Pastor Bob (22 June 2014)
""Why Lucifer/Satan Hates the Jews -1""


Today, most of the Christian world is oblivious as to why Lucifer/Satan despises the Jews with a passion for many reasons.  You will not rightly understand the Bible unless you see the big picture.  Presbyterians and United Methodists are on record of divesting their assets from Israeli businesses and American companies that do business with Israel.  Other denominations in the National Council of Churches have made it clear they wish to disassociate with the Jews and Israel.

Someone posted to me recently there was no such thing as "Replacement" Theology.  Denial is not an excuse for belief for an educated person.  Lots of humanity hate the Jews, and no one can dispute that reality.  Regardless of the reason for humanity, nations, and religious groups have little regard for the Jews.  There is ample evidence for much of that justification of hatred, but we need to look at the matter from a global or systemic panorama.

The reason that Lucifer/Satan hates the Jews are as follows:

1.  God chose them to be His witness to the world.

2.  Through the Jews God gave the world the Bible.

3.  Through the Jews God gave the world the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

4.  God has promised that He will save a great remnant of them.

5.  God has promised that through that remnant He will bless all the nations of the world during the Millennial   reign of Christ Jesus.

Make no mistake about it, Lucifer/Satan is determined to destroy every last Jew on the planet so that God cannot keep His promises to them.

Frederick the Great once demanded proof in one word that the Bible is inspired.  The answer provided was the "Jews".

Bible faith is not blind religious faith; it is faith based on the Word of God who cannot lie, and that Word is authenticated  by "Many infallible proofs"  -(Acts 1:3).  The fact is, Israel's history, continued existence, return to the land, geography, and archeology are among the chief of these.

In 1754, Bishop Thomas Newton wrote of the Jews:  "There preservation is really one of the most illustrative acts of Divine Providence.  They are dispersed among all nations, yet not confounded with any. ... They can produce their pedigree from the beginning of the word. ... After wars, massacres, and persecutions they still subsist; they are still quite numerous.  What but a supernatural power could have preserved them in such a manner as no other nation on earth has been preserved?"

Nothing is as revealing how one thinks of the Jews, than is one's belief about the Bible and understanding, than is that of the Jews.  This is particularly so of Christians.  For people who either claim they know their Bible or ought to and still say that God is through with the Jews simply belies their Anti-Semitism or ignorance of the Biblical message.

While many will tell you "Replacement" theology began in the 5th century AD, through the teachings of Augustine, it actually began much earlier, however, it did get prime-time billing with Augustine.  It then spread throughout the Roman Catholic Church, later Protestantism, and Orthodox Catholic churches because they all placed Augustine on a pedestal.

Justin Martyr around 160 AD in speaking to a Jew said:  "The Scriptures are not yours, but ours."

Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon around 177 AD declared:  "Jews are disinherited from the grace of God."

Tertullian (160-230 AD), in his Treatise, 'Against the Jews' announced that "God had rejected the Jews in favor of Christians."

In the early 4th century, historian, Eusebius wrote that the promises of the Hebrew Jews were for Christians and not the Jews, and the curses were for the Jews.  He argued that the Church was the continuation of the Old Testament and thus "superseded" Judaism.  Hence, the theological term "supersessionism" or "Replacement" theology.  The young church as it became lesser in numbers of Jewish believers, and more Gentile in ethnicity makeup, declared itself to be the true Israel, or "Israel according to the Spirit," heir to the Divine Promises.  They found it essential to discredit "Israel according to the flesh" to prove that God had cast aside His people and transferred His love to the Christians.

In 306 AD Constatine became the first Roman Emperor.  In 321 AD, he made Christianity the official religion of the Empire, to the exclusion of all other religions.  This signaled the end of the persecution of Christians, but the beginning of the persecution and discrimination of the Jewish people.

At the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and reading from Eusebius (he was a Jew, employed as a Roman historian), in a letter of the Emperor Constantine to all those not present at the Council:

"When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day; it was declared to be particularly unworthy of the Lord (Leviticus 23), to follow the customs (the calculations) of the Jews who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded.  In rejecting their custom we may transmit to our decendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter.   We ought not therefore to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Savior has shown us another way; our worship following a more legitimate and more convenient course (the order of the days of the week): and consequently in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews.  For it is truly shameful for us to here them boast that  without their direction we could not keep this feast.  How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Savior, have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may urge them?  They do not possess the truth in this Easter question, for in their blindness and repugnance to all improvements they frequently celebrate two passovers in the same year.  We could not imitate those who are openly in error."

