Identity and Racism - Biblical Answers
(Discernment in the "Time of Jacob's Trouble.")
There is ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE for RACISM in the KINGDOM of GOD
Praise G-d for the power of the BLOOD of YESHUA!
In these times of strong delusion and deception we need to be able
to test the spirits and to have DISCERNMENT.
Mat 24:7 "For nation shall rise against nation," The Greek word for nation in this verse is ethnos:G1484 ethnos, eth'-nos; prob. from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; spec. a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by impl. pagan):--Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
A correct biblical understanding of the word "Israel" is essential in these days of deception and strong delusion. Biblical Israel is the family of G-d. It is the name of all born-again people who have sufficiently wrestled with G-d to determine that there is only One True G-d. Today true "Israel" are those who have by genuine repentance, and through their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Kinsman Redeemer, Yeshua ha Messiach, Jesus the Christ, have been born again into the family of G-d called "Israel." You will never find RACISM in people who have been born again by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. Racism is a work of INIQUITY.
In both the old and new covenants, G-d defines Israel as the name of His people who have experienced a spiritual new birth through their faith in the Messiah. The first mention of Israel is at the conclusion of Jacob's wrestling match with the L-rd in Genesis 32:28 and the new covenant confirmation is found in John 1:12.
he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Mr. Larry Pratt, President of Gun Owners of America, in a letter to an "Israel Identity" or white supremacist "christian", articulates and answers this great dangerous delusion. You will find Larry Pratt's letter by pressing the "Ctrl & End" keys.
Christian Identity is the name of a religious movement uniting many of the white supremacist groups. It is religious RACISM. Racism is a work of INIQUITY. It is to be expected in this time, because Jesus said of these last days, one of the signs would be nation rising against nation. The actual specific word translated nation, is "ethnos," in the Greek. So we should expect ethnic, or racial groups, to rise against racial groups. Satan knows what he is doing. Racism, in any form, can get whole people groups to religiously HATE and be demonically blinded to the Love of God. Through racism whole people groups may be sent to hell.
The so-called Christian Identiy groups consider themselves true Israel and view the Jews as half-devils and arch enemies. The Identity groups believe all but their own race are inferior creations. Identity's religious views are bizarre and occult, and their view of history is often distorted and very far removed from basis in fact or truth. Identity's use of the name "Christian" to promote racism and violence is blasphemous. Jesus Christ, as creator and redeemer of all races, is God's supreme answer to Identity's outrageous claims. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, it does not get more Jewish than that. Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of SAINTS, who are redeemed, repentant, sinners.
Since the Identity groups want to blame-shift the personal responsibility of their sins, rather than seeking God's mercy through the power of the Blood of Jesus, they deny the reality of their own sins being the cause of the death of the Lamb of God. They therefore can NOT be saved or born again. Simple proof is given that anyone is NOT born again when the problems of their own sins, and even the problems of the world are blamed on the Jews. That is proof that any so-called Identity believer can NOT be a Christian. To be sure they claim to be; but, the spirit controlling them, that they may think is the Holy Spirit, is actually a demonic spirit of INIQUITY.
The charge for which Jesus Christ of Nazareth was crucified is "King of the Jews," and indeed He is the King of Jews and all who are truly born again, and not deceived by the demonic doctrines of so called Identity groups. All are encouraged to read a copy of the article - Jew Hatred & The Antichrist Plan to Destroy Israel. Here is that Link. http://www.moresureword.com/jewhate.htm
Regardless of whatever any Jew hating, or Jew blaming man believes, or thinks, the fact is, that he does NOT KNOW God. Of course, he thinks he does. However, the truth is that God IS God. The god that the Jew hater, or Jew blamer knows, even if he calls him Jesus Christ, is not the REAL Jesus Christ. The god that the Jew hater knows is a god of his own vain imagination, who will, in the long run, do him no more good than faith in Harvey the six foot invisible rabbit.
