The Rev. Johnnie Moore is among the prominent evangelical voices urging Christians to support Israel after a horrific Hamas attack earlier this month claimed at least 1,400 Israeli lives and sparked a war.
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Moore, who discussed the political implications, also stressed the spiritual nature of the Israel-Hamas war, expressing the evil nature of hatred directed at the Jewish state.
“There is nothing more Satanic than what these Hamas terrorists did to these Jewish children, and Jewish elderly, and young people,” he said. “This is the very image of Satan at work in our world, just like it was in the Holocaust, and in all kinds of other little ways with this irrational hatred of the Jewish people.”
Despite the heart-wrenching events that have dominated headlines, Moore said there have also been stories of remarkable goodness and selflessness.
For instance, he described the plight of a young Brazillian woman who died in the terror attack.
She had recently moved to Israel and it was unclear whether she would have the 10 people required to make up a minyan at her funeral (the 10 adults needed to do a religious service) due to her recently coming to the country. But Moore said people heard her story and showed up.
“Over 10,000 people showed up at the funeral,” he said.
Watch Moore explain:
And that’s not all. Moore also shared the story of Awad Darawshe, an Arab-Israeli paramedic. When Darawshe heard about the attack, the Muslim man immediately drove his ambulance to the Supernova music festival, where at least 260 people were killed.
“He was saving lives until the Hamas terrorist slaughtered him and stole his ambulance,” Moore said. “And for all of this evil in the world, I think it’s also important to remember those who are lost [and] to honor the heroes that will emerge from this.”
Media outlets have been telling Darawshe’s story this week and praising his selflessness. The 23-year-old reportedly refused to leave the concert site despite danger and lost his life while saving others.
Moore wrote on X, “Awad is a true martyr who died SAVING lives unlike the cowardly terrorists who came to take them.”
In Moore’s discussion with CBN Digital, he pointed to these stories to deliver a powerful call to Christians: every time “hate increases,” he encouraged people to turn to prayer.
“Every single time you hear a word of hate from these terrorists against the Jewish community … we issue a call to pray for the Jewish community,” Moore said. “We dedicate whole days of prayer and fasting for the Jewish community.”
He said Christians should dedicate days and times to pray for the Jewish community. Watch him explain more here.
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