Our Scripture reading sets the stage for the story of Ruth. “…Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah.” (v. 2). Ephrath was an earlier name for Bethlehem, where Christ our Lord was born. Thus already, the type, or symbol, for a kinsman redeemer is already being formed.
Was Ruth a Moabitess racially, or was she called such because she lived in Moab?
When Moses died, Joshua was commissioned to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. The book of Joshua is the account of the family of God crossing over the Jordan River on dry ground and possessing all the land that God had given to them. Jehovah had fought for Israel; and the people who had lived in the land were either driven out or killed. The land was divided up among the tribes of Israel, just as God had promised.
The theme of the book of Deuteronomy, racial identity, begins in chapter two:
Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you. (Deut. 2:4)
Esau was the twin brother of Jacob who became Israel. This account is found in Genesis 25:21-34. Esau married an Ishmaelite woman whose descendants had come from Abraham and Hagar. Hagar was the Egyptian handmaiden of Sarah, wife of Abraham, who was given to Abraham to conceive a child because of Sarah’s old age (q.v., Gen. 16). When Sarah finally had a son, Isaac, Hagar and her son, Ishmael, were forced to leave. It was from the Ishmaelites that Esau first took a wife. It is clear then, why the Lord referred to “your brothers, the children of Esau,” for all had come from Abraham, though some were tarnished by the Egyptian blood of Hagar.
The book of Numbers is not concerned so much with narrating the history of the Hebrew people, but rather to emphasize the faithfulness of the God of their fathers. Despite the failures of everyone, from the least of the people to Moses himself, God was faithful to His original promise to Abraham and his descendants. This does not mean that individuals do not experience the consequences of their sin. But it does mean that God’s redemptive purposes cannot be thwarted.
Therefore, the events of the forty years of Israel’s wandering were not important to the book’s purpose. All that the people needed to know in order to obey God and enter the land had already been given to them. The only issue was whether the new generation would believe, after their fathers had not. Israel was going to war.
Of all the books in the Bible, the book of Exodus ought to be the simplest book to recognize the racial implications contained therein. The message of identity is obvious in the language of Scripture, even though the judeo-Christian world refuses to acknowledge it. All we can say is “come now, let us reason together.”
In the “burning bush” experience, Moses meets the God of his fathers; and God says to him; “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.” (Ex. 3:10)
The Israelites had been in Egypt 215 years (most say over 400 years); the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel had long passed on. Now the Israelites were a multitudinous number, feared by the Egyptians, and made slaves to Pharaoh. God spoke to Moses with the promise of deliverance for His people, the progeny of Israel. The deliverance (the salvation), was not for the Egyptians, but for the covenant people of God. “My people” denotes possession.
Does the Scripture Sanction the Sacraments? by Pastor Jim Jester
April 10, 2022
The question before us as a church is, does the Bible demand that we observe the alleged sacraments of the historic Christian faith?
Holy Communion by Pastor Don Elmore
There are different ways and different formulas that every church uses. Which one is correct or are several correct? Which ones are wrong? They all can’t be correct. Maybe none are correct. What are we as a covenant church to believe and do?
This sermon brings us to the conclusion of the Genesis portion of the series. Upon studying through the book of Genesis, we have often discovered areas that were not quite clear or lacked specificity. We could even say, a bit confusing. Most of this we observed in the first sermon of this series where we covered the Gap Theory and the Second Account Theory of mankind; and then in the fourth and fifth parts, the Curse of Ham theory. It seems that this anomaly occurs more in Genesis than any other book of the Bible. Why? Besides jewish tampering of the Masoretic Text; age-old Christian tradition says that Moses wrote the book of Genesis out of eleven ancient documents available in his day, probably handed down from generation to generation. Genesis is composed of:
Our Scripture Reading is the opening paragraph of the account of Jacob’s interaction with the people in Canaan, sometimes referred to in Bible headings as “The Defiling of Dinah” (rape by a non-white). It is another example illustrating the racial context of the Bible. In this series, we are comparing Critical Race Theory with Biblical Race Theory, in an attempt to convince many good people that the current trend of race-mixing and miscegenation in America is against God’s Word; and actually helps our ancient foe.
Picking up from where I left off in the previous sermon, there are some other points to make concerning “the curse of Canaan” in Genesis.
The term “uncover nakedness” in Scripture usually refers to sexual contact, thus in this case, Ham had relations with his mother. Whatever actually happened in Genesis 9:20-25 we cannot be sure, but is left to speculation. It is true that when people are drunk and possibly passed out, they can easily be taken advantage of in a sexual way. But it is hard to prove if either Ham or his son Canaan did something like this. It could be that this case may not have been a sexual event at all.
