Jesus Christ was certainly not patriotic to Israel, his nation, although he was born a Jew and grew up in Israel and all of his 12 disciples were Jews.
In fact, Jesus Christ supported and encouraged paying taxes to the colonizing nation (“Caesar”) that occupied Israel; in other words, Jesus Christ was so unpatriotic to Israel that Jesus Christ supported the enemy regime (Roman Empire) that dominated and subjugated Israel. That’s how unpatriotic Jesus Christ was to His own nation.
Jesus Christ never taught his disciples to be patriotic to Israel.
In fact, Jesus Christ focused on the Kingdom of Christ and loyalty to the Kingdom of Christ (God).
Jesus Christ taught that His disciples must be loyal to the Kingdom of Christ on earth and put allegiance to the Kingdom of Christ above and over earthly nations. This is clear in the Gospels in the New Testament.
Here’s a good book on the concept of being loyal to the Kingdom of Christ:
Loyalty to the Kingdom of Christ: Christian Responsibility in Politics and Society by Sven Pearl Johanson
Here’s a link to his book on Amazon website, so that you can obtain the book and read it. This book will help you understand the relationship between Christians and patriotism.
If we are to follow Jesus Christ seriously, according to the Gospels, then we would know that Jesus Christ was opposed to patriotism, especially when the nation rejects the Messiah and the fulfillment of the Word of God in the nation, as a matter of national policy.
The Pharisees were Zionists and today’s descendants of the Pharisees, who are leaders of Rabbinic Judaism around the world, are Zionists. How many Rabbinic Jews have you met who are not Zionists? The Pharisees hated Jesus Christ because Jesus Christ was anti-Zionists and attacked Jewish cities and the Jerusalem Temple. The Pharisees believed that Israel was the Chosen Nation of God and that was the most important thing to emphasize. They were willing to kill anyone who attacked their Zion theology. Do you see the correlation between the Pharisees and today’s American Christian Zionists? They are the same kind of people who emphasize the same kind of things. If Jesus Christ came to America today and say the same things He said in the New Testament (obviously, Christ wants us to preach the Gospels, literally!), then Jesus Christ would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists who want to protect Jewish Israel because it is “Chosen Nation”. Jesus Christ (or His representatives on earth, like St. Stephen) would be killed by these so-called Christian Zionists on the very same principles. This is why Christian Zionism is absolutely wrong from the Bible perspective. Jesus Christ never told anyone to support the Jewish state of Israel, anywhere in the Gospels, because Jesus Christ wanted His disciples to oppose Zionism, Jerusalem, and Jewish Israel. Now, these Christian Zionists are directly opposed to the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Of course, they are like the Pharisees of the Gospels who kill Jesus Christ and disciples of Jesus Christ in order to protect the Jewish nation of Israel. If you are a Christian Zionist, you must repent and turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching in the Gospels, because if you are not for Him, you are against Him. You are siding with Christ’s enemies, the very people who killed Jesus Christ in order to protect Zionist principles and the Jewish nation of Israel.
Yes, they are wrong to support Jewish state of Israel, that does not recognize that Jesus Christ is God and Savior. The New Testament is very clear that Jewish Jerusalem kills the prophets and representatives of the God of the Bible. The New Testament curses Jewish cities. Nowhere in the Gospels did Jesus Christ tell his disciples or Christians to support Jewish nation of Israel. St. Paul condemns Jewish influence on Christianity and condemns those who elevate Jewish influence in Christianity to eternal damnation in the Book of Galatians, following the anti-Judaism and anti-Jewish nation emphasis of Jesus Christ in the Gospels. Any preacher, evangelical or not, who supports Jewish nation of Israel is wrong in light of the teachings of the Bible. Martin Luther started the Reformation in 1517 to protest against corruption in the church, where so-called leaders of the church were teaching against the Bible. Preachers who preach supporting the Jewish nation of Israel are no better than the pope, who taught contrary to the Bible. They must repent or they will go to eternal damnation in Hell, whether they are evangelical or not. Everyone, including so-called evangelical leaders (or “pope” of the evangelicals) must submit to the Word of God. Bible is the Word of God, and Jesus Christ clearly condemns Jerusalem and Jewish cities and curses them to destruction. Any so-called Christian leader who supports Jewish nation of Israel stands against the Bible and Jesus Christ. They are wrong, and Jesus Christ is right. They are not god. And they are not “good” if they stand against the New Testament curse of Jerusalem and Jewish cities.
