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Why Does the World HATE THE JEWS?

  1. What the Jews Can Teach us About the MORAL UNIVERSE
  2. Why Does the World HATE THE JEWS?

Why does the world hate the Jews? Dennis Prager relates Hitler’s answer to this question.

“We are fighting,” he said, “against the most ancient curse that humanity has brought upon itself. Against the so-called Ten Commandments, against them we are fighting.” His life’s mission, he said, was to destroy “the tyrannical God of the Jews [and His] life-denying Ten Commandments.”

Hitler wanted to destroy the JewsHitler wanted to extinguish the Jews because they proclaimed the one true God, the Creator, the Moral God of the universe. God gave us the rules that govern life. Because of our fallen nature, human beings do not like following rules and obeying ordinances. We don’t want to be told how to live, don’t like the people who remind us of those rules. We want freedom from the Rule Maker.

No one likes to be called a homophobe, Islamophobe, a sexist or racist. In fact, no one likes to be called a sinner. The Western world began to jettison the word “sin” more than 50 years ago, wanting to be unburdened from that pesky concept.

Charles Darwin allowed us to conceive of a universe without God, to discard the moral universe. The rise of evolutionism brought changes to our vocabulary, to be rid of the word sin and the concept of a moral universe.

Hitler wanted to eradicate the world of Jews so humans could to live without moral constraint.

Anti-Semitism’s core belief

I think the same dynamic is behind the growing anti-Semitism in the West today. Postmodernists want to replace the Judeo-Christian worldview with license, to live as they please. They fail to recognize that true freedom is the liberty to do what is good in a world where evil exists and moral restraints are real.

God is moral; He created a moral Universe. He is also, in His very nature, love. God is loving as well as moral and just. In love He led the Jews out of bondage in Egypt, a mercy spoken of in poetic language in Exodus 19:4, “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”God delivered the Jews from slavery

In the mighty miracle at the Red Sea, God delivered Israel from slavery, carrying them away, as it were, on eagle’s wings. Having freed them from physical slavery, God gave them the 10 Commandments, enabling them to leave behind the slave mentality and gain a new mind for virtue and righteousness, that might live within the boundaries of a moral universe as free and responsible men and women.

To abandon God and His moral universe and pursue license instead leads only to renewed slavery to sin and death, to addictions, to alcohol and drugs, sex, gambling, corruption and power.

Jesus Christ the Messiah made it possible for us to be free from physical, mental and moral bondage. God’s holiness demands justice for all who transgress His laws. His love supplies the means of satisfying that demand by providing the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for our sin. At the death of Christ, God’s love and justice meet.

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint
. Isaiah 40:31

  • Darrow Miller


[1] Prager, Dennis. The Rational Bible: Exodus (p. 516). Regnery Faith. Kindle Edition, cited Herman Rauschning’s preface to The Ten Commandments, Armin Robinson, ed. Rauschning was present when Hitler said this.




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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).