controls the past controls the future;
Who controls the present controls the past."
George Orwell -- Nineteen-Eighty Four
History bears out the thought of a kind of division of responsibility through natural ability to care for the specific needs of the whole human race at three fundamental levels: spiritual, physical, and intellectual; somewhat like Paul's analogy of the Body of Christ composed of many individual members yet One interdependent Body (I Corinthians 12).
If Genesis 10:32 is, as we believe true, it should be relatively easy to identify the races by a process of elimination -- laying aside, for the present, intermarriage.
The Bible says, "Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living" (Genesis 3:20). And Brother Branham taught us "Every name in the Bible . . . means something. Did you know Israel's wives, when they gave birth to the twelve patriarchs, each one of those mothers, when . . . the baby was being born . . . named those boys in the very groans that they give, signified the nature of the child, and the place they'd make their final resting place" (Revelation Book of Symbols, 11:59).
Shem means "renown". The Shemites are not difficult to identify, and include the twelve Tribes of Israel descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Arabs, the Lydians who settled in Asia Minor, the Lebanese, Syrians, Kurds and Iranians, Jordanians (Moabites), the Assyrians of northern Iraq and Chaldeans of southern Iraq.
Ham means "hot-blooded" or "passionate". The Hamites include virtually all the people who in ancient times were the originators and creators of civilization in both the Old and New Worlds. Out of Ham have been derived most of the so-called colored races -- yellow, red, brown, and black -- the mongoloid and the Negroid.
"And Ham is the father of Canaan", who continued the line of the Serpent on this side of the Flood that represented all that is base (Leviticus 18). The immoral world wherein Noah lived was dominated by Cainite people. Jesus said those conditions would repeat in the end-time. And today's world is dominated by the Serpent seed. Ours is a world in which miscegenation between the races of Adam and of Cain (Canaan) is encouraged, and the Serpent's seed have said that marriage within one's race will be outlawed and reproduction will be by government-authorized invetro fertilization.
Speaking before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952, Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich summed-up the progress of his tribe toward world hegemony. He said, "We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions. Forbid the Whites to mate with Whites. The White Women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the White Men with black women. Thus the White Race will disappear, for the mixing of the dark with the White means the end of the White Man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and our race will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples".
Clearly our age is ruled by the Serpent's seed as Jesus Christ foretold and is fast approaching the level of scientific accomplishment attained in the days of Noah. Population and criminality are increasing whilst morality is in decline. Travel along with knowledge and depravity are increasing, but faith and faithfulness have almost ceased to exist. And as it was in the days of Noah, we are materially rich and in need of nothing, but spiritually bankrupt.
Sodom and Gomorrah were also Canaanite cities. Jesus foretold their sin would prevail world-wide in the end-time. A statement following a meeting of interfaith clergy called on all religions to "sanction same-sex marriages, bless gay and lesbian clergy, endorse access to abortion and contraception, and provide life-long sex education" (New York Daily News, January 21, 2000, Charles W. Bell).
It is important that we differentiate the posterity of Canaan and those who born of intermarriage with them, from Ham's descendants by his own wife. Genesis 10 allots separate genealogies to them both.
Japheth means "opened", "expanded" or "enlarged". His enlargement, both spiritual and material, stemmed from his baptism into Christ. After Israel was cut-off through unbelief, Japheth succeeded to the Spiritual responsibilities Shem had rejected (Genesis 9:27; Romans 11:17-20).
Paul cautioned us to be humble, knowing that our virtue comes from the "root", Christ the Word, and not of ourselves. Japheth was tamed or cultivated by the Holy Spirit from a race of savages and barbarians, to men in the image of God who have delivered the Word of reconciliation to all the world.
The Japhethites are the true Caucasians and the Indo-Europeans, a related family of people who are mainly denominated by their languages, yet have preserved a certain racial character in spite of considerable admixture with Ham and Shem.
The contribution of Shem has been in the realm of the SPIRIT. The Hamitic people have been, virtually withoutexception, technologically oriented and extremely adept, whether highly civilized or very primitive. Their contribution in so far as it has to do with TECHNOLOGY, has been absolutely unsurpassed. I believe it can be demonstrated that the technical developments stem primarily from Canaan whilst Ham's contribution has been primarily PHYSICAL, or practical.
The contribution of Japheth has, by contrast, been in the realm of THOUGHT. Where Japheth has applied his philosophical genius to the spiritual insights of Shem, theology has emerged. Where he has applied his philosophical genius to the technological genius of Ham, science has emerged.
These attributes were intended to compliment each other. Where the balance is lost, carnality and evil, ignorance and hatred emerge.
