Christian Identity Movement
If you are a true Bible
believing Christian, the Christian Identity Movement (also known as
British Israelism and Israel
Identity) should give you reason to be very concerned simply by the extreme
misnomer of their name. In fact, any reasonable person should see this cult
for their corrupt teachings and unbiblical dogma.
To use the words
"Christian Identity" as two key words to
describe themselves is troubling at the very least and very misleading. A
Bible believing Christian certainly cannot be identified with such a group,
but the world in general would jump at the chance to throw this group in
with all true believers simply because of its name. How convenient for the
enemies of the true God of the Bible.
This cult essentially
blasphemes Israel, is very anti-Semitic and is a white supremacy group using
religion to further its unbiblical, political, social and military agendas.
The adherents of this organization are generally members of the Ku Klux
Klan, Aryan Nation, Nazi Party and any number of White Separatist groups.
They use both the Old and New Testaments but clearly twist the Scriptures to
create their own religion.
An early advocate of this
group was someone by the name of Charles Carroll who wrote a dastardly book
titled, The Negro a Beast, an obvious Ku Klux Klan proponent. Racism
runs rampant. Even Catholics, have been targeted by this group.
Identity members believe in Nativism, meaning that if you are not born in
the U.S.A. and a Protestant then you are considered harmful to this country
and the West in general.
They also believe in
anglo-Israelism (British Israelism), which according to their warped
analysis would make the British, the Americans and Canadians the true
descendants of the ancient Israelites--the ten lost tribes. They spread the
lie that the Jews in Israel are a false people who are descendents of Cain.
These Identity Movement revolutionaries are a dangerous group and are
predominant in most every Western nation. They are loosely structured
without any central organized hub.
This fringe group is a disgrace to the true
teachings of Christianity, which teaches tolerance, love and patience,
forgiveness and kindness. Considering how they distort the true teachings of
Christ, I would suggest that there is also a high illiteracy problem within
those who belong to the group. But that would also be true for all cults
that pervert the Bible.