a reply to: Revolution9
That is what you are misinterpreting in many way's, in the bible were it say's Jew's also remember that Christian's are part of Jewry THROUGH the
blood of Christ that the first apostles are Jewish and that the Jew's are the people God chose for this purpose, all else is and was as it was meant
The Second coming is exactly as the Orthodox Jew's are believing and for many Jews it takes until then for them to realize that he is the Messiah.
Everything happened as and when it was meant to even the Lord's Crucifixion, remember the night before they came Jesus prayed for the cup to be taken
from him but not his (Jesus as the Man) will but the fathers (God the Father) be done, he knew the suffering he would have to face before he ever did
and even on the cross he asked for the people - the Jews whom persecuted him - to be forgiven because "They know not what they do" they were acting to
fulfill the prophecy as indeed did he, the bitter cup it seem's was passed around.
Why did he choose the children of Israel, why did he banish the worship of idol's, the sacrifice of children in the arm's of bronze statues with
furnaces inside them, why did he forge his chosen, why did he tell Jacob that he would SCATTER his descendant's including the Jews into every nation,
Why did Jesus refer to himself as Jewish - he was of course but "Because Salvation come's from the Jews".
Remember also history, the persecution of the Jews only began because they were a problem people for the Roman empire, they rebelled and so the
Roman's tried to eradicated them by destroying there homeland and by enslaving them, enough escaped though that they did not only retain there
identity but it flowered and they continued to hold onto it in spite of there constant persecution, being forced to move on all the time as a people
devoid of there homeland.
At this time the NEW Jewish sect of Christianity was also persecuted BECAUSE it was JEWISH, later the empire embraced Christianity but it was
perverted almost beyond recognition, a whole class of clerics converted over night and formed the new priesthood, from Commune/Kibbutz and house
church style Christianity the religion became a tool of state and these pagan priesthood whom did not understand the meaning of the Jews persecuting
Christ, that they were now Jews through Christ and shared in that burden of guilt in making that sacrifice of the messiah upon the Cross as well as
the salvation his blood brought and his resurrection then misinterpreted the bible - as they were probably always meant to by the Lord - and then
spent over a thousand years persecuting the Jews whom clung onto there older version of the religion to which they themselves had converted without
understanding that the salvation of Christ most certainly encompasses the Jews whom will eventually accept him at the second coming and many before
Remember that the Church is corrupted by the legacy of the Constantine era pagan priesthood whom made it there new home along with there twisting of
the church original purpose as a Community of one body through the sacrament of Christ in which all wealth was to be shared by that ONE body - I
direct you to the story of Ananias and Sapphira, in THAT church all wealth was held in common and shared as was needed by the congregation so it was a
commune comprising the body of Christ on earth but they held back a portion of there wealth for themselves and yet wanted to be otherwise full members
of that church - while lying to it and therefore to the holy spirit whose body on earth it was meant to be, there death's were more than allegorical
as they were intended as a ruling much as a court decision in a test case is a ruling and as an example for all to learn from there mistake.
And yet today we have priests and pastors in all western church's, nay in all Christian church's that are far more guilty, oh there are undoubtedly
saint's among them but they are there.
So seeing themselves as NOT Jews and not understanding that to be saved they have to be the branch grafted on and a part of Jewry these former pagan
priests made the Jews the object of there hatred, later when the Jesuit priest Martin Luther printed the bible in German it also led to people whom
did not understand also persecuting the Jews and sparked a new wave of renewed anti antisemitism in the Protestant world - all the while forgetting
that SALVATION COMES OF THE JEWS.
Because GOD the one REAL GOD not some pagan idol made of stone, wood or clay Chose them to fulfill his will.