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Are all white people doomed to spend eternity in hell or will some of them receive salvation? While the answer to this question should be obvious, unfortunately there are false teachings that muddy the water.
- Anyone teaching Israel only salvation has not studied the Old Testament, or they have studied it and are intentionally attempting to deceive the people they teach.
- Anyone teaching Israel only salvation has not studied the New Testament, or they have studied it and are intentionally attempting to deceive the people they teach.
- Anyone teaching Israel only salvation is either a false or unstudied teacher, and we can prove it in scripture.
The main reason this question even has to be answered is 100% due to the false teachings of the BHI camps. They approach scripture from a position of bias and hate, and as a result they twist scripture to fit their doctrine instead of basing their doctrine 100% on scripture.
As always, remember Acts 17:11 and check every scripture reference for yourself. In addition, make sure you read the entire chapter for context. Anyone can reference verses out of context, so make sure you understand the context of how the verse is being used before accepting it as doctrine.
The Difference Between An Israelite, a Hebrew, and a Jew
Let’s start with the simple terms “Israelite”, “Hebrew”, and “Jew”. Hebrew refers to a lineage of people and a language. Israelites are Hebrews specifically from the lineage of Jacob (Israel). Jew can be used to refer to those from the tribe of Judah and it can be used to refer to the religious practices found in the Old Testament.
Old Testament Laws Concerning Strangers (Non Israelites)
In the Old Testament a non Israelite could convert to Judaism and serve The Most High. There are laws concerning their conversion and NONE of them have anything to do with race. In fact, we see several times in scripture where God is very specific to include non Israelites in the sacrificial laws for forgiveness.
Strangers (Non Israelites) Could Participate In Passover
In the Old Testament, the term “stranger” is used to describe non Israelites. The use in the Old Testament is different than how it is used in the New Testament, and will be further explained in the New Testament part of this study. The very first example of salvation of strangers occurred in Egypt during Passover. Here is where scripture explains plainly that strangers would be spared:
“And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.” – Exodus 12:48
Participation in Passover by strangers required all males to be circumcised. Also notice that God himself says that there will be “one law” for Israel and strangers. We know that the strangers in this specific example referred to the Hamites that were about to leave Egypt with Israel.
“And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.” – Exodus 12:51
We know that strangers left with the Israelites because there is an account of an Israelite woman’s son with an Egyptian man (Leviticus 24:10) and the account of Moses marrying a Cushite / Ethiopian woman (Numbers 12:1). Israel was still together as a nation and had never been divided at this point in scripture. Based on context, the way the term “stranger” is used could have only referred to non Israelites and NOT scattered Israelites as some camps attempt to teach.
Strangers (Non Israelites) Are To Be Treated As Equals
Again in the book of Leviticus we see that the law to “love thy neighbor as thyself” must also be applied to non Israelites.
“But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 19:34
Again, we receive context as to who strangers are. Israelites were considered strangers in Egypt because they are not Egyptians. This tells us that The Most High used that example to make it clear that strangers to Israel are people that are not Israelites. If we adhere to God’s word, all things line up. However, when we step away from God’s word in order to teach hate, as many of the camps do, our doctrine can easily be torn apart with scripture.
“Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 24:22
“Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.” – Numbers 15:29
The theme of one law for both Israelites and strangers remains consistent, and even extends into sacrificial law.
Strangers (Non Israelites ) Forgiven By Sacrifice
In the book of Numbers we find very clear and specific instructions that include how the sacrifice of ignorance should be handled, and it also specifically mentions strangers as being covered by this sacrifice the same as Israel.
“Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance: And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.” – Numbers 15:24-26
There’s no cryptic message here. The text is 100% clear that forgiveness is extended to Israel AND to the stranger.
- If strangers are not forgiven, then God is a liar.
- If strangers are forgiven, then those teaching the opposite are liars.
The problem with camp doctrine isn’t that they don’t read the scriptures, it’s that they keep the doctrine they think supports their position, ignore any scripture that doesn’t support their position, and rarely if ever care about context. If camp leaders don’t desire to teach the word of God as written, then they aren’t called by The Most High to preach or teach his word… and if they aren’t called, we shouldn’t be following their doctrine.
“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” – Romans 3:4
God Does Not Change
In order to teach law keeping, BHI camp leaders will often use the following verse to justify their belief that we must continue to obey all of the laws and commandments:
“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” – Malachi 3:6
If we use BHI camp logic, they back themselves into a doctrinal corner (See Hebrews 11):
- God saved Noah by grace through faith before The Law of Moses existed.
- God saved Abraham by grace through faith before The Law of Moses existed.
- God saved Lot by grace through faith before The Law of Moses existed.
