Dr. Stration Disputes with Ford on Jewish Question

“Is Henry Ford Right About the Jews?” was the subject of a sermon by Rev. John Roach Straton at the Calvary Baptist Church.

Dr. Straton pointed out that Mr. Ford gives credit to the unique and remarkable ability and good qualities of the Jewish people and yet reaches the conclusion that the world is in danger of being practically enslaved and dominated by a group of powerful Jews.

Dr. Straton declared that Mr. Ford was undoubtedly right in the matter of the growth of the Jewish people in wealth and world-wide influence, but these things prove not a world-wide Jewish conspiracy, but the working out of providential plans which God has already proclaimed to the world through his prophets.

“Mr. Ford raises the question that the Jew has a certain quality for leadership, as he puts it, either human or divince, natural or acquired. Now,” Dr. Straton stated, “this peculiar quality which the Jew possesses, the Bible teaches is natural and not acquired. It is divine, in that God has implanted it in the Jew’s mind and heart for the working out of his great plan of universal redemption. As we look at contemporary conditions and especially the Zionist movement, which is now worldwide, amply financed and most intelligently led, must we not believe that we are having enacted before our very eyes, the beginning of the fulfillment of the great prophecies in the Bible concerning the future of this unique and marvelous race?

“The Jew is to come, in the fullness of the times, into universal dominion, but that will be only when Christ has returned and when He reigns in righteousness over the nations of the earth. Then there will be no racial prejudices and animosities and no distinction between Jew and Gentile, but we will be one people with one divine ruler-one fold and one eternal destiny.

“The Jew had his failure, and God for a lesson had to raise up the Gentiles to take his place. But let us make no mistake. The Gentiles-the Church-will never fully redeem this world. The Church has its great and glorious purpose, but that, too, is a temporary purpose, for God is coming back at last to the fulfillment of his great covenant with Abraham and with David, and the Gentile pride will be humbled even like that of the Jew, and together they will bow before God, their Saviour.”

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