‘Of One Blood’ – Acts 17:26

‘Of One Blood’ – Acts 17:26
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Acts, 17:26 is a verse which some people like to use to support the idea that there is no difference between races. KJV: “And hath made of one blood al nations of men to dwell on al the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.

Three immediate points need to be made:—

ONE In the majority of Bible manuscript texts, the word “blood” is not there. A look at most parallel Bibles, will give some confirmation of this.

TWO. his verse is an excellent demonstration of how people can try to use one part of a verse to prove their point, but at the same time ignore the rest of the verse which flatly contradicts what they are trying to say. The second part of the verse is stating that God made “boundaries” where differing peoples/races were ordained of God to live separated from one another. People cannot have it both ways.

THREE: The strange and very unusual thing about this verse is that it contains four words in Greek forms [not English words] that do not appear elsewhere in the New Testament, and this gives rise to doubts about the whole verse. Some say that the verse does not seem to be original because of this these words are:–

The Popular Misuse of The Word “Christ”

The Popular Misuse of The Word “Christ”
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IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE THE NEW AGE with its theosophy uses the words, Father, Mother, Spirit, Lord, Satan, Jesus, and particularly the word “christ”.

In popular Christian preaching, writing and radio, the word “christ’ is used more and more in the New Age fashion as a name in the place “Jesus”. Often teachers and writers make direct transposition of “Jesus” to “Christ” when scripture verses are quoted. The word “christ” is popularly being used in preaching, books and on radio as a name in a way that is often scripturally invalid. This is partly due to newer translations. “Christ” in scripture may or may not relate to a person, but it is not a name.

In order to bring the Biblical position out it is necessary to be a little technical and say that there are four main forms of the Greek word that is commonly presented as “Christ”. These four forms are “christos”, “christo”, christon” and “christou” being the nominative, dative, accusative and genitive cases in Greek. There are also other grammatical forms which modify these. These forms and modifications have not been translated; rather they have just been transliterated, and thus create a problem..

To illustrate the misuse, we might say, “A tin whistle is made of tin and therefore a fog horn must be made of fog”. The false assumption is obvious. If “tin” and “fog” were the different forms of the word “christ” we can then see that we must wrest scripture if we were to use them either as being both nouns or both adjectives.

In many of the about 217 out of 555 times where “christ” is found without a “Jesus” or a “Lord” the word is a verbal adjective. When used as a adjective “christ” is a characteristic of the associated noun, [e.g. as “canned” in “canned carrots”, carrots being the noun]. Also, it also necessary to consider whether the associated verbs are active or passive. To place a capital “C” in “christ” in some places is deceptive mis-translating and the use of the word deceptively changes the meaning of scripture.

When Was The Garden of Eden?

When Was The Garden of Eden?
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WITHOUT A THOUGHT, MOST PEOPLE WOULD ANSWER BY SAYING, “Why? At the beginning of course”. By “the beginning” they mean something like, “At the beginning of the Bible” as if it had something to do with the first man on earth. Well, that only seems right since we find what is commonly called the garden of Eden in the second chapter of Genesis. But few people know that “Eden” occurs elsewhere in the Bible, and that it occurs concurrently with both Pharaoh, King of Egypt and the Assyrian empire in the Ezekiel 31-32 passage. As this is so it immediately calls for a re­think of what we have believed, that is, that the Garden of Eden could not have been “at the beginning”.

When we take a good look we must conclude that the people created by the Elohini in Genesis 1 are different in many ways those people formed by Jehovah-Elohim as presented from Genesis 2:4 on. This is why the “Brotherhood of Man” doctrine of the humanists, together with those seduced by them, is not Biblical. Before we look at this further, let us consider the first part of these chapters to get a starting point, noting that the things that are emphasised are concurrent.

The Two Most Misapplied Verses in The New Testament

The Two Most Misapplied Verses in The New Testament
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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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The exclusive nature of Israel is no new doctrine. It is ancient, and is supported through the Church of England Prayer Book. From the first century, many Kings of England have considered that they are Kings of Israel.

It can be found through many years of history in the songs of the redeemed from among people of one origin!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
A remnant weak and small,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all.

One Scripture is said to be THE MOST LOVED Scripture in the Bible. The other is said to be THE MOST MOTIVATING Scripture in the Bible.

