Compiled from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
July 17, 2016
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
There are many verses that contain the phrase “Jew and Gentile”, or “Jew and Greek.” Look at this one from the book of Romans:
Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Let’s look at what John Piper, who is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary writes about this verse. For 33 years, John Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of more than 50 books.
“The good news that Christ died for our sins, and that He rose from the dead to open eternal life, and that salvation is by grace through faith—all that is for everyone who believes. Not just Jews and not just Gentiles and no one race or social class or culture, but everyone who believes.”
Then he adds the following:
“Then in what ways do the Jews have priority? The Jews have a priority over Gentiles:
- As the chosen people of God.
- As the guardians of God’s special revelation, the Old Testament Scriptures.
- In that the Messiah Himself, Jesus Christ, came first as a Jew to the Jews.
- In that salvation is from the Jews, since everyone who is saved is saved by being connected to the covenant with Abraham by faith.
- In that Paul evangelized Jews first when he brought the gospel to a new place.
- The Jews will enter first into final judgment and final blessing.”
Piper goes on to say, “Similarly, Paul says to the Jews, your salvation is not your own. It is God’s and he gives it to whom he pleases. He can raise up from stones–-even Gentile stones!–-children to Abraham (Matthew 3:9)."
I must interject what I feel is a terrible error here. Matthew 3:9 is referring to the stones that were visible to John while he was baptizing in the Jordan River (Matthew 3:6). A group of Pharisees and Sadducees came to John during his baptism and he said to them something very strange sounding to our ears:
7) “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8) Bring forth therefore, fruits befitting repentance.
9) And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”
What stones were there in the Jordan River and on the banks that the Bible talks about? Joshua 4:1-9 tells of two sets of stones that Israel was commanded to make into two monuments, each consisting of 12 stones that were taken out of the Jordan River; one set in the river and the other set on the shore. Each stone represented one of the tribes of Israel and the two monuments were to be “for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever” (Joshua 4:7b).
So, the Apostle Paul identifies the Pharisees and Sadducees as being of the wicked seed line (Esau/Canaanite/Jews) and then tells them that God is going to raise up children from the divorced House of Israel and from the House of Judah [from the 12 stones monument that represented the Israel tribes]. God is going to fulfill the covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Quite a different interpretation of what those stones represented and who Paul was talking to as Piper outlines. Paul was addressing the “Jews”; that is the only thing that Piper got correct. Nowhere in the Scripture does it refer to the stones as being Gentile as Piper means it—all the nations other than the Jews. The stones represented Israel only.
Piper continued: “The words ‘also to the Greek’ in Romans 1:16 would have been as offensive to the Jews as the words ‘to the Jew first’ were to the Gentiles. What they thought were Jewish prerogatives are, in fact, shared by the lowliest Gentiles who believe. Both of us are being humbled. We Gentiles must humble ourselves to be saved through a Jewish Messiah and a Jewish covenant. Jews must humble themselves to receive unclean Gentiles into full covenant membership and share all the blessings of the promise of Abraham.”
I must interrupt Piper’s argument once again. By Gentiles he means all races other than the Jewish mixed-seed one. He is saying that all Gentiles (all peoples other than Jews) must humble themselves to be saved through a Jewish Messiah and a Jewish covenant. But are all these other people Greeks? For example, can you call a Mexican a Greek? Can you call a New Guinea savage a Greek?
No, because Greek typically refers to people living in area of the former Greek empire and includes dispersed Israelites. The vast majority of these people spoke, wrote and read the Greek language. The Zulus, Incas, Japanese, Eskimos, are examples of a few of the world citizens who were and are not Greeks. This teaching of a universal Greek person is a complete distortion of what the Bible teaches.
All peoples other than the Jews, and not even the Jews themselves, none of them are saved through a Jewish Messiah. Who does the Bible say is the Jewish Messiah? Piper quoted a verse (John 3:7) that identifies who they are: “O generation of vipers.” Why did John identify the Pharisees as being the offspring of vipers?
The Jews don’t have a true Messiah ... and never have. And is Piper talking about the Sephardic or Ashkenazi or Hassidic Jews? Or is he talking about all these different kinds of Jews together?
Is Jesus Christ part of that generation? Why did John refer to Jews as being part of the genealogy of poisonous snakes? Jesus did too! Anyone who follows this Messiah of the Jews will be surprised by the lie that they were told and the deception that was put to them. Jesus Christ was an Israelite, not a poisonous Jew! If Jesus were a Jew, which one is He? Is He a Sephardic or Ashkenazi or Hassidic Jew? Piper doesn’t say.
