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Christogenea Internet Radio, Friday October 23rd, 2015. A Critical Review of Israel's Fingerprints, by Bertrand Comparet.
Once again we are going to make a presentation from the sermons of Bertrand Comparet, and hope to offer both constructive criticism and also some clarification and edification of Comparet's work wherever we can. Doing this, we will also present the critical notes of Clifton Emahiser from his own publication of Comparet's work. These sermons were originally digitized by Jeanne Snyder, and then again by Clifton where he was compelled to offer several of his own remarks as appendices.
We have chosen to undertake this endeavor for two reasons. First, we as Identity Christians praise Yahweh our God with much gratitude for men like Bertrand Comparet, who helped to lead us to Christian Identity truth, and upon whose shoulders we stand. On the other hand, no man being perfect, we can honor our teachers but we cannot worship them. We do not see any man as infallible, and we put no man upon a pedestal. When a man cannot be criticized, when a man cannot be wrong, that is idolatry and not Christianity. All men being fallible, it is our obligation to test the work of our teachers, and, when we can, to correct, improve and build upon that work in order to bring this truth which we have ever closer to its perfection. We being men can not actually expect to achieve that perfection ourselves, but in our endeavors to do so we can improve and build upon what we have, while also hoping to correct the mistakes of those before us as well as our own.
With this in mind, any criticism we offer is not to tear down the work of our predecessors. Rather, it is to build upon and improve that work, so that our Identity understanding of the Gospel of Christ is found to be without reproach. As Paul of Tarsus said in Ephesians, by the washing of the water of the Word of God the assembly of Christ may be found holy and without blemish.
Before I begin, let me say a few things about the nature of my own studies, which I am certain that Clifton Emahiser can corroborate if any is ever needed, as he has known me to some degree since I first wrote him in 1998. When I was first presented the writings of Capt, Comparet and Swift, as well as some of the other early Identity writers, I was fascinated. But I was not satisfied with that. I wanted to learn what they had first hand. So I began my own independent investigation of the Classics and Biblical and Apocryphal literature, examining what these men had said with a critical mind. Having that approach was very rewarding, and I can independently attest in many ways that these men were indeed truthful concerning the identity and history of the people of Israel. But that approach also provides me, in my opinion, with the ability to evaluate them critically, and nobody can do that without a thorough knowledge of the source material. That is where critics of Christian Identity fail, even those who have studied the Bible. They have not read the Classics, so they do not know what is there beyond the frequently-quoted passages. They have not studied the inscriptions, so they do not know what is there beyond the frequently-cited monuments. If they have read the Classics and the inscriptions, and still question our claims, they need to also study the Bible in the context of those other writings. The truth is clear once it is found by those who seek it. Comparet has another short sermon entitled Let's Examine the Evidence, and his approach was correct: one cannot honestly refute the claims of Identity Christians until one examines the evidence which we cite to support those claims. But in turn we would assert that if one examines the evidence honestly, one cannot honestly refute the foundational substance of Christian Identity at all.
Israel’s Fingerprints by Bertrand L. Comparet
The Bible is written to Yahweh’s people Israel. The common misconception, that the Jews are all that remains of Israel, makes the Bible seem false to those who hold this mistaken view. It is just as if you took a good history of the United States and wherever it said United States, you wrote in its place China. As a history of China it is clearly false, but applied to the right nation it is true. When the police have the fingerprints of a wanted man, they know the man whose prints match those they have is the one they seek. Likewise, when we find the people to whom all of Yahweh’s promises to Israel have been fulfilled, we have found Israel. Today, the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian nations have Israel’s fingerprints in every detail.
By saying “Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian” Comparet must also be implying the Germanic nations, which he included in his description of modern-day Israel elsewhere quite often. These nations are Germanic nations, whether the old British Israel crowd agrees with that statement or not. Comparet himself was descended from French Huguenots, and the Franks were a great branch of the Germanic people, many of whom are found in modern Germany as well. To continue with Comparet:
Yahweh first made His great promises to Abraham and repeated them to Abraham’s son Isaac, and grandson Jacob, whose name Yahweh changed to Israel, “A Prince, ruling with God”. Israel had 12 sons. The descendants of each son became a tribe, so that all the descendants of Dan became the tribe of Dan, the descendants of Judah, the tribe of Judah and so on. After their long captivity in Egypt, they became one nation of 12 tribes, which continued until Solomon’s death. Then the 10 northern tribes revolted and set up their own kingdom keeping the name Israel, while the old southern two-tribed nation was called Judah. Thereafter their histories are recorded separately in the books of Kings and Chronicles, which like the prophets, carefully distinguish between them.