"How, then, could we follow those Jews who are most certainly blinded by error?  For to celebrate a passover twice in one year, is totally inadmissible.  But even if this were not so it would still be your duty to not tarnish your soul by communication with such wicked people (the Jew) you should consider not only that the number churches in those provinces make a majority, but also that it is right to demand what our reason approval, and that we should have nothing in common with the Jews."

St. Jerome (347-407 AD) describes the Jews as "...serpents, wearing the image of Judas, their Psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys."

At the end of the 4th century AD, the Bishop of Antioch, John Chrysostom (golden tongue John), the great orator, wrote a series of eight sermons against the Jews.  To quote him, "the synagogue  is not only a brothel and a theater, it is also a den of robbers and a lodging for wild beasts.  No Jew adores God... Jews are inveterate murderers possessed by the devil, their debauchery and drunkenness gives them the manner of the pig."

In the 5th century AD, the burning question was:  "If the Jews and Judaism were cursed by God, then how can you explain their continued existence?"  He maintained that, "even though the Jews deserved the most severe punishment for having "killed our Jesus" but that they have been kept alive by Divine Providence to serve, together with their Scriptures, as witness to the truth of Christianity."

The modern world today, and 90% of the church, those that hold on to this heresy by arguing that:

1.  The Nation of Israel is not a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy based upon their understanding of Romans 2:23-29 where Paul states a true Jew is one who worships God in his heart as opposed to one who is focused on outward appearances.  Since Israel is a secular state, in their opinion, it has not fulfilled prophecy.

2.  The 1947 partition of the land by the UN was illegal:  The acquisition of the land violates Hague regulations and the UN Charter by acquiring territory by force.

3.  The State of Israel has created chaos from the moment it was birthed and has promoted everything from Communism to America's debt.

4.  Old Testament laws about distributing the land to Israel no longer applies based on Hebrews 7:11-12.

5.  There is no longer a division between Jew and Gentile based on Ephesians 2:11-15.

6.  Jews did not come to establish an earthly kingdom based on John 18:36.

7.  Christ Jesus was focused on the heavenly, not the earthly based on Hebrews 12:22-29.

These seven points are the basis for present day "Replacement" theology beliefs.  However, there are rebuttal points that need expressed.

As to point #1, the current nation of Israel is, in fact, a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.  Yes, the majority of Israel today is secular, 90% in fact, but there are an impressive number of Jews in Israel who believe in Jesus Christ and therefore are true Jews according to the definition of what a true Jew is in Romans 2.  Just because they are outnumbered by false Jews does not give anyone the right to wipe them out.  Even Jesus spoke in his parable about the wheat and the tares that the tares should not be pulled out until the harvest, which refers to when Christ will sit on His throne to judge all men at the end of days.  God relates in Scripture, Isaiah 10:20-22, and Zephaniah 3:12-20 that there would always be a remnant of true believers in the midst of the physical nation of Israel.  The Bible describes the Jews' return to the land in two phases:  1. In unbelief, and 2. In belief.

In Amos 9, the land calls Israel the sinful kingdom and talks about punishing them, but after their punishment comes the blessing that, "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.  And I will bring against the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.  And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given to them, saith the LORD thy God."  --(Amos 9:13-15).

As to point #2, this is a literal land spoken of in this prophecy and God promises that once Israel is in it, they would not only prosper, but they would REMAIN in it.  He also confirmed this through Ezekiel.  In Ezekiel 36:5-15 when God was upset by the idea of the Gentiles to distribute His land that He promised to Israel as if they owned it.  God then went on to promise that Israel would no longer be bereaved of having their own people dwelling in their land and He would cause them to prosper in their land.  Thus far, He has fulfilled his prophecies through Israel.  They have been fruitful in their land and the whole world has benefited from many of their inventions and products such as voice mail, the first computer anti-virus technology, and the cell phone.  God can use anyone He chooses to fulfill His prophecies and in 1947-48, He used the United Nations.  He does not care about UN directives and regulations.  He does what He pleases Him, since He is the Sovereign, and is not going to allow human laws set up by men to stop His plans.

Regarding point #3, Israel is by no means a perfect nation, as so with any other nation, and the Jews are sinful people.  Some Jews are guilty of committing great evil, like the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967.  But this is hardly a promise for doing away with the nation.  The USA is the poster child for the production of pornography, the illegal drug trade, abortion, and international corruption and greed but we argue and fight against those who want to destroy us.  Both Russia and China have been responsible for the violation of human rights and have done more than any other nation to spread Communism, but no one is calling for their annihilation.  Many Islamic nations violate women's rights and commit various atrocities, but we're not trying to wipe them off the face of the planet.  So why is it that Israel should be treated any differently?

