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Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. We are told by this administration that the MB is peaceful, but it created Hamas, which is a terrorist group.

To understand Hamas, you must first understand the Muslim Brotherhood. To understand who the MB is, we need to go all the way back to the end of WWI. This brought the end of the caliphate, the Ottoman Empire. At that time there were about 300,000,000 Muslims in the world compared with the 1.6 to 1.7 billion in the world today. The MB started in Egypt, and its goal was to bring back the caliphate and bring the world under the dominion of Islam.

The MB was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat and tried to take over the Egyptian government in the 1970’s. The Egyptian government has banned the MB from Egypt twice. It was restored under Mubarak because the MB helped him come to power. The MB is presently banned in Egypt. Other countries, like Egypt, recognize the MB as a terrorist organization, but the Obama administration refuses to do so.

In 1988, the MB gave birth to Hamas. The Hamas charter tells us that they were started by the Muslim Brotherhood and that it is the Palestinian arm of the MB to bring about the destruction of Israel. This is their whole purpose for existing.

Hamas took over the Gaza Strip by force. They control all the so-called Palestinians living in that region. All of the money that is sent in as humanitarian aid is stolen from the people and goes directly into the political or military branch of Hamas. It is used to finance attacks into Israel or to buy weapons.

Hamas became the official government of Palestine in 2006. The people in Gaza had an election, which we believe was fixed, and Hamas was brought into power. We now have a terrorist organization running Gaza. The point is that any humanitarian money going into Gaza will be diverted to terrorist activities.

I ask those who believe that Israel is the cause of the problems in the Middle East, why would you trust Hamas to do any better? Why would you support anything run by Hamas? The UN and many “Christian” charities have been infiltrated by Hamas. Let’s not forget that the Obama administration helped the overthrow of the Egyptian government when Mubarak, the MB puppet, came to power. It supported the rise of the MB. It gave 8 billion dollars to the MB to buy weapons, including tanks and planes. Had it not been for the secular Egyptian military, the MB would be running Egypt and doing what their charter says their purpose is, working for the destruction of Israel. How can you have peace if one entity will not recognize the other as a state and will not recognize their right to exist?

What is leading to the moral blindness in the churches and these “Christian” organizations?

I don’t consider these organizations to be Christian anymore. They need to stop calling themselves Christian organizations. They are deceiving millions of Christians into believing they are Christian when they won’t even stand on the Gospel.

I believe we have gotten off track because of a popular false teaching we hear today. It is known as replacement theology. It teaches that the “Church” has replaced Israel. It teaches that Israel has no place in biblical prophecy. It teaches that the New Covenant has done away with the Old Covenant, and that all of the promises made to Israel now apply to the “Church.” It teaches that we, as Christians, should not be concerned about Israel as a state.

Those who hold to replacement theology, also believe that Israel is occupying land that rightly belongs to the Arabs. Don’t they understand the history of the Old Testament? God promised the land of Cannon and much more to the descendants of Isaac. Replacement theology is a growing heresy.

The Bible answers the question concerning the land.

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; (Romans 11:17)

Notice that Israel was not done away with. We, the Christians, were grafted in among them. God is not through with the Jews. The Book of Revelation speaks of those from the 12 tribes of Israel. There can be no doubt that Israel plays an important part in end-time prophecy. For the things prophesied in the end-times there must be a temple. In order for there to be a temple there must be Jews worshiping in Israel.

Listen to the command of verse 18:

Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. (Romans 11:18)

This tells us the attitude we should have toward the natural branches. Remember, we are not supporting the root, it is the root that is supporting us. Verse 19 continues:

Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. (Romans 11:19)

Replacement theology boast that we, the Christians, are the privileged ones. They see Christians as being lifted up above the Jews.

Editor’s note: If God took the promises He made to Israel and transferred them to the Christians, what assurance do we have that He will not someday take those He has made to us and transfer them to someone else?

Replacement theology creates antisemitism among “Christians,” which is growing today. As we see this grow, we see a pro-Palestinian, pro-Islam attitude in churches. This is why asking where people stand concerning Israel is an important question to ask.

Replacement theology is causing Christians to become antisemitic. If Israel is not in end-time prophecy, then most of Scripture makes no sense. If Israel is back in the land, then the prophecies make real sense.

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