Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Lynch Mob and the Holocaust

"Do you think the Jewish people of the holocaust were being punished because their supposed ancestors said let his blood be upon us and our children?" icouldbe

The lynch mob that called for the crucifixion, did say that if they were wrong in what they wanted to do, that their own children should suffer for it. They only said that because they were absolutely sure that they were justified in having Jesus put to death. We have similar sayings today--"I’ll be damned if it isn’t so."

But their words were pointless, because God doesn’t punish children for the sins of the fathers. He only punishes the guilty. If you and I are not guilty of violation of God’s Law, we are okay. If we have broken the Commandments (even in thought), the Day will come when justice will be done.

While hanging on the cross, Jesus cried out, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." The mob didn’t know what they were doing. Those who called for His death had no idea that Jesus of Nazareth was God in human form (see 1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV), and through the cross He was destroying the power of death for humanity. To the religious leaders, this was just a rebel, who spoke out publically about their religious hypocrisy. He told them and the world that they were evil, and that their outward show of religion was offensive to God.

If they had charges against Him they should have gone through the process of civil law. But they didn’t. They conducted an illegal trial at night, and had Him quickly put to death. That had nothing to do with German or Polish Jews living 2,000 years later. It also had nothing to do with the thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses, or the 2 million gentile Poles that were killed, the mentally ill, physically disabled and the mentally retarded, homosexuals and transsexual people, political opponents and religious dissidents who died along with the Jews. The Nazis killed an estimated 6 million Jews, but they were also responsible for an estimated 11 million additional deaths during the war.

Those who talk about the Holocaust as being the result of what the Jews did in the time of Christ, do great harm to the cause of Christianity. But that’s nothing new.

Today's clip: http://www.youtube.com/user/thewayofthemaster?blend=3&ob=4#p/u/205/cVco8t-R8KU