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October 29, 2018 4:40 pm
The worshiping of Jewish blood in American history. What we make of it stage for the line of fire with your host activist, author, international speaker and theologian Dr. Michael Brown your voice of moral cultural and spiritual revolution Michael Brown is the director of the coalition of conscience and president of fire school of ministry getting to the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown will by now you've certainly heard about it.
Heard about terrible massacre were shedding of blood in history for the Jewish people America with all of its flaws, has been a safe place for the Jewish people. One of the safest places in history for the Jewish people, so it makes an event like this all the more shocking all the more painful or the all the more traumatic for American Jews in particular got a lot of thoughts to share with you today.
As always, one open up the phones 866-34-TRUTH 87884 866-34-TRUTH if you have a comment if you have a question, by all means give me a call.
I may sound slightly different. If you're watching you see, we don't have a live video feed. We are on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana were not able to get our video feed working and were not our normal studio, but you'll hear me loud and clear, and above all you hear my heart loudly and clearly when I saw the news Saturday morning about the massacre reports of the shooting and very quickly. Reports of numerous dad ultimately 11 dead shooter wounded in custody for officers of a police officer SWAT team injured in the process. The man runs into the synagogue shouting all Jews must die.
He is a Jew hating radical right individual. From what we understand.
He also believes that the president is controlled by Jews in America can never be great as loans of the present is controlled by Jews as he assumes he is not a trump supporter of ugly on every front ugly and un-every possible account shouting all Jews must die, he begins to shoot with his AR 15. The oldest victim 97 years old. Two brothers killed husband and wife killed and it was, not just synagogue Shabbat service Saturday morning service, but multiple floors in the building different things taking place is also brisk and Hebrew breached me law brisk is the colloquial way of saying breach which is covenant speaks of the circumcision of a Jewish baby boy on the eighth day. It's a time of special celebration welcoming new life into the world.
The baby officially named etc. so the horror of this again is deeply felt and is as I wrote my first article of the second one today. Anti-Semitism is never far from the surface. I wrote little over a week ago about the anti-Semitism of Louis Farrakhan referring to Jews as termites, would he do with termites. You exterminate them.
No different than calling them parasites like they were called in the days of the Nazis that they must be exterminated.
All they do is drain the host. They believe the host that the host country just like parasites draining of body, their bloodsuckers, their destructive do no good. Get rid of them. For Farrakhan was offended of essentially saying Satan sees me is not anti-Semite is anti-termite, sick, ugly comments and remarkably allowed to remain up on Twitter where he had posted them is a summary of the sermon that he preached yeah. So this type of garbage. This type of venom. This type of evil is never far from the surface and therefore when it raises its ugly head in this way it is more disturbing simply just another mass murder is horrific is that is a horrific church shooting horrific school shooting innocent victims. Children innocent victims in a house of worship among these things are just utterly revolting and evil. It just ties in with a lot of other memories as well for the Jewish community. Let's go back through our history a little bit and I want to talk to over the course of this broadcast about the pellet is a the politicization of this event will pronounce the word right or not you know what I'm talking about everyone trying to pollute politicized this for a particular goal particular gain particular purpose. I want to talk with you about that today, as well as some larger reflections on the church standing with Israel and the Jewish people. Let's go back in history.
The let's go back to the beginning of our nation when there was a question about the Jewish people and would they be welcomed here. How would they be treated Jews living here in the in the colonies and them with the founding of the state that the United States so the Jewish community of written of the Touro synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, wrote to the president and he wrote back August 18, 1790. This is from George Washington, gentlemen. While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of affection and steam. I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain a grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome.
I experienced in my visit to Newport from all classes of citizens. The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are pastors rendered the more sweet from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security if we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored. We cannot fail under the just administration of a good government to become a great and happy people, the citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged liberal policy policy worthy of imitation all possess a like liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights for happily the government of the United States which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good Summit citizens and giving it on all occasions. Their factual support. We just pause for a moment and Washington's letter got one more paragraph to go to remind you that communication English was a bit more lofty in the late 1700s than it is today at our our discourse has degenerated our use of words and vocabulary and grammar is degenerated as you see by this letter from Pres. He then concludes with this would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character.
