A WITNESS FOR THE KINGDOM
PART 3: Are you
able to understand?
By: S.R. Shearer
June 23, 2013
The Mystery of the "Two Witnesses"
"Many shall be purified by great trials and persecutions.
But the wicked shall continue in their wickedness, and
none of them will understand. ONLY
THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO LEARN WILL KNOW WHAT IT MEANS."
COMPARING DANIEL 12:6-10 TO REV.
Some 600 years prior to the Scriptural passage on the "Two
Witnesses" given in the Apocalypse (Rev. 11), a second
lesser known (but no less important) prophecy concerning these
two enigmatic figures was given: Daniel 12:6-10. The similarity
between these two passages of Scripture is truly remarkable.
ARE YOU WILLING TO LEARN?
TWO FUNDAMENTAL POINTS
OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
There is additional material in Daniel that adds even more
to its remarkable nature; specifically, that passage of Daniel
12:6-10 that reads:
"And I saw
thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given
unto them: and I saw
the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of
Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not
worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received
his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and
they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
"I heard what he said, but I didn't understand what
he meant, so I said, 'Sir, how will this come out'?
"But He said, 'Go now, Daniel, for what I have said
is not to be understood until the time of the end (i.e., until
the latter days).
"'Many shall be purified by great trials and persecutions.
But the wicked shall continue in their wickedness, and none
of them will understand. Only those who are willing to learn
will know what it means."
There are two facts here to which one should pay particular
- The mystery concerning the "Two Witnesses" will not be
disclosed until "... the time of the end ..." –
which is a "back-handed" way of saying that "at the time of
the end" the mystery of the "Two Witnesses" will be revealed.
- "Only those who are willing to learn will know what it [i.e.,
the mystery of the "Two Witnesses] means."
CONCERNING THE FIRST POINT ...
Teetering on the very edge of the Tribulation Period
Concerning the first point, Can there be any doubt that we
are now teetering on the very edge of the Tribulation Period?
– AND IF THAT'S SO, THEN PLAINLY IT'S TIME FOR THE
MYSTERY OF THE "TWO WITNESSES" TO BE UNVEILED; and isn't
that exactly what we established in our last article –
THAT IS, IF YOU ARE "ONE OF THOSE WILLING
TO LEARN WHAT IT MEANS." (Daniel 12:6-10). [Please
see our article, "A Witness for
the Kingdom, Part 2."]
Sadly, however, while most of today's Christians are willing
to give "lip service" to the concept that we are "at the time
of the end," deep in their consciousness they harbor the thought:
"Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as they were from
the beginning of the creation." (2 peter 3:4)
sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a
woman with child; and they shall not escape."
Naturally enough, one might ask how that's possible given the
condition of today's world?
Well, be sure, it isn't the fact that most Christians are not
aware of the prophetic turmoil that now encompasses the world;
but they have lived so long with it that they are by now inured
to it – at least insofar as any practical impact it might
have on their lives. [Please see our articles, "Something
to Think About," "The
Beginning of Sorrows" "Unusual
Volcanic Activity Is Becoming Ubiquitous in Today's World"
and "The Ground Is Giving away
underneath Our Feet."]
The mindset of most of today's Christians is similar to the
mindset that often attends a father and a mother's thinking
during the mother's pregnancy, and for that reason the Bible
"... when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as
travail upon a woman with child; and they shall
not escape." (1 Thess. 5:3)
INURED TO THE FACTS
What happened here? The signs of her pregnancy were there for
both the father and mother to see, but these signs had become
so much a part of their lives that they hardly noticed them
There had been so many false alarms; so much senseless running
around -- and so much so that despite the fact that she looked
like she was going to explode at the eighth month of her pregnancy,
they had become habituated to it all.
AND THEN IT HAPPENED
– THE BABY WAS COMING AND THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD
DO TO STOP IT. The baby wasn't going to wait until they
got back from their camping trip or whatever; until they could
get to a hospital. The time was NOW
– and there "was no escape." [Please see our article,
"Now Is the Time to Do Something;
It May Be Too Late Tomorrow."]
This is precisely what Daniel warns will happen to many:
"... But the wicked
shall continue in their wickedness,
and none of them will understand." (Daniel 12:10)
Commentaries on Daniel make it clear that the
term "wicked" here
applies to those whose hearts have been hardened to the
Scriptures. Note carefully how those who are called "wicked"
are likened to those who "do not understand." These are
those about whom Jesus said:
"... it is given unto you to know the mysteries
of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given
"Therefore speak I to them in parables: because
they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither
do they understand.
"And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias,
which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not
understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their
ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed
..." (Matthew 13: 11, 13-15)
Very obviously, we are speaking about the leaders
of today's apostate church and NOT
merely about "unbelievers" per se, for what do
"unbelievers" care what the Prophetic Scriptures say;
no need for Christ to hide anything from them –
they don't care. These are people such as Rick
Warren, C. Peter Wagner, Tim LaHaye, Beverley LaHaye,
Ern Baxter, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson,
Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank
Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckhardt, Bobbie
Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, ad infinitum, ad nauseum?
[Please see our article, "Today's
Church: Making Zombies out of Christians – The Prophets
and Apostles Movement."]
CONCERNING THE SECOND POINT ...
And now we come to the second point listed above: The fact
that "... only those who are willing to learn will know what
it [i.e., the mystery of the "Two Witnesses"] means."
What's happening today as the "time of the end" draws near
is very similar to what happened when the APOSTATE
kingdom under Saul was passing into the hands of David (circa.
1000 B.C.). [Please see Chapter XIV of the New Antipas
The Great Falling Away."]
