Identity Truth Upheld

Identity Truth Upheld

RECENTLY THERE CAME INTO OUR POSSESSION A BOOKLET WIDELY CIRCULATED IN NORTHERN IRELAND, written by Mr. W. ). McCormick, M.R.C.V.S., supposedly to expose the teachings of Herbert Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God. Normally such a publication would not have aroused our interest, Mr. Armstrong being quite capable of defending his own sect and their beliefs, however Mr. McCormick has seen fit to devote some nine pages of his book to an attack on the Gospel of the Kingdom, or as he is pleased to term it, British Israelism, specifically naming one group, its magazine and its foremost speaker. Many baseless, inaccurate and unscriptural statements are made as Mr. McCormick turns vainly in one direction after another, seeking to disprove that the descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel are found to day in the nations of Celto-Anglo-Saxondom.

Such an attack comes as no surprise to us, since all down the centuries those who have dared to break with the vain traditions and dogmas of men and to stand for the Truth which God Almighty has, by the Holy Spirit, been pleased to progressively reveal, have all suffered scorn, ridicule, and where circumstances permitted, outright persecution. Martin Luther, the Wesleys, General Booth and George Jeffreys all endured the same opposition and misrepresentation as we do today in our stand for the Israel Identity Truth. After prayerful consideration we have therefore decided to take up the pen in defence of the Identity Message, because we are convinced that to allow such an attack to go unanswered would be dishonouring to God and His Word in which are exhorted to:-

“contend earnestly for the faith” and to:-

“be ready always to give an answer to any man concerning the hope that is within us”