OR SATANIC ATTACK AGAINST
PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL ISRAEL?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
WHY GOD CREATED RACES OF MEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
PROMISE TO ISRAEL--RACE, NOT GRACE . . . . . . . . . . 11
RISE AND FALL OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES:
THE ISSUE OF RACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
THE MILLENIUM—INTEGRATION OR SEGREGATION? . . . 29
UNDERSTANDING OF RACE IN THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD 32
THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
More than any other pivotal truth, this simple statement SEPARATES the people of God—the
“ecclesia”—from the world’s false, professing “Christians”. The human family can become a
potential model for the family of God—a shadow of the spiritual reality soon to come to this earth!
When one understands the importance of the human family as modeled by the Bible, it is not
difficult to understand that God’s Adversary, the Devil, would place his main focus on first
distorting, then twisting, and ultimately—at least in his perverted mind—destroying the human
Today, we see human beings around the earth seemingly confused about the purpose of family.
While the gentile world has been in abject darkness for nearly 6000 years, the physical descendants
of Israel as recently as a century ago somewhat followed—as well as they could understand—the
Biblically established and created model. Today, the family in nations once established by Anglo-
Saxons, is in complete disarray; with numerous opinions promoted by the so-called “educated” of
the culture as to what that family consists of.
Easy divorce has been rampant in western culture for fifty years, making its way into the Church of
God in more recent times. Today, radical homosexuals promote their abominable lifestyle by
claiming they should “marry”, and have all the same so-called rights of heterosexual couples.
Children are victimized and subjected to the most vile of human behavior in the process, mixed up
and confused from a very early age, but taught to believe themselves to be “enlightened” and
Western culture is on the precipice, incredibly close to final collapse with “the days of Noah” all
around us: “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying
and given in marriage
, until the day that Noah entered the ark.” (Matthew 24:38)
Obviously, the inspired text of Holy Scripture MUST refer to the misapplication and misuse of
“marriage” as being a symptom of the Sodom and Gomorrah-like society at the end of man’s
incompetent reign on earth. Along with the aforementioned very obvious perversions of marriage,
another departure, there has been a more subtle and less apparent departure from God’s Biblical
Inter-racial marriage—the union of a man and woman of distinctly different racial strains has
become common—not only in society at large, but among those that claim to be rooted with the true
Church of God. In the following pages—for those that choose to read on--we will discuss how
modern man has come to endorse the practice, along with the many arguments and excuses used to
promote such marriages, clear Biblical commands of prohibition against such arrangements, and why
mixed marriages of obviously different genetic strains ARE SIN
While the culture associated with the physical descendants of Israel has declined, there has been a
growing tolerance for inter-racial marriage during the past two decades; first, in the society at large,
and then more recently in most of the scattered Churches of God. Generally, ministers ordained
during the Philadelphian era justify new-found acceptance by claiming inter-racial marriage as
somewhat of a bad idea in “many cases”, but not sinful. Typically, they offer up certain “examples”
and “inconsistencies” with God-intended racial separation.
Some of what we will look at will be documented proof that these men professing to be linked to
Herbert Armstrong—most of them undoubtedly false ministers among God’s people (2 Peter 2:1) in
this Laodicean era—are at extreme variance with what their former leader believed, taught, and
administered. Herbert Armstrong did not equivocate on the matter, and was very plain and consistent
throughout his ministry. He was what many of these men refer to as “old school”, and “out of date
But, of paramount importance is the Word of God, and the principles and commands revealed.
Simply put, do the guidelines, laws, and principles expounded upon in scripture support racial
segregation or misogynous integration? Are there examples in the inspired Word of God supporting
interracial marriage, or do the principles in scripture indicate otherwise? Is God’s purpose for
mankind hindered or supported by racial integration? What does the Bible describe in the near future
during the millennium? Who is correct: those that are comfortable with the world’s people being
blended together in one large soup pot, or those that see races as nations that should remain separate?
These are serious issues for which the followers of the true Christ should seek out Biblical
instruction. We should consider that the trends in Satan’s culture combined with carnal scholarly
endeavor are not only irrelevant to truth, and very dangerous to our salvation!: “For I fear, lest by
any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted
from the simplicity
that is in Christ.” (2 Cor 11:3)
God’s called and converted DO NOT need so-called “scholarly interpretation.” Biblical instruction
should also far outweigh the importance of the “feelings”, or the emotions, or the covetous lusts of
individual church members seeking marriage to those of obviously different racial strains! True
ministers should first seek answers that describe the will of God, and then apply those principles to
individual judgments—without regard to such “feelings” or “desires”. It is their responsibility to
teach Biblical principles, and be pillars maintaining standards in the Church of God based on those
If you read the following pages with an open mind, you will understand the origin, the motivation of
the main promoters, and serious nature of modern thinking promoting inter-racial marriage!
WHY GOD CREATED RACES OF MEN
Origin of the Races
Clear principles reveal God’s intent concerning the races—to those who will read and humble
themselves before God’s word. A good place to begin is in the very first book of the Bible: “And
God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness . . .” (Genesis 1:26). “Likeness” means
just what it says. As well as indicating God’s form or image, this scripture reveals that Adam’s facial
appearance was similar to the being that called Himself the Word.
Let’s also begin by reading a number of quotations from Herbert Armstrong establishing clearly the
late-apostle’s teachings on the matter. While the Word of God takes precedence over the words of
men, it is important to review what Herbert Armstrong taught because many ministers throughout
the ongoing apostasy have attempted to rewrite history through obscuring or even lying about his
position on this and other important doctrinal matters
. While true Christians always
look to God’s
Word for understanding and truth, true Christians in this end time must also battle heresy among
men, and attempts to rewrite history by those that promote division!
Remember, the Bible refers to the true Christ as a second Adam: “And so it is written, the first man
Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit”. (I Corinthians 15:45)
With this in mind, Herbert Armstrong noted long ago in a Plain Truth article: “Some 4000 years
after Adam’s creation, this same Word who MADE Adam was born of the Virgin Mary—as a
human. Adam looked like HIM. How did he look? He looked like other JEWS! . . . The Jews were
WHITE. Christ was a Jew. So Christ was WHITE, and not black, as some fanatical Negro religious
leaders deceived some American Negro followers into believing. Christ was WHITE. Adam ‘looked
like’ Christ. So Adam was
While Adam and Eve were white, the Bible indicates the development of races and early mixed
marriages, ”And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters
were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they
took wives all which they chose.
