The Day Of Wrath
10. The Entire Bible Describes the Abomination
If the discussing the criminal characteristics and behavior of the Jews is anti-Semitic, as the Zionists claim, then the most anti-Semitic book on earth is the Bible itself. If we gather together all the curses which the churches pronounced upon the Jews, the narratives about them in world literature such as Shakespeare and Dickens, and asked all the poets of the Arab world to put together a compendium of defamatory poetry against them, if we gathered all that together in one volume, it would not equal or even close to what is found in the Old Testament. The problem is that most Jews do not read it, let alone the fundamentalist Christian madmen who love Israel. Even many of the Arabs and other peoples of the world know nothing about it.
The entire Old Testament -not only Daniel- describes the identity of the abomination in a space of many chapters, using every possible means of expression and exposition such as: parable, metaphor and allegory, in both great elaboration, and brevity.
As for the reprehensible attributes ascribed to them in the Bible, they are innumerable. They include every blameworthy behavior without exception. However, there is one attribute that is repeated like a refrain in every book of the Bible, much to the reader's astonishment. His astonishment only increases because of the fact that this attribute should be the last one used to describe a people who claim to be God's chosen based on this same book. This attribute is uncleanness or impurity. It is an uncleanness comprised of blood, barbarity and violence, accompanied by excuse-making and boasting, an uncleanness of the essence, which nothing can purify.
“ 'For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before Me', says the Lord God. 'How can you say, “I am not polluted?” '” (Jeremiah 2:22,23)
“Jerusalem has sinned gravely, therefore she has become vile (niydah meaning filthy, impure)”. (Lamentations 1:8)
“You have polluted the land with your harlotry and wickedness.” (Jeremiah 3:2)
She commits adultery “under every green tree,” not with one person but many, she even commits adultery with “every stone and tree.” (Jeremiah 3:9)
“In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I have cleansed you, and you were not cleansed, you will not be cleansed of your filthiness anymore, till I have caused My fury to rest upon you.” (Ezekial 24:13)
“Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce.” (3:8)
The cause of this punishment is clearly repeated:
“The earth [or the land] is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth.” (Isaiah 24:5,6)
These curse are recorded in Deuteronomy:
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
“Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
“The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.”
For twenty-four paragraphs the curses continue in unequalled terms, then he concludes by saying:
“All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendents forever.” (28:15-46)
Just as this uncleanness is combined with a curse, so too is shame:
“As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they and their princes, and their priests, and their prophets.” (Jeremiah 2:26)
This uncleanness of Israel comes from above as well as from below. Isaiah says:
“I dwell in the midst of a people with unclean lips.” (6:5)
Even after their death and casting out from the Holy Land, uncleanness still clings to them, as Amos says:
“Your wife shall be a harlot in the city; your sons and daughters shall fall by the sword; your land shall be divided by survey line; you shall die in a defiled land; and Israel shall surely be led away captive from his own land.” (7:17)
Certainly they have surpassed most nations in history in abomination, lewdness, and oppression:
“The punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people [Jerusalem] is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, which was overthrown in a moment, with no hand to help her!” (Lamentations 4:6)
“Neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done.” (Ezekial 16:48)
One of the worst sins is barbarity and bloodthirstiness, for that reason, Ezekial asks his Lord:
“Will you destroy all the remnant of the Israel in pouring out Your fury on Jerusalem?”
(Notice that he says 'the remnant of Israel)
And His Lord replies:
“The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of perversity.” (9:8,9)
In the Lamentations of Jeremiah, the barbarity and chaos of Zionism is depicted, as if he was describing the contemporary intifadha:
“Because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed in her midst the blood of the just. They wandered blind in the streets; they have defiled themselves with blood, so that no one would touch their garments. They cried out to them, 'Go away, unclean! Go away, go away, do not touch us!'” (4:13-15)
Now listen to this phrase:
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard change his spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to evil…Therefore, I will uncover your skirts over your face, that your shame may appear. I have seen your adulteries, and your lustful neighings, the lewdness of your harlotry, your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! Will you still not be made clean?” (Jeremiah 13:22,26,27)
It becomes commonplace to address them as does Isaiah:
“You sons of the sorceress, you offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth and stick out the tongue? Are you not the children of transgression, offspring of falsehood?” (57:3,4)
According to Hosea, the Lord said:
“I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel: There is the harlotry of Ephraim; Israel is defiled.” (6:10)
In respect of our and our reader's time, and out of fear of the censor's scissors, we will not go overboard in enumerating these defilements and abominations, and we will suffice with Ezekial's description of the crimes of Jerusalem:
“ Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 'Now son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Yes, show her all her abominations! Then say, “Thus says the Lord God: 'The city sheds blood in her own midst, that her time may come; and she makes idols within herself to defile herself. You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and have defiled yourself with the idols which you have made. You have caused your days to draw near, and have come to the end of your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mockery to all countries. Those near and those far from you will mock you as infamous and full of tumult. Look, the princes of Israel; each one has used his power to shed blood in you. In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the fatherless and the widow. You have despised My holy things and profaned My Sabbaths, In you are men who slander to cause bloodshed; in you are those are those who eat on the mountains; in your midst they commit lewdness. In you men uncover their fathers' nakedness; in you they violate women who are set apart during their impurity. One commits abomination with his neighbor's wife; another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; and another in you violates his sister, his father's daughter. In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take usury and increase; you have made profit from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten Me,' says the Lord God.”
“Behold, therefore, I beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst. Can your heart endure, or can your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken, and will do it. I will scatter you among the nations, disperse you throughout the countries, and remove your filthiness completely from you. You shall defile yourself in the sight of the nations; then you shall know that I am the Lord.”'”
“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver. Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have all become dross, therefore behold, I will gather you in the midst of Jerusalem. As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have poured out My fury on you.”'”
“And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Son of man, say to her: “You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation. The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things, they have made many widows in her midst. Her priest have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord God,' when the Lord had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.”'” (Ezekial 22: 1-29)
Yes, they have used oppression against he people of the land, and pilfered their security, their comfort, their land, and their farms. Shall we continue with Ezekial's detailing of the abominations of the abomination of desolation, or should we move on to discuss their punishment?
Answer: We must stop here, not because we have forsaken our promised brevity, but out of embarrassment for our reader, and fear of the censor's scissors, because Ezekial goes on to tell us a parable about the abominations of Samaria and Jerusalem as two adulterous women whom he calls 'Oholah' and 'Oholibah,' whose two names are a literal allusion to them. The two stories are appropriate to the articles written in the American press about Jimmy Swaggart and other leaders of Christian Zionism with low moral standards, but they are not suited to our study and we are embarrassed too embarrassed to quote them here. I don't know whether religious Christians permit their boys and girls to such subjects (in the Bible!) or whether they read it alone while watching the type of movies which come on late-night television which are restricted for those under the age of eighteen?
As for the punishment of Oholah and her sister, there is no harm from quoting it here from Ezekial:
“For thus says the Lord God: 'Bring up an assembly against them, give them up to trouble and plunder The assembly shall stone them with stones and execute them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn their houses with fire. Thus, I will cause lewdness to cease from the land'” (23:46-48)
So congratulations to the stone-throwing youth who are stoning our modern-day Oholah and Oholibah! As for the swords and fire, that too will soon encompass them –Allah willing. The next chapter will elaborate on that which has received brief mention here.