This question has been answered throughout the website according to the word of God. Yet it is necessary to give a full answer since some are taught that in Christ it doesn’t matter. If this was true, our heritage would not be purposely hidden to the masses of our people. Colossians 1:26 “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” Portions of the Bible have become a mystery besides our ancestry.
As believers in Christ, we must be built by the foundation the prophets have laid for us in the word. Their testimonies cannot be broken or dismissed. Rather we hold their words holy which are able to make us wise unto salvation through the faith in Jesus Christ. 2nd Peters 3:2 “That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:” The so called Old Testament is rejected as invalid to the gospel (good news) of Christ in Churchianity (modern Christianity). Thus suppressing valuable information that inherently comes by knowing your nationality. It is time the hidden mysteries become uncovered. For that reason we seek for our brothers and sisters to be built in Christ with this sure foundation.
Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 33:10 “And all men are from the ground, and Adam was created of earth:” Verse 11: “In much knowledge the Lord hath divided them, and made their ways diverse.” The Bible is teaching us a lesson that in this world is disregarded. The Lord himself divided the nations of this earth although all nations came from Adam. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 33:12 “Some of them hath he blessed and exalted and some of them he sanctified, and set near himself: but some of them hath he cursed and brought low, and turned out of their places.” The belief that all are the same to the Heavenly Father because we come from Adam is not realistic. A person that begins to read the book of Genesis will find evidence of this. There is a difference between some of the sons of Adam and it is beyond physical appearance. It is a matter of being blessed, exalted, and sanctified (made holy).
Within a few chapters of Genesis it becomes apparent whom God chose to bless and set near himself. Isaiah 51:2 “Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.” As for the other people, which also come of Adam there is no evidence that they were called or blessed. Only Abraham and his wife Sarah alone believed in the Heavenly Father and were blessed with a covenant.
Psalms 105:6 “O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.” Verse 7: “He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.” Verse 8: “He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.” Verse 9: “Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;” Verse 10: “And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:” The word of the Lord is establishing that the covenants from the beginning were only with these men and no other nation, although all men came from Adam. By doing this he chose to bless one nation and sanctify them, by giving them his law. While the other nations he did not bless with his law. Please read, Psalms 147:19-20.
Deuteronomy 7:6 “For thou art an holy people [Israel] unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Verse 7: “The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:” Verse 8: “But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
Galatians 3:16 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one,...” The apostles were never reluctant towards expressing the promises. Rather they reinforced what we learned from the prophets; that the promises were NOT to seeds, as of many. The covenant God made with Abraham was then given to one of his sons; his oath was unto Isaac. Romans 9:7 “Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” Abraham had other nations come from him yet they were not counted as partakers of the promise. In the eyes of the Heavenly Father they were not considered his children. While in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Out of Isaac came forth Jacob also known as Israel, to whom the covenant was given to. It continues to say in Galatians 3:16 “…. And to thy seed, which is Christ.” The apostle Paul explains to us that ultimately the seed that was to be called in Isaac was Christ. Meaning that the promises made unto Abraham was a prophetic declaration about the mercy his children should expect by the coming of Christ. It is important to note also that the prophecy outlined the ancestry of Christ as an Israelite (Jew).
Romans 9:4 “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth [belongs] the adoption [of sons and daughters], and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;” Verse 5: “Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.” The scriptures are teaching us that the promise of salvation is unto Israel because of the oath that was given to their fathers. If we are to believe the flawed doctrines of modern Christianity (Churchianity) then we would be denying the reasons for the existence and purpose of Christ.
Isaiah 59:20 “And the Redeemer [Savior] shall come to Zion [Israel], and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.” To receive mercy, those that believe in the promise of Christ could not continue in their sins. They must turn away from transgression which essentially means to repent.
Yet an unbeliever might say that Christ doesn’t care of what nationality you come from. To such a person we direct them to the book of Matthew. Matthew 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.” A woman comes seeking mercy from Christ, specifically that her daughter would be healed from an evil spirit. The same woman is spoken of in the book of Mark 7:26 “The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.” This is letting us know that she was not of the children of Israel.
Let’s continue reading to see the response that Christ gave her. Matthew 15:23 “But he answered her not a word…” Where is the compassionate Lord that cares not of what nation you are from? Could it be possible that he did not hear her or was not aware of her situation although it said that she cried unto him? Matthew 15:23 “But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.” The disciples being aware of this woman and her situation requested that Christ send her away? At this moment we know he is fully aware of the situation and instead of remaining silent we should expect a response.
Matthew 15:24 “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The answer to this woman is extremely clear. It is undeniable that Christ was initially ignoring her pleas. The rejection of the disciples towards a person in need of help and the lack of criticism or correction from Christ to the disciples is because of her nationality. We could establish as a fact that Christ was not sent by the most High God to the other nations. It was also common knowledge what he explained to her, that he was sent only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. See, Matthew 18:11.
