The Miracle of Zionism

"Israel is the only nation in the world that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, and with the same religion and same language as it did 3,000 years ago." - Historian Barbara Tuchman

"Israel is the only nation on the face of the earth that was created by a sovereign act of God" - Pastor John Hagee

"All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?" - Author / Atheist, Mark Twain (long before the Holocaust and Israeli-Jewish statehood)

"They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a Bauble in comparison of the Jews. They have given religion to three quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily, than any other Nation ancient or modern." - President John Adams - His 1808 response letter criticizing the depiction of Jews by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Khazar Kingdom: A Place Where Christian Preterist and Islamic Fundamentalist Bond

The Khazar doctrine is one of the main “go to” stories that most all anti-Semites (including the secular ones) turn to when attempting to discredit the Jewishness of legitimate Jews. Without the Khazar doctrine Christian replacement theologists and Islamic fundamentalist (Islamic replacement theologists) would have a very difficult time supporting their replacement theology.

The Christian replacement theologists hold to the belief that the Christians have "replaced" the Jewish people and nation as God's Chosen People (see Galatians 6:12-16) and the Islamic replacement theologists hold to the belief that Muslims have "replaced" the Jewish people based upon their Koran (see Koran 3:110).

It goes without mentioning that if the real biblical Jews (the offspring of Isaac) are still among us, then that leaves open the great possibility that the God of Israel that we read about in the Hebrew Bible may still have an eternal covenant with these genuine Hebrew people. Therefore, in order for the Christian and Islamic replacement theologists to proclaim themselves to be the genuine "Jew replacement" of the original "Chosen People" they must conjure up a demonic doctrine that is a spiritual and non-violent, a sore of “final solution to the Jewish problem” that rids the Jews from the earth via doctrine but without the assistance of gas chambers.
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The Khazar doctrine goes something like this: “Today’s Jews are not the Jews of the Bible but are Gentiles that converted to Judaism during the 7th century Khazar Empire, and who ended up illegally inhabiting (stealing) the Arab land of Palestine in the last century. Accept for a very minute number (of whom nobody really knows for sure) all biblical Jews lost their identity and have been replaced by the Khazar Gentile Jews. Most all Israeli Jews are Khazar Gentiles and are not from the lineages of Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob.”
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Besides trying to replace themselves with the offspring of Jacob (Israel) in order to legitimize their replacement religions, Christian and Islamic replacement theologists use the Khazar doctrine to add to their claim that the modern State of Israel is an illegitimate state. The modern State of Israel is more of a spiritual issue than one might think. Israel operates as a “Law of Return” entrance for Jews all over the world. Therefore, seeing that world Jewry gathering and returning into their ancient Jewish homeland is very reminiscent of the Hebrew prophets prophesying of Jews being gathered back to Israel at the end of days (Ezekiel 37:21-28) the Khazar doctrine is offered to the world as an alternative Jew-free doctrine in the hopes of stopping or at least denying such prophecies from being fulfilled.

Fact: The Khazar doctrine was established by the Jew-haters of the world in response of seeing the prophecy of Ezekiel 37:21-28 and others like it, slowly coming into fulfillment reeking devastating to base-foundation of their replacement religion and belief systems.
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The very fact that both of these Islamic and Christian forces attack Israel in such a way is a sure sign that there is something very spiritual happening with Israel. Christian and Islamic replacement theologists see each other as damnable infidels as the historical Crusades indicate and as their holy books dictate, but each finds great friendship and respect with the other within the Khazar doctrine as they seek in a joined effort to separate the Jews from their holy covenant and eternal promises!

