Part I here.
Part II here.
Part III here.
For a few decades now, there has been an apparent love affair between virtually all varieties of Christianity and Judaism — well, at least a one-way love affair. Most Christians these days adore Jews and eagerly seek every opportunity to support Israel, morally, politically, financially, and militarily. Most Christians sing the praises of Judaism and are far more willing to defend Jews and their “civilization” than they are to defend their own heritage, homelands, and nations. It’s a truly amazing turn of events — Jews are absolutely loving having this slavishly devoted puppy-dog of a lover who is apparently willing to suffer one humiliation after another without so much as a squeak of protest, nay, even beg for more! Possessed as they are with a spoiled princess mindset, the Jews love it, and yet on the other hand, they can’t quite believe it. They simply, deep down in their guts, can’t believe it. It certainly doesn’t hinder them from capitalizing on the situation, and it certainly doesn’t cause them to reciprocate a genuine, positive regard for Christendom. As I’ve said before, they despise Christ, they despise Christianity, and they despise Christians. I am telling you this as somebody who has been “inside”.
Let’s read the Bible and ask ourselves: Who’s right — the “Christian” pastors who have urged their flocks to put their neck under the Jewish boot (the Jewish stiletto!) or Jesus Christ?
“Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
“I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
What will it take to break the hypnotism of the Jews? Reader, can you understand Christ’s speech? Can you hear His word? Or do you prefer the lies of satan and his “children”? Which will it be?
If you don’t already own a concordance, I suggest you buy one. Then look up every instance of the terms “Jew”, “Scribe”, “Pharisee”, etc., in the New Testament, and see for yourself! Now, before we go further, I ask you to carefully ponder the passage above from John 8. Jesus told the Jews that they had no idea who God is; they are the children of satan and they do the lusts of their father. The “brightest” minds of the Jews were faced with the very revelation of God’s character and what was their reaction? — it was foreign and hateful to them. They literally wanted to destroy that revelation. Later, they would insist on killing him and treasuring the guilt for themselves and their children (Matthew 27:25).
Many Christians are under the deep and perilous delusion that Christ was just speaking unnecessarily harshly here. Jews, they imagine, are our elder brothers in the “judeo-christian” family. Jews, they imagine, are blessed and enriched in every conceivable spiritual good but one — if only they would accept Christ, their near-fullness would become finally full. This is not close to the truth at all. Their religion is not almost heaven, but almost hell itself. Of all people, they are the most lacking in natural virtues — it is something they even admit! Yes, I know that sounds like pure slander, but it isn’t! Mainstream orthodox rabbis teach that the Jews have the greatest yetzer hara (“evil inclination”) of all people (the dutiful subjugation of which is supposed to merit them the more reward in the world to come).
Jews, Jews, Jews…
“Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” (John 5:14-18)
“And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.” (John 7:12,13)
“These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.” (John 9:22,23)
“Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand. . .” (John 10:24-39)
“Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?” (John 11:7,8)
It is very interesting that in the passage above, the disciples speak of “the Jews” as if they do not themselves partake any longer of that identity. It is very remarkable and it is mirrored in Christ’s words to Pilate:
“Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” (John 18:35,36)
BOOM! Pilate identified Christ as a Jew, and then Jesus corrects him with language that casts the Jews as utterly “other”. Many Jews throughout the centuries have claimed that the Gospel of John is a particularly anti-semitic part of the New Testament, perhaps even the “worst” of all the NT’s books. We should keep in mind, however, that John was among the three chiefest disciples and is described as especially beloved of the Lord. Unlike the other disciples, John did not flee when Jesus was arrested, staying with his Master until the very end and earning through such faithfulness the privilege of being chosen by Christ to care for His bereft Mother (John 19:25-27). The text also tells us he knew the Jewish elites (18:15) and was able to use this familiarity with them to get into the palace of the High Priest to witness the proceedings. John was a true-hearted man par excellence. He is known to Christian tradition as the “Apostle of Love”, to ascribe to John baseless anti-semitism is just a cheap dismissal of fair and inconvenient truth.
