“Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (Isaiah 51:11).

In Search of the People of the Book

by Rick Tyler
It would probably be safe to state that virtually everyone in our society has heard the oft quoted saying that the Bible is the all-time best seller of any book that has ever been written. Western culture has traditionally recognized that the Bible represents God’s revelation to man, and that it therefore stands alone in comparison to any other literary work. It would seem to logically follow then, that men would seek to acquire a command of the Bible’s content that would enable them to make satisfactory application of its tenets and teachings in all possible circumstances that might arise during the course of life. One would tend to think that men would leave no stone unturned in their quest for Biblical understanding. It would seem reasonable to assume that having long since mastered the basics of the Bible, western man in general would be likely to be found mining the vast depths of God’s Word in order to graduate to higher vistas of knowledge and understanding relative to the eternal Scriptures of the Almighty God.

Do we find this conjecture to be of any validity as we inspect the society around us? Are people the sticklers for Biblical understanding as would seem to be called for in light of the revelatory nature of the book in question? As sad as it may seem, such is far from being the case amongst our people today. Tremendous ignorance of the Bible happens to be the prevailing norm of our time. As a result of this unfortunate reality, our society has come to base many of its collective ideas upon Biblically unfounded presuppositions. As we carefully examine this situation, we will come to recognize the dangerous implications of the failure of a people to deal accurately and consistently with the revealed Word of God. We will observe how basic and foundational misunderstandings of the Scriptures tend to lead unavoidably to doctrinal distortions that happen to be of paramount significance. And finally, we will see how the correction of such basic doctrinal aberrations can restore one to a consistent theological foundation, which will in turn enable the individual to be adept in the application of sound Biblical answers to the many questions that loom so large in our world and society today.

THE MOST BASIC MISCONCEPTION

At times it is the most obvious facet of reality that we overlook. Often, we are so caught up in the complicated that we ignore the profoundly simple. Such is the precise case regarding the approach of our people to the understanding of the Holy Bible. Our nation abounds with vast quantities of academic institutions whose purpose it is to perform an ongoing and detailed inspection of the linguistical composition of the Bible. Tremendous time and energy is devoted to meticulous study of the Scriptures from almost every possible angle or vantage point comprehensible to the human mind. And yet, in spite of this remarkable penchant for detail, oversights of monumental proportion are nevertheless committed in routine fashion. The primary violation in this regard happens to deal with none other than the most pivotal and basic questions as to who the Bible was written to and who precisely it is about.

The idea that is most widely accepted in our culture today relating to the Word of God is that since the advent of the Scripture known as the New Testament, the Bible has become a book for all people, regardless of what it might have previously been. The Old Testament is considered to be an historical account of the people with whom God was concerned at that period of time and the New Testament is understood to be the evidence of God’s opening of his plan and program to all the people of the world. Those referred to as ‘Jews’ are understood to be the chosen people of the Old Testament while those who are called ‘Gentiles’ are inclusive of the remainder of humanity. In other words, in all the world there are only two classifications of people, those being Jew and Gentile, with everybody fitting neatly into one of the two categories. According to this line of reasoning, the Jews rejected the plan of God and it was then opened up to the Gentiles. This thought school advances the idea that those who are known as Jews in the world today represent the sum total of the descendants of the chosen people of the Old Testament and that everyone else, the Gentiles, are descended from Noah’s other two sons, Ham and Japheth, or from the non-Jacobite portion of Shem’s family tree. Upon this presumed basis of understanding rests the generally adhered to theological underpinnings of the world of Christianity today. Is this overview of basic Bible understanding accurate in its presumptions? Can the long accepted notions regarding Jews and Gentiles stand up to the test of scrutiny and scholarly examination?

