“For us it’s a spiritual deal – a faith deal,” said Sherri Waller. “The battle is over the land because God gave it to the descendants of Abraham – that includes us.”
Mrs. Leibler informed the audience that there are many righteous converts to Judaism with evangelical backgrounds, who understand precisely what evangelical organizations such as Hayovel are doing. As former leaders of evangelical movements themselves, they are experts on the subject; and they know that these are missionaries. When you consider the following, it is hard to view Hayovel’s efforts as anything but a nightmarish success for them:
Today, Hayovel can say that they have successfully planted a grass-roots base of evangelical Christians within formally isolated Torah communities. All under the guise of assisting their agricultural businesses to “satisfy” “Old Testament” prophesies. They have toned down the Jesus rhetoric to secure the communities confidence.
Hayovel is successfully eroding the barrier between Christians and Jews. Despite false assertions Jewish enablers, there is a plethora of video footage of frequent social interactions between the two groups. They have become friends.
Hayovel has successfully created a power base using local religious Jewish leaders and personalities as pawns to sell their agenda. Specifically, by targeting individuals who are eager to either become or remain prominent “machers,” (players) both domestically and abroad. This is essential, since without the popular support of prominent religious Jews, they cannot accomplish anything. Today, Hayovel has a strong network of connections and friendships with local Jewish leaders. They can even cite one prominent rabbinical personality who has given them a certificate of kashrut. Indeed, this distinguished personage has even boldly announced that these evangelicals are aiding the ultimate Jewish redemption redemption by fulfilling the words of the neviim. This may be the first time in Jewish history that evangelicals have convinced a prominent rabbi that their christological interpretation of our holy Torah is correct!
Mrs. Leibler explained that many Jews make a fundamental mistake when they they throw the term evangelical around as a neutral term. As if there are non-evangelising evangelicals. An evangelical is committing to converting people, particularly Jews, who they believe are preventing “the second coming.” Using the notorious tactic expressed in Corinthians as their model, they utilize every deceptive tactic to bring Jews to the cross. Lying outright, distorting verses, wearing masks. It is all theologically supported from the gospels. An evangelical christian is by its very definition is a missionary.
Both Jewish Israel‘s presentation and concluding speaker Mina Fenton emphasized the importance of understanding the ideological terminology of such organizations, who use cryptic words like “restoration” to mask a sophisticated and well-organized missionary agenda. The goal is to integrate themselves into the Jewish nation to bring the idolatrous notion of yeshua, and ultimately latch themselves onto the covenant of Am Yisroel, which they also see as belonging to them as well.
How could this have happened?
This frightening reality could never have happened were it not for self-appointed leaders in the religious Jewish community who aligned themselves with evangelicals for political and financial gain. Although these individuals are not necessarily a monolithic group, their collective actions are devastating.
Nor could this missionary infiltration have happened, if these people hadn’t barricaded the revered Rabbi Eliezer Melamed of Har Brachah from the truth. As of today, this distinguished Torah scholar has yet to sit down with concerned Jews representing professional anti-missionary organizations, who want to present their evidence to him. Rabbi Melamed is surrounded by people who don’t want him to know the truth. On one occasion the Rav sent a representative who is personally involved with these evangelical groups to speak with Jewish Israel. Nogeah B’davar, don’t you think?