At that time the Bible says that a group of men from the Tribe
of Issachar joined themselves to David and – in the eyes
of many - rebelled against what appeared to be the established
(God-ordained) authority of Saul; but the Bible commends what
the children of Issachar did, calling them -
"... men that had understanding of the times, to know what
Israel ought to do ..." (1 Chronicles 12:32)
"And of the children of Issachar, which
were men that had understanding of the times, to
know what Israel ought to do ..."
(1 Chronicles 12:32)
Now it is important to observe - as we did in our previous
article (please see our article, "A
Witness for the Kingdom, Part 2") - that the word for
"understanding" is the Hebrew word binah, which means
"to have insight or to act with good sense." According to Strong's
Concordance, it comes from a root verb that means to separate
something mentally, and distinguish its parts. The word reflects
the presence of intelligence and wisdom, even cunning and skill:
This is not just an understanding of the facts, but a skillful
analysis of what something truly means.
And isn't that EXACTLY what the prophecy of the
"Two Witnesses" demands of those who wish to know its meaning?
– a skillful analysis of Revelation 11 and Daniel 12?
An analysis based on "intelligence," "cunning" and "cleverness."
Isn't that what Daniel means when he says:
"Only those who are willing to learn will know what it means"
(Daniel 6:10) ?
THE "NER-DO-WELLS" AT ADULLAM'S CAVE
The question that you must ask yourself is, Are you willing
to learn? Are you a "Son of Issachar?" [Please see our article,
"The Power of Self-Sacrifice; Taking
up Your Cross and Following Him."]
Are you willing, as it were, to join David's little band in
Adullam's cave? -
"David therefore departed thence, and escaped [from Saul]
to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's
house heard it, they went down thither to him.
"And every one that was in distress, and every one
that was in debt, and every one that was discontented,
gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over
them: and there were with him about four hundred men." (1
In other words, all the seeming "ner-do-wells" gathered themselves
to David – and among these "ner-do-wells" were the "Sons
of Issachar" who, as we just indicated –
"... had understanding of the times, to know what Israel
ought to do ..." (1 Chronicles 12:32)
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them.
THOSE WHO ARE WISE
Those who are wise will glitter like stars forever.
WILL GLITTER LIKE
THE STARS OF HEAVEN
Daniel then makes a truly remarkable statement regarding those
who are wise concerning the "end of days" and who are willing
– again, as it were - to join David in Adullam's cave:
"... those who are wise [i.e., those who have had the cunning
and skill to understand what the mystery of the "Two Witnesses"
is all about] shall shine as brightly as the sun's brilliance,
and ... will glitter like stars forever."
Now, consider carefully what is being said here; this is astounding!
- those who are able to piece together the mystery of the "Two
Witnesses" – and even more – those who are willing
to take POSITIVE action with regard to its IMPERATIVE
"... glitter like stars forever" and
"shine as brightly as the sun."
(see above) being that one sees himself as an actual
participant in the mystery of the "Two Witnesses" - as
an active WITNESS against the false pretensions
of today's apostate church and the American New World
PURIFIED BY GREAT TRIALS AND PERSECUTIONS
These are those about whom the prophet says are destined to
"... be purified by great trials and persecutions ..." (Daniel
[Please see our article, "The
Tribulation: Part 7: The Abomination of Desolation, and Israel
and the Church as Prophesied in Daniel 12 and Revelation 7,
11 and 14."]
It is for this reason that the Apostle Paul writes:
"... WE GLORY IN TRIBULATIONS
also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
"And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
"And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given
unto us." (Romans 5:3-5)
And why he goes on to confidently say -
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword?
"As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through
him that loved us.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things
"Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be
able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)
I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come,
"Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is
in Christ Jesus our Lord"
YOU HAVE A PROPHETIC
CALLING ON YOUR
GOD HAS A CALLING ON YOUR LIFE
As we indicated to you in our last article, God has a calling
on YOUR life, and
it involves much more than just sitting around with other people
of "like-mind" discussing the "ins and outs"
of prophecy in the privacy of your own home or on Skype. [Please
see our article, "The End of Days:
Becoming a Player rather than a Member of the Audience."]
God has called you to be "DOER" of the Word of
God, and not a "hearer" only:
"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty,
and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but
a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
OF SOPHIE SCHOLL
This brings us back to Sophie Scholl, and while you may
be weary of me pressing home the example of Sophie again and
again, there remains no better
illustration for what God is calling you to do in these "Last
Sophie and her fellow Christians believed that it was impossible
for true believers to stand aside while Hitler claimed that
Nazism was akin to Christianity. So also today! - IT IS IMPOSSIBLE
FOR ANY TRUE CHRISTIAN TO STAND ASIDE AND LET THE PRETENTIONS
OF TODAY'S APOSTATE CHURCH GO UNCHALLENGED. It is because
so many Christians have done so in the past that Jesus said:
"My name is blasphemed among the heathen (i.e., unbelievers)
because of you." (Romans 2:24)
STANDING ALONE – IS THAT
WHAT'S WORRYING YOU?
Sophie believed that Christians MUST stand up
for what they believed, even if they had to stand alone.
Is that what's worrying you? – that when you pass out
our flyers denouncing the alliance the leaders of today's apostate
church have made with the elites of the American New World Order
System you will be standing alone? But
it is EXACTLY here that God will meet you in
the way, and strengthen you with His presence. It is here
that God will -
"... grant you, according
to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man ..." (Ephesians 3:16)
and that you will at last –
"... be able to comprehend ... what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;
"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that you will be filled with all the fulness of God." (Ephesians
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you
have to stand alone.
-- Sophie Scholl
Sophie urged all who would listen:
"I ask you, you as a Christian wrestling for the preservation
of your conscience, do not wait for ... someone else to
go first. Has God not given you the strength, the will
to fight? How can we expect God to let a righteous cause prevail
when there is hardly anyone who will give himself up undividedly
to the cause?"
THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
As we pointed out in the earlier portion of this article, soon
– very soon now – we will be entering the
Tribulation Period, a period when, according to the Prophet
"... there will be a time of anguish for God's people
greater than any previous suffering in their history..." (Daniel
"... there will be a time of anguish for God's people greater than
any previous suffering in their history..." (Daniel
Bible is not exaggerating here. The suffering will encompass
BOTH Israel and the church. BUT IT WILL FALL FIRST
ON THE CHURCH! (more about this in our next article) –
again, those who stand up against the pretensions of today's
APOSTATE church and its impious alliance with
the elites of the American New World Order System. THIS IS
WHAT THE "GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM" IS ALL ABOUT: that the
Kingdom of Heaven is coming in answer to the petition contained
in the Lord's Prayer "THY KINGDOM
COME" (Matthew 6:10) and that it has NOTHING
to do with today's church and the American New World Order System.
[We URGE you to see our article, "The
Entwined Destinies of Israel and the Church."]
It is for this reason that the Bible says:
"... take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you
up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten:
and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake,
for a testimony against them." (Mark 13:9)
THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
WHAT'S IMPORTANT HERE
Now one must constantly bear in mind here that the "Gospel"
that is in question here is not so much the Gospel of Salvation,
but the Gospel of the Kingdom
– that very Gospel that Christ first came
to publish among His brethren, the Jews some 2,000 years ago;
the gospel the Jews rejected. [Please see our article, "The
Good News of the Coming Kingdom."]
C.I. Scofield writes:
"The good news of this kingdom was announced by the Old Testament
prophets (Is. 9:6-7), by Christ in His first coming (Matt.
9:35) AND WILL BE PROCLAIMED DURING THE ... TRIBULATION."
[Note carefully for future reference when Scofield says
this Gospel will be proclaimed: during the TRIBULATION
The kingdom being proclaimed here will be a kingdom grounded
in social justice for ALL mankind, a world of
equity where men are not divided up between the "owners
of capital" on the one hand and "labor" on the
other hand, and where men and women are not divided up on the
basis of their race or even their gender (Gal. 3:28); where
the rich do not oppress the poor; where every man has equal
access to God; where privileges cannot be bought by the wealthy;
where there are no death squads, no poverty, no torture, no
hunger, no disease, and no room for oppressors of any kind.
[Please see our article, "Capitalism
Very obviously, such a kingdom would be TOTALLY
at variance to the world we now live in and with the American
New World Order System that now prevails on the earth - especially
the kind of world we described in our article, "The
Horror of John Dimitri Negroponte and everything He Represents."
[Please see that article plus our article, "Algeria:
A Study of the Dreadful, Two-Tiered Economic System the U.S.
Is Promoting Among Its Muslim Client-States."]
A world based on social justice where the rich do not oppress
the poor? A world where there are no John Dimitri Negropontes,
no Liamine Zerouals and no Augusto Pinochets? This, of course,
is something much more than the "good news" of salvation,
because while the "good news" of salvation promises
redemption to the INDIVIDUAL, it does not promise to
"make over" the world per se, and this is evidenced
by the fact that from Pentecost until now there has been NO
social justice and NO equity between and among
men; tyranny and oppression have continued to flourish; and
sickness, poverty and hunger have continued to wreak their horrible
work on mankind.
KINGDOM against which the Two Witnesses prophesy
This is NOT to take anything away from the "good
news" of salvation, but very plainly social justice and
social equity have yet to be established on the earth, which
the coming Kingdom of Christ is calculated to accomplish.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS "AT HAND"
Again, this is not the first time that the Gospel of the Kingdom
has been announced. It was announced the first time 2,000 years
ago when the angels proclaimed it to the shepherds "in
the field" at the time of Christ's birth.
Shortly afterwards - and in conjunction with what the angels
declared to the shepherds - the Kingdom was announced to be
"at hand" by John the Baptist, then by Christ Himself,
and finally by the Twelve.
BUT THE KINGDOM WAS REJECTED BY THE JEWS in fulfillment
of the Scripture, that -
"... they [i.e., Israel] without us
[i.e., the church] should not be made perfect." (Heb.
11:40) [Please see Chapter VI of the New Antipas Papers,
Distinction Between Israel and the Church."]
Now, after an interval of some 2,000 years, the Kingdom is
once again "at hand!" The so-called "church age"
is all but past, and the Jews - once dispersed over the whole
earth because of the rejection of their king - have now been
re-gathered again to their land. Everything is ready! - and
God is raising up a people to proclaim that the Kingdom is again
"AT HAND." THIS IS "GOOD
NEWS!" [We URGE you to see APPENDIX
1, "God's Love for Israel Is
Based on Grace, Not on Works."]
IT IS PRECISELY THIS "GOOD NEWS" – THE
GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM – THAT THE BIBLE SAYS:
"... shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto
all nations; AND THEN SHALL THE
END COME." (Matthew 24:14)
And, moreover, IT IS PRECISELY THE PREACHING OF THIS GOSPEL
THAT GOD SAYS WILL -
"... PROVOKE YOU [ISRAEL] TO
JEALOUSY BY THEM THAT ARE NO PEOPLE, AND BY A FOOLISH NATION
I WILL ANGER YOU." (Romans 10:19)
- and by doing so fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah,
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and
they shall look upon me [Christ] whom they have pierced, and
they shall mourn for him [Christ], as one mourneth for his
only son, and shall be in bitterness [sorrow] for him,
as one that is in bitterness [sorrow] for his firstborn.