SOME INTERESTING CONSIDERATIONS

One need go no further than the very Scriptures themselves to detect gravely consequential implications that arise as a result of this commonly adhered to set of beliefs regarding Jews and Gentiles. If one attentively reads the Bible it is quickly realized that the only members of the Old Testament chosen people family who were ever known as Jews were those of the southern kingdom of Judah. This Judah kingdom was comprised of the Israelite tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi. Those Israelite tribes which constituted the northern kingdom formed the basis of the majority balance of God’s chosen Israel people and they are never identified in the Bible as Jews! The northern ten tribes of Israel were carried off into Assyrian captivity in approximately 700 B.C. never again to come back into that portion of the planet known in the world today as the Holy Land. 2 Kings, chapters 16, 17, and 18 provide a record of the wars and the deportations that resulted in the Assyrian captivity of the northern Israel kingdom. The number of Israelites that went into captivity was indeed very large, probably in excess of ten million. 1 Chronicles 21 informs us that 300 years prior to the captivity and even prior to the splitting up of the kingdom, that the armed forces of Israel included in excess of 1.5 million men! This figure accounts for the men of conscription age only and doesn’t take into consideration the women and children, nor the elderly, infirm, or those who were exempt from obligations of military service. It is plainly obvious that God was continually fulfilling the promises that He had made much earlier to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob regarding prolific multiplication of their physical seed. If one possesses minimal knowledge of Israel’s history, it would be logical to inquire as to the whereabouts of this great number of Israelites at the time of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Is it possible to know where this considerable company of Israelite people were at this most significant point in world history and what they were doing? In Book XI, Chapter V of his Antiquities of the Jews, the noted historian Flavius Josephus said of the Israelite people, "Wherefore there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the ten tribes are beyond the Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers." Josephus wrote at the time of Christ regarding this subject. Is it not interesting that this immense multitude of Israelites remains totally unaccounted for in modern Christian theology?

In the theology that abounds today there is no distinction made between the small number of Judahites who were present in the Holy Land at the time of Christ and the far larger number of scattered Israelites who were dispersed far and wide at this most significant time in history. Is it a mere accident that a matter of such obvious import could have for so long remained such a theological non-issue? It is most interesting to note at this point the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 11 when he queried, "Hath God cast away his people?" Paul’s answer to his own question informs us resoundingly that God indeed has no intention whatsoever of failing to remember and adhere to the tenets of the covenant that He established with the patriarchs of Israel. Paul goes on to say: "God forbid; for I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew." Again, we must ponder why it is that so significant a matter would have for so long remained an unconsidered proposition? It simply defies logic that such a situation would exist.

WHAT EVER DID BECOME OF THESE PEOPLE?

It is at this point that our probe becomes particularly fascinating. We must brace ourselves for an incredible shock as we prepare to discover the present day descendants of the Israel people of old. The answer to this mystery is to be discovered through following the migrations of these people through the centuries that have since ensued. The archeological discoveries of the past 100 years in the geographical region of the Middle East have shed tremendous light on the question of the nature of the movings and migrations of those mass numbers of Israelites who went into captivity in 700 B.C. at the hand of the Assyrians. Records from the Assyrian civilization that was thriving at that time have been unearthed in the form of cuneiform tablets. The date that they were found was 1900 although it wasn’t until 1930 that the information they contained was published. The tablets in question were Assyrian frontier post reports from the approximate date of 707 B.C. In the reports are the descriptions of a people known variously as the Gamira and the Cimmerians. Available evidence of an archeological nature establishes that these people were made up of a portion of the Israelites who had been captured by the Assyrians. These captives were living in the land of Gamir and thus derived the name by which they are identified. Records reveal their northward movements as well as a large number of them escaping to the shores of the Black Sea. Their invasion of Sardis in 645 B.C. is recorded as well as their being driven out of Asia Minor into the Carpathian regions to the west of the Black Sea.

Another large segment of the Israelites who didn’t escape captivity by the Assyrians are shown by archeological evidence to have formed an alliance with King Esarhaddon when he was coming under attack by the Medes and the Persians. It was this group of Israelites that settled in Sacasene in the north and Bactria in the east. Those who were in the Sacasene region eventually moved north through the Dariel Pass into southern Russia and came to be known by the Greek name Scythians. The Israelites in Bactria were forced to move north and east and came to be called Massagetae and Sakka. Of course, history tells us of how the Scythians later came into contact and conflict with the people known as the Cimmerians and how battles ensued which forced the latter group west and north to evolve into the Celts, Gauls, and Cimbri. The Scythians developed into a prosperous kingdom until the Sarmatians drove them northwest to the edge of the Baltic Sea. The Romans began at this time to call the Scythians Germans to clearly distinguish between them and their enemy the Sarmatians who were now inhabiting the land of the original Scythians. In the time frame that followed the Celts spread out in all directions from the center of Europe. Some of them invaded Italy while others moved once again to Asia Minor. It was this group, along with others that settled in Gaul (modern France), that were called Galatians by the Greeks. Certain of the Celts moved into Britain, Ireland, and northern Britain where they came to be referred to as Iberes (the Gaelic name for Hebrews). History also indicates that the Germanic tribes eventually subdivided into such groupings as the Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Angles, and Vikings. Later on others established such Gothic nations as the Lombards, Franks, Vandals, Burgundians, and additional ones as well. The millions of Israelites who went into captivity in 700 B.C. ultimately constituted the basis of the white race in Europe after a long and tumultuous period of migrations and developments. This information enables us to understand why the white European race has been blessed so abundantly by God and why the Christian religion has found such a fertile breeding ground within the white European nations. One can only marvel that the archeological and historical facts and data regarding the identity of the modern descendants of ancient Israel have for such a long time been so effectively suppressed, hidden, and overlooked by the people of the age in which we live. It is incredible, to say the least, that an heritage as significant as that of the white European race could be so totally hidden from the awareness of a people of such historical importance.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE JEWS?

