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The Importance of Paul of Tarsus to Identity Christians
Before commencing this program, I must make a confession, so that nobody is confused from the start. Myself and my ministry and all of its efforts are firmly grounded in the immutable fact that all of the promises of Yahweh God and of Yahshua Christ (or Jesus) which we have in our Bibles are absolutely 100% racially exclusive to the Saxon and Keltic and related peoples. There are no exceptions. All of the promises of God are made to one race of people only, who today are more loosely identified as White Europeans or Caucasians. Of course, even these labels are not specific enough, however listeners who are already Identity Christians should know what we mean when we use them. Nobody who has ever followed our work at Christogenea could fairly accuse us of being universalists in any sense of the word.
What we believe about the Bible can and should be described in two ways: first, it is Covenant Theology. We understand Covenant Theology to be the belief in God's Word as He made it: the covenants with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and to their seed are made exclusively to their genetic descendants, and nobody else. This is an honest acceptance of the Word of God as He imparted it to men. Secondly, it is Christian Identity, or more fully Christian Israel Identity. It is Christian Identity because we seek to identify through both Scripture and history, with the support of language and archaeology, exactly what people on the earth today are the beneficiaries of those Covenants: who the children of Israel are, and who they are not, according to that same Word of God. It is the truth of Covenant Theology which leads us to the need for Christian Identity. Therefore to accurately understand Christian identity, one must first realize the truth of Covenant Theology.
This program is intended to challenge some of the notions and claims of a certain segment of so-called Identity Christians concerning Paul of Tarsus. These people, whom we have labeled as “Paul-bashers”, generally despise Paul because they see him as having been the sole advocate of the sort of universalism which is practiced among the denominational sects today. They accuse Paul of single-handedly changing the faith which was intended exclusively for the children of Israel into a faith which is shared with all people whosoever of any race whatsoever of anybody wheresoever, and even in any manner howsoever. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Paul of Tarsus taught Christian Identity and not universalism, as we shall see to some degree this evening.
But first we are going to start off by providing just some passages in the New Testament which, when they are taken out of the general Biblical context, appear to transgress the concepts of covenant theology and Israel Identity and to support universalism. These passages all use words that universalists often point to for catch-phrases in order to support their false theology.
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock”. (Matthew 7:24)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)
“And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” (Matthew 11:6)
“For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Matthew 12:50)
“Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.” (Mark 9:37)
“Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:” (Luke 12:8)
“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.” (John 3:16)
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” (John 11:25-27)
“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:46)
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21)
Every man or all men:
“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” (Matthew 16:27)
“He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:8-9)
“It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.” (John 6:45)
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16)
All nations or every nation:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. (Matthew 28:19)
“My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?” (Mark 11:17)
“And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” (Mark 13:10)
“And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47)
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” (Acts 10:34-35)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” (Revelation 14:6-7)
The [whole] world:
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.” (Matthew 28:13)
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.” (Mark 14:9)
“And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” (John 4:42)
“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” (John 6:33)
“51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2)
“Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.” (Matthew 12:18-21)
“For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.” (Luke 2:30-32)
Now, we have just quoted 28 passages of scripture that are commonly cited by those who are looking to support universalism, and none of these statements were found in the letters of Paul. Paul of Tarsus is often falsely accused of promoting universalism for making statements similar to these. But the Paul-bashers are unfairly accusing Paul of passages that are really found in all of the Biblical writings. The Paul-bashers, being the idiots that they really are, would eject Paul from the Bible because of his universalism, when in reality Paul was teaching Covenant Theology and Christian Identity.
Of these 28 passages which we have just cited, 8 of them are in Matthew, 5 in Mark, 5 in the writings of Luke, and 10 in the writings of John. If we toss out the ones from Luke, since he was a fellow-worker of Paul, then we still have not merely 2 or 3, but 23 witnesses supporting universalism which can be cited by all those who would destroy the Word of God for the benefit of devils. Of course, there are even more passages than these which may be abused in such manner, but we believe we have made our point. The blame for all of the universalist interpretations of Scripture cannot be placed upon the shoulders of Paul of Tarsus. The Paul-bashers would claim that those 28 passages which are used to support universalism are mistranslated, or taken out of context. Yet for some reason they have a strange disconnect where passages in Paul's letters say similar things, and they reject Paul based on universalist mistranslations or abuses of context. The Paul-bashers are quick to make assertions about mistranslations in the rest of the Bible, but they have a cognitive dissonance when they accept the King James translations of Paul as if they were accurate. In truth, Paul is by far the most mistranslated writer in the Bible.
