Cult of Baal


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

August 1, 2021

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 2:21-25:

21) “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed:  how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange [#5237] vine unto me?

22) For though thou wash thee with mire, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

23) How canst thou say, I am not polluted.  I have not gone after Baalim?  See thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done:  thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways.

24) A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away?  All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

25) Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst:  but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers [#2114], and after them will I go.”

What do these verses mean?  What is Jeremiah saying to the kingdom of Judah?  Is it important to know today? 

God often pictures Israel as being planted as a noble vine or a goodly tree; a right seed.  Jeremiah then asks a disturbing question.  How did Israel change from a noble vine into a degenerate plant of a strange [or alien, or foreigner or adulterous] vine? 

Could Jeremiah, if he were alive today, ask the same question?  Is the House of Judah and the House of Israel turned into a degenerate plant of a strange vine or is it still a noble vine?   Is the kingdom likened to a well cultivated vine that has grown into a wild plant?  Is the kingdom likened to a filthy object that no amount of washing with soap can cleanse?  Is the kingdom likened to a woman who has left her husband for other men?  Is the kingdom likened to a person who has lusted after other strange women, like a camel in heat lusts for a mate?  Is the kingdom likened to the eagerness of a thirsty traveler who walks the desert searching for water till the sandals drop off his feet?  Could the same thing be said of the Israelite nations of today?  Are they being turned into a degenerate vine?


Judah, like the House of Israel, had gone after Baalim (Jeremiah 2:23). 

Jeremiah 2:23: “How canst thou say, I am not polluted.  I have not gone after Baalim?  See thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done:  thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways:”

Judah had associated with Baal and had committed adultery with “strange” women.  Jeremiah makes repeated reference to the beliefs and practices of Baalism, and to the significance they had in leading God’s people into adultery and prostitution.  Serving Baal meant that they broke one of the Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

Now was this spiritual adultery and prostitution or was it fleshly adultery and prostitution.  That is the one of the major differences between Judeo-Christianity and Christian Identity.  Judeo-Christianity says that it is spiritual, while Christian Identity says that it is adultery committed with strange [foreign] women.  Which one is it?

But when one reads about what the many ancient pagan religious cults were all about, especially the cults of Baal and Ashtaroth, they see that it was mainly about sex.  Sex was a primary component of these cults.  Once we see this, we can comprehend fully just what Jeremiah, and the other prophets of God, are saying when they talk about the people of God committing “adultery” in Baal worship.

For example, Herodotus (lived in the 400s BC; called the father of history) said that Baal chose for himself, out of all the women in the land, one special woman each night to lie in one of the rooms of the temple of Baal.  In the spacious temple, this chosen woman lies on a very large couch, richly adorned, with a golden table by its side.  Each night, some man enters the chambers, pretending to be Baal, and commits fornication with the woman.  These temple adulteries are arranged with the Baal priests as the pimps. 

Herodotus also talks about one of the most shameful customs of Baal worship: 

“Every woman born in the country [of Babylon] must once in her life go and sit down in the precinct of Aphrodite [also known as Ashtaroth, Mylitta, Astarte, ‘queen of heaven’, Ishtar or Easter] in different lands and there consort with a stranger.  Many of the wealthier sort, who are too proud to mix with the others, drive in covered carriages to the precinct, followed by a goodly train of attendants, and there take their station.  But the larger number seat themselves within the holy enclosure with wreaths of string about their heads, and here there is always a great crowd, some coming and others going; lines of cord mark out paths in all directions among the women, and the strangers pass along them to make their choice.  A woman who has once taken her seat is not allowed to return home till one of the strangers throws a silver coin into her lap, and takes her with him beyond the holy ground.  When he throws the coin, he says these words – ‘The goddess Mylitta prosper thee.’  The silver coin may be of any size; it cannot be refused, for that is forbidden by the law, since once thrown it is sacred.  The woman goes with the first man who throws her money and rejects no one. When she has gone with him, and so satisfied the goddess, she returns home, and from that time forth no gift however great will prevail with her. Such of the women as are tall and beautiful are soon released, but others who are ugly have to stay a long time before they can fulfill the law. Some have waited three or four years in the precinct” (Book 1; Chapter 199).

Strabo [Greek historian who lived during the Roman Empire’s transitional period] says a similar thing about Baal worship:

“And in accordance with a certain oracle all the Babylonian woman have a custom of having intercourse with a foreigner, the woman going to a temple of Aphroditê with a great retinue and crowd; and each woman is wreathed with a cord round her head. The man who approaches a woman takes her far away from the sacred precinct, places a fair amount of money upon her lap, and then has intercourse with her; and the money is considered sacred to Aphroditê” (Book 16, Chapter 1, Verse 20, Loeb Library edition).

