Devilish church-pastors in Jerusalem

 

 

 

During two months 2012 I visited every church (to my knowledge) in Jerusalem at least once. I visited church meetings almost every single day during those two months; sometimes visiting up to four church meetings in one day.

 

Three churches in Jerusalem formally excommunicated me from their churches, with unfounded and untruthful accusations against me.

 

In conclusion from those church experiences in Jerusalem, I say:

 

Superficiality, insincerity, introversion and inhumanity are some characteristics of also the churches in Jerusalem, and hypocrisy, negligence, malice and evil are some characteristics of the pastors also in Jerusalem. No pastor or church leader in Jerusalem wanted to be a helpful friend.

 

Satan is very active inside the churches of Jerusalem. Through insincere church-pastors and duplicitous church-people in Jerusalem, satan successfully destroyed God’s good will for me in Jerusalem. And through church-pastors’ refusal to repent from their evil ways, satan continues to destroy God’s good will also for others in Jerusalem today. Satan is extensively influential, over the churches and inside the pastors, also in Jerusalem.

 

In spite of varying degrees of evil and opposition from all the church leaders in Jerusalem, I also met a small number of friendly individuals within the churches in Jerusalem.

 

Links to more information about the evils and abuse from the church-pastors in Jerusalem:

 

1.      http://www.kyrkor.be/churches-in-Jerusalem.htm

2.      http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Church-in-Jerusalem-refuse-to-justify-their-excommunication-of-innocent-visitor.htm

3.      http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Community-Church-excommunicates-innocent-person.htm

4.      http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Ministries-Jerusalem.htm

5.      http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Hebrew-Congregation-in-Jerusalem.htm

6.      http://www.kyrkor.be/Kehilat-El-Roii-Church-in-Jerusalem.htm

7.      http://www.kyrkor.be/inquiry-to-Jerusalem-churches.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 1,  2012

 

After two months of visiting public church meetings in Jerusalem every day, sometimes visiting up to four different church services in one day, and having visited every (to my knowledge) Christian/Messianic congregation in Jerusalem at least once, I found that no Christian woman anywhere in Jerusalem was interested simply to communicate. Communication is foundational to friendship, just as friendship is a basis for close relationships and marriage.

 

Jerusalem, the inseparable and undivided capital city of the Jewish people and of the State of Israel, in the nation that I personally care more about than any other nation on earth, Israel, hosts “Christian” church-pastors and ministry leaders that, instead of wanting to help, are in varying degrees indifferent, negligent, oppositional and deliberately obstruent to my declared intent to befriend Christian females, in my hope of finding one Christian woman who would be mutually interested in marriage. Not one woman in all the Christian/Messianic churches in Jerusalem wanted to communicate with me, and no pastor or ministry leader in Jerusalem wanted to be a helpful friend. Satan is extensively influential, over the churches and inside the pastors, also in Jerusalem.

 

·          For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.  (2Cor.11:15)

 

Following two months of inhumanity from the church leaders in Jerusalem, I spent one week also in Tel Aviv, visiting various church services and continuing to communicate the Gospel message with friendly people on the streets. Tel Aviv is a very different city from Jerusalem. While Jerusalem is full of religious sin, Tel Aviv is full of anti-religious sin. Both types of sinners rightfully deserve hell, but somehow, at least the latter seem more honest.

 

Persons that truly want to follow Yeshua should be advised to fix their eyes and heart on Him, and to be cautious of the “bullshit” of many church-pastors.

