Absolutely! The Pharisees were Zionists and today’s descendants of the Pharisees, who are leaders of Rabbinic Judaism around the world, are Zionists. How many Rabbinic Jews have you met who are not Zionists? The Pharisees hated Jesus Christ because Jesus Christ was anti-Zionists and attacked Jewish cities and the Jerusalem Temple. The Pharisees believed that Israel was the Chosen Nation of God and that was the most important thing to emphasize. They were willing to kill anyone who attacked their Zion theology. Do you see the correlation between the Pharisees and today’s American Christian Zionists? They are the same kind of people who emphasize the same kind of things. If Jesus Christ came to America today and say the same things He said in the New Testament (obviously, Christ wants us to preach the Gospels, literally!), then Jesus Christ would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists who want to protect Jewish Israel because it is “Chosen Nation”. Jesus Christ (or His representatives on earth, like St. Stephen) would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists on the very same principles. This is why Christian Zionism is absolutely wrong from the Bible perspective. Jesus Christ never told anyone to support the Jewish state of Israel, anywhere in the Gospels, because Jesus Christ wanted His disciples to oppose Zionism, Jerusalem, and Jewish Israel. Now, these Christian Zionists are directly opposed to the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Of course, they are like the Pharisees of the Gospels who kill Jesus Christ and disciples of Jesus Christ in order to protect the Jewish nation of Israel. If you are a Christian Zionist, you must repent and turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching in the Gospels, because if you are not for Him, you are against Him. You are siding with Christ’s enemies, the very people who killed Jesus Christ in order to protect Zionist principles and the Jewish nation of Israel.
Yes, they are wrong to support Jewish state of Israel, that does not recognize that Jesus Christ is God and Savior. The New Testament is very clear that Jewish Jerusalem kills the prophets and representatives of the God of the Bible. The New Testament curses Jewish cities. Nowhere in the Gospels did Jesus Christ tell his disciples or Christians to support Jewish nation of Israel. St. Paul condemns Jewish influence on Christianity and condemns those who elevate Jewish influence in Christianity to eternal damnation in the Book of Galatians, following the anti-Judaism and anti-Jewish nation emphasis of Jesus Christ in the Gospels. Any preacher, evangelical or not, who supports Jewish nation of Israel is wrong in light of the teachings of the Bible. Martin Luther started the Reformation in 1517 to protest against corruption in the church, where so-called leaders of the church were teaching against the Bible. Preachers who preach supporting the Jewish nation of Israel are no better than the pope, who taught contrary to the Bible. They must repent or they will go to eternal damnation in Hell, whether they are evangelical or not. Everyone, including so-called evangelical leaders (or “pope” of the evangelicals) must submit to the Word of God. Bible is the Word of God, and Jesus Christ clearly condemns Jerusalem and Jewish cities and curses them to destruction. Any so-called Christian leader who supports Jewish nation of Israel stands against the Bible and Jesus Christ. They are wrong, and Jesus Christ is right. They are not god. And they are not “good” if they stand against the New Testament curse of Jerusalem and Jewish cities.
No. Jesus Christ always opposed Jewish cities and Jerusalem in the Gospels. Jesus Christ never told His disciples to support Israel as a political or religious entity. In fact, early Christians rejected Israel because Judaism rejected Jesus Christ. The complete split between Judaism and Christianity came early, because the leaders of Judaism in all denominations (Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Temple priests) all rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Furthermore, they all worked to have Jesus Christ killed. That is why Jesus Christ did not support Jewish Jerusalem or Jewish Israel. Jesus Christ does condemn Jewish cities and Jerusalem and that is clear in the Gospels. So, Christians are not allowed to support the Jewish state of Israel, if they want to follow Jesus Christ as His disciples and keep to the spirit and the letter of the Christian Gospels.