It is truly impossible to look deeply into the question of the identification of true Israel in the world today without the inevitable head-on collision with a matter so sensitive that even the bravest of men choose to utterly side-step it for fear of the unfavorable ramifications of daring to do otherwise. I speak obviously of a topic that deals with a group of people who are known in the world as Jews. The rational observer is bound to wonder just who the Jews are in modern times if the white race of European ancestry are the actual people of the Bible. Are the Jews the Judah tribe as some have tried to suggest? Once again, it is necessary to examine historical and archeological evidence if we are to hope to be able to intelligently address this highly volatile question. Are the Jews part of the modern manifestation of Israel in the world today and therefore justified in their claim to chosen people status? If the answer to the preceding question happens to be negative, then just who might these controversial folks be, from a racial and genealogical standpoint?

The answer to this mystery is every bit as amazing as the accurate identity of the European people of Caucasian stock. It is indeed a jolting experience to learn that the Jews in today’s world are for the most part totally separate from ancient Israel as concerns their ancestral and genealogical background. This little known fact can be thoroughly established from a significant quantity of information sources, many of them Jewish in nature. For example, a Jew by the name of Nathan M. Polloc spent a 40-year period of his life working on an exhaustive research project to determine the actual historical roots of his Jewish brethren. His studies concluded that a disproportionate majority of Jews both in Palestine and the western hemisphere were not truly descended from the tribes of ancient Israel. He instead connected the history of modern Jewry to a people known as the Khazars, a tribally oriented group who inhabited southern Russia roughly one thousand years ago. Adding further support to Pollock’s evidence were the findings of Harvard Professor Roland B. Dixon who wrote in 1923 of the mass conversion to Judaism that took place among the Khazar nation in the eighth century. Another commentator on this subject was Col. John Beaty, who served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Armed Services. In his book, Iron Curtain Over America, Beaty makes the following remark: "As time passed on, it came about that these Khazar people of mixed non-Russian stock, who hated the Russians and lived under Babylonian Talmudic law, became known in the western world, from their place of residence and their legal-religious code, as Russian Jews." Is it not astonishing that the claim of today’s Jews to be the literal descendants of Israel of old, is not verifiable through historical records that are presently available to persons interested in pursuing such research? The truly amazing fact, however, is that the very historical records in question prove beyond doubt that the major portion of modern Jewry is genealogically descended from a distinct people (the Khazars), who were of an ancestry that was absolutely separate from the Israelites of the Old Testament. The theological ramifications of this discovery are far flung in nature as we shall later see.

At this point in our inquiry, we will examine another intriguing aspect of the historical background of the Jewish people which is essentially unrecognized in the world today. This point of interest concerns the connection within the ranks of modern Jewry to the descendants of the Biblical character Esau. These people eventually came to be known as the Edomites and the Bible tells us in Genesis 25, that Esau actually sold his birthright to his brother Jacob who then became the heir through whom the chosen seed was to be transmitted. According to Genesis 28 and 36, Esau married outside of his own people and ultimately spawned such nations as the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, and Ismaelites, all of whom God later commanded Israel not to enter into marriage with. Genesis 36 tells us several times that Esau was the father of the Edomites which was nothing other than the collective title for the nations that were previously referred to. Through the entire Old Testament record of Israel we read of the continual state of warfare that raged between the Edomites and the Israelites. The book of Esther tells us of an Edomite infusion into the ranks of true Judah during the Babylonian captivity roughly 500 years prior to the time that Jesus Christ lived. These Edomites adopted the Judahite name at that time to escape the wrath of the king of that period, who had issued a decree favorable to his vast number of Israelite captives.

