Truth That Matters

"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Jesus Christ

Evidence # 4: The Jews

If evolution theory is true, we must expect all ethnic groups of the world to be more or less similar to each other. Differences should be recognizable as degrees of variation. We certainly should not expect one group of people to be markedly different from everyone else. However, this is exactly what we find! There is one ethnic group of people who are completely different from all the other people groups in the world: The Jews (the nation of Israel)! In what way?

  1. The Jews have made phenomenal achievements far disproportionate to their population
  2. The Jews have been persecuted like no other nation. Even today, calls to annihilate all the Jews ring aloud all over the world - no other ethnic group is treated this way. Hatred for Jews has a special name: antisemitism
  3. Israel is the only nation whose visa stamp on your passport can deny you entry into several other countries.
  4. Israel is the country whose export products and companies are boycotted the most.
  5. As a percentage of total population, the Jews are the biggest victims of terrorism.
  6. They are the only nation to be scattered all over the world and brought back after 2000 years.
  7. They are the only nation speaking the same ancient language (Hebrew), preserving the same ancient customs that they practised 3000 years ago.
  8. The land of Israel has the most violent spots on earth, such as Jerusalem and Megiddo. Jerusalem is the city that has been besieged and conquered the most number of times. "Jerusalem" means "city of peace"! The UN declared Jerusalem an international zone. No other city has been treated this way.
  9. Israel is the most discussed nation at the UN, discussed far more than any other nation.
  10. Israel is the only nation in the entire Middle East with democracy, free press, free judiciary, gender equality.
  11. Israel is the only nation in which the embassies are not at its capital
  12. Considering its size, no other nation has a military whose strength even approaches that of Israel.
  13. In the recent past, Israel has won five wars against incredible odds. No other nation has this distinction.

Each of the above can be verified by searching on the internet. All these features go to show that the evolutionary worldview is wrong. Evidently, there is a God. He intervenes in history, and the Jews have some specific role in His purposes.

"If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race.the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of.  He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?” – Mark Twain, Concerning The Jews, Harper’s Magazine, 1899

Note that Mark Twain does not say all this out of sympathy for the Jews. Another of his quotes:-

"It is my hope that both the Christians and the Jews will be damned; and to that end I am working all my influence." – Letter to Henry Rogers, 26 July 1898

Israel's uniqueness makes perfect sense when we turn to the Bible. First of all we read:-

"The people of Israel shall dwell apart, and shall not be reckoned among the nations" – Numbers 23:9

We also find in the Bible that God chose the nation of Israel and gave them great blessings but also great responsibility. The battery of biblical prophecies fulfilled by Israel is perhaps the most powerful evidence for the divine origin of the Bible.