Attempted murder is a serious charge, and your question is, therefore, a serious question. You are asking if the Pharisees, who were the leaders of the synagogues at the time of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, ever plot to kill Jesus Christ. We are talking about pre-meditated murder in the first degree here. Did the Pharisees attempt a pre-meditated murder in the first degree with Jesus Christ? What do you think? Now, let’s look at the Bible for the answer. Mark 3:6 states: “Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.” You see, folks. It’s in clear print! Since the invention of the printing press, everyday, average folk can read the Bible and e-Verify! The Holy Bible clearly states that the Pharisees, who are the leaders of the synagogues, plotted to kill Jesus Christ. Who did they plot with? They plotted with Herodians. Who are the Herodians? They are those who supported the kingship of King Herod and his dynasty. In other words, Jewish religious leaders plotted with the national ruling party to have Jesus Christ killed. Now, in light of this, does it not puzzle you to see some so-called Christians trying to support the Jewish nation of Israel? How could some so-called Christian leaders publicly declare support of Judaism or Jewish nation? It seems inconsistent with the teachings of the New Testament….
Obviously, cancer brings much suffering. It can be days, but most likely, it will be months of suffering or years of suffering before the cancer-ridden body expires. So, Mr. Carter has some time to repent. If Mr. Carter repents and again upholds the Bible position, he could go to Hell. But you are asking about Mr. Carter dying without changing his position of supporting gay marriage laws of the United States of America. The Bible is clear on the issue of homosexuality. Anybody with an elementary education can see that God killed every living organism in Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. The New Testament attacks homosexuality in no unclear terms. The Bible has zero tolerance for homosexuality. In this regard, it is safe to conclude that anyone (including Mr. Carter) will go to Hell, if he does not repent. It’s like any law. If you rob a liquor store, then you will go to jail, if you get caught. With God, everyone gets caught; no one falls through the cracks. Anyone who supports USA gay marriage laws will go to eternal damnation in Hell. The New Testament emphasizes that the fear of the LORD is beginning of wisdom. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ demands that people fear God, because God can (and will!) kill the body and send people to Hell (eternal damnation in eternal Hellfire). In Matthew 10:28, Jesus Christ demands: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Many TV evangelists are wrong to say that God of the New Testament is to be loved, but not to be feared. The New Testament demands that Christians fear God. Christians must remember that Jesus Christ who is God will kill your physical body through cancer, car accident, other disease, natural disasters, etc., when you do not submit to God’s Law, and Jesus Christ will send you to eternal damnation in eternal Hellfire, if you do not repent and turn away from gay marriage law support to supporting the Holy Bible’s opposition against homosexuality in all forms.
Former United States President Jimmy Carter had said before that Jesus Christ would support gay marriage:
Obviously, since Jesus Christ is God, and God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality, Jesus Christ destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality. Clearly, Jesus Christ condemns homosexuality itself. Thus, Jesus Christ condemns Gay Marriage.
Unfortunately for Mr. Carter, Jesus Christ (God) does not like it when people twist the Bible to fit their (Democratic Party) agenda and even claim that what they are saying is what Jesus would say, when the Bible clearly contradicts that.
The Holy Bible clearly shows that God punishes. Honestly, would you respect God if God did not punish Jimmy Carter for what he said about Jesus Christ? What Mr. Carter did is not only rude but was also a malicious misrepresentation of Jesus Christ in a way that Jesus Christ does not want – as someone who supports gay marriage laws. God punishes those who publicly misrepresent Him and lead His children astray.
And that is what has happened with Former United States President Jimmy Carter. Jesus Christ has punished former United States President Jimmy Carter with cancer – a very painful way to die – because Mr. Carter usurped Christ’s divine prerogative.
So, to answer your question: Yes, God has punished Mr. Carter with cancer (a very painful way to die) because he has publicly supported gay marriage and, thereby, led many weak Christians away from the Bible and caused many of them to “fall away” from the historic Christian faith.
