Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. Gal3:16
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal3:29
This post is a response I gave in the comments on the Jacob and Esau post. A Black Hebrew Israelite was telling me his misguided, racist and false “non” gospel of salvation only for the supposed “physical descendants of Israel” (whoever they may be)……. and I answer him here:
My ethnic heritage is Angle, Saxon, Scot, Scandinavian/Viking, German, and maybe Norman (I do not know for sure concerning the last one). So, am I in or out? Am I acceptable to God or am I doomed, due to my ethnic heritage? Should I be proud like the liars who say my ethnic seed is true Israel, or should I despair because of the liars who say any number of other seedlines are true Israel? I do not despair, nor do i revel in pride. My hope is in CHRIST JESUS THE SEED, and I trust Him by faith. I do not put any stock at all in my seedline or yours. My hope is not in flesh; it is in the resurrected Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the seed, who dwells in me and who has given me His eternal life, a place in true Israel, and a place in His kingdom. All by faith. I concern myself not with my ethnic heritage or yours.
True Israel is spiritual, it is of the Spirit of God, it is of Jesus’ kingdom, which is not of this world, it is not of the flesh of the seedlines of men.
God is not a racist, the seedline of God via Abraham and the promise to him, ends with CHRIST JESUS the Lord. He IS Israel, and all who are in Him by FAITH, in Christ, are in the seed, Christ, His seed is in them, they are now the children of Israel.
ALL who believe in Christ are transferred from the kingdoms of this world, which include the ethnic groups through which i was born, and the ethnic groups through which you were born.
I condemn no Anglo-Saxon, no Scot, no Turk, no Kurd, no Arab, no Egyptian, no Greek, no man from all the African people groups, no Pacific Islander, no East Asian, no one…… but rather instead i by the leading of His Spirit, do witness to them all, of the Truth of Jesus Christ and salvation that is offered ALL men regardless of one’s heritage. So my gospel is not one of condemnation— it is one of good news. The good news is ALL may come to HIM, by faith, and He will receive them in. These are the lost sheep of Israel, all who are Christ’s by faith. These have no guile (they do not lie about what the true gospel is!) and they are humble, gentle, like children with childlike faith. This faith pleases God.
Not who sired you and what your ancestry is and what tribe you trace back to.
This is love, that He laid His life down for His friends, the little children of His kingdom, the little sheep who follow Him with faith and humility and trust and joy and hope and love, doing what He said. Therefore now, who are His friends? : )
Who are the ones who truly love the peoples of the world, whether they be African, Mexican, Native American, West Indian, European, South American, etc.? The ones who truly love like God are those who bring the joyful news to them all, of the kingdom of God which is NOT of this world (not of lands, cities or flesh seedlines), which is by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is love: telling this truth to all, and making disciples of people of ALL the nations of the earth. These are the ones who so lay their lives down for the others, doing unto others, with mercy and compassion, as Jesus taught.
Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ! I rejoice with much joy.