Not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable favorable opinion of my administration and fervent wishes for my felicity by the children of the stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants. While everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid the father of all mercy, scatter light and not darkness in our paths and make us all and are several locations useful here in his own due time and way everlastingly happy.
George Washington, a very very important letter in our history and let me just pull out again to key lines. He says for happily the government of the United States which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean salesman conduct themselves as good citizens and then may the children of the stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants. So these sentiments from the president were very comforting to Jewish people and his many Jewish Americans have commented since the massacre that is far as a Gentile country in which a large number of Jews live that America has been the friendliest towards the Jewish people of any in history you say Mike did this that mean that that's a reason America has been blessed in my view, yes, in my view, yes, in my view if if we voted against the forming of the state of Israel. The recognition of the state of Israel and 47, 48 that are our nation would look different than it does today disable how blessed can we be doing this in achieving the country. Let's turn around and say how much mercy has God had on us in the midst of such evil and does he have mercy on us is one reason for his mercy that we have treated the Jewish people and on the Jewish follower of Jesus myself so I said Jewish people includes me that we have been treated with kindness. Yeah, that makes a big, big difference. I wrote on Saturday after after the massacre giving a context giving background to this and urging people not to make this into a political football to kick around that as a Jewish believer in Jesus. Many folks in America that follower ministry know me primarily as a Christian reason only as an evangelical Christian. Not everyone knows that I'm Jewish right was, for example, Rabbi actually motel room and those Jewish if you know me know was Jewish or bench. You know, if you know me know as you sent with Dennis Prager. Michael met on time up major media figures people well known in our society today, and they're all known as do so.
I'm not necessarily as conspicuously Jewish as many of they are that many of them are because of a follower of Jesus. And yet this the trash. I see day after day after day here one about to share with you is ugly as it is, is part of a steady stream that I see on a daily basis be on our YouTube for your twitter feed or Facebook feed so yeah there potentially millions of people in contact with us, but it's a steady stream. It's ugly. It's despicable. So this is just what I see and this is the tiniest tiniest tiniest tiniest fraction of so here are some some quotes I hate Israel equals devil and you can hear the words there ugly okay Hitler was a good guy.
Jews are parasites who destroy host countries were foolish enough to allow them entry educate yourself about the parasitic Jew, the Jews murdered Jesus. That's what we have murder now Israel is a terrorist polity. The decimation of an annihilation of Israel is coming soon and Charlemagne.
Allah willing, Israel East equals Isis equals terrorism. That's it. F you Jewish blanks. You need one more Hitler Jews are true violent people all throughout history.
This guy speaking of me is on eight off the tongue. Yahoo's payroll so the time Yahoo is Hitler, Islam and Christianity can get along. If it weren't for the God blank Jews about this one.
Anyways, you white pigs you white pig blank you white pig blank or extinct right now you white plain pig blank or in the pit of hell for eternity. We will roast and eat your white yummy cook meat prefer it. Well done. Can you all please go travel to blanking health sacrifice and eat your white baby fetuses you abortion baby sacrificing blank all right you serious blanking pieces of blank you call yourself God's chosen people to Satan worshiping blanks. Yeah, that is the type of sentiment that is out there and some of it Francis out there in the name of Christianity.
I I read this quote oh was it on Friday or third Thursday Thursday of last week that a guy a professing Christian at the end of a long rant. This is what he posted on my YouTube channel. Adolf Hitler was the greatest Christian in 2000 years since St. Paul said that he had no gas chambers for D&C like an icon is the whole house is a hollow house is a total lie shoe leather that we call Jesus today said is evil. This is semantically Francis is out there. We have a responsibility confronted you get exposed. The line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown. Your voice is more cultural and spiritual revolution. Here again is Dr. Michael Brown pray with me that leaders will be refreshed and that they will be equipped 8663 for 87884. Let me ask you, my dear.
