Recently I looked at how the CfZ website claimed that Churches are teaching Grace instead of law and that they, the Church, are saying that it’s ok if you sin. Now I’m going to expose a recurring perversion that is taught on their CfZ website.
On a number of occasions they have used Matthew Ch 25 Vs 31-46 to claim that anyone who does not support Israel will be condemned.
“Christianity which has as its corner stone a Jew who will Judge anyone who throughout history fails to support Israel.”
Administrator CfZ website
“Please join with Christians for Zion in our efforts to be an answer to Yeshua’s Prophecy concerning the Jewish people;”
Mike Fryer Cfz
“In Mathew 25 v 31 to 46 we read that Yeshua described a future event at which there will be a Judgement of those Nations who have persecuted Israel or simply acted with apathy or lack of concern when Israel and the Jews were being persecuted and oppressed. This Prophecy from Yeshua is in line with the words of the Prophets Zechariah Chapters 1 & 2, Joel Chapter 3 v 2, Isaiah 63 and others.
In the Prophecy in Mathew 25 Yeshua spoke very clearly about a group who He referred to as the Righteous who fed Him and gave Him something to drink, visited Him and invited Him a stranger into their homes. This group asked when did we do this and Yeshua said when you did all these things for my brothers meaning Israel -the Jews. He then praised this group. Then He spoke to a group who did none of these things and He said to them depart from Me and He cursed them.”
Now let’s look at the chapter and verse which they use and abuse.
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,(The Jewish people) you did for me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ 44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ 45 “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Matt 25:31-46
Now let’s get some context into who Jesus called his brothers.
“31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Mark Ch 3 Vs 31-35
“46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Matthew Ch 12 Vs 46-50
If you note from the passage above Jesus distinctly points to his Disciples and only his Disciples even though he is talking to a crowd consisting mainly if not exclusively of Jews.
Basically what is being taught here by Mike Fryer is that if you speak out against Israeli injustices towards Palestinians you are going to hell. Why do they teach this? Well it’s simple, it is sheer propaganda to seduce and frighten the weak and gullible into lying to cover up Israeli injustice.
This group is clearly a danger towards people who are easily seduced by the Heresies being taught. Let us pray that their deeds become more and more exposed.
On a brighter and cheerier note. If you are a genuine Christian who is doing the will of God then Jesus regards you as his Brother, Sister or Mother….How awesome is that!?!