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White Nationalist Cognitive Dissonance

Christogenea

Secular White Nationalism, meaning White Nationalism that rejects or insists upon being apart from Christianity, seems to have first appeared in America in the late twentieth century with the likes of David Duke and a motley collection of other rejects from what may have been identified rather loosely as the Christian Patriot movement of the 1950’s through the 1980’s. It is not our purpose to dwell on the beginnings of this movement or how it has grown, however we will mention Mr. Duke again here later on and in another context. Our purpose for now is to discuss some of the shortcomings in the world-views of secular White Nationalists in general, and why they will always continue to fail.

Before we begin, however, we must first state that we do not accept denominational Judeo-Christians to be Christians at all. Rather, they have come to worship Jews rather than Jesus, and seek to advance World Jewish Supremacy rather than the Kingdom of God. The Roman Catholic Church was heavily infiltrated by presumably converted Jews and its literature became awash with truly anti-Christian, Jewish ideas from as early as the 14th century. Even the greatest of Protestant scholars such as Martin Luther were poisoned with the writings of Jews such as Lyra and Burgensis in their formal church educations, and the churches they founded retained those Jewish ideas.

The anti-Christian White Nationalists assume that the modern churches represent Christianity, and that is a bad assumption. The denominational churches had long ago been turned to the will of the internationalist merchants, and their policies have long represented the will of the merchants rather than the will of the Christian God. Many of their policies stand in direct contradiction to the Christian Bible, even in spite of the bad translations which most Bible versions have suffered partly due to these same influences. Much of this phenomenon is readily evident in Church history.

From the 1st through the 16th centuries, and in some cases even beyond that, Jews were consistently and properly portrayed by Christians as devils. In Europe through the 18th century, Jews were practically ostracized from the Christian society. Jews were not allowed to hold Christians as slaves, they were barred from inter-marrying with Christians, Christians were not permitted to borrow money at usury, Jews could not hold public office and they were barred from most occupations. However Jews were found to be useful by many greedy kings and others of the noble class who profited by allowing them to operate their vices and who for that reason even protected them from the wrath of their own citizens.

Because they were allowed to operate their usury and their vices, often surreptitiously, and because they were allowed to operate an international trade over which they had almost exclusive control, the Jews became far richer than most White Europeans even of the noble class, and thereby they became influential enough in Europe to subvert it, using the secret societies and their control of the press to launch a revolution by which they forced their own emancipation. With the coming of Napoleon, for the first time in over a thousand years Jews became equal citizens with Christians in Europe.

After the French Revolution, secular humanism would become the new philosophical paradigm of every nation which the Jews were able to subvert. Where Christianity endured, and especially in America, the denominational churches were subverted with Jewish money to conform with doctrines beneficial to Jewish supremacy. The early popularity of the Scofield and Bullinger Bibles and how their influences have come to dominate American Protestantism is one aspect of the result of such Jewish corruption.

Now this short synopsis may be quite simplified, but it is nevertheless true. While White Nationalists have despised Christianity in name, in reality they know nothing of Christianity because the denominational churches have not ever represented or taught Christianity in its proper historical and literary contexts.

Today the only form of Christianity which comes close to being faithful to those contexts is Christian Identity, which developed among early Christian Patriots in the light of the archaeological discoveries of the 18th through the 20th centuries that have necessitated a revisionist view of traditional church dogmas as well as a rejection of the developments which have caused the relatively recent Judaizing of Christianity. Therefore we assert that Christian Identity is the modern expression of legitimate Christian thought, whereas denominational Christianity is a Judaized and false Christianity.

However with the emancipation of the Jews, the rise of secular humanism in Europe had much more of an impact on the dissolution of Christendom as a tangible entity than the much slower infiltration and corruption of the formerly Christian churches. And the motto of secular humanism which espouses the false ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity among all of the worlds races, while itself being anti-Christian, has been a foundational philosophy of the Jewish new world order that has been forced upon the denominational churches wherever they had not readily accepted it.

