Jews - Apex of Blame|
Q.It seems like the Jews are blamed for just about everything going wrong in the world. Why is everything blamed on the Jews? Please give me a short answer - I'm not a good reader but would like some information about this racial hatred.
Thanks for your question. There is an inadequate but short "natural" answer. But, then I think you will see that the only full explanation must be a "supernatural" one.
The short "natural" answer is that rich Arabs own valuable oil, are extremely wealthy, and have much control over the airwaves and media. They have a deep, longstanding hatred of the Jews. So almost everyone who wants oil from Saudi Arabia or the other Islamic countries must pander to the evil desires and prejudices of their rich "rulers."
Pandering to the Rich
This means that strong countries tend to assist the Islamic countries in dividing up Israel. Note that prophecies concerning dividing up Israel can be found in the ancient texts of Joel 3:2&Micah 2:4.
At any rate, these strong countries say nothing when extreme Islamic groups train their young children to hate and kill Jews and teach their youngsters that "Jews are monkeys and pigs." This is unspeakably evil!
Ancient Sibling Rivalry
Yet, this "begs the question" as to why Islamic countries hate Jews in the first place. Many believe that it started as far back as the rivalry between Abraham's two sons Ishmael and Isaac, and later between Isaac's two sons - Esau and Jacob. The following are examples of foundational texts to these ancient rivalries:
The Lord told Ishmael's mother Hagar about her son:
"He will be a wild donkey of a man. His hand will be against everyone, and everyone's hand will be against him. And he will live to the east of all his brothers" (Gen.16:12, NASB).
The Lord told Isaac's wife Rebekah:
"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided. The one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger" (Gen. 25:23, ESV).
When Jacob tricked his father Isaac into blessing him rather than his brother Esau, Isaac gave Esau the following prophecy:
"By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck."
"Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, 'The days of mourning for my father are approaching. Then I will kill my brother Jacob.'" (Genesis 27:40-41).
These are just a few examples of where it all started.
Parallel World of Spiritual Warfare
In addition, almost everything we see in the world today is due to warfare in the spiritual realm - a type of parallel world as real as anything you can imagine from Stargate or Star Trek.
Ephesians 6:12 clearly states "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
Satan is the "prince of the power of the air" (perhaps radio, internet and T.V.?) who has "blinded the minds of unbelievers" (prejudicial worldview) - (Eph. 2:2, 2 Cor. 4:4).
Hated Rivals - Jews&Christians
The powerful evil ruler, Satan, and his followers want to destroy the Jews and Christians, and to destroy the nation of Israel. This is partly because the Messiah came through the genetic line of Abraham (which Satan tried to thwart), and the Messiah will return to save a remnant from within Israel. Furthermore, believing Jews and Christians will judge or "govern" the angels and the world in the not too distant future (1 Corinthians 6:2-3). Of course, Satan is working overtime to prevent this.
Why is Satan Working Overtime to Prevent Rulership?
After the Messiah returns He will cast Satan into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-3). Finally, Satan and his rebellious followers will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10).
Naturally, Satan hates Jews and Christians with murderous rage - a psychotic, jealous hatred developed over thousands of years. This is a fundamental reason why everything is blamed on the Jews and why we see such intense hatred of Christians and Jews.
Scripture Revealing Today's News
…"Come, let us wipe them out as a nation. Let the name of Israel be remembered no more!" (Psalm 83:4).
That verse appears to be the focus of news today, doesn't it? Think of it. As a people the Jews have always been a highly intelligent group, productive in society and creative in the sciences and the arts. They are the best at so many things. So why would they be so hated and persecuted throughout history? The answer must be that they are the focus of intense spiritual warfare from another realm. There is no adequate natural answer.
Barnhouse, Donald Grey. 1965. The invisible war. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Lindsey, Hal. 2002. The everlasting hatred: the roots of jihad. Murrieta, CA: Oracle House.
Missler, Chuck. 2002. Learn the Bible in 24 hours. Nashville, TN: Nelson.