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Archive for October 4th, 2009

My Jewish Friends May Become Offended

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/10/04

To my Jewish friends and those of Jewish descent who follow this blog, I fully understand why you would be offended by what I have to say here. In all honesty, if I were in your skin, I would likewise be offended. And for that, I apologize. But I have to say what I have to say, and I hope you can set your immediate feelings aside to listen to my reasoning.

I remember a well-known Christian preacher-type person saying the Antichrist will have to be Jewish. And I remember large numbers of Jewish people shouting out in great offense. And I fully understand their offense to that statement. But I agree with that statement. And here is where my Jewish friends will become offended. But please set that aside for a moment to hear me out.

As a Christian, I believe Jesus, son of Joseph, is the Messiah. Jesus of Galilee, the descendent of David through both His mother (very important here) and His pseudo-adoptive father, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies. Note the Old Testament is the very same as a major portion of Jewish sacred texts, without change. This is where Christians and a great many “religious” Jews differ. (Please note, I put “religious” in quotes, not to defame the beliefs but to mark the difference between those who hold God’s word sacred and those who just play the game.)

My Jewish friends, and those Jewish who find my blog, please consider the possibility that I am right. If only to allow that possibility for the sake of argument, accept it in this discussion. I fully understand that you do not believe I am right in this instance, unless you are a Messianic Jew. But please set that aside and assume, for the sake of argument, that I am right about Jesus and you are wrong.

If I am right about Jesus being Christ and the non-Messianic Jews are wrong, that means the non-Messianic Jews are still looking for the Messiah. And this is where the wole kerfuffle explodes. Again, assume for the sake of argument that I am, and by extension Christians are, right.

Since Jesus is the Messiah and the Jewish population have rejected Jesus as the Messiah, the Jewish population is still looking for the Messiah. Jews are not stupid. They are not uneducated. They are not unaware of the prophecies. “Religious” Jews know full well that the Messiah must needs come from the line of David. That means the Messiah absolutely must be Jewish, since the line of David is necessarily Jewish.

No “religious” Jew would ever, under any circumstances, accept a Gentile “Messiah.” That means, by necessity, that any Messiah the Jewish population accepts must be of the line of David, and clearly Jewish. And therein lies the conundrum. Christians, who necessarily favor Israel, Israelites, Israelis, and Jews, already know Jesus is the Messiah. Those of the non-Messianic Jewish faith do not believe Jesus is the Messiah,and are thus looking for the Messiah. One group is wrong. But both groups understand the Messiah will be of Jewish descent.

If the non-Messianic Jews are wrong and the Christians are right, that means, by necessity, that the anti-Christ has similar lineage as Jesus. Because the Jews are not stupid. Again, no Jew will accept a Gentile as the Messiah, based on a firm understanding of prophecy, so any anti-Christ that can fool the Jews must necessarily have the right pedigree.

As I said, Jewish friends, you will likely be immediately offended by what I had to say. But I hope you have set aside that immediate offense to see the reasoning I gave to what I know is highly offensive to you. I hope you can better understand the Christian mindset regarding this very touchy issue. I understand your offense. I hope you understand my reasoning.

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Who Woulda Thunk It?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/10/04

The New York Slimes scrubbed some Obama quotes out of its reporting. That means those Obama quotes were in its reporting. And what were those Obama quotes? Patterico’s Pontifications has them.

“In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president,” he [presidential candidate Obama] told a rally in Chicago in June 2008. “So I can’t think of a better way than to be marching into Washington Park … as president of the United States and announcing to the world: Let the Games begin!”

That, among more information, has recently been eliminated from NY Slimes reportage. We (the mainstream media) can’t make our guy (a liberal in the White House) look bad, after all.

And then there’s the little fact that this is indeed the 21st century. As Patterico put it, “They’re still living in the world of a decade ago . . . when they could have gotten away with it.” Roughly translated into modern language, “That’s so ninety seconds ago!”

A word of advice to the New York Slimes, the Los Angeles Slimes (aka the Dog Trainer), mainstream media, leftist commentators, et al, what you said yesterday has been recorded. The fact you do a 1984 and remove it doesn’t make it stop existing. And people on the right will find it and report on it, much to your dismay.

As I’ve said to a few leftists of late, do try to keep up, and do try a modicum of honesty next time. You won’t look so willfully blind in your leftist overreach.

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