US Rabbi: Let Muslims, Jews and Catholics find common ground

On Sunday, the 27th of February 2011, an Interfaith meeting was held discussing 40 years of Catholic-Jewish relations.

Rchard Marker

Rabbi Marker is the Vice Chair of International Jewish Committee on Irreligious Consultation.

He says since Vatican Two, the Catholic Church has renounced anti-semitism and the two faiths have matured in their dialogue over the past 40 years.

He believes Jewish-Muslim relations could be transformed if the same model of dialogue with Catholics is used with Muslims. He stated:

“Forty years in the histories of two great world religions is but a blink of an eye,” Marker, chairman of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultation, said. “But 40 years of a relationship is a sign of its maturity.”

“The focus of the world is no longer specifically on Jewish- Christian amity. We must, for so many reasons, involve the third of our Abrahamic siblings… Islam.”

Christian and Jewish leaders have met regularly with Muslims to find common understanding, but these talks have not reached the depths of Jewish/Catholic dialogue which began officially in 1971.

These talks however, have not been all roses. Many Jewish leaders look down on Pope Benedict XVI for promoting ‘Sainthood’ for Pope Pius XII and did not do enough to save Jews during the Holocaust.

Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois hosted the four-day meeting, saying Catholics and Jews know each other as “friends” over the 40 years of dialogue with each other.

Source: haaretz

My Comment:

Rabbi Richard Marker is deceived if he believes the Vatican is now “friends” with Israel.

How can friendship be declared when over and over the Pope wants a divided Israel and is constantly defending the Palestinians?

The ‘Holy See’ is also on board with the United Nations, whom are not kind to Israel and can’t wait to see a Palestinian state. For Rabbi Marker to call Muslims the Jews “Abrahamic siblings” is a sad and false observation.

Islam will never be a ‘brother’ to Israel. Marker is walking down Antichrist lane which calls for ‘peace’ at any cost. When this false peace comes, many will give glory to God. But it wont be the God of Abraham, it will be the god of this world, Lucifer, whose goal is to be worshiped at adored. We need to pray for the Jewish people, that they will recognize their Messiah  has already come, and in Him they have eternal life.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,  not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.  Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.  He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

First published: March 3rd, 2011.

Written by: Sue

8 responses to “US Rabbi: Let Muslims, Jews and Catholics find common ground

  1. I agree with this statement, and I think a lot of the worlds problems could be solved simple by people finding a beauty in their differences instead of hating each other for them.

    • Todd,

      I do not find beauty in Hindusm, nor in Muslims, nor Catholics, nor anyone who does not serve Jesus Christ.

      That is the only thing that is beautiful, one who accepts Christ as their Savior.

      1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

      • Gloria,

        People have the right to believe in whaterever they believe. This is a real achievemente for mankind.

        The monopoly of truth is our greatest enemy. You are not defending Jesus Christ spreading your hatred to other human beings.

        Salvation and the real acceptance of Jesus Christ comes from good deeds and compassion.

  2. Mr.Fjeld writes: Islam will never be a ‘brother’ to Israel. We need to pray for the Jewish people, that they will recognize their Messiah has already come, and in Him they have eternal life.’ True, but we must also pray for their enemies. Thats one mistake many does. They pray only for Israel, but not for their enemies.

    Fred være med dere i navnet til Messias (Peace be with you in the name of the Messiah).

    • Dear Nax.

      Shalom.

      There is a lot of Christians who do not understand what prayer is all about. Many feel its some kind of a pagan mantra, that has power by it self. Like in the gnostic Word of Faith Movement, with its spiritual base in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

      Prayer is to talk to Jesus. He do listen. He do not need me. I need to communicate with Him. If I get disconnected, I do have a problem. Jesus has none.

      What should be the purpose of praying for the enemies of Israel? Do you want Jesus to support them?

      It would not have made a difference to Jesus, if Abraham had begged him to bless all the homosexuals in Sodom and Gomorrah. My best guess, is that even Abraham was surprised that he could not even find 10 righteous people in Sodom. Likewise, its difficult to find 10 righteous people among the enemies of Israel today, if you search in the Arab villages just outside of Israel borders.

      • Mr.ivarfjeld wrote: What should be the purpose of praying for the enemies of Israel? Do you want Jesus to support them? ”
        Dear ivarfjeld. May God bless you richly, ivarfjeld. God loves you.

        Let me also tell everyone first that im not a enemy of the jews or anyone. I want people to know the truth and so do you Mr.ivarfjeld, God bless you for that.

        I want Jesus to save them from their sins and I want Jesus to save Israel from their sins. About Israel, Israel the country does not belong to the Jews before they obey God. Read the Deuteronomy (Fifth book of Moses). They had to obey God to get the land. Now, what they need to do is to believe Jesus, the true and only Messiah, then the land is theirs because by faith you are obediant to the law of God. As we all know, they didn’t obey God. Stephen accuses them in the book of Acts:

        (KJV) Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

        Sincerely,
        Nax.

  3. Mr.Fjeld said: We need to pray for the Jewish people, that they will recognize their Messiah has already come, and in Him they have eternal life. ”
    True, but we must also pray for their enemies.

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