I would not write about Jews, except they are an inescapable part of the Narrative of the Holy Scriptures. The Jews, as we have seen elsewhere, are not God’s chosen people. This fact offends Jews and Judeo-Christians (who are but Jews with a token cross to adorn their necks), but it is true none-the-less. Our Master calls them “false Jews, of the synagogue of Satan” in Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9.
Jews do not equate with the “sons of Israel.” The biological sons of Israel — who are lost to the winds of history — have no standing. When James writes to the twelve tribes scattered abroad (James 1:1) he is writing to Christians — to the Church. He is not writing to an unconverted people: “Consider all joy, brethren, when you encounter various trials, know that the testing of your faith . . .”
I would not write a chapter on how the Jews operate, except that the Scriptures reveal much on this subject; therefore I would conclude that God wants us to be aware of their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). The UK government defines TTP as “patterns of activities or methods associated with a specific threat actor or group of threat actors.”
If Jews (adherents to Judaism/Phariseeism/Talmudism) are enemies of the Cross — as is amply demonstrated by their murder of the Messiah and the murder of many early Christians — then we must be as wise as them, as wise as serpents. Thankfully, the Holy Scriptures give us a record of how Jews operate.
I’ll outline seven standard methods Jews use to attack Jesus Christ and his followers and ideas, and then we will give some scriptural examples:
1) Jews claim a false patriotism and accuse Christians of sedition.
2) Jews claim to be victims of the preachers of the Gospel.
3) Jews stir up “mobs,” to act on their behalf, hiding their own hand.
4) Jews use the same mobs to act out in violence against followers of Jesus Christ.
5) Jews twist laws and rules and demand that others condemn Christians.
6) Jews rally rich and prominent members of the community to aid them in their persecution of the Cross.
7) All of the above is driven by their jealousy and desire to protect their own power, position and privilege. Their control is founded in the control of the narrative — no one speaks without their permission.
The following examples are mostly from the book of Acts, which outlines the history and opponents of the early Church. These tactics mirror what the Jews did in the Gospels — conspire together with others to murder the Son of God. Individuals may be forgiven for this — but there is no salvation for those who reject the Son of God.
Jesus Christ rose from the dead and commanded his followers to preach the Gospel to the whole world — this was not a suggestion. An early test of loyalty (and all of life is a loyalty test) is the degree to which a “believer” will testify that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, even in the face of opposition, even opposition unto death.
Acts 4 & 5
Peter preached at risk to his own life. The rulers and elders of the Jews charged Peter with two crimes as show in Acts 4. TheyI greatly disturbed them that they were (1) “teaching the people,” and (2) “proclaiming in Jesus the Resurrection from the dead.” These two things — teaching without permission and teaching about Jesus — got them in trouble. Controlling the narrative was paramount to their power — without a veto on what other could say, their position was at risk.
The Jews accused Peter of “fake news” and “hate speech.” Jews were accustomed to a monopoly on teaching; they utterly controlled the narrative. Jesus Christ and His followers broke that monopoly. Jesus Christ offers the anti-Jew narrative. John the Baptist paved the way for this narrative: “Do not say you have Abraham for your father!” Bold words in those days, as they are today.
Paul penned the theological foundation for the Christian anti-Jewish narrative. Christians owe loyalty to the narrative exalting Jesus Christ over the narrative of the Jews. Do no be surprised if contemporary Jews remain exceedingly jealous of their power and control. They will kill to retain it — the killed Jesus Christ, Stephen and many of the early Christians. Do you think the Bible no longer applies today? It does — the story of the Jews is as applicable today as it was two thousand years ago.
Contemporary ragings against “anti-semitism” are but the shallow echoes of Jews commands to “teach no more in his name,” and “you are trying to bring his blood upon us!” Ignore them now as the disciples did then.
The Jews gave Peter “strict instructions not to continue teaching” in the Name of Jesus. Yet Peter “filled Jerusalem” with His teaching. This is the duty of today’s Christians — to fill our world with the narrative of the Holy Scriptures while ignoring people who demand we self-censor by, for example, demanding that we cannot mix the teaching of Jesus Christ with politics. Indeed the very declaration that Jesus Christ is Lord is a political statement. That got Christians in trouble two thousand years ago and even earlier (See Daniel and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego).
It offends the Jews to hear that Jesus Christ is Lord, so Let use declare it boldly!
Peter’s response to these accusations was not an apology nor was it an accommodation nor silence. Rather, Peter double down: “We must obey God rather than men,” and “the God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you put to death by hanging Him on a cross.” For, “He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel (as distinct from the Jews) and forgiveness of sins.”
