We must not accept money from Proselytizing organizations

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Published on June 3rd, 2016 | by Diane Bederman

Please note: Non-Jews who respect Jews for who we are and want Israel to be the Jewish state-this article is not about you!

What is it about the scent of other people’s money that it destroys the brain cells of some of our brightest Jewish people? That it affects their moral compass and discernment?

I have worked as a fundraiser for a charity. It is no easy task. When someone wants to give you money you jump on it; unless the person or organization giving that money conflicts with your agenda. It is called integrity. So why do Jewish organizations take money from places like ICEJ-the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem? Because it comes to them-easy money.

This organization has one goal-spreading the word of Jesus to the Jews. Now. Not in the world to come. But now, in Israel; the one country in the entire world where Jews should be free from these attacks against our values and beliefs after the Christian world turned a blind eye-or maybe not so blind-to the death of millions of us. Do you not think that these people who claim to love us would love us enough not to preach Jesus in Israel?

They teach their representatives in the 70 plus chapters around the world to befriend thelambs copy Jewish people; get involved in their work. The President of ICEJ in Canada is very successful. I know this from personal experience. I have been removed from two Jewish organizations because of a conflict-my refusal to be part of an organization that takes money from ICEJ- and have been shunned by others.

Dr. George Giacumakis, the one-time Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ICEJ, has said straight out that it is hoped, through various ‘friendship’ organizations with Jews, and by giving financial and political support to Israel, that Jews will start showing interest in Christianity.

ICEJ writes: “The Jewish world must know that the call to be obedient to world missions, including the Jewish world, is not a small matter that can be compromised. No, this call is a major tenet of our biblical faith” (Romans 1:16; Matthew 28:18-20).

Rev. Malcolm Hedding, the former Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem said “Now if I said to my Jewish friends that in order to have a meaningful relationship with me, they must stop celebrating Shabbat, they would be horrified and reject such a position out of hand. But this is what some Jews are doing to Christians! They assert that no relationship between Jews and Christians can take place unless the Christians disavow missionary activity.”

ICEJ works with organizations, like KKCJ, whose sole purpose it to plant seeds in Israel-churches-that call out to the Jewish people; that promote Jews for Jesus, throughout the land. They are building them now. For the present. Not the world to come. Please watch this video.

Wayne Hilsden, from KKCJ and an ICEJ board member, attended a conference sponsored by ICEJ. He talks about their plans for ISRAEL. They intend to share the Messiah’s love. And they are developing Hebrew speaking congregations to do this. They want to help us by bringing the teaching of Jesus to the land.

“The vision of King of Kings Community is ‘to be a compelling, Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making community that reveals the true face of Yeshua (Jesus) to Israel and to the nations.’’

And ICEJ is associated with Calev Myers of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. who declared “We believe the day is coming, friends, when Jesus once again will reveal himself to Israel, to the Jewish people.”

ICEJ does amazing word callisthenics to avoid saying directly that they target the Jews for conversion yet they bring proselytizing groups together: “The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has had the privilege to be involved both with the move of God around the world through our international branches in more than 70 countries, and to be actively engaged in the modern restoration of Israel through our global headquarters here in Jerusalem. At this unique time in history, we felt to call Christian leaders to Jerusalem to receive a fresh and prophetic perspective on the time we live in and to equip them for pursuing their own calling.”

I implore you to read the statements on line and discover for yourself the mission statement of this world -wide organization. It is part of a larger group who are covertly and overtly preaching Jesus to the Jews, while telling us they love us.

Am Yisrael, there are 7 billion people in the world. One billion are Catholic. One Billion are Christian. There are millions of Christians, amongst others, who love us for who we are, not what we can do for them. Let us befriend these people.

We must stop being so fearful that we accept help-with strings attached. The enemy of my enemy usually turns out to be my enemy. History records that every time we look outward for help, rely on others, we grieve.

We have an extraordinary country with an extraordinary military and the hardest working citizens who create not just for Israel and the Jewish people-but for people all over the world who are grateful. We will suffer if we continue to fool ourselves that we can take money from these people and not have to pay back at some point-although I think we are already paying back-with more churches throughout Israel and Jews pushed aside in Jewish organizations world-wide in order to keep the ICEJ money train on track.

I want to share a story with you from way back in the 1960’s. It’s called To Serve Man and it was written by Rod Serling for the Twilight Zone series. That series was cutting edge at the time and there are some stories that stay with me to today. Here’s the story as I remember it, about serving man.

A group of people come from another planet and want to befriend the humans-mankind. Needless to say, the people were afraid-aliens for heaven sake! But these aliens ingratiated themselves by offering to help them in so many ways. And soon the people warmed up to them. And then the aliens invited groups of people to come on the spaceship, and go back with them to their planet. How bad could it be? After all, look how well they were treating the people of planet earth. So a group of people sign up for the expedition. All excited. And we watch them climb up the steps and into the ship off to this new planet where they have been promised that man will be served.

And man was indeed served……….. baked, broiled and boiled.

The aliens were honest when they said they wanted to serve man. But the people only heard what they wanted to hear.

Today, the Jewish people are told by many Christian organizations that they want to serve us. They love us and want to help us. And we hear only that they care about us. We hear them say we want to serve the Jewish people. And they do. They want to serve us up to Jesus. They want to change the Jewish neshama of the land of Israel into a Christian one.

So the next time a Christian organization like ICEJ KKCJ and JIJ offer to serve us I hope you will take a step back and remember this Twilight Zone story to serve man.

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2 thoughts on “We must not accept money from Proselytizing organizations

  1. Not being in the land, nor a Jew, I have no vote in sources from which support is accepted. That said, I wish Jews wouldn’t accept from Christian organizations- nor (especially not) those which proclaim that proselytization is not at the core of their mission.
    This is what I posted on ‘Switch to Judaism’ FB posting of this article:

    ‘They really, I mean really, proselytize out of what they are convinced is love.
    Christian missionaries believe that because of the ‘veil of disbelief’ over the eyes of the Jews, they must resort to seemingly disingenuous tactics to ‘get their foot in the door’. They are truly convinced that if Jews just saw the ‘helping hand of Jesus’, which they think they are (the hands and feet of Jesus), then the ‘veil’ of the Jews would be removed. They also believe the heavenly reward is great for even attempting- ‘planting the seeds’.
    There are missionizing organizations, even supported by prominent orthodox Israeli rabbis, which forbid their participants from divulging their underlying drive. They’re Christians, many proclaiming strict Torah-observance (what an oxymoron), who believe they must love the chosen people with service. Through years of service, they believe the Jews will see Jesus in them and want to know more. It’s a deceitfully infectious tactic, but again, they fully believe they are loving.
    It’s unfathomably convoluted. I’ve participated for years in several of the missionizing groups. They are incessantly moved by overwhelming emotion. It’s impossible to reason with them- as is the case with most Christians. Most are very kind and compassionate- don’t get me wrong, they aren’t bad. That’s the problem- they literally kill with kindness.
    I was once there and see it so clearly now.’

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