“The Christian Israel message has no Scriptural validity” is not the most often heard objection from people who have had the truth of Israel’s modern-day identity shared with them. Why not? Simply because, as we have already seen in previous chapters, the Israel identity message has the full authority of Scripture.
The most often heard response to this message in one form or another is: “So what if we are Israel? Salvation is the important thing!” In other words: “What difference does it make?”
There is no debate that salvation in Yeshua (Jesus’ given Hebrew name) is foremost in importance and is foundational to everything else. “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Yeshua the Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11). However, is our preaching to end with salvation?1 Absolutely not! An angel of the Lord proclaimed these words to the apostles just released from prison:
Go your way, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this [Christian] life. (Acts 5:20)
The apostles’ mission was not to preach only a portion of the message, but the whole message. So, what did the apostles preach? In verses 30 and 31 of the same chapter, in obedience to the angel’s direction, we find the Apostle Peter and the other apostles declaring:
The God of our fathers [Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel] raised up Jesus, whom you [Judahites] had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sin. (Acts. 5:30-31)
In their preaching the apostles did not focus exclusively on the identity of Yeshua the Christ; they additionally made it perfectly clear to whom this message was primarily sent – the Israelites.* However, some people may still respond with: “So what if the Celto-Saxon peoples are the true descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? So what if the Jews today claim this heritage, even if it does not belong to them? So what if most preachers today are misidentifying the Israelites? Does it really matter?” It matters!
*In addition see Matthew 1:21; 2:6; 10:6; 15:24; Luke 1:16, 33, 54-55, 68, 72-73, 77, 2:34; 24:21; John 1:31; Acts 1:6; 13:23-24, 32-33; 26:6-7; 28:20; Romans 9:4-5, Hebrews 2:16; 8:8-10; James 1:1.
Without This Truth Much of the New Testament Will Not Be Understood Correctly
This truth is the basic element in understanding to whom many of the New Testament books were written. The second law of hermeneutics* is correctly identifying who the author is addressing. Until a person comprehends the truth of the Christian-Israel message, he has no way of completely understanding certain books of the New Testament because of his oblivion as to whom each book was written.
*“hermeneutics… the science of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures…” The Random House Dictionary of the English Language (New York, NY: Random House, 1969) p. 620.
Additionally, many Scriptural doctrines will not be understood until one grasps the significance of the Identity message. For example, chapters 8-11 of Romans are very confusing to most Christians due, in part, to Paul’s predestination language and his use of the words “Gentile,” “Jew” and “Israel.” When one understands the message of Israel’s identity, these and other interpretation and comprehension difficulties diminish greatly.
Without This Truth Most of the Old Testament Prophecies Will Not Be Interpreted Accurately
As an example of misapplying prophecy, today most people in Christendom interpret Ezekiel 38 as Gog and Magog (Russia) invading the land of Palestine. Unless it is understood who the true Israelites are, it will never be understood that it is going to be the shores of America, our homeland, that Russia will someday invade. The truth is, Communism has already invaded this nation, and we are either too asleep or too apathetic to react or care.
Without This Truth Our Fight Against Immorality and Lawlessness Will Not Be Effective
With over 150,000 Americans professing to be Christians today, the morality in the United States has only grown worse. Consider this illustration: You are in the kitchen while the bathtub faucet is running and the plug is in the drain. The water eventually overflows and spreads over the bathroom floor. As you leave the kitchen, you discover water running down the hallway. You dash back to the kitchen, grab a spoon, proceed to dip up the water and then run back to the kitchen sink with it. You repeat this process over and over again. How much wiser and more efficient to simply turn the water off at the faucet!
This is a perfect picture of most of Christianity in the battle against sin and immorality in our nation today. Not knowing our identity, or the identity of Christianity’s enemies, has made it nearly impossible to get to the source of our problems and deal with them in an effective manner.
Without This Truth Our Fight to Save Christianity From Her Enemies Will Not Be Won
Regrettably, many Christians are oblivious to the fact that Christianity has enemies. Dr. Benjamin H. Freedman, a Jew, points out in a letter to David Goldstein, L.L.D., another Jew, that Christian pastors are the most likely group wherein this ignorance will be found:
The history of the world for the past several centuries and current events at home and abroad, confirm the existence of a conspiracy to destroy Christian civilization. The world-wide plot of these diabolical conspirators has been implemented while most Christians have been asleep. The Christian clergy seem to be more ignorant and indifferent to this plot than other Christians. They seem to bury their heads in the sands of indifference and ignorance like the legendary ostrich. This ignorance and indifference has dealt a severe blow to the Christian faith from which it may never recover.2
The enemies of Yeshua the Christ are still actively pursuing their primary goal, the total ruin and destruction of Christianity. We are seeing the day when Yeshua’s enemies are becoming as overt with their persecutions as they were in the first century A.D. – 2 Corinthians 11:23-26.3
In 500 B.C. Sun Tzu, a Chinese philosopher and general, declared:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb [lose or perish] in every battle.4
Most Celto-Saxon Americans, whether Christians or not, find themselves in the latter of these three conditions since they know neither who they are nor who their enemies are. Over a century prior to Sun Tzu’s warning, God issued a similar admonition and alarm to the Israelites through the Prophet Hosea:
My people [Israel] are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)
The same idea can be illustrated in this fashion: Some people eat mushrooms, but if they were to enter the woods searching for mushrooms and returned with toadstools, the mistake of misidentification could be fatal.
