JPost: Newly released documents provided by the United Nations revealed on Tuesday that the Allied Powers were well aware of the Jewish Holocaust at the hands of the Nazi regime at least two-and-a-half years earlier than commonly thought, according to The Independent.
The documents, not seen for more than 70 years, showed at the same time that the Allies, made up of the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom, had prepared war crime indictments against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and his top subordinates.
A full year before America entered World War II, the West knew that the Third Reich had already massacred two million European Jews and were planning to eliminate five million more in concentration camps spread throughout the continent, the records showed. more …
Opinion: When I first saw this headline I got a little sick to my stomach. Could it be? Could the allies have known 1-2 years before, that Jews were being exterminated?
You betcha. And it begins in the denominations that embraced Replacement Theology and its equally anti-Semitic cousin, Covenant Theology.
Combined, the two theologies are followed by over 90% of Christians today.
REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY/ SUPERSESSIONISM: A system of theology that essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.
All the different views of the relationship between the church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the church is a continuation of Israel (Replacement/Covenant), or the church is completely different and distinct from Israel (Dispensational/Premillennial).
Replacement Theology became the position of the Church during the time of Augustine (A.D. 354-430), who popularized it in his book, The City of God.
Denominations: Replacement Theology is currently the most widely-held belief in Catholic teaching as well as the World Council of Churches, the Presbyterian Church USA, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church (ELCA), the Anglican Church and the United Church of Christ.
Covenant Theology views the Scriptures as manifestations of either the Covenant of Works or the Covenant of Grace. The entire story of redemptive history can be seen as God unfolding the CG from its nascent stages (Genesis 3:15) all the way through its fruition in Christ. Covenant Theology is, therefore, a very Christocentric way of looking at Scripture because it sees the OT as the promise of Christ and the NT as the fulfillment in Christ.
Covenant theologians allegorize (spiritualize) the Scriptures, especially Bible prophecy.
Some have accused Covenant Theology as teaching what is called “Replacement Theology.” The Church doesn’t replace Israel; the Church is Israel and Israel is the Church.
Covenant Theology remains the majority teaching for Protestantism since the time of the Reformation, and it is the system favored by those of a more Reformed or Calvinistic persuasion.
Now ask yourself has anything changed? How many denominations condemned Resolution 2234?
UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) voted twice to erase any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
The US, under Barack Obama, remained silent:
- October 13, 2016 UNESCO votes that there is no connection between the Temple Mount and Jerusalem
- October 26, 2016 UNESCO adopts a second resolution denying Jewish connection to the Temple Mount
On December 23, 2016 UN Security Council Resolution 2334 passed with 14 nations for; none voted against; 1 abstained – the U.S.
The Security Council reaffirmed that Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders.
4000 years of history was erased by anti-Semitic nations, including the supposed Christian nations: the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Venezuela.
So the headline is not really a surprise, after all.
(For information on Christian theologies, and Dispensational Theology, see Chapter 3 “Doctrines That Divide Christians” here)