University of Chicago Tells Millennials to Suck It Up, "We Do Not Condone 'Safe Spaces'"

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In a refreshing and stark contrast to other universities that have seemingly tripped over themselves to accommodate every silly request from America's pampered Millennials in their never ending quest for "safe spaces," the University of Chicago has sent the incoming class of 2020 a letter making very clear that they will find no "safe spaces" in their intellectual journey at Chicago.  The full letter is presented below but here are a couple of the best comments for your reading pleasure:  

You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement.  At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.

 

Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.

Just when we thought all hope had been lost, an establishment of higher learning finally steps up to interject some rational thoughts into the public discourse surrounding freedom of expression.

 

 

 

The letter also directs students to a note it had previously written on freedom of expression...

The full letter can be reviewed in its entirety at the end of this post, but below are a couple of the gems that we particularly liked:

Education should not be intended to make people comfortable, it is meant to make them think. Universities should be expected to provide the conditions within which hard thought, and therefore strong disagreement, independent judgment, and the questioning of stubborn assumptions, can flourish in an environment of the greatest freedom.”

 

Of course, the ideas of different members of the University community will often and quite naturally conflict. But it is not the proper role of the University to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.

 

In a word, the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed.

For Millennials getting ready start at University of Chicago might we suggest some reading material (here) that we shared a few months back that might help you cope in the absence of "safe spaces" at your new home...

Safe Space

No matter where you go in life, someone will be there to offend you. Maybe it’s a joke you overheard on vacation, a spat at the office, or a difference of opinion with someone in line at the grocery store. Inevitably, someone will offend you and your values. If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home. Remember, though: if people in the outside world scare you, people on the internet will downright terrify you. It’s probably best to just accept these harsh realities of life and go out into the world prepared to confront them wherever they may be waiting.

 

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Yen Cross's picture

  I can't stop laughing...  Rahn-A- Goyim has gone " full retard".

unrulian's picture

Milo isn't out of a job quite yet but a good start

smithcreek's picture

Let's not kid ourselves.  This only happened because the left was attacking itself.  The liberal left on campus created a monster that turned on those who created it.  They are not doing this to protect freedom of speech, only their own asses.

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

BINGO.   This was all delightful fun and games until the devil spawn started eating their own parents.

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Yep, it makes sense for the UofC to declare that...

They couldn't gurantee a "safe-space" if they tried...

Hey, it's Chicago... Murder, mayhem & violence...

All day & night... every day & night!

And the Draconian gun laws have no effect whatsoever.

WTFRLY's picture

Ha, JOO-niversity of JOO-cago is ok with the destruction of society and economic slavery, but definitely no safe spaces. This is not an endorsement of safe spaces either, I refuse to choose the lesser of two evils.

christiangustafson's picture

Fuck off.

All of my best professors were Jews, including the late Allan Bloom ("The Closing of the American Mind").

He would be pleased with this statement from the College today. So would Edward Shils.

Robert M. Hutchins prescribed intellectual combat; he set the tone back in the 1950s.

Very glad to see this today; hope to send my kids here.

R.I.P. House of Tiki on 53rd St.

Troll Magnet's picture

Hey, don't you have other people's wealth to steal? What are you doing here?

christiangustafson's picture

Gutter anti-semites out in force tonight on the Zero Hedge.

Yeah, vote me down, you douche. Badge of honor.

Troll Magnet's picture

Can you please define "anti-semite" for all of us? Seriously, what does it mean?

christiangustafson's picture

You're vulgar Jew-haters.

Dime a dozen these days.

Zero Point's picture

Putting porn on the internet? Jews wouldn't do that, surely?

Stainless Steel Rat's picture

Step one in preventing an intellectually honest debate:  Paint oneself as the eternal victim.  See nothing but ones own victimization in every nuance of action by ones opponent.

HopefulCynic's picture

I don't hate Jews, just Ashkenazi crypto-Khazars, but I really love intellectual pursuit more than anything, so I must ask with an open mind, and with a clear intention to find the Truth: Why is that? 

Maybe it has to do with Israel representing Jews.

It could also be that by their liberal over representation in all industries, Academia, Government, they basically destroy culture and Morals.

Maybe it is because of the action of Ashkenazi Khazars, like those: Globalists, Bankers, Pornographers, liyng Media pundits, Neo-Conservatives, Warmongers, Marxists, have ended up tainting Judaism.

Or maybe it is because of an anti-semite gene.

It could also be because of Kabbala and Bavi Talmud, which teaches deep hatred for everyone except Khazars.

Maybe the Ashkenazi Khazarian owned media and hollywood have brainwashed us in to hating Jews.

How about the manipulation of our minds by the overwhelming liberal Jewish Academia that basically controls education.

It could be because some Supernatural or Preternatural action.

who knows, but I promise I will meditate it. 

 

 

 

Crusader2016's picture

Hopeful cynic - requesting peer review of 3 long posts near the end of this thread, discussing Nicolaitans (pastors), churches as a socialist "safe space", and how to fix a problem like Hillary.

Truth seeker - probably in your pay grade too. It's clear from the strong language, and the correlation with climate tithes and feminism, that it's a word for the church now, but more directed at the church who don't attend church, or at least have a heads up, that it appears to have degenerated into the Synagogue of Satan, which is not Jewish 

LasVegasDave's picture

khazarians are over represented because, on average, they are more intelligent and more goal oriented than white europeans.

 

Meditate on that, shitlord.

Folkvar's picture

Jewish supremacist nonsense. You stole the banking system of the West because the people didn't know what you were up to, too trusting. You then used that money to control society, launch wars, destroy culture, warp history etc. From stealing from our banks you took control of governments, media, law, education etc. You simply moved your fellow Jews into positions of control to continue the agenda of destroying the West and its people. Intelligent no, evil yes. You haven't won yet though as each day passes more of us goyim are waking up to your evil.

 

Upset Wookie's picture

Give me a break with this nonsense. It's not a "Jew" thing. It's a central bank thing. Your method of thought is outdated and unwanted.

Folkvar's picture

Nothing nonsense about the truth, the evidence of which is all about you and overwhelming. Incidentally all the major central banks and the BIS are run by Jews. Conspiracy FACT!!!

