by Pastor Don Elmore
July 7, 2013
Scripture Reading: Psalms 105:6-11
In the Answers in Genesis’ book, “One Race, One Blood,” written by Ken Ham, a white, and Charles Ware, a black man in 2010, it makes the statement: “Marriage is a litmus test for racism, usually revealing what we really believe about those from other people groups—and there are a significant number of Christians (particularly in America) who would claim that such ‘interracial’ marriages directly violate God’s principles in the Bible, and should not be allowed” page 124.
This book says that if you are against interracial dating and interracial marriage then you are a racist and fail the litmus test of the bible.
Universal theologians and churches have been spouting this similar lie for decades: All men are descended from the same person. They repeatedly teach that all people of today are descended from Noah; and since the entire world was supposedly destroyed by a world flood, they say that all people of today are also descended from Adam; for that was who Noah was descended from.
by Don Elmore
Easter—Holiday of Resurrection of Jesus Christ; climax of Lent, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday—Easter can be celebrated by anyone, except for those who deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Part of the Holidays of Christmas, Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost….
Passover—Holy Days of Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sins of Israel ONLY; Passover can be celebrated only by Israel and their descendants. The Bible says that it was the Hebrews who were led like sheep from the captivity in Egypt. It certainly wasn’t the Egyptians.
Part of the Biblical holy days of Passover, Pentecost, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles….
Easter—what does this name mean? East; Eastern Star; Eastern religions; has no biblical reference; except to false religions.
Passover—Refers to part of Israel’s history. Seventy Israelites went to Egypt to join with Joseph’s family, second in command of Egypt.
by Pastor Don Elmore
April 13, 2014
Scripture Reading: II Chronicles 34:1-7
Josiah was King of Judah in the latter days of the kingdom, before it was taken into captivity by the Babylonians. His grandfather, King Manasseh, was one of the worse, if not the worse King in the history of Judah and maybe in all of Israel. Manasseh began his reign when he was twelve years old and he reigned for 55 years. He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
He built the high places which his father, King Hezekiah, had broken down. He reared up altars for Baalim, and made idols, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. Also he built altars in the house of the LORD. He caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; also he observed times, and used enchantment, and practiced sorcery, and dealt with a medium, and with wizards. He made and set an idol in the House of God. So, Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the nations, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
Think about that last sentence for a moment. How bad were the Israelites? It says that they were worse than the Canaanites.
by Pastor Brian Jones
Passover Service: April 6, 2014
Scripture Reading: James 1:1-8
We need strength and there is power in your faith! Stand strong; stand firm; our faith will make us strong.
Available in audio only. Scriptures discussed:
- Romans 8:35-39 We all will have trials
- Galatians 2:20 Christ liveth in me
- James 2:17-26 Do your works show what you believe?
- Luke 7:36 The more we forgive, the more love we have
- John 5:1-20 What is stronger ... circumstance or fath? You are made stronger with faith
- Luke 22:31-34 Fear of proclaiming your faith
by Jim Jester
Soldiers of all nationalities and ancestry served in the Confederate Army (Most notable: Native Americans, Africans, and Mexicans). Blacks were not actively recruited until near the end of the war but were used in support roles. They were not necessarily segregated in the Confederate Army as they were in the Northern Army. The last Confederate general to surrender (two months after Appomattox), was Stand Watie, Cherokee commander of the Indian regiments in the West. Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who visited the U.S., observed that racism was far more prevalent in free states than in slave states.
Lincoln believed in an American apartheid and had a colonization plan. Under pressure from radical abolitionists, the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, 16 April 1862, finally ended slavery in Washington, D.C. In it, the president included a colonization clause calling for the immediate deportation of all Negroes out of the city upon their liberation. Educated blacks were understandably furious. Black teacher and former servant Booker T. Washington summed up the feelings of most African-Americans toward Lincoln’s colonization plan this way: “I was born in the South. I have lived and labored in the South. I wish to be buried in the South.”