Listening audience how often do you run into anti-Semitism how often you run into it in the church. How often did you run into within the workplace.
How often do you personally run into it on social media.
Is this something that mainly Jewish people here and get an experience or is it something were if someone's relaxed around you or they think they that you might share their sentiments, they gonna open up with their trash hoping to run into this 866-348-7884 okay no matter what we do to urge people not to politicize a tragedy like the synagogue shooting you know what's gonna happen.
It's obviously going to happen and it's going to happen on every side so you have some folks who are just radically anti-gun and because of that, any tragedy like this is immediately going to be something that they stand up on in an address. You can have others that are in their good citizens America.
They appreciate our Second Amendment, but they think you know it's just too many people have access to all kinds of weapons.
And we gotta be more careful with what weapons people get okay. I let's have always fair debate on gun control and etc. I'm happy to do that. So, someone posted a questions and did you hear about the mass shooting in Alabama over the weekend all know you didn't because a guy went to McDonald's shooting and a father whose whose license to carry a father was walking out of the restaurant with his two boys. So what was going on, turn around and engage in a gun battle to guy.
The guy later died of his injuries that the shooter and the father was wounded, one of the sons without think will be fine, but some say the reason you didn't hear about it and mass shooting in the McDonald's is because someone else had gone shot the purse Pres. Trump made the comment that look, it's a shame they didn't have arm guards, synagogues, churches need to have armed guards melt their people. You react different ways to those comments people can react to the gun-control comments people can react to the en garde comments but okay, those are fair discussions to have II have no problem with people say look, I'm not trying to politicize the event but can we have a conversation moving forward for the safety of our citizens for the safety of Americans okay five we have the conversation there.
Others, though, that have an ax to grind the others that have a point to make and didn't make that point and they are going to blast the president or blast whoever they think should be blasted. So here's the narrative that puts the blame at the feet of Donald Trump that the shooter, the murderer village murderer with a white nationalist radical right guy anti-immigrant and even though he doesn't like Trump and even though he thinks Trump is surrounded by Jews that that trumps Pro nationalist sympathies have stirred the pot and that his anti-immigrant speech has stirred the pot and that's what pushes the sky over to do what he does not in reality, we do know that there are a lot of sick people out there a lot of wicked people out there and and all kinds of people doing all kinds of atrocious horrific things. Some of them very unstable. Some of them just downright wicked and evil, and they don't need much provocation.
So we've had we've had certain anti-Semitic acts on different levels through numerous administrations and is as I noted in an article today, a conservative Jewish journalist Joel Pollock, himself an Orthodox Jew talk about what he witnessed in in Skokie, Illinois. Growing up there and then over the years this this was famous for some terrible anti-Semitic acts.
He said the fight against the Nazi March.
So these neo-Nazis marching through Skokie community with former Holocaust survivors.
The fight against the Nazi March took place when Jimmy Carter was president. The statue that was put up in in honor victims was defaced under Ronald Reagan the shooting.
There was a shooting.
He rates it took place under Bill Clinton. The vandalism happened in the Brock Obama anti-Semitism knows no party and in other words Jew hatred does not need a specific excuse for specific administration to lash out and do what it does. You might as well blame Bernie Sanders mothers will blame the S PLC the Simponi law, since we may as well believe blame the entire Democratic Party of the left-wing media for the shooting of Steve Scalise and others. The attempted murder of these Republicans by someone who is a very very strong Democrat, Bernie Sanders supporter believed in the SPLC and their message etc. and and and the bigotry that they spread so we've got to be really really careful before we start describing blame, but let's just think a couple of things through all right missing a couple things through my friend Rabbi Shirley Gotay office as written about this and has has noted all of the things that Pres. Trump has done on behalf of the Jewish people. So if if you're going to blame Donald Trump would happen or somehow say he stoked anti-Semitism.
