"In Search of Isaac's Children"
Part 1 of 32
By Willie Martin

Preface

The very foundations of America, the New Jerusalem and New Zion as spoken of in the Scriptures. The apostle wrote that "it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (1)

We are still in His hands and the lash of correction will continue to be felt until it accomplishes its end. The day will come when the people will give voice to the words spoken through the Prophet Hosea: "Come, and let us return unto the Lord; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up." (2) Our God, the Holy One in the midst of Israel, will yet have the salute of our banners and the allegiance of all the people. Great voices in heaven have already proclaimed what will become an actual reality. (3)

The Inheritance of Israel

Our forefathers came to the shores of the North American Continent to lay the foundation of a Christian society. The church was to be the central influence in our lives; the administration of the affairs of state was to conform with the requirements of the Law of the Lord. It is a matter of grave concern today that our nation has departed so far afield from the faith and trust in God manifested by the Founding Fathers of our country. We have forgotten what the Pilgrims fully recognized, that unless God prospers our undertakings, we labor in vain. The Psalmist stated it all too well: "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: [The marginal rendering is: 'they labor in vain that are builders of it.'] Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." (4)

Now that our nation is rich in lands and houses and possessions, having an abundance of the things which provide for physical well- being, the people have turned aside from heeding Moses' warning: "Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God... and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day." (5)

While sojourning in Egypt, Joseph's father Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel) performed a special ceremony with Joseph's two sons. Ephraim and Manasseh, in his presence, having to do with their inheritance. Joseph's boys were placed before him and Jacob crossed his hands so that the younger son (Ephraim) might receive the blessing reserved for the elder (Manasseh). Joseph remonstrated with his father, but Jacob said to him: "I know it, my son, I know it: he [Manasseh] also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother [Ephraim] shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations." (6)

Today the United States of America is that Great People. We do not refer to ourselves as a great nation so much as we use the very Biblical appellation foretold to designate our national status, a Great People. The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States confirms this: "We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

The Prophet Isaiah directed a message to the people of God, warning them of a time to come when many among them would face extreme tribulation. The reason is given: "Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow." (7)

The history of God's people is replete with instances when they were gratefully aware of the Lord's actions in their behalf, only to quickly turn aside into paths of disobedience. When our Pilgrim fathers set sail to go to the New World, no doubt the Psalms of David fortified them daily and perhaps they often repeated this affirmation: "Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." (8)

The Lord did lead them and, as further stated by the Psalmist, "They remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer." (9) They had every reason to be thankful to God who was, as the prophet expressed it, the Rock of their strength.

Therefore, at the outset they planted pleasant plants; that is, desirable plants, in laying a foundation of righteousness in the new land to which they had come. In the morning of our nationhood our good seed did flourish; in the daytime of our development into a Great People our planting grew with a vigor.

However, expanding the graphic analogy, Isaiah stated that when the people were no longer mindful of God, the Rock of their strength, they began to set "strange slips" among their pleasant plains. The Hebrew word translated "strange" means "foreign or profane" ("godless"); it has the significance of "to turn aside."

This implies that, forgetting the God of our salvation, we would turn away from our Divinely-directed way of life and we would cultivate strange and foreign ideologies, doctrines in opposition to the Law of the Lord and diametrically opposed to the terms of the National Covenant the Lord made with our forefathers at Mount Sinai. (10)

Among the strange slips we selected from the foreign soil of atheism were those which bred Higher Criticism, Modernism and Judaism. This fostered disbelief in the veracity of the Scriptures and ripened into the Great Apostasy that has settled from the goodly spiritual plant our forefathers nurtured when they came to these shores. Our nation has fared no better in the realm of politics.

We have departed far afield from the kind of government our forefathers who were present at Mount Sinai were instructed to put into operation. It was to be a representative form of government, with spiritually qualified men selected to speak for the people. (11)

The Law of the Lord was to be the basis of its constitution and was to be administered as the law of the land. Our government was never, under any circumstances, to degenerate into a godless democracy. The only time the people of Israel lapsed into a democracy was when Aaron, in the absence of Moses, listened to the voice of the majority and gave them the golden calf to worship. (12) The mob ruled and the people sinned. God never intended His people to succumb to mob rule. The Founding Fathers of this nation recognized that danger and wrote a constitution for the United States that provided for a representative form of government, a Republic, not a democracy.

Now, however, the strange slips of democracy have been deliberately set out and they are being raised to full flower. Our governmental leaders have even adopted many of the tenets of Marxism and Fabian Socialism, grafting them into the body politic, with the result that our Republic has died. How tragic it is that the Prophet Isaiah found himself impelled to prophesy: "But the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow." (13) The marginal rendering is very explicit: "But the harvest shall be removed in the day of inheritance, and there shall be deadly sorrow."

