Category Archives: Jewish People

Who are the Jews? What did Jesus Christ think about the Jews? What did Jesus Christ teach about the Jews?

Are Christians allowed to support the Jewish state of Israel?

No.  Jesus Christ always opposed Jewish cities and Jerusalem in the Gospels.  Jesus Christ never told His disciples to support Israel as a political or religious entity.  In fact, early Christians rejected Israel because Judaism rejected Jesus Christ.  The complete split between Judaism and Christianity came early, because the leaders of Judaism in all denominations (Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Temple priests) all rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah.  Furthermore, they all worked to have Jesus Christ killed.  That is why Jesus Christ did not support Jewish Jerusalem or Jewish Israel.  Jesus Christ does condemn Jewish cities and Jerusalem and that is clear in the Gospels.  So, Christians are not allowed to support the Jewish state of Israel, if they want to follow Jesus Christ as His disciples and keep to the spirit and the letter of the Christian Gospels.

Did the Pharisees ever try to plot to kill Jesus Christ?

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….

Did Jesus wish good or ill for earth?

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?

California fire
Los Angeles Wild Fire

Why did Jesus Christ curse Jewish cities?

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:  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….” We see here that Jesus Christ cursed Jewish cities because Jews rejected Jesus Christ.

Is everyone a child of God?

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.

Can Jews be saved without accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior?

Some Christians think that there is a different way that Jews will be saved – a way that is different from other people. Under this impression, some Christians think of Jews and Israel as special and some even call themselves “Christian Zionists”.  But the Bible is clear.  Everyone, whether Jew or Gentile, are saved by Christ alone. Everyone has to, out of their own free will, accept Jesus Christ as their Savior God and believe that it was the death of Jesus Christ on the cross that redeems them.  Those who do not believe this will not be saved. in other words, anyone who does not believe that Jesus Christ is God and Savior, who died and rose from the death on the cross in order to save humans, will be going to eternal damnation in Hell. Thus, all Jews (and Gentiles!) who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior God will be spending eternity in everlasting torment, torture, suffering, and unquenchable burning fire.  Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.  All other religions – Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Janism, etc. – lead to eternal damnation. In John 14:6, Jesus Christ declares:  ““I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Only Jesus Saves.  Another Christian ministry also has good response to this question; follow this link: http://www.gotquestions.org/Jews-saved.html.  (Note: One point of disagreement with Got Question Ministry is that historically Catholic and Protestant Christians have argued that God rejected Jews as His Chosen People when Jews, according to the Gospels, killed God’s Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ and rejected Him. These Christians point to 70 AD, when Israel was completely destroyed by Roman democracy as proof.  Jews were dispersed for 2,000 years until the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948.) 

Arch of Titus in Jerusalem