Upset Wookie's picture

I don't know anyone who runs a bank. 99% of my fellow Jews are either doctors, lawyers or CPA's. You paint a broad stroke with your generalizations. There are multiple logical fallacies presented in your argument.  Yes, there are the "elite" who control industries. We don't say all Catholics are evil because of a few priests.... We don't say all Arabs are bad because of a handful of nutjobs.... We don't say all Germans are bad because of World War 1 and 2 (Yes i've done my homework and know why #2 happened).... We don't say that all Blacks or Latinos are bad because of La Raza or BLM. Why then does a small subset of Jews get to condemn an entire people?

Are Jews by and large more succesful? Why have Jewish people received disproportionate amounts of Nobel Prizes? I think the answer is cultural. I was taught from day 1 to question everything. I do not practice anymore, but I can recall being praised as a kid for asking my Rabbi some very difficult questions about God and the Bible. The cultural difference is that learning and questioning are encouraged in the faith. Dogma doesnt cut it. If you grow up in an environment that allows exploration of ideas and reinforces and praises hard work you will naturally get ahead. My parents were not rich, but they instilled the love of work and of idealogical exploration. That skill set has provided a great advantage to me in the professional world.

To imply that an entire race or ethnicity is evil because of the actions of a few is complete and utter nonsense. There are bad apples in every group. The future of the world is that of sound money, decentralization of power and free trade without coercion. More Jews get this than you realize, I speak from direct personal observation here.

While I could just ignore you here, I want to challenge you to open your eyes and see who the real enemy is. Fiat money, central banks and crony capitalism.

strangewalk's picture

When my father returned from the military after WW II he could not find one clothing store that would sell him a suit on credit, but a Jewish owned store did, and gave him a better suit at a lower price to boot. My mother always bought furniture from a Jewish shop for the same reasons.

Oftentimes gentiles cannot compete with Jews in business simply because the Jews are in fact LESS GREEDY and understand the need to give people what they want, with fairer prices, higher quality and better service.

Sure you can legitimately accuse some Jews and Jewish groups with malfeasance, but the fact is that corrupt, criminal Jews are only more successful than corrupt, criminal everyone else (of which there is no shortage) because the Jews are smarter and better. The Jews are probably the most intelligent race of people on earth (The Bell Curve), and they have come close to dominating every field of science and the arts in spite of their minuscule numbers.

Then, there is Israel--ha ha--if Israel did not exist you try to tell me that those nutty Muslims in the Middle East would not be striving to destroy someone else, or even each other, with just as great a fervor and intensity. READ THE HISTORY OF ISLAM. From its very inception until now you will not be able to find a story more soaked in bloodshed or more interwoven with death, murder, massacre, conquest, assassination, cruelty, barbarism and treachery in all of world history. 

chosen's picture

I was talking to a colleague of mine a few years ago, once a fellow-classmate.  He seemed sort of out of it and sort of stupid, like he was on drugs, but he was Jewish.  Within a few years of graduate school he was a full professor and head of a department at a top ten university.  Yes, it was in the social sciences.  He only got the job because he was a Jew.  He certainly was not qualified.

chosen's picture

An anti-semite is someone who does not like Shemp from the Three Stooges.

Victor von Doom's picture

A non-discriminatory personage that does not hold special preference for members of the Jewish persuasion.

cheka's picture

rockefeller u?  really?  stfu

cheka's picture

that was at the article, not the comments --- u of chicago is rockefeller socialist hellhole

Seek_Truth's picture

You, Ashkenazim, are the "anti-semite."

The Arabs are Semites.

ONLY 5% of "JEWS" are Semites."

WAKE UP:

Revelation 2:9- http://biblehub.com/revelation/2-9.htm

Revelation 3:9- http://biblehub.com/revelation/3-9.htm

Everyone needs to know this-http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Andrew.Carrington.Hitchcock/Synagogu...

OR, if you can't read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgrDrdQKlg

freak of nature's picture

These verses are about the inward and outward observance of the law and how the outward doesn't necessarily make you right in God's eyes, but how a man's heart is before God. It's not a sweeping generalisation of an entire race as you are misusing biblical verses to do.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+2%3A17-29&version=NIV

Or to summarise "A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God." This is what Revelation means when it says they claim to be Jews, but are not.

Cherry picking verses is extremely lazy. You need to cross reference everything in order to get the context and therefore the whole picture. Study takes time.

Seek_Truth's picture

Nice.

You admonish me to understand context, while it is you who needs to remove the mote from your own eye:

The Synagogue of Satan is composed of every "jew" who opposes Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:28-30, the verse you quoted, along with Galatians chapter 3, make it clear that  the CHOSEN ones are CHRISTIANS- not "JEWS!"

There is neither "jew" nor gentile in God's kingdom (Galatians 3:28)- and it is ONLY by conversion to CHRIST that anyone can be SAVED (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8).

Knowing this- any "jew" that has not converted to Christianity is unsaved- and therefore, it is these "jews" who oppose Christ that collectively make up THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)

"All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”

 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified." - Matthew 27:26,27

It is YOU who misunderstands God's word.

 

freak of nature's picture

Your original post was focussing on the details of who were semites and who were not, misusing verses to do so. Nothing to do with the more truthful comparison in this post which is more of the spiritual understanding. The original post didn't address the foundational problem, Biblically, which is flesh verses spirit - something that is common to all people not just Jews. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+3%3A22-24&version=NIV

Also, don't forget https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+11&version=NIV

Seek_Truth's picture

You have much learning to do:

What is Israel, and who are the promises made to? What do the Holy Scriptures actually teach? What does history teach? With the aid of the Holy Spirit, what follows is an expository on this often misunderstood subject. The Holy Scriptures have this to say about interpretation:

Interpretations belong to God

At the mouth of two or three witnesses every matter shall be established

God does not lie

All Scripture is inspired and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, that every matter may be established

Before we get into the topic, it is worth reviewing the importance of these two psychological concepts:

ü  Confirmation bias: refers to the tendency to selectively search for and consider information that confirms one's beliefs.

