Mainline Churches vs. Israel

Elliott Abrams on the letter to Congress from mainline churches and clergy urging an investigation into Israeli “war crimes” and suggesting the elimination of military aid to the Jewish State.

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Their letter to Congress contains a brief appendix elucidating why they think conditions are deteriorating. There we learn of restrictions on movement in the West Bank, though not of the many ways in which the Netanyahu government in recent years has loosened those restrictions. There is no mention, for example, of the recent steps by the government of Israel to assist the Palestinian Authority as it faces a financial crisis. We learn of Israel’s “comprehensive blockade” on Gaza but not that Gaza has a border with Egypt — or that it is still not fully open. We are told that Israel killed thousands of unarmed Palestinian civilians but not that the churches rely for this information on data provided by anti-Israel NGOs or left-wing Israeli groups.

Read the rest in the National Review Online.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 12, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Colin
    October 27, 2012
    8:58 am
     

    It is sad to say and may be hard for a lot of people to believe but, this is one more example of the progressive/Liberal movement having wormed their way in to the leadership of these denominations. Do not tell me I am crazy unless you are willing to do the research to prove me wrong or prove me right. At the DNC convention it was evident that they as a party are anti Israel and this is the stance of these so called main line denominations. The people that attend these churches for the most part would never read this information and they most certainly will not hear it from the mainstrem media. You have ignorant people going to these churches every week giving their money as tithe and yet they have no idea what their church is supporting or not supporting. Again do not respond in disagreement unless you are willing to prove me wrong or right.

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  • Mildred
    October 26, 2012
    9:42 pm
     

    What are these so called mainline churches, who are these people.It seems to me that they have their own agenda and not GOD’S.It is cleared in the Bible, “I will bless those who bless you.”Genesis12:3

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  • Kirk
    October 26, 2012
    10:14 am
     

    It seems rather apparent to me that these so called “Mainline Churches” are not even remotely aware of what radical Islam is all about. The “Palestinian
    Authority” clearly supports Iran’s agenda.

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  • ramil
    October 20, 2012
    6:46 pm
     

    The fight is all spiritual nowadays. Pray that the Holy Spirit willOPEN our spiritual eyes and let Him guide us into all truth. GOD BLESS ISRAEL! May HILL happen in our lifetime….

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  • Chris
    October 20, 2012
    3:30 pm
     

    It’s interesting to see the Luthern Church, who trace their core beliefs back to Martin Luther, involved in this. Luther in his later years became increasingly anti-Semitic.

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  • moses
    October 20, 2012
    1:22 am
     

    you can use your God to threaten the world as the chosen few, but God is not a hypocrit. Nobody is above his laws not even the jews. this has been proven throughout history as he has punished the jews for their misguided ways countless times. Stop believing the jews can do any injustice and God, the God of all mankind, will give them a free pass because he likes them best. It’s ludicrous to think this way and history will repeat his punishment on those that disobey his commandments, regardless of who they are or think they are. shalom

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  • Michael
    October 19, 2012
    12:52 pm
     

    Don’t remember off the top of my head the prophet (Ezekiel?) who wrote of the separation of the sheep from the goats. This maybe 1 of the ways it is being done. Closer to the last of the last days!

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  • Erin
    October 18, 2012
    9:48 pm
     

    I don’t know who these mainline churches claim to represent but they do not represent me or anyone I know in my church community. The situations listed are complex.

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  • Kenneth
    October 18, 2012
    7:14 pm
     

    ” The nation that blesses Israrl Shall be blessed” May God raise up an American President Who will bless Israel again is my prayer.

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  • Brent
    October 18, 2012
    5:26 pm
     

    Could you please give examples of what mainline Churches are doing this? Please!! You can’t call yourself a christian and stand against the people of Israel. This stinks of manipulation and deceit.

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    • Michael
      October 19, 2012
      12:48 pm
       

      Brent, click on the National Review Online and you will be taken to the article on which this item is based. It lists the names of the churches.

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  • ricardo
    October 18, 2012
    4:09 pm
     

    I believe that in some christian churches may not be teaching the whole counseling of the Bible and churches have been infiltrated by people that have thier own agenda and not the agenda of God.May God bless Israel.

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  • ricardo
    October 18, 2012
    4:06 pm
     

    The bible says that God will bless those who bless Israel and those who curse her will be curse,by God.
    it is the time to see who is with us and who isnt.I choose to bless Israel because is a commandment from the Lord and because I want the blessings from My Lord and God.God bless you Israel

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  • Moses
    October 18, 2012
    3:15 pm
     

    Thou shall not kill was the one of the first principles of God’s. A few decades later, under order of your prophet, your ancestors committed genoicide by slaughtering women and children for this so called “holy land”? How does a true jews justify this? Taking the orders of a prophet against those of their God who supposedly sent him? Just wondering. Shalom

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    • Michael
      October 19, 2012
      12:50 pm
       

      Dear Moses, you need to read the whole Scripture concerning this episode in the Bible, so you may see it in context. Then you will know why God commanded them to do it.