All of these men were born BEFORE the law and still attained salvation by GRACE and not the law. Even though this is the case, camp leaders don’t put an emphasis on the ORIGINAL blueprint for salvation being solely based on grace. But it goes even deeper than that:
- God said there is one law for Israel and for strangers.
- God said the sacrifice covered the sins of the Israel and the strangers.
If there is one law for Israel and for strangers and God doesn’t change, then strangers would be covered by any new law (covenant) put in place. If the sacrifice covered both Israelite and stranger, then there is no reason to believe that the sacrifice of Christ would not cover Israel and the strangers as well. Those that follow camp doctrine are nothing more than modern day Pharisees. The Pharisees were the religious leaders that put so much focus on keeping the law that they missed the Messiah:
“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:20
If God doesn’t change, and the camps aren’t more righteous than the Pharisees, then they won’t see the kingdom of heaven, while some Gentiles will. We know for a fact that the Pharisees were not able to keep the law during a time when law keeping was a major part of society. To think that BHI camps are magically keeping the law in modern times is wishful thinking at best. The New Covenant is salvation by grace and it is open to both Israelite and stranger.
Contradictions In Camp Doctrine
There is a huge inconsistency in camp doctrine when it comes to teach who the strangers are. In the majority of cases they teach that the strangers are scattered Israelites or Hellenistic Jews. But there is one scripture where they change their definition of stranger without explaining why they embrace this contradiction:
“The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.” – Deuteronomy 28:43
When they teach this verse as one of the signs that Negroes are Israel, they very clearly take the position that strangers are non Israelites. They even point to Arabs, Mexicans, Asians, and other groups that come into our communities, own businesses, and profit off of our people, while we remain below them financially. Their doctrine is inconsistent because they try to force scripture to fit their doctrine instead of changing their doctrine to fit scripture.
More Old Testament Context For Strangers
While the term “strangers” in The Law refers to non Israelites, the use of the word will change in the New Testament, based on context.
- Concerning The Law, strangers are non Israelites.
- Concerning Heaven, Israelites are considered strangers and pilgrims on earth.
- Hebrews 11:13
- 1 Peter 2:11
We’ll get more in depth on New Testament strangers after we address what the Old Testament has to say about Gentile salvation.
Hellenistic Jews: A False Doctrine
The main confusion about Gentile salvation is due to the false BHI camp doctrine of Hellenistic Jews. There is NO indication in the Bible that references to the Gentiles are references to confused Israelites calling themselves Gentiles. More importantly, the teaching of Hellenistic Jews is contradictory in itself. According to many BHI camps, the following occurred:
- Israelites were scattered among the Gentiles.
- Israelites began calling themselves Gentiles.
If the Hellenistic Jews began calling themselves Gentiles, it means that the Gentiles were already a people. If the Gentiles were already identified as a people BEFORE the Hellenistic Jews began calling themselves Gentiles, then we must apply that definition to the word. There is NO verse in the Bible that mentions Hellenistic Jews, nor is there any verse that excludes any set or subset of Gentiles. BHI camps fabricate their doctrine so that they can justify their racism.
Old Testament Prophecies of Gentile Salvation
“They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” – Deuteronomy 32:21
“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” – Isaiah 11:10
“And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” – Isaiah 49:6
The Fulfillment of The Prophecies
Paul’s writings concerning Gentile salvation doesn’t fit the false camp teachings, so they selectively quote Paul or either outright reject him. Paul confirms that salvation for non Israelites was always in the plans.
“But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.” – Romans 10:19
“I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office…” – Romans 11:11-13
If the idea was to provoke Israel to jealousy, it doesn’t make sense that The Most High would use other Israelites to anger Israelites, since salvation was for ALL Israelites to begin with.
In order to avoid the obvious intent of scripture, BHI camps will often twist doctrine, omit doctrine, ignore doctrine, or try to find some justification for false teaching doctrine.
- The Bible says strangers can be saved, so some camps say the strangers are Israel.
- The Bible says Gentiles can be saved, so some camps say Gentiles are scattered Israelites.
- The Bible says Bathsheba was a Canaanite, so some camps say she was really an Israelite.
- The Bible says Uriah was a Canaanite, so some camps say he was really an Israelites.
- The Bible says Ruth was a Moabite, so some camps say she was really an Israelite.
Anyone or anything that threatens their false doctrine magically becomes Isral with the false explanation of, “they started calling themselves by the names of the people that use to live in those countries.” That is a blatantly false statement. Israel did not assume the identity of defeated nations on a national level. They often adopted the practices, but they did not call themselves by the names of those nations and it can be proven with both scripture and history.
The book of Judges – (1043 B.C.)
