By Pastor Jim Jester
October 8, 2023
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Missions are traditionally regarded as the heart of the church, but most churches’ foreign mission programs are misguided because of their belief in universalism. All of Judeo-Christianity thinks that they must “convert the whole world to Jesus Christ” regardless of race. This is their concept of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, it is a grave error.
The result of this “salvation for all” thinking and policy, will be the destruction of Christian culture, not the spreading of it. The modern Christian would ask, “How could something so important as following the Great Commission actually be the destruction of Christianity?” The answer is simple, just cause the church to misunderstand the Great Commission and then they will misapply it to the wrong people.
First of all, the Great Commission was intended to apply to the covenant people of the Scriptures, not everyone in the world. Our Lord plainly stated, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matt. 15:24)
Secondly, consider that during the first 1500 years, the Christian church had no foreign missions programs! That is amazing to most of us today. It was not until the beginning of the 17th century that any churchman in the Western world entertained the idea of a multi-racial church. Since then, the preoccupation with foreign missions has consumed the Christian world. What has been the result over the past two centuries? We have not converted the other races or changed their countries, but instead they have come to the home of the missionaries who have tried to help them. This mixing of cultures and races is a violation of God’s many commands for his people to be separated from other races. “Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.” (Neh. 13:3)
Thirdly, those who are Christianized, or allegedly “converted,” do not last — they always revert back to the gods of their ancestors. America complains about illegal (and legal) immigration and the effect it has on us, but the blame must be laid upon the liberal church first, with the government at a close second place. Nothing else has done more to encourage the third world to invade the Christian West.
So, Christian America, I ask: Do you want to continue to see the plague of non-White immigration? Just keep sending missionaries to foreign countries to try and convert the unconvertible, and you will see the plague come full-force.
DO ALL RACES SHARE SALVATION?
By what authority do Christians believe that God has embraced the whole world for salvation? The Bible very plainly teaches that God is in covenant with a particular people. How foolish it would be for someone to proclaim that Allah is the god of all the earth, when we know he is the god of Muslims only. How ridiculous for someone to say that Brahman is the god of everyone, when he is the god of the Hindus. How absurd it is to say that Buddha is god of all people when we know he is god of the Oriental race. Likewise, it is just as crazy to say that the God of the Bible is for everyone universally, when the Bible proclaims he is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Do you believe the Bible, or do you believe that salvation is extended to all races on the Earth?
Throughout the Bible we find words like: “elect,” “salvation,” or “redemption,” and these apply to Israel because the Law was given to Israel. “He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any [other] nation....” (Ps. 147:19-20). They were responsible for keeping the Law, they broke the Law, and hence they needed redemption. Jesus’ death provided the atonement for the Elect, which is Israel. The other races do not share in this process of salvation. All through God’s Word (even the New Testament) the epithet is often seen in various forms: “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” No other genealogical line is ever mentioned in the Scriptures. So how then, can other races (not of this line) obtain salvation or the kingdom? The Bible never hints that salvation is for “everyone.”
THE BOOK OF ADAM
The Bible declares itself to be the book of one people: “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.” (Gen. 5:1) Only the genealogy of Adam’s children are spelled out in the Bible. Specifically, you will find the record for the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. You will not find the records of the Mongoloid or Negroid races there. You will, however, find occasions where cursed seed lines are revealed. With this in mind, can we really say with any kind of biblical authority that the Bible is a universal book with a universal God for all people? Certainly not! This is Catholic (universal) doctrine, and it is false.
Nearly all the clergy in the world assume that all the races developed from Adam and Eve. Consequently, most church people believe the same thing. This theory usually includes a young Earth scenario of nearly7,000 years, which lays aside all scientific evidence of an old Earth (of at least a billion years). The Bible does not teach that all races originated in Adam. If you believe the Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasoid races are all descended from one man and one woman then you can certainly call yourself an evolutionist.
Dr. Ross, a Christian scientist, in his book “The Genesis Question” (p. 108) states that “firmly established dates” of various racial groups extend back from 4004 B.C. to 30,000 B.C. Other scientists (of evolutionary theory) give dates farther back than this.
