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John Hagee

JOHN HAGEE started as an Evangelist in1958. He is presently the Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas with an active membership of 13,000. Many people believe that John Hagee preaches a biblical message-- but on a much closer look-- which we are to do-- as a "Good Berean" of which Acts 17:11 says... we see some a variety of biblical RED FLAGS which tell us to RUN from his various "Word of Faith" Prosperity Gospel False Teachings, and his wrong views on Israel and the Jews as you will read below.

 

1 - HE PROMOTES the UNBIBLICAL PROSPERITY GOSPEL

i.e. Health and Wealth 24/7. That we should always be financially prosperous if we are obedient to God. John agee states in a TBN Praise-a-thon that: “poverty is caused by sin and disobeying the Word of God.” and that “poverty is a curse" and much more. He believes that believers have the right to walk in perfect, divine health and prosper financially. This stems from the erroneous view that sickness was paid for by Christ’s spiritual atonement in hell and that prosperity is a cosmic law ordained by God respectively.

 

2 - He sadly PROMOTES the UNBIBLICAL POSITIVE CONFESSIONS

The unbiblical belief that what is spoken can be brought into literal existence. He wrongly believes that Christians may simply "speak the things into existance' which they desire of God and that God is obligated to give it to them; hence the label “Name It and Claim It” gospel. If this sounds eerily like God’s act of creation in Gen. 1 and 2, it is.

 

& 3 - SALVATION FOR THE JEWS WITHOUT CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY

John Hagee is recognized as a fierce foe of anti-Semitism. An outspoken supporter of the Jewish people, Judaism, and the nation Israel, he has been given the “Humanitarian of the Year” award by the San Antonio B’nai B’rith Council. Hagee has also been bestowed the “ZOA Israel Service Award” by the Zionist Organization in Dallas and honored with the “Henrietta Szold Award” by the Texas Southern Region of Hadassah. While his bold stance against anti-Semitism is certainly praiseworthy, Hagee’s zealousness for the Jewish people and their cause has led him to commit a most serious doctrinal error — salvation for the Jews without conversion to Christianity. One newspaper account puts it this way: Trying to convert Jews is a “waste of time,” he [John Hagee] said. . . .Everyone else, whether Buddhist or Baha’i, needs to believe in Jesus, he says. But not Jews. Jews already have a covenant with God that has never been replaced with Christianity, he says.“The Jewish people have a relationship to God through the law of God as given through Moses,” John Hagee said. “I believe that every Gentile person can only come to God through the cross of Christ. I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption.“The law of Moses is sufficient enough to bring a person into the knowledge of God until God gives him a greater revelation. And God has not,” said John Hagee . . ."There are right now Jewish people on this earth who have a powerful and special relationship with God,” declares John Hagee in one of his books. “They have been chosen by the ‘election of grace’ in which God does what he does without asking man to approve or understand it. Let us put an end to the Christian chatter that “all the Jews are lost” and can’t be in the will of God until they convert to Christianity! . . . there are a certain number of Jews in relationship with God right now through divine election.”

 

Hagee also affirms: “If God blinded the Jewish people to the identity of Jesus as Messiah, how could He send them to hell for not seeing what he had forbidden them to see?” He continues, “All people will gain entrance into heaven through Christ. The question is one of timing.” Such rhetoric raises some thorny questions. When Hagee says “all people will gain entrance into heaven through Christ,” he is either advocating universalism (literally all people — Jewish and Gentile — will be saved), or he believes that all Jews will be saved. In either case, both positions are in serious error, but the latter is more consistent with his other statements.The “timing” of the salvation of the entire Jewish nation is actually irrelevant to Hagee’s argument since he advocates that it is a waste of time attempting to convert them. At best, then, Hagee implies that even if they are not currently saved, God will save all Jewish keepers of the Law — past, present, and future — at some future point........ To be saved, a person — whether Jew or Gentile — must turn to Christ (Gal 5:4-6; cf. John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 10:9-13) who is “the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes” (Rom. 10:4). In writing that the “message of the gospel was from Israel, not to Israel,” John Hagee discourages Christians from sharing the Good News with unsaved Jews who, like everyone else, have need of the gospel if they are to spend eternity with God in heaven."