Hated because sin hates good
To the editor:
Thank you so much, David Keranen, for pointing out the fulfilling of Scripture where it says that all nations will be blessed through the Jewish people. You named quite a few of their accomplishments, such as the cures for polio, syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and diphtheria, novocaine at the dentist’s office, and insulin for diabetes. These are by no means exhaustive, for instance, you forgot about the invention of cell phones, and the “crash cart” doctors use all over the world to bring a dying person back to life.
Or how about the one where Israel has figured out how to make water in the desert, which Africa refuses to use because it is made by Jews.
You see, God made this world to be perfect. He made man in his image so that they would rule the world on His behalf. However, sin entered the world and sent the world into chaos and violence and death.
In God’s infinite wisdom though, he found a way to rescue and redeem the world again, amid the sin. He made a race of people to act on his behalf, and he promised a blessing through them, in the same way as he did in the beginning with Adam and Eve.
This race of people, beginning with Abraham, gave us God’s handwritten letters that most people call the Bible and is responsible for the salvation of the entire world. They even gave us God himself in the flesh to pay the penalty of sin so that the debt to our creator is paid, and this chosen nation is continuing to bless the world with her cures for the world’s diseases and maladies and their ongoing inventions and innovations which boggle the mind.
So why is Israel so hated? Because sin hates what is good. Sin hates God, and especially God in the flesh and his friends and followers.
This isn’t the end of the story though. We are still living it. We are currently in the last chapter and I suggest you hold on tight, because the last page has a surprise ending. I’ll give you a hint. Sin loses.