Passover Connection - Hatred For Things Jewish are Not Limited to Being Jewish
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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 15, 2014 at 16:09
Let's cut to a quick end of a chase of ideologies that target innocents for a cause of irrational hatreds that go back centuries and millennia: Israel knows them all too well; and Jewish descendants of Israel cannot escape the overwhelming maliciousness of the likes of Miller and others of his ilk. Much to the dismay of much of the Jewish population, it is a Scriptural circumstance of being Jewish. America is in the modern rendition of such things.
The deep basis of this hatred comes from the Biblical implication that when Lucifer was ejected from his place in the heavenlies, the hatred that burned from that moment still finds its way in humanity in ways that still torment the imagination. When Yeshua HaMashiach appeared to the Jewish nation two thousand years ago, the hatred that emanated towards Him on the cross was as full and as vehement as it could be.
This is what we see historically; and it is what we saw again in Kansas. It cannot be humanly escaped in this world.
To be sure, while a connection of the atrocities of Hitler was being asserted in Kansas, it does/is not limit the nature and scope of similar actions around the world. In an unrepentant and malicious attempt to exact a toll for this individual's hatred of anything good, the condemnation that is the sought after result should be measured in this way; as we see this hatred expressed, it is expressed in the same way as it was towards the Christ who was tortured and crucified for the sins of mankind.
That this was executed on the eve of the Passover, we must remember instead of the love of Almighty God in sending his Son to the cross for all of humanity. In this expression of hatred by the Kansas shooter, he could not/cannot extinguish God's grace and mercy towards those who follow Jesus in His love unless one allows that hatred to move in instead.
Therein lays the love of God: He offers it to those who will accept it as a free moral choice. Rejecting it allows the hatred of things like anti-Semitism. In making a further distinction, one cannot have a true love of God through Jesus Christ and be anti-Semitic in the heart. It is antithetical and unscriptural.
There is irony in the Kansas shootings in that the targets were not Jewish, potentially a circumstance of collateral damage. But that does not diminish the instilled hatred that compelled the shooter to end lives that he had no care for. One cannot conventionally rationalize the bestial mind as it sets about its devious business; and this is the same anywhere it happens in the world.
The only antidote is the love of Almighty God through His Son, Jesus Christ, whose death, burial and resurrection is being celebrated this Passover week. The farther away the world gets from that message sets the tone and pace of more actions like the Kansas shooter, the question being: how many more times must this happen before Christ's message is sought after for the peace He holds for every loving heart?
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