In that same chapter, Isaiah promised the Messiah, Christ, as “a seed out of Jacob [Israel, as the Lord called him] and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains [always the series of mountains on which Jerusalem is located] … But ye are they … that prepare a table for that troop [of demons] and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. Therefore … ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.” (Isaiah 65:9, 11, 15) And His servants have not been called “Jews” or “Israelites” since the “Inheritor,” Christ, came nearly 700 years later.
Many good Christians believe that present-day Jews are heir to God’s promise to Abraham, found in Genesis 12:3 and 22:18 — ‘I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed … in thy seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
Often, when this verse is discussed, whether in the pulpit or on radio and TV, a common interpretation is that we must always help the Jews and never criticize them or say anything against them, because if we do otherwise we will be cursed by God.
God’s promise to Abraham does show of course, that there is a group of people which God looks upon with special favor. But are these Jews? Does God bless those who profane and blaspheme every tenet of the Scriptures? Who are the rightful descendants, the spiritual heirs of Abraham? To whom do these and other promises recorded in the Bible apply?
In the Old Testament Scriptures, God’s chosen people were known as Israelites or Jews. The Israelites were the ones “to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises.” (Romans 9:4) Yet the Apostle Paul tells us, “They are not all Israel which are of Israel. Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” St. Paul goes on to explain, “That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” (Romans 9:6-8) The promise in Genesis was given to Abraham “because thou hast obeyed my voice.” Today’s Jews, as for almost 2,000 years, have not obeyed God’s voice, but have rejected and cursed Christ and make a mockery of the teachings of the Bible.
The Old Testament prophets, speaking infallibly and without error, thus foresaw this development, and that there would be a group called Israel and Jew which would not be the rightful heirs of Abraham. As previously noted, Isaiah said to the true heirs of Abraham, “Thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name … and you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall … call his servants by another name.” (62:2; 65:15) Although God changed the name of His chosen ones once, He will never do so again, for He said of this new name, “I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.” (Isaiah 56:5)
The New Testament Scriptures reveal this new name. When the Messiah, Christ, came, Abraham’s true children welcomed Him, and received Him as their Saviour. The Pharisee Jews rejected and crucified Him, fulfilling Old Testament prophecies.
“Brotherhood” With Anti-Christianity?
Non-Jews are almost inundated currently with propaganda designed to promote “brotherhood” between Christians and anti-Christian Talmudic Jews. The heavily-financed National Conference of Christians and Jews is one of the organizations promoting this impossibility, that is, if one knows what so-called Judaism really stands for.
Such tactics are nothing more but Gnosticism, which dates back to the time of Christ, and before, and is claimed by Jewry as its own. (See, for example, Exhibits 288 and 289 from the Jewish Encyclopedia) Jewish Gnosticism is also heavily involved with the Cabala, Jewish magic and demonism. (See Exhibits 288, 289, 290, 291, 292)
Down the centuries the Gnostic heresies all but rubbed Christianity out. Like Biblical “Higher Criticism,” the term gnosis (knowledge) assumes a superior way of harmonizing opposites.
Gnosticism has been defined as “a system of syncretizing, an attempt to blend opposite and contradictory tenets into one system to produce union and concord.” Twice in Christ’s message to the Church at Ephesus, He denounces the Nicolataines, a Gnostic cult. (Rev. 2:6, 15) “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolataines, which thing I hate,” He said. St. Ignatius, St. Clement, St. Iraenaeus, St. Epiphany — early fathers of the Church, wrote with horror of the Nicolataines. St. Iraenaeus described a Christian deacon, Nicholas, as “the master of the Nicolataines.” This and [page 68] subsequent Gnostic cults assumed to find Christian dogmas to justify debauchery. To quote the French historian LaCroix,
“The doctrine which was most common among these heretics was that of community of women and the promiscuity of the sexes. The Carpocratians and Valestians professed that doctrine. Carpocratus, who had studied in the pagan school of Alexandria, was but a disciple of Epicurus, although he called himself a Christian. He made of Jesus Christ, as a matter of fact, an epicurean philosopher.”
The Jews today, as always, have been ever active gnostics. Fantastic financing on their part today features “Brotherhood” between Christians and Jews.
These gnostic activities are accomplished by “boring from within” Christian denominations, themselves. For example, read the report of the American Jewish Committee in its American Jewish Yearbook (Vol. 53, 1952) which boasts (page 559) of:
“significant advances … in achieving the elimination of hostile references from Christian textbooks and lesson books, particularly relating to the Crucifixion story … Largely due to our efforts … 85% of Protestant textbooks are free of disparaging references to the Jew. Similar, though not quite as extensive, results have been achieved among Catholics … Arrangements have been completed with … the National Council of Churches whereby the AJC and ADL [i.e. Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith] will jointly … aid in the preparation lesson materials, study guides and visual aids … sponsored by the Protestant organizations.”
Many other instances of similar activities could be cited, and as to which Jews are enthusiastically aided by non-Jews. Which brings to mind that all of Christ’s denunciations were not for the Pharisees themselves. He said of the Pharisees: “ye compass land and sea to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” (Matt. 23:15) Strong words, indeed.
Today, in public affairs, the proselytes of the great Jewish banking and industrial czars are actually better fronts, often even more zealous, than their masters in building for the Red Anti-Christ World Government. More and more proselytes enter the movement for “Brotherhood” between the crucifiers and the Crucified, leading to overcome the latter.
Must the Christian seek out “brotherhood” with anti-Gentile, anti-Christian Jews?
“Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate,” said the Prophet Amos (5:15).
Christ said: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other: or he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matt. 6:24)
The “disciple whom Jesus loved” — John — in his second Epistle, was even more pointed, saying: “If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine [that Jesus is the Christ] receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (II John 10:10-11)