"As the Jewish people are in a downward population spiral, Christianity in its multiplicity has not just grown, but multiplied more than three-fold in, “the last 100 years, from about 600 million in 1910 to more than 2 billion in 2010.” Jews today number approximately 13.4 million. Yet over the ages Christianity has viewed Jews and Judaism as threat, the elephant fearing the mouse. Why would Christianity fear the Jews?"Turner cites numbers above depicting how Christians far outnumber that of Jews in today's world, and while these numbers may be correct, his implication that Jews are not a threat to Christians (and Christianity) is false, at least on some levels! Numbers alone mean nothing in terms of power & influence. Anyone accepting this logic is indeed being taken for a fool.
In fact, I would reverse Turner's argument, stating the fact that in America alone, Jews (however small their numbers may be) have co-opted a huge number of Christians to be Zionists (i.e., supporters of all things "Jewish" and in full support of the Israel of 1948). 1 in 4 people consider themselves to be Zionist Christians. That is, 70 Million+ Americans fall into this category. The Rev. Jerry Falwell lays it out concisely and explicitly here:
"It is my belief that the Bible Belt in America is Israel's only safety belt right now," says Rev. Jerry Falwell, one of the leaders of the Christian Right. That's the bulk of Evangelical Christians; Falwell claims to speak for all of them.With 70 Million brainwashed Christians in staunch support of Jewish Zionist objectives, it actually boggles my mind that Turner would even make broad/sweeping statements to indicate that Christians are fearful (and "insecure") towards Jews when in fact a majority of Christians are in support of Jews and Israel! For this very reason, I contend that Jews are critically dangerous to Christians, even when a mass majority of Christians do not even realize it! Numbers mean nothing if a smaller group of Jews can manipulate and control the minds, hearts, and souls of people, include a very high percentage of Christians! The concern that Jews should have (if they must have any at all) is with a much smaller contingent of "reformed" Christians that do see through and beyond the Zionist hype. These type of Christians are a "threat" to Jews due to the fact that they represent the one contingent that do not stand with the Jews' Zionist objectives. A good reason for Jewish "insecurity?" Perhaps in the sense that such types will not be parroting "I Stand With Israel" slogans!
"There are 70 million of us," he says. "And if there's one thing that brings us together quickly it's whenever we begin to detect our government becoming a little anti-Israel." (Source: Zion's Christian Soldier; February 11, 2009; http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/03/60minutes/main524268.shtml )
And to Turner and those who deny Jewish global power & influence, click "here" for a laundry list (or clearing house) of examples in which Jews run nearly every institution that matters. I've written about this at length in previous blog entries, and so I will cease further discussion on this point for this blog entry.
Now, consider another point made by Turner:
"The very foundation Christianity, its scriptures contain whether read literally or not, the charge contained in Matthew 27:25 that “the Jews” killed Jesus, even demanded that guilt and punishment follow us forever! Christian exegesis over the millennia expanded on this charge inciting centuries of persecution as just punishment. During the Middle Ages the fear generated by that theology, those teachings, morphed into a sort of perceptual shorthand, antisemitic stereotypes that are current even today. Those same stereotypes can be seen in Nazi propaganda from the 1930′s, appear also today in antisemitic publications in the US and Europe (also in Arab publications, but my topic is Christian antisemitism)."This is Turner's blatant statement of denial that the Jews have been (and are currently) suffering from the curse that was Jewry's rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. He even goes so far as to dismiss the Christian exegesis of Matthew 27 as 1930's Nazi propaganda. Matthew 27:25 is very clear:
25 And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!” (Matthew 27:25 NASB)When Rome sacked Jerusalem in 70 AD, that indeed was the "Abomination of Desolation" that Jesus was referring to. Many Zionist Christians believe that Matthew 24:1-2 is in reference to some future event yet to occur in Bible prophecy, wherein a future "antichrist" commits "abominations" in a newly rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem! Such a view is a gross misinterpretation of Scripture. There was a very different reality to what Jesus was saying, and the Jews (of that time) did not even understand it!
How many Jews today read these verses in Matthew and realize that what Jesus said would happen, would indeed happen only forty-some years later in 70AD, and not 2000+ years later than that as some Zionist Christians would believe? Further to that, how many Zionist Christians realize that the true significance of God's destruction (via of the Romans) of Jerusalem, and the Temple?
