Thursday, September 30, 2010

Judaism is a Religion of Peace



http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/jews-for-justice-aid-boat-sets-sail-for-gaza-1.315773


Please read the article at the above link. 

I do not believe that the Palestinians are totally innocent in all that has gone on, but to deprive them of their basic human rights and to kill them wholesale is abominable.  Blockades deny people their basic right to use their property as they see fit.  This was recognized as a universal right by our Founding Fathers, only to be taken away from individuals with due process and only taken away from nations with a justifiable and formal declaration of war with reasonable terms of surrender. 


Being against Zionism and being for peace does not mean that you are anti-Semitic.  Evidence of this is that even Jews whose relatives have died in suicide bombing attacks and Holocaust survivors are willing to risk their lives to try to deliver aid to the Palestinians in Gaza.  These brave and unselfish Jews, even though they don’t believe that Jesus is their Messiah, are obeying Jesus’ exhortation in Matthew 5:43-48 (KJV) better than most Christians do.  Though they still need to come to know Jesus as their Savior for their salvation just like everybody else, they have already proven that real Judaism is a religion of peace.  I pray that these Jews might come to know Christ as their Savior.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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