There is a fashion in Christian circles to attributes to “Jews” the status of being “God’s chosen people.” This has not always been the case — it seems to have emerged fairly recently in the West, perhaps out of a false sense of guilt drummed up by those who lay the burden of Hitler’s persecution upon the Christian Church. Europeans, and Christians, seem particularly susceptible to guilt manipulation.
Admitting from the start that the identity of a Jew is not easy to determine, other than to say that if they consider themselves to be Jew and reject Jesus Christ, then I would not argue that. And if Jesus Christ and the Bible calls them Jews, then that is a proper guide as well.
Certainly at once point it was reasonable to conclude that a Jew was a descendant of Judah (hence, Jew; just as a Hebrew was a descendant of Eber).
In order to address this notion of Jews as “God’s chosen people,” the only place to turn to is the Bible, since, presumably, those Christians (and Jews) who make such arguments gather their inspiration from the Scriptures.
This should be a simple task, but has proven problematic since Christians (whom presumably cling to Christ for Salvation) apparently don’t think Christ is necessary for the Salvation of Jews. After all, the central tenet of faith in Jesus Christ is that He alone is the propitiation for our sins, and that salvation comes only by Him..
How are Jews exempt from this? (I ask this not of the Jew, but of the Christian.) Have Christians betrayed Christ by elevating a people, whose identity is based upon the rejection of Jesus Christ, to a status unmerited? That seems to be the case and this article addresses this notion.
Perhaps the most profound statement in the Greek scriptures are the words of John the Baptist when he confronts the Jews; he said to the Pharisees “who warned you to flee the wrath to come? Do not say you have Abraham for your father, for God is able to raise up from these stone children for Abraham.” He warned that there tree would be cut down and thrown into the fire.
What an introduction — immediate conflict the Jews! He follows up by calling them a “brood of vipers.” This is a direct correlation with Genesis 3:15 when God spoke of the enmity between the see of the Serpent and Eve’s child.
It was common (when I was a child) for the preacher to equate the Pharisees with overy moralistic and hypocritical Christians. But such is not the case.
The Jews, by the time of John the Baptist, had long forsaken God — they honored Him with their lips, but their heart was far from them. This wasn’t a matter needing revival; Revival Himself visited the Jews for the express purpose of the saving them. Their response? They murdered Him, just like they murdered all the prophets that went before Jesus Christ (including John the Baptist).
To this day, the Jews remain, as part of their conscious identity, anti-Christ. Therefore, it is stunning that Christians have agreed to a lie of their chosen status. Some believe that all the Jews from all time would be saved. This contradicts Jesus’ statement that it would have been better if Judas had never been born, and contradicts John’s warning to the Jews that hell awaited them (Matthew 3:7-11). This notion seems active in evangelical circles — but it is the leaven of the Pharisees.
Jesus Christ came to save the lost, but as a people group, the Jews rejected their King and Saviour. The Jews killed the heir of the Kingdom; and so the vineyard was stripped from the Jews and given to a different nation (ethnic group). The recipients were the Europeans, who accepted God in the flesh. The evidence is so plain and overwhelming yet most of the Church, in their worldly desire to be “ecumenical, tolerant, and diverse,” has missed it: All of the Holy Scriptures written since Christ’s resurrection were written in a European language: Greek. This was not happenstance nor “just convenient.” God Almighty tore the vineyard away from the Jews and gave it to another ethnic group. While, clearly, all nations were invited, it was overwhelming the Europeans who showed up at the wedding feast — Europe became Christendom. No other ethnic group in history can lay claim to being a Christian civilization, even if formerly.
Even the casual attendee at a Christmas service knows the story of how the Magi (whoever they were, they certainly were not Jews) came to worship the Christ child and the Jews (King Herod) sought to murder him. One may be tempted to lay blame exclusively to Herod for this crime, but that cannot be the case because he sought council with the Jewish leaders to find out there He was. When the Magi departed without revealing the Christ’s location, Herod was wroth and sent his (Jewish) soldiers to slaughter all the male children two years old and younger. Not a word is written of any dissenting Jews; we only read of Rachel, weeping for her children.