All signs point to the fact that our nation should now be preparing to enjoy what the phrase "day of inheritance" foreshows, experiencing the fullness of the covenant blessings bestowed upon us. Instead, there will indeed be deadly sorrow as the time of trouble deepens, which is described by the Prophet Daniel to be "such as never was since there was a nation." (14) At the present time our society is in a state of degeneration and decay and our nation is undergoing the throes of judgment. We flounder as a people on the edge of a pit of destruction.

Addressing Himself specifically to the United States of America, as recorded in the 18th chapter of Isaiah, the Lord communicated a message through the prophet that He would rest in His dwelling place during a specially fixed period and refrain from intervening in behalf of His people.

This will occur prior to the fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah 26:21 where God's "place" is also mentioned: "For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood [or bloods; the origin of her races], and shall no more cover her slain." (15) The foundations of America, Christ's Kingdom, on earth is being shaken. Who is to blame? Slick propaganda machines bamboozle us with accusations and counter-accusations with such rapidity that it seems impossible to think things through calmly and rationally, well alone discern the truth!

Crime is soaring. Armed robbers, in police uniforms, steal vast sums of money daily, under color of law; Federal Agents are killing people indiscriminately in scenes reminiscent of the worst gangster days of Chicago. Elderly people are murdered in their homes and farms in order to steal their land and possessions.

Do we have a hope and a sure guide amid the bloodshed, the propaganda barrage, the near-anarchy, the moral disintegration, the uncertainty, the fears and the doubts? Most certainly we have! Peter talks of "a more sure word of prophecy" which we would do well to note, as a light that shines in a dark place. (16) In the midst of such bad news Paul could joyfully commend the Ephesian elders "to God and the Word of His grace." (17) The writer to the Hebrews speaks of our "sure and steadfast" anchor of the soul (18).

The Scriptures relate: "O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land [America] before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? And they dwelt therein and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house), and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir [The Jews], whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee." (19)

Before the harvest is gathered that is mentioned in the 17th chapter of Isaiah, the Lord states: "For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches." (20) Through the pruning and purging fires of tribulation, the Lord will lop off the growth of the strange slips in order that the plant itself may again bear righteous fruit.

Our desperate need today, as individual Christians and as a nation, is to experience a great spiritual renaissance, a return to Jehovah, the God of Israel, an awakening to the necessity to obey His commandments, statutes and judgements. When we do this as a people, we will be able to join in the affirmation voiced by the Psalmist: "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings, and he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God." (21)

In the face of unavoidable catastrophe, the moment of confrontation with the Lord God Almighty will come when the citizenry and all governmental office-holders in our nation will earnestly desire to embrace the fruits of repentance as His people.

Following this we will renew the pledges of our Pilgrim forefathers in order that it may be well with us and with our children. Then, and only then, the enemy within will be destroyed, the foe without will be vanquished and the Great People of the United States of America, The White Race, will be delivered from all workers of iniquity.

Introduction

We are presenting the following, in the introduction, about the "Identity Movement" because it is essential to understand: The True Tribes of Israel are all represented in the United States; of that there can no longer be any doubt to serious Bible students; and because no one will understand the truth of the statement "In The Beginning America Was A Christian Nation."

We are sure you have heard of the "Identity Christians" on the mass media and they call it a cult. This introduction is being presented in two parts. The first one is called "The Identity Movement" and the second is called "The Elect Race." Well if one looks up the word cult in the dictionary they will find that any form of religion can be called a cult. So I have put this together in an attempt to identify just what the Identity Movement is.

The Attorney General of the United States, who was appointed by the President Bill Clinton, in 1994 stated in a speech on national television stated: "A cultist is one who has a strong belief in the Bible and the Second Coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high level of financial giving to a Christian cause; who home schools his/her children; who has accumulated survival foods and has a strong belief in the 2nd Amendment, and who distrusts big government." (22)

The Identity movement is called a cult, because it fits the description of Attorney Reno to a "T" and it is called "Identity," "Kingdom Movement" and others mainly because no one has thought of a better name yet, for almost anything else one can think of has been used by other churches or denominations.

Some call it the Kingdom Movement. However, in recent days; the name has been changed, because of the vilification of the Jewish owned mass media, into The Identity Truth, but whatever one cares to call it; the message is basically the same. That the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and Kindred peoples of the world are the True Descendants of the Tribes of Israel as related in the Holy Scriptures.

It appears that a great number of the Judeo-Christian Teachers of today; the mass media send out the same message concerning those people whom the Lord God Almighty has opened their eyes so they can see, and their ears so they can understand the message, that they are anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, White Supremists and etc.

However, we would point out that this is still the United States of America and people should still have a belief in whatever religion or beliefs they wish to have and if that is the case then what is the matter with a family who don't wish to associate with Niggers, Mexicans, Jews and other aliens races, and moving to a remote part of America where he and his family can live without coming into contact with them except occasionally?

