Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty program, is very open and vocal about his beliefs. He famously caused a public stink when he told GQ magazine his views on gay people.
Now Phil Robertson and his son Alan are embarking on a real mission from God. They are out to convert the Jews to Jesus.
The Robertson’s are part of an event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI), a group that works to bring Jews into a personal relationship with Jesus.
The group’s website announced the event, titled “A Tale of Two Ducks”:
"Spend a fun filled evening with the Duck Commander himself, Phil Robertson, and other stars from the mega hit show, A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They’ll share heartwarming and hysterical stories about filming the show, what goes on behind the scenes, their lives, their faith, their family, and ducks. The event will be unscripted and unrehearsed, so who knows what tales of trials, tribulations and triumphs will be told! They’ll be joined by special musical guests who’ll provide their own special brand of toe tapping fun. Celebrate the simple. Laugh with us. Smile with us. Tap your toes with us. And as Phil says, get ‘HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.’ "
The event is slated for the Fort Worth Convention Center on November 1, 2014. The packages that can be purchased to attend the event range in prices from $100 to $10,000.
With the $10,000 "Commander" package you get:
* One Premium banquet dinner table (table seats 10)
* Two individual passes for “10 minutes with Phil Robertson”
* Five photo passes with Phil Robertson (Limit 2 people per photo)
* Ten VIP seats to the arena event
* Five autographed copies of Phil Robertson’s book Happy, Happy, Happy
* One Duck Commander Duck Call
So what is this group about? Their website lists their vision and mission as follows:
"The vision of the MJBI is to bring Jewish people into a personal relationship of faith with Yeshua the Messiah, knowing their acceptance will eventually mean life from the dead (Romans 11:15)."
"The MJBI equips leaders who will establish Messianic Jewish congregations and ministries in Jewish communities worldwide. Additionally, the MJBI seeks to equip the Church in its responsibility to take the Good News to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). Like Paul, the MJBI helps educate Christians in their role to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy and thus save some of them (Romans 11:11-14)."