Created 23/10/13, Last updated 5/3/14
The Quarrel of the Covenant
'As my research into Jewish history progressed, I was
surprised, depressed and to some extent overwhelmed
by the perpetual
irrational violence which pursued the Jews in every century and to
corner of the globe'. (1)
(Atlas of Jewish History 5th Edn. 1995,
A European Definition of Anti-Semitism
From whence springs this pernicious, appalling and ubiquitous evil?
The unmediated covenant of Law will bring a curse on all
- the Jew first and also the Gentile.
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant:
and when ye are gathered together within your cities,
I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
God's Holy Name will be absolutely vindicated, despite all our evasions
Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land,
and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries:
according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name,
when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake,
which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,
which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,
when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries,
and will bring you into your own land.
Both assimilation and idolatry (it is striking most early escapees of the Shoah were relatively secular) were ancient causes for Divine Judgement
And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all,
that ye say, 'We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.'
I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a
stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the
countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a
stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
Rambam's strange god and a great idol of much contemporary rabbinic JudaismThe results caused astonishment and disbelief....Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof,
to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing;
every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished
and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
Yet God retains a strong and perfect purpose for those who humble themselves to see Him I will also save you from all your uncleannesses...
Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good,
and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD,
be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
The only appointed means of redemption is in the scapegoat MessiahMessiah has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.
note I do not seek to justify the demonic wickedness of Gentiles in
perpetrating the manifold and unprecedented crimes of the Third Reich,
or the centuries of barbaric 'Christian' hatred of the Jews.
Their judgement will be swift and terrible.
Three vital Christian witnesses on the Jew:
Spurgeon, Bonar and M'Cheyne