How is Sunil Jarrett's Jewish history father converted to Judaism. That means his grandchildren are Jewish right and there can be few people on the planet if any closer Donald Trump that his him that his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren to because of that, his wife Claudia in the nose of the Academy. That's they're all in their right so that's that's his immediate circle. That's one thing he move the embassy to Jerusalem.
That's major that's major not only so, he also got out of the horrific Iran deal, something that Israel hated and it was a bad deal and that helped Iran potentially get nuclear weapons in the future for everything. Understand and ultimately put billions of dollars in the money that they've they put back into terrorism. All right, he stopped funding the Palestinian Authority because of their practice that is specific. Funny, he stopped funding them because of their practice of paying the families of terrorists. So if if your son blows himself up in a suicide bombing and five Israeli children are killed, that then your family is going to get pension from the Palestinian Authority Donald Trump called the posting is very out on this and they said we can keep doing what we doing so and end Terrace that are imprisoned in Israel they they get funding okay so all all that to say that Pres. Trump has shown himself to be a strong friend of the Jewish people and to to in any way make some kind of claim that he is therefore responsible for this are stoking Jew hatred site that is is beyond bizarre. Check out this commenter are you ready this is this is from a writer on for GQ, Julie, Yossi, it's IOF FD. Her last name as she said this she said in a word to my fellow American juices rights is Jewish from yourself. This president makes this possible. Here where you live. I hope the embassy move over there where you don't live was worth it. So she is making the utterly outrageous and bizarre claim because the president move the embassy to Jerusalem and she's upset about this is Jewish from right that because the president of the embassy to Jerusalem, therefore, that inflamed this guy to go into a synagogue and start shooting Jews.
What a crazy crazy comment, and she makes the statement programs didn't happen without the person at the top that saw the president condoning it either tacitly or explicitly, so the pogroms were these uprisings violent uprisings against Jewish people say in Russia, Eastern Europe, late 1800s early 1900s were crowd would just go through a Jewish community and destroy it. Killing Jewish people destroying property, forcing them to flee if you watch further on the roof you'll see that this takes place against the background of the pogroms and and she says yet see all these things these things compared pogroms only happen like a synagogue master, either with the explicit or tacit condoning of it by the head guy that that Saar or the president mother sickle content. It's crazy. The pogroms happen near the government basically would look the other way or even encourage these types of activities where is Donald Trump is branded. This anti-Semitic pure evil and we have to do everything we can to combat this, and it's as if somehow he looked the other way and then because of him. This happens in Seneca's of these kind of crazy comments are utterly irresponsible and yet Pres. Trump is his back on the warpath again today and speaking against the that the media and the damage it does and how it's inciting violence. It's the enemy of the people in its fake news and the need to get back to reporting factually wish he wouldn't do that today. I wish he would back off and set a tone to say right. Listen, let's stop bashing each other.
We know sentiments are high, but right now we need to come together and we need to do what we can to address some of these issues of violence and things like that song. I don't like him saying these things either in wish he wouldn't but to blame him for the attack to say that he somehow responsible is is irresponsible and wrong and factually incorrect old. By the way, it gets worse.
You gotta hear what a progressive Jewish group has said to the president and then a British politician who actually blames who for this attack. Who does she blame for the attack on the Jewish people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. She she blames the Jewish people. She blames Israel.
I kid you not. So we'll talk about that when we come back and we'll talk about why it's so important for the church to stand with the Jewish people, 8663 foray 87884 if you want to weigh in with your comments or if you have a question for me. Happy to take your questions as well. Very sensitive, difficult, painful issues God places for the survivors of families can imagine the trauma).
It's the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown hear my voice just the same. Hopefully we can share some things will be of help to you in the aftermath of the tragic shedding of Jewish blood in the synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday.
If you have a comment or question 866-34-TRUTH 784866-34-TRUTH. Let me let me step back and say something to you as a Caucasian Jewish American.
