emotions don’t replace responsibility
Years ago my family attended church with a Jew from the east coast. He was raised in an orthodox home and in the tenets of Judaism. I hung an Israeli flag on the wall with a framed picture of the signing of Israel’s independence from 1948 in a hallway of the church. He was not just angry; he was livid. He wanted to shred the flag and he struggled to even get out the words of what a blasphemous sign that was to him and to real Jews. I had no understanding. I did not know why this incurred such passionate hatred.
I read my Bible regularly and love God with all of my heart, soul and strength. I’ve read countless passages like Psalm 99:2 “The Lord is great in Zion, and He is exalted above all the peoples.” And Psalm 87:2, “The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.” I knew Zion as the mountain of the Lord and the place exalted throughout Scripture. So when I heard “Zionists”, I thought they were believers and it was a Christian thing. However….
Zionism is just a clever name for the Khazars, of the ancient kingdom Khazaria. Khazaria was a kingdom that became settled by an ancient people called Khazars from the third century or so. The Khazars consisted of Turks, Fins and Mongols. Historians explain that they were in constant warfare with Persia and Armenia as early as the third century, and fought in partnership with Attila the Hun in the 5th century. Somewhere around 550 A.D. the Khazars began settling between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the region commonly known as Caucasus. They established a capital called Itil at the mouth of the Volga River where it dumps into the Caspian Sea.
The Khazars were a brutal people, thirsty for dominion. After establishing Itil, they assumed control over the Volga River by exacting a 10% toll on all cargo passing through. They attacked and killed anyone who refused to pay the toll. As they gained power, they attacked the more peaceful Slavonic tribes in neighboring regions and made them subjects of Khazaria, requiring a tribute under the threat of attack. Their empire expanded to the north and into southeastern Europe.
To the south and west of Khazaria was the Byzantine Empire of Eastern Orthodox Christian leadership, and to the southeast was the Moslem Empire of the Arab Caliphs. They had been pressuring Khazaria to adopt Christianity or Islam.
In 740 A.D. a curious thing happened. The Kagan (Khazaria ruler) announced an adoption of Judaism as their national religion, probably for political reasons of independence and to relieve the pressure from Byzantine and the Moslem Empire. The succeeding Khazar rulers took Jewish names and they began to be referenced as the “kingdom of Jews”. By the 9th century Khazaria became a haven for Jews from other lands, and the Khazaria were intermarrying with Jews while Khazaria continued oppressing peoples and subjugating them to pay tribute.
This history matters, so stay with it. In the 8th century an eastern branch of Vikings known as the Varangians, (or as Rus), navigated the Dnieper, Don and Volga rivers and found themselves in the unpleasant position of having to pay tribute to the Khazars. The Rus Vikings settled among Slavonic tribes under Khazar domination and began struggling against Khazaria for independence from them. In 862 the Rus leader, Rurik, founded the city of Novgorod and birthed the Russian nation. However, they were in constant contention with the Khazars.
In 989 the Russian leader Prince Vladimir of Kiev accepted baptism into Christianity. He then began promoting Christianity among the Russian people, and Russia was considered a Christian nation around this time. (Prince Vladimir is called Saint Vladimir in Russia.) Because of obvious commonalities, Byzantine and Russia formed a natural alliance. In 1016, Russian and Byzantine forces attacked Khazaria and defeated Georgius Tzul, the Khazar warloard, which led to the demise of Khazria. The Khazars dispersed and migrated to eastern Europe and other places and intermarried with Jews.
“As they moved and lived among the Jewish people, the Khazar Jews passed on a distinct heritage from generation to generation. One element of the Khazar Jew heritage is a militant form of ZIONISM. In the view of Khazar Jews, the land occupied by ancient Israel is to be retaken – not by miracle but by armed force. This is what is meant by Zionism today, and this is the force that created the nation which calls itself Israel today. The other major ingredient of the Khazar Jew heritage is hatred for Christianity, and for the Russian people as the champions of the Christian faith. Christianity is viewed as the force which caused the ancient so-called kingdom of the Jews, the Khazar kingdom, to collapse. Having once dominated much of what is present-day Russia, the Khazar Jews still want to reestablish that domination – and for a millennium they have been trying to continually do just that.”1
If you’ll follow the history of the Khazers, known as Zionists and Jews in various parts of the world, you’ll find connections to multitudes of nefarious schemes and partnerships with elitist bankers and governments. Serious students of Zionists have credibly linked them to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia that overthrew the Christian government of the Czars and replaced it with the atheist Communist government.
In fact, in a January 1918 dispatch to Washington, David R. Francis, United States ambassador in Russia, warned: “The Bolshevik leaders here, most of whom are Jews and 90 percent of whom are returned exiles, care little for Russia or any other country but are internationalists and they are trying to start a worldwide social revolution.”2
It was common knowledge of the Bolsheviks and their obvious link as Jews. What was less common was that most of them were actually Khazars, or mixed Khazer/Jew descent and this had been their plan since being ousted from their kingdom nine centuries earlier. Those who speak out against Zionism are speaking out against this. They are not anti-Semitic. They do not hate true Jews.