Oh the wording is a little different but it amounts to the same message. Men such as Jerry Falwell, Billy Graham, Mike Evans, C.V. Grant, Jack Van Impe, Jimmy Swaggert, Oral Roberts and many more; and it would appear that most of them know nothing at all about the Kingdom Identity message, yet they obey their Jewish masters and denounce it every time they get the chance.

Billy Graham has to be put in a special category, because in the late 1940s and early 1950s he preached the Kingdom Identity message, but he found out that because of the animosity of the church world and the Jewish organizations, there was no money or fame in it. Or at least he didn't think so; therefore, he changed his message from the "Kingdom Identity" message to the popular and accepted message of Judeo-Christianity.

Christianity is under attack from all sides today in America. An example would be "The New Holy War" (23) by Bill Moyers a television production about Amendment Two, the anti-homosexual privilege bill that the people of Colorado passed but was later declared unconstitutional by Judge Jeffrey Bayless of the Denver District Court.

We believe the case has been appealed. Moyers went to Colorado Springs and interviewed homosexuals, evangelical Christians, and liberal "Christians."

The last category included Jim White, Judeo-Christian Pastor of First Congregational Church. (24) Pastor White has declared his intention to marry two lesbians in his church, and has lost many members as a result. He told Moyers this so-called "humorous" story: "Coach Bill McCartney of the University of Colorado, a prominent Christian who supported Amendment Two, says that the Old Testament states that homosexuality is an abomination to God. But, says Pastor White smugly, the Bible also says it is an abomination to touch a dead pig. Therefore, when the coach touches a football he is an abomination to God. Get it? Pigskin." That sounds real clever, don't you think? A reliable source at the Gazette Telegraph in Colorado Springs reported that minister White has been telling this story frequently.

But, liberal Judeo-Christian minister White is a liar! Leviticus 18:22 states: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." The word "abomination" means "disgusting, abhorrent" in the Hebrew language in which Leviticus was written.

abomination...

Hebrew #8441: tow'ebah, to-ay-baw'; or to'ebah, to-ay-haw'; fem. act. part of 8581, (mor.), i.e. (as noun) 'an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (corner.) an idol:-abominable (custom, thing), abomination.

Hebrew #8581: ta'ab, taw-ab'; a prim. root; to loathe, i.e. (mor.) detest:-(make to be) abhor (-red), (be, commit more, do) abominable (-y), X utterly.

Now notice the verses that deal with "touching" a dead pig. Leviticus 11:7-8 states: "And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean. Of their flesh [referring to certain other animals as well] shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you." The word "unclean" means "contaminated" because a dead animal is full of bacteria, parasites, etc.

unclean...

Hebrew #2931: tame', taw-may'; from 2930; foul in a relig. sense:-Defiled, + infamous, Polluted (-tion), unclean.

Hebrew #2930: tame', taw-may'; a prim. root; to be foul, espec. in a cerem. or mor. sense (contaminated):-defile (self), Pollute (self), be (make, make self, pronounce) unclean, X utterly.

If anyone thinks that the wording of the Hebrew language might be particularly harsh on homosexuality, we refer them to the Septuagint where the Greek is virtually the same as the Hebrew. The word translated "abomination" means "a detestable thing."

The New Testament is crystal clear about homosexuality: practicing homosexuals are worthy of death (25) and will not inherit the kingdom of God. (26) In a telephone interview Pastor White in Colorado, who was informed of the difference between the two Mosaic prohibitions (the "abomination" of homosexuality and the "uncleanness" of touching a dead swine).

It was obvious that he had not done his homework, nevertheless his message reached all those who watched the Moyers presentation on PBS TV, most of whom don't know the difference. This is just another example of the brain washing the American people are getting via the boob tube.

Now back to our original presentation. Although the phrase "the right hand of fellowship" is used only once on the entire Bible, (27) it is of utmost importance. It is our intention, in this study, to answer the question to whom the right hand of fellowship is to be extended and under what circumstances. In the circles of Christian Israel {i.e., Christian Identity, Kingdom Identity or Anglo-Israelism; as it is sometimes called} there are many areas of belief which we share in common. Following are just a few:

We believe:

1). Salvation is in and only through Yahshua {Jesus} the Christ;

2). Salvation is by grace not by works;

3). The Scriptures are the inspired Word of God;

4). Today's Jews are not the descendants of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob; consequently they are not Israelites;

5). The Israelites today are found in the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples of the earth;

6). God's Laws, as found codified by Moses, are in effect under the New Covenant {New Testament};

7). Government should be ruled by God's Laws rather than man's laws;

8). Our goal is the restoration of God's Kingdom here on earth.

These are areas in which we are all in agreement, however, there are just as many we find ourselves in disagreement. Following are just a few:
1). The seedline issue;

2). The identity of the beasts of the field;

3). Whether Genesis 1 and 2 are describing one or two creations;

4). Whether the flood of Noah's time was only local or worldwide;

5). Whether the kingdom has already begun or is yet to begin;

6). The use of the sacred names of God;

7). Whether the feast days are to be kept under the New Covenant.

