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The Time of the Heathen – a Critical Review of a sermon by Bertrand Comparet
While I admire and respect Bertrand Comparet as a trailblazer in developing and spreading the truth of our Christian Identity profession, I also believe that his message had a lot of flaws. But some of his errors were merely due to the time in which he lived, and if I had also lived then, doing what I do now, I may well have repeated them. This is because Comparet’s view of eschatology was a product of the Cold War, and apparently, he did not see any possibilities of an end-of-the-world scenario which may have transcended that age of apparent conflict.
But other flaws can evidently be attributed to the fact that his message was not fully developed, and for that reason it had some internal conflicts. For example, while Comparet recognized that there were goat nations and sheep nations, which were genetic races of people with contrary destinies, and of course he also knew that the identity of the sheep was with modern White Europeans, he sometimes also looked at goat nations as if they could somehow be allies of the sheep, and here he clearly makes that mistake.
So in the aftermath of our critique of Comparet’s sermon on the Sheep and the Goats, I thought to offer a critique of this sermon as well, and hopefully even some of our skeptics, who continue to cling to Comparet’s views in at least most areas, will themselves see the need for refinement and revision which we – meaning both Clifton Emahiser and myself – have been pressing for many years.
It was perhaps around 15 years ago that Clifton had asked me to look and edit his transcriptions of Comparet’s sermons on the Revelation, which I had not read before that time. Doing that, I supplied Clifton with hundreds of notes which he published along with his finished product, first at Israelect.com and later I moved it all to the Comparet archive at Christogenea. Back then, I was still in prison and Clifton had some other editors as well, and there were some occasional conflicts of opinion as to what Comparet had intended, so perhaps one day I will listen to the sermons and update the project. But while making those notes for Clifton, I realized that while much of Comparet’s perspective was excellent, and while his historical view of interpreting prophecy was indeed the only valid view, we really needed to start our own Revelation commentary from scratch. Of course, my first attempt to do that was not until Christreich, which was at first a series of podcasts made in 2010 and early 2011, and then made into a book published in early 2012, or so I remember.
As I write this, a few essays I wrote from our own viewpoint on this topic that we will discuss here this evening, which later became podcasts, have now surpassed two hundred thousand downloads each. They are The Immigration Problem and Biblical Prophecy, which was presented here in late 2011, and No Safe Haven: Stripped Bare and Naked, presented here in the summer of 2013. All four parts of a related series, titled Beginnings and Ends, are also approaching that number. For that I am humbled, and pleased that our message is spreading even to places where it may be rejected. But I also know that it is a drop in the bucket on the great scale of things, and I hope we are only just getting started.
But even with the faults which we find in his interpretation of prophecy, Bertrand Comparet was also quite correct in many respects. There is no doubt that today, and for the last seventy years, at least, we are in the time which he had called “the time of the heathen”. But the time of the heathen, which we would rather refer to as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, did not quite unfold as he thought that it would. The Americans did not win the Cold War. The Russians did not win the Cold War. Rather, the Jews won the Cold War.
Before the symbolic Berlin Wall was taken down, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson ushered in Civil Rights, Johnson founded the American Welfare State and opened the immigration flood from non-White nations, he also introduced both Affirmative Action and so-called Equal Opportunity. Every one of these programs is Marxist in nature. Continuing, Nixon upheld all of Johnson’s policies and also opened China to trade, then Carter federalized education, Reagan popularized Globalism, which paved the way for the Open Borders movement, and opened the immigrations floodgate even wider while granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Those and many other equally wicked acts made it expedient for the Jewish Plutocrats who had controlled the Soviet Union all along to stage its break-up and split the proceeds amongst themselves. They no longer needed the Soviet bogeyman to threaten White America and keep it in check because they were able to subvert White America from within.
Very often, Comparet’s interpretation of prophecy is presented from the naive perspective that the Capitalist West is good, and the Communist East is evil, and that it is along those lines that the final battle would culminate. He often did not seem to consider that the Jews and their puppets who controlled the communist nations were in the pockets of the Jews who had already long controlled the nations of Christendom. He did not seem to consider the fact that Christendom was not Christendom any longer, ever since it had accepted the dominance of Jewish Capitalism. We would assert that when the Kingdom of Heaven is established on earth, Capitalism shall be destroyed just as well as Communism, and all of the earthly governments shall be dissolved, not only those which patriotic Americans may dislike.
