This article explains the relationship of Jesus Christ with the Jews. He didn’t like the Jews. And the Jews didn’t like him.
John the Baptist did not like the Jews.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10 The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you [h]with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
- “You brood of vipers!” Who are the viper’s brood? Who is the viper? The Viper is that old serpent himself, Satan, the Deceiver, the Accuser of the Brethren. Those leaders of the Jews, the Pharisees and Sadducees, are Satan’s children.
- “The axe is already laid at the root of the tree, and every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire,” John says. He follows this up with a declaration that when the Christ comes he will “gather his wheat into the barn but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” This is directed at the Pharisees and Saducees who propagate the “Jewish” religion. This rejection of “Judaism” was emerged before Christ began his ministry in the Gospel of Matthew.
Christianity has never been an offshoot of Judaism — Judaism rejects the Holy Scripture and invented their own “traditions of men” that are expressed in the Talmud.
John the Baptist already rejected Judaism before Jesus Christ enters the scene. Judaism is the perversion of God and His Word — it is propagated by that brood of vipers who roam the globe seducing men with false moralities.
Matthew 23: 15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
This is an important verse. Most Christians think the Pharisees were just some group that got Jesus’ attention for the moment and really had no lasting teaching value. Or at best, that Pharisees represent Christian hypocrites who say one thing and do another. This is not so.
The Pharisees are Jews in the religious sense who abandoned the Word of God for their own commandments and traditions. Those traditions and interpretation are condensed in the Talmud. These are the “traditions of men,” that Jesus rejected. The Jews rejected the Word of God for their own traditions. The Talmud established a set of traditions and interpretations that Jews continue to follow.
For Christians wondering what the relationship between Judaism and Christianity should be I suggest you study Jesus’ attitude toward the Jews. He calls them blind guides, lawless, hypocrites and the children of Satan. Why, then, would any Christian refer to a Jew as “God’s chosen people?”
If if this is a matter of blood descent from Judah (which is how I would define a Jew) then can that be established? Are Jews not largely mixed with the European children of Japeth?
I’m loathe to define a physical Jew as I am not one. An I am quite happy that Jews define themselves and are proud of their race, whatever it is. And I am very happy that they pursued their own homeland for their own genetic people group. I have no problem with the definition and defense of a Jewish ethno-state, which is what the current state of Israel is, according to Israeli law. Never mind that the Jews are complete hypocrites in denouncing ethno-states for non-Jews while they defend their own.
Christians who elevate a Jew as something to be admired think contrary to Jesus Christ’s approach to the Jews. Christ wasn’t opposed to a Jewish genetic background, some of which he shared through his mother Mary (Christ’s father was not Jewish, and since biblical ancestry is traced through the father alone, Jesus Christ was never Jewish), it was their wholesale abandonment of the God of the Patriarchs that irked Christ. The Jews invented their own religion by taking the words of God (via Moses) and twisting them to be something they were never intended to be. Read the Woes written in Matthew 23. Judaism was an anti-God religion from long before the time of Jesus Christ; John the Baptist and Jesus Christ made that very clear.
Matthew 23:29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
The religious Jews converted those who are not Jewish (biologically) to their religion of Judaism. They converted non-Jews to their Jewish (anti-Christ) religion both before the time of Christ and afterwords. They converted them to be “sons of Hell.”
Matthew 23:15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
This continues today as Jewish synagogues and organization spread their anti-Christ mission around the world.
To the Christian who claims I make myself an anti-Semite, all I can do is wonder at their deception — would you prefer I become an anti-Christ in order to avoid being an anti-Semite? Would you join with the anti-Christs accusing me of a sin that God never even knew about? Where in the Scriptures does it say “thou shalt not be an anti-Semite?”
And since we find ourselves here, where in the scripture do you find any of these sins?
- Thou shalt not be a racist.
- Thou shalt not be an anti-Semite.
- Thou shalt not be a misogynist.
- Thou shalt not be a homophobe.
- Thou shalt not prefer your own blood line over another’s.
- Thou shalt not be transphobic.
God never commanded any of the above; these are traditions of men, invented by evil minds and set in place over and above the Word of God. They are like the Talmud — the Jewish teachings that rejected God’s Word. It comes from the same anti-Christ spirit and false morality that is promoted by the Jews.
In the modern state of Israel, it is impossible to claim asylum for a non-Jew. It is impossible to migrate to Israel without a proven genetic connection to being a “Jew.” The Jew opposes ethno-states everywhere but in his own state of Israel.