The Gospels distinctly impress upon the reader that Jesus and the Jews were enemies, even though the Christ came to save them. They rejected Him at his birth (except for the few — the shepherds). They slandered him and tried to destroy him in his life. And in the end, they bribed Judas (this name is significant — he represents the Jews) to falsely accuse him. And then they coerced the Romans to do the dirty work — they considered themselves too righteous to do their own killing. And when Pilate objected and washed his hands of guilt the Jews screamed “his blood be on us and our children!”
Christianity did not emerge out of Judaism — Christianity is a rejection of Judaism just as Judaism is a rejection of Jesus Christ and a rejection of the Prophets and the Books of Moses (regardless of what the Jews claim(ed).)
The Jewish leaders did not accept the Books of Moses — they did not believe in the Books of Moses then or now. (John 5:39-47). In fact, it will be Moses himself that accuses the Jews on the Judgement Day.
The Jews, even when watching Christ cast out devils told the community that he casts out devils by the power of the devil — they slandered the Holy Spirit. It is in this context — blasphemy against the Holy Sprit — that Jesus spoke to them (to the Jews) of that specific unforgivable sin. Judaism inverts the Truth — it attributes evil to God and good to itself. Jesus was more direct than this writer is — Jesus calls them “false Jews, of the synagogue of Satan.” (Rev 2:9 and 3:9)
Obviously many Jews rejected Judaism and became Christian. But this was not an easy conversion, so strong was the persecution and pull back into a more acceptable religiosity. The book of Hebrews was written to believing former Jews warning them not to slide back into Judaism, for the rejection of Jesus Christ as God is the rejection of God Himself. Hebrews makes this clear: all the angels of God worship Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:6). Of the Son (Jesus Christ) God says “Your Throne, O God, is forever and ever.” (Hebrews 1:8). Jesus Christ is the Creator: “through Him He made the world.”
There is no room to sidestep the person and identity of Jesus Christ as God in the flesh, in whom all the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily. (Colossians 2:9)
The identify of Jesus Chist as God is non-optional — this is the foundational allegiance to our King, the Son of God, Emmanuel, God with us. In the beginnng was the Word (Jesus Christ) and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John 1:1-3).
And this is what makes this anti-Christ deception so curious — how can anti-Christs be God’s chosen? For a Christian, the idea is impossible.
Jesus Christ said that the Jew were not real Jews, but rather were of the synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9). Christ explicitly denounced the lying and deceptive nature of those “who say they are Jews.”
Let us put to rest the idea that the Jewish religion honored the Books of Moses. When the Pharisees and Jewish legal experts challenged Jesus about the washing of the hands, Jesus retorted: “why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?” (Matthew 15:3). And then, of all the commandments, he goes right to the Fifth — to honor one’s father and mother. Ancestral pride is a commandment of God — being ashamed of one’s ancestors is a sin. Human “precepts” imposing White guilt directly undermine the Commandment.
The Jews/Pharisees were offended, his disciples noted, and Jesus said they (the Jewish leaders) where blind, and that they and their Jewish followers would “fall into a pit.” Why are Christians more worried about offending the Jews that Jesus was?
The Jewish leaders — all of them — where terrible leaders. Jesus felt compassion for the common people, who were like sheep without shepherds. Jewish leadership betrayed their own people and betrayed the God of the ancestors. Jesus Christ came to rescue the Children of Israel from the Jews, who has forsaken the Almighty.
