Why do Christian's support and praise the Jews as "the chosen ones", when they had Jesus killed and still deny him?
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
No Jew alive today had anything to do with Christ's death, silly. Grow up.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
The Jews were the chosen people, chosen for one purpose, to be the people through whom the Messiah, the Savior of humanity, would come into the world. That event occurred 2,000 years ago, at which time the purpose of Judaism had been fulfilled. Huge numbers of Jews recognized the Messiah and followed Him, becoming Christians. Some did not, which is why Judaism still exists today. And the Jews had nothing to do with His death. He was killed by pagan Romans.
- River EuphratesLv 72 months ago
The best I've been able to figure out from talking to various 'Christians' from different faiths over the years is they believe that the Jewish people have a part to play in the 'end times'.
It's all superstitious nonsense (Christianity, Judaism, 'End Times', etc.), and it's sad that so much time and effort gets wasted on it.
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
The whole human race is generally held responsible for Jesus's death, not just the Jews.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
The whole Jewish race, past and present, agreed to have Jesus killed? That's quite a trick.
- Bulky_BobLv 72 months ago
Because the Jews are a "chosen people". God made an eternal covenant with the Jews. For that very reason, God promised to restore them to the land, after being scattered nearly 2000 years ago, and that happened effectively in 1948 at the recreation of the nation of Israel. Yes, it is obvious that God keeps His promises. God has a big plan for the Jews, coming up very soon. During the seven year tribulation, fallowing the rapture of the church, the Jews will take the lead to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Hate filled Christians still blame Jews for killing Jesus. Yet, Jews didn't. Please read the website entitled "Pope Benedict Reiterates That Jews Didn't Kill Jesus" from Atlantic magazine. Jews have a perfect right to believe that Jesus didn't fulfill THEIR prophecy, WRITTEN IN HEBREW, which, because it is their language, they can read and understand, that a Messiah would be born. There were many claiming to be messiahs back then. Another man (a thief) was about to be crucified, who also had claimed to the be Messiah, and his name was Jesus, Son Of God. Son, in Hebrew is Ben. God, in Hebrew, can be Abbas. His name was Jesus Benabbas. Romans killed Jesus, blamed Jews, made sure that the crowd said that Jesus should be killed (and if they didn't say that he should, then Romans would murder them and murder all of their relatives). Isn't ironic that Rome felt that the fear of religion could be exploited for their benefit, and they could make a lot of money with Christianity. Isn't it also ironic that Rome (called Italy, now) has been in charge of the Vatican and only Italian popes have been chosen until very, very recently. The Old Testament describes Jews as the chosen one. Furthermore, the New Testament reiterates that 12,000 Jews from each of the extant 12 tribes (total 144,000) will go to heaven in the final days. So, you don't have to convert Jews to Christianity to get them into heaven, as Christians popularly believe. The "chosen ones" have been the objects of bigotry and murder for many centuries, culminating with the atrocities of Adolf Hitler. The evil of Hitler lives on, even in this forum, as people write evil things about Jews. Generations of Jewish kids have been beaten in schools by loving Christians who falsely blame them for torturing and killing their God (or Jesus, for those Christians who don't believe that Christ is God).
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
Painting with a broad brush. On Pentecost 3,000 Jews converted to Christianity (Acts 2:41), and then 5,000 (Acts 4:4) and the numbers went up from there. As to "Why", here's why, Romans 2:28-29, Philippians 3:3, Galatians 6:16.
- PyriformLv 72 months ago
Name one Jewish person alive today who had Jesus killed.
You appear not to understand Christian theology. Christ is supposed to have died for our sins, so you would be as responsible for his death as anybody.
- God of ThunderLv 72 months ago
Jews didn't have Jesus killed. Crucifixion was a Roman punishment, and anyone who actually believes that Roman rulers passively took orders from their subjects is too naive to be trusted.