Most of the tribes of the world are plagued by a familiar malady, the hatred of Jews. This hatred comes in many packages such as “Anti-Semitic,” a term misused as the Arabs are of the Semitic group, and many have a vitriolic hatred for the Jews, even hate toward the Jewish God.
Our own beloved United States has its fair share of hate for the Jews.
The strangest hatred for Jews is articulated here as the little poem quoted by Francis Schaeffer back in 1943 reads:
“How odd of God to choose the Jew,
But not so odd as those who choose
The Jewish God and hate the Jew.”
How often as a non-believer growing up I heard the term concerning Jewish people “Christ Killers.”
Upon conversion to Jesus Christ, I discovered some Christians who were among those who hold Jews responsible for the killing of Christ on the Cross of Calvary. This in spite of Christ’s most famous words toward the Jews and Romans who had active human participation in the events, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
As a newborn Christian, I struggled with the contradiction of Christ’s words by Christians. Christ forgave those who were directly involved. Why shouldn’t we.”
The Apostle Paul, the noted theologian of Century 1, stated his agreement emphatically with Jesus on forgiveness with his passage in 1Corinthians 2:8;
“which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
The rulers of “this age” clearly identify the corrupt leaders of the Jews, and the brutal, spineless Pilate, yet they lacked the understanding of God’s way, and Christ issued His statement.
Anti-Semitism is not a biblical position, and thankfully such a doctrine is not the stance of Biblical people nor the official thought of the American People at large.
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