Who are Israelites?

By: Pastor Sheldon Emry

ALMOST everyone who reads the Holy Bible will agree that it was written by, to, and about Israelites.  Isn’t it surprising then, to realize that the race that reads, prints, and distributes the Holy Bible, and claims it as its divinely-inspired religious book, is not the Jews, who most ministers insist are the Israelites, but is instead the people of Europe (and as they have spread to America, Australia, New Zealand, etc)?  Is it possible the Jews are not Israelites after all, but that instead you folks, whose ancestors came from Europe are the true descendants of the Israelites?  What a different picture that would make of the Bible, of current history, and prophecy!


IN the letter to the Romans, Paul refers to his kinsmen according to the flesh in verse 3 of chapter 9.  Then he says, verse 4:

“.. who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises.”

That verse seems to be a rather complete statement, that the entire message of the Bible is directed to the Israelites.  Let’s take each phrase and analyze it briefly.  “To whom pertaineth  adoption.”   This refers to the process by which men become the true sons of God (the word ‘adoption’ actually means ‘placing as sons’).  Now, men of different races and nations today are claiming they have been “born again,” that in being born again they are the ‘spiritual’ sons of God, a “Spiritual Israel,” disclaiming its national realities.  But if you will read all the references in the New Testament to this process of men becoming the sons of God, you will find they all refer in some way to Israelites, and to no other people.

Turn to Galatians 4 where verse 5 says in part – “that we might receive the adoption of sons.”  However, to understand who the ‘we’ are in that phrase, we must remember that the writer, Paul, was an Israelite.  So let’s read both verses 4 and 5 written by this Israelite (to avoid any argument, we know that Paul called himself a ‘Jew,’ which he had been by religion, prior to his conversion on the road to Damascus.  Jews persecuted Christians, as they had done to Jesus.  But Paul also said he was of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin!  A true Israelite).

“But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we (meaning we Israelites who are under the lawmight receive the adoption of sons.”

Only Israelites of all the world’s people were ever under the law.  In fact, only Israelites are promised redemption in the Bible.  In Ephesians we again come across the phrase, ‘the adoption.’

Ephesians 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Anointed), who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.”

Again, Paul uses the collective term ‘us’, obviously meaning ‘us Israelites;’ and if you read the entire chapter, it is also obvious that it was also Israelites who were predestined – in other words – destined beforehand to be the children, or Sons of God.  This and scores of prophecies in the Old Testament testify that it would be Israelites who would be the followers of God in the last age.


AND yet for the last 1900 years, of the many millions who have claimed sonship to the God of the Bible, 99 percent of them have been of the White Nations of Europe, who modern ministers claim are not Israelites.  Is the Bible in error?  Did God make a mistake?  OR, are the ministers in error in not knowing these Europeans are descendants of ancient Israel?  Turn back to Romans 9.  We read verse 4, now let’s consider the second phrase “and the glory,” meaning that something called “the glory” also pertains to Israel.

The words ‘glory’, ‘glorify’, ‘glorified’ and ‘glorious’ are used several hundred times in the Bible, so we can’t read them all.  However, scores of them make it plain that it is in Israel that God will be glorified.  Here are a few:

“Sing, 0 ye heavens: for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, 0 forest and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel” – Isaiah 44:23.

“And I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.” – Isaiah 46:13.

There, Israel is called directly the glory of God.  In Isaiah 48, God is rebuking Israel for her wickedness, then he says this in verse 9 – “For my name‘s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.”

Israel had sinned enough to deserve total destruction, but God is saying that for His own, or for God’s sake, He will not destroy Israel.  He goes on, verses 10 – 11,

“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.  For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted?  And I will not give my glory unto another.”

God says in effect; Israel I could destroy you for your sin (transgression of My Law – 1 John 3:4), but I will not do so because I have chosen to give my glory to you, and for My own Name’s sake, for my reputation as it were, I will not go back on my Word; and I will not transfer my glory to another people.  That promise, that God would not forsake Israel for another people is why Paul would write seven centuries later, in Romans 11,

“Hath God cast away his people?  God forbid.  For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.  God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.”

