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The Alex McFarland Show-107-Calling Out Anti-Semitism

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April 25, 2024 12:00 am

People wonder why evangelical Christians support the modern state of Israel. Any true Christian should love and support Israel and support the Jewish people. On this week's episode of the Alex McFarland Show, Alex talks about the racism that is given a pass: anti-semitism. The word anti-semitism is a sanitized version of what is really present on American soil. Alex encourages and challenges us to speak out against anti-semitism and stand up for what is right!

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Genesis 12:1-2, 15:13

Ezekial 38

Psalm 83, 122:6

Isaiah 53, 49:7-8

Matthew 7:21-24

Revelation 12

Deuteronomy 14:2

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The spiritual condition of America, politics, culture, and current events, analyzed through the lens of Scripture. Welcome to the Alex McFarland Show. People sometimes wonder why evangelical Christians support the modern state of Israel, and true Christians really love and support the Jewish people.

Hi, Alex McFarland here. I want to talk about something that's just been in the news globally since October of 2023, and more intensely in the last few days and weeks in the United States of America. And what I want to talk about is really the racism that is given a pass, and that is anti-Semitism. And really, the term itself, anti-Semitism, is a bit of a sanitized version of what's really present on American campuses, it's present in much of the UK, and on America's alleged Ivy League, elite ivory tower campuses.

It's just become so ferocious as to be at a boiling point. During the weekend of April 1920 and 21, here in the United States, a student at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, and we've been there, we did an event there 19 years ago, but a student, a Jewish student, was stabbed in the eye with a Palestinian flag. And death to Israel, death to America, these chants have gone on violent protests in New York and on the West Coast as well. And not only have elected officials, certainly those on the left, that's not surprising, but elected officials have not come out categorically, unequivocally condemning this anti-Semitism.

But school administrators and school chancellors and presidents have not expelled these students and called it out as they should. And in the news, we're reading a lot about anti-Semitism, but that term itself really softens what this is, and it's Jew hatred. Hatred of the Jewish people. And that is so unfortunate.

And so right now at a time when the whole wide world is talking about human rights and ending racism, why is the animus against the precious Jewish people allowed to continue? Robert Kraft has announced that he will pull his support from Columbia University. He's the owner of the New England Patriots, and he says that this alma mater, which by the way, the left doesn't even use that term anymore, the term alma mater is a Latin phrase, it means the mother who birthed me. And they don't use the term alma mater to refer to your home school or the place from which you graduated anymore, because alma mater implies that it's females that birth children, which is true, you know, but the woke left, that which is reality and true is not something they fraternize with too much anymore. But the New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Monday he was pulling his support from Columbia University because of the allowed ongoing anti-Israel protests there at Columbia. And he says, the school I love so much is one I no longer even recognize.

And I think so many people would be able to say that about colleges with which they have had experience. Here in America, Judeo-Christian representative republic that has given liberty, prosperity, stability to the world, like no other nation in history, and it was our Judeo-Christian, our mosaic moral foundation, natural law, the Ten Commandments that gave us this. Now people that have the tools of freedom are using those tools to destroy freedom. But let's talk about why Christians support Israel.

Why? If you love the Lord, you will love the Jewish people. History is full of examples of the persecution of Jewish people.

And sometimes, sadly, tragically, that persecution came at the hands of those that professed to be Christians. You know, very famously, Genesis 12, 1, and 2, God told Abraham, I will make of thee a great nation. I will bless thee, curse those who curse thee. God told Abraham, your name will be great.

Your descendants will outnumber the stars of the sky. Wherever your foot treads, that will be your land. And God told Abraham that through him he would give seed, soil, and send the Savior. The descendants of Abraham, those of the Jewish people.

The soil, the land of Israel, belongs to the Jewish people. And of course, through Abraham came the Messiah. And the Bible tells us that, you know, through the Israeli people, Jesus was born. Now, any true Christian should know this, and should love and support the Jewish people. And just like we have and we would call out racism against any ethnic group, people with a moral compass and certainly born-again believers should call out the racism against the Jewish people. Now, the modern state of Israel, I believe, is absolutely unequivocally, absolutely the fulfillment of biblical prophecy that at the end of time, God would regather the Jewish people from the four winds.

