Who Are the Israelites?
Today it is evident that the Adversary does not want the gathering of Israel, for he knows that, once this happens, his kingdom will be over. How does the Adversary think he will be able to achieve his goal? It is very simple. Mix up the races so that the seed of Israel is so diluted that they will be literally wiped out!
So which race is Israelite? Is it the East Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, American Indian, Australian Aborigine, or even one of the African black races? Or is it none of these? Which race is it?
Not any of the above mentioned races encourages immigrants to participate in their culture. And who would even want to immigrate to these countries? Think of the poverty in East Indian culture and the oppression in others of these countries, such as China and Indonesia. People want to escape these hardships. So where do they immigrate to? They immigrate to the countries dominated by the white races.
Origin of the White Race
In this discourse we want to prove, if we can, where the white race came from and the reason why all other races want to mingle with them. In order to do this, we must go back to the beginning. When we say the beginning, we mean where the beginning of the white race originated.
The Bible tells us quite plainly who the white race is. In the first chapter of Genesis, we have God Himself naming the first man Adam. When Adam was caught in the garden in a naked condition, he was extremely embarrassed, his countenance turning red. He sought something in the garden to cover his nakedness, so he and Eve gathered fig leaves and made an apron for themselves.
Because they tried to cover their nakedness, God knew that they had partaken of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and were therefore embarrassed by their nakedness. So He named the man Adam, which, when translated from Hebrew, means to blush or be ruddy.
Since science says that ony the white race can blush, this implies that Adam was white. It is only reasonable then that his descendants would be of the same configuration.
Cain murdered his brother Abel, so God banished him and made him a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth (Genesis 4:8-14). Cain then “knew his wife,” and he built a city (Genesis 4:17). Questions could be asked: Where did Cain get his wife? And for whom did he build a city? It is obvious at this time — 6,000 or so years ago — that there were other human-like creatures on the earth besides Adam, Eve, and Cain.
The Bible says that Noah was “perfect in his generations” (Genesis 6:9). In translating from the ancient languages including Hebrew, generation means seedline, indicating that Noah was perfect in his genealogy from the time of Adam and Eve. This means that his progenitors did not intermarry with pre-Adamic man, which is another evidence that pre-Adamic man did exist. Yes, reason dictates that imperfections could result by intermarriage with the pre-Adamic races.
In the LDS extended knowledge of Adam and Eve, we understand that they had more children than just Cain and Abel. The Bible states that the sons of God (Adamic people) married the daughters of men (Genesis 6:2). In other words, the sons of Adam married the daughters of the pre-Adamic races. Thus the commandment of “kind after kind” (Genesis 1:24-25) was violated, and a hybridization occurred.
So now we understand that God created a race of man (Adamic), who were white and had the ability to blush, and that there was a humanoid-like creature in existence before Adam. How long these humanoids existed before Adam we do not know. What we do know and what the above tells us is that they did exist.
It is now evident that a type of man existed before Adam came on the scene. Cain said, “…every one that findeth me shall slay me” (Genesis 4:14). Who is the “every one” who would slay Cain? After all, there were many humanoid-like creatures on the earth before Adam.
An observation must be made here that is noted briefly in the Bible — and particularly in the Book of Jasher — that the children of Adam broke God’s strict law:
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind…” (Genesis 1:24).
Instead, the children of Adam intermarried with the pre-Adamic races (Genesis 6:2). This intermarriage of Adam’s seed with the pre-Adamic races caused various abnormalities, such as giants, to occur.
Besides the giants, other extremely evil things came about, such as crossbreeding of man with animals and birds, resulting in such abominations as the Great Sphinx of Giza. This structure, scientists have recently determined, was made long before the Great Flood happened and before the pyramids were built, as the weathering on its surface was caused by rainfall rather than by blowing sand. We have very little record of this long time period of approximately 1600 years.
The Descendants of Noah
So now we come to Noah. According to the Bible, the only true Adamic people that came through this major, horrific deluge were Noah, his wife, his three sons (Ham, Shem, and Japeth), and his three daughters-in-law. The flood that occurred mostly on the North American continent wiped out all evidence of Adam’s seed, including the existing abominations they had created. We have no record of anything else that happened prior to the flood. There are just the many old ruins remaining.
The only person we have record of who came through the flood having a polluted bloodline was Noah’s son Ham, who had married a descendant of Cain named Egyptus, whom the books of Moses and Abraham describe in the Pearl of Great Price. As we have pointed out in a previous discourse, Egyptus was not pure black but was somewhat different than the pure Adamic people. We as Latter-day Saints have the record of Abraham and therefore know that the pharaohs of Egypt trace their ancestry back to Eden through Ham.
Now we come to a very difficult subject — to prove and identify the seed of Jacob (Israel) by delving into biblical records and by investigating history.
All of Adam’s people were gone. There was no white race except Noah and his sons. Since Noah was a direct and unpolluted descendant of Adam — and we have shown that Adam was white — then Noah must be of the same configuration as Adam: white. So after the flood there were three divisions of the white race:
- The descendants of Ham who eventually were basically referred to as Canaanites.
- Japeth’s descendants whom the Bible describes as the Gentiles (we are not sure if this is correct, as the Bible only states this once).
- Shem’s descendants who comprised the basis of God’s chosen people, especially the Israelites.
