In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue, Tree of Life, here is a public message for anyone who hates the Jews:
By hating the Jews, you are messing with God (actually YHWH, most likely pronounced "Yahweh") THE Creator! And, guess who will win in the end….
So, while you still have the option to do so, pick up a Bible and read it from cover to cover to see how HE feels about HIS people. Here is just a tiny sample:
Genesis 12: 2 I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (CJB)
If you are an atheist or belong to any religion that does not claim YHWH as its God, then none of what is written here will matter to you – until Judgment Day when EVERY knee will bow before the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! (Revelation 20:11-15).
For Believers, it is imperative to remember, you are grafted in to the “olive tree” – not the other way around! (See Ephesians 2:11-16.) If it hadn't been for God's CHOSEN being scattered into the nations (Ezekiel 36:19), knowledge of YHWH would have remained the best-kept secret of tiny, little Israel, and the rest of the world would still be writhing in Paganism.
So, rather than to hate “the Jews,” please take some time to get to know who they are and how important they are to our Creator, who said the following:
Deuteronomy 7: 7 ADONAI didn't set his heart on you or choose you because you numbered more than any other people - on the contrary, you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 Rather, it was because ADONAI loved you, and because he wanted to keep the oath which he had sworn to your ancestors, that ADONAI brought you out with a strong hand and redeemed you from a life of slavery under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 From this you can know that ADONAI your God is indeed God, the faithful God, who keeps his covenant and extends grace to those who love him and observe his mitzvot, to a thousand generations. 10 But he repays those who hate him to their face and destroys them. He will not be slow to deal with someone who hates him; he will repay him to his face.
11 Therefore, you are to keep the mitzvot, laws and rulings which I am giving you today, and obey them. 12 "Because you are listening to these rulings, keeping and obeying them, ADONAI your God will keep with you the covenant and mercy that he swore to your ancestors. (CJB)
Note that YHWH wasn't talking to "the Jews" at that point; but, rather, to the 12 Tribes of Israel....He didn't give the Land to just "the Jews"; He gave it to the descendants of Abraham and NO ONE else.
Genesis 15:18 On that day YHWH made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates...."
Jeremiah 31: 31 "Here, the days are coming," says ADONAI, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Isra'el and with the house of Y'hudah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them," says ADONAI.
33 "For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Isra'el after those days," says ADONAI: "I will put my Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, 'Know ADONAI'; for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest; because I will forgive their wickednesses and remember their sins no more."
35 This is what ADONAI says, who gives the sun as light for the day, who ordained the laws for the moon and stars to provide light for the night, who stirs up the sea until its waves rorar -- ADONAI-Tzva'ot is his name: 36 "If these laws leave my presence," says ADONAI, "then the offspring of Isra'el will stop being a nation in my presence forever." 37 This is what ADONAI says: "If the sky above can be measured and the foundations of the earth be fathomed, then I will reject all the offspring of Isra'el for all that they have done," says ADONAI. (CJB)
Romans 11: 25 For, brothers, I want you to understand this truth which God formerly concealed but has now revealed, so that you won't imagine you know more than you actually do. It is that stoniness, to a degree, has come upon Isra'el, until the Gentile world enters in its fullness; 26 and that it is in this way that all Isra'el will be saved. As the Tanakh says, "Out of Tziyon will come the Redeemer; he will turn away ungodliness from Ya'akov 27 and this will be my covenant with them, . . . when I take away their sins." (CJB)
So again, to anyone who hates “the Jews,” please heed the warning that God Himself passed down to mankind: “I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you…”