Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”

Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:62-64)

The Dual Covenant Denial of the Messiah By John Hagee

Apprising Ministries brings you more lunacy in the Lord’s Name from Word Faith megapastor John Hagee. Over at Truth War Central some quotes are posted which are taken directly from In Defense of Israel (IDI). IDI is the heretical new book where Hagee makes, among others equally absurd, the ludicrous statement: “[Jesus] refused to be their Messiah [the Jews], choosing instead to be the Savior of the world” (143). (Online source)

Huh?! The Messiah promised by God is “the Savior of the world.” And Jesus just happens to be under the very distinct impression this was Who He is:

The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” (John 4:25-26)

Below we have John Hagee from his own JHM Magazine Summer 2002 edition, which is still available at his John Hagee Ministries website. What he will say below is completely unacceptable for a Christian pastor because Hagee is literally denying Jewish people an opportunity to hear the genuine Gospel of Jesus Christ:

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. You [of Jewish decent] do not. Let’s accept that difference and go forward. I say to my Orthodox Jewish friends, when we’re standing on the streets of Jerusalem and the Messiah is coming down the road, one of us has a big theological adjustment to make. Until then, let’s work in common cause for the State of Israel to help them secure their freedom, self-determination, and hope that Zion shall live forever.

BBC REPORTER 1: And conversion before the coming of the Messiah is not on your agenda?

PASTOR HAGEE: If a Jewish person asks me about what it requires to be a Christian, I’m delighted to tell them. But I do not target Jewish people for salvation. (Online source, 19)

Hagee should have explained that Christ Jesus of Nazareth has already come. Yes, Jesus will return; but in His first coming, He was rejected and crucified. More than that, according to God the Holy Spirit:

Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves knowthis Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.”

“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.”
(Acts 2:22-24, NASB)

Finally consider the following from the edition April 2004 edition of Charisma magazine. Jim Douglas is the author of a piece called “Big Faith in Texas” about John Hagee’s book The Seven Secrets: Uncovering Genuine Success, which has typical Word Faith prosperity teaching such as chapter 8 containing “SECRET SEVEN: THE UNDENIABLE LAWS OF PROSPERITY Unleashing the Power of God’s Abundance.”

But germaine to our discussion here of John Hagee’s dual covenant denial of Jesus of Nazareth’s claim to be God’s Messiah; in the aforementioned article, Douglas informs us that:

Hagee has been an avid supporter of Israel since he first visited the embattled nation in 1978. “I went to Israel as a tourist and returned home a committed Zionist,” he told Charisma.

But his friendship with Jews has also raised controversy among some Christians, mainly because of Hagee’s view that Jews have a special place in God’s economy. Hagee says his position has been misreported by the press and misunderstood by critics such as Jerry Falwell, who once labeled Hagee a heretic.

Hagee says his views are based on chapters nine through 11 of Paul’s letter to the Romans. “Paul says the Jewish people have been blinded to the identity of Jesus by the hand of God for the benefit of the Gentiles, and they remain blinded to this day,” says Hagee, who believes in the long run that “all Israel will be saved.”

Thus, he believes Christians have no duty to evangelize Jews but that “Gentiles are commanded to treat Jewish people lovingly until the revelation of Jesus to them.” Hagee’s study leads him to conclude that this commandment has been disobeyed for centuries by Christians, some of whom fanned the flames of anti-Semitism.

While Hagee doesn’t think evangelizing Jews is an essential part of the Christian life, he believes that loving them is, and he publicly proclaims that belief in typically black-and-white terms.
(Online source)

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