Antisemitism Is Now an Acceptable Form of Racism
For decades, the horrors of the Holocaust had made it unacceptable for anyone to vent antisemitic remarks. As memories of the Nazi years have faded, the same old hatreds against Jews have made their return.
In May, there was renewed violence at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Even though the fighting was 100% caused by Palestinians firing rockets into Israel, many blamed the Jews for the conflict.
Many people think that Jews and Israel are basically the same thing. They aren’t, and to assume so is racist.
During the conflict, there were many placards at a Free Palestine march in London. It displayed an image of Jesus at one of the stations of the cross. Underneath it was the words: “Don’t Let Them Do It Again Today.”
The word “Them” on that placard can mean only one thing: Jews. Not Israel. Jews. It expresses the oldest negative myth about the Jewish people – older even than the notion of blood libel or that Jews secretly control the world – that Jews are Christ-killers. Now, you may want to criticize the Israeli government and its policies. But that sign perpetuates not a modern but an eternal sense of the wickedness of the Jewish people; it must be, as Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett were not around in AD 33 cheering for Barabbas.
There was a huge increase in hate crimes against Jews during the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — a 600% rise in incidents in the UK alone. Attacks on Jews during these conflicts are seen not just as understandable but excusable.
Ukraine’s pre-war Jewish population of about 1.5 million was virtually wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust. An estimated 0.2% of Ukraine’s 41 million population is Jewish, and still, there have been several cases of antisemitism since its independence in 1991.
The vast majority of attacks on Jews have been carried out by Europe’s surging Muslim population. Because Islamophobia is viewed as a greater sin, one government after another refuses to recognize the source of the antisemitism.
The FBI recently reported hate crime data for 2020, showing that Jews remain widely susceptible to attacks. 58% of religiously motivated attacks in 2020 involved Jewish victims. During pre-pandemic 2019, when more Americans were regularly out and about, 63% of religiously motivated hate crimes targeted Jews.
In the Greater Boston area, several large pink billboards were put up as part of an activist’s new tactic to call out antisemitism in the wake of increased violence against members of the Jewish community.
One billboard reads: “Does your church need security cameras? ‘Cause our synagogue does.”
Another sign reads: “We’re just 75 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out Jew-hatred isn’t an overreaction.”
Pope Francis recently called for an end to antisemitism during a trip to Hungary, where he warned that prejudice against Jews was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.”
“I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in Europe and elsewhere,” the pope said at an ecumenical meeting of Christian and Jewish leaders in the capital, Budapest.
“This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn. And the best way to defuse it is to work together, positively, and to promote fraternity,” he said.
The problem of antisemitism is not going to be solved until society realizes the so-called progressive movement is largely the source of this hatred. These types of Leftists are very dangerous because they view themselves as incapable of having racist thoughts. They don’t have a problem with Jews: Israel is the source of all conflict.
Progressive activist Tariq Ali, speaking at an anti-Israel rally, said: “Stop the occupation, stop the bombing, and casual antisemitism will soon disappear.”
This notion that antisemitism only stems from the actions of the Israeli government is the type of logic that only Hitler would understand. But antisemitism has this particular spin in some progressive quarters: that the hatred doesn’t arise, as with all other racisms, from scapegoating by the majority culture but from something perpetrated by the minority itself. When bad things happen to Jews, Jews are always, in some way, responsible.
The Bible warns many times that a great persecution is coming in the last days for both Jews and Christians. Now that the world has found an excuse to go after the Jews, we have a strong indication that the tribulation period is about to begin.
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9-11, KJV).
Daniel’s Dream Developing
Of all the prophets in God’s Holy Word, to me there are two prophets that stand out as specifically speaking to these times so near the end of the Church Age (Age of Grace).
Paul speaks to the characteristics of end-times mankind through the “perilous times” descriptions in 2 Timothy 3.
We’ve gone over those characteristics many times. People will, Paul foretold, be exactly like they are today—always trending toward ungodliness. Two specific characteristics I’ve probably dissected most are “lovers of self” and “without natural affection.” In the first case, we’ve looked at the Internet, social media, personal devices, and all that points men and women, boys and girls, inward. This takes them away from thinking about God and what life is all about from Heaven’s perspective. The term “selfies” is, to me, the epitome of this inward-turning. It isn’t much of a stretch to understand how destructive this has become to society and culture in America—to the very governing documents the founding fathers gave us—under God’s guidance, I believe.
In the second case, we’ve examined the evil of shedding the blood of the innocents—one of the seven things God says He hates.
Abortion, the murder of babies in their mother’s wombs, is about the most abominable activity we who love the Lord can imagine. Yet society, as a whole, grasps onto this infanticide as a right granted people—most often used to get rid of unwanted baggage that might interfere with the lives of those who want no sexual inhibitions placed upon them by any authority—especially not by any Deity and His Bible.
Also, “without natural affection” means, in my view, the homosexual madness that prevails in this nation. Even psychologists and many within so-called clergy now embrace LGBTQ, etc., as a natural, not “unnatural” comportment.
In my view, the other prophet that is most relevant to our exact time so near Christ’s return is the prophet Daniel.
Whereas Paul spoke for the most part particularly to how things will be in society and culture as the end of the age approaches, Daniel spoke to how things will be in terms of developments in the governments of mankind.