Many people in America think that Christianity is compatible with peace and love for all. Unfortunately, some TV preachers propagate a wrong idea about Christianity and about Jesus Christ. Secular World View emphasizes global peace and harmony, even at the expense of excluding Jesus Christ from national and state laws and from American public life. For secular humanism, the most important thing is for humans (the center of the world) to exist in peace and harmony. Secular humanism’s priority is unity of human beings and love among human beings. This is a far cry from the teachings of the Gospels of Jesus Christ. But unfortunately, many TV preachers have become agents of Secular World View, rather than Christ-centered, Gospel World View. Anyone who emphasizes “unity” must be treated with extreme prejudice, because “unity” is the code word of secular humanism, that puts human beings at the center of the universe, rather than God. The Bible is very different from the focus of Secular World View. How do we know what the Bible world view is? Obviously, it is through reading the Bible. What does the Gospel teach about global peace and unity? Is this what Christ wants for the world? Jesus Christ clearly states in a contrary way in Luke 12:51: “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.” Jesus Christ in His own words states that He came to bring division on earth and take away peace. Unity and peace are not what Christ wants on earth. So, next time you hear your favorite TV preacher says something like, “Christ loves unity”, you know that he is either lying to you or is being a politician. Politicians want peace and unity, so that they can control you and your family. Politicians are interested in quashing dissent, and they will try to manipulate human theology/ideology to achieve total submission of the populace. There is a reason why the Roman democracy executed St. Paul and other apostles of Jesus Christ. They obeyed Christ and fought against unity and peace in the democratic empire of Rome. They opposed homosexuality in society and proclaimed that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life. Thus, they were charged for “Hate Crimes” by a democracy that wanted harmony, unity, and peace, according to the Secular World View.
Some Christian pastors are going away from the history of Christianity and the tradition of the Christian church by saying: “We should love homosexuals.” The problem with this is that the Bible never says that the Christian Church (Body of Christ) should love homosexuals. And it has been a consistent practice of the Christian Church to condemn not only homosexuality but homosexuals themselves. Either 2000 years of Christian churches was wrong or these so-called Christian leaders of modern 2015 United States of America are wrong; both cannot be right. In this light, the question that you are asking is pertinent. If Jesus Christ wanted Americans in 2015 to love homosexuals, then would He not say so? At least, Jesus Christ would show through example that we should love homosexuals. But Jesus Christ never does. In fact, Jesus Christ never shared the Gospel with homosexuals. There were a lot of homosexuals at the time of Jesus Christ, but Jesus Christ never shared the Gospels with homosexuals. Why? Answer may be found in Sodom and Gomorrah. God wiped out Sodom and Gomorrah because God hates homosexuals (the people) and homosexuality (the act). Jesus Christ is God, so it was Jesus Christ who killed every living thing in Sodom and Gomorrah. Since Jesus Christ as God hates homosexuals (the people) as well as homosexuality (the act), Jesus Christ never tried to share the Gospel with homosexuals. WWJD. This is why for 2000 years, the Christian Church never loved homosexuals (the people) or tried to share the Gospel with them. In this regard, preachers in TV are treading dangerous ground before God by saying that you should love homosexuals. The Bible is clearly against this.
For over 2,000 years of the history of Christianity, the existence of Hell has been emphasized. There is a reason for this. The Holy Bible clearly emphasizes the existence of Hell. But some people in modern day America try to say that Hell does not exist, because a loving god will not allow human beings to suffer. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are talking about God, who made a simple command: “Don’t eat the fruit from a tree (of the knowledge of good and evil).” When Adam and Eve violated this simple and plain command, God could have just said, “Forget-about-it! It’s just a fruit! I tell ya what. Just eat the fruit. I am not going to forbid anything, since I am God and I am a nice, loving guy.” But God did not do this. God gave Adam and Eve capital punishment. In other words, the violation of eating a fruit was death – real, physical death. We are talking about a supreme being who has no respect for human life. There is no sanctity of human life with God. Otherwise, he would not have taken the life for Adam and Eve for something that seems so trivial as eating a fruit. Yeah, he made that illegal, but it seems like the kind of violation like telling a white lie. Lying is sin, ain’t it? But white lie is so small and it does make the other person feel good. So, in the whole scheme of the world and big creation of God, how significant can eating a piece of fruit be? But God gave Adam and Eve