"the United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God's plan for both Israel and the West... a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.".This is a quote from Reverened James Hagee, the Evangelical Minister whose support and endorsement was so sought after by John McCain.
Hagee is one of the leaders of CUFI, Christians United For Israel, an organization which promotes the cause of Israel in America because they purport to believe in Israel's role in the scriptural fulfillment relating to the Rapture, Armageddon, The destruction of our world and
The end of time.
Soon after Hagee met with McCain, he released this email to his followers.
Pastor Hagee's email to members of CUFI:
CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
January 29, 2007
This morning I had an extended breakfast with Senator John McCain of Arizona. Our topic of discussion was Israel and his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Senator McCain's comments concerning Israel are on target! He gets it! While I do not want to put the specifics of our conversation in this update I am glad to report to our leadership and supporters that John McCain is solidly pro-Israel.
We discussed his positions on other matters that I will share with you when I speak with you in person. This newsflash goes to the ends of the earth and I don't want to read it in the media tomorrow.You did see, a few days later, McCain and Hagee appearing together and McCain gratefully accepting his endorsement.
Questions: Does McCain actually believe this interpretation of biblical scripture?
Who is using who here?
How involved is Israel with CUFI?
I personally believe that the abuse of the mindless belief of the masses to promote this insane doctrine is one of the gravest threats we face today...