Paul knew, as we should, that whatever promises and covenants God had made with the Israelites would be kept.  And whatever prophecies were made about them would most certainly come to pass.  One of these prophecies was that God would not give His glory to another people but Israel.  Here are a few more about that glory –

“Thou art my servant, 0 Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” – Isaiah 49:3.


IN verse 6, God says that Israel would be “my salvation unto the ends of the earth.”  Israel would be the carriers of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvation He brought to the ends of the earth.  In what people and in what race has that been fulfilled?  Most ministers will admit that it is this white Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Germanic-Scandinavian and kindred people which has done this; but they call them ‘Gentiles’ (1), and insist they are non-Israelites.  I say NO!  Prophecy has been and is being fulfilled in Israelites; Anglo-Saxon Israelites, the true race of Israel.  We read in Isaiah 59:20:

“And the Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.”

Then listen to what He says of Israel next:

“As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD from henceforth and for ever.” – verse 21.

God is saying that Israelites would have God’s Word, then and forever!  If we believed God, we would be able to find Israel in the world today by simply looking for the people who have His Word.  Who are they?  Any fool can find them.  They stick out like a sore thumb among the nations.  They are the white Anglo-Saxon and kindred nations or peoples of Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand.  They alone, of all the races of the earth, print, distribute, preach, profess, claim and hold on to the Bible, the Word of God (the Jews sure don’t do any of these things!).

You can travel from America to Europe to the subcontinent of Asia, to the jungles of Africa and to the isles of the sea, and wherever you come across a group of this race; and I am NOT including the Jews, wherever you find this race you will find that if they profess to believe in any God, it will always and forever be the religion of the Israelite Bible and the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ.

Is that all coincidence – That we seem to be a people of one religion, the true religion of the Bible Israelites? (2).  Or is it another of the hundreds of proofs that we must really be the Israel people.  God goes right on to Israel in Isaiah 60:1, where He says –

“Arise, shine: for thy light is come and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”

When all of the world would lie in the darkness of false religions and idol worship, where would God’s glory be seen?  Well, upon Israel, in spite of our own sin and ignorance, in spite of blindness in part of our identity as Israel.  The whole heathen world can see the light of God’s glory only upon our nations occupied by the white European race, the race of Israel.  We already read in Isaiah 46:13 where God called Israel ‘my glory’.

Let’s turn back to the New Testament, Romans 8:28.  The first part of this is often quoted to justify some strange event which has eventually turned out for the good of Christians:

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.”

– and they usually stop there.  However the rest of that verse and the following verses identify the people for whom all things work together for good –

“to them who are called according to his purpose:”

So someone here is being identified as ‘the called,’ – who are they?  Read right on, we’ll find they are Israelites.  Verse 29 –

“For who he did foreknow (now who did God foreknow?  We’ve already seen it was Israelites!)  he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son.”

So here is answered the question, what people in this age were to become the Christians, the sons of God for who all things would work together for their good?  Well, the people God foreknew, the Israelites.  He goes on –

“That he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (‘adelphos‘ – from the womb).

Here it is plain, that those who would become Christians would be brethren, and brethren of the ancestry of Jesus Christ.  In other words, the people of Israel; which we are!

“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:”

The people who would be called to Jesus would be those who were ‘predestined to be the sons of God.’  We have seen from Ephesians that it was the Israelites.  And from Romans 9:4 we’ve already seen it was Israelites to whom pertained the ‘adoption’ as sons, or the act of becoming Christians.

“and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

So here we’ve come around to that word again, ‘glory’ or ‘glorified’ and always and forever it is used in relation to God and to the Israelites.  In Romans 8:33 these ‘called ones’ are called God’s ‘elect.’  In Isaiah 45:4, God calls the descendants of Jacob-Israel “mine elect.”  Turn to Ephesians 3:20 also very familiar to Christians:

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

This is a certain reference to God Almighty of course, and then follows the conclusion of that sentence, verse 21 –

“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.  Amen.”


Where would the glory of God be manifested in all ages?  Here it says ‘in the church.’  And we have been reading it would be in Israel.  Let’s see if we can reconcile those two words.  The word “church” here comes from the Greek word “ecclesia,” which means literally the ‘called ones.’  That is exactly the term used for Israel in the Old Testament.  In Isaiah 48, immediately following God’s statement that He would give His glory ONLY to Israel, and would not give it to another, we read this in verse 12:

“Hearken unto me, 0 Jacob and Israel my called.”

