Watchman Willie Martin Archive

Crimes against Christianity; Destruction of Christian Holy Places

A major scandal within American Christianity today is the idolatrous support of Israel by the false prophets of American evangelism who are misguiding millions of unwitting Americans into aiding and abetting the persecution of their fellow Christians in the Holy Land. The sex scandals that have devastated two of these evangelists, Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart, pale in comparison to the scandal of their sacrilegious support of the Zionist persecutors of Christianity who have gone so far as to even officially burn the New Testament.

American Christians, as well as Christians everywhere, would be horrified if they realized that the Zionist leaders would burn the word of God. Yet leaders, such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, as well as the deposed evangelists Bakker and Swaggart, among others, trumpet the Israeli Army as an idol and as an alleged ally of America.

No less a figure than Professor Yehoshafat Harkabi, former Head of Israeli Military Intelligence, has revealed the facts surrounding Israel’s official burning of the Gospels so cherished by all Christians, and above all by the fundamentalist Christians who have been misled by the televangelist accomplices of Zionist persecution of Christianity. General Harkabi writes:

“CHIEF RABBI OVADIAH YOSEF, who is considered to be a moderate¼(in 1979) issued A RULING THAT COPIES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SHOULD BE BURNED. This ruling did not remain a dead letter. An item in the newspaper Ma’ariv (14 June 1985) reported the burning of a copy of the New Testament found in the library at the base of the chief educational officer of the Israeli army¼

“These manifestations of hostility; the designation of Christians as idolaters, the demand to invoke “resident alien” ordinances, and the burning of the New Testament, are distressing. Outside the Land of Israel Jews never dare to behave in this fashion. Has independence made the Jews take leave of their senses?

“In such words an Israeli leader admits the truth about Zionist persecution of Christianity. Yet even such admissions are swept under the rug by the alleged Christian supporters of Israel.

“It is a great irony that those Christian leaders who have created a false idol out of the State of Israel are themselves, as purported Christians, condemned by the Zionists as idolaters.”

Examples of the idolatrous support of the Zionist persecutors of Christianity by leading American fundamentalist pastors follow:

Jerry Falwell says:

“Right at the very top of our priorities must be an unswerving commitment and devotion to the State of Israel.”

Of course he would say that the state of Israel furnishes him with his own private leer jet, pilot, fuel, and maintance.

Pat Robertson says: “The future of this Nation (America) may be at stake, because God will bless those that bless Israel.”

Jimmy Swaggart, before being deposed for becoming involved with a prostitute in a notorious sex scandal, said:

“God will bless those that bless Israel, and God will curse those that curse Israel.”

Do you see what lying dogs these and many more are?

Another notorious televangelist, Mike Evans, produced a television special entitled “Israel: America’s Key to Survival.” Although his mother came from an “Orthodox Jewish Background,” Mike Evans attended a Christian Bible school as a child. In 1970 he began what he calls a “Ministry for Israel.” Considering the long history of Zionist persecution of Christianity, one can only wonder at the shameful support for the persecutors of the followers of Christ in the native land of Christ. (

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