 

On March 16 2012 I was formally excommunicated from a third church in Jerusalem. The executive pastor Veikko Nuoraho (http://www.kkcj.org/people/info/veikko-nuoraho) of the largest church in Jerusalem, the King of Kings Community Church, who previously approached me where I peacefully stood still five meters from the entrance to their church auditorium in conjunction with their church’s main Sunday service on February 5 2012, and rudely stated “It looks disruptive when you stand here and have eye contact with people.”, thereby clearly indicating the church’s derogatory attitude and obstructive intention against me (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Ministries-Jerusalem.htm), has now completed his original obstructive intention through a formal excommunication. This executive pastor Veikko Nuoraho falsely stated in an email from him (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Ministries-Jerusalem.htm) on Sunday February 5 2012 that I would have communicated submission to their church leaders, “You said today you would submit to our leadership … “, which is a message that I had never spoken. Contradictorily, Veikko Nuoraho’s statement regarding submission conflicts with his collegial Hebrew pastor Oded Shoshani (http://www.kkcj.org/people/info/oded-shoshani) who is employed within the same congregation, and who in an email on March 30 2012 insinuated the opposite about Torsten through Oded Shoshani’s statement “the above describes Torsten's attitude towards authority”. The complete email dialogue including the written formal excommunication by pastor Veikko Nuoraho can be read here: http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Community-Church-excommunicates-innocent-person.htm.

 

The satanically dishonest pastor, Oded Shoshani, of the King of Kings Hebrew Congregation in Jerusalem deliberately distorts truth.

 

Prior to the meeting with Oded Shoshani on March 9, I had never before orally conversed with this pastor. When Oded Shoshani, in the oral conversation with me on March 9 (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Hebrew-Congregation-in-Jerusalem.htm), quickly introduced the topic about previous excommunications and the expulsion from the Times Square Church building in New York City, and when he asked me why I was excommunicated, I countered with a statement and a question to him. I said to Oded Shoshani “I have already written clearly about what happened at Times Square Church in my public letter on my website. Have you read my letter?”, whereupon Oded Shoshani replied that he had not read my letter. I then told Oded Shoshani that he should first read what I have written on my website (http://www.kyrkor.be/Times-Square-Church.htm) prior to requesting additional information from me. I then stated to Oded Shoshani “You want to interview me without first having done your homework?”. Without him commenting on my interrogative statement, Oded Shoshani instead continued his conversation with yet another false accusation; an accusation that I had been excommunicated from the Times Square Church, and likewise from other churches, because of my misconduct with women. Through Oded Shoshani’s additional false accusation against me of misconduct with women, an accusation which probably originated from inside Shoshani’s head, it became absolutely clear that Oded Shoshani had no sincere interest in truth, but through his prejudice and condescending attitude towards me he was instead inventing lies against me inside his head, and then pronouncing them against me.

 

After pastor Oded Shoshani had demonstrated his negative attitude towards me for some minutes, through his overconfident tone of voice coupled with his factually false accusations against me, I understood with certainty that Oded Shoshani neither had a good attitude towards me nor had a benevolent intention for me. My decisive point in the short conversation with Oded Shoshani was when Oded Shoshani falsely accused me of a history of misconduct with women. At that point in the short conversation with Oded Shoshani, I decided to record his statements as evidence against him, and I therefore then took out my pen and notebook to write down his statement. I then asked Oded Shoshani a few questions referring back to his false accusation only minutes and seconds earlier, and Oded Shoshani repeated his false accusations against me, in spite that he saw that I now was writing notes of his exact statement against me.

 

Among the lies that pastor Oded Shohsani addressed to me were: “Your profile is about expulsion from churches because of women.” and “You were excommunicated from the Times Square Church because of your misconduct with women.

 

Additionally, just for a correct record, I have not an active personal blog anywhere since my last published blog post was in February 2009 (http://sanning.blogspot.se). Also, the term “google” was never at all mentioned in the oral conversation on March 9 2012, which Oded Shoshani claimed in his email on March 30 2012 (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Community-Church-excommunicates-innocent-person.htm).

 

Always, please pray for God’s blessings and protection over Israel, and for the peace of Jerusalem.

 

I am now back in satanic Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14,  2012

 

All church-pastors in Jerusalem, in the nation that I care more about than any other nation on earth, Israel, are still negligent, deliberately obstruent or oppositional to my declared intent to befriend Christian females in my hope of finding one who is mutually interested in marriage. Unfortunately, after two months of visiting the churches in Jerusalem, I have not found a Christian woman who is interested just to communicate. But what I have encountered in the churches of Jerusalem is the typically western-cultured “bullshit-Christianity” (pardon the harsh expression again). Superficiality, insincerity, introversion and inhumanity are some characteristics of also the churches in Jerusalem, and hypocrisy, negligence, malice and evil are some characteristics of the pastors also in Jerusalem. No pastor or church leader in Jerusalem wants to be a helpful friend.

