By Jim Fletcher
Near the summit at Masada, one can see the place where the Romans breached the defenses of the 1,000 Jewish men, women, and children who’d fled after the destruction of Jerusalem some two years earlier. It is on the western side and serves as a stark reminder that since forever, enemies of the Jews have sought to do them harm.
Masada ended badly for those Jews, and while they are not always threatened first physically, they are always threatened.
This week, Sami Awad, a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem (and director of the Holy Land Trust), announced on Facebook that he will be speaking at several churches on the West Coast this month. The May 10th date caught my eye and leaves me dismayed.
May 10 San Diego, CA. North Coast Calvary Church. 7-9 p.m.
In a two-week stretch, from Seattle to San Diego, Awad will speak at more than two-dozen churches. Most of them will be churches friendly to his pro Palestinian message.
That’s why the May 10th engagement is so stunning, and so dismaying.
For 40 years, Calvary Chapels have been a stronghold of biblical thought. The verse-by-verse teaching style from the pulpits is a blessing to the American Church, now awash in false teachings and outrageous personalities.
It was a matter of time before leftist thought was mainstream enough to contemplate infiltrating Calvary Chapel.
That’s now happened.
Awad, whose family is well-known in certain circles…