Herodotus and Strabo both agree that every woman, in Baal worship, must at one time, go to the temple for the purpose of having intercourse with a person they do not know.  They both mention that they are dressed with cords wreathed round her head. 

The same thing is said in Baruch, chapter 6, in the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha used to be in the King James Bible.  Notice the women have cords in Baruch as well in Herodotus and Strabo:

Baruch 6:43-44:

43) The women also with cords about them, sitting in the ways, burn bran for perfume: but if any of them, drawn by some that passeth by, lie with him, she reproacheth her fellow, that she was not thought as worthy as herself, nor her cord broken. 

44) Whatsoever is done among them is false: how may it then be thought or said that they are gods?” 

Aphrodite is still worshipped in America today.  She goes by a different name.  Ever since the sexual revolution that occurred in the 1960s, Americans have followed the practices of this god and not their own God.  How many couples now fornicate multiple times with no consideration of ever getting married?

Chaperoned dating became obsolete.  A man used to have to ask permission of the father to BEGIN to date his daughter.  Nowadays, the man only asks permission to marry her, (and not all do this), even though they might have been dating for several years.  Who a girl dates is strictly her decision not her father’s.

How many men present here asked the girl’s father if he could date his daughter, without the daughter even knowing?  I think that many of us may have asked the girl’s father if we could marry her, but we dated her for many months or years before we even met him.

How many couples, when they got married, have had sexual encounters previously with other people?  How would that number compare with their grandparents?  Was it more or less?  Would you agree that since the sexual revolution, white America has become more like they are worshipping Baal than with the God who made a covenant with their fathers?


The Canaanite worship rites were carried out not only in temples but on ‘every high hill’, and ‘under every green tree’.

2 Kings 17:10, 11:

10) “And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree.

11) And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them: and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:”

These rites were accompanied by such things as frenzied dances, self-mutilation, cult prostitution (both male and female), and, at times, even by human sacrifice.

1 Kings 18:26-28:

26) “And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us.  But there was no voice, nor any that answered.  And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

27) And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or  he is on a journey, or peradventure he  sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28) And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.”

The sexual revolution was accompanied by the music revolution that promoted and enticed sexual activity.  Did this just happen or was it planned?  Notice the loud singing and dancing that took place shortly after Israel’s wedding.

Exodus 32:18-19:

18) “And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome:  but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19) And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.”

There are signs when Israel stops following the Laws of their God.  They do things that are different than what their God instructed them to do.  They, like sheep, follow the way the heathen follow their gods.  There was no rock & roll music in America until the end of the 1950s.  Tell that to your grandchildren and see if they even believe it.


Israel’s history has been a continual failure.  Judah, one of the sons of Jacob, committed the sin of marrying a Canaanite.   A couple of other sons of Jacob also married Canaanite women.  They have constantly followed the wrong plan.  They have consistently race-mixed.  Their offspring and their offspring’s descendants are forever cast out of the covenant blessings.  It is a major sin.

The Book of Judges tells of Israel’s continual failure of this sin during the reign of judges.  It records:

  • Nine apostasies,
  • Seven servitudes,
  • Sixteen judges and their exploits, and
  • Five civil wars. 

It began after the generation of Joshua and his elders had died.  This generation followed God.  But it was the next generation that began the failure.

It was this generation that did not know the works of their LORD God.  What did they do?

Judges 2:11-15:

11) “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

12) And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the  land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

13) And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

14) And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of spoilers that spoiled them, and He sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.

15) Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn into them: and they were greatly distressed.”

Notice that Israel had their enemies.  Do they still have their enemies today?  And shortly thereafter, the next generation did the same thing:

Judges 3:4-6:

4) “And they [the Canaanite nations] were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which He commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

5) And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites.

6) And they took their [Canaanite] daughters to be their [Israelite] wives, and gave their [Israelite] daughters to their [Canaanite] sons, and served their gods.

7) And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.”

The children of Israel forgot the LORD their God and served Baal -- by doing what?  They racially intermarried!  When the inhabitants of Jerusalem were “worshipping” in Canaanite temples, it is evident from the nature of that worship that they were necessarily having sexual intercourse with Canaanite men and women.  For such sex was at the core of these Canaanite religions. 

And if they were having sexual intercourse with Canaanites, then they were having Canaanite children in those days.  So, when Ezekiel wrote:

Ezekiel 16:3, 45:

3) “And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

45) Thou art thy mother’s daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children:  your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.”

Baal temples were temples of prostitution.  Baal priests were pimps.  Baal priests chose a beautiful woman to have sex with the god Baal.  Men paid money to the Baal priests to have sex with the girl disguised as the god Baal.  As a result, Jeremiah and Ezekiel were warning the Judahites that most of their tribe was polluted.  Their seed was partially destroyed.  They, like their patriarch Judah, must be careful who they married.

