But what's rather unbelievable is the attitude of Christians toward the atrocities of the Zionist Israel. Especially the attitude of the Christian religious figures. What denouncements are made by the Pope or Protestant chaplain against Ariel Sharon? Tzipi Livni? Or the founding fathers of Israel, David Ben Gurion, who openly admitted that the State of Israel can only be established as a result of the massacres of Muslim Palestinians in Deir Yassin. "Without Deir Yassin the State of Israel could never have been established" said David Ben Gurion- Israel's Prime Minister.
Why do the Christians always support every Jewish (Zionist) movement in the Islamic world? The latest fact that we can see is the alignment of the Vatican, the Western (Christian) countries and the various Christian communities in various parts of the world, with every barbaric act of the Zionist Israel. Didn't the Jews murder the Christian god (Jesus) on the cross?
Actually, for anyone who claims to be a Christian, if he has read the verses in the book of Talmud which talk about Jesus and his religion but is still supporting the Zionist-Jews, still helping Israel, still agreeing with the political attitudes of the Zionist Israel, then he has actually been engaging himself in despising his own religion, he has been engaging himself insulting Jesus.
The following are some excerpts from the book of Talmud, the Jewish holy book, with regards to Christianity and Jesus:
"On the eve of Passover, Jesus was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, 'He is going forth to be stoned because he has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy... he is a trickster, and therefore you should not pity him or condone his behavior.'" (Sanhedrin 43a).
"Jesus is in hell, being boiled in "hot excrement."" (Gittin 57a).
"Christians ("minim") and others who reject the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations." (Rosh Hashanah 17a).
"Those who read the New Testament will have no portion in the world to come and Jews must destroy the books of the Christians, i.e. the New Testament." (Shabbath 116a)
These are true "expressions of the day" of the Talmud regarding Jesus and the Christians. Allah SWT has said in many verses of the Qur'an, of how the Jews are an arrogant people, self-important, hostile to the believers, etc. Even the historical facts presented the Jews as known murderers of the prophets, the messengers of Allah SWT. The same goes with Prophet Isa (AS), who was fought against and had to endure the persecution by the Jews. A Hollywood director has made a film about the tyranny of the Jews in his work, "The Passion of Christ". In that film, we can see how Iblis (the devil) is always in the midst of the Jewish priests who had accursed Jesus.
The teachings of Jesus or Prophet Isa (AS) is nothing but to continue the teachings of Prophet Musa (AS) that has been so distorted by his people. Allah sent Prophet Isa (AS) only for the children of Israel, his teachings are not meant to be spread around the world.
And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, "O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad (Muhammad)." (QS. Aş-Şaf: 6)
However, Paulus or Saul, a Jew from Tarsus, infiltrated the community of Prophet Isa (AS)'s disciples and changed the teachings of Prophet Isa (AS), which originally was only meant for his own people, to become an expansive religion.
Christian Alliance With Zionism
The gospel is the gospel of Scofield, invented by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (born 19th August 1843). He was a veteran of the American civil war and not a religious expert, pastor or scholar at all. Scofield was no more than an adventurer who knew how to speak and thus could easily convince people. Typical of people like this that was later deemed suitable by the Zionists in fulfilling their mission to change the Christians' interpretation of the Bible, which would make the Christian world become an obedient sheep to anything done by the Zionist-Israel. Scofield's background itself shows that he came from a broken family, had criminal records and always deceived people.
In his Bible, Scofield was actually continuing the view of John N Darby which had generally been accepted by the mainstream evangelicalism and American Protestant fundamentalism. The Scofield Reference Bible later became the Bible of the Christian fundamentalists in America and in the world. In 1924, Scofield's most influential disciple, Lewis Sperry Chafer, founded the Dallas Theological Seminary, the American Theological School that was so eager to defend the Premillennial Dispensationalism view of Darby and Scofield's Bible, and what is also obvious, they are heavily defending the interests of Zionism. It is this kind of interpretation of the Bible that are produced in America, which are now spreading all over the world, including Indonesia, making Christians into supporting Israel.
Original article in Indonesian by: Hj Irena Handono*
*Irena Handono is an expert in Christology. She is a former nun who had converted to Islam and now heads the Irena Center institute, as well as being active as a female dai'e.