Stephen Sizer dropped by publisher about to flout CoE ban and launch new ‘peace’ ministry

I wrote a letter to Christian publisher IVP to re-consider stocking Sizer’s books which I got a kind but generic response about 5 years ago.  So I was surprised to see this link a friend sent me last week.

He likes to meet up with holocaust deniers, and have tea with Ayatollah of Iran’s family and got disciplined by the church of England for in 2015 for saying Israel was responsible for 9/11.  With a bit of Googling, you can see this man is a menace and a truly dreadful example to the church and witness to Jewish people.

Sizer looks like a typical gentle spoken silver haired vicar of a church in a village in Surrey but is obsessed in attacking Israel and the Jewish people, under the guise of some kind of false middle east peace project.

It seems in recent months Sizer is completely unrepentant on his hostility to Jewish people, not stopped by being threatened with being fired, and as he is about to finish up from his church in Easter, he is planning another faux peace project.   All the people in yellow are Palestinians or have been involved with spreading hate about Israel pushing a Palestinian state at the expense of weakening Israel’s security.

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from statement from Bishop of Guildford’s web site here;

“It is therefore my decision that Stephen’s work in this area is no longer compatible with his ministry as a parish priest.
“In order for Stephen to remain in parish ministry, I have therefore asked for – and received from him – a solemn undertaking, in writing, that he is to refrain entirely from writing or speaking on any theme that relates, either directly or indirectly, to the current situation in the Middle East or to its historical backdrop.”

I would be curious to know what the Bish thinks about Church of England buildings being used for high charged political events after this warning which the reverend has blatantly violated?

I have driven through this main road in Virginia Water a few times to an away day with my church at a hotel 4 miles away.   Virignia Water is a idyllic looking English village that hides a pastor obsessively bent on hurting the nation of Israel.   Spin your mouse around to see the church behind.

For the gospel to successfully go out to the Jewish people, church leaders who are hateful to Israel and Jewish people are not fit to serve and should be removed as soon as possible.

Peace to Jewish and Arab people will only happen as per the bible’s framework.   Attempting to divide up God’s land which is not to be offered to any other part apart from the Jewish people comes with a catastrophic warning. Joel 3:2

Are Messianic Jewish/Palestinian Christian peace events motivated by Christ or something else?

Another one of these Jew/Arab meet ups happened again this month in Cyprus.   From someone uninformed what could be better than Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians get together for reconciliation and understanding they don’t agree on everything?

But, what happens which such event, only offers peace on one their own terms and uses manipulation of the other?

One of the Palestinian Christian leaders is a guy called Sami Awad, who was part of a group called “Zen Peacemakers”

According to a quick look up on Facebook, Zen Peacemakers is actually a Buddhist group.

Sorry, but peace only happens when you have real relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

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This is a great Arabic speaking church in Nazareth I went to – completely full when I went, not enough seats, some standing! Also had English translation using radio headset.

I’ve seen some meet ups between Jewish and Arab believers in the holy land, I find it hugely heartwarming when it happens.   It seems to be easier to create peace in Galilee communities which Jews and Arab live quite close together.

In the four years I live in Israel I had Arab believers in my church and in other congregations I have visited.

I know in Bethlehem there are Arab believers that part of Steve Kory’s church who work together with their Israeli neighbours, and various home churches which operate discretely.  For Christians in the West looking into side with, these are some of your best bets for strengthening the body in these difficult places.

Until then, some of these fake peace groups are as about as convincing as McDonalds trying to combat child obesity.

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