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It Is impossible to Be an Anti-Semite and a Christian


Credit: Dave Sanders of the New York Times

I know this blog is going to offend some people, but I ask that you read the entire blog before stopping and especially before responding.


Yesterday, there was a machete attack in a synagogue in New York which was covered by most major news sources and went viral on social media. While I was encouraged to see the outrage over this attack, I was made to wonder why this attack brought such outrage and not the nine previous anti-Semitic attacks in New York this week alone. After all, each of these attacks were the result of anti-Semitism, yet nine out of ten received almost no coverage on social media outside of the Jewish community. 


The only conclusion that I could come to was that the machete attack took place in a house of worship. I use those words instead of saying in a synagogue because I truly believe that the type of house of worship had nothing to do with the outrage. In other words, people were not outraged because a synagogue was attacked; they were outraged because a house of worship was attacked. They were not outraged because Jews in their synagogue were attacked; they were outraged because people within their house of worship were attacked. 


You may ask why I feel so strongly that this is true. It is because if it was outrage at anti-Semitic attacks, we would have seen the outrage after the first attack. But, we didn’t, nor the second attack, nor the third through the ninth attacks. Why? Because these attacks happened on the street and not in a house of worship. Again, I say house of worship because many Christians responded to the synagogue attack the way they did not because it was against Jews, but because the attack made them feel unsafe in their churches.The response and outrage took place because Christians began to feel unsafe themselves - not because Jews were attacked. 


I know that some of those reading this blog are already upset and others have already stopped reading, believing my statements to be unfair, unjust, and plain wrong. However, if you are still reading, please don’t stop because truth spoken in love is important. 


The “Church” has a long history of either being actively involved in anti-Semitism, winking at anti-Semitism, or simply ignoring anti-Semitism. A simple survey of “Church” history will bear this statement out. This started with the outset of Roman Christianity, the Inquizitions, the Pograms in Russia, and the Holocaust in Germany. I cannot include an exhaustive list in this blog, but I encourage you to read Dr. Michael Brown’s book “Our Hands are Stained with Blood” to read more.


Yet, even with this long documented history of anti-Semitism, there are still large groups of people who profess to be Christians who espouse anti-Semitism, preachers with large followings who still preach anti-Semitism, and many who would deny being anti-Semitic but still hold to anti-Semitic positions, such as, “The Jews Killed Christ.” 


If you are still reading this blog, thank you. Please continue. There are people who claim to be Christians that have no problem at all laughing at “Jew Jokes.” Those who still listen to and hold on to Jewish conspiracies, “The Jews Run the Banks,” “The Jews Run Hollywood,” “The Jews Control the Government.” If these statements hit you, please repent - you are an anti-Semite!


Other people who claim to be Christians have accepted the lie that the Church has replaced the Jews and G-D no longer has a loving, covenant relationship with the Jewish people. Please re-read Romans 9-11. If this statement hit you, please repent - you are an anti-Semite!


Other people who claim to be Christians have accepted the lie that a Christian can be anti-Zionist and not be anti-Semitic. G-D promised the land of Israel to the Jewish people as an eternal inheritance beginning with Abraham. Remember, G-D’s promise that the land of Israel belongs to the Children of Abraham (the Jews) also included the promise that Messiah would come through the seed of Abraham and that, through him, all the nations of the world would be blessed. If this statement hit you, please repent - you are an anti-Semite!


I could go on, but I believe you have received the message. If you profess to be a Christian, everything about your faith is based upon eternal promises that G-D gave to the Jewish people. If you profess to be a Christian, by definition you should be a disciple (follower) of Yeshua (Jesus) and, in following His example, you should love His people, the Jews. The Apostle Paul said to imitate him as he imitated Yeshua. Paul said in Roman’s 9:3, 


For I would pray that I myself were cursed, banished from Messiah for the sake of my people—my own flesh and blood, 


In closing, please remember that as long as “Christians” accept “Christian anti-Semitism,” then satan has won the battle because it is fundamentally, Scripturally impossible to be a Christian and an anti-Semite. 

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Elev Eight
Elev Eight
Jan 14, 2020

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think replacement theology is believed by most Christians anymore. If there are still some that do, the belief has decreased significantly in the last several years. On the other hand, just like there are many Southern Kingdom Jews within Christianity that still don't know they are Jews, the same holds true for those who are Northern Kingdom, Israel. (Much larger group) So not replacement theology just 2 on their way to becoming one. There are far more of them that have forgotten their roots and don't realize where they came from than among Southern Kingdom Jews. You will find even most Athiest Jews, but still are aware that they are from the Jewis…

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Natalia McCoy
Natalia McCoy
Jan 02, 2020

While your post may seem harsh, it is true. I am reading Dr. Brown’s book and I understand why my great grand parents hid our Jewish ancestry. It breaks my heart and I am outraged. Thank you for speaking truth!

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Bonnie Wagner
Bonnie Wagner
Jan 02, 2020

If anyone is offended by what you wrote then they need to His Lamp to search their hearts. Having been in the 'church' for many, many years I was always amazed by how many people were against the Jews and didn't seem to even realize it. I agree with all you said and would pray that you keep on speaking for His people... for our people.

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Steve Simms
Steve Simms
Dec 31, 2019

Well said, Eric. It confirms what I wrote in Off the RACE Track. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HYHHK19/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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I think the main reason there was greater outrage after the machete attack, is that most major news sources FINALLY saw fit to report it. Those of us who live outside the New York, New Jersey area never even heard about the other attacks except for a little bit of reporting on the convenience store attack by the "Black Hebrew Israelite" member. The so-called "mainstream media" have generally not been reporting most of the other antisemitic attacks because they haven't fit their preferred narrative that antisemitic attacks are all the work of right wing extremists. The fact that most attacks these days are coming from people motivated by other ideologies (including left wing ideologies) either doesn't compute or is embarrass…

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