For American Jews, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is culmination of worst fears

October 31, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags:

This is what they had long been fearing. As the threats increased, as the online abuse grew increasingly vicious, as the defacing of synagogues and community centers with swastikas became more commonplace, the possibility of a violent attack loomed over America’s Jewish communities.

On Saturday, the worst of those fears was made real as a gunman stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing at least 11 of its members and injuring many more, reportedly shouting “All Jews must die” during his rampage. It is the worst single attack on American Jews in the history of the country. And it is one that many who have been monitoring anti-Semitic activity in the United States have been dreading.

“Unfortunately, in the atmosphere we are in, as shocking as these incidents always are, they are not surprising,” said Oren Segal, director of the Anti Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. “Anti-Semitism is the lifeblood of extremism, and violence is never that far behind.”

In its annual Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, the ADL chronicled a 57 percent rise of incidents in 2017 over the previous year. That included everything from bomb threats and assaults to vandalism, desecration of cemeteries and the flooding of college campuses with anti-Semitic posters and graffiti.


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19 Responses to “For American Jews, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is culmination of worst fears”

  1. Pastor Thomas Boris

    Pastor Irvin:
    This act against the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh was a horrific act. I grieve for all of the families involved. However, from a Christian view I find that there was no mention in all of the coverage from Christian television not one mention about lost souls. Jesus Himself said to Nicodemus in a ruler of the Jews that unless one is born-again he will not even see the kingdom of God. As born-again Christians we are to bring the lost to Christ Jesus the only way to the Father. What happened that at this horrific act no one mentioned the only way to salvation is repentance, be baptized in the name of Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit. Instead Christian television was amazed at how all of the different denominations including Muslims came together with the victims. Amos said that how can two walk together unless they are agreed, yet no one made mention of this. Without being seen as judgmental, I see this gathering together as a picture of the one world church forming. Correct me if I am wrong Pastor Irvin. Remember they even had Muslims who believe in Mohamad praying. Where is the remnant church today proclaiming Jesus as the only way? We are continuing to pray for all to return to Jesus. Truly we are in the last days before the coming of Jesus Christ. Wake-up Church and stand for the truth.

  2. Donald Ngoma

    0.0139% of land mass (Israel), or any other reason for that matter, isn’t worth killing God’s people for. Irvin put it right: we must pray for the Kingdom of God. There’s no love in this world – Christ must come back to end this madness.

  3. When you elect a president who facilitates hate, this is the fruit of those seeds. What makes it all the more horrid is that so called “Christians” are praising Trump as though he is Jesus Christ. Much of the evangelical world is under a major deception. Trump is no Jesus. It is impossible for a true Christian to be filled with so much hatred. You Christian Trump supporters need to check yourselves.

    “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” (1 John 4:20)

    • Well said Rebecca
      It’s amazing to see so many “Christians” running
      after a man like Trump … Warning:
      Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another: their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, and I will not take up their names into my lips.

      Of course God allowed it and certainly wanted so.
      But it was the same for Pharaoh, Nebucanetsar, etc.
      And we know why.
      Wait and see the end for Trump ..

    • Brightedge1

      Jesus whipped the money changers from the temple. God almighty destroyed most of the life on this planet with the flood. Wars have been sanctioned by God when his people consulted him in prayer. Call it what you like but the left is the one full of hatred for the Judeo/Christian culture for the unborn and for anyone who dares to say we are a sovereign nation and we will not be guilted into allowing what has happened in Europe to happen in America. That globalist one world government is antichrist. No government can centralize power into a one world one religions government structure. They tried it too many times and it always fails and brings horrific misery to all those touched by it. Trump is not the problem the leftist globalist totalitarian government’s agenda of the UN and those who support it are the problem. Trump is taking steps as we speak to break up what they are doing and the rest of the world is doing it as well. Christians should not allow themselves to be deceived by the left with guilt or shame tactics. We have the right the duty to protect our Nation and our children. Go check yourself.


