Hello Mr. Collins,
I have been listening to your book being read on George Gordon’s radio show.
Although it is very interesting, I noticed no mention of any of the citations of Israel’s ransom buy Yahweh. Isaiah chapter 11:10-12 reads: THAT DAY, THE ROOT OF JESSE, STANDING AS A SIGNAL FOR THE PEOPLES, WILL BE SOUGHT OUT BY THE NATIONS AND IT’S HOME WILL BE GLORIOUS. WHEN THAT DAY COMES, YAHWEH WILL RAISE HIS HAND A SECOND TIME TO RANSOM THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE, THOSE STILL LEFT, FROM ASSYRIA, FROM KEMET, FROM PATHROS, CUSH AND ELAM, FROM SHINAR, HAMATH AND THE ISLANDS OF THE SEA. HE WILL HOIST A SIGNAL FOR THE NATIONS AND ASSEMBLE THE OUTCAST OF ISREAL; HE WILL GATHER THE SCATTERED PEOPLE OF JUDAH FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH. This sounds like more than just the Caucasian race. I know it does not matter what color you are for Yahweh created us all (ACTS 2:5) but to single out the Caucasian race as the only tribes of Israel is highly questionable.
I saw your answer to an individuals question on the Masai having Jewish ancestry, but it sounded like you were agreeing that there are black Jew’s just not from the original tribes.
The book of Jasher mentions the inhabitants of Britannia, the sons of Elisha so you have done your research. However, Israel being enslaved and scattered numerous times could not leave them to be of a single race.
I think your book is insightful, but you have not included all references to other races as being apart of Israel. I am of Native American and African descent and my wife is of Italian and African descent,so am not pro black or white or any color, I am looking for truth.
If I have misundestood your theory, please let me know.
Dear Dayvaugn Mays,
Your email poses some good questions that I’d be happy to answer. There are some researchers or writers re: the subject of the ten tribes’ history whose writings maintain or imply a “superiority” for people whose national descent is from the 12 tribes of Israel. I maintain no such position in my books, speeches, blogs, etc., as many readers have surely seen.
There are two very important reasons for tracing the ten tribes of Israel throughout history and identifying them in the modern world. The first reason is that doing so confirms that the Bible’s prophecies about them have been fulfilled throughout all historical periods. The fulfillment of biblical prophecies over several millennia proves the reality, faithfulness and sovereignty of the Creator God who inspired the Bible’s prophecies. Only a Divine Creator God could direct national destinies to insure that his biblical prophecies are all fulfilled. Seeing these fulfillments should inspire the faith of all believers. The second reason is to enable us to understand latter-day prophecies. Latter-day prophecies mention “Judah” and “Israel” as separate and distinct ethnic/national groups who have specific destinies, but so much of modern Christendom is confused on this issue and many believers mistakenly assume the terms are synonymous. They are not. The Jews/Israelis are “Judah” and many Caucasian/European nations are descended from the ten tribes of “Israel.” Unless one understands the difference between “Israel” and “Judah” in biblical prophecies, one cannot possibly have an accurate understanding of how prophecies involving modern nations will unfold.
You are entirely right in stating that “it does not matter what color you are for Yahweh created us all.” As I have said to many audiences to whom I have spoken in person, “Jesus Christ is an equal-opportunity Savior.” Jesus sent his apostles to evangelize “all nations” [none were excluded] after his death and resurrection (Matthew 28:19). Acts 10 records Peter’s vision/experience that relates God had to do a special miracle to convince his early apostles that the Holy Spirit could be given to gentiles as well as Jews. Paul evangelized many gentile regions, but many apostles were sent to evangelize the scattered members of the ten tribes wherever they were on the earth at that time. The book of James was specifically addressed to the scattered 12 tribes so James knew where they were (James 1:1). The Bible is clear that all people of all races are eligible to come to God today via faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 17:26-30). When people are converted and become followers of Jesus Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, they are “brothers and sisters” in Christ regardless of their racial/ethnic origins.
The Israelites have always had members of other races merge with them via intermarriage and/or conversions. There was a “mixed multitude” that left Egypt with the Israelites during the time of the Exodus (Exodus 12:38). Moses had a Cushite wife (Numbers 12:1), and there is no indication in the Bible that God commanded him to put her away. At one point, God allowed 32,000 Midianite females to be merged into the Israelite tribes (Numbers 31:1-35). Ruth the Moabitess became a forebear of Jesus Christ when she married Boaz (Ruth 1:4, Matthew 1:5). Even in the Old Testament Torah period, God gave instructions for the assimilation of people from other races and ethnic groups into the Israelite tribes (Leviticus 19:33-34 and Ezekiel 47:22-23). In the end of our age, Revelation 7 prophesies about the salvation of 144,000 Israelites, but verses 9 also mention “a great multitude…of all nations, and kindreds, and people and tongues” will also be saved.
People are saved by repentance from sins and building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ/Yashua, the Savior of all mankind. We are not saved by being able to trace our ancestry to an Israelite origin.