"In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon [when
the Lord rescues Israel at Armageddon, at the end of the Tribulation
"And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family
of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family
of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
"The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart;
the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
"All the families that remain, every family
apart, and their wives apart." (Zechariah 12:10-14) [Please
see our article, "Multitudes,
Multitudes in the Valley of Decision: The Question of Israel
and the Jewish People."]
They shall look upon me
[Christ] whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn
for him [Christ], as one mourneth for his only
son, and shall be in bitterness [sorrow] for
WE URGE YOU TO READ OR RE-READ OUR ARTICLE, "THE
ENTWINED DESTINY OF ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH."
The entwined destinies of Israel and the church
More next time.
God bless you all,
BECOME A PARTICIPANT IN THE MYSTERY OF THE "TWO
WITNESSES:" HAVE THE COURAGE OF SOPHIE
what Sophie Scholl did some eighty years ago: PASS OUT
One should not think that it is necessary to hand out our
leaflets (flyers) personally; it is enough that one should do
what the members of the White Rose did: post the flyers on walls,
trees, utility polls, leave them in union halls, in libraries,
etc. Eventually the flyers distributed by the White Rose were
copied and circulated throughout all of Germany.
Some even made it into Allied hands where they were then
copied and dropped from Allied planes over Germany. That's the
beauty of such leaflets (i.e. the written word); they possess
a life of their own after they pass from your possession.
NOTE: Why use our flyer? - there are a number of reasons:
- First, our
flyer directs people to our website where they can obtain
the information they need to take a stand against the
connection between the elites of the American New World
Order System and today's church.
- Second, the
website will arm those who access it with the theology
and eschatology needed to take the stand mentioned above.
Remember the words of the Apostle Peter:
"... be ready always
to give an answer to every man that asketh
you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness
and fear ..." (1 Peter 3:15)
- Third, it
describes those of us connected to Antipas much in the
same way the members of the White Rose described themselves:
"Antipas Ministries, which is responsible for
this flyer, is NOT part of any church or
denomination; it is simply a loose-knit
group of Bible-believing Christians
concerned about the connection between the elites
of the American New World Order System and today's
- Fourth, it
provides a means for others who contact the ministry
from your area to be re-directed back to you; in this
way – and over time
– you can build up a group in your area to stand
with you in your efforts.
Remember the words of the Lord to Elias when he
thought he was all alone in his struggle against God's
have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who
have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal
[the god of money]." (Romans 11:4)
These "faithful ones" are there, and if you go
"fishing" for them using our flyers, you will in
time find them; but it will take much diligence
and patience on your part to "fish" for them.
IN ADDITION, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
PRINT THEM OUT YOURSELF, AND STUDY THEM CAREFULLY; SHARE THEM
WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FINALLY, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE FLYER
WE SENT TO YOU RECENTLY.
Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses
where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems
too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone
poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post
them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden,
near employment offices, wherever you can.
Once again, we URGE you to read (or
GOD'S LOVE FOR ISRAEL IS
BASED ON GRACE, NOT ON WORKS
At first glance, it would seem that Hitler's Holocaust is a
nightmare that could never be repeated. The Götterdämmerung
in which Hitler's Valhalla went up in flames in a Wagnerian
Twilight of the Gods should have consumed this horrible
disease - AND PUT TO AN OPEN SHAME ALL THOSE WHO HATE THE
JEWS. But like a nightmare which won't go away, like a cancer
which goes into remission - feigning a cure - only to reappear
again in some other part of the body and in a more virulent
form, anti-Semitism is once more rearing its ugly head - and
Jews have very REAL reasons to fear for their
To a very large extent, today's anti-Semitism revolves around
the existence of a new and UNEXPECTED phenomenon:
the reappearance in world history of the state of Israel, a
phenomenon which the Jews felt they had no other choice but
to FORCE on the world in order to forestall their
own eventual extermination. The Jews have learned through grievous
experience that unless they act to save themselves, unless they
hold their own fate in their own hands, they are powerless to
fend off the world's hatred against them - and no assurances
to the contrary (even when proffered by the liberal democracies
of the West) can ever suffice to make the Jews believe otherwise.
The Jews have learned how truly WORTHLESS such
For example, in May 1938, as Germany's "orgy of hatred"
against the Jews was reaching new heights of sadism, the governments
of Great Britain, France and the United States protested. While
the world might not remember what happened next, the Jews certainly
do: although Hitler was annoyed at this protest, he convened
the Evian Conference and offered "his Jews" to the
"international community," and to Great Britain, France
and the United States in particular. He knew the offer would
be refused. And that's precisely what happened: the nations
of the earth - and in particular the "Western Democracies"
- refused to take them.
German opinion smirked at the hypocritical posturing of the
"Anglo-Americans." Goebbles laughed! - had he not
known all along that no "civilized" nation would ever
accept that "accursed" race? A German newspaper of
that era commented,
"One likes to pity the Jews as long as one can use this
pity for a wicked agitation against Germany, but no state
is prepared to accept even a few thousand Jews. The conference
(i.e., Evian) serves to justify Germany's policy against Jewry."
FORCING ISRAEL ON THE WORLD
It is precisely the remnants of these people - the people the
world turned their back on at Evian and later during the Holocaust
- who, as frightened hordes of desperate refugees fleeing from
Hitler's death camps, arrived in Israel to build a sanctuary
against the unrelenting HATRED of the world. They
knew at the time they were dispossessing people who had been
there for centuries, BUT THEY HAD NO WHERE ELSE TO GO.
No other nation - not even the United States - wanted them.
If they were going to live, they would have to force the issue.