Yet another Edomite penetration into Judah occurred when a remnant of Israel returned to the Holy Land in the aftermath of the prophesied 70 year Babylonian captivity. Ezra 9:1 tells of how a substantial percentage of the men within the company took wives from among the Edomites residing in the area. These Edomites were very prominent in the midst of the Judahites (Jews) who were living in Jerusalem at the time of the Messiah. Flavius Josephus stated in his historical accounts close to the time of Jesus that the Edomites had become a part of Jewry. The Biblica Encyclopedia, Volume 2, Col. 1187 further documents the Edomite presence in Jewry as does the Jewish Encyclopedia in the 1925 edition on page 41 of Volume 5 which specifically states that "Edom is in modern Jewry." How utterly ironic that the very enemies of God and His chosen people would be mistaken throughout the past ages for the chosen of the Almighty! One can only marvel at this curious case of mistaken identity and wonder about the major extent to which modern theology has been tainted by this very profound error.

CLARIFYING THE TERMS ‘JEW’ AND ‘GENTILE’

The terms ‘Jew’ and ‘Gentile’ are probably the most confusing words that are used in the Bible. It should be easy to recognize the importance of an accurately developed understanding of these two terms, as they happen to serve in a highly foundational capacity in the Holy Scriptures. It would be safe to say that if one fails in their ability to understand these vital terms, such an individual would be greatly lacking in his capacity to comprehend the accurate meaning and message of the Bible as a whole. It was stated earlier in this writing that the popularly accepted view of these terms is one in which all the world’s people are either one or another, being either Jews or Gentiles. The Jews are considered to be the modern day heirs of the title of chosen people, while the Gentiles are the remainder of the planet’s population for whom God has mercifully opened up His plan of salvation in light of the fact that the Jews rejected His Son Jesus Christ. As we have already pointed out, however, this widely adhered to idea simply doesn’t harmonize with the Bible. As we look more closely at the term ‘Jew’ we will begin to see to some degree, how this mistaken notion has come to be so widespread. If the origin and meaning of the Anglicized word Jew are not clearly understood, it becomes next to impossible to know how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other in precise fashion.

THE WORD ‘JEW’ RECONSIDERED

It is a common occurrence today to hear people state that Biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses were Jews. This mentality reveals the pathetic state of ignorance that plagues our time in regard to Bible knowledge. The first time that the term Jew is applied to any group of people in the scriptures is in the book of 2 Kings 16:6. The chronological period being alluded to in this passage happens to be more than 1000 years after the time of Abraham. Never does the Bible call any of the early patriarchs of Israel by the name Jew. The chosen people of God that were delivered out of Egypt are referred to as Hebrews, Israelites, the House of Jacob, and the children of Israel, but are never called Jews! That the term ‘Jew’ has become synonymous with all of Israel is indeed a misnomer of monumental effect. As we have already seen, those who claim the title of Jew today are imposters of the highest order. Not only do they fail to represent the totality of the modern descendants of ancient Israel, but for the most part they do not include in their numbers any of Israel’s physical seed at all! It has not always been the case that the term ‘Jew’ referred to people who were not of Israelitish ancestry. The English word ‘Jew’ is the Anglicized variation of original terms that were used to refer to persons that hailed from Judea. Judea was the territory that made up the Judah kingdom where members of the three tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi resided after the breaking up of the Israel kingdom in the years following the reign of Solomon. ‘Jew’ therefore can only refer in its Bible context to those Israelites who were from the Judah kingdom. To call the people of the ten tribed northern kingdom ‘Jews’ is a semantic inaccuracy. They were not from Judah! They were not Judahites! They were not Jews! Judah was one of Jacob/Israel’s twelve sons and it was after he and his descendants that the southern kingdom of Judah was named.