All these people were given instructions by God to multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1). What is hard to understand here is that, in most cases, when God refers to man, He means only the true descendants of Adam. So God was talking to Noah’s descendants only. At this particular time — before the time of Moses — He gave them some laws to live by, and, if they lived them correctly and faithfully, all creation would be subject unto them.
Dispersion from the Tower of Babel
At first the descendants of Noah wanted to stay together like they had done before the flood (considering that they had only one language). However, this was contrary to God’s instructions to “multiply and replenish the earth.” Because they chose to build the Tower of Babel instead of spreading out and doing their God-given job of bringing the knowledge of God and his laws to the pre-Adamic people, God confounded their language, forcing the white race to gather into family groups and disperse around the world. Consequently, their efforts in building the tower were never realized.
We as Latter-day Saints know where one particular family group and their friends went to, as we have their brief history in the Book of Mormon. We are very fortunate to have this record, which shows conclusively that the Bible record is essentially true.
The Book of Mormon reveals that one of these groups was guided to America by a man named Jared. This group of about forty people started out from the valley of Nimrod in the Middle East. And under the direction of God, they built a type of ship “like a bowl” and after many days landed north of the narrow neck of land in South America.
The Jaredites, as stated, eventually became a great nation in the northern part of South America. Over a long period of time (approximately 1500 years), they divided into two factions and became exceedingly wicked. They then had a horrific battle, literally destroying each other.
Whether there were other people living in the area during this time, the record does not say. Regardless, the ruins left by the Jaredites would indicate that they were highly intelligent, having a way to move massive blocks of stone long distances that even today, with all our knowledge, we could not accomplish.
Where Are the Others?
So we see that, even though Noah’s descendants were given the laws of God, they eventually forsook these laws. For even though Noah had the fullness of the gospel, when his descendants throughout the earth (Genesis 9:19) came among the pre-Adamic races, they defiled the true laws by mixing their understanding of God’s laws with the various beliefs of these other races.
So after dispersing from the Tower of Babel, where exactly did these other various groups of the white race go? Wherever these white Adamic people went, they took with them advanced technology, which was had by but a few of their numbers.
Around 3500 BC (we do not know the exact time) a white people called the Sumerians made a huge step forward, developing advanced agricultural concepts, including irrigation, which enabled them to stay in one place and build cities. Yet just 800 years later, about 2300 BC, the Sumerians were conquered by another white Adamic race.
For even though these small groups of Noah’s descendants conquered the more advanced pre-Adamic people, teaching them advanced concepts, when they intermarried with various pre-Adamic peoples, their predominance waned, causing them to disappear from history — which is exactly what happened to the Sumerians.
Concerning Egypt, we have a detailed account of their influence and dominance in the world. The original inhabitants of Egypt were of a short stature and had dark skin (not negroid), brown or black hair, and dark eye color. When the descendants of Adam arrived in Egypt, these darker people became their subjects and were compelled to build and erect monumental edifices. We have evidence of these remains today, which include the pyramids of Giza and the extensive ruins of Luxor.
In both cases, with the Sumerians and the Egyptians, these few Adamic people eventually intermarried with the darker pre-Adamic race. The pre-Adamic race, being more numerous, became dominant, and the power of the white race was diminished. Please note that all of the drawings and statues of the early Egyptian pharaohs were white. Let us continue with the other pre-Adamic groups.
From historical records, the first wave of Adamic men came into Greece around 2700 BC. Like Sumeria and Egypt, pre-Adamic people occupied this area, where an ideal climate existed. When the Adamic people arrived, they organized the people, resulting in an important focal point in the world’s history: Being intelligent, vigorous, and strongly practical, the invading Sumerians developed the most superior society and government that lasted over 2000 years.
History shows that, on a continuing basis, when the Adamic people intermarried with the pre-Adamic Pelasgians who were a shorter people (again with dark features), their influence began to decline from within. However, their decline was prevented by a happening that occurred around 1300 BC, as they were invaded again from the north and east by another Adamic race. The Phrygians and Dorians were also white men with green and blue eyes. These basically came from the tribe of Dan and the Spartans — all white. Look at the many statues that remain today depicting these different people.
Every statue that is left of these different people shows that they were white and had beautiful features. The historian Diodorus Siculus (50 BC) states that these foreigners were expelled from Egypt. These people were from the tribe of Dan, led by Moses. In history they were called Danus or Cadmus. They settled in Argos, the oldest city in Greece. All of these tribes and families came from the descendants of Shem, as ancient historic records clearly show that all these white people were all related. The continued influx of Adamic people kept Greece and its language the standard for all of Europe, right up to the time of the Savior; consequently, Greece was the center of the civilized world for these 2000 years.
What happened to the prosperous, intelligent people of Greece who were an example to the known world for so many generations? The same thing happened to them that befell the Sumerians (who became extinct) and the Egyptians after intermarrying with the pre-Adamic races. Note that what we have in Egypt and Greece today are some of the most corrupt governments in the world.
The East Indians
Today India is the second most populous nation in the world. Their skin color ranges from almost black (without negroid features) to almost white. Why is this? Going back in history, you will discover that the original pre-Adamic people in India, who called themselves Dravidians, were short, dark-skinned, black-haired, dark-eyed people. However, centuries before our Savior arrived (1000-1200 BC), India was invaded by a group of long-headed, fair-skinned, fair-haired, tall, blue- or green-eyed people. There is much written in history to prove this.
