William Finck has critiqued this sermon at Christogenea in a presentation titled: A Critical Review of Israel's Fingerprints, by Bertrand Comparet.
by Bertrand L. Comparet
Taken From Your Heritage
Prepared into a PDF file by:
Clifton A. Emahiser’s Teaching Ministries
Plus Critical Notes
The Bible is written to Yahweh’s people Israel. The common misconception, that the Jews are all that remains of Israel, makes the Bible seem false to those who hold this mistaken view. It is just as if you took a good history of the United States and wherever it said United States, you wrote in its place China. As a history of China it is clearly false, but applied to the right nation it is true. When the police have the fingerprints of a wanted man, they know the man whose prints match those they have is the one they seek. Likewise, when we find the people to whom all of Yahweh’s promises to Israel have been fulfilled, we have found Israel. Today, the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian nations have Israel’s fingerprints in every detail.
Yahweh first made His great promises to Abraham and repeated them to Abraham’s son Isaac, and grandson Jacob, whose name Yahweh changed to Israel, “A Prince, ruling with God”. Israel had 12 sons. The descendants of each son became a tribe, so that all the descendants of Dan became the tribe of Dan, the descendants of Judah, the tribe of Judah and so on. After their long captivity in Egypt, they became one nation of 12 tribes, which continued until Solomon’s death. Then the 10 northern tribes revolted and set up their own kingdom keeping the name Israel, while the old southern two tribed nation was called Judah. Thereafter their histories are recorded separately in the books of Kings and Chronicles, which like the prophets, carefully distinguish between them.
About 715 B.C., Israel was captured by Assyria and deported to the lands around the south end of the Caspian Sea never to return to Palestine. The Authorized Version of the Bible doesn’t record their further history, but the prophets continued for several centuries to give further prophecies of Israel’s great future. The Apocrypha II Esdras 13:39-45, records their migration as far as the Sereth river, a northern tributary of the Danube in Rumania. Other historians of the time record their migration into northern and western Europe and the British Isles.
Over a century later Judah was deported to Babylon, not Assyria, for 70 years as Jeremiah had prophesied. Afterwards, some of them came back to Palestine. Neither Bible nor secular history records any destruction of Israel. To the contrary, it was well known in Yahshua’s time that they existed in great numbers elsewhere. Yahshua spoke of their continued existence separate from the Jews, in Matthew 10:5-6, 23. The complete destruction of the Jewish nation by the Romans and their subsequent troubles as outcasts in every nation, are not a failure of the prophecies and promises to Israel, but very accurate fulfillment of the prophecies about the nation of the Jews. With this history in mind, let us examine the prophecies and promises to Israel. Yahweh’s promises to Abraham were unconditional. Yahweh must fulfill them or break His word for He said, “I will make of thee a great nation; thou shalt be a father of many nations: And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant. Thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies.” Yahweh did not say He would do this if or perhaps, they were unconditional promises and had nothing to do with obeying the law.
These covenants were repeated unconditionally to Isaac in Genesis chapter 28:13-15 & 35:11. They were repeated, unconditionally to Israel, to whom Yahweh also said, “Thou shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee”.
There can be no evasion of these promises and Yahweh always honored them even when the children of Israel worshipped the golden calf. In many places the New Testament recognizes these promises as being still in force. In Romans chapter 11 Paul states, “I say then, hath Yahweh cast away His people? God forbid!! ... Yahweh hath not cast away His people which He foreknew.” In Romans 9:4 Paul states, “Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the services of God and the promises: whose are the fathers. Now I say that Yahshua was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of Yahweh, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.” If these promises are false, then the Bible is false. But if they have been fulfilled, the people to whom they were fulfilled are identified as Israel.
In Hosea 1:10 Yahweh revealed Israel would become the sons of Yahweh. They would accept Christianity saying, “Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them Ye are not My people (Gentiles), there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” Of this Galatians 4:4-5 tells us, “But when the fullness of time was come, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” These cannot be Gentiles, for Romans 9:4 tells us that the adoption pertains to the Israelites. Therefore, we must look for the Israelites among the Christians. The prophecies and promises to Israel have been fulfilled by the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian countries!
FIRST: They are Christians and have been from early times.
SECOND: They are a nation and a company of nations. The United States is the largest civilized nation in the world. The British commonwealth of nations is legally a company of nations. The Scandinavian nations, all of the same blood, can be identified by their history and their heraldry as the tribes of Dan, Benjamin and Issachar.
