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Quotes About Israel
Quotes about Israel from throughout Christian History.
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Ignatius, A.D. 110
It is absurd to profess Christ Jesus and to Judaize, for Christianity did not embrace Judaism, but Judaism Christianity, so that every tongue which believes might be gathered to God. (Letter to the Magnesians 10)
Justin Martyr, c. A.D. 150
For the true spiritual Israel and descendants of Judah, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham—who in uncircumcision was approved of and blessed by God on account of his faith and called the father of many nations—are we who have been led to God through this crucified Christ. (Dialogue with Trypho, a Jew 11)
But you [Jews] were never shown to be possessed of friendship or love either towards God, or towards the prophets, or towards yourselves, but, as is evident, you are ever found to be idolaters and murderers of righteous men, so that you laid hands even on Christ Himself; and to this very day you abide in your wickedness, execrating those who prove that this man who was crucified by you is the Christ. Nay, more than this, you suppose that He was crucified as hostile to and cursed by God, which supposition is the product of your most irrational mind. For though you have the means of understanding that this man is Christ from the signs given by Moses, yet you will not; but, in addition, fancying that we can have no arguments, you put whatever question comes into your minds, while you yourselves are at a loss for arguments whenever you meet with some firmly established Christian. (Dialogue with Trypho, a Jew 93)