The historian, L. A. Waddell, called them Saca (descendants of Isaac), who were Scythian. Other historians have called them Aryans. Regardless, when they arrived, the Saca introduced the Sanskrit language (the oldest of Indo-European languages) and the caste system, which is a segregation of people, each with a traditional hereditary occupation.
This caste system, which still exists to this very day, was originally introduced to prevent intermarriage between the Saca and the Dravidian. The Saca were considered superior, with all government and control being in their hands.
Of course, over these 3500 years, eventual intermarriage did occur. Now the people of India are a mixture of these two races. Today’s lighter-skinned East Indians are called Brahmin, having more of the Saca or Aryan blood in them, and are extremely intelligent. However, the majority of India’s population is very dark and lives in extremely poor circumstances.
As pre-Adamic man had encompassed the world, they developed differently in their various locations. China, due mostly to the huge Himalayan Mountains to the south, was pretty well isolated in the eastern part of the Asian continent. From the historian Madison Grant, we learn that the Chinese called Adamic man the green-eyed devils and the Wusuns (the tall ones).
There is a record that one of the first kings of China had blonde hair and a European skull. He was called Tai Ko Fokee (the great stranger king) and is represented as having two small horns (the Saxon-Sumerian headdress, like the Vikings were always depicted). But there is very little else relating to this history except more and more archaeological evidence that proves indeed that the white race did make incursions into China, which began to flourish around 2000 BC (1000 years after Sumeria and Egypt and 500 years after Greece).
Rome comes late on the scene, yet by the same course. Pretty solid evidence indicates that, in approximately 750 BC, Rome’s first leader was a king named Aeneas, from the royal family of Greece. For about 150 years Rome was a kingdom, but it later became a republic (like America used to be) in 500 BC, which lasted until 28 BC. Rome then became an empire, which lasted until its downfall in AD 476.
The first kings and leaders of Rome were all white like the Greeks from which they descended. They ruled and subjugated the pre-Adamic people, the plebeians. Very gradually, laws were passed allowing the plebeians to intermarry with the Adamic race, the patricians.
Eventually Julius Caesar, the leader of the mob (comprised of plebeians and the mixed race), instigated mass killings of the patricians or Adamic race who consisted mostly of the old families, which had become totally corrupt. Julius then became total dictator with his divide and conquer strategy. Later the Emperor Constantine, whose progenitors were of the Nordic (Adamic) race, saved Rome from extinction in AD 330 by adopting a corrupted form of Christianity.
Even though Rome was fraught with corruption, the empire lasted until AD 476, when Adamic “barbarians” invaded and conquered Rome. The Adamic man, because of their rebellion against God, died out; however, the slaves survived, and their descendants form the great majority of southern Italy today.
The Incas and the Mayans
As Latter-day Saints, we know that the Inca and Mayan peoples came mainly from the Lamanite nation (originally an Adamic white race). They came in two waves at about the same time, around 600 BC, landing in two different parts of South America. Their arrival was shortly after the Jaredites had their final battle that wiped them totally out of existence.
One of these groups was from the tribe of Manasseh (Nephites and Lamanites). The other group was from the tribe of Judah (Mulekites). Both of these tribes were descendants of Jacob, son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham. In the Book of Mormon, they describe themselves as white and exceedingly fair and delightsome (2 Nephi 5:21, 4 Nephi 1:10).
At first the Nephites were a very righteous people, and the Lamanites were a very disgusting people who had become a dark-skinned and dark-eyed people. However, over the 1000 years of Book of Mormon history, the Nephites also became a very wicked people, and God saw fit to destroy them from off the face of the earth, a little after AD 400.
Eventually the Lamanites were the only ones left; the ones who had gone north into Central America became the Mayans, and the ones remaining in South America became the Incas. Though these Lamanite descendants had become numerous, they were easily defeated by a very few Spaniards in the 1500s. The Spaniards were basically a white race, and they easily subjugated these “South American Indians”.
Is there anything in the sparse records of this time to prove the above history contained in the Book of Mormon? We do have some very interesting and recently translated historical records by an early Spanish historian, Pedro de Cieza de León. He recorded that, just before the Spaniards under Pizarro arrived in South America on July 26th, 1529, the king of the Incas, Huayna Capac, had just made war on the northern provinces in Peru (Pedro de Cieza de León, The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru, volumes 62-68, pp. 199-221).
And after defeating his enemy, the Chachapoyas,
“the Inca [king] granted peace on conditions very favorable to himself, and many of the natives were ordered to go and live in Cuzco, where their descendants still reside. He took many women [from the northern province], for they are beautiful and graceful, and very white” (Pedro de Cieza de León, The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru, volume 63, p. 207).
Here is real evidence that, 1100 years after the Book of Mormon record, which ended in approximately 400 AD, there were still very white and delightsome Israelites residing in the northern part of South America (Mormon 1:6).
The last major invasions (there were several small ones) by the white race were mainly of the British conquering and expanding. However, the Spanish, Dutch, German, and French were also involved to a lesser degree. Each one of these nations at the turn of the 19th century were white.
Britain, however, was the greatest. They had expanded worldwide. They governed or conquered India, Burma, South Africa, and several black races in Africa; and they had already claimed Australia and Canada as well. These territories constituted the Commonwealth of Nations — nearly one third of the earth’s surface!
Spain had influential interests in South America, the Dutch in South Africa, France somewhat in Canada and North Africa, and Germany in North Africa along with some expansion endeavors in Europe. Even the Americans had extensive holdings in the Caribbean Islands and the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, these white races made the same mistake as their predecessors; however, there is a significant difference in just how they have failed.
