Pope Benedict XVI has finally left our shores. But before leaving, he made sure to strongly endorse what the enemies of the Jewish state are eager to establish, a two-state solution which looking from a logical perspective, means a final solution. Pope Benedict is playing a hypocritical game with what he calls “his big brothers.” For two thousands of years, the Catholic Church has denounced the Jews whom they have persecuted, murdered, and massacred because they refused to recognize the Nazarene as their savior. Prior to the miraculous creation of the State of Israel in 1948, the Catholic Church had predicted the theological doctrine that the Jews were punished by God and doomed to be scattered throughout the world without a place to rest for eternity.
Now that the Jews have returned to their eternal homeland, the Church, embarrassingly, has been forced to recognize this 20th century miracle by recognizing the State of Israel as the Jewish homeland. This unpredictable situation is indeed in contradiction to the New Testament’s prophecy. However, even though Pope Benedict in his recent speech in Israel proclaimed that the Jews are their big brothers, he stopped short to pronounce the message and mission that the Jewish people are entitled to proclaim to the world. In fact, for the Catholic Church, the Jews are no longer the chosen ones, and the Jewish Scriptures are obsolete and replaced by the New Testament. The Christians are now the New Israel and God’s Jewish messengers and witnesses are to be replaced by the Holy Church. This is called by the Church “Replacement Theology.” Moreover, the main tenet of the replacement theology is that the only role left for the Jews is to convert to Christianity.
This Christian replacement theology has been compounded by the fact that even though the Church had no choice but to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people after 2,000 years of exile, and we have seen two different Popes’ visit Israel, Benedict made sure that this miraculous event was just a passing “incident” which will soon dissipate by his staunch pronouncement and support for a two-state solution. You may recall the support that the previous John Paul also bestowed to the arch-terrorist Arafat through several audiences while he was the PLO Chief.
The mindset behind this visit of Pope Benedict is that although Israel is temporarily a sovereign Jewish state in contradiction to the Church’s thousand years’ prediction to the contrary, that by endorsing a two-state solution, meaning carving an Arab-Islamist in the heart of Israel, that Israel will soon cease to exist giving way to the Church’s long-held predicament of Jewish continued suffering and wandering for eternity.
This essay is by no means a hateful message directed to the Catholic Church. What is written is sadly what has transpired recently in Israel through the Pope’s visit and declarations. You would expect that due to the sad and horrific Jew hatred perpetrated by the Catholic Church in the past, that a Pope who represents over one billion adherents would abstain supporting a suicidal Islamic entity to be carved from the entrails of the State of Israel, which they know would mean the gradual slaughter and murder of Jews once again. In contrast, I also have to applaud and defend the millions of evangelical Christians who are staunch supporters of Israel as a Jewish State and opposed to a two-state solution.
Mark my words. The establishment of the State of Israel is no accident. It has been predicted in the Jewish scriptures for over three thousand years ago, including the ingathering of the Jewish tribes to Israel which is actually happening as we speak. Soon, in the forthcoming end of days, and in the words of Zechariah 8:23 “‘In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”