This leads to the first cognitive disconnect which is evident among anti-Christian White Nationalists which we would like to mention, and it concerns pagans. The pagans think they are somehow returning to the original religion of their ancestors. We do not accept that paradigm, and we can demonstrate historically that Christianity was the original religion of their ancestors, who had turned on God and adopted paganism. However that is not the issue we wish to address here.

Rather, pagans must come to understand and admit the simple truth that any religion, Christian or pagan or otherwise, which had dominated and united Europe throughout the Middle Ages would have ultimately been infiltrated and subverted by the Jews so long as Jews were allowed to operate in Europe, and paganism itself never had any philosophical defense at all against the Jews, so it cannot be imagined that it would have fared any better than Christianity.

Therefore it is not Christianity itself which is to be blamed for failure, but the greed of the noble and priestly classes of Europe who allowed the Jews to operate their usury and their other vices within the European nations. Christianity itself demands that those practices are forbidden, and that Christians not tolerate those who practice them.

This leads us to the next cognitive disconnect we wish to discuss, which is shared by all anti-Christian White Nationalists: they all accept the Jews of today as the people of the Bible, and they all esteem the Bible to be a Jewish book, when the plain fact is that the Jews of today are not the people of the Bible, and they never were.

The people known as Jews today are derived from the Edomite and Canaanite peoples of the histories of the Old Testament. However secularists and pagans and all those who reject the Biblical writings cannot see the evidence of that because they will not take the time to honestly examine the Biblical writings in the light of recorded history.

These Canaanites and the related Edomites were over-represented among the merchant classes for 3,000 years before the time of Christ, and had infiltrated and subverted many of the kingdoms of antiquity. In the Hebrew scriptures, the word for Canaanite had become a synonym for merchant as well as becoming the general label used for the accursed races of Canaan. These same Canaanites were also present in pagan Hellenistic Greece and pagan Imperial Rome and were well-represented among the usurers and merchants of those societies. However much earlier than that, ancient Sumer, which had become known as Babylonia, was fully infiltrated by Canaanite tribes, which is a fact illustrated in the archaeological inscriptions, and therefore it should be clear why the term Mystery Babylon is used to describe the international merchants in the Book of Revelation.

In the Hebrew scriptures, it is the same Canaanites who were responsible for all of the sexual deviancy and perversions of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is the same Canaanites who were the promoters and purveyors of homosexuality and prostitution and every sort of sexual deviancy, which they had organized into the cults of their pagan temples. Then in the second century BC certain tribes of these same Canaanites and Edomites had been conquered and absorbed into the formerly White nation of Judaea. The Judaeans having long been allies of Rome and having a special religious status within the Roman empire, the Edomites found it quite expedient for their own purposes to foment discord so that they could subvert the nation of Judaea and use it for their own purposes. Agitating a revolt against Rome, when it was over the Edomite merchants had taken over completely and Herod the Edomite was in a position to become King.

From that time forward Judaea was a multicultural mess, until 70 AD when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans and the Edomite Jews could claim the Hebrew legacy for themselves. The writers of the New Testament, all of them original and White Judaeans, had exposed these Canaanites for the infiltrators and subversives that they were and the original Christians were therefore persecuted for three hundred years. Early Christian writers such as Tertullian and Minucius Felix explained that the persecutions of Christians by pagan Rome had been instigated by the Jews. After three hundred years the Jews could not use the power of Rome to persecute Christianity out of existence.

Once it finally became evident that Christianity would prevail over the Jew, it was tolerated by Rome. But almost immediately it was taken over by the formerly pagan priestly class, and corrupted into a form of paganism itself. The rites and rituals of Roman Catholicism and the sacramentalism which they represent are a hybrid religion of Christian language and pagan rituals. Then from the time of Justinian Christianity was made into an imperialist religion used to further the imperialist desires of Rome.

