25 JUL Steven Anderson uses Jews’ persecutions against them In June 2017, Steven Anderson posted this sermon clip to his main channel, called “1948 was a fraud.” In this video, Anderson equates Christ’s fig tree parable to being Israel, and as such, Israel has no purpose in his Eschatology. He says that Jews returning to Israel in 1948 was a fraud – “they didn’t come back!” Here’s a transcript of a section of the video below: “Let me tell you something. The Jews – not only were they scattered as a punishment in AD 70 and AD 135, they’ve been hated in every country that they’ve ever lived in for the last 2,000 years. In fact, did you know that – I believe 51 countries throughout history have expelled all the Jews. ‘Cause the one that you think of is 1492, when they were kicked out of Spain, but they’ve been kicked out of England, kicked out of the Netherlands, kicked out of Germany, kicked out of France, over and over again. You know, all throughout history. Even the Rabbis will tell you that they’ve been hated and persecuted in every single country they’ve ever lived in for the last 2,000 years. And people will say ‘Oh, that’s ‘cause they’re God’s people, that’s why they’re hated.’ No, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24, – and isn’t Matthew 24 the chapter where they try to say ‘oh, this is just to the Jews?’ – In Matthew 24, Jesus Christ said this: ‘you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.’ Now have the Jews been hated for the name of Jesus? No, they’ve been hated because of being bankers, and they’ve been hated for blaspheming Jesus, but they dead-sure have not been hated because of Jesus’ name. They don’t claim the name of Jesus, okay. So why have they been persecuted, and hated, and kicked out of every country, you know, over the course of the last few thousand years? Simply this: They’re under the curse of God for rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ. Anderson is right to say that Judaism is a false religion, that Jews need to be won to Christ, but his misuse of scripture to defend countries like Germany expelling the Jews shows how far off-base he has come from the truth of the scriptures. Post Author: Joshua Lindsey My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and children am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Chrsitian Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.