Anti Semitism in the world and the church?
The Jewish people have been targets of persecution since God formed them as the only theocratic nation. Many do not like the idea that God chose them with a mission, to carry his laws and ways to the nations.
Israel began by God separating one man, Abraham. Through his sons, Isaac and then Jacob they became the Hebrews (Gen.12), and through Jacob's sons they became the 12 tribes of Israel (Gen. 35:22). Since Jacob (who name was changed to Israel), nations have hated them and their God. Yet they have survived persecution that has tried to extinguish them.
Was Jesus a Jew?
One of the most offensive anti-semitic proclamations is the accusation that Jesus was not a Jew.
“Christ could not possibly have been a Jew. It is not necessary to prove that scientifically-- it is a fact” ( Joseph Goebbels, “Hitler’s Elite, shocking Profiles of the Reich’s Most Notorious Henchmen,” Berkley Books, 1990)
"...that Christ was a Jew are unworthy of us and certainly untrue historically.” (Heinrich Himmler, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf, 28 June 1937: Berlin, [cited from Richard Steigmann-Gall's The Holy Reich]
Yassar Arafat thought Jesus was an Arab as the majority of Muslims deny his Jewishness.
We heard this same view by the modern teachers of the Latter Rain movement, William Branham who denied both his humanity, and being a Jew. Somebody said, “Oh, Jesus was a Jew.” He was not a Jew . “Oh, we're saved by Jewish blood.” No, we're not. If we were saved by Jewish blood, we're still lost.Jesus was not Jew , neither was He Gentile. He was God: God the Father, the Spirit, the unseen One.” (57-0908M, Hebrews, Chapter Five And Six, Branham Tabernacle).
Thus denying the Bible, that salvation is of the Jews. Yet today Branham is still the unspoken leader of the Pentecostal movement that forges healings and miracles as its identification of their Christianity. They have a different Jesus.
What is a Jew?
The term “Hebrew” originated with Eber (great-grandson of Shem, who was the son of Noah), and throughout most of biblical history the term was used only when Jews identified themselves to Gentiles, as Jonah did (1:9). Hebrew means to cross over from the other side. The first time we see this mentioned is to Abram (Gen. 14:13) Abraham is a Hebrew, the father of the nation of Israel. He is also called a Jew by Jesus, he is included in the detailed genealogical line of the Israel.
The term “Jew” comes from the word “Judah,” in Hebrew it is actually the same word (yehuda).
Originally meaning a member of the Hebrew tribe of Judah.
First given to one belonging to the tribe of Judah or to the separate kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 32:12; 38:19; 40:11; 41:3), in contradistinction from those belonging to the kingdom of the ten tribes, who were called Israelites of the northern kingdom.
Originally they were called Hebrews (Gen. 39:14; 40:15; Ex. 2:7; 3: 18; 5:3; 1 Sam. 4:6, 9, etc.), but after the Exile this name fell into disuse.
The word "Jew" in the Bible seems to have been applied after their release from captivity from Babylon, Israelites were called Jews to distinguish their ethnicity from Gentiles. During the Captivity, and after the restoration, the name, was extended to all of the Hebrew nation without distinction (Esther 3:6, 10; Dan. 3:8, 12; Ezra 4:12; 5:1, 5).
Hebrew, Jew, Israelite all identify the same people God covenanted with as a nation.
By New Testament times, the terms “Hebrew,” “Israelite,” and “Jew” had become synonymous. Paul called himself a Hebrew “A re they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.” (2 Cor. 11:22; Phil. 3:5) Paul also said, “ I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus” (Acts 21:39; 22:3), An Israelite is Hebrew, a Jew (as Paul makes clear in Romans 11:1).He also called Peter a Jew (Gal.2:14).
The Bible makes it absolutely clear that Jesus a Jew? Jesus had the title of the Son of David (affirming his kingship) through the House (lineage of David)
It says in John 1:11 “ He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him,” meaning his own ethnicity, the people of Moses’ religion.
Matt 1:2 Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
Heb.7:14 “For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah”
Judah was one of the 12 tribes of Israel, they were all Hebrews (Jews).
Jesus is called “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David ” (Rev.5:5-8)
Jesus himself says, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David.” (Rev.22:16-17).
John 4:9 The Samaritan woman said to Him, " How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman ?"
Christ is called the “Son of David is found all through Scripture (Matthew 9:27; 12:23; 21:9; John 7:42; 2 Tim. 2:8). The King of Israel was to come from David’s seed. It was a covenant promise. (2 Samuel 7:12; 1 Chron. 17:11-12), the Son of David meant he was king.
