Julia asks, "Why do people always claim anti-semitism when the subject about the Jews rejecting
the messiah is brought up?
Good question, Julia. It can only be because they are ignorant of God's Word. In absolute surety,
the strange thing is that one who claims anti-semitism against another is actually claiming it against themselves.
I have realized for a long time that PC words are often invented for particular PC purposes. One of these
terms, "anti-semitic" has been more or less universally applied as a derogatory label to persons or organizations who are
opposed to Jewish actions, particularly the actions of the modern state of Israel. Are we to assume only the world's PC defintion?
Word of God itself offers particular insight into the ultimate meaning of "Shemite".
It is generally understood that
the word "semitic" means "descendants of Shem".
In this regard, however we must realize that Abram, at his call was
indeed just one of many gentile Shemites, for, obviously, there were nothing BUT gentiles at that time.
know that Abram had 8 sons, as the result of God's promise to Abram. Here we find something strange to many, who fail to see
exactly what the Word implies.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee,
and kings shall come out of thee. (KJV)
The strange thing is that the word "nations" is :
1471 gowy (go'-ee);
rarely (shortened) goy (go'-ee); apparently from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation;
hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:
KJV-- Gentile, heathen, nation,
So God is to make Gentiles from Abram's loins.
Amazingly, we find that after the supreme name change
from Abram to Abraham, God repeated the same promise.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,
but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. (KJV)
The word nations is the same:
1471 gowy (go'-ee);
rarely (shortened) goy (go'-ee); apparently from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of
massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:
Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
We know also that Abraham had 8 sons, and that (Jacob=Israel) is the GRANDSON of
Abraham. And that Judah (Apparently the source of the word "Jew"), is only one of Abrahams many great-grandsons.
my question is-- what exactly do you think of when you hear the term "anti-semitic"? And, to which people should it be applied,
Are not all the goyim truly to be welcomed equally into the Kingdom?
Finally, is it the exclusive property
of one nation of distant descendants of Abraham, or is it the equal property of many nations?
he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (KJV)