What did the Jews intend to do about the insolence of those Christians? Acts 5:33 says they “intended to kill them.”
a) Jewish government ordered Christians not to preach in the Name of Jesus Christ. They feared loss of control, and they hate that Name. Witness today the prohibition on prayers by military chaplains from praying “in the Name of Jesus Christ.” It is forbidden. That is the Jews at work, though they may hide behind the false hand of “secularism” or “pluralism.”
b) Jews claim victimhood, “You are intending to bring this man’s blood upon us!” The charge of “anti-semitism” is as ancient as the Holy Scripture — they claim a special status — a rule that applies only to themselves. They murdered the Christ, said publicly “let His blood be upon us and our children,” murdered Stephen, persecuted the Church, and yet claim victimhood all in the same breath.
c) They had their final solution — the same final solution they had for the Messiah of God — murder (Acts 5:33). All appeals by the Jews to religious harmony are but a false peace until they gain the upper hand and they will do to Christians what they did to Christ.
Did the Christians fear? No: “They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.”
The Christians continued to teach and preach — they continued to offer a counter-narrative to the Jews, provoking Jewish jealousy even further. “Men from the synagogue rose up and argued with Stephen.” They “secretly induced men to say “We have heard him speak blasphemous words.” Those men “stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes,” and “put forth false witnesses.”
It was charged that the disciples said that Jesus the Nazarene (not Jesus the Jew) would “destroy this place,” and “alter the customs which Moses handed down to us.”
Indeed this charge is correct — Jesus Christ prophesied the destruction of the Temple and the destruction of city of Jerusalem — spot on for this charge. And indeed Jesus Christ utterly reject the so-called oral traditions (Talmudism) supposed handed down from Moses, with no record of it written by Moses himself— those oral traditions (later written down in the Talmud) the controlled the interpretation of the writings of Moses and the Prophets. Jesus rejected the oral traditions — see Matthew 15:1-14.
Stephen preached one of the most important sermons since the Resurrection and charged the Jews with the murder of the Christ. The Jews respond by murdering Stephen. They laid their cloaks down next to the Pharisee Saul, and stoned Stephen to death. This Saul became infamous who constantly breathed out “threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” Acts 9:1.
1) the Jews acted secretly — not openly in this case — to induce men to charge the Christians with “blasphemy.” Think of it this way — they induced men to charge Christians with treason, sedition and insurrection — serious crimes. This remains a tactic throughout the books of Acts. See Acts 25:7, were the Jews bring “many and serious” charges against Paul who converted away from Talmudism.
2) For said crimes, they justify the murder of Stephan — as they did the other Christians — as a defense of their nation.
After Saul’s conversation from Talmudism to Jesus Christ, Paul changes his name to Paul and “kept confounding the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.”
As as a result, “the Jews plotted to do away” with Paul, to “put him to death.” Do not be fooled by a false call toward “tolerance;” it is merely a lever to to control the narrative — Jews claim veto power over the scope and extent of Christian teaching, converting faith in Jesus Christ to “judeo-christianity,” undermining the message of the Gospel. If they have their way, they will bring their final solution to Christians, just as they did to the Christ and Stephen. If they treated the head of the house like they did Christ, why does a Christian expect to be treated any better?
A Christian may not mis-assign blame for the murder of Jesus Christ, nor for the murderers lack of faith in the Holy Scripture. The Jews claim to hold the Law and the Prophets in high regard, but the Holy Scripture itself refutes these liars: “For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, recognizing neither Him [Jesus Christ] nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him [Jesus Christ]. And though they found no ground for putting Him to death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.”
Jews do not believe the Law or the Prophets — Jesus Christ make this very clear regardless of what the Jews claim. Jesus said the Jews search the Scriptures, but Scripture pointed to Himself [Jesus Christ] whom the Jews rejected. The Jews claim to respect Moses, but Jesus said it would be Moses himself who would accuse those Jews on the Judgement Day.
Jesus Christ made clear as He stood before Pilate: “He who handed me over to you has the greater sin,” as is made clear by Peter and Stephan and Paul in their declarations — the Jews murdered Jesus Christ.
The jealousy of the Jews as they were losing control of the narrative angered them. They suppressed Christian dissent and quashed the counter-narrative — Jesus Christ. They guard their self-appointed role as the sole arbeiters of “truth” when it is Jesus Christ who is the “way, the truth, and the life.” To the degree that Jews reject Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Messiah, to that degree they walk in abject darkness. Do not be deceived by Jewish traditions or precepts.
Acts 13:50 shows how Jews negate the counter-narrative in Jesus Christ — they get others to be front men and front women for their desperate grasp on power. The Jews incited the “devout women of prominence” and the “leading men of the city.” Perhaps the wrapped themselves in the cloak of “feminism” by supporting strong female leaders — but ultimate those women and men were put tools to instigate a “persecution,” and they succeeded in driving those preachers from their district.