 

The past two weeks yet another church in Jerusalem decided to excommunicate me. The largest church in the city of Jerusalem, The King of Kings Church (http://www.kkcj.org), which previously stated through their executive pastor Veikko Nuoraho at their Sunday service on February 5th (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Ministries-Jerusalem.htm) that I “looked disruptive” and consequently subjected me to social restraints within their church building, has now on March 9th formally excommunicated me from their Hebrew Congregation through their pastor Oded Shoshani (http://www.kkcj.org/people/info/oded-shoshani). The accuser from this King of Kings Church in Jerusalem, pastor Oded Shoshani, declared to me on March 9th these exact words "Your presence is really not pleasant. … I don't want you to come here." Besides the church’s vague accusation against me that my presence is perceived as unpleasant, the church-pastor Oded Shoshani justified his excommunication of me from his Hebrew Congregation with two more false reasons: 1) because of my misconduct with women, and 2) because I refuse to answer questions. To exactly cite this church-pastor Oded Shoshani, since I wrote down his words simultaneously while listening to him, he declared the following words: “I am about to protect the women of my congregation … because of your misconduct with women. … Your profile is about expulsion from churches because of women.” I asked the church-pastor Shoshani what evidence he had regarding his false accusation against me of misconduct with women, and he replied with these exact words “I have the Times Square Church – that was enough. … You were excommunicated from the Times Square Church because of your misconduct with women.” The truth is of course entirely different from the empty accusations of church-pastors. The truth is that I was harshly expelled from the Times Square Church building in New York City in 2011 because one of their elders decided that I was too old to enter the auditorium where the young adults were going to congregate. When I was about to enter the auditorium of the Times Square Church in NYC the church-elder (bouncer) asked my age, whereupon I said my age, and subsequently the elder in a very rude fashion demanded that I leave the building. (http://www.kyrkor.be/Times-Square-Church.htm). This new false accusation of “misconduct” from the King of Kings Church in Jerusalem has never previously been targeted against me by anyone; at least not in my presence. Which pastoral lies and pastoral slanders occur behind my back I cannot account for, but Oded Shoshani probably invented this accusation inside his prejudiced mind. Truth and facts are evidently irrelevant to many church-pastors. Apart from the baseless accusation of “misconduct with women”, the King of Kings Church in Jerusalem through their pastor Oded Shoshani further accused me with his words “You refuse to answer questions.” I asked the pastor which questions that I had refused to answer, and which person accuses me of not answering questions, whereby the pastor Shoshani replied that I had refused to answer questions to “many people” in his church, and he said that he even could point these persons out to me that I had refused to answer questions to (although he did not point anyone out). I asked the pastor Oded Shoshsani which questions I had refused to answer, and his exactly worded reply was “Simple basic human questions like – Who are you?”. There is evidently, as most recently exemplified by Oded Shoshani, no end to the creative lies and evils of church-pastors. Any truthful person who has met me or spoken with me can attest that the opposite is true; that I am exceptionally transparent and honest. I speak with anyone who initiates conversation with me, and I answer questions more honestly than most people, although it is almost always I who initiate conversations with unknown persons. In many churches, also in Jerusalem, most congregants evade eye contact with unknown persons and only speak with familiar faces. Ironically, even the orthodox Jewish anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim (http://www.yadlachimusa.org.il/?CategoryID=196), an organization that is otherwise notoriously known to physically attack in mobs and to cause visa difficulties for Christians that witness about Jesus Christ to Jews, would be able to identify me as an open and transparent person, as I even exchanged business cards with Yad Leachim in Jerusalem after offering a Christian tract to one of Yad L’Achim’s courteous representatives (yadlachm@netvision.net.il). The preceding email dialogue which foreshadowed the excommunication from the King of Kings Hebrew Congregation in Jerusalem can be read in its entirety here: http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Hebrew-Congregation-in-Jerusalem.htm .