ü  Cognitive Dissonance: results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one realizes that what they have learned is in stark contrast with what they have believed.

And most importantly, the need for God’s Holy Spirit. Please take a moment to pray for God to reveal His truth to you now.

DEFINITIONS AND RELEVANCE TO THE PROMISE: HEBREW, JEW, ISRAELITE

First, let’s cover the elementary question : What is a Hebrew? One who speaks and writes the Hebrew language. This language and writing have changed drastically over time and clearly does not have a bearing on whether one is a Jew or an Israelite, as anyone can learn a new language. Conversely, a “Jew” could speak in Aramaic, Greek, English or any other language and this would no bearing on whether said speaker was or was not” Jewish” or an “Israelite”.

What, then is a Jew? In the broadest sense, a Jew is a practicer of Judaism, just as a Christian is a practicer of Christianity. In a narrower and truer sense, what is a Christian? One who practices the teachings of Christ, otherwise known as the New Covenant. Then in a narrower, truer sense, what is a Jew? One who practices the Mosaic Law Covenant, otherwise known as the Old Covenant. How many alive today can prove they adhere fully to the Old Covenant? None. There are no Jews that exist today that practice the Mosaic and Levitical practices of the Old Covenant (the religion of all 12 tribes, not just Judah), which demanded animal sacrifices for sin, a temple, an altar, priests, a high priest, etc- not even one.

What is an Israelite? One who can trace his physical ancestry to Abraham by way of Isaac and Jacob (aka Israel).

“I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.” – Romans 11:1

Note in the above Scripture that the Christian Apostle Paul (a convert from Judaism) could correctly state his lineage at that time. Such a statement if made by a so-called “Israeli” could not be proven today, as all records of ancestry have been lost for almost two thousand years.

We shall return to this subject after a review of the Biblical history of ancient Israel.

BRIEF HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL

The history of ancient Israel begins with Abram (Great grandson of Shem, son of Noah), who God called out of the land of Uz, a town in Chaldean territory. Abram married Sarai, and took up dwelling in the fertile area along the Jordan River with his nephew, Lot. Sarai found herself unable to conceive, so she gave her Egyptian servant, Hagar to Abram to impregnate. Hagar bore a son to Abram, by the name of Ishmael. Later, God blessed an aged Sarah with a son by Abraham, by the name of Isaac. Due to strife and discontent between Sarah and Hagar, Hagar and Ishmael were sent away on their own, but God made a promise to them (Bible verse). As a test, God asked Abraham to offer Isaac to Him as a sacrifice and Abraham and Isaac were willing to comply but God stopped this from happening; God’s point was to determine just how faithful to Him Abraham would be. Would he be willing to offer his only son by his wife Sarah, namely Isaac, a child who was clearly provided by God in his parents old age? The answer was yes! God was moved by Abraham’s faithfulness, which God counted as righteousness. So God made a promise to Abraham (verse). This promise, we shall see, was of the greatest importance.

Isaac went on to Rebekkah, and they had a son named Jacob, who God renamed Israel. Jacob, then, is considered the “father” of the ancient nation of Israel in a fleshly, literal sense. Jacob had twelve sons, each became the father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel- Gad, Asher, Zebulon, Issachar, Levi, Judah, Reuben, Naphtali, Mannaseh, , Joseph, and Benjamin. The first ten were born by Leah, the last two by Rachel, who died giving birth to Benjamin.

Joseph’s ten half-brothers grew jealous of him and sold him as a slave to a passing caravan. Joseph ended up in Egypt, and became second only to Pharaoh in power. During a famine, his father, brother and half brothers came to Egypt, found Joseph there, and Joseph granted them the land of Goshen in Egypt. Over the course of a generation, the offspring of these twelve men became slaves in Egypt.

400 years later, an Israelite who descended from Levi was born to Amram and Jochebel. This baby was saved from certain execution by decree; his mother placed him in a basket in the Nile River to save his life. This baby boy was found by the house of Pharaoh and named Moses, meaning drawn from the water. When the boy was grown, he saw an Egyptian taskmaster beating one of his fellow Israelite slaves. Moses grew angry, took the Egyptians life, and fled into the wilderness. There, Moses married Zipporrah, a Moabite. One day Moses saw a peculiar fire on Mount Sinai. He hiked up the mountan and found the source of the fire- a burning bush! God spoke to Moses from the bush, and instructed him to return to Egypt, where Go would do mighty works to free the Israelites from slavery to Egypt. Moses obeyed, and God used Moses and his brother Levi as human representatives of Him before Pharaoh.

It took ten plagues to finally turn Pharaoh to release the Israelites from Egypt. During the last plague, God had the Israelites put the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of the houses that they lived in, and celebrate the first Passover, so named because God then proceeded to send a destroying angel to exterminate the firstborn of all houses that did not have the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. This occurred in 1500 BC. (This prefigured the power of the blood of Jesus Christ saving all humankind 1533 years later).What brought about the end of 400 years of slavery? The blood of the lamb, commemorated by the Passover. (This prefigured the Flesh and blood of Jesus Christ, commemorated by the Lord’s Supper -John 6:53).

After the Israelites left Egyptian slavery, they followed God’s spokesman, Moses, across the wilderness to Mount Sinai. Here, as before, Moses ascended the mountain to receive God’s instructions. On Mount Sinai, God wrote with His own power on stone tablets, the ten commandments, or laws, for all humankind. After 400 years of slavery, oppression under the rule and laws of man, Israel was introduced to freedom under the rule and laws of God!

When Moses came down off the mountain to share with great joy what God had just done for them, he found them worshipping a golden calf, made by his own brother Aaron, a practice they had learned in Egypt!  After executing the unrepentant calf worshippers, the remaining Israelites accepted the Ten Commandments (a total of 600 plus details followed later), otherwise known as the Mosaic Law or Old Covenant. So the entire nation of Israel made a contract with God on that day, a solemn, binding oath to keep all the commandments God gave to them through Moses, forever, as God’s people, His wife, faithful to the marriage contract (The Old Covenant). They were to be an example to the gentile nations of what it is like to serve God, in stark contrast to serving men.