The Catholic Church never represented the Christianity of the apostles. The original Christian message was persecuted for three hundred years. In spite of that, Christianity continued to grow wherever it spread, for example in Britain, Makedonia and Illyria, in Pontus, and among the Goths and Alans, as well as being underground within the empire. When Rome finally realized that Christianity could not be suppressed, it tolerated it. During the period of toleration, the Christian message was remodeled into an imperialist message by pagan priests who never truly understood Christianity. From this situation came the hegemony of the bishop of Rome which was granted by Justinian in the 6th century. The Roman Catholic Church was always an imperialist organization which must be distinguished from true Christianity. There were times when that imperialist organization did things favorable to Whites, but for the most part, since the late Middle Ages that organization has acted in its own interests against Whites.

The Roman church was never truly Christian, but it did come to accept many Christian ideals, Christian morals, and defend Europe against the Jews. There were always at least a few good Christian men working within the Roman Church and promoting true Christianity. But as a universal church it was disconnected from the truly historical roots of early Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church became a tool for the kings of the empire, and by it the original and independent Christian churches throughout Europe were all eventually subsumed into obedience to a pope.

But just because organized churches have been used to establish a tyranny in the name of Christianity, does not mean that Christianity is to blame. The nefarious forces which did such a thing would have perverted any religion in order to dominate the common folk of Europe. But none of this means that Christianity is not true, or that men should reject God.

If men accept that there is a God, then men realize that they must subject themselves to the laws of God. Doing so, the morality of the society becomes concrete, because man cannot change God’s law at his own whim. Once the men of our race acknowledge that God’s law is good, and choose to conform themselves to it, vibrant societies emerge among us because men can operate in a spirit of mutual trust and companionship. This was the foundation of the medieval German states, England as a world power, and the American republic. The decline of all of those great societies is attributable to the treachery instigated by the Jews, and in particular the manipulation of the international bankers.

Because secular White Nationalists have rejected God and Christ, they have also rejected Christian morality. Popular so-called White Nationalists regularly engage in immoral behavior, and they announce it openly. The introduction of moral relativism came to Europe through the Babylonian Talmud of the Jews, and disseminated itself through the writings of Jews, crypto-Jews and converso-Jews throughout the late Middle Ages. The result is the rise of Secular Humanism, and is accompanied the another Talmudic idea, which is the belief that man can be his own god.

When man believes he can be his own god, then man makes his own law and his own morality. With this, there can never be a spirit of cooperation and harmony and mutual trust among men, and there can never be a stable society, unless the of men can maintain it by force. Therefore the result of Secular Humanism is always tyranny. By rejecting God, the secular humanists have invited upon themselves the tyranny and inevitable Jewish Supremacy which all men everywhere are being forced to live under today, a tyranny which will only progress until it becomes absolutely unbearable. The enemies of Christ know this, and therefore they have tempered the progress of this imposition of tyranny so that it has been slow and imperceptible. The so-called New World Order is therefore the inevitable result of man’s rejection of God, and his acceptance of the immorality of others.

Furthermore, without God, what does racism matter? Without God, as the prophet Isaiah wrote 2,800 years ago, “let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.” Without God, there are no reasonable grounds for worrying about one’s posterity, since there is no accountability for what one leaves behind, and therefore racism does not matter. Without God, we have no responsibility for our actions in this world. If the forces of fleshly nature alone must prevail, those who reject God and His morality must accept the proliferation of the non-White races and race-mixing Whites as the inevitable outcome since it reflects the present reality.

What is even stranger, is that most secular White Nationalists have accepted as gospel the Jewish and humanist religion of Evolution. Therefore, if we all evolved from nothing, and if the natural proclivity of any individual is to race-mix, then men must accept race-mixing as a part of the evolutionary process, and race-mixing should not be a concern, but should even be viewed as possibly beneficial to nature. In the religion of evolution, the dangerous and destructive gospel of “hybrid vigor” is an important tenet. But without a God, it must be perceived as inevitable and therefore racism is immaterial, and may even be considered evil and counter-productive.