They would reestablish themselves as a nation. Of course, that happened May 14, 1948. And now 76 years into the life of the miraculous modern state of Israel, I believe that we're closer than ever to the return of Jesus Christ. And in fact, if you read Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83, which incidentally I was recording October 6 of 2023, and had just done some television about this subject. And then of course, we woke up Saturday morning October 7, 2023, and the news of the world was all about the unspeakably evil Hamas attack on Israel.

But I want to challenge people. We have to speak out. We have to influence others. We have to realize that the animus against the Jewish people, this unjustified, inexplicable hatred of the Jewish people, that sadly among liberal Westerners is given a pass. It's why people like Bill Maher, who is certainly no friend of Christianity, but he says liberalism is not what it used to be. In other words, voices of dissent, counter opinions, and reasonable philosophical disagreement is not even tolerated.

And that's how Marxists and let's get beyond LGBTQ, let's get beyond wokeness, let's even get beyond critical theory. Folks, what this is, the intimidation and silencing of all ideological opponents through threats of vandalism and riot and physical violence, that is how atheistic Marxism imposes itself on a culture. All of these riots, you know, it doesn't matter that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. It doesn't matter that activists should obey the law. It doesn't matter that colleges are also known as uni-versities, not mono-versities, universities where a variety of opinions should be allowed to be aired.

It doesn't matter any of that. The way that Marxist atheists impose themselves on a culture, they deconstruct by threats, intimidation, and silencing opponents. Now we've got to take a break. We'll come back, we'll talk more about anti-Semitism and why Christians should support Israel and the Jewish people after this brief break. Fox News and CNN call Alex McFarland a religion and culture expert.

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Welcome back to the program. My heart is heavy this week of all the anti-Semitism in the news on America's college campuses. Before the break, we were talking about how in Genesis 12, 3, and elsewhere, the Bible unequivocally endorses God's blessing on Abraham and the children of Abraham. And, you know, another scripture that's worth talking about is Genesis 15. In Genesis 15, 13, the Lord said to Abram, Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for a hundred years.

This is a reference to the Egyptian captivity. And of course, we know that God raised up Moses and sent the plagues, and the Jewish people were delivered from the hard servitude of Pharaoh and were delivered. And God brought them to their land, and they, as Genesis 18, 18, God told Abraham that surely they would become a great and mighty nation. And Genesis 18, 18, all the families of the earth would be blessed through Abraham.

I believe that is soundly fulfilled in the life of Jesus, that Yeshua came through the line of Abraham. And, you know, when I think about the inexplicable, just irrational rage, the animosity, the hatred of the Jewish people. I mean, think about it.

We've talked about it many times. We've had many guests and scholars on the program. Such a small, tiny little people group. Such a small, tiny little land mass, the land of Israel about the size of the state of California. And yet throughout the centuries, this inexplicable hatred of the Jewish people. Isaiah 49, verse 7, Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers. Now Jesus was deeply despised. Isaiah 53 talks about Jesus being a man of sorrow and stricken, and he was viewed with contempt and, of course, nailed to the cross.

But Israel itself has been, as Isaiah 49, 7 alludes to, deeply despised, abhorred by other nations. Speaking of Jesus, Isaiah 49 says, Kings shall see and arise princes, and they shall prostrate themselves because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you. You know, it's amazing how the very same nations that reject God will one day fall.

You read Matthew 7, 21-24. And leaders and people and just the masses of humanity who rejected truth, ignored the moral compass in their heart, ignored God's overtures for redemption, they will stand before God. And it will be famous people, it will be infamous people, it will be terrorists, it will be atheists, secularists, Marxists, the lost world. They will plead, Lord, Lord, we did this, we did that, we did many wonderful things.

And in Matthew 7, 24, on that judgment day, Christ the Messiah will say, Depart, I never knew you. Now let's talk about the really supernatural, irrational, inexplicable, unjustified animosity against the Jewish people that has reared its head throughout the centuries. And you know, as I share this, I remember easily a decade ago, I've been privileged to know many born-again Jewish people, like Dr. Michael Brown, a friend of mine in Virginia, Michael Bernstein, a great musician, but a number of born-again Jewish people that I know, and certainly many Jewish scholars that I know who are not necessarily believers in Jesus the Messiah, but many of my Jewish friends over the years have said, we are very concerned something like the Holocaust could happen again.