As part of God’s contract with Israel, He would give them a land flowing with milk and honey (verse). This would be the land of ancient Israel. But there was a condition to receiving and keeping this land- they would have to keep God’s covenant and obey His law. If they did so, all the people of the gentile nations would see god’s obvious blessings upon this nation- and they would have the ability to become part of it! Part of Gods instructions were that in the land of Canaan which Israel was granted by God, all the inhabitants had the opportunity to become an Israelite proselyte. All of the nations had two options- The first was to fight against Israel, which would be viewed by God as an affront against His wife- just as a man would fight to protect his wife’s honor, so those people would have God fighting against them!

The other option was to join Israel, and keep God’s Covenant. This meant that their sons and daughters would become partakers in the Abrahamic blessing, the promise. The gentiles who chose to do so are numerous in Scripture; many of them (like the Jebusites etc), including Rahab (incude all the other ones here), a former prostitute of Jericho, actually were ancestors of Mary and Joseph, Jesus Christ’s earthly mother and father!

Unfortunately, time and time again, much more often than not, Israel allowed their evil, greedy, lustful carnal nature overwhelm their desire to obey God. They broke His covenant with complete disregard, like an unfaithful wife, commiting adultery and being forgiven over and over again. So they became slaves again- slaves to their desires, slaves to their fleshly kings, slaves to their foreign wives and concubines and prostitutes, slaves to false gods, and finally, slaves to other nations when those nations were used by God to discipline Israel.

They had broken God’s arrangement, His contract, their promise was worthless. So they could not serve as an example to the Gentile nations around them, drawing them to God’s Kingdom, because they made it appear that there was nothing special there, nothing worth joining. They were no better, and in many cases far worse, than the gentile nations around them.

The covenant or contract they agreed to had two provisions. In the case of obeying God’s laws, blessings would ensue. In the case of disobedience, a curse would ensue. That curse was death for the nation of Israel.

During their covenant relationship with God, they actually asked for a fleshly king! Why? So they could be like the nations around them! Deut 17; 1 Sam 8; insert references for appointment of Saul, David, Solomon. What became of Solomon? He was given wisdom by God, but he misused it and disobeyed (1 Kings 10-11). In turn, God prophesied that the 12 tribe kingdom would be split, and, in 997 BC, when Rehoboam, Solomons son reigned, he only reigned over Judah and what was left of Benjamin, in the Southern Kingdom, while Jereboam reigned over the northern ten tribe kingdom.

In 722 BC, the Assyrians took the Northern kingdom into captivity as slaves, as punishment by God for them breaking His covenant. These ten tribes became the first diaspora, they were destroyed and those few who remained were scattered and never heard from again.

The southern, two tribe kingdom of Judah was taken captive by the Babylonians in 588 BC, for the same reasons.

By God’s decree, after years in bondage to Babylon, God had the Medes and the Persians rescue the remnant of the southern kingdom from Babylon. In time, Persia allowed these captives free to rebuild the Temple. With the passage of more time, this remnant became the subjects of Rome, and in 70 AD the Temple was destroyed once more. At this point the remnant of Judah were once again slaves who had forfeited their promised land due to breaking God’s covenant. The only God given right to the land of Israel was completely dependent on faithfully keeping God’s covenant, which Israel did not. It was always about faith, not geneology. And now that the Old Mosaic Law Covenant was dead, all were dead as to the law, via inherited sin.

What was needed to provide a redemption from death was a new Covenant, and that is exactly what God purposed. Just as the first Passover required the blood of a lamb in order to have life, so this new covenant would require a lamb- God’s own son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus instituted the New Covenant on the night before his death. He gathered his apostles together in an upper room, and, after sharing bread and wine symbolizing his flesh and blood, he explained the terms of this new covenant. Under this new covenant, Jesus became the sole High Priest forever, being both Priest and King in the order of Melchizedek. Only one sacrificial offering would be necessary forever- his own body. The Jewish leadership failed to recognize that Jesus fulfilled every prophecy and requirement regarding the Messiah- even that he was descended from Judah (kingly line) and Levi (priestly line) on both Joseph’s and Mary’s sides, making him a King-Priest.

Under this new covenant, all who put faith in Jesus Christ as their redeemer would be called sons of God, and inherit everlasting life.

WHO IS MODERN ISRAEL?

Before our review of the Biblical history of ancient Israel, we asked the question- what is an Israelite?

One might ask the question- but who, if anyone, can trace his physical ancestry to Abraham by way of Isaac and Jacob (aka Israel)?

“I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.” – Romans 11:1

The Christian Apostle Paul (formerly Saul, a convert from Judaism) could correctly state his lineage at that time. Such a statement if made by a so-called “Israeli” could not be proven today, as all records of ancestry have been lost for almost two thousand years.

How many alive today can prove their descendancy from this line? All written records of the tribes of Israel and their lineage and descendancy terminated approximately 70 AD. Based on recent DNA testing, it has been claimed that only a handful of so called Israelis carry the “Cohanim” DNA believed to be a marker of Levite ancestry. But even this is based upon the presumption that the ancient body that became the cornerstone of this DNA test was actually a Levite, and that the DNA marker was from the tribe of Levi, not from a marriage to a gentile that carried this marker. The answer, therefore, is that even if one can claim Israelite ancestry, no one can factually claim which tribe they are descended from. In addition, less than 5% of modern Jews are Sephardim, while the vast majority are Ashkenazim, descendants of Japheth, not Shem. Around 95% of Jews are not semitic! Why, then is anti-semitism brought up for discussion? It is a logical fallacy, a red herring meant to divert the discussion away from the truth.

 It has been well documented that only a small percentage of Jews are descended from Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham. As Professor of Mediaeval Jewish History at Tel Aviv University, A. N. Poliak, in his book Khazaria writes that the facts demand “a new approach, both to the problem of the relations between the Khazar Jewry and other Jewish communities, and to the question of how far we can go in regarding this [Khazar] Jewry as the nucleus of the large Jewish settlement in Eastern Europe…The descendants of this settlement – those who stayed where they were, those who emigrated to the United States and to other countries, and those who went to Israel – constitute now the large majority of world Jewry.” The Khazars he refers to are not descended from Jacob, but rather are a Turkic Empire that converted to Judaism (in 740 A.D.) as their state religion.  