24 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” (Matthew 24:1-2 NASB)
The removal of the Temple also meant the removal of the Jewish sacrificial system, which in the Old Covenant, was the only means that God allowed for Jews to atone for their sins! In the New Covenant, Jesus was/is the blood sacrifice for sinful humanity. God no longer wanted the sacrificial system as a means to atone for sins. Jesus met that criteria through His sacrifice, and now to be one of God's chosen, we must all accept Jesus in order to have God's gift of grace and forgiveness. With the acceptance of Jesus can we come to God the Father (ref: John 14:6).
It is literally true that Jews have chosen the kingdom of this world, as that is what they wanted! Jews would have accepted Jesus had He come to make Israel a mighty and powerful nation! But, He did not offer this, and so Jews rejected Him.
Rather, Jesus had this to say:
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” (John 18:36 NASB)That's right! Jesus' Kingdom was one that Jews could not touch even if the Jews could kill His earthly body, which indicated full rejection of His Kingdom (not of this world). And thus, God gave the Jews what they truly wanted. He gave Jews this world! And for 2000 years, the evidence backing this fact is so numerous, there is no need for me to even elaborate. We live in an earthly world of the Jews, by the Jews, and for the Jews! They control finance, politics, international affairs, political correctness, fashion, media, entertainment, trends, and nearly every other aspect of life in this world! The corrupt decadence and wickedness of all that flows from the very top down is right before our eyes, and such fact is what serves as the fruits produced by a Jewish-run Kingdom of this world! As the common saying goes...the schumer roles down the hill!
Given the Jews' power & influence in this world, are we (reformed) Christians to feel "insecure" given the power that Jews have? The answer is both "yes" and "no." Yes, because Jews have the power to dominate and destroy all physical and mental elements of Christianity in this world. Let's face it, Jews (at a fundamental level) hate all that is Jesus the Christ. Today, they do all they can to push Jesus under the carpet. Indeed Jews do pose a threat to Christians, even if a majority of Christians fail to see it. Covert threats are indeed more dangerous than overt ones! Those who deny my point should read my blog entry on "Jewish Mockery of Jesus Christ."
Yet, to the contrary, I also would answer "no" (to my own rhetorical question underlined above), because as Jesus said per John 18:36 (quoted above), His Kingdom is not of this world. It is a Kingdom that is safe and protected against today's powerful Jewish Kingdom of this world. Those who accept Jesus can be free of the Kingdom of this world run by evil and corrupt Jews!
Those who accept Jesus as the Christ (Jew or Gentile) are the true seed of Abraham, and are a citizen of Jesus' Kingdom (not of this world) - aka the "Israel of God." Those who have this understanding are indeed not "insecure" about anything! These people are saved! Such a realization offers a "peace of mind" like nothing else in this world! Yet, Turner would accuse Christians (particularly "reformed" ones like myself) of being "insecure" or phobic of Jews! I'm here to explain to people like Turner that I am free of the Jews of this world at a "spiritual" level. At worst, this world (run by Jews) may destroy my body at the very most, but it can never destroy my soul, which I have handed over to Jesus. And, it is through Him that I am saved!
Insecurity? Only mammon-worshiping Jews that live for this world, can be truly "insecure" and neurotic! That is why top psychologists & psychiatrists are most often Jews. As Brother Nathanael says here:
JEWS ARE THE MOST NEUROTIC people walking the face of the earth.
That’s why the psychiatric profession is flooded with Jews — they’re hoping to get their own heads screwed on right!
Those who follow the true teachings of Christ, and live in full accordance to the Bible, do not often have the issues that Jews have. Our focus as Christians is to live in accordance to what God has given to us in His Word - the Holy Bible. Our focus is not money (mammon) or this world! Our focus is in His Word, and in doing His will. Such a focus is indeed therapeutic on all levels (spiritual, mental, and even physical). True believers in Christ may not be the richest people in the world with $6 Million houses in Beverly Hills or NYC, but those of us living by His word, no doubt still have a full head of hair (and youthfulness) even in our older age! Those belonging to the real "Israel of God" have nothing to fear in this world!
Thus, who are those that are truly "insecure?" It is not a true believer in Christ for sure!