The people of this world simply are at enmity with the truth. The One who is the truth personified, remains rejected. His message is either not heard, rejected, perverted, or denied. The people of this world, with very, very, few exceptions, maintain enmity for the One Who IS their Creator, Redeemer, Judge, King and INDEED the ONLY TRUE GOD. The truth revealed more and more fully, over the history of history, is that God would and did appear from the lineage of His friend Abraham. That He, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting, would be manifest, or born in Bethlehem, of the house and lineage of David. That makes Him to be as Jewish as any Jew could be. If you hate Jews, you hate God, and you will wind up in hell. That statement of fact is a statement of love. It is anything but hate speak, that is the simple truth.
The movement, also called "Israel Identity," has become the uniting force among many race superiority groups and supremacist groups. Included in most religious teaching produced by its leaders are racist statements that echo the statements of other supremacists race hatred groups. The most moderate groups publish hate literature. The more radical groups turn to violence, including murder. Among those attracted to Identity cults in recent years are racist and violent young "skinheads"
Brethren, do not bite the devil's bait. The modern Jewish State of Israel, can NOT be the cause of 4,000 years of Jew hatred. That is absurd ignorance gone to seed. Here is a plain simple truth - anyone who blames Israel or the Jews for the world's problems, can NOT be a true Christian, or a true Jew, and does NOT KNOW God. People like Texe Marrs need to be exposed for the lying agents of the devil that they really are. When someone, who cannot plead ignorance, equates the Illuminati with Zionism, they need to be quickly marked as the agent of the devil that they really are. When a so-called Christian expert does so, it must be quickly pointed out that he is NEITHER Christian nor expert. When people say they do not hate Jews, but they hate the state of Israel, they are expressing willing ignorance, or just plain, lying. All such professors should be quickly rebuked. It makes no difference if they be popes, philosophers, professors, pooh-bahs, or potentates. God's truth is, that when people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews. Don't let anyone get away with that, without strong rebuke in the Name of Jesus Christ. That is the simple duty of LOVE. Luke 17:3 and Lev 19:15-19.
Although Identity groups are small in number, and diverse, they must be confronted, and earnestly contended against with all the boldness that the Holy Spirit can provide. The duty of Love can do no less than rebuke them in the Name of Jesus Christ. The duty of love is to tell them the truth that their Blasphemous racism is proof they do NOT know God, and are on the broad FAST TRACK road to HELL.
Recently it has been proven that racist groups in the United States are supplying both literature and organizational help to racist groups in Germany. Yes, these so called Christian Identity groups are helping the new Nazis in Germany. Violent acts perpetrated by German new Nazi extremists rose from 270 in 1990 to 1,483 in 1991. There are now so many such incidents that they are not all being counted, but frequently, being hidden and mislabeled, because it is such an embarrassment. It is now politically acceptable to have a blind eye toward and even speak openly of Jew blaming and Jew hatred in Europe. It is definitely a sign of the times. Most of the attacks are on foreigners, and the police must have on going investigations of the KKK activities in Germany.
Western Europe today is inflamed with anti-Semitism and Jew hatred at levels not seen since the days of Hitler. Not understanding the violent and racist nature of Identity, Christians sometimes connect with this movement because of the Identity cult groups take a strong stand on an issue on some common grounds like the right-to-life and anti-Communism. Because of this vulnerability it is important for Christians to know and understand Identity's false and racist teachings. For the sake of non-Christians, it is also important for Christians to differentiate between biblical Christianity and Identity. Finally, it is the moral duty of Christians to stand against the evil intent of this form of antichrist racial supremacy teaching. Christian Identity movements are BLASPHEMOUS, and they should be rebuked for SLANDERING the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the simple duty of LOVE to these demonically bound deceived Christian Identity or Israel Identity cults.
Identity cultists believe they are the only descendants of Adam, and the only chosen descendants of Abraham. This is the reason for the name Identity. They are convinced they know their true identity. They believe they are members of the supposed ten lost tribes of Israel.
"Lost Tribes," is lala land. The term "Lost Tribes" can NOT be found in the KJV Holy Bible. Identity cultists believe they comprise the tribes of lost Israel. Whenever you hear "lost tribes" get ready to hear PERVERSE Doctrine. Search it out on your computer or good concordance - "lost tribes" is not found anywhere in the Bible. God does not lose things. He did not lose any tribes. "Lost tribes" is lala land, and the basis of many perverse doctrines. The Identity cultists therefore consider the Jew to be the great enemy. This insistence on singling out Jewish people as the enemy, is the Identity movement's most clear link to Adolph Hitler and his Nazi demonic occult ideas.
