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Review for International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

After recently finishing an in-depth look into the IFCJ charity, I feel I MUST share my findings. ESPECIALLY with other Christians who are giving to this charity not knowing where their money goes, or who it helps.
I was targeted for a $5000.00 donation to their charity. So, upon that request, I did my homework. And that’s what I’ll briefly share with you here. But before I get into the details, let me say now before I lose any readers, I will NOT be giving a dime to this organization.
For starters, (this is likely very important to Christians) Rabbi Eckstein (now deceased) was not a (Christian) Messianic Jew. The entire time he lectured using a Bible, and even speaking in Christian churches, he was a staunch NON believer in Jesus, and being vocal in other groups, that he would not allow any discussions of salvation through Jesus take place. Christians, just let that sink in for a minute. All those things he said, and all that he falsely convinced, that he was a a Christian Jew, or that he had any belief in the Bible, that was all misleading to get your money. In fact, it goes further than even that!! This Jewish charity, even gives money to groups that STOP Christians from telling Jews about Jesus, and also money to work against the Messianic Jewish movement. You see, this Rabbi didn’t want our Jesus at all, he just wanted our money, and with smooth talking he got 1.5 billion dollars since the 80’s. And that’s right, not one cent of that 1.5 billion dollars, went to promote salvation or anything about Jesus. Remember that.
It that’s unimportant to you, here’s some more info I dug up. Rabbit Ecksteins salary exceeded $1.2 Million dollars a year!!! You read that right. 1.2 million..... All other staff members he paid a relatively meager $200,000 per year each.
As of the Rabbis death, his daughter has taken over the reins. He trained her for over a year before he died, teaching her the ropes of the business. She eagerly continues asking Christians for money to support Israel and the Jewish people. Rabbi Eckstein and now his daughter, his salary was 500% higher than any other comparably sized charity. Yep, 5 times higher. All I can think of is struggling. Christians sending their money to this man, while he was pocketing all that, and doing work that is contrary to Christian beliefs.
Evangelical Christians have become the cash cow for the Jewish charities. If you care about the Jewish people getting the Gospel, and salvation, don’t give your money to any charity like this that wants nothing to do with you, except for getting your wallet. All while demanding you better NEVER try to tell them about Jesus.
There are good Jewish charities out there. Jews for Jesus is an example. But DO YOUR RESEARCH!! I was able to find all the terrible information about IFCJ quite easily through Christian charity watchdog groups. There are numerous other charities in support for Israel and the Jewish people that rated very highly. So again, do your research.
All I could think of is had I sent them the $5,000.00 they kept asking for, some of that money would have been used to STOP the words of Jesus salvation getting to Israel and its people. And that’s the last thing any Christian should be supporting.

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