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  • JOHN
    October 15, 2012
    11:37 pm
     

    ISRAEL HAS TO BE ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR CITIZENS, AND THIS MEANS NOT ALWAYS TRUSTING ANYONE ENTERING, OR TRYING TO ENTER… WHEN YOU HAVE NATIONS WANTING TO DESTROY AND COMING OUT AN SPEAKING THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE, YOU TAKE SECURITY WITH THE UTMOST CONCERN.. THIS IS INTERPREDED AS SOMETIMES BEING HOSTEL…ISREAL HAS BEEN DEALING WITH THESE ISSUES FOR MANY YEARS.. PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES AND SEE IF YOU WOULD NOT TRUST ANYONE, IF YOUR NEIGHBORS WANTED TO WIPE YOU OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS…..

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  • Rodney
    October 15, 2012
    5:59 pm
     

    I wonder about churches who make inflammatory remarks especially those who are losing members. I support Israel over any of those other countries because the Bible says Jews are “God’s chosen people”

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  • M
    October 15, 2012
    4:57 am
     

    The Mariline church’s stand against Israel is just breaking their branch from the stem. I do not think they are christians as long as they are standing against the principles of God. My doubt is, is it the church members consent or someone, or irresponsible leader’s idea/as a hired man who has not calling from God but runing after his wage. John 10:12
    Let’s hear from members, are you there? say about your stand?

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    • Shannon
      October 19, 2012
      7:50 am
       

      To M: Even though I attend a Methodist Church, my wife and I come from a strong Evangelical tradition. When we saw what the president of the council of bishops signed off on, we were dumb-struck. The Sunday School class I teach has always expressed strong support for Israel, so I can say the letter definitely is not representative of Mountainside UMC.

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  • Denise
    October 14, 2012
    8:55 pm
     

    Excellent article!

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  • K.C.
    October 14, 2012
    4:59 pm
     

    Let us always be reminded that belonging to an organized church doesn’t make one a Christian any more than working in a garage makes one a car.

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  • Annette
    October 14, 2012
    10:39 am
     

    This is wrong. Antisemitic believes cannot be tolerated in so called Christian Churches and I know that God has a very Plan for Isael. Todah rabah Baruch ha ba b’shem adonai.

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  • George
    October 14, 2012
    2:14 am
     

    I am a lifelong born Roman Catholic who just attended Mass earlier this evening and this letter was talked about afterwards. Let me assure you that we stand strongly behind Israel as well as the innocent peoples caught up in this tragedy and DO know that the actions of these so-called mainstream Christian are NOT representative of us as a Christian community. In these protestant churches and certain extremist Catholic parishes, there has evolved a radical movement that desires to transpant real Christian belief for the fake variety that is a cover for antheism and totalitarianism that is the new Nazism. Please DO make public the view that WE are representative of Christianity and not these fakes. George

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  • Harry
    October 13, 2012
    11:05 pm
     

    U.S. intelligence knows that these accusations are false and the result of disinformation at a critical time in U.S. politics. It will likely go nowhere lets prey.

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  • Edwin
    October 13, 2012
    10:01 pm
     

    Our Lord Jesus said, many are called but few are chosen and only those that do the will of His Father shall enter the kingdom of heaven also He said by their fruit, we shall know them.

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  • Kelley
    October 13, 2012
    9:00 pm
     

    I firmly stand behind and support Israel. These churches clearly need to get back to the study of God’s Word and pray for Israel.

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  • Beno
    October 13, 2012
    8:48 pm
     

    Can anyone say Apostate?

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  • Roberto
    October 13, 2012
    7:48 pm
     

    America is full of enemies that want to destroy it,these people also hate Israel,want same sex marriage,want the goverment to feed them,they are Nazi simpathizers,bow down to Islam,and yes some of them also called themselves members of certain churches,Long Live Israel.The God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob.

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  • John
    October 13, 2012
    6:34 pm
     

    These mainline churches are no defferent to the so called “Christians” who were responsible for anti-semitic events such as the Crusades, the Inquisition and the Holocaust. They are Christian in name only, not in character or ehtics.We need to pray for them.