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Ben Klassen and The Bible

By Sven Longshanks

 

I often find myself agreeing with people heavily influenced by Ben Klassen and the Creativity Movement, however they are always surprised when they find out that I am a Christian. They usually tell me I should be reading Ben’s books, which I probably will at some point. Somebody posted ‘The Sixteen Commandments’ the other day and I pointed out that all of them bar one, could be found in the Bible. I got asked whether I would care to demonstrate that, so here they are:

From Nature’s Eternal Religion (full audiobook here)

Book two, chapter four. The Sixteen Commandments

1. It is the avowed duty and holy responsibility of each generation to assure and secure for all time the existence of the White Race upon the face of this planet.

Exodus ch 20 v 12 
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

This means do not marry outside your nation. Nothing dishonours your parents and ancestors more, than an illegitimate marriage producing race-mixed bastard children. Never breaking this commandment, would ensure and secure the continuing existence of the White race forever more.

Honouring your ancestors also means honouring their traditions. Flavius Josephus describes the Judahites who had married strange wives (Cuthites, Idumeans, Cannanites, Kenites etc) as ‘those who had broken the traditions of their fathers’. The land which ‘the Lord thy God giveth thee’, is not just the land of Canaan, but wherever White people happen to be, since the land of Canaan had yet to be conquered at that point.

2. Be fruitful and multiply. Do your part in helping to populate the world with your own kind. It is our sacred goal to populate the lands of this earth with White people exclusively.

Be fruitful and multiply is a well known Biblical phrase, but along with it is the instruction to only multiply ‘kind after kind’. This first instruction is given 9 times in the first chapter of Genesis and it is only man, who has freewill, that has ever chosen to ignore it. The importance of only reproducing with your own kind is a theme that runs right the way through the Bible, from Old Testament to New. It was marriage between different kinds that led to the flood and whether you think that was a historical event or not, it confirms that race-mixing should be seen as the worst possible sin that man can commit.

Over a dozen instances of it being unlawful are listed here.

On top of that, the tribes of Israel were to be a peculiar people, who made no covenant with any other people. They were to be part of an exclusive group, not sharing any of their living space with aliens. Where they were told to be kind to strangers, this is referring to strangers who were Israelites, as Flavius Josephus makes clear in his collected works. This is because they were strangers when they were in Egypt, which was still racially pure and part of the same race as the Israelites at that time.

 

3. Remember that the inferior colored races are our deadly enemies, and that the most dangerous of all is the Jewish race. It is our immediate objective to relentlessly expand the White Race, and keep shrinking our enemies.

What we call ‘races’ today were not called as such in the Bible. The White Nations descended from Noah were named, but the various groups of Negroes were just described with the term ‘beasts’. All the White nations apart from those descended from Jacob Israel (who eventually became the Christian Nations of Europe) ended up mating with the beasts and losing their empires. Some of these bastard races are described here:

Joshua ch 23 v 12-13 
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: 

13 Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you. 

This is basically saying that if you do not expel them from your lands they will destroy you, which they succeeded in doing to all the ancient White nations and are still doing to us right now.

4. The guiding principle of all your actions shall be: What is best for the White Race?

Man was created by God and various noble and virtuous men who kept their blood pure and honoured their creator, were promised rewards for their faith. They were told that their descendants would become many nations and a commonwealth of nations. Obviously what was best for them, was what the creator of all told them was best for them.

If you look at the guidance that the Bible gives, you will see that all of it is about what is best for the White race and what is best for the White race, only the creator of the White race knows. Only he can see things from eternity, we are limited by time and cannot see for definite what is best for the White race. The tribes of Israel thought what was best for the White race was keeping some of the Canaanites around and taxing them, yet if they had done as they were commanded and exterminated all the half-breed Canaanites, we would not even have any Jews today.

 

5. You shall keep your race pure. Pollution of the White Race is a heinous crime against Nature and against your own race.

