5 Myths About “Black” Hebrews…

Posted on 10/11/2011


Our aim in this post is to dispell 5 common myths that people, especially brothers and sisters in Messiah of other nations, have about what we believe and teach.  Our hope is that we may all learn to prove all things and hold fast that which  is good rather than answering matters before we hear them.

  1. All “blacks” who believe that they are the true children of Israel are “Black Hebrew Israelites”:    The “Black Hebrew Israelites” are only one group among many so-called “blacks” who believe that they are the true children of Israel.  This group does not speak for us, nor do they speak for the majority of those with whom we associate who believe as we do.  There are those who oppose what we believe and teach by posting the “Black Hebrew Israelite” Youtube videos in an attempt to shoot down the movement as a whole.  This is a very cowardly and dishonest practice.  That would be like us highlighting racist comments against our beliefs posted by Aryan Nations and KKK members and saying , “See!  This is what people who oppose our beliefs have to say!”, and thus painting all of our gainsayers with a wide brush.
  2. “Black” Hebrews believe that they are the true children of Israel because  they are “black”:  The basis of our belief that we are the true children of Israel is not our skin color, believe it or not, but rather it is the fulfillment of prophecy.  When we say the fulfillment of prophecy, we do not mean one here and one there, but rather the consistent witness of biblical prophecy concering the children of Israel from the curses of Leviticus 26 & Deuteronomy 28, to the Song of Moses ( Deut. 32 ), and through the prophets, including the prophecies of The Prophet, who is the Messiah Yahushua.  It just so happens that the majority of those in the world today whose forefathers have fulfilled these prophecies are a “black” people ( not necessarily “jet black”, but what people today would consider of the “black race” ).  We do not believe that all “black” people are the true children of Israel, but only those who have fulfilled the prophecies.  Perhaps it would be better to call ourselves the Prophetic Children Of Israel in order to take the emphasis off of skin color and put it where it belongs.
  3. The “Black” Hebrew belief is the flip side of Brit-Am/British Israelism:  Unlike us, Brit-Am/British Israelism is not based upon the consistent witness of biblical prophecy concerning the children of Israel, but rather only the prophecies which they believe point to the imperialistic and colonial successes of Britain.  The problem with that belief is that the true children of Israel, after their exiles, are prophesied to be taken captive into all nations, oppressed and afflicted by their enemies, and remaining in that state until the turning of their captivity at the end of the age when the Messiah returns.  The blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and Genesis 49 will not be fulfilled in the children of Israel during this time.  Keep in mind that the “last days” ( Gen. 49:1 ) includes the Kingdom age ( Isa. 2:1-5; Mic. 4:1-5; Hos. 3:4, 5 ).  Our beliefs are also said the be the flip side of Brit-Am because of the “racial” element, but as I have said before, our belief is not based upon skin color, but rather prophetic fulfillment.  I can only speak for ourselves at Israelites For The Kingdom because there are “Black” Hebrew groups that mix a hard “racial” element into their message.  We and the ones we associate with do not.
  4. The “Black Hebrew” belief is racist and anti-semitic:  We did not inspire the prophets of old to speak, but rather Yahuah the Most High did.  It is not our fault that those prophecies point to no other nation of people on this earth but us.  We are only one of many “black” nations on this earth.  The majority of “black” nations on this earth are not the children of Israel.  Yahuah is not a respecter of persons.  Yes, he chose the children of Israel and promised to bless us above all nations if we obeyed the covenant ( Ex. 19:5; Deut. 7:14; 28:1 ), yet he also promised to curse us above all nations if we disobeyed ( Am. 3:2, Rom 2:9 ).  Because the Most High has brought us so low as a people for our disobedience like He did king Nebuchadnezzar ( Dan. 4:29-37 ), we have absolutely nothing to boast about.  For some reason, many today think that being of the seed of Israel is something to be proud of.  In this day and time, however, being of the seed of Israel is a shameful thing ( Ezek. 16:60-63; 36:31, 32 ) and will continue to be until we collectively repent and the Most High turns our captivity ( Deut. 30:1-3 ).  As far as being “anti-semitic”, seeing that we are of the lineage of Shem, wouldn’t that be self-defeating?  Also, the term “anti-semite” is all too often used as a manipulative device by those who call themselves Jews, but are not.  Many of these same hypocrites call the Beta Yisrael  ( Ethiopian Jews who migrated to the land of Israel ) “Kooshim”, which is the Hebrew equivalent to “niggers”, and treat them like dirt, thus rendering themselves the true anti-Shemites.
  5. The “Black” Hebrews take scripture and history out of context in order to prove their points:  That is an over-generalization, and therefore a myth.  I have seen some groups give some far out and erroneous interpretations of scripture and history, but usually on minor points that do not affect the core of what most of us believe.  Our gainsayers take advantage of this and oftentimes focus on these minor points rather than the core issues such as world-wide captivity, and a perpetual, collective state of poverty, sickness, and social rejection.  These core issues are very elementary.  Yahuah said that these things would be the perpetual, collective state of the children of Israel until the end of the age when our captivity is turned ( Deut. 28:45, 46 ).  To those who make the accusation that we take scripture and history out of context, I say:  Put the scriptures and history in context for us, then show us any other people on the face of the earth that has fulfilled all of the curses of Deuteronomy 28 and their related prophecies.  To this day, I have yet to see anyone do this.  Selah.



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