The Original Hate Crime

Most reasonable people would agree that all lives matter. The sanctity of life is a very important question. When God formed Adam using material found in the ground, He was only half finished. God then breathed spirit into the man of clay and created life. In order to produce a man in God’s image, it was necessary to combine material with spirit to create a whole man.“The time came when the Lord God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And man became a living person.”(Gen. 2:7) This means that all people of Adam’s race have God’s spirit in them and are born equal in the sight of God. Somewhere along the way, we got derailed and a person’s ideology or the color of their skin or their ethnicity made haters out of us because others don’t think or look like we do. Societies that break the laws of God or the law of the land, are subject to retribution but their ethnicity or appearance remains their birthright. We seem to be moving faster and faster into a culture of hate. We should not be surprised when the television brings the news of hate into our living rooms every day. Hate news is old news, but it fans the flame of discontent until it becomes contagious. 

Hate originated in the heart of Lucifer the archangel after he was thrown out of Heaven for breaking the law of God. How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground,  For you said to yourself,  I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.  But instead, you will be brought down to the pit of hell, down to its lowest depths.” (Isaiah 14:12-15) After being denied Heaven, Lucifer took up residence on the Earth after deceiving Adam and taking over Adam’s earthly dominion. When Lucifer realized God would restore the Earth back to Adam’s race, he set out to stop the transition at any cost. God promised Abraham that his descendants would be a blessing to all people. “Every nation on the earth will be blessed through your descendants. I will do this because you obeyed me.”(Gen.22:18) Abraham is the grandfather of Israel. Jesus is Abraham’s descendant and the blessing to mankind. With this in mind, Lucifer declared war on the Jews to stop the transition. The Jews have been persecuted and hated from that time until the present day because they are the descendants of Abraham. Antisemitism is the original hate crime!  

God made a promise to all who would recognize the Jews for who they are and respect their place in the heart of God. “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you, and the entire world will be blessed because of you.”(Gen. 12:3) As Christians, we are indebted to the Jew and stand with the nation of Israel. God is still dealing with the Jews and one day they will understand and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. For more about the Jews and their place in God’s plan, read “Beam me up Commander” it’s free!