Jesus Christ came to save the whole world from the Jews — the founders of the original Anti-Christ religion, they who are the seed of the Serpent, that brood of vipers. The invent traditions and precepts and elevate them over the word of God. They murdered Jesus Christ. How then can they be God’s chosen? This is another lie from them whose father is the devil and was a liar from the beginning. (John 8:44-45)
Now, if the Jews are not God’s chosen people, who are? John the Baptist told the Jews that God will raise of from these rocks children for Abraham. And what does Jesus Christ rename his first disciple? He renames Simon as Peter, the rock. This was mocking the Jews — God is not constrained by the bloodline of Judah (if that’s what they were/are), he takes a rock and makes offspring for Abraham.
Jesus Christ was killed by all the Jews — the Chief Priests (the leaders of the religion) and the scribes (their lawyers) and the Pharisees (those most devoted to the religion and creation of the Talmud — the traditions of men) and the people who cried out “Crucify Him!” The Pharisees conspired with the Herodians as to how they might destroy Him (Mark 3:6) from the very beginning. They were out to kill Jesus Christ from the time of his birth — they hated the Son from the beginning.
Luke records that John the Baptist warned the “crowds” of the wrath to come, and the fire that would consume them, and the fact that God would raise up from rocks (Peter) new children for Abraham.
Consider the words of God to the Serpent (the Snake, the Viper). This was Jesus Christ, pre-Incarnation, who used to visit Adam in the Garden of Eden. After the Fall, He approached the guilty parties — Adam, Eve, and the Viper. To the Serpent his said “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
Fast forward to the Incarnation where God in the Flesh calls out the seed of the Serpent — “You brood of Vipers,” He says to the Jewish leaders. It was the same God who was in the Garden that called the Jewish leaders the sons of of Satan — they are the devil’s seed. Jesus called the Jews a brood of vipers — this is the confirmation of Genesis 3:15 and identifies the Jews as the seed of the serpent, the Devil.
It is not that Christ came to condemn the Jews — He sent his disciples out but to the “lost sheep of the house of Israel.” It wasn’t until after His Resurrection that Jesus commanded the disciples to go to all the nations to preach the Gospel (and even adjured them to start in Jerusalem).
Salvation is there for the Jews — if they reject their Judaism, utterly. Jesus Christ said that salvation is “from the Jews,” but it must be confessed that Jesus Christ IS THAT SALVATION. It did not reside in the Jews or the culture of the Jews or the history of a “Judeo” system — it resides in Jesus Christ. Jews must repent and believe in Jesus Christ or they remain forever apart from God. All who reject the Son reject the Father — to reject Jesus Christ is to reject God.
It is not true that Jesus is a Jew, since the Holy Scriptures teach that the blood line only comes down through the male. No genealogy in the Bible is matrilineal. And we know that Christ was born of a Virgin, conceived directly and without intermediary by the Holy Spirt — by God. Jesus Christ is, literally, the Son of God. He carried no sin, which is inputted by the father. A virgin woman has yet to be corrupted — it is the males alone that passed down the bloodline. This, too, the Jews inverts as they claim matrilineal descent.
A daughter of Eve could bear the Messiah — back to Genesis 3:15 — because she is not the conveyer of the sin nature as a virgin — only the male is. Jewish slander that Christ was the son of a whore is, again, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit who caused the Christ’s conception in the Virgin Mary.
The Jews pursued a slander the Holy Spirit, when they told the other Jews that Jesus was casting out demons by the demon Beelzebul. Jesus said that sin (of speaking against the Holy Spirit) “shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:32). How is it then, that “Christians” say the Jews are (present tense) God’s elect? The idea that the Jews are God’s elect is not a Christian idea — it is a Jewish idea — it is a leaven of the Pharisees. Christians do Jews no favor by agreeing with their lies. You can’t help someone by supporting their self-deception. If you want to love the Jews and pray for them, please do. But remember that Christ called them a “brood of vipers.” (Matthew 12:34) linking their ancestry to Satan himself. They ought be warned of the wrath to come, not encouraged in their evil (of rejecting the King of the Jews, the Son of God, Jesus Christ).