Where in the Bible does it ever refer to the covenant that God made with the fathers of Israel as being a Jewish covenant? Israelites are the descendants of the seed of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel by God.
The Jews are the guardians of the Talmud and Kabbalah, not the Old Testament. But not even in the first five books of the Old Testament, called the “Torah,” contain the words, “Jew” or “Jews.” These two words are missing not only from the Torah, but in the next five books in the Old Testament! So, where does Piper get that it was a Jewish Covenant? For the covenant that God made with Abraham begins in the first book of the Torah, Genesis 12!
Piper continues: “The mystery of the gospel that Paul preaches, he says, is that Gentiles now are full partners in the blessing of Jewish salvation. Listen to Ephesians 2:12-13 and 18-19:
12) “You [Gentiles] were…separate from Christ [the Messiah], excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13) But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ…
18) For through Him we both have one access in one Spirit to the Father.
19) So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household.”
How many times do they have to wrongly use the same Scriptures to hold to their universal position? The “Gentiles” in this verse are the nations of the House of Israel who had been in a state of divorcement from God for over 700 years. They were without hope. There was nothing they could do—it was entirely up to God. His death and resurrection was what was needed to bring the two Houses of His kingdom back together again.
“To the Gentiles” Piper says, in essence, “salvation is of the Jews. You are not being saved by your Greek culture—or any other culture. You are being saved by a salvation that comes through the despised Semitic people called the Jews. ‘You do not support the root [of the Abrahamic covenant] the root supports you.’ So do not boast over the branches (Romans 11:18). We Gentiles are saved by becoming, as it were, spiritual Jews (Romans 2:28-29). This should humble us and strip us of any arrogance and boasting in any presumed ethnic superiority. It also should vanquish anti-Semitism and fill us with zeal for evangelism to the Jew.”
The Jew is the ancient enemy of Israel and their God. Esau married into the Canaanite line and into the line of Ishmael. Ashkenazi Jews are from the Turkish line which is descended from Japheth and not Shem, so they are not even Semitic. And it is impossible to evangelize the Jew—for it is impossible for them to hear the words of God. Jesus, Himself, said so in the Scriptures (John 10:24-31).
So, John Piper is a false prophet. He has:
Identified the wrong people as the covenant people of God;
Identified the wrong people as the guardians of the Old Testament;
Identified the wrong people as being who Jesus was a kinsman to;
Identified the wrong people as being where salvation comes from;
Identified the wrong people as the recipients of the Apostle Paul’s initial preaching;
Identified the wrong people as being the first ones with the final blessing and judgement.
And John Piper isn’t alone. Most of the so-called “Christian” world agrees with him. We are indeed living in very desperate times! The Bible is a book that very few Christian people even read any more and very few understand. As a result, I hope that some of you will check out what I will bring you this morning and see if it isn’t the truth.
A VERY UNUSUAL PERSON
At work, on June 29th (2016), I had a very unusual thing happen. I was working in the bathroom, when a very friendly gentleman walked in and greeted me. The man’s belief system, as I was to soon find out, was very similar to John Piper’s. He asked me,
“How are you doing?”
I replied, “I am doing okay, as I have just started to work.” I had been working for only about 15 minutes.
So I went about my business of cleaning, and after about 30 seconds, I asked him another question, “What flight are you going to take?”
He answered, “Toronto.”
My next question, “What were you doing in Cincinnati?”
He answered, “I was at the Duke Convention Center in an attempt to promote a Christian book.”
I then asked him, “Who wrote the book?”
He answered, “I did.”
I then asked, “What is your name?”
He replied, “My name is Bob Wilkinson.”
Well, that is how it all started. It didn’t end until about a half-hour later. We just stood talking in the bathroom the entire time. It wasn’t very busy, as only about six people came in during our discussion. It started to get busy about five minutes after we stopped talking as the 4:00 planes got ready to take off.
After asking him the name of his book, he answered: “Journey from the Great Palace.”
The next logical question was, “What is the book about?
Before he answered this question, he made the statement that America is so illiterate about the Bible. As a result of this situation, he said, it was his purpose to write a fictional account to help the people understand God and what He did. I thought: “The blind leading the blind.”
