Skip to comments.E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in ‘some sort of false religion’
Posted on 09/23/2013 2:38:42 PM PDT by shego
At a morning sermon Sunday in Northern Virginia, Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor, said people who dont follow Jesus Christ are engaged in some sort of false religion.
Jackson offered that view while describing a list of the controversial things he believes, and that must be said, as a Christian....
It is not the first time Jackson has weighed in with controversial comments on questions of faith and social issues. He has also said that gay peoples minds are perverted. They are frankly very sick people psychologically and mentally and emotionally....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
looking for something to disagree with, but can’t come up with anything yet...
The comment about Christianity probably wasn't helpful but what he said about perverts should have also included the observation that they're *morally* sick.
Most adherents to one religion consider other religions to be false.
Why would anyone consider that newsworthy?
And we wonder why Jews don’t vote for conservatives
So what’s the problem? Lots of people are serving lesser gods including Satan.
Some of them are stark raving moon barking child rapist, murders, They even claim they are a religion of peace when all they do is lust for bloodshed and prepubescent boys.
Mohammed servant of Satan!
This is not why. Lots of Jews are liberal.
Now Lao Tse says.......
Not all of them are. Doesn’t really help in persuading them to become conservative does it.
Well, I understand his viewpoint; it’s basic Christian theology, and I don’t care that such is his belief. It’s nothing new.
To the extent he ceases to be a faithful representative to persons who don’t share his theology because of his theology or choses to use his power as a (potential) elected official, however, there is an issue.
The overtly preachy are trying, yes.
Why is this controversial. EVERY sincere person of EVERY religion will say the same thing.
the religion is called HOPEYCHANGEY..
Lots of Jewish people are liberal.
A lot more would be conservative, if “being conservative” wasn’t so easily conflated with “covert or die” Christianity of near history.
Dumb a$$ thing to say now the compost is going to use it to make hay.
I don’t see that US conservatives (the real ones) ever engaged in that kind of behavior. The Americans that did were typically voters of the Democrat Party, remember.
Also, take a look at Israel. A great deal of the same type of liberal Jews I speak of are engaged in the suicidal notion of “land for peace”, thinking that the “Palestinians” are ever going to stand for the continued existence of the Jewish state. In the USA, voting for a party that dares to remove God from its platform certainly will not show one’s Jewishness.
This will now be hung around the neck of every conservative candidate.
Liberal and socialists.
Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jews consider Christianity a false religion.
“Jews consider Christianity a false religion.”
Actually, they don’t.
Jews are not engaged in false religion...he’s wrong on that point.
Correct about the homosexual...scripture says they are given over to depraved minds.
He was preaching a Sunday sermon...
Would you ask that he not be “overtly preachy” in that context?
Would it help if he just quit the pulpit?
according to a recording of the sermon by a Democratic tracker.Funny that the ComPost did not feature the alleged recording on their website.
Please offer some examples of “convert or die” Christianity - and how would such a thing be remotely related to being conservative?
I am genuinely puzzled.
I may be wrong, but I doubt that is the issue.
For at least the last hundred years, the convert or die method of evangelism has only been used by Muslims,taoists, and atheists.
Ohhhh - let’s examine that.
Jesus came declaring he was the Messiah.
Jews say the Messiah is yet to come.
The Jews believe the very premise of Christianity is false.
How can a religion built on a false premise not be considered false?
“Please offer some examples of convert or die Christianity”
Basically the last 2000 years of history, the last 75 or so in the USA being the bear lone (and wonderful) exception.
I have no problem, personally, with his theological perspective. It’s Christianity 101, and to be expected.
The problem, however, is he is also Republican lieutenant governor candidate who happens to be a preacher and fits the false belief so unfortunately common in Jewish circles that “conservatism” and “Judaism” are mutually exclusive.
Do you say that Jews are not engaged in a false religion from a Christian viewpoint? Or are you asserting the Jewish viewpoint? From a Christian viewpoint, the Jewish religion, as practiced, is false. You cannot expect a Christian pastor to preach from other than a Christian viewpoint - if he does, he is wrong.
