BIN: Jewish college students returning after their summer break are encountering a wave of swastika daubings and anti-Israel activity on campuses across the country—and there are signs the hostility may intensify in the weeks ahead.
At Tufts University, near Boston, a “Disorientation Guide” prepared by militant students for incoming freshmen accused Israel of “white supremacy” and promoted “Israeli Apartheid Week,” which the Tufts branch of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) holds each spring.
Since late August, swastikas have been daubed on the campuses of Stanford, Georgetown, Washington State, Brandeis, Avila and Drake universities, as well as Bowdoin and Williams colleges. At the University of Maryland-College Park, there have been four swastika incidents in the past month. more …
Opinion: Willful ignorance, rebellion against God, or both?
The great Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 3:1 “What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?” When reflecting on the tragic history of the Jewish people, one could wonder what benefit is there to be a chosen people of the Lord God as recorded by Moses in Deuteronomy 14:2?
Anti-Semitism is as old as recorded history, from slavery in Egypt to hardships on the journey to the Holy land, to the destruction of Solomon’s temple, to constant attacks from their half-brothers Ishmael and Edom, to captivity in Babylon, to destruction of the second temple, to being scattered to the four corners of the world for 1800 years, to being hated by the early church as killers of Christ, to being forced to convert to Christianity or die, to pogroms, to Hitler’s holocaust, to present day hatred by supposedly educated people, to the prophecy of the tribulation to come?
It almost sounds ridiculous to even ask: is is there really an advantage to being a Jew? And yet, the answer is a resounding yes.
It is the Jew who was adopted by God, it is the Jew who was given the law, it was the Jew who was given exclusive unconditional covenants, it was the Jews who received the commandments and it was the high privilege of the Jew to be the lineage of the savior Jesus Christ.
To whom much is given, much is expected (Luke 12:36) and one day, possibly very soon, they will look upon Him the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son (Zechariah 12:10).
Then God will wipe every tear from their eye (Revelation 21:4) and it will be the Jewish people who will be revered on all the earth to fulfill Zechariah 8:1-23.
(For more on the Unconditional Covenants see BP 101 chapter 4 here)