Jewish ideas poison people; Jesus warned his disciples about the teachings of the Jews: “beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees.” They added to the Word of God and elevated their traditions above the Word of God. The disciples realized that they had to beware of Jewish teachings (Matthew 16:12).
It ought to seem ironic to Christian Jewophiles that Jesus chastised cities of Israel — that it would be better for Sodom on the judgement day that for them. And it was God’s wrath that utterly destroyed Jerusalem by the hand of the Europeans in 70 A.D. There is no third temple — Jesus Christ is the third temple that was raised up after three days — and we are his corporate body — the Church — the believers in Jesus Christ.
As Jesus neared the end of his life — he knew the Jews were about to murder him — he told his murders that they were not his followers and that he would find another blood line for his Kingdom. Of the two sons (Matthew 21:28-32) he says, cryptically, that the first son (Japeth) initially refused the task of working in the vineyard, but later changed his mind afterward repented and did the work. But that the second son (Shem) initially answered the call, but later did not go. Even the Jews agreed (judging themselves) that it was the first son that did the will of the father.
Immediately Christ explains his own parable by offering another parable which is not hidden at all. God’s vineyard was given to the growers but they felt that they owned the vineyard and so murdered the land owners servants. Finally the landlord (God) sends his own son, whom they immediately murdered. The Jews agreed that those false tenants were “wretches” who would be brought to a “wretched end.”
Explicitly Christ says “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people (ethnos, nation, a different ethnic group — a different bloodline) producing the fruit of it. (Matthew 21:43)
“When the chief priest and the Pharisees heard His parables, the understood that He was speaking about them.”
Crystal clear, Jesus made it. And the Jewish leaders understood and sought to seize him immediately, but feared the people who considered him a prophet.
And then immediately Christ launches into a long parable about the wedding for the son of the king and how those initially invited refused to attend — they rejected the invitation send by the King’s slaves (prophets). In fact, they seized His slaves, and beat some and killed others. So the king was enraged and sent his army to destroy the murderers and burn their cities and declared that those who were invited were not worthy. Then He sent his servants to find others to come to the wedding, replacing the original invitees.
Three parables in a row telling the Jews that because they had rejected the King and His Son, they would be rejected themselves and replaced by a different bloodline.
Of the Jewish religion Jesus says “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.” (Matthew 23:15) These are the men who invented the Talmud and replace the Psalms and Prophets and Books of Moses with their own precepts and traditions.
The Seven Woes of Matthew 23 are an overwhelming and public condemnation of Judaism. Jesus repeats the charge of them being Satan’s children (“you brood of vipers!”):
“You testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then the measure of guilt of your fathers. You serpents (referring to Genesis 3:1 and 15), you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?” (Matthew 23:31-33)
The chief priest and elders of the people plotted to seize Jesus and kill Him. (Matthew 26:3-4).
Judas ( his name meaning of Judah, a Jew) is the traitor. This is significant in its own right. He represents the entire Jewish people as traitors against their own King.
The Jews paid money to the Jew (Judas) for Christ’s betrayal and then refuse to accept the money back because it was tainted blood money. It is hard to imagine a greater hypocrisy than paying for a murder but not accepting money from the same man they hired — the self-righteousness and hypocrisy is mountainous.
When the European man (Pontius Pilate) washed his hands of any responsibility in the death of Jesus Christ, the chief priests and elders persuaded the Crowds to cry out: “they all said, Crucify Him!” Pilate washed his hands in front of the people, saying “I am innocent of this Man’s blood” and the Jews replied “His blood shall be on us and our children!”
As the Jews mocked his death, it was a European that first testified that “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54). He was a Roman centurion, a European, a son of Japeth that repented and afterwards did the work in the land-owner’s vineyard.
Christ allowed Himself to be crucified and then He rose from the dead and commanded us to make disciples of “all the nations (ethnic groups).
The Jews were rejected because they rejected God’s prophets, and his Law, and then the Righteous One — they were Christ’s betrayers and murderers (Acts 7:53).
