by Pastor Mark Downey
February 19, 2012
Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:4
This subject needs its own sermon, especially in light of what we’ve been talking about lately regarding the church world as well as our own movement. The phrase ‘false brethren’ is only found twice in the New Testament and I’d like to give a richer understanding of what these personalities entail. We’ve heard of false prophets, false apostles, false witnesses and false teachers, but what exactly constitutes false brethren? The mainstream churches have terribly desecrated the biblical meaning of the word “brother” with a Masonic substitute, ‘the brotherhood of man’, implying a restoration of a multicultural Babylon. And indeed, Mystery Babylon is infested with brethren who are not true to their own race and the ancestral faith of their fathers.
Reading the first part of Matthew 24, we read about a type of individual who is offended: "And then many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another" (Mt. 24:10); much like Mt. 13:20-21, "But he that received into the stony places, the same is he that hears the word and at once with joy receives it; yet hath he not root in himself, but endures for awhile, for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.” Isn’t it ironic how offended the church world is today to suggest that the Bible has a racial message? Mt. 24:9 suggests that there will be informants who will betray their kinsmen: "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted." It is reminiscent of Joseph being sold into bondage by his brothers, who weren’t very true to a family member. “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold” Mt. 24:11-12. Some will consider themselves prophets or teachers, but verse 11 says they will be false prophets. When the Laws of God take second place to man's laws, then brotherly love will grow cold (verse 12), evidenced by a failure to communicate and being unpersuaded by truth.
Paul understood his brethren in the context of race according to Romans 9:3 "My brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh [race]." This was true in government as Deut. 17:15 tells us "One from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee, thou may not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother". From these two premises, we can conclude that in order for someone of our race to be considered a brother, they can’t have any admixture of alien blood and they can’t have any authority by emulating the alien. How could a brother rule over us with the spiritual mindset of a stranger? We call that kind of person a race traitor. Our ancestors had them and we do too and it always puts our people into bondage.
Why do we need to understand what a 'false brethren' is? Well, I Cor. 1:10 defines our Christian and racial unity, to speak the same things and have the same mind. Paul mentions his perils among false brethren in II Cor. 11:26 and in Gal. 2:4 that says "But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy on our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage." Not all Judeans who converted to Christianity in the 1st century did so with sincerity. They were often infiltrators attempting to subvert the Gospel. I went to an Identity conference once and there was some discussion about infiltrators, but the consensus was that we had nothing to be infiltrated. I think the concern was undercover media scribes who were writing bad things about us. We’re not a secret society and we don’t light a candle and then put it under the pulpit. But, I think with the advent of the internet and the demise of conferences, infiltration has become much craftier and by stealth, because voices are anonymous and there is no accountability; they can ‘hit and run’ with impunity. The Bible even talks about phony messengers of light. John’s warning is just as good for us today as it was then when he said, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” I John 4:1. Anything trying to pass itself off as doctrine must be weighed in the balance wholistically by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
There are some other interesting translations of Galatians 2:4 that raise the same red flags.“False Christians were brought in. They slipped in as spies to learn about the freedom Christ Jesus gives us. They hoped to find a way to control us” God’s Word Translation. “Yet there was danger of this through the false brethren secretly introduced into the Church, who had stolen in to spy out the freedom which is ours in Christ Jesus, in order to rob us of it” the Weymouth New Testament. “Even that question came up only because of some so-called Christians there--false ones, really--who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their Jewish regulations” the New Living Translation.
These false brethren were more interested in controlling people, a precursor to institutionalized state-religion under the guise of Christianity. Those Christians, who didn’t buy into their religious pitch, were ostracized as if they were in the wrong. In Palestine, the jews persecuted the ecclesias directly, but outside the region, they became the benefactors of agent provocateurs, agitating the local pagans against Christian proselytizers. The jews were the leaders of all persecutions against the apostles and the infant Church. And what they could not do themselves, they instigated others to do; and, by gathering together lewd fellows of the baser sort from among the gentiles, they made frequent uproars, and especially at Thessalonica, where the opposition to the Gospel was very high, and the persecution of the Christians very heated. In I Thes. 2:14-15 Paul says, “But you, my brethren, imitated the churches of God that are in Judea, that are united with Christ Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as those churches did from the Jews. Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men.”