” (Genesis 6:1-2)
Here the Bible describes marriages taking place that were contrary to the will of God! They took
wives which THEY chose—not God! The scripture points to secular marriages that were unions
“And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh . .” (verse 3)
God was ANGRY at His creation because of their corruption. But God proclaimed that it would not
always be so. There will not be—when His son returns to establish the government of God—
STRIFE between God and mankind. Why? Because mankind will live in accordance with the WILL
OF GOD! Along with other laws that will be kept and honored, God’s will for the races to be
separate into segregated nations will re-established and performed!
Continue in Genesis, “There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons
of God came in unto the daughters of men, and bare children to them, the same became mighty men
which were old, men of renown” (verse 4) And God say that the wickedness of man was great I the
earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was evil continually. And it repented
the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will
destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth.”
Some have claimed that this indicates a mixing of the converted, or “righteous” sons of God with the
unrighteous “daughters of men”. Such nonsense is driven by an agenda to confuse—as ridiculous as
claiming all people are called of God today! These arrogant attempts by men claiming to be Christ’s
ministers are exactly opposite that which was taught during the Philadelphia era of the church.
1 Herbert W Armstrong, “The Real Cause of the Race Crises!,” The Plain Truth, (October, 1963) p 6
Until the spirit of God was poured out on Pentecost in AD 31, FEW were called and imbued with the
Spirit of God. Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David were such men. Elijah and Elisha
were also called of God. Moses is yet another example of a man used by God before the New
Keep in mind that God DID NOT CALL ASSEMBLIES out of the world until the new covenant
church was established in 31 AD! Such was the wondrous miracle of Pentecost, when God’s spirit
became available to many more—although still few compared to the world’s population. To assert
that the “sons of God” were converted presupposes the existence of a spiritual church, or assembly
of converted people. Such propaganda is what the Bible calls HERESY!
These scriptures provide an account of carnal, unconverted men mixing interracially with carnal,
unconverted women. It would seem that the “fair” women were white, while the men described were
of a darker race or races, similar to most black and white mixed marriages today. In any case, the
specific racial origins are less relevant than the mixing of races that angers the creator.
Let’s review an additional quote from Mr. Armstrong: “He was going to destroy them in
punishment! Yes, in punishment for taking wrong wives—wives which THEY CHOSE, contrary to
God’s decrees and laws! God had decreed that the races should not intermarry, and pollute the blood
stream! But Negro men were choosing white wives and white men choosing yellow wives—just as
they are doing today! The ANTIDELUVIANS WERE TRYING TO INTEGRATE!”
To prevent mankind from becoming a single, corrupted race, God DIVIDED the nations. Plainly,
segregation was His purpose for all mankind! Note in Genesis 10:5, “By these were the isles of the
Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.”
Very clear—for eyes that can still see!
God intends all races be divided into their own lands, all
keeping the laws of God, and all blessed so “that there shall not be room enough to receive it”.
(Malachi 3:10) God desires that the human variety—with strengths and weaknesses in each race—be
2 Herbert W Armstrong, “The Real Cause of the Race Crises!,” The Plain Truth, (October, 1963) p 26
Satan’s culture of integration breeds jealousy, competition, racism, and corruption. The degenerative
state of mankind described just prior to the flood, was a type of the world culture that would exist
some 4300 years later—just prior to the return of Jesus Christ! Our time now, toward the end of the
The Foundation of This Present World
A man called Noah was used by God to preserve the three major races through the flood. “But Noah
found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” (Genesis 6:8) Why did Noah find grace? Verse 9 provides the
answer, “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
Herbert Armstrong wrote, “Noah was the ONLY man on earth who was not guilty of this SIN of
inter[racial]marriage! . . .The word Moses used for ‘perfect’ in the Hebrew language was ‘tamiym’
(pronounced taw-meem). You will find, in the lexicon, it means ‘without blemish, complete, full,
perfect,’ The Companion Bible, commenting on this verse, says: ‘Perfect—Hebrew, tamiym:
without blemish as to breed or pedigree. All flesh corrupted but Noah.’”
The same article by Mr. Armstrong continues, “Further this work comments: ‘This shows that
Genesis 6:9 does not speak of Noah’s moral perfection, but tells us that he and his family alone had
preserved their pedigree and kept it pure, in spite of the prevailing corruption.’”
It is either ignorant or disingenuous to equate the word translated as “perfect” in the Authorized
Version with righteousness as some have done. While there have been many God would refer to as
having been spiritually righteous, there is none other than Jesus Christ that the scripture would refer
to as “perfect”, when speaking of righteousness. The phrase “perfect in his generations” would
contradict human experience and
the Holy Scripture if used in this manner.
So, verse 9 simply uses the word ‘perfect’ to refer to Noah’s racial purity. It cannot have any other
meaning. The latter part of the verse—“walked with God”—is an indication of Noah’s spiritual
3 Herbert W Armstrong, “The Real Cause of the Race Crises!,” The Plain Truth, (October, 1963) p 27 4 Herbert W Armstrong, “The Real Cause of the Race Crises!,” The Plain Truth, (October, 1963) p 27
condition. But how did the post-diluvian world come to have three major races of human beings?
The Bible leaves Christ’s followers to speculate.
But, the three major divisions in race—black, white, and yellow—were preserved through the flood
one of three ways. Either the wives of two of Noah’s sons were of the black and yellow races, or the
DNA of Noah’s sons combined with their wives produced the three broad racial categories. A third
possibility would require faith that God miraculously caused three races to spring from the only
family to survive the flood. The method God used to preserve the races is not that important. It is
only important to note that the creator deemed the preservation of race in humans as important, and
After the flood, men quickly turned away from God as they multiplied on the earth. At that time,
people of all races spoke in one language, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one
speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of
Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them
thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us
build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be
In defiance of God’s intention—only a few years into post-diluvian civilization—mankind
determined to come together in an integrated society. They became determined to build a tower to
prevent God from correcting them with a flood yet again as they lived apart from God’s laws and
Continuing: “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men
builded. (6) And the Eternal said, Behold, the people is one
, and they have all one language; and
this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to
do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one
another's speech. So the Eternal scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:
How did God deal with rebellious mankind? Did He unify their cultures? Did he integrate the
societies so the races could integrate and be at peace? NO!! He scattered, or SEGREGATED them
AND—to ensure a separation that would last until modern times—confounded their languages!
