... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Hating Jews: the never ending story?

Antisemitism can be regarded as suspicion of, hatred towards, contempt or discrimination against Jews for reasons of their religious heritage or ethnic origin, while viewing and treating them as inferior human beings. In other words Jew-hatred: hating a person for being a Jew.

What is the actual source of this hate and contempt? When did it start? And will there ever be an end to it?

Antisemitism is including every form of ideology and religion that seeks the extermination of the Jews. In its extreme form it even denies the Jewish people their rights of existence. As, through ages certain ideas within religions and political ideologies have been used to justify actions to do just that.

An ideology is for example Nazism. Although by many it's considered to be part of what happened during the Second World War in Europe and there for conceived, propagated and implemented by the Nazis in Nazi Germany, but it's an ideology and to some a religion that actually preexisted that period of time in history and that can be taken up but also let go of by anyone regardless of their background.
An example is at the time of the Second World War there were high ranking people in the Middle East including Muslims, who took up and to this day still up holds this ideology in many ways.

Nowadays contempt regarding Jews is also still present in Christian congregations, alongside a misplaced pride of some Christians and the believe that the institution Church is there to replace God's house hold, the congregation of Israel, also referred to in biblical scripture as the cultivated olive tree on which by God Almighty's grace non-Jews may be grafted in. 

The reason?
Could the position God gave the Israelites and his plans, those already realized in the past and those meant for the future, with them and the land of Israel as mentioned in the following passages, be the reason for so much hate and contempt towards them?

What did Paul say about the Israelites in Romans 9?
4 … the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised! Amen. ...

And about the non-Jewish followers of Yeshua Messaih / Jesus Christ concerning Israel in Romans 11?
… 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree! …
28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

What did the prophet Daniel have to say about God's own plans with the Israelites and the land of Israel in Daniel 2?
... 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth. ...
… 44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.
“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the f u t u r e. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.” ….

Get the facts strait. It is God the Almighty Father and Creator's choice and he himself doing all this!

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Opinion