Lies, Betrayal, and Murder — the Fruits of Another Spirit



aka Eschatologuy

For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!
— 1 Thessalonians 2:14b–16 (ESV)

Over a course of millennia, the Jewish people have shown a pattern of behavior (one that continues to this day) that has brought them into near-constant conflict with their neighbors. Many of our Christian forefathers have commented on this matter (e.g., John Chrysostom, Martin Luther, Paul). It is not inappropriate for Christians to ask questions about the Jews, about their behavior, and about their actions down through history.

In this episode, we examine the history of the Jewish people from just after the time of Christ until just before the Enlightenment. It is in the annals of history that the Jews have proven themselves to be, in the words of Scripture, ‘enemies of all mankind’ who ‘displease God’. Not idly does Christ speak of them as the Synagogue of Satan (n.b., the words He chose).

Christians need not fear the truth, no matter how unpopular (or, in some cases, illegal) it may be. Again, the words of Christ: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 [ESV]).

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8 Replies to “Lies, Betrayal, and Murder — the Fruits of Another Spirit”

  1. I have a small YouTube channel of my own. Among other things, I perform classic poems and host discussions of those poems with friends & sometimes special guests. My guests have included John C. Wright, Tom Kratman, and Rachel Fulton Brown. Would either of you be interested in joining me sometime to hash out an interesting poem?


    1. I do enjoy poetry, but I do not typically spend much time analyzing it too deeply. Kipling might possibly be of interest, though.


  2. Yet without the Jews, specifically the 12 Apostles and Christ himself, we wouldn’t have a Church.


    1. They were Hebrews, not Jews. We made this point extremely clearly.


  3. Have you been able to trace an historical connection between the converso movement and puritanism?


    1. I have not personally looked into the issue. I think Puritanism is a very mixed bag and sometimes gets uncharitable treatment in modern discourse. Some of the Puritan writers were good Christians (if mistaken at points), and they are even worth reading today.


  4. Is there any accurate souce/document that I can read about the Disputation of Paris? Everything I’ve come across so far has been slanted against King Louis.


    1. Other than reading the primary source documents (some of which remain untranslated), I am not certain that a fair assessment of the matter exists, at least in English. The best bet may be if you can locate a copy of Judaism on Trial: Jewish-Christian Disputations in the Middle Ages, which is also available as a PDF. Even accounts by hostile authors can be profitable if read cum grano salis, of course.