Point #4 is taking Hebrews 7 out of context.  Hebrews is making the point that the Mosaic Law has no bearing on a man's relationship with God any longer.  There is no longer the need for the Law or a Levitical priesthood since God's grace by faith in Jesus Christ replaces the Mosaic Covenant.  It has no application to the fact that God said Israel would b established as a nation in the Earth.

With regards to point #5, there is no distinction in God's spiritual kingdom between Jews and Gentiles when they become believers in Christ Jesus, but this does not apply to how God sets up nations in the Earth.  We still have Chinese Christians in China, Korean Christians in North Korea, etc.  So what's up with the argument against having Israeli Christians living in a state of Israel?  None, it's pure nonsense.

Point #6 and #7 just highlights the fact that Jesus was not trying to establish a nation on earth where His followers would segregate themselves from the rest of the world.  We are truly citizens of a spiritual kingdom, but we are allowed to live anywhere God allows us to live on Earth.  Just because Jesus did not come to reign as a physical king of the present earthly nation of Israel does not mean that Israel has no right to exist.  Israel exists because God promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that their physical descendants would dwell in the land forever.  Furthermore, it did factor in a Second Coming of the Lord and a Millennial reign on Earth for 1,000 years.

Since it is clear that "Replacement" theologians, preachers, teachers, priests, pastors, and lay people have not rightly divided the Word of Truth, it becomes quite easy to expose the true intentions behind their arguments.  One such intention is that they are simply looking for any justification for their hatred of the Jews and are happy to twist God's Word to encourage themselves in their hatred.  Another intention is that they covet Israel's land.  Religious organizations adhering to "Replacement" theology think they have a right to the lands where Jesus walked because they think of themselves as being Jesus' true successors.  They see the Israelis as standing in the way of owning the land that belongs to them, so they come up with all types of arguments to make the Jews to look as evil as possible.  Brother Nathaniel Kapner comes to mind immediately. He has a web site and his theme is to attack the Jews.  Brother Kapner was born a Jew, converted to the Greek Orthodox Church, and lives in a monastery on the west slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  The Vatican and the RCC are less viral than Bro. Kapner but subtly go about through the use of secrecy and deceit to manipulate the destiny of the Holy Land. But God makes it clear in His Word that He intended those lands for physical Israel, i.e., the Jews and it's only when Christ Jesus returns with His saints that He will establish the land as the possession of all of His followers even if in he meantime the Antichrist will eventually broker a deal for all interested parties to share Jerusalem.

By their actions, they show themselves to be hypocrites.  They, on the one hand, claim that God's kingdom is purely spiritual and has nothing to do with the land ownership or physical places while, on the other hand, they seek to possess the physical land to use that physical land to promote themselve as being valid.  So, really they are not only concerned about spiritual things as they claim.

"Replacement" theology advocates and followers are unwittingly adding to the worldwide hatred of Israel with which will lead to the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, such as Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38-39, and Revelation, where it talks about all the nations of the Earth rising up together in an attempt to annihilate Israel at the Battle of Armageddon.

If "Replacement" theology were a Godly doctrine, it would not ignore what the apostle Paul had to say about Israel as a nation in Romans 11,  "I say then, hath God cast away His people?  God forbid.  For I am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin....  Even so then at the present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace...  And if some of the branches [Israel] be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakers of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches [Israel].  But if thou boast, the bearest not the root, but the root thee.  Thou wilt say then, the branches [Israel] were broken off, that I might be grafted inWell: Because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith.  Be not high minded, but fear: for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee...  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. ... As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the Father's sakes.

As a retired pastor, and Bible teacher, I found it important to be well read, reading all the literature published; I subscribed to all the different theological publications, journals, newsletters, magazines.  At one point in my life I subscribed to close to 100 periodicals and journals.  When I retired at 75, I had to evaluate which publications I could no longer justify or which not renew.  I am familiar with all the different theological points of view, denominational beliefs and doctrinal statements.  I could spot a person's theological bias in short order.

Those that try to hide their bias against Israel, the Jews, their "Replacement" theology easily shows through the vineer.  I've seen so much of it to be fooled by their deceptions.

As the reader has seen where this Luciferian doctrine began and how it has been used by Lucifer to drive a wedge between the Jew and the Christian and the world as a whole will become further evidence in my next segment.  If you are not conscious of the power of Lucifer/Satan in the world by now, it is painfully clear Lucifer uses even the Christian to be a surrogate to wage his war against God's people.  Don't allow Lucifer to manipulate you into buying his pack of lies regarding "Replacement" theology.

God bless,

Pastor Bob