The Anti-Defamation Leagues is the perfect example of this. Claiming to be “against hate,” they propagate hate. They have this invented sin of “anti-semitism,” which just means anti-them (Jewish). They foster hatred against anyone they consider to be against their own interests. Their mission is to induce contempt toward those who, in their sole opinion, hold “contempt for anyone who is different.” Imbedded in their purpose is their overriding goal — to protect themselves (the Jews)! They created a deception that claims they would protect everyone, but this is not the case — they invoke hatred, contempt, and ridicule upon anyone who does not see the world the way they want them to, even when it is utter hypocrisy. They wrap themselves in a self-righteous morality and induce the crowds to murder the Good and Right and True.
This is the demonic spirit Jesus Christ fought against. Is there any wonder the Jews crucified Jesus Christ? Is there any wonder that Christ called them a brood of vipers and children of hell? Is there any question of why the flag of Israel sports a demonic star on it?
The passage below describes the Jewish betrayal of their own King:
Matthew 27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.” 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death. 21 But the governor said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Crucify Him!” 23 And he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “Crucify Him!”
24 When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.” 25 And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!”
That remains the heart of Judaism. Jews still persuade the crowd to reject Jesus Christ. When they promote homosexuality for the non-Jew, and open borders for the non-Jew, they reject Moses’ teachings in Genesis. And now Christian peoples have been deluded by them as well. The path to freedom is a rejection of the false traditions of men that contravene the Law of God; the peddlers of false traditions have been the Jews since before the time of Christ.
For men to be free again, they must reject, wholesale the anti-Christ and anti-God “traditions of men” taught by the enemies of God. Their burdens, like in the time of Jesus, were never meant for the Jews, but meant to keep others down. No step toward freedom can come until we reject the false sins — traditions of men — of “racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism,” and so on. This is the heart of the evil that Jesus Christ railed against — the traditions that God-hating men imposed upon others.
It is not that Christ hated biological Jews:
Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 38 Behold, your house is being left to you desolate.
But within Christ’s longing for them is embedded the truth: they killed the prophets and stoned those sent to them. And then they killed the Son of God. They were unwilling to be gathered, and so have been left desolate. They continue to convert non-Jews, too, to traditions of men and make them twice the sons of Hell that they are.
From the time of Jesus, when he spoke against that brood of vipers, to today, linked by the imposition of man-made traditions, the battle remains the same. The axe must be re-laid well against this foul tree. The traditions of men remain a cancer that has seeped into the heart of the Christian church. European Christians must see this truth in order to overcome.
There are Jews out there who may want to take the above say “Fritz inspires violence against the Jews!” Such hypocrites they are. They who stoned the prophets and killed the messengers and crucified Jesus Christ. How well they play the victim. They will say “people like you inspired the Holocaust!” Hypocrites that they are — the Jews would gladly holocaust entire nations (as long as they are not Jewish) with their nuclear weapons — and they have said as much. Again they will say, “Fritz’s ideas justify violence against the Jews!” Hypocrites — Jews have an easy time justifying violence against anyone not their own people — go ask the Arabs in their neighborhood.
Again, the Jews are hypocrites — they reserve unto themselves the rights to do and say what they condemn in others for doing. It is an institutional hypocrisy far deeper than a personal hypocrisy, which is common among all men. They encourage open borders in Europe and America and build walls for themselves. Non-Jews are only permitted to come and spend their shekels in Israel and leave again. They know very well that mixing peoples and languages and religions leads only to weakness – that is why they promote it in countries but forbid it in their state of Israel. Jewish organizations promote contempt toward anyone who dares point this out. They have been so effective that even the Christian church has been seduced by their traditions of men.
I am unaware of either apostles or Jesus lifting a hand of violence toward the Jews, except when Peter hacked off one dude’s ear (and then Jesus healed him). I will follow their example. Jesus Christ used His words against that brood of vipers and the lies the told — I will do the same.
The Jews (in the religious sense, which extends far beyond those attending a synagogue) will come to a very bad end. They are the tree that will be burned with fire that John warned about. They are the tares that shall be burned at the end of the age. They are those who shall not escape the sentence of hell according to Jesus.
Should you, Christian, consider yourself a friend of the Jew, then you owe them the Truth. And the Truth is all that Jesus Christ said to them. Jesus Christ gave his life for the Jews and all the world — but that did not keep Him from telling them the Truth about them. Jesus never sought approval from the Jews to prove his own righteousness, as so many churches do today.
But this article isn’t about helping the Jews. It is about helping the European Christian church lift up its head again. Fixing the problem requires going to the heart of the matter and deep cuts are required.
Fritz Berggren, PhD
13 February 2020