The doctrines upon which we agree, in essence, are those which make us what we are; they are the tenants which make us unique. However, what about the doctrines upon which we disagree; what do they say about us? Is there anything good to be said about our disagreements, especially in light of the Bible having so much to say about unity? Our disagreement are what proves conclusively that we are NOT a cult.

One of the characteristics of a cult is that it has one recognized leader or hierarchy and that it requires all of its members to be in agreement with everything the hierarchy teaches. In a cult, divergence of doctrine or opinion is simply not allowed. Take the Jehovah's Witnesses for example:

Simply ask the next two JW's who show up at your door if they have any differences with the Watchtower Society, and you will find that they are in complete agreement with all that they teach. They must agree or they will quickly find themselves on the outside looking in. What is interesting about this cult characteristic is that it is not much different in most Christian denominations today as well.

Certain groups within society have lately been labeling Identity as a cult. However, does this characteristic of a cult fit the Christian Israel movement? If we are honest with ourselves, we actually have more disagreements than agreement. So our differences prove there is no validity to the accusations of those who have personal interests in labeling Christian Identity as a cult.

Furthermore, there is not one mark by which cults are identified which fits Christian Identity. Another benefit derived from our disagreements is that they prove a tremendous opportunity for growth. Solomon wrote: "Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." (28)

Two identical swords, equally sharp, cannot sharpen each other. In order for a saber to be sharpened it must be brought in contact with another object with a rough surface. The same is true with human beings; there can be no sharpening if we all agree. As the saying goes: "If you and I agree upon everything, one of us isn't necessary." We are thrilled that we in Christian Identity do not agree upon everything we believe and teach.

That is not to say that there are not some places where the line of fellowship should not be drawn. The very fact that in Galatians 2 it states that James, Cephas and John extended Paul and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship is indicative of the fact that some people did not receive it.

We individually have no qualms about making clear where we believe the lines should be drawn. There are four areas at which we believe God would have us withhold the right hand of fellowship:

1). From those who deny the deity of Yahshua the Christ;

2). From those who claim salvation as being possible through any other means besides the atoning sacrifice of Yahshua;

3). From those who reject the Biblical plan of salvation;

4). From those who are knowingly unrepentant of willful sin.

There can be no compromise on these areas. Let us provide the Scriptural reasons why the line of fellowship should be drawn on these four areas. The apostle John provides us several characteristics of Antichrists in his epistles. One of them is as follows: "For many deceivers have gone into the world, those who do not acknowledge Yahshua (the) Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist." (29)

Take note that one of the characteristics is that these deceivers (the Antichrists) would refuse to "acknowledge Yahshua the Christ as coming in the flesh." If Yahshua was only a man then there would be no reason for someone to deny that He came in the flesh. Only if Yahshua was or at some time had been God would there be any purpose in someone denying that He (YHWH) came in the flesh. So the deity of Christ is here demonstrated by John. Not only does John describe such people who deny the deity of Christ as being the Antichrists, but he further instructs us as to what kind of relationship we are to have with such people: "Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of (the) Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds." (30) In other words, when it comes to those who deny the deity of Yahshua, draw the line! The Scriptures are crystal clear regarding our means of atonement: "Yahshua said ...'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.'" (31) "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved." (32)

What does the Apostle Paul tell us to do with such people who either reject or who teach another means of salvation? "Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord (the) Christ... and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting." (33); "There are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel {the atoning death, burial, resurrection, and appearance of Yahshua, (34)} of (the) Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you, let him be accursed." (35)

In other words, with such people who teach another method of atonement, or teach that there is another way to God and heaven other than the Lord Jesus Christ, draw the line! Just as there is only one means of atonement, there is also only one plan of salvation:

* Faith - John 3:16; 8:24; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 11;

* Repentance - Luke 13:3; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; 2 Peter 3:9-20;

* Confession - Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 4:15;

* Baptism - Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:36-42; 1 Peter 3:21.

The line of fellowship must be drawn here as well. Consider the limitations which Yahshua Himself puts upon those who would desire fellowship with Him: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you, depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.'" (36)

Take note, there was more required for fellowship with Yahshua than simply acknowledgment of Him as Lord or even the performance of miracles in His name.

Even the devils, demons and Antichrists know Him: "...they {the devils} cried out saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?..." (37); "...Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy one of God." (38); "And unclean spirits, when they saw him {Christ}, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, thou art the Son of God." (39); "And cried with a loud voice, and said, what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God?..."
(40); "And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, thou art Christ the Son of God..." (41); "And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know..." (42) and "Thou believest that there is one God; thou does well: The devils also believe, and tremble." (43) Christ also requires that we do the "will of (His) Father who is in heaven." How does one determine the will of the Heavenly Father? The only infallible means of doing so is through what He inspired the authors of the Holy Bible to write.

