U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS
NEW TESTAMENT IS “ANTI-SEMITIC”?
By Rev. Ted Pike
Evangelical lovers of Israel would never believe that
our government could consider them anti-Semitic. Yet the U.S. State
Department’s new “Department of Global Anti-Semitism” now
defines anti-Semitism in a way that makes Bible-believing Christians
into anti-Semites. Here’s how:
The State Department’s 40-page Report on Global Anti-Semitism
cites a recent example of “anti-Semitism” in Poland. “...the
pastor of St. Brigid Church in Gdansk told parishioners during services
that Jews killed Jesus and the prophets.” (p.22) What’s
wrong with that? According to Jewish leadership: plenty. Jewish leaders
say it was this millennia-old accusation that ultimately led to the
Holocaust: to millions of Jewish “Christ killers” being
herded into the prison camps and gas chambers of Auschwitz, Dachau,
etc. “You can’t get any more anti-Semitic than that!” they
IS THE NEW TESTAMENT “HATE LITERATURE?”
Yet, think about it. Isn’t that accusation exactly what Mel
Gibson portrayed in “The Passion of the Christ?” Isn’t
that exactly what the New Testament teaches in passages too numerous
to list here? Scripture says evil Jewish leaders, helped by Jews
gathered at the Feast of the Passover, collectively pressured the
Romans to crucify Christ.
From the Book of Acts alone come powerful indictments of the Jews. “...let
all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both
Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.” Acts 2:36. “Men
of Israel...this man...you nailed to the cross by the hands of godless
men and put him to death.” Acts 2:22,3. “Men of Israel...Jesus,
the one whom you delivered up...you disowned...put to death the Prince
of Peace…” Acts 3:12-15. “The God of our fathers
raised up Jesus, whom ye had put to death by hanging him on a cross.” Acts
These words - that the Jews killed Jesus - were spoken by the pastor
of St. Brigid Church in Gdansk, Poland. If he is anti-Semitic according
to the US State Department, then so is the New Testament! So are
you as a Bible-believing Christian!
NO CHRISTIANS ARE SAFE
Most Christians “spiritualize” the above Scriptures,
saying we are “all” guilty for the crucifixion. Yet it
is clear that as long as any Christians believes the “anti-Semitic” New
Testament to be the inspired word of God, he, also, is not safe from
being labeled “anti-Semitic” by our government. Christians
can also expect such derision from Jewish “civil liberties” organizations
such as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, which
is always eager to marginalize Christians into those our “tolerant” society
should disapprove of.
Even Mel Gibson, who believes personally that we are all guilty
of the crucifixion, was not immune from attack by ADL as anti-Semitic.
This is ominous for Christians because in countries dominated by
hate laws, such as Canada, public criticism of matters Jewish, or “anti-Semitism,” is
a hate crime punishable by harsh fines and imprisonment.
IS PERSECUTION COMING FROM ADL/B’NAI B’RITH?
The State Department’s Report on Global Anti-Semitism was
not written by the State Department. It was “ghosted” by
the international Jewish religious, educational, fraternal and charitable
organization, B’nai B’rith and its Anti-defamation League.
Only they could marshal such an extensively detailed report from
50 countries, utilizing their worldwide “hate crimes” statistics-gathering
Far from being a “far left” kooky Jewish minority,
not representing mainstream Jewish attitudes, B’nai B’rith
International describes itself as the “body and soul” of
organized Jewry. Its half million Jewish members constitute a powerful
lobbying base, setting up anti-hate bureaucracies (and ending free
speech) in many of the more than 50 countries in which B’nai
B’rith is established. This anti-Christian, international Jewish
religious organization, uniting synagogue and state, is creating
a federal hate-crimes Gestapo. Its “Department of Global Anti-Semitism” is
laying down outrageous definitions of the “hate crime” of
anti-Semitism that make Bible-believing Christians into anti-Semitic “haters.”