“These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these
were the nations divided in the earth
after the flood.” (Genesis 10:32) How clear that God’s way of
PROMISE TO ISRAEL-RACE, NOT GRACE
Abraham, Isaac, and the Descendants of Israel
Liberal detractors opposed to the true God often attempt to point out that the Bible does not
specifically state, “Thou shalt not marry another of a different race.” Of course, God’s Word also
doesn’t directly prohibit such behavior as gambling, smoking, or listening to degenerate music; but,
true Christians still understand from principle
that these are evil and harmful.
Similarly, God’s word is plain and clear in principle about the mixing of the races, “When the Most
High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds
of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 32:8)
Does the word “divide” mean “integrate”? Does “separated” refer to mixing peoples together? Well,
if black is not white and up is not down, then these terms clearly mean——TO SEGREGATE! God,
throughout mankind’s existence on earth—both pre and post flood—has WILLED that the races be
separated. God further enforced his will upon mankind by dividing human beings IN BOTH
LANGUAGE AND RACE, at the Tower of Babel!
Moving to a few hundred years after the flood, God inspired the descendants of Israel to be
preserved as distinct racial strains. There is no greater story in the Bible than God’s love for, His
preservation of, and blessing of Israel. Through the centuries TO THIS DAY
, God has ensured that
Israel were preserved, and did not become swallowed up by the non-white races of the world! “For,
lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a
sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” (Amos 9:9)
While Satan passionately HATES and DESPISES physical Israel, God preserved the scattered
physical descendants of Jacob until they formed their own separate nations hundreds of years later!
Children of mixed marriages almost always tend to take on the characteristics of the darker race. If
God had not intervened through the ages to segregate Israel from other gentile people, Israel would
have been bred out of existence within a few generations! God’s purpose for all of mankind would
Preserving the racial purity of Israel required that God begin the race with pure seed. Note in
Genesis 24, “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age and the LORD had blessed Abraham in
all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put,
I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh. And I will make thee swear by the Eternal, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the
, among whom I dwell. But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a
wife unto my son Isaac.” (Genesis 24:1-4)
God made it very plain to Abraham that (1) Isaac was NOT to take a wife of the Canaanites, a very
different race, and (2) he was to take a wife of his own race. Liberal compromisers and rebels against
the truth often seek to muddle this clear instruction by claiming it to be some kind of cultural or
religious consideration. Such reasoning is poor propaganda, disingenuous, and in many cases
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who suppress the truth in unrighteousness . . . Because that, when THEY KNEW GOD, they
glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful [for the truth]; but became vain [futile] in their
imaginations [thoughts], and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise,
THEY BECAME FOOLS.” (Romans 1:18, 21-22)
Such are the corrupt, so-called biblical “scholars” of today—both outside and INSIDE
The simple TRUTH is EXACTLY
what is indicated. Inspired by God, Abraham KNEW his progeny
must be kept racially pure to fulfill God’s plan. He didn’t have to agonize over his children marrying
those of their own race. It was common sense at that time, JUST AS IT WAS COMMON SENSE
UP UNTIL A GENERATION OR TWO IN THE FORMER NATIONS OF ISRAEL. Abraham
commanded his servant to journey with Isaac to the region of his own race to obtain a
wife! Remember, these were unconverted people on the earth with the exception of the patriarchs;
therefore it is ABSURD to claim that religion was any consideration at all!
Similarly years later, religious affiliation played no role when Jacob was given a wife of the same
race. Recall when Jacob departed from Laban with his wife Rachael, the scripture notes that she
stole idols from her father. Laban then came out to find them, as these were his gods. At the time
Jacob married Rachel she was NOT CONVERTED AT ALL!
It could not be more clear in both of these examples, that God guided the fathers in selection of
wives to ensure racial purity in their lineage. Rebecca was not converted when chosen by God to be
Isaac’s wife, nor was Rachel when chosen as Jacob’s wife. If they became converted later in their
marriages, it was because they were TAUGHT the truth by their husbands and family relatives!
Generations later, God specifically forbid the tribes of Israel to marry outside of their own race,
“Neither shall thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his
daughter shalt thou not take unto thy son.” (Deuteronomy 7:3) Verse 4 indicates the curses or
consequences of Israelites taking Gentile wives—a turning away from the true God—when
considered within the many other scriptures commanding segregation, verse three adds support and
DOES NOT DETRACT from God’s will for the tribes to remain separate: “For thou art a holy [set
apart] people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen three to be a special people unto
himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”
How would the tribes of Israel inter-marrying Gentile races keep them separate? How would they
retain their heritage if they acquired wives of other cultures and religions? Certainly the form of the
true religion they practiced would be corrupted, but only the most stubborn heretics could argue that
THEIR RACE AND CULTURE would be unaffected! Again, such inter-breeding would remove
Israel as a race from the face of the earth! They would cease to exist as a separate people!
Numbers 36 even goes further and forbids marriages of heiresses outside of their own tribe. The land
of an heiress would pass to the other tribe if such a marriage occurred, becoming a permanent part of
that tribe’s collective inheritance in the Year of Jubilee. To prevent this, the Bible commands in
verse 6, “This is the thing which the Lord doth command . . Let them marry to whom they think
best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.”
In cases where the inheritance was passed to sons this ordinance would not be an issue. The daughter
marrying into the other tribe, would simply become a member of that tribe. However, in those cases
where sons were not born to inherit the families land, it was forbidden to the daughters. While this
ordinance is more a regulation involving inheritance preservation than one of race, it must be pointed
out that the people were UNDER LAW, and there was little concern for so-called EQUALITY!
They were not permitted to do what they chose simply because they decided the matter, or
BECAUSE THEY FELT ENTITLED TO HUMAN HAPPINESS!
The Corruption of Some in Judah
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide an account of the return of the Jews in exile to Jerusalem
to rebuild the temple. One of the main themes of both of these books is God’s will for this physical
holy people to remain racially, culturally, and religiously SEPARATE from other gentile peoples.
God illustrates His will through the correction of those that return:
Ezra 9:1, “The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not SEPARATED themselves
from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the
Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the
Here described is a multiracial setting! Yes, culture and the heathen religions of these nations are
germane to God’s correction as well, but that IS NOT the main thrust!
“For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed
with the people of those lands. .” (Ezra 9:2) The Jews had interracially mingled
themselves with the heathen around them! How much more does this apply to God’s spiritual holy
people today?! A people that should be governed by the supreme understanding of God’s Word!
