Knesset members introduce legislation to outlaw preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Israel – violators would face PRISON time
03/23/2023 // Ethan Huff // Views

It could soon become a crime in the state of Israel to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who is not already a believer.

Two members of the United Torah Judaism Knesset, Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Asher, co-introduced legislation that would make it illegal to tell others about Yeshua Hamashiach, the penalty for such being one year in jail if the person is an adult and two years in jail if the person is a minor.

In years past, such a bill would have been easily rejected – and it has been, seeing as how Gafni, who is nearly 70 years old, has been introducing a version of this bill every year with no success since 1988 when he was first elected to the Knesset. This year, however, could be different.

Because the Israeli legislature is now controlled by Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews, there is a greater chance than ever before, since Israel once again became a nation in 1948, for such a bill to actually get passed.

(Related: The state of Israel played a prominent role in the Wuhan coronavirus [Covid-19] "vaccine" scam.)

Israel losing American support the more anti-Christ it becomes

Writing for All Israel News, editor Joel C. Rosenberg explains in further detail how the 120-seat Knesset now has a majority who are likely in favor of prohibiting evangelical Christianity in the modern state of Israel.

"These members are far more aggressive in this legislative session than ever before in pushing for legislations to be passed that advance their theological worldview," Rosenberg says.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to remain as such while advancing his other agenda items, including stopping the Iranian regime from building nuclear weapons, making peace with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, strengthening and expanding the Israeli economy as the United States economy slows, and passing sweeping judicial reforms, then he will likely have to sign off on the majority's demands.


At the same time, Netanyahu risks ostracizing evangelical Christian supporters of Israel, who are among the modern state's most loyal supporters. If the average Christian turns on Israel, then Israel as it currently exists may cease to persist.

"Indeed, the current judicial reform movement raises further concerns for Evangelical and Messianic Jewish leaders," Rosenberg warns, adding that even though many believe that such reforms are necessary to improve Israel's flawed legal system, these same leaders worry about the passage of the Gafni-Asher anti-Christ legislation.

"... if the currently-proposed version of the 'override clause' also becomes law, then a simple majority of just 61 Knesset members would be able to cancel the High Court's decision," Rosenberg explains.

"That would enable the current Knesset to go forward with banning all forms of evangelism in Israel and would provide no legal recourse whatsoever to Jewish and Gentile people – Israelis or foreigners – who love Jesus and want to tell others about Him."

While most evangelical Republicans, eight in 10, support Israel, support among Democrats and Independents is waning. If the new legislation passes to outlaw Christianity, support for Israel among all groups is expected to plummet.

"This is why the Jews will have to go through the Time of Jacob's Trouble, during which, as Zachariah says, at the end of this seven-year period, they will cry out for their Messiah and will mourn Him who is pieced, Jesus," wrote one commenter about this shocking new development.

"Israel should be careful what they vote for," added another. "Their rejection of their Messiah 2,000 years ago led to 2,000 years of exile among the nations. Do they really want to follow their fathers in the same foolishness?"

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