The Coming of Jesus Christ and the Meaning of “This Generation” – Part 2

The question before us is whether the phrase “this generation” in Matthew 24:34 (“this generation will not pass away until all these things take place”) refers to a race or to a time frame. Does “this generation” mean “this race” will not pass away, or does it mean “this present generation” relative to those who were alive when Jesus was speaking – some of that generation would “not pass away until all these things take place”?

This is more than an academic question because the implications determine whether Jesus Christ will return at some future time relative to us living today or whether He returned in the first century relative to the generation living at the time of Jesus and His disciples. Hence, what one believes would certainly impact how we might live today and what plans we might make in respect to the Kingdom of God and why.

Moreover, it deeply affects whether we believe anything of Kingdom consequence can be done in our time and if there be any urgency at all to do anything since nothing can be done to actually manifest the Kingdom as God originally intended. Are we waiting for Jesus to come back and clean up our mess or is He waiting for us?

Genea and Genos

Let’s begin with the possible meanings of genea and also compare this Greek word with its root, genos. Genea is translated “generation” in Matthew 24:34. Genos may be translated elsewhere as race or kind, for example. Both words are derived from a more basic root, gen which “means birth … decent… descendants, family, race….”1 Thus, both genea and genos carry the element of genealogy related to racial birth or descent.

Genos, it appears, is the most direct meaning of race, as in

  • “the Syrophoenician race” (Mark 7:26);
  • the “high-priestly descent” of Annas, Caiaphas and John of Alexandria (Acts 4:6);
  • “Joseph’s family” (Acts7:13);
  • “ancestral stock” (Acts 4:6; 13:26);
  • “a relatively small group with common ancestry” (Acts 7:13); and
  • “a relatively large people group” (Acts 7:19; I Peter 2:6).

Again, the idea of race or kind is emphasized as more of the primary meaning of genos.

Genea, on the other hand, while retaining the basic sense of familial connections and ancestry can refer to:

… the sum total of those born at the same time, expanded to include all those living at a given time and freq. defined in terms of specific characteristics, generation, contemporaries.2

As I conclude in my book, The Biblical Story of Prophecy, “So, genea can refer to a specific or undefined period of time of a particular race or ancestral origin.”3

In Matthew 24:34, the translators chose “generation” and not “race” to convey the Greek word genea.4

“This generation” will not pass away, not “this race” will not pass away (whether referring to the Israelite race or a few might have concluded the Edomite racial sub-type).

But that does not necessarily conclude the matter. How then shall we find out whether “generation” refers to those living at a given time as contemporaries or whether it refers to race?

The Context of Matthew 24

The first place I would look is the context of Matthew 24. Does this context help us determine whether “generation” refers to a time frame or a race? In my book, The Biblical Story of Prophecy, I reviewed the context of events leading up to Matthew 24 beginning with chapter 21 and moving forward through chapter 23. Unless one understands that the scene and subject is Jerusalem and the Temple, and Jesus’ prophetic declarations about them, the relevance of the question is lost in regard to whether “this generation” (Matthew 24:34) is local and temporal relative to Jesus and His disciples’ generation, or whether the entire Matthew 24 prophecy is still future relative to us today.

What initiated Jesus’ discourse in Matthew 24 about “these things” that would take place in respect to “this generation” was the disciples’ admiration of the temple. Jesus told them it was going to be demolished. That immediately prompted their questions: “When will these things be…?” They asked what signs would precede this coming judgment. These are time frame and local, temporal-related questions.

“These things” or signs which Jesus referred to were simply all the things that would have to take place before the destruction of the temple and “this generation” would pass away. What things? The “gospel of the Kingdom” would “be preached in the whole world… to all the nations” (verse 14), the “abomination of desolation” would be seen (verses 14-15), and the “great tribulation” would happen (verse 21) all as preludes to the coming of Jesus Christ (verse 27). Until all these things took place, “this generation will not pass away.”

Does the context of Matthew 24 suggest race or those living of a particular race in a given time frame? Was Jesus referring to the contemporary “generation” of Israelites living at that time? Go back and re-read Matthew 21-25 and ask who is speaking, who is being spoken to, who are the recipients, what did the speaker intend the recipients to understand and how would the recipients most reasonably have understood the speaker’s message. For example, did Jesus intend to teach and warn His disciples about things to come because they would see them come to pass in their lifetime? Or did Jesus give this warning to His disciples regarding “these things” for some distant future audience?

Let me include here a definite time statement in respect to the coming of Jesus Christ which He gave in Matthew 16:27-28:

“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

Although genea is not used, it should be clear that this was a description of the generation living at that time – the generation of His disciples in respect to the time frame of the coming of Jesus Christ.

Genea in Matthew

We also might ask: How does the author of the Matthew account use genea in the other places in his gospel account? I refer you to Appendix A in my book which discusses this evidence. I conclude in each context where genea is used that the word refers to that contemporary “generation.” So, I won’t repeat it all here. I just want to point out, for example, that genea is used in its plural form in Matthew 1:17:

“Therefore all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the time of Christ fourteen generations.”

Would it make sense to translate genea as “races,” as in “all the races from Abraham…,” or “fourteen races”? No, this is about the ancestral genealogical timeline of Jesus Christ referring to “generations” living in specific time periods of that family line.

My Conclusion about “This Generation”

My conclusion is that Jesus was referring to the generation of Israelites living at that specific time. That generation would witness the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple at the coming of Jesus in judgment,5 which would result in the end of that age – the Old Covenant age. If we follow the rules of interpretation, the intended meaning will be disclosed. And if we do find it to be the case that “this generation” refers to those living at that time, then we will have to adjust our understanding and perception about what the Bible says and our present obligations and responsibilities about how we are to seek first His Kingdom.