It is easy to find preterist and other Christian replacement theology articles on Islamic web-sites, and Christian preterist books will always (and I do mean always) be in favor of an Arab victory over the State of Israel, whether by war of annihilation or by any other means such as terrorism!
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The Khazar doctrine, like the blood libels, originated from Crusader-Christianity by which the Islamic fundamentalists have followed suit. One of the ways the Khazar doctrine compliments the blood libels is the fact that it paints the Jewish community as evil impostors to a once holy community. I mean, who else could try and dominate the world through the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" or scheme up a Holocaust in order to get world sympathy for a state in Arab Palestine, but the evil impostors from Khazaria?

If a person can be sold on the Khazar doctrine, then its much easier for that same person to be a Holocaust denier or become a believer in the blood libels and "The Protocol"s as well, as most of them are. This fact alone shows the types of spiritual forces that are behind the Khazar doctrine.
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There are four main belief systems in the world that are united and work together by both Christian and Islamic replacement theologists under their common goal of destroying the Jewish people and their God-given covenant through indoctrination of blatant antisemitic falsification.
  1. The Blood Libels (from both Christian and Islamic sources).
  2. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
  3. Holocaust denying / Holocaust minimizing.
  4. Khazar replacement theology / General replacement theology.
A simple web-search among anti-Semitic web-sites be it Islamic or Christian, will support this fact. Today, the Khazar doctrine is continually being used by all anti-Semitic Israeli-haters (not just the religious ones) to demonize the State of Israel as well as denouncing the fact that the modern Jews are still the chosen people of God.

Allow me to set up at the biblical background before addressing the Khazar Kingdom issue itself: The God of Abraham had promised him that his seed would continue forever and that they would forever be spiritually connected to the land of Canaan (Gen.12:5-7 and Gen. 13:14,15) Just from these two aspects alone, the other two great monotheistic powers of Christianity and Islam has taken up issues with the Jewish people.

Christian preterist and other "replacement" movements within Christianity interpret Abraham’s spiritual heir to be Jesus thereby allowing any believer in the faith (Gentile or not) to be Abraham’s spiritual heir. Since the land of Canaan is connected with the promise to Abraham, the physical land in the Christian mind becomes a “spiritual” land for the believer to inhabit. To these replacement-theology Christians the physical land of which the God of Israel many times calls, "my land" (see Ezekiel 36:5 / Joel 3:2) is no longer a spiritual issue connected to a spiritual promise to the physical offspring of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob-Israel.

Islam on the other hand, teaches that Ishmael (not Isaac) was Abraham’s firstborn, and therefore, the Arab people being the descendants of Ishmael are Abraham’s true heir (see Koran - surah 37:102-112).
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The Hebrew Bible is very explicit as to whose seed is to be considered Abraham’s heir. Just before Isaac was declared to be the heir to the promised seed of Abraham that would bless all the nations (Gen.21:12) Ishmael was cast out from being the spiritual heir by God’s own mouth (Gen. 21:10,12). After this, Isaac (not Ishmael) was declared to be Abraham’s "only" legitimate heir pertaining to God’s eternal promise to Abraham (Gen. 22:2). This biblical foundation is reinforced later in the Torah that describes Israel (Isaac’s offspring) as God’s own firstborn (Ex. 4:22). Israel is further verified as Abraham’s "only" spiritual heir by all the Hebrew prophets including David (Ps. 105:6-12), Isaiah (Ish. 51:2), Jeremiah (Jer. 31:31-36), and Ezekiel (Ezk. 37:21-28).

It cannot be stressed enough to any Muslim that God never sent any of His holy prophets or priests to their Ishmael peoples - not one single one! All of God’s prophets were assigned to His chosen - the offspring of Isaac. The Ishmaelites were never God’s chosen, nor His firstborn, nor Abraham’s "only" spiritual heir for the blessing of the nations as was his son Isaac!

The only blessing that the Ishmaelite nations were to receive was only through blessing Isaac (Israel) to whom they now through their Islam, curse, oppress, maim, and murder. Like Cain, they wish to be God’s favorite (His chosen) and are willing to murder in the name of their religion for it. Therefore, today and as well as in the past, the Ishmaelite nations seek Israel’s total destruction both physically and spiritually - See Ps. 83: 2-8 / Jer.33:24.