Christian theology asserts that Christ is the Messiah.
Christian theology asserts that the Old Testament points to the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ as Savior and Messiah.
Jews reject the foundational belief of Christianity as false - and continue to worship God as if the Messiah has not yet come.
If my religion says Christ is the Messiah, the risen Lord and your religion says He is not, then at least one of them is wrong, or false.
Well, and evangelical Christians who happpend to also be Nazis (of which there were plenty).
I thought we were supposed to be “incomplete” not false.
True conservatives don’t pander. The truth is what it is and we don’t sugarcoat the facts to spare other people’s feelings. If they were interested in the truth, they would support conservative candidates.
Are you saying that Jews commonly practice fallacious reasoning:
A Republican is a Christian - therefore Republicans are anti-Judaism.
There is no logic in your fears. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Calypso Louis are all open anti-Semites and Democrats. I know of no openly anti-Semitic Republicans.
The KKK was almost exclusively democrats.
Are you saying that most Jews are ignorant, or just illogical?
Should Republicans just dumb down, lie, or exclude Christians from the party, or from seeking office?
I have a number of Jewish friends who might find his comments a bit insulting.
And Jackson seems hell-bent on keeping them there.
That cite was basically an unsupported rant.
E.g. - the assertion of early Christians misunderstanding of the Jewish faith - The apostles were all of the Jewish faith, and Paul, the apostle formerly known as Saul, was a devout Jew and a religious scholar before conversion.
I know of no Jewish persecution promoted by or through Christianity. There is nothing in the Christian scriptures to promote Jewish persecution.
If you say x = 5, and I say x = 37, at least one assertion is false. Simple logic. It does not suffice to say that one of them is “incomplete”.
As a Catholic, I was taught that the Jews were the Chosen People. Jesus and his Apostles and followers were Jews. I don’t understand antisemitism.
Of course they would be insulted. But, it doesn’t mean he is wrong if you really believe in the words of Jesus Christ:
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me...”
For some reason the idea that Christians are monsters has occupied traditional Jewish thought for centuries.
It’s the traditional Jewish allergy to Christian theology which has, I must conclude, produced the very selective attention that traditional Jewish thought has paid to Christian affairs. Christians doing what Jesus Christ actually said to do to Jews and to all mankind, i.e. lavish love upon them, get dropped in the memory hole in traditional Jewish history. But pogroms, which needless to say are intensely disobedient to the New Testament, are never forgotten.
Part of it could also be that Christians actually being Christians, showing the gospel agape love, have steered Jews into being Christians too, and those Jews no longer speak ill of Christian faith. Whoever was left, those are the people who carried on the accounts of who Christians were.
The gospel is real and its blessings are real. The gospel is a stumbling block to Jews because it proclaims that God is more than Jews envisioned Him to be.
My point was in my very first post. Go re-read it.
Sin and evil are the causes of ungodly hatred towards people in this fallen world. Whether those people are Jews or whether they are Eskimos or whomever.
FWIW. The promise of God upon the Jewish people to destine them to an important and honorable role in the future attracts a lot of demonic opposition to them. This opposition is limited because God limits it (due to His promise He will never destroy the literal Jewish people) but it is very much present. God wants every Christian who is thus tempted by the devil to join in such opposition to get right back in the devil’s face and tell that devil to go back to the hell from where he came. (One proof of a devout Christian is that he or she WILL resist such temptations.) God loves Jews too.
Would a few examples of Jewish corroborators suffice to condemn the Jewish religion as Nazis and anti-Semitic?
I know nothing of the church you cited - but in the same citation is the statement that other Protestant churches formed in opposition - which proves that siding with the Nazis was NOT a characteristic of Christianity, but rather, a characteristic of some people - which is not surprising. Nazis were, obviously, people.
It is illogical to reach a general conclusion about any group based on common traits observed in a very small sample set - especially if you choose to ignore contrary examples from the larger group.
The members of the church you cited were also German. Should we conclude that one must live in Germany if they are Christian? No less logical than assuming one is a Jew-hater if they are a Christian.