Open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin concerning their choice to raise their kids in the Jewish Faith (part 2)


The Birth Of Israel (2008) – Part 2/8

I have posted before about the religious views of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Now it appears they have rejected their agnostic statements of the past and have decided to raise their children in the Jewish faith.

Here is a post from the Huffington Post:

After appearing on the television program, “Who Do You Think You Are,” Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to raise children Apple, 7, and Moses, 5, as Jewish.

According to The Daily Mail, the NBC ancestry show sparked the discovery that the actress descended from a notable line of Eastern European rabbis. Though she’s long practiced Kabbalah, Gwyneth had previously stayed neutral about a formal religion upbringing in her household, which includes crooner husband Chris Martin, who is of Christian background.

“I don’t believe in religion. I believe in spirituality. Religion is the cause of all the problems in the world,” the actress once told The Daily Mail.


Below is a letter I mailed to Chris and Gwyneth recently:

To Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, c/o Go Go Pictures, 12 Cleveland Row, London, SW1A 1DH, United Kingdom, , From Everette Hatcher, 13900 Cottontail Lane, Alexander, AR 72002, USA:

I have been a huge fan of both of you and have posted many times on my blog about your religious views which have seemed to have changed over the years. I know that Chris was brought up as an evangelical Christian, but has long ago left the faith behind although he did revisit many biblical themes in his 2008 and 2011 cds.

In fact, on June 3, 2011 on my blog ( I wrote:

I have shown what thought processes Solomon went through in Ecclesiastes and then compared them to the evident changes that are occurring with Coldplay. By the way, the final chapter of Ecclesiastes finishes with Solomon emphasizing that serving God is the only proper response of man. My prediction: I am hoping that Coldplay’s next album will also come to that same conclusion that Solomon came to in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14:
13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.

I have also written before about Gwyneth’s famous Jewish relatives which includes a famous Rabbi and I have wondered if she would decide to return to those roots. Actually that is what has happened. I salute you for rejecting your earlier statements against organized religion and for making the decision to teach your children the Bible and to have faith in God.

I know that you will spending lots of time in the scriptures and I wanted to share with you some key scriptures that talk about the Messiah. Today I will look at some scriptures from Psalms 22:

Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
7 Fulfilled Prophecies in PSALM 22
by Don C. Hewey
Copyright © 1998-1999, “” of KJV Apologetics. All rights reserved.  disclaimer

The LORD Jesus Christ was fulfilling another prophecy (Matthew 27:46) as it is written in Psalm 22:1.  Psalm 22 is shown below here to show the importance of Jesus Christ saying on the cross My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” This was very important to show that Jesus Christ was the Messiah as prophesized in the Old testament! Jesus Christ quoted Psalm 22:1 because of the fulfilled prophecies contained in Psalm 22 that prove that Jesus Christ is the Messiah!  (Jesus fulfilled 33 prophecies on the day of his crucifixion).  God The Father, sent His Son to pay the price for sin.  THERE IS NO OTHER CHAPTER IN THE HOLY BIBLE THAT HAS MORE FULFILLED PROPHECIES THAN PSALM 22.

Romans 6:23 “for the wages of sin is death….but eternal life is through Jesus Christ our LORD.”

God cannot look at sin.  Period.  One sin is death. One sin will separate us from God for he cannot look at sin.

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition
[between us];
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;
Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

While Jesus Christ did not sin (1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:), He died for our sins as shown in Hebrews 9:14.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Why is blood so important?  For the life of the flesh is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11).  Blood is the payment for sin.

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Leviticus 17:14 For [it is] the life of all flesh; the blood of it [is] for the life thereof:
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Jesus Christ dieing on the cross AND shedding his precious blood satisfied once and for ALL, the full payment for sin.
Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
Jesus Christ’s blood atones for all of our sins.
Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

The Son was not forsaken, the sin was forsaken,  more specifically, Jesus Christ was in the likeness of sinful flesh to condemn sin in the flesh (Romans 8:3).  Attonement for all sin was fulfilled the instant his blood was shed for the remission of our sins to satisfy the old covenant.

Romans 8:32 “He that spared not his own Son,…”
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of
God in him.

Acts 2:[27]  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
[31] He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption.
[32] This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
[33] Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
John 2:[19]  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
John 10:[18]  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to
take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Revelation 1:[18]  I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Romans 6:[9] Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Ephesians 4:[9] Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Matthew 12:[40] For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
1Peter 3:[19] By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Jesus Christ bore the wrath of God for us, through the shedding of his own precious sinless blood on the cross,  so that we, thru faith in the LORD Jesus Christ, may have eternal life.  The sin was forsaken by the Father and Jesus Christ proves that believers in his name will have eternal life by virtue of the resurrection from the dead.  Amen.

1Thessalonians 1:[10] And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Note:  The FULFILLMENT of Verse 18 in Psalm 22 is negated by the omission of Matthew 27:35 out of the following bible translations: NIV, NASV, RSV, NSRV, Living Bible, New Concordance.  Only the King James Version AV1611 and the New King James Version has this verse, Matthew 27:35.

Psalm. 22  (note: fulfilled prophecies in the New Testament are referenced by the bold print, 7 total)

[1] My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from
helping me, and from the words of my roaring? (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ)
[2] O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night
season, and am not silent.
[3] But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
[4] Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
[5] They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and
were not confounded.
[6] But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the
[7] All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they
shake the head saying, (Matthew 27:43 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ on the cross.  “People mocked,
“He trusted in God, let Him deliver him!”)
[8] He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him,
seeing he delighted in him.(Matthew 27:43 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ on the cross.  “People mocked,
“He trusted in God, let Him deliver him!”)
[9] But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope
when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
[10] I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s
[11] Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
[12] Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me
[13] They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring
[14] I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my
heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
[15] My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my
jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. (John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.)
[16] For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed
me: they pierced my hands and my feet(John 20:25, 27 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ on the cross.)
[17] I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. (Matthew 27:36 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ on the cross. “People sat there looking at Him…”)
[18] They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. (Matthew 27:35 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ on the cross. Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.)
[19] But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help
[20] Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
[21] Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns
of the unicorns.
[22] I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the
congregation will I praise thee.
[23] Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify
him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
[24] For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he
[25] My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my
vows before them that fear him.
[26] The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that
seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
[27] All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and
all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
[28] For the kingdom is the LORD’s: and he is the governor among the
[29] All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that
go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own
[30] A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a
[31] They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people
that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Ecclesiastes 1

Published on Sep 4, 2012

Calvary Chapel Spring Valley | Sunday Evening | September 2, 2012 | Pastor Derek Neider


Ecclesiastes 2-3

Published on Sep 19, 2012

Calvary Chapel Spring Valley | Sunday Evening | September 16, 2012 | Derek Neider


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