We see in Canaan an unrighteous hybreeding of the attributes of these sons of Noah. The seed of the Serpent producing a race brilliant in worldly pursuits but having no relationship to God (Genesis 4:14). When the sons of Shem, Ham and Japheth are without God and seek after earthly treasures -- the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life -- the Devil's children satisfy their senses and misdirect their natural abilities through politics, religion, business, sport, etc., towards their own long-term conspiracy which is world hegemony (Isaiah 14:13-14; Ezekiel 28:11- 19).
"Scripture does not play with words. Whatever is in the Record is there for the anointed eyes to see. It is there for a purpose" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 105:1).
The essential burden of Scripture is the redemption of Adam's race for which Jesus of Nazareth made His vicarious sacrifice and thus became the last Man (or last Adam, for in Hebrew it is the same word). He is not the last Cain.
The creature upon whom God wished to bestow His grace and to whom He desired to display His love, had to be in his original estate unfallen, in order that the Son of God could truly represent and restore Him. Otherwise He would not have been a true kinsman and a properly constituted substitute.
Jesus is not a kinsman of Cain, who was not an attribute of God's thinking. Not in the Logos. Cain is unrelated to the first or to the last Man. His vicarious father was a murderer and father of the lie. When Cain slew his step-brother Abel, he proved to be a type of Judas Iscariot who slew the last Adam.
The last Man, an immortal creature who need never have died, truly represented the first man, an equally immortal creature who need never have died. He thus stood an exact counterpart of the first Adam, accomplishing for man by an act of will what the first Adam, by an act of will, failed to do (Romans 5:12-21).
Unless the last Man, like the first, was made to be an immortal creature, He could not have surrendered His immortality on man's behalf. And unless the first man had once been an immortal creature, the surrender of immortality by the second Adam would not have been substitutional for man. Both Adam and Jesus voluntarily surrendered their lives for their Brides (Matthew 26:39-41; John 10:18; Romans 5:19; Philippians 2:8; Shalom, #22:1, 11:72).
The life of the animals sacrificed by the Hebrews could not come back upon the human because they have no soul. They know not right from wrong. When its mortal spirit is extinguished, the body returns to the elements. That is the end of it. The animal sacrifice was emblematic of our coming Kinsman Who would be an identical substitute for Adam and his seed. We were all potentially in Adam (the first man) when he was formed and made a living soul, just as God's elect were all accounted in the last Man, Jesus Christ, on Calvary. He was the Word made flesh and we were foreknown in Him as parts or Attributes of the Logos that would be made manifest in our due season and time.
Jesus made His choice by free moral agency and voluntarily went to Calvary to die for His Bride as Adam had voluntarily died in order that His bride, Eve, might be redeemed. Adam had the revelation He was a son of God and that through the marriage union, Eve was flesh of his flesh so that if he joined her she would be redeemed with him.
In his original estate, Adam was not subject to death. On this side of the Fall, the spirit leaves the body when the body can no longer support it and it becomes subject to death.
Jesus became subject to death by an act of will. He submitted to a form of capital punishment but dismissed His life before that penalty could take its naturally expected effect. Both the first and second Adam had the choice or free moral agency of living or of dying available to them. Otherwise, the sacrifice of Jesus would not have been vicarious. God was redeeming a creature of eternity. So the second Adam had to both perfectly represent Adam's fallen race and die for him vicariously as Savior. He could not do this for Cain. Cain did not come from God so he could not be redeemed back to God.
Jesus was kinsman only to those on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world. That is, in the loins of Adam who was the whole Book in seed form. All whose names are in the Book of Life have descended from the first Adam. And like the first man, their free moral agency determined their destiny. So long as their names remain on that Book they are in Adam and are "saved". Once their name has been removed, they are lost.
"Whereas the first man is of the earth, earthy; the second Man is the Lord from Heaven" (I Corinthians 15:47). All whose names are in the Lamb's Book of Life are reckoned in Christ Who is the Logos or Eternal Word, "the Lord from heaven" made flesh in the last Man. Those names can never be removed because the Word is unchanging and cannot be added to, or diminished. In Christ, the second Man, Heaven and earth have embraced in an eternal Union and God's threefold purpose of redemption is accomplished.
Cain was in neither Book. Neither are his seed or offspring. The evils of miscegenation promoted by the Jewnited Nations (UN) today is still abhorrent to God "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1-7). The Serpent has not changed his colors.
The genealogies of the Bible and the occasional brief historical references to Cain, Naamah, Canaan, Ham, Nimrod and Peleg, are worthy of careful study and furnish us with insights into the relationships of the earliest people known to us. The genealogies do not proclaim the unity of man but the DIFFERENCES. And the beginnings determine the destinies of the races. As we follow our father's footsteps naturally and spiritually, genealogies reveal those who can receive God's own life, and those who are in the genealogy only naturally.