The story begins when “God is with the angels and He tells them of His plan to go and to die for the people of the earth. Rachael, one of the angels was upset at this news. And…”
“What a minute,” I said. "There is no female angels in the Bible.”
He stopped and look at me with big, glowing eyes and said, “Not many people know that. But you are right. But this story is fiction.”
I think that was the turning point. He saw that I knew the Bible and he got very interested in what I said in the rest of our discussion. He continued on and I quickly interrupted him with another question: “Who did Jesus die for?”
His answer was no surprise to me, for he said, “Everyone.”
“No. No. No." I said. "It wasn’t everyone. It was His covenant people. Don’t you remember that He was king of His covenant people and they had animal sacrifices which gave them one year of atonement from sins? Each year they had to repeat the sacrifice again. Over and over it occurred; year after year. That was just for His covenant people only.”
Then I asked him the fatal, big question: “Who are the covenant people.”
He answered emphatically: “The Jews.”
My answer to him will be partly contained in the remainder of this sermon. We left and shook hands and he went to wait for his plane to take off and go to Toronto and then he went to Nova Scotia, his home.
When I got home, I looked his name up on my computer. Here is what I found:
“God is about to become a human. The angels wonder, why Jesus would ever want to leave the majesty of the Great Palace to be born on Earth as a baby. What would be the purpose?
Rachael, one of the smallest angels in Heaven, is still reeling from the news when Jesus asks her to join him in this incredible adventure. She has no idea that events are shaping up that will alter the course of human history. Her assignment will take her from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, north to Nazareth and even down to Egypt and back.
Yet, behind the miracles and excitement, evil men are crafting a cruel plan that would purge the world of this Jesus once and for all. As the saints in Paradise wait, and angels watch, the question now becomes What will become of God’s plan?
‘The Journey from the Great Palace is an excellent read! Bob Wilkinson has written a brilliant story that will stir your heart and draw you closer to Jesus. Prepare your life for an amazing transformation!’
-Dale Shannon, former pastor and counsellor with Corrections Canada
BIO At sixteen, Bob Wilkinson completed his first solo flight. At nineteen, he landed a job as a first officer on an aged DC-3. Later he flew Boeing 767 aircraft around the world, serving as both an instructor and accident investigator. During his forty years as a pilot, Bob frequently enjoyed an aerial view of modern-day Israel. A Bible teacher for over three decades, Bob lives with his wife in Nova Scotia.”
After he said the Jews were God’s covenant people, I asked Mr. Wilkinson who the Jews said they were descended from. He replied incorrectly that they came from Jacob.
He didn’t know the correct answer, so I told him what the Jews, themselves, say. The Jews say that they are descended from Esau. His eyes got even larger.
But now we have about 90% of Jews come from the Ashkenazi’s who are derived from the Turks, and are not Semitic at all. I made him promise that he would look this up on google when he got home. He agreed.
For Mr. Wilkinson needs to know that Adam is not called “Jew” anywhere in the Bible. Nor is Abel, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, etc. And it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that the “Jews” were led in the exodus out of Egypt. Nor does it say that the “Jews” destroyed the Canaanite people who lived on the eastern side of the Jordan River. Nor that the “Jews” were the people who spent 40 years in the wilderness and had the tabernacle with the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. Nowhere does it say that it was the “Jews.” It says that it was the “Hebrews.”
In the Old Testament the word “Jew” only occurs 10 times; 8 times in the book of Esther, once in the book of Jeremiah and once in the book of Zechariah.
The word “Jews” occurs more times than “Jew” in the Old Testament. It occurs more frequently in Esther and it is also mistranslated in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah and Daniel. The only other place that it is found in the Old Testament in the book of 2 Kings and it is found to be used twice.
So, the first place in the Bible where the word “Jew” or “Jews” is used is 2 Kings 16:6. And the House of Israel is fighting, along with the Syrians, against the House of Judah or as a lot of Bible translations say, the “Jews”!
5) “At that time Rezin, king of Syria, and Pekah, son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to war; and they besieged Ahaz [king of Judah], but could not overcome him,
6) At that time Rezin, king of Syria, recovered Elath for Syria, and drove the JEWS from Elath; and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.” (KJV).
This verse says that the Syrians drove the Jews from the town of Elath when they were fighting against the kingdom of Judah along with the House of Israel. But the Septuagint says that it was the “Idumeans” (Edomites), not the Syrians, “who came to AElath (Elath), and dwelt there unto this day.” The Idumeans are the Jews.
