Know Your Enemies!
Part 3 of 4
(An in-depth look at the Jewish and Israel Identity Question from a Scriptural and Historical perspective.)
by Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr
U.S. Army, Ret.
Author - Evangelist - Lecturer
The White Race: Who Are They?
"Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
Ye ransomed from the fall.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, Lord of all!"
"Ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you." (Isaiah 51:1 - 2.)
"Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully." (Jeremiah 48:10.)
"Those Preachers preach lies in My Name. I never sent them! I have not commanded or spoken to them. They preach to you a false vision - a pagan lie - and the invention of their own hearts!" (Jeremiah 14:14, Ferrar Fenton translation.)
Some of my readers will, no doubt, be disturbed by my use of the word "God," "Lord" and "Jesus Christ," instead of the proper Hebrew terms. I do this, not because I do not recognize these proper words, but because a majority of my readers have been "brainwashed" into accepting them and would not understand their proper use.
Since we are searching for the truth, let me explain the proper use of these words, so you will have a better understanding of what I am saying. The terms we use as proper words for the first two members of the Trinity are heathen words. Here is their proper usage:ELOHIM - Not "Gawd," or "GOD."With this brief explanation, let us begin Part Two and examine the question, "Who are we?" Remember now, I am addressing this question exclusively to White Anglo-Saxon and related peoples.
YAHVAH - Not "Lord," which in the original Hebrew means "Baal."
YASHUA - Not "Jesus," which equals "Zeus," who was a Greek god.
MESSIYAH - Not "Christos," or "Christ."
In Joel 2:17, we find these words: "Let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?"
One of the major problems in recent years among our youth has been that of identity. When you ask them why they are engaged in certain outlandish acts, they will invariably reply: "I am merely doing my own thing; I am trying to find myself; I want to know who I really am." This is a commendable attitude, if it can be channeled in the proper direction.
It has been my privilege, since retiring from the Army in 1964, to have traveled extensively as a lecturer and evangelist. I have spoken in 49 of our States and visited more than 3,000 communities. The more I have seen of America during this period, the more I have become convinced that the problems which are destroying us are not political at all. They are moral and spiritual, have been deliberately caused, and must be approached from a spiritual angle, if we hope to answer them. Our only answer will be to rediscover that sense of Divine guidance, with which our founding fathers were able to face the dangers and hardships of the New World. They did this, with the assurance that God would prosper and protect their undertakings, because they had been ordained of God.
Today a spirit of fear prevails in this country and throughout all Christendom. We may not want to admit it but it is there. For the first time in our proud history, within a period of 30 years, we have been defeated in two wars, by countries smaller than most of our states. We were not forced into defeat by the lack of strength or incompetence of our military, but because our leaders did not have the will to win, while our people had been deliberately eroded, from without and within, with a deliberate attack against everything we have held as dear and sacred. Some wag has said: "When the ten o'clock news is good, America goes to sleep; when it is bad, she goes to pieces." This pretty well sums it up.
In Deuteronomy 28:15 and 25, where Moses makes his final speech to Israel, we read these words: "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes ... the Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them." What a terrible lesson was taught in both Korea and Vietnam, yet I am not sure we learned this lesson!
So today, we see the shameful spectacle, of the most powerful nation on earth, as she cringes before the threats of some Banana Republic. We hope, this will change under the leadership of Mr. Reagan. However, when we look at his National Advisory Group, this is doubtful. In Proverbs 25:5 we read: "Take away the wicked from before the king [President], and his throne [government] shall be established in righteousness." Oh how America needs righteous advisors.
In the past decades, we have been confused by the actions of our leaders and, whenever a president has taken a "pro-American" stance in recent years, he has been battered down by a Congress who says in essence: "No! The Zionists must be given first consideration!" It has become almost a dirty word to be "America First!"
I cannot help but feel that the secret of our problems lies in a statement made by an old Arkansas hillbilly who said: "It ain't so much from not knowin' that causes the trouble; as it is in knowin' so much that ain't so!" In other words, we have not been told the truth. However, when some man comes along and does tell the truth, the scream of "prejudice" is heard on every side.