Shaking off the dust of their feet (from Antioch) the preachers moved on to Iconium and spread the Narrative there. But the Jews (Acts 14:2) who disbelieved, stirred up the mind of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren. How so? By slander and innuendo and secret accusation — same as laid out earlier in the book of Acts.
Moving on to Corinth, the Christian preachers were again followed by the Jews. “Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city.” Again, murder is in there heart toward the disciples Jesus Christ.
Jews do not plot murder against Judeo-Christians, for Judeo-Christians have already denounced Jesus Christ in their fear to be associated with His Words. Judeo-Christians make friends with the world and become enemies of God, siding with the seed of the serpent. They have betrayed Jesus Christ as surely as Cain murdered Abel and Judas sold out Jesus Christ to the Jews. The Christian who cannot publicly proclaim John 8:44, Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9 are ashamed of the Word of Jesus Christ and Christ will be ashamed of them upon His return.
Any reading of the Greek scriptures portrays the deep seated enmity (hatred) between Jesus Christ and the Jews. Every false claim that “Jesus is a Jew” is a cowardly pandering to the Jew. Cowardice before Christ’s enemies is a betrayal on par with that of Judas Iscariot.
Jesus Christ called the Jews “false Jews, of the synagogue of Satan” twice within two chapters on the book of Revelation. This was long after the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. Jesus called them of the synagogue of Satan in about AD 95 — well after his curse on Jerusalem resulted in the leveling the Temple and the exile of the Jews from that god-forsaken land (even Jesus Christ refused to settle in the land of Judea).
Moving to Thessaloniki the counter-narrative continued. The goal is humanity free from the “precepts of men,” which is Talmudism, Judaism. “But the Jews,” again, “becoming jealous,” because their control the narrative is challenged. So the Jews stirred up evil men to do their dirty work. “Taking some men from the marketplace,” they “formed a mob and set the city in an uproar.” Acts 17:5. Sounds a lot like Anti-Fa and BLM, doesn’t it?
The charges against the Christians are of insurrection as the Jews shroud themselves in a false patriotism: “they[Christians] all act contrary to the decrees of Ceasar, saying that there is another King, Jesus.” “And they [Jews] stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.” Acts 17:5-8.
Jews have no loyalty to God — they are loyal to themselves and their father, the Devil. Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, the only door to salvation; upon declaring this the Jews responded that He was demon-possessed. John 10:1-33.
John declared that those who reject the Son reject the Father also. Both at the time of Christ’s crucifixion (“We have no king but Ceasar!”) and in this example in Acts 17:5-8, Jews parade their loyalty to earthly authorities in order to maintain their control. The Jews “stirred up the crowd” in order to free their brother, a murderer, (Mark 15:11, John 8:44) and they “stirred up the crowd” to crush the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Acts 17:8)
Again the Christians move on from Thessalonika to Berea. “But when the Jews found out the word has been proclaimed by Paul in Berea, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.” (Acts 17:13). This is their standard procedure. If they can control the narrative and stir up the ignorant and misguided, they have power. Control of the tools of the Narrative (the Press, university professorships, entertainment, movies, music) remains paramount to the Jews — they are jealous of the the control of the narrative and will kill followers of Christ while wrapping themselves in a parade of patriotism while getting others (from Judas, to politicians, to the mobs) to do their dirty work. This is what the Book of Acts teaches us, repeating the lessons of the Gospels.
Paul moves on to Corinth where the Jews again oppose the Narrative of Jesus Christ. They “resisted and blasphemed.” Paul, fed up, says “your blood be on your own head, from now on I will go to the Gentiles.” (Acts 18:6).
A Christian’s duty is to testify and to declare Jesus is Lord. Upon the rejection of the message, our duty is discharged and we can move on. If Paul had refused to preach to the Jews, the blood would remain on Pauls’ hands. But Paul was faithful, and from then on the blood was on the head of the Jews — just as when the Jews denounced Jesus Christ in front of Pilate and said “his blood be on us and our children.”
From time to time the Church may run into a wise ruler who knows the tricks of the Jews, like Gallio, a proconsul in Achaia. The “Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the Judgement Seat saying ‘this man persuades men to worship god contrary to the law.” Acts 18:12. Note the Jews self-serving and falsely patriotic appeal to “the law,” a law they rejected.
Paul, about to defend himself, is shushed by Galio who says to the Jews: “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crimes, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you,” but it was not and he “drove them away.” This is a beautiful scripture. They then took Sosthenes — the leader of the synagogue — and beat in front of the Judgement Seat but Gallio was not concerned about any of it.