They came as the outcasts of Europe; the downtrodden of the
shoddy Jewish ghettos of the Near East and North Africa; people
with childhood memories of the sound of hammers boarding up
doors and windows against the unrelenting pogroms directed against
them in Russia, Hungary, Poland, etc.; they came as the remnants
of Hitler's death camps and as people fleeing the indifference
of the French, the Belgians, the Dutch, the Swedes, and all
the other "do-gooder" nations of the earth to their
They are people who had at last been driven to frantic desperation
to hold their OWN fate in their OWN
hands for a change, which meant having their OWN
nation and their OWN army with which to defend
themselves - again, even if that meant forcing themselves onto
the people of the Middle East and dispossessing Arabs from land
they had inhabited for generations.
The Jews were seeking a place of refuge where, when all else
fails, Jews could flee to without having to depend on the capricious
consent of other nations and peoples who experience had shown
were at best indifferent to their fate!
THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM
A place of refuge; of shelter; of asylum, of sanctuary! - that's
what Israel means to the worldwide Jewish community. AND
IT'S A PLACE WHOSE IMPORTANCE IS ONLY GROWING IN THE FACE OF
A RESURGENT WORLDWIDE ANTI-SEMITISM. Indeed, Donald G. McNeil,
Jr. of the New York Times reports that in France there
is a rising tide of anti-Semitic incidents. In Marseilles the
Orthodox Jewish Or Aviv synagogue was burned to
the ground. An additional three other French synagogues were
set on fire over the Passover-Easter weekend, and a synagogue
in Strasbourg had its doors set ablaze the day after an anti-Israel
demonstration there. In addition, in Lyon, 15 masked men crashed
two cars through the gates of a synagogue and set them afire.
Finally, shots were fired at a kosher butcher shop in Toulouse,
and a young Jewish couple were badly beaten in Villeurbanne
in the Rhone region.
The Central Jewish Consistory in Paris, in a statement sent
to Agence Frence-Presse, called the weekend's attacks
"the beginning of a new Kristallnacht, with the
government totally passive about what was happening." Kristallnacht,
or "Night of Broken Glass," on November 9, 1938, was
named for the sweeping attacks that the Nazis incited on Jews
and Jewish shops and places of worship.
In the face of all this, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
announced that 1,110 additional police officers would be deployed
to guard France's synagogues and Jewish schools - and, as a
result, police officers, some carrying submachine guns, now
are posted outside dozens of synagogues and Jewish schools throughout
THE JEWS ARE FRIGHTENED
This is a shocking development for Jews in France. Until recently,
leaders of France's 600,000 Jews have believed that they were
living in a country where they were safe from the scourge of
anti-Semitism. But with the growing number of anti-Semitic incidents,
they no longer believe that's the case - especially in light
of the fact that when they have publicly complained about the
attacks, there has not been any genuine public outcry to stop
They just keep on occurring, ranging from anti-Semitic graffiti
that is appearing on walls all over the country, to threatening
phone calls received by rabbis, to shootings, to burnings, etc.
Similar incidents have occurred in Belgium where five firebombs
were thrown at a synagogue last weekend. And it's not just in
France and in Belgium that this new anti-Semitism has taken
hold. The fact is, it's happening all over Europe: in Germany,
in Austria, in Denmark, in Italy - everywhere!
THE REBIRTH OF THE "BLOOD-LIBELS"
In addition to all this, Newsweek Magazine reports that
there has been a marked revival of all the old "BLOOD
LIBELS" against the Jews - including stories that
the pastries used in the Jewish Purim festivities contain human
blood; and that at Passover the blood of Christian children
under the age of ten is used in the rituals. And while these
stories are still confined to the fascist fringe in Europe,
they are REGULAR FARE in the Middle East and throughout
the Islamic world.
Indeed, devotees of these stories and myths can be found not
just among the uneducated there, but among the university-trained
elite as well. Take Dr. Umayma Ahmad al-Jalahma of King Faisal
University Hospital in Saudi Arabia: Newsweek reports
that she believes that at Passover,
"A needle-studded barrel (in which the Christian or
Muslim child-victim is locked into) is used (to obtain
the blood). The victims suffer dreadful torment - torment
that affords the Jewish vampires great delight ..."
[We URGE you to read our detailed account
of these "blood-libels" in our article, "Pat
Robertson, ILLUMINISM, and the New World Order."]
Finally, as if to add insult to injury, a venomous anti-Jewish
press has re-surfaced "big time," and is peppering
the world with anti-Semitic CONSPIRACY THEORIES.
In Egypt, according to Newsweek, the press regularly
features stories denying the Holocaust and accepting as
fact the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
[Please see our article, "The
Origins of the Illuminist Myth: The Fabrication of the
Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion"
for a detailed account of the Protocols and the
many other conspiracy theories that surround the Jewish
people; please also see our article, "The
Business Right and The Christian Right An Alliance Made
In Hell" for an interesting historical discussion
on the intersection of interests in anti-Semitism between
the American business community and the Religious Right;
finally, please see our short article on "Holocaust
deniers" entitled, "The Institute for Historical
Even the oft repeated story attributed falsely to Benjamin
Franklin that the Jews would take over America if allowed to
immigrate to the United States - a theory concerning the so-called
"squalid" and "immoral" effect of Jewish
power that most in the Religious Right in this country already
subscribe to (see below) - is standard reading throughout the
Middle East. This particular theory is a popular one because
it seems to give an answer to many Muslims (and not a few Christians
as well) concerning what many perceive to be America's slavish
and unreasonable devotion to the Jewish state; a theory predicated
upon a belief by many in the existence of a NEW YORK-JERUSALEM
AXIS controlled by a mysterious cabal of Satan-worshipping
Jewish financiers associated with the Trilateral Commission
and the Council on Foreign Relations.