capital punishment – literally, a death sentence – for eating a piece of fruit, just because it violated God’s Law, which is simply put “whatever God tells us not to do.” So, we can see a picture of God, here. God was not being cruel, just to be kind. God was being cruel to be cruel, and that is the prerogative of God as the Supreme Being. After Adam, every human being is born with original sin, and thus condemned to eternal damnation. Doesn’t this beg the question: If God just said – “It’s okay, Adam and Eve. I love you, and I forgive you. You don’t have to die. I change my mind.” – then, Adam and Eve would not have had to die. No other human being would have been born with sin and be, de facto, sentenced to eternal damnation. But obviously, there is more to God than the simple statement: “God is love.” God is far more complex than that, and that is a part of the awesomeness of God. God is not a simpleton or a one-dimensional being that some Christians reduce Him to. God is far greater, far more awesome. And Hell is something that shows how complex God is. We are talking about a everlasting, forever place, whose primary purpose is eternal torture with absolutely no possibility of redemption or salvation (after the Second Coming of Christ and the Final Judgment). How could a loving God create such a place? No redemption! Can you imagine that? After the Second Coming of Christ, there is no chance for you to repent and get out of Hell. Or if you are hit by a truck tomorrow and die. You have no chance after that to get out of the eternal damnation in Hell. Obviously, if you think that you are headed to this eternal torture chamber with absolutely zero possibility of redemption, you would like to know what such a place will be like. I understand. To answer your question in simple terms, the answer would be “Yes.” There will be a lot of pain in Hell. In fact, God will give all the people who will go to eternal damnation in Hell a new resurrected body, so that they can experience the pain of burning for eternity without ever burning up. There is absolutely no light at the end of the tunnel. It will be torture after torture after torture … forever! Call it “Operation Infinite Justice of God”. Imagine being waterboarded for eternity in Quantico or Guantanamo Bay. That’s nothing compared to what’s in store in Hell. It is so horrible there that Jesus Christ, who is God, who actually made the place, describes Hell in this way: “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:42). Have you seen a Rambo-like Marine or Special Forces Delta commando weep like a baby and gnash his teeth? Well, if you go to Hell, you will see such a thing, for eternity. Oh, I guess we are forgetting something, here, aren’t we? You will be in so much pain in Hell, and you will be weeping like a baby and gnashing your teeth that you will not be able to divert your attention away from your own pain to the person near you. Everyone is suffering infinite pain in his or her aloneness for eternity in Hell. So, you can be next to someone, but you will be focused on your own pain. Hell is an eternal torture chamber that the God of the Bible has designed, and you can flip through the Gospels to see what kind of people go there. Make a checklist and make sure you don’t end up in Hell. It’s a lot more important than applying for a job or a promotion.
Many so-called Christians today like to assume that Jesus Christ wanted good things for earth. So, they say things like, “Jesus is love. He wouldn’t do that!” This kind of saying is an evidence of influence by secular, humanistic love concept, which assumes that a higher being only loves and does not hate. This is not a Christian concept, bur rather a secular, humanistic concept grounded in the secular humanism ideals. If you read the Holy Bible for yourself, you will see that God punishes humans who stand against God’s Law by killing them through natural disasters (flood, famine, drought, etc.) as well as through strengthening of enemies (Book of Jeremiah) who bring destruction on the people who stand against God (Israelites in the Book of Jeremiah). God bring more disasters and terrible tragedies on earth than He brings blessings and good things. In fact, out of all the Israelites who were brought out of Egypt by Moses, only Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land; everyone else who was born in Egypt died on the way to the Promised Land, after decades of suffering in the wilderness and desert, battling enemies. But some Christians say that this is the god of the Old Testament and not Jesus Christ. Is this claim justified? Does Jesus Christ only want good things for people of earth and the earth itself? We can look to the Gospels for the answer to this question. In Luke 12:49, Jesus Christ declares: “I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!” Jesus Christ is here talking about divine punishment and destruction. In fact, in 70 AD, Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Roman army and the Roman army expelled all Jews from Israel. The country of Israel ceased to exist for 2,000 years. Some people in California may think that the wild fires in California are the work of the Devil. This is not necessarily so. It could be Jesus Christ punishing California. Can you think of what California has done that may warrant divine punishment from Jesus Christ who is God?