God commanded later in verse 12, correcting the Jews, “Now therefore give not your daughters unto
their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever:
that ye may be strong . . and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.” God was showing
them how to preserve their race, and their nation! A representative of the people in Ezra 10:2
acknowledged, “We have trespassed against our God, and taken strange wives of the people of the
land. .” Later in verse 10, “And Ezra the priest stood up and said unto them, Ye have transgressed,
and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.”
“Trespass” is SIN, plain and simple! Many of those that seek to justify the mingling of races claim
that the “sin” here is marrying those of other faiths. While it is certainly SIN to knowingly become
unequally yoked together (2 Cor 6:14-15 ) with non believers, that admission does not dismiss the
sin of interracial marriage clearly described in these scriptures! BOTH are serious sins that corrupt a
Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem some time later to complete the rebuilding of the temple of God.
The returning tribes continued to corrupt themselves through mixed marriages. Satan used interracial
marriage as an attempt to thwart the plan of God by comingling the races to corrupt the race of the
chosen people, Israel. He is at it again today, but the Bible reveals he will not succeed!
Let’s read in Nehemiah, “In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of
Ammon, and of Moab: And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in
the Jews language, but according to the language of each people.” (Nehemiah 13:23-24)
These people of God had so comingled with the gentiles around them, that they were losing the
language of their fathers! How did God react through his servant Nehemiah? Did He move forward
with business as usual? NO! God corrected them through his servant Nehemiah!
“And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair,
and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take
their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin
things? . . .Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in
marrying strange wives?” (Nehemiah 13:23-27)
The Hebrew of the word ‘strange’ in verse 27 is nokriy (nok-ree), and it means: ‘strange, foreign,
non-relative, different, alien, foreigner, outlandish’. It DOES NOT mean those of different religious
faiths! These were wives of a different culture and race taken from among the gentile nations in
which the Jews were living. Through the words written plainly in Nehemiah and Ezra, God
condemns marriages of His physical people with those of other races! How much more should this
prohibition apply to the spiritual organism ‘ecclesia’, called the Church of God?
RISE AND FALL OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES:
THE ISSUE OF RACE
Promise of Race for End Time Greatness
Superlatives such as “rise” and “ascent” are understatements when describing the British and Anglo-
American rise to world power. The prophetic meteoric rise of these two brothers fulfilled the Word’s
promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 12:2-3,13:16, 22:16-18, 35:11). Herbert Armstrong
stated in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, under the subtitle heading, Race, Not Grace,
“We have seen how both sets of promises, right of birth and gift of grace, were conditionally made
by God to Abraham. Both the birthright and the scepter were re-promised by the Eternal to Isaac and
Mr. Armstrong further explained in detail the biblical prophecies concerning the house of Israel in
his final major work, The Mystery of the Ages, that Israel was to become many nations. The
original hardcover edition notes the importance to God of maintaining racial purity under the subtitle
Racial Intermarriage Forbidden. Mr. Armstrong notes that wives were chosen for both Isaac and
Jacob within their own pure racial strain.
A few pages later, under the subtitle Israel’s Heredity and Environment, the author writes, “Here was
a people of almost clear racial strain, and the God believing heredity of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. .
. God started his chosen nation off—even though brought out of slavery—with all the natural
Herbert Armstrong clearly understood that the Bible teaches that the history of Israel from modern
times includes a race “sifted” from “among all nations” by the great God of the Bible that ALWAYS
fulfills His promises! (Amos 9:9). This prophecy in Amos is dual, with the first miracle having
already occurred as requisite to the establishment of the modern nations of Israel.
An even greater fulfillment is coming soon, when a racially pure remnant of the modern tribes of
Israel are again sifted “as corn is sifted in a sieve” immediately after the Day of the Lord. These
remnant people will be used by God as he reconstitutes His chosen physical people in the millennial
reign of Jesus Christ! More on this later.
It must be noted that the heretical apostates quickly changed the language and flavor of Mr.
Armstrong’s hand by editing out many direct references to race in the softbound version of the
5 Herbert W. Armstrong, The United States and Britain in Prophecy (Worldwide Church of God, 1980), p. 29 6 Herbert W. Armstrong, Mystery of The Ages (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985), p. 166 7 Herbert W. Armstrong, Mystery of The Ages (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985), p. 169-170
Mystery of Ages. As a part of their diabolical agenda to suppress the truth that had been established,
these evil men WATERED DOWN a very important doctrine in the Church of God. Mr. Armstrong,
in a sermon given in May of 1982, in fact, proclaimed that Satan’s next attack on the minds of God’s
people would be the acceptance of inter-racial marriage!
Segregation or Integration?
The debate over segregation in the United States has been surrendered for decades. But what does
the Bible instruct? What is the will of the Eternal?
Let’s begin in the New Testament with a clear statement: God has “made of one blood all nations of
men for to dwell on the all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and
the bounds of their habitation.” (Acts 17:26) God set—ESTABLISHED—lands where the different
races were to live, migrate, AND STAY PUT!
The creator determined AS A PART OF THE CREATION where each race should dwell on the face
of the earth! The “bounds” of human habitation was a part of the order God established. Order is
only maintained by LAW, and destabilizes into chaos without it. God establishes, or makes
But mankind, under the influence of the one that seeks mankind’s destruction, always works against
the intent of God’s law. “There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways
of DEATH.” (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25) Human reasoning leads mankind to reject the ways of God,
and gravitate toward corruption and DEGENERATION! Man thinks he is right, but his ways are
leading mankind toward destruction! He may be sincere, but he is sincerely and seriously WRONG!
The Integration of Races In End Time Israel
While a matter of faith, or belief in the prophecies of God, it should be plain that Israelitish nations
in modern times commenced with generally racially pure strains, sifted through many nations. This
plain fact of history is opposed to the modern fable parroted with such phrases as: “The United
States has always been composed of many races of peoples from all over the globe, or, ” “The
country has always been a melting pot” Another, more contemporary, popular bromide and lie—
“Diversity is strength!”—is promoted as established, prima facie truth by minds corrupted with years
of propaganda, drugs, and mis-education.