There is a divine plan to manifest His Kingdom now.

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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1 Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Vol. II, p. 35

2 Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 191

3 Blanchard, The Biblical Story of Prophecy, p. 177

4 There is no English translation that I know of that translates genea any other way than “generation.”

5 The parallel account in Luke 21:20-22 states this clearly.

 

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The Coming of Jesus Christ and the Meaning of “This Generation” – Part 1

I have received direct and indirect communication from a few people this past week who have challenged my conclusion in respect to when the coming of Jesus Christ took place. Has it already happened or is there yet a future coming? I consider the challenge as an opportunity to address this question briefly and particularly in regard to the coming of Jesus Christ and the meaning of “this generation” as translated from Matthew 24:34: “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.”

Considering the Whole Counsel of God

I begin today with the illustration from last week, “Nature Reflects God’s Design  for How to Study the Bible,” comparing what God created in nature, in respect to real food and its most natural source, with how to study the Bible. Whole food was created with the divine design of a complex of nutritive components that synergistically work together to nourish our bodies. It’s the whole food complex that is the big idea here as opposed to isolated, individual components. The whole complex is necessary to feed the body in order to repair, rebuild and restore our health.

In the same way, all the components of the written Word of God must be taken together to arrive at a conclusion of fact about what it says and means. When we get the big idea from a unified and consistent understanding of the whole Bible, only then can we more accurately handle the Word of truth in regard to the particulars that we may be interested in studying. Isolated words, phrases, verses and even larger passages of Scripture can only be correctly understood as they fit into the larger context of the whole Bible. So, the question we must ask is, What best fits the facts with the fewest apparent contradictions? The facts from the whole counsel of God (the big idea) will help us determine the best conclusion on a particular subject.

Starting with Your Conclusion

We have to be aware of not trying to prove what we believe by trying to fit the part of the Bible into it. For example, some have concluded that either Jesus Christ is God in the flesh or, on the other hand, that He was a created being. If we begin with a conclusion first and then try to interpret the parts of the Bible to fit that conclusion, then we will be tempted not to be honest and objective in our analysis of a particular verse or passage. We are just trying to prove what we believe.

Correct interpretation of Scripture requires us to set our beliefs (opinions) on the shelf in order to follow all the rules of interpretation. We must have hearts that seek the truth over proving our opinion and be willing to let go of those beliefs that fail the test.

Labels Get in the Way

I take this concept and approach on how to study the particular issue of “this generation” as it relates to the coming of Jesus Christ and the time frame thereof. My viewpoint has been labeled “preterist.”  Therefore, let me just briefly say that I believe the labels do not necessarily serve to objectively study a particular viewpoint of doctrine. The label “preterist” is the case in point. I don’t really mind if people label me as a preterist, but the very word seems to illicit an emotionally-charged negative response by which some can only see one side. That is true for all of us in some or another respect.

One problem with labels is that they aren’t necessarily and specifically defined and are sometimes misrepresented as to what one may believe and why. The point is that we simply need to be aware that labels can only muddy the waters unnecessarily, preventing an objective discussion of the evidence.

Covenant Heritage Series

So, let me preface my understanding of “this generation” by stating up front that my book, The Biblical Story of Prophecy  is Book Six of seven books in the Covenant Heritage Series . I have repeatedly made it clear that the Series is progressive in nature and each book builds in succession on the previous. And I have repeatedly warned that reading these books out of order will only cause confusion. Book Six is the case in point.

The lengthy letter I received from a woman in Canada contained many points of objection as to why my view that Jesus had already returned in AD 70 could not possibly be right. One of those objections was that the condition that the “gospel of the Kingdom” must “be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). As I read through her objections, including this one, I couldn’t help but wonder if she had read Books One-Four of the Covenant Heritage Series. If she had, she would have understood why I believe “the nations” in the Bible have a limited scope of definition and application. Apparently, she believes that “the nations” of Matthew 24:14 refers to all races in the modern sense of the word, like the United Nations.

The Apostle Paul clearly stated in both Romans16:25-26 and Colossians 1:23 that the gospel had already been preached in all the world – in his lifetime. This condition has already been fulfilled. Obviously “nations” cannot mean every race of people on the planet.

Again, I think she failed to study all the components of context as a foundation to understand what “the nations” means. I responded to her suggesting that she read the Series beginning with Book One. I hope she does.

“This Generation”

Okay, I appreciate your patience in these preliminary comments to the main subject matter of the meaning of “this generation” of Matthew 24:34. As you can see, this article is getting too long, so with your indulgence, permit me to pick it up here next week. I promise I will “hit the ground running” on this subject.

Thank you!

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Nature Reflects God’s Design for How to Study the Bible

As a naturopath, I have learned that our God created certain plants and animals for food. That may not be a surprise to you because it makes sense. But what many don’t consciously consider is that there is a significant difference between real food and processed “food,” and whole food concentrated supplements vs. synthetic supplements. Understanding the difference also helps us to understand how the written Word of God is to be accurately handled (II Timothy 2:15). It demonstrates how to study the Bible. Let me explain.

Food as God Designed it in Nature

The difference between food as we find it in nature (fruits, vegetables, clean animal meat) and processed “food” created by man is that real food has many naturally-occurring, biologically-active component parts. Packaged, canned and bottled products have had most of the natural parts processed out of it. Real food contains a multitude of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and enzymes that synergistically work together in just the right combination so that the body can use it to repair, build and restore itself.

