Betrayal of the Chosen?
The New Bush Doctrineby Chuck Missler
Hal Lindsey called it "the greatest betrayal of Israel committed by any American president in history."1
Bill Koenig, our Washington correspondent, reports that "President George W. Bush is rapidly moving himself and our nation on a collision course with God over Israel's covenant land."2
On May 26, 2005, President Bush and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas convened a White House Rose Garden press conference and announced a number of astonishing points, including the following: All peace negotiations and concessions by Israel in the pursuit of peace with the Muslim nations and Palestinians since 1949 have been rendered null and void.3All of Israel's hard-fought, blood-bought gains of the three wars forced upon her, scuttled in this one announcement.
This astonishing and unexpected statement reversed long standing American policy. In his joint statement with Abbas, President Bush declared that any final status changes in the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be mutually agreed to on the basis of the 1949 armistice lines.
Only a month prior, in a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, President Bush said, "As I said last April, new realities on the ground make it unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will be achieved only on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities."
East Jerusalem was in Arab hands in 1949. A return to the 1949 armistice lines returns it to Arab hands again. The Western Wall. The Temple Mount. All of Biblical Jerusalem.Bush went on further: "A viable two-state solution must ensure contiguity of the West Bank, and a state of scattered territories will not work. There must also be meaningful linkages between the West Bank and Gaza. This is the position of the United States today; it will be the position of the United States at the time of the final status negotiations."
Connecting the West Bank and Gaza effectively cuts the state of Israel in half, making Israel itself a "state of scattered territories."
Again, the message is: terrorism pays. Bush also committed $50 million for "humanitarian" assistance to the PLO. Your tax dollars at work. A small stipend in contrast to the judgment of terrorism which has already cost us $1 trillion in the U.S. and $300 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan, and continues to climb.
The Bible is the most accurate account of history known to man. All of our benefits as Christians derive, ultimately, from the Abrahamic Covenant, which is the very issue that the world is attempting to abrogate. Its dimensions,4 in a deed which belongs to God,5 and its descendants are clearly identified: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
What's Wrong with the "Road Map"?6
The grant was unconditional; disobedience did not forfeit their rights to the land.7 They are the desire of God's heart.8 Their dwelling in the future is prophesied.9Attempts to remove them will not be successful.10 Any foreign policy involving that particular piece of real estate incurs the risk of poking a finger in the eye of God! Its final destiny is in His hands.11
The Real Issue for Us
Frankly, I'm not worried for Israel:
Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Ultimately, it's God's problem, not ours.12
But I am very worried about us. It has been widely recognized by most Biblically literate observers that America is long overdue for judgment. Remember Billy Graham's memorable quip: "If God doesn't judge America He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah."
Thomas Jefferson expressed it centuries ago, "I tremble for my country when I recall that God is just; and that His justice will not sleep forever."
One of the most frequently asked questions I encounter from spiritually alert audiences is, "Why hasn't God judged America?" My usual answer refers them to the commitments in Genesis 12:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
I personally believe it has been America's defense of Israel's right to exist that has deferred an overdue judgment. I am deeply concerned that betraying our traditional support of Israel may lead to our own demise. Hosea's indictment and prognosis for the North ern Kingdom parallels our own.13 We, too, have abandoned our heritage and God may also use our enemies to render a long overdue judgment.14 That may also explain the ominous lack of mention of the United States in the final prophetic confrontations.
If you care for your children and grandchildren, we need to spend serious time in prayer for our country and its leadership. At all levels. Whether you agree with them or not.
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Supplemental Resources for the Diligent:
Hosea, Can You See?: Hosea's Challenge to America - Chuck Missler
Post-Iraq Assessment: The Geopolitical Landscape of the Middle East - Chuck Missler
A Contribution by Benjamin Netanyahu: Lessons from the Sudetenland - Benjamin Netanyahu
Betrayal Of The Chosen - Israel, The Land Of Promise
- Will the "Peace Process" lead to peace? Why or Why not?
- Have the victims of the Holocaust now become the villains of the Middle East?
- Is the plight of the Palestinians fact or fable?
The Prodigal Heirs - The Roles And Destinies Of Israel And The Church
In this message Chuck Missler reviews popular myths
- Replacement Theology
- Israel rejected her messiah; therefore she forfeited the promises God had made to her.
- The Church has replaced Israel, becoming "Spiritual Israel."
- The Lost Ten Tribes Theory
Hosea Can You See? - America's Warning From Ancient Israel
They had been experiencing an unparalleled prosperity in their time - yet they had sunk to the lowest moral depths of their two hundred year history. It was the Best of Times and it was the Worst of Times.
- As a result, God was about to use their enemies as His instrument of judgment.
- America, too, is in a disturbingly comparable situation: Unparalleled prosperity on the one hand - yet immorality unprecedented in our two-century history.
- Is God also going to use our enemies as instruments of His judgment?
Roots Of War - Profiling the Middle East
Why is there so much turmoil in the Middle East?
In this comprehensive overview of India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Russia, China and Israel, Chuck covers the background of each country as well as their military strengths, political agendas, historical roots, religious affiliations and the roles they each play in Bible prophecy.
The Sword of Allah - The Origins And Movement of Islam
- Do you know that Islam is the fastest growing religion on the Planet Earth?
- With their oil revenues and their possession of nuclear weapons, their aggressive agenda cannot be ignored.