Christ at the Checkpoint organiser Stephen Sizer, has given yet another interview to a Islamic TV station (Iraqi Aletejah TV) to blast and misrepresent Christian supporters of Israel.
In this video Sizer claims at 20:10 mins that Christian Zionists are greedy because, according to him, their support is based on the hope that they will get financial gain for supporting Israel as a result of the Bible statement from God “I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.” Not only does Sizer offer an implied caricature image of all Christian support of Israel as being based on self-interest, he claims this verse is proof that Christian Zionism is a prosperity Gospel. He calls a major promise by God to Abraham a nonsense if it is believed to still be for Jews today.
Sizer will not turn his nose up at even the most ridiculous of arguments to serve his anti-Israel cause, not even his claim at 14:26 mins that the two blue lines top and bottom of the Israeli flag represent the two rivers Nile and Euphrates and are an evidence of Israel’s expansionism. The blue on the Israeli flag owes more to the tallit (prayer shawl) than the traditional anti-Semitic canard that there is a shadowy Zionist desire to rule the world.
It must be said, for a self-proclaimed evangelical and a cleric, he missed a great chance to share his faith. In fact he reveals his real influence is politics, and Jesus, it seems, is a good vehicle for him to promote his political agenda. He fails also to admit to the Muslim host, that he was a rather vigorous Christian Zionist himself. Maybe his critique of Christian support of Israel is more a commentary of what he used to believe rather than what all Christian Zionists actually believe. He claims 18:20 mins that the destruction of Christians in the Palestinian Authority areas is not due to the suppression of them by Hamas, the PA and other Islamist groups, but rather European Christians. He reveals his Euro-centric view of the world, failing to note the vast majority of Evangelicals today are not European white-males like him, rather they are in the global South.
Stephen Sizer does with history and the Bible what Dan Brown did with art, history and the Bible in the Da Vinci Code, creates an amazing fantasy world with just enough random anchor points in fact to make it plausible to the gullible and justification for those who just like to hate Jews.
For those Messianic Jews speaking at CaTC this year, they will simply be used as more evidences by Sizer for his fantasy world.