By Richard Sison | 2014
Historians have classified six explanations as to why people hate the Jews. As we examine the explanations, we must understand if they are causes or excuses for Anti-Semitism. If one takes away the cause, then Anti-Semitism should no longer exist. If one can show a contradiction to the explanation, it demonstrates that the "cause" is not a reason, it is just an excuse. Let´s look at the reasons why the Jews are hated and their contradictions.
1.Economic: "We hate Jews because they possess too much wealth and power". The fact is the Jews of 17th-20th century Poland and Russia were dirt poor, had no influence and yet they were hated.
2.Chosen People: "We hate Jews because they arrogantly claim that they are the chosen people". There are two contradictions to this declaration: a) In the late 19th century, the Jews of Germany denied "Choseness", and then they worked on assimilation. Yet, the holocaust started there. b) Christians and Muslims profess to being the "Chosen people", yet the world and the anti-Semites tolerate them.
3.Scapegoat: "Jews are a convenient group to single out and blame for our troubles". Any group must already be hated to be an effective scapegoat. The Scapegoat Theory does not then cause anti-Semitism. Rather, anti-Semitism is what makes the Jews a convenient scapegoat target.
4.Deicide: "We hate Jews because they killed Jesus". a) The Christian Bible says the Romans killed Jesus, though Jews are mentioned as accomplices (claims that Jews killed Jesus came several years later). How come the accomplices are persecuted and there is not an anti-Roman movement through history? b) Yeshua himself said: "Forgive them (i.e., the Jews), for they know not what they do". The Second Vatican Council in 1963 officially exonerated the Jews as the killers of Yeshua (Jesus). Neither statement of Christian belief lessened anti-Semitism.
5.Outsiders: "We hate Jews because they are different than us". (The dislike of the unlike). With the Enlightenment in the late 18th century, many Jews rushed to assimilate. Anti-Semitism should have stopped. Instead, for example, with the Nazis came the cry, in essence: "We hate you, not because you are different, but because you are trying to become like us! We cannot allow you to infect the Aryan race with your inferior genes."
6.Racial Theory: "We hate Jews because they are an inferior race." The overriding problem with this theory is that it is self-contradictory: Jews are not only a race. Anyone can become a Jew, and members of every race, creed and color in the world have done so at one time or another.
Hate has led to the death of millions of Jews and unfair treatment and banishment of millions of Jewish people around the world. The Scriptures is very clear that in the last days, the persecution of the Jews will reach its peak and then the Messiah will come back to save His people. Israel and the Jewish people plays a central role in the history of the world and its apocalyptic end.
Also, those who follow the commandments of the L-RD and the testimony of Yeshua (Rev 12:17); who are circumcised in the flesh and in the heart (Ezek 44:9) and practice the Law of G-D and not transgress them (Rom 2:25); the Children of Abraham who do the deeds of Abraham (John 8:39; Gen 26:5) and the off-spring of Israel are considered Jews and they will be persecuted too.
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