If you hate the Jews you will hate the Messiah, for he is Jewish. Scripture makes it clear salvation is of the Jews.
Matt 2:1-2 “ wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews ?”
Matt 21:12 “ Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple.” ( John 5:1 also John 7:14).
No one, (including Jesus) could not go into the temple nor celebrate Passover if he was not a Jew.
Matt 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say ."
John 19:40 “ Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury .” Jews did not bury Gentiles. And they certainly would not use Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb if he was not one of them.
Heb. 8:8-9 He says: "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah –
Israel at the time was divided, the Lord says all of the tribes of Israel will be included in the New Covenant.
Rev 7:4-5 One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed. Clearly Judah is part of Israel’s 12 tribes which makes a Jesus Jewish
In the Scripture we have the statement that all men are either Jews or Gentiles (Rom. 2:9; 1 Cor. 10:32; Gal 3:28; Eph. 2:11-18.) If there are no Jews than all are gentiles.
The Bible in Jn.4:22 tells us salvation is of the Jews. Because Jesus is the savior who came from Israel.
The Promise of Israel’s land
Gen. 50:24 “ And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
This land they were in was Egypt of which the Hebrews became slaves centuries later, they would be lead by Moses into the land that is known as Israel.
Exod. 6:8 'And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD .”
Deut. 1:8 “ See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers-- to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-- to give to them and their descendants after them .”
And they did enter and live in the land. Not everyone agrees that God has a plan for the people called the Jews, even those inside the church. There are objectors and objections from both the religious and secular sector. Some are anti-Semitic willingly, others are unknowingly. Both have to contend with the Bible and history and promises from God that are yet to be fulfilled.
Do Jews control the world?
Today the Jews are blamed for running and ruining the world. Many ignore the Gentiles participation in world finance, business, media, entertainment, and Communism.
In 2018/19 There were 1,426 billionaires on earth, only 165 of them are Jews, and their joint wealth reaches the amount of $812 billion, a ccording to Forbes Israel magazine’s 2013 world’s billionaires list.
1.Lаrrу Еllіѕоn – $54.6 bіllіоn; 2. Місhаеl Вlооmbеrg – $47.5 bіllіоn; 3. Lаwrеnсе (Lаrrу) Раgе – $41.1 bіllіоn; . 4. Ѕеrgеу Вrіn – $40.1 bіllіоn; 5. Ѕhеldоn Аdеlѕоn – $ 32.3 bіllіоn;6. Ѕtеvеn Ваllmеr – $30.3 bіllіоn; 7. Gеоrgе Ѕоrоѕ – $25.2 bіllіоn; 8. Місhаеl Dеll – $20.6 bіllіоn; 9. Міkhаіl Frіdmаn – $14.2 bіllіоn; 10. Rоmаn Аbrаmоvісh – $8.8 bіllіоn; 11. Јоhn Раulѕоn – $7.9 bіllіоn; 12. Lеѕlіе Wехnеr – $6.1 bіllіоn
Wealthy Jews do not compare to the wealth held by the top Gentiles, (non - Jews).
#1Jeff Bezos $134 Billion. #2 Bill Gates $98 Billion. #3 Warren Buffett $84.4 Billion. #4 Bernard Arnault $80.5 Billion. # 5 the Mars family $80 Billion.
If the Jews have all the money Israel would be near the top as the richest country, but it is not even in the top 30. A number of Muslim countries are in the top #1Qatar 124,930. #2 Luxembourg 109,190. #3Singaporev 90,530. #4Brunei Darussalam 76,740. #5 Ireland72,630. #6 Norway 70,590. #7Kuwait 69,670. #8United Arab Emirates 68,250. #9 Switzerland 61,360. #10 San Marino 60,360: #11 United States 59,500; #12 Saudi Arabia 55,260.
The Bible separates mankind into two categories, Jews (who received the law of God) and the Gentiles. Everyone on earth is either born a Jew or a Gentile. The New Testament adds a third category, Christians (I Cor. 10:32), which are made of people who believe the gospel from both groups. Eph.2:11 the middle wall of partition was removed when Jesus was crucified. The Church is not a nation like Israel but a spiritual entity of believers in Israel's Messiah- Yeshua Ha Mashiach.
What is anti-semitism?
The term anti-Semitism was coined in 1879 by the German agitator Wilhelm Marr to designate the anti-Jewish campaigns under way in central Europe at that time.
Antisemitism is prejudice, discrimination and a specific hostility against Jews. It is generally considered to be a form of racism.
“The belief or behavior hostile toward Jews just because they are Jewish. It may take the form of religious teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for instance, or political efforts to isolate, oppress, or otherwise injure them. It may also include prejudiced or stereotyped views about Jews.” https://www.adl.org/anti-semitism
Today we see an increase of world - wide anti-Semitic attacks on synagogues and people. Much of this finds its origins in Islam.
