|PROCLAMATION OF THE THIRD INT'L CONGRESS:
A SENSE OF THE CONGRESS RESOLUTIONS
|Further, we are persuaded by the clear unction of our G-D to express the sense of this Congress on the following concerns before us this day:
l. Because of the sovereign purposes of G-D for the city, Jerusalem must remain undivided, and under Israeli sovereignty, open to all peoples, the capital of Yisrael only, and all nations should so concur and place their embassies there.
2. As a faith bound to love and forgiveness, we are appreciative of the attempts by the Government of Yisrael to work tirelessly for peace. However, the truths of G-D are sovereign and it is written that the Land which He promised to His chosen people is not to be partitioned. It is our moral sense that Yisrael and the nations err in according favor and status to the current leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization and in placing in their hands land and people that are precious to G-D. It would be further error for the nations to recognize a Palestinian state in any part of Eretz Yisrael.
3. To the extent the Palestinian Covenant or any successor instrument calls for the elimination of Yisrael or denies the right of Yisrael to exist within secure borders in Eretz Yisrael, it should be abolished.
4. The Golan is a part of biblical Yisrael and is a vital strategic asset necessary for the security and defence of the entire country. No bilateral or multilateral agreements with Syria should give consent to, whether expressly or by implication, Syria's continued occupation of Lebanon and oppression of its Christian community.
5. Yisrael has the clear and lawful right to defend itself.
6. Regarding Islam, we express the following concerns with Muslim attitudes towards Jews and Christians out of a sense of com-passion for the millions of people who believe that they follow in the faith of Abraham by way of Islam, and with a commitment to intercede for them, that the Spirit of Truth will reveal to them the true nation of the faith of Abraham.
o We are convinced from a biblical stand-point that the Muslim concept of "allah" is an anti-Jewish and anti-Christian distor-tion of how G-D revealed Himself to the Patriarchs, Kings, and Prophets of Yisrael, and how G-D has revealed Himself through our L-RD. We find these attitudes have their source in portions of the Quran which accuse Jews and Chrstians of having falsified the revelation of G-D given in Scripture.
o Those elements within the Islamic faith which promote hatred of Yisrael and of the Jewish peoples brings spiritual bond-age, evil and confusion upon themselves, their followers and their nations. Christian compasssion demands that all Christians actively seek to free them from any such hatred towards Yisrael and the Jewish people.
o The Islamic claim to Jerusalem, including its exclusive claim to the Temple Mount, is in direct contradiction to the clear biblical and historical significance of the city and its holiest sight, and this claim is of later religio-political origin rather than arising from any Quranic text or early Muslim tradition.
o We condemn that radical view now ascendant within Islam which, by its own tenets, advocates violence and Jihad (holy war) as a legitimate means to spread the Islamic faith and advance the Islamic worldview. We find the most pernicious expression of such radical views is the belief that a Muslim who sacrifices his very life to kill a Jew receives the reward of instant entry to Paradise. The practice of such beliefs poses an increasingly unacceptable peril to Yisrael and a grave threat to both Muslim and non-Mulsim peoples throughout the world. These threats must be opposed and challenged by all.
7. While Gentile believers have been grafted into that household of faith which is of Abraham (the commonwealth of Yisrael), replacement theology within the Christian faith, which does not recognize the ongoing biblical purposes for Yisrael and the Jewish people, is doctrinal error.
8. Regarding Aliyah, we remain concerned for the fate of imperilled Jewish people in diverse places, and seek to encourage and assist in the continuing process of the return of the exiles to Eretz Yisrael. To this end, we commit to work with Yisrael and to encourage the Diaspora to fulfill the vision and goal of gathering to Yisrael the greater majority of all Jewish people from throughout the world.
|We recognize that in making and declaring this Proclamation, we engage fully in matters of great weight and concern to the nations. As Christians, we are commanded to love the L-RD our G-D with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourself. Bound to His divine love, we are yielded to a ministry of reconciliation which yearns to reconcile humankind to our Creator and people to each other. Therefore, we make this Proclamation with a sense of purpose and destiny, and with pure conscience, knowing that the mercies of our L-RD are ever toward us and are available to all men everywhere, and that He will perform all that He has promised to do. Therefore, we pledge the unwavering commitment of our lives and resources to accomplish the goals and purposes set forth herein.|
|We rely on the following specific Scriptures, among others, as the basis for our firm belief:
Affirmation l: Deuteronomy 8:3; Pslams 119:103,105; Matthew 4:4; Acts 2:42; II Peter 1:20-21; 2
Affirmation 2: Genesis 12:1-3; Romans 11: 1-2; Romans 11:28
Affirmation 3: Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 53: Psalms 22; Romans 15:1
Affirmation 4: Luke 24: 47
Affirmation 5: Joshua 16:1; Luke 21:24; Romans 11:28-30
Affirmation 6: Jeremiah 23:3, 7, 8; Jeremiah 31:8-10, 23; Amos 9:13
Affirmation 7: Psalms 80; Isaiah 40:1; Isaiah 49: 22-23; Isaiah 60: 1-12; Romans 11:17, 25
Affirmation 8: Genesis 12: 1-3; Joel 3:1-3; Matthew 25:36
Affirmation 9: Isaiah 2; Isaiah 11; Jeremiah 3:17; Zechariah 14; Revelations 2: 26-27