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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Who's At Fault? Jews or Zionists? A Theological Perspective!


One of the most heated debates throughout the entire world, strongly visible and predominating the Internet, regards the issue of who is responsible for the majority of world conflicts, including religious, societal and political, that engulfs more than water cooler discussions.
Those folks primarily from the left, as well as many informed Christians, believe the promulgators of world conflict lay at the throne of a historical clandestine cabal and its ideological Zionist agenda, and a large throng of individual pundits, as well as a myriad of political web sites have grown larger and become more bold in their accusations that demonic financial masters (such as the Rothschild Family) are not only responsible for the ills of the world, they have been manipulating governments and their citizens for centuries.
On the other side of the Jewish Question, the U.S. government, the majority of Jews (and their representative groups such as AIPAC and ADL), along with a large throng of right wing evangelical Christians, use the Anti-Semitism mantra claiming the world is against the Jewish people and will not allow them the opportunity to establish their own homeland. That (Zionist) Christian segment boldly waves the Bible in your face and scream, “It’s right here! This Holy book says the Jews are the Chosen people of God, and obviously the majority of Jews agree with them (especially Israeli leaders), albeit they do not believe Jesus Christ is their Messiah!” It is these two ideologies that supposedly are creating hate throughout the world, while at the same time picking the pockets of the innocent while the debate continues to muddy the reality waters.
Well, someone has to be right and someone has to be wrong! This incessant debate cannot continue unabated without empirical data proving (or providing) who would Jesus really side with. While millions and millions of people do not believe that the Bible is truly the word of God (albeit both sides conveniently quote select verses to enhance their polemics) not enough scripture is tossed into the mix to substantiate, beyond a shadow of a doubt as to who and what action Jesus would approve.
First of all, let us emphatically state that this is not an issue of ethnicity. In other words, out of the starting gate we believe there are millions of ethnic Jews who seek peace and tranquility in the Middle East state of Israel, including God-loving, God-fearing Jews throughout the world. Many do believe Jesus is the Messiah albeit the majority of these folks don’t. Their disbelief in Jesus is insufficient reason to call them “The Enemy” and lump them with their leaders, most of which profess undying belief in Zionism and its true purpose.

Therefore, at the outset, we stare directly in the face of anyone person who would accuse us of making “Anti-Semitic” remarks, and tell them to use that reverse- psychology- politically-motivated-ploy-designed-to-manipulate-a-person-into- a-state-of-guilt on someone else. We could not care less how many acts of legislation have been enacted (due to Zionists pressure), that to ask questions, give opinions or even write articles or books about a perception as to the true and underlying motives that were birthed by the Zionism philosophy, has anything to do with being Anti-Semitic. No one person, group or nation has the right to exact a law among its people that goes contrary to God’s immutable law.
Don’t you dare make a claim that you (who accuse people of being Anti-Semitic) are God’s chosen people, and have a right to possess a specific parcel of Land in the Middle East because you believe God said so, and not expect anyone to question or challenge that assertion. God is no respecter of any man or nation, nor has He given any one person immunity from being examined as to whether that claim is consistent or in accordance with His written word.
Having set the required parameters for any further discussion, let us state from the outset that there is no written record of any chronological consistency that can trace the bloodline of those who today call themselves Jews to the roots of the original tribe of Judah spoken of in Torah (Old Testament), anymore than can anyone person of Asian, African, Hispanic nor Anglo-Aryan extraction. And if there was, what difference would it make? There were no promises made by God to any ethnic racial lines whatsoever! In fact, evidence to the contrary as to the lineage of those who today call themselves Jews is available in great abundance throughout the Internet, libraries, universities and colleges throughout the world, that the lineage of those who call themselves Jews are actually the descendants an ancient peoples known as the Khazars.
At some point in the last decades of the 8th century or the early 9th century, the Khazar royalty and nobility converted to Judaism, and part of the general population may have followed.[31] The extent of the conversion is debated. The 10th century Persian historian Ibn al-Faqih reported that "all the Khazars are Jews." Notwithstanding this statement, most scholars believe that only the upper classes converted to Judaism; [32] there is some support for this in contemporary Muslim texts.[33]

Essays in the Kuzari, written by Yehuda Halevi, detail a moral liturgical reason for the conversion which some consider a moral tale. Some researchers have suggested part of the reason for conversion was political expediency to maintain a degree of neutrality: the Khazar empire was between growing populations, Muslims to the east and Christians to the west. Both religions recognized Judaism as a forbearer and worthy of some respect. The exact date of the conversion is hotly contested. It may have occurred as early as 740 or as late as the mid-9th century. Recently discovered numismatic evidence suggests that Judaism was the established state religion by c. 830, and though St. Cyril (who visited Khazaria in 861) did not identify the Khazars as Jews, the khagan of that period, Zachariah, had a biblical Hebrew name. Some medieval sources give the name of the rabbi who oversaw the conversion of the Khazars as Isaac Sangari or Yitzhak ha-Sangari.

The more important aspect of this reality is that today’s Jews have to choose whether they are a race or a religion. If they are a genetic race, they do not qualify to make any claim whatsoever to the promises of God. Almighty God made covenant promises that included conditions, which have been abridged over and over again for centuries, thereby denying them any claim to any land promises whatsoever. If Jews choose to call theirs a religion (Judaism) they also automatically forfeit any of the privileges and covenant promises made by God to Abraham and his descendants, because they were based on faith in Messiah. Judaism does not believe that Jesus is the Christ, therefore they have no rights to any of the promises that were made to Abraham, the father of faith, of which there also exists numerous conditions which have also been broken by either entity for centuries as well. This reality automatically mitigates the claims made by those Christians who believe that God requires 100% support of any group of peoples, nation, religious or political entity that claims they are Jews, the chosen people of God.

