Should Christians love Jews? Will the end of the world be another "hatred challenge"?
"... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again."- Anne Frank
I believe the end of the world will be another "hatred challenge" - will we remember?
Of course Christians should Love Jews, isn't that what Jesus teaches?
However, the Christians, the fundamentalist ones anyway, Catholic or Protestant, will never love the Jews because they are incapable, in their heart, (contrary, of course, to the teachings of Jesus) of forgiving them for causing the death of Jesus; I see evidence of that even today.
This is ironic a one respect, because Jesus was not a Christian, he didn't even know what that was because it hadn't been invented yet. I found it funny attending a wedding recently where the pastor made the claim that "... Jesus loved the Church ...", using tenses to suggest the Christian church existed during Jesus' life. In reality, Jesus was most probably an Essene Jew, who were at serious odds philosophically with the Saducees and Pharisees. It was these latter two sects that conspired to have Jesus put to death since Roman law wouldn't let them do it themselves.
Christians often forget that Christianity was invevented decades after Jesus' death, mainly by two of his apostles, Peter and Paul. At the time of Jesus' life, it is extremely doubtful that anyone but a few extremists considered Jesus as the Son of God, Jesus certainly didn't think so, nor did his brother. That idea was created later in order to separate Chrisiatinity from Essine Jewdeism.
As to the End of Time, the best estimates are in about 5 billion years when our sun goes nova.
As a Christian Pastor, I am sure that Christian should love everyone which is the teaching gave by Jesus. I agree that some may not care for the teaching of the Jews, but we must respect them because Jesus was born and raised as a Jew. We are Christians because we believe in what Jesus the Christ taught us but, the chosen people were Jews, therefore we must respect most of their teachings, and then we must be questioners of the truth and what is a lie.
"I believe the end of the world will be another "hatred challenge" - will we remember?"
"I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!" ~ Albert Einstein, a Jew
When My Esoteric asserts that "Christianity was invevented decades after Jesus' death" if by 'Christianity' he means the organized religion of Roman Catholicism and later Protestant denominations, he has a valid point - but the ideas, the beliefs, the assertions of truth we call 'Christianity' long predates Jesus' death, and birth. The notion that Jesus was an Essene is simply not at all demonstrated by the evidence. And the idea that Jesus' divinity "was created later" is a popular notion today, but again is not at all based on any real evidence. The reason Jesus was arrested and executed was exactly because He did advance Himself to be God - that's what the Jews and the Romans of His own time, those who heard Him speak and interrogated Him, understood Him to be asserting.
Jesus did not start some new religion called 'Christianity', He proclaimed Himself of promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scripture, eventually as some Jews accepted that to be the truth and other Jews rejected that claim, and as gentiles began to believe as well, one of the terms that came to be used to distinguish believing Jews (& Gentiles) from non-believing Jews was 'Christians' . . . this was not an established and organized new church, but was the group of those who counted Jesus to be the Messiah, the ongoing faith of the Old Testament - in fact, when the word 'church' appears in the New Testament it's not referring to any manner of organized denomination, it's talking about the people, the body of believers.
As for, should Christians love Jews . . ? . . Christians do love Jews . . . and they don't hold Jews to be the reason Jesus was killed - they know Jesus gave Himself to be sacrificed for their own (Christian's own) corruption. Christians are called to love, and most particularly called to love their enemies . . . and we're also called to make no distinction between men - Jew or Gentile, male or female, Black or White, Christian or Muslim (Hindu, atheist, whatever), etc, etc, etc, makes no difference, we are to love our neighbor.
I am not a Christian I do not like Jews. I'm an inventor. I invented the formula of Earthly Paradise. I offered this invention to the Jews. The Jews said to me "we are not interested in Paradise on Earth"! For this reason I do not like Jews.
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