In other words, what should be done with those who will neither accept nor obey the inspired Biblical plan of salvation? Draw The Line! Do not extend the hand of fellowship. To do otherwise with such people who either reject the deity of Yahshua, the atonement of Yahshua or the Biblical plan of salvation would do them a disservice because it would further their false sense of security in a salvation they do not yet have.

The following passage is very specific in its instructions on how we are to deal with Christians who are unwilling to repent of deliberate sin: "And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a gentile and a tax gatherer." (44)

In other words, with willfully unrepentant people who claim to be Christians, Draw The Line! Those are four areas where the right hand of fellowship cannot be extended, because those are the four areas by which it is either determined whether a person is a brother or sister in the body of Christ or a brother or sister in good standing in the body of Christ.

In some areas compromise is fine. However, there are other areas you just do not compromise. It is like the hunter who took careful aim at a huge bear. About to pull the trigger, he heard the soothing, beguiling voice of his prey, "Isn't it better to talk than to shoot? What do you want? Let's negotiate."

Cradling his weapon, the hunter said, "I want a fur coat." "Good," said the bear, "That's negotiable. I only want a full stomach. Let's compromise." So the two sat down and negotiated. After a time, the bear walked away alone. He had his full stomach, and the hunter hand his fir coat.

No more than it was wise for the hunter to negotiate with the bear, so it would be unscriptural for us to extend the right hand of fellowship to the four categories of people previously described. Nevertheless, with the exception of the disfellowshipped Christian, it does not mean that we should not at times still have limited fellowship with such people. Without some fellowship we would never have the opportunity to teach them out of the error of their ways. At the same time, we will not compromise those areas for the sake of fellowship, harmony, peace, unity or anything. However, those are the only areas where we draw the line.

Now don't misunderstand us, we will not compromise what we believe to be truth in lesser areas of importance either. If it is what we believe the Scriptures teach, we are not going to teach something different simply so we can agree. Nonetheless, we will not use the nonessential areas of doctrine as tests of fellowship. Do we preach what we believe to be the truth in these areas? You bet we do, but we do not demand that you see it exactly the same way we do! Who knows? Your position may be the correct position and, by keeping open the lines of communication with you, we may eventually see the error of my position. The divisiveness of some of our people over some of these secondary issues is incredible! Let's be honest with ourselves; Unity is not our strong suit. We are better described by the saying that goes: "To dwell above with saints we love, oh that will be glory. But to dwell below with saints we know, well that's another story."

What would you expect when you get a bunch of independent, stiff-necked Israelites together? However, that does not give us an excuse for our sins; that is our sin, especially in light of God's Word being chocked full of passages promoting unity. Let us consider just a few of these unity passages: "Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement of the Scriptures grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to (the) Christ Yahshua, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Yahshua (the) Christ. Wherefore, accept one another, just as (the) Christ also accepted us to the glory of God." (45)

The Apostle Paul is not here promoting unity in every doctrine, but rather unity in spite of our differences, so that we can at least, if nothing else, have harmony to glorify God with one voice. In verse 7, we are urged to "accept one another, just as (the) Christ also accepted us."

How did Yahshua accept us? With all our weaknesses misinterpretations, wrong opinions, and sins which we had no knowledge of at the time of conversion to repent of. Consequently, we are to accept our brethren under the same conditions. "Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yahshua (the Christ, that you all agree - and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment." (46)

This passage is often used to promote the idea that we are to have perfect harmony on all doctrines. However, keep in mind that the people who would do so, do not promote unity based on your perspective of the Scriptures, but only on their own. We know what kind of unity they have in mind. it is like a cat and a canary, and we know who we are in their sight.

The context (verses 11-13) of these verses is teaching the same as the previous passage, i.e., our agreement is on Yahshua, not necessarily one, very particular doctrine. "...being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all." (47)

Part of the job description for evangelists, pastors and teachers is to teach toward this end: "And He gave some as... evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the word of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ." (48)

Unity should at least be a part of the desired end of these offices, and yet leaders are often most guilty for division in the body of Christ. Verse 3 exhorts us to be "diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit." Now honestly, how many of us can say that we have been putting any effort at all into an attempt to secure and preserve unity, let alone being zealously diligent to do so? If we are to ever have such unity, there are prerequisites to doing so. Paul lists some of them in verses 1 and 2: "I, therefore... entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love..." (49)

To put it another way, only the lowly minded can be like minded. There are two extremes when it comes to unity:

1). Those who will compromise anything for "the sake of unity," and,

2). Those who will compromise nothing for the sake of unity.

Those who find themselves in either extreme needs to take lessons from Romans 14. "Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but no for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions." (50) Here is how the same verse reads in the Amplified Version: "As for the man who is a weak believer, welcome him {into your fellowship}, but not to criticize his opinions or pass judgment on his scruples or perplex him with discussions."