While it is true that the inhabitants of today’s America have come from every part of the globe, and
have brought every from of pagan religion to the land God once gave to Manesseh, this
transformation of America IS NOT a result of God’s blessing, but one of the FINAL major CURSES
God warned would come upon His people if they separated themselves from Him: “The stranger that
is within thee shall get up above thee very high
; and thou shalt come down very low
For the past 45 years since the passage of the 1964 Immigration Act, the demographic composition
of the United States has been irreversibly changed for this age. Today America is, indeed, composed
of many non-white people from some of the most backward, , degenerative, uneducated, and
But the America that burst upon the world scene a little over two centuries ago was not such a
nation. The founders were of the racial stock of the tribe of Manasseh, as well as their progeny that
expanded from sea to sea. Faith in the Word of God also leads one to conclude that the vast majority
of white immigrants from Europe were likewise of Manassite racial stock—sifted as through a sieve,
just as God prophesied, “For lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations,
like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” (Amos 9:9)
It has long been understood that this prophecy is dual. While it refers to a future time when the
nations of Israel would be re-established as the leading nation on earth, the prophecy also refers to a
historical fulfillment. The United States and Great Britain burst upon the world scene over two
hundred years ago as a homogenous race and culture, to become the greatest world powers in
The nation of the United States remained largely homogenous until the decades of decline beginning
in the 1960’s. A detailed review of census data provides a more recent glimpse of the racial
composition of America, and the escalating corruption as a part of the curses the great God of Israel
is bringing upon his sinning, physical people:
White European (not
Amer. Indian, Eskimo
FIGURE #1: Dramatic Demographic Change in the United States
Until the late 1960’s, white Americans—most from the Israelitish tribe of Manesseh—composed 9
out of 10 persons.
Today the number is less than 7 out of 10, and declining rapidly as an open
borders and so-called “globalization” encourages mass immigration from the third world.
Ephraim and Manasseh once committed great sin as they brought the Africans—descendants of
Phut—to the United States and British Empire as a slave people. Because of this, until the 1970’s,
the United States was largely a black and white nation. Until the 1960’s the U.S. was also largely a
segregated nation, with Mannassite control of the political machines, business enterprises, the
But, it is only in the past 20 to 30 years that the massive influx of Hispanic (or American Indian),
oriental , and Arabic racial stock has transmogrified the nation into the so-called racial melting pot
this final wicked generation celebrates today. The corruption of the great God’s intent for beauty and
variety in mankind is evidenced by growing numbers of mixed race people.
The following illustrates one result of racial integration in the past 50 years—a rapidly growing
FIGURE #2: Number of Mixed Race Children in the United States
Mr. Armstrong warned of this result many decades ago!
Rational, objective minds not yet programmed by Orwellian propaganda must conclude that the data
indicates the white, American race is being overwhelmed! The most recent US presidential election
put in the presidential office a mixed-race, gentile president for the first time in United States
history! Voters that supported this mixed-race man included various miscreant groups, homosexuals,
feminists, masses of recent gentile immigrants, and sycophantic, dumbed-down, Lilliputian, drugged
and mentally-challenged white people. Such a man would not have been electable—WOULD NOT
HAVE EVEN WON THE PRIMARY—a generation ago!
America today is being led by a product of the interracial marriage between an African black and a
Caucasion drug addicted woman. This watershed presidency combined with the flood of immigrants
from gentile nations, very likely ended the United States as a nation descended from the tribe of
Manasseh. Today, it is more appropriate for those understanding it’s origin to refer to modern
America as a land that still has a large number of Manasites living within its borders. THE LAND
HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN FROM MANASSEH, although the tribe has yet to be vomited
“Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people
; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have
devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he
The above prophecy plays directly into prophesied end time events that include the sudden collapse
of the American and British nations! While there are many symptoms of these diseased cultures in
the end time, the mixing or integration of races is a huge symptom and contributor to the collapse—
ultimately leading to the return of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ Himself predicted this modern tower of Babel when he described society just prior to
His return, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Christ
notes here that mankind would degenerate to a level not seen since God sent a flood to destroy
Continuing, “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying
and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39)
Christ did not haphazardly insert “eating and drinking, marrying and given in marriage” as innocent
actions occurring prior to His return. These activities have always existed, of course, and are not evil
if done God’s way. However, Jesus Christ was indicating here that there would be GREAT SINS—
or violations of His law—in eating, drinking, and MARRIAGE! There is no other reason for Christ
to present them in this end time context!
Some have claimed these verses refer primarily to the sudden manner in which the Christ will return.
Such reasoning is flawed and usually indicates a willful justification of popular evil ways and
corruption in society today. Degenerative corruption such as interracial marriage!
Of course Jesus Christ will return suddenly. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the
night.” (2 Peter 3:10). The manner in which He will return is described in numerous other scriptures,
as well. Here, in Matthew, Jesus Christ is indicating that the institution of marriage would be under
assault by Satan the devil more intensely than at any time since just before He wiped humanity off
Nowhere do you see perversions of marriage more than in the lands once controlled by modern
Israel. The feminist movement, high divorce, effeminacy, interracial marriage and even the almost
unthinkable perversion of so-called “homosexual marriage”, are all symptoms of a culture on the
verge of immediate, cataclysmic collapse. ALL such evil manifestations have been satanic weapons
of attack on marriage, all are perversions of this God-plane institution, and all are corruptions of
marriage in the end time. Why would one think interracial marriage is NOT a part of that degenerate
The scripture is not in agreement with such thinking, “For precept must be upon precept, precept
upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10) For those
called and chosen of God, the Bible interprets itself. Unconverted pretenders use scripture out of
context, while willfully ignoring others to further their own peculiar agendas. Christ reveals his truth
in plain clarity to those led by His spirit!
The context of Matthew 24 is Christ’s summary of events and conditions leading to His return.
Christ provides the link between Matthew 24:37-39 by pointing to “the days of Noah.” He even
specifically provides focus on areas where mankind was sinning—eating unclean foods, gluttony,
inebriation—and the corruption of marriage! The most serious problem with marriage is described in
Genesis 6, which has already been discussed.
Let’s look at parallel scriptures in Luke, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the
days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise
also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they
builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and
destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17:26-
Here we find marriage again, as well as buying and selling, drinking and eating, planting and
building. ALL these activities can be done in accordance to the laws of God. Also, some might claim
that the verse indicates sudden destruction, which it does.
However, would anyone be willing to propose that the societies which God destroyed suddenly were
keeping the laws of God and eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, buying, selling, planting
and building in accordance to the laws of God? If that were the case, why would have God destroyed
No, these were presented as examples of human degeneracy and debauchery for God’s people today!
That is why Christ chose to characterize the end time civilization with the worst of those cultures.
They were dishonest in their business dealings with thievery, covetedness, extortion, and
embezzlement. They corrupted the land they used for planting by not letting the land rest. They built
house to house in cities contrary to God’s intention for humanity, striking dishonest business deals.