Presidents Lincoln and Davis knew that slavery was about to fade away naturally. This proves that the war was not over slavery alone. Lincoln said, “The whole country looked forward to the ultimate extinction of the institution.” And Davis, in a letter to his wife in 1861, “In any case, our slave property will eventually be lost.” Many Northern historians considered Davis a fanatical racist, but he was no more racist than any other American was in the 19th century. While Lincoln was blocking emancipation, black enlistment, black civil rights, and working on his colonization plan to deport all blacks out of the U.S., Davis was busy trying to figure out a way to end Southern slavery, enlist blacks, initiate black civil rights, and incorporate blacks into mainstream society. During the war, the Davis family adopted a black boy and raised him as their own. Davis also appointed a black man as the Confederacy’s first marshal. Lincoln never appointed a black man to any position, and he would have never adopted a black child.
By Jim Jester
The communist doctrine of “redistribution of wealth” was first practiced in America by the Freedman’s Bureau. By June 1865, nearly 10,000 black families were given their own land from former deserted plantations. Later, as the owners returned and demanded the government give them their rightful property, most blacks lost their land. When President Andrew Johnson opposed the Bureau’s unconstitutional actions, the Republicans stripped power from him — impeaching him in the House and coming within one Senate vote of removing him from office. Furthermore, the military governors over the Southern states reported to General Grant, not President Johnson.
The Republicans punished Southern leaders for their rebellion by depriving them of political rights while giving civil rights to the Black race. This was the purpose of the 14th Amendment. It overruled the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court, which had denied civil rights to the Negro. It also disqualified nearly all the trusted leaders of the South from public office, unless a two-thirds vote of each House removed this disability. This branded the Southern leaders as criminals. When the Representatives from the Southern states went to resume their position in Washington, they were told to go home.
The South was divided up into five military districts with a Union Major General over each. There was debate as to the status of the states – were they really states or just territories. It appears they were treated as conquered territory. The Johnson governments (established for the states under his procedure) of 1865 were removed and a military governor backed by national troops took their places. Altogether, there were almost 20,000 troops quartered on the South. The registering of voters and the actual voting took place under the supervision of these troops. The Reconstruction Act elevated the freed slaves to participation in the political process, while at the same time the White man was disqualified by the third section of the still un-adopted 14th Amendment. The Negroes proceeded to enroll under the Reconstruction Act. They outnumbered the Whites in South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Most of them could not even read or write, so were hardly qualified to direct the destinies of a civilized state. In comparison, Negroes at this time were only allowed to vote in six Northern states. Ohio rejected Negro suffrage by over a 50,000 majority. Lincoln had proposed to the wartime military governor of Louisiana, that the right to vote might be given to the most capable Negroes, and ones who had fought in the Union armies. No one had ever proposed the wholesale bestowal of the ballot on all Negroes, qualified or not, as this Congress had done, and at the point of a bayonet. With rigged voting like this, they were able to get the Southern states to ratify the 14th Amendment (an anti-South provision which had lacked the needed two-thirds vote of the states).
by Pastor Mark Downey
March 30, 2014
Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:12-17
When Jesus launched His ministry, in what would become a three year exhortation to our race exclusively, the first thing He declared was repentance. Of all the things He could have said as the opening salvo (because it was spiritual warfare), He choose something the people really didn't want to hear, even though it had a lot to do with deliverance. They envisioned a Deliverer who would come to destroy the Romans. Their Great White Hope would have said, “Come follow me, and we shall slice the Legions to ribbons.” I hope you got the gist of the title i.e. the similarity between repentance and change. When America's first black dictator made the campaign promise for “change you can count on,” the voters didn't think he meant a Marxist change agent who was seriously going to instigate the redistribution of wealth by changing the very concept of American law to a plethora of executive orders and a pathway to antichrist totalitarianism. Obama cares? Since 2009 there has been a trance formation of America violating Deut. 17:15. It's a negro world (an Obamanation) brought to you courtesy of the White man's sins. The success of multicultural hegemony has literally put the mutts in charge; they have become the head, and we have become the tail. This major invasive surgery on the body politic has been an exquisite operation. Almost insurmountable in correcting the capsized ship of state; a ship that only leaks from the top. If you think black churches preach repentance, you're dreaming the same dream as M.L. King, which has become the White man's nightmare. If you think catholics are going to repent of their Pope shaking hands with Obama this week (3-27-14), then we'll have to reinvent the meaning of repentance.