And I would think, impossible. I've been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. I've been to the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. I mean, the heinous, unspeakably evil tortures of the Holocaust, the Third Reich, certainly that would never be repeated again. I mean, the 20th century was the century of human rights, the American civil rights movement under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Israel has been strengthened and strengthened and strengthened as a nation. Certainly the Holocaust could never happen again. Well, I want to tell you, since October of 23, I share those fears.

Because not only could the world and all of its munitions be turned against the Jewish people, let me tell you, human friend, if you don't go along with the woke critical theory, LGBTQ trans globalist ideology, whether or not you're a Christian, just if you're a non-globalist, you could be othered and viewed as unacceptable, or as Hillary Clinton, part of the Clinton crime syndicate, says, deplorables. Now here's the thing, and parenthetically, let me insert this, and then I'll go back to Revelation chapter 12. And if it seems that I'm speaking a little more frankly than I usually do, it's because we're in urgent times. Look, if you stand up for America, if you say that, you know, we've got to teach children the Pledge of Allegiance, if we say that America should not be subservient to the UN or the World Health Organization, people will say, oh, you're a nationalist, you know, oh my goodness, you're a nationalist. Yeah, you'd better be. Because look, if you're not for something, then by default, you'll be for anything. You know, there's this old saying, if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. Well let me say this, folks, if you are not for God and country, then by default, you are a globalist. And you say, oh, no, I just want to be neutral, I'm just in the middle.

Neutrality is not on the punch list these days, folks. If you're not for America and all that that implies, constitutionalism, a constitution that is based on the Declaration � by the way, the preamble to the Constitution is the corpus callosum that joins the two hemispheres, the Declaration and Constitution, together. And the philosophical foundation for these things is natural law, the moral code written on the hearts of all people, which is the same as Exodus 20, 1-17, the Ten Commandments. Folks, I assure you, if you're not positively for America and the God on which America was founded, then you are a globalist. And globalism says, God help us, that Israel must be destroyed. In the globalist agenda, the nation of Israel cannot be allowed to exist.

And by extension, the Israelites themselves cannot be allowed to exist. Now we're going to come back and we're going to talk about the tools at our disposal to stand for truth and to safely, fruitfully, effectively make a stand for what is good and right and true and godly and patriotic. We're going to talk about a solution when we come back in this moment of instability and danger, this time of anti-Semitism that must be stopped for the good of all human beings.

We're back after this. Fox News and CNN call Alex McFarland a religion and culture expert. Stay tuned for more of his teaching and commentary after this. Christian author and speaker Alex McFarland is an advocate for Christian apologetics. Teaching in more than 2,200 churches around the world, schools and college campuses, Alex is driven by a desire to help people grow in relationship with God. He arms his audiences with the tools they need to defend their faith while also empowering the unchurched to find out the truth for themselves. In the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism, Alex is a sound voice who speaks timeless truths of Christianity in a timely way. With 18 published books to his name, it's no surprise that CNN, Fox, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets have described Alex as a religion and culture expert. To learn more about Alex and to book him as a speaker at your next event, visit AlexMcFarland.com or you can contact us directly by emailing booking at AlexMcFarland.com.

He's been called trusted, truthful and timely. Welcome back to the Alex McFarland show. Welcome back to the program, Alex McFarland here in the spirit of Psalm 122 verse 6, praying for the peace of Jerusalem, as I hope you're doing as well. You know, talking about how true Christians love and appreciate the Jewish people, we're going to come back to that in just a moment. Not the least of the reasons, certainly because the Lord Jesus was born through the line of Abraham, Jesus was a Jew. I mean, to have animosity against the Jewish people, hatred of the Jewish people, I mean, you're hating the very ethnicity that was the ethnicity of the Savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. But Deuteronomy 14 verse 2, speaking of the Jewish people, Deuteronomy 14 says, For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession. And really, the wording there is so fascinating that God called out the Jewish people, and the Bible says not because they were the most numerous of all the people, but God sovereignly, in his providence, he chose the Jewish people. The Bible says of those Old Testament Scriptures, Unto the Jews were committed the oracles of God. And God, of course, through the line of David, ultimately sent Jesus, who would sit on the throne of David and rule and reign forever. So historically, spiritually, salvifically, Christologically, we have every reason to appreciate and value and love the Jewish people.