They addled their minds with extreme drunkenness and narcotics, leading to all kinds of immorality.
They “took them wives of all which they chose”, under the heavy influence of Satan, marrying
outside of their own races, divorcing, and committing adultery. They became deluded and blind to
These are characteristics of the evil cultures Christ destroyed, with the most corrupt practices of
those civilizations paralleling the final generation. The instruction provided by Jesus Christ reveals
with clarity the resurfacing of the sin of interracial marriage in the end time as a great corrupting
force of His creation. Modern transportation and communication have facilitated the greatest
mingling of race since before the flood. If the true Christ were not to intervene, Satan would
accomplish his purpose of obliterating physical Israel through comingling with other races!
THE MILLENIUM—INTEGRATION OR SEGREGATION
The World to Come
God’s true servants preach that the Kingdom of God is about to be established on earth. This
message should become even more urgent as we see the seventh trumpet approaching. Ruled over by
the Kingdom of God will be a human society. God provides us a glimpse of this world in his word,
“as through a glass darkly”. (I Corinthians 13:12) This new utopia that “eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard” does not allow for the tolerance of the sin of inter-racial marriage.
For a vignette of this utopia, one must refer to specific prophecies describing the wonderful world
that is soon coming, and also the scriptural description of the only civil society God has ruled in the
The world to come will be different in many respects from ancient Israelitish society, but will surely
have as its governing statutes the principles of law and judgment described in the Talmud. The major
difference between the civil society of ancient Israel and the coming world utopia will be that
mankind in general will have God’s spirit poured out on them. We also know that all people will be
Much of the Bible’s message concerns the last redemption of physical Israel. The tribes of Israel will
be ruled over by the first twelve apostles, and will become the leading physical nation of the utopian
world. The land that has been disputed for centuries will be given to them, and DIVIDED in
But the small sliver of land where the capital of Jerusalem will reside will not be the limit of the
people of Israel on earth during the millennium. The scripture also says that Israel will spread out
around the world and rebuild the “waste places”. (Isaiah 58:12, Isaiah 61:4) These are
geographically the lands that Israel has occupied today at the zenith of her power that will be utterly
destroyed from war, and occupied by gentile races.
The Bible definition of a nation is a race, or family grown large. The races-or nations- of the earth
will once again be separated and segregated. For God’s prophesies to be realized in the utopian
millennium, the RACES MUST BE SEPARATED! Satan’s way is to integrate, while God’s way is
SEGREGATION! Like it or not, modern liberal thinkers!
However, there will be highways and travel (Isaiah 19:23-24). The Bible indicates that many will
come to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles each year. Nowhere does the earth’s races keeping
God’s festivals imply in ANY WAY that the races will be interbred with one another! In fact, it will
be so unspeakable that people will not even consider such arrangements!
No “Civil Rights”
Gone will be so-called “civil rights”, as has been defined today. You will not find this term
presented anywhere in the Bible. In fact, one cannot find the modern concept of “equality” in all the
Civil rights as they exist today are nothing more than Israel surrendering sovereign control over their
own lands. The Civil Right’s movement of the 1960’s addressed grievances of gentile peoples and
perceived inequalities in a society that was being forcibly integrated. In a world where all races
dwell in peace in their own lands and live the “way of give”, so-called civil rights as celebrated
today will not enter into the hearts and minds of content human beings.
Affirmative action—enforced inequality elevating the tail to become the head as God prophesied—
will also be forever assigned to the dustbin of mankind’s futile attempt to rule himself!
In the millennium, ALL races will be SEGREGATED, making such so-called “rights” unnecessary,
as all learn God’s way of ‘give’, and reject the way of ‘get’.
Understand! God is not concerned with “equality”, contrary to the hysterics of rebellious agitators
today. While all are entitled to equal justice
under God’s law, everyone IS NOT entitled to be born
of equal status, intelligence, attractiveness, or talent! Everyone IS NOT entitled to the same land or
country. Everyone IS NOT entitled to marrying whom they chose!
God’s government is from the top on down, and He determines who will lead where, and which
nations will be paramount, and which races will occupy which lands!
The Bible plainly states that Israel will become the leading nation (or race!) once again, in subjection
to the Government of God. That very fact presupposes that the RACE of Israel MUST BE
PRESERVED AND RE-ESTABLISHED IN THE MILLENIUM! Interracial marriage in Israel is a
Satanic attempt to thwart this aspect of the realization of God’s plan
. But God’s plan will stand!
UNDERSTANDING OF RACE IN THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD
Interracial Marriage Is Sin
The church has always clearly understood that smoking is sin; yet there are no scriptures directly
marking it as sin. The same could be said for other sinful behaviors such as smoking marijuana,
gambling, or birthday parties. However, the principles
noted in scripture make plain
that these practices ARE EVIL, and not to be indulged in by followers of the true Christ. If every
single sin were explicitly defined in the scripture, even those without God’s spirit would be able to
But the Spirit of God has not been poured out yet on humanity in general (Joel 2:28). That will occur
in the millennium, but in this age the truth is hidden from mankind (Matthew 13:13)—except for
those few that Christ chooses. That is why the Church of God tends to move off track as the visible
organization grows. Those devoid of the Spirit of God—tares (Matthew 13:38)—are allowed by God
to obtain authority and move the church toward false religion. Why? TO TEST THE TRUE
There are clear scriptures that establish principles
to follow, the violation of which are biblically
defined as sin. “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of
the law.” (I John 3:4) The Bible reveals the minds of the living God family—the Father and Jesus
Christ. God created the physical creation to reflect the spiritual realm in beauty and magnificence.
He set laws in motion—both physical and spiritual—that provide great blessings when followed, and
curses when broken. Only the TRUE people of God could understand these principles. Do you?
Understanding During the Philadelphian Age
Most have forgotten, scoffed at, spurned, or dismissed what was once commonly understood
Church of God during the Philadelphian age. The church once taught unabashedly and
unequivocally that SEGREGATION IS THE WILL OF THE TRUE GOD! Mr. Armstrong wrote in
October of 1963, “But God ordained geographical segregation. God ordained SEGREGATION—
geographically, as well as socially. IF THE NATIONS HAD REMAINED GEOGRAPHICALLY
SEGREGATED, THERE COULD HAVE BEEN NO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.”
