January 31: Christian Anti-Semitism – Dreyfus Affair

Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus affair (1894–1906) became a controversial issue that caused great international media attention.

Alfred Dreyfus was a French Captain who was accused of spying for the Germans, and sentenced to life imprisonment.  He was falsely accused by an unsigned letter allegedly in his writing. There was another suspect who eventually confessed but was told to keep quiet. Dreyfus was charged, jailed, eventually released but arrested again on another charge.  In the end he was freed after he lost family, wealth and reputation

God always brings something good out of such situations, and the result was the birth of Zionism (the movement for the Jews to have their own homeland.)


Renounce the lie:

“Whoever is led to Christianity [even] by violence, by fear and torture…receives the imprint of Christianity and can be forced to observe the Christian faith.

(Pope Innocent lll)


Replace with truth

Psalm 59:12-13

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for the cursing and lying which they speak.
Consume them in wrath, consume them,
That they may not be;
And let them know that God rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah



French military officer Alfred Dreyfus (1859 – 1935) is led to the prison van in Paris after his military degradation, 5th January 1895. His stripes were removed and his sword broken, following his conviction on a charge of treason. An illustration by G. A. Mato from the Illustrated London News – pub. 12th January 1895.

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