Special Notices to All Who Deny Two-Seedline, Part 22
As we make our presentation this evening, we shall see Clifton offer a defense of Bertrand L. Comparet, Wesley A. Swift, William P. Gale and Nord Davis. While we can defend these men for their profession of what we call Two-Seedline, we do not have to agree with everything which they taught or said. Rather, we must understand that they were merely men, and that while their studies have helped us tremendously, they were also imperfect, and it is our duty to improve upon their teachings where they themselves fell short. As Paul had said, we all sin – or make mistakes – and therefore we all fall short of the glory of God. But that is not an excuse to be slothful in our scholarship, or to cleave to errors for the sake of men.
I have told this story in various ways in the past, but now I am going to summarize it again: When I became acquainted with Christian Identity in 1997, for about a year I read and appreciated Swift, Comparet, and a host of other Identity writers to whom I am indebted. But when I decided to study it seriously, I wanted to prove it for myself. So by the end of 1998 I set aside all of the Christian Identity materials so that I could concentrate solely on Scripture, language and historical studies that would either prove or destroy what I had read from those other writers. While I did continue to purchase some Identity books and pamphlets after that time, it was mostly only so that I could give them to others who wanted to learn.
Around that same time, I was introduced to the writings of Clifton Emahiser by a good friend and long-time student of Christian Identity named Ralph Daigle. So at Ralph’s insistence, I began to read Clifton’s Watchman’s Teaching Letters. Some time later I became involved with Clifton, after I wrote him several times to contend with him on certain topics. Soon, our relationship grew out of the common understanding that we were both interested in getting to the truth of the matters of Scripture and Christian Identity, and especially Two-Seedline. But even then, I had no concept of what we might accomplish, or how far our relationship would grow.
Over the ensuing years, Clifton and I, along with a couple of other friends, had exchanged letters both evaluating and debating many of the common Identity teachings which were popular at the time, and which are still popular today. Among these are the so-called “6th and 8th Day Creation theory” and the idea that the creation of non-White races is recorded in Scripture. After a great deal of study and discussion of these issues, we now reject those concepts completely, even though they were taught by both Swift and Comparet. While Swift and Comparet taught the so-called “6th and 8th Day Creation theory”, others in Christian Identity who have rejected the notion that the adamic man of Genesis chapter 1 represents the other races have nevertheless conjectured that those other races are found in the chay ‘erets, or beast of the earth, mentioned in that same chapter. We also reject that notion as both unscholarly and unscriptural.