In my health care practice, I discuss with my clients how they can begin to transition to a more natural whole food diet. And I also test them on whole food supplements as a part of their nutritional therapy program, along with working with them on a whole food diet. These kinds of supplements are carefully taken from nature’s food and made into concentrated whole food supplements that retain all the naturally-occurring components. These supplements are directed toward priority targets (organs, glands or systems) that are in need of more help than even a good diet can provide. The body responds to real food and will reject processed “food.”

Synthetic Food

In contrast to real food and whole food supplements, processed “food” has basically destroyed most of the necessary component parts and, therefore, offers no real nutritive value. Vitamins that are sold in supermarkets or health food stores are laboratory-created synthetic vitamins. For example, a synthetic B Vitamin may contain one component of Vitamin B12 or B6 or even a selected combination of the B complex. But what this kind of synthetic vitamin lacks is the naturally-occurring B complex necessary to actually nourish the body. If one has a heart condition like diagnosed congestive heart failure, synthetic B Vitamins won’t help. The heart, in this case, is reacting to starvation of a natural B complex diet and whole food supplementation.

Vitamin C is another example. If you look on the back label of a Vitamin C product, it says “ascorbic acid.” This is only a fraction of the whole food Vitamin C complex. Synthetic Vitamin C will not cure scurvy, but the naturally-occurring Vitamin C full complex will.

Also, taking synthetic “vitamins” might temporarily stimulate the body, but potentially may actually be harmful. Excess quantities of the same can produce the same symptoms of a nutritional deficiency. For example:

  • Excess synthetic Vitamin B1 may cause hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
  • Excess synthetic Vitamin D may cause a negative calcium imbalance and even be fatal. It may also cause a loss of bone calcium.

Here is the point: synthetic, single component vitamins will throw the body out of balance because they lack nutritive value to properly feed and repair the body. Whole food supplementation with naturally-occurring components will give the body the genuine replacement parts it needs for life and vitality.

How to Study the Bible

The above commentary relates to how the Bible is to be accurately handled. Just as the body only recognizes whole foods and not partial components of synthetic vitamins and minerals, so the Bible must be correctly understood with all the component parts, not a single verse or passage isolated from its context or the overall context of the Bible.

“The sum of Your Word is truth.” – Psalm 119:160 (NASB)

The sum consists of all the component parts which is what I try to constantly employ in what I teach. If you are familiar with my books, the Covenant Heritage Series, you have noticed how often I refer to and apply the two basic principles of interpretation:

  1.  The Bible is to be understood in its context, and
  2.  The Bible must be allowed to interpret itself.

These basically cover the whole scope of the Bible. Without this approach, the small component parts, like words and verses, can easily be misconstrued as to what the Bible says and means.

Take a watch, such as a mechanized fine Swiss watch. What makes it work and keep time? The gears, the train wheel, the pinion? Would you not logically say, “All of them.” Yes, of the roughly 130 component parts of a Swiss watch, all of them must work together to make the watch tick and perform as designed.

So it is with Bible study. All the component parts must fit together so the Bible makes sense. Of course, it’s an ongoing task, isn’t it? There are some doctrines we can be sure of and others – well, we need more time and study. But let’s remember, the total sum of the component parts of the Bible will offer the best opportunity to be correct and certain about what God has said.

This is how I have taught in my books and why I have designed and am putting together the Bible Mastery Boot Camp.  It teaches you how to use all the tools of interpretation so that all the component parts of the Bible come together and result in clear understanding of what the Bible says and means. There is no place for personal opinion or private interpretation (II Peter 1:20). Using these tools helps you discover the Bible for yourself.

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

Next week I am going to apply this concept regarding Matthew 24 and what “generation” means. See you then!

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9/11 Truth and Justice Await

I was reminded today (September 11, 2018) of what happened on this date back on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center towers and nearby Building 7 were destroyed in addition to some damage at the Pentagon (purportedly hit by a commercial jet liner). Today, 17 years later, the truth about what really happened and justice to officially resolve that event still await.

What Happened?

Since that day until the present, the federal government and most media outlets continue to proclaim the original and almost immediate “official” government story (including President Trump). They claim that 19 Muslim terrorists high jacked commercial airliners and crashed them into the Twin Towers and Pentagon. Since that day, there have been numerous independent investigations by private citizens challenging the government position. If you type in “911 truth” into your browser, you should see a list of websites claiming evidence of another rendering of what actually happened.

Among those is www.ae911.truth.org (Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth) started by Richard Gage AIA, whom I have met. Over 3000 architects and engineers have signed a petition disputing the claim that any of these buildings could have collapsed as the government says they did. The evidence is compelling.

I remember the day it happened. It was early in the morning (Pacific Time) when I got a call from a friend in the Eastern Time zone. He told me to turn on the TV. I did and, of course, began to witness the live event unfold. I was glued to the TV all day and I knew that something very significant was taking place. As I watched, I saw the towers collapse. I’m no architect or engineer, but it was quite evident that the towers as well as Building 7 collapsed in a free fall in their own footprints and it sure looked like a planned demolition to me. We have watched several professional building demolitions on TV and this event looked exactly the same. I said to myself that this was an inside job. This was confirmed to me by the flurry of propaganda coming out of government officials that terrorists did it all with planes. It was an obvious cover and I knew it smelled.

At that time, I was pastor of a small church in Washington State and immediately began to preach about this whole incident and what was going on politically. This was a major “Pearl Harbor” type event to further advance a new world order agenda. We had now arrived at a whole new level of force and surveillance.

As we know now, the aftermath of 9/11 included a contrived invasion of the Middle East on the pretense (and lies) of the “War on Terror” claiming Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction.” What a mess it has been since then!

What’s Next?

