I came across this video that, although it is 12 years old, it has just recently been uploaded (November 2011). It is heartening to watch Albert Mohler debate and note has he not lost any of his fire and evangelistic zeal in all those years.
Interesting to note (at about the 8th minute) that the biggest objection coming from Rabbi Hier happens to be on the matter of hell, or as he calls it that eternal “barbecue” and wants to dismiss Mohler’s “Christian” religion because it believes that Jews will go to that eternal “barbecue” just because they don’t believe in Christianity’s Christ. And surprisingly Larry King comes to the aid of Mohler’s response when rabbi Boteach says some of the most ludicrous things I have heard in attacking Christians desire to evangelize the Jews. He calls Christian evangelism spiritual apartheid.
Rabbi Hier’s objection is that it’s okay to proselytize, but he thinks Jews for Jesus are deceptive because they wear the prayer shawls and “pretend” they are Jewish when they proselytize. Throughout, his argument tends to suggest that somehow Christian Jews are to deny their Jewish heritage because it is deceiving to other Jews to still pretend to be Jewish in order to proselytize and gain innocent trust.
Aired January 12, 2000 – 9:00 p.m. ET on CNN. Al Mohler with David Brickner (Jews for Jesus), Rabbi Marvin Hier (Simon Wiesenthal Center) and Rabbi Schmuley Boteach (Oxford L’chaim Scoiety)
You can read the CNN manuscript here.
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