An informed people is not necessarily an enlightened people, unless they have impartial accounts from both sides. Enlightenment cannot be debased to mean partial knowledge gained from censored material. You could spend your lifetime reading Life, Time, Newsweek and listening to the major broadcasting systems on TV, but you would not be enlightened, because you would be reading and seeing controlled news. All of these sources, as we have seen, are Jewish controlled; therefore are part of the Jewish transmission belt. Yet if you take a stand against this, you are called "prejudiced."
What does this actually mean? The word "pre" means "to go before." A person who is pre-judiced has beforehand made a "Judicial" (judgment) decision on a matter, without fully examining the evidence necessary to reach that decision. This is almost 100% true of those churchmen who oppose the Christian Identity truth. Only when a man, a church group, or a faction have refused to examine the evidence, can they be said to be "prejudiced."
While the Israel Identity truth may be distasteful, objectionable, fanatical, or what-have-you, I claim immunity from such words as "bigot," "prejudice," or "bias" on the grounds that not one bit of evidence I have presented against the Jews, or against the "bias" of fundamental Christianity, was written without ample, concise, detailed, thorough and faithful reference to the Bible and history, looking at both sides of the argument. Can this be said of our opponents? I think not!
It has been because Americans have not been shown both sides of the story, that they have been deliberately implanted with the feeling of fear. This fear will continue to grow until we awaken to the realization that God Almighty has a specific purpose for America, and that He brought this nation into existence for a specific purpose.
What will change the conditions of fear and chaos which now sap our strength? What will bring to the forefront White Christian leaders of spiritual strength, stature and righteousness, who will be joined by millions of people who are willing and ready to face every problem we may confront, with the knowledge that we will be victorious?
The answer will startle many of you, especially if you belong to that branch of Christianity which is called "fundamentalist." This will be because you have never been told the facts concerning America's origin and destiny. In fact, many of you have been taught that America is "Mystery Babylon" of the Bible and that we will be destroyed. No wonder we have such a defeatist attitude.
As. a consequence of this and other false teachings, God's people have fallen woefully short of fulfilling our responsibilities, not only to God, but to our fellowmen. Because of this, we have been beset with all sorts of calamities.
Before we go further, let me say that I too am a "fundamentalist" in the literal meaning of the word. I believe in the inerrancy of the original Scriptures, the Virgin Birth of our Lord, His substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of all mankind, His literal resurrection and His Second Coming, to set up an earthly kingdom, where He will reign supreme as King of kings and Lord of lords. (I do not believe this will be a Jewish Kingdom!)
This was the very thing Jesus taught His disciples to pray for in Matthew 6: 10: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in EARTH, as it is in heaven." I believe these things will come, just as surely as night follows day, and so I preach them to the best of my ability. I believe that God Almighty, Jehovah, YAHWEH, is Creator over all. I believe that Jesus Christ, YASHUAH, is His Son, born of a Virgin, without sin, very God and very man. I believe the Holy Spirit is an integral part of the Godhead Trinity and is God's emissary on this earth.
What I will say to you in this section may come as a shock to some of you. Not because it is "science fiction," not because it is designed to shock you, but because the Bible and world history prove it to be true and yet you have never heard it preached in your church.
If you are to accept the facts I will prove in this message - and many of you will go to any lengths not to believe them - it will be necessary for you to lay aside some "timeworn" ideas of men, which have been preached in our churches for many years. In most cases, these false conceptions were not preached with the idea of leading men astray, as much as they were preached through ignorance. Most of our preachers have been led astray in the seminaries.
Now don't get mad at what I am about to say. It will only raise your blood pressure, although some of you do look a little anemic anyway.
God may give you what you want and allow you to believe what you want to believe, but that does not mean it is true, or even "worth the powder to blow it to hell!" You may say: "God approves of the Jews, because He has given them all their wealth and success." Do you think He approved of Hitler, Stalin, Nero, Bloody Mary and Genghis Khan? God grants power to a lot of people He doesn't approve of, for His own unknown reasons.