When the Judahites were carried off into Babylonian captivity they were further corrupted by the pagan religious practices of their captors. The return of a remnant of Judah to Jerusalem at the conclusion of 70 years captivity unfortunately brought with it the corrupt religious tenets of Babylon. As has also been covered already, the Judahites were at this point significantly penetrated by the enemy people of God, the Edomites. It was this seed bed that the Jews in Judea at the time of the Messiah came from. Some were of true Israelite origin while the majority were Edomitic in their heritage. Most of the Pharisees and other Jewish leaders of that time fit into the latter category which is obviously reason enough for Jesus Christ to have condemned them and stated that they were of their father the Devil! The reason that Jesus Christ was referred to as the "King of the Jews" was simply because he was the "Lion of the tribe of Judah" in prophetic fulfillment of the Genesis 49 guarantee of the scepter never passing from Judah. In other words, he could accurately be called the King of the Judahites. He certainly wasn’t king of those imposter Edomites who were ever attempting to reclaim and regain the lost birthright that their father Esau gave up to his brother Jacob. One is truly made aware of how important it is for the Bible student to rightly divide the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) when considering that the word ‘Jew’ in the English Bible can apply to any of the following renderings. It can mean one of the tribe of Judah, one of the southern kingdom of Judah (not necessarily of the tribe of Judah), a resident of the land of Judea (regardless of nationality), one who may have converted to the Babylonian influenced religion of Judea (regardless of nationality), or finally, a Judahite of the captivity and dispersion who remained among the majority number who never made the return trip to the Holy Land after the 70 year Babylonian period of bondage. In spite of all these potential interpretations the word ‘Jew’ is nevertheless commonly assumed to have only one meaning by the vast majority of Bible readers today. The sad conclusion that is jumped to by the naïve and the uninformed is that when the Bible speaks of Jews it is referring to the sum total of the chosen people of God. Tragic are the results of this semantic miscue.

JUST WHO ARE THE GENTILES?

Prevailing contemporary theological thought holds that everyone in the world aside from the Jew is a Gentile. The idea accepted by most people with any Biblical interest whatsoever, is that the Gentiles of the world were made potential partakers of God’s salvation plan in the aftermath of the Jews’ rejection of the Messiahship of Jesus Christ. This argument regarding the Gentiles of Scripture fails to stand up under scrutiny. When one studies the question of the identity of those who are referred to as Gentiles in the Bible, it becomes readily apparent that all the world’s people are positively not being included in this classification. One must, however, make an accurate distinction between the two kingdoms of Israel, and be familiar with the unique fate and destiny of each in order to understand the matter of the identity of the Gentiles. The ten tribed northern kingdom actually received a bill of divorcement from God due to her backsliding and harlotry according to Jeremiah 3:8.

It is at this point that it also becomes imperative that the student of this issue come to grips with a highly significant interpretation problem regarding the term that has been rendered as Gentile in our English Bibles. The Hebrew word that has been translated as Gentile in the Old Testament is ‘goy’. The Greek word that functions as a counterpart in the New Testament is ‘Ethnos’. In virtually all instances when these words are rendered as Gentile, the appropriate interpretation is to understand that actual nations are being referred to. In many other passages where these words are used in the Hebrew and Greek the translators did indeed opt for the specific rendering of the word ‘nation’. The word ‘Gentile’ is merely an Anglicized variation of the Latin word ‘Gentilis’. The word ‘Gentilis’ can only apply to a plural entity and in fact implies a meaning that is consistent with the more appropriate term ‘nations’. The term Gentile implies as well, a status of not being a part of a particular group or classification. It is semantically correct for instance, for a non-Mormon to be referred to as a Gentile by those who are valid members of the Mormon religion. This is a very important area of understanding concerning the ones who are called Gentiles in the Bible. They were clearly considered by many within the early church to be ineligible for the salvation which from the outset was known to be intended for God’s chosen people. In other words, they were considered to be alien to, or not a part of those men of Judah who initially received the Gospel message in the book of Acts. In order to accurately identify these Gentiles it is necessary to do some additional studying into the previously alluded to fate and destiny of the two distinctive kingdoms of Israel.

We know already that Judah, the southern kingdom, provided that group of Israelites who returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall and the city. It was unto them that God entrusted the keeping of the Oracles of God according to Romans 3:2. It was from among their numbers that the remnant was preserved which was there in the land when the Messiah came on the scene of world history. Being of Judah, they knew that they had not fallen under the provisions of the divorce that had been pronounced against the kingdom of the northern ten tribes. Those of their number who recognized Jesus as the Messiah knew that He had come to redeem them. They were His people and He was their Messiah for whom they had long awaited. It didn’t occur to them, however, that the Messiah also intended to redeem their brethren of the divorced northern kingdom. They failed to realize what Jesus meant when He said in John 10:16 that He had other sheep who were of a different fold. They did not comprehend the fact that He was talking about the lost sheep of the northern ten tribed kingdom, who had during the course of the centuries become scattered abroad throughout all the nations. Hosea 8:8 says that the northern kingdom was swallowed up among the Gentiles (nations). In Hosea 2:23 God said that He would sow her unto Him in the earth and that He would have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy. In reference to their divorced status and His intention to redeem them, He goes on in the same passage to say that He would say to them which were not His people, Thou art my people; and that they would say; Thou art my God. In Amos 9:9 God said of lost and put away Israel that He would sift them among all nations, like corn is sifted in a sieve, yet that not the least grain should fall upon the earth. Ezekiel 4:13 states that God proclaimed that they (Israel) would eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles (nations).

