- On Thursday, December 20, 2001 12:34 AM PA wrote:
What are your feelings on racial harmony and equality? What is the Church's position in these areas?
- Hello Phillip,
Thanks for your recent inquiry directed toward the Reformed Church of Israel. Racial harmony is an elusive commodity. Whenever people of massively diverse backgrounds, custums, and cultures are forced to unite in a supposed "common" societal structure, the result will always be strife, contention, misunderstanding, and disagreement. "Harmony" can only be achieved as one or more parties sacrifice their principles or convictions upon the altar of expediency. It is for these reasons that the Satanic new world order forces are ceaselessly promoting schemes that coerce divergent groups into a U.N. supervised and enforced "national structure." The concepts of true autonomy and sovereignty must be demolished to prevent the reemergence of what America originally existed as...namely a Christian nation founded upon Western/European culture. In that we are forced into unnatural associations with an endless variety of racial types and ethnicities, we should certainly strive to achieve a maximum possible degree of peaceful co-existence while awaiting circumstances that will afford opportunity to return to our ancient landmarks.
The different races are no more equal than individual members of a single race are equal. "Equality" is a myth that is used by tyrants and demagogues to maintain control over the masses. Jeffersonian references to all men being created equal refer to the fact that all have certain God given rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To interpret his words as advocating the notion of across the board equality is to assume an out of context understanding.
Thanks again for making contact. I hope this response provides insight as to how we view the issues you raised.
Sincerely in Christ,
- on 11/8/01 9:52 AM, C H wrote:
I was unable to enter your website.. I am extremely interested in the Lost Tribes of Israel.
- Please try again. . . it is coming up here now.
- Jerry Gentry
- on 11/5/01 10:55 AM, R S wrote:
- Dear Jerry:
Sabbath question is so confusing, but I believe
Comparet got it right - 6 days to work, 7th day for
the rest, no matter what.
God Bless you and your family,
- R S,
Yes, that is correct, from plain scripture. . . only those who refuse to keep the fourth commandment make it confusing. The seventh day is always the weekly sabbath. Be blessed!
- on 11/5/01 9:33 AM, R S wrote:
thanks for the e-mail. As for Israel Identity, I
have almost all stuff from Comparet, some Swift, some
Emahiser stuff, Weiland's "God's Covenant People" and
practically all stuff you can find on the internet
(which is my only source of getting information). But
I know enough, I would like to know what books would
you recommend to be translated for those who don't
know anything about our heritage - some basic stuff I
PS: I had a look at the Calendar, maybe you would be
interested in quite good article from
www.hope-of-israel.org (The God's Sabbath - Have we
been keeping it at the wrong time for all the times?).
It's an article in support of the lunar sabbath.
- R S,
I will try to get a book list together later, hopefully today. Thanks for the link on the Sabbath. I hope to check that out soon. However, I must say that there are so many ideas concerning "the sabbath," and mental gyrations to get around the simple 7 day cycle, introduced in Genesis, supported in Exodus 20, and later throughout history. Jesus kept the seventh day sabbath, under the Julian calendar, which is identical with what we not call Saturday. There has been no lost time and no days of the week dropped, when we came under the Gregorian calendar. I have some articles on the Sabbath posted at www.wildernesschurch.com, which is our local home church website.
It seems that some within Israelite circles have difficulty counting to seven! It is the "seventh day" on which we are enjoined to rest and worship, set for all time, by the Creator from the very beginning of time.
Gen. 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Gen. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
The sabbath day and it's proper identification is one of the simplest, yet misunderstood, commandments of all. I have personally been a Saturday sabbath keeper for 38 years, and have experienced the blessings of that part of our God given Israelite heritage, as Isaiah tells us:
Isa 58:13 = If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Isa 58:14 = Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
The sabbath commandment is loaded with blessings, if we will just be bold enough to take it up and keep it.
May you be blessed today!
- on 10/28/01 8:17 PM, Joe wrote:
Is Satan and the Devil the same entity? If so what is he and what
is his source? And if they are different, then what is the difference
- Thank you for your interest in our website. In your studies of "Satan and "the Devil," you might take note of the following verses from the Bible:
Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev. 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Taking these verses at face value, it is true that "Satan" and "the Devil" are one and the same being.