The problem is described in Acts 17:13-14, “But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds. Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea.” Shove off buddy, you’re not welcome here. I’ve had that experience (twice), where I was sharing the Good News of Christian Identity with good men and their wives told their husbands to tell me to get out of their home. One wife told me, “You make me want to throw up.”She had talked to her judeo-Christian minister the day before about me.History is replete with examples of the jews stirring up persecutions of the early Christian church and fraudulently converting to The Way, as it was called, only to subvert it from within by way of deception. This methodology continues to this day as a very effectively means to contaminate mainstream denominations. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and most churches have swallowed a smorgasbord of false doctrines, which may explain why there are thousands of splintered churches and a nation falling apostate, in moral decay.
The point of what was going on between Paul and the jews is that they hated him with an equal amount of passion and fervor that they had against Jesus. Because Paul was representing the message of Christ the Messiah, they regarded him as a threat to their power base; his doctrines were dangerous to his former colleagues, the Pharisees and Sadducees. They intentionally perverted and misrepresented his teachings; they claimed to have a superior understanding of true religion; who made pretensions to piety, but were far from being pious; who were greatly ignorant of the true nature of Christianity; and who were predisposed to take every advantage to persuade and impose upon others the traditions of the elders i.e. the adulterations of the Mosaic system. Paul ran into these devils everywhere he went as II Cor. 11:26 reports, “I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my kindred, dangers from the heathen, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren.” Other versions say “false friends” and “false believers.”
It’s evident that Paul is assigning a reason for something which he had done, and that reason was to counteract the influence of these ‘false brethren.’ And what might that be? The pivotal debate centered on Paul’s refusal to submit to the circumcision of Titus, the resistance of which Paul would muster all his tact and skill to counteract and defeat their influence and designs. In so doing, he not only secured favor with the leading apostles, but effectually prevented all the efforts of the false brethren to establish a foundation of Judaism upon the lost sheep of the house of Israel i.e. the nations in dispersion, commonly referred to as the gentiles, who later became the White nations of Europe. It’s really an amazing thing that Paul accomplished. Had these sly and cunning antichrists convinced weaker minds that the circumcision of Titus was necessary for salvation, then the sacrifice of Christ upon Calvary would have been in vain. But, Paul nipped the judaization of Christianity in the bud.
Our liberty in Christ, which the false brethren were hoping to quash, was preserved by Paul’s patient insistence that Christ’s priestly work was superior to the works of the Levitical priesthood. Christ is the Mediator between God and man according to the arrangements of the New Covenant, a covenant of grace, the unmerited favor to pardon sin. The promises of all spiritual blessings, and of eternal life, revealed in the Gospel, and made sure through Christ, are of infinitely greater value than the abrogated covenants of the old dispensation. The issue that the false brethren couldn’t get a handle on was that of justification; the idea that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” Romans 8:1. The false brethren are given their pink slip for absolving man’s sin and their temple is being put out of business. We still have with us today “Church law” that condemns man and acts as the mediator between God and mankind. But, it is void of having any more authority than the false brethren had in Paul’s day. The Roman Catholic Church proves its role in history, not as the “rock” upon which Christ would build His church, but rather as the gates of hell unleashed upon the world, having innocent blood on their hands.
The big controversy back in the 1st century between Israelites in Jerusalem and Israelites elsewhere was about circumcision. After reading Galatians 2:15-18, we learn about justification. This is when Christ gives us a brand new start in life, where He gives us His righteousness and we find the assurance of it through faith. We're no longer accused by the Law. The confusion about law is quickly nailed to the Cross when we realize those things Christ came to replace. Paul was not antinomian, he was anti-ritual.
So who are the false brethren? It would be those in Matthew 24:5, coming in the name of Christ, or exploiting His authority saying they are Christians, or more arrogantly, that they are the anointed and causing many to be deceived and to err. Several years ago we protested a Benny Hinn convention and were handing out leaflets proclaiming him a false prophet and one of the Hinn worshippers pointed their fingers at us in disgust saying, “Don’t you know he is God’s anointed?” Well, we knew and discerned his spirit as an anointed charlatan. The Pharisees were false brethren, much like the Zionists today who are not all jews, but race traitors like the establishment universalists. A brother or sister is a blood sibling, having a common parent. As Christians, we are brothers by having a bond of righteousness in common. False brethren cannot be a part of that unity, because they do not have the Spirit of God.