For the most part this is true, they are distinguished. However in many prophecies where it speaks of Israel, we must imagine that includes Judah also, and most of Judah was taken into captivity along with Israel by the Assyrians. Where kingdoms or houses are being referred to, Israel and Judah are distinguished. But the people of Judah are every bit as much Israel as the people of Ephraim or the other tribes. While the latter Jews descended in part from some of them, none of them were ever actually what we may think of as Jews. Comparet continues:
About 715 B.C., Israel was captured by Assyria and deported to the lands around the south end of the Caspian Sea never to return to Palestine. The Authorized Version of the Bible doesn’t record their further history, but the prophets continued for several centuries to give further prophecies of Israel’s great future. The Apocrypha II Esdras 13:39-45, records their migration as far as the Sereth river, a northern tributary of the Danube in Rumania. Other historians of the time record their migration into northern and western Europe and the British Isles.
Comparet is correct concerning the apocryphal 2 Esdras, but it must be warned that what Bible students know as 2 Esdras is actually more than one book, and the disparate parts were concatenated at an early time. Those parts may not have the same original author. This portion of 2 Esdras seems to be an historical account mixed with a literal interpretation of earlier prophecies concerning Israel, incorporated into a Messianic prophecy. Whether the Messianic prophecy turns out to be true in the manner it describes is irrelevant, as the historical portion remains true. The verses Comparet cites read thus:
39 And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; 40 Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. 41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, 42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. 43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river. 44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. 45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth. 46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come, 47 The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace.
The word Arsareth certainly must be Hebrew for the mountains of Sareth, the word Ar or Har referring to a hill, high place or mountain. To this day there is a Siret river which flows through Romania, which has its sources in the Carpthian mountains in Ukraine, and there is also the Seret river in the Ukraine which is a tributary of the Dniester. Whichever one Esdras refers to is immaterial, as this entire area became the dwelling-place of great numbers of the tribes of the Kimmerians and Scythians as they migrated from Asia, very shortly after the Assyrian deportations of Israel.
Comparet said here that “Other historians of the time record their migration into northern and western Europe and the British Isles.” This is also true. But in order to accept it, one must understand the names by which the Israelites were called by the other nations, the nations which produced those “other historians”, and the inscriptions which support their histories. So while the other historians support our assertions, they used names such as Kimmerians, Sakans, Scythians, Danaans, Phoenicians and Trojans to describe the various branches of people whom we can demonstrate were actually portions of the ancient Israelites. Comparet continues:
Over a century later Judah was deported to Babylon, not Assyria, for 70 years as Jeremiah had prophesied. Afterwards, some of them came back to Palestine. Neither Bible nor secular history records any destruction of Israel. To the contrary, it was well known in Yahshua’s time that they existed in great numbers elsewhere.
The proof of Comparet's statement that “it was well known in Yahshua's time that they existed in great numbers elsewhere is found in Josephus' Antiquities of the Judaeans, Book 11, where speaking of the time of Ezra he states “131 When Ezra had received this letter, he was very joyful, and began to worship God, and confessed that he had been the cause of the king's great favour to him, and that for the same reason he gave all the thanks to God. So he read the letter at Babylon to those Judaeans that were there; but he kept the letter itself, 132 and sent a copy of it to all those of his own nation that were in Media; and when these Judaeans had understood what piety the king had toward God, and what kindness he had for Ezra, they were all greatly pleased; nay, many of them took their effects with them, 133 and came to Babylon, as very desirous of going down to Jerusalem; but then the entire body of the people of Israel remained in that country; therefore there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.”
Now Josephus called those people in Media Judaeans here, as being religious Judaeans. The word Judaean was the colloquial term of his time to describe not only the people of his province, but also the people of his religion as well as the people of his nation. So whenever we see the term Judaean in ancient literature or the Bible, the literal as well as the historical context must be understood in order to see how the word was used. None of the people beyond the Euphrates at this time were ever called Judaeans or Jews elsewhere. In fact, Josephus wrote his other book, Wars of the Judaeans, for these same people. He originally wrote that book in Aramaic with the hopes of winning those people beyond Euphrates to the cause of the Judaean revolt against Rome. It was addressed to the “upper barbarians”, and the contents of the book as well as other of Josephus' writings reveals the Scythians, Parthians and Alans to be among them. But large numbers of these people had been migrating away from “beyond Euphrates” and travelling around the Black and Caspian Seas and into Asia and Europe for many centuries, of which Josephus was apparently unaware. Further on we will discuss another facet of Josephus' statement, which is his rather inaccurate description of the division of the tribes.
