Jesus was born a Jew, but some Christians hate Jews, why?

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  1. Rodric29 profile image80
    Rodric29posted 11 years ago

    Jesus was born a Jew, but some Christians hate Jews, why?

    The first Christains were Jews. The apostles were Jews. Jews gave us the scriptures. So, why do some Christians hate Jews so much? When Christ comes back He is going to go to the JEWS and claim them as his people. What say ye haters of Jews? and others who don't hate but know the answer?

  2. eaglecreek profile image61
    eaglecreekposted 11 years ago

    From what I have learned in my years of studying theology, the reason for this backlash against Judaism from many Christians goes all the way back to the beginnings of the Christian church. In those days Rome ruled the world and when they adopted Christianity as the one religion of the empire they had to separate it from its connection to Judaism. Rome could not afford for its empire to be divided on religion.
    Many Christians accept Jesus was Jewish but don’t see (or don’t want to see) that he was a practicing Jew, Judaism was his faith.

    1. Ceegen profile image67
      Ceegenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Which is why "modern Christianity" is nothing but the pagan sun worship of the past. They are blind to their own sins, because they are disobeying God's Word.

      Paul wasn't lying, but people are lying about what Paul was telling people.

    2. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If it did not cause to much confusion I would admit to being a practicing Jew, but I am not of the tribes of Judah or Benjamin. Christianity was meant to be an evolution of Judaism, not a replacement or other religion.

  3. Vegas Elias profile image60
    Vegas Eliasposted 11 years ago

    Some Christians hate Jews because according to the Bible Jesus was crucified not so much by the Romans but by the Jews with permission of the Roman Rulers.

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The Romans definitely were the ones who did the crucifying. It was against Roman law for their tributaries to give out capital punishment. Jewish leaders at the time called for Christ's death, not the people. Jews started Christianity.

    2. profile image51
      Juan Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus was Caesar's Messiah, a political expediency for the times. Decipher Bar-Abbas,and hopefully you will comprehend and see the ruse.

  4. lone77star profile image74
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    Arrogance. Ego.

    Hate comes from a sense of being right and others being wrong. This right-wrong dichotomy is part of the poison of the forbidden fruit -- the product of which is ego.

    When a Christian truly follows Christ, they forgo ego. If someone hates or resents, they are following ego, not Christ. One cannot have two masters.

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen and praise God for the truth! You make me want to shout praise to God about this. I know that we must humble ourselves and truly follow Christ by being meek. Lone77star you just won a new followr.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Because Christians, like every other group of people are imperfect sinful human beings.  Unfortunately, when we deal with human nature it can and often does turn ugly.  Those that hate any racial group of people are misinformed and wrong.

    For some the hatred comes from their belief that the Jews are responsible for the death of our Savior.

    1. SwordofManticorE profile image69
      SwordofManticorEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Though I have no hate for the Jew, I do believe they have put this curse of persecution on themselves. Matt 27:25.

  6. ptosis profile image69
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    Yeah, it's kinda weird that folks thinks that Jesus was Christen when that term didn't even exist during his time. I think part of it was the images of Jesus as a Anglo-Saxon in Europe during the medieval ages.

  7. wingedcentaur profile image65
    wingedcentaurposted 11 years ago

    Hi Rodric29!

    My understanding is that the Christian Religious Right regard 'The Jews' as the ones who 'killed' 'The Lord, Jesus Christ;' these Christians see 'The Jews,' then, as guilty of 'deicide.'

    This goes back many centuries. It was the basic motivating idea underlying the Spanish Inquisition starting in the fifteenth century. Its just important to note that in the medieval world, when tough economic times hit, suddenly it seemed scandalous to be living among a 'deicide' people. Starting in the fifteenth-sixteenth centuries, the caricature developed about the Jews as controllers of the world's money and media and so forth.

    There is something called Christian Zionism, which the religious scholar, Karen Armstrong points out is both preferential of the Jews and anti-Semitic. The doctrine says that the Jews must be in possession of Palestine; if this condition is not met Jesus cannot return and bring about the Rapture.