In this passage, Paul is not dealing with areas of essential, but rather with secondary issues; what he identifies as matters of opinion. Although in this passage it is not Paul's purpose to do so, he did state the correct position on these issues in other epistles. "One man has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. Let not him who eats regard with contempt him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One man regards one day above another, regards every day alike. Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind." (51)

Note, there is a right and wrong to these issues, which Paul is simply using as examples for what he is really striving to teach. Here is Paul's teaching: Even if a brother is teaching error (in your mind) on a secondary issue, you are not to pass final judgment on him, nor are you to hold him in contempt. The reason for this is because on these kinds of issues God accepts him and makes him stand even when he is wrong.

We had all better be thankful that God does not require perfect doctrine in order to stand in His presence because there has not been a mortal man yet who has ever had perfect doctrine. And if God does not require perfect doctrine, then what gives any of us the right to do so? Keep in mind, as you judge, you will be judged, and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

If you require perfect doctrine in order to fellowship with you, then the same will be required of you from God. At the same time, this attitude of acceptance found promoted by Paul does have a prerequisite: Lordship. "He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thinks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. For not one of us lives for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's." (52)

In other words, if my brother sincerely believes in something which we consider error, but does so as a result of his study of the Scriptures, and he is practicing what he believes not from selfish motives but because it is what he believes pleases his Lord, then we are obligated to accept him with open arms. On the other hand, if what he believes, teaches and practices is from self-serving motives, then that is a different matter.

In the remainder of this chapter, Paul details what our obligations are toward a brother whose motives are pure and unselfish: "But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do your regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the Judgement seat of God." (53); "Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this, not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way." (54); "So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another." (55); "It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles." (56).

Unity is not the state of brothers fellow shipping with no disagreements, but rather the state of having disagreements while maintaining peaceful fellowship. Romans 14 summed up is: "In essentials, unity; in opinion, liberty; and in all things, love."

Now tell me where, if you are a Christian, we differ in our beliefs? I don't think there is all that much difference. The difference is what the national media has imbedded in peoples minds about those who believe in the so-called Identity Movement. In it they are portrayed as everything and worse than was is presented in the flyer you sent. One other difference, is who are the "Chosen of God." I suspect from the tone of your newsletter that you know the people known as Jews in the world today are not the Chosen People of God! That they are wolves in sheep' clothing. Am I wrong?

Now the "Identity Christians" are portrayed as being Supremists by the media, but that is not true, as true believers in the Identity Movement believe that the Israelites, the White Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian, and kindred people of the earth, are priests, ministers, servants of the Most High God. Not as being superior, but as servants of God to show by demonstration that to live as God has commanded us, will lead to a much better life than by disobeying His commandments, statutes and laws. Then they will point to the "Identity" Christians belief about blacks. Well I have enclosed a book that I have written to demonstrate why many believe that the black people of the world are "the beasts of the field," as spoken of in the Scriptures.

The People Called By My Name

The prophets of old foretell of a day when the heritage of Israel would be assumed by another people, a heathen people, a very wicked people. These people would claim to be Israel, when in fact they really are not. They would assume all rights to Israel's heritage and even lay claim to the land of Palestine, the Ancient homeland of True Israelites. Indeed, these impostors would deceive the whole world by establishing a nation in that land and calling it Israel.

In so doing they would fulfill those prophecies little known or publicized by any Bible scholars, prophecies that indicate impostors would one day lay claim to the land of Palestine when True Israel was in dispersion and they would call themselves by the name of Israel. The key to unlocking this prophetic mystery is one particular idiom, a figure of speech found quite frequently in the Bible when referring to God's people. This idiom was used frequently in history to identify the people called Israel, a name first given to Jacob after he wrestled with the angel. It means a prince ruling with God and was assumed by his descendants throughout history.

But now here near the end of history, another people have assumed that name, a people that are not descendants of Jacob. A people who's father was the devil. (57) Indeed, the prophets foretold that this day would come. The understanding of a particular idiom is the key to unlocking the prophetic mystery of latter day impostors. This particular idiom is found in one of the most commonly quoted scriptures of our day, a scripture most often used in a call for national repentance. We read: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (58) Notice the phrase, "which are called by my name." At face value this may appear to refer to God's actual name, that is Yahweh. But the people were never called by His name. No, they were never called Yahweh. Instead, this particular phrase is a common idiom which simply means "Israel," the name God gave Jacob. The scripture says: "The Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel." (59)

Indeed, the people were named Israel, and this particular idiom relates back to that unique experience when God called Jacob by a new name. Other prophetic passages confirm this. Consider this passage from Isaiah: "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called they by thy name; thou art mine." (60)

Notice in this passage that the name has the connotation of ownership in the same way a wife's name is changed to indicate her husband's ownership. This explains the significance of Jacob's name change and God's people continuing to use it. The same prophet further states: "Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel." (61)

It is clear from this passage that the people were called by the name of Israel, that new name God had given to Jacob. Clearly this was the historic meaning of the idiom in question. The people called by God's name were the people called Israel.