The more extreme groups believe in what is referred to as the "serpent seed" teaching that Eve and Satan had sexual intercourse and produced Cain, starting a line of half-devil people. For many Identity groups this imagined half-devil line of Cain is the Jewish race. If you have ever heard anyone try to teach about "serpent seed," stick up your spiritual antenna, or to be safer just run. If you have ever received "serpent seed" doctrine, no matter how sincere you may think that teacher, pastor, preacher, or prophet is, you have receive a demonic doctrine. You must REPENT if you have received and believe "Serpent Seed" doctrine. The lies of "Serpent Seed" may be quickly seen in this article.http://www.moresureword.com/serpseed.htm
Pastor Arnold Murray, is a blasphemous Identity preacher from Gravette, Arkansas. He calls the Jews, "Kenites" (an Old Testament people he identifies as "Cainites") and believes they were associated with Judah until they took over leadership of that tribe. These "Jews" were the people who killed Christ, says Pastor Murray, thus proving that he is NOT a pastor of the Lord Jesus Christ nor even a born-again believer. That means the so called Pastor is NOT even Saved and does NOT Know God. He teaches that calling the Jews the chosen people of God is the gravest of sins. He says, "Bless your heart if you have ever been deceived by the Kenite, and I am speaking now on the spiritual level, if you have ever really believed that group was the chosen of God you were deceived by Satan. Repent of that even more so than your personal sins in the personal sense." Arnold Murray is on the fast track to hell. I rebuke Arnold Murray in the Name of Jesus Christ, and say repent of your perverted, blasphemous, demonic race hatred, NOW.
Although Arnold Murray affirms that all the other races are good, he promotes the book Tracing Our Ancestors by Frederick Haberman. Haberman writes: "It must be noticed that there is a great difference between the three principal races of mankind...and there exists little relationship between the three. The white race were unquestionably the last comers, being in every way superior to the other two and constituting their leaders and teachers." Murray may call himself a Christian pastor; but if he is a pastor, he is a pastor of Lucifer and not the Lord Jesus Christ. Murray teaches that even among Christians the different races should have no fellowship. Murray certainly sees his race ruling over the other races.
Some other Identity teachers believe the Jews are children of Satan only in a figurative sense. But this really does not change their attitude toward Jewish people their statements about the Jews still reflect a deep hatred. Identity cultists believe that the Jews, as a race, have the sly characteristics of the serpent. That is almost exactly the sort of demonic preaching that Adolph Hitler preached. Hitler and these Identity cultists preach the same about the Jews, that Jews have intimidated and imposed their will on our own government and every government in the nations of Christendom, through their dominance of finance, government, church, education, and the media. Hitler and Identity cultists preach the same lies of Jew hatred.
Actually Satan is using this for a great political position to bring destruction. We should stand as boldly as we possibly can against such a political or religious position where the Jews, or any blame race target, is placed in a position of conspirators with Satan, to take dominion over the world. In the Identity cultist Satanic reversal of their biblical role, the true Jewish people are now cast as the archenemy of God and humanity. Claiming the sacred history and the Holy Bible for themselves, Identity cultists remove all that is a part of the Jew's humanity.
Racial bigotry, and hatred of Identity groups, goes beyond the Jews in Identity teaching. Since their race alone has descended from Adam, the other races are viewed as a prior "not authentically human" creation. The Identity cultists insist that Genesis 1:24, which describes the creation of animals and is prior to the creation of Adam, includes a description of races other than their race. In that list of created beings "cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth" they single out the word beast as a description of other races. This of course means they believe the other races are inferior. All Identity teachers refer to the word "beast" to explain how other races escaped the flood. They claim such inferior races were part of the beasts that were included among the creatures that Noah and his sons rounded up for the ark.