The Khazar doctrine is just another tactic that is used by Islam and Replacement Christianity in an attempt to obtain for themselves the place reserved for Israel alone, which is to be the spiritual priest to the world (Ish.61:6-9). It is almost comical to see how far these Jew-haters will go outside of common sense to undermine God’s covenant with Israel.

For me to defend against this popular doctrine is really counter-productive on two accounts: One, it gives these Jew-haters way too much creditability like that of the Holocaust deniers, and two, it doesn’t do any good whatsoever to place a high dose of reality unto their lap when their minds have been taken over by dark forces to hate God’s chosen people. However, on the other hand good information can help keep these willful spiritual idiots from playing on someone else’s ignorance of Islam and the Hebrew scriptures.
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When debating these Khazar-proclaimers on the Internet, one of the first questions I like to ask them is: “Where is it not encouraged in the Hebrew Bible for the Khazars and other non-Israelites to join in with the seed of Jacob and Judaism?” This question usually brings silence and a little bit awe in wonder on the part of the Khazar-proclaimer, simply because most of them don’t have any idea as to what the Hebrew Bible states about gentile conversion among the chosen of Israel.

After I start bombarding them with scriptures on this topic, I usually stop hearing from them immediately. This is because the scriptures that I use jerks the carpet out from under the feet of any Khazar-proclaimer. It destroys their whole basic concept and motivation for their doctrine. They have never stopped and considered the fact that the Hebrew Bible and the God of Israel prophesies that the Gentile conversion unto the religion of Jacob will be ten times that of the Jacob's offspring (Zach 8:23) and that such conversions show forth the glory of the God of Israel!

Let’s take a look at some of these Hebrew scriptures while keeping in mind that the Khazar doctrine is based upon the Gentiles replacing the Jews altogether as God's “Israel”. In order to give a better impact of the Hebrew scripture concerning the Khazars, I will change the word “stranger” meaning “alien to Israel or Gentile” to the word Khazar(s).

For YHVH will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the Khazars shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. - Isaiah 14:1

Also the sons of the Khazar, that join themselves to YHVH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHVH, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of My covenant; Even them (the Khazars) will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their (the Khazars‘) burnt offerings and their (the Khazars’) sacrifices shall be accepted upon Mine altar; for Mine house shall be called an House of Prayer for all people. YHVH GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others (the Khazars) to him, beside those (Jews) that are gathered unto him.- Isaiah 56: 6-8

And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the Khazars that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they (the Khazars) shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they (the Khazars) shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the Khazar sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith YHVH GOD. - Ezekiel 47: 22, 23 (For the Torah foundation of this scripture see Exodus 12:48,49)

Faced with such scriptures it becomes very difficult for the Jew-hating Khazar proclaimers to argue that the Hebrew Bible foresees a taking-over of Israel by the Gentiles, but on the contrary, the Hebrew Bible actually prophesies that many Gentiles (including the Khazar Kingdom) will indeed cleave unto Jacob. And guess what? If there are to be Gentiles that will cleave unto Jacob as the Bible clearly states, then there has to be a physical "Jacob" (seed of Isaac) present for the Gentiles to cleave unto! How about that?

