Israel in Theology
Being Jewish and a student of Bible prophecy, Jan Markell has always been a staunch advocate in behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.
Like Bill Koenig, she has been an outspoken opponent of Replacement Theology. She has verbally blasted the Presbyterian Church USA, the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church for their criticism of Israel and their support of the Palestinians.12 She has also rebuked the World and National Councils of Churches, proclaiming that “ecumenism is their real god.”13
Markell takes the position that when a person or church embraces Replacement Theology, they end up with “replacement reality” because “reality gets totally skewed.”14 She argues that the refusal to recognize the re-establishment of Israel as part of God’s end time plan is “all a part of the end time falling away the Bible predicts,” and it will be a part of the rampant apostasy that will characterize the final days before Jesus returns.15 She says she knows there are some good people in these churches, “but for the sake of your soul and your family, may I urge you to flee unless you feel you can make a difference.”16
Markell has also taken a strong stand against another heretical doctrine that relates to the Jewish people. It is called Dual Covenant Theology. This is the absurd idea that the Jewish people do not need Jesus because they can be saved by following the laws of the Torah. She has declared that this viewpoint amounts to loving the Jews into Hell.17
She tells about attending “a night to honor Israel” at a Word of Faith church in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The pastor of the church ended the program by telling the audience of Jews and Christians that the Jews do not need to be saved because they are “automatically saved.” She labeled the pastor a “Pied Piper of Heresy,” and she said this “night to honor Israel should have been labeled ‘a night to curse the Jews.'”18 She concluded the article by observing that “ushering the Jewish people into Hell by withholding the Gospel is hardly blessing them or doing them a favor.”19
Israel in Politics
Markell gets absolutely livid when commenting on Israel’s mistreatment by our nation or in the realm of international politics. She thoroughly condemned President Obama’s deal with Iran in 2015, arguing that he had “lit the first match for World War III which will morph into Armageddon.”20 She declared that it was “the deal from Hell” and that Obama was nothing but “an agent of the Ayatollahs.”21
In like manner, she blasted Obama for his decision in December 2016 to lift the U.S. veto in the U.N. Security Council in order to allow the passage of a resolution of condemnation of Israel for building new apartments in disputed territory. This resolution also affirmed Palestinian authority over East Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall within the Old City.22
Markell blamed Obama for the resolution, saying it was just another attempt on his part to “humiliate and marginalize” Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.23 She likewise castigated the United Nations, branding it as “the most corrupt, tin-pot-dictator-driven, anti-American, anti-Semitic, American-resource-draining cesspool in the world.”24
In the third segment of Jan Markell’s denunciation of apostasy in the Church, we’ll look at her views on those who call themselves Evangelicals but are not.
12) Jan Markell, “Replacement Theology Leads to Replacement Reality,” January 8, 2008, www.moriel.org/articles-new/2015-12-06-13-34-02/jan-markell/item/706-replacement-theology-leads-to-replacement-reality.html, page 1.
14) Ibid., page 2.
17) Jan Markell, “The Dual Covenant Heresy: More End-Time Deception,” October 28, 2008, www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2008/10/dual-covenant-heresy-more-end-time.html, page 1.
18) Ibid., page 2.
20) Understanding the Times, “Why America is Absent from Bible Prophecy,” by Jan Markell, September-October 2015, page 3.
22) Understanding the Times, “2016: The Year America Betrayed Her Best Friend,” by Jan Markell, January-February 2017, page 1.
24) Ibid., page 2.