JEWS AS THE HIDDEN-HAND
BEHIND THE ATTACK ON THE WTC
And these stories just keep on coming. For instance, the events
of September 11th have given rise to the theory that Israel
was the "hidden hand" behind the attacks on the World
Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon - a theory that was given
a certain amount of "legitimacy" in Pakistan a few
days after the attacks when General Rashid Qureshi, the public-relations
chief for President Pervez Musharraf, told Newsweek that
the attacks were carried out by the Israeli Mossad, and that
all the Jewish employees of the WTC had mysteriously failed
to show up for work on the day of the attack. [In fact, Jews
suffered far more deaths from the attack on the WTC than any
other group in relation to their percent of the population -
These stories - and many others beside - give evidence to the
fact that anti-Semitism is making a big "comeback"
not only in the world at large, but in this country as well.
The truth is, a great many Americans today would not find it
particularly difficult to agree with Daniel Bernard, France's
ambassador to Great Britain, when - according to Newsweek
- he was overheard to say at a private dinner party in London:
"... that shitty little country (i.e., Israel)! Why
should the world be in danger of World War III because of
these people (i.e., the Jewish people)?"
BILLY GRAHAM AND THE JEWS
Indeed, one of the great "open secrets" of today's
America is that there remains a HUGE reservoir
of anti-Jewish hostility in this country, especially in the
Religious Right - THE CORE ELEMENT OF GEORGE BUSH'S POLITICAL
CONSTITUENCY; and this hostility is clearly reflected in
their hate-filled rhetoric against the ACLU. [Please see "The
Republican Party And The Jews."]
Why? - because, in the artful phraseology which has over the
years come to surround anti-Semitism in the United States, THE
ACLU HAS BECOME NOTHING MORE THAN A CODEWORD FOR THE JEWS. The
truth is, there are a lot of Christians who would have little
trouble echoing Billy Graham when he told Richard Nixon that
the Jews had established a stranglehold on the country, and
"This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's
GOING DOWN THE DRAIN."
Pretty harsh stuff! Going down the drain! - i.e., that the
Jews are responsible for ruining the United States! Wow!
Nonetheless, if words are to be taken at their face value
- that's what Graham was saying here! - i.e., that Jewish
influence in the United States was ruining the country.
That sounds like something Hitler, or Goering, or Goebbles,
or Himmler would have said about Germany sixty years ago.
And, indeed, it is! [Please see "The
Jews, The Minorities And The Multicultural Imperative."]
"... there is a powerful bloc of Jews in this country
that are putting out the pornographic stuff."
Plainly, Graham believes that Jews are responsible for America's
lapsed morality. This, of course, is what Hitler et.
al. believed too. Graham persists with even more caustic
remarks about the Jews,
"A lot of Jews are great friends of mine. They swarm
around me and are friendly to me ... THEY DON'T KNOW
HOW I REALLY FEEL."
Since these remarks surfaced a few months ago as a result of
recently de-classified and released Nixon tape recordings from
the National Archives, a great number of "Graham-experts"
and apologists have been hauled out to cite Graham's "unstinting
support" for Israel over the years and to "write off"
Graham's anti-Semitic remarks as something that "should
not be taken out of context" - in other words, what people
should do is ignore the implications of Graham's "unguarded"
White House "table talk."
WE NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT GRAHAM
But come on now! What is more likely to be representative of
the REAL Graham? - his "unguarded" remarks
about the Jews to close confidants and friends? Or his carefully
contrived public statements?
Come on! - be honest here! Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch
Magazine believes that such thinking is very representative
of the white, country club kind of Christian that - SADLY
- Graham has come to mirror over the years.
Cockburn writes knowingly and very sarcastically,
"Don't people know that this sort of stuff is consonant
with the standard conversational fare at 75 percent of the
country clubs in America, not to mention many a Baptist soiree.
Nixon thought American Jews were lefty peaceniks who dominated
the Democratic Party and were behind the attacks on him. Graham
reckoned it was Hollywood Jews who had sunk the nation in
SCHIZOPHRENIA, THE JEWS,
AND THE EVANGELICALS
Moreover, one should not be thrown off track with regard to
Graham and the many others like him in the evangelical Christian
community because of their "unstinting support" for
the state of Israel. While it's true that there is a lot of
support from evangelicals like Graham, Robertson, Falwell, etc.
for Israel, that does not seem to detract a great many of them
from their disgust of the Jewish people in general.
Evangelicals are SCHIZOPHRENIC on this point
- and that SCHIZOPHRENIA has a lot to do
with their view of the Jewish people as "Supermen"
or Obermenschen (or sometimes as Untermenschen)
[Please see "Pat Robertson,
Illuminism, And The New World Order."].
Like the nursery rhyme about the "little girl with the
cute little curl in her forehead," evangelicals somehow
or other believe that when the Jews are "... good, they
are very, very good, but when they're bad, they're horrid"
- i.e., that when Jews accept Christ, they become almost superhuman
in their Christianity, but when they reject Him, they become
anti-Christs in their hatred of God. But the Bible doesn't admit
to this kind of distinction between the Jews and the Gentiles;
on the contrary, the Bible says:
"For ALL have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God ..." (Rom. 3:23)
And it goes on to say:
"... there is NO difference between the
Jew and the Greek (i.e., the gentiles) ..." (Rom. 10:12)
A PERPETUAL HATRED
All this to say nothing about the very obvious PERPETUAL
hatred that the Islamic world has for Israel - a hatred that
is poised to finish what Hitler tried to do: Drive the Jews
of Israel into the ocean and TOTALLY annihilate them.
There is no bridging this hatred; no way to resolve it. There
is no longer any room for common ground between the Islamic
world and the Jews.