A small orthodox sect of Russian Christians spent sixty years quietly growing its resistance to the Bolshevik government in Russia until they were able to wrest control of the Kremlin away from them in the mid to late 70s. This gave them the momentum and ability to posture the downfall of the USSR in 1991, restoring Russia to its original name and expelling most of the Bolsheviks from Russia. [I realize I’m skipping over a lot of history here, but that can all be researched if the interest is there.]
“…on August 19, 1979, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum died in New York. He died in the morning, and was buried the same afternoon. Very short notice, and yet some 100,000 Jewish men arrived in time for the funeral. It is hard to imagine how many more hundreds of thousands could not arrive on such short notice. A month later, on September 18, his followers placed a memorial tribute by way of a paid advertisement in the New York Times, and clearly it spoke for many Jews. Among other things it said, quote: ‘He was the undisputed leader of all Jews everywhere who had not been infected by Zionism’; and also, quote: ‘With a courage all too rare in our time, he called the Zionist state ‘a work of Satan, a sacrilege, and a blasphemy.’ The shedding of blood for the sake of the Zionist state was abhorrent to him.’
“These words, my friends, were spoken by Orthodox Jews mourning for their fallen leader. And the new Christian rulers of Russia would agree for they, too, regard the Zionist state of Israel as a counterfeit, a cruel and dangerous hoax for Christian and Jew alike. The Khazar state called the ‘Kingdom of the Jews’ a thousand years ago was a parasite, living on the tribute from survival on a never-ending flow of support from outside. Left unchecked, the Russians believe that the Khazar Jews will destroy Christianity by means of Zionism, and Russia through Bolshevism; so Russia’s Christian rulers are on the offensive against their enemies of a thousand years, the Khazars.”3
This was written in September 1979 during Soviet upheavals in their government. What we need to understand is the Zion of the Bible is not the same as the Zionists spoken of and referred in our culture. We cannot connect the two as being the same thing just because they use familiar terms to us that are precious as Christians. History proves otherwise.
Zionism has nothing to do with ancient Israel, but unfortunately can be linked to modern Israel and its formation in 1948. It can also be directly linked with Rothschild and elitist bankers’ ambitions for world dominion. Zionists are Khazars. Khazars are Zionists. And neither has anything to do with the Zion of the Bible. Zionism has simply hijacked some very Biblical names, assumed some façade of religion, and our ignorance has done the rest.
Coupled with my understanding of the present situation on News with Views, we have things we need to learn. Presently: Chuck Baldwin has written some pretty controversial pieces regarding Israel and/or Zionism. Mr. Baldwin wrote an article against Netanyahu. Many readers have labeled him anti-Semitic. The publisher of the news site News With Views, Mr. Walter, has received numerous concerned calls, emails, and communications about the perceived “error” of Mr. Baldwin’s ways. Mr. Baldwin’s views don’t necessarily represent Mr. Walter’s views, so he has taken the corrective measure to state a disclaimer. When the pressure increased, Mr. Walter emailed Mr. Baldwin’s office to explain that he would not be publishing anti-Israel pieces in the future. Mr. Baldwin was out of the office and the secretary took the message. If this isn’t a classic case of “telephone”, (aka the rumor game), I don’t know what is. Somehow this got turned into Mr. Walter selling his soul for $1000 in Zion money.
If we’d all take a step back and realize we’re at different levels in our education, we’re at different levels of maturity, and we’re at different levels of understanding, we’d have more grace and humility for situations like this. To date, this has only served to discredit Christians and dishonor the God we claim to serve. Again. So now hundreds of Chuck’s followers have jumped on the bandwagon to condemn News With Views. And News With Views has seemingly sided with restricting freedom of speech, the press, and I hope not freedom of thought.
I wish that Chuck Baldwin could continue to write his dissenting opinions on Zionism and Israel’s link to world dominionists. As a writer, I’d like to know we can still exercise our freedoms of opinion and expose what we know of darkness and truth, even if it makes others uncomfortable or challenges their paradigms — even if we’re wrong or there are other opinions. Truth has a way of making its way to the open. Can we let the process work?
If we’re all truth seekers, and if we’re Christians as well, our standard is pretty explicit. We must represent our Lord and Savior in all manner. Our speech must be true and honest. Our actions must have love and grace. Our hearts must be humble and pliable in our Master’s hands.
Some of us see Israel as the land of Abraham under covenant, and thus should be defended. Other see a deception that should be exposed (Rev 2:9 “I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”). Is there enough room and grace to state our own perspectives without calling out the lynching mobs? Can a conservative website post controversial opinions that come from different perspectives? If you’re opposed to my point of view can you just not read it or listen to it? Or must you petition to silence me? Can you bring me your concerns and your perspectives without denying my right to work my own out?
When dealing with the world, we are shrewd. When dealing with our brethren we are accountable to the standard of the Kingdom of God.
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
1Dr. Peter Beter, Audio Letter #50, September 30, 1979
2 David R. Francis, Russia from the American Embassy (New York: 1921), p. 214.
3 Dr. Peter Beter, Audio Letter #50, September 30, 1979
For more information on the Khazars, read The Thirteenth Tribe; the Khazar Empire and its Heritage by Arthur Koestler, 1976.