Saturday, July 30, 2016

Commentary on Genesis 12:3

Commentary on Genesis 12:3

Thomas Allen

And I will bless they that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:3)

    Christian Zionists understand Genesis 12:3 to mean that countries and people who support modern-day Israel will be blessed. Opponents of modern-day Israel will be cursed.
    The most ardent supporter of Zionism today is the United States. With a nearly omnipotent, omnipresent government, the United States are no longer the country to which the Declaration of Independence gave birth. They are rapidly fading as the economic giant of the world. With unlimited immigration, the population is quickly becoming that of a third world country. Zionism is swiftly reducing the United States to an impotent third world corrupt police state.
    Here is a short list of blessings that the United States have received for their unhesitating, unquestionable support of Israel. Tens of millions of babies have been scarified to Lucifer in the abortion mills. Homosexuals are now considered normal and acceptable, even to the point of being able to marry legally a person of their sex. Miscegenation (adultery) is accelerating. Nonwhite are overrunning the country and will soon be a majority. Divorce is rampant. With Waco, Oklahoma City, and 9-11, the United States government has declared war on the American people so that the American people will give those who control the government absolute power over their lives. America has become a police state. Patriotism has been subverted from doing what is best for the country to unquestionable obedience to the President. Christianity, Western Civilization, and the Aryan people are dying. Children are no longer educated, but are taught to be slaves of the illuministic controlled government. America is the greatest debtor country in history. Decadence, moral decay, crime, gambling, pornography, and drug abuse are growing. Self-reliance, freedom, security, and prosperity are fading. Even the United States themselves are on the verge of vanishing as one treaty and international agreement after another stripes them of their sovereignty. It sounds more like America has been cursed rather than blessed for its support of Israel.
    The last part of verse three of Genesis 3:16 ends with  “and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Does this blessing came through the Jew as the Christian Zionists suggest? Or does it come through Christ?
    Christian Zionists act as though the answer is the Jew. However, according to Paul, the answer is Christ. Paul writes, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ” (Gal. 3:6). Paul argues that the people who receive the blessing promised Abraham are those who believe in Christ. They, not the Jews or Israelis, are the true seed of Abraham that receive the blessing. Abraham’s real children are not his natural descendants, but those who share his faith; those who like him are justified by their faith and not by their deeds. They receive the blessing by faith in Christ independent of their position or opinion about Israel or Jews.
    Thus, those who bless true Christians are blessed. Those who curse true Christians are cursed. Because Christians are now cursed in the United States and Europe outside Russia, the United States and Europe are being cursed instead of being blessed.
    Unger suggests that the blessing in Genesis 12:3 is personal. It applies to Abraham personally. Nonetheless, he adds that antisemitism brings God’s curse. Then he reverses himself by citing Galatians 3:6 and John 8:56-58 and declares that the blessing comes through Abraham's posterity, i.e., Christ[1] (not the Jews). (Thus, being anti-Christian brings the curse instead of antisemitism bringing the curse. Being pro-Christian brings the blessing, not being pro-Israel or pro-Jew.)
    Whereas Christian Zionists declare Abraham to be a “father” of the Christians and the Jews, Pfeiffer does them one better. He also declares Abraham to be a father of the Moslems[2] in addition to the Christians and Jews. However, John quotes Jesus as saying to the Jewish leaders, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. . . .” Thus, Jesus identifies the devil as the father of the Jewish leaders. (Declaring them children of the devil makes Jesus an anti-Semite. The Jewish holy book, the Talmud, describes Jesus as a bastard and a succor.) Furthermore, John writes in 1 John 2:22, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” Therefore, Jews and Muslims are antichrist.  According to Paul in his letter to the Galatians, neither Jews nor Muslims can be of the seed of Abraham without faith in Christ.
    About Galatians 3:6, Wesley writes, “Doubtless in confirmation of that grand doctrine, that we are justified by faith, even as Abraham was. The apostle, both in this and in the Epistle to the Romans, makes great use of the instance of Abraham: the rather, because from Abraham the Jews drew their great argument, as they do this day, both for their own continuance in Judaism and for denying the Gentiles to be the Church of God.”[3] In this regards, many Christian Zionists seem to hold the same belief as the Jews.
    Christian Zionists who use Genesis 12:3 for unquestionable, unhesitating support of Zionism and Israel in reality demand blessing those, Jews, who curse Christ and seek to destroy Christianity.
    Far too many Christians ignorantly confuse “the Israel of God,” the Israel of the Bible, with the modern state of Israel, a state brought into existence by political maneuvering, terrorism, and military might. Christian Zionist leaders, who seem to place Zionism and Jews above Christ, encourage and feed this ignorance. Actually, the European Aryans more closely fit the description of God’s chosen people than the Jews. European Aryans have been the people who have blessed mankind with their creativity and by spreading the teachings of Jesus (see Genesis 28:14.).
    Much of the ignorance of Christians and corruption of Christianity comes from Jewish control of the Christian Church. As Harold Rosenthal remarked, “Judaism is not only the teaching of the synagogue, but also the doctrine of every ‘Christian Church’ in America. Through our propaganda the Church has become our most avid supporter. This has even given us a special place in society, their believing the lie that we are the ‘chosen people’ and they, gentiles. These deluded children of the Church defend us to the point of destroying their own culture.”[4]

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

1. Merrill F. Unger, Unger’s Bible Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding the Bible (Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1966), p. 64.

2. Charles F. Pfeiffer and Everett F. Harrison, editors, The Wycliffe Bible Commentary (Chicago, Illinois: 1962), p. 17.

3. John Wesley, Explanatory Notes upon The New Testament (London: The Epworth Press, rpt. 1948), pp. 686-687.

4. “The Harold Wallace Rosenthal Interview 1976: The Hidden Tyranny.” http://www.antichrist conspiracy. com/HTML...old_Wallace_Rosenthal_Interview_ 1976.htm. February 16, 2004.

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Coley Allen. 

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