“And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.” – Judges 3:5-6
This book is important because some camp teachers make the claim that all of the Canaanite tribes were wiped out during the invasion and distribution of the land by Joshua and Caleb. This proves that Canaanite tribes were still in the land in the time of the Judges, leading into the reign of Saul, David, and Solomon.
The Book of Ruth (1030 – 1010 B.C.)
“And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.” – Ruth 1:4
Here are a few key indications from the book of Judges that the Moabites had NOT been wiped out when the book of Ruth was written.
- The Israelites served Moab for 18 years before Ehud killed the Moabite king Eglon (Judges 3:14).
- Israel killed 10,000 male Moabite soldiers but NOT the women or male civilians (Judges 3:29:-30).
Ruth and Orpah were indeed Moabites, which is why they are referred to as “women of Moab”. The Bible doesn’t cause confusion and it doesn’t refer to Hebrews by the names of other nations. That’s what false teachers do.
The Book of 2 Samuel – (931 – 722 B.C.)
“And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” – 2 Samuel 11:3
We see that a little over 100 years later, the tribes are still living in the land and David is interested in a Gilonite woman married to a Hittite man. There are no scriptures that occur between Judges and 2 Samuel which say that the Hebrews wiped out the Canaanites and began taking on names of the tribes in the region.
The Book of Ezra (457 – 444 B.C.)
“Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.” – Ezra 9:1-2
If we do the math, the book of Ezra was written 586 – 599 years after the book of Judges, 573 years after the book of Ruth, and still claims that the Canaanite tribes were intermarrying into Israel.
- Ask a camp teacher if Ruth was a Moabite. If they say “no”… follow up with these questions.
- Ask a camp teacher to show you where IN SCRIPTURE it says all the tribes of Canaan were wiped out… don’t accept any answer as truth if you can’t lay eyes on the verses for yourself.
- Ask a camp teacher where IN SCRIPTURE it says Hebrews began calling themselves Canaanite tribal names… don’t accept any answer as truth if you can’t lay eyes on the verses for yourself.
- Ask a camp teacher if Israel mixed with Canaanite women after they took over the land. If they say “no”… follow up with the last question.
- Ask them why Ezra says the people were still in the land and mixing with Israel 586 years after the period of time the camps claim Israel began calling themselves by Canaanite tribal names.
It’s important to ask these questions in order to allow the camp teachers to dig themselves into a hole of false doctrine. Once they have exposed themselves for the false teachers they are, you can confront them with the facts or you can just walk away. If you confront them, be prepared for them to try to shout you down and make all kinds of false accusations about you because that’s what false teachers do when you expose their false doctrine.
“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” – Proverbs 30:6
Are There Two Inheritances?
Are Hebrews also “the heathen” in scripture? If they are, then the text doesn’t make sense. If they aren’t, then the following verse is a problem for those that teach Israel only salvation.
The Most High Inherits Israel
“For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.” – Psalms 94:14
“I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.” – Isaiah 47:6
The Messiah Inherits The Heathen
“Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” – Psalms 2:8
Why would The Most High tell the son that he would give him the heathen as his inheritance? Feel free to read the chapter for context, but it lines up with everything we see in the New Testament timeline of events:
Christ, Salvation, and The New Covenant
When we reach the New Testament’s teaching on salvation, it is made even more clear that salvation is for all mankind, and not just Israel. Unfortunately, due to the lack of research and discernment of most camps, the subject is full of false teaching. Their hatred for white people determines what they teach, and they do not use the full context of the New Testament to teach salvation for all mankind. Let’s take a look at a few of the major sections of New Testament text that they either do not teach or choose to teach falsely.
The Parable of The Wedding Feast
One teaching that both the BHI Camps and Christian Identity adherents tend to avoid is the Parable of The Wedding Feast. It is a cryptic sermon that summarizes God’s attempt to plead with Israel through the disciples / prophets, Israel killing the prophets, Israel being punished by invasion, the rejection of the Messiah, and salvation being offered to ALL MANKIND because it.
“And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.” – Matthew 22:1-10
For those that still don’t see what the parable is saying, here’s a cheat sheet:
- The King is The Most High
- The Son is the Messiah
- The servants are the disciples / prophets.
- The “chosen” are Israel.
- The “called” is everyone else.
This is where context and spiritual discernment will flush out carnal teaching. The BHI Camps are correct in saying that salvation was ORIGINALLY for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Christ says this twice in the book of Matthew:
- Matthew 10:6
- Matthew 15:24
The problem is that the camps are either lacking in spiritual discernment of scripture or they’re intentionally avoiding any verses that don’t align with their doctrine, instead of making sure their doctrine aligns with scripture. If we’re being honest to the time line of events, Christ only told the disciples to preach to the lost sheep of Israel BEFORE Israel rejected him as the Messiah (Chapters 10 – 15).