In Germany the Occultic Thule Society was named after the mythical hyperborean Aryan culture believed they descended from that is alleged to have existed northwest of Norway sometime before the dawn of history.
These were assumed to be a race of Causcasian “supermen” that lived nearly a million years ago. These same concepts are connected to the occult view of the continent of Lemuria (Mu) and Atlantis found in the New Age movement.
In Germany the Thule’s were occupied in a propaganda war against the Jews. They convinced the German public of a sinister Jewish conspiracy blaming them for nearly all of Germany's problems. One thing we can be assured of - HISTORY WILL OFTEN REPEAT ITSELF, unless people have the facts and are equipped with the truth. This is especially true of Israel, the Jews whom are targeted by the Devil. For he knows when they turn to their Messiah it is his end.
Today we have déjà vu going on, except it is not from a country as in the past, but worldwide and it will be hundreds of times worse than what we saw with Hitler.
Currently there are two sources of antisemitism in the world, one is from the New Age movement (the occult), the other is from the largest religion in the world, Islam. Traditionally, Jews living in Muslim lands, had an inferior status under Islamic rule/ Known as dhimmis they were allowed to practice their religion but were required to pay the jizya (a tax) to Muslims. David French at National Review, reports very high levels of antisemitism in Muslim countries.
Considering how Israel is trying to comply for a goal of peace with the Palestinians in a far better manner than how their neighbors are. How they have been treated even when attacked does not matter, too many who have been influenced by raw hatred without ever looking at history or fair conclusions.
The new age movement carries anti -semitism as well. Alice Bailey categorically states, " Today the Jewish people are engineering trouble.... They are claiming a land to which they have no possible right ." Moreover, the motive was " greed and not any love of Palestine behind it." And not only that, but "the Zionists prevented the displaced Jewish persons (only 20% of the whole) from discovering how welcome they are in many countries throughout the world." (Externalisation of the Heiarchy IV, p.615)
Oprah Winfrey one of the modern leaders in the new age camp who subcribes to the many New age authors had a guest on her program in 1989 who said she had witnessed the ritual sacrifice of Jewish children and had been a victim of ritualistic abuse.: ”There’s other Jewish families across the country. It’s not just my family.”. . . VIDEO: 25 Years & Still No Oprah Apology for “Jews Sacrifice Their Kids” Show
This animosity and hatred against the Jews is unlike any other in history, it is spiritual in origin. It is satanic as Revelation 12:13 depicts, “ And when the dragon [Satan] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [Israel] who brought forth the male child [Christ].”
The God of the Bible identifies himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God of the Bible calls himself the God of Israel, Jerusalem the city of David and that the Messiah would descend from his lineage. The God of the Bible does not mention Mecca or Medina but instead Jerusalem 800 times. Yet Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, which the Muslim claims as their own.
The Jews are called God’s chosen people, but they are not Allah's chosen. Allah commands the Muslim to not take the Jews or Christians as friends, Sura.5:51 disdains the Jews. Mohammed said, “ The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them .” (Mishkat Al Masabih Sh.M. Ashraf pp.147, 721, 810-11, 1130).
Clearly Islam’s God is not the same God of the Bible, and that is why the whole religion is against Israel. How could Israel inherit the land or any of God's promises from Allah according to Islam.
The Islamic view
Article thirty-two in the Hamas charter uses the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion to back up its arguments.
Highlights of their charter state " Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." ….. "After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying ."
Modern anti-Semitic conspiracy theories depicting an elaborate secret hierarchy of controlling influences from Jews is from The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion , a 1903 tract in Russia purporting to be the manual of a Jewish secret society planning world domination. It is still widely circulated and cited as "evidence" by agnostic anti-Semites. This booklet was exposed as a fraud as early as 1921. But it is accepted today.
After 9/11 various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories sprang up from Islam - claiming that the Jews, Israel were behind the attacks (instead of Muslims). That no Jewish employees in the World Trade Center were present to be killed as they were forewarned of the attacks. All easily proven wrong.
We see a rise of anti-Semitism and the systematic elimination of Christianity in many countries. This is taking place worldwide and increasing dramatically bringing us closer to what will take place during the tribulation.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an "increasing sense of emergency" among Jewish communities worldwide.
Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States.
But the spike was most dramatic in western Europe, where Jews have faced even greater danger and threats. In Germany, for instance, there was a 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence.
Europe is seeing their attitude change because of the Muslim influence. Anti- Semitism is up over 74% in France from 2018.