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Is Blind Hatred Of Israel About Jews, Or Is It About Something Deeper, Darker?

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Modern Israel will soon celebrate its 75th anniversary. Those 75 years have been full of difficulties and tragedies. The obvious injustice toward Israel in all of this staggers the mind. Why? What mysterious force pushes men toward the unreasoning hatred of Jews that has characterized so much of the world for so many centuries? Psalm 2:1 asks, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?” Is this rage about Jews, or is it about something deeper? The next two verses of the 2nd Psalm give the answer. “The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed.” This Psalm depicts the world’s leaders taking counsel together against God. When it says, “and against His Anointed,” it has an immediate meaning and a long-term meaning. In the first instance, it was a reference to the king of Israel at that time, probably David. But “anointed one” literally means “Messiah.” Long term, this means Jesus. Their rage against Israel, Jews, and Judaism is really a rage against God the Father and God the Son. In world history, God has worked through the nation of Israel in… (READ MORE)

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