The misidentification of Celto-Saxon Christians as non-Israelite Gentiles and Jews as Israelites has dealt a severe blow to the Christian faith. These two gross errors in identity have blinded the world to the machinations of Talmudism and have rendered most Christians defenseless “for fear of the Jews” (John 7:13). Those who identify the Jews as Israel usually consider the Jews as America’s allies. What if the Jews are actually the enemies of Christianity and America? What better way is there for your enemy to destroy you than by convincing you that he is your ally!
The Prophet Micah alerted us to beware of those who cry “Peace,” yet at the same time declare holy war – Micah 3:5. Dr. Freedman also tried to alert Christians to their enemies:
The confusion … is unwarranted and unjustified. It need not exist. It would not exist if the Christian clergy did not aid and abet the deceptions responsible for it. The Christian clergy may be shocked to learn that they have been aiding and abetting [the Jews] the dedicated enemies of the Christian faith. Many of the Christian clergy are actually their allies but may not know it.5
The Apostle John in the book of Revelation also warned us of our very real enemies, then and now:
…the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are of a synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9)
As a result of misidentifying ourselves, as well as not recognizing that there is an enemy dedicated to destroying the Christian faith, most Christians have become “bedfellows” with the enemy who so desperately wants to destroy us.
Without This Truth Our Efforts in Reaching the Loss of the World For Yeshua the Christ Will Not Be As Productive
This not only pertains to reaching our own Celto-Saxon people, but also to teaching people of the other races. The Christian-Israel message is sometimes labeled “white supremacy.” It is true that God chose Israel as His wife to rule with Him. However, that does not qualify as “white supremacy.” In fact, what the Identity message really teaches is white servanthood. The Prophet Isaiah declared that the nation of Israel was singled out to be God’s servants:
Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are My servant, I [YHWH] have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me. (Isaiah 44:21)
The fact that the Israelites were chosen to be God’s witnesses was verified by the Apostle Peter:
…you [Christian Israelites – 1 Peter 1:1-3] are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him [YHWH] who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
The Israelites, as God’s servant people, were chosen as His witnesses to bless and teach the rest of the world. When the Celto-Saxons come to understand who they are, they will not only witness a revival among their own people, but they will also greatly influence the other nations of mankind as well – 1 Kings 8:41-43, 59-60.
Rejection of This Truth Is Rejection of Yeshua
This statement may be a little difficult to accept at first. It appears to elevate Israel’s true identity to a level of importance equal with Yeshua Himself. However, consider this: Rejection of anything you know to be truth is rejection of Yeshua. Why? Because Yeshua told us:
I [Yeshua] am the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
Yeshua is the embodiment of all truth including the identity of modern-day Israel. Thus, rejection of the truth of Israel’s identity is, at least partially, rejection of Yeshua.
The previous six points establish that the consequences of denying the veracity of Israel’s identity can be significant. The following example demonstrates just how far some men will pervert Scripture in their denial of true Israel’s Scriptural, archaeological and historical legacy. In his book Jacob’s Dozen, Pastor William Varner audaciously proclaimed:
…the evil one [Satan] is promoting the lie that the Jews are not truly the Jews [Israelites], thus robbing [the nation of] Israel of its promises and covenants and transferring them to the Anglo-Saxon race!6
Essentially, Pastor Varner was calling Yeshua the Christ “Satan,” since it was Yeshua who declared:
…I [Yeshua] will make them [the Jewish imposters] of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy [true Israel’s] feet, and to know that I have loved thee [the Christian remnant of all Israel]. (Revelation 3:9)
If, according to the Scriptures, the information contained in this book is true, you can say what you will about it, but you cannot say that it is unimportant or that it makes no difference. The true identity of the nation of Israel, God’s Covenant People, does make a difference, not only yesterday, but also today and forever!
2. Dr. Benjamin H. Freedman, letter to David Goldstein, L.L.D., October 10, 1954, Facts Are Facts (New York, NY: Benjamin H. Freedman, 1955) p. 7.
3. For a thorough and revealing study regarding the enemies of Christian Israel, refer to the audio message Know Thine Enemy.
4. General Sun Tzu, James Clavell, ed., The Art of War (New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1983) p. 18.
5. Freedman, p. 9.
6. William Varner, Jacob’s Dozen: A Prophetic Look at the Tribes of Israel (Bellmawr, NH: Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, 1987) p. 99.