If you put both translations together you get: Rezin, (king of Syrian) and Pekah, (king of Israel) drove Ahaz’s, (king of Judah), people from Elath. But the Idumeans (Jews) came and took residence to Elath and dwell there to this day.
SOME STRANGE THINGS
The Bible says that God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. And that God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. But whose name did He change to “Jew?” No one. Judah’s name wasn’t change at all. Judah remained Judah. Israel’s name wasn’t change again either. No one’s name is changed by God to “Jew” in the Bible.
Don’t you think that is strange? And isn’t it even stranger that you don’t find the word “Jew” or “Jews”, even incorrectly, in the Bible until the 12th book; about 1/3 of the way through the entire Bible. And those who call themselves Jews today claim the first five books of the Bible and call it the “Torah.”
Now don’t you find it most interesting and rather strange, that those who claim to have written the first five books of the Bible and call themselves a “Jew”, can’t find the word “Jew” written anywhere in the book that they claim is their own Bible and claim to have written it?
Isn’t it strange that the everyday Christian believes that there is only one kind of Jew? They are unaware that there are Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Hassidic and Ethiopian Jews, for instance. And all four of these different kinds of Jews have different beliefs and many times fight against each other.
On the other hand, most everyday Christians believe that there is just one kind of Israelite. That is not true either. For example, every Bible reader should know that the Kingdom of God was divided up into two main branches. There were two sticks (Ezekiel 37), one which represented Judah and one which represented Joseph. One of these sticks, Judah, was the inheritor of the SCEPTRE and was His sanctuary. The other stick, Joseph, was the inheritor of the BIRTHRIGHT and was His dominion.
The SCEPTRE and BIRTHRIGHT inheritors are “two-families” with different mothers (Amos 3:2, 3). How could the distinction between the SCEPTRE and the BIRTHRIGHT families of the House of Judah and the House of Israel be clearer?
And here is the important part of the two families of Israel: the two nations were taken into captivity at different times and by different nations. All the prophecies written after the division of the tribes into two nations are distinct from each other. The future of Israel (Joseph) is different from the future of Judah.
Never try to apply a BIRTHRIGHT blessing to the House of Judah and a SCEPTRE blessing to the House of Israel (Joseph). And never try to give either blessing to their arch enemy—the Jew. The BIRTHRIGHT people are never called Jews in the Scriptures! The SCEPTRE people are not Jews either, but are identified in many Scripture mistranslations as being “Jews”.
Have you ever wondered what the Judeo-Christians think about what we believe? I have. So I googled Christian Identity and I read what the Jewish and Judeo-Christian people believe about us. This is what “Got Questions Ministries” say about Christian Identity.
GOT QUESTIONS MINISTRIES
“The Christian Identity Movement is a name that applies to a variety of different religious cults all identified by racist, anti-Semitic principles. These cults are typically found among radically anti-government, extremist, right-wing groups and ‘survival groups.’ Christian Identity cults are connected by various unbiblical theological similarities, mostly centered on a white supremacist mindset that seeks to replace national Israel with British or American whites as the chosen people of God. This racist theology is followed by over 50,000 people in the United States. The largest Christian Identity Movement group is the infamous Ku Klux Klan.”
The first paragraph identifies Christian Identity as being a cult, a racist, white supremacist Christian cult. In this paragraph it says that Christian Identity “seeks to replace national Israel with British or American whites as the chosen people of God. This racist theology…”
It is not quite accurate to say that we want to replace national Israel with British or American whites. We say that they are the same, identical people! Remember what John Piper said: “Every Gentile must be saved by the Jewish covenant.” So, they say that they must become “spiritual” Jews. We say that we are the original Israelites.
The Got Questions Ministries continues: “There are other groups with similar theology to the Christian Identity Movement, including British Israelism (the milder philosophy that gave rise to the Christian Identity theology) and Kinism, but Christian Identity is more virulently racist, and there are other differences. Christian Identity followers believe that the end of the world is going to be preceded by a cleansing war, during which all non-whites will be exterminated. This dangerous and scary mindset has given rise to terrorism and other nefarious behavior from Christian Identity followers. The history and activities of the Christian Identity Movement are extensive, but there are two main perversions of Christian doctrine that have led Christian Identity followers to some very wrong conclusions about the world and about God.”
I have never heard of the cleansing war in which all non-whites are exterminated. And how many Christian Identity terrorists do you know?