Leviticus ch 18 v 23-30 

23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 

25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 

26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 

27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) 

28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. 

29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.

The word ‘confusion’ means in modern terms ‘disorder’ and a ‘lack of distinctness’. It originally meant ‘overthrow, ruin’ and ‘to pour together’. All of which are very good descriptions of why race-mixing is so wrong. In case there is any doubt, it says that the land itself will spew these abominations out of it. It is not just an offence against man, but an offence against the whole of nature.

6. Your first loyalty belongs to the White Race.

Your only loyalty should be to the White race. Other races are not even named in the Bible.

7. Show preferential treatment in business dealings with members of your own race. Phase out all dealings with Jews as soon as possible. Do not employ niggers or other coloreds. Have social contacts only with members of your own racial family.

Mark ch 12 v 30-34 

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 

32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 

33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

Neighbour means ‘racial kinsman’. The word itself can be traced to that understanding of it, as well as the laws requiring the people to live exclusively among their own proving it. It can be seen here that loyalty to your race is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices and is essentially the same as loving God with everything you have. The whole of the Old Testament is about the dangers of having social contacts with other races.

 

8. Destroy and banish all Jewish thought and influence from society. Work hard to bring about a White world as soon as possible.

Every so often in the Old Testament, a good King would reign, and he would destroy all the idols and the temples to strange gods that the aliens and the race-mixers had erected. The Jews today are the descendants of those original enemies of God and their influence then, is the same as their influence now. They promoted every vice under the sun. They started off as half-breeds and bribed and blackmailed themselves into authority, with whoever was the ruling force of the time.

Deuteronomy ch 23 v 2
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.

Jews are race-mixed bastards, their genes prove that. They are to be excluded from society, as instructed here.

9. Work and Creativity are our genius. We regard work as a noble pursuit and our willingness to work as a blessing to our race.

Ecclesiastes ch 3 v 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. 

Ecclesiastes ch 3 v 22
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

There are many other verses like these, pointing out that our ability to create is a gift from God that sets us apart from the rest of creation. The chapter referred to here concludes that it is our ability to create that sets us apart from the beasts.

10. Decide in early youth that during your lifetime you will make at least one major lasting contribution to the White Race.

Lamentations ch 3 v 27 
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 

Ecclesiastes ch 11 v 9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

  1. Uphold the honor of your race at all time.

Exodus ch 20 v 12-17 

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

13 Thou shalt not kill. 

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

15 Thou shalt not steal. 

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

12. It is our duty and our privilege to further Nature’s plan by striving towards the advancement and improvement of our future generations.

The best way to uphold the honour of your race and improve it is through Eugenics and a true aristocracy, which was the Mosaic system as outlined in the Old Testament. Marriage was to take place not just only within the race, but only within the separate nations and within the separate castes. This would have led to a continual improvement of the genetic stock, as well as technological innovation through skills being passed on from father to son, with infants being taught about the trade they were born into at the earliest possible age. This seems to have been the common system to all the earlier White nations, some examples being Aryan India, the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire and Ancient Britain.

13. You shall honor, protect and venerate the sanctity of the family unit, and hold it sacred. It is the present link in the long golden chain of our White Race.

Besides the instruction to honour your father and mother so that the land remains yours, there are many other instructions to ensure the family unit stays together. Divorce was only allowed for adultery and marrying for lust was frowned upon. In fact marrying for the beauty of youth was originally one of the behaviours associated with the race-mixed ‘pagan’ nations.

14. Throughout your life you shall faithfully uphold our pivotal creed of Blood, Soil and Honor. Practice it diligently, for it is the heart of our faith.

The creed of blood, soil and honour are all expressed in the one commandment of  ‘Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.’

 

15. As a proud member of the White Race, think and act positively, be courageous, confident and aggressive. Utilize constructively your creative ability.

