Posted by: Elena's Israel Blog | 03/21/2012

OPENLY ANTI-SEMITIC CHURCH

St. John Chrysostom (347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople, was the inspiration for a newly appointed priest in a Polish church, who taught the following in his Easter Sunday (April 15, 1900) sermon:

Today the Jews must pay! Today the Christ killers must be punished! Today on Easter. . . it will be fitting, today, when our Lord rose from the grave they put him in. And it must be before tonight! Before their Passover (which fell that year on Easter Sunday), before they eat their blood soaked matzos! It is our duty to avenge our Lord. To avenge those whose blood has gone into their matzos! We must punish those who deny Christ Jesus and take up with the devil! Jews are the most miserable of all men! They are lustful, rapacious, greedy, perfidious bandits. They are inveterate murderers, destroyers, men possessed by the devil! Debauchery and drunkenness have given them the manners of the pig and lusty goat. They know only one thing, to satisfy their gullets, get drunk, to maim, and kill. They have surpassed the ferocity of wild beasts, for they murder their offspring and immolate them to the devil! They are impure and impious!”

He went on to quote from ancient orators that all Jews are guilty for the deeds of their murdering, Christ killing ancestors.  His congregants were impressed with this ‘learned’ priest – it was the Church speaking – Dogma! To doubt this was considered heresy. Hatred spread among the worshipers that Easter Sunday and grew to a fever pitch. They had come to church to honor God, but left as a mob. This resulted in a horrible, insane POGROM, where hordes of church-goers stormed a nearby Jewish settlement (shtetl), burning huts, raping women, beating, stabbing men, women and children, slaughtering every Jew they could find.

Can you see how this unfounded hatred has come down through the centuries, from teachings such as these?

HELLO! God FULLY INTENDED for Jesus to be killed. This was His plan all along, that a perfect Lamb, the sinless divine/human Son of God born to a woman, would give His life so that all who believe in Him would have salvation. “For without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin” Hebrews 9:22. AndFor God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” JOHN 3:16.

Whether it was technically done by Jews or through Roman officials is not relevant! It was pre-ordained to happen just as it did happen. And God intentionally blinded the spiritual eyes of most Jews at the time to the fact that this was their Messiah. And that was done for the sake of us gentiles, that we might be ‘grafted in’ to the Chosen People and become the Church. We know from Romans chapter 11 that when the Church Age is complete and all believers have been brought in, God will resume His great plan for the restoration of His Chosen Jewish People.

The Orthodox Church honors John Chrysostom as a saint (feast day, November 13) and counts him among the Three Holy Hierarchs (feast day, Jan. 30) together with Saints Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian. He is also recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, which considers him a saint and Doctor of the Church, and the Church of England (Protestant), both of whom commemorate him on September 13. So, you see this anti-Semitism exists in all facets of Christianity and it is the work of the devil.

God loves the Jewish people and will forever. The 70th ‘week’ of Daniel will take place and the End Times prophecies will all be fulfilled! To this I say, with John the Apostle, “Maranatha!” Even so, Come Lord Jesus!

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