In Chapter 22 he uses the parable to explain to the disciples that the world was going to receive salvation, which is what was meant in the parable when the servants (disciples / prophets) were instructed to call EVERYONE they saw in the street. This brings us to the last vocal set of instructions from Christ pertaining to the gospel.
The Great Commission
The Great commission is exactly what Christ was attempting to explain to everyone in Matthew 22, but even today people still miss it.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” – Matthew 28:19
Why don’t BHI Camps teach this verse to include white people? Because their doctrine is based on hate, and therefore teaching scripture in its entirety would subvert their message. There’s no reasonable explanation to be loud and vocal about Matthew chapters 10 and 15, but silent as a church mouse about Matthew chapters 22 and 28 unless deception and hatred are the goal… neither are which are God’s domain.
Acts 15 and Gentile Salvation
Even now there are some camps that teach in order for Gentiles to be saved, they have to keep the commandments of The Most High. Once again, this is a false doctrine that is declared false by the Holy Spirit, some of the original disciples, and the apostles, including Paul. In the book of Acts, a council is assembled to answer the question of whether or not non Hebrews needed to keep the law in order to be saved:
Revelation 7 and The Salvation of The Nations
In Revelation 7:4-8 the Bible goes out of it’s way to mention the salvation of 12,000 people from each of the twelve tribes of Israel (144,000). What many people (Jehovah’s Witnesses, BHI Camps, and other cults) either overlook or ignore are the verses immediately following the reference to the 144,000:
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” – Revelation 7:9-10
Let’s break down exactly what John says he saw in the vision:
- Saved people of all nations (ethnos). Strong’s #1484 defines the word as a race or nation distinct from Israel. My research shows that the ethnos (Gentiles / Nations) are European nations.
- Saved people of all kindreds (phule). Strong’s #5443 defines this as clans or tribes. The tribes of Israel have already been named, which means this refers to tribes and clans not considered part of Israel.
- Saved people of “the people” (laos): Strong’s #2992 defines it as God’s people, but more specifically the Church. True believers from all walks of life will be saved.
- Saved people of all tongues (glossa). Strong’s #1100 defines this as a nation distinguished by their speech. In context it seems to refer to people with different accents.
When we break down the two verses in Revelation 7, it becomes more clear that salvation is not just for Israel, but for all people, regardless of skin color. If someone is not teaching the full understanding of Revelation 7, they aren’t teaching the full truth of scripture.
Edomites and Black Hebrew Israelite Camps
Sometimes it seems as if the camps are only familiar with Jacob and Esau, and nobody else on the planet exists. They teach that “you are what your father is”, but yet they don’t acknowledge Europeans as Hebrews (Abraham was a Hebrew and Issac was a Hebrew), they don’t acknowledge Europeans as brothers as the Bible says Esau is,
“Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land. The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.” – Deuteronomy 17:15
Here’s where rightly dividing the truth is going to conflict with a lot of camp doctrine:
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” – 1 John 4:20
Let’s break this down:
- Esau and Israel are brothers.
- Camps that teach hatred for Esau are not loving their brother.
- If they don’t love their brother, they’re lying about loving God.
- If the camps aren’t loving God, they’re disobeying Christ’s commands to love God with all their heart, mind, and strength.
But what did Christ say?
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” – John 14:15
But aren’t BHI camps all about following the commandments?
By teaching hatred for Esau, the camps are not keeping the commandments of Christ, they don’t love God according to John, and they are INTENTIONALLY violating Deuteronomy 17:15. These are the same people that try to convince everyone else to keep the law. Camps are faced with one of three choices:
- Start teaching LOVE for Esau as the brother of Israel, in accordance with God’s word.
- Stop teaching that Esau is the white man, which would contradict their current teachings.
- Keep teaching that Esau is brother to Israel while also teaching hatred of Esau in violation of Deuteronomy 17:15
They’re likely not going to take option 1 or 2, which puts them firmly in the category of lying about loving God because they hate their brother Esau.
Anyone teaching race based salvation is a liar and a false teacher not called to preach or teach the word of God. There’s no nice way of calling out false teachers nor should they be handled with care. The false teaching of race based salvation is a cancer to the true teachings of scripture, and it doesn’t matter whether its being taught by BHI Camps or Christian Identity believers.
If you are listening to teachers online or a member of a congregation that teaches race based salvation, you should distance yourself from them immediately. Someone not called to teach and insists on teaching falsely is blind, and the Bible is clear about what will happen when the blind lead the blind.
“And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?” – Luke 6:39
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