Author: Pastor Jory Brooks

Misconstrued

A leading early twentieth century British-Israel exponent, Rev. J.G. Taylor, remarked, “People are apt to colour the statements of Scripture in the way they paint their possessions—namely, according to prevailing ideas. Fashion is proverbially tyrannical, and it is not less imperious in theology than elsewhere. In secularities it exerts a strange and subtle spell, and seems to blind the faculties of perception, rendering palatable the most absurd or injurious of customs. It exercises a similar sway in the religious realm, for theories which we should now pronounce doubtful, or even wicked, have been defended with the extremist confidence by...

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The Semitic Origin of The British People by Ferrar Fenton

Pastor Jory Brooks’ Comments: Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920) was the acclaimed author of “The Holy Bible In Modern English,” the product of a half century of labor, first published in 1903 after being issued in sections over eleven years. He was a confirmed British-Israelite who dedicated his Bible translation to “all those nations who have sprung from the race of the British Isles.” In a letter to a correspondent, Fenton wrote, “I am a believer in the Identity…What we Identists need to do is to win the literary and learned world, and I applied to them as a scholar to...

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Understanding the Purim Holiday

Christian believers these days are becoming interested in Jewish holidays and customs, and with an increase in interest in the festival of Purim since the release of the Christian film, “One Night With The King,” based upon the Esther narrative. The Purim holiday is interwoven with the inspiring story of a young Jewish girl, Esther, and her cousin, Mordecai, who with resolute cunning and bravery prevent a wicked Haman from destroying the Jewish community in ancient Persia. The Jewish holiday of Purim or “Lots,” in fact, has its entire basis as a brief mention in the Book of Esther,...

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The Lord’s Troops – The Tribe of Gad

Question:  Jory, in the blessing of the tribe of Gad in Deut.33:21 we are told that the tribe of Gad “shares in a portion of the lawgiver” and in Jer.49:1-6 we find God in his judgment upon the Ammonites saying that their “king inherits Gad”. That they were to be Israel’s heir as “sons of Israel,” but because they backslid apparently, it didn’t happen. I know that Ammon was the youngest son of Lot. I want to know how the tribe of Gad fits into this? I also want to know how the Ammonites became affiliated with the Israelites...

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Reformer’s Fire: Remembering The English Reformation

Among the memorable experiences of this autumn’s mission to England was a visit to the historic city of Oxford. The BIWF Congress was held in a beautiful old nineteenth century hotel near the center of the city, and included an afternoon walking tour of important sites of interest to all of us. Our first stop was at the beautiful large monument, “The Martyrs Memorial,” dedicated to the “Marian martyrs”—those who suffered and died for their faith during the five-year (1553-58) reign of Queen Mary I, “bloody Mary,” the Roman Catholic queen of England in the sixteenth century. The historian...

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