These “Ashkenazi Jews” now constitute the vast majority of Jews in the world today. As Arthur Koestler writes in his book, “The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage” (available online here: http://www.christusrex.org/www2/koestler/  & here:http://www.fantompowa.info/13th%20Tribe.pdf ): “The Jews of our times fall into two main divisions: Sephardim and Ashkenazim. The Sephardim are descendants of the Jews who since antiquity had lived in Spain (in Hebrew Sepharod) until they were expelled at the end of the fifteenth century and settled in the countries bordering on the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and to a lesser extent in Western Europe. They spoke a Spanish-Hebrew dialect, Ladino, and preserved their own traditions and religious rites. In the 1960s, the number of Sephardim was estimated at 500,000. The Ashkenazim, at the same period, numbered about eleven million…For the sake of piquantry it should be mentioned that the Ashkenaz of the Bible refers to a people living somewhere in the vicinity of Mount Ararat and Armenia. The name occurs in Genesis 10:3 and 1 Chronicles 1:6, as one of the sons of Gomer, who was a son of Japheth. Ashkenaz is also a brother of Togarmah (and a nephew of Magog) whom the Khazars, according to King Joseph, claimed as their ancestor.”  According to the Bible, The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem was the great- great- great- great- great- great- great- great- grandfather of Jacob, and Japheth was the Grandfather of Ashkenaz.  So, mathematically speaking, that amounts to 4.5% Sephardim, actual descendants of Jacob, verses 95.5% Ashkenazim, descendants of Gomer, son of Japheth, calling themselves Jews in modern times.

 “Mr. Benjamin Freedman, a Jewish industrialist born in New York, wrote in the Economic Council Letter published there of October 15 1947: “These Eastern European Jews have neither a racial nor a historic connection with Palestine. Their ancestors were not inhabitants of the Promised Land. They are the direct descendants of the people of the Khazar Kingdom. The Khazars were a non-Semitic, Turko-Mongolian tribe.” Mr. Freedman was challenged, unwisely, by a Zionist objector; he invited his challenger to go with him to the Jewish room of the New York Public Library. There they could together examine the Jewish Encyclopedia volume I pp. 1-12, and the published works of Graetz, Dubnow, Friedlander, Raisin and many other noted Jewish historians, which, as well as other non-Jewish authorities, “establish the fact beyond all possible doubt”.’ - Somewhere South of Suez (1950) pp349-350.”

“Many [modern-day Jews] of whom have clamored to go back [to Palestine] never had antecedents [physical ancestors] in that part of the world …. The overwhelming majority of Jews are descendants from the converts of Khazaria and elsewhere who adopted Judaism…. This view of the non-ethnicity of the largest portion of Jewry is sustained by such prominent anthropologists as Ripley, Weissenberg, Hertz, Boas, Pittard, Fishberg, Mead and others. . “  - Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal

“Though many Jews are not of Semitic origin, we are the religious, spiritual, and national [but not genetic] descendants of those who first formed the early foundations of Judaism who were Semites”
- Rabbi Cyril A. Stanway in “Viewpoints,” Thursday, November 8, 1990, in the Sun-News (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

these Eastern European, Yiddish-speaking Jews who form the Zionist group practically in toto [almost entirely], have neither a geographic, historic nor ethnic connection with either the Jews [Israelite Judahites] of the Old Testament or the land known today as Palestine. “  - Jewish Dr. Benjamin H. Freedman, published by the National Economic Council, Inc. as “Council Letter No. 177 (October 15, 1947)

“Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew.” -1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3

“Khazars, a non-Semitic, Asiatic, Mongolian tribal nation who emigrated into Eastern Europe about the first century, who were converted as an entire nation to Judaism in the seventh century by the expanding Russian nation which absorbed the entire Khazar population, and who account for the presence in Eastern Europe of the great numbers of Yiddish-speaking Jews in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Galatia, Besserabia and Rumania.” – The Jewish Encyclopedia

 “In the year 740 A.D. the Khazars were officially converted to Judaism. A century later they were crushed by the incoming Slavic-speaking people and were scattered over central Europe where they were known as Jews.” - The American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1954 edition at 15-292

According to the standard Jewish Encyclopedia 96% of all the Jews known to the world today are descendents of the Khazar tribes of Russia, Eastern Europe and western Mongolia.

In 2012, a new study confirms theses facts- Eran Israel-Elhaik, of Johns Hopkins University, published his research here: http://current.com/13b10kc which positively concludes that the majority of Jews, including those populating Israel, are not Sephardim, but rather, Ashkenazi.

So the majority of Jews are not descended from Jacob, the first Israelite. The minority that might be descended from Jacob are the offspring of marriages to non-Israelite proselytes to Judaism over hundreds of generations. The point is this- the “chosen race” is a myth, because it is not by the blood, or genotype of Jacob that the blessing of God is fulfilled. Nor is it by the Judaic religion, which is no longer practiced as handed down by God through Moses. Nor, of course, is it by the Hebrew language.

So, in whom is God’s promise to Abraham fulfilled?

As the Bible clearly states:“It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” –Romans 9:6-8

ONE PROMISE- A CONDITIONAL PROMISE – TWO POSSIBLE OUTCOMES:

By way of review, what is the promise? Abraham was given the promise:

1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."  -Genesis 12:1-3

THIS is the promise God spoke to Abraham!

As discussed earlier, God would make another promise to Israel. Now, for a moment let’s take a look at that promise:

2 Chronicles 7:19-22 "But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 21And though this temple is now so imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ 22People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’”

Deuteronomy 4:27 The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.

Deuteronomy 28:64 Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods--gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.

Leviticus 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.

Nehemiah 1:8 "Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations,

Psalm 44:11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.

Psalm 106:27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.

Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.

Jeremiah 7:34 I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.

Jeremiah 9:16 I will scatter them among nations that neither they nor their fathers have known, and I will pursue them with the sword until I have destroyed them.

Jeremiah 13:24 I will scatter you like chaff driven by the desert wind.