    At the same time, as Armstrong mentions, Christian Zionism is also profoundly anti-Semitic because, according to the doctrine, when Jesus returns he will smite all those, including those Jews, who have not been baptized. Thus the doctrine imagines yet another genocide directed at the Jews because of their 'wrong' faith of 'non-faith,' and so forth.

    What I'm saying is that the Christian Religious Right basically thinks that all Jews should have made the transition to Christianity, the 'true revealed faith,' and all that.

    1. eaglecreek profile image61
      eaglecreekposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Its funny how you can have Christian Zionism on one end of the spectrum and Messianic Judaism on the other, complete opposites, worshiping the same Lord.

    2. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Point Eaglecreek. I hope that people can start to remember that Jews are still God's chosen people and will be reclaimed by Him personal when He returns.

  8. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 11 years ago

    I think many Christians resent the fact that the Jews deny one of their own as being the Messiah. What's mind boggling is , if Jesus believed he was the son of God, how could he be a Jew? I'm not being sarcastic. I really don't understand.

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Because his Mother was a Jew.

    2. profile image53
      Juansterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      How does one become a Jew, If His Mother Isn't a Jew? Can one become Genetically A Jew IF " JEW" is not an ethnicity? Does the practise of a Religious Belief  alter the genetic make-up of a person?

  9. profile image57
    kdawsonposted 11 years ago

    Because of the belief that he was murdered by the Jews, if there really was a Jesus and if any of that stuff really happened, both ideas I believe question.  Around this crime was fabricated a lot of nonsense was built around the Jews and hate is a flower that needs little water.

  10. Saved by Jesus profile image57
    Saved by Jesusposted 11 years ago

    If a person is truly saved, they don't hate anyone...especially God's chosen people!  A true Christian would be praying for the salvation of the Jews, not "hating" them.

    1. Ceegen profile image67
      Ceegenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely: "By their fruits, you shall know them." - Matthew 7:20!

      Christians who preach hate, aren't Christians. Plain and simple, even according to the words of Jesus Himself.

      Now, what constitutes "hate"? Hmmm. I guess that is a perception.

  11. profile image53
    Juansterposted 10 years ago

    Yeshua-bar-abba, (the -son-of-the-Father) was not born  a "JEW".  See Rev.2:9. As a descendant of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, Yeshua was born a Israelite/Nazerene/Semite and never read a Talmud, Gemera, Tamara, Mishna or spoke Yiddish, Russian, German or Polish langauges. The Torah and the Greek Septuagint were his text books. It was the Israelite Torah that made The Temple a House of Prayer and Islam labled Israelites "The-People-of-the-Book". Consider this Matt. !0:5 Are Christians Gentiles? Would any of the Disciples/Apostles have disobeyed their Messiah? This the question Paul could not answer.
      The profound misunderstanding  of the masses today is that no one does any research of biblical references through the  secular lens of Archaeology. There are several works that provide a different perspective from that taught in Churches and Synagogues; "The Thirteenth Tribe" by Kostler, Tells you who the majority of Jews were/are and why they converted to the beliefs of the Israelites.  "New Evidence Discovered at Babylonia about Genesis" by Commodore  P.J.Wiseman, "The Excavations of Ur" by C.L.Woollsey. provides you with the history of the Middle East before the Flood. Some of that history discovered by Woolsey is currently on display at the British Museum in London. Before you do any more painting with your broad brush, where do you place "Jews that Hate Jews" in your opinion?
    ­­ As many as 150,000 men of Jewish descent served in the 
    German military under Adolf Hitler, some with the Nazi  leader's explicit 
    consent, according to a U.S. historian who has interviewed hundreds of 
    former soldiers. 
    Bryan Mark Rigg, history professor at the American Military University in 
    Virginia, told Reuters on Thursday that the issue of soldiers of partial 
    Jewish descent was long a somewhat taboo subject, overlooked by most 
    academics as it threw up thorny questions.

    1. Isa28 profile image57
      Isa28posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  Lots to ponder here.  Thank you for opening this debate.  Jesus preached Love for all humanity regardless of their race, colour, creed.  If it's good enough for Jesus...