9/11 was a false flag operation. If the “powers-that-be” were willing to go this far, they will do it again to try to achieve their goal of total domination. As I look over the horizon of our times, I see that we are coming due again for another round of devastating events. The main reason is the real and growing economic catastrophe that may well dwarf the 2008 collapse of the banks which were bailed out at our expense. Our so-called “debt” is beyond remedy and there is no mathematical solution. Even now, the IMF is collapsing countries along with Venezuela as the most recent example. Such collapses will continue and have an increasingly resounding adverse effect on America and Europe. It’s not if, but when.

What Can We Do?

If you are not preparing now to have enough provisions for your family to survive for at least 6 months, you might want to take action.

Beyond that, the only true and lasting remedy is to start a local fellowship. Jesus said, “I will build My church.” The church is at the heart of manifesting God’s Kingdom in power. There is no other solution.

Lord willing, we are continuing to prepare teaching tools for you to help you do just that. For the latest update, please go back to today’s email and take a look at the BMBC Update.

I appreciate your support!

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Faith: The Gift of Seeing

Why do things never seem to change? Why is it that we are witnessing and experiencing a lawless, destructive system of darkness? Certainly, knowing and understanding God’s ordained remedies outlined within Scripture gives us an indispensable road map to help create a transformation and reverse the present course of this darkness. Many families have already begun to take action, altering their course and separating from this ungodly system as best as they can. But the encroachment of destruction continues unabated and portends to engulf us all. What’s wrong? What’s missing? May I suggest the answer begins with faith. 

Examples of Faith

It seems simple enough, but let me explain. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Faith is the assurance and conviction of the unseen. Faith is a gift from God that gives us the ability to perceive the unseen. Hebrews 11, as many of you are aware, is a list of notable men and women who believed in God’s promises and obeyed. Abraham, for example, endured in righteous faith before God with the promise of a future “city which has foundations whose architect and builder is God” (v. 10). All the unconditional covenant promises given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not yet visible, but were believed on “regarding things to come” (v. 20). For them, the unseen and not yet visible were apprehended as a future reality by faith despite their contrary, visible circumstances. Their faith saw through the veil of this earthly existence to a greater reality. These Old Testament saints “did not receive what was promised” (v. 39) because, for them, they understood it was to be fulfilled for them and their descendants at a later time in history.

Jesus’ Faith

The author of Hebrews then, in the same context, contrasts those heroic Old Testament saints with the first advent of Jesus Christ in the New Covenant era of the first century: “God had provided something better for us…” (v. 40). Indeed, it was the example of the Christ and His death and resurrection that He became “the author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2) for the Christians of the first century.

The gospel accounts reveal how Jesus our Lord demonstrated time and time again many varied authenticating signs and wonders of the good news of the Kingdom. I believe He was operating fully in the reality of the Kingdom of God by the power of the Spirit. He cast our demons, healed the sick and infirmed, fed multitudes with a few loaves and calmed storms. Nothing was impossible for Him.

Such was the faith that the original disciples witnessed and they learned to operate in as well. There were times they struggled to believe. Do you recall when Jesus bid Peter to walk on water that he did – until He took His eyes off of his Master and looked around him. His faith turned to fear because of what he saw and his physical reality overcame the reality of Kingdom power. “But seeing the wind, he became frightened…” and Jesus responded to save him and said, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:25-31). Peter, and all the rest of the disciples, were learning and growing in a faith that saw beyond the circumstances of life.

Kingdom Faith

The Christian Israelite believers of the first century were learning about faith, too. Again, Hebrews plainly told them about the reality of the Kingdom as the foundation of their faith:

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” – Hebrews 12:22-24

And they were receiving “ a Kingdom which cannot be shaken…” (v. 28). The Christian believers and the perfected unseen Kingdom of God were in the process of meeting together – back in the first century! Hebrews 12:22-24 describes the present greater reality which began after the resurrection! These faithful saints were given a picture of the greater reality that was theirs to access. All around them were all the saints who had died before and the church assembly and angels and, of course, King Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant.

As Jesus already returned in AD 70, that Kingdom is established and ready to be manifested – now. Even if you believe differently, and think He is yet to come in the future, is it possible for you to see what the Hebrew Christians were taught in the first century? Can we have Kingdom faith that sees into and operates in the power and presence of the rule and reign of God now? Even the first century Christians “tasted of the good word of God and the powers of the age to come” (Hebrews 6:5). Would you agree that we can, at least, also experience something of “the powers” of the Kingdom?

Faith in Action

Can the seemingly impossible circumstances we are witnessing today in our nations be changed and transformed? Yes, I do believe that. But let’s start on a small scale and begin to learn how we can see beyond our personal situations, for example, into making the Kingdom of God reality. What comes to your mind right now? What is the most negative, adverse circumstance you are facing? A relationship issue? Money? A personal problem you can’t seem to overcome?

And what may be blocking the Living God from transforming whatever you are dealing with? Do you need to repent of sin? Ask forgiveness? Obey a command of God? What?
Ask God to reveal it to you and start training yourself to live with a sanctified imagination of seeing what the Kingdom reality is and can be for you. That is this faith and a gift of seeing.

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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An Answer to Anti-White Government Policy

A ten-minute video was sent to me recently that exposed an anti-White government policy by the federal agency called HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). This video featured a White woman and her commentary sponsored by Red Ice – a pro-White online information resource. She explained this anti-White government policy forcibly integrating predominantly White neighborhoods with non-Whites. White racial segregation was unacceptable, and if White people were not willing to voluntarily integrate on their own, then the government was going to create policy, fund and force integration. The White woman in this video correctly identified the consequences of racial integration – increased crime, drug dealing and unnecessary conflict between the races.

