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IS OBAMA FULFILLING BIBLE PROPHECY?

By Rev. Ted Pike
19 Sep 12
 

Editor’s Note:

The Bible is very much a book about race – without ever becoming racist. Scripture, as in this 2009 reprint, teaches that the races possess different characteristics, just as do individuals. But unlike racism, it never suggests that a race can inherit morally degenerate characteristics (such as aggression, cruelty and a desire to corrupt and destroy), as anti-semites claim about Jews.

In this article, I discuss race and the controversial “Hamitic curse” boldly and unashamedly, because that is what the Bible does.

You may listen to my reading of this article, plus discussion at our Truthtellers Bible study group, by taking this link to Biblical Answers.

 

Is President Obama helping fulfill Bible prophecy? Yes, and here’s how.

In the Book of Daniel, the prophet explains the meaning of a great statue which King Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream (Daniel 2:31). Each part represented a major world kingdom which would precede the second coming of Christ. Most Christians through history agree that the statue’s gold head represents the Babylonian empire under Nebuchadnezzar. Its torso of silver symbolizes the Persians. The belly and thighs, the Greeks. The legs are Rome. The fifth empire, proceeding from Rome and leading directly to the millennial kingdom of Christ, is represented by feet composed of iron mixed with clay.

This fifth, last-days empire (one we now inhabit) is racially mixed between “iron” and “clay”—or “pottery”—peoples. Daniel says those who live in this stage in history mix their seed genetically but do not fully cohere socially. “They will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.” (Daniel 2:43)

In the 6th century B.C., Daniel uncannily described the increasingly multicultural, racially integrated world in which we live. Though blacks and whites may be induced and even forced into close proximity in education, work, etc., yet as soon as daily pressure is over, almost invariably they revert to their own racial groups for identity and camaraderie. Even when blacks and whites intermarry, the dominant black gene and perhaps black instinct compel biracial offspring to identify as black.  It happened with Obama.

Who is the Clay and Iron?

Of these two racial groups, who is the “clay” and who the “iron?”

To answer that, we must go back to the time of Noah, just after the Flood. Noah became drunk and lay naked in his tent. Considering God’s harsh reaction, Ham must have done more than just look at his father—possibly even sodomizing him. Sobering and realizing “what his youngest son had done to him” (Gen. 9:24), Noah pronounced a perpetual curse on Ham’s descendants, focusing on Ham’s innocent son Canaan.

Was this “collective punishment” unjust? It might seem so. But, just as all mankind and nature itself is under the “curse” because of Adam and Eve’s sin, so Ham’s descendants bear the consequences of their ancestor's transgression. God never condemns innocent souls eternally for their parents’ sins. But we live in a cause-and-effect world, and we are often affected by our forefathers’ moral decisions, for good or for evil. The descendants of Ham today primarily consist of blacks.

Noah told Ham his descendants would never rise to lead the nations. They would remain beneath the descendants of Ham’s brothers, Japheth and Shem, in fact, be “servants of servants” to them (Gen. 9:25). In contrast, Noah blessed Ham’s brothers who heard of their father’s drunken exposure and respectfully covered him while facing away. Noah said Japheth would "spread abroad," fathering populous descendants. Of Shem, the father of the Jews, he said his posterity would own the tents rented to his Japhetic brethren! No blessing was given to Ham or his four sons.

Laid down about 2500 BC, this generally describes the destiny of the three major racial groups through history. With few exceptions, Hamitic inhabitants of Africa have revealed little inclination to create technology or advanced societies. An athletically superior, socially oriented, semi-nomadic people, they have shown themselves largely and perennially content with things as they are. These traits incline against creating complex, urban civilizations—or even, in modern times, maintaining a high level of order once introduced into such societies.

For example, during World War 2, my parents attended college in NE Portland, Oregon, a well-built, immaculately groomed, white, middle class neighborhood. During the war, thousands of blacks migrated from the South to the shipyards of Portland and settled in this area. It quickly turned into, and remains, a rundown, high-crime ghetto. The same pattern has been repeated in virtually all northern cities.  It is argued that such urban blight is largely the result of white prejudice. Yet, impoverished Irish, Germans, Asians, Jews, etc., also victims of discrimination, have had no such effect.  

