Class Notes: 7/1/2012
The doctrine of Anti-Semitism in our study of Esther and the providence of God
In our study of Esther and the providence of God, we saw that Haman had become the "enemy of the Jews" Esther 3:10; by his edict to hunt down and kill all of the Jews in the Persian Empire. This is an example of anti-Semitism and so we started a study of the doctrine of anti- Semitism.
We saw that anti-Semitism is defined as intolerance, hatred, prejudice, opposition, persecution, and the exercise of terrorism and military activity against the Jewish race.
Since Israel and the Jewish race is the center of the angelic conflict, there is great satanic motivation and opposition against the Jews, not only in the Middle East, but wherever they are scattered throughout the world because this is the devil's world.
This persecution and hostility to the Jews will reach its peak in the Tribulation. Satan is the ultimate sponsor of all anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is part of Satan's evil plan to advance his hidden agenda of impeding and terminating God's plan and purpose. Gen 3:14-15;
Satan has two major objectives in his anti-Semitic policy. The historical objective was Satan attempting to keep our Lord from being born; and once He was born, to try to kill His humanity before He reached the cross. Satan failed in this objective. We see the overflow of his anger in historical anti-Semitism we see in the world at the present time.
The prophetical objective is where Satan seeks to destroy Israel during the tribulation before the Second Advent, so that the four unconditional covenants or promises of God to Israel cannot be fulfilled.
Satan is opposed the Jews because of the four unconditional promises or covenants of God: the Abrahamic , Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenant. All of these covenants guarantee the future of Israel and have not yet been fulfilled, with the exception of the principle of Divine blessing or cursing based on one's orientation to the Israelite people.
It is not God's will for anyone to enter into anti-Semitism. The Lord God is an invisible wall of fire around the Jews to protect them from anti- Semitism. Zech 2:5; Racial prejudice is one of the greatest evils in the world. All racial prejudice is resolved because Christ was judged on the cross for everyone Rom 3:22-25; and there are no racial distinctions. Col 3:11;
God's attitude toward those who are anti-Semitic is stated in the third paragraph of the Abrahamic covenant. Gen 12:3, "I will bless those who bless you; but the one who curses [despises] you, I will curse. And through you, all the nations of the earth will be blessed." Net note 10
What this means is because God has chosen Abraham and his descendents and by extension the Church anyone who is negative towards them automatically comes under cursing from God because they are disoriented to his integrity.
The Hebrew verb that is translated "bless" is "barak" and in this case it's passive, meaning that we receive blessing from God by our attitude towards the Jew. We do not earn blessing.
The prepositional phrase "through you" is a reference to our Lord Jesus Christ who is a Jew. We are blessed through Him. Salvation is freely available to everyone regardless of their nationality or racial heritage.
People who would normally be considered as "good people" become evil people by compromising with evil. Anti- Semitism is evil. When these "good people" enter into the evil of anti- Semitism they become evil and take on the evil characteristics of that system of evil.
There are mandates against this in scripture. Rom 12:21; "Stop being overcome by evil, but overcome evil by means of the divine good." The divine good is maximum Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness through the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Evils, such as anti-Semitism, overcome the "good", when good is compromised by ignorance or rejection of Bible doctrine.
Because of his integrity, God guarantees that Israel will not only survive all anti-Semitism, but through regeneration, will become the final client nation to God in during the Millennium. Psa 147:2-5; Ezek 39:28;
Throughout human history, God deals with Israel personally. He does not need any help from people. God punishes Israel when necessary. This means that any punishment of Israel is the monopoly of the supreme court of heaven.
Interference with the divine prerogative of discipline and punitive action to Israel is the source of great historical disaster to anti-Semitic individuals and nations and results in the destruction of anti-Semitic people.
God blesses both individuals and nations who are pro-Semitic. Jesus Christ controls history. Therefore, the overruling will of God always has and always will deliver Israel from anti-Semitism and destroy its perpetrators. We have seen that God protects his people under the principle of the "wall of fire"
The Bible describes the Jews as Racial, Regenerate, and Religious.
The Jewish race, though Semitic, is also classified as a new racial species. The Jewish race is therefore the youngest and greatest race in all of human history.
It started when Abraham an Akkadian from Ur of the Chaldeans became a Jew at age ninety-nine when he was circumcised.. Up until then, he was what the Hebrews call a "goy", or a Gentile.
By removing foreskin from his phallus, God created a new race which is why we refer to the Jews as the "new racial species" Gen 17:9-27;
The race is descended through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The fact that Jesus Christ has the title "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" is found in Exod 3:6, 15-16; Exod 4:5; Matt 22:32; Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37; Acts 3:13; Acts 7:32;
The first three generations of the Jewish race are distinguished by regeneration. A racial Jew is anyone who has the genes of one of the twelve sons of Jacob. The new racial species came through regeneration. The true Jew has both the genes and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The principle of the regenerate Jew is taught in Rom 9:6-14; All racial Jews are not true Jews; for a true Jew is born-again. True Jews are no only racial; they are believers in TLJC.
Racial Jews are not the recipients of God's unconditional covenants to Israel. Physical descent is useless in the transmission of eternal divine promises on which Israel was founded because the divine promises can only be transmitted through the eternal life of second birth.
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