Anti-White Government Policy Explained

Back in the Obama Administration, HUD enacted a policy to ensure “every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of” and improve “integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation.” The goal was to find “middle class” (read White) neighborhoods and help non-Whites “access” to live in these neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with a lack of diversity (read “too White”) will be mapped or targeted for racial and cultural diversification as HUD would use literally “billions” of “dollars” to ensure invasion of White areas whether White people like it or not. 1

Fortunately, Dr. Ben Carson, who now heads HUD under the Trump Administration, wants to scale back this policy. 2

Why would the federal government force integration of White neighborhoods? Do the perpetrators of such a policy believe that this will finally create the opportunity for racial equality and good will? Will White and non-White races finally see the light of the “brotherhood of man”? Will White people finally see the sin of their ways of evil segregation and repent?

A United Nations Philosophy

This government policy, and other policies like it, have their roots in the United Nations “human rights” doctrine. I wrote this article some time ago:

“The Human Rights Movement is a hypocritical fraud. Supposedly based on the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’3 out of the United Nations, there are a number of Articles explaining what ‘human rights’ is all about. I’ll just cite four examples and apply it to White people and their historic nations.

Article 3.   Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”

“Does that apply to White people? What if White people prefer to be with their own kind, provide schools for their own children and desire to secure a homeland for themselves to protect their own life, liberty and security? No, that’s forbidden to White people.

Article 8.   Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.”

“White people are not allowed a ‘remedy’ for their ‘fundamental rights’ to secure a separate homeland and other necessities for life, liberty and security.

Article 15.    (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.”

“A right to nationality? Are you kidding? How about forced immigration of non-Whites into White countries? Whites have no such right. This doesn’t happen in China or Japan – only in historic White countries.

Article 18.   Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

“Whites are not allowed to express their thoughts about race if it’s contrary to the equality and diversity movement. And if they do, they are labeled ‘White supremacists.’” 4

What’s the Answer?

Of course, the consequences of forced racial integration has, and will continue to create conflict and disorder. Peace will flee away and increasing fear comes. There is no other solution than racial segregation. But this traditional “White flight” is becoming more difficult as government policies (federal, state, local) are continually advancing racial integration. Even in White areas, we see a gradual encroachment to racial mix.

So, what is the answer? Pro-White secular organizations like Red Ice and American Renaissance explore political change. They do well at informing White people of the many ways and means of forcing the multicultural and equality agenda. Political solutions may help. But does the God of our fathers and His written Word give us any answers? Yes!

We just have to get back to the basics of biblical theology. God has called the holy Covenant People to be segregated – set apart from not only non-Whites, but also from our racial kindred who are not Christians. We are to be separate, which is quite a challenge in our time. Although not completely doable, we can start by separating ourselves into local churches.

I realize the idea of “church” or even the word itself is not popular and even abhorred. On the other hand, perhaps modern concepts and examples of what church is is what many are reacting to. I understand. But let’s remember what Jesus said, “I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18).  Jesus promised that the gates of hell will NOT prevail against His church. He didn’t make that promise regarding any political group. The key is His church! It’s huge. Why? Because it is in and through the local church (or assembly of the believers – if you like) that God’s power is manifested and His Kingdom manifested.

This is the biblical answer to anti-White government policy.  And when a biblical White church is established, it can expand in that local area. Thus, the Kingdom of God grows.

I have heard from numerous people wanting to start something in their local areas. More and more are seeing a vision for what can happen. It’s time.  I hope that the Bible Mastery Boot Camp can help facilitate that. We are working hard to get this tool ready for your use.

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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1 https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/huds-new-fair-housing-rule-establishes-diversity-data-every-neighborhood-us

2 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/us/ben-carson-hud-fair-housing-discrimination.html

3 http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

4 Red Pill Expo and White Supremacy

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Race, DNA and Vaccinations

As a Christian theologian, I have come to the conclusion that the Bible is about the race of Adam throughout their generations and specifically about the Adamic covenant family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This race was created in the image and likeness of God and is identified today as the White people of Northwestern European countries and their descendants (documented in Book Two, Identifying Biblical Israel Today).  The Bible is not about all races and racial subtypes, but about one race among others. What does race have to do with DNA and vaccinations?

Race and DNA

God created Adam with a physical body and a soul and He breathed His Spirit into him.  Thus, Adam was created in God’s image and likeness. That image and likeness is generated to all generations through the DNA. The genetic code is transferred and perfectly replicated through the union between an Adamic man and Adamic woman at the conception of the child from that union. If that DNA is altered, the race is changed. This concept of genetic racial inheritance is best summed up in these quotes that I have also included in Book Four, God’s Covenant Creation:

“A basic fact of biology is the concept that, ‘all cells arise from pre-existing cells.’ There is no other place from which they can come. The original cells and chromosomes of each life form were stamped with a genetic code or blueprint (DNA) by the Creator of the species … Nature basically repeats itself, and that is all.”1

“Every type of living being … has the faculty for reproducing its kind, which is really the ability to transmit all its characteristics to its offspring by heredity … the essentials, the basic features, the principles, the laws, are found to be identical in all organisms. We may therefore trust the thousand-fold experience that basic facts about heredity discovered in one organism are true for all.”2

This is a confirmed and verified scientific fact of genetic inheritance.

The DNA, the soul (mind, will and emotions), and the spirit of Adamic man are generated as a complete package. If the DNA is altered through inter-breeding with other non-Adamic races or racial sub-types, the Adamic DNA, soul and spirit is altered and diminished. The consequence is the permanent change in race and, in such a case, unchangeable exclusion from any possibility of ever participating as a member in the covenant family of God and His holy Kingdom. It’s a tragedy, of course, but once that race-mixing and the issue of that union takes place – it is done and cannot be undone.  It is irreversible!