 

Also the senior pastor of the King of Kings Church in Jerusalem, Wayne Hilsden (http://www.kkcj.org/people/info/wayne-hilsden), recently preached careless theology. Instead of acknowledging the more commonly accepted Christian doctrine of a free will - that is limited by God’s permission, for both humanity and for Lucifer, the senior pastor Wayne Hilsden exposed his theology on satan in his Sunday-preaching on March 4th, through his analogical statement “Satan is just a puppet on a string.” Wayne Hilsden’s analogy hints at an underlying radical Calvinistic theology; confusing divine foreknowledge with divine choosing of himself; misunderstanding Eph. 1:4 ”he chose us in him” (God the Father choosing God the Son), and ignoring John 3:36 “whoever believes/rejects”. In my interpretation of Wayne Hilsden’s theological analogy “Satan is just a puppet on a string.”, Hilsden essentially states that all of Satan’s acts are directly controlled by God, that Satan has no free will, and that the evil expressions of Satan is only an extension of God’s will. Two logical consequential statements of Wayne Hilsden’s doctrinal analogy could therefore also be 1) “Whatever decision that I as senior pastor make, and everything that I do, is ultimately God’s will.”, and 2) “All circumstances, that you as a member or visitor to this church encounter, are God’s will.” Unless I have misinterpreted a dimension of thought, Wayne Hilsden’s analogy is careless theology.

 

Additionally, the senior pastor Wayne Hilsden of the King of Kings Church in Jerusalem recently demonstrated poor discernment by deciding to participate in the devastatingly anti-zionist conference named “Christ at the Checkpoint”, in spite of early warnings of a nearly exclusive ensemble of anti-zionist and anti-Israel speakers who profess completed supersessionism.

·          http://www.rightsidenews.com/2012021715635/life-and-science/culture-wars/so-jesus-lived-in-occupied-territory.html

·          http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/23147/language/en-US/Default.aspx

·          http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/8163519164.html

 

Judging from all the evil Swedish pastors, but also from many churches in Canada, USA and UK where nastiness, malice and unloving indifference dominate the church cultures, as also in many churches in Jerusalem, it should not be surprising when the world concludes that becoming like church-people will benefit no society. All people need salvation through Jesus Christ, but no person needs the evil aspects of churches. Among the orthodox Jews in Jerusalem I have witnessed greater family sweetness, family love and brotherliness than among the church-people. Religious Jews need salvation through faith in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua, but the church-people can learn better community and family life from the orthodox Jews.

 

·          (John 13:34-35)  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

·          (Matthew 5:16)  In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Please pray that God will find an unmarried Christian/Messianic woman in Jerusalem, or elsewhere in Israel, who has the interest and courage to communicate with me, and who is willing to heed the invitation from the Holy Spirit regarding marriage. Please pray also that the church leaders and other church-people in Jerusalem who currently desire to obstruct God’s good will, would cease to obstruct, and instead would choose to support my objective to marry a Christian/Messianic woman in Israel.

 

And always, please pray for God’s blessings and protection over Israel, and for the peace of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28,  2012

 