Because Identity teachers hold that the other races are of a different creation, they consider interracial marriage a sin. Identity teachers insist that interracial marriage was the cause of God's judgment on the people of Noah's time. Pastor Pete Peters of La Porte, Colorado, is NOT a Christian. Pastor Pete Peters needs to be rebuked in the Name of Jesus Christ, more strongly than Paul publicly rebuked Peter. How Pete Peters can call himself a Christian pastor is a testimony to how severe the famine in the land of America is for hearing the Word of God. Yes, if you know Pete Peters, of La Porte Colorado, tell him that Brother Jim, says he is NOT a Christian, that he is leading every one who listens to his perverse doctrines of devils to HELL. Tell Pete Peters that he is rebuked by brother Jim, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and if he does not repent he will go to HELL. That is speaking the truth to Pete Peters in LOVE.
Some teachers such as Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations, and Dan Gayman and his Church of Israel see the black race as aliens demonic puppets of Satan. These particular demonic Identity cultists see all other races as creatures who, like animals, have no souls or spirits. In the fantasy world of extreme Identity cults, when Lucifer rebels he uses spacecraft and fights battles against God with the help of beings from other planets.
The doublemindedness and wresting of scriptures is astonishing within the Identity cult groups. Anything goes, and it will be done with religious zeal. Identity cult teachers can write against the New Age movement while embracing occultists like Edgar Cayce. They can claim to follow the bible and see no problem with astrology, the zodiac, and any other occultist as long as they are racist. Many of the Identity cult groups will even embrace ancient pagan cults like Druids as long as they hate the same races the Identity cultists have chosen to hate. Within the Identity cultists, who claim to be VERY Spiritual Christians, you will find teaching that Jesus is Michael the Archangel, teaching about Atlantis, teaching that the pyramids of Egypt are godly. Self proclaimed prophets and pastors like Arnold Murray maintain that the great Pyramid was built by the Israelites and is a second revelation of God.
The doublemindedness and wresting of scripture within the Christian and Israel Identity cult groups, really has no limits to their demonic hatred and blindness. The demonic strong delusion of the Identity cultists makes them sincerely believe they are super duper spiritual and super duper saints.
Because many Identity cultists are people with a history of looking for "new truths," they often come to Identity cults, from other religious cults, or occult movements. They bring some of their unique doctrines with them. Thus the teachings of several smaller religious groups have been added to the racist teachings of Identity. These frequently include the Sacred Name movement, using only Yahweh for God and Yehoshua or some equivalent unusual pronunciation for Jesus. Special name pronunciations for the God of the Holy Bible is common among Identity cult groups. Denial of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity is also common. "Jesus Only" teaching is common in Identity cult groups. That is the belief that there are not three persons in the Godhead, only three offices, or modes. The fringe teachings of the "manifest sons of God," which is the expectation that an elite group of the church will deliver creation, overcome death, and help God bring in the kingdom, is also common within the Identity cults. The Identity teachers include Identity as a restoration of the lost doctrines. It is important to point out, that although Identity teachers variously link Identity to the various movements and teachings we just mentioned, actually those movements have nothing to do with Identity cults.
1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. It is amazing how God gives His children such simple tests of the spirit, in these days of Strong delusion. 1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father AND the Son.1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Regardless of whatever any Jew hating or Jew blaming man believes or thinks, the fact is, that he does NOT KNOW God.
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born in Bethleham, is as Jewish as a Jew can be.
Mat 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Be a God pleaser, not a Jew hater or blame-shifter.
Let us try to
UNDERSTAND the meaning of the terms "Jews" and
"Feast of the Jews" found in the New Testament.
One of the most sad and grievous things in the realm of religion, is how that some people have so perverted, and twisted, and wrested the scriptures, so as to justify Jew hatred and anti-Semitism. These sad, sorry, deceived, and deluded people are champions of Satan the devil. They compound their iniquity by doing their work for the devil, in the name of Jesus Christ. The bible says they are going to be cursed by God.
Christians should not hate anyone and ESPECIALLY not the Jews. In the New Testament, over 20 times we are told that Yeshua, Jesus, is the King of the Jews. Yet these people do not want to obey THE KING. They will say they have somehow replaced Israel. They will say that they are the true Jews. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yet they use the name of Jesus to justify their devilish hatred of Jews. Indeed there are those who say they are Jews, and are not. But it is much more sure that these Jew haters who call themselves Christians, are NOT Christians. Some estimate that perhaps only 2% of those who call themselves Christians really are, in this crooked and perverse generation which is on a collision course with the Judgment of God Almighty.