The enemies of God and His People know this and continually try to tempt us in numerous ways to mix our DNA. They know that it will forever destroy God’s elect. Then, through the equality and integration movement, if they can neutralize the Covenant Race, they will have their insane, absurd, Marxist new world order.

Vaccinations and DNA

The pervasive propaganda that “all races are equal” coming from both the secular and religious worlds has certainly made inroads into the minds of Adamic Israel. Many more each year are convinced that race-mixing is not that bad and may even be a good thing. But the truth of the matter is that many White people still prefer to live and marry their own kind. The racial mixing agenda is not working fast enough for the powers-that-be.

So, there is potentially another method to permanently alter the DNA of White people so they either cannot produce children at all or produce DNA-defective children. Sound diabolical? Yes, it is! Such a method is even now being implemented through vaccinations.

As a traditional naturopath, I can tell you that my own investigation into the efficacy of vaccinations has little to no scientific data to support their idea that they do what the government and medical community claim they do. And, I can tell you that, of all the detoxification procedures I do for others, such as for heavy metals and chemicals, vaccination detoxification is the most difficult causing more intense adverse symptoms. I believe that is because of the many substances in vaccinations that are foreign to the body along with the combinations of vaccine injections that are so prevalent today. Those substances include, but are not limited to, aluminum, chick embryo cells, dog kidney cells, erythromycin (antibiotic), formaldehyde, glycerin, latex, mercury, thimerosal, and so forth.3

Altering the DNA

But my real concern and suspicion is that pharmaceutical companies are contemplating, and perhaps even now concocting, vaccination cocktails that are targeted to alter DNA. Investigative journalist, Jon Rappaport brought attention to a New York Times article on March 10, 2015 on efforts in Congress to fund a billion dollars to research a “universal flu vaccine project” that includes “an investigational DNA-based vaccine…” Synthetic genes will be injected into the body by vaccination combining synthetic “DNA payloads” and viruses “into the recipients own DNA.”4 What is this? It is genetic (DNA) re-engineering. A “human” GMO!! Consider the exponential increase in required vaccinations for both children and adults throughout the years!

Recently, the revelation that genetic-testing company 23andMe.com has made a $300 million deal with GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical corporation to sell the DNA information they collected. What possible interest would GlaxoSmithKline have in that DNA information and why would they spend $300 million to obtain it?

Conspiracy theory? Call it what you will, but it’s possible that a new generation of vaccines are being developed to target certain DNA groups to be even more effective for evil purposes! More DNA destruction creating more deadly diseases and population control and reduction. It’s a part of the plan of an unaccountable oligarchy network to completely dominate the world through their methods of destruction. You don’t think that there are people out there that wicked?

I would say this. The game of Russian roulette has gotten more dangerous with not just one bullet loaded in the chamber, but three. Wanna play?

The good news is that our God has a plan of deliverance for His People. But it requires knowledge and understanding of what the Bible says and means. God’s law protects His people through His prohibition to racially intermarry as well as his laws against putting that which is unclean into our bodies. We must learn to say “No!” It requires doing your research about what is going on out there. There is no lack of information for you to discover and share.

More importantly, we have a holy obligation to start conversations so our People know who they are. We need churches – local assemblies of His Covenant People where God dwells in power.

May God’s Spirit of Truth come upon you with holy intention to start taking dominion.

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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1 Charles A. Weisman, Anthology of Racial Issues, (Burnsville, MN: Weisman Publications, 1997), p. 81.

2 Richard B. Goldschmidt, Understanding Heredity: An Introduction to Genetics, (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1952), p. 4.

3 See the complete list at www.novaccine.com. Some scientists have discovered more extensive contamination. See https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf.

4 www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/health/protection-without-a-vaccine.html.

5 https://www.healthnutnews.com/glaxosmithkline-acquiring-a-300-million-stake-in-genetic-testing-company-23andme/

More cites to research:
http://www.greenmedinfo.com

https://worldmercuryproject.org

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Creating God in Our Own Image: Transgressing the First Commandment

Creating God in our own image, that is, from our own imagination, means we are creating our own god and setting another god before the one, true Living God of Israel. When, by our own ideas and concepts, we construct a new god other than God as revealed in the Bible, we essentially violate the first commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).

Two Examples

Is the God you believe, confess and serve consistent with the laws of God? To say, for example, that God is a God of justice and yet deny His biblical laws about capital punishment is to create a false god. If you declare God is a God of love and, at the same time, you refuse His written Word that Israel should be separate from all others, that god is a different god. Change or deny any of the written laws of God and a new god is created according to our imagination – creating God in our own image.

The God of Whom?

At the heart of the violation of the first commandment, in our modern-day culture, is imagining that the God of the Bible is the God of all races. The great majority of Catholic and Protestant churches advocate a theology that God created Adam in such a way that he somehow became the biological father of all racial types and sub-types. Therefore, God has created all “human beings” in His own image and  loves everybody on the face of planet earth equally. And, of course, it follows that Jesus Christ died for all of the “human race.” So, the gospel must be preached to all races and therefore, the ongoing world missionary movement is of God and ordained by Him. Furthermore, racial diversity and integration are sanctioned and favored by God. Racial intermarriage, inter-racial adoption, multi-racial churches – these are the natural and logical out-workings of such a theology.

Does this brand of theology come from the God of the Bible or does it come from creating God in our own image – a god not in conformity with the true and Living God? Does this theology create another god in violation of the first commandment?