Satan uses this fact to further his own aims. In 2nd Thessalonians 2:11, we read: "For this cause [because they receive not the truth, see verse 10] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." When men deliberately turn their backs on provable truth, for any reason, their lies become delusions to them. (According to the dictionary, a "delusion" is "something that is falsely believed or propagated." Boy oh boy, is this true when it comes to their ideas concerning the Jews.) Man wants to believe something which is not so; he rejects something that is so, and upon this deliberate action, God allows him what he wants and he believes a LIE!
In Dr. Peter Ruckman's book, "Mark of the Beast," he says on page 145: "Unable to burn the A.V. (Authorized Version) openly since 1700, Rome changed armor and destroyed it [the Bible] one page at a time, by using seminaries (Fundamental and Liberal alike), and convincing the professors that the Vatican manuscripts were the authoritative source of revelation." But he doesn't go far enough. Who was behind the apostasy in the Roman Church?
For the answer to this, we will go to Father Maurice Pinay's monumental work, "The Plot Against the Church." He has an entire Chapter (24) on "Jewish Infiltration of the Clergy." On page 1465 he says: "The weapon preferred by the (Jewish) Fifth Column was to bring young Christians, descended from Jews, into the ranks of the clergy, who secretly paid homage to Judaism. After ordination, these priests were then to rise in the hierarchy of the Church (Roman Catholic) and be in the worldly orders or in the holy orders - in order to utilize their positions to harm the church." (Don't think this didn't happen in Protestantism either!)
In the early 1930's an order went out from Communist headquarters in the United States, saying in effect to young Communists: "If you really want to help the cause, get into the churches; attend the seminaries and become preachers and priests. Then you can work from within." They did this most effectively and many of these Fifth Columnists were Jews. The most effective work in Protestantism was done through a man named Dr. Harry F. Ward, who was head of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. There were more pro-Communist ministers who went into churches (mostly from the National Council of Churches) from this seminary, than from any other source.
A 13th Century Jewish document, which fell into the hands of French authorities in the 18th Century, stated to the Jews of France: "You say your synagogues have been destroyed. Let your sons become priests and abbots, so they can destroy the Christian Church from within."
The learned Jewish historian, Abram Leon Sachan, one of the directors of the Hilel de la B'nai B'rita Foundation, a Jewish community leader and later president of Brandeis University, wrote a book, "History of the Jews," in which he went into detail about how the conversion of hundreds of thousands of Jews to Christianity in Spain, after 1391, resulted in: "Whole Jewish communities confessed Christianity. The majority eagerly utilized their new status. Hundreds of thousands entered professions hitherto forbidden them. They obtained important state offices and even penetrated the Church [Roman Catholic], at its highest levels. Their power increased along with their wealth and many were accepted into the oldest families of Spanish nobility. The converted Jews practically ruled Spain (notice carefully now) WHILE THEIR SECRET ADHERENCE TO JUDAISM DESTROYED THE CHRISTIAN FAITH... While the masses of Spanish people observed, with growing bitterness, the success of these new Christians, the clergy lied about their unfaithfulness and lack of honesty... Tens of thousands of these new Christians went to church as usual, murmured their prayers, carried out the rites and observed the customs. But in spirit, they were still Jews."
At least seven of the head officials in the Roman Catholic Church in Spain were Jews in the 14th Century and, in 1330, a Jew, Cardinal Pierleoni, actually became Pope. He was known as Anachiet II.
The Jewish historian, Joseph Kastein, makes this contemptuous remark about christianized Jews: "There are three ways you can waste water:(1) To baptize a Jew;Don't kid yourself. This infiltration still continues in the 20th Century. Almost all the big fundamentalist seminaries have had, or now have, Jewish professors, usually in Old Testament, or Hebrew studies. How many of them do you suppose might be Fifth Columnists? The results show in the Jewish propaganda preached in our pulpits.
(2) Let it run into the sea;
(3) Mix it with wine."
Many fundamental Bible scholars have rejected what I am about to tell you, because they are not honest enough to admit they have been wrong for so many years. (I can assure you, from bitter experience, it is not easy to admit you have been wrong for twenty years.)