And the anti-Semitism on the campuses and in the streets of America and Britain, it is frightening. And to that end, I want to share a quote by Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens was an atheist, and how he finally left this world in what spiritual state, I really don't know.

We did email up until just days before his death. I debated Hitchens. I moderated debates. I had him on the radio, because while he was an atheist, there were things that Hitchens would say and stand for that I absolutely agreed with. He was pro-life.

He loved America. He in his book on Thomas Jefferson, author of America, acknowledged that we were a Christian nation founded on biblical principles. Hitchens was against terrorism. And he owned up, we were on the radio in February of 2010, and he basically said one of the most effective ways to fight Islamic terrorism would be to, throughout the Middle East, spread Christianity.

Because he said while he didn't, at least at that point, two years before his death, he didn't believe in Christianity, but he acknowledged that Christianity switched on within people a moral compass that enabled them to hold at bay baser inclinations like anger and violence and irrational thought and racism. Now I want to read a quote from Hitchens, and again, an atheist, passed away for more than a decade now, sadly, but a brilliant thinker and piercingly rational, at least when he wanted to be. But Christopher Hitchens said this, quote, Antisemitism is the godfather of racism and the gateway to tyranny and fascism and war. And because of this, he said, it is not to be regarded, it is to be regarded not as the enemy of the Jewish people, I learned, but as the common enemy of humanity and of civilization.

Okay, and this is huge. Antisemitism is the godfather of racism and tyranny, says Hitchens, not to be tolerated, simply because it is the enemy of the Jewish people, which it is, but as he says, it is the enemy of humanity and of civilization. Antisemitism, quote, has to be fought against very tenaciously for that reason, most especially in its current, most virulent form of Islamic jihad. Daniel Pert, now he's going back to a terrorist act that Muslims did in London some years ago.

Daniel Pert's revolting murderer was educated at the London School of Economics. Our Christmas bomber over Detroit was from a neighboring London college, the chair of the Islamic Students Society. Many pogroms against Jewish people are being reported from all over Europe today, as I'm talking, and we can only expect this to get worse, and we must make sure our own defenses are not neglected. So, look from the USS Cole to the World Trade Towers bombing in the early 90s, to 9-11, to shootings at military bases, to the attacks of Jewish people. Even when I was in Israel just a few years ago at the Dung Gate, three Jewish men in a car just drove into a crowd of Jewish people. It was Yom Kippur, and there were just countless Jewish people there in the old city, and three young Islamic males drove a car just for no reason. And you've got to understand, when I was on the Temple Mount, and I'll finish with the Hitchens, quote, in a moment we were dialoguing with college-aged Islamic females, and I will not repeat the heartbreakingly vile language they use. We're on the Temple Mount, and the cursing, and just the unspeakable linguistic venom against the Jewish people, not even acknowledging them as human beings. It's heartbreaking.

And besides whether you're a Christian or not a Christian, just the, as I said, inexplicable except in supernatural terms, the rage and hatred against this group of humanity is heartbreaking. And folks, the way you vote come November, I'll give you two litmus tests, and this is all you need to know to go and vote. Now, do vote. Look at where a candidate or a party stands on protection of the unborn and respect for Jewish people. Now, if they do not believe in legal protection for the unborn, you do not vote for them. If they do not unequivocally, unapologetically stand for Israel and for the Jewish people, and against anti-Semitism, you do not vote for them. You cannot be a Christian and legitimately stand for the murder of the unborn or the hatred of the Jews.

I mean, you can do that, but I sincerely believe you're violating common sense and your conscience, and for that you'll answer to God. Now, the conclusion of the Hitchens quote, speaking of anti-Semitism, he said, quote, Our task is to call this filthy thing, this plague, this pest by its right name, to make unceasing resistance to it, knowing all the time that it's probably ultimately ineradicable, and bearing in mind that its hatred towards us is a compliment, and resolving some of the time at any rate to do a bit more to deserve it. Thank you.

Now what is he saying? If people hate us because we stand with the Jews, then that's actually a compliment. And may we live and speak and vote so as to deserve that compliment. May God bless and save the Jewish people. May God bring peace to Jerusalem, Psalm 122 6. And may the Spirit of the Lord so move that anti-Semitism is eradicated from America, Europe, the Middle East, and the world. May the love of God pervade our hearts and lives. Alex McFarland Ministries are made possible through the prayers and financial support of partners like you.

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