These hate groups, often called Identity groups, by their perversion and wresting of the scriptures, serve the devil in the name of Jesus Christ. God has said He will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse them. Somehow the devil has so twisted these racial identity groups to hate the people that God said we are to bless. Unless they repent, people like Pete Peters are most certainly going to go to hell. Racism and antisemitism is a work of iniquity. Heaven will be full of redeemed sinners, and there will be NO WORKERS of INIQUITY. Mat 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work INIQUITY. The identity racial hatred groups will be CURSED BY GOD.
The truth is that Yeshua, Jesus IS King of the Jews. Therefore, if you claim to love Jesus, you MUST love and identify with the Jewish people. Yes, we MUST love the Jews, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or else we will stand the very real possibility of being CURSED by the God of Abraham.
Here is the best definition of a Jew ever written: Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
BE A GOD PLEASER - that is how this definition from the word of God defines a Jew. Can you identify with that? Are you a God Pleaser? We should IDENTIFY with that. Let us stand with, and be complimented to be called Jews, and Jew lovers. To be a real genuine Christian one can be no other way.
What about the Jews delivering Jesus to be crucified? They were the designated priests of God. They had to be the ones to sacrifice the Lamb of God. What a big mistake the devil made when he got the Jewish High Priest to sacrifice the Lamb of God. 1 Cor 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
These are My Feasts saith the Lord. God does NOT change. How come the New Testament makes reference to Feasts of the Jews? The word Jews is found 175 times in the New Testament and 66 times in John's Gospel. John is the only one who makes this reference to "Feast of the Jews." He is not at all saying The Feasts of the Lord are Feasts of the Jews as some people like to think. God does NOT Change. These are MY feasts Saith the Lord. They are Feasts of the Lord, and soon we will see that John confirms and affirms that truth.
John's gospel is most often used by the apostate "identity" hate groups. The perverse "Identity" groups use John's gospel to make negative, misleading and false statements, to induce hatred of the Jews. They will say things such as "the Jews did persecute Jesus." "The Jews sought to kill Him." "The Jews spoke against Him." "The Jews did not believe Him." "The Jews took up stones to stone Him." "The Jews put pressure on Pilot to kill Him." All of these statements may be wrested from John's gospel and demonstrates a willing ignorance in wresting the scripture, and NOT rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
The anti-Semitic atrocities committed in the name of the church of Jesus Christ through the last sixteen hundred years, which claimed New Testament justification, requires repentance, and not continued perverse wresting of the scriptures. It helps nothing to assume such long history of perverse action justifies the atrocities in any way. Rightly dividing the Word of truth should have stopped such atrocities from the beginning. But the historical Jew hatred, especially from the Roman Catholic Church, is one long gross sad history of iniquity.
Anyone who would rightly divide the word of truth, would show that Yeshua and the New Testament, strongly condemn antisemitism. Any form of ethnic or racial hatred, is condemned as a work of iniquity. To say that "the Jews," as used in John's gospel, meant that the whole nation was against Him, is ridiculous. That would be like saying ALL the "white people" in America opposed Abraham Lincoln, and had him killed. It does not take rocket scientist mentality to recognize that it was a small religious group which opposed Jesus.
Do you consider Jesus your KING? The Bible says 22 times in the New Testament that Jesus is the King of the Jews. Does that make you want to be a Jew so that Jesus, who is the King of the Jews, will be your King? Indeed this is the meaning which Paul gives us that Jesus, Yeshua, is King of the God Pleasers. Do you identify with this? Do you desire Jesus as your King? BE a God Pleaser, not a self pleaser, or a man pleaser. You can not claim to be a Christian and hate Jews. That is an oxymoron.
Every time, all 66 times, John uses the word Jews in his gospel, he uses the Greek word IOUDAIOS - G2453. The best definition of IOUDAIOS, would be that small religious group of rulers of Judea. IOUDAIOS would distinguish Judean Jews, especially in the Temple Religious Complex, FROM ALL OTHER Jews, such as Galilean Jews, or Jews of the Diaspora. It most CERTAINLY WOULD NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE JEWISH RACE or nation. To say or believe that ALL the Jews hated and wanted to kill Jesus - makes as much sense as to say ALL the white people in America hated and wanted to kill Martin Luther King. Such an idea or statement is a ridiculous, gross, lie. The Jews did not cause the sacrifice of Jesus, it was my sins and your sins.