The prophet, we remember, went before King Nebuchadnezzar to interpret his strange dream that none of the soothsayers could even describe, much less interpret, to the worried king. Daniel did this in great detail, laying out the precise order of kingdoms that would develop right up until the time Christ returns to destroy the wickedness of man-made governmental structure. He told how the entire system—the evil, Babylonian system—would meet its end.
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. (Daniel 2:31–35)
The gigantic man-image represented the kingdoms that would come and go. Daniel described how a final world kingdom, represented by the feet and toes of the image, would come into being at the very last of human history. He said a massive stone would fall on the image, strike the feet and toes, and topple the whole monstrous structure. The stone would then crush it to powder and the winds of history would blow it all away as dust, completely and forever destroying all vestiges of human government.
Jesus Christ, of course, is that “stone.” He is the rock the Lord described to Peter in commending Peter for recognizing that He, Jesus, is the “rock” upon which His (Jesus’) Church would be built (Matthew 16:18).
So, considering Paul’s prophecies, we have concluded on a number of occasions that they fit our times perfectly. So we now look briefly at how Daniel’s prophecy here fits our time at this late date on God’s prophetic timeline.
The ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-vision represent ten kings and kingdoms yet to be formed at the very end of the age just before Christ’s return. Many prophecy scholars and others have thought this might be a certain configuration of nation-states strictly out of Europe—thus representing the revived Roman Empire.
We now, with all the things that have been developing, can legitimately conjecture whether there is much more involved than merely positioning only Europe in that long-ago prophecy.
The all-consuming dictatorship of the coming Antichrist seems to congeal each day as we get reports of developments. The so-called Deep-State gyrations of wickedness, combined with other dynamics taking place across the world, makes us believe there is much, much more than surmised in our previously thought approach to this great, end-times prophecy by Daniel.
A most recent development in that regard is seen in the following.
In recent years, calls for more coordinated action in the face of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy have reached something of a crescendo.
It is now not uncommon to hear diplomats and foreign ministers from Brussels to Tokyo asserting that unilateral responses to Beijing’s ever more muscular approach to international affairs are just not enough, and that what is needed now is a more harmonized international response. As the European Union’s top diplomat put it in 2020, in the face of China’s “more assertive – some even say aggressive” behavior, it is “important to have strong cooperation with like-minded democracies. The EU and U.S. should be at the heart of this effort, but we should also be working closely with Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and others.”
While specific proposals to achieve this enhanced cooperation are few and far between, there is one idea that seems to be gaining some traction. That is British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea that the existing G7 might be transformed into a grouping of the world’s “like-minded democracies” for the purpose of checking China’s more assertive behavior.
The existing G7, of course, is an informal bloc of the seven most advanced industrialized countries. It was created in 1975 to allow its leaders to discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including the global economy, security and energy…
The proposed renovation – first floated by the Atlantic Council back in 2008, and likely to be proposed in earnest by Johnson at this year’s G7 summit in June – would involve an expansion of the group’s membership and a refocusing of its efforts. The resulting institution, tentatively dubbed the D-10, would not be an alliance like NATO. Nor would it even be an informal strategic forum like the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, a loose coalition involving Japan, Australia, India and the U.S. Rather, as currently envisioned, the D10 would essentially be an informal mechanism for the world’s 10 most important democracies – the G7 states plus India, Japan and South Korea – to cooperatively manage the rules-based international order and to address some of the challenges to that order posed by today’s China. (“The G7 and NATO won’t cut it: Why a new alliance is needed,” Andrew Latham, www.msn.com,, 4/12/21)
The feet and toes of iron mixed with miry clay could be viewed as forming in order to build Antichrist’s final world empire this side of the Second Advent. That governmental structure—whatever its constituency—will be wicked beyond anything mankind has experienced. Forced vaccines and all other overreaches will seem as nothing when the “man of sin” takes over the reins of the final form of the Babylonian system.
Jesus will be that “stone” that will bring that thoroughly beastly rulership down in thunderous collapse.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
***Terry James Prophecy Power book for people of Pakistan***
Dear Rapture Ready family,
My book, Prophecy Power: Strength From God to Face Your Future, has been translated into the Urdu language (primary Pakistani language). This has been done by my long-time pastor friend in Pakistan. I gave his ministry the book absolutely free, to translate it so the people of that region can learn prophetic truth from God’s Word.
Prophecy Power, as many of you might know, is a book of thirteen lessons (chapters) in Bible prophecy yet future. It is something entirely unique to the sort of Bible-based books these folks have available to them.
I’m asking that, if the Lord leads you, to contribute whatever amount the Holy Spirit urges, to donate to the publication and distribution of this book. This will be an effort that will give all of God’s family a way to “store up heavenly treasure.”
The pastor, who has been a devoted Christian minister for many years in this perilous region for Christians, wants to distribute the book free to the people, as a witness and as a means of teaching God’s truth.
If you wish to be part of this effort, which I believe to be commissioned by our Lord, please make out the check, etc., to me, Terry James, and put in the bottom line Pakistan ministry, and send your contribution to the following address.
P.O. Box 969
Benton, AR 72018
I will keep you updated about the results of this effort on behalf of our Lord’s work.
Thank you, and blessings.