1: Hebrew Israelites believe that modern American minorities – both black and brown – are the true descendants of Biblical Israel.
2: Hebrew Israelites believe that modern day Israelites and Europeanized Jews are impostors and not the real descendants of true Israel.
3: Hebrew Israelites usually hold the King James Version of the Bible as authoritative. Some only hold to the Old Testament and many hold to the Apocrypha as well.
4: Hebrew Israelites believe the “time of the Gentiles” means “the time of the white Europeans.” They believe this time is almost over; America and its allies will soon be judged.
5: Hebrew Israelites believe salvation is achieved by keeping the Law. Strict Sabbath-keeping, dietary restrictions and a certain physical appearance are important (e.g., beards are good, hats are bad).
6: Hebrew Israelites believe that Jesus was a black man.
7: Many (not all) Hebrew Israelites believe that white people can’t be saved. Instead, they are destined to be servants for African Israelites after the Black Messiah returns.
8: Hebrew Israelites believe both heaven and hell are merely “states of mind.” Neither are viewed as metaphysical realities as they are in orthodox Christianity.
9: Hebrew Israelites believe you must refer to God as “Yah” and Jesus as “Yahshuah Ben Yah.”
10: Hebrew Israelites believe that by spreading their message they are helping to gather the scattered Israelites who do not yet know the truth of their ancestry and heritage.
– Source: Vocab Malone, Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites?
Does God show favoritism towards any group of people?
“For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans 2:11
“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:” 1 Peter 1:17
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” Acts 10:34
“Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:” Romans 3:29
“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.” Galatians 3:28
Does God want people of all nations to be saved?
“And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” Is. 49:6
“That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.” Acts 26:3
“For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” Acts 13:47
“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.” Luke 2:32
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Is. 45:22
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” Revelation 7:9
“23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:” Acts 17:23-27
1 John 2:2: “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD.”
Hebrews 2:9: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for EVERY MAN.”
Acts 10:34-35: “… 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.”
John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL MEN unto me.”
Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth ALL MEN every where to repent:”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 1:28 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the WORLD.”
“The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14)
“And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” (John 12:47)
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17)
“We know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42).
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).
“For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world” (John 6:33).
The Mosaic Law Cannot Save; Only the Lord and God Jesus Can
“and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which YOU COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW OF MOSES.”
“and be found in Him, NOT HAVING MY OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, WHICH IS FROM THE LAW, but that which is through FAITH IN CHRIST, the righteousness which is FROM GOD BY FAITH;”
“Therefore BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW NO FLESH WILL BE JUSTIFIED in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
“But now the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God APART FROM THE LAW is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,”
“Therefore we conclude that a man is JUSTIFIED by faith APART from the deeds of the LAW.”
“But TO HIM WHO DOES NOT WORK BUT BELIEVES on Him who justifies the ungodly, his FAITH IS ACCOUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS,”
“knowing that a man is NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW but by FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, even we have BELIEVED IN CHRIST JESUS, that we might be justified by FAITH IN CHRIST and NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW; for by the works of the LAW NO FLESH SHALL BE JUSTIFIED.”
“But that NO ONE IS JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.””
“You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.”
“Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the WORK of God, that you BELIEVE IN HIM whom He sent.””
“NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,”
“8For BY GRACE you have been saved THROUGH FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the GIFT of God, 9 NOT OF WORKS, lest anyone should boast.”
2 Timothy 1:9
“who has SAVED US and called us with a holy calling, NOT ACCORDING TO OUR WORKS, but ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,”
“For as many as are of the works of the LAW are under the CURSE; for it is written, “CURSED is everyone who does not CONTINUE IN ALL things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.””
“And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised [keep the law] that he is a DEBTOR TO KEEP THE WHOLE LAW.”
“And the COMMANDMENT, which was to bring life, I found to bring DEATH.”
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of BONDAGE.”
1 Corinthians 15:56
“The sting of DEATH is sin, and the strength of sin is the LAW.”
2 Corinthians 3:6
“who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the LETTER KILLS, but the Spirit gives life.”
“For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet STUMBLE IN ONE POINT, he is GUILTY OF ALL.”
“13 Christ has redeemed us from the CURSE OF THE LAW, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through FAITH.”
Gal. 3:24, “Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith.”
Eph. 1:13, “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
Eph. 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. 9Not by works, lest any man should boast.”
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”