Remembered that it was necessary for the designated High Priest to offer the sacrifice which would sprinkle the BLOOD of the SIN offering on the Mercy Seat. 1 Cor 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Now we come to the term that John uses "Feast of the Jews." Here again we see the FACT that John's Gospel use of Jews INVARIABLY represents that very small sub group of Jewish religious rulers IN JERUSALEM. There were 3 feasts, of the 7 FEASTS of THE LORD, wherein Jewish men were required to go up to Jerusalem, specifically to the temple mount. That is what makes a Jew to be a DEVOUT man as in Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Devout men were the men who would come in from the Diaspora, (all over the world), to go up to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for the 3 required FEASTS of THE LORD. The 3 required FEASTS of THE LORD are Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. That is PRECISELY the usage, and exactly what John is doing, when he uses the term "Feast of the Jews". John is designating that the feast was one of the 3 FEASTS of THE LORD, where the men were required to go up to the Temple Complex in Jerusalem.
The use of the word Jews in John's Gospel, almost always refers to that small group in the religious complex at the Temple, or to those directly under their control or influence. In no case other than the exception of being King of the Jews would it refer to a race or nation, physical, or spiritual.
Lev 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
The FEASTS are FEASTS of THE LORD. John's usage of the term "Feast of the Jews" was specifically used to designate a feast in which devout men would go up to the Temple in Jerusalem, either the Passover FEAST of THE LORD, Pentecost FEAST of THE LORD, or Tabernacles FEAST of THE LORD. John was specifically designating the Devout or Pilgrim festivals, by using the "Feast of the Jews" term. For men had to go to the Temple Complex in Jerusalem for those specific feasts of the Lord, in order to be devout men.
It is important for us to understand this. We should be ready to stand against the perverters of scripture who misuse the term Jew in the gospels and wrest and pervert it to justify the iniquity of racism in general, and antisemitism in particular. It was the BURDEN OF THE LORD for the designated High Priest to sacrifice the ONCE for ALL SIN offering of the Lamb of God.
Yeshua Messiah was crucified because of MY Sins. Jesus Christ was crucified because of your sins. That is the understanding we must have - That Jesus Christ who IS Come in the Flesh was sacrifice on that Cross of Calvary for my sins. I am justified by the Faith in that perfect sacrifice of the Lamb of God for my sins. That does not give me a license to sin. By the power of His Holy Spirit it gives me the power to STOP SINNING. That is the real Christian faith which establishes the LAW. Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
1 Cor 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Let me give you a few questions that you may ask anyone who might be caught up in the Satanic deception of the Israel Identity or "christian" racial supremacy movements."
1) Tell me what you know, believe, or feel about the Jews.
2) Who do you think is the "accuser of the brethren?"
3) Who do you think is "THE JEW?"
4) Do you know that anti-Semitism is antichrist?
5) Do you really KNOW "THE JEW", Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah?
6) Have you traded the love of God for racial hatred?
Presumption is closely related to pride. Most specifically it is a form of spiritual pride which presumes a privileged position with the L-rd. It is undue confidence in and attention to one's own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position. Presumption is easier to recognize than to define, easier to recognize in others than in oneself. Many biblical words describe this concept, each with its own emphasis. Some of the synonyms include arrogance, conceit, self-satisfaction, boasting, and high-mindedness. All of these may be found in the scripture twisting and doctrines of men producing the doctrines of "identity" or racial "supremacist" movements.
Presumption is the opposite of humility, the proper attitude one should have in relation to G-d.
6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the
LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to
walk humbly with thy God?
Presumptuous "supremacists" do not think it necessary to ask forgiveness because they do not admit their sinful condition. This attitude toward God finds expression in one's attitude toward others, often causing people to have a low estimate of the ability and worth of others and therefore to treat them with either contempt or cruelty. Presumption and pride may be considered to be the root and essence of sin. Perhaps it is sin in its final form. In either case, it is a grievous sin.
