From DPInstitut@newsguy.com Mon Apr 17 18:16:58 EDT 2000 Article: 734304 of alt.revisionism Path: hub.org!hub.org!news.gv.tsc.tdk.com!newsfeed.berkeley.edu!pln-w!spln!extra.newsguy.com!newsp.newsguy.com!edrn From: Curmudgeon
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: "Christian" Identity Exposed! Date: 17 Apr 2000 14:12:24 -0700 Organization: Disturber of the Peace Institute Lines: 169 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> NNTP-Posting-Host: p-851.newsdawg.com Xref: hub.org alt.revisionism:734304 ---Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: "Christian" Identity Exposed!--- As an addendum to my posts on the true nature of the "christian" Identity belief system, in which I have asserted that "christian" Identity is essentially heretical and antibiblical, and is nowhere to be found in the 2,000 year-old spectrum of historic, classical Christianity in its Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant forms, herewith are references to support my thesis: --"America's Militias: Rebellion, Racism, and Religion" by Richard Abanes, Richard (InterVarsity Press) Abanes is a nationally-published conservative Evangelical Christian journalist and an expert on cults and new religious movements with nine books under his belt on these subjects. --"Religion and the Racist Right : The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement" by Michael Barkun (University of North Carolina Press) Dr. Barkun is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University who has written at least five books on politics and political history. --"The Royal Race of the Redeemed" by Rev. Andrew Sandlin (The Chalcedon Foundation) The Rev. Sandlin is a Calvinist biblical scholar on the staff of the Religious Right think tank, the Chalcedon Foundation. This article, which cites literally dozens of Bible passages debunking "christian" Identity, is linked in the following Disclaimer by Chalcedon against racism and anti-Semitism: "Important Notice: It has come to our attention that several sites on the web which support or promote white racial supremecy are linking to this page attempting to bolster their defective "reconstructionist" theology with Chalcedon's work. This is despicable, and we in NO way support these groups or their ideas. Here is an official statement from Chalcedon scholar and staff member Andrew Sandlin: "Chalcedon does not endorse and is in no way associated with racist groups or organizations like Identity, British Israelism, the Aryan Nation, etc. For Christian reconstructionists, the crucial issue is religion, not race. We press for the recovery of *Christian* civilization, not a twisted white racist civilization. "All races are naturally sinful, and all need salvation in Christ. Christianity is multiracial and multiethnic. The Bible teaches religious superiority, not racial superiority. "See also Andrew Sandlin's The Royal Race of the Redeemed for a more complete analysis of our position." The Rev. Sandlin's article can be read at: http://www.chalcedon.edu/articles/article_as_20.html --"Mistaken Identity" by the Rev. Randall Otto, PhD Otto is a Calvinist scholar who provides a detailed history and biblically-based critique of CI, demonstrating the falsity and heretical nature of its roots and teachings. These pages begin at: http://www.preteristarchive.com/MistakenID/ --"Letter to a White Separatist" by Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America) Pratt is a Fundamentalist Christian and 2nd Amendment activist in the Religious Right who, a few years ago, was duped and misled by some "christian" Identity and "christian patriot" militia types into speaking at one of their rallies, which was also attended by KKK and Neo-Nazi groups. Pratt, then working for Pat Buchanan, was embarrassed nationally when the media learned of this. He has since renounced any and all links with such groups. This article is his denunciation of "christian" Identity: http://www.chalcedon.edu/report/98nov/Pratt_Letter_Separatist.html --"Identity: A 'Christian' Religion for White Racists" by Viola Larson (Christian Research Journal, Fall 1992) Larson is an Evangelical Christian apologist and researcher. Here is what Larson concluded about this so-called "Christian" religion: "The Neo-Nazi groups and those who feed on their hate literature are simply a part of the rising paganism in America. They are also an extreme example of groups who like to use Christian terminology while laying foundations on extrabiblical revelation. The need for present security, elitism, power, and a revelation not anchored in Christ and the Word of God is the mark of anti-Christian religion." Larson's article was published in by the late Dr. Walter Martin's Christian Research Institute, a 30-plus-year old Evangelical Christian cult watchdog organization. Dr. Martin is well-known in Christian circles as the author of "Kingdom of the Cults," the most widely used Evangelical textbook on cults and new religions. CRI is now run by Martin's successor, the Rev. Hank Hanegraaff. Larson's article can be viewed at: http://www.equip.org/free/DI100.htm --"The Christian Identity Movement" by Rev. Matt Slick, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) This site is founded and run by an ordained Reformed pastor who specializes in cult research and comparative religions. Here is the entire text of his article on "christian" Identity, which can be viewed on CARM's "cults" page at: http://www.carm.org/cults/ -------(begin article)----------- The Christian Identity Movement (Also known as Anglo-Israelism, Israel Identity) Founder: Some think it to be Wesley Swift born in the 1800's. Headquarters: None. Membership: less than 50,000. In America only. Origins: This movement has its origins in the 1800's America where it grew in the shadow of this country's developing and successful conquering of the American continent combined with racial prejudices. Many of the whites believed that North America was ordained by God and blessed by Him to be supreme in the world. All other racial groups were considered inferior. Early contributing movements to C.I.M. were the Nativist movement and Anglo Israelism. Nativism was a philosophy that those not born in America (excluding American Indians) and were not Protestant, were harmful to the American System. In particular, a strong anti-catholic disposition was advocated. Manifestations of this philosophy resulted in physical persecutions of many Catholics in New York. Anglo-Israelism (also known as British Israelism) is the belief that the British and, therefore, the Americans and Canadians, are the true descendants of the ancient Israelites — the 10 lost tribes. The present Jews in Israel are really a false group descended from Cain. An early proponent of this movement, Charles Carroll, wrote a book called "The Negro a Beast." He considered Negroes to be subhuman. The KKK is usually associated with this group. Doctrines: a theological system centered on a racist/anti-Semitic and white supremacy. It seems to use religious arguments to justify political agendas. Practices: Structure - The movement does not have a centralized organizational structure. Recruitment - through extreme right-wing churches, survival groups, and word of mouth. Adherents - generally are Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, Nazi Party, White Separatists groups, etc. Texts: Old and New Testaments of the Bible, some think sections of the U.S. Constitution were divinely inspired. Comments: True Christianity is Christ centered and focuses on love, forgiveness, and patience and is opposed to racism. However, there is none of that in the Christian Identity Movement which advocates racism and anti-Semitism. It is a dangerous group. --------(end article)------- Some of the groups and movements which embrace "christian" Identity views and pseudo-theology are: Identity Christians, Racial Covenant Identity, Racial Identity, Anglo-Israelism, British Israelism, Israel Identity, Army of Israel, Neo-Militia, Neo-Secessionist, Christian Separatist Church, Posse Comitatus, Christian Posse Comitatus, Lost Tribes of the House of Israel, Yahshua's Word, Yahweh's Children, Yahweh's Chosen, Sons of YHVH, Living Word Ministries, Kingdom of Yahweh, Sacred Name, Jesus Only, Scriptures for America Worldwide, Covenant Vision Ministry, and Kingdom Identity Ministries. All these and any other non-Christian, fascist, or racist groups misuse the name of Christ Jesus and abuse Sacred Scripture for the purpose of manipulating uneducated and uninformed Christians in order to promote their unbiblical and anti-Christian agendas and ideals. No thinking, orthodox, Bible-believing Christian --Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox-- should have anything to do with this deceptive movement and its front groups and spin-off groups, including the so-called "Holocaust revisionism" groups like the IHR and the CODOH. The Curmudgeon
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