The word “anti-Semitism” is thrown around
quite liberally today by many people who don’t even know its meaning. I
have been accused many times of fostering hate towards Jews because I am
critical of the State of Israel, the actions of individual Jews or for
proclaiming the truth of the Gospel against the man-made religion of
Judaism. I decided to include this little article by Ted Pike because it
succinctly explains what “anti-Semitism” is and how post-WWII Jews have
redefined its definition.
~ Charles Thorell
What is Anti-Semitism?
By Rev. Ted Pike
December 28, 2006
Anti-Semitism is the racist belief that
Jews are genetically evil and subversive and should be persecuted. This is
what Hitler believed.
Today, the term “anti-Semitism” has been
broadly misdefined for use as a political weapon, to silence any criticism
of Israel, Judaism, or liberal Jewish activism. Those who make the
simplest statements of unflattering truth about Israeli or Jewish actions
are smeared as anti-Semites.
Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary
fuels such confusion; it misdefines anti-Semitism as “prejudice against
Jews; dislike or fear of Jews or Jewish things (emphasis mine).”
This broad definition makes it anti-Semitic to dislike or fear such
venerable “Jewish things” as the Talmud and Kabbalah. No one disliked
these twisted teachings of the ancient Pharisees more than Jesus Christ.
Webster would make Him one of the world’s worst anti-Semites!
This is far from the truth. The Bible
teaches that it is loving, not persecutive, to reprove any sinner
or group of sinners (2 Tim. 4:2). The Bible also forbids racial favoritism
in the giving of such truth (James 2:1). The prophets, and Christ Himself,
vehemently criticized the Jewish people and their leaders for sin.
Their concern was motivated by the love
that St. Paul expressed for the Jews when he wrote, “My heart’s desire and
my prayer for them is for their salvation.” (Rom. 10:1) All these loving
truth tellers keenly anticipated the day when a remnant of Israel will
repent and be restored to Christ at His second coming.
Yet, today, any leader who criticizes
Israel or Jewish activists is in danger of being ruined by the charge of
anti-Semitism. While Christian leaders and the secular media openly
criticize Islam, they carefully protect the dark side of Judaic ethics and
Zionist history from exposure. This enables the government of Israel to
act without substantive moral oversight. Such favoritism also empowers
liberal Jewish activists to pursue their anti-Christian agenda hidden from
Concerned and careful thinkers should
object to irresponsible charges of anti-Semitism and define this term
correctly. Clarity is vitally important because the same Jewish leadership
that Christ attacked is still in the world, deceiving a majority of both
the Jewish people and Christian evangelicals.
Last year, Rabbi Daniel Lapin warned that
“secular Judaism” is “in relentless attack on evangelical Christians.”
Most assaults against Christian symbols and values come from Jewish
activists or Jewish-led “civil liberties” groups like the Anti-Defamation
League of B’nai B’rith, the ACLU, People for the American Way, and the
Southern Poverty Law Center.
ACLU Top Heavy with Jews: truthtellers.org/alerts/acluheavywithjews.html
Correction: Speech at Air Force
Academy Not Free:
Who's Behind NBC's Book of Daniel?: truthtellers.org/alerts/bookofdaniel.html
The Jews Behind Da Vinci Code: truthtellers.org/alerts/behinddavinci.html
ADL/B’nai B’rith has destroyed freedom of
speech in more than a dozen countries through the “anti-hate” laws they
designed. As a result of liberal Jewish activism, many unjustly blame “the
Jews” in general for widespread anti-Christianity and attacks on freedom.
Such resentment, especially in Europe, could result in anti-Semitic
violence in the years ahead. Anti-Semitism is also fueled by Israeli
policies which go uncriticized out of fear of the “anti-Semite” slur.
Considering Jewish activism's threat to
Christianity, freedom, and Jewish welfare, how would Christ and the
prophets respond to evil Jewish leaders and activists today? They would
surely follow the Bible’s commands for godly and loving reproof of sin.
Such reproof creates the possibility that Jews may spend eternity in
heaven and be spared much grief in this life as well. What could be a
Ted Pike is
director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watchdog organization. He is a national opponent to federal hate
crimes legislation proposed by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. In the tradition of Christ and the Hebrew prophets, Pike is
an outspoken critic of ADL's evil Jewish leadership. truthtellers.org