Jews, Gentiles and
Money – Part I
There is the story of King Louis XIV having asked Blaise Pascal, the renown
French philosopher, to provide him with proof of the existence of God.
Apparently, without any hesitation Pascal replied,
“Why, the Jews, your Majesty—the Jews.”
The Bible-believing Christian would agree.
How can one not see any Jew today as living proof of God’s existence and
Yet, even as the history of the Hebrews testifies to the glory of God, He set
them aside for a time.
Bible, a final “time of the Gentiles”
was decreed. Jesus himself
identified this time saying, “They will
fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations.
will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are
fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)
certainly came to pass and continues today.
Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian King destroyed
Jerusalem and the Temple and deported a large part of the Jewish population
From that time on (although some
might argue that the inception of this period was with the Church), it would
be the time of the Gentiles. The
world would be ruled by the non-Hebrew nations.
Sir Robert Anderson, the famed 19th century author of
The Coming Prince, now is the sixth,
final and longest time that the Hebrews or their descendants are under the
domination of the Gentiles — the Diaspora.[i]
points out that the Hebrews had been dominated by Gentiles five specific and
separate periods before this present age.
Quoting him, “They became slaves
to king of Mesopotamia for eight years, to the king of
for eighteen years, to the king of Canaan for
twenty years, to the Midianites for seven years and finally to the Philistines
for forty years.”
Yet, despite the Bible’s clear testimony that it remains the era of the Gentiles
at this very time, one of the most nefarious and stubborn beliefs about Jews
around the world is that they are colluding to control the world.
How could this possibly be true?
the World Today?
The Book of
Esther in the Bible is a prophetic book, though in a different form than the
literal words of the prophets. The
entire book is an allegory (better said,
a foreshadowing) of what the Jews would face during the Diaspora.
The story takes place only two generations after the time that Jews came
out of Babylon to resettle Jerusalem.
The vast majority (probably
nine-tenths) chose to stay in
Later, some moved elsewhere, including Susa.
In the Book of Esther we see them prospering there under the Persian king
Xerxes, Ester and Mordecai both piercing into the highest echelons of that
society. Extra-biblical records of
that era, count many Jews as prosperous merchants, traders and bankers at that
In the Esther
account, we see that the Jews were seen as separate, yet “Jewishness” was not
necessarily a religious identification as is true for many Jews today.
(No reference to God is made in
the entire Book of Esther.) We also note that Jews were liable to
persecution. An important
perspective of this story is that while the Jews would indeed prosper and gain
great influence during times of the Diaspora, they would still be subject to the
Gentile. Xerxes, a Gentile, was
still very much in charge. So it is
today even closer to home in the
Jews have had influential positions in government
(at various times, Henry Kissinger, Paul
Wolfowitz, for example) and may have a strong hand on Wall Street or in
Hollywood, it remains the times of the Gentiles.
The Jews remain small in number (a
little more than one fifth of one percent of the world population).
True to Scripture, “The LORD will
scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the
nations to which the LORD will drive you.” (Deuteronomy 4:27)
It is true,
however, that by the very dint of their sentence, Jews would frequently find
themselves at the forefront of both good and bad movements.
The Jew could be found at the edge of change, major world trends, be they
social, moral or economic. But the
thing to see, is that while influential, they have usually been on both sides of
any debate. One thinks of the late
1800s, before 2 million Jews left
Russia. Jews made up a large portion of two
main opposition parties, both the Bolsheviks and the Menshevik parties.
We see this division of the Jews also today in
Jews actively exercise their opinion and influence on both sides of any
These are some
of the reasons why we can ignore the conspiracy theories that claim to involve
the Jews such as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. However, as
Bible-believing Christians, we have a strong basis to believe in another agenda,
one that God has laid out. First
acting in wrath, He will cause the Jews to finally recognize the Messiah, He
“the one that they have pierced.”
(Zechariah 12:10) Then,
indeed, He will place the Jew at the head in the world.
However, this will not happen before the time of the Gentiles is ended.
In Part I of
this series, we briefly reviewed the persecution of the Jew by the Gentiles.
But what of the Christian? Sadly, history records many so-called
Christians as having assumed a righteous role in persecuting the Jews.
