Israel is proof of God’s sovereignty and the Second Coming. Over the centuries, the Church has failed to present the Jewish people with the love of Jesus. Instead of loving Israel, it has despised it. Instead of showing to Israel the face of its King radiating love, the Church has shown it the horrible crucifixes on the stake and at the head of pogroms.
The theology of the Church is essentially a theology of Divine grace. Whenever the Church ceased to be anchored on the rock of this grace, its doctrine became a rigid dogmatic system. Since the days of the “first love” of the apostolic period the Church, instead of cultivating a theology of grace, has confronted its Jewish mother with a rigid dogmatic doctrine of contempt, of which some of the poisonous fruits are called auto-da-fe, yellow badge, ghetto and organized pogroms.
Instead of preaching that the death of Christ is also for Israel, the Church had preached that “the Jews killed Jesus” as if they were solely responsible, when actually God predetermined the death of His Son to provide redemption for all. Instead of preaching that the blood of Christ can bring forgiveness to the Synagogue, by their actions Christians have excluded the Jewish people from salvation of the One who shed His blood for the redemption of all. Instead of preaching, like Paul, that God will forever keep His promise to His people it has taught throughout the centuries that God has rejected His people.
Instead of loving Israel, it has despised it. Instead of showing to Israel the face of its King radiating love, the Church has shown it the horrible crucifixes on the stake and at the head of pogroms.
Through the gross and merciless judgments without appeal of the Church fathers, Luther and many, many theologians until our own days, the Church has paved, doubtless without intending to, the road towards the Nazi persecutions. Finally, when the Land of Israel and Jerusalem its capital were revived the Christian world and the Church refused to acknowledge the hand of God in these events, refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, the only state in the world that bears the Holy Name of God in its name…
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