Instead of the white race invading, conquering, and subjugating the pre-Adamic and mixed races — and then intermarrying with them — the white race has invited them into these predominantly white areas. And because of their greater birthrates, these mixed races are gradually outnumbering the white race and taking over these nations. These actions are having the same consequences as with the fall of Rome and other like nations; once the pre-Adamic races become the majority, our countries’ fortunes have continued to deteriorate.
So this is what is happening to America and Great Britain. This has already happened to Great Britain to a large degree, as she has been stripped of her vast empire. Furthermore, the Dutch have been expelled from South Africa, Germany and Spain have been reduced to living within their own borders, and America is fast becoming a third-world country.
Interracial marriage in the United States was originally a felony. Even as recently as 1958, an interracial couple in Virginia pleaded guilty, and Judge Leon M. Bazile sentenced them to a year’s imprisonment, to be suspended if they left the state for the next 25 years.
In the words of Judge Bazile,
“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”
Marriage between whites and blacks was illegal in many states until such laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in 1967. The United States has been rapidly declining ever since.
Other Efforts to Show that the Descendants of Adam and Eve are White
Back to Adam and Eve
About 6,000 years ago, God saw fit to place upon this earth a man He called Adam. With him He placed a woman He called Eve. These two individuals had the physical capacity to live nearly 1,000 years (we will not go into the reasons for this at this time).
The place where God placed them was North America, the location centering around Independence, Missouri. All we have record of this period of about 1600 to 1700 years before the flood is what is contained in the Bible and in the recent revelations contained in the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.
We know from these records that Adam and Eve had many children, and the purpose that God placed them here was to have dominion (government and authority) over the pre-Adamic people who were already here (Genesis 1). Well, the children born to Adam and Eve did interact with the pre-Adamic race, and this mixture became quite numerous. However, their first son Cain murdered his brother Abel, and consequently Cain’s descendants were cursed.
Some of the other children of this couple, because of their special status (such as being able to live up to 1,000 years), were able to place their seed into different animals and birds, resulting in creatures like the Centaur, Sphinx, Satyr, Babylonian bull, and other like creatures. This procedure offended God exceedingly. It was not His intention that this should happen; so rather than destroying everything and bringing another Adam to the earth for the purpose of starting over, God chose to destroy all of these abominations by causing the flood.
To accomplish this goal, God chose Noah, who was “perfect in his generations” (Genesis 6:9), meaning that his bloodline from Adam had not mixed with the pre-Adamic races. Not many realize that Noah lived approximately 500 years before the flood and nearly the same amount of time after the flood, almost 1000 years total.
God used the word man when he referred to Adam’s descendants only, but the Bible has not always been translated in this manner, which has caused much confusion. So when the flood came, all of Adam’s seed was destroyed (note that that included the mixture of Adam’s seed and the pre-Adamic races). The entire North American continent, where Adam’s seed resided, was totally destroyed, including “man” and the beasts he had domesticated and propagated.
There is evidence that these people were highly intelligent, having knowledge then that we today cannot duplicate. This intelligence they totally abused, so God saw fit to destroy most of this knowledge also in the flood.
The only survivors of Adam’s descendants were eight individuals: Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives. Tradition says that Noah landed upon the mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4), and some say that evidence of the remains of the ark is still there. It is a wonder how the waters took the ark to this elevation, but such is the tradition. We have very little knowledge otherwise concerning this period of time.
At any rate, God started over with Noah. He was a pureblood of the seedline of Adam, with the same features (able to blush). Noah was also given the same instructions as God gave to Adam.
Science has said that the only people who can blush are of a white complexion. Yet there is very little in the Bible we have to prove that this was a trait of the Adamic people. Could it be that this disclosure that his descendants were white was deliberately left out of the Bible by the people that translated it? Yet do we have a few instances left in the Bible in which this blushing attribute was used to distinguish certain people? For example, in describing his wife, Abraham says:
“I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon” (Genesis 12:11).
And then the Bible says:
“…when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair” (Genesis 12:14).
In the Lamentations of Jeremiah, he describes the Nazarites as follows:
“Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body [able to blush] than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire [blue]” (Lamentations 4:7).
Apparently these qualities of being whiter than milk, being ruddier than a ruby, and having bluish eyes were highly esteemed by the prophet Jeremiah.
King David is described as being ruddy and fair (1 Samuel 17:42). And in the Song of Solomon, David expressed:
“My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand” (Song of Solomon 5:10).
Amos, speaking of the end times, said:
“In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst [being anxious of gaining the truth]” (Amos 8:13).
And Daniel also described the end times, saying:
“And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them [descendants of Israel], and to purge, and to make them white [identify them], even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed” (Daniel 11:35).
And yet again Daniel says:
“Many shall be purified, and made white [identified], and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10).
In speaking of Israel in the latter days, Joel says:
“He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away [speaking of the dispersement of Israel]; the branches thereof [dispersed people] are made white [identified]” (Joel 1:7).
And the last verse of the Book of Joel says:
“For I will cleanse their blood [bloodline] that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion” (Joel 3:21).
It is quite clear that, if you read the Book of Joel and the other quotations above, the Lord has promised to identify who the white race (Israel) is in the last days and to restore them.
Who Was Abraham?