Now we assert that Paul taught Covenant Theology and Christian Identity, but before we offer any examples demonstrating the truth of that assertion, we must first ask this: Where is Christian Identity in the New Testament without Paul of Tarsus? I would challenge any and all, or perhaps whosoever, of the Paul-bashers to prove Christian Identity from the New Testament without Paul of Tarsus.
In Matthew 15:24 Yahshua Christ said “I come but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” That is indeed an exclusivist statement and a witness which supports the validity of Covenant Theology. But that alone does not help us identify who those lost sheep are, nor does any other statement in the Gospel of Matthew. Is Matthew to be blamed for that? Certainly not. His ministry was to record the Gospel, and to be a fisher of men. Fishers cast a net and they have no control as to what sorts of fish wind up in it, which is why Christ had given us the parable of the net, so that we would understand the function of the fishers.
The apostle James wrote his single epistle to “the twelve tribes scattered abroad”. But in the first century there are no nations, no company of nations, which identified themselves by the names of ancient Israel. James does not tell us who those twelve tribes are in terms that would be ethnographically recognizable to Romans. The apostle John talks about the “world”, and he says things like “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” But from John's gospel or epistles alone, we do not know what “world” he is talking about. The Jews and the Judaized Christians claim that James wrote only to pockets of scattered Jews, while the world of which John speaks is the entire planet and everyone in it. There is no way, from New Testament writings alone, to correct those mistaken assumptions. Seeing the explicit promises of God in the Old Testament, it becomes hopelessly irreconcilable with these interpretations of the words of the apostles. The Gospel of Mark does not help to resolve this problem, and the epistles of Peter and Jude as they are generally understood do not help either. Therefore many of the Paul-bashers become a sort of “Old Testament Christian”, as opposed to the Judeo-Christian “New Testament Christian”. Discarding or ignoring the New Testament, the Advent of the Messiah and what that means for the children of Israel is virtually unheralded.
Christian Identity principles can indeed be outlined in the Old Testament. One can go through the promises to the Patriarchs and the writings of the prophets and explain their various fulfillments. However those explanations need explicit historical witness, or they can be easily challenged. The prophets of ancient Israel foretold of many things. They presaged the destruction of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and the Books of Kings and Chronicles witness to those events. They foretold that the temple would be built anew, and the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and the Maccabees witness to that. They also foretold that the children of Israel would be put off from Yahweh and in their dispersions that they would become many nations. Doing this, the prophets also foretold that the Word of God in the Gospel of Christ would reconcile the children of Israel to Yahweh. This is explicit in Isaiah chapter 53, but it is found in Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Hosea as well. But without Paul of Tarsus, there are no such historical witnesses to this reconciliation in the New Testament. Rejecting Paul of Tarsus, one removes all of the explicit proofs of Christian Identity from the New Testament. So what are the Paul-bashers really doing?
If we believe the historical and archaeological proofs of what we consider to be Christian Identity, as we should, and if the prophets of God accurately foretold that the children of Israel would become many nations and inherit the earth, where is the Biblical history verifying those words of the prophets? If Christ came only to the “lost sheep of the house of Israel”, where are the instructions regarding how to find them? The plain and simple truth is that those proofs and instructions are only found in the epistles of Paul of Tarsus. Paul wrote them out explicitly, and the Paul-bashers are every bit as ignorant of them as the Judeo-Christians are ignorant of them.
Paul taught Christian Identity.
We have just finished a 19-part presentation on Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Before that we presented his epistle to the Romans in 21 parts. That is 40 podcasts on Paul's two lengthiest epistles, which, if we had to guess, are only about 35% of his writings. Therefore we will be presenting Paul's epistles here on Friday evenings for at least another year, if Yahweh God is willing. This is a reflection of the depth to which Paul of Tarsus must be studied in order to truly understand what he had written. The Paul-bashers only look at one or two of the seemingly universalist statements, which in reality are not universalist at all, and they dismiss Paul entirely. That is precisely why the apostle Peter had said in his second epistle that “our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [or pervert], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”
Now we are going to summarize just a few of the proofs presented during our first 40 podcasts on Paul's epistles, that Paul certainly did teach Christian Identity. If we believe Christian Identity to be true, and if Paul taught Christian Identity, then it should be clear to any rational and sane individual that Paul of Tarsus is the signal New Testament witness validating our Christian faith. Therefore his writings cannot be discarded.
In Romans chapter 4, in the very first verse, Paul used the term forefather to describe Abraham as the progenitor of both the Judaeans and the Romans. The King James Version has only father in that passage, and the idea of such a father is spiritualized by the denominational sects. However the ancient manuscripts have forefather, a word that is genetic and cannot be spiritualized in such a manner.