THIRD: They are very numerous. In the last two centuries, the United States increased from a mere handful to about 250,000,000 people. In the last 3 centuries, the British empire increased from 5,000,000 to over 70,000,000 Anglo-Saxons.
FOURTH: They expanded in colonies in all directions, as Yahweh prophesied in Genesis28:14, Deut. 32:8, Isaiah 54:2-3, etc.. Their lands are on every continent and in every sea. No other nations had such colonies.
FIFTH: They possess the desolate heritages of the earth, as Yahweh prophesied. In Isaiah 49:8 it is recorded, “Thus saith Yahweh; in an acceptable time have I heard thee and give thee for a covenant for the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.” Who else has so successfully developed the waste places which were desolate when they first occupied them?
SIXTH: They are a seagoing people. Yahweh said of Israel, “His seed shall be in many waters.” Numbers 24:7. “I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers.” Psalm 89:25. The two greatest navies belong to the United States and Great Britain. The three greatest Merchant Marines belong to these two and Norway. (Note: This was written before the U.S. destroyed their Merchant Marine.)
SEVENTH: They possess the gates of their enemies. Clearly Genesis 22:17 refers to the gateways of hostile nations, the great waterways of the world. The two great Anglo-Saxon nations alone have power to close every important gate in the world, and have done it in two world wars.
EIGHTH: They maintain the continuity of the throne of David. It has been proven that all the kings of England, Ireland and Scotland are descendants of King David of Israel, fulfilling the prophecy that David shall never lack a man to reign over the house of Israel.
Time allows me to give only a very few of the many prophecies about Israel which have been fulfilled by the Anglo Saxon and Scandinavian people and by no others. At least 100 of them have been found. When you consider that there are more than 100 recognized nations, the mathematical odds against all of these being fulfilled by just one small group of nations, all of the same blood, is billions to one. Obviously the Anglo Saxons are the Israel of today.
Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Most people today when they read or hear the term “Jew” written of spoken, they do not differentiate between Jeremiah’s good-fig-Judahites as opposed to Jeremiah’s bad-fig-jews. The KJV has the bad-fig-jews translated as “naughty figs.” All this can be found explained at Jeremiah chapter 24. To examine from whence these “naughty figs” came, a good explanation is given by The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary On The Bible by Charles M. Laymon, on page 455, which makes the following comment concerning Hosea 4:10-19:
“The Absurdity of Baal Worship. The whole harlotrous system of Baal fertility rites is utterly ineffectual as well as degrading. Its purpose is to provide fertility for human beings, flocks, and crops; but though the people play the harlot, i.e. carry on the sexual fertility acts at the shrine, they do not multiply ... Despite woman’s usual secondary place in ancient society, there will be no double standard, for the men are responsible for the shame of cult prostitution. It is they who require their daughters to become cult prostitutes, lit. ‘holy women’ ...” And further on concerning Hosea 5:7: “In their Baal worship they give birth to alien children (vs. 7), the offspring of sexual cult rites ...” For Hosea 5:7 says: “They have dealt treacherously against Yahweh: for they have begotten strange children ...”
While Laymon here is commenting on Hosea, which applied to the northern house of Israel, later the southern house of Judah played the harlot to a greater degree. The half-breed children born as a result of these illicit unions became Jeremiah’s “naughty figs” Jeremiah said at 24:2: “... the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.” Here Jeremiah is using figurative language having sexual connotations. In essence, he is saying that because some of the Judahites engaged in sexual union with the Canaanites, one dare not marry and have children with such mixed offspring, as every generation down-line they are just as rotten with no hope of cleansing. On the other hand, the good-fig-Judahites, are those who didn’t engage in sexual union with the Canaanites. Because of the general misunder- standing of the term “Jew”, I would advise that we start to designate the “naughty figs” as “bad-fig-jews” and the pure blooded members of the tribe of Judah as “good-fig-Judahites”.
Comparet made a misleading statement when he said: “Over a century later Judah was deported to Babylon, not Assyria, for 70 years as Jeremiah had prophesied.” I know that Comparet knew better, and this was probably just a momentary slip of the tongue which we all make from time to time. I bring this up because many Identity teachers make the same error, for after Assyria was finished with Judah, all that was left was Jerusalem with its inhabitants. When Babylon came along, Judah was only a remnant of the original nation.
This is a different topic, but Comparet quoted Galatians 4:4-5 thusly: “But when the fullness of time was come, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” There are a couple of things to note here (1) that only those under the law could be redeemed, and, (2) that His Son (Yahshua) was “made of a woman”. Some Identity teachers claim that Mary didn’t supply any seed to the genetic makeup of Messiah, but this passage says otherwise.