Some apologists of the “judeo-christian” delusion insist that when John uses the term “the Jews” what he actually has in mind is the “Jewish leaders“. So when you repeatedly read about the “fear of the Jews” that afflicted so many people, what you are supposed to understand is that people were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way — neither linguistically nor socially. Obviously, Jewish elites do have certain practical advantages at hand when it comes to lashing out in satanic fury at people and things they don’t like, but it would be ridiculous to posit that the dividing line between good and bad Jews falls along the convenient line of elite and commoner as proposed by the “judeo-ists”. Nicodemus (John 3) is described as a “ruler” of the Jews and as a person who was convinced that Jesus was “a teacher from God”, yet he visited Jesus at night because of the fear of Jewish persecution. The fact that the Bible lumps these ever-furious and conniving Jews together as one big mass called “the Jews” is to teach us that that is basically what it is. The exceptions, while they do exist, are just exceptions. This phenomenon exist to this day. Jews are especially cruel and full of wrath towards the minute portion of their tribesmen who do not engage in jewing and rebuke the jewing ways of “the Jews”. Just look at Norman Finkelstein, Gilad Atzmon, or David Cole.
“And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.“ (John 19:12-15)
This passage highlights one of the very pillars of Jew-wisdom: never, never expect anything but duplicity in public statements from the Jews! The faculty of speech is, in their use, not for the transmission of truth, beauty, or love, but for the work of lying and manipulation. They simply will not use their lying mouths for anything true. Everybody who has dealt with them knows that the Jews acknowledge no king in heaven or earth but Jewry itself! (They even have stories in the Talmud which depict God deferring to them.)
While we’re talking about the Jews killing Christ, we should point out that it was indeed the Jews who did it. It has become fashionable among judeo-ists to deny this based on the following: (1) “It was the Roman government that actually killed Christ” and (2) “It was the sins of the whole world that actually killed Christ”. By these mantras, people are hiding from plain view unsettling and highly consequential truths. They are hiding them behind easier-to-accept facts — tautologies even — which do not impose on them the kind of practical and moral burden which the whole truth would. Yes, of course, we all have sinned and fallen short. Yes, of course, all men are in need of salvation — a salvation provided by God Himself in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But that should not obscure our understanding of very important truths regarding the situation we are in! Let us not be so exclusively focused on the grand panoramic view that we lose sight of some of the immediate realities. It is one thing — and a very good thing — for a person to recognize his own moral failures and then to recognize the gift of a new life paid for him by his Friend, but it would be quite another thing to be willfully blind regarding the eager killer of that Friend.
The Jews during the trial of Jesus were being colossally insincere when they said that they could put not put Jesus to death (John 18:31). Technically speaking, they stated that it was not “lawful” for them to put any man to death, and as factual as that may have been, the Gospels record the Jews making numerous extra-judicial attempts on Jesus’s life. The fact that the murderous hand of the Jews sometimes puts on the glove of the secular authorities should fool no one! You need to realize that this very often the way they operate and this absolutely includes the present time.
One of the spiritual practices, especially associated with Holy Week and Good Friday, which I find very powerful is to ponder which one of the persons in the biblical narrative we associate ourselves with and why. You see, there is such a variety of personalities, both then and now: many fled when Jesus was arrested, while some, like John, Mary, and a few others loyally stayed. One judge was convinced of Jesus’s innocence but did not have the backbone to buck to system and upset the frenzied Jewish mob, another judge was a thorough reprobate and could hardly be bothered about any of it. One thief was a reviler to the end, while another thief converted. Some of the soldiers mocked until the end, while some other soldiers eventually became convinced that they had executed “a righteous man” and “the Son of God”. A number of people even ministered to the Lord in His suffering. There are many character types, as you can see. Yes, obviously everybody is in need of redemption, but this doesn’t not at all mean that all people’s characters are identically bad. That’s what I’m getting at. Consider this:
“And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.” (Mark 14:18-21)
All of these men recognized that their characters were fallible, but only one was the betrayer — Judas, who also loved money (John 12:6).
“Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.” (Luke 22:1-6)
Additionally, while Christ’s death was made possible by many cowardly disciples, by numerous feckless and corrupt Roman officials, and by numerous Roman soldiers content to brutalize people without thinking, it needs to be always remembered that one group is unique in that they actually despised Christ because they saw in Him a display of God’s very character and it drove them to cry out, “Crucify Him! Let His blood be upon us and upon our children!”