Furthermore, this type of Jacob (chosen people of God) that contains Gentile conversions cleaving unto it, is absolutely no different than the same Jacob containing Gentile conversion cleaving unto it when Moses exited Egypt (Exodus 12:38,48). Again, how about that O ye willfully-blind, willfully-ignorant, antisemitic Khazar-proclaimers?
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It is quite ignorant to believe that an empire that reigned for only two centuries during the Middle Ages could somehow replace a entire nation that was 2500 years in the making before the Khazar Empire ever existed. The Khazar proclaimers would have a better chance in suggesting that the Gentiles of Persia during the time of Esther replaced the much earlier, lesser-established, and less-populated Israelite nation (Esther 8:17) than trying to replace the entire Israelite nation with a Khazar Empire that came into being many centuries later. Also, it would be easier to reason (although still impossible) that the high conversion rate among the first century Roman Empire (10%) replaced the entire Israelite nation Israel.
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But these seemingly easier theories are not used in their doctrine simply because they would not benefit the Khazar proclaimer's doctrine into what they want to achieve. The Christian preterists need the "true Jews" around at least up until the time of Jesus in order to fulfill Jewish prophecy that their Christendom is based upon. In other words, if the true Jews had of "Khazared out" before the time of Jesus, then Jesus wouldn't have a claim as the "Jewish" Messiah to physical Israel!

The Muslims on the other hand need the true Jews around up until the seventh century so Muhammad won’t look like a complete fool stating all of the nasty things that he stated about the Jews living in Arabia during his lifetime (chapters 5 and 17 of the Koran are largely devoted towards the Jews).

I like to joke that it was "the Khazars" that Allah turned into pigs and apes (Koran 5:59,60 / Koran 7:166) instead of the real true Jews! Also, in the last days the trees will cry out: "There is a 'Khazari' hiding me, come and kill him" (see hadith: Muslim book 41 number 6985).1
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Since it’s the "true seed of Jacob" Jews (especially the ones now living in Israel) who are the spiritual target, then a replacement doctrine is needed by the replacement theologists that somehow places converted Gentiles (the Khazar Kingdom) who lived north of the Caspian and Black Seas to replace Jewish communities living as far away as Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and Israel. Go figure.

Here are a few Khazar-doctrine killing facts:
A. The two main dialects of Hebrew that Jews speak today (Ashkenazi and Sephardim) are in no way connected to Khazar Empire.
B. Even Polish Jews who migrated from the west (not from the east) have no Khazaria origin.
C. Most Ashkenazi Jewry has Germanic surnames and customs, not Khazar ones!
D. There has been no Jewish language to come out of Khazaria as there has been in Germany (Yiddish) and in Spain (Ladino).
E. DNA test show that Ashkenazi Jews are more directly related to Sephardi Jews (Jews of the Middle East) than the European peoples.2
F. There were already Jews living in Khazaria before the Khazar Empire was ever established.

So what happened to the Khazar converted Jews? The same thing that has happened to all the ones that converted to Judaism centuries before the Khazar Empire. True Israel replaced them, and not the other way around!

If King David (Israel’s most lustrous king with whom the messiah is compared, (see Ezekiel 37: 24 / Jeremiah 33: 26) can have a Gentile grandmother named Ruth, then there is no problem with any Khazar conversion, as one researcher wrote:

After the fall of the Khazar Empire….Most of East European Jews migrated from the west to the east of the continent, and were not descendants from the Khazar Empire. They were actually a fusion of Balkan-Greek Jews from the Byzantine Empire, Babylonian Jews from the Abbasid Caliphate, Yiddish-speaking Jews from Germany, Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish inquisitions, and Khazars. All these groups intermarried over the centuries, so that the Khazar converts disappeared as a distinguishable ethnical entity and their descendants became fully Jewish with Israelite ancestry

What can be spiritually derived from the statement above is that the Khazar kingdom had no eternal covenant with God on its own, but because they joined themselves with the chosen of Israel that does indeed have an eternal covenant, their reward for doing so was that their seed over time would become part of that eternal inheritance of true seed of Jacob. Amazing!

When it comes the great prophecy of Ezekiel 37:21-28 (my favorite scripture) I must ask the Christian Replacement Khazar theologists; “As to which of the two nations did they come out of when they become a believer” (see my open blog letter to Hank Hanegraaff of this blog site). To the Muslims, I must asked, "Why aren't the Ishmaelites, Mecca, or Medina mentioned anywhere in this great end-time prophecy coming from the prophet Ezekiel ("Dhul-Kifl" in Arabic)? For some reason this great prophecy keeps mentioning a Jewish king, ancient Jewish land, and of all things, a Jewish people.