The history of the children of Israel is difficult to summarize in a few paragraphs, and even in a one-hour sermon. Even Josephus summarized it too briefly, since his primary concern was Judaea, and Comparet attempts it here with even greater brevity. But where he oversimplifies the history of Judah, and as we see in Josephus it was very frequently over-simplified in this manner, it indeed seems to have caused some confusion among identity Christians as they try to understand the role of the people of Judah. It is evident in Scripture that a greater portion of Judah, 46 fenced cites and certainly many villages and people of the surrounding countryside, were taken into captivity by the Assyrians than the remnant of Judah which was taken later by the Babylonians.
Much of Judah which had gone into captivity went along with Israel into Assyrian captivity. Only the inhabitants of Jerusalem were left behind. The remnant was still called Judah, and continued to represent the kingdom of Judah in history and prophecy. Therefore, as we have just witnessed, even Israelites such as Flavius Josephus over-simplified their nature, referring to them as the “two tribes” while informing us that “ten tribes” had gone beyond the Euphrates. But the vast number of Judahites, and many Levites and Benjaminites along with them who went into Assyrian captivity cannot be disregarded. In reality, and as the Old Testament itself describes, twelve tribes went beyond the Euphrates, while a large remnant of three tribes and a much smaller remnant of some of the others had either returned to or had remained in ancient Israel, or Judaea, and were subject to the Romans. To return to Comparet for one single statement, referring to Israel he then says that:
Yahshua spoke of their continued existence separate from the Jews, in Matthew 10:5-6, 23.
There is much Biblical and historical evidence that Israel did indeed exist separately from the remnant kingdom of Judaea. But these verses from Matthew are not a good reference in this regard. Here Comparet has failed to distinguish the use of the term Israel in context. In Matthew 10 where He says “Israel”, Christ refers only to the circumcision among the Judaeans, because that is how His apostles understood the word at that time. Later, in the Book of Acts, we do find the apostles among the Samaritans, since after the crucifixion the lost Israelites who were not called Israel were being reconciled to Yahweh in Christ. It says in Acts 8:25 “25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.” In John chapter 4 we see the Samaritan woman at the well claims to be a daughter of Jacob, and Yahshua Christ does not disagree. The Assyrians had indeed left a scattering of Israelites behind in the land, which were later found among these Samaritans. These Israelites were despised by the Judaeans as they no longer had their genealogical records, which were destroyed by the conquering Assyrians. But it is evident in history that at least some of them also retained the circumcision and other aspects of their heritage, such as the sabbaths and even aspects of the law. Peter and John were there in Samaria in Acts chapter 8, but the first uncircumcised people he preached to were those of the household of Cornelius, after he received his vision in Acts chapter 10. The Samaritans were Israelites of the circumcision who were certainly never Jews.
In these passages from Matthew chapter 10:5-6 we read “5 These twelve Yahshua sent out, commanding to them saying: 'You should not depart into the way of the heathens [or nations], and you should not enter into a city of Samaritans. 6 But rather you must go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.' This is what we had written of that passage in our commentary on the Gospel of Matthew: “Here is one of the most misunderstood verses in Scripture, even among Christian Identity pastors. Many think that the command not to go unto the nations conflicts with the idea that the nations of the oikoumenê descended mostly from ancient Israel. But it does not. Firstly, Christ was not yet crucified, and therefore He was not yet reconciled to a 'divorced' Israel, so the message of the Gospel was not yet prepared for them. This is the ministry of reconciliation which Paul describes in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 and elsewhere. Secondly, Yahshua is talking to the apostles on terms that they would understand, and at this time they understood 'Israel' to include the circumcision [among the Judaeans] only. The proof of that lies in Acts Chapter 10 and Peter's need for the vision which he later received from God. The apostles, being unlearned in literature, were not aware of the identity of the long-ago-dispersed Israelites, which was the entire reason for the later ministry of Paul of Tarsus.” Returning to Comparet:
The complete destruction of the Jewish nation by the Romans and their subsequent troubles as outcasts in every nation, are not a failure of the prophecies and promises to Israel, but very accurate fulfillment of the prophecies about the nation of the Jews.