Paul's use of the term forefather relating to Abraham in reference to the Romans has precedence in the epistle. In Romans chapter 1 Paul, speaking of the pagan Romans, had already explained that at one time “when they knew God” that they were not thankful but instead “became vain in their imaginations”. Paul then says that they “changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things” and that they had “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator”. Then Paul says that “for this cause God gave them up unto vile affections”. According to the Word of God in the Old Testament, all of these things can only be said of the Israelites of the Old Testament. These things are also perfectly descriptive of what had been done by the Israelites of the Old Testament. So Paul is teaching the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies concerning the children of Israel, and what had become of them.
Then in Romans chapter 2 Paul explains that these same Romans, by building a society based upon the rule of law, had shown “the work of the law written in their hearts”, which can only be a reference to the promises made to the children of Israel in Jeremiah chapter 31, and Paul is teaching the fulfillment of that promise. In Romans chapter 3 Paul asserts that Christians should continue to keep the laws of God, which the faith does not annul, where he says in its final verse “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Many Paul-bashers, who have basically become Old Testament Christians, simply do not take the time required to examine Paul's words as they accord with the prophets. In ancient Israel, as we have seen the prophet Habbakuk explain, the people failed to keep God's law and for that they were compelled to live under the laws of tyrannical men. So in Habbakuk the Word of Yahweh says “the just shall live by faith”. In Romans chapter 1 Paul quotes that very passage of Habbakuk, and then in Romans chapters 2 and 3 Paul explains the same thing, that the righteous among the people of God should keep His law in faith!
So we see that Paul is explaining to us that the Romans are of the ancient dispersions of Israel, and if we take the time to examine all of the historical and archaeological proofs that Identity Christians have exhibited, we indeed find that Paul is true, that the ancient Romans, through their Trojan ancestors, did indeed descend from the Old Testament Israelites. Only they departed from the main body of Israel many centuries before the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations.
Then in Romans chapter 4 Paul defines the faith of Abraham, according to the Old Testament promises made to Abraham. Here we shall quote the King James version where it describes Paul as saying “9 Is this blessing then pronounced upon the circumcision, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say, To Abraham his faith was reckoned for righteousness. 10 How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision: 11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision; that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned unto them; 12 and the father of circumcision to them who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham which he had in uncircumcision. 13 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they that are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of none effect: 15 for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression. 16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. 18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.”
Here Paul makes an analogy of Abraham's having received the faith before he was circumcised. When Paul had spoken these words, there were still many Israelites among the circumcision in Judaea. But there were many more “lost sheep” Israelites who had forsaken circumcision when they forsook Yahweh their God and were cast out of ancient Israel. That is the very story told by the Old Testament prophets, and Paul is at the other end of time reconciling those cast-off Israelites to God. Paul informs us that the faith of Abraham was the belief in God's words where He promised that Abraham's seed, his offspring, would become many nations, and Paul is again telling these Romans that they are one of those nations. Identity Christians know this to be true, it is our profession of faith as well, but without Paul we would not have this revelation in our Bibles.
Many of the Paul-bashers in Identity are simpletons who want to believe that there were no good so-called “Jews” at the time of Christ. In fact, the word Jew in the New Testament is Judaean everywhere in Greek, and there were many good Judaeans. The same Paul-bashers would claim that Jew is Jew in reference to Paul, while they claim that Jew is Judaean in reference to Christ, thereby exhibiting their hypocrisy. In the New Testament, Jew is Judaean everywhere, and it was only a Roman political designation in the first century. Christ often preached to people in Judaea, and He had many faithful followers there. For example, the Gospel tells us that the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha was in Bethany, a town Judaea only about 2 miles from Jerusalem. John the Baptist was baptizing in Judaea, not in Galilee. Christ came “for the lost sheep of the house of Israel”, and He spent much of His time in Judaea doing precisely that.
In Romans chapter 9, Paul explains that many of the Judaeans are Israelites in Judaea, and he also explains that there are Edomites in Judaea as well. He does this as a sort of prayer, where he says “1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
Here in Romans 9 Paul expresses a concern for his “kinsmen according to the flesh”, where it is clear that Paul is referring to Israelites by their genealogy, to literal descendants of Jacob and the twelve tribes. Then he warns that not all of those in Israel are actually Israelites, and goes on to compare Jacob and Esau, which illustrates for us that many of these people in Israel, although they too are of the seed of Abraham (as Christ also admitted in John chapter 8), they are actually Edomites and not Israelites at all. Paul goes on later in the chapter to compare the Israelites to “vessels of mercy”, which accords with the prophets, and the Edomites as “vessels of destruction”, which also accords with the prophets.
