Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Guess who says "Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah."

Of all people, I am sensitive to the need to be quoted in context, so check this intriguing development out yourself.

Who would have guessed that a leading megachurch pastor/televangelist (John Hagee) would suggest that Jesus is not the Messiah?

It takes some
work, and reading in context, to see what an extreme Zionism has done to this man's theology.
Who would have guessed Hagee himself would be accused of being prophet of the AntiChrist?
(At least Hagee here confirms that Obama is probably not the AntiChrist)

From the book promo video:
"The Jewish people, as a whole did not reject Jesus as Messiah."
"Jesus did not come to Earth to be the Messiah."
"Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah."
"The Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered."

"Jesus refused to drink the Messiah’s cup… In refusing to drink the cup, Jesus rejected to the last detail the role of Messiah in word or deed. The Jews did not reject Jesus as Messiah; it was Jesus who rejected the Jewish desire for him to be their Messiah." (144, 145, Hagee's book)

If he means Jesus refused to conform to popular conceptions about what Messiah should look like/act like; or that he did not directly use the term; no problem. But more seems to be at stake.

I would love to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but I don't want to be caught in a Christian bookstore(:

...let alone reading Hageee books(:

You may want to read this review or do some googling
for the same reason...
or not.

John McCain will be.


  1. It may soon be time for you to comment on "Letting Go of God" from Julia Sweeney. It seems to be getting a lot of undeserved press.

  2. Hey thanks for the tip, HunselArnie, I actually hadn't heard of her


Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!