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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

David Shane Badiola

I agree. We do not want to repeat the mistakes, and sins of the past concerning beloved people that God made, and people whom He wants us to reach through our love for each other, then to share that love towards the Jews and Muslims. It’s really sad that we misrepresented the name of Jesus from our pride, from our misguided zeal, and through our faults especially within the writings of Justin Martyr and Martin Luther, when we should’ve, and they should’ve referred back to Matthew 22:37-40.

“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.'”