The Protocols of Zion Through the Lens of the New Apostolic Reformation.

Posted by Olivier Melnick on May 1, 2024

Who would have thought that the 120-year-old forgery known as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion would be revived after being repackaged into an acceptable ideology for Christians? The connection is far from what any of us would expect. First, let's look briefly at the history of the Protocols.

If we were to select one pamphlet that could be considered the most damaging to the Jewish people on a global scale, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion would take first place. It has been debunked a hundred years ago, but it is still published as truth in many parts of the world. Elie Wiesel once said, “If ever a piece of writing could produce mass hatred, it is this one. . . . This book is about lies and slander."

They were first published in 1905 in their current format by Russian mystic Sergei Nilus (1862-1929.) They are supposed to be either the minutes of secret meetings of a select group of Jewish leaders plotting to take over the world and destroy Christianity, the verbatim text of a speech delivered to the group by its leader, or even the minutes of the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland in 1897. The elders were meeting in an undisclosed location at an unspecified date to discuss how to control the press, the banks, the government, the arts, and religion.

In the early 1920s, and for about a year and a half, they were also published by Henry Ford in his antisemitic newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, distributed through his car dealerships under the title The International Jew. Ford was sued for libel and had to issue a statement of apology and pull all copies out of distribution. The damage was done, and the Protocols continued to be printed and distributed on a global scale, eventually becoming very popular in Muslim countries. Egyptian President Gamal Abel Nasser (1918-1970) and Saudi Arabia King Faisal (1906-1975) became big fans of the booklet, even after it became clear that it was a complete forgery. In 2024, they still strive in many parts of the world.

Their main weakness stems from the many contradictions attached to their origins. Binjamin Segel summarizes A Lie and a Libel, “To bring into harmony all the various, contradictory assertions, there is only one thing left for us to do. We must accept all of them as true. Just as Homer was said to have been born in seven Greek cities simultaneously, so Nilus translated the Protocols from the French and the Hebrew simultaneously. They originated at the Basel Zionist Congress of 1897 and, at the same time, in the lecture notes of Paris students. They were stolen by a noblewoman of Tchernigov from a high Masonic dignitary and, at the same time, by the dignitary’s wife or lover. This lady gave it to Nilus's friend, Sukhotin, who simultaneously appropriated it from an extensive book of protocols or lecture notes that he found hidden in an iron chest at Zionist headquarters in France, but also in Alsace and in Switzerland. They were also stolen from Hertzl's house in Vienna and the secret vault of the Mizraim lodge. They were delivered to Nilus in 1897 by a Russian spy in equally by Sukhotin in 1901. At the same time the French translation of a Hebrew original was sent from Paris by Rashkovsky to the Russian interior ministry in 1897 and then delivered to Nilus.

The Protocols are pure evil. They all come from Satan, the master of lies (Zechariah 3:1-2; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). He has the ability and desire to make the irrational look and sound rational. Ignoring that Satan is behind all aspects of antisemitism is blinding those who want to fight the oldest hatred. We cannot fight antisemitism if we do not understand that we are in a spiritual battle. This is why my definition of antisemitism includes the words “irrational” and “satanic.” This is all part of Satan’s grand scheme to destroy the Jewish people or turn them against Yeshua and Christianity so that they will not be able to call on Yeshua (Zechariah 12:10) and corporately come to a saving knowledge of their Messiah (Zechariah 13:8-9.)

As if this weren't bad enough, there is another dimension to this hoax that has now infiltrated the Christian Church. It is known as the New Apostolic Reformation or NAR. It is very similar to Dominionism or Kingdom Now Theology. It is a belief that Christians, by their actions, can bring on the Kingdom of God and usher in the Second Coming of Yeshua, in a sense, helping God to bring His own kingdom. In reality, only Israel can usher the Second Coming by crying out Baruch Haba Bashem Adonai, which means "blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:37-40; Zechariah 12:10.) At the Second Coming, Yeshua will inaugurate His kingdom, not before, not after, and certainly not with our help.