I am still in Israel, the nation that I care more about than any other nation on earth. After having visited public church meetings seven days per week the past 1˝ months in Jerusalem, sometimes visiting 2-3 church meetings per day in various congregations, I have unfortunately yet not met a Christian woman who wants to communicate. Although I easily end up in good conversations outside of churches with the secular Israelis, the conservative Jews, and the non-Christian female tourists, I have regrettably been unable to establish communication with the church-females in Jerusalem. Also, I am yet unaware of any church leader in Jerusalem who supports my search for Christian friendships and a Christian marriage, as all church leaders in Jerusalem so far have either exhibited negligence or opposition towards my honestly declared intentions to marry a Christian woman. Phenomenally, in regards to the church-women’s evasion of communication, and in regards to the church-pastor’s negligence or hostile opposition against me, the churches here in Jerusalem do not differ from most western-cultured churches elsewhere on earth. But in perspective of prevalence of these phenomena, the churches in Jerusalem do appear to differ from churches in other world cities, as I have not experienced a comparable degree of hostility as from the church leaders in Jerusalem, and I have not experienced a similar degree of unwelcoming, uninviting, evasive, distractive, obstructive, and also satanically influenced church-people as in Jerusalem. Of course some churches in Jerusalem are better than other churches in Jerusalem, but the totality of devilish influences that I have encountered within the churches of Jerusalem is higher than in other world cities. In Jerusalem, most church-people inside the churches in practice convey “bullshit-Christianity” (pardon the harsh expression). I will not specify these devilishly obstructive incidents and dehumanising behaviours by church-people during the past two weeks in Jerusalem, but in summary, satan is very active inside the churches of Jerusalem. Through insincere pastors and duplicitous church-people in Jerusalem, through the “bullshit-Christianity”, satan is successfully destroying God’s good will not only for me but also for others here.

 

Please pray that God will find an unmarried Christian/Messianic woman in Jerusalem, or elsewhere in Israel, who has the interest and courage to communicate with me, and who is willing to heed the invitation from the Holy Spirit regarding marriage. Please pray also that the church leaders and other church-people in Jerusalem who currently desire to obstruct God’s good will, would cease to obstruct, and instead would choose to support my objective to marry a Christian/Messianic woman in Israel.

 

And always, please pray for God’s blessings and protection over Israel, and for the peace of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 14,  2012

 

Also here in beloved Jerusalem, in the Holy land Israel, the nation that I care more about than any other nation on earth, many of the Christian church leaders are negligent, abusive, dishonest and malevolent. Although it hurts me more to expose the evils of churches in Israel than in other parts of the world, I need to be honest; the secular Israelis that I meet outside of churches are generally more friendly and willing to communicate than the people that I meet inside the churches of Jerusalem. In spite of varying degrees of opposition from most of the church leaders in Jerusalem, I have also met several good-natured and friendly individuals within the churches. God provided many opportunities for me in Jerusalem the past weeks to conversationally witness about Yeshua HaMashiach to many persons; with visitors in Israel, with Orthodox Jews and with secular Israelis. God is good.

 

According to my information, I have individually contacted all churches in Jerusalem that have an email address, and inquired with those churches regarding their hours for church services. Identically to churches anywhere else on earth, also most churches in Jerusalem have chosen to not reply to my simple inquiry. A few churches did respond, however. In spite of the negligence by most of the churches in Jerusalem, I have visited most of these negligent congregations anyways. (http://www.kyrkor.be/inquiry-to-Jerusalem-churches.htm)

 

The largest church in the city of Jerusalem, The King of Kings Church (http://www.kkcj.org), behaves similarly to many stage-focused contemporary styled churches in Western culture, in its intent to actively obstruct my declared intention to seek Christian fellowship (which sometimes generates friendships, and hopefully also a potential to development towards a marital relationship). The King of Kings Church’s Executive Pastor, Veikko Nuoraho, approached me where I peacefully stood still five meters from the entrance to their church auditorium in conjunction with their church’s main Sunday service, and he stated “It looks disruptive when you stand here and have eye contact with people.”, suggesting that I should move somewhere else. Accordingly, I then immediately moved further away from their church entrance. Several days prior to my visit to their church’s main Sunday service I had tried to visit their church’s Young Adults evening service, but their Young Adults Pastor Jamie Hilsden verbally requested (accompanied with an arrogant upward tilting motion of his chin) that I should not participate in their service with the motivation that I looked to be older than 35 years. I therefore promptly and quietly left the Young Adults service location. When I later emailed the church’s executive pastor for an explanation to his oral statement “It looks disruptive when you stand here and have eye contact with people.” in conjunction with their Sunday main service, the pastor replied that his remark concerned my “trying to talk to lots of people and smiling at them”. In this largest church in Jerusalem, human eye contact, smiles and socialising is viewed as disruptive by the executive pastor. In settings outside of churches, conversation, eye contact and smiles are considered friendly elements of good culture. The bottom truth, of course, is that this executive pastor desires to obstruct my intention to marry any Christian woman of reciprocal choice. This executive pastor’s desire in this matter does not differ from satan’s. (http://www.kyrkor.be/King-of-Kings-Ministries-Jerusalem.htm)