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  • patrick
    October 13, 2012
    5:05 pm
     

    these is what happened when JESUS CHRIST WAS ON EARTH SHOULD WE EXSPECT ANY THING LESS. HATRED FOR GODS PEOPLE HAS NEVER STOP. IN THE OLD DAYS ISRAEL BROUGHT THIS ON THEMSELVES BECAUSE GOD WARNED THEM

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  • Sarah
    October 13, 2012
    2:40 pm
     

    As a Bible-believing,Catholic, I support Israel, and as an American I support Israel because it is our only friend in the Middle-East. Many of the mainline churches have become very liberal (a.k.a. leftist). They do not adhere to Biblical teachings, nor do they want to protect the United States. Barack Hussein Obama also hates Israel. He didn’t have time to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, but he had time to appear on a fanwning talk show and to attend a fund-raiser in Las Vegas. What exacerbates the situation is that, I hope you’ll pardon my saying, many journalists, writers and commentators, with Jewish-sounding names promote the anti-Israel policy of the Obama regime.
    The Jewish people of the world, depending whose statistics you read, have a population of 1 – 2% of the world’s population. The Jewish people are voluntarily commiting another holocaust against themselves. The Jews that I know have no children, or, at the most, two. They are not replacing themselves. At this rate, in a few decades there will be no Jews in the world. Think about it.

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  • Bill
    October 13, 2012
    2:01 pm
     

    This saddens me. Obviously these “Christian” leaders don’t know the Bible and the commandment from G-d, to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem”.

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  • Sandmaid
    October 13, 2012
    1:47 pm
     

    I too feel that mainline churches DO NOT speak for my family and myself. They DO NOT speak for the church I go to either. God gave Israel to the Israelite, not Palestinians.

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  • Chanah
    October 13, 2012
    11:31 am
     

    As an Israeli & an American, I thank all truth-seekers. The reasons mentioned in the article for the Church Council’s stand are false. Jews are forbidden to enter PA roads-restrictions work both ways

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  • Sherrie
    October 13, 2012
    10:29 am
     

    Just because a church calls its self Christian does not mean it really is. If it does not follow the teaching of Christ and the Holly Bible then it is a false teacher and a partner of Satan. God clearly states in the Bible that those who do not stand with Israel are against the Lord God. Just as our president declares he is a Christian when he swore into the Ill. State Senate on the Koran and wears on his wedding finger a ring that declares “that there is one God and that is Allah” & refuses to talk to the Israeli Prime Minister and clarify that USA is fully behind Israel shows that he isn”t a Christian. Christians need to know what the Bible says by personally reading it and not depend on what false prophets tell them!

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  • ronnie
    October 13, 2012
    9:34 am
     

    The bible plainly states that the jews is Gods choosen people,how can you say you love God and not love the jews.

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  • Beth
    October 13, 2012
    9:14 am
     

    It doesn’t suprise me that this is happening. Some of the main liners are so liberal that you can’t even tell the difference between a church or the world. I can guess that those denominations will stay alive due to there liberal views in this world.

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  • Frances
    October 13, 2012
    8:18 am
     

    GOD BLESS ISRAEL NOW AND FOREVER MORE!!! AMEN!!!

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  • ergene
    October 13, 2012
    6:50 am
     

    as someone stated earlier, if u read the bible it will/is going 2 happem..ALL we can do is be ready!!!!! bottom line i read the book “WE WIN”

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  • Malcom
    October 13, 2012
    3:35 am
     

    I get tired of this fake churches that say they are Christian but they aren’t. And these are the ones that get into the headlines. Never the churches that openly fly the Israeli flag inside and proudly say we stand with Israel and the Jewish people and send aid or medicine some buy ambulances ect.
    This is simple this church is against Israel so they are against God and God will curse them for it.

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  • Al
    October 12, 2012
    11:40 pm
     

    It’s disgraceful to see how how hateful and biased against Israel these “nainstream” churches have become. As a Christian, i am embarrassed and disgusted by their Leftist pro-terrorist agenda.

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  • Leon
    October 12, 2012
    11:37 pm
     

    As a Christian I am ashamed that a fellow believer can say these things. As the Scripture says we are in the End Times. Many will turn away , but woe to that one who does.

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  • Tamara
    October 12, 2012
    10:57 pm
     

    Now, thats what I call biting your nose off-to spite your face…if these churches will study the Word, they will find that Israel is the root and we, “the church” are grafted in!

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  • Libny
    October 12, 2012
    10:36 pm
     

    I am a methodist but I am completely against the decision the church has taken and the petition they have written. I love Israel and my wife and I pray for Israel very often and contribute with money to help elderly and children in Israel. “Blessed are those who bless Israel and cursed those who curse Israel”.

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  • Rachel
    October 12, 2012
    9:46 pm
     

    These churches are not standing with what God’s Word clearly states- that we are to bless the city of Jerusalem and His people- not persecute them more. Jerusalem is the Apple of His eye.