Although there are many striking examples of blacks revealing great talent and intellect, extensive scientific intelligence testing over the past century has repeatedly shown that most blacks average about 17 points lower in IQ than whites. Lest whites should boast, they in turn test slightly lower than East Asians and Ashkenazi Jews. [1]

Is there a candidate for a race representing “clay” in our society? It must be the descendants of Ham, those of African descent.

History shows that the “iron” girders upholding advanced civilizations of both Europe and Asia have been provided by the Caucasian/Asian descendants of Japheth. Such nations as Greece, Italy, England, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Japan, and now America, have proven they can not only sustain their own populations but also indulge in colonialism—even the luxury of foreign war-making!

The descendants of Shem, the Jews, have also fulfilled Noah’s ancient prediction.  God promised that because of the initial obedience of their earliest ancestors, including Shem, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, obedient Jews will ultimately inhabit a millennial kingdom under Christ’s rule in Jerusalem. Even in their present apostasy, Jews are a financial and managerial class—“landlords” of the Japhetic nations. Except for modern Israel, Jews do not build nations. They have largely enjoyed a proprietary role, perfectly fulfilling Noah’s ancient prophecy.

What Most Evangelicals Believe

This article speaks broad truths about human populations and their prophesied role in history—truths that are painful to many Christians, both black and white. Probably no mainstream pastor in America would teach on Genesis 9 as I do here. Yet I am not ashamed of any part of inspired Scripture. God gave us this record for a reason. If we lived in Old Testament times, it would doubtless have been painful to know our Gentile race was not “chosen,” that we were not the seed of Abraham and that we would have to convert. Yet God had a right to bless Abraham’s descendants with a special role in history. God also had a right to burden the descendants of Ham and create a lasting testimony of His hatred of sin.

Today, most evangelical Bible teachers sidestep the straightforward recognition that Ham was not blessed by God and that the consequences on his descendants remain to this hour. Ashamed of this politically incorrect and painful truth, they interpret Noah’s curse very differently. Most say a curse of subjection was laid on Canaan alone, not Ham’s other sons (Cush, Mizraim and Phut), in order to encourage the Hebrews, finally arriving in Canaan about 1500 B.C., to subjugate the wicked Canaanites. Therefore, they say, the curse on Canaan was ended with Hebrew conquest of Palestine and has no relevance to us today.

Yet for this curse to be just, Canaan's fate must have been shared by all Ham’s descendants (who also failed to receive Noah's blessing). In Scripture, every divine curse on evil men or nations is visited evenhandedly on all posterity. God never selectively punishes one innocent descendant, sparing the rest. How would you feel if your father molested children and your community stigmatized you for a lifetime but not your three siblings? Yet such partiality and injustice is taught by the accepted interpretation of Noah's curse. This does violence to God's reputation for evenhandedness and justice. [2]

The generally accepted scenario is contrived, unjust, and preposterous. As economist Thomas Sowell writes, “Evasions of the obvious are often far more complicated than the facts.”

This story is in the Bible for a very important reason; it provides sage counsel for Christians, especially in our age of multicultural “equality.” Evangelical “PC” interpretation wipes out God's long-term, vital message to us, making “the word of God of none effect through tradition.” (Mark 7:13)  It is derided as "what slave owners in the Old South believed.” [3] Yet it is what the Bible teaches and I am not ashamed of it.

Mixing Iron with Clay

Especially for the past century, liberal Jewish-dominated media and “civil liberties” groups have spearheaded promotion of miscegenation between blacks and whites.  They have been spectacularly successful.  America is fast moving toward a biracial, not predominantly white, nation.  After the election of Obama, Jewish media supremacists more than ever push blacks and whites together to mix the genetic seed of iron peoples with clay.  Ambitious for world dominion, the same ruthless Jewish supremacists who spawned communism, killing more than 100 million, have a horrifying objective: to weaken the characteristics of independence, innovation, leadership, and originality of the white race. [4] When such amalgamation is complete, white civilization will be destroyed, never again posing a potent threat to Semitic rule.

The Bible says this will happen, at least in the western nations descended from Rome. "Babylon the Great," the Biblical harlot Israel, will rule a mixed-race, religious-political-commercial world empire centering in Jerusalem. (See "Israel: On the Way to Empire in the Mideast" and "'Babylon the Great' is Israel") Barack Obama already plays a major role in its realization -- at least on the racial level. His prestige accelerates a race-mixing trend powerfully begun by massive civil rights legislation of the 1960s.  The Civil Rights Act of 1965 created new racial inequalities which gave preferential treatment to blacks over whites. In violation of the 14th Amendment, it created the legal highway on which homosexuals now speed forward to obtain the same favoritism.  