Those who call themselves Jews cannot have it both ways. They cannot make any claims based on either their ethnicity nor of the faith of their own choosing. Simply by claiming they are Jews does not afford them either privilege.

Enter Zionism!

The origin of the word "Zionism" is the biblical word "Zion," often used as a synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael). Zionism is an ideology which expresses the yearning of Jews the world over for their historical homeland - Zion, the Land of Israel.

The hope of returning to their homeland was first held by Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago - a hope which subsequently became a reality. ("By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion." Psalms 137:1). Thus political Zionism, which coalesced in the 19th century, invented neither the concept nor the practice of return. Rather, it appropriated an ancient idea and an ongoing active movement, and adapted them to meet the needs and spirit of the times.

Political Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, emerged in the 19th century within the context of the liberal nationalism then sweeping through Europe.

Zionism synthesized the two goals of liberal nationalism, liberation and unity, by aiming to free the Jews from hostile and oppressive alien rule and to reestablish Jewish unity by gathering Jewish exiles from the four corners of the world to the Jewish homeland.

The rise of Zionism as a political movement was also a response to the failure of the Haskalah, the Jewish Enlightenment, to solve the "Jewish problem." According to Zionist doctrine, the reason for this failure was that personal emancipation and equality were impossible without national emancipation and equality, since national problems require national solutions. The Zionist national solution was the establishment of a Jewish national state with a Jewish majority in the historical homeland, thus realizing the Jewish People's right to self-determination. Zionism did not consider the "normalization" of the Jewish condition contrary to universal aims and values. It advocated the right of every people on earth to its own home, and argued that only a sovereign people could become an equal member of the family of nations.

Most of the founders of Zionism knew that Palestine (the Land of Israel) had an Arab population (though some spoke naively of "a land without a people for a people without a land"). Still, only few regarded the Arab presence as a real obstacle to the fulfillment of Zionism. At that time in the late 19th century, Arab nationalism did not yet exist in any form, and the Arab population of Palestine was sparse and apolitical. Many Zionist leaders believed that since the local community was relatively small, friction between it and the returning Jews could be avoided; they were also convinced that the subsequent development of the country would benefit both peoples, thus earning Arab endorsement and cooperation. However, these hopes were not fulfilled.


Contrary to the declared positions and expectations of the Zionist ideologists who had aspired to achieve their aims by peaceful means and cooperation, the renewed Jewish presence in the Land met with militant Arab opposition. For some time many Zionists found it hard to understand and accept the depth and intensity of the dispute, which became in fact a clash between two peoples both regarding the country as their own - the Jews by virtue of their historical and spiritual connection, and the Arabs because of their centuries-long presence in the country.
During the years 1936-1947, the struggle over the Land of Israel grew more intense. Arab opposition became more extreme with the increased growth and development of the Jewish community. At the same time, the Zionist movement felt it necessary to increase immigration and develop the country's economic infrastructure, in order to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi inferno in Europe.
The unavoidable clash between the Jews and the Arabs brought the UN to recommend, on 29 November 1947, the establishment of two states in the area west of the Jordan River - one Jewish and one Arab. The Jews accepted the resolution; the Arabs rejected it.
On 14 May 1948, in accordance with the UN resolution of November 1947, the State of Israel was established.
The establishment of the State of Israel marked the realization of the Zionist goal of attaining an internationally recognized, legally secured home for the Jewish people in its historic homeland, where Jews would be free from persecution and able to develop their own lives and identity.


Since 1948, Zionism has seen its task as continuing to encourage the "in gathering of the exiles," which at times has called for extraordinary efforts to rescue endangered (physically and spiritually) Jewish communities. It also strives to preserve the unity and continuity of the Jewish people as well as to focus on the centrality of Israel in Jewish life everywhere.
Down through the centuries, the desire for the restoration of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel has been a thread binding the Jewish people together. Jews everywhere accept Zionism as a fundamental tenet of Judaism, support the State of Israel as the basic realization of Zionism and are enriched culturally, socially and spiritually by the fact of Israel - a member of the family of nations and a vibrant, creative accomplishment of the Jewish spirit.
While this lofty nationalistic goal has been accomplished to a great degree, the current political atmosphere in the so-called Promised Land is anything but Holy and, if anything, the continued course of action by the Zionist movement (which many believe is based more so on capturing the trillions of dollars worth of minerals and other natural resources that lay embedded in Gaza). By controlling this wealth Zionists will be able to control the world, which is their underlying goal to head a one world government from the city of Jerusalem. This can only lead to the annihilation of mankind as we know it today.
Furthermore, even if it were remotely possible that any ethnic, religious or political connection can be made by Zionists that they have the right to dictate to the world that they will reign supreme, this evidence by no means provides any one group of people the right to claim they have the absolute right to any parcel of land on earth. While God has allowed various groups the privilege to reside in various regions on this planet, He has done so based on the requirements that His laws of order and care for both the land and its residents meet with His will and commands, because all land on our green earth is His.
In conclusion, (and it is extremely important for the Christian Zionist to read) Hebrews, Chapter 11, makes God’s word perfectly clear that the Patriarchs (from Abel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and his sons who make up the 12 tribes of Israel) were never looking to a parcel of land in the Middle East as their eternal nor final resting place:
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he[a] considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them, (Hebrews 11:8-16, NIV)
The conundrum?
Jews only believe in the Torah, the five major books from the Old Testament, while Christians believe in both the Old and New Testament (the new covenant); and regardless of whether the Jews agree with what is encapsulated in Hebrews 11:8-16, God is speaking loud and clear (especially to believers) that this conflicting land-grabbing insanity, which has cost millions of innocent lives of woman and children this past century, has gone on long enough and has to cease…or the conspirators of this loathsome quest will indeed suffer grave consequences.
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