Jerry Falwell says: Jews are Saved Without Christ or the Cross
Sep 27, 2006
The Jerusalem Post has now posted an article online informing us that Rev. Jerry Falwell has accepted the "Dual Covenant" theology of John Hagee that Jews are saved apart from the Cross. Okay, so that does not surprise me. What I will be watching now is to see if the Baptists themselves will support such a teaching. Those who do so will participate in his ultimate heavenly reward, for better or for worse. Remember the principle of the "cup of cold water" in Matt. 10:42.
The article states:
"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 has a special relationship to God through the revelation at Sinai and therefore does not need 'to go through Christ or the Cross' to get to heaven."
Later, the article says,
"Falwell has altered his position, according to Scheinberg, apparently because the pastor decided to put End of Days theology aside in favor of the overriding need to support Israel, particularly against the mounting threat of a nuclear Iran.
"Obviously Falwell was very passionate about conversion, but he absolutely clearly knows Hagee's position and the Christians United for Israel position," Scheinberg said. "No question about that; Hagee assured me. I would trust him in his role for Israel, for Israel's security, to strengthen Israel. I would be very surprised if Falwell ever tried to pull a fast one. Morrison, Bauer and Hagee are so strong and so clear in their nonconversionary position, as well as the organization. Unless he [Falwell] lapsed into a moment of stupidity," Scheinberg said.
I have often said that this teaching is rank heresy, because it totally undermines the Cross and makes Jesus Christ Himself a liar. If the article above is true, these men no longer have the right to call themselves "evangelicals" or even "fundamentalists," for they have denied the principles of both labels. To me, this is part of the great apostasy at the end of the age.