 

Not since my visit to Chicago, Illinois, USA where I was excommunicated from four mega-churches within three weeks have I encountered as much opposition from churches as in Jerusalem, Israel. Never in my life have I experienced a more hostile and uncivilised church leadership than from this particular church: Kehilat El Roii Church in Jerusalem (http://www.gratefullygrafted.org/ministries/congregations/kehilat_el_roii.htm). Perhaps coincidental, the hostile and falsely accusing pastor of the Kehilat El Roii Church in Jerusalem, Pastor Ofer Amitai (elroii@zahav.net.il), lived 14 years in Chicago. Never before in my life have I felt as physically intimidated and threatened by church leaders inside a church building as in the El Roii Congregation in Jerusalem. An elder of the El Roii Church named “Doug”, immediately at the end of their main church service on a Saturday evening, bounced towards me to where I had been sitting. This heavily built elder of the church trespassed by far the social distance norm of any culture, by positioning himself within my intimate space and intensely staring at me with his cold, hard eyes. The church-elder remained standing 10-20 cm squarely in front of me, continuously staring into my face with his hard, cold, Christless eyes, and aggressively commanded in an unfriendly tone of voice, although with a normal conversation volume of voice, that I was not allowed to communicate with any women in their church. Feeling very uncomfortable by the potential danger of this man’s threatening manner, I asked the church elder in my friendly voice why I was not allowed to communicate with females. This church elder, maintaining his hard cold stare, his hostile voice, and his assaultingly intimate position 10-20 cm in front of me, said that the church had read on my personal website that I seek to marry, and that I had sent 69 international letters for help (http://www.kyrkor.be/Inhumane_Swedish_Pastors.pdf), and that I had been expelled from the Times Square Church in New York City, and therefore this Kehilat El Roii Church in Jerusalem will protect their women from me. He then demanded that I swear to him to not communicate with any women in their church. Upon his threatening demand, and his very provocative physical intimacy against me, and because I was frightened that he would also physically assault me at any moment, I gently asked the church elder if he kindly could back away to give me some space. Reluctantly he backed away a few centimetres, while continually staring in my face with his hard, cold Christless eyes. The elder then proceeded to threaten me with a demand; that if I do not swear to not communicate with any women in their church, he would take me out of the building. Stunned, and fearful of an imminent physical assault from him, hoping to defuse his hostility, I responded after some delay that I would like to know more about this church, and who he was to set such demands on me. The elder reluctantly answered “I am an elder in the church.” He then walked away. Shortly, the church’s pastor Ofer Amitai approached me together with the same church elder “Doug”. Their pastor, Ofer Amitai, then began to falsely accuse me of having threatened his elder “Doug”, and reiterated in an unfriendly tone of voice the message of the elder that I am forbidden to talk to any women in his church. Since I at that time did not know the name of the pastor, I asked the pastor, “Sorry, but what is your name?” The pastor refused to answer what his name was, saying that his name was unimportant for me to know. I then politely explained to the pastor Ofer Amitai in a friendly tone that it is customary to begin a conversation by introducing oneself. He then looked very upset and said essentially something similar to; that knowing his name is none of my business. Interpreting that the risk of a physical assault from the elder was diminished at that moment, I then calmly collected my jacket and items from my chair behind me (although internally I was in a state of shock) and began to move towards the exit to the room. At the exit, I briefly interviewed a Scandinavian man who had been a member of the church for five years, and through my questions to him I attained the name of this pastor: Ofer Amitai. One week earlier when I visited this Kehilat El Roii Church for the first time, the Holy Spirit showed to me something (which I will not say) when I was praying, and through the Holy Spirit I know that the elder and the pastor of this church were acting as instruments of satan against me.