The same was true with the kingdom of Israel.  They also were involved with Baal worship.  They were warned by the prophet Hosea.

Hosea 5:7: “They [Houses of Israel and Judah] have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange [#2114] children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.”

But many Judeo-Christian Bible commentaries say that Israelites were having babies out of wedlock, not committing the sin of interracial marriages.  But they don’t answer the question of how this would, having babies out of wedlock, produce “strange” [#2114] children, if they were having sex with a person of the same race?  Word #2114 is “zuwr” which means to commit adultery with a foreigner.  So “zuwr” children would be children produced by committing adultery with a strange woman/man.

An apple tree can only produce another apple tree.  A peach tree can only produce another peach tree.  Since the Spirit of God was only given to the Adamic race, and to none other, it is obvious that only Adamic genetics contain the information necessary to raise that “spiritual body” in the resurrection.  It is the “treasure” that Adamites have in their “earthen vessels” (2 Corinthians 4:7).  But they can throw this treasure all away for their offspring by marrying themselves with people of another race. 

2 Corinthians 4:7: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

And that is what the “bad figs” did.  They mingled themselves with the seed of the Hittites, Amorites, and Canaanites and so they became to the LORD God of Israel the “degenerate plant of a strange vine.”

Over and over, the people of God’s covenant continually committed this sin.  Eventually, the prophet Ezra described that many of the remnant of the kingdom of Judah, who returned to the “Promised Land” as committing this very same sin.

Ezra 9:1-4:

1) “Now when these things were done, the princes came to me [Ezra], saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands; doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2) For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons; so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands; yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

3) And when I hear this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

4) Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of these that had been carried away; and I sat astonied unto the evening sacrifice.”

Ezra had received a complaint against the priests and Levites that they had not separated themselves from the other races in the land.  How did they do this?  They had interracially married with them (v. 2).  Notice that it says that the “holy” seed had mingled with the other races of the land.  There is only one seed that is “holy.”

What was Ezra reaction to this news?  Have you or do you know of anyone who has ever reacted the way Ezra reacted to the news?  He tore his garment and mantle and plucked his hair off his head and beard and sat astonished!  Then the people that trembled at the words of their LORD God about this transgression came to Ezra.  This was a very serious situation.  What would Ezra do today if he were alive?

What about Israel’s third king – i.e. King Solomon?  What did this very smart, great king do?

1 Kings 11:1, 2:

1) “But king Solomon loved may strange [#5237] women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites.

2) Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel.  Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you:  for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.  Solomon clave unto these in love.”

Solomon loved many strange women; who did he love?  Foreigners, outlandish, adulterous and alien women, that’s who. 

Nehemiah 13:25-27:

25) “And I contended with them [Judeans who had interracially married with Ashdod, Ammon and Moab], and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.

26) Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things?  Yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel:  nevertheless even him did outlandish [#5237] women cause to sin.

27) Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange [#5237] wives?”

Notice that the words “outlandish” v. 26 and “strange” v. 27 are from the same Hebrew word.  The two English translations mean the same thing.  Solomon interracially married with many strange women.

And look at these three verses in Deuteronomy.  How is everyone on the earth equal?  We have “neighbor” or “brother” compared with the “foreigner.”

Deuteronomy 15:1-3:

1) “At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

2) And this is the manner of the release:  Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbor shall release it:  he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother:  because it is called the LORD’s release.

3) Of a foreigner [#5237] thou mayest exact it again:  but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release.”

Every seven years [it could be only one day – seven years was the longest it could be] an Israelite was to cancel the debts of his “neighbor” or “brother.”  But the law says that he could reinstate the debt on a “foreigner”.  This is the same foreigner that he could lend usury too. 

Deuteronomy 23:20: “Unto a stranger [#5237] thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend  upon usury:  that the LORD thy God  may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”

The difference between “stranger” and “brother” is made again.  An Israelite would have to know the difference in the people that he has dealing with.  How would he know who he could charge usury to or keep their debt?  Who would he know who to put in office?

Deuteronomy 17:15: “Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose:  one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee; thou mayest not set a stranger [#5237] over thee, which is not thy brother.”

The ruler over the Israelite people, since they abducted the LORD God off their throne, is only to be one of their own people.  They are not to put in anyone who is a “foreigner” or not their “brethren”.  If we apply this same principle to America, we should not have any black, Oriental, Mexican or Jews in government or political positions.  The reason would be the same as it was for the Israel people, that those of other races would introduce strange customs or usages.   The Israelites were warned of how other races would lead them away from their God.


