Early Church Fathers, Doctors Of Church, & Popes Have Spread Truth About Jews
Many modern Christians use the Bible to claim the Jews are the “chosen people of God”.
They typically refer to these verses:
Genesis 12:3 (I will bless those that bless you, and curse him that curse you)
Genesis 26:4 (I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands)
Deuteronomy 14:2 (For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a special people, above all the nations that are upon the earth)
Leviticus 20:26 (I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.)
In other words, their evidence that Jews are the “chosen people” comes from books written by Jewish authors…
By contrast, Jesus claimed God was the Father of ALL people and ALL nations.
Before Jesus was killed for criticizing Judaism, He created the Catholic Church to spread His message.
Many of the Early Church Fathers, Doctors of the Church, and Popes were also critical of the Jewish people.
For example, Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas wrote “Jews, by reason of their fault, are sentenced to perpetual servitude” in his letter to Margaret of Flanders from 1271.
Many modern Catholics are unaware of Church history though and have been fooled into the “chosen people” myth.
Therefore, Jett & Jahn Media has created “The Catholic View Of Judaism” series.
In the series, we will write articles that honor famous Catholics who have spread the truth about Judaism.
(All of the sources we will use are from well documented academic books and articles. If you doubt any claim we make, we welcome you to look it up for yourself)
Introduction: Jett & Jahn Media Presents “The Catholic View of Judaism”
Saint Hippolytus & “The Expository Treatise Against Jews”
Origen Adamantius & “Contra Celsus”
Saint John Chrysostom & “The Eight Homilies Against Jews”
Saint Thomas Aquinas & The Letter On Treatment of Jews
Saint John Capistrano & His Crusade Against Judaism
King Charlemagne & “Capitulary for the Jews”
Saint Gregory I & Papal Policy Toward Judaism
Pope Innocent III & Etsi non Displaceat (Though I Should Not)
Pope Honorius III & Generali Concilio (General Council)
Pope Gregory IX & Sufficere Debueret Perfidio (The Faithless Should Have Sufficient Work)
Pope Innocent IV & Impia Judeorum Perfidia (The Disrespectful, Deceitful Jews)
Pope Eugene IV & Dundum ad Nostram Audientiam (To Our Hearing)
Pope Nicholas V & Super Gregem Dominicum (Upon The Flock Of The Lord)
Pope Calixtus III & Si ad Reprimendos (If He Is Preventing…)
Pope Sixtus IV & Numquam Dubitavimus (He Never Hesitated To…)
Pope Paul IV & Cum Nimis Absurdum (Since It Is Absurd…)
Pope Pius V & Cum nos Nuper (When We Recently…)
Pope Gregory XIII & Sancta Mater Ecclesiae (Holy Mother Of The Church)
Pope Clement VIII & Cum Sapae Accidere (When The Wine Was Boiled…)
Pope Benedict XIV & Beatus Andreas (Blessed Andrew)
Conclusion: Modern Catholics & Judaism