David Hathaway on his way back to Israel

hathaway in israelHere is a searching post from Hannah Weiss for Kehila.org the inter-Congregational website for the Israeli Messianic Community. We have covered Hathaway’s visits and triggered the big debate about him here here here and here.

Back in february 2012, there was a lot of debate over the trips of British evangelist David Hathaway to our country, and especially the numbers of Israelis he was claiming to reach with the gospel. For those who don’t know, Mr. Hathaway has been back in Israel twice since then, and he is due here again next week (21-23/march).
I agree with those who felt that his claims of new births and miraculous healings do not check out – I tried my best to do it myself.  Even in private contact with two ministry leaders who were cooperating with Mr. Hathaway, I did not get straight answers to some simple questions.  I also tried to verify the thousands who reportedly showed up in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The video footage and specific locations (such as the KOK Pavilion) did not support any of the publicized numbers.

This time I am asking to focus on a more serious matter:  Hathaway’s ongoing claim that Israeli shepherds from all over the country keep begging him to come back.

See for example the brochure for his april 2011 Israel tour:

This is a very critical time for Israel. The Messianic Congregations in Israel have invited me to hold a 3-day Evangelistic Conference in the largest auditorium in Tel Aviv. Approximately 50 local congregations from 16 regions of the Holy Land are involved in the preparation for the outreach April 28-30.

This is a bit inflated compared to the feb-2011 report of an Israeli identified only as “Maksim”, but even his was hard to believe:

About 40 local churches and congregations are involved in the preparation to bring Jewish and Arab Israelis to David’s crusade.

Still, the “50 local congregations from 16 regions” appeared again in Hathaway’s tour brochure for november 2011 – the exact same statement as above, with only the dates changed:
Back in feb-2012, I tried to find out which Israeli congregations really were supporting him.  I was able to identify only 3 Israelis who had been working with Mr. Hathaway (one of whom doesn’t lead a congregation).
But this claim appeared AGAIN in Hathaway’s brochure for his trip in june 2012:

The Messianic Congregations in Israel have invited me to hold a 3-day Evangelistic Conference. Approximately 50 local congregations from 16 regions of the Holy Land are involved in the preparation for the outreach June 7, 8, 9.

(source: http://www.christian-travel.com/tour/documents/GR0273.pdf )

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9 thoughts on “David Hathaway on his way back to Israel”

  1. Well done, Gev, for spotting this excellent piece.

    Hannah has confirmed what I learnt last year (from multiple sources) whilst researching Hathaway for the articles you kindly published. Hathway’s numbers do not add up and his claims cannot be independently confirmed by anyone from the Israeli messianic community. I therefore stand by my view that Hathaway’s reports from Israel are so exaggerated that there is very little truth in them. The fact that Hathway produced these false stories, and continues to use them for fundraising, is a matter of deep concern to me.

    I call upon those people who have supported Hathaway, particularly David Davis in Israel and Brenda Taylor in the UK, to publicly distance themselves from this disgraceful and deceptive man.

    It’s now over a year since I did my original research. In the time since then, I haven’t seen a single report to confirm Hathaway’s stories. Surely, if there had been a revival in Israel on the scale he claims, then everyone would know about it. The silence is overwhelming.

    So I repeat my challenge from last year – if Hathaway’s claims are true, simply provide verification from a few leaders in Israel unconnected to him. I’m not holding my breath…

  2. “Approximately 50 local congregations from 16 regions of the Holy Land are involved in the preparation for the outreach April 28-30.”

    Ermm…. when David Hathaway speaks about statistics, firstly you have to divide by 10 and then carry the one,..

    1. Do those 16 regions correspond to the 16 tribes of Israel (doing the math the Hathaway way)………. or should that be the 160 tribes of Israel……

      1. What is needed is a sufficiently sized delegation of Messianic leaders to approach the relevant authorities present evidence and have Hathaway stopped at the borders and refused access as an undesirable fraudster.

  3. Peace be to all and good health
    Before we start to our information topic, we are again reminding all that the final judgment of all the people in the world have been executed by Yeshua Messiah (J.C.) since 1st century in Mt. 25:31-46 by separating all the “Goat” (symbolizing all gentile nation that are NOT COVENANTED in God Plan in Messianic period) for unto the “Sheep” (symbolizing all chosen Israelites) that the Kingdom was only prepared to them (Kingdom of Priesthood) since the foundation of the world! And this will be again proclaim to all for the 2nd Advent of the Son of Man! Which maybe you’ll notice now that since the 1st century your pastors, priests and ministers were silent of not tackling this judgment, for they can be easily identified for their being a “Fake gentile religion”. So, to accept it or not this fact, this is already FINAL and EXECUTORY JUDGMENT (NOTE: This is a proven fact that all gentile religion were all false and fake!)
    So, let us briefly enlighten the 2nd Advent of the Son of Man which was entitled in the God Plan the “Hour of Judgment” and One hour only in God count is set aside in this period. Which is 41.5 years in our conversion period, which begun since 1994 and will be completed by the year 2034.5! So, we have already almost half an hour and there were many more event to happen in the whole hour of God judgment which many do not know! Because God will simulteniously applied little by little his wrath punishment to all in different part of the world with an extraordinary strong forces of different kind of natural calamities such as Tornado, Super Typhoon, Twister, Tsunami, Long and Heavy Rainfall, Flooding, Earthquakes, Landslides from Hills and Mountains, Forest Fire, global Warming, Massacre Crimes, freak Accident on Air, on sea, and on land and many others! Which all of these are Wrath of God and not just an ordinary cause of natural calamities which many experts from different religious group divert this truth power of God into just an ordinary natural calamities for their reason of not knowing it! When in fact of this Last Three Minutes of this One Hour of God will be applied here the very horrible and very extraordinary punishment that can be experience by all when the 3rd World War start and it is Nuclear War. And to all will survive to this Nuclear Bomb Strikes, they will be like a living dead or zombie that their wounded flesh is rotten with no medicine, no sufficient food to eat, no fresh air and simultenously bathing in the fervid heat of the sun due to the destruction of the Atmosphere by the Radioactive Waste! Is it not this a horrifying scenario of God Wrath punishment which can be encounter in the near future by all! And up to this point (present time) no one has any personal interest to know the present God Plan in the Bible or the Eternal Gospel which is the only solution they can be depending on to this big problem they will encounter. And you want this to happen before everyone will act, does it very difficult to act if we act on the time of suffering to know the True Teaching of God Plan?
    NOTE: Did you not notice the JUDGMENT in Mathew 25:31-46 is a UNIVERSAL JUDGMENT! Because this judgment is in the time of Yeshua in verse 41 and in the Coming of the Son of Man is in verse 45-46 with the same judgment going to eternal condemnation or eternal fire to whom does not know them! You see how FINISH is the JUDGMENT in the Bible but not yet End of the World!
    So good luck to all and this it the End of the World…This is the fact that all gentile religion must personally UPDATE their FAITH KNOWLEDGE according to God Will Plan of Salvation!!!

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