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Last Name
RICHARDSON
First Name
Joel
Title
When A Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says about Israel in the Plan of God
Publisher
WND books
Year
2015
Group
JCR1 JCR2 MOH2 MOH3 MOH4 MOH5
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Amazon Review/s
SYNOPSIS (taken from revew):
The book is divided into three sections. The first, titled “What the Bible really says about Israel in the plan of God,” is just over 100 pages long. Richardson reviews each of the four covenants **given to Israel** in the Old Testament: the Abrahamic, the Mosaic, the Davidic, and the new covenant. As Richardson shows so clearly from Scripture, it is only the Mosaic covenant that was bilateral; the other three are covenants sworn by God alone, and He keeps His unilateral promises regardless of man's failures. In this section, Richardson also responds to supersessionist arguments by Albertus Pieters, N. T. Wright, Gary M. Burge, Sam Storms, G. K. Beale, Carl Medearis, Alex Awad, and Knox Theological Seminary.
The second section recounts “Two thousand years of supersessionism and Jew-hatred,” quoting numerous Church fathers, saints, popes, and edicts. Chapter 10 of this section is especially disturbing---though necessary---material, titled, “Christian Jew-hatred: From the fourth century to the Holocaust.” This section's 74 pages thoroughly document the hatred that paved the way for many atrocities over the centuries, culminating with the Holocaust in a supposedly “Christian” Germany. Luther’s incendiary diatribes against the Jews were certainly a factor making the Nazi agenda palatable, at least its early stages.
The third section, “The last days and the judgment of the nations,” covers 66 pages and features many astounding quotes by pastors/theologians from the 19th century (and earlier) who, because of their literal interpretation of Scripture and study of the Old Testament prophecies, predicted the rebirth of the Jewish state in Israel many decades (even centuries) before it became a reality in 1948. Among them were David Baron, Nathaniel West, J.C. Ryle, Septimus Sears, Charles Spurgeon, Adolph Saphir, Horatius Bonar, Samuel Tregelles, Jonathan Edwards, Sir Isaac Newton, Wilhelmus à Brakel, Thomas Brightman and, going back over a thousand years to 850 A.D., Ishodad of Merv. The book’s final chapter highlights the examples of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Corrie ten Boom, both of whom, in their respective roles and capacities, stood strong in the face of the Nazi persecution of the Jewish people. Richardson encourages his readers to prepare their hearts to also be a voice and safe haven for the Jewish people in a world (and even within the Church itself) that is increasingly hostile to Jews and the Nation of Israel.

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