So the symbolic Berlin Wall did not come down because Russia was defeated. Rather, the wall came down because the West had succumbed to the entire Jewish program of economic globalism, Marxism, multiculturalism and diversity which forebode its own ideological defeat. Today the result is that in America, a Jew and an avowed Communist, a man who throughout his entire life has never held a real job, but who has instead always been a parasite, can run for President and enjoy significant popularity, where there is even speculation that he might defeat an incumbent. Comparet, locked into the Cold War Good West versus Evil East paradigm, certainly did not foresee that.
While we do not know exactly when Bertrand Comparet had first given this sermon, it was before the end of the Cold War, and he thought it would all end with a great Soviet invasion of America, which was the traditional Christian Identity interpretation of his time that opinion was also held by many denominational Christians. So as we proceed with these his words, we should keep his perspective in mind, since he was attempting to evaluate the possibilities, but his concept of the possibilities were limited to the rather narrow and traditionally conservative political outlook of his day.
Now we shall proceed with:
The Time of the Heathen, by Bertrand Comparet
It is clear to all that a terrific, truly world wide war is near, the final line up is being drawn. Those who hope to avoid it by compromise and appeasement of evil, are just willfully blind. Its purpose is the destruction of the white Christian people and everything they stand for. We have only two possible choices. (1) Either courageous defense of our lives, lands and our ideals and having faith in Yahweh’s promises of His aid. (2) Suicide, by cowardly surrender to our executioners.
Now, in Comparet’s defense, we may say that he was right, that we did commit suicide by surrendering to our executioners. But the plan of our executioners to implement their desires for global domination disguised by terms such as capitalism, socialism and concepts such as equality and diversity was slowly introduced with great subtilty by our Jewish overlords, through the Jewish-controlled media, and always disguised as righteousness, while all those who did oppose their programs were demonized. In America, this process began with the abolitionist movement and the so-called Civil War, and by the passing of the 14th Amendment their victory over the perceived Christian liberties of the West became imminent.
But while most of Comparet’s sermons were delivered from the late 1950’s to perhaps the early 70’s, and the country was already well on the way down the path to where it is today, the bigger picture was not yet as clear because the nation was still generally perceived as being both White and Christian. Comparet knew of the internal struggle, but I do not think he really knew of its full depth and how far along the deceit and resulting decay had already advanced. So he continues by explaining the sides of the perceived conflict from the perspective of one who watched the evening network news, and he exclaims:
Let’s look at the lineup! First Europe, all of it is white, Christian, and all of it wants to be free. However, half of it is conquered and enslaved, by the evil connivance of our own politicians. The free half of Europe is weakened and timid, as a result of the old anti-Christian strategy of getting Christian to fight against Christian. Nevertheless, all of them are with us in spirit.
This was probably a very optimistic assessment of conditions in Europe even for his own time. The English, as well as the French, had already been cuckolds for Jewry for over two hundred years, and in the post-war era the Germans were forced to undergo a process of shame and re-education by which they were molded to the likings of Jewry. The English were disgraced by the loss of their empire, and the Germans by the tales of the holocaust, so Comparet was right about their having been weakened and timid. However for the most part they were no longer Christian, but “Post-Christian”, a term used to describe Europe today, and they also succumbed to Jewish pop-culture values and all of the associated evils, such as political Marxism, open borders, feminism, egalitarianism, the emasculation of men, and all of the other related decadence.
Where Comparet continues, we would assert that he is fighting the wrong war, so he could never draw the proper lines. The lines he is drawing were textbook World War Three scenarios laid out in many Cold War books and patriotic magazines from the 1950’s through the 1970’s, but they are not the lines which the prophets of Yahweh and the Revelation of Yahshua Christ had drawn. So he continues rather vainly:
Next is Asia. In the near east only Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are still on our side. Of these, only Turkey has any strength, and even its future is now uncertain, Egypt and Syria are deeply enmeshed in the Red web. The Jewish nation in Palestine is the spark in the powder keg which may explode into World War III, at any time. In the middle east, Iran and Pakistan still resist Red domination, Iraq is doubtful, Afghanistan is Red by infiltration. Tibet is conquered by the Red Chinese armies and India is divided and impotent. Part of it wants to go all out communist under Krishna Menon, the rest was induced by Nehru to just partly oppose communism. Even this was only for reasons of his own personal ambition. Even this faction is sympathetic to communism as a weapon against the white race. In spite of this, India still alternates between begging and blackmailing us for billions of dollars in gifts, which neither helps their self respect nor ours.
