- Israeli free-speaking newspaper <http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/994682.html>Ha'aretz
reports that anti-Christianity toward messianic Christians in Israel is
now so intense they can't worship safely without armed protection. Militant
ultra-orthodox Jewish settlers dominate most local government and police
in central Israel and the West Bank. Police do nothing as Christians are
harassed and threatened with violence. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/christiansinisraelrepost.html#part2>"Christians
in Israel: An Endangered Species")
- In October, a Jerusalem church
used by messianic believers was mysteriously torched. A messianic teen
was critically injured by explosion of a package bomb in his face; police
believe ultra-Orthodox terrorists were responsible. Angry orthodox Jews
publicly burned hundreds of New Testaments. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/burningnewtestaments.htm>"Burning
New Testaments in 'Democratic' Israel")
- Official persecution of Christians
is sharply on the rise in Israel. Ha'aretz says, "Calev Myers, a lawyer
who represents messianic Jews, said he has fought 200 legal cases in the
past two years. Most involve authorities' attempt to close down houses
of worship, revoke the citizenship of believers or refuse to register their
children as Israelis In incidents of violence [against Christians], police
are reluctant to press charges."
- The government of Israel maintains
a hands-off policy. It contends that Christians who witness and are persecuted
deserve it. The government is just as anti-Christian as local magistrates.
Israel continues to attempt to deport a German Christian student for the
alleged "crime" of witnessing. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/christiandeportedfromisreal.htm>"Christian
Deported from Israel")
- History of Persecution
- As every Bible student knows,
Jewish leaders did not welcome the emergence of Christianity in the first
century. The Pharisee Saul of Tarsus led ruthless and homicidal persecution
of the infant church until his miraculous conversion to Christianity. The
Book of Acts recounts several dozen instances of violent persecution of
Christians throughout Israel and the Mediterranean. Such Jewish hatred
may have continued under Nero, a convert to Judaism.(1) Perhaps the greatest
authority on ancient Rome, Edward Gibbon, asserts that Nero's zealously
Jewish wife, the beautiful Poppaea Sabina (ancestor of one of the most
renowned sages of the Talmud, Rabbi Meir)(2), almost certainly incited
Nero to blame a relatively unknown sect, the Christians, for the burning
of Rome.(3) In that persecution, countless Christians (including most of
the apostles) were martyred.
- Yet, unable to destroy Christianity
physically, anti-Christian Jews attempted to destroy it spiritually.
- The Jewish Encyclopedia says some
early church fathers said all heresies of the time began with Jews (4)
who wanted to poison Christian teachings. The Encyclopedia flatly states
that Jews inspired gnosticism-the most destructive heresy in Christian
theology. Gnosticism's bad premises have negatively influenced both Augustinian
Catholicism and Calvinist Protestantism to the present. (5)
- Circumstances (and God's grace)
restricted the first-century Sanhedrin from persecuting the church into
extinction. Yet the Talmud and Zohar-most sacred texts for observant Jews-burn
with hope of someday renewing violent persecution against Christians as
"idol worshipers." These rabbinic scriptures teach that the coming
Judaic one-world order will uphold Hebrew monotheism with zero tolerance
toward those who believe in a "polytheist, three-in-one God,"
Christians. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/israelisattackamalek.htm>"Israelis
Attack 'Amalekites'-with Baseball Bats!" )
- New Power to Persecute
- The power to persecute Christianity
has largely returned to Judaism through Jewish control of big media and
"hate crime" laws. Jewish supremacists are encouraged as never
before that they might finish what their forefathers began in the Book
of Acts (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/jewsconfirmbigmedia.html>"Jews
confirm Big Media is Jewish" See also, <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7217700265038533779>"Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians")
- Meanwhile, evangelical Christians
remain in denial. In view of rising anti-Christianity in Israel, Christian
leaders and media are silent. Unbiblically, they refuse to find fault with
a nation and religion they believe God forbids them to criticize. Evangelical
leaders hope that somehow the increasing anti-Christianity coming from
orthodox activism in Israel will subside as a result of even more palavering
of Christian "love" and "blessing." They have no solution
for rising Jewish anti-Christian activism and media corruption in the western
- This threat to Christian civilization
will not go away unless Christians face these threats head on and protest.