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the main characters (besides the Savior) in the Bible, and the Bible is mostly about their descendants. Abraham had only two offspring: Isaac and Ishmael (besides the descendants of his third wife Keturah). The descendants of Hagar and Keturah are the Arabs of today, and the descendants of Isaac are the Israelites and the Edomites (today’s Jews) through Jacob and Esau. The Edomites we have already identified (see Who Are the Jews?); but who are the real Israelites, and how can they be identified at this time? This has been a great mystery.
In order to give credence to the Bible’s prophecies concerning Israel, many stories have been suggested by men to possibly explain how God would gather the Israelites. There are so many prophecies that they would be gathered that it is not worth mentioning them, and in most cases God has said that they would be gathered from the north countries.
This view was promoted by early Mormon Church leaders. They either visualized a group of pure Israelite descendants being hidden up by God in the far north in a lush valley, or they advocated the hollow earth concept, where a hidden crevice with an entrance enabled the pure Israelites to enter and be provided with an inner sun which would have the same effect on them as our own sun has on us. This they argue is where the UFOs originate, as this people’s technology is far more advanced than ours.
Joseph Smith was said to have told Eliza R. Snow that a portion of the earth was dislodged from the main body of the earth, the dispersed Israelites are on this dislodged piece somewhere in space, and this piece will be reunited to earth at some special time in the future. Many present-day Mormons seem to encourage these different beliefs. We do know that, if God wanted these things to happen in this manner, He could certainly make it so. But more often He brings things about in a more natural way.
We are aware that the descendants of Lehi, with his sons Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam, were of the tribe of Manasseh; therefore, South America fulfilled the prophecies of the patriarchs, in that Joseph’s descendants, through his sons Ephraim and Manasseh, would travel over the sea (Genesis 49:22).
We also know that Joseph Smith, whose progenitors were mostly of the tribe of Ephraim, gathered together the descendants of that great tribe who eventually went to the Salt Lake Valley, where they became a large group of people (the Mormons). And we know that the North American nation itself, prior to this, was basically — unknowingly — from this tribe as well, along with the other tribes of Israel. So North America (Ephraim) and South America (Manasseh) fulfilled the prophecy of these two great sons of Joseph (Genesis 48:20).
You can see that the Lord allowed this to happen because He knew it would happen. It came about in a natural manner. It is just understandable that God lets nature do its thing. And because God knows the nature of man, He is able to predict quite accurately what will happen to him.
Using this scenario, let us look to what seems a more reasonable fulfillment of prophecy concerning the Israelites. It is evident that God says that the descendants of Israel will be easily identified in the last days so that the Twelve Tribes may be gathered together into one nation, enabling them to bring in the Millennium, the 1000 years of peace and order. And how is God able to accomplish this? Let us do some more reasoning and exploring to demonstrate that the only way that he can do this is by identifying who the Israelites are.
Before the time of the Savior, the pure Israelites were easily identifiable with their white, ruddy skin and their ability to blush when embarrassed. The men also had beards. Let us see if we can find proof of this in nonscriptural ancient records, in an article by Yair Davidiy, who is of modern Jewish (Edomite) extraction.
Davidiy did a tremendous study on the physical anthropology of the Hebrew people. He says that, at the time of the early Egyptians, the Israelites were known as Amorites, They were called this name because of the Amorite land which they had conquered after their wanderings in the desert for forty years. Another name not mentioned in the Bible but in history had been applied to the Israelites was Retenu, after a corresponding geological space they had also conquered, which was encompassed by the land of Israel.
People from this area originally occupied by the Amurru (Amorite) and Retenu races after 1400 BC were primarily Israelite. Egyptian inscriptions and monuments depicted these people as having red, blonde, and occasionally black hair with blue eyes and red beards. Another people called Libyans, who were not the dwellers of Libya but were from the Nile Delta and of Hebrew origin, were also depicted as white.
We must note here that, at the time of Joseph of Egypt, the true Egyptian had been conquered by the Hyscos, a fair-skinned, blue-eyed race that came by way of the Mediterranean Sea from the North. This explains why the then so-called Egyptians welcomed with open arms Joseph’s father and brothers and placed them in a choice piece of land called Goshen (Genesis 45:10).
This also explains why there was no problem with Joseph marrying Asenath (daughter of Potipherah, priest of On), who bore him Manasseh and Ephraim. She was most likely of as pure Adamic blood as was Joseph, for, by that time, Shem’s and Japeth’s descendants had developed colonies in all parts of the world. So Israel’s twelve sons had the pick or choice of these white people who were mingled among the forbidden races.
The Roman Catholic Church members today who claim falsely that they are the true Christians — and the Talmudic Jews of today who claim falsely that they are the true Jews — both of these groups say that the Israelites were of “mixed kinds”. The Mishnah Negaim (2:1) says that Israelites (in this case meaning the present-day Jews) are mainly of an intermediate type of coloring, being neither black nor white. This is true, of course, for they are describing themselves, who are the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother who had married into Ham’s line (Canaanite).
The changeover came about at the time of the Maccabees, just before the time of the Savior when they (the Edomites) were forced to convert to the Jewish faith or be destroyed. They chose the former and brought with them the Babylonian teachings which eventually developed into the Talmud, one of the most anti-Christian books in existence.
When these Talmudic Jews confronted the Savior, what did He say unto them?
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning…” (John 8:44).
He is referring to Cain, who became Master Mahan. He said this because Esau and his descendants had married the descendants of Ham, who had married a descendant of Cain.