Of course, I would not expect a dog to even have any self-respect. But here I am not going to care about the details, nor will I care about the validity of the assessments which are made in reference to non-White nations. Comparet had another sermon, titled The Palace of Strangers. In it, he applied that label, which is found in the prophecy of Isaiah, to the United Nations, and he professed that it was evil to be a part of such an organization. Doing this, he declared that Christians should not be “unequally yoked together with unbelievers”, as he himself had cited Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians chapter 6. But we also interpret Isaiah’s prophecy a little differently, and believe that the palace of strangers is a reference to world-wide Mystery Babylon. The United Nations alone is not the palace of strangers, but all of the cities of the nations of Christendom have become a palace of strangers.
But in any case, in his Palace of Strangers sermon Comparet properly rejected the notion of alliances with aliens, while here he lays out a scenario for the end of days which relies on alliances with aliens. So his own sermons are self-contradictory, and I would expect them to cause at least some confusion for anyone studying Christian Identity from his material alone. As Christians, we do not want Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, India, or any other non-White nation on “our side”. Nor should we expect it, according to the Revelation of Christ Himself. Comparet complained about India taking billions in bribes disguised as aid from America, and that is true. But in the parable of the sheep and the goats, the goats are judged and condemned for their treachery towards the sheep. If Comparet had gone so far as to realize all of that, he may have drawn the lines more appropriately. So now he continues in that same regard in which he started:
In the far east, Burma and Thailand are under heavy and increasing Red Chinese pressure and infiltration, before which their will to resist is weakening. As to Taiwan, a number of liberal senators and congressmen in Washington, are keeping up the pressure for another and final betrayal of this last outpost of Chinese freedom.
This never really happened to Taiwan, but we should have no care for “Chinese Freedom”. What does it matter to the sheep if a goat nation is ruled over by one sort of goat or another? But continuing with Comparet, now he speaks of the administrations of Roosevelt and Truman, where he comes close but does not really explain that America was also being ruled by goats.
In the days when our State Department was openly pro-communist, we remember the infamous memorandum of policy which said, “Let Korea fall into the hands of Red China, but try not to let it look like we pushed her.” Now our State Department has grown tired of waiting for Laos to fall into Red hands, so they have quite openly pushed her. This probably sets the pattern for Taiwan also.
But I would also make the assertion that the American wars in Asia also ended for the same reasons that the Berlin Wall was dismantled: because America accepted the Jewish social, economic and political agendas which were pushed onto the nation by the same Jewish plutocrats who also controlled the Communist governments of the Orient. North Korea may be an anomaly, but perhaps it is kept as a token souvenir of the past, to make the Cold War seem as though it was real, when it was actually all a ploy for the Jews who controlled both sides of the war in their endeavor to destroy Christendom. Now Comparet continues to discuss Asia:
Japan still hangs in the balance, while three factions jockey for power. (1) The communists and socialists, always allied for the same purposes, many of whom our own government brought back to Japan after their training in Red China and Russia. We forced Japan to admit them and let them carry on their plots. (2) Those who remember their defeat at our hands with humiliation and still want revenge. However, they still admire General MacArthur for his courage and integrity, the only humiliation is in being beaten by weaklings! (3) The conservatives who are held in check by government weakness, forced on them by our own State Department and by fear of its further reprisals if they oppose the Reds with firmness.
For me this is tedious. In the end, the Revelation tells us that the Japanese will be our enemies. They are our enemies, at least economically, as they have taken advantage of our open markets for 70 years while keeping their own markets highly regulated to protect their own interests. However this too has been planned. First, it has advanced the cause of global economic egalitarianism. While the Asian nations protected their markets, at the same time the Americans did not, and losing much industry to Asia being the result, America became impoverished and Asia enriched.