The whole problem with these fellows seems to be: "If I find something in the Bible I don't like, how can I get around it?" When they come across the 8th Chapter of John's Gospel, where Jesus says to the Jews, "Ye are of your father the devil," they try and explain it away by saying: "He was talking about unsaved people in general." When Christ told the Jews in John 10:26, "But ye believe not, BECAUSE YE ARE NOT OF MY SHEEP," they say "He meant they were unsaved!" HOGWASH! I recall an old preacher who used to say: "When will men stop going through the cafeteria of God's Word, with their little trays, picking out only what they want to believe?"
Yet in spite of what Christ taught, most of our fundamentalist preachers scoff at the idea of an earthly kingdom and tell their people they are to prepare themselves for heaven. As one lady told me: "I don't have to worry about the Communists, you know, because I'm not of this world."
In the face of a lot of tremendous opposition, from men who should know better, I do not ask you to believe me. In fact, my task is not to persuade you that I am right. It is to give you the facts - the Holy Spirit must do the persuading. I'll give you the facts, then it will be between you and God what you do about them.
I challenge you, if you really want to know the truth. First, listen to the facts I present from the Scripture and history; please don't reject them out of hand, just because they differ from what you have been taught. (Remember, that some day God will hold you accountable for what you have learned in this message.) I encourage you to take what I say, put it under the powerful magnifying glass of the Word, and, when you find I told you the truth, then have "guts" enough to do something about it.
This section is a message about God's earthly Kingdom and your part in it. It is a message about the MESSIAH, who will be the salvation of America.
The task of spreading the truth is not easy. If you have the courage to proclaim it, you will lose many of your so-called Christian friends, who have not matured enough to accept the "meat of the Word." They are still "baby Christians." Most of these will not even be honest enough to check out the facts. They will prefer to believe whatever their preacher tells them, but what will happen if your preacher is like mine and refuses to even listen to the facts? That is being dishonest and unworthy of a man who calls himself God's servant.
Truth in action is a dynamic force. Jesus Christ once said: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). But truth often cannot get off "dead center" unless some worthy apostle of truth gives it a push to overcome its inertia. Without that initial push, truth will often "die aborning."
On the other hand, truth is often blacked out by repeated contradictions and conflicting untruths. If lies are repeated over enough, even intelligent people will often believe them. This is the sobering testimony of history.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, many of history's foremost characters have misrepresented truth. As recently as 1492, the foremost scientists of the world believed that the world was flat. When Christopher Columbus proved otherwise, he suffered under their hostility. Many men and women have suffered in support of the truth, because it did not dovetail with what the majority wanted to believe. This happened to our Lord, when He came in contact with the Jewish authorities and their traditions. We don't like anyone messing with our "sacred cows."
Now you can fool a bunch of nitwits, trying to get fundamentalist "Jew bait" off their "trotline," but this doesn't change the truth. God knows what He spoke, and why He spoke it, and just because some fallible men come along and say, "That isn't really what He means; the Jews are the Chosen People, you know," that doesn't change the truth. If the fundamentalists want to give honor to the God-hating Jews, that doesn't change the truth one little bit "which says they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9).
The first interpreter of the Bible is the Author Himself and His method is to compare "Scripture with Scripture." So that is what we are going to do! We are going to lean very heavily on "What saith the Scripture?" Not on what Jack Van Impe says, not on what Webber or Falwell believe, but "What does the Bible teach?"
Most of the preachers, who refuse to accept what the Bible says about the Jews, are moving through the Bible so rapidly, looking for verses to prove their point, you have to corral them every once in a while, so the truth has time to penetrate their thick skulls. They need to realize that two opposite theories cannot both be right and that, when Jesus said to the Jews, "Ye are of your father the devil," He could not mean they were God's people at the same time. By a like token, when the Bible differentiates so clearly between Judah and Israel, who is mere man to come along and say: "They both mean the Jews"? He has no such right, even if he has a D.D. tacked on behind his name.
