The Suffering Servant

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Will anti-Zionist, anti-Semites blame God for encouraging and enablingrepparttar Jewish "monopoly" on suffering? After all, aren't those who refuse to forgetrepparttar 149397 horrors ofrepparttar 149398 Holocaust and warn of man's inhumanity to man, following a biblical precedent?

Didn'trepparttar 149399 Hebrew God enshrine Israel's suffering by creating a holy day to commemorate their deliverance from Egyptian bondage? Didn'trepparttar 149400 God ofrepparttar 149401 Hebrews sear Israel's suffering into mankind's memory by instituting PASSOVER, a religious festival God commands all nations to observe? Didn'trepparttar 149402 Egyptians enslave other peoples, as well? Yet who hears about them, except perhaps in a passing comment?

Didn'trepparttar 149403 God of Israel dedicate a WHOLE BOOK to a Jewish tragedy that was averted? Doesn'trepparttar 149404 Book of Esther warn anti-Semites to this day that "he that touches you touchesrepparttar 149405 apple of His eye"? (Zech. 2:8). Of what other nation has such been said? Weren't other peoples threatened throughout history and yetrepparttar 149406 Bible doesn't make mention of them?

And is it some part of a "Jewish conspiracy" forrepparttar 149407 whole world to mournrepparttar 149408 murder of Jesus Christ byrepparttar 149409 Romans (yetrepparttar 149410 Italians aren't branded to this day as "Christ-killers")? Didn'trepparttar 149411 Romans torture and crucify thousands of individuals? Are CHRISTIANSrepparttar 149412 biggest cry-babies? Has Jesus' death been exaggerated and milked for all it's worth by Christians fixated with His suffering and self-sacrifice? I'm speaking foolishly (like those who thinkrepparttar 149413 Jews have exaggerated their misery) to make a point.

It's not politically-correct, however,repparttar 149414 plain truth is that not all lives are equal. Ancient Israel recognized thatrepparttar 149415 life ofrepparttar 149416 king,repparttar 149417 nation's leader, was far more important than that of his soldiers (1 Sam. 18:3; 2 Sam. 21:17). Some people and nations have a greater influence and impact upon history. It's not because of Israel's inherent goodness or superiority, we've been warned about believing that, but because of God's overall plan and purpose. At this time, in God's plan of salvation,repparttar 149418 lives of Jews and Israelites are incomparable to any other, even as true Christians (in whom God's Spirit dwells) are greater and different than other humans who are only ordinary (1 Cor. 2:9-16). That's why it is written, "Precious inrepparttar 149419 sight ofrepparttar 149420 Lord isrepparttar 149421 death of His saints" (Ps. 116:15; Numbers 23:10). Isn't God concerned withrepparttar 149422 death of everyone?

The BIG DIFFERENCE between Jesus and Israel (physical & spiritual) versus other individuals and nations, is simply that we are GOD'S SON! (Hos. 11:1; Amos 3:2). The Bible only mentions other nations insomuch as they come in contact with Israel. The Bible is an ethnocentric book; it's all about a FOCUS ON THE FAMILY on Jacob-Israel!

God doesn't recordrepparttar 149423 suffering of others at this time, because as far asrepparttar 149424 plan of salvation goes, genocides in Africa or Asia are inconsequential! And those innocent victims who suffered and died during Hitler's War againstrepparttar 149425 Jews (first and foremost), were basically collateral damage! That's not how mankind would view it, but it is how God sees things (Isa. 55:8-9). I'm not attempting to minimize their loss, I'm just seeking to put things in a biblical perspective, however unpopular.

I'm not magnifying Israel's suffering atrepparttar 149426 expense of others, I'm just emphasizing it asrepparttar 149427 Bible would. Evenrepparttar 149428 coming Great Tribulation is referred to as "the Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jer. 30:7). Isn't God aware that every nation on earth will suffer whenrepparttar 149429 nuclear bombs begin to drop? Yes. However, presently, other nations are expendable on account of Israel, if necessary. "For I amrepparttar 149430 LORD thy God,repparttar 149431 Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee (individuals), and people (nations) for thy life" (Isa. 43:3-4). And, again, "For I am with thee, saysrepparttar 149432 LORD, to save thee: though I will make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee..." (Jer. 30:11).

"New" Israeli invites disaster

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Hosea 1:9 9Then God said: "Call his name Lo-Ammi, For you are not My people, And I will not be your God. God rejects all those "new" Israeli rejects, those Jews and Israelis so detached from their Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities, so cut off from reality, and soon to be cut off fromrepparttar biblical Promised Land of ISRAEL, tossed out like so much litter, so much worthless refuse (Jer. 6:30), for

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