As a result, Paul (who never claims to be a Jew, only of the tribe of Benjamin and a “Hebrew of Hebrews”) turns his back on the Jews and preaches to the Gentiles and is specifically directed to Europe — he writes in a European language — evidence of who received the vineyard.
The Jews (the seed of the Serpent) kept on trying to kill the followers of the Messiah — no reading of Acts can hide this. Herod has James the brother of John put to death “because it pleased the Jews (Acts 12:3) and Peter acknowledge that God protected him from Herod and “all that the Jewish people were expecting (Acts 12:11). Stephen is martyred, killed at the feet of Saul who a leader of the cult of Judaism who later is stunningly confronted by the Master and repents — Saul truly repented and his name is changed to Paul.
As the Christian Paul was traveling north, he was “forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.” It was not God’s purpose — he was to preach to the Europeans; Lydia and her household were the first converts.
Paul preaches to the Europeans (Greeks) in Athens but constantly the Jews attack him wherever he goes. At Corinth he declares to them “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” Not that Jews can’t be saved, for the Jew Apollos, “powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.”
There is leaven from the Pharisees and Saducees — the leaders of the original Anti-Christ movement — that has infected the Church. It is the utterly false idea that Jews, just by being Jews, are God’s chosen people. They are not. He took the vineyard away from them and gave it to the Europeans. And the Europeans, until the great Falling Away (beginning with the French atheism) were faithful tenders of the vineyard and faithful missionaries to “all the nations,” having converted many in Africa (the sons of Ham) and all of Latin America.
The leaven is in two parts. First, that Jews are God’s elect simply because they are Jews . Second, the leaven of a “Judeo-Christian” ethic or religion or movement or culture. Both are equally false and damning to the Christian.
Jesus Christ identified clearly who the seed of the serpent is (the Jews) and He emphasized this in the Revelation.
“I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” (Rev 2:9)
“I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.” (Revelation 3:9)
Does this sound like a message that the Jews are God’s chosen people? Does Jesus seem concerned about “offending” the Jews?
“Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the son does not have the Father; the one who confessed the Son has the Father also.” (1 John 2:22-23)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? (John 14:6-10)
Jesus Said “I and the Father are One.” (John 10:30)
Christians betray Jesus Christ by elevating the traditions of men and the precepts of the Jews above what Jesus Christ said. They poison themselves, they deny the faith, and betray the lost by healing their would lightly. (Jeremiah 6:14) They preach a lie by saying the Jews are God’s elect and they are deceived by a Jewish lie that elevates a “Judeo-Christian” idea over a Christian idea. Judeo is anti-Christ; Judeo-Christian means “anti-Christ Christian.” This of course, is the intent of Satan’s children — to poison the well of salvation and deprecate the importance of the Christ.
There is nothing Judeo that is acceptable — it is the leaven that Christ warned us against. Judeo is anti-Christ and was so before Christ appeared and will remain so forever. Jews can repent and become believers (like Appollos) but Christians can make no peace with anti-Christ ideas. Christians have fallen into the trap of seeking peace with the enemies of the Cross, a false peace that the writer of Hebrews warns against.
It was Jesus Christ who said “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) and “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! (Luke 12:49).
Why are Christians more deferential to the Anti-Christs than to the Words of Jesus?
The flag of the Jewish state hosts a demon star on it — King David was never represented by a Star. The Bible says the Jews trace their anti-christ star all the way back to the Exodus when then took it out of Egypt. (Acts 7:43)
The leaven has invaded the Church. They have sown the leaven for generations; the leaven is the idea of a “Judeo-Christian” unity and it is the false idea that Jews are God’s chosen. If you love the Jews (as Paul did) you injure them by agreeing with their lies. Their treason against the King of the Jews must be profoundly renounced. No one gets into heaven by another gate — Jesus is the only way — no one comes to the Father except through Him.
