Saturday, June 15, 2013

Who is Charles E. Carlson & why does he picket churches?


Although I am not a Christian Zionist but rather a Reformed Christian, this is asinine and it happens in Sacramento too much.  A friend, Victor Styrsky, who is the Eastern Regional Coordinator for Christians United for Israel sent a message around to some of his friends.  It seems Charles E. Carlson of Strait Gates Ministry is going to picket “Celebrating Israel’s Concert” at Trinity Life Center in Sacramento where Abe Daniel is the pastor.

Carlson attempts to make himself sound legit when he writes letters to the offending church and then pickets. But he is not, he is an anti-Semitic bigot.
I have written several blog postings which mention him and his organization. In one I point out that in his bookstore he offers books by Gorden Ginn a denier of the Holocaust.[1]He is also quoted on one of Stephen Sizer’s blog postings.*  Sizer quotes him writing that the Jewish immigrants to Israel, in fact all Jews, are not related to ancient Israel:

  The poll results state that 73% of those polled think "God's covenant with the Jewish people" continues today, and only 22% say it does not. It should be noted here that this is a Judeo-Christian give-away, since it is based on a false premise. The Pew Forum and all Evangelicals need to understand that there never was an Old Testament covenant with "the Jewish people." Most Evangelicals, radical or moderate, fail to properly distinguish the ancient tribe of Israelites from the Jews of today, and in particular, the Jewish inhabitants of the modern secular Jewish state of Israel. This error is the result of scriptural distortion that is encouraged by the State of Israel and its lobbies in the USA, and by the Israel-friendly press.
He has two articles on his web site about the 9-11 destruction of the WTC. The earliest one blames America’s friendship with Israel for such terrorism. Among other things he writes:

The international banks that office in NYC are among those who fund the wars, and Arabs know it. Arab and Islamic states believe they have been impoverished by internationalist Israeli-Patriot bankers, while being murdered by the Pentagon based Warmakers who control our government. They believe this because the record is clear that the acts of the Bankers and the Warmakers have combined to destroy Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine with Israeli personnel and US weapons;
In the later article Carlson has become a truther, that is, he believes that the destruction was an inside job although he admits he does not know who committed the crime.

Carlson has a weakness for blaming national and world events on the Jews and Christian Zionist. Writing of the many mass murders in recent national news, Carlson blames most on Christian Zionist. Writing of YWAM, Faith Bible Church, Ted Haggard and Matthew Murray, Carlson blames his killing spree on Christian Zionism and Israel. In a later article on Adam Lanza and his horrific killing spree in Newtown CT, Carlson does the same thing.  In fact with the article, “Reclaiming Judeo-Christians Still More Blood On Judeo-Christians’ Hands,” he turns the killing into a conspiracy, writing that “most of the killers are anything but dumb. A pattern is already emerging in the Lanza attack, which I predict will be kept secret from us. Whereas the incident will be used as political grist for various agendas by those who control our President.”  
So this is the man, Charles E. Carlson, he does not believe that the Jews are descendants of ancient Israel, he does not believe that God ever had a covenant with the Jews, he is willing to use holocaust denier’s material, he blames horrific tragedy on Christian Zionists, he is willing to believe that 9-11 was an inside job.

Carlson is picketing a church that, while I don’t agree with everything they teach nonetheless, possesses compassion, not denying the needs of other people. Carlson, who says he does not believe in war nonetheless is capable of causing great conflict both among Christians and among Palestinians and Israelis with his own teaching. He is so one sided that he uses conspiracy theories to bolster his views. May God protect all people from such a one as this.

* see http://stephensizer.blogspot.com/2011/07/is-zionism-losing-ground-among.html



[1] Carlson’s bookstore is, as far as I can tell, is no longer connected to his ministry site. But it is still on the web.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Viola, can you give the link to Sizer's post that uses this creep?

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

Viola Larson said...

David it is here: http://stephensizer.blogspot.com/2011/07/is-zionism-losing-ground-among.html

And my posting that contains it is here: http://naminghisgrace.blogspot.com/2011/12/critiquing-theologies-and-connections.htm

Viola Larson said...

David I have now put the link on the blog. For some reason Blogger would not let me put it in the text.
I let Sizer know when he put his posting up who Carlson was. He chose to ignore me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you dear Viola.
A number of months ago I was asked to debate Vicar Sizer on Moody Radio in Chicago. (Man I wish I was a vicar = Vicar Victor!!)

He is a mess.

Pastor Victor
Christians United For Israel, CUFI

PS. Trinity Life Center is hosting our 3rd Sacramento CUFI Night to Honor Israel on September 29 with keynote speakers: Dennis Prager, Bishop Parnell Lovelace/Center of Praise, and Rabbi Ruven Taff/Mosaic Law Synagogue.

Anonymous said...

Thanks much, Viola.

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

Presbyman said...

Answer: an obsessive-compulsive loser with too much time on his hands.

Blessings!

John Erthein
DeFuniak Springs, FL

Viola Larson said...