With this understanding in mind the scriptures can now be explored which reveal another people would lay claim to the land of Israel and they would be called by God's name. These impostors would lay claim to the very inheritance of True Israel. This passage from Isaiah reveals the beginnings of this great switch: "O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name." (62)

This passage indicates that True Israel has been exiled from the land and that their adversaries now occupy it. The prophetic call is to return the inheritance to the tribes, indicating another people now occupy it.

We are also told that God's people have possessed the land but a short while and that its present occupants were never called by God's name, meaning things have changed! Indeed, things have changed! Another people now lay claim to Israel's inheritance. The prophets foretold this would happen during the time of Israel's dispersion among the nations.

In the prophet Ezekiel, we read: "Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get ye far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession. Therefore say Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come." (63)

Notice during the time of Israel's dispersion among the nations other would lay claim to their land. These very people would even claim the land had been given to them for a possession. Christ even spoke of that time when Israel would be in dispersion and says the land would be taken by the Gentiles. We read: "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled." (64)

Clearly the scriptures teach that during the time of Israel's dispersion among the nations the heathen would occupy their land. The prophets give us some indication who the impostors would be that would lay claim to Israel's inheritance during the time of their dispersion.

There is clear evidence that they would be of the Esau-Canaanite families. The Edomites or Idumeans represent a significant branch of those attempting to stake out Israel's inheritance during their exile from the land. The Edomites are addressed in this prophecy from the prophet Obadiah. We read: "In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them." (65)

The prophet Ezekiel also identifies the Idumeans as those claiming the land of Israel. We read: "Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession, with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey." (66)

Yes, the Idumeans (which is another name for the Edomites) had appointed Israel's land as their own possession. The descendants of these Edomite-Canaanites have laid claim to the land ever since Israel was first exiled. In fact, the Canaanite was in the land from the beginning, since the days of Abraham.

The declaration of 1948 was only a continuation of an age old attempt to steal the heritage of Israel and lay claim to their land. But, rest assured, the prophets have foretold it all. The clearest indictment of these heathen impostors comes from those scriptures that speak of the time when Israel would be restored to their land and reclaim their inheritance.

The prophets give us clear indication that the Israelites would repossess their land from an heathen people, which would be called by God's name! Yes, these people would call themselves Israel. This passage from the prophet Amos addresses the reestablishment of the Dravidic monarchy and the people's repossession of the land.

We read: "In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this ...And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land." (67)

This is a clear reference to the fact that the remnant of Edom would be in the land and that they would be called by God's name, that is Israel! Moreover, the True Israelites would repossess the land from these heathen people.

The other prophets confirm the identity of those from whom Israel would repossess the land. In Obadiah: "The house of Jacob shall possess their possession. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau... And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath." (68)

Again, we have reference to the Edomites and the Canaanites. The scriptures clearly tell us these heathen peoples would be in the land when Israel returned to possess it. This prophecy from Zechariah also confirms the presence the Canaanite in the land. "In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, holiness unto the Lord; and the pots of the Lord's house shall be like the bows before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts." (69)

Yes, in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in Jerusalem, nor in all the land. These heathen impostors who now call themselves Israel will be cast out for evermore, never again to return and lay claim to the heritage of Israel. Truly, they are the heathen called by God's name, as foretold by the prophet Amos. (70)

There is written in the prophets a number of passages foretelling that a heathen people would lay claim to the land and inheritance of Israel during the time of their dispersion among the nations. The scriptures identify these impostors specifically as descendants of the Edomite-Canaanite families. These heathen people would even claim to be Israel (71)

The prophets say they would called by God's name, indicating they would be called Israel. Only with an historic understanding of that idiom can it be known that a heathen people would assume Israel's heritage and claim that name once given to Jacob. Looking at world events today, we have confirmation of all that has been written. Surely the words of the prophets have come to pass as there is in the land today another people called by My name.

It is a battle between Christianity and Judeo-Christianity. (72) It has only been in recent times that after the people we know, today, as Jews, became familiar with Christian literature, they began to name their religion Judaism. Rabbi Stephen Wise, one of the main Jewish leaders in the United States a few years ago, stated that when the Jews returned to Jerusalem from Babylon (with the True Israelites), about 536 B.C., they brought with them the teachings which became known as the Babylonian Talmud. "This was the end of Hebraism, and the beginning of Judaism," the learned Rabbi stated.

As Christians it has become of vital interest that we know what kind of a religion Judaism actually is. We know it has been accepted by most of the evangelical and fundamental Christians as the religion of Ancient Israel and the Bible. But is it really the religion of the Biblical prophets who over and over again foretold that Jesus and His disciples practiced when He was in His earthly body on this earth? It is the religion we read about in the pages of the Old Testament?