 

Another church in Jerusalem where I have visited thrice, the Shemen Sasson Church (http://shemensasson.com), responded to my email through their Kathryn Morgan “Please take us off your mailing list.” Upon my first visit to this church I asked one of their church leaders if I could attend their scheduled seminar for unmarried people on the topic of marriage, but their church leader stated that I was not welcome with the motivation that I was not a member.

 

Please pray that God will find an unmarried Christian/Messianic woman in Jerusalem, or elsewhere in Israel, who has the interest and courage to communicate with me. Please pray that God will find an unmarried Christian/Messianic woman in Jerusalem, or elsewhere in Israel, who is willing to heed the invitation from the Holy Spirit regarding marriage. Please pray also that the church leaders and other church-people in Jerusalem who currently desire to obstruct God’s good will, would cease to obstruct, and instead would choose to support my objective to marry a Christian/Messianic woman in Israel.

 

And always, please pray for God’s blessings and protection over Israel, and for the peace of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31,  2012

 

Currently I am visiting in the Holy land that God loves; Israel. During the past two weeks I have visited many congregations and Christian ministries here in Jerusalem. The opposition from church-people against me here in Jerusalem is beginning to manifest.

 

Because Israel is also the nation that I love more than any other nation on earth, I will refrain from exposing the individuals, the specific ministries and the specific congregations that act counter-productively, as to minimize the damage of such exposure, while it would be unjust if I abstained from shedding some light on the reality of the situation among the Christian ministries and churches here in Jerusalem.

 

The Christian churches/prayer ministries in Jerusalem are divided; some Arabic-speaking Christian churches are denying Israel’s divine right its land, and some English-speaking Christian churches are opposing the Messianic congregations.

 

And as customary among multifaceted church-people, also in Jerusalem some churches/prayer ministries are in practice opposing formation of Christian marriages, although their lips may publicly speak in defence of Christian marriages. As I have attained information about the persons who have commenced opposition against me here in Jerusalem, I do see a link between these persons’ personal failures in their own relationships, marriages and potential divorces, and their opposition to the possibility of other people succeeding in Christian marital love. I recognise that these specific church-persons who are actively obstructing God’s good will for me here in Jerusalem are not primarily malicious, but I do see that ignorance and emotional hurts are more plausible explanations to their opposition against me.

 

To a Christian ministry in Jerusalem I wrote the following: “For your information, I will share also with you about my primary objective here in Jerusalem. But please don't share this information with persons that might misunderstand or who might react counter-productively to this objective: I am here in Israel to find a young Christian/Messianic woman to marry. Therefore, I will be trying to find opportunities to meet and talk with people. As I am sure that you will understand; without interpersonal communication no relationship may emerge.

 

In response, one church-ministry leader in Jerusalem replied: “I just want to mention, that since this is your objective in being here, please do not use my [ministry] as an "opportunity" to meet a young women.

 

One of the four recognised Christian prayer ministries in Jerusalem responded through one of their male staffs: “If your primary desire to come to the meeting is to pray for [subject], I will be most happy to take you, Torsten. If it is for even a hint of any other motivation, I would caution you that this is [an important] matter, & prefer you not to come. With [name of church] again , if your primary desire is to Worship, I would invite you to sit with me. (If you can bear it, after this email !). If your primary motivation is anything else, then please don't.” In other words, if Torsten even in the slightest degree desires to communicate with unmarried women after service in hope of developing relationships, then he is not welcome to participate in the service. And, this particular male does not even want Torsten to sit next to him if Torsten’s primary objective for leaving Sweden and for visiting Israel is to meet and talk with people, to develop relationships, and to pursue the possibility of Christian marriage with a Christian woman.

 

Please do pray that these emerging opponents against me within the Jerusalem churches will not succeed with their counter-productive measures, and that their carcinogenic words behind my back in multiplying the opponents against me would cease.

 

Apart from the devil quickly raising opposition against me from church-people in Jerusalem, I have also spoken with many friendly church-people in this great city.

 

Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.