Anonymous, if you are unwilling to (1) leave your name and city and (2) debate the issues I brought up, for instance Carlson writing that the Jews of today are not descendants of ancient Israel, etc. I am unwilling to publish your comment.

Craig Hanson said...

Viola, I think you need to change your blog name from "Naming His Name" to just "Name Calling". Your ad hominem attacks against Chuck Carlson are deplorable. Some things that are lacking from your post are - FACTS.
Facts concerning the Israeli colonization are all out in plain sight, if you'd care to look for them. I'd suggest you YouTube Miko Peled (an Israeli) or Ilan Pappé (an Israeli) who would align more with Chuck than you.
You dare to use the word "Compassion" in describing a Christian Zionist church who supports a movement that strips basic human rights from the Palestians - all in the name of Christian love of course.

Craig
Santa Rosa, CA

Viola Larson said...

So, Craig Hanson, do you believe like Carlson does that the Jews of today in Israel as well as here and in EUR, are not descendants of ancient Israelites?

Do you believe that the shootings in Newton was caused by Israel or Jewish people as Carlson does. These are important questions because they allow one to see what motivates a person's actions.

Craig Hanson said...

Viola,
From a US Dept. of State report on their website:
"The term 'ethnic cleansing' generally entails the systematic and forced removal of members of an ethnic group from their communities to change the ethnic composition of a region."
It goes on to talk about "Forced Expulsions", "Looting and Burning","Detentions", "Identity Cleaning" and other nasty things.

Your first question was "Who is Charles E. Carlson & why does he picket churches?". First of all, Chuck is a man of peace (Blessed are the Peacemakers), and second he believes in Justice and Righteousness (Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness). Ethnic Cleansing is WRONG and UNJUST whether it is done by the sons of Abraham or the sons of Abraham Lincoln. The "picket" as you call it, is an attempt to educate the church that what is done in the name of Jesus better align with who Jesus is - and Ethnic Cleansing is not one of those things!
All those things described in the US State Dept. report have been done against the Palestinians by the Jewish immigrants with the help of the Christian Churches and our tax dollars. Enough is enough!

Viola Larson said...

Craig,
Your history of the 1948 war and the 1967 war is incomplete. There was killing on both sides and it was five Arab nations that began the 1948 war. If there had been no war the Arab citizens would have remained where they were living. In the 1948 war not only were Arab citizens pushed from their homes in some cases but the Old Jewish section of Jerusalem was cleansed of its Jewish citizen. They were not able to return until the 1967 war.

There is so much more that could be written but may I suggest A History of Zionism: Fro the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel, by Walter Laqueur & One State, Two State, by Benny Morris.

You did not answer the two questions I asked you and until you do that will be the end of our conversation.

888American said...

So, Craig Hanson, do you believe like Carlson does that the Jews of today in Israel as well as here and in EUR, are not descendants of ancient Israelites?

Do you believe that the shootings in Newton was caused by Israel or Jewish people as Carlson does. These are important questions because they allow one to see what motivates a person's actions.



ISRAEL WAS NEVER ONE RACE OF PEOPLE..IT WAS MANY PEOPLES JUST LIKE CHRISTIANITY..SEE EZEKIEL 47:22

do some reading in the Chronicles..

You need to stop listening to the Jewish Rabbis..they cannot interpret the bible...there is no more physical temple of God by which to do so..ONLY WITHIN CHRISTIANITY..is it possible to interpret scripture..as the NEW COVENANT as prophsied since the book of Genesis..says the HOLY SPIRIT LIVES INSIDE OF US...We are the LIVING STONES OF THE TEMPLE OF GOD..

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NEWTON? Mr Carlson was right again...Newton CT is a Jewish community that follows the globalist new age religion of BAHAI(sp) which is based in Isra-hell..


Mr Carlson seems to know the truth..You dont..and yet you slander him

THOU SHALT NOT SLANDER YOUR NEIGHBOR!

888American said...

So, Craig Hanson, do you believe like Carlson does that the Jews of today in Israel as well as here and in EUR, are not descendants of ancient Israelites?

Do you believe that the shootings in Newton was caused by Israel or Jewish people as Carlson does. These are important questions because they allow one to see what motivates a person's actions.



ISRAEL WAS NEVER ONE RACE OF PEOPLE..IT WAS MANY PEOPLES JUST LIKE CHRISTIANITY..SEE EZEKIEL 47:22

do some reading in the Chronicles..

You need to stop listening to the Jewish Rabbis..they cannot interpret the bible...there is no more physical temple of God by which to do so..ONLY WITHIN CHRISTIANITY..is it possible to interpret scripture..as the NEW COVENANT as prophsied since the book of Genesis..says the HOLY SPIRIT LIVES INSIDE OF US...We are the LIVING STONES OF THE TEMPLE OF GOD..

=======================================================
NEWTON? Mr Carlson was right again...Newton CT is a Jewish community that follows the globalist new age religion of BAHAI(sp) which is based in Isra-hell..


Mr Carlson seems to know the truth..You dont..and yet you slander him

THOU SHALT NOT SLANDER YOUR NEIGHBOR!