As we said, it is hard to summarize this history in a few paragraphs. Actually, there were “good fig” Judaeans and “bad fig” Judaeans. In Jeremiah chapter 24 we read in part: “3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. 6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. 7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. 8 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt: 9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.”
If we examine this carefully, we see that some Judahites were to be given over to the bad figs for their punishment. There were bad figs in Jeremiah's basket, but they were never really Judahites. The fulfillment of this prophecy begins with the destruction of Jerusalem, which Christ speaks of in Luke chapter 21 where speaking of these same people He says “24, And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and they shall be taken away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be tread upon by the heathens until the times of the heathens should be fulfilled.” On the other hand, the good fig Judaeans must have been those who accepted Christianity and then consequently lost their identity as Judaeans. To return to Comparet:
With this history in mind, let us examine the prophecies and promises to Israel. Yahweh’s promises to Abraham were unconditional. Yahweh must fulfill them or break His word for He said, “I will make of thee a great nation; thou shalt be a father of many nations: And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant. Thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies.” Yahweh did not say He would do this if or perhaps, they were unconditional promises and had nothing to do with obeying the law.
These covenants were repeated unconditionally to Isaac in Genesis chapter 28:13-15 & 35:11. They were repeated, unconditionally to Israel, to whom Yahweh also said, “Thou shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee”.
There can be no evasion of these promises and Yahweh always honored them even when the children of Israel worshipped the golden calf. In many places the New Testament recognizes these promises as being still in force. In Romans chapter 11 Paul states, “I say then, hath Yahweh cast away His people? God forbid!! ... Yahweh hath not cast away His people which He foreknew.” In Romans 9:4 Paul states, “Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the services of God and the promises: whose are the fathers. Now I say that Yahshua was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of Yahweh, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.” If these promises are false, then the Bible is false. But if they have been fulfilled, the people to whom they were fulfilled are identified as Israel.
Here, of course, Comparet did well. Some people get confused over the conditional promises and the unconditional promises. The unconditional promises came first, and the Word of God does not change, nor can it fail. However the conditional promises which came later only concerned the maintenance of the kingdom. The children of Israel were promised their own kingdom and government under Yahweh if they kept his law. When they failed, they were deprived of that kingdom, punished in captivity and scattered abroad. However the promises to the fathers which were unconditional would all be fulfilled in spite of this circumstance. Speaking of the unconditional covenant which Yahweh had made with Abraham, Paul says in Galatians chapter 3: “17, Now this I say, a covenant validated beforehand by Yahweh, the law which arrived after four hundred and thirty years does not invalidate, by which the promise is left idle.” So in Romans chapter 4, and in part in 1 Corinthians chapter 10, Paul reveals how the original unconditional promises to Abraham were fulfilled in the nations of Europe. To return to Comparet:
In Hosea 1:10 Yahweh revealed Israel would become the sons of Yahweh. They would accept Christianity saying, “Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them Ye are not My people (Gentiles), there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” Of this Galatians 4:4-5 tells us, “But when the fullness of time was come, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” These cannot be Gentiles, for Romans 9:4 tells us that the adoption pertains to the Israelites. Therefore, we must look for the Israelites among the Christians. The prophecies and promises to Israel have been fulfilled by the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian countries!
While this is true to a great degree, here in the language which he used Comparet expresses an attitude which is quite dangerous. We cannot accept the mistaken Judaic notion that anyone may become a son of Yahweh, not even Israelites. However Comparet did better in another sermon, The Sons of God, where he defined the Biblical usage of the Greek word translated as adoption in the King James version and he said “It is the coming of age ceremony for a lawful son.” Oversimplification is often dangerous and sometimes leads us to promote mistaken impressions which we may not mean to promote.
Clifton Emahiser, in his publication of this sermon, made the following note in reference to this:
This is a different topic, but Comparet quoted Galatians 4:4-5 thusly: “But when the fullness of time was come, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” There are a couple of things to note here (1) that only those under the law could be redeemed, and, (2) that His Son (Yahshua) was “made of a woman”. Some Identity teachers claim that Mary didn’t supply any seed to the genetic makeup of Messiah, but this passage says otherwise.
Comparet may have received his mistaken notion from John chapter 1 where it says in the King James Version that “12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”. We must beg to differ, and assert that we may translate that passage much more accurately by understanding it to say “12 But as many who received Him, He gave to them the authority which the children of God are to attain, to those believing in His Name”.