Now, most people might not make the connection right away or even at all. The NAR is a theological movement combining aspects of several denominations along with what is known as the "Seven Mountain Mandate." The mandate promotes the idea that there are seven aspects of modern society that Christians should do their best to influence, and they are as follows: family, religion, education, media, arts & entertainment, business, and government. The movement originated in the 1970s but saw more popularity in the 1990s when it was heavily promoted by false teacher C. Peter Wagner. It is based on the existence of modern-day apostles, assuming that apostles can still be appointed by God today. Acts 1:21–22 is very clear in that for a man to be an apostle, he had to have been a member of the original disciples of Yeshua from the baptism of John to Yeshua's ascension. That would clearly disqualify the gift of apostleship for Paul, but there was another group of apostles who had to have seen the resurrected Messiah. Paul qualified for the second kind (1 Corinthians 9:1.) Both groups comprised early believers during the critical time of the birth of the Church and are no longer needed today.

What I find fascinating, though, is the fact that the concept of global takeover by Jews could be the reason for so much antisemitism for the last 120 years, even though it is a hoax. Yet, the same principle, cloaked in Christian apostleship, became one of the fastest "Christian movements" of the 21st century. This is another case of a double standard applied to the Jewish people and Israel.

So, as it pertains to the Jewish people, the Protocols are a lie that has led to much blood being shed and that continues to be propagated to this day. As it pertains to the evangelical Church, The Seven Mountains Mandate is a deception that is leading people away from the simplicity of the Gospel of Grace. Both the Protocols and the Seven Mountains of Influence of the NAR are from the enemy of God, but only Satan can use the same lies to hurt the Jews on the one hand and promote a new flavor of fake Christianity on the other hand. The enemy is very creative indeed!

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9 comments on “The Protocols of Zion Through the Lens of the New Apostolic Reformation.”

  1. Thank you for alerting the body of CHRIST to this great evil and the connection to NAR. I have been battling them among my friends for years. I have even left churches because of their influence.

    I pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

  2. your statement, " Acts 1:21–22 is very clear in that for a man to be an apostle, he had to have been a member of the original disciples of Yeshua from the beginning and to have been an eyewitness of Yeshua's resurrection. That would clearly disqualify the gift of apostleship for today " - would disqualify Apostles Paul and Barnabas , yet , Acts 14:4 , and 14:14 declare Paul and Barnabas to be disqualified , yet the Word of God declares them both to be Apostles.

  3. I am familiar with The Protocol of Sion since many years. I am from Finland and Nilus booklet was printed in Finland at the early 20´s

  4. AntiSemetism is simply Satan's attempt at leading people to reject the King of Israel from ascending his throne in Jerusalem. Israel is to be the head of nations and people from the other nations will go up to Jerusalem to learn the way of God who is the King of Israel. In the salvation of the Jews, all the world will be sabved. Paul called it nothing less than resurrection of the dead. What a glorious time that will be when Satan is imporisoned for 1000 years!

  5. I agree with this article's author about the evil and antisemitism behind the "Protocols" and I am not a follower of Peter Wagner or NAR. However, it appears to me that drawing a parallel between 7 Mountains doctrine and the level of deception and harm from the Protocols, goes too far.

    The analogy falls short because of how the Protocols are driven by a powerful satanic malice resulting in the real extermination of millions of people. 7 Mountains teaching does not have malice as its driving force; instead, it seems fueled by a poor understanding of scripture and human nature, mixed with some hubris and hope that Christians can permanently make the present world a better place.

    I suspect that 7 Mountains is a wind of doctrine, and when enough Christians find out they can't conquer Wall Street or Hollywood, they'll move on and the error will fade out.

  6. A good overview, I would have liked to see it a bit more in depth with links to source data. Though I agree with the author, it would have been nice see just what he was referring to for my own edification.

  7. The NAR is stealthily infiltrating and taking over many churches, especially the Charismatic and many independent churches. Even though most of them don't know about the foundations of the doctrines they believe, nor that C. Peter Wagner called his movement by that name. They subtley teach that the word of modern prophets is on the same level as the historic, GOD-ordained and accepted by 2000 years of church history, Holy Bible. In some cases they believe the modern prophetic word is superior to the Holy Bible. I've quoted Bible prophecies to them and been told "God changed His Mind". They believe modrrn prophets are the Spirit speaking directly vs. the Bible is more general. Their leaders have proved they are false prophets time and again.
    They mock people who are looking for the Blessed Hope, the return of Jesus Christ; believing instead, that they, as the spiritual remnant of true believers, will usher in Christ.
    They are a major part of last days deception, receiving legitimacy through Bethel Church in CA and International House of Prayer (IHOP)

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