What has America become today?  Is it a degenerative vine?  When I was very young, the nation was still basically a separatist nation, especially in the South.  There were colored schools and white schools in large sections of the nation.  There were colored churches and white churches.  There were colored areas where the colored could live and there were white areas where the whites could live.  There were colored businesses and white businesses. 

There were colored professional baseball leagues and there were white professional baseball leagues.  There were colored drinking fountains and there were white drinking fountains.  There were colored football college teams and there were white football college teams.

As a point on this last sentence, a member of our church showed me a picture of the 1965 football team of Alabama University which was the number one team in the nation in that year.  All the players were white.  They included the member’s uncle, who played defensive end, and Joe Namath, who rose to much greater fame in the professional league.  The University of Alabama didn’t get its first black football player on its team until 1971.  That was eight years after the Federal troops forced the University of Alabama to accept black students.  Was Alabama a racist school until then?

Major League baseball didn’t get its first black until 1947.  Was major league baseball racist until then?  The NFL didn’t sign its first black football player until 1946.  Was the NFL racist until then?

Blacks had their own schools, mainly in the South; whites had their own.  It was separate but equal.  But that all changed with the Supreme Court ruling in 1954.  It was ruled that it was not separate and equal, but separate and unequal.  So, integration was made the rule of the land.  Busing began.  Did this please or displease the LORD God of Israel?

Most of the white population and a slight majority of the black population were against busing.  Then how did both busing and school integration get passed.  Who was behind this movement?

Who is the enemy of Christians?  Who is the enemy of their God?  It was the Jews in America who were the prime movers and guiding force behind the massive attempt to mongrelize the White Christian people with the Black, Oriental, Hispanic and Pacific Islanders races.  The movement to mix the races in America was most definitely sparked and financed by organized Jewry in every city of any size in America containing a formal Jewish community.  Of course, everyone realizes that there were many gullible and brainwashed Israelites working toward this same end.

Question:  The first political party in America to adopt a civil rights program was:

  •   The Republican Party
  •   The Democratic Party
  •   Any other minority Party

Answer to be given later in sermon.


A communist Jew who was influential in political circles. Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama were the two most prominent politicians who followed what Alinsky advocated.The great ideal of Judaism … is that the whole world shall be imbued with Jewish teachings, and that in a Universal Brotherhood of Nations—a greater Judaism, in fact—all the separate races and religions shall disappear.”— from the Jewish World, 9th February 1883.

ONE WORLD, ONE RACE … the deliberate encouragement of interracial marriages is the only way to hasten this process. And it may be that time is growing short. The dominance of our world has begun to shift, like cargo in a listing vessel, from the White races to the colored.”

Thus, Rabbi Feinberg urges our White Christian people to surrender the blood of our forefathers and commit racial suicide by helping mongrelize the White race through interracial marriage!

Saul Alinsky, another communist Jew, was influential in political circles.  Alinsky made Chicago the most advantageous political city in America.  Hillary and Obama were the two most prominent politicians who made the plunge and followed what Alinsky said. 

Now back to our question.  The first political Party in America to adopt a civil rights program was:

  • The Republican Party
  • The Democrat Party
  •  Any minority Party

The answer is C.  It was the Communist Party.  Both the Republican and Democratic Parties copied them after World War Two (about two decades later).  The 1928 Civil Rights Program of the U. S. Communist Party was written by Joseph Pogany, who was born in Moscow, Russia.  He was sent to America in 1928 to help build the Communist Party in the United States.  Pogany was a Jew.  Pogany, using the alias Joseph Schwartz, wrote the following program which the communists adopted and distribute all over America.

A Russian Jew who came to American and wrote the Communists Program of civil rights, every bit of it now in place in the U.S.COMMUNIST PARTY FOUGHT FOR RACE MIXING


  • Abolition of the whole system of race discrimination and insure full racial equality.
  •  Ensure Negroes the right to vote.
  •  Abolish all Jim Crow laws and forbid discrimination against Negroes in selling or renting houses.
  •  Abolish all laws forbidding intermarriage of persons of different races.
  •  Assure full integration of public schools and universities.
  •  Equal admittance of Negroes to railway stations, waiting rooms, hotels, restaurants and theatres.
  •  Full integration of the Army and Navy.
  •  Allow Negroes to join all labor unions.
  •  Equal employment opportunity for Negroes.

Every single one of the Pogany’s original platform points have today been adopted and put in force by both Jew-influenced Democratic and Republican Parties.  Notice point #4 above.  “Abolish all laws forbidding intermarriage of persons of different races.”  (Notice that the Communists in 1928 believed in many races, not one race.) This was a communist (Jewish) platform, not the commands of the LORD God of Israel.

Who are you going to believe; Communism or our LORD God?  What God or god are you going to serve?

Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye swell:  but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.