These are the two verses:

John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might he saved”.

The Misuse of Words “All”, “Every”, Whosoever &c.

The Misuse of Words “All”, “Every”, Whosoever &c.
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Great stress is placed by preachers upon the words, “all”, “every” and “whosoever” in verses such as, “Go ye into all the world”, “Preach the Gospel to every creature” and so on. These present a false application of Scripture simply because such words and phrases are wrongly used. This misuse of these words has to be considered.

This false application contradicts Jesus’ statement and instruction to His disciples:

Matt. 15:24, “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”, and

Matt. 10:6 “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”

Because of this contradiction we need to find out why this appears to be so, and why the popular interpretation about going to all races contradicts this statement and this command of Jesus

No More Law?

No More Law?
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To many people, Paul seems to be speaking out of both sides of his mouth, especially in relation to “law and “grace”. The two verses immediately below appear to be totally contradictory, at first glance, and from each view flows two different streams of doctrine.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

But then Paul also says:

Romans 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are justified before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

In both verses “justified” is the same Greek word dikaioo which means, “to show, “to exhibit”. In the first verse we have the active present tense “are justified” whereas in the second verse we have the passive future tense, “shall be justified”. In all the “grace” and “faith” verses, tense cannot be overlooked if we want understanding. Also, we need to understand what “Law” means.

My Discovery of British Israel

My Discovery of British Israel
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As Pastor Larry so aptly put it, Does it matter more WHAT we believe or WHY we believe it? I believe a true virtue of a modern Christian would be to first Tolerate and then evaluate someone else’s belief system before passing judgement if you pass judgement at all. For as I found out in my first exposure to this message, I was the one in error.

2 Cor 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2 Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

For about forty years I went faithfully to church and tried to regularly read the Word of God every day. My beliefs were rather orthodox, that is, they were based upon the notes in the Schoefield Bible. What I did not then realise was that everything I read in the Bible was conditioned by these notes, and I now see how these have come to be traditional but wrong beliefs. Today I feel ashamed at the quality of my reading in that period, but that was largely due to how the notes had pre-conditioned me to believe something that was not valid.

Gentiles

Gentiles
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WHEN WE EXAMINE verses such as, “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth” (Deut. 7:6), they establish the exclusive nature of Israel as being a holy (set apart) race among all the other races of this globe. Because these verses are so precise, we can see that there is a racial message that conflicts with the common belief about “Jews and Gentiles”.

The common teaching is that “The Jews” are Israel and the “Gentiles” are everyone else. The two views are against each other; one cannot be held together with the other. This is being examined and it will be seen that “The Jews” cannot equate to all Israel and that some “Gentiles” may be Israelites in Scripture. That is, the all-inclusive all-race message is not that of the Potter in Romans 9 who says in verse 18, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth”. In the next verse Paul says, “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest [contradicts] against God?” On this basis those who hold the “Jews and Gentiles” doctrine are contradicting God Himself.

British Israel Doctrine Problems

British Israel Doctrine Problems
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INTRODUCTION

IT SEEMS THAT the entire Israel-Identity movement is corrupted in the UK, the traditional identity view held by most British Israelites being supplemented by the following beliefs:–

(a) That the Bible had a definite plan for the “restoration of all earthly things to the perfections of the Garden of Eden”.

(b) That all mankind came from Adam.

(c) That the blessing God made by covenant to Abraham, is also available to believers in Jesus Christ from all other races.

(d) That Israel’s purpose is “to save the world”.

These views can be seen to be contradictory because the all over effect is that ultimately there is no difference between Abraham’s seed and the seed of all other peoples, in regard to God’s blessing. It is not proposed to consider points (a) and (b) here in any detail, or to discuss the universal reconciliation that belief (a) infers. We are not considering any doctrines such as the USA-Zion concept, and that is a separate issue. The latter two points are what we will look at in more detail.

Born Again or Begotten From Above?

Born Again or Begotten From Above?
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IF EVER THERE WAS A NEED to put aside pre-conceived ideas and teachings, there is great need to do so in the present use of the expression “born again”. There is a common conception and presentation throughout the Christian world is an absolutely false and misleading error. The basis of the expression is found in the book of John.

John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto ye except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.