This country, which was founded on the Christian faith, must have a revival of that faith, if we are to survive as a free nation. The deterioration and disintegration of America will be accelerated in direct ratio as to how we receive the truth. Truth either exists, or it does not. There are no degrees of truth - to be "half-true" is as incredible as to be "half-honest," or "half-loyal." We. just have not been told the "whole truth" in our churches. Many pastors who have been faithful in "preaching the full counsel of the Word," in regard to salvation and righteous living, have fallen woefully short when it comes to telling their people the truth, not only about their own identity, but the identity of the Jews. For this they will have to answer to God; I am not their judge!
I hope you, my reader, will be honest enough to accept the truth; not what Jack Mohr tells you, but what the Word of God says, this is what is important. All I am doing in this message is following the admonition of Isaiah 58:1: "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgressions."
This is not some "spur of the moment" message. It was not inspired by what I read somewhere, or a message I heard on tape, radio or in person. It came after hundreds of hours of prayerful study, and the reading of thousands of pages of reference materials, both in the Bible and history. It came after a lot of soul-searching. Unfortunately, the preaching of this truth has made me unpopular with many people who used to welcome me into their churches. So be it! My job is to preach the Word, not strive for a popularity contest.
I believe the greatest part of our conservative and fundamental preachers and scholars have been remiss, often to the point of criminal neglect, in their refusal to acknowledge what the Bible teaches about America. They will tell you: "America is not mentioned in the Bible." That is true. You will not find the words, "United States" or "America," anywhere in the Bible, but she is there, just as clearly as if these familiar words were used. We shall see!
Without the shadow of a reasonable doubt, America and the British Commonwealth of Nations, plus other related peoples, have been called, according to God's immutable purpose, to fulfill a very special place in His plans for mankind. When enough of our Israel people recognize us, we will see the greatest revival which has ever swept over Christendom and a revival of our White, Christian countries. We will see the literal fulfillment of the promise made to King Solomon over twenty-nine centuries ago. Many of you know it by heart, and we hypocritically quote it in our Christian churches, over and over, without really believing it:
"If my people, which are called by my name [the Christian nations of the world are the only people known by the name of the Christos; certainly the Jews are not], 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." (2nd Chronicles 7:14.)
Do you want to see America healed? Do you want to see her returned to the greatness she once had? There is your answer, my Christian friend. We have been so busy getting people "saved" (and that is our first priority) that we have forgotten the need for National Salvation, and we are paying for our neglect.
Once the White people in our Christian nations understand and accept God's plans for us; when Christian people realize they are part of this plan; when they become aware that they have been especially chosen to be "light-bearers" for God; then, and only then, will we regain the moral and spiritual strength which made us great in the first place.
The Bible clearly states that when we accept responsibility and come out with the truth concerning our identity, then we will find the answer to the problems which are killing us and: "In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee." (Isaiah 54:14.)
National righteousness is a way of life which is based on obedience to the commandments of the Lord God. Once you have read this message, there will be no excuse for your disobedience. You will not even be able to say: "But my pastor told me differently." For you will have the Word of God, as your infallible guide.
I can predict this with certainty. If America fails to heed God's message, she will be driven to her knees and the righteous will suffer along with the wicked, as they always do. To those of you who dare use the name of Jesus Christ, and have accepted Him as the Lord and Messiah of your life, one day you will be forced to stand in embarrassed silence before Him and answer for your neglect: "For we MUST all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the TERROR of the Lord, we PERSUADE men." (Emphasis added.) (2nd Corinthians 5:10-11.)
While I do not profess to be a great scholar, having never learned to read either Greek, Hebrew or Aramic, as some do, I challenge you to study God's Word. Place it beside the historical record and, when the truth finally dawns on you, then have the courage to accept it and publish it abroad, even though it contradicts everything you once believed. I am not calling you to a new religion, I am merely saying: "Be true to the faith once delivered unto the saints."