Here also, the atrocities are beyond count.
most infamously, the Crusades produced incredible horrors, supposedly in the
name of Christ. Heinous acts were
endorsed right on down from the Vicars of Christ (the popes) to the state or the
opportunist soldier. Often, it was
done in the “name of Christ.”
Said Emico the Wicked, a German
noble who led a rabble of crusaders (German and French) to slaughter defenseless
Jews in Mainz in 1096 AD,
“Now let us avenge the blood of ‘the hanged one.” Or, consider this example
of a state-wide action; As recorded in the
Royal Decree, Expulsion from England 1290,
“We, in requital for their crimes and for
the honor of he Crucified, have banished then from our realm as traitors.”
other such statements could be quoted that were, and are today, equally
misguided and self-serving. The
question begs: If the oppressions of the Gentiles will some day be fully
punished (See Psalm 149-6-9) then what of the crimes of so-called Christians?
Could it be possible that parts of the true Church has a hand in these
sins? Here, too, prophecy provides
us with some understanding.
The Jew and
the Travesty of the False Church
The Prophet Micah uttered a puzzling prophecy:
“Do not gloat over me, my
enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. though I sit in darkness, the LORD
will be my light.
Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads
my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will
see his righteousness. Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame,
she who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will see her downfall;
even now she will be trampled underfoot like mire in the streets.”
Who is the enemy here … the entity addressed as“ she” in this verse?
No where in this chapter is she identified.
By deduction, however, we can easily identify her.
It cannot be Israel itself
nor can it be the Church (which at this point is already gone.)
It must be the harlot, the apostate global religion when has enveloped
the false church… the same harlot depicted in Revelation 17 and also elsewhere
in the Bible.
We therefore can know that persecution of the Jews, in whatever form, is a mark
of the false church (though surely, some
individual Christians have erred in this way.)
While this persecution has already occurred over thousands of years, the
capstone of this insurrection still lies ahead.
And, the precedent and mindset for this taking place is already well set.
Many church denominations today endorse the idea of Replacement Theology,
the notion that the Church has replaced the Jews and therefore that all the
promises to the Jews have been transferred to her.
As such, the Jews are of no more consequence.
As God is finished with them the Gentile can therefore do to the Jews as
they wish for there is no more eternal consequence.
We will not present any arguments as to why this view patently denies Scripture.
Suffice it to say that this view
“distort[s] the words of the living God, the LORD Almighty, our God.” (Jeremiah
Time-line Now Becomes Interesting
miraculous refounding of the land of Israel in 1948, the Jewish people have
been in the process of returning to their land.
The aliyah (homecoming) is
still underway, to be fully completed after
Crucially, in this regard, a significant milestone occurred last year.
Did you notice it?
For the first
time in over 2,600 years, more Jews are now living in
than in any other nation. Think of
the significance of this for a moment.
For the first time in over 2,600 years, more Jews are now living in Israel than in
any other nation. 41% of world
Jewry now live in Israel, the
next largest group, representing another 40%, is living in America.
This would be
celebratory news were it not for the reasons why this has occurred.
While the country of Israel is experiencing healthy natural population
growth (now numbering 5.4 million Jews),
Diaspora Jewry is declining not for reasons of aliyah, but more because of
secularization and outmarriage (Jews
marrying with people who are not Jewish). According
to one study, whereas outmarriage rates were generally below 5% for the majority
of Diaspora populations in 1930, today it is in excess of 45%.[ii]
In America, fewer Jews report having 2
parents of Jewish origin. Less than
40% of the 18-34 year old age group, who identify themselves as Jewish, have two
Jewish parents today.[iii]
In fact, a major point of debate today is the very definition Jewish
For this and
other reasons, the Jew is becoming ever less numerous in the world.
While the Jewish people represented 7.5 people out of every 1000 people
in the world in 1938, today this figure is less than half—only 3.5 per thousand.[iv]
trend will continue to worsen according to some researchers.
Other talk of the Hansen’s Principle phenomenon … the apparently observed
trend that “ What the son wishes to
forget, the grandson wishes to remember.”