There are several places in other Scriptures, such as in Luke chapter 11, in John chapter 8, and a couple of somewhat esoteric statements in the epistles of the other apostles and in the Revelation, where it is evident that not all Judaeans are Israelites. But nowhere else in the New Testament do we see it explained explicitly that there are a significant number of Edomites in Judaea, and that the presence of Edomites is the reason for the division in Judaea. This is only found here in Romans chapter 9. It can be discerned from the prophecy of Ezekiel chapter 34, and it can be seen in the history of Josephus. But in the New Testament, only Paul of Tarsus brings the prophecy and the history together into one consistent and coherent picture. Without Paul, these things may still be hid from our eyes.
We see Paul in Romans 9 reckon Israel “according to the flesh”. In 1 Corinthians chapter 10 Paul did that same thing, but he was not speaking of Judaeans. It is quite clear in history that the Corinthians were from a tribe of the Greeks called Dorians. The famous Spartans of antiquity were also Dorians. However Spartans were called Lacedaemonians as well, since Sparta was situated in a district of the Peloponnesus in Greece known as Lacedaemon. By all accounts, the Dorians had come to the Peloponnesus by sea some time around 1100 BC. Paul had told the Corinthians in this chapter of his epistle “that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea”. Paul could only have said such things to Dorians if they were Israelites, and they were. While not all of the tribes of the Greeks were Israelites, it can be demonstrated from ancient history that the Dorian Greeks were Israelites. Nowhere else in the New Testament is such an explicit connection between any of the tribes of the Greeks made with ancient Israel. Yet such an understanding is the foundation of our Christian Identity profession.
Then Paul begins to warn the Corinthians about idolatry, as their ancient Israelite ancestors had gotten caught up in idolatry, and later in 1 Corinthians chapter 10 Paul says “18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.” The phrase “after the flesh” is from the same Greek which the King James Version translates as “according to the flesh” in Romans chapter 9. Here, using the language of the King James Version, Paul is clearly saying that the Gentiles who are pagans sacrificing to devils are actually “Israel according to the flesh”. This is the same thing for which the ancient Israelites were cast off from God, which is found in the Old Testament in places such as Deuteronomy chapter 32 where it says of Israel that “ 16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. 17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”
In 1 Corinthians chapter 10 Paul is explicitly stating that the pagan nations of Europe were “Israel according to the flesh”, who were the descendants of those cast-off Israelites of antiquity who were being punished for their idolatry. This is exactly the same as Christian Identity teaches today. Paul was the first Christian Identity teacher. In Romans chapter 4, Paul had said in relation of the promise of Abraham that “the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.” In other words, the nations which were the heirs of the promise are the seed, or descendants of Abraham, whether or not they kept the law, and they did not yet exist when the promise to Abraham was made. Well, of course they could not have existed if indeed they were descendants of Abraham, and that is what Paul is verifying. Neither the Romans nor the Corinthians, neither the Trojans not the Dorian Greeks, had existed at the time when the promise to Abraham was made circa 2000 BC. They could not have existed, because they came into existence after the time that the Israelites went down to Egypt, and later went into captivity there, which was not until at least 1600 BC. From that time, during the century before the Exodus, did Israelites begin to break off from the main body of the people and emigrate to distant places. That proclivity to move to colonies abroad remained with Israel until the deportations to Assyria and Babylon, and long beyond those as well.
Here are two witnesses from his own epistles that Paul accounted Israelites as “according to the flesh”, which Identity Christians also insist is the way that Israelites should be accounted. Nowhere else is that explained explicitly in Scripture. The apostle James did, however, write to the “twelve tribes scattered abroad”. However just had James had reckoned Israel by tribes, so did Paul reckon Israel by tribes, as it is evident in Acts chapter 26 where he said “6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.” Out of the 4 Gospels, that same promise is only explicitly explained in Luke chapter 1, the Gospel of Paul's fellow-worker and companion.
Paul was an “Old Testament” Christian. He consistently cited those Scriptures which provided a foundation for his teachings concerning the dispersed nations of Israel to whom he brought the Gospel. For instance, in Romans chapter 9 Paul says “25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved. 26 And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, There shall they be called sons of the living God.” Paul said this in connection with a discussion of vessels of mercy which he said were among both Judaeans and “Gentiles”, to use the language of the King James Version. However first, we have seen Paul's definition of “Gentiles” in 1 Corinthians chapter 10 to mean “Israel according to the flesh”, and second, the passage which he quotes from Hosea is also specific to those same Israelites. Hosea was addressing the children of Israel of antiquity, as they were being taken into the Assyrian captivity, where he said “10, Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” Paul is teaching what we would call Covenant Theology to the Christians at Rome, explaining to them that the “Gentiles” to whom he brought the Gospel were those same Israelites “according to the flesh”, and that the promise to Abraham and the fulfillment of the prophets was found in this revelation. These things which prove the fulfillment of the prophets are not found anywhere else in the Word of God except for the letters of Paul. Paul's mission is therefore the historical record of the fulfillment of the words of the prophets.