Other Questions

To answer that question, certain other questions must be answered because they challenge the status quo that has made assumptions that may be, in fact, creating another god in our image in violation of the first commandment. And violation of the first commandment is sin as sin is the transgression of the law. So, how can we correctly discern whether or not the prevailing theology is true or not? By asking and answering other questions such as:

  • Was Adam the father of all “human beings” or was he the father of one race among others?
  • Are “the nations” of Genesis 10 representative of all races on the planet, or are they the nations of the race of Adam?
  • Is the God of the Bible the God of all racial types and sub-types or is He the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob only?
  • Does biblical Israel now include all races (“spiritual Israel”) or has Israel always been, and will continue to be, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
  • Is the term “Gentiles” inclusive of all races or does “Gentiles” refer only to the descendants of Adam’s race?
  • Did God give His law to all races on the planet or only to Israel?
  • Do God’s laws apply today or are they done away with?
  • Did Jesus Christ die on a bloody cross for all races or exclusively to forgive and justify Israel?

The answer to these questions, from the cumulative raw data of the Bible, history and science, will clarify the truth about whether we confess and worship the God of the Bible or another culturally acceptable god.

To deny that God created Adam in His own image and likeness in order to rule and reign with Him in His Kingdom, and apply this to Negros and Asians, for example, is to create another god.

How Well do You Know the Bible?

The challenge is before you and everyone else. Do you know how to study the Bible for yourself? If you have not done so already, I invite you to get the Covenant Heritage Series  which will help you learn how to do just that.

Eventually, we want to offer an audio/visual teaching series called the Bible Mastery Boot Camp in order to make the Bible easier to understand.

In the meantime, you might enjoy taking our 24-question, true/false, survey on the BibleMasteryBootCamp.com website.  And please, send this email to others to challenge them.

How well do you know the Bible?

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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The Key to Taking the Guesswork Out of Interpreting the Bible: Discovering Original Intent – Part 2

Although there are many possible barriers to correctly interpreting the Bible, one glaring and common error repeated today is the failure to discover original intent. The misrepresentation of what the Bible says and means in large part flows from this one error. What many pastors and theologians have failed to recognize is that the Bible was not written to us in our present day. It was written to certain people at another period of time in the past. Correctly using the principles of interpretation eliminates the guesswork and shines a light on the original intent.

I sum up Part I of last week with a quote from a 19th century theologian, Milton Spencer Terry:

“When we find that in the explanation of certain parts of the Scriptures no two interpreters out of a whole class agree, we have great reason to presume at once that some fatal error lurks in their principles of interpretation.”1

Such an error substantially misses the point that what God has revealed to us originated first with the original audience for which it was intended.

Today, I want to discuss the process and principles of interpretation of how we determine original intent.

The Process

The Bible is a big book with many parts, people and events. Basically, when you piece it altogether, it’s a history book. If we approach the Bible as a history book, all we have to do is follow the story. Just like if we followed the story of your life – where you lived, people you lived with, the circumstances and events you experienced, the customs you learned, your best successes and worst failures – everything about your life – we would see the story of your life unfold.

That’s what the Bible is – a historical drama that unfolds before our eyes. Keep it simple.

So, like any book, we would start at the beginning. The beginning is Genesis chapter one. But in my experience, the most direct way to start is beginning with the life of Abraham in Genesis chapter 12. Because, as you will see, the Bible is most easily grasped by reading about this man, who is one of the most important men of the Bible. Without understanding his story, you simply cannot understand what the Bible says and means.

As I explain in Book One, Discover the Story of Your Biblical Heritagewe return to the beginning chapters of Genesis later in our study as we complete our pilgrimage through the Bible.

The process of finding the original intent approaches the Bible as a history book, beginning with the life of Abraham. We won’t just read about Abraham’s life, but we will be transported back to his time as if we were walking beside him – listening in and watching his life – what God said to him and how he responded. We will experience the drama as it unfolds from Abraham to his son Isaac and his grandson, Jacob. We will be enveloped in the whole panorama of history of Abraham’s family down through the centuries. We will find the original intent as this history book is progressively revealed.

In the Covenant Heritage Series, I take you step-by-step and help you through what would appear to be a disjointed maze. I shine a light on the next path ahead so you can find your own way through it. And at the end of the story, you will see the whole picture. It will make sense. You will be able to put the pieces of the Bible puzzle together.

The Principles of Interpretation

Along the way, we use and apply time-tested principles of interpretation to help verify and prove what the Bible says and means. No tricks or slight-of-hand tactics – just straightforward, no nonsense methods of analysis that you would use to make sense out of any letter, newspaper article or book. By consistent and objective application of these principles, we have the best chance of arriving at the Bible’s original intent.

So, what are these principles? Basically, there are two main ones.

The first principle of interpretation is this: The Bible must be read, studied and interpreted in its context. For example, what does John 3:16 mean?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

In other words, to understand what John 3:16 says and means, you might want to ask the following questions:

  1.  What preceded John 3:16?

a.  Who was speaking?

b.  Who was being spoken to?

c.  What was the subject matter?

2.  What followed John 3:16?

a.  Who was speaking?

b.  Who was being spoken to?

c.  What was the subject matter?

3.  Suppose you wanted to know what the word “world” (Greek: kosmos) meant in John 3:16. You might ask:

a.  Does the context of John chapter 3 reveal anything about “world”?

b.  Does the context of the entire Gospel of John shed any light on how he used the word “world”?

c.  Does the rest of the New Testament reveal anything about how “world” is used?

The principle of context gives you important information to help you more accurately make a correct interpretation.  And the wider the context you consider, the more accurate your analysis and conclusion will be.

I will show you how to apply the principle of context.

The second principle of interpretation is this: Let the Bible interpret itself. It is very common, for example, to find the New Testament quoting from the Old Testament. Often, going back to a quote in the Old Testament sheds light on the New Testament.