Many people have wondered why the Bible includes genealogical records. They have the impression that the Bible is a universal book for everyone; therefore, the question in the judeo-Christian mind is, “Why are these here? It doesn’t matter who you are.” Thus, they skip over these records as insignificant to the biblical revelation. But yet, these genealogies stand, in both the Old and New Testaments, staring us in the face, testifying to the racial context of the Bible.
The response most pastors give regarding genealogy is, “God cares about everybody and knows us by name.” That may sound sweet and caring, but that is not a serious response from a theological perspective. The serious Bible student knows that all Scripture must fit together as a harmonious and unified whole. This task is not always easy to do, and is why we end up with various different opinions and doctrinal positions among churches.
But first: In the News
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We have no idea how long Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden before Satan appeared. It may have been a hundred years; it may have been a very short time. In any case, it was not until after the “forbidden fruit” episode that children were born to Eve. This is further evidence to support the sexual meaning of their disobedience to God’s command in the garden not to eat of the other “trees.”
In Eden, Satan spoke to Eve; and Eve spoke to Satan. God spoke to Adam and Eve; Adam and Eve spoke to God. Adam and Eve “heard the sound of God walking in the garden” (Gen. 3:8). They both hid from God. God made garments of skin for Adam and Eve. Satan beguiled Eve. These are all physical acts that we usually do not associate with purely spiritual beings. It is obvious that some “spiritual beings” have the capability of manifesting themselves in a physical way. Therefore, we believe that Satan had the physical ability to seduce and take Eve in a sexual way.
Biden has said, “The greatest threat to America is White Supremacy.” No, the greatest threat is Democrats in control of the nation. Their voting policies imply that black people are “dumb” and white people are “racist.” Many political and religious leaders consider racism and white supremacy “unforgivable sins.” They are considered “woke” (their slang term meaning “awake to racial problems”). Are you woke? Christian Identity is already “woke,” i.e., awake to the racial context of the Bible. We challenge all judeo-Christians, and the public in general, to accept the reality of God’s Word on this subject.
Does the Bible have anything to say about “wokism” or “Critical Race Theory?” Well, it has much to say concerning critical race facts (and that is the purpose of this series). Those who are promoting CRT are the usual suspects, i.e., those of the satanic seed-line. Their purpose is a purely political agenda; not that they care about the plight of other races. Their religion is Covid, and their “vaccine” is the sacrament of induction to their cult.
Genesis is a book of beginnings. Its title comes from the Greek word meaning “origins,” “birth,” or “existence.” We should note that if you drop the last letters “sis” you have the word “gene” or “genes” (if you drop “is”). Surely, everyone recognizes this word.
Genesis, the first book found in the Bible, is key to everything else contained in the Bible. All Christians regardless of their theological persuasion or personal beliefs should remember this principle. Not to understand this key book is to misunderstand the intent and meaning of the whole Bible.
The Book of Genesis is highly symbolic; therefore, the subject of creation should not be approached from a scientific perspective. We should not read these chapters as chronological, astronomical, geological, or biological statements, but as spiritual, moral, or racial concepts. The Book therefore, is the account of God’s Covenant Creation for it begins a new era with Adam’s insertion into a world of chaos.
This message serves as a conclusion to the series, Psalms for Turbulent Times.
The First Epistle of Peter, A Living Hope
Peter’s opening greeting lets us know who he is writing to:
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” (I Pet. 1:1-2)
The “strangers” here are those of the former northern house of Israel:
“The strangers scattered” — literally, “sojourners of the dispersion”; only in John 7:35 and James 1:1, in New Testament, and Psalm 147:2, “the outcasts of Israel” in the Septuagint; the designation peculiarly given to the Jews [Judeans] in their dispersed state throughout the world ever since the Babylonian captivity. These he, as the apostle of the circumcision, primarily addresses, but not in the limited temporal sense only; he regards their temporal condition as a shadow of their spiritual calling to be strangers and pilgrims on earth, looking for the heavenly Jerusalem as their home. (JFB commentary)
“Psalm 9 and 10 are really one Psalm. In several ancient manuscripts and versions, they appear as a single composition. The acrostic structure, though incomplete, points to the same fact. Here we have a mixture of literary types: hymn, thanksgiving, and lament, dealing with both national and domestic [individual] enemies.” – Layman’s Bible Commentary, p. 36
This Psalm, that we know as Psalms 9 & 10, goes quite well with Psalm 137, which we are also covering.