Got Questions Ministries continues: “First, the Christian Identity Movement is famous for the idea that the British (and by extension Americans, Canadians, and others) are the spiritual and literal descendants of the 10 lost tribes of ancient Israel. They believe that the white race now represents God’s chosen people, a belief founded in some creative interpretations of migratory history, but not based on fact.”
Whoa! “Creative interpretations of migratory history, but not based on fact.” Let’s look at what James N. Jester wrote in his book, “Will the Real Israel Please Stand Up!” pages 29 and 30. You decide if it is fact or not.
“Here is probably the most obvious mistake made by Christianity concerning the word Gentiles. The Bible describes a group of people whose identity is widely misidentified. Even though the Bible does not directly explain who these people are, it does give enough information that the correct identity of these people can be ascertained with a good degree of certainty. However, many Christians fail to search out the quotes given by the New Testament writers (Peter and Paul) about these people and as a result have made very damaging conclusions. Her are the quotes of these two Apostles from the KJV Bible:
Peter: ‘Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy’ (1 Peter 2:10).
Paul: ‘As he saith also in Hosea, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, that was not beloved’ (Romans 9:25).
So who are they? Sadly enough, the average Bible reader makes a terrible mistake. They assume that the people who were not God’s people in the past but are now God’s people are the ‘gentiles,’ i.e. the non-Israelite peoples. They follow the doctrine of dispensationalism, which declares that after the resurrection, God put aside His Covenant people and has made, instead, the non-covenant ‘gentiles’ to be His people. They believe the Apostles Peter and Paul were describing the Japanese, Chinese, Eskimos, Zulus, Mexican, etc., in fact all the different races (and mixtures of races) other than Israel.
Why is this misidentifying these people? Because they have ignored the source of Peter and Paul’s quotes. Both Apostles quoted the prophet Hosea.
‘And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them that were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God’ (Hoses 2:23).
Who is Hosea describing? Who are the “her” and “them” and “they” in the above verse? A pronoun is used to describe a noun and must have an antecedent, i.e., a noun must be used before using a pronoun in that noun’s place. By reading the first two chapters of Hosea, one can easily determine that these pronouns are referring to the House of Israel.”
Is this conclusion that the pronouns refer to the House of Israel based on FACT or fiction? Is the antecedent of the pronouns the House of Israel or is it all the different races other than the Jews? Is it fact or fiction? Which one is correct?
Then Jim gives another proof that this is true from the facts of history:
“This northern kingdom of Israel, consisting of ten tribes, was about to be invaded by the Assyrian army. These apostate Israelites, millions in number, would be scattered and be without mercy and will be no longer God’s people; but later in history they were to be re-gathered and once again receive God’s mercy and would be God’s people.
Notice, this refers only to the Northern Kingdom of Israel (never called ‘Jews’ in the Bible), not the Southern Kingdom of Israel, called Judah (consisting of Judah, Benjamin and Levi). Hosea differentiates from the two kingdoms in chapter one, verse seven, by stating that God would have mercy ‘upon the house of Judah.’ This was fulfilled during the days of the prophet Isaiah and King Hezekiah. God sent His death angel to destroy 185,000 Assyrian troops as they surrounded Jerusalem and Judah was spared; but the house of Israel was scattered into the land of their captors. The Apostles were writing to these people. The only people in the world who fit this description are the Israelite ‘gentiles,’ the ‘nations’ scattered and divorced, of the former northern kingdom, the House of Israel.”
What part of this is “NOT BASED ON FACT?” Is this all made up? What part is fiction? If it is fact, then it must be the House of Israel.
The Got Questions Ministries continues: “The Bible tells us that God will restore Israel, as a nation, to fellowship with Him after protecting them from the many nations that will come against them in the end times. Contrary to the beliefs of the Christian Identity movement, it is clear from the Bible that the nation of Israel will be made of the same ethnic people group that was responsible for Christ’s death, namely, the Jews (Zechariah 12:10).”
Contrary is correct. The nation of Israel is made up of two families: The Birthright and the Scepter; the company of nations and the Great nation. The Jews are made of four main branches: Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Hassidic and Ethiopian. The Birthright people are never called “Jews” anywhere in the Holy Scriptures, so how do they get that the ethnic group responsible for plotting and murdering Jesus Christ is the nation of Israel? The House of Israel was more than 99 15/16 % not in Palestine when the murder was plotted and executed.
