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Reader comment on item: How Church Attendance Affects American Attitudes toward Israel
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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Oct 3, 2014 at 06:03

Hi, Tovey

Let me start with your title line, "Actually-Proper Church Doctrine has Everything to do With Jesus as Messiah"

While this may be true of "proper church doctrien", note that this is not what I was talking about to "Rabbi". I was talking with him about the reasons for Christian support of Israel, if I remember rightly.

I just scanned your piece, which is an apology for Christian church doctrine. It doesn't interest me. I am not a church member, and only visit churches on rare occasions. I plan to do so this Sunday, with the express purpose of contacting a friend. I've been invited to a Kol Nidre tonight by a friend, and may go out of curiosity

Concerning Jesus, you must know by now, that I have no problems with the New Testament, nor with anything Jesus or his followers said. I do have tremendous trouble with the Churdh's insistance on worshipping Jesus, something he most certainly did NOT command even his followers to do; and behind most Christian preaching about him, this false doctrine lurks. Jews are forbidden by God to receive such teaching; and it is repulsive to me. I worship the God of Israel, the God whom Jesus worshipped; and it is my intent to love Him and serve Him with all my heart. I do not worship men.

You have set out to prove that Jesus is the successor of David and the Messiah. You're preaching to the choir.

I have often brought up and commented on the scriptures in my posts. I am mostly concerned with Ezekiel 38-39 at the moment, because this may talk about things happening today in Turkey and Syria.

Turkey's parliament has just cleared away hurdles keeping President Erdogan from sending his armed forces into Syria. Since he is adamant on wanting to replace Syrian President al-Assad with a Muslim Brotherhood government, such an incursion is almost certain to meet stiff Syrian, Iranian and Russian resistance. Erdogan has also vowed to go after not only ISIL, but after ALL "terrorist" groups. Turkey currently lists the PKK, an arm of which rules Syrian Kurdistan, as such a group; and the US lists the Nusra front, the only other effective force fighting against Assad, as a terrorist group as well. Adding this all together, Turkey is clearing the way for an invasion of Syria, in which it will attack EVERYONE. Erdogan is biting off a huge morsel here, much more than he can swallow, with the active urging of the President of the United States. How this can end in any way OTHER than an attack on Israel (foretold in Ezek. 38-39), is beyond me. As I said on another post, we are approaching "crunch time" for Erdogan -- or perhaps, I should say "Gog".

How does this affect what I do? I'm THINKING about ordering my life, with a view that our remaining days in this wicked generation are numbered. Being in my late 60s, of course, I know already that this was true for me. Others are not so old, though; and they need to be warned to mend their ways. What better time to do this, than on the approach of Yom Kippur!

Shalom shalom.

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