A study of any genealogy, whether in the Bible or secular, is the study of history and bears out the wisdom and truth of Scripture:-
Exodus 20:5, "You shall not bow down to any image, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me . . ."
Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." And Scriptures like II Corinthians 5:14 and Hebrews 7:5.
An understanding of the original sin and a careful study of Bible genealogies of the four branches of humanity provides insight into the Communist fallacy of the so-called "equality and brotherhood of all men". It exposes the folly of Thomas Jefferson's declaration that "All men are created equal" whereas most men are of Cain and are not a part of God's creation. Such understanding clearly exposes the UN as ungodliness, and a tool to destroy good men and enslave mankind to a Totalitarian one world government under the children of Satan (Amos 3:3) who would have the simple-minded who know not God imagine it is possible to have peace and to build (Satan's) Eden on earth by man's own work independent of faith in Christ's redeeming work.
When Paul was debating in the Areopagus, he divided his audience one against another as he divided the Pharisees and Sadducees (Acts 23:6). Acts 17:24-29, "God made the world and all things in it. As He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn't live in man-made temples and human hands cannot minister to His needs. Seeing He gives life and breath, being Himself the Provider of all things -- He has no needs! He made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell across the face of the earth, and decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and when, and determined their boundaries."
"His purpose in all of this is that men should seek Him, and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us: For in Him we live, and move, and are; as some of your own poets have said, 'We are the Sons of God.' If this is true, we ought not to think of God as an idol made by men of gold, or silver, or carved from stone."
By quoting Aratus, a third century BC poet and Stoic of his own native province of Cilicia, Paul won the Stoics. Then by showing that God cannot be represented or impressed by man's works, he appealed to their rivals, the Epicureans.
For the purpose of the debate he says "we are all made out of one blood." Then hearkening to Deuteronomy 32:8-9, he teaches how God separated the nations from one another, numbering them according to the number of Israelites (Exodus 1:5; 24:1), as Israel will be the Kingdom after the Stone of Nebuchadnezzar's dream smites the nations and rules them with a rod of iron following the Roman Catholic NWO (Daniel 2; Revelation 17). And Christ will be Israel's King in David's stead, and the true New Testament Church will be their Queen.
God has always been a separator. Before the Flood He separated the sons of God, the offspring of His original creation, Adam, from the daughters of man, the offspring of Cain, the hybrid son from the illegal union of the Serpent and Eve (Genesis 3:15; 6:1-4). At the tower of Babel He separated the children of Israel from the sons of men -- the descendants of Shem, Ham, Japheth and Canaan, with His eye to the future Millennium and everlasting Kingdom.
Since Pentecost God has been separating Spiritual Israel from the world, for the saints will rule and reign with Messiah the King.
We know all men are not the offspring of God, neither original creation by natural descent from Adam, nor from Spiritual regeneration. Like that famous hybrid, the mule, most men are without pride of ancestry or hope of posterity in the Kingdom. In Acts 17, Paul was not teaching on the original sin and Serpent's seed. He was not saying all men can trace their ancestry back to Adam. He was preaching on the one true God, explaining how He makes Himself know to man by Spiritual revelation (or faith), not by graven images devised and crafted by men.
(In our sermon on "Cherem" we have already shown how God separated the Sons of Adam from the descendants of Cain and commanded Israel to utterly slay "everything that breathes" of the Canaanites but to place the peoples of Adam's race under tribute. Clearly Paul is not quoting Deuteronomy 32:8-9 in the present argument to dispute Deuteronomy 20:10-18). Paul was not teaching that we are all the fruit of Adam's loins for most people are of Cain).
It is only when men attain a stage of intellectual development and material ease, feeling no necessity to strive to overcome and call upon God for their needs, withdrawing from the Spiritual to material, that they conceive all men are related in a way which assures them equality. Such a conception displays a lack of Spiritual discernment.
Historically, not much attention was paid as a rule to foreigners, unless national or trade interests were at stake. Often enough they were despised as mere barbarians. However the Table of Nations shows God as a Separator, each particular race is conceived of as a unity summed up in and permeated by the influence of its ancestors (Genesis 1:11).
A father determines to a significant extent the character of his descendants for several generations (Exodus 20:5). Thus Jesus could say, "You are of your father the Devil, and will express his traits" (John 8:44). So the Table of Nations is a fundamental clue to the outcome of history based on the CHARACTERISTICS of the three sons of Noah, and of Canaan.
All tribes and races have their account of the "original sin" and one telling of three men from whom all races have descended. Only the Bible reveals the "missing link" of the Serpent, whose child Cain, was born of the original sin, and of his seed Canaan who was born in sin this side of the Flood. "Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, 'I have done no wickedness'" (Proverbs 30:20). bb000409.htm