Benson: “Jesus Christ is King!”

Today being Maundy Thursday, the day before the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, I felt it was a good time for this article. Andrew Torba, the CEO of, seems to have committed the “unpardonable (antisemitic) sin” because he has written “Jesus Christ is King” and he continues to do so. You just can’t have Christians running around stating obvious truths like that that rob the state of Israel of its desired grandeur. So what to do? Label such truths as “antisemitic.” That should shut those Christians up!

I did an article not too long ago noting that not all who have embraced the religion of Judaism are Semitic by birth. In fact, most today are not. Their ancestors came mostly from Western Russia and Eastern Europe and they have no more claim to being Semitic than the man in the moon! In fact, many of those they claim to be antisemitic are really Semites racially, while most Jews today are not.

Christians should have no problem proclaiming that Jesus Christ is King. Unfortunately, whether some Christians realize it or not, they are really busy stating that “the state of Israel is king–and don’t you forget it.” Looking at some Scripture on this Maundy Thursday, the Scripture is quite clear regarding the actions of Israel’s religious leaders during the Lord’s time on earth.

In Luke’s Gospel, chapter 22, it states: Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people.” Mark’ Gospel, chapter 15, states of Pontius Pilate, “For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him (Jesus) for envy.” The Jewish religious leaders then persuaded the crowd to ask that Barabbas be released from prison and that Jesus be crucified. Barabbas was an insurrectionist, the same crime they are trying to pin on Donald Trump in our day, only Barabbas was the genuine article.

In John’s Gospel, chapter 19, Pilate said unto the people, “Shall I crucify your king?” And the chief priests answered him “We have no king but Caesar.” And when Pilate put a writing on Jesus’ cross that stated: “Jesus of Nazareth the king of the Jews” the chief priests balked because their religious establishment did not want to acknowledge the Lord Jesus for who He really is. Unfortunately, some Christians in our day and in the past 175 years have been conned into playing this game, unconsciously putting the state of Israel (the same state that denies Jesus’ divinity) first, and the Lord Jesus somewhere beneath that.

The Scofield “Bible” notes have had a lot to do with that. They’ve been around since 1909, so I don’t expect any change in this area real soon. The people that have bought into this are mostly known as Christian Zionists and the state of Israel (not Jesus Christ) is their real pride and joy. Some of them have told me that it is a Christian duty to support the state of Israel unconditionally, no matter what that state does. I’m afraid I have a hard time agreeing with that. Israel today is an apostate country that officially refuses the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, whose religious leaders lied about His resurrection. You’ll have to pardon me if I don’t sign on to that.

March 28, 2024

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with each of our projects.

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