But secondly, if one follows the history of the industrialization of Asia, much of it was financed by the international bankers, but also by Americans themselves, as their retirement fund managers poured billions of dollars into “emerging market funds” and other related investments in Asia, all to put the Americans themselves out of work. So in large degree, our economic decline was self-financed. Then, when Taiwan and South Korea were industrialized, it was also at Japan’s expense as companies moved their operations to those places to reap the benefits of cheaper labor and lesser bureaucracy. That same process then transformed other Pacific Rim nations, eventually China, and lately, even Vietnam. The same so-called capitalists move their operations from country to country, caring only for cheap labor and the ability to exploit people who lack pollution and employee protection laws. But the transformation of China, which has the biggest labor pool, and which now probably has the most pollution, to an industrial nation was not possible until Nixon opened trade with China, so Japan, Taiwan and South Korea were exploited first. Other countries, such as the Philippines, India and Bangladesh, were also factors in the stripping of industrial capacity from the West. But it was always the same international Jews and their corporations who were behind most of the manipulation.
But Comparet’s elaboration on all of this, while we may think that is was naive, also shows that he was invested with the concept that at least some these nations would, or could, still be on our side in the great battle at the end of days. So he continues:
Where will Japan stand next year? All Asia admires only a winner. There isn’t a man on that continent who can understand our respect for a good loser. Finally the Philippines, they are friendly now, but if either Taiwan or Japan falls to the Reds, can the Philippines hold out? The best we can hope for is neutrality. Remember the Irishman’s famous question, who are we neutral against? Vietnam will be sold out to the communists by a compromise deal.
The Irish question stemmed from Irish neutrality in World War II. Perhaps the last statement Comparet made can date this sermon to the early 1960’s, the early years of the Vietnam conflict. He continues assessing supposed allies abroad, and of course, South Africa was forced to turn itself over to negros under the administration of the elder George Bush, but the American agitation for that was originally intensified under Ronald Reagan. So continuing with Comparet:
Then there is Africa, the one really civilized nation in it, the Union of South Africa, wants to be on our side. However, we allow our politicians to put heavy pressure on the other free nations to line up against it. The old anti-Christian trick of setting Christian against Christian. As for the rest of the area, across the northern end of Africa are the Arab nations, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. There, all civilization, in the present sense of the word, is that of the whites who have already lost control. The native population is Moslem, still living and thinking in the dark ages of 1,200 years ago, when they conquered North Africa. They are unfriendly to the West.
Actually, the Muslims conquered North Africa over 1,400 years ago, and there have not been many native Whites there in hundreds of years.
Middle Africa is all negro, except for the few whites among them. These blacks are nearly all savages, with cannibalism still practiced in much of it. Quite recently, in the new Ivory Coast Republic, a member of their parliament was eaten by the natives of his district. Yet these cannibals have as much vote in the United Nations as the United States!
Now all the different tribes are independent nations, each having a vote in the United Nations. Ethiopia, Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Togo, Nigeria, the Mali Federation, Ivory Coast Republic, Gambia, Uganda, Tanganyika, Chad, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Urundi, Kenya, Nyasaland, Mauritania, Malagasy and two different Congo Republics. Twenty-eight negro nations, still savages, all hating the white man and his civilization. The cannibals alone can far outvote the entire civilized world!
Surprisingly, Comparet never elaborated on White South Africa and its prospects of remaining that way, or on Rhodesia, which was formed in 1965 after decolonization by remaining Whites who struggled for their own independence until 1979, when they were supplanted by a propped-up government of Zimbabwe and disenfranchised of practically everything they worked to build since the time of British rule. So perhaps, as his remarks on Vietnam also seem to indicate, this sermon was written before 1965. Now as he makes a conclusion in regard to this scenario, I am also surprised that he distinguished Muslims from pagans, as Christians should see no difference between the two, except that perhaps the so-called Muslims may actually be counted as Jews, but they are also pagan:
Note there is no Christian nation against us. Five are Moslem, the rest are pagan, this shouldn’t surprise us. Yahweh has said that this would be the time of the heathen, listen to Yahweh’s word. Ezekiel 30:1-3 tells us, “The word of Yahweh came again unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy and say: Thus saith Yahweh; Howl ye, woe worth the day! For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh, a cloudy day: It shall be the time of the heathen.” As Yahweh prophesied, the heathen turn against us, they demand total independence, then turn to Russia and China. Psalm 2:1-3 warns us, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh and His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
First, where Comparet said that five nations against us are Muslims, he is mistaken. Many more than five of the nations which he listed among our enemies are Muslim, and also several of those whom he supposes may be allies.
