2 Peter 1:16-21
Joel Richardson in his book “WHEN A JEW RULES THE WORLD” writes:
“One of the results of the Church’s ignorance of Israel’s role in the plan of God is the profound blindness of much of the Church concerning unfolding prophecy. Many Christians have heard of “the sons of Issachar,” mentioned in 2 Chronicles 12:32. We are told that they were “men who understood the times, which knowledge of what Israel should do.”
Today the Church is in desperate need of understanding concerning the times and the ability to properly respond. The Jewish prophets, apostles, and Jesus Himself have given us such a profound gift in that their words contain a tremendous amount of information concerning what we will witness in the days ahead. Throughout the pages of Scripture, the future, like the past, is laid out in great detail on a divinely revealed timeline.
Understanding the times and recognizing where we are on this timeline is of tremendous strategic benefit to the Church as it seeks to fulfill its divine mandate. But when the Church fails to acknowledge and recognize the consistent thread of the people and the land of Israel that runs through the entire timeline, it quickly becomes distorted beyond understanding, resulting in a thick fog of confusion settling over the vision of the Church.
Such is the state of the Church today.
If the Church is to ever truly blow the fog away, if it is to ever regain the clarity and prophetic spirit it needs to navigate the dark days ahead, then it must both identify and thoroughly reject those false doctrines and wrong ideas that crept into the Church early on.”
Martin Luther: ON THE JEWS AND THEIR LIES
“What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews?
First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians.
Secondly, their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed. For they perpetrate the same things there that they do in their synagogues. For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable, like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives.
Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer-books and Talmud’s in which such idolatry lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught.
Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more.
To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden- the Jews. Next to the devil, a Christian has no more bitter and galling foe than the Jew.”