Many of my black American friends African-American friends have sensitized me to things that I would not have been sensitive to before I would've had some level of head knowledge about them, but not the full weight of it in terms of from their perspective, what they live with what they've experienced. And I'm always doing my best to learn from others. I have deep convictions of their hills on which all die in terms of truth that I hold to with with all my heart and soul there other things were keeping shaped and molded as I seek to grow as a human being and grow as a follower of Jesus and be more understanding and more compassionate and have even more integrity. As I learned truth more deeply. So again, there are things I haven't moved on 46+ years and by God's grace I don't plan on moving an instrument of this in face-to-face.
At which point he will confirm to me that I did well to stand on those things, but in other areas of one keep growing.
I want to keep. I hope that's the case with all of us so yes, I've understood that when there are certain events that Take Pl. in America where an innocent black person is killed by a white person that it stirs up all kinds of memories it's it's not just that event itself, but if it happens and it seems that the society looks the other way or the courts look the other way. That is the appearance it stirs up a lot of memories because of the past. The very recent past. In some cases our generation back and and generations before that. So I understand that it's not just that event, which will trouble my black American friends, but that event in the context of our history. Makes sense right will in the same way when there is Jewish bloodshed like this. It's not just the tragic event itself that gets our attention is Jewish people.
It's this event in the context of the history of anti-Semitism. It's this event in the history in the context of the history of violence against Jews, so when you have a shooter going into a synagogue shouting all Jews must die that that's been the mantra for centuries that's been what shouted out for four millennia. Jews are guilty.
Jews must die. Jews are evil. That's what's repeated that's what's believed you've got to get rid of them.
Now look, I can't relate to the madness. The insanity of the evil of a mentality like that, but it's been here and it continues to be here and you know for sure that there are other Americans just a tiny minority, but other Americans who are looking at this crazy evil man as a hero, absolutely. And just like their other Americans who are looking at the the pipe, who attempted to bomb all these Democrat friendly sites and people in kill people if he had his way would've done that that their people are secretly cheering him on. I understand there there is that level of evil in the human race, but it gets even uglier and crazier when it comes to anti-Semitism because of the lies the constant lies about the Jews, so I've got a brand-new article of that I wrote this morning blaming Jews for the synagogue slaughter and yes it's anti-Semitic. So for example the mindset is, is this right when Jews are killed. It's the fault of the Jews since the Jews are always guilty. Someone generation are guilty of those deicide, the nation of Christ goes one generation. There the parasites bleeding their their host country dry and another generation there.
Try to take over the world and another generation are guilty of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, but in every generation there guilty and when you're killed, it's ultimately their fault.
So that's that's the heartbeat of anti-Semitism. So check out this comment is on Saturday.
This is shortly after news of the massacre has spread a Baroness Jenny Tong, who is a British House of Lords lawmaker with apparently history of making anti-Semitic statements as she says this. Are you ready absolutely appalling in a criminal act but does it ever occur to BB meaning. Prime Minister Netanyahu does it ever occur to BB and the present Israeli government that its actions against Palestinians may be reigniting anti-Semitism.
In other words, Jews died because to suggest Jews were slaughtered in synagogue because Israel is taking cruel actions against the Palestinians and that's reigniting anti-Semitism here is the deal. Anti-Semitism doesn't need anything to reigniting anti-Semitism does not need an excuse.
Anti-Semitism does not need a rationale.
Anti-Semitism does not need a provocation because it's based on lies, and it's based on false stereotypes and it's based on destructive exaggerations. So if Jews in America are highly successful that's further proof that Jews are trying to take over the world. If you have Jewish leaders in the banking industry.
That's proof that Jews control the money in the world. If you prominent Jews in Hollywood. That's proof that Jews are trying to undermine the morals of America and on and on it goes. There's a lot of truth that alters truth to the fact that you have successful Jews and American Jews in the banking industry and Jews in Hollywood and they have a disproportionate influence compared to their numbers.
Let's just understand that's understand that through history when Jews were the least in their societies when they were the persecuted minority when I had to flee from country to country, when they had very little income and very few jobs they could work. They were just as hated even more hated the let's expose anti-Semitism for what it is now, check this out.
