By Timothy Fitzpatrick
August 12, 2014 Anno Domini
Normally I wouldn’t critique an article from Henry Makow’s website, as he posts from a number of different authors and on a wide variety of topics, not with all of which I agree. But because of the sensitive nature of the last month, the Gaza massacre, and because Mr. Makow is a popular anti-Zionist researcher, I felt it incumbent upon me to call out what I see as the Zionist subversion of his website.
On August 9, Makow published an article by Chris Glover entitled Is Israeli Aggression Based on End Times Prophesy? A quick search turned up nothing about the author, so there is little we can go on about the author’s motives other than what he has written. The article argues that despite the “satanic assault on Gaza”, it’s all going according to Bible prophecy and the media’s heavy focus on Gaza is hastening worldwide indignation against Israel, which the Bible supposedly said would happen in the “end times.”
Glover sets the tone early in the article for his propaganda with,
According to the Bible and the Book of Revelations, all the nations of the world will turn against Israel during the end times.
This is the typical premillennial-dispensationalist heresy of futurism—the myths of which I dispel in The Jewish command to deceive Christians about Bible prophecy (I asked Mr. Makow to republish this article at his website in response to Glover’s piece, but there has been no action on it at this time). Firstly, it makes the profound error of assuming that today’s Israel constitutes the Israel spoken of in the Bible and that God has any use for the physical nation of Israel as it was over 2,000 years ago. Furthermore, to support this heretical contrivance, the author makes a weak argument for what he perceives as the increased media attention on the Gaza massacre. Frankly, the media has under-reported the matter and, in the case of American media, portrayed Gaza as the villain. But that doesn’t matter to Glover. He must stretch the truth in order to support his remaining arguments. And any truths Glover tells, like that the Mossad-CIA alliance is behind the ISIS-ISIL threat, is overshadowed by his eschatological confusion.
After Glover has sucked the reader in with talk of false flags in the Middle East and Ukraine, which are mostly true, he finally lays down another heretical bombshell.
He will have a covenant with Israel and crush its enemies. But Israel must be hated by the nations in order for this to happen. Is this what the mainstream media is playing into at the current time?
Another typical futurist lie based on a misinterpretation of the Book of Daniel, Chapter 9, verse 26-27, where it’s supposedly talking about an anti-Christ figure making a seven-year peace treaty with Israel and it’s Islamic neighbours. In reality, this portion of Daniel is talking about Jesus confirming the New Covenant with all who would believe. The time period in which Jesus was prophesied to confirm this was seven years—the final week of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.
Makow, or Glover, introduce the article with a couple of passages from the Old Testament:
Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup, one that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
The Orthodox Christian interpretation of these two passages is that they were fulfilled in 70 A.D., when Rome—an empire of many nations, the world as such—encompassed Jerusalem with a siege, slaughtered one million Jews (according to Josephus), looted and burnt the Temple, and left Jerusalem utterly desolate, as Jesus said would happen.
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate : and I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. —Luke 13:35
This effectively and permanently ended the Jewish age of history. Any chance for the Jews to receive salvation now lies with their acceptance of Christ. Israel as a nation is now no longer needed, as the bigger picture, as was intended from the beginning, is that all peoples, from all nations would come to the truth.
The only sense in the “world turning against Israel” is with respect to the Church, which is the true Israel of God. That certainly is and will continue to happen, which will hasten the real end times. And Israel, as we know it, will likely not even exist in the end times, although Jerusalem will likely by the capital of some New Age one-world government. But what Glover is advancing is fundamentally Zionist, despite his seeming distaste with “Zionist-Kabbalists”.