XII Theses on Israel – Thesis 7 | Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer

28 May 2022

Thesis 7: We believe that the Church should repent for all deeds of anti-Semitism committed in her name, and should show her true repentance in acts of love and solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people.

By understanding what has happened during centuries gone by, we as a part of the corporate body of the Church, will always be aware of our collective guilt, which will always lead to an attitude of repentance and humility instead of pride towards the Jewish people. This will lead to and show itself in bringing forth fruits worthy of repentance: acts of love and solidarity with the Jewish people and with Israel. We therefore will actively go against all kinds of anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic attitudes, religious and non-religious, both within and without Christianity.