Are you ready and and this is about when it comes to Jewish blood being shed there's controversy on every side there is a letter that's being widely widely quoted spread referenced by the secular media and it's basically giving the impression that the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, represented by its leaders tells Pres. Trump.
We don't want you inner-city you are not welcome here. You're the cause of this violence are the causes, so I've never heard of the group before it's called Bend the arc and here's what they wrote. It's this is from Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh. That's the way it's being promoted or from the Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh and and here's here's what they wrote and I'm just looking down at the link to Bend the arc.US and let's just see here it's signed by the Bend the arc steering Pittsburgh steering committee. Initially it had a list of of a few names at the end of the article and I'm just looking here to see you do not do not listing the names of but initially resist a handful of names okay six name seven names of handful plus right now it just is Bend the arc steering committee suffused with the wrote monitor who they are in a minute.
Pres. Trump yesterday government slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims families and pray for the wounded healer Mr. Rogers neighborhood we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors and for we are committed to healing as a community while we recommit ourselves to repairing our nation for the past three years.
Your words and your policies have been bold in the growing white nationalist movement you yourself call the murder evil, but yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence. That's what they're saying Pres. Trump you are not welcome in Pittsburgh and to fully denounce white nationalism and reading excerpts out.
Pres. Trump are not welcome in Pittsburgh and to stop targeting and endangering all minorities.
Pres. Trump you are not working Pittsburgh into seizure assault on immigrants and refugees. Pres. Trump you are not welcome in Pittsburgh to commit yourself to compassionate democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us now, Ben Shapiro, who is certainly not a great fan and supporter Pres. trumpet recognizes good when he does he has arc on daily wire stating this over the weekend the press began a narrative drumbeat, suggesting that Pres. Trump was somehow responsible for the tree of life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, the deadliest anti-Semitic shooting in American history on Monday. Key members of the press amplify that message by quoting suppose Pittsburgh Jewish leaders in the same thing here. For example, was Maggie Harriman of the New York Times letter to Pres. Trump from Pittsburgh Jewish leaders Bend the arc.
The group quoted here, wrote a letter stating I just read some of the two. So Ben asked Ben Shapiro, himself an Orthodox Jew, so is Bend the arc really a group of Jewish leaders, only a name.
He says the group is merely a leftist political action group with the Jewish label their stated mission is quote rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the silver nation.
Their missions include the election of a progressive champions and the implementation of progressive legislation, policies like criminal justice reform and economic equity been asked who runs behind the arc, Alexander Soros, George Soros's son when he started the pack politicos of public action committee, political noted Soros informed formed his own foundation in 2012, to promote social justice and human rights is given 1.2 million to Democratic candidates and groups in the last three elections, it should be noted here, the criticism of the political point, the political viewpoint of major Democratic donors is not anti-Semitism. It is normal.
Politics, the director of Bend the arc was Sadar Susskind, formally a staffer at the anti-Semitic front group J St., which spends its days attempting to undermine the safety and security of the state of Israel. None of the headlines mentioned would Bend the arc actually is a far left political action group with little relationship to Judaism itself instead the media just ran with the headline, Washington Post is not welcome here thousand support Pittsburgh Jewish leaders calling on Trump to denounce white nationalism. Hill progressive Jewish leaders tell Trump is not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism, Newsweek Jewish groups is Donald Trump not welcome in Pittsburgh until he is ready to fully denounce white nationalism. Here's the real headline Ben writes Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the tree of life. Synagogue told CNN this morning, the president of the United States is always welcome. I'm a citizen is my president. He certainly welcome and bend notes, that's not going to get the same kind of media coverage. It's no wonder why so for those who are saying yeah these progressive Jews officer they speak for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. In America they speed they speak for a fringe left-wing group themselves, but if they speak for other American Jews.
