Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Sat., June 30, 2018
In Messiah’s name: for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
In the history of science, one of the greatest errors/distortions made was to classify humans into different so-called races. This man-made construct is an illusion – a deception, invented in the eighteenth century by the German anthropologist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.
This false “race card” is, and was used to justify barbaric acts of colonialism, slavery and even genocide. Even today, it’s still used to explain social inequality and it spawns war and violent division among fellow humans. Basically, it is a weapon of mass human destruction.
The idea that humans are made up of different races does not square with the words of the Creator-God.
The term “race” is found just 4 times in the bible – Psalm 19: 5, Eccl. 9: 11, 1Cor.9: 24, Heb.12: 1 and it means to RUN – a contest of speed. It does not mean a classification of humans.
After the flood of Noah, as recorded in Genesis 10, his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth and their sons, who were born after the flood, made up the generations and nations that were divided in the earth after the flood. (Gen.10: 32)
These were nations – not races of people. The term “nation” in the bible refers to gentiles, heathen, and/or people — depending upon the context of scripture.
Question: Why Did the Creator-God choose Israel as his special people?
Israel was a people consisting of 12 tribes (sons) of Jacob, their father, whose name was changed to Israel.
The Bible states that the Israelites were the descendants of Abraham. Among all the people of the earth, Abraham worshiped the one and only true Creator-God of all that exists.
Because of Abraham’s love and obedience to God, the great I AM chose him and his descendants – the Israelites – to carry His truth and knowledge to the whole world, who, at the time, were heathen/gentiles.
Here’s the scripts that reveal why the Creator-God chose Israel
Deut. chpt. 7 verses 7 – 9
7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob), hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Deut. chpt 9 verses 5 -6
5 It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Therefore understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.
In short, the Creator-God was NOT a racist. He chose Israel to be a distinct people, a set- apart nation who pointed others towards God’s commandments, statutes, judgments and His promised provision of a Redeemer and Savior – the Messiah/Christ! The Israelite nation were to be a light to all nations. (Isaiah 49: 6)
Finally, choose today, who will you serve – your Creator, or Satan, the racist, liar and deceiver?
P.S.- The people that make up the modern state of Israel have no ancestral or blood connection to the ancient biblical Hebrew Israelites. They are impostors who converted to Judaism. Converting to a religion does not make one a descendant or a blood relative of a particular people.
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all those who love the truth and hate the lies and deceptions.