- Attacks by Jewish activists on Christianity have never
been bolder in the US than this past year. Some Jews themselves state this
fact, such as Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who warns of his liberal brethren's onslaught
against Christianity. Zef Chafets, Jewish journalist and author of A Match
Made in Heaven, recently offered a warning, too. He wrote a Christian-friendly
rebuttal to Abe Foxman's scathing critique of the church in Time online.
- "In early November 2005, the Prime Minister
of Iran stated his intention to wipe Israel off the map," writes Chafets.
"At almost exactly the same time, leaders of the American Jewish community
declared war on the Christian Right."
- Chafets cites the hostility of Foxman, Rabbi
Eric Yoffie, and Rabbi James Rudin of the American Jewish Committee, who
all shrilly attack Christians' political efforts as a supremacist threat.
"Never before in U.S. history had Jewish leaders shown such bold hostility
toward Evangelical Christians, the largest Protestant community in America
and, by most measures, the most philo-Semitic and pro-Israel," writes
- Thanks to evangelical support of Bush and
the Iraq war, evangelicals have been at a political disadvantage. Jews
like Foxman seized this disadvantage as an opportunity to attack-even though
it was Zionist influence on our foreign policy that got Bush in this mess
in the first place!
- A long string of books and national articles
this past year decry Christian "supremacists." One of the latest
is The Baptizing of America by Rabbi James Rudin, who claims the most urgent
threat facing America is the religious right. As noted in a previous article,
(See, http://truthtellers.org/alerts/openseason.html - Open Season
on Every Religion but One) Rudin's book just adds to the list of at least
21 major books or national articles published in 2006 attacking the Christian
- Jewish leaders like Rudin can hardly even
muster up thanks for the massive evangelical support of Israel. Last October,
a rabbis' listserv hosted debate about whether rabbis should attend John
Hagee's "Night to Honor Israel" or similar events across the
nation. Rabbis say they wouldn't deign to show up; evangelical motives
are not to be trusted. Hagee promises not to witness to Jews (shame on
him!) but other Christians might. Besides, the rabbis complain, Christian
eschatology winds up with Jews having to convert to Christ, a prospect
that horrifies religious Jews more than any other.
- Is there any substance to the charge of Christian
supremacism? Hardly. In his rebuttal of Foxman, Chafets correctly notes
that the charge is both alarmist and incorrect. Christians don't want a
theocracy. "Evangelicals have an agenda," says Chafets, "but
it is largely the restoration of moral and ethical standards that have
typified the U.S. since its inception but have been neglected in the last
half century. You may disagree with this agenda, but it is not theocratic."
- Wake up, we're having a fight!
- Even though Foxman and other Jews attack
so boldly, most evangelicals won't acknowledge Jewish attacks on them and
their political freedom. The church at large continues to lavish Israel
and American Zionists with material and spiritual support. The rabbis who
criticize Hagee and refuse to show up for his "Night to Honor Israel"
show more clarity than most Christian pastors; they are openly aware of
the antagonism between true Christianity and their own humanist, globalist,
Christ-rejecting agenda. They recognize the gulf that stretches in America
between Christian morality and motives and the Jewish liberal social agenda.
- If you don't think this gulf exists, browse
www.jewsonfirst.org. This website openly displays Jewish hatred of Christianity
and Christian expression. With the tagline, "Defending the First Amendment
against the Christian Right," the JewsOnFirst site showcases Jewish
efforts to silence Christian expression in America.
- The site boasts, for instance, of Jewish
activist Rabbi Cheryl Rosenstein's attempts to force Kern High School District
in Bakersfield to change the names of school breaks from "Christmas"
and "Easter" back to "winter" and "spring."
The site approvingly reviews Rabbi Rudin's previously mentioned book, The
Baptizing of America, with its hand-wringing assessment of the looming
"Christocracy" that will shred our freedoms if the "religious
right" isn't squelched. Rudin says Christians are taking over in the
bedroom (censuring homosexuality), the schoolroom (questioning Darwin),
the courtroom ("Christocratic takeover of the judiciary") and
"the newsroom, with its thousands of Christian broadcasts"
- I wish America really was that Christian-dominated.