Of course it is the present-day Roman Catholic Church, her children the Protestants, and the false Talmudic Jews who muddy the waters in this regard. The Roman Catholic Church has since been joined by our own Latter-day Saints in ignoring the Bible and God’s teachings to not mix the races, which law was especially made for the descendants of Jacob (Israel). How many quotes in the Bible do we need to verify this point?
In any case, the early Roman historians were quite aware that the Israelites were a fair-skinned people looking like a Germani, which, in Talmudic terminology (Aruch HaShalem), means just that: a fair-skinned people from the North.
An unusual happening could be mentioned here. Some 1700 years before the time of our Savior, a Nordic king named Woden-lithi sailed across the North Atlantic Ocean and entered the Saint Lawrence River near present-day Toronto, Canada, at a place called Peterborough.
There he left a complete history of his visit, from April to September, recorded on a huge stone in the ancient Ogam Consaine and Tifinag Alphabets. This inscription gives a detailed description of the visit by the Norse, giving the exact time and reason for their visit, which was to barter textiles with the Algonquian Indians in exchange for metallic copper ingots. You can read all about their visit in Barry Fell’s book Bronze Age America.
The Norse were already established in Norway about the same time that Abraham’s descendants were flourishing in Egypt. Apparently the climate at that time in Norway was not quite as cold as it is today. The Norse were well advanced, having a written language and sufficient knowledge to build many types of ships, including large oceangoing vessels.
They sailed these vessels across the Atlantic Ocean to the Saint Lawrence River in Canada to trade for Copper, which the Algonquin Indians mined at Lake Michigan. Additional evidence has recently been uncovered, which verifies that the above happening is actual history, with the discovery of hundreds and possibly thousands of ancient copper mines around Lake Michigan. It is all there written in stone!
Could it be that, when the Northern Kingdom of Israel was overrun by the Assyrians and carried north, these pure descendants of Abraham, as they broke away from their captivity, were somehow made aware that the remnant of another white Adamic people were already in the North? Maybe these Israelites traveled north and west into Northern Europe and merged with them, thus comprising what nations we have there today in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Northern Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Although there is no definite proof of this happening, it could be possible and be the reason why the descendants of these ten tribes ended up where they are. Besides this record in stone and the discovery of the ancient copper mines, we have no further record of this period.
Today white Indians still exist in Central America (Panama to Guatemala) and in South America. Many Cherokee Indians are white. A very primitive Indian tribe in northern Mexico is white, and the Micmac Indian tribe in Nova Scotia, Canada, has many pureblooded Indians — having no European parentage — who have black hair, very white skin, and blue eyes.
To sum up what we have learned so far, let us review: Going back to the Middle East, the Hebrews (progenitors of Abraham) saw themselves as obligated to remain as close as possible to the original master plan entailed in God’s creation of man. Therefore, they were the true inheritors of the blessings of Adam, the first person to call himself a man.
Did other man-like creatures exist at the time of Adam’s appearance? Of course they did, as we have explained previously. Several races were in existence at that time, as archaeological evidence shows. Adam’s seed was distinguished by being white and blue eyed. Does the seed of Adam still exist? It is quite evident that they do!
We have found that Egyptian inscriptions show that the Hebrews were blonde and redheaded. Some of these inscriptions also show them with blue eyes and a pink skin. Other non-Biblical sources depict or describe the Israelites as being basically long faced with blue or green eyes (the color blue fades quickly) and fair skin with varying color hair — blonde and red being prominent (although black is mentioned). The men are shown as bearded.
The fact that Jesus was white cannot be disputed. His mother was described as a beautiful woman who was fair and white (1 Nephi 11:13-18). Jesus gave instructions to his apostles to go only to the lost sheep, who at that time were scattered all over Europe and Asia and were easily identifiable as fair and white.
A question can be asked here: Can any one of any race follow God’s teachings and receive the same promised blessings as the Israelites? Of course! But that does not make them kinsmen. It does not give anyone authority — or give them the right — to change Christ’s image to look like someone they envision.
We Israelites are a proud and stiffnecked people. Because of our erroneous use of our more advanced learning abilities, we have made many wrong decisions. Reading in the Biblical history, you will see for yourself that the blushing, white-faced people called Israel, who will inherit promises made by God — some of which are still to be fulfilled — made blunder after blunder. Thwarting God’s intention of giving them a healthy, prosperous life, they forgot that God’s laws do not end with the Ten Commandments. There were clearly spelled out rules to meet nearly every occasion — rules concerning diet, dress, economics, farming methods, justice, Sabbaths, and many more of God’s laws designed to ensure our well-being.
Only the Israelites are inheritors of the covenants, oaths, and promises made by almighty God through His true prophets, and they have a latter-day promise of ultimate deliverance from all of their enemies and from the hands of those who hate them. Once we know who Israel really is, this knowledge removes all fear of the future for us.
We hope that this discourse will stimulate interest in Biblical prophecy and the coming of the Savior. Once these people are identified as the seed of Israel, we hope that they will want to dig into scripture and search out every passage relating to their destiny and their part in God’s plan. These truths will enable them to rightly identify the nations of the world, pinpoint events as they have been fulfilled in history, and look forward to those final end-time events which will herald in our new King and Redeemer, bringing about His reign of peace and righteousness.
For far too long the white race has shirked their duty and has been so heavenly minded with pride to be of no earthly use — fixing themselves on heaven and abandoning their dominion mandate on earth (Genesis 1:28). They have a very important assignment to fulfill — to prepare God’s people Israel for the Savior’s return and the righteous of all nations for peace and prosperity for a thousand years:
“Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all [the Savior]: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all… (Ezekiel 37:21-22).