In the Service of Christ,
on 10/23/01 2:33 PM, R S wrote:
I received the 1997-98 catalogue with the book "The
Two Seedlines of Genesis 3:15" and I found a lot of
good titles and good prices. I am especially
interested in Christian Israel history, namely books
Post-Captivity names of Israel, St. Paul in Britain,
Origin and History of the Early Christianity in
Britain, Our Israelitish Origin and related titles. I
am in progress to finally establish a ministry here in
May our Lord bless you richly,
- Dear R S,
Please keep in touch with our website www.reformedchurchofisrael.com. I hope to be posting new things there continually, and even some old books, as the Lord provides. We are very small now, and have separated from Dan Gayman's Church of Israel. We are reformed, he is more Roman/Mormon. . . and there are many other issues that have separated all the satellite churches who were once connected with Gayman.
I hope our website will be of service to you and many other of our Israelite brethren around the world.
May the Lord richly bless you and keep you.
on 10/23/01 3:10 AM, R G wrote:
I am trying again, it goes through locally. If this doesn'twork I will
call out the help squad
- R G,
I read your article "Learning to Know Him" with much interest. This article clearly outlines the greatest challenge within Christian Israel today. . . how we must come to know Jesus. I myself knew the book for 53 years, before I came to know the Lord. I was churched but unsaved, religious but lost. God had not lost me, but I had no knowledge of Him, though I new the Bible and had a degree in theology. . . I feel there are may Israelites who know their genes and are churched, but who do not know Jesus. How can these people be reached. . . they are the modern religious pharisees, as Saul of Tarsus, and as I was for so many years.
Do you have a website? I would like to learn more of your beliefs and teachings. It seems we have much in common. . . knowledge of Gen 3, understanding of Luke 1:68, and much sound reformed doctrine. You may see my personal work at wildernesschurch.com, the website of our home church here. The Reformed Church of Israel is in the organizational stages, by a group of men who are reformed Israelites who are walking in genuine salvation and yielding themselves for sanctification of the Holy Spirit. This work is totally in the hands of our Savior. I know not what it is supposed to be, except to say that there is great need for reformation in our time, great need for a revival of the order of Geo. Whitfield's day, even of John Calvin's day, I believe.
I personally live near Big Sandy, TX. Others with us are from FL, TX, and MO. Over time, I am hopeful that the Lord God of our fathers will raise up a mighty work in modern Israel. . .a beacon of light to His glory. . . and I too look for that great future day when our people will be gathered back to our homeland, from the north country, and from the four corners of the earth, into the land deeded in perpetuity to our fathers Abrahan, Isaac and Jacob.
How might we serve you Pastor Rick? How may we work together? Do you have a congregation? Are you a full time pastor? Do you have published materials?
Your friend in Christ,
on 10/21/01 4:51 PM, R G wrote:
For a brief on formal yet impersonal worship your site did grow. What we
need to know is your position on the races and the jewish sect
(especially the one in the middle east today. Do you go into the
seed-lines and the doctrines that the organized churches steer away from
such as , Election, predestination, adoption, justification and the
preservation of the saints. Are you Arminian and anti-nomian or just the
What I read on your site could be construed as dogma from the Sovereign
Grace Churches (except they take a much bolder stand than you) or a
mixture of Southern Baptist and Lutheran. I see that you are located in
Big Sandy Texas, isn't that where Garnar Ted is? Are you sure that you
are not hooked up with him? Ted is a scoundrel and probably worse. Are
you a Saturday or Sundar Sabbath church? What is your stand on divorce
and re-marriage? If these questions offend or frighten you then so be
it, but these are but a few of the things I and others need to know
prior to establishing any kind of tie. We would appreciate you view on
the great flood and on the 3rd and 6th chapters of Genesis and the
probability of a coming Exodus of God's Israel people!
- R G,
You are obviously a serious Bible student, and as one myself I must say that I respect your every question. I will try my best, not even knowing you, to give you answers as I understand scripture.
First, I was in the Armstrong organization from 1965 till I was rejected in 1983. I worked as a writer/editor for the Plain Truth, from 1967-1973. That organization had a lot of doctrinal heresy, with some truth mixed in. . .as Satan always operates. I have become reformed since leaving in 1983. I was churched by unsaved for 53 years. I had a degree in Bible, and knew lots of theology. I knew the book but I did not know the Lord. It was only in early 1997 that Jesus Christ arrested my spirit man and saved me, while visiting a local fundamental Baptist church. I have given my testimony widely, even to the secular media.