Jeremiah 15:4 I will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh son of Hezekiah king of Judah did in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 31:10 "Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: 'He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'

Ezekiel 5:2 When the days of your siege come to an end, burn a third of the hair with fire inside the city. Take a third and strike it with the sword all around the city. And scatter a third to the wind. For I will pursue them with drawn sword.

Ezekiel 12:15 "They will know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries.

Ezekiel 20:23 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the desert that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries,

Ezekiel 22:5 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness.

Amos 9:4 Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good."

Zechariah 7:14 I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations, where they were strangers. The land was left so desolate behind them that no one could come or go. This is how they made the pleasant land desolate.'" Deuteronomy 4:27 The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you. Nehemiah 1:8 "Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, Ezekiel 23:27 So I will put a stop to the lewdness and prostitution you began in Egypt. You will not look on these things with longing or remember Egypt anymore. Ezekiel 23:48 "So I will put an end to lewdness in the land, that all women may take warning and not imitate you. Ezekiel 24:11 Then set the empty pot on the coals till it becomes hot and its copper glows so its impurities may be melted and its deposit burned away.  Yes, this, too was a promise- that if Israel forsook their God, their God would do likewise to them- as a nation.  This means that as individuals, those who place their faith in God will be saved, just like the gentiles! It is by Faith that all individuals are saved, not by blood or anything else, because Jesus paid in blood as a ransom for all who put faith in Him. So what was the result of Israel’s infidelity towards God?

18So the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left, 19and even Judah did not keep the commands of the Lord their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced. 20Therefore the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers, until he thrust them from his presence.  21When he tore Israel away from the house of David, they made Jeroboam son of Nebat their king. Jeroboam enticed Israel away from following the Lord and caused them to commit a great sin. 22The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them 23until the Lord removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland into exile in Assyria, and they are still there.  – 2 Kings 17:18-23

1 Samuel 8:7 And the Lord told him” “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.”

Ezekiel 36:19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions.

Judges 2:14 In his anger against Israel the LORD handed them over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them to their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.

2 Kings 15:29 In the time of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh and Hazor. He took Gilead and Galilee, including all the land of Naphtali, and deported the people to Assyria.

Psalm 53:5 There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then the LORD said to me: "Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go!

God fulfilled His conditional promise. Repeatedly, God kept the nation of Israel reminded of their covenant with Him, yet they consistently broke this covenant, like a cheating wife. God first scattered the northern ten tribe kingdom of Israel, using the Assyrians. Shortly thereafter, God used the Babylonians to scatter the southern kingdom, Judah.  Years later, their ancestors in Jerusalem under Roman domination pleaded, regarding their role in the execution of the Messiah:

“When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.” –Matthew 27:25

The nation of Israel was no more. First they rejected God as their King, and repeatedly rejected Him as their God. In return God scattered the descendants of Jacob aka Israel. God had already planned a New Covenant to replace the Old Covenant.

THE NEW COVENANT

We discussed earlier that God instituted a new covenant. Here we will examine the Scriptural record.

"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. -Jeremiah 31:31

Here we see that it was God’s plan all along to institute this new covenant. The Old Covenant prefigured the New in every way except one- the New Covenant would last forever! And it was made available for anyone, “Jew” or Gentile, to part of Israel through faith, just as it all started, with Abraham, the “father of faith”.

Christ clarified who is the seed of the promise and institutes the new covenant: “For this reason it is by faith, that it might be in accordance with grace, in order that the promise may be certain to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, "A father of many nations have I made you" – Romans 4:16-17

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.” - Galatians 3:29

Note- The Bible books of Romans and Galatians were written to the Gentiles, Romans in Rome and Gauls in Galatia. Here they are told that they are Abraham’s offspring. The only way that could be is because Abraham’s offspring are not counted by blood, but rather by faith.

And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise - Galatians 4:28 Here these same Gauls are called brothers, like Isaac, and children of the promise. Clearly the promise was never inherited by blood but rather through faith alone.

“Sarah received ability to conceive...since she considered Him faithful who had promised; therefore, also, there was born of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.” – Hebrews 11:11-12.

Who are these “descendants” in huge numbers? The latest estimate (2012) according to Jewish World www.jpeople.com is 13,746,100. Of these, as established earlier, only 5% , or 637, 305 descend from Jacob aka Israel. Neither of these numbers could possibly be interpreted as fulfilling the promise!

This New Covenant based on faith in Jesus Christ replaced the Old Covenant:

The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven - Hebrews 8:1

But God found fault with the people and said : "The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. -Hebrews 8:8

By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear. -Hebrews 8:13

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. -Hebrews 9:15

[ The Parable of the Weeds ] Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. -Matthew 13:24; He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. - Matthew 13:37; The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, - Matthew 13:38

Here Jesus makes clear that the sons of the kingdom are “good seed” by virtue of faith, by contrast, the weeds are the sons of the evil one, by virtue of lack of faith. Bloodline has no bearing on determining who are wheat and weeds- only faith!

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ. - Galatians 3:16

Did you read that? The prophetic “seed” of Abraham is none other than Jesus Christ- it is only by putting faith in Him that we become inheritors of the promise.

What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. - Galatians 3:19. Indeed, the law (the old mosaic law covenant) was given to Israel “because of transgressions (sin) until Jesus would institute the New Covenant!

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. - Luke 22:20; In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." – 1 Corinthians 11:25. Christ commanded that we remember him by partaking of the cup of the new covenant, which symbolizes His blood poured out on behalf of us, along with the bread symbolizing his body.

1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. 5Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 7Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, 8will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! 12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. 14But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect[a] the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. -2 Corinthians 3:1-18.             So, all those, no matter what ethnicity, whether Jew or Gentile, by putting faith in Jesus Christ, “are a letter from Christ … written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts … ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter [the old mosaic law] but of the Spirit [the new covenant]; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. In fact, “since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away[We are to let our light shine, reflecting God’s glory]. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read [the veil refers to the curtain between the Holy and Most Holy of the old covenant temple, the place where God’s presence is]. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” Since we are bold, and because only in Christ is the veil taken away, that is, we are in god’s presence as if in His Holy of Holies, we do not fear Jew or Gentile and speak the truth. The truth is that there is no salvation for Jew nor Gentile until they accept Jesus Christ as their redeemer!