In Ezekiel 36:19 God said of Israel; And I scattered them among the heathen (nations), and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. God made it clear in His word that He was going to spread His people from the northern ten tribed kingdom throughout the earth. It is equally clear, however, that in His word He solidifies His commitment to redeem these put away and punished people. Hosea 2:19 speaks of God’s intention to remarry Israel. Hosea 3:5, 5:15, 6:2, and numerous other passages of Scripture speak of the eventual restoration of God’s relationship with the northern Israel kingdom. The word of God makes it quite clear that it was those Israelites still in dispersion who were the focal point of Gospel outreach in the early days of the church. It is doubtlessly in consideration of this fact that James addresses his epistle to "the twelve tribes scattered abroad." For the same reason we find Peter writing in his first epistle, "to the strangers scattered…elect through the foreknowledge of God the Father." Paul states in 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 that, "…our fathers were under the cloud, and passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea." In Romans 9:4-5, Paul again makes it very plain who the New Testament epistles are directed toward. Yes, the Gentiles of the scripture are those lost sheep of Israel who Jesus Christ said in Matthew 15:24 that He came for. Both Jeremiah 31:31 and Hosea 8:8 establish that God purposed, all along, to forge a New Covenant with both the House of Israel and the House of Judah. God foretold through His word that He would ultimately enact a plan for His people’s salvation and indeed He did!

THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

From Genesis to the Revelation, God has dedicated His Holy Word, the Bible to a people that He chose out of Adam and called unto Himself. The covenants entered into with Israel by God were eternal in nature and, in spite of their unfaithfulness, God has never forsaken His chosen people. Israel is the name of the covenant people of God and the Bible concerns the other people of the world only as they relate to Israel throughout the unfolding of world history. Israel in the world today can be found among the people of European descent and ancestry. It is to these people that the Great Commission of the Bible, in its primary context, is directed and it is from these people that the principle manifestation of the elect remnant of God will come forth in the remaining days of this age. The PEOPLE OF THE BOOK are not to be located within the ranks of modern Jewry. Satan has very cleverly established his own counterfeit chosen people in the midst of modern Jewry and sadly, most of the so-called Christian world has naively fallen for his ploy. It is only a matter of time, however, until the blindness will be lifted from Israel and her people will awaken to their lost heritage as the true PEOPLE OF THE BOOK!

CONCLUSION

One need not look too far in today’s world to see that the people going by the name of Christian have tremendous problems and shortcomings. We have watched over the years as scandals and abominations have tainted the reputation of Christianity in a truly incredible manner. With record numbers of churches, Bible colleges, religious T.V. broadcasts, Christian schools, seminaries, Christian bookstores, and various types of para-church ministries in operation, one must wonder just why the tide of evil is rising at what would seem to be a parallel rate of increase! What key ingredient is missing from the theology of the modern Christian movement that serves to render it so flaccid and impotent? It certainly doesn’t require someone of great intellect to figure out that there is truly a crisis deficiency in modern Christianity. In light of this glaring reality, it would seem reasonable to assume that increasing numbers of Christian people are likely to begin looking for that missing piece of the puzzle as time goes on. It is a great source of encouragement to see more and more disgruntled Christians breaking away from the superficial theology of our time and looking for the answers that have long been hidden and suppressed. The truth that Israel is to be found among the Caucasian peoples of the world is without question that missing quotient that will open the door of understanding for untold numbers of lost sheep in the soon to come period of time. Already there are large segments of the denominational world that are in search of greater truth and many of them are awakening to the real picture as to who Israel really is. Once this awareness is entered into, the entirety of the Word of God takes on a new and enhanced sense of meaning. The intended relationship of the Old and New Testaments is for once opened up and revealed and thus one can finally heed the admonition of 2 Timothy 3:16 and make proper application of ALL SCRIPTURE in regard to how it pertains to our modern times and circumstances. It is the sincere hope of this author that all who read this pamphlet would renounce the pride within their hearts and pray with tremendous fervor for the humility needed to admit that one has for so long been in such great theological error. Only through such humble action can an individual who claims to be a Christian truly begin to serve the God of Israel in this crucial moment of history. Which way will you go?


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