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A Jewish Christian is an Oxymoron!
by Steven Shamrak
A Jew who follows the ‘Messiah’, Jesus or Yeshua – whatever sugar-coating Messianic Christian, Jewish soul-catchers, are using to justify the validity of Christianity – is an oxymoron!
A Jew becoming Christian is not a new phenomenon. This ‘adaptation’ to a hostile environment is a result of prolonged exposure, for about 1700 years, to Anti-Semitic discrimination and violence against Jews! From the beginning, the policy of “stick or carrot” was used by Christianity to convert anybody, especially but not only Jews, showing complete disrespect to their way of life, in complete disregard of main teachings of their savoir, Jesus – “LOVE”!
As for ‘recruiting’ and changing the rule and laws of Torah, isn’t it written in Christian Bible: “I did not come here to change the LAW”, meaning Torah? Christians need to read their own Bible before targeting Jews for conversion. I suggest Matthew 5:17 – 19:17 – Luke 16:17 – John 7:19 and Romans 3. Whatever Paul, Peter and Roman Emperor Constantine concocted is not what Roman-hating Jesus had in mind!
There are hundreds of Christian missionary groups. They spend hundreds of millions dollars annually, targeting Jews worldwide for conversion, often by camouflaging themselves to appear as Jewish organisations or congregations!
Many Messianic Christians, ‘soul-catchers’, are assuming Hebrew names and conducting faking Jewish rituals in bogus synagogues to lure and deceiving ‘lost’ Jews, who in modern ‘Politically Correct’ society, do not care about their Jewishness, because they have not experienced anti-Semitism, lost self-respect and have lost connection with it as religion and/or nationality. As a rule, those lost Jews have never learned Judaism properly, including the Jewish version of the Messiah, which is completely different than the Christian dogma!
Messianic Christians have a pathological need to prove that Christianity is the true replacement theology of Judaism! Many Christian organisations and churches are still living in the ‘Dark Ages’. Their parishioners have not even read and studied their own Bible, forget about the Old Testament or Torah!
Some Christians are still blaming Jews, not Romans, for killing their “Savior”. Quite a few Christians are still deeply anti-Semitic – anti-Semitism is rising again in Europe and the US, just 70 years after Holocaust! Among those who pretend being friends of Jews, there are many who have been doing it in order to manipulate as many Jews they can into accepting Christianity.
Why should Jews believe them? This is not love – it has always been about the physical and spiritual genocide of Jews! Your Messianic ‘LOVE’ is killing Jews! Have Jews ever done it to Christians? (continued below)
FOOD for THOUGHT by Steven Shamrak
There are bigger issues in play than just ‘collusion’, which is just anti-Trump political distraction and leftist ‘hysteria’, paralyzing the Trump administration from effectively conducting international policy, and Russia is a major player in them! They are: North Korea, nuclear Iran, Syria and its border with Israel, and new arms race escalation and territorial expansion of China and Russia!
Violent riots along the Gaza border continued in several locations on Friday afternoon. Some 7,000 Palestinian Arabs took part in the riot, throwing rocks and burning tires at IDF forces and at the fence. Since March 30, Arabs have been holding weekly violent riots along the Gaza border and have been using kites and balloons with explosives attached in order to set fire to Israeli property.
Hundreds of new homes will be built in the West Bank settlement of Adam, where a Palestinian terrorist stabbed three Israelis, killing one. “The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Lieberman wrote on Twitter
A 17-year-old a PA terrorist infiltrates Jewish settlement near Ramallah, where he stabs three Israelis, murdering one and wounding two others. Attacker was shot dead by one of his victims. Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, condemned the terrorist stabbing attack in Adam and called on the leaders of the PA to condemn the violence. (He’ll have to wait for eternity! Regardless of ideology or religious affiliation, enemies of Jews have the same goal – exterminating Jews!)
Israel confirmed U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a July 14 phone call to release Ebru Özkan, a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, in exchange for Turkey’s release of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the international organization faces a real danger of running out of cash, due to member states’ failure to pay their dues. “Caused primarily by the delayed contributions of member states to the regular budget, this new cash shortfall is unlike those we have experienced previously.” (The ‘Useless Nothing’ is a monster that must be drastically changed or replaced!)
Two mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded early around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. Earlier in the night, a single launch from Gaza was intercepted by the Iron Dome. A total of nine launches toward Israel were identified during the night. On Wednesday evening, an IDF officer was moderately injured in a shooting attack adjacent to the southern Gaza border. The Palestinian Arab sniper had fired at IDF troops under the cover of 20 children that were sent towards the border fence as decoy.
A United Nations bloc of developing countries has elected the observer state of Palestine as its next leader in a symbolic snub to the US and its ally Israel. The Group of 77, which has grown to encompass 135 countries since its formation in 1964, was formed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity. (…and anti-Semitism as well?)
Hamas official Talal Nassar recently stressed that his organization would never accept U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century”, the name given to Trump’s peace efforts, “even if we are turned into ashes and the entire Palestinian people is buried underground.” (At the same time, Haniyeh and the Hamas leaders are reported to have said during the meeting with a UN representative, that Hamas “was not interested in a military escalation” with Israel – until the next escalation!)
The conflict between the United States and NATO member Turkey has intensified with Congress advancing a bill that would ban delivery of the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets to Turkey. Congress moves to block sale of F-35s to Turkey.