They speak for left wing American Jews. They certainly do not speak for all Americans. In any case, there was not time Pres. now was not the time to be making this into a political one more segment to go a lot more shares with Expo light a fire with your host activist, author, international speaker, and Dr. Michael Brown voice of more cultural and spiritual revolution get into the line of fire now by calling 866343 here again is Dr. Michael Brown, my friend writes not to blame mass now. The other day I mentioned when you have two Jews in room have three opinions and the caller called in regular list and not himself a follower of Jesus and a part-time professor and he mentioned that this quote. This idea goes back many many hundreds of years in Jewish tradition, so there all types of subplots that now come out of this so forward forward.com this is a left-leaning Jewish publication, the oldest, I believe in America was originally Yiddish. Only than Yiddish English as well and it reports that reported yesterday that the, the chief rabbi. The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel reference the shooting is a terrible tragedy, but he he did not reference a taking place in the synagogue. He said this Rabbi David Lau any murder of any Jew in any part of the world for being Jewish is unforgivable and referred to taking place in court, a place with a profound Jewish flavor civil whiteness. It took place in synagogue because as it an Orthodox Israeli rabbi. He does not recognize conservative Judaism or reform Judaism, the more liberal forms of Judaism is actually being Judaism. There they say that that that the Jewish people are Jews and the rabbis are Jews, but that it is not truly Judaism and therefore this should not be recognized as a synagogue. So now you've got Jewish controversy over this and and people responding in an anger at its heart has Sue's executive director of the conservative movement Israel asked rhetorically, really, chief rabbi of Israel, a place for the profound Jewish flavor. Perhaps synagogue atonement Persico prominent Israeli scholarly between the response. Chief Rabbi Lau refuses to say it was a synagogue and that's while Jews were murdered when praying and and, interestingly, but in harmony with the perspective the culture of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers in Israel or reported on the attack but likewise referred refused to refer the tree of life is synagogue, preferring it, preferring instead to call it a Jewish center.
So again just some of the ongoing controversy within the Jewish world, but I wanted to share what rubbish will be said and then speak to each of you as followers of Jesus, right rubbish ruling noted that Pres. Trump is unequivocally condemned the slaughter as an anti-Semitic act of pure evil notes.
The president declared the widespread persecution of Jews to be one of the ugliest and darkest features of human history.
The moment she vowed to fight quote will take all of us working together to extract the poison anti-Semitism from our world and asked Americans to unite to conquer hate so relatively notes that despite these facts, and despite the shooter speaking against Trump because you surrounded by Jews rubbish really notes that many people have come close to blaming Trump for the shooting others of outright done it even mentions former VP Joe Biden who said in a statement that words matter and silence is complicity. What what is that to make Rabbi Shirley says as a Jew. I'm extremely grateful to Pres. Trump for the unparalleled support. He assured Israel the Oval Office that did not stop me from publicly and strongly criticized the president for his failure to insufficiently condemn.
I think you meant to say failing to sufficiently condemn the white supremacist Charlottesville. But if we are to criticize serious failure.
We must then similarly lost significant success and he lists all of the very things that Donald Trump is done for Israel. Rubbish releases this just think of Robert Bowers, had been a Palestinian in his 11 victims have lived in Israel. He and his family would been collecting from their terror pension for the rest of their lives. Ultimately, though, he writes.
What makes the accusations of anti-Semitism against Trump especially unfair is the fact that he is the first president of United States have Jewish children and grandchildren.
Even Trump's worst enemies would admit that he loves deeply cherished as a story father who went to the strictest processes of conversion to become an Orthodox Jew through his daughter, Trump now has three Jewish grandchildren who attend Jewish schools. Similar care encourage there any fog regularly attend synagogue themselves.
For Trump the looming threats facing Jewish community centers have become. If anything entirely personal rubbish really is right on that. What about Trump statements that seem to fuel the fires of white nationalism or of white supremacy or of a xenophobic, hyper nationalism. I do believe that he needs to recognize that these groups look to him in certain ways because they are not just nationalist, but there hyper national so with pieces America first make America great again. They say amen to it because they're hearing it one way, whenever possible, he should make clear that he stands against the so-called vault right that he renounces white supremacy. You can't say it too much, and his main base as I could be offended by its gonna be the fringe right that's offended by it.