But this is also naive. First, Comparet is supporting what we call Dominion Theology. It has always been the “time of the heathen” in this regard, as the Muslims have been trying to overrun Europe, both the Arabs in the West and the Turks in the East, for fifteen hundred years. The only thing that ever stopped them was the force of arms, but they nevertheless succeeded in poisoning the blood of Northern Africa, Greece and Anatolia, the Balkans, the Iberian peninsula, and Central Asia and the Near and Middle East. Before the Muslim conquests, all of these places were predominantly, if not exclusively, White. Here a pattern should also be noticed. Just like the Cold War ended when America succumbed to the Jewish globalist egalitarian agenda, the Muslim invasions of Europe wound down after the nations of Europe succumbed to the Jewish Liberal Democracy egalitarian agenda. It has been all the same agenda all along: the destruction of White Christendom.
But while in modern times the agenda was brought to the non-White races in the name of Capitalism, in Medieval times it was brought under the guise of colonialism, and Comparet does not realize that the worst thing Whites ever did was to cooperate in the civilizing of the non-White races, as he continues:
There are some who refuse to see that the white man brought these savages the only civilization they ever knew. They ask what right had we to go into Africa, we are just trespassers who should be thrown out, let the savages be the masters of this continent. These people overlook the fact that nothing merely happens, it always has a cause. The cause of the white Christians ruling these lands, trying to civilize them, it was so ordained by Yahweh. Psalm 18:43 states, “... thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.”
Here Comparet is advocating giving that which is holy to the dogs. The law is only for Israel, on account of which King David himself rejoiced, in the 147th Psalm. Concerning this statement, at the end of his electronic edition of this sermon Clifton Emahiser had made a critical note. So we will now present that, as this is where it belongs although Clifton attached it to the end:
Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser:
In general, with this presentation, Comparet made several meaningful points, but he shows a tendency to take some passages of Scripture out-of-context. He makes a statement and then quotes part of a verse of Scripture to support it thusly: “The cause of the white Christians ruling these lands, trying to civilize them, it was so ordained by Yahweh. Psalm 18:43 states, ‘... thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me’.”
By “these lands”, Comparet means places like: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Burma, Thailand, Taiwan, Laos, the Philippines, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Togo, Nigeria, Gambia, Uganda, Tanganyika, Chad, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Urundi, Kenya, Nyasaland, Mauritania, Malagasy and two different Congo Republics. He cites Psalm 18:43 and claims “it was so ordained by Yahweh.”
Comparet fails to comprehend that at Psalm 18:43, David had found the kingdom of Israel as king Saul had left it. Saul was instructed to exterminate all of the Amalekites (an Edomite tribe), men, women, infants, along with all their livestock. But Saul saved king Amalek and some of his livestock alive in disobedience to Yahweh. In short, Saul wasn’t getting the job done! So when David inherited the kingdom, he found himself in charge of Saul’s failures. 2 Samuel ch. 8 gives further details. At 2 Sam. 8:14, it is recorded that David made servants of Edomites. Surely, this could not have been Yahweh’s sovereign will, but rather His permissive will until such a time as these Edomites were also to be exterminated, man, woman and infant. So until such a time, David during his reign, was to rule over them. But Comparet wrongly uses Psalm 18:43 as a justification for ruling over all these other unclean heathen nations of our day!
Now that is the only comment which Clifton made in regard to this sermon, and that is fine. He was evidently only criticizing Comparet within the bounds of Comparet’s own context. Here it is my purpose to criticize the entire paradigm which Comparet had built with his Cold War interpretation of prophecy. Clifton was being kind to Comparet, and deservedly so, but it is my purpose to show why we must move beyond Comparet, because his interpretations are dated, and now they are invalid, since the prophecy failed to unfold as he expected. This problem affects many more sermons than this one alone.
