I recently received a the Mennonite Central Committee’s publication. I was very disturbed by what I saw. Their mission is to feed and cloth the hungry and naked which is good, but it does not save people. Much of the publication was about working with the Muslims to live together in peace. This is also good BUT non of this matters unless the Gospel is spread and people repent of their sins and as Jesus to be their Lord.
Psalms 122:3-4 Jerusalem is a well-built city; its seamless walls cannot be breached. All the tribes of Israel-the Lords people-make their pilgrimage there. They come to give thanks to the Lord, as the law requires of Israel.
Psalm 129:5-8 May all who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shameful defeat. May they be as useless as grass on a rooftop, turning yellow when only half grown, ignored by the harvester, despised by the binder. An may those who pass by refuse to give the this blessing: “The Lord bless you;we bless you in the Lords’s name.”
Israel is the Apple of God’s Eye. We should never turn against it or be jealous of God’s chosen people.
I emailed MCC about my concerns and this is the response I got
Dear Ms. Whiteman,
Thank you for contacting us with your concern (below). We will take you off the mailing list.
I want to assure you that all of MCC’s work is in response to Jesus’ call to love God and love our neighbor as ourself. Our mission statement says we are a ministry of Anabaptist churches that “shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.” MCC’s calling is not evangelism, but our work includes accompanying and strengthening the church worldwide, and there are many examples of Anabaptist congregations emerging out of MCC’s work.
Even if you no longer receive our publications, I hope you will remember MCC and the people we serve in your prayers.
Grace and peace,
I highlighted their calling. I must say this is very disturbing. Here is a quote from the Mennonite Central Committee
“We went over the next five days we were greeted with compassion. We saw acts of solidarity between people of various faiths and backgrounds. We saw hope, we saw resilience. We saw hardship and terrible loss. And we saw people really wanting to live.”
The goal is not solidarity. Jesus said, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
Jesus will judge the quick and the dead some day and will sort us all out according to our allegiance with Him.
For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 1 Corinthians 9:16