Let them be offended. So in that respect.
Yet he could do a better job of not giving more fuel to the fire of his critics when I could revisit the whole Charlottesville thing you can you can read what I've written about that in my book. Donald Trump is not my Savior.
By the way, to repeat again in less Donald Trump is your Savior. It's a message will resonate with in a message I think you find really important and I'm thrilled to see we discussed the first five reviews and so on Amazon, but everyone five-star and people really really enjoying the book as much as I was hoping it would impact readers it's impacting them. So if you don't have it yet get it, and you'll see that even in my most fervent antitrust days during the primaries before it was him versus Hillary Clinton before I voted for him. I said, he's not anti-Semite. I didn't buy that I didn't believe even in my most fervent antitrust days and that's in the book to. That's all in the book, Trump is not my Savior but I do believe that Pres. Trump could make himself more clear. At certain times and not give any place to the viewpoint of these radical fringe right people and if he needs their votes to get elected and needs to play to that base than he should be elected. Let them speak the truth, but a majority of Americans get behind him and the politicians, political leaders, who share his larger views for the betterment of the nation and if the only can elect get elected is by inspiring anti-immigrant hatred onto model all immigrants going get elected is by inspiring hatred of all Muslims going get elected is by cultivating a white nationalist mindset than he has no business being our president and there are not enough Americans to vote for him.
I believe that's the case, the believe that if you take certain stands to get some people who were kind of on the fence to come out and support him while his base would remain strong, but let me say this to all of you who are followers of Jesus.
Anti-Semitism has existed in church history as well. Famous Jew haters have been professing Christians and in the traditional Jewish mind. There is a straight line from Jesus and the New Testament to the Holocaust.
That's how they view church history. I remember having a friendly debate with a Rabbi many many years ago.
Just trying to think when this was may be late 80s early 90s and we were having a friendly debate ended Jewish educational class he was teaching, and we were talking about Jesus were time on Christianity and he made the statement I could get into a boat and sail off in the ocean of Jewish bloodshed in Jesus day that is how he is an educated man view church history is not the case that that's not representative in the Holocaust was anti-Christian and and Jew haters have been false professors of Christianity and in the real church loves Jewish people.
While in many cases that's true. I was in a church history Pastor John Kilpatrick church was presence in Daphne, Alabama yesterday and and he reminded his congregations been there several years that there is not been a Sunday since they've gathered and he's been there. The Devon prayed for Israel, and he took a substantial part of the service to speak of blessing and have everyone pray for for the survivors of the families and for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and and I've seen that around the world. I can take you to country after country with me around the world, where you'll meet Christians who had nothing but love for the Jewish people. Nothing but love for Israel when they read about here about anti-Semitism in church history there shocked or mortified.
They can't believe it, that there beyond shocked at such things existed, and yet beginning in the second century.
You have Christian texts that begin to dehumanize Jews in the third and fourth century demonize Jews and begin to teach that the God hates the Jews in the fourth and fifth century and in then these things then pave the way for later. Anti-Jewish violence in the name of Jesus. So it's imperative for Christians today to make clear that that is not part of our faith that that is an aberration that a true lover of Jesus will be a lover of the Jewish people doesn't mean that you appreciate everything Israel does. It doesn't mean that you paint the Jewish people as being perfect and by all means, it doesn't mean that you don't share the gospel with the Jewish people.
After all, the Gospels, for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. By all means we we preach, we share the gospel as a Jew I'm urging you to share the good news of Jesus with my fellow Jews.
He's the Savior of Jew and Gentile alike because he is the Messiah of Israel absolutely all that being said, to the extent that you can let your Jewish friends know is a follower of Jesus, you have a special love for the Jewish people as a follower of Jesus. We recognize God's hand on the Jewish people and always kept us through history and midst of persecution and even divine judgment. He's kept us through history. He's brought us back to the land in his mercy use Christian sense of indebtedness in connection that's great time friends.
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