Is Jesus Really Jewish? And What’s This About Auschwitz?
It’s a funny thing that has always intrigued me… though I’m a Gentile, I’ve always been very surprised at the blindness of some very prominent Christians as to who Jesus really is.
The classic example of this is Martin Luther of course, and his name is important when it comes to Auschwitz as you will see in a moment.
Martin Luther wrote a book called “The Jews and Their Lies” in 1543 in which his strong anti-semitism was given full voice.
Here are a couple of extracts to give you a feel…
“What shall we Christians do with this rejected and condemned people, the Jews? I shall give you my sincere advice: First to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them.
This is to be done in honor of our Lord and of Christendom, so that God might see that we are Christians, and do not condone or knowingly tolerate such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of his Son and of his Christians.
Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed. For they pursue in them the same aims as in their synagogues. Instead they might be lodged under a roof or in a barn, like the gypsies.
This will bring home to them that they are not masters in our country, as they boast, but that they are living in exile and in captivity, as they incessantly wail and lament about us before God.”
Pretty serious stuff eh?
So I wonder just how on earth Martin Luther “Father of Faith” for the Reformation etc could make such a huge leap into anti-semitism when Jesus Himself was crucified “King of the Jews” and came from the Davidic line, the Tribe of Judah?
One thing is for certain. There is absolutely NO DOUBT that Hitler wrote Mein Kampf based on his great admiration for Martin Luther, which directly led to the Holocaust, and that he saw himself as a good Christian.
Here is what Hitler thought of his so called 'Christian' faith…
“Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
Today I wonder, how many Christians are quietly allowing themselves to despise the Jews, especially as things hot up in the Middle East and Iran and many others arm themselves to the teeth ready to attack Israel. I pray that Christians everywhere, truly understand who Jesus really is…“Yeshua Ha Maschiach” (Jesus the Messiah).
Jesus Christ was crucified as King of the Jews in Jerusalem, then raised from the dead still as King of the Jews... and all creation too.
As a final last point… have you ever noticed that in the Book of Revelation God says that the New Jerusalem has twelve gates named after the twelve tribes of Israel?
Seems like God doesn’t have a problem with Jews.
Therefore if you are a Christian, neither should you, because if you do, you may just end up siding with those who may pursue policies hell bent on sending Jews away on new Death Trains.
If you think that’s far fetched, look at the turmoil of the nations and study the Bible and you will see, it’s not far fetched at all. And Iran and similar foes could tip us towards a new holocaust. All these things herald the very soon return of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus the Messiah of Israel, our Lord and Master.
Are you ready?
If so, will you stand with Israel and do two things?
- Share the love of their own Messiah with them?
- Defend them and speak out against the surging Anti-Semitism which being poured on them from all over the earth?