In Malachi 4:5 - 6, we have a record of Elijah's return before that "great and terrible day of the Lord." The significance of Elijah's message with that day is that God's people (not the anti-God Jews) will be called on to repent and restore the righteous administration of the Law of the Lord to this earth. This was to be accomplished when our people finally realized who they were. There was to be a "purging" time, when the rebels would be "weeded out" from among God's people:
"I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant [not Palestine]: and I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me... And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake." (Ezekiel 20:37 - 38 and 44.)
Now it is easy to predict what some of you are thinking. Remember, not so long ago, I "stood in your moccasins." You have been conditioned to believe that this verse was speaking about the Jews. It was not!
Let us analyze this statement, by asking a question: "Is there really a Chosen People?" The Bible says there is and it is very careful to accurately point them out. The textbook we will use in our study is the oldest racial document in the human race, a volume composed of 66 books, which we call the Holy Bible. Of necessity, there will be some overlap with Part One. Don't let this bother you!
In presenting this marvelous Book, it is not required that you approach it with some theory concerning its Divine inspiration. Inspiration is not some idea we bring to the Bible which gives it supernatural standing. Inspiration is what we fetch away from the Bible, when we finally realize and accept its Divine essence.
You cannot know if anything is inspired until it inspires you. As a result, there are millions of Christians who read the Book and say they believe in its inspiration, who take away from it only those ideas which coincide with what they have been taught. When the Bible teaches something which conflicts with their belief, they will go to any lengths to prove they are right, even if it means twisting and warping the meaning of God's WORD. (of course there is a terrible curse pronounced against such as do this - Revelation 22:18-19.)
I believe the Bible labors under the disadvantage of being considered a religious book, but, when you go into the Bible, you will go far before you find anything that smacks of religion. The Bible begins with Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, Biology, Anthropology, and Psychology. All the materials of the physical and mental sciences, the concepts of time, space and motion, of the creative method and purpose, are found in its opening passages.
God is the Central Figure of the Bible, but God is not an ecclesiastical figure. He is not a religious figure. The creating and sustaining God of the Bible and history appears as the sole complete personality in the Universe. He is the One-Complete-Moral-Being. He has eternal wisdom and upholds all things by the power of His Spirit. We find this explained in Colossians 1:16 - 17: "By him [Jesus Christ] were all things created ... whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him. And he is before all things, and by Him ALL THINGS CONSIST." (Emphasis added.)
In the Greek, the phrase, "all things consist," means "held together." Isn't it wonderful to know that, in this chaotic old world of ours, all things are held together by the Power of our Savior?
Religion does not appear in the Bible until man's unnatural and sinful departure from God's law. Religion appeared as an emergency measure, a rescue force, if you will, brought into being because of abnormal human breakdown. When it has fulfilled its place, it will disappear. What a shock that is going to be to some people who believe that only they have the "real thing." The Apostle John wrote about this in Revelation 21:22, telling of the day in the New Jerusalem, when there will be no place of worship: "For the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb [Jesus] are the temple of it."
There is a great deal of careless talk whenever people begin to discuss race. The Gentile loves to boast of his superiority over the Jew; the Jew over all people; Black over White; White over Black. But race is not the consideration in this message.
We Americans are prone to think of ourselves as a relatively young people, when in reality we are very old, but the true effect of knowing who we are should not feed our vanity. It should not rouse our boastfulness; it will not make us want to "Lord it over everyone else." Instead, it should rouse a sense of great awe in our hearts, as we see the tremendous responsibilities which God has placed on the shoulders of White people.
Many people are afraid to mention race, especially if they are members of the White race. Jewish propaganda has made this a term synonymous with "prejudice." While it is not considered wrong for a Black person to believe that "Black is beautiful," it is a sin for a White person to feel pride in his race. Before we go any further, let us lay down a "ground rule." As "long as pride of race leads to boastfulness and contempt for others, it is a false pride and cannot be condoned."
We are not going to discuss nationalities, since they are largely artificial, but you will soon find that race is a basic, natural fact. Take the Anglo-Saxon and related peoples as an example. (This includes Americans, Englishmen, Canadians, Australians, many from South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Austria, Poland and other related White peoples.) They speak many different languages and have different cultures but, when you touch their basic, sensitive central nerve, you will find they all respond in a similar manner. They advocate reverence for God, are in favor of progress, believe in the work ethic, and an orderly social life, based on love of God and His laws. Their ideals concerning freedom are essentially the same.