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  • Reuven
    October 12, 2012
    8:18 pm
     

    The irony is that Israel is the only nation in the Middle East where the Christian population is increasing. Persecution of Christians is rampant throughout the Arab world.

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  • Lauretta
    October 12, 2012
    7:29 pm
     

    I was reading Psalm 89 verses 26-28,where God says;And he will say to me,you are my Father ,my God, and the Rock of my salvation. I will make him the mightest king on earth. I will love him forever, my coenant with him will never end, So no matter what the mainline churches say,its what God says that matters and it will come about just as God has promised. Israel belongs to God both the land and the people. No other nation will last if they don’t acknowledge Israel.

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  • Karen
    October 12, 2012
    7:22 pm
     

    Anybody can call themself a Christian when actually they are not one.
    Anybody who is against Israel is NOT a true Christian, they are deceived by satan himself – how foolish can you be.
    God’s word is clear: Israel is God’s chosen nation and His plan for this nation remains and continues yesterday, today and forever. Any spirit filled Christian knows this, believes this, supports Israel and has this nation forever in their hearts.
    God didn’t come to earth to give us a religion (mainline churches), He came to give us a relationship with Him, through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.

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  • Kenneth
    October 12, 2012
    7:07 pm
     

    This is not representative of the Christian church in America . We believe if it were not for the Jew we would not have apart in the rapture, we owe you for that.

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  • Richard
    October 12, 2012
    6:45 pm
     

    Those are the opinions of the church leaders. I doubt they were approved by the church.

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  • sandy
    October 12, 2012
    6:44 pm
     

    who are these “mainline churches”? the KKK? the church of arian nations? Lets get a list and contact them!!! they can’t argue with scripture or with GOD

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  • Robert
    October 12, 2012
    6:04 pm
     

    This proves that we are living in the last days. The true church will never turn against Isreal only the appostate church of the last days. God bless Isreal.

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  • vonne
    October 12, 2012
    5:43 pm
     

    Elliott Abrams please study bible more and stop telling lies about Israel. Stop your supporting the evil terrorist who hate the Jewish people.
    Shame on you!!!!!

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  • Sheila
    October 12, 2012
    5:38 pm
     

    This truly saddens me that so-called mainline churches would not support Israel. My family and myself are Christians and we have, and will always stand for Israel and our Jewish brothers!

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  • Fekadu
    October 12, 2012
    5:23 pm
     

    What a sad story! Christianity has its only root from the Bible and without it no truth, no Christianity! Just imagine, the Bible is the Word of God, and the Bible came from the Jews(Israel). Not only that, the Prophets and the Apostles also were from the Jews (Israel). The Word of God demands that we bless the Jews (Israel) to share the blessing of Israel’s patriarichal father, Abraham (Gen.12:1-3). Therefore, those who condemn Israel and yet claim to be Christian or Christian Churches, are simply political organizations of some sort of philosophy who are using the Christian umbrella. Watch out! These are the last day “the apostate Christendom” people, who shamlessly call themselves “Christian.”

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  • Robin
    October 12, 2012
    4:24 pm
     

    This angers me about these churches. As a Christian I am saddened by this.As others have said the scriptures say this would happen. We do not have to like it. My prayers & heart are for Israel.

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    • pierre
      October 12, 2012
      4:45 pm
       

      i agree praise the lord

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    • Rick
      October 12, 2012
      5:29 pm
       

      Those people who are “Not” true Christians, are easlly fooled in to serveing Satan.
      May God forgive you.

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    • Marlene
      October 12, 2012
      8:32 pm
       

      I agree with Robin. I love the people and state of Israel and will continue to pray for them fervently.

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    • Paul
      October 12, 2012
      10:47 pm
       

      Robin, you’re right the scriptures say that and they say that this will all be done by the Anti-Christ, and thats who we have in Wash. at this time, and if I am right { Which I hope to God I am NOT} there will be no way of stopping him and within 7 years all hell will start to break loose in the world and then we’ll see the great earthquake come. This is in the Bible as well, and no matter how much we try, we can’t change the scriptures.

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    • LouiseCA
      October 12, 2012
      10:55 pm
       

      What I think is that they can gather together, sing, and preach all they want, but if they hate Israel, they are not God’s Church.

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    • Tom
      October 13, 2012
      5:02 am
       

      Heart breaking. For at least 50 years we’ve worked at evicting The AllMighty God from government and society. Now it seems that the church is following suit. Praise God for the remnant.

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    • Don
      October 13, 2012
      11:08 am
       

      I can’t believe American so called Christian Churches would do this. I’m a active Christian and our Church supports and would defend the State of Israel at ALL cost. These so called Christian Churches are not Christians at ALL because they don’t no the Bible or the revelations of the Last Days. UNBELIEVEABLE!!

