Those who hate the Jews... Hate G-d!
Genesis 12:3: "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed."
This is G-d’s promise to Abraham, that gave rise to the people who would be known as Jews, and planted the seeds of why they are now, and have through millennia, been hated by so many since the moment that covenant was sealed. I believe with all my soul that the United States of America has prospered and become the greatest nation in history because we have kept the first part of that promise. Yes, there have been anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. but overall no nation has welcomed the Jews like America, and America has been greatly blessed as a result. Jews, although small in number are great in influence, occupying many important positions in many prominent avenues of life. Far greater, proportionately than any other ethnic group. Go figure?
The Jews are clearly cherished and loved by Almighty G-d. Nothing else explains the paradox of the most persecuted people in history thriving in spite of hate, pogroms and the Holocaust. Many historians wonder how Jews have kept their identity for 3,000+ years. It just doesn’t make sense. They should have vanished millennia ago, along with the Phoenicians, the Hittites, the Philistines or any other ‘ites that shared the space that archeologists are now digging up.
The foundation of the hatred begins with Satan… Ole Devil’s contempt for the Jews is a direct result of the Redeemer, Lamb of God Jesus Christ who was/is a Jew. The blood of Jesus is the sin offering that reconciles the soul of Man with G-d and delivers us from Satan and Hell, just as the blood of the lamb (a model of Christ?) led to the Passover deliverance of the Jews from Egypt. This is why TRUE Bible believing Evangelicals are and have been the BEST friends the Jews have EVER had. While we do not understand why Jews, as a whole, do not recognize Jesus as Messiah, we do KNOW the Jews, through the covenant with Abraham gave the world the Savior (…the Promise: “In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed”. I prefer the call the Abrahamic covenant the “Original” covenant rather than the “Old” covenant).
To people who imply the “Jews” rejected Jesus I say, nonsense! The whole first century Church were Jews, including all the New Testament writers (with the possible exception of Luke). Many more Gentiles have rejected Jesus than Jews.” As for the accusation that the Jews killed Jesus… well they didn’t do it by themselves, as the Romans (Pilate) passed the final sentence. Jesus died willingly for all, and “all” (Jews and Gentiles) were involved in His crucifixion! Thus, our hope of salvation!
The “de-Jewing” of the Christian faith began with the “conversion” of Roman Emperor Constantine around 312 A.D. He soon after declared Christianity to be the official religion of Rome, and with that came the “politicalization” of the faith (promoting and confusing the “Church” above the Gospel). This began the separation of Christianity from its’ Jewish foundations and the beginning of “modern” anti-Semitism, (although it’s been around forever… i.e. Book of Esther), which has lead to many resulting apostasies, and the sordid history of anti-Semitism, which sadly appears to be re-energized again with recent events! True Christians understand the “Jewness” of our faith, and will strive to maintain our part of the promise of Genesis 12:3. Dialogue welcome! G-d Bless. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.
Why would so much of the world's population get so wrapped up in the fate of a few million folks and a country the size of New Jersey, with no oil. Why such hate and passion over such a seemingly insignificant population?
IMHO, it DOES have something to do with God's chosen people... Hmmmm... Are those who hate the Jew doomed to the dustbin of history?
Genesis 12:3, ignore at your own peril!