President Reuven Rivlin held a condolence visit to the home of the late Staff Sergeant Aviv Levi, who was killed by sniper fire on the border of the Gaza Strip. “Your child protected us all,” said the President, adding that “all our security is based on these young soldiers who bear the burden of defending our country.” (Politicians of Israel unwilling to face reality and develop a plan of removing enemies from Jewish land – They failed the brave Jewish solders of Israel!)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday the PA will continue to pay stipends to the families of Palestinian security prisoners and slain terrorists even if it has to spend its last penny to do so. “We will not accept a cut or cancellation of salaries to the families of martyrs and prisoners… Even if we have only a penny left” he said.
Gottfried Waldhäusl, a member of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), has proposed to limit the sale of kosher meat in the country only to Jews whose names appear on a special list. (Some would say, quite justifiably, Nazism never left Austria!)
Israel has rejected a Russian proposal to create a 100 kilometer (62 mile) buffer zone that would distance Iranian forces from Syria’s border with Israel in the Golan Heights. “We will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometers from the border,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The State Department says it is working with Iraq to extend the stay of a trove of Jewish artefacts from the country, while a bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution recommending that the items not be returned as planned in September.
There are no pro-Iranian armed units in the south of Syria, Russia’s Ambassador to Damascus Alexander Kinshchak told reporters. He did not comment on the news that Iranian proxies dressed in Syrian army uniforms have infiltrated the Assad regime’s forces which are in the process of retaking the region just north of Israel’s border.
New factory can produce rotors for up to 60 IR-6 centrifuges a day; while the facility doesn’t violate the nuclear accord, it serves as a message to world powers Tehran is ready to get its enrichment activities back on track should the deal collapse after US withdrawal.
QUOTE of the WEEK:
“Some of us imagined that a misunderstanding had occurred, that because the Arabs did not understand our intentions, they opposed us, but, if we were to make clear to them how modest and limited our aspirations are, they would then stretch out their arms in peace. This too is a fallacy that has been proved so time and again… But an agreement with Arabs outside the Land of Israel is also a delusion… Thus we conclude that we cannot promise anything to the Arabs of the Land of Israel or the Arab countries. Their voluntary agreement is out of the question…” – Vladimir Jabotinsky, “The Iron Wall”
He came to this conclusion in spite of his deep desire to live in peace with Arabs!
“Sinai Option – The Road to Permanent Peace!” Please, read and distribute!
A Jewish Christian is an Oxymoron!
by Steven Shamrak
There are so many different shades of Christianity, and many of them quite often only care how to ‘recruit’ more Jewish souls, to prove that roots of Christianity are in Judaism. Mormons even do it to Jews who died and perished during the Holocaust – PATHETIC!
Christian support for Israel, most of the time, is conditional! Jews must remember that most problems Israel is experiencing now are result of help and support international anti-Semites have been providing to Arab/Muslim states before and during the Independence War and fake Palestinians since. Just look at the anti-Israel voting pattern in the UN!
Those who have self-respect do respect others! Hunting for Jewish souls, in order to convert them to Christianity, as many Christian Messianic sects do, is the lowest form of disrespect! Self-respecting religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism are not trying to destroy Jews or Judaism by conversion of Jews, because they have no need to prove anything to others or themselves!
Christian missionary groups and individual proselytizers do not care about logic, facts or even what is written in their own Bible! I suggest reading Matthew 5:17 – 19:17 – Luke 16:17 – John 7:19 and Romans 3. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them,” Matthew 5:17. They do not care about it and will find any fable explanations and excuse to change the subject!
Rebbe Akiva was smiling, while being tortured by Romans. He was reciting the Shema with a smile on his face, while he was being tortured by Romans. When Roman judge Tineius Rufus asked him why he smiled, Akiva replied that all his life he had read the verse, “And you shall love your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your possessions.” Unlike Jesus, who by last words blamed God for his own delusional failure by saying “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34). Jewish leaders, like Moses or king David, were ‘punished for lesser offences, and did not become a Jewish Messiah!
At least, Jesus was honest and self-critical, as he said according to the Cristian Bible: “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing.” Romans 7:19 If he did ‘sins’, and “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me” (Romans 7:21). Therefore, by Jewish religious standards, he definitely could not be a Jewish Messiah! Moses and King David were disqualified for less.
This Christian Messiah did not bring all Jews to Israel, did not build the Jewish Temple, and did not establish world peace, as it required by Jewish teachings! Contrarily, Jews were dispersed, the Second Temple was destroyed, and wars are still ravaging the Earth!
Christians can believe in whatever they want, but please, leave Jews alone!
Living your life in your own faith and culture is the best for anyone! Trying to ‘save’ someone’s soul according to your belief, just because they don’t share it and do not worship a god of your choice, is cruel, condescending and disrespectful!
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NOTE: The Term Palestinians is used as a commonly known definition, not as acceptance of the existence of a fake nation, which was created by Arab states, with the help of the Soviet Union, in 1960s in order to discredit and undermine legitimacy, and eventually destroy the Jewish state!
We Recommend You to Read
Modern History of Palestine in Maps
The Palestinian Mandate – Legalised Robbery
Ethnic Make Up of so-called Palestinians
Arab-Israel Conflict – Forgotten Facts!
Why Israel is Suspicious of United Nations?
The War on Terror – Containment Plan
The Sinai Option: Road to Permanent Peace!
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