Even if Israel were to withdraw to its so-called 1967 borders,
give up its defensive positions along the Jordan River, withdraw
from all its settlements on the West Bank and Gaza, that would
probably still not be the end of it. This is what Hussein Ibish
and Ali Abunimah, both Palestinians, believe. They write:
"... the occupation is only one of two major issues
standing in the way of an end to the century-old conflict.
The denial of the right of millions of Palestinian refugees,
those displaced in the 1948 and 1967 wars and their descendants,
to return to their homes and land is also a fundamental obstacle.
Unlike the occupation, it is an issue which has never been
seriously addressed or properly understood in the U.S. All
recent American and Israeli proposals for Israeli-Palestinian
peace have been predicated on an unworkable and disastrous
concept: that the world's largest group of refugees would
renounce or be denied this basic human right."
But if the Israelis grant the Palestinians the "Right
of Return," it will mean the end of Israel as a Jewish
state. Contra wise, if the Jews refuse to grant the Palestinians
this concession, the suicide bombings will no doubt continue
endlessly into the future. As Newsweek suggested last
"Israelis know - as should the rest of the world - that
the real division among Palestinians is not between those
who want peace in the Western sense - i.e., as a point after
which the world lives free of tensions with a consciousness
of reconciliation. In reality, the number of Palestinian leaders
holding this view is minuscule. THE FUNDAMENTAL SCHISM
IS BETWEEN THOSE WHO WANT TO BRING ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF
ISRAEL BY CONTINUING THE PRESENT STRUGGLE, AND THOSE WHO BELIEVE
THAT AN AGREEMENT NOW WOULD BE A BETTER STRATEGY TO RALLY
FORCES FOR THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN LATER ON."
Either way, Israel will eventually have to go if the Islamic
world is to be satisfied!
I WILL SAVE THEE
All these things - the anti-Semitism, the anti-Zionism, the
irreconcilable differences between the Muslims and the Israelis
over Israel's presence in the Holy Land - have conspired together
to produce a feeling of dreadful PARANOIA in the
Jews regarding how the rest of the world feels about them, and
a parallel sense THAT WAR WITH THE PALESTINIANS (AND INDEED
THE ENTIRE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY) IS INEVITABLE. The very real
fact of the matter is, Israel's back is up against the wall,
and so much so that Jewish historian Amos Elon writes:
"I'M IN SUCH DESPAIR BECAUSE I FEAR IT IS TOO LATE.
AND I HAVE ONLY TOLD YOU HALF OF WHAT I FEAR."
But the Bible says:
"And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse
among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel;
SO WILL I SAVE YOU, and ye shall be a blessing:
fear not, but let your hands be strong.
"For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish
you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD
of hosts, and I repented not:
"So again have I thought in these days to do well unto
Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: FEAR YE NOT."
SET THY FACE AGAINST MOUNT SEIR
And so God warns Israel's enemies, and most especially those
Muslim nations in the Middle East who have arrayed themselves
against Israel's presence in the Holy Land:
"Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir (i.e.,
those nations that immediately surround Israel), and prophesy
"And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O
mount Seir, I AM AGAINST THEE, and I will stretch
out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
"I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate,
and thou shalt know that I am the LORD." (Ezek. 35:1-4)
Listen brothers and sisters: it is a fearful thing for someone
to hear those words from God, "I AM AGAINST THEE."
There can be no more frightening thing in all the world, because
we are dealing with God here. The Bible says:
"... fear not them which kill the body, but are not
able to kill the soul: but rather fear him (i.e., God) which
is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matt.
And why is it EXACTLY that God is against Mt.
Seir? The Lord explains:
"BECAUSE THOU HAS HAD A PERPETUAL HATRED (against
Israel), and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel
by the force of the sword ..." (Ezek. 35:5)
Now I ask you, Who is it today that has A PERPETUAL HATRED
against Israel? Is it not CLEARLY those who are
carrying out the suicide bombings in Jerusalem, in Tel Aviv,
in Natanya, etc? SUICIDE BOMBING! - now that's hatred!
The Bible says that God is AGAINST THEM (i.e.,
all those who hate Israel in this way) and He will PURSUE
THEM UNTO BLOOD!
Specifically, the Bible says:
"Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare
thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith (since)
thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
"Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut
off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
"And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in
thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall
they fall that are slain with the sword.
"I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities
shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD."
SOMETHING DREADFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
Listen to me: you do not want to be found on the "RECEIVING"
end of these verses for any reason! God is warning you! Get
away, and get away fast! He is warning all those that are "round
about" Israel - all those who will hear Him out on this
matter - get away as quickly as possible. SOMETHING DREADFUL
IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, and you do not want to be around
when it occurs.
All you believing Arabs who dwell in the vicinity of Mt. Seir,
all you who believe and are "called according to His purpose,"
get away - and get your friends and families away too.
A great calamity is coming. Something horrible is about to
happen: all those who today say that Israel has no right to
be where she is; all those who think that the Jewish people
are trespassing on Palestinian land, you SHALL BE DESTROYED:
"I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue
thee." (Ezek. 35:6)
What's that say, then, about those who believe that Israel
has no right to the so-called "West Bank?" Who say
that they are going to drive Israel into the sea? Who say that
Israel should negotiate with the Palestinians? Who say that
Israel should give up East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount? Who
hate Israel with a PERPETUAL HATRED? -
it says that God -
"... will even do according to thine anger (i.e., HATRED),
and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy
HATRED against them; and I will make myself
known among them, when I have judged thee." (Ezek. 35:11)
In other words, what the Bible is saying here is that God will
hate these people to the degree that they have hated the Jewish
people and the state of Israel.
WHO ARE YOU TO SAY TO GOD WHAT'S FAIR?
