or that just the standard Christian belief?
Many Christians who accept Replacement Theology can be drawn into antisemitism by degrees . Also many Christians who believe that God has not finished with Israel find it very hard to reconcile the fact that some Jews hate God, others are secular, others are searching etc.
To the wider question of “why bother” being here…. I can answer that simply. I know where I’m going and sometimes catch glimpses of eternal joy - I would want to see as many people cheat Satan’s schemes for their destiny as I could, and I believe the Lord can break through the mess of peoples hearts to break them out. I will never look back and wish I did less for God. I’m not perfect and probably not even be all that good at reaching others but these words have never left me.
God loves the people far away, crouching from His presence:
The Parable of the Great Supper
Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is
he who shall eat [e]
bread in the kingdom of God!”
Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,17
and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18
But they all with one accord
began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19
And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20
Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21
So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the
poor and the [f]
maimed and the
lame and the
And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’23
Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them
to come in, that my house may be filled. 24
For I say to youthat none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”