The House of Israel are not the Jews. The Jews were responsible for plotting and murdering Jesus Christ. Remember what the Bible says about the Jews: “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him” (John 7:1).
Why would Jesus not walk in Judea? The Bible says it was because the JEWS sought to kill him.
Got Questions Ministries continues: “The second main unbiblical belief held by Christian Identity followers is that the end times and the return of Christ must be ‘ushered in’ by a genocidal war. Interestingly, this belief fits more closely with the teachings of Islam than of Christianity. The Bible teaches that Christ will return to set up His kingdom without the aid of mankind. The aforementioned passage in Zechariah makes this clear, and it is supported in numerous other passages. Revelation 1:7 says that ‘all tribes’ will witness His coming. Titus 2:13 was written by a Jewish man (Paul) to a Jewish church, as they were all joyfully anticipating Jesus’ appearance. There is mention that ‘wars and rumors of wars’ would occur before the end (Matthew 24:6), but there is no indication in Scripture that the Jewish nation would have to first migrate to northern Europe.”
Paul was not Jewish, he was an Israelite. And a Jewish church is a Judeo-Christian church --an oxymoron. There is no such thing as a Jewish Church that Paul wrote to in the Bible. Paul did not write to a Jewish Church, he wrote to a church whose members were mainly from the House of Judah.
Got Questions Ministries continues: “Furthermore, there is no biblical reason to believe that non-white races will ever be eliminated by the hand of God or by His true followers. In fact, the New Jerusalem in heaven will house all nations, and the kings of the earth will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it (Revelation 21:22-27).”
New Jerusalem had twelve gates; three gates on each of its four sides. Each gate was named after the twelve tribes of Israel (Revelation 21:12). How is that representative of all nations?
Got Questions Ministries continues: “The Lord has always protected the sojourner and the foreigner (Deuteronomy 27:19; Isaiah 56:1-8) and though He commanded Israel not to marry the daughters of foreigners, and so be tempted to worship their idols, He has always drawn, and will continue to draw, converts from other nations, tribes and tongues (Ruth 1:16-17; Revelation 7:9). What distinguishes these converts from those who reject God is not their skin color, but their acceptance of His offer of forgiveness through the shed blood of Christ on the cross. Favor with God is a matter of the heart, not a matter of race or nationality (Galatians 3:28-29).”
We wind up with our introductory verse, Galatian 3:28. They made a fatal flaw in the above argument. They say that even though Israel was commanded by God not to marry foreign women, it was because of what they believed and not their skin color. But all foreigners of Israel worshipped other gods. There were no non-Adamic converts.
This is a major disagreement that Christian Identity has with Got Questions Ministries. They reason that God has always drawn converts from non-Adamic races. But we believe that a person of another race cannot hear the words of Jesus Christ. They have never been nor will they ever be His convert. Ruth, Tamar, Rahab, Bathsheba, the Ethiopian eunuch, and Moses’ wife, etc. were not the converts of non-Adamic people. They were the pure, holy seed of Almighty God—the Adamic seed.
And they also misused the word “stranger” in Deuteronomy 27:19: “Cursed be he who perverteth the justice due of the stranger (sojourner), fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.”
What does the word “stranger” mean? Does it mean a non-Israelite stranger, such as a Mexican or an Israelite stranger? The word “stranger” in this verse is #1616 in Strong’s Concordance. But it is translated as the same word, “stranger”, in many places, like Nehemiah 9:2: “And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers (foreigners), and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.”
In this verse it is #5236 in Strong’s.
And what about the word “stranger” in Exodus 29:33? “And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.”
In this verse it is #2114 in Strong’s Concordance. What kind of stranger is this? Non-Israelite or Israelite?
They just translate “stranger” with one meaning and ignore the different Hebrew and Greek words that have different variations of meaning. It is what they have done with the biggest difference between Christian Identity and the Protestant religions in my opinion. They have failed to teach that the kingdom of God was divided into two main parts. One part was divorced and cut off from the rest of the anointed people for over 700 years. They were doomed.
They fail to see that it was these people for whom Jesus Christ died and was raised from the dead besides the House of Judah. That is why He sent His disciples to the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.” That is why the gospel went to the House of Judah first and then the House of Israel. The Judeo-Christian church world is silent in regards to this important matter.
Romans 1:16: " For I am not ashamed of the good news of the anointed, covenanted seed; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the House of Judah first, and also to the House of Israel. (DE translation).
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.