The State Department вЂњOffice of Global Anti-SemitismвЂќ says the New Testament claim that the Jews had Christ crucified is вЂњclassical anti-SemitismвЂќвЂ”a historic form of hate. It included as an вЂњanti-Semitic incidentвЂќ the case of a Polish priest who said Jews killed Christ.
Are you one of tens of millions of Christians who agree with Mel GibsonвЂ™s The Passion of the Christ that Jewish leaders incited a Jewish mob and persuaded Pilate to have Christ crucified? The government now considers you вЂњanti-Semitic.вЂќ You are part of a worldwide scourge the U.S., Canada, Australia, and 55 European nations are uniting to suppress.
In the many countries now ruled by hate laws, it is already a federal offense to repeat the claim of New Testament вЂњhate literatureвЂќ that the Jews had Christ crucified. The State DepartmentвЂ™s equation of biblical Christianity with вЂњhateвЂќ is an ominous indication. The Anti-Defamation League of BвЂ™nai BвЂ™rithвЂ”architect of hate laws worldwide (and primary ideological and statistics-gathering force behind the Office of Global Anti-Semitism)вЂ”is moving rapidly to create bias against Christians as haters, particularly of Jews and homosexuals.
Despite passionate support of Israel by evangelicals, the ADL claims Christianity is inherently anti-Semitic. The ADL says the New Testament is the seedbed of suspicion and blame against Jews leading to the Holocaust of World War II. Televangelist John Hagee, recipient of numerous Anti-Defamation League of BвЂ™nai BвЂ™rith awards, upholds ADL propaganda.
He preaches that Jews did not reject or kill Christ, do not have to accept Him, and that New Testament Christianity is a primary source of anti-Semitism throughout the ages.
As Jewish-dominated media increasingly persuades the public and government to agree with this stereotype, it will become easier to pass Christian-restricting hate crime laws. All who adhere to the Bible on homosexuality or Jewish complicity in ChristвЂ™s death could be subject to state-sponsored prosecution.
Bible believers arenвЂ™t the only ones at risk. The State Department report also says it is anti-Semitic to: Allege вЂњintentionally or unintentionallyвЂќ that the state of Israel persecutes Palestinians: criticize вЂњintentionally or unintentionallyвЂќ Zionism or Israel if such criticism leads to lowering of public opinion of Jews or the government, military, or people of Israel: publish cartoons depicting the Israeli government and military as similar to Nazis: diminish the 6 million figure of Holocaust dead in any amount: allege that Jews exert undue influence in Congress, the White House and the media: and/or allege that American Jews are equally loyal to Israel
Well it was the Romans who carried out the death sentence under orders from Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. The Sanhedrin, the Jewish body that tried Jesus, did not have the legal authority to carry out executions in a Roman province. Hence they tried to convince the Roman authorities to convict Jesus on a count of treason against the Emperor.
By the way, many American Christians (particularly Fundamentalists) are pro-Zionist and pro-Israel.
Reporting an incident that is part of history doesn’t make it hateful.
If anything Christians have been most supportive of Israelites.
It was Christian leaning governments that were first to recognize the state of Israel and they supply Israel with assistance in many forms.
I do not see that as racist or anti-jewish.
That is ridiculous. I do not hear anyone complaining that I am anti Italian or anti Roman for believing Romans did the actual crucifying, I do not hear anyone crying out about the race of the eunuch from Ethiopian that Apostle Phillip spoke to, I do not see anyone saying I am being prejudiced when I speak of vikings, or of Romans, Pict’s, Celts, or Gauls. If I can speak of one group of historical people and things they did, even if they were violent, then I can speak of another. Aztecs and Incans, and I believe Mayans also, violently sacrificed humans for centuries. Yet it is anti Semitic to speak of ONE violent death that the Jewish Pharisees incited? That is utterly ridiculous
Im Catholic and many of us feel closer to the Jews then our Protestant breakaways. The Catholic church came frome Judism, which is no secret. But we have a speical bond towards the Jewish people that we dont have for anything else. I think theres several factors to why that is so, but I think the main one is because for the mostpart the only difference between the two is the New Testiment and the fact that Christ himself was Jewish.
No. Didn’t a Jewish mob cry for His crucifixion? I don’t blame the Jews because it was God’s plan. It kind of makes sense that the Jews 2000 years ago refused to believe in Him and still don’t
The Jews of Jesus’ day did have him executed. That is a Biblical fact. It has nothing to do with being anti-semetic. Besides, as the book of Acts notes, many of the supporters of Jesus’ execution repented and became Christians. Acts 2:41, 42.
No because Born Again Christians are the Jews best Allies.
We believe that our own sins are responsible for Crucifying Jesus. If Jesus did not die, we would still be lost and on our way to Hell.
I don’t hate the jews. They got Jesus killed so what? Jesus died for my sin along with their’s. So unless I have always been sinless I am no better then the people who killed Jesus.
You can write as long as you want.
Our sins kill Jesus.