There is a myth that the Jews and the state of Israel are somehow holy to God. And that the Jews are righteous and are persecuted by the Muslims. Muslims and Jews and apostate Judea-Christians have more in common than what sets them apart — Jesus just isn’t necessary to them. This makes them wholly Anti-Christ. It will not surprise this writer in the least when the Jews make peace with the Muslims cheered on by apostate Judeo-Christians.
Inversion is Satan’s practice.
- The Jews accused Jesus Christ of being possessed by Beelzebul. In fact, Jesus Christ was full of the Holy Spirit and he accused the Jews of being of their father, the devil.
- Jesus Christ said slander agains the Holy Spirit (blasphemy )was unforgivable.
- Jesus Christ warned the Jewish leaders of hell. It is said that the Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ is in hell boiling in a pot of human feces.
- Jesus Christ said the Jews rejected the Books of Moses and elevated their own traditions above the Law of God.
- The Jews claim to be the children of Abraham, but Jesus said they are of their father the devil and that God would make new children from the very rocks (like Peter, the Rock).
- The Bible (1 Cor 11:4) warns against the man covering his head when praying, but the Jews and Muslims share this tradition.
Those who mimic the Jews invent “precepts” that invert the Holy Scriptures. Admonitions by the moral posers (the Pharisees) are quick to condemn people for “sins” that are not sins at all: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, intolerant, divisive and . . . anti-semitic!”
These seem to be the holy grail of man-made precepts that have nothing to do with the Holy Scriptures or the Law of God. In fact, they are inversions of Truth as revealed in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures. Jesus Christ was guilty of violating all of the precepts of the Pharisees and he is guilty of violating these “sins” that are not sins at all. Jesus Christ is THE Patriarch, the King of every king. He appointed not a single female apostle. He prioritized the lost children of Israel as the primary target for the Gospel — he preferred them over the Samaritan woman. Jesus Christ died for the world, but few are those who will be saved. Jesus Christ is not universalist. Homosexuality was never permitted — Christ emphasized that Sodom was destroyed for its wickedness.
If John the Baptist was the first “anti-Semite,” Jesus wasn’t far behind. Christ came to set a fire and divide men, not united them under false precepts pushed by synagogues of Satan.
If I believed in a personal anti-Christ (for there are many anti-Christs in the world already) then I would expect the anti-Christ Jews to unite with the Anti-Christ Muslims and the anti-Christ Judeo-Christians to back a false savior who rejects the Word of God and His Commandments in favor of the precepts (racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, queer phobic, intolerant, divisive and anti-Semitic) that contradict the Word of God.
Jesus Christ is not going to in the clouds to save an anti-Christ people. When a Jew repents they burn their stars of David and publicly proclaim Jesus Christ as the Way the Truth and the Life. They declare that no man goes to the Father except through Jesus Christ. When that happens (and not until that happens) the Jews remain anti-Christ, enemies of the Gospel, enemies of Christ, spreaders of falsehood, hypocrites, false jews, traitors, liars and children of Satan, the seed of the Serpent, a brood of vipers.
Does this offend those Pharisees? Does it offend the Jews? Jesus didn’t seem too concerned..
One day the Jew will be forced to bow at the feet of Christians (us rocks who were raised up as children to Abraham — we are these stones that cry out in Praise to the Messiah when the Jews would not) to let them know that He has loved us. (Revelation 3:9). And yet there is a rumor that the Jews think all non-Jews are made to serve them. What a twisted tale they have woven.
Jewish ideas make common cause against the Gospel of Jesus Christ with other anti-Christs — the Muslim, the atheist and the “Judeo-Christian” who accepts the precepts of men over the Commandments of God.
Why are Christians hanging the so-called Star of David (the demon star) around their neck instead of the Cross of Jesus Christ?
Christ did not come to build unity among mankind. Christ did not seek approval from the Jews. Why, then, do Christians? Beware of the Jewish leaven.
Fritz Berggren, PhD
3 October 2020