Is an undisclosed fear pushing missionaries to work on the Jews?
Converting Jews is finishing Hitler’s work. It is genocide. Trying to get rid of the Jews. But why do some churches spend so much money attempting to convert Jews into Christians? (Jews stay Jews, so it’s a futile endeavor.)
Many more Christians than the ones who try to convert Jews won’t agree to stop them and won’t help baptized Jew to re-find their way back home.
Why do so many Christians dream of and pray for Jewish annihilation? Is it just patricide from ungrateful children going all the way? Why has it been such an uphill battle for so many Christians to simply respect/love the Jews? Not to love Jews in the sense of I love fish and then eat it. Rather, love as a higher manifestation of respect. To respect, love, and protect.
Is it supremacy based on Greek competition and false pride that makes many look down upon Jews as primitive and backward to feel good about something flawed of their own? If you claim that Judaism is outdated, you don’t need to learn how your own religion distorted Jewish concepts.
But perhaps, it’s the fear that Christians would seek conversion to Judaism, under the old principle that offense is the best defense. But, Jews don’t seek converts. The Torah tells us that we’re supposed to be a small nation.
Yet, when a Gentile keeps insisting that s/he wants to live as a Jew, we do welcome them. And, an increasing number of Christians are reading (a shaky translation of) the Torah and thinking a little for themselves. This results in an infectious run to the People of G^d and the State of Israel.
Some 400 years ago, the Seven Provinces ‘welcomed’ the Spanish and Portuguese Jews fleeing the Iberian Peninsula without much sympathy for them. The Dutch were fighting what would become an 80-year-long war of independence against Spain. Wars cost money. The S&P Jews could lend them. The five conditions for them to settle in the Low Countries included Injunctions against talking to Christians about the Jewish religion, against preaching in public, against intermarriage, and against joining a guild!
Jews are not longing for two billion (or 100 million) Christians to convert to Orthodox Judaism. But what can we do when Christians want to join?
The Jewish Path has always been to respect the Gentiles and try to be their teachers, even when they hate us. This ambition was never a hobby or out of generosity. It is a G^d-given Directive that is Jews’ raison d’être.
We are completely satisfied when all Gentiles convert to true Monotheism and will be eager to learn from us what G^d wants from them as Gentiles.
Yet, who can stop G^d’s wonderous Ways? We’ll just need to wait and see what happens when Christians stop all attempts to push the Gospels onto the Jews. Meanwhile, Jews just pray that soon, all Gentiles as Gentiles will accept that G^d is One, and all its implications, among them, world peace.