Matthew ch 5 v 14-16 

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 

The White race is the light of the world. If you are capable of doing something, then you should be doing it. But do not forget that it was the creator that gave us those talents in the first place and chose us to showcase them. The Bible is full of tales of courage, confidence and aggression, likewise tales of cowardice, weakness and inaction. It teaches to put your people first above everything else, from Moses slaying an Egyptian who was attacking his brethren, to David’s loyalty to Saul rather than trying to gain personal power. Those who put their race first are rewarded, those who do not are punished.

16. We, the Racial Comrades of the White Race, are determined to regain complete and unconditional control of our own destiny.

I do not think this is attainable, we cannot get complete control of our destiny, we have no power to do that. Nothing happens but by the grace of God through providence. It is not just a question of obeying the strict racial purity laws of the Bible, but also acknowledging that everything we have, comes from our creator. If we obey his laws, he is with us and we will win. If we disobey his laws, then he will try to correct us and he uses the other races to do that. The reason why the Jews have control of our governments and are sucking all the wealth out of our countries, is because God does not want them in our countries. He wants us to expel them from our nations and live the way we should be living, exclusively among our own. The Negroes and the Jews are like snares and traps unto us, scourges in our sides, and thorns in our eyes, exactly as the Bible said they would be if we allowed them to live in our lands.

That should say 6 August 1993

I think we have a good chance of bringing people to a Pro-White understanding by pointing out the true identity of the Israelites and what their laws were. This is our heritage and was handed down to our ancestors by the God of all. Nothing has as much weight with people than the Bible and using it to show that being a Christian means being Pro-White, is far more likely to succeed than trying to get people to follow a new religion, that has no divine revelation or sacred history to it.

The fact that Ben Klassen felt inspired to point out the same essentials as the prophets and authors of the Bible, confirms two things. It confirms that the authors of the Bible were White, for no mongrel would come up with such things and no Black could either, since neither have any need to ensure the continuance of their race and neither have any instinctual desire to improve their race. What is more important though, is that it shows that these precepts for life are ingrained in the White man, they are written in his heart. Ben Klassen is essentially saying the same now, as our ancestors who wrote the Bible were saying back then. The difference being that back then they did not credit themselves with coming up with those ideas, but honoured their creator for the inspiration. The fact that people still have these ideas now, means that people have always had those ideas and instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, surely it would be better to honour our ancestors and use the one they provided for us.

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A Concise Explanation of the Creation of the Jewish People

Christogenea

By William Finck

The Old Testament accounts found in the Book of Genesis demonstrate that there was a rivalry between Jacob and Esau.  Esau, it is also clear, was a race-mixer who had taken wives of the Canaanites and the Ishmaelites (Genesis 36).  The rivalry between the brothers later turned into a national enmity among their descendants, and the Edomites were eventually enslaved by the Israelites (1 Chron. 18), and later revolted (2 Chron. 21).  When the Chaldaeans finally took Jerusalem and destroyed the city, we find that the Edomites were in league with them, and are blamed for the temple’s destruction (Psalm 137:7-9; 1 Esdras 4:45 in the Septuagint).

When the Israelites moved into the land of Canaan, they were instructed to destroy all of the Canaanite peoples.  They failed to do this, and were warned that harm would later come to them because of this failure (Num. 33:55; Josh. 23:13; Jdg. 2:3).  It is evident that both in Jerusalem and elsewhere, the later Israelites did indeed have a problem with infiltration and race-mixing by the Canaanite tribes (Jer. 2:13, 21-22; Ezek. 16:3, 45 et al.).  This was one of the chief reasons for their chastisement and removal.

The prophecy found in Ezekiel chapters 35 and 36 discuss the fact that the Edomites had moved into the lands of Israel and Judah after the removal of the Israelites by the Assyrians and Chaldaeans (cf. Ezek. 35:10).  The theme of the prophecy found in Malachi chapters 1 and 2 is that Jacob is distinguished from Esau, and that the sacrifices of the priests are not acceptable, because the covenant is with Levi.  With this Malachi fully infers that there were (or that there would be) priests who should not have held the office.

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