The disciples and writers of the New Testament knew that Israelites were the ‘called ones,‘ so it was just natural they would call these Israelite Christians ‘ecclesia’ or the ‘called ones.’  Today we use the English word “church” for an assembly of called ones, not knowing it is the exact equivalent of the Greek and Hebrew words by which the Bible designates Israel.

Turn to Acts 7.  Here Stephen, the first Christian martyr is preaching the sermon which so angered the Jews that they stoned him to death.  In speaking of Israel after they left Egypt, he calls that whole body of the Israel people, the ‘ecclesia in the wilderness.‘  So Israel was the church of God at Sinai, just as Israelites made up the N.T. church (Note that Israelites made up the N.T. church and that Jews were opposed to it!) after Jesus.  And Israelites constitute 99% of the professing church of God today.

Ministers who refer today to the body of believers as the Gentile church, will tell their listeners they call it that because most Christians today are not Israelites.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  No non-Israelitish church was ever prophesied in the Bible, nor has such a church come to pass.  The church of today is exactly what it was prophesied to be, an Israelite church.

Another word for “church” is ‘congregation.’   In the Old Testament, Israel is called the ‘congregation’ over 250 times, many times using the phrase ‘the congregation of the Lord’ (and this is how many ministers and pastors address their flock!).  Any investigation of Bible terms will prove that all of the words used in both the Old and New Testament which mean ‘church’ or ‘called ones’ or which relate to the ‘church’, pertain to Israelites!


The next phrase in Romans 9:4, is: “and the covenants,” by which Paul meant that the covenants of the Bible also pertain to Israel.  This is not arguable and is easily understood by any person with a speaking acquaintance with our Bible.

This ministry (America‘s Promise Radio Broadcasts) has made a documentary movie dealing with these covenants of the Bible.  Its title is HEIRS OF THE PROMISE – or Abraham’s Children. (3)  It is 45 minutes long in sound and color.

Those of us who have studied the disappearance of Israel in captivity, at the same time and place where this Caucasian Race suddenly appeared, now know that these people were Israelites!  Although the conditional covenants of Mt. Sinai were broken by Israel, the unconditional covenants God made with Abraham can never be broken.

And it is because of these covenants that God has fulfilled in our people those promises of great increase in numbers and great blessings (at the time of David there must have been about 15,000,000 Israelites as David had an army of 1.5 million.  The Jews today number about 18-20 million, not much increase in 2,500 years.  But how many Caucasians are there in the world?  They cannot be numbered!  And investigate amongst which people all the great inventions were discovered), and He would be our God and we would be His people.  (A booklet by the same title as the movie is also available(4).

Further, God’s unusual promise about geographic ownership and control; the ‘possession of the gates of their enemies,‘ the ownership of the world’s “choke points,” can be understood without question, as history confirms their ownership and control.  You will see as Paul did, that the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God and the promisesALL pertain to our people Israel.  You will see also that as verse 5 of Romans 9 says, it was to Israel that Jesus Christ came.  Jesus Christ, the King of Israel.  Where you find Jesus Christ worshipped, you will find Israel.

For added confirmation, read the words of Jesus, when instructing His disciples where to go on their Mission:

“But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” – (Matthew 10 :6)

Then adding more confirmation, read what He tells the Canaanite woman seeking help for her daughter:

“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

Jesus did cure her daughter, but made no mention of His offering of salvation.

Once you begin to understand that Jesus and Israel are related, allied in purpose, then the current gathering of all nations of the world under the red banner of Communism (now called the New World Order) against Christ and Christendom suddenly comes into focus.  Why are the anti-Christs making war against the White Race?

Well, they know we are Israel, and they know they must destroy our race in order to destroy God’s work upon the earth.  The truth that we are Israel is the key to understanding the Bible, current world events, and what we can expect in the future.  So write today for more literature or cassette tapes.

For those who would like an immediate in-depth study into the fact that we are Israel, send for the book ‘Tracing Our White Ancestors’ by Frederick Haberman (5).  It is a startling book to read, as it puts together Bible history, archeology, Bible prophecy and world history to prove that we are the Israel people.  I know of no person of our race, who has read this book, who has then not admitted, we are Israel, we are God’s Chosen People.