Since I sometimes write about Christians and Jews, I’ll weigh in on the criticisms of the pastors who spoke at the US Jerusalem Embassy dedication.
I respect that many Christians believe that salvation is only through belief in Christ.
And religious leaders who think Hitler was part of God’s plan? Hardly surprising. And not a good reason to be offended.
Believe whatever you want about what happens to me after my death. And I should hope your theology has an explanation for Hitler.
I have more than enough religious tolerance to not judge these men negatively for such beliefs.
I do fear those who call on their followers to hurt me. And those who minimize their evil statements and actions, and who want me to be vulnerable to them.
I also fear those who try to shame and exclude religious leaders because of beliefs that are not tied to calls to violent action.
But I’m fine with those who will let God decide how to reward or punish me for my beliefs and actions. Especially if those leaders are making common cause with me in this world, and affirming God’s relationship with the Jewish people.
Thank you Pastors Jeffress and Hagee for your support and your kind words. Sorry about the bigots trying to hurt you and drive us apart.