There are many other proofs of Christian Identity truth in Paul's epistles, both in Romans and in 1 Corinthians, and also in his other epistles, which we look forward to further elucidating as our series on the letters of Paul continues. It was the task of Peter, through Mark, of Matthew to record and disseminate the Gospel of Christ. They must have done it well, because in the face of adversity from the Jews their records survive to us today. John was also assigned this task, and even beyond that he was chosen to fulfill the role of prophet for Christ, recording the Revelation as the Old Testament prophets recorded the more ancient prophecies of Yahweh. To Luke was this task also assigned, and in addition he was to record the Acts of the Apostles. John was evangelist and prophet, where Luke was evangelist and to some degree also a historian. Paul did not record his own Gospel, however it is evident that the Gospel which Paul called his own was that recorded by Luke. Yet Paul had another mission, which is described by Luke in Acts chapter 9 in the words of Christ to Ananias where it says: “For he is a vessel chosen by Me who is to bear My Name before both the Nations and kings of the sons of Israel.” That is exactly what Paul's letters recorded Paul as having done: he brought the Gospel set down by others to the nations and kings of the children of Israel, in accordance with the Old Testament prophets. To despise Paul is to despise the very foundation of Christianity: the reconciliation of Israel according to the flesh to their Messiah.
There are Paul-bashers among mainstream Christians as well as Identity Christians. Of course, the Jews hate Paul to this very day. But they really hate Paul for doing exactly what Identity Christians should embrace: that Paul took the Gospel message to the dispersed of Israel, as we see in Acts chapter 22 where Paul speaking to a crowd of Judaeans upon his arrest says of his ministry that God had told him to “Go, because I shall send you off to distant nations", and then Luke records that “they listened until this word, and raised their voice saying 'Take such as him from the earth! For it is not fit that he lives!'” The Jews wanted to kill Paul for bringing the Gospel to the “lost sheep”, while it is apparent from the records in the Book of Acts and in the statements of Christ in the Gospel that they themselves were trying to Judaize the “lost sheep”! The Jews are still trying to kill Paul today, and the Jews have now also successfully Judaized most of the “lost sheep”! There are Paul-bashers among Judeo-Christians for other reasons as well. Paul taught the traditional role f women in the Kingdom of God, and modern feminists bash him for it. Paul taught that homosexuals were sinners who had no place in God's Kingdom, and perverts today bash him for it. In the New Testament, the only explicit language forbidding feminism and homosexuality is found in the letters of Paul. So the Paul-bashers among Identity Christians are the partners of Jews, feminists, and homosexuals.
We never really expected any of the Paul-bashers themselves to listen to our lengthy series, entitled Against the Paul-bashers, which we did in 2013 and early 2014, and which we actually even hope to resume at some point in the future. Since we did that series, there is not one Paul-basher of the many whom we are aware of who has admitted having repented. We never really expected any of the Paul-bashers to listen to our series on Acts, on Romans or on 1 Corinthians either. We plan on using this single podcast as an example to the Paul-bashers in the future, so that they need not listen to a 20 or 30-part series in order to learn the folly of their ways. But if they do listen to this one podcast, then here we shall challenge them to listen to the presentations of our epistles of Paul. And if they do not repent, they must explain how they could uphold their Paul-bashing idiocy after listening to this. Identity Christians should not accept Paul-bashers among their number. Paul-bashing is antithetical to Christianity, and especially to Christian Identity. The universalists and the Jews distort not only Paul, but all Scripture. Yet eliminating Paul one actually helps the cause of the universalists and the jews! This is exactly why, in the past, we have made posts at the Christogenea Forum describing Paul-bashers as non-Christians and whores for the Jews. So Ralph, Scott, Russell, Seth, Keith, and the rest of you Paul-bashers who listen to these programs at least occasionally, you are all put on notice. You have been informed of your stupidity. Paul-bashing is absolutely contrary to Christian Identity. But it is very favorable to the entire Jewish agenda. If you are indeed a Christian, it is time to repent. Christian Identity scholarship and the progress of our message is going to move forward, with or without you.