The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire." – Luke 3:9. That is true for both Jew and Gentile.

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 “Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10 “The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.–Matthew 3:7-10, John the Baptist. The Jewish leaders were warned by John the Baptist that they were not “special”, that is, God could make children of Abraham out of stones. He preached repentance publicly symbolized by full water immersion (Baptism), in anticipation of entering into the New Covenant as born again children of God.

"And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree." - Romans 11:17. Both natural branches (descendants of Jacob) and wild branches (Gentiles) would be grafted into the olive tree(symbolizing the Holy Spirit initiated New Covenant through Jesus Christ).

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”a? 4And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”b 5So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.c 7What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened, 8as it is written:
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
eyes so that they could not see
and ears so that they could not hear,
to this very day.”d
9And David says:
“May their table become a snare and a trap,
a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
and their backs be bent forever.”
"Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
13I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry 14in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
25I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27And this is my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”
28As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. Romans 11:1-32.

It is made clear in the above chapter of Romans that under the New Covenant, a remnant of both descendants of Jacob and a remnant of Gentiles would be grafted into the “olive tree” of salvation. This “olive tree” under the New Covenant is spiritual Israel, those Jews and Gentiles saved by grace. Who is the “root of this olive tree”? None other than Jesus Christ, who is the only way any human can be saved. This free gift is available to every human.

“I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”
Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?” But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As he says in Hosea:
“I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,” and, “It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,
only the remnant will be saved. For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”  It is just as Isaiah said previously: “Unless the Lord Almighty had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.”
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the “stumbling stone.” As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” -Romans 9:1-33

Yes, the Israelite nation stumbled on the stone in Mount Zion- Jesus Christ: “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.” - Matthew 27:25

The ancient kingdom of Israel abandoned God, while a remnant put faith in Him and became Christians, God invited Gentiles to do likewise, and a remnant of these became Christians, until Christ returns. While the ancient kingdom of Israel is no more, there is a spiritual Israel, a “nation” of Jews and Gentiles alike from around the globe, putting faith in God and known by Him. This is the “Israel” of the New Covenant!

The modern secular nation of Israel is not the Biblical nation of Israel

It has been established historically that only 5% of this nations “Jewish” population descend from Jacob aka Israel. It has been established that the ancient nation of Israel is no more. Now ponder this: If a modern day Garden of Eden were created in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers would this be the Biblical “Garden of Eden?” Of course not, no more than the modern day nation of Israel has anything in common with the Biblical Israel, other than its geographical location.

Who was behind the establishment of the modern nation of Israel?

The modern day nation of Israel is a political, secular construct, that, other than its location, has nothing to do with the Biblical nation of Israel. This modern nation was founded by means of the Balfour declaration, at the behest of Walter Rothschild, notorious for using the power of money and usury for unjust profit. (Include more about US getting into WW1 and 2, and more on the Balfour doc)

Does the modern nation of Israel worship God? Which God?

The modern day nation of Israel uses as their symbol, their flag, the six pointed star, the symbol of Remphan (also translated as Repham, Rephan, Chiun, Moloch, Saturn), the Seal of Solomon the Apostate. (Acts 7:43, Amos 5:26, 1 Kings 11:4-7) This is a symbol that originated in ancient Egypt, it is two pyramids- one points to the heavens and the other to the underworld. It has six sides to its interior, six pyramids laid on its interior, and six angles.

This six pointed star http://rr-bb.com/archive/index.php/t-10958.html was brought to the Jewish people by Solomon after his marriage to the daughter of Pharaoh in 922 BC. It became known as the Seal of Solomon in Egyptian witchcraft and occultism. Against Gods instructions, Solomon took 700 wives and 300 concubines, Egyptians, Moabites, Ammonites, Sidonians and Hittites. (1 Kings 11:1) He was warned by God that if he did so he would turn away and worship the false gods of his wives. This he did. (1 Kings 11:2-4) Solomon gave himself up to worshipping “Ashtoreth the God of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.”(1 Kings 11:5). “…Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.” (1 Kings 11:7-8) These sacrifices included human sacrifice, orgies, prostitution, drunkenness, homosexuality, and other vile practices. God swore He would take all but one tribe from the rulership of Solomon’s son, Reheboam(1 Kings 1:13). This one tribe was the tribe of Judah, from which we get “Judaism” and “Jew”.

The hexagram faded from Jewish usage (except among Jewish occultists- Kabbalists) for 2,600 years. It reappeared in approximately 1800 in Germany, it was adopted by Mayer Amschel Rothschild as his family coat of arms. The “Red Shield” (Rothshild) familly’s banking and financial empire is the only recorded use of the symbol until 1873, when the six pointed star was also adopted by the Jewish Publication Society.

So again it is time to ask: who, or what, is Biblical Israel?

Who are the promises made to?

Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[c]

Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[d] So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[e] 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”[f] 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”[g] 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[h] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” – Galatians 3:1-14

 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.” – Romans 2:28,29

It is time for many Christians to become un-confused, as they are Israel, not the modern day nation of Israel that has nothing to do with the new covenant or current events that are the fulfillment of prophecy.

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. "-Proverbs 4:18

Continued inheritance of physical land by Israel always conditional!
1. Deut 6:10,15,18-19 Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build...You shall not follow other gods, He will wipe you off the face of the earth... do what is right that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to {give} your fathers...by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.
2. Deut 8:19-20 And it shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God, and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.
3. Deut 9:5 It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
4. Deut 30:17-18 But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You shall not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it.
5. Josh 23:15 And it shall come about that just as all the good words which the LORD your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.
6. Josh 23:12-16 For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you, know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you. Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed. And it shall come about that just as all the good words which the LORD your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you. When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods, and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you.
7. Jer 18:1-10 ...the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make... Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does? declares the LORD. Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel...Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it; if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.
8. Jer 19:10-11 Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you and say to them, `Thus says the LORD of hosts, Just so shall I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot again be repaired...

