Or has Israel today an exclusive right to sin — a right God did not give to the old Israel?
What is the point of a Christian defending the Jews’ right to their land if they, by their sins, are losing the most important “land” — the eternal Promised Land in the Heaven?
Christians have an obligation to defend the exclusive Jewish right to the Promised Land. But they have a much bigger responsibility: to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jews in Israel and around the world, to save them from their sins, including their adherence to abortion, sodomy, socialism, etc.
Not every Christian leader disagrees with Israel’s abortion law. In Brazil, the founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) is an enthusiastic supporter of Israel and abortion.
Bishop Edir Macedo is a so big supporter of Israel that he and other UCKG leaders often visit Israel. He inaugurated in São Paulo a gigantic replica of the temple of Solomon. But, at the same time, he is the most pro-abortion and cessationist neo-Pentecostal leader in Brazil.
He became pro-abortion after several years living in the United States in contact with pro-abortion Protestants. And the Israeli pro-abortion culture only hardened his stance. Ultimately, he is following Israel’s sins.
What is the point of a Christian visiting Israel — just as Macedo and UCKG leaders frequently do — without preaching the Gospel or even do as the old prophets did by denouncing the blood-shedding of innocent babies defiling the Promised Land?
Why cannot pro-Israel Christians as Macedo denounce Israel’s sins?
Israel’s sins to be denounced do not include their conflict with Palestinians usurpers, because the Promised Land is just for Jews. Palestinians, who are mostly Muslim Arabs, should seek somewhere else to live.
The pro-life stance Christians have came from the Scriptures God gave to Israel, and Christians should work to give the Scriptures back to Israel, in its essence of obedience.
God said about the old Israel, with words that are similarly relevant to the modern pro-abortion Israel:
“Their own sons and daughters they sacrificed to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; so the land was polluted with bloodguilt. Thus they became defiled by their acts, debauched through their deeds. The LORD was angry with His people and He abhorred His inheritance.” (Psalm 106:37-40 The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition. Oxford University Press. 2014)
According to the Jewish Scriptures, God abhors child sacrifice and He abhors even His inheritance, Israel, when His people sheds innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters.
Child sacrifice to the god Baal in the old Israel
The Jews have an exclusive right to the Promised Land. But this right does not include filling the Promised Land with innocent blood and sodomy.
Yet, U.S. conservative Christians have had toward modern Israel a sacred silence on child sacrifice and sodomy that Israeli Prophets in the past never had toward the old Israel for the same sins.
As a right-winger, Benjamin Netanyahu is right when he denounces the Inquisition and the Holocaust and their Jewish victims. He was courageous by giving Pope Francis “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,” a book written by his own father that largely revolves about Spanish Catholics questioning, torturing, punishing and burning Jews. Pope Francis, who in his turn should give Netanyahu a book on how Jews are cowardly aborting their babies in Israel, has never done it.
Famous evangelical leaders who visit Israel and meet Netanyahu have had the same “courage” as the pope: They have never given Netanyahu any book showing how Israel is sinning against God by killing its own babies and celebrating sodomy.
Netanyahu gave a very beautiful example by giving a book on the crimes of the Inquisition. Now who will give him a book on the crimes of abortion?
The abortion holocaust needs to be exposed. When U.S. Christian leaders shut their eyes to abortion in Israel under Netanyahu, they are not behaving prophetically. They are behaving cowardly.
Above all, Christians should remember that the earthly Promised Land is not the ultimate destiny of the Jews. So they have the urgent mission to prepare the Jews for the heavenly Promised Land. And the only way to prepare them is by preaching the Gospel.
Without spiritual conversion, earthly Jews will keep filling the Promised Land with the blood of aborted babies and the abominable stains of sodomy. With such sins, they have no right to enter the heavenly Promised Land.
They need to know the Jewish Jesus, who is against the Inquisition and abortion and gives abundant life. Who will introduce Him to them?
With information from Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, LifeSiteNews, Daily Beast and Jewish Virtual Library.
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