To turn the other cheek does not mean to be silent before evil.
- Testing Christian Limits
- Evil Jewish leadership, from Israel
to America, is testing Christians to see how much abuse they will take.
Hitler and Mussolini tested the West in 1939 with preliminary wars of aggression
in Spain and Ethiopia. In the same way, militant Jewish activists use hate
crime prosecutions (such as conviction of Rev. Stephen Boissoin in Canada)
to lay groundwork for worldwide persecution of Christians.
- So far, Jewish supremacists must
be delighted in how evangelicals continue to cooperate, even as such Jews
undermine our Christian civilization.
- At the turn of the 20th century,
a holocaust of anti-Christian persecution erupted from Jewish-inspired
communism in Russia. Tens of millions of Christians in Russia and, later,
China, southeast Asia and Cuba died. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/jewishactivistscommunism.html>"Jewish
Activists Created Communism")
- Today, a malignant trickle of
persecution insidiously proceeds from Zion, spreading across the world
landscape. It still could be dried up if Christians identify its leaders
as Jewish and expose them to the withering heat of public displeasure.
- That is not happening. The source
from which it emanates is sacrosanct to Christians and allowed to flow
unobstructed. With such spectacular complicity from most Christian leaders,
there is little to restrain even more aggressive anti-Christianity.
- Scripture says full-blown persecution
will eventually break forth over the whole earth as the great harlot, international
Jewish control, devastates the church. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/israelcontrolmideast.html>"Israel
Prophesied to Control Mideast")
- Israel, the first to spiritually
marry her divine husband, Christ, apostasized and became the mother of
spiritual whoredom; she killed Him. Ever since, she has sought another
husband, Anti-Christ, who will give her world dominion and take away her
- Initially, the great harlot will
undoubtedly use her hate crimes laws to imprison evangelical "anti-Semites."(See
Condemns 'Unintentional' Anti-Semitism" ) Ultimately, Christian "idolaters"
will be executed as heretics under the Talmud's Noahide laws. (See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/comingjewishutopia.html>"Coming
Jewish 'Utopia' Ruled by Noahide Laws") Rev. 17:6 says Israel will
become drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. The beast she rides
upon, anti-Christ, will "wear out the saints of God" (Dan. 7:25)
and "destroy the mighty and holy people [the church]" (Dan. 8:24).
- How is a juggernaut of persecution
this ominous empowered to worldwide dominion?
- By the eerie silence of the Christian
world right now!
- 1. "Nero," Jewish Encyclopedia, page 88.
- 2. Ibid. This article says that, according to the Talmud,
Nero converted to Judaism and Rabbi Meir descended from him.
- 3. Gibbon, Edward, The History of the Decline and Fall
of the Roman Empire, volume I, page 459, Modern Library, New York. Gibbon
says the Jews bitterly resented Roman dominion of Palestine and had a much
stronger motive to burn Rome than did Christians. "But the Jews
possessed very powerful advocates in the palace, and even in the heart
of the Tyrant; his wife and mistress, the beautiful Poppaea, and a favorite
player of the race of Abraham, who had already enjoyed his intercessions
in behalf of the obnoxious people."
- 4. "Gnosticism," Jewish Encyclopedia, page
681. This article says, "It is a noteworthy fact that heads of gnostic
schools and founders of gnostic systems are designated as Jews by church
fathers. Some derive all heresies, including those of Gnosticism, from
Judaism." "...the principal elements of Gnosticism were derived
from Jewish speculation" "since the second century B.C. gnostic
thought was bound up with Judaism, which had accepted Babylonian and Syrian
- 5. My video <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4452153918748081072>Zionism
and Christianity: Unholy Alliance considers at length the bad influence
of Gnosticism on Augustinian, Calvinist doctrine. I point out that
Calvin's teaching of unconditional salvation (eternal security) was directly
influenced by Jewish Gnosticism. Both Augustine and Calvin largely bought
into the Gnostic idea that to inhabit a physical body is sin. With little
confidence in obedient, daily trust in Christ to save us, they turned to
covenant guarantees: "once saved, always saved," and loyalty
to the true church, Rome. Their lack of conditions of obedience laid the
foundation for evangelicals' almost universal belief that Israel also enjoys
a covenant-based unconditional right to occupy Palestine, even in disobedience.