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Correcting anti-Jewish beliefs

Email to a man who claims the Palestinians have as much right to the land of Israel as the Jews. He claims the Palestinians mostly have the same DNA pool as the Jews. And this makes them have a right to the land. He considers the Jewish state illegal. He believes the Jews should give up the land to all who share DNA gene pool genes. Here is my response.


I am not sure you understand anything I have written.

I have written that Abraham was originally of the Syrian race stock. 400 years later at the time of the Exodus, many Jews had married into the Hamitic race. This produced the “mixed multitude” which I gave you the Aramaic for “mixed” which is “ARAB.”

I mentioned that Ishmael was of the Syrian seed of Abraham but was also half Hamitic. Therefore, any Arabs descended from him may have some same DNA as Abraham and the Israelites.

In fact, if you have read what I have written on the 12 tribes, I have said that all the sons of Jacob married Canaanite women and all the tribes from the wombs of these non-Hebrew females. So, I do not disagree with the premise that there was a mixture of Hebrew and Canaanite DNA or bloodlines. But I do want to make it clear, as you pointed out: a Jew is considered Jewish by religion and by birth from a Jewish mother. This seems to be the development arising out of the ordinances and laws of Moses not to intermingle with the women and men of other nations.

There is still the fact of religion and no Arab (mixed descendents) or the other Canaanites, had any relationship or representations of the Israelites when it relates to the ministry of the Levites and the sons of Aaron. They had no right to any benefits of the many Sacrifices, Atonement, Passover, or Sabbaths. They were counted as heathens and the uncircumcised.

While your efforts to tie them all up as joint members of the DNA gene pool, it goes no further than that. It does not automatically include any of them in the Abrahamic covenant or promise. And it does not include any of them in the inheritance of the land. The land grant given to Abraham and to his seed was through Isaac. That fact is settled. I do not know of any text where that land grant has been canceled, terminated, abridged, or destroyed.

For me, I believe the true New Testament Church is the Israel of God and includes people from all nations who are born into it or converted to it. And to this it seems you agree.

I am not sure what the purpose is for you to push the Palestinian thing. If it is because you are anti-Jewish thinking they have no more right to claim the land then the Palestinians because they share some DNA, then I think you need to re-adjust your biblical perspective. In the OT it is clear that foreigners can live in the land, but it is also clear they CANNOT OWN any of the land. The land was to remain among the 12 tribes and the heirs thereof. No where was any of it to become available to non Jewish, non Hebrew people.

As for the broken off branches, this refers not to the land grant or even Abraham promises, but rather to the rights to come into and enjoy the fatness of the olive tree. Which tree is the Church.

Jesus bless you more and more,

Pastor Reckart


April 11, 2016 - Posted by | Apostolic Messianic

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