Land promise Spiritually fulfilled:
1. Rom 4:13-14 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified
2. Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
3. Gal 4:23-28 the son by the free woman through the promise. This is allegorically speaking: for these women are two covenants, one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.
4. Eph 1:10-14 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance... the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession
5. Heb 4:3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'"

It is clear that the land was a type of the rest of heaven that David spoke of which is the spiritual antitype of the promise made to the fathers:
1. God spoke of another rest after Joshua, through David in Ps 95
2. Joshua & Jesus were forerunners into the promised lands; Joshua of Palestine; Jesus of Heaven: Heb 6:11-13;19-20 full assurance of hope...inherit the promises...God made the promise to Abraham...this hope we have as ...one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us
3. Joshua was forerunner into physical promised land, Jesus into spiritual promise land.

Abraham looked neither at Ur or the promised land, but to heaven itself: Heb 6:19; 9:11,24
1. Heb 11:8-19 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance... he lived as an alien in the land of promise... he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God...All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

Heaven is in the actual, spiritual presence of God
o Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
o 2 Co 4:18 the things seen are temporary; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
o Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, in heaven, and in earth, visible and invisible.
o Heb 9:11,24 Jesus entered into heaven itself
o Rev 20:11 heaven and earth fled from his presence
o Rev 21:4 the first things have passed away
o Rev 21:1,23; 22:5 No longer any sea, night, sun or moon
o Jn 13:36-14:6 Heaven is in the very presence of the Father
o Heb 6:19-20; 10:19-20 We hope to "enter within the veil"
o 2 Pe 3:10 Earth and works will be burned up
o Heb 11:3 What was made was made out of that which was invisible
o Heb 12:25-29 created things to be removed
o Jn 18:36 My kingdom is not of this world/ realm
o 1 Pe 1:17; Heb 13:14: We are earthbound guests with a heavenly destination

Our resurrected body will not be physical, but of the same nature as God’s
o 1 Cor 15:35-54 dead raised imperishable, living changed to imperishable
o 1 Jn 3:2 we don’t know what we will be like except look like Jesus
o Phil 3:20-21 we will be transformed with great power to be like Jesus
o Mt 13:44 hidden treasure + Col 3:1-4 your life is hidden in Christ
o 1 Cor 15:50-51 flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God
o 1 Cor 6:13 Stomach and food done away with

Inheritance in the New Testament not land but all spiritual blessings: Eph 1:3
o Eternal life: Matt 19:29; Luke 10:25; 18:18 shall inherit eternal life.
o Kingdom of God & Christ: Matt 25:34; Eph 5:5 inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 1 Cor 15:50: flesh and blood, perishable cannot inherit
o Salvation: Heb 1:14
o The promises Heb 6:12
o A blessing: 1 Pet 3:9
o Imperishable and undefiled reserved in heaven: 1 Pet 1:4
o The spring of the water of life: Rev 21:6-7
o We have received the inheritance: Eph 1:11;14 we have obtained an inheritance; pledge of our inheritance; Col 1:12-14 qualified us to share in the inheritance... having transferred us into the kingdom
o Heb 9:15 receive the promise of the eternal inheritance

Seed promise fulfilled spiritually (no physical fulfillment)
1. Acts 3:25-26 It is you who are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, `And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. For you first, God raised up His Servant, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one from your wicked ways.
2. Acts 13:32-33,38 we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers, that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus...that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you
3. Gal 3:8-9 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "All the nations shall be blessed in you." So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
4. Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
5. Gal 3:29 if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

It should now be clear what “Israel” is.

The promises were made to Abraham that “all the nations” would be blessed by his seed.

That seed is Jesus Christ.

All true Christians, those who put their faith in Him, are, therefore, “Israel.”

So when you read the New Testament, or any Old Testament prophecy, keep that in mind- otherwise you will remain confused- as even His beloved Apostles were- before He opened their hearts, minds and eyes to the meaning of these previously hidden things:

“They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"- Luke 24:32

“With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” – Ephesians 1:8-10

“Though I am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to illuminate for everyone the stewardship of this mystery, which for ages past was hidden in God, who created all things.” – Ephesians 3:8,9

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” Romans 1:19

 

highly debtful's picture

Well, christiangustafson, I upvoted you and it wasn't even because of your avatar. 

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_languages

it seems a huge chunk of the planet is semitic

unless you mean "6 million" joos

divingengineer's picture

Why do those letters have cum stains all over them?

Chris Dakota's picture

How about when they take these crazy ideas and their entitlement to the job interview...lol

they are destroyed, and someone paid for it.

CH1's picture

You were very lucky to have had Bloom as a professor, cg, wish I had.

I'm also thrilled that the UC did the right thing. And, yes, Hutchinson set the tone.

Ignore the hate squad, they are small, twisted minds. Why Ty;er allows them to pollute this place is beyond me.

SubjectivObject's picture

Well, what with Chiraq having itself no safe spaces, how possibly could the Univ admin presume to provide one?

That would definitely be a bad reflection on the onionized local (in)security apparatUS.  Can't have that.

shining one's picture

Gun laws do work, however the area has to have border controls.

in4mayshun's picture

These things called "facts" show that gun laws do not work.

SubjectivObject's picture

Disinformation not based on facts has been noted to work too.

Sucks to have to po lice that sorta thing.

DontWorry's picture

And if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their ass when they jumped.

CJgipper's picture

Isn't that always the problem with useful idiots and why they're the first executed?

Infocat's picture

Not much has changed yet, leftoids are still trying to get gibs. http://www.truthjustice.net/

Dickweed Wang's picture

  I can't stop laughing...  Rahn-A- Goyim has gone " full retard".

 

Hey YC- Me thinks that U of C didn't conusult with IDF Rahm (or any of his fellow Tribe members) before issuing their little missive, and it's about fucking time someone did (or didn't) do that.  I almost feel like sending a donation to the University for doing this . . .

Yen Cross's picture

  Ya think??? 

    Don't get me started on the UC<system. 

Yen Cross's picture

Did I upset a tenured indoctrinated millennial?

balz's picture

Finally, some common sense.

Chris Dakota's picture

Only because the whole nation is mocking them and their Ivy Skeeze daycare centers.

cheka's picture

if you call outright lies 'common sense' 

u of c is socialist, welfare, community activist, social justice warrior hellhole