The news has taken the Jewish world by storm (see here and here and here and here). GOD TV, an evangelical Christian network, has obtained the rights to air the gospel in Hebrew on Israel’s largest cable network. But why is this so shocking? Evangelical Christians want everyone to believe in Jesus, meaning both Gentiles and Jews. Not only so, but they believe the gospel is tailor-made for the Jewish people, since, first and foremost, Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.
I can address this personally, both as a Jewish follower of Jesus (aka, Messianic Jew) and as a close friend of Ward Simpson, the president and CEO of GOD TV. (Ward was also a student of mine in the mid-1990s. I also host a daily Q&A show on GOD TV, for which I receive no financial compensation. GOD TV’s Hebrew channel is called Shelanu, meaning “ours.”)
Here are the facts.
GOD TV is committed to being a friend of Israel no matter what, helping to raise funds for needy Israelis, combating anti-Semitism and standing with Israel politically.
GOD TV will continue to do that, regardless of whether 1 million Israelis believe in Jesus or every Israeli rejects Jesus.
Because GOD TV’s love is Christian, that love is also unconditional.
That’s why, long before there was even a thought of having a Hebrew-language outreach channel in Israel, GOD TV was raising money from its viewers to bless and help the people of Israel. No questions asked. No strings attached. No secret motives.
GOD TV will continue to do this, regardless of the backlash it is facing in the Israeli media and the Jewish press.
GOD TV will continue to oppose the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
GOD TV will continue to stand against the unfair treatment of Israel in the U.N. and other international bodies.
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SOURCE: Charisma News