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Reply To: How can you work to combat antisemitism and supersessionism in your own Christian community?

Mason Strain

In the mold of a Hebraic leader, I think the most important thing to fight antisemitism and supersessionism in my own Christian community is looking back at history and scripture and sharing the insights with the rest of my community. The Lutheran church I was raised in was never antisemitic, but was definitely indirectly supersessionist. Jesus is often portrayed as someone who moved the scales away from Jews and towards the rest of the world as a whole. By putting more emphasis on the Old Testament, and stressing the Jewish roots of the church, was can dispel supersessionist views in any Christian community. It is often hard for Christians to grasp the concept of God’s ongoing covenant with the Jewish people since the vast majority do not accept Christ. But the scriptures leave no doubt that the Jewish people are still God’s people and they must be engaged with and treated as such.