A plain reading of Scripture also gives evidence of pre-Adamic people as seen in Genesis 4:14-15 where Cain was fearful of his life being taken by someone to where he was banished. In Genesis 4:16-17, he also had obtained a wife and built a city. Therefore, it makes sense that he gained ascendancy and had many people to help him build and live in this city. If he had married a sister, as some theorize, why would he need a city and why would Adam allow one of his daughters to go to a banished and life-threatening area to marry the man who killed his son? Would that make sense?
Since we have ascertained that the Bible is about Adam, then which race was he? An examination of the Hebrew word for Adam describes him as a White man. The word Aw-Dawm’ (#120 from Strong’s Concordance), which is from Aw-Dam’ (#119), means to show blood (in the face), flush or turn rosy, be red (ruddy). No other race has this feature. His name defines him as White because of the ability to blush. Many times, in the Bible, the word translated “man” is the word “Adam.” The Bible is the history of Adam’s race (mankind) only except as it mentions other races as they relate to Adamkind, such as: strangers, bastards, giants, or angels.
From Adam comes the progeny of ancient Israel, as Bible genealogy plainly records. History also supports this conclusion, and further demonstrates that the Israelites became known as “Caucasians” (and other designations) because of their migration into Europe.
There are those who say all this may be true, but that is the Old Testament and now we are in the New, and Paul says everyone else is “grafted in.” No matter what I say here, some will not give up their misguided judeo-Christian theological theories (perhaps for multiple reasons). So, today’s church invents a “spiritual Israel” to replace the physical Israel because they are unwilling or unable to identify who physical Israel is.
Did Paul really say that all races are now “grafted” into Israel? Would Paul lay aside the fact that the Bible was written about Adamkind, that God would ignore his everlasting covenant made with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and that God would break his own law of the kinsman redeemer (See Lev. 25:47-49)to do so? It is not hard to see that the “Gentiles” of the New Testament are simply Israelites in the Dispersion.
Paul starts out in Romans 11“...Did God cast off his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles...” Paul admits he is of the Israelite nation (of Benjamin). The word “gentile” is misused today. We cannot call any one person a gentile because “gentile” is a word for “nation” (ethnos, ethnic, family) and nation means more than one person.
Paul continues (I will clarify what was understood by Paul and his hearers):
Verse 11 I say then, have they [of Judah] stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall, salvation is come unto the gentiles [nations or tribes of dispersed house of Israel], for to provoke them to jealousy.
17 And if some of the branches [twigs from Judah, still in covenant] be broken off [severed from the main olive tree], and thou, being a wild olive tree [house of Israel/gentiles, dispersed, who are out of covenant], wert grafted in among them [where He cut out the natural twigs and placed you among the remaining twigs], and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the [Master’s cultivated]olive tree…
24 For if thou [house of Israel]wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good [cultivated]olive tree: how much more shall these [of Judah], which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
Paul is making the point that olive branches can be grafted into olive trees whether they are wild or cultivated. But other branches (other races), such as fig, could not.
25 “For I would not, brethren [house of Israel/gentiles], have you ignorant of this mystery [silence from God in the past], lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen Judah, until the fullness [pre-determined number]of the gentiles [dispersed Israelite nations or “lost ten tribes”]be come in; 26 And so all Israel [all the tribes of Israel and Judah]shall be saved....”
The fact that God has a predetermined number of Elect is not a new teaching, for He told Moses in Deuteronomy 32:8, “When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, When he separated the children of men, He set the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.” Notice that the context of Scripture is speaking of the nations of Israel when God segregated the children of Adam.
There can be no doubt that Israel is the Elect, therefore other races cannot be in that number. Isaiah 45:4, “For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.” All the debates I have heard all my life between Calvinists and Arminians on who the “Elect” are and all they needed was this one verse to solve the problem.
The lesson we learn from Paul is not that other races are “grafted in,” but that the same racial family are grafted in to the main line of God’s covenant people.
A FEW QUESTIONS
Why do churches continually send missionaries when Paul said the gospel was already preached? Colossians 1:23,“...be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven…”
Why did James, in his opening statement say, “...to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greetings.” He did not say, “to everyone scattered across the globe,” but referred to “the twelve tribes”(Israel).
It is commonly assumed, that the Old Testament is for “Jews” (a term of multiple meanings) and the New Testament is for “Gentiles” (a misunderstood term). Why then, is there a book called Hebrews in the New Testament? Isn’t it “racist” to name a book after a White man? This book plainly says,“...Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah” (Heb. 8:8) — not everyone on the globe.