In any event, the children of Israel were already the children of Yahweh, as the Word of Yahweh professes in Deuteronomy 14:1. Adam himself was a son of God, as it says in Luke chapter 3. Even the Japhethite Ionians were children of God, as Paul of Tarsus agrees with their own poets in Acts chapter 17. Paul was speaking to pagans, and not to so-called “believers”, which alone proves that the King James translation of John 1:12 is faulty. In the ancient world, it is apparent that a man had a right as to whether or not he recognized his sons and daughters as his children, a right which transcended biological reality. The children of Israel were denied recognition as children when Yahweh put them away. In Christ, those same children of Israel find themselves once again recognized as sons of God. This is why Paul says that the υἱοθεσία, which is the position of a son, is for those same children of Israel. Likewise, bastards may have been biologically children, but were not at all to be recognized as children.
Next, Comparet enumerates some of the fingerprints of Israel:
FIRST: They are Christians and have been from early times.
As Christ said, “My sheep hear My voice”. The apostles went to the nations of dispersed Israel, as nearly every one of Paul's letters attests, and these were the “lost sheep” of Israel who were to be gathered in Christ. The history, archaeology, prophecy and Gospel all attest to the identity of Israel, and once they are all properly correlated, there should be no question concerning the true chosen of God.
SECOND: They are a nation and a company of nations. The United States is the largest civilized nation in the world. The British commonwealth of nations is legally a company of nations. The Scandinavian nations, all of the same blood, can be identified by their history and their heraldry as the tribes of Dan, Benjamin and Issachar.
Many have been tempted to do this, however I would not go so far as to insist that particular European nations represent particular Israelite tribes, even if some European countries seem to exhibit traits or fulfill prophecies made of certain tribes.
THIRD: They are very numerous. In the last two centuries, the United States increased from a mere handful to about 250,000,000 people. In the last 3 centuries, the British empire increased from 5,000,000 to over 70,000,000 Anglo-Saxons.
Other nations, such as Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and Ukraine, to give examples, have also exhibited the fulfillment of prophecies concerning Israel throughout history. Of course, many areas of Europe are now race-mixed, mostly due to the Islamic conquests of the past, but that does not mean that the people from the original stock of those nations are not Israelites. At times, Comparet seems to have been influenced by the narrow identification of Israel made by the British Israel writers, which was formed for reasons more political than Biblical and historical. Comparet continues:
FOURTH: They expanded in colonies in all directions, as Yahweh prophesied in Genesis28:14, Deut. 32:8, Isaiah 54:2-3, etc.. Their lands are on every continent and in every sea. No other nations had such colonies.
The Germans and French, Spaniards and Portuguese, also had such colonies. South Africa exists as a result of Dutch colonists, and Quebec is still very much French – even more so than France. Of course, many of the colonies later fell victim to race-mixing and Jewish treachery, and especially those of the Spanish and Portuguese. The original white Russians also had colonies in the east and south of Asia which they created by traversing the land. The English eventually ensured that none of their kindred nations could make or sustain their colonies, but they did so by warring against their own brethren and under the flag of Jewish usury.
FIFTH: They possess the desolate heritages of the earth, as Yahweh prophesied. In Isaiah 49:8 it is recorded, “Thus saith Yahweh; in an acceptable time have I heard thee and give thee for a covenant for the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.” Who else has so successfully developed the waste places which were desolate when they first occupied them?
Wherever they go, Whites create civilization and even virtual paradise. This is true of the harshest places, such as Australia or Iceland. No other race has this ability or ambition.
SIXTH: They are a seagoing people. Yahweh said of Israel, “His seed shall be in many waters.” Numbers 24:7. “I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers.” Psalm 89:25. The two greatest navies belong to the United States and Great Britain. The three greatest Merchant Marines belong to these two and Norway. (Note: This was written before the U.S. destroyed their Merchant Marine.) [The note apparently belonged to Jeanne Snyder.]
This was true of many other Israelite nations throughout history.
SEVENTH: They possess the gates of their enemies. Clearly Genesis 22:17 refers to the gateways of hostile nations, the great waterways of the world. The two great Anglo-Saxon nations alone have power to close every important gate in the world, and have done it in two world wars.
This was also true of many other Israelite nations at different periods of history. Because the Englis or the Americans displaced the Spanish and the French, or because the English made it impossible for the Germans to have a powerful navy, does not mean that the others are not, or were not, Israelites.
EIGHTH: They maintain the continuity of the throne of David. It has been proven that all the kings of England, Ireland and Scotland are descendants of King David of Israel, fulfilling the prophecy that David shall never lack a man to reign over the house of Israel.