Attempted murder is a serious charge, and your question is, therefore, a serious question. You are asking if the Pharisees, who were the leaders of the synagogues at the time of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, ever plot to kill Jesus Christ. We are talking about pre-meditated murder in the first degree here. Did the Pharisees attempt a pre-meditated murder in the first degree with Jesus Christ? What do you think? Now, let’s look at the Bible for the answer. Mark 3:6 states: “Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.” You see, folks. It’s in clear print! Since the invention of the printing press, everyday, average folk can read the Bible and e-Verify! The Holy Bible clearly states that the Pharisees, who are the leaders of the synagogues, plotted to kill Jesus Christ. Who did they plot with? They plotted with Herodians. Who are the Herodians? They are those who supported the kingship of King Herod and his dynasty. In other words, Jewish religious leaders plotted with the national ruling party to have Jesus Christ killed. Now, in light of this, does it not puzzle you to see some so-called Christians trying to support the Jewish nation of Israel? How could some so-called Christian leaders publicly declare support of Judaism or Jewish nation? It seems inconsistent with the teachings of the New Testament….
Many so-called Christians today like to
assume that Jesus Christ wanted good things for earth. So, they say things like, “Jesus is love. He wouldn’t do that!” This kind of saying is an evidence of influence by secular, humanistic love concept, which assumes that a higher being only loves and does not hate. This is not a Christian concept, bur rather a secular, humanistic concept grounded in the secular humanism ideals. If you read the Holy Bible for yourself, you will see that God punishes humans who stand against God’s Law by killing them through natural disasters (flood, famine, drought, etc.) as well as through strengthening of enemies (Book of Jeremiah) who bring destruction on the people who stand against God (Israelites in the Book of Jeremiah). God bring more disasters and terrible tragedies on earth than He brings blessings and good things. In fact, out of all the Israelites who were brought out of Egypt by Moses, only Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land; everyone else who was born in Egypt died on the way to the Promised Land, after decades of suffering in the wilderness and desert, battling enemies. But some Christians say that this is the god of the Old Testament and not Jesus Christ. Is this claim justified? Does Jesus Christ only want good things for people of earth and the earth itself? We can look to the Gospels for the answer to this question. In Luke 12:49, Jesus Christ declares: “I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!” Jesus Christ is here talking about divine punishment and destruction. In fact, in 70 AD, Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Roman army and the Roman army expelled all Jews from Israel. The country of Israel ceased to exist for 2,000 years. Some people in California may think that the wild fires in California are the work of the Devil. This is not necessarily so. It could be Jesus Christ punishing California. Can you think of what California has done that may warrant divine punishment from Jesus Christ who is God?
Los Angeles Wild Fire
Denial. When there is pain, there could be
denial. When there is rejection, there could be denial. The fact that Jesus Christ cursed Jewish cities often solicits denial, because it causes pain and it is a form of extreme rejection. This may be most pronounced among Jewish Christians, especially those who are sensitive about their Jewish roots (like in the Book of Galatians). We are a product of our past and our heritage, to a large extent. It is not always easy to escape our blood-kinship ties or leave behind that which is so familiar to us. Some new converts to Christianity hold on to them and sometimes this ultimately brings about their downfall. In some Christian denominations, over 10% of the clergy are Jewish converts to Christianity. There is nothing wrong with that, and true Christians welcome more conversions from Jews and people of other religions. But whatever our heritage, our past, or our blood, we cannot deny the Bible. Bible clearly emphasized that Jesus Christ cursed Jewish cities. The better question is to ask why? Luke 10:13-14 provides an explanation in the sayings of Jesus Christ: “ We see here that Jesus Christ cursed Jewish cities because Jews rejected Jesus Christ. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you….”
Many people like to say that all humans are children of God. Although God creates everyone and ultimately God is the Creator of all things,
it is incorrect to say that every human being is a child of God. How do we know this? Jesus of Nazareth taught us that not everyone is a child of God. If you are shaking your head, right now, it is because you have been influenced by secular, humanistic love concept that emphasizes that God loves all and God is the father of all. That is more a pagan idea, than a Christian idea. Bible shows what the Christian concept is. We know that not everyone is a child of God, because God calls some people children of the Devil. You cannot be both a child of God and a child of Satan, can you? In John 8:44, Jesus Christ says to the Jews who do not accept Him as God: “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.” We see from this claim of Jesus Christ that not everyone is a child of God. Only those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and God are the children of God.