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    • Charles
      October 13, 2012
      10:42 pm
       

      It is written in Revelation that all shall turn against Israel, but it is in this time that Jesus shall return and God will make right that needs to be made right.

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  • Sandra
    October 12, 2012
    4:21 pm
     

    When any Church act like the evil one towards any person, place, thing, or another Country, that so-called church needs to look in the mirror at itself, and speak only as Jesus would speak.

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  • Steve
    October 12, 2012
    4:09 pm
     

    It is clear why “mainline” Christian Churches continue to lose membership, they are out of touch with the American people.

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    • Jerry
      October 12, 2012
      8:00 pm
       

      I agree with you. I cannot imagine any true Christian being against the nation of Israel.

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    • tj
      October 13, 2012
      7:20 am
       

      not only are they out of touch with the American people; they are totally out of touch with GOD’s holy word – the BIBLE! And they are ignorant of the history of the Jews – GOD’s chosen! Look out churches..scripture says those who bless Israel, GOD will bless..those who curse Israel – GOD will Curse!

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  • jimmy
    October 12, 2012
    4:08 pm
     

    There is a very large number of so-called Christians who know very little about [God’s Word] In Zechariah chapter 12 verse 3 God says [And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people, all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Hebrews chapter 10 verse 31 says [It is a fearfell thing to fall into the hands of the living God.]

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  • Glen
    October 12, 2012
    3:56 pm
     

    I think that these “churches” need to read and study God’s word more. It clearly says in the Bible that “those that curse Israel and her people will be cursed themselves”
    My church and myself as well as my family firmly stand behind and support Israel and the Jewish people!!!

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    • Jackie
      October 13, 2012
      3:40 am
       

      I have to say AMEN! The bible also states that we will know them by thier fruits. It seems as though the “mainline” churches do not have the water of the Word to grow thier fruit so that it will flourish, instead its rotten. May God have mercy on you.

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    • pete
      October 13, 2012
      1:33 pm
       

      I just wish to say that Glen expresses my thoughts
      perfectly.
      God bless and save Israel, and all Jews suffering
      from anti-Semitism.

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    • Dar
      October 14, 2012
      8:17 am
       

      Amen!

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  • sandra
    October 12, 2012
    3:52 pm
     

    I think that the Pentacostal, Holy-Spirit filled churches are not behaving this way because they do read scripture. It is probally the denominational ones and sad indeed. WE MUST STAND BY ISRAEL THRU THICK N THIN !!!

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  • Jean
    October 12, 2012
    3:48 pm
     

    It is very disgraceful for the mainline denominations to break the ties of support to Israel. It is like asking for a curse upon those churches because God will curse those who curse Israel.

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  • Pat
    October 12, 2012
    3:39 pm
     

    I think anyone who is anti Israel is anti American. These people are despots and clowns who shouldn’t given an audience in front of Congress.

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  • Randy
    October 12, 2012
    3:38 pm
     

    It is my understanding that some denominations are quite liberal and have moved away from important core Christian values. I would not consider these as mainline Christian churches anymore based on what I have read in this article. Such a position on Israel would indicate that they no longer follow the scriptures concerning Israel and no doubt many other issues and therefore cannot be regarded as mainline. GOD help us should we ever even think of turning our backs on Israel let alone take the kind of action that these churches have taken. We are in the end times and the scriptures plainly tell us that this sort of thing would happen. I pray for Israel and the Jews. They are truly GOD’S chosen people and we MUST defend them at all costs to the end!

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  • Donald
    October 12, 2012
    3:24 pm
     

    They obviously represent the ignorant Christian that the Apostle Paul warned would appear in the last days in Romans 11. Sadly, many Christians don’t read or discover the truth revealed in Scripture.

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  • Michael
    October 12, 2012
    3:23 pm
     

    I am appalled that ANY church would do this; and in all honesty THIS sounds like racism and discrimination. I am a born again christian. We share the same root and promises.
    Peace be on Israel.

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  • Yolanda
    October 12, 2012
    3:23 pm
     

    when is this going to stop? Why is Israel always seen as the bad guy? Why can’t they see the truth? What about the Palestinians. Just take a good look at what they are doing to the people of Israel.

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    • Carrie
      October 12, 2012
      6:19 pm
       

      Yolanda and Carolyn, how much I agree with you, Yolanda it is not going to stop, as Yeshua tells us. People hate Yisrael because of jealously, she is and always will belong to G-d. We must continue to pray for her. Carolyn you are right about the mainline churches, I can’t even call them churches as for Yeshua is Jewish, but the “Blind” cannot and will not see it as G-d has blinded them. There is ONE GOD and ONE RELIGION, HIS. Jew and Gentile are united together, brothers/sisters, we did not do this, GOD DID IT!!! He chose us and Praise G-d He did. Be a peace for HE gave us HIS Light to discern what others cannot, as HE has BLINDED most of the world as we know it today and it will get worse and we will be hunted down because we STAND for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIM and WE are HIS PRAISE G-d!!!!