A good example can be found in the United States and Canada. They are made up basically of English, German, Scandinavian and French speaking White people. They are divided by an invisible barrier that crosses over 3,000 miles of mountains and prairies; yet they are essentially the same and could become one great Christian country with a minimum of difficulty.
Race is an insistent fact in Bible history, since the Bible is not the story of many people, but revolves around one particular people. It was written about a distinctive family group, which had been chosen by God, from all others, for a very distinctive purpose. The Bible does not deal with dead races and dead civilizations but is contemporary history. In dealing with this one race, it flows through history like a mighty stream, touching three continents and blessing many nations.
The Bible explains what God has done and why He did it. It then shows revelation in progress and gives us an exciting glimpse into the future. God never wrote a book, He writes in life. When He wants to show us "oakness," he does not present us with a treatise on botany; He makes an oak tree.
Our Lord Jesus Christ followed that same formula. He left no books written by His own hand. He left, instead, twelve fallible men, we call disciples, and one of those was a devil. These men became His "manuscripts." The Bible is devoted to the story of one nation, which became known as the "Chosen People." (This is the title the Jews are trying to usurp for themselves.)
It is at this point where Bible scholars depart from reality. They shrug their shoulders and say in essence: "So what! It's the Jews, everyone knows that and, besides, what difference does it make if you are saved?" But it does make a difference; a vast difference!
Most of you will be familiar with the Bible account of Abraham and how he was torn from his own country and people, by God's explicit orders. He was sent into a strange land, where he was to become, according to God's word, "A great nation, and a company of nations."
While Abram, who was soon to be called Abraham, was the father of many different nations, his racial line was to descend through his younger son, Isaac. In Genesis 21: 12 we read how God told him: "For in Isaac shall thy seed be called."
From Isaac, the "seed line" passed to Jacob, then to Jacob's sons. These people became known as Haibru, or Hebrew (they were never known as "Jews"). They were called the "Children of Israel" or "Israelites." This came when Jacob's name was changed to "Israel," as recorded in Genesis 32:28: "And he [the angel of the Lord] said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed."
These unique people (remember now, they were not Jews) expanded in numbers, power, and prestige, until in King David's time they numbered somewhere around fifteen million. While standing in the King's palace in Jerusalem, the Prophet Nathan predicted that this people would one day be planted in another land, which they did not know, and from which they would never be removed. This could not have had reference to Palestine, since they were in Palestine at the time. Read with me, if you will, from 2nd Samuel 7:10:"Moreover I [God] will appoint a place for my people Israel, and WILL PLANT THEM, that they MAY DWELL IN A PLACE OF THEIR OWN [but you say, they had a place of their own in Palestine, so this must be somewhere else], and MOVE NO MORE; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime." (Emphasis added.)This would indicate to me that Israel was to move out of Palestine at some future date, into a land where they would be rooted and planted, and where they would be relatively safe. From this APPOINTED PLACE, they would never move! Why is it that our pastors never mention this passage? Have you ever heard a sermon preached on this verse? Well for one thing, if they did, it would destroy one of their pet theories, that the Jews must return to Palestine before our Lord returns to reign on this earth.
Now the selection of one specific people by Divine choice, for a specific purpose, was a wonderful thing. It did not call for boasting, or a feeling of superiority, for God did not call this people to "Lord it over the rest of the world," as the Jewish Talmud teaches. He called them to be a "servant nation," placed on this earth for the specific purpose of spreading God's Kingdom message. Much later, they were to become rulers, after they had first proved themselves faithful as "servants."
This should engender a feeling of humility. It was a tremendous event, when God called Israel - not because they were a powerful people, not because they were rich and plenteous and had great international influence, but because of the faithfulness of their father, Abraham, God's servant. (Read about this in Deuteronomy 7:7-8 and Hebrews 11:8-12.)
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