Matthew 15:25 “Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.” In spite of being dismissed she continued to be persistent. Matthew 15:26 “But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.” In this response he showed that a person of another nation is not equal to the children of Israel. He compared the woman to a dog! As insulting as that sounds it is a great analogy to show the difference between the chosen people and all the other nations. His explanation goes into many scriptures that describe dogs as an unacceptable offering to God because it is unclean and abominable. Therefore unto dogs were given not the food that one would eat but the refuse and unclean things. Hence it is not appropriate to feed the dogs with the children’s bread.
Matthew 1:21 “And she [Mary] shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Again confirming whom he came to save. By the death of Christ a new testament or covenant (agreement) was established. We cannot forget that his people Israel only had the first covenant therefore they were in need to be saved of their sins.
We have to remind you brothers and sisters, with whom did the Lord set up his new covenant? Hebrews 8:8 “For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:” The children of Israel in their sins broke the first covenant, causing them to be at fault. We cannot add or take away from the words of the Lord; his covenant is with the house of Israel and Judah. Please read, Jeremiah 31:31-37.
A persistent unbeliever would ask whether Christ taught us to know our nationality. The answer is simply, YES! An example is found when Christ met a woman that called herself a Samaritan. John 4:9 “Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” In this situation Christ initiated the conversation, the woman was shocked that a Jew was speaking to her. Which makes sense, based on the previous interaction we read. But why was he speaking to her?
However when the woman continued to speak to Christ she knew of her nationality but chose to not follow it. John 4:12 “Art thou greater than OUR father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?”
John 4:22 “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” Therefore Christ did teach the importance of nationality, by expressing to her that she must put on her heritage as a Jew for there is no other way to receive salvation. Your nationality is essential to being a true worshipper of the Heavenly Father. For this reason the Apostles themselves taught those who were unaware of their nationality how to repent and turn back to the blessings the Heavenly Father had given Israel.
An example of this was Paul the minister of the Gentiles. Romans 9:23 “And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,” Verse 24: “Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?” To explain how God before prepared glory for the children of Israel, Paul quoted from the book of Hosea. Using the prophecy to illustrate how the Gentiles will be taught their nationality.
Romans 9:25 “As he saith also in Osee [Hosea], I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.” In Churchianity this scripture is used to give the illusion that it’s referring to actual Gentiles. In their doctrine, they lead you to believe that the foreign nations were not accepted until the death of Christ. As messed up as that sounds, it confirms that the actual heathen nations had no prior relationship with the most High God. Romans 9:26 “And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.” A prophecy that befell Israel because of the scattering in captivity.
Hosea 1:10 “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, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” As you could see it’s a direct quote speaking of the children of Israel. Israelites were being told that they are not the children of God; such things happen today as it did in Paul’s time period. But Paul and the rest of the Apostles taught them that they are indeed the sons of the living God, meaning they taught them their nationality according to the Bible.
Romans 9:27 “Esaias [Isaiah] also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:” Paul continued to say that Isaiah “crieth concerning Israel” not Gentiles. Explaining Hosea, that Israel will be as the sand of the sea and a remnant of them were to be saved. Therefore informing those ignorant of their heritage, who had believed they were Gentiles all their lives; it was said to them that in reality they are the children of Israel. Today it is our task to do the same for our brothers and sisters that are lost in the world.
With understanding of the scriptures, now we could fully comprehend what Paul meant when he said in Romans 10:12 “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” Meaning the promises that were given was to all Israel, even to those who were raised in the Greek (Hellenistic) customs because of slavery. As evidence shows, the children of Israel were forced to renounce their nationality and call themselves Greeks. See, Joel 3:6, 1st Maccabees 1:41-52, and 2nd Maccabees 6:6. They are the same people, therefore whosoever of the seed of Israel called upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Without knowledge of the prophecies and history it could become obscure how a Jew and Greek are the same. Also it would be contradicting Christ, who flat out rejected a Greek woman. Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
In similar fashion Paul quotes another prophecy to explain his statement. Joel 2:32 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” The prophecy speaks for itself. The whosoever that was to be saved is of Zion which is Israel. Please read, Isaiah 60:14. There are many in Churchianity that believe they are saved. Unfortunately they do not know what they worship, nor the way to salvation.
It is easy now to understand the scripture you read in the Home Page. Ephesians 2:11 “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time PAST Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;” Notice Paul states in “time past”, showing us that they have now put on their true heritage. Also we want to remind you that there is no such thing as a spiritual Israelite. See, Romans 9:3-5 and Revelations 2:9. Therefore if they were true Gentiles they would not be able to be called by the name of Israel. For an Edomite is an Edomite (Greek), we cannot change our nationalities.
Ephesians 2:12 “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:” Verse 13: “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” When they were Gentiles they were without Christ! By not knowing that they were Israel they were without hope; because it alienated them from God and from all the riches that come from the promises of our forefathers.
Knowing the riches and goodness of the God of Israel, we beseech our brothers and sisters to put on the mind of our fathers. See, Malachi chapter 4. For all the promises and blessings were given to a specific people, Israel. We were once alienated, calling ourselves by other names than that which God had called us by (Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc..). But now we must put on Christ and be reconciled to the Father.
Galatians 3:26 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Verse 27: “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Verse 28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Verse 29: “And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Shalam (Peace)!