Food For Thought: The Ethnos

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This is a full study on the ethnos for Patrons only (major meat). TEOTW Ministries has asked me a couple of times about my thoughts on the ethnos, and I’ve honestly avoided giving a straight answer due to the presentation of the information. I didn’t want to misrepresent what it is I’ve found in public or by private email. I intentionally avoided providing the information in the Unmasking The Gentiles study, because its highly inflammatory to say the least. In fact, I deleted it. Oh well… I guess it’s time to rip off the Band-Aid.

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Who Are The Ethnos?

In short, the ethnos are Europeans in the New Testament. It is translated as “Gentile” in English, but the Greek word is ethnos. Satan’s deception has been to refocus the attention onto everyone else and away from whatever it is he’s doing. Because of this, Eurocentric Christianity teaches that Gentiles (ethnos) are all non Hebrews. This is why they refer to people of color as having “ethnicity” or an “ethnic” background. It’s a clever way of redefining us Hebrews as Gentiles (ethnos)… meanwhile Gentiles (ethnos) have redefined themselves as Israel via Replacement Theology. Let’s start by defining the word ethnos:
  • people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
  • an ethnic group
  • A population group regarded as having a common descent, or having a common national or cultural tradition.

When we look at the “official” definitions and compare them to the context in which ethnos is used in the New Testament, something doesn’t add up.

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles (ethnos), and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:” – Matthew 10:5

If we apply the modern definition of ethnos to the context of Matthew 10:5 it doesn’t make sense. The disciples wouldn’t have any way of knowing which people he was telling them not to go to. The ethnos are a people, and those people are Europeans.

Christ and The Ethnos

Sometimes the context is more important than the definition we’ve been provided by the handful of people that control what’s printed in the dictionary. Here’s a perfect example:

“And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles (ethnos) to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.” – Matthew 20:17-19

We know from the rest of the story that it was the Romans that beat and crucified Christ. The Jewish method of capital punishment was stoning, so it only leaves the Romans as to whom the word ethnos was referring.

Paul: Apostle of The Ethnos

Paul was born as a Roman citizen, but he was a Hebrew Pharisee from the tribe of Benjamin. When Paul started his ministry, he revealed that like Simeon, he’d be an apostle to the Gentiles (ethnos).

  • Paul only preached in Europe.
  • Paul only founded churches in Europe.
  • All of Paul’s letters were sent to churches in Europe.

Once again, we see that the official definition doesn’t seem to match the context in which the word is used in the New Testament.

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Hamites, Shemites, and The Gospel

Ethiopia already had a relationship with the Old Testament through Solomon and The Queen of Sheba. Nebuchadnezzar wrote Daniel 4, and said the following:

“Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.” – Daniel 4:37

The Canaanite woman needed healing for her daughter, and Christ did it based on her faith:

“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” – Matthew 15:26

The Samaritan woman at the well recognized Christ during their conversation, and went into Samaria to preach the gospel. According to John, the following happened:

“So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.” – John 4:40

After the death of Christ, we see that it is an Ethiopian man that converted to Christianity. While Ethiopians have ties to Israel, not all Ethiopians are Hebrews.

“And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.” – Acts 8:27-29

None of the people above were Israel, but the one thing they have in common is that NONE of them were referred to as Gentiles (ethnos). Samaritans are called Samaritans. Canaanites are called Canaanites. Ethiopians are called Ethiopians. Therefore, Gentiles (ethnos) were called Gentiles (ethnos).

The Ethnos and Christian Identity

One of the most famous Christian Identity teachers was Arnold Murray of Shepherd’s Chapel. The following is an excerpt from emails that were shared online about him and how he refers to blacks and other believers of color.

I was at the Passover meeting in 1995 and there were Blacks and other races there, Dr. Murray dedicated a racially black child.  Dr. Murray calls his followers who are of other races “The Kings and Queens of the Ethnos.”  I never felt that Dr. Murray was racist, I never detected it, at least in the sense that he hated other races or viewed them as inherently inferior.   Being against “race-mixing” may be racist,  but not automatically.  I really don’t know.” – Source

Here is another student defending Murray against claims of racism in his Christian Identity teachings:

Calling Murray a white supremacist based on the fact that he has a similar doctrine as many supremacists would be guilt by association. I try to limit my criticism of Murray to the actual content of his teaching. Murray states over and over that God loves all the races. Murray is definitely race conscious, but not racist (at least not against most races – except the Jews/Kenites). And in his older teachings he dropped hints that the races should not intermingle. Murray has always taught that the races are separate creations, Murray denies that we are all descended from one man and one woman. But he scores a lot of points with his Black students over his adamant denials that Ham “turned black” and that the curse that Noah laid on Canaan was directed at the black race. Of course, most Christians I know don’t believe that either, but that teaching was certainly out there for years and many blacks resent it. So Murray scores big points on that one with many of them. In Murray’s teaching, the elect of other races are “The Kings and Queens of the Ethnos” and are no less exalted before God than the elect of the white race.” – Source

Christian Identity teaches that the ethnos don’t come from Adam, and that we are the “beasts of the field” that were taken onto the ark by Noah. This is why many Europeans have no problem with what’s happening to us because they don’t see us as human… and certainly not as Hebrews. Christian Identity is racism disguised a Bible based Christianity, and Murray is the biggest heretic to live in the modern age.

The Breakdown

The reason there are questions and confusion about the ethnos is because of how it is used in our society. The words “ethnic” and “ethnicity” have been redefined by Europeans to refer to people of color, when it was originally the other way around. It’s the exact same lie they use to define Gentiles as everyone other than Hebrews. Europeans don’t want to be singled out in the Bible as the bad guys, so they reconstruct, redefine, and reteach scripture to keep the truth hidden from the world.

“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.” – Revelation 12:9

I didn’t’ want people to take this teaching and twist it into something other than what it is… the truth. Because the word ethnos is directly associated with race in our society, it’s a touchier subject to present than the word Gentiles. When you hear people use the words “ethnic” and “ethnicity” in conversation, just know that we’re seeing a satanic deception take place in front of us. The people that should be labeled as ethnos are not, and the people that are not the ethnos are defined as such. If we define ethnos as intended:

  • Europeans would be forced to call themselves “beast of the field” as some teach about us.
  • Europeans would be forced to teach  that they didn’t come from Adam, as some teach about us.
  • Europeans would be forced to teach that they are not chosen or elect, as some teach about us.

Now you see why I say this subject is inflammatory, and may do more harm than good to drop in the lap of a new believer that may happen upon it early in their journey. Even though the word originally referred to European people, because they’ve made it about race in its definition, it must be approached and taught with caution and a solid Biblical foundation.

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By Black History In The Bible

"And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." - John 8:45-47

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