From the December 2008 Idaho Observer:

"To which ‘Jew’ are you referring, sir?"

In response to Mr. Harkins’ article in the September ’08 IO pertaining to the many comments he receives regarding the "Jews," I would like to add the following:

1. Jew – Judahite – Yehudi/Yahdah from country of Judah

2. Jew – Judahite – Yehudi/Yahdah from tribe of Judah

3. Jew – Judean – from the city of Judea

4. Jew – Israelite – from the dispersion (Hellenistai)

5. Jew – Palestinian – from Palestine (Hebraious)

6. Jew – People – referring to Hebrews (ibri)

7. Jew – People – referring to Turkish Mongolians

8. Jew – Religion – referring to the Torah

9. Jew – Religion – referring to Judaism Torah/Talmud

10. Jew – Religion – referring to the Synagogue and Satan

11. Jew – Person – Faith of Messiah (true worshipper)

Some of these "Jews" are the same, yet some are extremely different than one another. We need to be careful how we throw around this term; we may unintentionally harm the wrong parties.

I have been active in the patriot/freedom movement since 1982 (26 years), and privileged to read most everything on the Jewish/Judaism/Zionist/Illuminati issue. I pray for your indulgence from a biblical perspective.

Revelations 2:9 – I know your works, tribulations, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9 – Indeed I will make those of the Synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie – indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I loved you.

The people speaking out on the Jewish issue mean well, however their efforts may be somewhat misplaced.

It is true we are to know our enemy. However, we are instructed by the Word to love our enemies, pray for them and bless them. In this way our Heavenly Father becomes our advocate in this effort.

Additionally, you may not understand that a true worshipper of the Messiah, in this day and age, is a Jew!

Romans 9:6-7 – For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they children because they are the seed of Abraham.

Galatians 3:9 – And if you are Yashua’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.

Romans 2:28-29 – For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh, but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart in spirit, not in the letter, whose praise is not from men but from Yahweh.

A "Jew" is a "Jew" who is one inwardly. Circumcision is of the heart – to spiritually cut away from one’s heart pride, ego, stubbornness, the "veil" that prevents obedience.

Even though Harkins’ response was not from a biblical perspective, but appeared to be presented from the foundational maxims of commerce and the marketplace, it possessed many of the earmarks of biblical wisdom.

He said being judgmental of Jews is not what is important; what is important is for us to take personal responsibility for our nation’s problems; to become active in the schools, city councils, and county boards to enact change. This was delivered with a little righteous indignation similar to that of the Heavenly Father, coupled with common sense (which isn’t so common).

Historically, all governments want more and more power and control. Government is like a big snowball rolling downhill, getting bigger and consuming everything in its path.

The only way to stop them is by an active, educated populace fighting for their liberties. Our founders did such a fine job protecting us from our government via our Constitution, the last few generations have not had to fight for freedom. Many do not understand the historical tyranny of government.

As a man with a biblical perspective, I applaud Harkins’ instructions, and thank The IO for publishing this biblical perspective and all you readers for indulging an old preacher man, particularly one who closes with the following question to those reading this letter: "What positive action will you take?"

The Preacher Man TLC

Ontario, Oregon

TLC: I think we can all see that the U.S., Israel and Great Britain comprise the current "axis of evil" loose on the planet. But those are nations; we must take care that only those people doing evil for the axis nations are held accountable. It is only fair since those of us Americans who oppose the activities of the U.S. government do not want to be accused of being evil just because we are Americans. (DWH)