MAKING LOVERS OF ISRAEL INTO ANTI-SEMITES
Why is ADL/B’nai B‘rith putting the noose of anti-Semitism
around tens of millions of Christians? Present actions by B’nai
B’rith worldwide indicate that persecution of Christians tops
their agenda. In fact, the history of modern, international, evil
Jewish leadership is one of just such persecution. In my 345-page
book, “Israel: Our Duty…Our Dilemma,” I document
how in 1917 international Jewish financiers, including Jacob Shiff
(head of what later became Chase Manhattan Bank), the English Rothschilds,
and the German Warburgs, along with a host of Jewish Bolshevik leaders,
toppled the Csar and established communism in Russia. Eventual death
toll from Soviet communism: 66,000,000, millions of whom were Christians.
Last October 10th, ADL/B’nai B’rith lashed out in unprecedented
fury against eleven Christians in Philadelphia for the “hate
crime” of witnessing to homosexuals. Through ADL national board
member, Philadelphia D.A. Lynne Abraham, ADL/B’nai B’rith
attempted to incarcerate those Christians for 47 years in prison
with fines of $80,000.00 each.
Throughout the western world and Europe, ADL/B’nai B‘rith
hate laws are now indicting evangelical Christians. Cases against
Christians in Canada, Sweden, England, Italy, Germany, Australia
and New Zealand have taken place or are in progress. In dozens of
other countries under ADL/B’nai B’rith hate laws, Christian
testimony is now intimidated.
In Canada, B’nai B’rith’s federal anti-hate law
was passed by Parliament in 1971 after at least five years of B’nai
B’rith lobbying the law was designed to end Christian truth-telling
and evangelism, as well as criticism of matters Jewish. The same
is true of provincial hate laws, also orchestrated by B’nai
B’rith Canada and the Canadian Jewish Congress.
A pastor in northern Canada recently told me that as he handed
out gospel tracts in his town, a policeman informed him that such “proselytizing” is
now a hate crime under provincial law. If he continued, he would
I asked a Christian friend in Toronto what would happen if he said
publicly that the Jews had Christ crucified. He replied, “Up
here, everybody understands that to do so would be playing with fire.
If someone complained, the police would come and you might be charged.”
As Rabbi Daniel Lapin recently warned, evangelical Christians are “under
relentless attack” by “secular Judaism” (i.e. ADL/B’nai
B’rith). This cannot but increase as B’nai B’rith
continues rapidly to establish anti-hate bureaucracies with the help
of its 2,100 lodges and chapters worldwide.
THE WAY OF ESCAPE
How can Christians escape persecution as anti-Semitic hate criminals
in the years ahead? One way is to deny Christ: remove yourself as
far as possible from any association with Christianity.
The other way is to affirm Christ to the limit. We can trust His
guidance and protection so completely that we no longer fear man.
When we do that, we become a force for truth-telling and righteousness
such as the world has seldom seen - just like the apostles in the
Book of Acts. They shook the Roman Empire.
We can shake the New World Order.
As Congress reconvenes, members of the House and Senate will give
full consideration to ADL/B’nai B’rith’s federal
anti-hate bill, “The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention
Act of 2005,” HR 2662, S 1145. It is now before the House and
Senate Judiciary Committees.
Lovers of freedom must protest this Orwellian legislation to their
members of Congress. It will create a vast federal anti-hate bureaucracy
in America identical to Canada’s, ending free speech.
Also protest the “Department of Global Anti-Semitism.” Although
it has not yet been given an official title, the “Department
of Global Anti-Semitism,” approved by Congress and President
Bush on Oct. 17th, is now being set up in the US State Department.
Demand from Congress that all funding and authority for the “Department
of Anti-Semitism” be ended.
If there is to be such a department, demand that Congressional
hearings be held to formulate a balanced definition of “anti-Semitism” that
protects Christians and critics of Israel.
Protest to Members of Congress, toll free 1-877-762-8762
The US State Department comment line 1-202-647-4000
Have you seen Rev. Ted Pike’s gripping, 80-minute video, “Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians”? It rips the cover off
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