What is doesn’t mention is one word concerning Abraham’s son Ishmael, his offspring, and Mecca or Medina?" "Since Muhammad is supposedly the greatest prophet and Mecca the most spiritual place, why was Ezekiel (Dhul-Kifl) so centered on the Jews, their ancient homeland, and their covenant with God that connects all three of them together in the great end-time events for all the earth to see?"
Like the dew of Hermon that came down on the mountains of Zion; for there YHVH commanded the blessing, life forevermore. - Psalms 133:3

There are many self-supporting Hebrew scriptures that by themselves blow the Khazar (Jew denying) doctrine right out of the water. Here are a couple:
1."But Judah ("Jews" from where the word "Judah" derives) shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation." - Joel 3:20 KJV / Joel 4:20 JPS

2. "And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob (Israel / Jews), saith YHVH. As for me, this is My covenant with them
(Israel / Jews), saith YHVH; My spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy (Israel / Jews) mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed (Israel / Jews), nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed (Israel / Jews), saith YHVH, from henceforth and for ever." - Isaiah 59:20-21

Notes:
1. I'm just guessing, but Islam's Ibn Saud (King Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman Al Saud - the first monarch of Saudi Arabia) might have been difficult to persuade the belief of the Khazar doctrine. In his 1937 statement to British diplomat Harold Dickson Ibn Saud stated the following: "Our hatred for the Jews dates from God's condemnation of them for their persecution and rejection of Isa (Jesus) and their subsequent rejection later of his chosen prophet [Mohammad]. It is beyond our understanding how your government, representing the first Christian power in the world today, can wish to assist and reward these very same Jews who maltreated your Isa (Jesus)."
Source: "The Farhud" by Edwin Black pages 308-309 / His source: Letter to H.R.P. Dickson to George Rendell 388-393

Also, it would appear that Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar himself has a hard time swallowing the Khazar doctrine even though I'm sure that would be the furthermost thing from his mind due to the Kharzar's doctrine antisemitic purpose. What he did do was link the Jews that lived during Pharaoh's time who lived long before the noted Khazar kingdom, with the Jews of today in a speech that was aired by Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on November 10th. 2010 stating:
"...Pharaoh the tyrant expelled them because they had shed the blood of the Egyptians, and had conspired with their enemies against them. So [Pharaoh] expelled them, after they lost their religion, after the time of Joseph.
"Was this series [of expulsions] anything new? No....
"The series of expulsions continues to this day...
"there is no place for you among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to annihilation."
See MEMRI site > http://m.memri.org/14499/show/d4a871d8c30c912e73de0777bb57f055&t=20320d97cb30b6845cb6422bedb5dfbe

This is more proof that the Middle East Conflict is not about so-called Palestinian sovereignty or self-governing, but rather it's a continuous battle between the god of the Koran and the God of the Hebrew Bible. In such a spiritual battle made physical in the form of physical warfare, the demon(s) will always show themselves within their lying motive.

2. From "A Little Joy - A Little Oy" (Book -Calendar) © 2009
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DNA sequences confirm that despite the Diaspora, Jews have retained a genetic identity...most Jewish communities in Europe, North Africa, the Near East, and the Arabian Peninsula are genetically similar...In the history of humankind, only the Jews, while being scattered throughout the world, have retained a genetic identity for more than 100 generations."

6 comments:

Scott said...

Hey great site. I am a former Full Preterist. Here is a link to my site, there may be some information you may want to check out.

http://www.shadowsofthecross.com/

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian and have always believed as Paul said that true Christians -let us get that distinction correct,not people tied to a Christina ethos in name only-are grafted onto Abraham's tree,therefore the concept of replacement theology which underlines a lot of Reform thinking is incorrect.
wayne

Joe Whitehead said...