God is going to HATE them to the degree that
they hated Israel? Wow! - you say that that's not fair? - well,
I tell you something, WHO ARE YOU TO SAY TO GOD WHAT'S NOT
FAIR? The Bible says:
"Nay but, O man, WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST
GOD? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it,
Why hast thou made me thus?
"Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same
lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"
We must understand something here! HE IS THE POTTER AND
WE ARE THE CLAY. There is nothing more to be said - and
God help those who would dare to say otherwise and challenge
God's UTTER and TOTAL supremacy
and sovereignty in this matter! The Bible says:
"Who is this (i.e., man) that darkeneth counsel by words
"Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand
of thee, and answer thou me (if you can).
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the
earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
"Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
"Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or
who laid the corner stone thereof;
"When the morning stars sang together ...?
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth,
as if it had issued out of the womb?
"When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick
darkness a swaddlingband for it,
"And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars
"And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
"Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and
caused the dayspring to know his place;
"That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that
the wicked might be shaken out of it?
"It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as
"And from the wicked their light is withholden, and
the high arm shall be broken.
"Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast
thou walked in the search of the depth?
"Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast
thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
"Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare
if thou knowest it all.
"Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
where is the place thereof,
"That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and
that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or
hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
"Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or
loose the bands of Orion?
"Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set
the dominion thereof in the earth?
"Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct
him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
"Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind,
"Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of
thee, and declare thou unto me.
"Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn
me, that thou mayest be righteous?
"Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with
a voice like him?
"Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array
thyself with glory and beauty (if you can)." (Job 38-22,
31-33, 40:2, 6-9)
"DECK THYSELF NOW WITH MAJESTY AND EXCELLENCY; AND
ARRAY THYSELF WITH GLORY AND BEAUTY ..." if you can?
Of course we can't!
GOD CHOSE ISRAEL ON THE BASIS OF GRACE
Again, I say: He is the Potter, and we are the clay. But one
should be perfectly clear here, God certainly did not choose
the Jews because the they were somehow or other congenitally
better than any other people on earth; or because they were
a people morally superior to the people who surround them; or
that they possess some kind of innate spiritual DNA that predisposes
them toward God. He chose them in order to make an open show
of His MERCY - i.e., that His dealings with man
are based on UNMERITED FAVOR (i.e., GRACE) and
nothing else. That's what the Bible says:
"He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded
us according to our iniquities.
"For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great
is his mercy toward them that fear him.
"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he
removed our transgressions from us.
"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD
pitieth them that fear him.
"For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are
dust." (Ps. 103:10-14)
GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS
And His mercy toward Israel is an OPEN and PUBLIC
demonstration to that effect - a historical display of His KINDNESS
and COMPASSION for ALL to see who
seek after God - for the Bible says that with regard to this
matter (i.e., His mercy), He is - as Peter says:
"... NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
"But in EVERY nation he that feareth him,
and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." (Acts
And the Bible goes on to explain what it means here by the
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (John 6:29).
What's that mean? - it means that our relationship with God
- whoever we are - is based on His mercy toward us and not on
any innate righteousness on our part; that if we try to approach
God on the basis of anything we can do, we will surely fail.
The Bible says:
"... we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our
iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." (Is.
And again, the Bible says:
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
"They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not
one." (Rom. 3:10, 12)
And so it is that we must trust in God's mercy to clothe us
with His righteousness. But what assurance do we have that He
will do so? For those of us who believe, we have, of course,
the assurance of the Written Word:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that WHOSOEVER (that surely includes everyone,
no matter who they are or what they've done) believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John
And the Bible goes on to say:
"For by GRACE (i.e., unmerited favor)
ARE YE SAVED through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
"NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast."
And Israel is God's OPEN and very PUBLIC
demonstration in the HISTORICAL RECORD and IN
THE EVENTS OF TODAY, that God saves man on the basis
of His mercy alone, and not on the basis of any righteousness
we think we possess. After all, if God can remain faithful to
Israel despite all that Israel has done, and all that she has
failed to do, He can remain faithful to ALL those
who call upon His name - and that He will fulfill ALL
the promises He has made to us and bring us safely through to
GOD'S MERCY TO ISRAEL AND
THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL NOT FAIL
Contra wise, if God's promises to Israel fail on the basis
of Israel's unfaithfulness, than we also stand in jeopardy of
our future - for surely the church has been as unfaithful to
God as Israel has been - OR HAVE YOU BEEN READING OUR
MATERIAL FOR NAUGHT? The very real truth of the matter
is, the church's historical record is every bit as tawdry and
cheap as is Israel's, and to think otherwise is to reveal yourself
as an IDIOT.
It's for this reason that those who condemn Israel because
she supposedly is no different from any other nation are so
wrong. While THEY ARE RIGHT that she possesses
no higher innate morality than do the Palestinians, no greater
virtue, no higher sense of decency and purity, they are still
very wrong because THAT'S NOT THE POINT!
The point is UNMERITED FAVOR - i.e., GRACE.
That's the point - and that if God can save Israel on that basis,
He can also save you on that basis as well - whether you are
Jew or Arab, Iranian or Turk, Russian or Chinese (China, of
course, is today the home of more REAL Christians
than anywhere else on earth, despite the fact of their unrelenting
persecution by the Chinese government) - whoever you are! All
this to say that God will surely save NATIONAL
Israel, for the Scriptures say that on THAT day,
"... THEY (i.e., Israel) SHALL LOOK UPON ME
WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED (very obviously the Lord), and
they shall mourn for him (i.e., Jesus), as one mourneth for
his only son, and shall be in bitterness (i.e., great sorrow)
for him (i.e., Christ, whom they rejected), as one that is
in bitterness (i.e., great sorrow) for his firstborn."
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