What could be plainer?
“For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm. And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be. Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers: Mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence. But I say unto you: Mine angels shall go up before you, and also my presence, and in time ye shall possess the goodly land” (D&C 103:17-20).
The End of the Gentile Reign
In the year 1982, a prayer was sent heavenward by a gathering of a few true priesthood holders chosen by God by revelation, closing the door to the Gentile nation. The Gentiles’ time had expired. The gospel sent to them through the Prophet Joseph Smith they had thoroughly adulterated by their pride, vainglory, and unwillingness to stand up for the true doctrines they were given. Their time had been fulfilled.
“And he answered them, and said, In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the waters of the great deep; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (JST Luke 21:25-26).
“And thus commandeth the Father [not the Son] that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel [only the Church had the fullness], and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits [mixing of the races], and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders [abortions], and priestcrafts [prophet worship], and whoredoms [pornography], and of secret abominations [Deseret Management Corporation]; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father [not the Son], I [the Father] will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them” (3 Nephi 16:10).
This He has done, and He goes on to say:
“And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel [the fullness] unto them.”
And He continues:
“And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel [all 12 tribes], that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel” (3 Nephi 16:11-12).
This prophecy is now being fulfilled. Israel is being identified, and the gathering has begun.
What They (Israel) Are Not
Recently a miniseries was released called The Bible. In it is depicted the people of Israel being from every color and race, even portraying Samson coming from black heritage. I am sorry, but Israel at the time of the Savior was of one color only: white… and easily identifiable.
We have gone to the Bible, Book of Mormon, and all the other gospels — and also the small amount of recorded history we have — to show just what these Israelites are and how they can be identified. When God is speaking — and when He refers to man — He is talking about one people only: the descendants of Adam and Eve.
We cannot ignore the evidence that we have presented here. The Lord Himself said that by two or more witnesses a matter can be decided upon. So when we find evidence upon evidence proving any situation, then we must accept it as truth. We have already shown that there were pre-Adamic people, and, by using the many other evidences shown, we can come to only one conclusion… that they did exist!
This knowledge was known and accepted by early Latter-day Saints. On October, 6, 1854, Orson Hyde (an apostle at the time) gave a sermon saying:
“The world was peopled before the days of Adam, as much so as it was before the days of Noah” (JD 2, discourse 18).
Clearly Adam’s seed was not those people.
We have shown that Adam’s name implies that he can blush. Only people with the white pigment can blush (be ruddy or turn red when embarrassed). We have also given evidence and shown where many of Adam’s offspring were described with this white coloring.
In the Book of Mormon, the Nephites were described as white. Even in the beginning of this book, the Lamanites were white also, but they, because of their becoming rebellious, became a dark and loathsome people. Finally, we have shown that the Norse people were definitely white and that the people in Northern Europe and Asia were nearly all white.
More Evidence of Adamic Man
In 1988 the National Geographic magazine tried very seriously to trace the pre-Adamic man. The article “The Search for Modern Humans” was written by John J. Putman. He says that he began a journey that would extend over two years, placing him further back into time. It led him from Europe to Africa, Asia, Australia, and the edge of the Americas. He was in search of the first “modern human”, those that were anatomically like us and who demonstrated the curiosity, creativity, and organizational skills that mimic our skills today.
We read in this article about evidence of ancient humanoid man that dates back possibly 2,000,000 years. They claim that these humanoid-like people migrated out of Africa and eventually covered the whole earth. Science has labeled that these creatures eventually evolved into homo sapiens, which means “wise man”. John explains that these creatures first appeared having these advanced qualities, perhaps around 100,000 years ago, and have left tantalizing traces throughout the world for us to ponder.
These human-like creatures originally had smaller brains, more robust bones, and little innovative ability, according to archaeological evidence and present-day science. Then in Europe, in the so-called Upper Paleolithic Age from 3,500 to 10,000 years ago, there was a cultural explosion causing this little innovative ability to somehow turn people to painting, carving, weaving, and developing exquisite tools. Evidence of these advanced activities has shown up all over the earth, in every part, and on every continent.
So if these circumstances described above are true, Adam was placed here at just the right time — to bring these human-like creatures a better way of life. Remember the law that every word may be established before two or more witnesses (Matthew 18:16; D&C 42:80)? Those who believe in the evolutionary theory claim that they have irrefutable evidence that the aforementioned explanation is indeed true. Their evidences, described in the National Geographic Magazine, end with the following quote: “but the dating is indirect, not perfect” also “a claim disputed by others.” So one can see that their irrefutable evidence is questionable.
So we do not know exactly how the pre-Adamic people came to be, but they were definitely here before Adam and were distributed around the earth. Even though the Bible does not come out openly and say so, it does suggest very strongly that such was the case. It describes how Cain was cast out of Adam’s family (a spiritual death) because of his rebellion, jealousy, and act in murdering his brother. The Bible goes on to say that Cain took a wife and built a city. Whom did he marry, and for whom did he build a city if pre-Adamic man did not exist?
Others Efforts in Identifying Israel
In the early part of the last century, from 1900 to around 1950, there was an extreme effort by some religionists to figure out who and where the ten lost tribes of Israel were. Some believed that there was enough evidence existing to indicate that the dispersed ten tribes were basically in Northern Europe, especially in England and Ireland.