This is not an isolated incident. When you read the whole book of the Acts of the Apostles, you see that the Jews were eager as ever to persecute and kill the chief followers of Christ. Let’s look:
“Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straightly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him. When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.” (Acts 5:26-33)
The next major instance is the trial of Saint Stephen. The Bible says the Jews resented the miracles and goodness of character which shown forth from Stephen, so they produced some false witnesses (Acts 6:8-15) and subjected him to the classic Jewish show trial. Stephen captivated his audience by giving them a long and perfectly kosher history lesson which notes somewhat subtly the ongoing blindness of the Jews to God’s will, and then turns sharply with —
“. . . Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:51-60)
It is interesting to note that the Jews “cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears”. They actually do this all the time, even to this day — making a lot of loud wailing about what they don’t like yet keeping their ears closed, lest they should hear something that doesn’t gratify their chosen-people ego.
As we know, Saul eventually converted and became one of the pillars of the Church. The Jews tried killing him left and right.
“But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: but their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians [that is, the Greek-speaking Jews]: but they went about to slay him.“ (Acts 9:21-29)
“Now about that time Herod the king [who was a Jew] stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people [presumably, to let the homicidal Jewish mob have their way with him].” (Acts 12:1-4)
“And all the city [Jerusalem] was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut. And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul. Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done. And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle. And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.” (Acts 21:30-36)
This passage just quoted is the prelude for a very telling and quite dramatic scene from Paul’s life. The captain of the band of soldiers, having secured Paul’s safety, gives him a chance to address the crowd.
“And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying, ‘Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.’ (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence) and he saith, ‘I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. And I persecuted this way [the Christians] unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus. And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; and saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: and when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.‘ And they gave him audience unto this word [i.e., “Gentiles”], and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live. And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.” (Acts 21:40 — 22:24)
The crowd of Jews holds their peace during Paul’s address. They hold their peace while hearing about Paul’s abandonment of his mission to persecute Christians, the hold their peace at hearing about Paul’s conversion to the service of Jesus Christ, but their patience could not endure anymore after hearing that word: “Gentiles”. This one word was enough to whip their hate-filled souls into a renewed frenzy. Remember goys, there is power in that word. There is power in it because they know that the inheritance has passed them over and the doom of Hell awaits.
Don’t think for a second that this is overstated or “edgy”. Here’s what that same Apostle, Paul or Tarsus, wrote to the Church in Thessaloniki:
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.“ (I Thessalonians 2:13-16)
It’s incredible how blind the judeo-ists are. They are as delusional, if not more, than pro-homo “christians”! Let’s go back to the Jewish blood lust as revealed in the Acts of the Apostles:
“And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.” (Acts 23:12-15)
“Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, and desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.“ (Acts 25:1-3)
Now, when you go back and read a chapter like John 8, it all makes so much sense. And it makes sense why seemingly 90% of all the content of the Old Testament Prophets is rebuke and threats of divine retribution.
“And He [Christ] said unto them [the Jews], Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” (John 8:23,24)
Realizing the New Testament truth about the Jews is critically important. Do not ever let a fake christian lie to you or your loved ones about the so called favored status of the Jews. Here’s one very important aspect of why this is important: no aspiration to true Christian holiness and social regeneration will escape the satanic fury of the Jews. If this is how the treated the Master and His Apostles, can we expect any better treatment? (See John 15:18ff)
It’s really amazing how I encounter more and more people who, without any suggestion from my end, tell me that they have a mysterious gut feeling, an intuition, if you will, that God is “withdrawing” from the world or that the world is entering into some season of deep and significant spiritual trouble. I myself have felt this as well. We all need to prepare ourselves and be wholly right with God. Being wise to the wiles of the Jews is a great and necessary start, but of course, there is much, much more. The wedding feast is coming.
Next time, God willing, I will make the case that Judaism is the Great Whore of the Apocalypse who rides the beast of globalism and intoxicates the world with the wine of her fornication.