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  •  I believe that if you examine their rhetoric (2+ / 0-)
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    more closely you will find that much of it is narrowly pro-Zionist but fundamentally and viciously anti-Semitic. The idea is for "the Jews" to kill off all of "the Muslims" in the Armageddon war (even those who do not live in the Middle East), and for almost all Jews to be killed in the process, and then for the tiny remnant to all convert to Christianity just in time for the Thousand-Year Reign of Christ on Earth.

    The exact sequence of events predicted is quite muddled, but getting rid of Jews and Muslims both is explicit in several versions of this delusion. Here is just one source, on Pat Robertson's version. John Hagee has another, and so do many beside those two.

    The End of the Age, Pat Robertson's novel about Armageddon.  Helpful (very helpful) in understanding his views of Dispensationalism.   (Rabin was killed because he worked for peace (against God's will) in the Middle East + much more)

    Reflecting on the Rabin assassination on November 14, Robertson said: "I believe that anyone who injures God's land—God's holy land—and blocks the flow of prophecy in that land is in great danger. And the Lord warned me years and years ago, 'You're coming into Israel, the land of the Bible. You don't make mistakes here because the prophecies will stand.' And however much God may love me, He'd take me out of the way…to keep me from interfering with prophecy." This was the first time in months that Robertson spoke against the peace process."

    Democracy Under Assault
    Theopolitics, Incivility and Violence on the Right

    Michele Swenson
    Pat Robertson's American Theocracy

    Christian Zionism: The new heresy that sways America

    "The religious contagion, originating in the Middle East, in the ancient tribal rivalries of two fierce desert peoples, has invaded this country—and I don't mean the immigration of the Jews to American shores. The growth of the millenialist varieties of evangelical Christianity has meant the strengthening of the Israeli lobby in this country to such an extent that it has become the dominant force in the conservative movement—and a big factor in the activist base of the Republican party. The Christian Coalition, and its leader, Pat Robertson, adhere to this view of the Bible that gives Israel a special place as the harbinger of the Last Days. The Antichrist, whom many say will rise out of Russia, or perhaps the EU, will confront Israel on the plain known as Armageddon—and after that, the conversion of the Jews, the Rapture, and the Kingdom of God on Earth."

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:28:57 PM PST

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