Does God love the false brethren? Proverbs 6:19 says God hates "A false witness that speaks lies and sows discord among his brothers." The brethren are commanded in II Thes. 3:6 to withdraw themselves from every brother who walks disorderly. This may be hard to do, weighing things in the balance, as we read II Thes. 3:13-15, “But you, my brethren, do not get tired of doing what is right. And if any man obey not our word through this letter, take special note of that man, and have no association with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” That's why we have the due process of Matthew 18:5. If a brother commits a trespass, tell him his fault. If he doesn't listen, then bring it to the attention of 2 more brothers, and if that fails, bring it to the church/assembly. If he fails to be rebuked and refuses to repent, then he is cast out as a heathen. A heathen is a racial alien or one that acts like one, and therefore is not thy brethren. If he continues to pass himself off as a Christian while promoting error, he is a false brethren. Now, just how widespread is this attitude that “I’m not accountable to anybody except God? I think it’s epidemic. And the root of this problem can almost always be traced back to a spirit of pride. James 3:14 pinpoints that type of mindset as follows, “But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, do not be puffed up against the truth and lie.” This is the source of nearly all our disputes.
Not all disputes have to be ‘knock down and drag ‘em out,’ ‘take no prisoners.’ Some controversies are honestly argued with a preponderance of Scripture and common sense. And common ground can be found without compromising if we simply look at the biblical principle involved. My dad was horrified that I didn’t believe in the Trinity and yet when I said, “Can we agree that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are manifested in the godhead” the issue evaporated. However, common sense is not always attendant with the obvious. There are still some in Christian Identity who have not shed their denominational baggage entirely and still retain that sticky residue of what they heard first in their impressionable minds as a youth, or what they heard most often repeated or what corresponded to their own personal notions of what they think the truth is. But, the truth shall make us free from everything that is false. Some people just don’t think they need to be freed from some things or obversely sprint towards the bondage of untruths. Christian Israelites are called sheep for a good reason: they are easily led astray. As Ephesians 4:14 puts it, “We are no longer to be children, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.”
I remember over a decade ago, there was this gentleman in our circle of friends who was very excited about a guy named Ron Wyatt, an amateur archeologist whose discoveries were as titillating as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ In fact, he purported to not only have discovered Noah’s Ark, but every archaeological site and/or artifact of interest to the Christian world including the Ark of the Covenant. You may be wondering: how did he find that? Well, he allegedly found the real site of the crucifixion and the stone socket in which the Cross was placed, whereby the blood of Christ dripped down through a crack in the mountain caused by the earthquake and finally landed on the mercy seat of the Ark in a subterranean chamber along with the Menorah, the Table of Shewbread and the Golden Altar of Incense from the ancient Temple; not to mention that he also scraped blood from the Ark and had a DNA analysis which indicated a person born of a virgin. He also discovered Moses’ stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, the exact location where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, the chariots of Pharaoh under the Red Sea, Mount Sinai, Sodom and Gomorrah, the tomb of Abraham, the tomb of Christ, the actual rock struck by Moses to release water at Kadesh [this of course would be in conflict with the Christian Identity belief that this rock is the Coronation Stone or Stone of Scone, now residing in Scotland], the pillars of Solomon, the storage vaults for grain that Joseph used during the drought in Egypt, bones of the giants before the Flood and it just goes on and on and on ad nauseam.
Wow! That’s unbelievable. When I first heard these claims, that’s what I thought and even more so after further investigation. But not so with a popular Christian Identity pastor who defends Ron Wyatt as if these tall tales were the gospel truth. If one wants to immerse themselves in all the rhetoric about these fantastic claims, there is such a plethora of reading that it would take weeks to wade through it all. But, common sense should tell the casual observer that this is what II Timothy 4:3 warns us about, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” In defense of heaping the ridiculous upon audacity, the pastor within our ranks says that if you don’t believe these tremendous archaeological discoveries then you are siding with the jews. He says the jews are the source of the anti-Wyatt smear campaigns and the majority of Wyatt’s critics are frauds. Well, the issue of credibility is not in those who criticize, but in those who are putting forth something as true. When people doubt something, they say, “Prove it.” Ron Wyatt hasn’t proven anything scientifically or biblically and even if he did, what’s the big deal. Our CI pastor has said that, “Judaism cannot afford to have physical evidence of the Virgin Birth.” Well, who cares? Since when does empirical evidence preempt a Christian’s faith in the Word of God? And this is where the whole Ron Wyatt affair falls apart. It is Marxist Dialectics from the get-go. Ron Wyatt’s farfetched finds are the thesis and his critics are the antithesis and they all put on a great soap opera for the gullible masses. The synthesis is what false brethren bring to the table: bondage.
