Jerry Falwell- Jack You’re Going to Hell

Darn, I so was hoping that he had changed his mind. Rats, gadzooks and great googly moogly. Perhaps I will contact Shola and see if he can help me. In the meantime I have begun to pray for Jerry because I would sure hate for this little incident to hurt his immortal soul.

Join me as your Bishop of Bullfrog beseeches The Mighty Croaker on behalf of the heathen.

Earlier today, reports began circulating across the globe that I have recently stated that Jews can go to heaven without being converted to Jesus Christ. This is categorically untrue.

These false reports originated from a March 1 Jerusalem Post front page column which said: “An evangelical pastor and an Orthodox rabbi, both from Texas, have apparently persuaded leading Baptist preacher Jerry Falwell that Jews can get to heaven without being converted to Christianity. Televangelist John Hagee and Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, whose Cornerstone Church and Rodfei Sholom congregations are based in San Antonio, told The Jerusalem Post that Falwell had adopted Hagee’s innovative belief in what Christians refer to as ‘dual covenant’ theology. This creed, which runs counter to mainstream evangelism, maintains that the Jewish people have a special relationship to God through the revelation at Sinai and therefore do not need ‘to go through Christ or the Cross’ to get to heaven.”

While I am a strong supporter of the State of Israel and dearly love the Jewish people and believe them to be the chosen people of God, I continue to stand on the foundational biblical principle that all people — Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, Jews, Muslims, etc. — must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to enter heaven.

Dr. Hagee called me today and said he never made these statements to the Jerusalem Post or to anyone else. He assured me that he would immediately contact the Jerusalem Post and request a correction. Before today, I had never heard of Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg or had any communications with him. I therefore am at a total loss as to why he would make such statements about me to the Post, if in fact he did.

ONE WAY TO HEAVEN

In this age of political correctness and diversity, the traditional evangelical belief that salvation is available only through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ is often portrayed as closed-minded and bigoted. But if one is to believe in Jesus Christ, he must believe in His words: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father but by Me” (John 14:6). I simply cannot alter my belief that Jesus is The Way to heaven, as He taught.

Again, I do not follow this teaching of “dual covenant” theology and I believe it runs counter to the Gospel.

I have been on record all 54 years of my ministry as being opposed to “dual covenant” theology. In fact, Dr. John Hagee has indicated to me, as recently as today, that he likewise does not accept “dual covenant” theology.

I want to reaffirm that I am a Zionist in terms of Israel’s entitlement to its homeland. I continue to pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem, as the Bible instructs Christians to do. And I have dedicated my life and ministry to working for the peace of Israel. I dearly cherish the highly esteemed Jabotinsky Award which was given me in 1981 by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. I have led thousands of pilgrims through the Land Of Israel during my 31 tours over 36 years. I seriously believe that few Americans have invested more time and resources in the defense of Israel in this generation.

However, I simply cannot alter my deeply-held belief in the exclusivity of salvation through the Gospel of Christ for the sake of political or theological expediency.

Like the Apostle Paul, I pray daily for the salvation of everyone, including the Jewish people.”

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10 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack March 4, 2006 at 1:40 am

    EK,

    Lucky you.

    Bacon,

    How lucky for us.

    Steg,

    🙂

    DR,

    Yep.

    Houston,

    That would be a real hoot.

    Anonymous,

    Agreed.

    Z,

    Personally I made a reservation in Business Class.

  2. Z March 3, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    This is exactly how my grandfather believed and right above the Jews in his book were the Catholics. Seems coach is filling fast.

  3. Anonymous March 3, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    There may or there may not be an afterlife but to think your faith has the monopoly on heavens membership is pretty narrow.

    That is the nature of fundamentalism, it is fundamentally narrow.

  4. Houston March 3, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    Sometimes I do wish there were an afterlife consisting of a heaven and a hell. The best part would be the surprised look on some of the faces in hell.

  5. dorothy rothschild March 3, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Bleah. Vomitous.

  6. Steg (dos iz nit der Å¡teg) March 3, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    If there were a Hell, Jerry Falwell would definitely be going there.

  7. BaconEating AtheistJew March 3, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    Apparently Christians have different rules about whether Jews get to heaven.
    I have a couple of Fundy friends. They tell me that Jews have a chance to accept Jesus when the Rapture happens because we are the Chosen People.

  8. Ezer K'negdo March 3, 2006 at 3:20 am

    Um, wow. I don’t even know how to respond to that. And to think, he and I share a birthday. OY.

  9. Jack's Shack March 3, 2006 at 2:03 am

    Nah, your stuck with me in the loge section.

  10. Robbie March 2, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    Good thing I accepted Jesus yesterday. Looks like I’m safe!

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