One Jewish attendee of the DNC clearly understands the dispensational “last days madness” of most American fundamentalist Christians. His interviewer, on the other hand, appears clueless as to what she walked herself into.
When the gentleman speaks here of “Christians,” he’s describing mainly the “left behind” crowd. And the man has truly gotten the message of that widespread theology. It looks friendly to Jews on the surface, but is a “false friendship.” Dispensationalism, as it is known, teaches that the Jews must return physically to the land of Israel, where in the great Armageddon allegedly to come, a full 2/3 of the Jewish population will be slaughtered, while a remnant converts to Christianity.
The reporter, on the other hand, appears never to have heard this. She thinks that “Christianity” “truly tries to protect the Jewish faith.” This is of course the well-intentioned thought of many of these believers, but the details of their theology prove it false. If they only knew!
But note how she fumbles being refuted: “Now where do you get that?” How about Tim Lehaye, Tommy Ice, John Hagee, Charles Ryrie, Dwight Pentecost, for starters! This is a widely-held position among this theology. It is, of course, less publicized than other aspects, and for good reason.
But with no apparent knowledge of the theology or background, and yet with apparent assurance that this liberal guy can’t be right (this must be liberal propaganda!), she defaults to a liberal-style name-calling, baiting tactic: “You sound like you’re the opposite of anti-semitic. You’re anti-Christianic?”
He rebuts her again: “No. I don’t believe that the fundamentalists urging a greater Israel are friends of the Jewish state.”