A Christian's Apology To The Jewish Community

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I am having great difficulty properly expressing in words as to how sorry I am for the way 'Christians' have treated our Jewish brethren over the last 2000 years. Ever since Christ's crucifixion, many'Christians' have done some of the most horrid finger pointing towards the Jewish community. This is/was WRONG and MUST stop!

On behalf of true 'Christians' everywhere, please accept my sincere heart felt apology for the way WE as 'Christians' have treated you for so many years. The way you have been treated by us is far from what our faith teaches.

I pray our common God heal your wounds and that you and He find it in your hearts to grant Christians everywhere forgiveness (to them that seek it) for treating you so poorly for so long.


-- I believe in Him (Jesus is King@Kingdom.come), May 22, 2000


You can't get a sweeter deal than complete victimhood.

-- KoFE (Your@town.USA), May 22, 2000.

You can't get a sweeter deal than complete victimhood.

Forgiving and being forgiven is even better!

-- I believe in Him (Jesus is King@Kingdom.come), May 22, 2000.

DEAR I BELIEVE,perverted christianity[religion]is a killer. true christians had no part in the holocaust. ever read ''the hiding place""about a christian family,that paid the price'for protecting jews from the nazi,s. much that has been done in the name of christ[wrong christ]is not OF CHRIST. the JESUS i know ,is not into cruelty. GOD BLESS YOUR CONCERN.[RELIGION KILLS]anybody can claim they,re a christian,but like JESUS SAID, YOU,LL KNOW BY THE FRUIT.

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.

Acts 11:17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, thought a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in amoung the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,

18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

19 You will say then, " Branches were broken off so I may be grafted in."

20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.

21 For if God did not spare the branches, he will not spare you either.

-- (in@the.bible), May 22, 2000.

Rather Romans 11:17-21.

-- (in@the.bible), May 22, 2000.

true christians had no part in the holocaust.

True enough, but there are/were/have been some misguided Christians busily pointing fingers at the Jewish community in the name of Jesus.

True Christians recognize the Jews as the foundation of all we hold dear. We have a very special love for them, their history, and the country they dwell in.

May God richly bless Jews everywhere!

-- I believe in Him (Jesus is King@Kingdom.come), May 22, 2000.


-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.

sorry for mispell.[it all started there]

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.

While you're about it, how about apologizing for the Christian persecution of pagans? What about the non-believers who have been persecuted and killed?

Don't try to claim that they weren't true Christians.

JESUS protect me from your followers.

-- kermit (colourmegreen@hotmail.com), May 22, 2000.

how about apologizing for the Christian persecution of pagans?

I feel badly anyone has been persecuted. If you have been persecuted, I pray for healing in your life.

May God bless you!

-- I believe in Him (Jesus is King@Kingdom.come), May 22, 2000.

I've always liked this "I believe in him" poster. He's [assumption] never too pushy, tells it like he believes it, and [in general] has a great deal more tolerance for those of other faiths. I enjoy seeing folks LIVE their faiths, even if their faiths don't coincide with mine. Thanks, "I believe."

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), May 22, 2000.

ANITA,you got a wrong pic. of GOD as a child. no? do you understand>''saved BY GRACE''& GRACE ALONE? i don,t think that''the preacher was a jerk''will hold up.on judgment day.---of course ,we can say[ i don,t believe] but will that fly with GOD.--PLEASE DON,T CUT OFF'YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE. please take another look at the''REAL-JESUS''

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.

ROFLMAO!!! You asked for it Anita!

BTW I agree wholeheartedly. "I believe in Him" is quite easy to tolerate, even a fresh breeze at times.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), May 22, 2000.

"ANITA,you got a wrong pic. of GOD as a child. no?"

You have me confused with someone else, Al.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), May 22, 2000.

I believe,

Do you think you'll hear an apology for the *killing of Jesus* in your lifetime?

Wondering if the togetherness works both ways,


-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), May 22, 2000.

If one does not feel that a person bears responsibility for events that occurred before that person was born, would it not be phony to voice such an apology.

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), May 22, 2000.

Frank - who do you think would issue the apology?

Unlike the Christian church, which claims some institutional continuity over time, there is no contemporary representative of Pontius Pilate or the Roman Empire, and no state or group that takes responsibility for their actions. You would also have a hard time linking contemporary Jews with the Jews who were alleged to have turned Jesus over to Pilate (probably a myth in any case.)

Besides, if you believe the Bible, Jesus had to die to redeem mankind. Why should anyone apologize for playing a part in this?

-- kermit (colourmegreen@hotmail.com), May 22, 2000.

kermit, you are a breath of fresh air. And what happened to the pagans? They were driven underground by the Christians, although some of their ritess were taken, and paraded out as Christian originals.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), May 22, 2000.

"Besides, if you believe the Bible, Jesus had to die to redeem mankind. Why should anyone apologize for playing a part in this?"

Good point. Then logically, Christians should THANK Jews of Jesus' time for his crusifixion, and today's Jews could then feel PROUD their ancestors played a pivotal role shaping society (western world) dominated by Christians. This kind of reasoning could have the potential to cure the Jews' feelings of persecution.

-- Twisted (tongue@in.cheek), May 22, 2000.

GOD is ,more in control--than any soul can ponder. even his mockers & those that deny his CHRIST, are ALL in his hand. HE IS GOD=ALMIGHTY. HE CONTROL,S THE AFFAIRS OF MAN. our finite minds---get in the way. the carnal mind--cannot recieve,the things of the HOLY-SPIRIT. THAT,S WHY HE SAID=BELIEVE & RECIEVE. it,s ALL IN THE BIBLE. JESUS said SEEK & YE SHALL FIND. modern-man has become so educated--until he,s a fool.

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.

I believe in Him:

I don't think you need to apologize for anyone. I consider myself a Christian, and I have never wronged any Jews because of their beliefs. My best friend is part Jewish. As a matter of fact, both my grandfathers (Mother's and Father's side) gave some of the best years of their lives fighting Nazi Germany -- one took shrapnel in the face. Where is my apology? I don't mean to sound bitter, because I am really not. I just think it's dangerous to label any group oppressed and then forget that many of us actually worked to better their lives.

-- aqua (aqu@fin.a), May 23, 2000.


-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), May 22, 2000.



Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana--


-- jumpoff joe (jumpoff@echoweb.neet), May 25, 2000.



I always liked the 3 Stooges gag of throwing a pineapple (usually at someone singing opera) and making it painfully clear that it was on wires, ambling across the room.

BTW my favorite Stooges episode was probably "Disorder in the Court".


-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), May 26, 2000.

God in His foreknowledge knew that He was sending His Son into a world full of sin, liars, thieves, murderers, etc. That was already a foregone conclusion before Jesus was born. Such elements already filled this world.

Jesus had to die to take upon Himself the penalty of sin for all of mankind...or, more accurately, for all of those who would appropriate the merits of His scarifice unto themselves, by surrender to His will.

But that in no way excuses those who killed Him. They made a conscious decision of the will to do what they did. They will suffer amongst the worst punishments at the Judgment.

By the same token, present-day Jews have nothing to do with what went on almost 2000 years ago. Let it go.

By the same token, I, as a white Southern male, have nothing to do with the issue of slavery in the first half of the 1800's, and before that. Let it go.

There has to be a statute of limitations!

-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), May 26, 2000.

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