The Scotsman John Wilson started this movement way back in 1836, and it blossomed up and down. King George VI (1895-1952) believed it. The founder of American Pentecostalism, Charles Fox Parham, spread this concept throughout North America, and Anna Bjørner (1875-1955) spread it in Denmark. Even the famous Henry Ford got involved.
There was much excitement concerning this subject until America passed her anti-discrimination law; then all went quiet. You do not hear this subject brought up very often today. The white race has had to go once again into hiding.
We have the Bible. A good 70% of America and Canada believe in it. In this volume the segregation of the races is clearly taught. The Savior Himself said:
“…Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 10:5-6).
Again we read:
“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).
Can there be any statements plainer than that? Jesus sent the Twelve Apostles and at least two quorums of seventy with very strict instructions to go to only the descendants of Jacob… and no one else.
Why would the Savior do such a thing — singling out a specific race of people and saying very plainly for His apostles and seventies to go preach to only this one group of people? Today the Savior would be scorned, severely prosecuted, and imprisoned by the present government for being a racist.
So let us pursue this avenue like these early religionists did and see what conclusion we arrive at. In spite of what the decadent U.S. government says, we will follow the Savior’s advice, going forward and trying to identify Israel’s children today, for the promises of the last days are mostly concerning them.
First, let us look again to the scriptures and to the early religionist efforts. They mostly pointed to countries and locations rather than color. The British-Israel movement claimed that, over the centuries, the dispersed Ten Tribes ended up in the British Isles. Other movements have said that Scandinavia, Northern Europe, Russia, and the British Isles are where they are. It is possible that they are both right.
Some people, even as we have pointed out earlier, based on Joseph Smith’s descriptions, suggest that a segment of the Ten Tribes went north and entered a hole in the earth. They further believe that the Ten Tribes reside there living the laws of God in a perfect manner and that they have a much higher civilization than we do on the surface. This gives an explanation for the flying saucers we see from time to time.
Yet another belief reportedly said by Joseph Smith is that a portion of the tribes became so righteous that they were taken by God to reside on a separate planet. Reason would say that these quotations might not be correct. Yet we admit that all things are possible if God has anything to do with it.
But using the abilities we have and a little common sense, there may be a much simpler answer. As mentioned before, the Book of Mormon says that God is going to gather His people from among the nations in the latter days as He has promised.
These religionists, which we have previously mentioned, who spent much time and research showing indeed that the Israelites went north of Palestine across the Caucasus Mountains and into the area around the Black Sea. Evidence of their existence in these areas — especially the tribe of Dan, who left evidence of his travels everywhere he went — shows that, from the Caucasus Mountains, they went west and did indeed end up in Europe and Western Asia.
In the ensuing hundreds of years, the tribes separated from each other and settled in different locations, some traveling by boat. Zebulon went to the Netherlands, and Dan traveled to Ireland and Denmark by land. Asher and true Judah went to Jutland.
Eventually most of these tribes grew so numerous in parts of Europe that they needed to expand their territory. Groups of Israel’s descendants calling themselves Angles and Saxons expanded into England, possibly bringing with them a part of many of the other tribes as well.
The significant part of these religionists’ research was overlooked in part because they concentrated on countries rather than race. As these white Israelites traveled west, they undoubtedly encountered pre-Adamic man, whom they overpowered. The pre-Adamic races existing in these Northern European areas were called Alpine or Mediterranean cultures, and they were dark haired with olive-colored skin. The Israelites intermarried with them, resulting in somewhat of a mixture of the bloods, thus becoming Gentiles.
Apparently Ephraim was the most prolific tribe, and because he was so numerous and led the other tribes — like Joseph in Egypt — they were singled out by God to be gathered first. So descendants from Ephraim and a few from other tribes were brought to America, and eventually Joseph Smith brought the true gospel to these now Gentile people.
The significant part of this investigation by these religionists was to prove that the descendants of Israel were mainly white. In every case, evidence has been brought forth from all these sources that the original Israelites were a white and delightsome people tracing their lineage back to a man called Adam, who was able to blush when God caught him naked in the garden of Eden; this proved that he was white, as only the white race can blush.
One of the purposes of Adam’s race was to bring laws and statutes to the pre-Adamic races, which would enable them to become prosperous and happy. God’s first attempt to bring this about failed, so He caused the flood to wipe out this corrupt civilization and started over with Noah.
Eventually the scrambling of the language at the Tower of Babel caused Noah’s descendants to mingle with every pre-Adamic people of the earth. Unfortunately, God’s law that forbids intermarriage between races was ignored. Over the centuries the white race has lost the identity of who they are, and, because of intermarriage with the heathen, they have become a mixture which God calls the Gentile.
And what do we have existing today? In family after family, Israeli features are seen: blonde and red hair and blue or green eyes, indicating Israelite bloodlines. Sometimes only one child with these features appears in a given family, and sometimes all children appear as Israelite. There are several million with these features. Not all of these are pure Israelite and can only be conclusively identified by revelation.
We are going to locate these people wherever they are and present to them the reason for these features — that they are of the house of Israel and inheritors of God’s blessings in the last days. The fullness of the gospel will be presented to these people. They will have the option to accept or reject this knowledge. The decision will be in their hands.
We invite all people having Israelite features to investigate this gathering and be participants so that the descendants of Adam, Noah, and Abraham can finally accept their responsibility of dominion over every living creature (Genesis 1:26).