While promoting his claims, Ron Wyatt’s theology became paramount as his conclusions were rooted in the Seventh Day Adventist beliefs and that of the alleged visions and teachings of Ellen Gould White, another jewish prophetess. Her teachings are viewed as inspired as much as the writers of the Bible. The Bible must be interpreted by SDA to harmonize with her writings. Therefore, Ron Wyatt’s discoveries cannot be understood by any other means than a judaized churchianity. To excuse the lack of proof in Wyatt’s archaeology and polluted exegesis of the Bible is tantamount to sanctioning an antichrist agenda and allowing a leaven within our camp. It is imperative that we identify false brethren. For God’s sake, let’s know the difference between speculation and the revealed Word of God. This is a clear case where we do throw the mamzer baby out with the dirty bathwater.
But let’s take a little bit closer look at the major perpetrators of the late Ron Wyatt, whose discoveries are now marketed at his very own museum. Bellying up to the bar is the Prophecy Club and messianic speaker (jew loudmouth) Michael Rood. The Prophecy Club is run by Stan Johnson, a false prophet (because he predicted the future wrongly); with only a cursory review, the PC confirms they are in the business of selling you things for the end of the world. As for preaching the gospel to the lost, well, not so much. One of the stars of his show is a jewish prophetess, Nancy Cohen, who calls Stan “anointed.” Stan is so anointed that he and his wife had these dreams about oil being discovered in IsreaLIE and took every opportunity to promote a company that was on the verge of drilling in the Holy Land, claiming God had spoken to him. And of course his listeners wanted a piece of the action and so he sold them shares, which got jacked up like a pyramid scheme… until it went broke. Is this the kind of credibility that cements Ron Wyatt in the hall of fame or the hall of shame?
If you haven’t seen a picture of Michael Rood, a jewish huckster dressed up in a 1st century Pharisee costume, you’re missing one heck of a jewish comedian, who says in a slick video, where he’s holding two little lambs in his arms, that you can’t understand the Passover without experiencing his Passover extravaganza show and without observing the recreated ordinances, Christ will “Remain a flat one dimensional cartoon character.” He even has his own TV show called ‘Rood Awakenings’ and yes it should be spelled R-U-D-E. On his website he has a 20 hour seminar, which exhorts “The spiritually wilting Christian world to graft back into the Hebrew [sic] roots of their faith.” Another lie: that we owe our Old Testament heritage to the jews. In other words, he’s doing the same dang thing the “false brethren” were doing in Paul’s day. Nobody in Christian Identity should be fooled by this kind of shtick that goes hand in glove with the fantasy world of Ron Wyatt.
Listen to this, from Mt. 24:23, “If any man shall say unto you, Look here is the Messiah, or There He is, don’t you believe it.” It was a common avarice for imposters assuming to be the Messiah, Simon Magus being one well versed jew in magic, divination and sorcery; he was so good at his act, he founded the Roman Catholic Church, not Peter as it is assumed. Here’s a tip: if someone claims to be Christ and he’s swarthy, it’s not Him. “For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones” verse 24. They will pretend to perform the miraculous, but White Christians, even though they may be led far astray, or have a great doubt over doctrine, or perplexed by those who do not love Christ as we do, cannot be totally deceived or seduced away from our Savior. Our Lord said that if this were possible, it would be done, but it was not possible. The false brethren can try every evil means to dissuade us from Christ, but they will never be able to separate us from the love of He who has chosen us.
So don’t you think this is an interesting development of known judaizers, who fit the racial profile of false brethren, doing what they do, and someone in our community trying to give them credence, to occupy our time and minds, to bring in another Christ and another gospel, and don’t we need more controversy? We need it as much as pride and ego. I could care less where Noah’s Ark is, because my faith cannot be flooded with lies. Wyatt says Mt. Ararat, Christian Identity says the Tarim Basin.