Many of the kings of England came from Germany, or elsewhere on the Continent. However if the nations of Europe have always had a nobility which intermarried with their own and ruled over these nations, then they must represent the House of David from prophecy. Portions of them can evidently be traced back to the ancient kings, but other houses can only be assumed to have been of the ancient kings because they have fulfilled that prophesied role in history. It is impossible to trace genealogies with certainty where historical records do not exist.
Time allows me to give only a very few of the many prophecies about Israel which have been fulfilled by the Anglo Saxon and Scandinavian people and by no others. At least 100 of them have been found. When you consider that there are more than 100 recognized nations, the mathematical odds against all of these being fulfilled by just one small group of nations, all of the same blood, is billions to one. Obviously the Anglo Saxons are the Israel of today.
As we have already pointed out, Comparet admits all Germanic people as Israelites in others of his sermons. But from the second century through the fourth century AD, all of this was true of the Romans. Before them, it was true of the Phoenicians. They too were Israelites. While Comparet did well in many respects here, we cannot ignore the full history of Israel in favor of the English, which the British Israel crowd had done. However perhaps the state of the English and Americans in recent history is a good way to approach Whites of his own time with the Israel message, so we can forgive him for that.
Concerning the good and bad figs of Judah, an important prophecy to understand fully, Clifton Emahiser added a lengthy note to his publication of Comparet's sermon which we shall now present:
Most people today when they read or hear the term “Jew” written of spoken, they do not differentiate between Jeremiah’s good-fig-Judahites as opposed to Jeremiah’s bad-fig-jews. The KJV has the bad-fig-jews translated as “naughty figs.” All this can be found explained at Jeremiah chapter 24. To examine from whence these “naughty figs” came, a good explanation is given by The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary On The Bible by Charles M. Laymon, on page 455, which makes the following comment concerning Hosea 4:10-19:
“The Absurdity of Baal Worship. The whole harlotrous system of Baal fertility rites is utterly ineffectual as well as degrading. Its purpose is to provide fertility for human beings, flocks, and crops; but though the people play the harlot, i.e. carry on the sexual fertility acts at the shrine, they do not multiply ... Despite woman’s usual secondary place in ancient society, there will be no double standard, for the men are responsible for the shame of cult prostitution. It is they who require their daughters to become cult prostitutes, lit. ‘holy women’ ...” And further on concerning Hosea 5:7: “In their Baal worship they give birth to alien children (vs. 7), the offspring of sexual cult rites ...” For Hosea 5:7 says: “They have dealt treacherously against Yahweh: for they have begotten strange children ...”
While Laymon here is commenting on Hosea, which applied to the northern house of Israel, later the southern house of Judah played the harlot to a greater degree. The half-breed children born as a result of these illicit unions became Jeremiah’s “naughty figs” Jeremiah said at 24:2: “... the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.” Here Jeremiah is using figurative language having sexual connotations. In essence, he is saying that because some of the Judahites engaged in sexual union with the Canaanites, one dare not marry and have children with such mixed offspring, as every generation down-line they are just as rotten with no hope of cleansing. On the other hand, the good-fig-Judahites, are those who didn’t engage in sexual union with the Canaanites. Because of the general misunderstanding of the term “Jew”, I would advise that we start to designate the “naughty figs” as “bad-fig-jews” and the pure blooded members of the tribe of Judah as “good-fig-Judahites”.
Comparet made a misleading statement when he said: “Over a century later Judah was deported to Babylon, not Assyria, for 70 years as Jeremiah had prophesied.” I know that Comparet knew better, and this was probably just a momentary slip of the tongue which we all make from time to time. I bring this up because many Identity teachers make the same error, for after Assyria was finished with Judah, all that was left was Jerusalem with its inhabitants. When Babylon came along, Judah was only a remnant of the original nation.
Bertrand Comparet did well for his time, but he did not write books and there are few citations in his sermons. His sermons were really more like informal lectures which were never meant to be complete proofs or to be used as doctrinal dissertations. Rather, they serve as a guiding light, one of several which, blazing a trail, pointed the way to the truth of God for our benefit as we approach the last days and fulfill the prophesied Elijah ministry. We may learn much from Comparet and other early Identity teachers, but we have a responsibility to take up where they left off, and to continue building our Identity truth on a solid foundation. Early trailblazers made footpaths and wagon paths through the forests and meadows, to reach a destination that they often did not know. Later those trails were replaced with paved roads, and eventually with highways. Developing and perfecting our Christian Identity understanding, we must follow that same progression.