"Boasting" can be committed only in the presence of other persons (1 John 2:16; Jas. 4:16). "Haughtiness" or "arrogance" measures self as above others (Mark 7:23; Luke 1:51; Rom. 1:30; 2 Tim. 3:2; Jas. 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5) and the "identity & supremacist" groups measure themselves above others. They blame others and excuse themselves.
Presumption refers primarily to the attitude of one's heart. First Timothy 3:6; 6:4; and 2 Timothy 3:4 use a word literally meaning "to wrap in smoke." It emphasizes the plight of the one who has been blinded by presumption. Presumption is where one finds the roots of the "identity" and "supremacist" movements. Presumption may appear in many forms. Some of the more common are pride of race, and spiritual pride. Jesus denounced pride of race in Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. The parable of the Pharisee and the publican was directed at those guilty of spiritual pride, the ones who "trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others" (Luke 18:9).
Those who think
that ALL dreams and visions are from G-d, should consider:
2 Cor 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion
from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be
found even as we.
2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
angel of light. (ALL dreams and visions from G-d??????)
2 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be
according to their works.
In the "time of Jacob's trouble" the G-d of Jacob not only is our refuge and strength, but He gives us a never failing tool of discernment. Just begin speaking of your love for the Jew. This issue is so demonically supercharged, that no Luciferian operative can help but blow their cover if you continue to express how essential it is to love the Jews, as the whole world turns against them. Anti-Semitism is antichrist and anti-G-d. It is impossible for a true Christian to hate the Jew. Jesus is THE JEW. The Bible is a Jewish book. Anyone who hates Jews or any man who has been made in the image of God, is more closely aligned with Lucifer or Satan, than the True G-d.
Who do you suppose
is the "accuser of the brethren?"
I delight to tell all of my love for the Jew.
May I tell you that antisemitism is antichrist?
Who do you suppose is THE JEW?
We are all commanded of the L-rd to make us a NEW HEART. This new heart has as its prime motivating source a love for G-d. One might also say this primary motivation is love for THE JEW, Yeshua haMessiach, Jesus the Christ.
Via a gift of repentance, there is power in the BLOOD of YESHUA to deliver.
One of the most sad things I have witnessed, is when people are taken by the demonic doctrines of "Identity" and "supremacist" movements. When the motivation of their heart of love is replaced by hatred of Jews or any other race. All human beings are made in the image and likeness of G-d. How sad it is when the discerning call of the Spirit to intercession, is replaced by the accuser of the brethren spirit.
Ezek 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Ezek 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Who is THE JEW?
Do you really know THE JEW?
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
In the Time of Jacob's Trouble
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. And I will bless them.
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul loathed Zion? The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. And I will bless them.
Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.
In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Think about it.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And God said unto Abraham, And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever. Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. In the last days, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Think about it. The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it. For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God. For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Pratt Responds To A White Separatist
This is included under the index listing dealing with the attacks made during the '96 New Hampshire primary because the hateful focus of those attacks was to paint Larry as a bigot, full of racial hatred.
Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth, but even to this day the occasional news story (usually without attribution) mentions a supposed link between Larry and various groups with a racist agenda. Let's put the matter to rest once and for all. Below is a letter in which Mr. Larry Pratt, of Gun Owners of America, replies to a White Supremacist or Israel Identity member.
Dear Mr. [name withheld],
Your request has been acted upon and you have been removed from our mailing list.
We are separated by our theologies, and I would argue that yours does not emerge exclusively from the Scriptures. The Christian Identity position you espouse depends upon non-Biblical ideas that end up contradicting the Scriptures.
The Bible teaches a six, 24-hour day creation of the world in which there were no humans, and no death, before Adam. There was no human or humanoid existence before Adam and the fall. With Adam came sin and death, even as with Christ came redemption and life (Romans 5:14-19; see also 1 Corinthians 15:22). There is only one human race, from which God made all men. Paul made this point in his sermon to the Athenians when he told them that "He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth..." (Acts 17:26). John begins his gospel by telling us that those who believe do so "not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" (John 1:13). In Paul's letter to the Galatians he tells them that "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).
