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There is deep racial division and hatred in America. The Philadelphia Church of God doesn’t take sides. We teach God’s prophecies.
The Prophet Isaiah tells us about the terrible times just before Christ returns in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:2). “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint” (Isaiah 1:4-5). This is talking mainly about the u.s., Britain and the Jews in the Middle East.
“The whole head is sick.” God is saying the power structure (primarily white) that leads these nations of Israel is sick! And the “whole heart faint.” Neither the leaders nor their followers have the will or the strength to get to the roots of race riots or terrorist attacks and solve them once and for all (see Daniel 12:9; 9:13; and Leviticus 26:19). Their “heart” is so weak and unhealthy that the governmental system is about to “faint,” or collapse!
“From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers” (Isaiah 1:6-7). “Your cities are burned”! And who does it? “Strangers [Gentiles] devour it in your presence”!
This is a terrifying passage! Because of the sin these nations are laden with, and because of the weakness of our leaders, we will experience desolation and burning—all at the hands of “strangers.” In other words, if we don’t repent, race riots and terrorism are going to get much worse.
“Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah” (verse 9). Sodom and Gomorrah were burned and leveled because of their sin! Before this is all over, only a small remnant of Israel will be left. And they are left only because God will spare them!
Remember, ancient Israel never received this message. These prophecies are for the end time—just before Israel’s second captivity.
What Gerald Flurry fails to tell you, the plain truth of racial issues, I DO! I drop the bombshell he loads but refuses to detonate and tip toes around it, rather than seizing the opportunity to teach the world what the Bible shares about nations and races. If we don't, who will?
Why leave others with distorted views of what the Bible says? Why not present our God-given understanding of cause and effect for today's increasing racial divides? Precisely because it is a BOMBSHELL to those who have been lulled to sleep, drugged by PC poison and who, once awakened would be enraged and shoot the messenger!
Flurry is guilty as he charges: Neither the leaders nor their followers have the will or the strength to get to the roots of race riots or terrorist attacks and solve them once and for all (see Daniel 12:9; 9:13; and Leviticus 26:19).
The Church of God, and faithful servants of the God of Jacob, must call upon our White Israelite nations to repent and be restored and for the rest to understand their place in our God-given world - yet the message is muddled, the call isn't clear, the people are confused as our leaders and followers practice a self-righteous and condemned faithless restraint!
Joel Hilliker also skirts the issue and only drops hints (that would fly over most peoples' heads), within Wright and Race in America -
"Using the Bible to justify racial hatred is beyond the pale. The truth of the Bible is that “God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” It is that God “will have all men [and women] to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” God has a plan that includes people of every race, tongue, nation, creed and religion! You can read about that plan in Herbert W. Armstrong’s book Mystery of the Ages."
God doesn't discriminate in that ultimately every man and woman will have an opportunity for salvation and to be born again into the Kingdom-Family of God. However, the divine ideals of love and hate, what is good and what is evil, is far different than most folks imagine (Isaiah 55:7-9).
While it's true that the Kingdom of God-Beings will consist of every former color - folks having come out of many different creeds and backgrounds, ethnic and religious - God's ethnocentric plan that Herbert W. Armstrong taught would offend most - if they only knew "the rest of the story" regarding our biblical views on race and responsibility (with focus on the family of Jacob-Israel), just as some are highly offended by our biblical view that God doesn't ordain women preachers (even though God loves women and offers them salvation too) and that we should have discriminating taste when it comes to food and holidays! Do we aim to offend? No. Should we suppress or dilute the truth to seek to avoid offense? No!
Please prayerfully consider the following to understand what I'm talking about:
Diversity Demands: Segregate Now!
Death to America: Major American Cities Targeted by Terrorists?