I am aware that John Calvin rejected the idea of a published prayer book, but Luther and Cranmer both developed formal prayer services. I believe Knox and Zwingli did not use these. The reason for this "reformed" prayer book originally was to bring reformation to a largely "Anglican" Israelite body in Missouri. My success was minimal. I was in fact disinvited for my work on a reformed prayer book, which is in no way intended to replace more personal, spirit led prayers. On the contrary, I have found the repetition of morning prayer, as published on the website, to be a great training tool for my young grandsons. After about 2 years once a week (on Sabbath mornings) for 15-20 minutes, they now all three have memorized many of the verses, the Lord's prayer, the Apostle's Creed, and some of the Psalms. . . As a results oriented grandfather, I think it is working for me and I will contimue to use it, notwithstanding John Calvin's objection. In fact, his objection would probably not be strong today. He might not disagree at all, once he became aware of the Biblical nature of this prayer service. Do I feel this is a necessary part of worship? No, I do not. It is offered to those who have difficulty maintaining structure, and who are desirous of holding closely to the Bible.
I will try to answer your specific questions about the races. . . what would you like to know? For starters, God never lost Israel, even when Israel lost God. The Bible is clear about the jewish sect. . .see Rev 2:9 and 3:9. I do believe Gen 3:15. . . you can read what I wrote on that soon in an article entitled, "Two Seeds." I hope to post that tonight. And yes I am aware that most "Christian" preachers today defend "God's chosen people," whom you refer to as those in the middle east today. Such churches are in dire need of truth. I believe in the doctrines of grace, as you outlined, as best put forth by John Calvin, and summarized in with the acronym TULIP. We are opposite of Arminian and antinomian. We believe and teach the Ten Commandments as the standard of life in this world, not for salvation, but for sanctification. Failure to preach the Ten Commandments, including the fourth, produces many false salvations. . . Salvation without sanctification is nothing. . . faith without works is dead.
The Bible clearly teaches a worldwide flood that destroyed all breathing creatures (Gen. 6:17) except those on the ark. Of necessity, there were members of "all flesh" (Gen. 7:15 , which included pre adamites, the Gen 3:15 hybrids, etc.) preserved on the ark.
Gen 6 records in briefest of language the origin of the various nephailm. . . out of kind beings, half man and half angelic. . . "giants in the earth."
I hope this will help. . . let me know if we may be of further service.
- on 10/21/01 10:53 AM, R G wrote:
Is your church one of the many Reformed or Messianic jewish
congregations coming into the fore-front in the latter days? Are you
part of a National/International church or synagog or possibly linked to
Garner Ted Armstrong or Pete Peters? How can I find out more?
- R G,
Please read the further postings from today, and you will see that our doctrine is thoroughly reformed, with no connection to the Messianic jewish congregations. The views of John Calvin and Martin Luther would more reflect our own. We leave the synagogues to they that call themselves Jews. We have no connection with GT Armstrong, whose doctrines are quite in error, or Pete Peters, who has strayed into the no Satan camp, and other heresies. I hope this helps. I apologize that time does not allow a lengthy reply to your questions, but I hope this will suffice for now. Stay tuned to the website for more. Hopefully there will soon be posted mission and doctrinal statements, as time allows. At present this the rebirth of a very small ministry, but one with great vision for reformation for our day. Please tell us a little more about yourself.
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. -- Num 6:24-26
- on 10/20/01 9:04 AM, R G wrote:
who and what are you, where do you come from and where did you get your
logo? What does your logo represent? Do you have a statement of beliefs.
Are you for real or just another Social World Church (materialistic)?
Are you who your name claims you to be? Are you ever going to complete
- R G,
Thanks for writing. I'm the RCOI webmaster, and also an organizer of the RCOI.This site has been up for less than one week. It will always be under development, but hopefully there will become much fuller in the weeks ahead. Yes the RCOI is what the name claims. The Logo represents the 12 tribes of Israel, carried by the banner of the cross of Jesus Christ, who is both savior and king. Check back at the site for future developments. Thank you for your interest