Not a New Doctrine
by Bertrand L. Comparet
To many of you, the idea that the Anglo-Saxon-Germanic-Scandinavian nations are the Israel of the Bible is startling, because you have not heard it until recently; and you wonder, why haven't I heard this from the beginning?
But deep students of the Bible have known it a long time. During the centuries when other empires were dominant, general knowledge of the Israel identity would have been premature, for it would have aroused the jealousy and hatred of these other empires before we were strong enough to deal with them; but since we have come to national maturity, the knowledge has been available to those who cared to learn the truth.
There have been a number
of books on this subject, such as "The Lost Ten Tribes", by Rev. Dr. Joseph
Wild, published in 1883, "The Fullness of Nations" by Aldersmith, of London,
published in 1889; "Lost Israel Found" by Edward Hine, published in England
in the 1870s; and the many brilliant books written by Professor Totten of
Yale University, published in the 1880s and 1890s. But I want to tell you of
a lecture given before the United States Congress. It was by Rev. F. E.
Pitts, of Nashville, Tennessee, in which he identified the United States as
the land of regathered Israel, and the scene of much of the final War, the
so called Battle of Armageddon, as pictured in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Since
1855, Rev. Pitts had been lecturing on this subject across the nation,
resulting in this invitation to speak before Congress.
Rev. Pitts pointed out that the land of restored Israel was to be located between two seas: "the east sea" was to be its east side, while "the great sea" would be the west side. (Ezekiel 47:18-20)
This could not be
Palestine, because there Is no sea marking Its east border: but not only do
we have seas on East and West, but the Great Sea is on the west. Also,
Israel would be in a land "which has been always waste" (unused,
uncultivated) --- never true of Palestine, but true of our land until we
settled and began to cultivate it. (Ezekiel 38:8).
The land of Israel to be attacked by
Russia was to be inhabited by a population "gathered out of many people" and
"brought forth out of the nations" (Ezekiel 38:8) Isaiah says I will bring
thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the
north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: and bring My sons from far
and My daughters from the ends of the earth." (Isaiah 43:5-6) Also,
Immigrants of non Israel people would furnish our labor forces: "Strangers
shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your
plowmen and y
your vinedressers * * the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls." Isaiah 61:5 60:10) These Immigrants would be allowed to own and Inherit land (Ezekiel 22-23) This is a picture of the United States, but never of Palestine.
It was to be "a land of unwalled
villages them that are at
This land of Israel in the last days was to be one which had greatly expanded in size. The 49th. chapter of Isaiah tells us: "Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together and come to thee. * * For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the Inhabitants; and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. The children which thou shalt have, after thou last lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: give place to me that I may dwell."
That is, we were outgrowing the old, Palestinian land, even in Isaiah's day; but in the day to which he looked forward, we should be in another land, and "they that swallowed us up shall be far away"---that is, we would be far away from the Assyrian Empire which swallowed us up In Isaiah's day. But after we had lost our old land, the children we should have after that should say of the new land, "It Is too narrow for us: give us more room, as a place to dwell."
In Rev. Pitts' time, we
had already expanded from our original 13 colonies: we had added Texas and
the great Mississippi Valley area of the Louisiana Purchase, we had annexed
the great southwest area from Mexico, we had gained California and the
Pacific Coast. Nothing like this could be said of Palestine- --either in
1857 or now.
Again, Rev. Pitts saw that the Bible
said we would be in a land remarkable for the number of its majestic rivers:
"There the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and
streams, wherein shall be no galley with oars: (Isaiah 33:21) Even the
Jordan is but a tiny river; and nothing else In Palestine Is more than a
rivulet; but here, there are thousands of miles of great, majestic rivers.
And the Hebrew word translated "Galley" actually means a government revenue
clipper, sent out by a superior kingdom to collect tariffs and taxes from a
tributary people: there would be none of these here. In fact, our Boston Tea
Party made sure of that.
Again, our home in these days would be occupied by a
Also, the Bible prophesied that in
our beginning, we should be a nation of 13 colonies. Ezekiel 47:13 says that
" * * Ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve Tribes of Israel:
Joseph shall have TWO PORTIONS." Starting with 12 Tribes, but giving one of
them 2 portions, makes 13 portions Into which the land would be divided.
Likewise, Rev. Pitts noted
that the Bible pointed out that, in
We should not be like the
monarchies of Europe, where the hereditary noble class intermarried, and by
marriage Princes, Dukes and Barons could govern other lands than their own:
Here, only from among our own people could, the Governors, Senators and
Congressmen be chosen. Jeremiah 30:21 points out: "Their nobles shall be of
themselves, and their Governor shall proceed from the midst of them" And
Isaiah 1:26 says, "I will restore thy Judges as at the first, and thy
counselors as at the beginning." When Israel was governed by her Judges, she
had no King but God; so God promised to restore this condition---and we find
this to be true.
So, If you have thought that the recognition of I the
Anglo-Saxon nations, and especially the United States, as being God's People
Israel, is just some sudden, new idea, you are mistaken. The proof has been
there in the Bible, all the time. Of course, even 200 years ago it would
have been very hard to see, for we had not yet grown into the condition the
prophets described. But, as you see, good Bible students could see this
truth over a century ago, and once again prove that God's word is always
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