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  • Kimber Yahalomit
    October 12, 2012
    3:21 pm
     

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I WALKED AWAY FROMM A CHURCH.. THEIR ANTISEMITISM IS GROWING

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    • Richard
      October 12, 2012
      10:56 pm
       

      Any religous group of people that hate the Jews or remark that Israel is not their homeland; are ignorant of the word of God, and further are guilty of blasphemy. No christlike person can hate Israel. These establishments are simply not Christian.

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  • D
    October 12, 2012
    3:21 pm
     

    I think that ought to be careful that they don’t feed the enemies machine with our brothers blood.

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    • Michael
      October 12, 2012
      11:43 pm
       

      Simply outstanding and insightful post Carolyn! As a fellow Christian, i can’t for the life of me understand why these people would support murderers instead of peaceful democratic Israel.

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  • Carolyn
    October 12, 2012
    3:13 pm
     

    The mainline churches DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT ! speak for Christians in America. They are bleeding membership because they have taken a radical view that in no way reflects the Bible. or the teachings of Jesus. Where are the protest for the attacks on Israel and the deaths of their citizens ? Alas, they have forgotten that Jesus was a Jew. True Christians stand with Israel.

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  • Bob
    October 12, 2012
    3:08 pm
     

    Never heard of mainline church,it sure is not a christian church. Christians have been grafted on to the tree of life by the blood of Jesus Christ and are now one with our jewish brothers and sisters.Theses presbyterians are no longer christians Gaza belongs to Israel, palestinians have no legal right to the land.

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    • LINDA
      October 13, 2012
      8:18 am
       

      BOB I AM WITH YOU/WE JUST NEED TO PRAY JESUS IS ALIVE GOD BLESS ALL

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  • lynda
    October 12, 2012
    3:03 pm
     

    No wondermany are leaving these churches. There is none so blind as those who will not see the truth. Those who have no understanding of what their very scriptures tell them . They do not check out the truth or realise the situation the nation of Yisrael faces.Nor of the compassion of Yisreals soldiers , doctors and medical stalf.Nor consider that Yisrael is surrounded by enemies who desire nothing more than Yisrael’s destruction. They do not even obey what their scriptures tell them. Blind shepherds leading the blind!!!!

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  • Robert
    October 12, 2012
    2:49 pm
     

    Invite a large deputation of the clergy to travel to Israel and live there for a year, before judging the behavior of the Israeli Government. Watch discrimination and bad actions in your own country..

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  • Jean
    October 12, 2012
    2:38 pm
     

    Are these churches kidding?? I don’t understand what or where they are getting their information. And what is worse they don’t even know the Bible they shoud be well acquianted with that tells them God says “I will curse those who curse you” speaking of Israel. I’m glad I don’t go to those churches. I’m ashamed of them.

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  • Bob
    October 12, 2012
    2:36 pm
     

    Evidently these Clergy are not reading or teaching from the same Bible I read.

    The Devilis alive an well.

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  • itzik
    October 12, 2012
    2:34 pm
     

    shabbot Shalom

    what do I think first thing that comes to mind is anti Semitism also the second thing so whats new?

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  • Kenneth
    October 12, 2012
    2:22 pm
     

    Israel is by far the strongest nation in the Middle East and, as such, must surely take the chief responsibility for the relationship between it and Palestine, which does not have the same power.

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  • John
    October 12, 2012
    2:21 pm
     

    I am a member of a mainline protestant church. If they continue with this rehtoric they will continue to be less and less relevant in this world.

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  • Mary
    October 12, 2012
    2:16 pm
     

    WHAT A CROCK!!!!!!! Why is Israel always condemned and never congratulated?! What is wrong with this world?

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  • johanna
    October 12, 2012
    2:13 pm
     

    I think it’s disgusting and they should read their bible!!!!

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  • Debbie
    October 12, 2012
    2:12 pm
     

    Really, mainline churches attacking Israel without checking out those so called misconstrued facts. Any simpleton should know enemies of Israel are not going to paint Israel in a good light. Any so called church opposing or suggesting sanctions on Israel are representing God’s adversary(satan). Wise nations have sense enough to know those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel WILL BE CURSED. Check history of ones who did so and find out what the consequences were. The false prophets and apostates are beginning to roost and only insane FOOLS will listen. BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS ISREAL. SHALOM!!!

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  • Scott
    October 12, 2012
    2:07 pm
     

    “Mainline” churches are really a religion other than Christianity. They reject the Bible, Jesus as the Messiah, and the God of Abraham. They may be the worst enemy, of all that good. Dialouge with them is a fools errand.

