01 Jun Why Anti-Semitism is Not of God
What is Antisemitism? It is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jewish people. Who are Jewish people? They are the descendants of the ancient Israelites in the Bible. Jewish people can also be people who are Gentiles practicing the Judaism religion. Throughout history the Jewish people have been subject to many forms of hatred. As Christians, we must know that it is a sin to be an antisemite. We will list the reasons why antisemitism is not of God.
1. Jesus Christ Is Jewish
Christians who are antisemitic claim that the Jews were the ones who killed Jesus Christ. However they fail to realize that not only is Jesus Christ a Jew (Matthew 1:1-17) but the King of the Jews (John 19:21, Revelation 5:5).
Being antisemitism is a form of hatred. Hatred is an act of the flesh which leads to a trip to Hell (Galatians 5:19-21). Since is God is love, he expects us to love everyone as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39).
Whenever you bring the Jewish people down, you bring yourself down. Since God made a covenant with the Israelites through Abraham, people who curse the Jewish people will be curse by God (Genesis 12:2-3).
4. Big Impact
The Jewish people made a big impact in the world. Out of 900 Nobel prize winners, 20% are Jewish people, including Albert Einstein and Bob Dylan. The Rothschilds, a wealthy banking family is Jewish. Many top celebrities are Jewish including Drake, Adam Sandler, Natalie Portman, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen.
5. Holy Bible
Without the Hebrew rabbis preserving the Tanakh in scrolls, the Bible wouldn’t exist. In the New Testament every thing both Jesus Christ and the Apostles taught about came from the Tanakh.
The devil hates Jewish people more than he hates humanity as a whole. The reason is that they are God’s chosen people on Earth through the Abraham. Another reason is that Jesus Christ is the lion of Judah. The Book of Revelation makes it clear when it talks about the woman and the dragon (Revelation 12:1-17). Satan also puts in the hearts of his children to hate the Jewish people. The children of the devil are people who does the things of the devil (John 8:44) and worships the devil knowingly or unknowingly.
7. Light of the World
As Christians we are supposed to be the lamp stands of the world (Luke 8:16). The world is supposed to look at us for guidance and not to mingle. However if we have hatred towards Jewish people then we have darkness is us thus can not shine the light of Christ in the world. We will be like dim lights in need of replacement.
In conclusion if you are a Christian and you find yourself having some kind of hatred towards the Jewish people for any reason, examine yourself. Examine if you are really a child of God or of the devil. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. – 1 John 3:8-10.