Answer No. 4
That’s a good question. It’s not only a good question, it is a question that deserves an answer. Because the question is so important, it follows that the answer must be also. But, if the question is simple, the answer is not. Rather, it is multifaceted. There is no single answer. But, when all of the facets that comprise the answer are presented, there is no longer a need for the question to be asked.
This, then, is the fourth facet of the answer. Please continue to follow this series of articles from beginning to end. Somewhere along the journey you may find the answer for yourself, even before we finish.
Facet #4 – To Continue the Legacy of Love of True Christians for the Jews
The Apostle Paul, himself a Jew and a Christian, explained that “the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). Immediately prior to that statement, he clearly indicated that he was speaking of the children of Israel, saying that “they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.”
The LORD made certain great and precious promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Those promises are in the form of covenants, which means that they are irrevocable. That is the matter to which Paul was speaking.
Bible-believing Christians – not those in name only, who, whether for personal, ecclesiastical or political gain, claim themselves to be – have always harbored a special love in their hearts for the Chosen People. Sometimes this is difficult to understand because of the highly-visible, anti-Semitic doings of those who, by using the name “Christian,” do so in vain. One simply cannot believe the Bible to be true and, at the same time, not love the Jews.
The minds of millions of the centuries were corrupted by the darkness that ensued when the rulers of the early centuries A.D. kept the Scriptures from the common man. However, once the written Word of God became available, and men began to read it in earnest, those who have loved the LORD have had a compassion for all mankind and, in particular, for the Jews. Gradually, out of the masses of those who had been misled and who, therefore, persecuted the Jews, grew a remnant of believed and loved the LORD God with all their hearts and minds and strength. These are the true believers.
These are the people represented by the Casper ten Boom family, Rev. William Henry Hechler, Jan Karska, Major Orde Wingate, Miep and Jan Gies, Irena Sendler and Oskar Schindler. They are people of the Bible, people of compassion. The Mike Evans Museum is in Jerusalem to tell their story, but it is also here to remind Jerusalem, Israel and the entire world that these people did not simply leave a legacy behind. The legacy continues, and we are proud to be a part of it.
We honor those who are Righteous among the Gentiles as a reminder that their righteousness is the righteousness of God and that their love is the love of God shining through them. We may call them Christian Heroes, but they are not really heroes at all. They are simply servants of the Living God who cannot help but love the Jewish people and seek their good.
Mike Evans has a museum in Jerusalem because we must keep the legacy alive.