On the other hand, "Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling" understand the partnership we have with Christ, separating ourselves from evil. "Harden not your hearts" as our ancestors in the wilderness tested God (Hebrews 3:8). That generation erred, not knowing the ways of God. "Take heed, brethren, lest there be any of you with an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God" (Hebrews 3:12). Their tempting fate should be our example, even today; when instruction and righteousness and correction are taken in unbelief. It was hard for them to believe Paul's teaching about circumcision, as it is today about race and pagan influence upon Christian doctrines. God loves everybody, Merry Christmas (said sarcastically).
Are we supposed to love false brethren? "Should you help the ungodly and love them who hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord" (II Chron. 19:2). Obviously false brethren are not godly. What communion hath light with darkness? I John 2:9 says, "He that saith he is in the light, yet hates (or is in opposition to) his brother, is in darkness." Verse 11 continues the thought by saying he doesn't know where he's going, because the dark has blinded his eyes. "If any man says I love God and hates his brother, he is a liar" (I John 4:20). For loving your brother whom you can see is not able to love God, whom you cannot see. I Peter 2:17 says, "Honor all men, love the brotherhood, fear God and honor the king." To clarify this verse, it means all righteous men, as we don't honor the unrighteous. We don't love false brethren. We don't fear false gods. We don't obey, but one kind of ruler, and that is the one that is not a terror to good works, but to evil (Romans 13:3). Common sense tells us that one who brings anything jewish or antichristian into the fold does not love us. They bring themselves into the Christian brotherhood to which they do not rightfully belong.
Christian Identity, being a movement and not an autonomous congregation or denomination, is vulnerable to many talking heads, which forces all of us to be keenly vigilant towards misrepresentations. If the sheep found that the shepherds were entertaining the idea of letting wolves into the flocks, we would have a serious trust issue if not a real security threat. While we trust in God for safety and success, we should use every proper precaution to remove subversives. We learn to be humble by knowing the Gospel is not ours, but God’s and that we are but His custodians of the Word. Which begs the question: are we sure that any of us are qualified to identify who is and who is not a Christian? If we are not, how can any of us be qualified to identify the Head of the body, the Christ? Does it not follow then that if, by the grace of God, we do know who He is, that we would also know those who are His and those who are not? “We are of God; he that knows God hears us; the one who is not of God does not hear us. Hereby we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” I John 4:6.
False brethren are seldom despised or ostracized by society, but they’re a thorn in our side. They flow with the world. I often wondered many years ago why some Identity preachers said they weren’t White supremacists. Perhaps it’s because they are accepted, recognized, respected, tolerated and sometimes praised (for fear of the jews?). They want to be a part of that world that Jesus said He was not of. I’ve even heard that they’ve indulged in the persecution of some righteous folks. They hate true believers, if ever so politely, because true believers are a testimony against them, their worldliness and hypocrisy. Who gets to set the standard for truth? Who is telling it like it is and who is doing the manipulating? How are we to decide between the myriad of interpretations of the Bible by so many religious groups in the world? The only way we can know for sure is from God Himself. He is the Spirit of Truth. He is the Light of the world. You’ll recognize those who speak His words and those who do not, although both true brethren and false brethren claim inspiration. Jesus told His followers that they would be sent out into the world as He was sent, and that they would teach the Scriptures by the same Spirit that He taught. Paul said this about teaching from the Word, “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself” I Tim. 6:3-5.
One of the best compliments I ever got was from a member of our old church that told me, “Mark, you’re a meat and potatoes kind of preacher.” And I guess that’s true, because I don’t like to dish out sensational tabloid type topics or spicy foreign fare. You’ll never hear me teaching about flying saucers, unearthly creatures, urban legends or anything that can’t be confirmed clearly by the Word of God or it’s just plain silly. I might poke fun at them for being nonsense, but I’ll leave it to the false brethren to abuse their bully pulpits trying to get your attention. I alluded to this technique in ‘The Algebra of Distractions’ in which they try to alter our body, mind and spirit in order to make God’s Word of none effect. “These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own evil desires; and their mouths are full of big, boastful words, while they treat individual men with admiring reverence for the sake of the advantage they can gain. But you, dear friends, must remember the statements and predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God's Spirit in them” Jude 1:16-19.
