Breitbart: “Former President Jimmy Carter is the featured keynote speaker at this weekend’s Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention at Detroit’s Cobo Hall.
The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel. Hamas is officially designated a terrorist group by the US government.”
Opinion: Racism is condemned against any and all nationalities, except one, Judaism.
A review of a 1991 book “The Oldest Hatred” by Robert S. Wistrich:
“The book predicted the resurgence of the ancient hatred; it was unfortunately correct. In the introduction Wistrich discusses the problematic term ‘Anti-Semitism’ then briefly explores its continuity and development down the ages. He does not believe that history provides definitive answers to the Why? of the phenomenon but emphasizes the importance of understanding the How? of it. The most enduring conspiracy theory of all times, it’s a shape shifter and nothing seems able to stop it.”
Neither the Reformation nor the Enlightenment put an end to anti-Semitism. Neither the author nor most Christians today understand its roots. Wistrich missed the most important point, that while history has not provided definitive answers to anti-Semitism - Bible prophecy does.
In Genesis 12:3, God promised to bless those who bless Abraham and his descendants after him, and curse those who cursed him and his descendants. That covenant began a great battle that had been prophesied in Genesis 3:15 between the ruler of this world, Satan, and the coming Savior, Jesus Christ.
When God changed Abram’s name to Abraham (Genesis 17:5) and created a holy people unto Himself, Satan launched an attack, because out of Abraham’s bloodline, the Messiah would come.
Replacement Theology, or Supersessionism, essentially teaches that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s plan and that the covenant that God made with Abraham was finished.
All the different views of the relationship between the Church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the Church is a continuation of Israel (replacement/covenant theology), or the Church is completely different and distinct from Israel (Dispensational Theology).
Replacement Theology became the position of the early Church during the time of Augustine (A.D. 354-430), who popularized it in his book The City of God. Initially, Augustine claimed that he was a Chiliast, one who believed in the literal thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth, the basic view of Premillennialism today.
Having come to the conclusion that this view was “inferior” and “carnal,” he adopted the position that the reign of Christ should be much more “spiritual” and it would occur during this present Church Age. Therefore, the view of the Church was that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70 was brought about divinely, that God had ordained the end of unbelieving Jewish Israel. The prophecies of condemnation and judgment, however, still remain for national Israel and the Jewish people.
Major Christian denominations have advanced either Replacement or Covenantal theologies despite major problems with these views, i.e., completely ignoring the supernatural survival of the Jewish people, and Israel’s prophesied rebirth in one day among the gentile nations (Isaiah 66: 7-8).