Although the world is presently obsessed with the latest deadly viral plague making its way to every corner of the globe, recently there has been a spiritual plague that is also sweeping the globe. It’s called anti-Semitism. Just this week a rapper named Jay Electronica who is affiliated with race baiter, Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan set off a heated social media discussion for lyrics that implied Jews are the “synagogue of Satan.” He was allegedly referring to the Rothschild family in part of those lyrics, which would be understandable since the Rothschilds have financed some evil endeavors for over a century. Nevertheless, painting all Jews as the “synagogue of Satan” is itself Satanic, unbeknownst to the vile anti-Semites who are unleashing such attacks.
The Bible, of course, predicted hatred for Jews would be a marker of the last days before Christ returns. These haters are going on the attack not only because they may be under the influence of the forces of darkness, but also because they are ignorant of the nature of God’s relationship to the nation of Israel and its Jewish diaspora. That’s not to say Israel or the Jewish diaspora never make mistakes and are above criticism. It all depends on what the true intent is behind the criticism.
Yes, ignorance is at the heart of their hate. The Lord said in Micah 4:11-13 that those who seek to defile Israel “know not the thoughts of the LORD” nor do they understand his counsel, so he will ultimately gather them to be conquered by his remnant within the nation of Israel. Some anti-Semites claim they follow God, but if they did follow him they would know the Lord affirmed his everlasting, never-ending covenant with Israel throughout scripture, such as in these texts:
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. ISAIAH 54
35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord. JEREMIAH 31 (God’s covenant with Israel is as sure as the sun, moon, and stars, as sure as the fact the universe cannot be measured, and as sure as the fact the foundations of the earth cannot be completely discovered.)
1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin…
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. ROMANS 11
God will always have a remnant of Jews who are believers, which means they are as much a part of his everlasting church as the remnant of Gentile believers. So hating them just because they have Jewish heritage is a worthless, empty, ungodly endeavor.