Mr. Armstrong’s view did not waver toward the end of his life, as can be noted by the following
quote from a sermon delivered in May of 1982 after quoting Deuteronomy 32:8, “Different people,
different families or different races, had their own land, their own plat of the earth. And God’s way
is GEOGRAPHICAL SEGREGATION. AND INTEGRATION IS NOT THE WAY OF THE
ETERNAL GOD! It’s the way of deceiving man. IT’S THE WAY OF SATAN.
And look what it’s
Today, those with discerning eyes observe, “Look HAS BEEN DONE to this country.”
Let’s be honest and acknowledge that Mr. Armstrong was plain in both establishing firm doctrine
prohibiting interracial marriage in the Philadelphian era; and he NEVER wavered in his life up to his
death! What other ministers allowed or promoted out of his earshot and behind his back is another
matter entirely! Mr. Armstrong made plain that men promoting or allowing interracial marriage
Interracial marriage WAS NOT allowed in the church during the Philadelphian era. Those that claim
otherwise find an ally with the passage of time, faulty memories, and the desire of most of God’s
people to be a part of this world in this last church age. As years have turned into decades, many
have forgotten (either willfully, or through neglect) the clear instruction on this doctrine during the
Philadelphian age. Additionally, the percentage of people in church of God groups that are not old
enough to have been members in the Worldwide Church of God before 1987 have grown larger.
9 Herbert W Armstrong, “The Real Cause of the Race Crises!,” The Plain Truth, (October, 1963) p 28 10 Herbert W Armstrong, “Interracial Marriage”, Sermon (May, 1982)
But, the printing press, tremendous advancement in archival storage, and the modern means by
which information can be disseminated provides true Christians seeking God’s will with little
excuse. The information is all there, and readily available in printed form or on a computer screen!
The doctrine of interracial marriage as understood and administered
during the Philadelphian era of
the church is clear! One must only take an honest look at archived articles, sermons, booklets and
books written during that era to confirm this!
Yes, there were those few cases of mixed marriages in which couples were not forced to separate,
but this was ALWAYS because the marriage had been performed in the world, prior to conversion!
Even these cases were extremely rare (the author personally knows of only one out of thousands of
married couples he met with roots in the Worldwide Church of God) because such unions were not
yet accepted in most geographical areas of Israel during the Philadelphian era.
Those that support the tolerance of interracial marriage must acknowledge that (A) they are at
variance with the clear teaching of Mr. Armstrong, (B) they are in disagreement with the
administration of this doctrine within the Worldwide Church of God while Mr. Armstrong lived, and
(C) they agree more fully with the apostates position of the late 1980’s that “interracial marriage
should be discouraged, but not forbidden”.
Examples Used By Apostates
Those that sought to overturn the many clear scriptural prohibitions against interracial marriage cite
what they believe are examples of interracial marriage sanctified by God. Aside from the fact that
any such examples of approval would contradict other plain scriptures, the examples most often
referred to are themselves misrepresented or misunderstood.
Rahab and Ruth
Many of these self appointed authorities claim that the lineage of Christ himself included the
Canaanite Rahab, and the Moabites Ruth, thus justifying interbreeding. First, let us quickly discuss
The two men that Joshua charged with spying out the land of Canaan before invasion “came into a
harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.” (Joshua 2:1) How did they know to go to this
house? Was it because she was a harlot and they needed her services? Or, could it be that she was a
racial Israelite that could communicate with them?
However, let’s assume Rahab were non-Israelite. The Rahab mentioned in Matthew 1:4 is the
mother of Boaz, who was the great-grandfather of David. David was born around 1040 B.C., while
the Rahab of Joshua lived during the initial invasion of Israelites into the land God was providing
them. This would have been roughly 400 years earlier! Only very careless study would have anyone
conclude that these women of were the same .
Another example cited as an attempt to support interracial cross-breeding is the example of Ruth and
her place in the lineage of the Christ. However, just because Ruth lived in Moab does not make her
automatically a racial Moabite, any more than an African black person dwelling in America today is
Furthermore, consider that the scripture indicates that the territory originally inhabited by the
Moabites—east and north of the Dead Sea—was largely or completely void of this race at the time
of the story of Ruth. (Numbers 21:26-31, Deuteronomy 2:32-34, Numbers 21:33-35) First the
Amorites conquered Moab, and then Israel killed every man, woman, and child of the Amorites!
But this history aside, a close look at two other scriptures confirms that Ruth was an Israelite by
race: “An Ammonite or Maobite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth
generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever.” (Deut. 23:3) Note that this
While it is true that Christ’s lineage includes Ruth and Boaz, it is also correct that the lineage of the
man whom God used to build his first physical temple is only FOUR generations removed from this
woman. “And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of
Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven.” (I Kings 8 22) Here is a record of Solomon being
present inside the temple of God, WITH THE APPROVAL OF GOD!
God does not violate His own law, therefore to claim that Christ’s racial lineage is intermingled with
the race of Moab is unequivocally FALSE! The truth is revealed in plain scripture for those whom
God calls, AND seek it out! “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line,
line upon line; her a little, there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to
this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is
the refreshing; yet they would not hear.” (Isaiah 28:10-12) God’s truth can bring rest to those weary
of the deceit of this world and its god! But to those that seek out the world’s ways, the word of God
“But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line,
line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken,
and snared, and taken.
” (Isaiah 28: 13)
The word of God confounds those that seek this world’s ways, “For whosoever hath, to him shall be
given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him SHALL BE TAKEN
AWAY EVEN THAT HE HATH. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
Joseph’s Marriage To Asenath
Another case sometimes cited is Joseph married to an Egyptian. The Philadelphian understanding
has always held that wife Joseph had been given from Poti-pherah was not the Potiphar that had
purchased Joseph. This Poti-pherah was the priest of the Egyptian city of On. He was a decendant of
Midian, who was a descendant of Abraham through Keturah! (more on this later) This same priest
may have even been a worshipper of the true God within Egypt!
Does one really believe that Joseph, after all the loyalty shown toward the true God, would violate
God’s command and marry someone outside of his own race? Another consideration: the Bible,
through genealogies of Genesis 46 implies that Asenath, the wife of Joseph, may well have been the
seventieth descendant of Jacob, being a daughter of Dinah.
Moses and the “Ethiopian”
Finally, another example used by the pro-mixing crowd, is the marriage of a woman referred to as an
Ethiopian to Moses (Numbers 12:1). First, the woman called an Ethiopian is very likely the same
Zipporah that Moses married in the land of Midian (Exodus 2:21). The “Ethiopian” was not called
by name, and there had been no mention of Zipporah’s death.