The Jews make charges of crimes that are not crimes at all. They are thought crimes and word crimes, challenges to Jewish control of the narrative, crimes that make the Jews less powerful and look bad, crimes that would free people from the influence of the Jews. In other words, they are not crimes at all! And yet the Jews, jealous of their power, cannot abide a counter-Narrative, especially not that of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And so they lie and charge falsely regarding sins that are no sin at all: “racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-semitic” and incite mobs and politicians and judges to mis-use “justice” and patriotism to defend the interests of the Jews.
Acts 20:3, again we see “a plot formed” agains Paul “by the Jews” but Jesus Christ Himself protected Paul from the “plots of the Jews.”nAnd so it remains today, plot and defense, false accusation and preaching, truth and lies. Jesus Christ v. The Anti-Christs. (1 John 2:22-23).
But there much more proof of the Jewish tactics and techniques. It does not stop here though one could be completely satisfied that the case has been proven by now, but the Holy Sprit compelled the writer of Acts (St. Luke) to continue with the story of how the Jews attack and undermine the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Acts 23:12, the “Jews formed a conspiracy” to kill Paul!
Undermining the Gospel proceeds along two paths: overt destruction from without, and and covert destruction from within. Both are in evidence in the Scriptures. The Christian must be wise to them both. Overtly, the Jews resort to murder and lawfare. Covertly, they judaize the pure Gospel by undermining the Majesty of Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 1)
The Jews murdered Jesus Christ, Stephen, and many early Christians. At the same time, they worked to subvert the Church from within. Jesus Christ warned agains the doctrine of the Pharisees and does Paul in Acts (against Peter) and again in Galatians, as does the author of Hebrews. This is an internal subversion — the work of undermining the person of Jesus Christ in order to make Him acceptable to the Jews. How do you do that?
To make Jesus Christ acceptable to the Jews, you teach that He was a good man, that he loved the Jews, that his brothers were Jews and that to be loyal to Jesus Christ means to be loyal to the Jews. This fakery is unsupported by the life and words of Jesus Christ and the entire corpus of the Holy Scripture. Even the sons of Levi were forced to strap on swords and slay their brethren rather that rally to a “brotherhood” that excluded the honor of God. Had the Levites stood down from the necessary, they too would have betrayed the Almighty. Judeo-Christians today who side with Jews over the word of Jesus Christ (as I’ve outline extensive at bloodandfaith.com) are traitors one and traitors all.
For two millennia, the Moslem and African and Mongol have attempted to wipe out Christendom by invasion. The Jew from the inside has subverted God’s Narrative by Judaizing it. Now the Church has become Judeo-Christian, an anti-Christ beast. This beast accelerates the destruction of Christendom by inviting anti-Christ peoples to replace them, and wipe the legacy of Christendom from the face of the earth.
This eternal battle goes back to Genesis 3:15.
The story recorded in the book of Acts ends with Paul’s travel to Rome, but the story of the Christian Church by no means ends there. Many a preacher has told us the that Book of Acts continues to this day as the Church preaches the word, is confronted by Christ’s enemies, overcomes and continues on. This story was given to us as a guide to the present — not a dead story of times long past. It is the eternal word of God given to guide and inspire and fill us with knowledge and wisdom.
Felix, in Acts 25, judges Paul. Felix’s wife is a Jewess (Acts 24:24)— they find themselves in prominent Palaces as the influential whisperers, weaving for their interests. So wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix, although finding no reason to do so, keeps Paul in prison, as the “Jews” brought “many and serious charges” against Paul. Felix testified that “all the people of the Jews” declared that Paul out to be “put to death,” and yet Felix declared “I found nothing worthy of death.” (Acts 25:24-25)
No Roman found a reason to keep Paul bound — he committed nothing worthy of death. Yet the “Jews” objected (Acts 28:18) and off to Rome Paul goes to end his life in Europe preaching the grand counter-Narrative of Jesus Christ, the anti-dote to the traditions and men, and the precepts of the elders.
We continue that fight against the Jews, who fight against the Prince of God, Jesus Christ. We stand loyal to Him and His Word (John 8:44, Revelation 3:9, Rev 2:9, Matthew 23:15, 33) and against the lies of the many Anti-Christs in the world.
One cannot escape the enmity of Genesis 3:15. The followers of Jesus Christ are hated by the Seed of the Serpent just as He was. Those whom the Jews ( like Judas) betray the treasure of Jesus Christ — they are friends with the world (James 4:4).
Fritz Berggren, PhD
Birthday of Benjamin Franklin, 2022
PS: This is a long essay — it belongs with a much larger collection of thoughts that I have, over time, assembled at bloodandfaith.com