    I was grieved greatly over the Jews and cried. I can’t believe it happened in a Church and it probably isn’t the last time. It’s been prophesied that these kind of things will happen. It’s gonna get worse before it gets better.
    I grieved when my mom died in 2009 for 3 years, but I was also feeling greatly blest from knowing her all those years she was living, but now she was only sleeping. After 3 years of mourning I’ve gotten myself together to rejoice to meet mom again, and all others who are asleep in the Lord, in the clouds in the air. O what a time that will be!! We are blessed for our mourning, but, joy comes in the morning and we have to move on to do the work of the Lord to meet them again. For we have hope in Jesus!!!
    For 1 Thessalonian 4 says, “I would not brethren, have you ignorant concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus is dead, and is risen, even so them which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. For this say we unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which live, and are remaining in the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which sleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort yourselves one another with these words.
    1 Corinthians 15 states: “Behold, I show you a secret thing, We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall blow, and the dead shall be raised up incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible hath put on incorruption, and this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying, that is written, Death is swallowed up into victory. O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the Law. But thanks be unto God, which hath given us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, abundant always in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

    God bless you all.

  5. Randy L. Vavrick

    I’m so grieved by what is happening in America, and find comfort in knowing God is sovereign. I’ve been reaching out to Christians and Jews since 1991 telling them the Great persecutions are just ahead. It’s sad they refuse to listen. All one needs to do is read The Prophets and Psalm 83 to know that Muslim nations surrounding Israel will try to wipe Israel off the map. The bad news is a second holocaust. The Good News is that this will lead to Christ stepping in, coming to earth, and Israel’s aid. Pray for our leaders, America, and Israel and rejoice in knowing Jesus is coming soon

  6. Stacey hazlett

    This hit so close to home for me. Not far from where we live. As I have been learning about how all these current events and Bible prophesy being so connected, my state of mind has been mostly these things happening over seas. This has given me a wake up call into reality, that not this will affect everyone in some way. Jesus, I pray that you allow everyone to see how the United States must remain sovereign, however our sins need to be revealed as a nation. We need to repent as a nation and allow God to guide us into the future. Amen.

  7. sonya mason

    that was a very sad day for us as well, we share the Jewish communities around the world fears daily of something happen as such because of racism has awaken from its silence mode. we are praying daily for the safety of the Jewish around the world, that they as we also want live peaceable in America but that want happen till Jesus Christ returns. amen thank you Jesus.

  8. I’m a current student of the end time on line courses, and very well enjoy studying and learning about bible prophecies I read and study my bible daily. bible prophecy is my favorite. its not being studied nor discuss in to many churches in my area where myself and husband attend at times, any more I rather stay home and study so that we may someday teach in churches where the understanding doesn’t appear to be of any interest to a lot of people whom we have asked, so we really appreciate pastor and teacher of the end times we also follow closely to world news.

  9. Money free system, slaughtering Christians, WW3 close with China,Korea,Germany.
    USA cannot fight China,Germany together against us. Their will have to be a Neuclear war,drop the bomb on the two countries. That will be the beginning of us and world as we know it…

  10. Donald Trump is inciting violence. He blamed George Soros for supporting the Caravan by Honduras immigrants, blaming the Jews for sponsoring the Caravan. This false information sparked anger among the White Nationalist, which spurred the shooter on to target Jewish people. Time to do something about removing Trump from office.

  11. Dionne Adamitis

    I am so sorry that people are doing these kinds of things and have hatred in their hearts for Jewish people. May the Lord protect the Jewish people and bring this kind of thing to justice and turn all people’s hearts toward Jesus.

  12. The wandering Jew will soon be no more.

    Jer 16:15 …., [As] Jehovah liveth, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them. For I will bring them again into their land, which I gave unto their fathers.
    :16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith Jehovah, and they shall fish them; and afterwards will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them, from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
    :17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways;….