“Did you ever consider how a Jew must feel towards Christians?”

“Did you ever consider how a Jew must feel towards Christians?”

In light of the recent attack on a Jewish Synagogue, I read an article in Charisma magazine, by Dr. Michael Brown that inspired me to write this article. How must people of Jewish faith feel, considering there is a rising of hatred and bigoted feelings towards Jews? We should never be found hating any group of people, whether it be Jews, the LGBTQ community, Muslims or any others. We should love all people, cults and cultures. We should pray for them. That does not mean we register approval towards any group, or persons, who rebel against God’s Word.

We should not approve of anyone saying they are killing Jews as an honor to Christ. Jesus said from the Cross, “Father forgive them,” as He looked down at the crowd that had gathered, which included Roman soldiers, Jewish religious leaders, and those who loved Jesus. That has to be my attitude and prayer, as well.

The shooter who murdered people at the California Synagogue is not a Christian. Christians don’t murder, because Christians obey the Bible which says, “Thou shalt not murder.” To murder innocent people in Jesus’ Name is to deny the very faith they profess. 1 John 3:15“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

Judaism does not accept Jesus as the Messiah. As a Christian, I know Jesus is our Messiah. Jews are my fellow human beings, and I love them. I will point out that fact when working with them.

This rise of anti-semitism (hating Jewish people) is becoming a popular political platform in the USA. This hatred makes false claims like these: “Jews have enslaved the world in debt … Jews are evil … Jews want to take over the world and behead Christians. Are authentic Christians making these claims? No, they are not. However, it is rhetoric (hate directed speech) that inspires hatred towards people.

Psalm 122:6states: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” 

We have seen American Christians being persecuted, as well. The Christian baker in Denver who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding has endured much financial loss and character assassination for taking a stand. Other USA and worldwide Christians have suffered persecution. Bigotry and hate is on the rise.  

For me and mine, I proclaim again: I don’t hate people I disagree with. I will, however, take a stand when something is not Biblical.

Pastor Stan