Are The Celto-Saxon People The True Israelites? ( Part I )

Posted on 09/24/2012

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Are the Celto-Saxon people the true Israelites?   If one does a Google search on Israelite identity, the majority of these  sites promote the idea that the Celto-Saxon people are the true children of Yisrael.  This movement comes under different titles such as “British Israelism”, “Brit-Am”, “Anglo-Israelism”, etc, however the belief system of these various groups is basically the same.

The purpose of this post is to answer the aforementioned question from a scriptural standpoint.  We do not post this in a rivalry spirit, nor do we intend to offend anyone, however, we must speak the truth.  I personally have friends that believe this way ( whether partially or entirely ), and if they are striving to walk in the Torah after the  footsteps of  the Messiah Yahusha, then I consider them to be brethren.  Brethren who are in error, yes, but still brethren.

The approach I have taken to deal with this subject is to take an excerpt which I have found on more than one of these sites.  I will then deal with their points in detail with scripture.  In this excerpt, there are three aspects that are highlighted:  National aspects, Geographic aspects, and Spiritual aspects.  For easier reading, I will break this teaching into three parts to deal with the three respective aspects of this teaching.

5 NATIONAL ASPECTS

  1. Israel was to become a great and mighty nation. (Genesis 12:1-3)
  2. Israel was to become a vast multitude of people. (Genesis 22:17)
  3. Israel was to form a multitude of nations. (Genesis 17:4-6)
  4. Israel was to rule over other nations. (Deuteronomy 15:6)
  5. Israel was to be a blessing to all nations. (Genesis 22:18)

OUR RESPONSE:

A great and mighty nation TODAY? (1)  This was partially fulfilled in the days of Shlomo/”Solomon”, however in the next point, I will demonstrate that such could not be the case today :

“And now, O Yahuah my Alohym, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.  And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.” ( I Ki. 3:7, 8 )

A vast multitude of people TODAY? (2) As I pointed out the fulfillment of this in days of Shlomo in the previous point, I will go further here and show how the opposite is the case in our day and time:

“And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of Yahuah thy Alohym.” ( Deut. 28:62 )

“And the Yahuah shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Yahuah shall lead you.” ( Deut. 4:27; Note:  this is the condition of Yisrael in the “latter days” [ Deut. 4:30 ] )

Note how that the Most High said that the children of be left “few in number” among the nations ( in other words, a MINORITY ), because of their disobedience.  The only way for this condition to change is for them to collectively repent and return to Yahuah and His Torah.  Has this happened yet?  Have the Celto-Saxon nations ever  collectively repented and kept the Torah?

A multitude of nations: (3)

” And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.” ( Gen. 48:19 )

Actually, the above scripture would be a better reference than Gen. 17:4-6 because it deals specifically with Yisrael and not just the descendants of Abraham as a whole.  While it can be said that the Celto-Saxon have become a “multitude of nations” ( USA, Canada, Australia, etc. ), could not the same be said for the so-called “black” slave descendants of the Americas and our counterparts on the other side of the world?  Are we not also divided by nationality today? ( “African”-Americans, Haitians, Jamaicans, “Afro”-Cubans, “Afro”-Brazilians, “Afro”-Iraqis, “Afro”-Britons, etc. )

Rule over the nations TODAY? (4)  Let’s take a look at the verse before Deut. 15:6:
“Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Yahuah thy Alohym, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.” ( Deut. 15:5 )

Have the Celto-Saxon people ever as a nation met these conditions?  Is this supposed to be fulfilled while Yisrael is in exile and captivity?  Search both books of Kings.  When did Yisrael ever “rule over the nations” while in sin and disobedience?

“And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.” ( Lev. 26:17 )

Because of the disobedience of the children of Yisrael, this is what their lot shall be until their captivity is turned at the end of the age.  They will be the tail, and not the head.  They will be beneath and not above.  They will be ruled over, not ruling.  Yahuah promised that this condition would be perpetual ( Deut. 28:45, 46 ).

A blessing to all nations? (5)   Seeing that Yisrael is in exile and captivity, were they prophesied to be a BLESSING wherever they were to be driven?  Whenever the children of Yisrael were taken into captivity among the nations, they were always a REPROACH, not a blessing ( Jer. 24:9; 29:18; 44:8; Ezek. 5:14; 22:4; Dan. 9:16 ).  Only when the captivity of Yisrael is turned will Yahuah say, ” I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen” ( Joel 2:19 ).

In the next two parts of this post, I will deal with the remaining two aspects of the Celto-Saxon Israel teaching, which are the Geographic aspects, and the Spiritual aspects.

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