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Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation”

25.10.2010 12:31

A high-ranking Israeli official on Sunday slammed a statement from Catholic bishops, who called for international organizations to lead the cause of Palestinian statehood.

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Walter White 29.04.2014 23:46

Walter White 28.04.2014 01:32

"This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people."

This is absolutely correct according to the teaching of Jesus Christ. Christ is the only way to the Father. The Jews are no different than any other pagan group in that they're spiritually dead.

  


Of course, this doesn't mean that Israel should be done away with. What's done is done. But the building of settlements must end if there is to be peace.

 

Walter White 28.04.2014 01:32

"This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people."

This is absolutely correct according to the teaching of Jesus Christ. Christ is the only way to the Father. The Jews are no different than any other pagan group in that they're spiritually dead.

 

Eva Deutsch Costabel 21.04.2014 03:09

Vatican has a very poor record concerning the Jewish people and Israel. The Vatican could have saved many Jews during the Holocaust in their catacombs, but failed to do so, instead collaborated with the Nazis. So it comes to no surprise that they against the Jews once again. Infect the Vatican helped hid Nazis on the end of the war to escape using Jewish money the stole from us. Not a pretty picture! I never care what my enemies think of me, why do Jews care, it is absurd.The Italian people though saved many Jews by hiding them.

 

Alex Rad 21.04.2014 01:11

Occupation is real. Why is it used in quotation marks?

The problem is religious sequencing implied in "Jewish, Christian, Muslim." Jews today have nothing to do with Jews 2000 years ago, since eastern European and Spanish Jews were converts in later centuries. The ridiculous notion "chosen people" applied to "Israelites,&qu ot; as part of religious tradition. Priests, rabbis, sheikhs stuck in this thinking make their followers fall into the traps of unhistorical claims. Sure, present Jews exploit biblical traditions to justify, but so did Puritans in what became the US and other colonial projects, using biblical stories.

 

Prophecy Watcher 18.04.2014 02:42

The Almighty doesn't need this little man's permission to give Israel to the Jews.

 

Sean Emerson 17.04.2014 17:53

As a Catholic, I find the statement that the promise to the Jewish people was nullified by Christ to be reprehensible. God does not make his covenant conditional, and any student of the old testament knows the deep significance of birthright in the Judeo-Christian tradition. God's covenant with Abraham and his descendents still stands, and will be vindicated in the final struggle according to the prophets. Bustros proves that you can be a bishop and still be a fool.

 

Daniel Paul K 17.04.2014 11:37

Christians are eating the bread of Israel. Word of God is given to Israel and that word is the bread. Now the Christians have lifted their heel against Israel and the prophecy in Bible " 'He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.' has been fulfilled upon the wicked Christians who have tried to annihilate Jews either by baptism or death.

 

Julien Mondragon 17.04.2014 09:35


It is heavily promoted to talk of the imposed by force state of israel and jewish people in general as the land and people of God, respectively, or the chosen people.

Biblically speaking weren't there conditions and criteria to be fulfilled to be considered people of God in the Old Covenant, just as in the New Covenant?

N obody is a defacto people of God by race or ethnicity. Lets stopped being deceived and unreasonable! And support justice!

 

Julien Mondragon 17.04.2014 09:34

The chosen people is the church; God is not racists!

Besides, is there such a thing as a pure jewish race? What makes somebody a jew? Race? Ethnicity? Culture? Tradition? Most so called jews don't have hebrew names and are all mixed. Many don't follow judaism.

 

Bro Stef 15.04.2014 20:45

Even though I know scripture teaches this will happen, the whole world will be against Israel, it still takes your breath away when you see it so blatantly. Oh my...

 

Rafael Sanchez 15.04.2014 19:35

how incredible it is to see men who profess to know G-d deny his revealed will. what Bible do these people read? where in the New Testament do you find Jesus annulling the covenant G-d made with Israel the nation. when did the Jews cease to be the G-d's Chosen People.

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