If, according to universalists, all races can be “saved” and should be preached to in order to convert them: then why is there no thirteenth gate to let them in? “...And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” (Rev. 21:12) Do the evangelicals read their Bibles and think for themselves?
Church people today like to quote the “Go ye...” of Jesus’ Great Commission to support their evangelistic projects. But what about our Lord’s “Go not?” Matthew 10:5-6 “...Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not; But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
There are certain nations (families, races, kin; not political nations) that we are not to go to. They cannot be converted because they are not under God’s covenant that was made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Semitic (White) people. “Blessed be the Lord God of Shem” (Gen. 9:26). In a day when economies are crumbling and missions are lacking funds, isn’t it time to do what Jesus taught — support your own race?
There is no record that missionaries were sent to the Egyptians before God killed them. “The Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” (Ex. 11:7) If there is a difference, then how can there be equality? Racial unity is impossible. The only way a person can create a myth of “the unity of all races” is to set aside the Bible’s plain teaching and adopt the theory of evolutionary humanism. Every race has its own family history and particular heritage. They simply do not share in Adam’s genealogy or biblical heritage. Christian missionaries need to realize this before they waste their life on a foolhardy experiment.
THE GREAT COMMISSION
Here are the two main passages used by evangelical churches to “spread the gospel” around the world:
Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Let us examine both of these and see if they support the commonly held belief of sending missionaries all over the globe to convert those who have never heard the gospel. Let us look at two terms found here:
“Nations” G1484 eth'-nos(from Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dict.) Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan) – Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
“World” G2889 kos'-mos(from Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dict.) Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally] – adorning, world.
God so loved the Order (kosmos or world; it doesn’t say He loved everyone in the world) so he gave his Son to restore the race (ethnos, nation). What race did God reveal in Genesis? Adamkind! It is the Order (family, race, society) of Adam. The “all” of Scripture is all nations of Adam/Israel. It can be no other. “All” is limited in scope and cannot apply to those not within the covenant. Christians should remember that us, any, all, and whosoever, as defined by the Bible, are the Elect of God.
COMPARING THE GOSPELS
In conclusion, let us compare the Gospel accounts of the Great Commission:
Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…”
Mark 16:15 “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Luke 24:47 “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations…”
John 21:17 (Commission to Peter) “… Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”
The first three are similar regarding “all nations” and “every creature” — but Mark’s account, as a whole, sounds far more universal, and is very different from the others.
Then John’s account is somewhat different because it is a commission to Peter only; and it is limited to the “sheep,” who when properly identified, are proven to be Israel. This is a problem for those who claim the Great Commission is universal in scope: for then John would contradict the other three Gospels. But, if we view “all nations” as meaning “all the nations of Israel” then there is no contradiction.
Thus, it is possible that someone has tampered with these Gospel accounts in order to imply a universal message. Evidence for this is found in the fact that Mark’s entire account (vs. 9-20) does not appear in the manuscripts of original Scripture, the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus; although nearly all other manuscripts of Mark contain them.
That Mark’s record of the appearance of Jesus after his resurrection is missing from some manuscripts, might also explain why the account, in its entirety, is so vastly different from the other accounts. It makes one wonder if it was altered by a universalist (Masorete?). Anyone reading the full account of Mark 16:9-20 will at once notice how different it is from the other Gospels.
Finally, the only mission any Christian should be on is to be a faithful witness to our own racial brethren (and sisters). They need to know about their biblical heritage and the saving knowledge of the kingdom of God. This is our true mission; not some global escapade to “save the world.”
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations [of Israel] and then shall the end come. (Matt. 24:14)
The operative word here is “kingdom,” not “gospel.” Gospel simply means “good news.” What good news is this? The news of the kingdom! What kingdom is it? Look to your Bible. What kingdom do we find? The kingdom of David, Saul, Solomon, and the kingdom divided into Israel and Judah. What do these kingdoms have to do with any other race on the planet? Absolutely nothing! The kingdoms of Israel mean nothing to the other races because it is not their history, nor their ancestors.
Who has carried on the tradition of kings and royal families beyond Bible times? The Light race (Israel)! No other race has developed a civilization with the tradition of a succession of kings; which tradition, by the way, will never perish from the earth according to Scripture. “His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.” (Ps. 89:36)