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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Christian Identity refuted by Carmen.

From http://www.therefinersfire.org/christian_identity.htm

NOTE FROM THE REFINER'S FIRE

The Refiner's Fire wants to know: How can anyone who deliberately goes against everything the Christian Bible stands for, possibly identify with Christians? Where in the Bible does it say to hate the Jews - or that the Jews have in any way been replaced by another people?

Where in the Bible does it say to be anti-Semitic, racist, anti-government, or conspiratorial? Where in the Bible does it say that the "white people of European descent are the descendants of the 'Lost Tribes' of ancient Israel" - when God made it clear that, although He was scattering the Jews throughout the world because of their disobedience, they would always be His, and told them they would one day become a nation again -which happened in 1948 (Deuteronomy 7:6; Gen. 13:15; Isaiah 43:10-12)?

Do the "white people of European descent" realize that the God they claim to follow was a tallit-wearing, synagogue-attending, Sabbath- and feast-keeping, kosher Jew who loved ALL peoples of all races and colors? Do these "white people" adhere to Torah, attend synagogues, or keep the true seventh day Sabbath and the Biblical feasts? From what is evidenced in Europe today, most "white people" are either Catholic, lukewarm toward God, or don't care about God one way or another. They're not even bothering to stem the tide of Islam in Europe!

REAL Jews have NEVER lost their identities, no matter where in the world they are located - even those who are lukewarm to God or don't know much about their own heritage. They are a people who has been set apart by God, and they always will be. No one has replaced them. The entire Bible is about Israel and the Jews; the Gentiles are blessed to be "grafted in" to the Olive Tree. Gentiles have not become the Olive Tree - they are "grafted in". It is because of the God of the Jews - the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - that Gentiles of all races and nationalities will get a chance at eternal life, through His Son, the Messiah Yeshua!


The bottom line is: if something cannot be verified in the Bible, then it isn't of God. Nothing that the Christian Identity followers believe can be verified in the Bible. Therefore, they are not people of God. Please read the following article about Christian Identity, and decide for yourself.


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NOTE FROM THE REFINER'S FIRE

A reminder to followers of "Christian Identity": The Bible tells us that Christians are to be a light to their Jewish brethren - not a group that spreads hate, lies, and deception:

1. According to Genesis 12:3 believers are to bless the seed of Abraham as one means of receiving the blessings of God in their own lives, and thus avoiding the curse.

2. Psalm 122:6-9 commands believers to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and carries with it a promise that those who love her (Jerusalem) will prosper. Believers need to pray, not based on what news reports may say, but based on what God says. The "city of peace" will have no lasting peace until the "Prince of Peace" returns. We must always pray that Yeshua will be revealed to all.

3. In light of the command to bless and not curse, the Church has the responsibility to oppose every form of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism by speaking the truth concerning Israel and the Jewish people. A detailed study of the ninth, tenth and eleventh chapters of the Book of Romans makes this eminently clear.

4. In obedience to Isaiah 40:1-2, believers are called to comfort, support and encourage the people that God calls His chosen. Why? No people on earth has suffered such extreme rejection, persecution, and degradation from so many nations and people groups as the Jews. The Holocaust of the 20th Century is but one example of repeated attempts throughout history to destroy the Jewish nation and remove them from the face of the earth. Comfort and encouragement are certainly in order. Sincere and genuine expressions of support and love are necessary and vital if Christians ever hope to communicate effectively with their Jewish friends regarding their Messiah.

5. Isaiah also outlines in the 60th and 61st chapters of his book that believers are to support the nation of Israel and the re-gathering of the Jewish people to their land. There are numerous ways to express this support. Certainly prayer is of the utmost importance. Secondly, financial gifts to ministries who are aiding and facilitating the return of Jews to the land is money well given into a cause that is dear to the heart of God. Thirdly, numbers of Christians have found tremendous joy and fulfillment in volunteering for short and/or long-term service with ministries serving the nation of Israel. Pray about your part and allow Him to lead you.

2 comments:

Yanchri said...

Hi,
I browsed over your article on christian identity with disdain.

I just want to leave a thought with you.

Please show me where in the christian bible it says that the jews are israel.

Then ask yourself...

"Who are Israel ?"

Anonymous said...

Dear Timothy,

Thank you for posting my article! You're a credit to Christianity.

Shalom,
Carmen