The cross has taken away the wall of separation having abolished in His flesh the enmity so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, namely the Jews and all the rest of us (see Ephesians 2:15). The church of Jesus Christ is the universal church because the gospel of Christ "is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
The church of Jesus Christ is the Israel of God (Galatians 6:16), but this Israel is not racial or ethnic. It never was, even though Old Testament Jews sinfully fell into that belief. Covenant membership was always open to those outside of Israel if they would take the covenant sign upon themselves (circumcision in the Old Testament, see Exodus 12:44; baptism in the New, see Colossians 2:11-12). Non-Israelites were included in the covenant. For example, Moses' second wife was from Cush. Rahab and Ruth were not Israelites, yet they are recorded in the genealogy of Christ. On other occasions non-Israelites were excluded. Is there a contradiction? No. Inclusion was based on conversion. The kingdom is based on faith, not race. Proselytes, those not of Jewish blood, are mentioned in the N.T., e.g., Acts 2:10. The apostle Philip brought the gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27-39) who, history records, brought the gospel to Ethiopia and the Sudan.
I have seen the transforming power of the gospel in countries around the world. Communism was defeated in Guatemala because of the gospel. I saw Indians who before coming to Christ displayed all the evidences of the work of the flesh in Galatians 5:19-21. After professing Christ, they became new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) and their lives reflected that with the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Thus were many of the men of the self-defense patrols who had been armed in the early 1980's by President Rios Montt, a powerful Christian leader.
Similarly in the Philippines, the Communist insurgency there was overturned when the people armed and organized themselves in self-defense militias (the Alsa Masa as it was called there). The leadership of this movement came primarily from the Christian community, and it was Christian officers in the army who supported these people.
In South Africa, I have seen the same transforming power of the gospel in Zululand. Many Zulus have come to Christ, and they are the ones living in peace and prosperity. Their pagan neighbors are still enslaved in all the works of the flesh that Paul describes in Galatians 5. They live side by side and the contrast is readily apparent.
God is a lot more powerful than his creation, including our race. He uses His Spirit to give us eternal life, and this does not depend on whether our parents were from a particular race. In any case, the races all come from one blood as the Bible clearly teaches. Paul warned the Corinthians: "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness" (2 Corinthians 6:14)? The warning is not regarding race. It pertains to mixing spiritual opposites; that is the Biblical doctrine of separation. The apostate Jews of the Old Testament and, among others, the Christian Identity adherents of our day, view the Kingdom of God as racially bound. God does not agree.
May God give you the eyes to see the wonderful transforming power that He offers through His grace that is freely extended to all who will take of it. Consider Jesus' offer to the Samaritan woman. She was not "racially pure", but He offered the living water of life to her, and she accepted. She is in heaven right now along with one of the thieves hanging next to Jesus on the cross.
How interesting it is to consider another significance of the episode with the Samaritan woman. Samaritans were not racially pure, and for that they were despised by the Jews of the day. The Samaritans had lost their racial purity when they were carted away by the Assyrians -- something God allowed because of their sinfulness. Well, the same thing happened to the Jews. In 70 A.D. the temple was burned and all the genealogical records of Israel were destroyed with the building.
Can you trace your blood line back to Adam the way Christ could? At least you should be able to trace each of your generations to Abraham if you are of ethnic Israel and are going to depend on racial purity. If you cannot do this, you cannot be sure that the "wrong" blood has not spoiled your blood line. Where does that leave you? Scripture answers this. None of us can be saved -- or excluded -- by our blood. The only blood that counts is that of Jesus which was shed on the cross. If we depend on anything else than his shed blood to cover us, then we are saying that we are saved by something other than or in addition to grace.
I am enclosing some material on skin color from a book by Dr. Gary Parker entitled Creation: Facts of Life. He shows that we all have the same basic skin-color agent, melanin, just different amounts of it. He shows how the races come from the one blood that Paul talked about.
America is not in decline because of so-called "race mixing", but because Christians have not been salt and light. We have not been faithful ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the result has been the rise of anti-Christian philosophies. Spiritual purity, not racial purity, is the way to push back the gates of Hell. Christ's triumphant church has been redeemed from all races. I look forward to worshipping God along side people of all races: "For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your
blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:9-10). We don't even have to wait until we are in heaven to have this interracial worship service. And from this service will come the church that reigns on earth.
I implore you to come to this true church of Jesus Christ and accept the free offer of grace paid for by His blood and made effective by His resurrection from the dead.
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