As an illustration, the Apostle Peter is writing to people which were “scattered” or dispersed in certain areas (I Peter 1:1). To find out who they were, you might want to go back to the Old Testament. For example, in Deuteronomy 28:63-65, God warns Israel that disobeying Him would eventually result in God scattering them into other lands. The Old Testament may help us to determine who Peter was writing to many centuries later.

In I Peter 2:9-10, he also refers to his audience by quoting from the Old Testament:

“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.”

Using a concordance or perhaps a side-note column in your Bible, you can find where these quotes came from and who they refer to. Does that give you clues about who Peter was writing to?

All we are doing is letting the Bible interpret itself. That’s what you will learn how to do in the Covenant Heritage Series and what I will be training you to do in the Bible Mastery Boot Camp.

We will use these principles of interpretation regularly to take the guesswork out of knowing with certainty what the Bible says and means. You will discover its original intent. When you get that, then you can begin to see how the Bible may apply today to you.

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Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

1 Milton Spencer Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics, p. 161.

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The Key to Taking the Guesswork Out of Interpreting the Bible: Discovering Original Intent – Part 1

Is there a way to know with reasonable certainty what the Bible actually says and means? Yes! It is discovering original intent. This is the key to taking the guesswork out of interpreting the Bible.

If that is of interest to you, I want to share with you why the Bible should and must be interpreted according to its original intent and how that is to be searched out (in Part 2) in order to arrive at a conclusion of fact – correct Biblical interpretation.

Today, I want to discuss the meaning of, and barriers to, discovering original intent.

Why is Original Intent Important?

This subject matter is of critical importance for the following reasons:

  1. If the Bible is, in fact, “God breathed” in the original autographs and is a reliable and trustworthy record of God’s revelation, then correctly discerning what it says and means is of the highest pursuit and priority. Even in the modern English translations, I have proven to myself that there is substantial evidence to find out what the Bible says and means.
  2. There has been, up to the present day, no lack of conflicting opinions and theories in respect to biblical conclusions, resulting in thousands of denominational and non-denominational churches. This only creates confusion. Who is right?
  3. Generally, the Bible has been misunderstood and misconstrued, creating a false worldview and resulting in the manifestation of moral and cultural deterioration and lawlessness.
  4. Unless we recover what the Bible says and means according to its original intent, we cannot act with knowledge, understanding and wisdom to implement the remedies in order to transform our communities and nations.
  5. In the matter of personal integrity, every man who considers it his obligation and responsibility to search out the correct interpretation of the Bible can be equipped to do so.

Meaning of Original Intent

The Bible is a historical document. The history spans at least 6,000 years and is the record of that history in respect to what God has said and what He has done. Therefore, the Bible must be read and understood as an historical document.

As a record of history, the Bible is most accurately understood in its original historical context. What was the language used and how were words used and defined in that time period? How should the Bible be understood from the beginning and throughout its recorded history?

In other words, what was the original intent or the original interpretation or meaning of the Bible in the time in which it was recorded?

If, by the preponderance of biblical evidence of the language used and the meaning and usage of words in that particular historical context, one can with a high degree of certainty understand the original intent, the correct interpretation can be made.

Original intent asks, What did the speaker (such as Jesus Christ) or writer (such as the Apostle Paul) reasonably mean to communicate and what did their original audience reasonably understand the speaker or writer to say?

Original intent searches for a fixed and determined meaning from the raw data of the biblical text taken together in its whole context.

Original intent seeks to, with ruthless objectivity, gather the raw data primarily from the Bible itself and then from secondary references such as time-tested lexicons, dictionaries and other sources to help with word meanings and usage and other information about historical context.

Barriers to Original Intent

Confusion and disagreement about what the Bible says and means abounds creating disunity within the “Christian” religion. The Catholic church says they are right. Because they claim to be the original Christian church, therefore, only their doctrine is correct even if it can’t be verified by the Bible. The Protestants insist they are right even though they are fractured into hundreds of denominations and thousands of different non-denominational churches. Of course, there will always be disagreements on minor points of theology which requires ongoing study and discussion.

But the larger, more significant doctrines are also much debated, although some unity exists. But the point here is that varying and conflicting opinions about correct interpretations of the Bible exist for many reasons. For example, objectivity is lost because of preconditioning. We have been preconditioned to interpret the Bible with a prior prejudiced viewpoint. We start with certain assumptions. It’s not necessarily a conscious thing we do, but we are persuaded, for whatever reason, to see the Bible through distorted glasses.

There are a variety of reasons for this. One could be social pressure to conform to what is an acceptable conclusion. We might feel it’s too much to risk sacrificing relationships or family and friends. Our choice is to conform or be rejected.

Another reason for tainting our objectivity in correctly interpreting the Bible is theological or church tradition. A sacredly-held historical tradition or a popular preconceived theological system tends to erect an almost impenetrable barrier to an objective reading and study of the written Word of God.

Here are some other barriers:

  1. Political expediency: willing to sacrifice certain hard, but discernible truths in order to smooth the way for political gain (even if it may be good);
  2. Cultural pressure: willing to not pursue finding out what the Bible says in order to conform to modern fashionable ideas; and
  3. Economic concerns: fear and trust in God and His revealed Word may be set aside for personal and job security.

Some engage in fanciful speculation based on subjective feelings by seeking out an “inner light.” The Bible says and means what anyone thinks it means. For example, how often have you heard the question, What does this passage mean to you? The result? Pure conjecture and many inaccurate and conflicting opinions and conclusions.

Whatever the barrier is to finding the correct interpretation, each person must be consciously aware and honest about it. No one approaches a study of the Bible without some taint of preconditioning or other influences.

But a deliberate awareness of that will help keep it in check and keep the process of discovering what the Bible says and means as pure as possible. Remember, we want to find the original intent. But how do we start?

That will be addressed in Part 2.  See you then!

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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