Second, although Zipporah was referred to as an Ethiopian because of the land in which she had
dwelt, it is clear that this wife of Moses was, in fact, white! Midian was a white son of Abraham
through Keturah (Genesis 25: 1-4, I Chronicles 1:32). The Ethiopian was not black as those that
Sin to Interbreed Varieties
God often reveals principles of His law through scriptures that at first glance, may not seem to apply
directly to the subject at hand. Let’s look at a scripture that discusses the mixing of cloth.
“Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not
sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon
God is a great designer! He creates things in an orderly manner, and expects the created beings to
continue in harmony. (I Corinthians 14:40). Christ abhors the inappropriate mixing of plants, species
of animals, human beings, and even cloth!
“Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown,
and the fruit of thy vineyard be defiled. Thou shalt not plow with an ox and ass together.” (Deut 22:
These principles are as applicable in this self-acclaimed “enlightened” age as they were 3500 years
ago: “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all
Israel, with the statutes and judgments
.” (Malachi 4:4)
One that is converted to God’s way of life should not wear a garment where linen and wool are
mixed, nor plant a hodge-podge of herbal varieties together, thus mixing them. Much more seriously,
one converted to God’s way should marry within their own race.
Administration in the Church of God Today
What has become almost clichéd—“you just can’t administer a doctrine of inter-racial marriage in
the Church of God today”—is as false as the false Jesus the Joe Tkach and his fellows reintroduced
to the Church in the early 1990’s. Of course the doctrine CAN be administered! It WAS
administered for decades during the Philadelphia era under the apostleship of Mr. Armstrong!
The real reason MOST ministers flee from administering this and other doctrines is that such
behavioral regulation is UNPOPULAR with the people! The Laodicean age is the final church age
described by Christ as a period without strong government in the body, and notable as a time of
compromised doctrine, where “the people rule”. It is any wonder that few in the ministry—claiming
to have their spiritual roots in the pre-1986 Worldwide Church of God—would have the courage and
character to tell people they CANNOT MARRY OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN RACE AND
A distinction should be made here between prohibition of inter-racial marriage, and integration for
worship services. Today’s nations have become intermingled—especially those lands in which
physical Israelites reside in. Israel, more than any other people, seems to have a proclivity toward
mixing with other races when they are prosperous.
Because God calls people of different racial backgrounds in the same geographical area, the church
as led by Mr. Armstrong decided that all peoples should assemble as one in worship of the true God.
Social events, however, were administered differently.
While administering social events may be somewhat in a proverbial “gray area”, the policy of the
true church of God should ALWAYS be to prevent (not promote, or even discourage) dating and
between couples of different races. In the Philadelphian era Worldwide Church of God,
dancing between persons of different races was strictly prohibited at events where there were church
members of different races. This prohibition was NOT a suggestion! Those that, in their rebellion or
ignorance, violated the policy were corrected and, if necessary, asked to leave.
But how can a minister enforce a doctrine prohibiting interracial marriage in the church today? First,
the obvious should be stated here— Jesus Christ is not concerned about offending those that seek to
bring modern fads, traditions, dress, customs, and perversions into the church! He expects His true
ministers to keep the world’s corruption OUT of the Church of God, and not compromise with
doctrine or tradition. The contrast between the world and God’s converted saints has become ever
more profound as we near the end of mankind’s reign, and a minister should not move one step
toward the world’s ways to accommodate those that are commanded to come out of it.
The doctrine of interracial marriage is not that difficult to administer and enforce if ministers of the
living God ignore concerns about their own popularity—or tithes
. In fact, if someone looks like a
Mexican, they are to be considered a Mexican (of Japeth stock) regardless of whether they are the
product of an interracial marriage. If a black man looks black, he should be considered black.
Persons of different races should not be allowed to marry in the Church of God, period. There should
be immediate and real consequences if, in rebellion, they choose to marry outside of the Church of
God, following their own ways. This was the manner in which this doctrine was to be administered
in the Church of God during the Philadelphian era.
The ministry during the Philadelphia era had to say “No, you can’t do that”, to those that lacked
understanding and sought to corrupt God’s creation. Counsel DIDN’T consist of warnings against
cultural compatibilities. Such considerations were considered less relevant than the corruption and
worldliness such marriages import into the Church of God! (Remember, Herbert Armstrong himself
called inter-racial marriage SATANIC!) The real issue was God’s law concerning the preservation
of the races He had created. The main issue was genes
, not culture
! All true ministers must preach,
teach, AND ENFORCE this law when and where they have authority to do so!
While it may be difficult in this age to ensure that white’s of different strains, such as Assyrian and
Isrealitish stock be kept separate (or other minor varities within the major races), it certainly is not
all that difficult to ensure that major, obvious racial divisions are not mixed in the church! The
former is likely not the will of God in this age, but the latter certainly is.
Does this mean that those that have married in the world, while ignorant, should separate? No, not as
long as the marriage occurred in ignorance of God’s law. Mr Armstrong established precedent
within the Philadelphian standard by allowing for such exceptions
However, when two people of different racial backgrounds learn the plain truth, are counseled
properly, are admonished to remain socially separate, and then rebel and join to one another anyway;
Christ would expect there to be consequences! God’s law and will must take precedence over human
emotion and the craftiness of man! GOD AND HIS LAW ARE NOT MOCKED, and men that call
themselves God’s true ministers should not be complicit with those that compromise and, in effect,
THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER
The Bible is crystal clear with respect to revealing interracial marriage to be sin. No amount of
human reasoning, heretical propaganda, and attempts to twist scripture will change the logic of clear
scriptural command and the mind of God. The ways of this corrupt and collapsing civilization are
irrelevant when one considers such matters: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER MEN.” (Acts 5:29)
The Church of God entered the Laodicean era sometime around the death of the end time apostle,
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. It should not be surprising that a permissive view interracial marriage
would become the dominant view in the last, lukewarm church age. But let’s be clear, those that
profess this heresy are aligning themselves with the men that derailed the WCG corporate
organization after Herbert Armstrong’s death. And, the apostasy continues today!
Revelation 3:11 admonishes, “Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man
take thy crown.” Those that wish to remain considered as “Philadelphian” by the Christ would do
well to heed this literally by holding fast to truth that was taught and practiced
Philadephian era! The prohibition against interracial marriage is only one of many hundreds of
doctrines and traditions that one trying to “hold fast” should profess and guard.
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