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  • Brian
    October 12, 2012
    2:06 pm
     

    For once I agree with Abrams!

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  • John
    October 12, 2012
    2:02 pm
     

    Seems we citizens never get the full story on anything. The media itself has decided what we will hear and see, if not the government itself. Seems we still have freedom of the press, but not people.

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  • Patricia
    October 12, 2012
    2:01 pm
     

    Which “mainline” churches are you talking about? I would like to know if the United Methodist Church is one and also the Southern Baptist? Could you please tell me which churches are doing this? Thank

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  • Roberta
    October 12, 2012
    1:53 pm
     

    I would like to know what Isreally war crimes the churches are referring to. It seems to me that the hebrews and jews have been wared upon for centuries.

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  • Harold
    October 12, 2012
    1:52 pm
     

    To the mainline churches You need to read Psalm 121:1-8
    2 My help comet from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He (GOD) will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He
    ( GOD) that keepeth thee (Israel)

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  • Lori
    October 12, 2012
    1:52 pm
     

    Additional comment-The Palestinians do not support themselves – they are supported financially by Israel, USA, and other countries
    around the world. Most money kept by Abbas and others. They pay money to those arrested for terrisom while they are in jail. THe shoot rockets at residents, and children by the hundreds
    on a regular basis – go and live there and come back with an accurate description of what is going on.

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  • Lori
    October 12, 2012
    1:47 pm
     

    These people need to go to Israel and live for a
    short time to see what is actually happening on the ground. You only see the lies of the news media protecting the invented people called palestinians. Newt Gingrich calls them invented people. I totally agree with him. I have been there.

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  • David
    October 12, 2012
    1:45 pm
     

    Your definition of Mainline Church is very misleading! THE VAST BODY OF fUNDLEMENTAL Christians support Isreal to the fullest!If you are refering to Catholics then you might be correct.Most are ignorant of scripture,and history of Isreal and the middle east!

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  • leo
    October 12, 2012
    1:42 pm
     

    mainline churches are synagogues of satan. they have nothing to do with CHRIST,who was,is,and will be Jewish. HE will rule the Earth from HIS capitol, Jerusalem. G-D BLESS ISRAEL.

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  • Robert
    October 12, 2012
    1:40 pm
     

    Here in America we have very liberal churches that teach false doctrin. This is bible prophey both new testament and old.I hope that my Jetwish bretheren do not think all christians feel this way. Last night I proudly wore my American/Isrealy flag pin to a Tea Party meeting
    Our current administration has turned its’ back on Isreal and look at the condition of our country. Bob Ford Wilkinson Indiana

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  • cris
    October 12, 2012
    1:30 pm
     

    This is just liberal propoganda brought on by so called “christians”. Mainline churches & mainline christians need to stick to the truth and prove the bible for themselves and not just take the “preachers word” as truth- because most times it is not the truth. Otherwise, they just give true followers of Christ a bad name.

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  • Danny
    October 12, 2012
    1:30 pm
     

    If I can find a contact for these so called mainline churches I will send a scathing letter & or an email to them. If there is one in my area, I will personally go give them a piece of my mind.

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  • Frank
    October 12, 2012
    1:28 pm
     

    As a Messianic Jew, I am not surprised by their call to betray Israel. Biblical Prophecy being unfolded every rapidly in front of our very eyes. My prayer for my people and all people is Salvation.

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  • GARY
    October 12, 2012
    1:27 pm
     

    “IF I BELONG TO ONE OF THESE CHURCHES I WOULD NOT WALK AWAY “I WOULD RUN.IN THE FUTURE THE GENTILE NATIONS WILL BE SERVANTS TO ISRAEL STUDY THE PROMISES THAT GOD GAVE ISRAEL HE WILL KEEP EVER ONE OF THEM.

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  • thomas
    October 12, 2012
    1:26 pm
     

    church people wake up,if you alinate israel you condeme your own church,bless them god will bless you,because jews are gods choosen people,so your being judged by god when you go against them,my god is just,don,t think your better than them because,they have to defend thierselfs,if you are for muslems then give up your church because it cannnot stand.

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  • Linda
    October 12, 2012
    1:19 pm
     

    As a Christian I support Israel the birthplace of Jesus and as the only democratic state in the Middle East. Gen. 12:3, I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curseth thee…

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  • jeb
    October 12, 2012
    1:13 pm
     

    Excellent catch by National Review and passed on here. The NR notes the “mainline” churches are suffering severe membership loss; that’s good news. Many churches teach the Gospel without Islams take.

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  • William
    October 12, 2012
    1:10 pm
     

    Israel is GOD’s foundation for His world. It is the future of Christs world and our future. Anyone who abandons Israel will be abandoned by GOD.