But such a renaissance of Jewish culture in America seems unlikely, given that
evidence indicates extremely high rates of un-married cohabitation with
If that is the case, the assimilation of the North American Jew will
But would it
seem likely, that more than one-half of world Jews in the world will remain
outside of Israel?
According the Scriptures, it is certain that the aliyah is not yet
complete, this occurring only after the Tribulation. Could it be that American
Jews will simply assimilate and eventually whither away? It seems doubtful. If
past history is any guide to the future, it has always been true that the
largest population of Jews — specifically in those countries where they reached
prominence and contributed to a Golden Age — eventually were persecuted and
Messiah will come first and America will
never be the handmaiden to another such atrocity and therefore suffer being
uprooted. Time will tell.
Of one thing we can be sure: When the Jew leaves
America, it will be the harbinger of the downfall of the USA.
For, to repeat, “I will bless
those who bless you, “ said Lord Jehovah.
Protocols of God
Ultimately, once the Jews repent and recognize their Messiah, they will be
forgiven as well. “In those days, at that
time," declares the LORD, "search will be made for
Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of
Judah, but none will be found, or I will forgive the remnant I spare.”
uppermost fact to realize is that the times of the Gentiles will end.
In the not-to-
future, the tables will be turned.
The Israelites will reign on earth. Jesus Christ himself will be in the seat of
David justice and law will go out of Jerusalem.
In this seat
of God-given power and wealth, will Israel be
forgiving and non-retaliatory to the nations that have persecuted its peoples
through the ages? Scripture is
clear about the fate that will befall nations.
“This is what the LORD says: "As
for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance I gave my people
Israel, I will uproot them
from their lands and I will uproot the house of Judah from among them. “But after I
uproot them, I will again have compassion and will bring each of them back to
his own inheritance and his own country.”
“But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy
it," declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 12:14, 17)
At the end of the Tribulation, the Jews indeed will recognize their Messiah.
Then will begin the Millennium, the seventh, final and greatest period
would again flourish unmolested and free of international interference in its
tribes of Jacob are restored, says the Lord, “I
will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to
the ends of the earth." (Isaiah 49:6)
“[…] once again he will choose
Israel.” (Isaiah 14:1)
Thoughts to Ponder
we do not need to be apologists for the Jews, nor condone every action of the
modern state of Israel.
However, there are several things we must do: Firstly,
some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot,
have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from
the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You
do not support the root, but the root supports you.”
“Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural
branches, he will not spare you either.” (Romans 11:20-21)
judgment and restoration has been set for the Jews, the Gentile best remember
that judgment waits for them also.
For the Christian, the Bema seat still lies ahead for us.
Thanks to the Jew — Jesus Christ, in the flesh — we are spared eternal
damnation (and so also the House of Jacob) but we do not escape judgment.
That trembling time still lies ahead.
Oh, may God’s severity that he has
showed the Jew pass over me. How
many countless times have we been disobedient as was
Yet, Jesus Christ, has been faithful to forgive us.
According to the Prophet Hosea, this restoration surely draws near.
Hosea was inspired to say, “After
two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may
live in his presence.” (Hosea
6:2) As a
“day is as a thousand years” (Psalm
90:4, 2 Peter 3:8) it is now well into the second half of the third day for the
Jews. If we count from 606 BC, the
time from which the captivity by Babylonia
began, 612 years of this third day have already passed.
Given this reference point, we can be reasonably sure that the
Tribulation will occur in less than 388 years and the Rapture in less than 381
As God’s plan
decrees, one day there will be a Jewish, global confederacy.
It will be the Millennium … and not as the result of the Protocols of the
Elders of Zion or any other contrived conspiracy theory.
Gentiles will then be thankful that Jews are not the evil they are often
made out to be.
"In those days ten men from
all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe
and say, `Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.'
restore the Jews for the sake of His promises to the patriarchs.
(Romans 11:28) This is such
wonderful news for Jews and Christians alike.
For if God is willing to go to such lengths to keep His promise for
“David sake” how much more so on behalf of Jesus Christ, His own Son.
Could it only be so soon: As the Jewish people have said at Passover for
thousands of years: “Next year, in
October 2007 – Wilfred J. Hahn
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