To: Wayne (aka Anonymous)
Keep in mind that any grafting into "Abraham's tree" goes beyond the scope of the Hebrew Bible (see Genesis 15:4 compared with Genesis 35:10,11). However, Abraham's blessing (the blessing to all nations) follow the Christians who believe and support the "natural olive tree" - Romans 11:24. I do know that the Christians who do support Israel seem to be the ones more spirtually grounded and take the Ten Commandments more seriously. Imagine that! Thanks for viewing.
-Joe Whitehead

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

God's dealings with Israel ended with the destruction of their temple in 70AD. This was the "end" of the age of the Old Covenant. The jews were invited to the wedding banquet of Messiah, but they rejected him, and therefor God rejected them. Jesus Christ fulfilled the law. Ethnic jews have NO covenant with God outside of Jesus Christ.

Joe Whitehead said...

To Anonymous 12/14/08
I hopping you will continue this discussion after my response. The cause for me writing this blog is precisely people like yourself and others that holds your doctrine.

Your first statement: "God's dealings with Israel ended with the destruction of their temple in 70AD."
My response: How can that be when according to prophecy (in staying with the context of Daniel 9) there are six glorious manifestations that are to occur to directly to Daniel's people (The Jews and not Gentiles) the holy city (Jerusalem) and the holy mountain (the temple mount)after the destruction of the temple (Daniel 9:24-27)?
If you have further questions concerning the 70 weeks of Daniel I have a blog on this subject on my "Judaism-now site.
http://judaism-now.blogspot.com/2008/04/seventy-weeks-of-daniel-from.html

Your second statement: "This was the "end" of the age of the Old Covenant."
My response: "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah - Jeremiah 31:31" Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see one thing in this prophecy pertains to Gentiles, do you? If we go further into this prophecy (Jeremiah 31:31-36)while staying with this non-Gentile context, you will find that the "new covenant" is made to the ones who sinned against God (verses 32 and 34) and not some "spiritual non-seed of Jacob Israel". Further into the non-Gentile text you will find Israel remains God's people (verse 33) and that Israel (still non-Gentile) will remain (as in already was)a nation before God forever (verses 35 and 36).

Your third statement: "The jews were invited to the wedding banquet of Messiah, but they rejected him, and therefor God rejected them."
My response: You believe this on "faith" not upon "proof". During the messianic days no "faith" will be necessary. "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. - Isaiah 11:9" Maybe if Jesus would have done more of the things that the messiah is suppose to do like build the third and final temple, restore all Israel to righteousness, while gathering all the exiles back to the land of their forefathers (Ezekiel 37:22-28) the Jewish nation would have believed in him more, you think?

Your forth statement: "Jesus Christ fulfilled the law."
My response: Does that one can forget about and not obeying The Ten Commandments? I don't recall "loving God with all your heart and your brother as yourself" as being part of the Ten Commandments? Is the practice of homosexuality (again not part of the big Ten) still forbidden? And if it is, is it "forbidden" under "grace" or "law"? Now lets look at your statement with regards as if the Law was ever to be fulfilled to Israel:
"And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, YE SHALL OBSERVE TO DO FOR EVERMORE;and ye shall not fear other gods.And the covenant that I have made with you YE SHALL NOT FORGET; neither shall ye fear other gods. -II Kings 17:37-38"

Your fourth statement: "Ethnic jews have NO covenant with God outside of Jesus Christ."
My response: As in your prior statement that scripture don't support, neither does this one: "He hath remembered his COVENANT FOR EVER, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and TO ISRAEL FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT - Psalms 105: 8-10"

Sorry, all your statements are non-biblical and require faith instead of reality that the Gentile and atheist Mark Twain was able to see. Maybe this is why the Gentile come running to the Jews at the End of Days for the true knowledge of God? Jeremiah 16:19 / Zachariah 8:23

-Joe