  12. profile image50
    Donnaisabella15posted 10 years ago

    Yes, Jesus was born a Jew and why some Christians today hate Jews has been answered very thoroughly by others here.  I was just wondering if you had considered the real Jesus, not the biblical one.  I found this site helpful to me in my search:

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Checkout the site and I am not convince it is anything more than a money maker for the creators.

  13. profile image51
    Norine Williamsposted 8 years ago

    For they are not "truly Christians (Christ-like)!  Did they not read the Scriptures which says in Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek...; for ye are all one "IN" Christ Jesus?" 

    It continues to disturb me that people say they are "Christian" and they "don't study" the Word of God!  If one would "study" they would know that Christians are Christ-like and follow the EXAMPLE of the "disciples" after the "first Church" was established in Acts 1! 

    Aren't we supposed to be living the EXAMPLE that Jesus told us to live by?  Did He not say to the "disciples" in Matthew 28:20 "Teaching them to "observe ALL things" whatsoever I have commanded you..."?  Do we "observe ALL things" commanded of the disciples? 

    After the "first Church" was established, after the Holy Spirit came (Acts 2:2) and began "putting His law in their minds and writing them in their hearts" (Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10;10:16), did not the disciples receive Word from the Holy Spirit (Jesus) and began speaking Jesus' Words to the believers telling them what to do?  Did the disciples (believers) of Christ not "continue in the Apostles' Doctrine (Acts 2:42, which was not of the Apostles, but Jesus)?     

    Acts 11:26 says "...And the disciples were called "Christians" first in Antioch."  Therefore, in order to be a "True Christian," one "MUST"  "Observe ALL things" that the disciples did after the "first Church" was established in Acts 1, as commanded in Matthew 28:20!

    Don't let "religion" fool you!  "Rightly divide the Word!"  II Timothy 2:15! Read Galatians 1:6-16!  A portion of it says (v6-9) "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto "another gospel," (v7) Which is not another; but there are some that trouble you, and would "pervert the gospel of Christ." (v8) But though we, or an angel from  heaven, "preach any other gospel" unto you than that which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. (v9) As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, "If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, LET HIM BE ACCURSED!"

    MY GOD!  "STUDY" Believers!  Don't let "religion" fool you! (John 10:10)  II Peter 3:9 says "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, but that all should come to REPENTANCE!"

    I wouldn't tell you anything wrong for "I believe" Jeremiah 23:1!

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer to this question. We should study the word and show ourselves approved. We must show God that we are able to act on the knowledge He will give us instead of using His words as a curiosity.

    2. profile image51
      Norine Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rod:  Thks Rod!  People just quote what they have learned in Sunday School or by "tradition" instead of studying for themselves!  If one would "rightly divide the Word" they would see it's Apostles' doctrine under the New Covenant! Gal 1:8-9!

  14. Besarien profile image76
    Besarienposted 7 years ago

    Jesus was always a Jew. It isn't as if he followed himself.

    Many contemporary Christians are Christians in name only. Jesus to them, were he alive today, would be a smelly Jewish peacenik communist hippy magician, with delusions of grandeur and OCD involving the poor and infirm. Hopefully nothing as terrible would happen to him, but who can say?

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It isn't the same. Christianity did not exist as it does now during the time of Christ. Jesus did not intend to start a new faith, but a new covenant with Israel and the whole world. He was opening up the covenant to all people.

  15. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 7 years ago

    Of Jesus being a Jew is something that I never think much of contrary to what He did for me. He allowed me to live again by my being changed from my old sinful ways to the new righteous ways even though I may unknowingly sin. If I sin it is not purposeful. At least now, I walk the walk and talk the talk. I also, walk and talk with Him in the Spirit. I have seen the various man made  images of him but they are not most important. More so, I love everyone regardless of how they feel about me and I refuse to retaliate if someone offends me. Again, it is what He did for us and not what nationality He is. I am African American but that is not important.  My humanitarianism is more important.

    1. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks The Word for your comment. It does matter His nationality because God decreed that He would be born of the tirbes of Judah and hold the right to the earthly kingdom of David, making Him a King on Earth as he is the King of Heaven.


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