Paul’s discussion of the chosen remnant of grace in Romans 11 is an important key to deciphering who’s who. While the entire nation of Israel had a divine calling, only a remnant actually attains the promises. King Ahab or his notorious wife Jezebel was not part of a remnant, so they weren’t the chosen elect. But they were chosen to persecute the remnant. Paul is making the point that whether chosen as a vessel of honor or dishonor, it’s all in alignment with the sovereignty of God. In other words, true brethren and false brethren were chosen prior to their birth, just as God called Jacob and rejected Esau before they were born. There are several examples of when Israelites violated certain laws; they risked being cut off from among their people. The Law had the right to expel a member regardless of their tribal heritage. The Law only cared about works. The prophets made this clear and in Jeremiah 24 we read of two baskets of figs, representing two different types of Judahites. The evil figs of Judah refused to submit to the divine judgment and so they found themselves in contempt of court. Deut. 17:12 says, “The man that will be proud, who deliberately disobeys the priest [judge]… that man shall die, and you shall put away the evil from Israel.” The evil figs were presumptuous in thinking they could get away with sin indefinitely. They presumed what their chosen status was.
Keep in mind that the chosen seed are the ones called to dispense the blessings of God to all the branches of the family tree that began with Adam. But, throughout history, some of the branches required pruning. What good is a dead branch? The chosen seed of Abraham, then, are the true children of Abraham on account of their faith in Christ. Paul makes the case in Gal. 3:9, “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” It is only when men of our race (the other races are irrelevant) know their place and have faith in Christ, can they then join the seed of Abraham. That faith is proven to all by showing one’s works. “Faith without works is dead” James 2:20. And this should never be confused with the works of the old temple ordinances. Each one of us differs in faith, but we have one thing in common: we do the works of Abraham. And what was that covenant God made with Abraham? “In you shall all the families of the earth be blessed” Gen. 12:3. The jews are a curse to all the families of the earth. God says of these bad figs of Judah, “I will make them abhorrent and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, they will be disgraced and mocked, taunted and a curse, wherever I banish them” Jer. 24:9. God makes false brethren repugnant and obnoxious to make it easy for us to identify them. I think it goes without saying that false brethren can never be a blessing to anyone by any stretch of the imagination, even if they pretend to be one of us.
Jesus had this discussion with the Pharisees, who were all puffed up on their genealogy and their keeping of the law, even though they were hypocrites and proudly mongrelized their society. Jesus was not impressed with them one iota; nor did they show any faith in Him being the Messiah. I guess Jesus didn’t read the book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People.’ Paul makes it clear In Gal. 4 that those who remained in Judaism were not of Sarah but of Hagar. Hence they were Ishmaelites, and not the heirs of the promise through Isaac. Paul understood this by revelation and personal experience; he had persecuted the early Church, even as Ishmael had persecuted Isaac. As long as man (Adamkind) remains an Ishmaelite in the sight of God, he is not an heir of the promises of God. Paul is the perfect example of an Israelite who was able to make the change from Ishmael to Isaac. He changed mothers from Hagar to Sarah (allegorically) based on the spiritual laws of God’s Word. Any White man can do the same, if God heals his blindness and opens his eyes to his Kinsman Redeemer. It is the work of this ministry to bless all the White families of the earth with the truth of Jesus Christ. There are so called Christian anarchists who don’t believe in leadership, but this undermines the whole concept of propagating the Christian faith. We are to lead with the mind of Christ. We are to follow men only as they follow Christ. To follow anything less is to chase after false brethren who smite our fellowship with a curse. How can there be any movement of God if there is no leading and following going in the direction of His Kingdom?
The false brethren of Paul’s day were much like today’s Zionists who can either be mongrel jews or White men having a mongrel mentality and acting like a jew, pretending to be one of us. I pray the former be destroyed as tares thrown in a furnace and the latter repent and find their way to Christ as did Paul.
Finally, we should be aware of false brethren by judging those who put a stumbling block to cause a brother to fall as stated in Romans 14:13, “Let us therefore not judge one another anymore; but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” How does man fall to sin when he is tempted by his own lust (James 1:14)? We are drawn away from godliness by following after someone who is not our brother, our kinfolk. The Bible warns us about keeping company with liars, deceivers, false prophets, Pharisees, wizards, murmurers, profaners, idolaters, human demons, Baal worshippers, universalists AND false brethren that do keep company with the aforementioned.
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Ps. 133:1. A brother, here, implies inclusion of both genders, men and women, believing and being blessed as a body of Christ. I pray this message has been a blessing to you and that you are now better equipped to identify the false brethren who are destroying what God created. Let us keep the truth close to our hearts as we are in God’s presence and refer all that we learn to His glory. Amen.