NOTE FROM THE COUNCIL: The following article by Eli James is an attempt to clear up the historical confusion that has developed around the meaning of the word ‘Jew.’ The basic problem is that the word ‘Jew’ is used to designate two culturally separate and distinct groups of people: Jews versus Judahites. The biblical definition of ‘Judahite’ is “a member or descendant of the tribe of Judah.” Considering the repeated commandment in the Old Testament forbidding all Israelites from intermarrying with other groups, it is absurd to use the same word, ‘Jew’, to designate both a.) Judahites who were forbidden to practice intermarriage and b. Jews who have always practiced intermarriage.
Also, the Judahites of Palestine never practiced the religion called “Judaism.” Only Jews have ever practiced this religion. As the following article explains, organized Jewry falsely claims descent from the tribe of Judah and also falsely claims that their religion is the religion of the Old Testament. Considering the diametric opposition of these two cultures, it is absurd and confusing to use one word, ‘Jew’, to refer to both groups. All Christian Israelite groups are encouraged, therefore, to refer to the true Judahites as Judah, Judahite, or House of Judah and to refer to the false Judahites (Jews) as Jews, Jewry, or the House of Edom. The sooner our people stop using confused and deliberately misleading language, the sooner we will understand our true heritage.
“…and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews [sic], and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan.” – Rev. 2:9
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews [sic], and are not, but do lie…” – Rev. 3:9.