But Clifton is right about Psalm 18:43, that Comparet unjustly used it to justify colonialism. However now I must criticize even Clifton’s note. Clifton assumed that David wrote this Psalm, which is a Psalm of thankfulness to Yahweh for deliverance, after he received the kingdom from Saul. However in the Psalm David celebrates his overcoming and conquering his enemies in War, which is only descriptive of a time later in his reign, when he fulfilled the promise to Abraham, and ruled over all the land from the River of Egypt to the River Euphrates.
Clifton began to cite 2 Samuel chapter 8, but stopped short at the mention of Edom in verse 14. Instead, Clifton should have cited the entire chapter, or at least the first fifteen verses, which I will read here: “1 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts. 3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, 10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: 11 Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued; 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. 14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went. 15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.”
So this is the context of Psalm 18:43, that David was offering thanks to Yahweh for having been made king over not only all of Israel, but all of the surrounding “heathen”, which would have better been translated as “nations”, some of which were kindred Adamic nations, and some of which were Canaanite nations. But the passage by itself was not a prophecy, and it cannot properly be taken out of context to justify colonialism. In addition to his Cold War interpretations of prophecy, Comparet also had the baggage of old British Israel Dominion Theology, as I had also explained in my critique of his sermon on the Sheep and the Goats.
Still speaking of colonialism, Comparet continues:
There are some who don’t like this, a cowardly fear of our own greatness is unworthy of us. Our destiny is set by Yahweh, and our own part is to go where He leads. Therefore when the heathen assemble and organize themselves against us, they are not merely our enemies, they are Yahweh’s enemies, and must receive the consequences.
Psalm 83:1-4 says, “Keep not thou silence, O Yahweh: hold out Thy peace, and be not still, O God. For lo, Thine enemies make tumult; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against Thy people, and have consulted against Thy hidden ones. They have said, Come and let us cut them off from being a nation.”
Comparet’s citation of Psalm 83 is better and more appropriate than his earlier citation of Psalm 18. In Psalm 83, Asaph laments that all the nations of the world had come against Judah, to destroy it completely. As many of the prophecies concerning the end of the Old Kingdom, this also has a parallel in relation to the Camp of the Saints as it is besieged by all nations in the last days, which we read in Revelation chapter 20.
But among other similar Scriptures, the purpose of Yahweh is stated in Isaiah chapter 27: “6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.” Then in Jeremiah chapter 46: “for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.” If Israel is to be corrected, we know that they should have pushed all of the other peoples out of the way, rather than attempt to civilize and rule over them. As I have said citing the 147th Psalm, the law is only for Israel, and David rejoiced for that.
But Comparet should have learned from the lesson of the Gibeonites, which would have informed him that it is a mistake for White Christians to ally themselves with any non-White nation. In a sermon with a similar theme to this one, titled Gathering the Nations, Comparet paraphrased a part of Isaiah chapter 8 and said something similar to what he had also said in The Palace of Strangers, where he was once again speaking in reference to the United Nations and saying that “Yahweh proclaimed its failure. ‘Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; Take counsel together and it shall come to naught; Speak the word and it shall not stand.’”
Any alliance with any non-White nation is an association, not just the United Nations. The same is true of admitting Turkey into NATO. On a lesser scale, the same is true of admitting non-Whites into ones own national citizenship and institutions. Even Comparet himself cited 2 Corinthians chapter 6, where Paul admonishes us not to join ourselves to the heathen. So he should have realized that his own end-of-days scenario, playing along with Cold War political assessments, was wrong within the context of Christian prophecy.
Revelation chapter 20 tells us exactly who our enemies are going to be: every other nation. It does not matter what political system they use, they are all going to be our enemies. Every other race are all Goats. Thus we read: “ 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”
However Comparet seemed to never have realized that most of verse 5 of that chapter of the Revelation is an interpolation, and that it is not speaking of a future resurrection of the dead because that portion of the verse is not original. So he necessarily took a Futurist view of the passage and projected all of this to some time after a future and personal thousand-year rule of Christ. But instead, we are now living in this very time when Satan has indeed gathered all nations against the Camp of the Saints, and we must recognize that Comparet’s point-of-view is outdated.