It's not, of course. The intelligent design movement, for instance, is
finally getting a tiny toehold of reason in an avalanche of Darwinian mythology
held up as unquestionable truth for the past century. Christocrats are
running the classroom? Yeah, right. Even a small sticker on the front of
a Darwinian textbook-a sticker that encouraged high schoolers to look critically
at the theory-was stripped from the books. This is just one example. I'm
not even going to get into that ridiculous claim about Christians dominating
- But JewsOnFirst demonstrates a ferocious
allergy to any kind of Christian expression. This is the same hatred shown
by the Anti-Defamation League whose "anti-hate" laws should really
just be called "anti-Christ" laws. Such laws have been used in
Canada to warn pastors against quoting from Scripture in public and to
stifle Christian, conservative expression wherever they have been enacted.
- - Philadelphia pursues "Hate Crimes" Charges
- This Dog Ain't Sleeping
- For most evangelicals, Jewish rejection of
Jesus Christ is the sleeping dog they want to leave alone. But this dog
isn't asleep at all. Modern Talmudic Judaism possesses a virulent hatred
of Jesus Christ and Christianity that is both awake and rabid in Israel
and in the United States.
- This antagonism to Christianity is ancient.
Israel Yuval, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wrote the
fascinating book, Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians
in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (University of California Press,
2006). Only available in English since last year, this controversial book
explodes the myth that modern Judaism is the mother religion of Christianity.
Instead, Yuval reveals, post-Calvary Judaism has been largely defined by
its interaction with Christianity.
- Not the Judaism of the Old Testament, modern
Mishnaic Judaism developed alongside and in resistance to Christianity.
Organized Jewry opposed Christianity from the moment the high priests laid
eyes on Christ. The rabbis responsible for His death were not slow to persecute
His followers. The Talmud is woven with anti-Christ and anti-Christian
themes and stories.
- Christians, now under vicious attacks by
liberal Jews, need to recognize that they only encourage their attackers
by refusing to acknowledge the basic antagonism of the Talmud. Instead
of blessing Jews with truth and godly rebuke, Christians have aligned themselves,
through unconditional support and material blessing, with the Christ-denying
state of Israel. Their tragically mistaken Zionism has led them away from
Christian fundamentals like justice, mercy, and evangelism (See, <http://truthtellers.org/alerts/praynottopray.html>To
Pray or Not to Pray ... in Jesus' Name).
- Such Christians sincerely want to "bless"
Israel as the Bible commands. But they falsely believe that blessing another
person means giving them material goods and support for their actions.
In reality, Christ blessed others by speaking the whole truth in love,
calling for repentance and offering the riches of spiritual salvation through
faith. As His servants, true Christian "fundamentalists" preach
Christ and eternal life for all who repent from sin and trust wholly in
Him as Lord. We recognize the spiritual battle between those who love Christ
and those who hate Him and His will for this world.
- As the brilliant Israeli Christian Israel
Shamir has pointed out in his book Pardres, among others, the conflict
between Christianity and Jews is not racial. The conflict is spiritual.
Shamir believes you can choose to be a Jew, and you should choose not to
be-as he has done. As he embraced Christ, Shamir became anti-Judaist, rejecting
the globalist anti-Christ ambitions of organized Jewry. Shamir's writing
sings with tender love of Christ, Palestinians, and the Jewish brethren
he prays will see the Light. The Light is Christ.
- This is the true answer. American Christians
must open their eyes to the cross they have scandalized-to the truth they
have lost. Christ is the Savior of all who come to Him in holy repentance.
He offers us spiritual salvation, not material goods. He came to buy our
souls at the cost of His own life, and we owe Him everything.
- All people are defined by their response
to this question, "What do you say of Jesus, who is called Christ?"
Jews who embrace the Talmud are poisoned with hatred of Him. Christians
who wish to remain Christians must recognize this fact and defend their
Savior from the defamations pouring on His head. Otherwise, by "blessing"
the Jews, they will be "cursing" the One they call Lord.
- Harmony Grant writes and edits for National
Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog group. Read more of
her work at www.hisnamesake.blogspot.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The federal hate bill, H.R. 254, remains
in the House Judiciary Committee, awaiting action. Call all 40 members,
available at www.truthtellers.org and protest.
- Also call your House member and two state
senators at 1-877-851-6437. Send them and their influential legislative
aides Rev. Ted Pike's flyer, "Anti-Hate Laws Will Make You a Criminal."
All this information is available at www.truthtellers.org.
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