Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
ADL Slams Evangelical Christian Campaign - World Evangelical Alliance - Anti-Defamation League - Yad L'Achim
A statement by an evangelical Christian group, which defends having Christians who grew up as Jews target Jews for conversion by, was labeled “offensive and insulting” by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The organization slammed a full-page ad in the March 28 edition of The New York Times in a statement that charged it “validates and defends those who converted from Judaism to Christianity for using their religious and cultural Jewish experience as tools to proselytize Jews, such as Jews for Jesus and so-called “Messianic Jews.” ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement, “The World Evangelical Alliance statement defending the targeting of Jews for conversion is offensive and insulting to the Jewish people and brazenly dismisses Jewish self-definition….”
The statement, signed by 44 Christian academics, clergy and journalists, states that “we recognize that it is good and right for those [Jews who converted to Christianity] with specialized knowledge, history and skills to use these gifts to introduce individuals to the Messiah, and that includes those ministries specifically directed to the Jewish people.” The WEA is a worldwide organization, comprised of a network of churches in 128 countries and over 100 international organizations which, as the group says, joins together "to give a worldwide identity, voice and platform to more than 420 million evangelical Christians."
Christian missionaries have been intensifying their efforts in Israel recently, particularly in the south of the country. So-called "Messianic Jewish" congregations are the vehicle of choice for missionaries in their efforts to convert Jews. The Yad L'Achim anti-missionary organization has been equally effective in combatting these activities, an effort which recently frustrated a well-known aggressive missionary in Arad, Ed Beckford, to the point that he beat up one of the Yad L'Achim volunteers, who required stitches. Beckford, a gentile married to a woman who was born a Jew but converted to Christianity early in life, is currently detained on house arrest.