January 20: Christian Anti-Semitism – God’s Witness

God’s Witness

Getting Christians to believe Replacement Theology (See November 27), is one of the most anti-Jewish tactics of Satan.  There are various forms but the belief system attacks God’s character and His plan of redemption. Besides believing that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s blessings, Replacement Theology goes a step further by distorting how the Jewish people are God’s witness.

Augustine of Hippo, is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.  He is considered “the Father of Replacement Theology and the accusation of Deicide (see January 10).  He wrote:

“God allows the Jews to survive “debased,” “destitute” and “in dispersion,” as a warning to Christians. “The Jews who slew Him, and would not believe in Him,” were punished by God, their temple destroyed, Jerusalem leveled. God has allowed them to survive as a continuing punishment because they “bear the guilt for the death of the Savior, for they have killed Christ.”

 

Renounce the lie

Jewish problems were God’s punishment for Deicide…

from which there was no hope of forgiveness or recover.

 

Replace with truth

Psalm 89:24-28

“My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him,
And in My name his horn shall be exalted.
Also I will set his hand over the sea,
And his right hand over the rivers.
He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
 Also I will make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
My mercy I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall stand firm with him.

 

 

God chose the Jews to reveal His character of faithfulness, holiness, justice, grace and mercy so the Gentiles would know Him.

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