The Amish Voice 11
The Jewish Nation Rejects Christ
When Jesus Christ became a man, He was born as a Jew. The
Bible says that He was "the son of D________________, the
son of A __________________ " (Matthew 1:1).
JUDAH (ONE OF JACOB’S SONS)
MARY — JOSEPH
In the days of Christ, the Romans ruled the world, but they
allowed the Jewish nation to have a home in Israel. Jesus came
into the world to save the Jewish people from their _________
Did the Jewish people receive Christ or did they reject Christ
(John 1:11)? ____________________________
Did they say, "CROWN HIM!" or did they say, "CRUCIFY
HIM!" (see John 19:6,15)? _________________________
Not all the Jews rejected Christ. There were some like Peter,
John, Paul, and Matthew who believed in Christ and followed
Him. But most of the Jews
rejected Him. The Jews
rejected the very One who
came down from heaven to
Even though most of the
Jews rejected Christ, what
does God want you to do
If you receive Christ, the
Bible says that you become
a son (child) of G______
Today all those who receive Christ and believe on Him are
God’s special people! Have you done this? Are you a child of
God? Most of the Jews said "NO" to their Savior and so God
reached out to all men and said, "Would you like to be saved?
Would you like to become a child of God? Would you like to
receive Christ as your Savior and Lord?" The Jews said,
"NO!" What have you said to God’s offer?
Rejecting Christ was a very great sin and God would have to
judge the Jewish nation for this. About 40 years after the death
of Christ, the Roman soldiers came into the city of Jerusalem
and destroyed it. The Jews had to leave their homeland and
they were scattered throughout the world. They had to live in
other countries, and in some of those countries they were
persecuted and treated very badly. Would this be the end of the
Suppose you have a pile of 500 pennies in the middle of a large
field. If those pennies are all together it is easy to pick them all
up and keep them together. But suppose you were to take each
penny and throw it as far as you could and in a different
direction. Would it be very easy to get all the pennies back
together again? ______
So it is with the nation of Israel. The Jews have been "thrown"
or scattered all over the world. How is the nation ever going to
get back together again? Will the nation ever live again?
The New State of Israel
In modern times something very remarkable has happened!
Jews have been returning to the land of Israel. In 1948, the new
nation of Israel was born. Thousands of Jews have been
returning to their ancient homeland.
The nation of Israel is still alive! Do you ever hear about the
nation of Israel on the news? _____________
Does the nation of Israel still
have enemies today who
would like to see Israel be
Difficult Days Ahead
The Jewish people have not
had an easy road to travel on.
For example, it is estimated
that during World War II,
Hitler, the German leader, had
about six million Jews put to
death. This man tried to
destroy the Jewish people, but
today Hitler is dead and the
Jewish nation is still alive!
There is coming a future day when the Jews
will have even more trouble. This will be "the
_____________________" (Jeremiah 30:7).
This time of trouble is also known as the