Or is it a cleverly conceived, Satanic religion which is so clever, that in the words of Jesus: "...if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect." These "elect" are not Jews, since the Jews are never referred to in the pages of the Holy Writ as "the elect." This term is used only in connection with "True Israel." It would be difficult to get a better answer for this thorny question, than by going directly to Jewish sources. Rabbi Bakker writes: "This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among the Jews as well as Christians, that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is of course a fallacious impression."

Notes:-

1. Hebrews. 10:31.

2. Hosea 6:1.

3. Revelation 11:15.

4. Psalm 127:1.

5. Deuteronomy 8:11-18.

6. Genesis 48:19.

7. Isaiah 17:10-11.

8. Psalm 31:3.

9. Psalm 78:35.

10. Exodus 19-24.

11. Exodus 18:21.

12. Exodus 32.

13. Isaiah 17:11.

14. Daniel 12:1.

15. Isaiah 26:21.

16. 2 Peter 1:19

17. Acts 20:32.

18. Hebrews 6:19.

19. 2 Chronicles 20:5-12.

20. Isaiah 18:5.

21. Psalm 40:2-3.

22. The Independent Newsletter (1995), P.O. Box 53, Spencer, MA 01562. And reprinted in Flash Bulletin 2, by the Seventieth Week Magazine, P.O. box 771, Gladewater, Texas 75647, in the March 1995 issue, p. 10.

23. PBS TV documentary first shown November 1993, and shown again in July 22, 1994.

24. Affiliated with United Churches of Christ, one of the most liberal denomination in America today.

25. Romans 1:27, 32.

26. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

27. Galatians 2:7-9.

28. Proverbs 27:17.

29. 2 John 7.

30. 2 John 9-11.

31. John 14:6.

32. Acts 4:12.

33. Romans 16:17-18.

34. 1 Corinthians 15:1-5.

35. Galatians 1:7-8.

36. Matthew 7:21-23.

37. Matthew 8:29.

38. Mark 1:24.

39. Mark 3:11.

40. Mark 5:7.

41. Luke 4:41.

42. Acts 19:15.

43. James 2:19.

44. Matthew 18:15-17.

45. Romans 15:5-7.

46. 1 Corinthians 1:10.

47. Ephesians 4:3-6.

48. Ephesians 4:11-13.

49. Ephesians 4:1-2.

50. Romans 14:1.

51. Romans 14:2-5.

52. Romans 14:6-8.

53. Romans 14:10.

54. Romans 14:13.

55. Romans 14:19.

56. Romans 14:21.

57. John 8:44.

58. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

59. 2 Kings 17:34.

60. Isaiah 43:7.

61. Isaiah 48:1.

62. Isaiah 63:17-19.

63. Ezekiel 11:14-16.

64. Luke 21:24.

65. Obadiah 11.

66. Ezekiel 36:5.

67. Amos 9:11-15.

68. Obadiah 17-20.

69. Zechariah 14:21.

70. Amos 9:12.

71. Revelation 2:9; 3:9.

72. "The current expression 'Judeo-Christian' is an error which has altered the course of universal history by the confusion it has sown in men's mind, if by it one is meant to understand the Jewish origin of Christianity; for by abolishing the fundamental distinctions between Jewish and Christian messianism, it seeks to bring together two ideas that are radically in opposition. By laying the accent exclusively on the 'Christian' idea to the detriment of the 'Judean' it conjures away monotheistic messianism - a valuable discipline at all levels of thought, and reduces it to a purely confessional messianism, preoccupied like Christian messianism with the salvation of the individual soul. If the term 'Judeo-Christian' does point to a common origin, there is no doubt that it is a most dangerous idea.

It is based on a 'contrdictio in adjecto' which has set the path of history on the wrong track. It links in one breath two ideas which are completely irreconcilable, it seeks to demonstrate that there is no difference between day and night or hot and cold or Black and White, and thus introduces a fatal element of confusion to a basis on which some, nevertheless, are endeavoring to construct a civilization. Christianity offers to the world a limited messianism which it wishes to impose as the only valid one... Even Spinoza, who was further than any other thinker from the historic messianism of Israel, wrote: 'As for what certain churches say, that God assumed human nature, I must confess that this seems to me as absurd as saying that a circle assumed the shape of a square...' The dogmatic exclusiveness professed by Christianity must finally end... It is the obstinate Christian claim to be the sole heir to Israel which ropagates-anti-Semitism. This scandal must terminate sooner or later; the sooner it goes, the sooner the world will be rid of the issue of lies in which anti-Semitism shrouds itself." (73)

73. Joshua Jehouda, l'Antisemitisme Miroir du Monde, pp. 135-136; Judaism and the Vatican, Vicomte Leon de Poncins, pp. 30-31.
 

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