But, there is a glimmer of hope. And I mean more than just a cliché of the darkest hour just before the dawn. “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” Phil. 4:7. Our predicament in life depends on our perspective. Is the glass half full or half empty? If you don't understand how something can rise from the lowest ebb of despair to the highest pinnacle of optimism permeating reality, then you need to change.
It has been said that music is the universal language. We have various forms of the art in the many cultures of the world. In western culture, Christians have a special interest. Music began to change during the 20th century, especially after the advent of the Beatles in 1964. Not all of the change was bad, such as the concept of questioning authority, but for most of the social norms, it was a bad turn. For decades, the debate over “rock” music in the church and Christian home continued among fundamentalists. Today, the debate is over for most, and many church leaders consider everything in the field of musical genre appropriate for Christians and church worship. What a Christian personally listens to, and for what reason, is entirely up to him or her; but I would not expect any sincere Christian trying to model his or her life after Jesus Christ, to be listening to a steady diet of pornographic music. Music for the church is a different story; it has a different purpose and should be a higher character.
I believe music has declined during the 20th century from what it was in former ages. Because of this, I have developed my own philosophy about music for the church and Christian family. It is not a popular position but it is a consistent one. Most of the ancient Greek philosophers (such as Plato) and the church fathers (such as Augustine) believed that good music made a person good and bad music made a person bad. Whether this is true or not is a matter of conjecture, but there is no doubt that music does affect us.
by Pastor Don Elmore
March 23, 2014
Scripture Reading: II Kings 17:29-35
The opening scripture reading tells of the history of the portion of land in Palestine known as “Samaria.” It was the homeland of the tribes of Ephraim and Western Manasseh of the kingdom of Israel [northern kingdom]. But after the tribes of the Kingdom of Israel and most of the tribes of the Kingdom of Judah was captured and put into captivity by the Assyrians; it was repopulated by the five tribes of Babylonians and Lebanon/Syrians.
You will notice that I added Lebanon/Syrians. That is because when I read my March edition of the Virginia Christian Israelite, written by L. E. Ernst, I was taken by surprise. How encouraging is it that two different writers are writing about similar issues at the same time? Let me quote from this article:
“…Today’s Jews may be accurately grouped under two categories: The Ashkenazim and the Sephardim. The former grouping comprises some 90% of all modern Jews. Ashkenaz was the grandson of Japheth. Japheth was a brother of Shem. This means that 90% of all Jews are not descended from Shem, hence they are not ‘Semitic.’”
Let’s review: Noah had three sons; (1) Ham, (2) Shem and (3) Japheth. All those descended from Ham are known as Hamites; all those descended from Shem are called Shemites; and all those descended from Japheth are called Japhethites. Over 90 % of all Jews today are descended from Japheth; less than 10% are descended from Shem: so how can anyone who is against the Canaanite/Jews honestly be called an “anti-Semite?”
by Pastor Mark Downey
March 16, 2014
Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:13-17
A patient is in a hospital bed coming out of a coma from a head injury; as his vision begins to focus, seeing doctors and nurses he says, “Who am I?” As soon as I decided on this sermon title, I read a description of a movie in the TV guide that said, “An amnesiac struggles to remember who he is while getting experimental therapy at a facility for the terminally ill.” This is a fascinating question, because there are so many answers. One could say their name, their religious affiliation, their nation of birth etc. We very rarely bump into other Identity Christians, but it happened to me once when I walked into a little T-shirt shop and the proprietor asked me, “Do you know who you are?” And I said without hesitation, “I’m an Israelite” and he just about fell off his chair. Nobody identifies themselves racially these days, because it’s not politically correct. In fact, to announce yourself as a Christian Israelite, hardly anybody would know what you’re talking about. And if you don’t eat pork, surely you’re some sort of converted jew. Oh, if our people only knew who we really are. Our race has sustained a traumatic head injury and collectively we suffer from spiritual amnesia. Thousands of denominations experiment on your mortal soul; their dead churches even plaster the words ‘life’ and ‘living’ on the front edifice. But, it is our faith that restores the focus to clearly remember who we are while we’re alive. We are “the children of God” who hath been quickened, becoming the mature “sons of God” and “heirs of the promise.”