Furthermore, Comparet himself had also recognized that it was impossible to permanently civilize the savages. Therefore in his assessment of the great war at the end of days, he should not have considered any non-Whites as possible allies. But alas, he was caught up in the standard paradigm and conservative assessments of Cold War politics. Next, he at least makes a better characterization of the black African nations, as he continues:
These black nations accuse us of oppression and imperialism because we have only given them half of our wealth, instead they want all of it. They want us to surrender our sovereignty and become just a province of the United Nations, so they can rule us reducing us to their level. However, their alliance against us is condemned by Yahweh. In Isaiah 54:15,17 Yahweh tells us, “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me: whoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. ... No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness is of Me, saith Yahweh.”
As it is written in the 118th Psalm, “6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? 7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.” So we should only care for White Christians, and never for alliances with other races, or the whims of world rulers, who are only men. Then the Psalm continues and says: “10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. 11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. 12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.” This too mirrors the prophecy in the Revelation of what is going to happen to all nations. That is the true “time of the heathen”.
But Comparet is almost accurate where he concludes:
It is written in Zephaniah 3:8, “Therefore wait ye upon Me, saith Yahweh, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.” Therefore, our part is not to retreat in panic, nor to apologize in shame for having tried to civilize savages, nor to beggar ourselves trying to buy the friendship of those who hate Yahweh.
Where Yahweh had said in Zephaniah “for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy”, we see another exact prophetic parallel to Revelation chapter 20 where it says of the same nations, “9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”
Another shortcoming in this sermon is where Comparet, in his assessment of the last great battle, had described non-White nations as potential allies. Among these were Japan, India, Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and also a few other countries. But he never explained what he thought might happen to those nations if they remained allies, so perhaps he was ignorant of the conflicts in his own line of thinking. In the sermon on the Sheep and the Goats he did better to explain that all of the goats go into the Lake of Fire, and all of the sheep, which are only the children of Israel, are preserved. Here, however, he may cause confusion where he had said a little earlier that “Therefore when the heathen assemble and organize themselves against us, they are not merely our enemies, they are Yahweh’s enemies, and must receive the consequences.” But he said nothing of the nations he thought would be allies, and who were therefore not assembled against us. So if he really did not think that any of them would be our allies in the end, why did he bother to go down this list and say anything about non-White nations at all?
In other places, Comparet also saw what was going to come from the Civil Rights movement, which was of course already succeeding to a large extent by the time this sermon was written. In another sermon, titled False Prophets, which I reviewed here in January of 2018, Comparet said the following, in part:
Never make the mistake of doubting that this is a black revolution. The negro congressman, Adam Clayton Powell, said this about it: “The white man is running scared. The whites won’t interfere with you. We are now in the majority in the world. The whites are afraid of us. The negro has to learn how to fight. This is a black movement. It is ridiculous for the white man to try to lead the negro.”
Comparet responded to that by saying:
This is our land! The White Christians have made it what is. We stand in the middle of the black man’s revolution and make no mistake about it! This is a revolution. No black man should be anything but a fighter.
At this point in my review of that sermon I inserted the following note:
I am not certain of the content of this last line, as the recording is broken. Perhaps it should be “no black man should be considered anything but a fighter”, in the revolution against Whites.
Therefore Comparet also understood that there was an internal war, at least in reference to blacks. At that time, the numbers of Asians, Latinos and Mestizos in America were probably not perceptibly high enough to be a concern to him. But his Cold War end-of-days scenario does not take into account the enemy within, and therefore it is not a sufficient portrayal of the true nature of The Time of the Heathen. Now, today, Identity Christians should be able to do much better.
So I hope it is clear, that if Identity Christians hope to stand firm in the Truth, that while they may look to Bertrand Comparet as a trailblazer, they certainly cannot remain locked into his peculiar Christian Identity teachings. Those teachings certainly do need to be upgraded, and that goes for practically all of his sermons. That has been our endeavor these last twenty years, to stand on his shoulders, but not to stand still. That means that we seek to use the understanding that we gained from his lectures, but to do that in order to strengthen the foundation of our profession, rather than leaving it weak, outdated and stagnant.