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  • Barbara
    October 12, 2012
    1:08 pm
     

    Any so called mainline church is super stupid to not be a blessing to Israel, according to Genisis 12:3. Read it and weep, all who hurt Israel or refuse to help her or lie abouther.
    The Lord God is FOR HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE!!!

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  • Patricia
    October 12, 2012
    1:08 pm
     

    Any one that comes against Israel is walking on Dangerous grand. Touch not my anointed. Israel is God’s chosen. Touch Not.

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  • Anthony
    October 12, 2012
    1:04 pm
     

    That’s disgusting. Really!? War Crimes!? Israel will truly be hated in the end days. Zech 2:8; Ezek 38-39). Sounds like these Mainline church’s were at the Dem convention with their, “Nah’s”.

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  • David
    October 12, 2012
    1:04 pm
     

    Genesis 12:1-3 KJV Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great.

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  • Roland
    October 12, 2012
    12:59 pm
     

    the situation between israel and her arab neighbors in the middle east is so confusing that it would be foolish for any journalist or church leader or anyone else to make an opinion before they had done some serious, prolonged, first hand research.

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  • chris
    October 12, 2012
    12:52 pm
     

    Christians in USA LOVE ISRAEL!!!!

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  • Cliff
    October 12, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    I wish I could bless Israel and all of the children of Abraham in every way that is good. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the Israeli people. God give them wisdom.

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  • Taiwo
    October 12, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    Those are not churches but agents of the devil!
    The True Church is on The Lord’s side and also on Isreal’s side.
    I (Taiwo)is on Isreal’s side no matter what!
    God bless Isreal.

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  • Jody
    October 12, 2012
    12:44 pm
     

    I am so thoroughly ashamed of the churces involved in this letter! How in the name of our Holy God can you possibly turn your backs on Israel? And you call yourselves Christian? Shame on you!

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  • Cliff
    October 12, 2012
    12:43 pm
     

    Because they aren’t believing God. They are listening to an antichrist spirit, whether they know it or not. He Said, you are either for Me or against Me.

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  • Cliff
    October 12, 2012
    12:39 pm
     

    I believe fully in the scripture where God says that He will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you. “Christians” who are opposed to Israel aren’t christians. They are antichrist.

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  • Marie
    October 12, 2012
    12:38 pm
     

    This is absolutely at the top of willful ignorance……Israel has often bent over backwards to be fair with its sworn enemy, which loves to be photographed weeping and appearing to be in agony over ? Where is the weeping for encouraging the strapping on of bombs to some of their own flesh and blood? Thank you for pointing out they have other ways such as Egypt to have access. Gaza was given back by Israel against much protesting (rightfully so) in order to make “peace” Well we see what happened, it is used as a “launching pad” to better try and kill the citizens of Israel. God Bless Israel and churches….get both sides of the “story” and you will see plenty of untruths! For a FINAL verdict READ THE BIBLE you have apparently unused in your churches

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  • Warren
    October 12, 2012
    12:30 pm
     

    If there is one item which Jewish history teachers us is that global Jewry should never need or depend on the non-Jewish world (in this case Christianity)
    for our survival or existence.

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  • Robert
    October 12, 2012
    12:28 pm
     

    I am a Catholic and i support my Israel brothers and sisters.What troubles me most is that many Jews in the United States are leftist and don’t stick up for Israel.You are the protectorsof Sacred land

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  • Cathy
    October 12, 2012
    12:23 pm
     

    I think it is inevitable that these “mainline” denominations, after having turned against God’s word, would turn on Israel. Evangelicals realize that those will be blessed who bless Israel.

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  • Mihai
    October 12, 2012
    12:18 pm
     

    Doesn’t meter who is against the state of Israel. God is for His people and He will protect them.

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  • Richard
    October 12, 2012
    12:18 pm
     

    For one thing who are these mainline churches and why are they attacking Gods people? They obviously have not done their homework and are crossing a line that ultimately they will answer to God for!

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  • Deryl
    October 12, 2012
    12:15 pm
     

    These “Churches” are not Bible Believing ones as they are not reading nor adhering to what is written in God’s Word.

    The leaders of these “Churches” need to go back to the Bible to get their direction in life and not to what man is telling them.

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  • john
    October 12, 2012
    12:12 pm
     

    its posted confusion on purpose

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  • Ralph
    October 12, 2012
    12:07 pm
     

    The Mainline Churches in America support separation of Church and State. They should stay put of politics.

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  • Gary
    October 12, 2012
    12:04 pm
     

    This sounds like a front,propoganda that is not supported in our faith, beliefs and doctrine, of the church. Sounds like radicals that are not part of the Church of Christ, but another man made church of crazies.

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