Judeophilia Is Inner Filthiness

12/19/13, by Clement Pulaski

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
-Matthew 23:25-28

These words of our Lord warn us against placing too much value on outer appearances and neglecting inner character. We err greatly both when focusing on our own outer appearance, and when we are deceived by others who falsely present themselves as righteous, when in truth they are wicked. Failure to heed’s Christ’s teaching on this subject is at the heart of the scourge of judeophilia.

Christian judeophilia, or “love of the Jews”, is the belief that even though the Jews reject Christ and the Gospel, they should still be venerated because they are the physical descendants of Abraham and they maintain certain religious traditions and festivals of the Old Testament era.

Against the claim that the Jews should be venerated because of their physical descent, I quote the words of John the Baptist addressed to the Pharisees and Saducees:

think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
-Matthew 3:9-10

The meaning of this passage is clear: without the righteousness that comes through faith, physical descent from Abraham is worthless. Physical descent, no matter how illustrious, cannot bring salvation. According to John the Evangelist, “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father” (1 John 2:23). No one denies the Son more vehemently than the Jews, and therefore they are without the Father and cut off from God. Given their rejection of the God of Abraham, no credit should be given to the Jews for their physical descent. If anything, their physical descent should be a reproach to them.

Against the claim that the Jews should be venerated because of their Old Testament prayers and festivals, I point out that these prayers and festivals are useless when used contrary to the purpose for which God instituted them. The purpose of the law and the prophets was to announce and prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. Jesus himself says that if the Jews understood what Moses had written in the law, then they would accept him:

had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
-John 5:46-47

The Jews may read the Old Testament in their synagogues, but what merit do they gain by reading when they do not believe the text?

Both arguments in favor of Christian judeophilia share this feature: they are carnal and superficial, focusing only on externals and ignoring the inner filth of the Jews. Judeophiliacs will wax poetic about hearing the Old Testament being read at a synagogue, but what does the pleasure of hearing these verses matter when they are said with a faithless heart? Consider the following words from Isaiah:

He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
-Isaiah 53:5

These words clearly predicted the Passion of Christ. When a Jew reads this verse, it is a moral abomination, no matter how beautifully he pronounces the Hebrew, because he denies the true meaning of the verse. The synagogue worship uses passages from the Old Testament, but these passages are like the lovely white tombs, and the souls of the Jews reading them are like diseased, rotting corpses.

Christians today have been seduced by sensuality, and put the external, physical aspects of Jewish worship and ancestry ahead of doctrinal principles. The Jews killed Christ and are sill guilty of this crime. They are a tribe of Antichrists who corrupt and undermine all truth and decency, and Christian judeophilia enables their wicked work. Even when churches or pastors stick to genuine Biblical teaching on all other issues, if they lie and say that the Jews are righteous and free of guilt, they become tools of the adversary. Judeophilia is a perversion, and judeophiliacs prostitute themselves with the idolatry of Jew-worship.

The importance of confronting judeophilia cannot be stressed enough. To quote Martin Luther,

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that point which the world and the Devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

In failing to speak the truth on this one point, the conservative churches sully themselves. They may appear Godly in other respects and have an attractive outer sheen, but inside they are corrupt. Let us strive to follow more closely the teaching of Christ, and with His help cleanse the Church of this Jewish pollution.

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