What Can Be Done?

Although Scripture predicts coming racial homogeneity, it does not approve of it but implies it's part of the overturning of “times and laws” during the era of Antichrist (Dan. 7:25).  Such race mixing defies the Biblical edict that "God has set the boundaries of their habitation." (Acts 17:26) This verse can mean that God ordains that the major races remain, in general, genetically intact.

Although racial intermarriage is not sin (Moses married a black and was defended by God, Num. 12:1), blacks as well as whites can determine not to hasten such global assimilation. Blacks can also be content with the exorbitant benefits (such as affirmative action) and freedom they already enjoy. They can be inspired upward, not by apostles of complaint such as W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., or Jesse Jackson. Instead, they should look to illustrious, truly Christian examples of leaders and innovators such as George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, and Samuel Morris.  In our day, comedian Bill Cosby has upbraided American blacks for their self-pity and persecution complex. [5] Whites also have equal right to celebrate their white heritage without accepting the inevitable smear of “racist” hurled by liberal and Jewish race-manipulators. Everyone should resist the emerging melting pot of races, particularly the legislative "civil rights" initiatives which further strip us of our property rights and free speech.

Avoid Racism

True racism is de-valuing other races as less than human, denying their worth and dignity as human beings created in God’s image. It is not racist—despite Webster’s PC definition—to evaluate broad racial differences, just as it is not sexism to identify gender differences. We must not view life emotionally, but factually. Despite acknowledging broad racial differences, we should never forget there is only one thing of true worth in this world: a human being filled with love and kindness by being redeemed by Christ.

Blacks and whites must strongly resist descent into racism, which is a powerful temptation on both sides. The timeless message of Christ, and even America’s Constitution, is that all men are endowed with an eternal soul—a free will created in the image of God. Equal before our Creator, we should also be equal in sight of the law.

It is no accident that the Book of Acts begins with divine transport of Philip to a black man seeking to understand the path to God (Acts 8:26). God is preoccupied not with issues of race or racial purity but achieving moral purity in the hearts of men; He sent Philip to a person delighting in God.  The fact that his skin was black is inconsequential; his motives were pure gold! Like Philip, God sends every Christian to the help of their fellow men regardless of race. When any person is freed by Christ, he becomes a new creature, empowered and motivated by heavenly love and wisdom. All other differences subside, if not vanish. "There is neither [black nor white,] Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Gal. 3:28) There is only God working in and through all who serve Him.

There is a limit on what we can do to hold back momentous events prophesied by Scripture.  There is no limit on how we may manifest the love and gentleness of Christ to all. That love and grace, which comes from a God who is love, is portrayed in Scripture as a pure and holy oil.  This balm miraculously smoothes and harmonizes what otherwise would destroy itself through heat and friction. It immerses the abrasive, clanking gears of human interaction in kindness, giving us what nothing else can: an ability to love God and others, as did Jesus, even more than ourselves.

 

Endnotes:

  1. The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, Richard J. Herrstein and Charles Murray, 1994. Many other recent works also confirm this reality.

  2. We may also ask:  What does the accepted evangelical interpretation do with the prophecy that Japheth, the most 'spread abroad' of the races, will be living in the tents of Shem?  Is there record of vast numbers of Japhethites living in Palestine before, during, or after arrival of the Hebrews around 1500 B.C.?  Were Japhethites also in lordship over the Canaanite descendants of Ham occupying Palestine? Of course not.   The curse of Noah speaks much more appropriately to Semitic control over the wealth and property of the Japhethitic nations worldwide in the last days.  Such control is very largely realized among Western nations but will be fully accomplished with dominion of the Jewish one-world government of Babylon the Great.

  3. Accepted interpretation also claims the curse on Hamitic Canaan did not affect all of the nations descended from Ham; Hamitic nations such as Egypt and Babylon rose to greatness and flourished. Actually, their rise was by divine sufferance, partly so that God's power through heroes like Joseph and Daniel might be demonstrated.  Scripture is emphatic that such Hamitic kingdoms will never rise again but must live as third-class nations beneath Japhetic or Semitic superiority.  God says of Egypt, "It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will never again lift up itself above the nations" (Ezek.29:15).  This has been fulfilled for the past 2500 years.  He says of Babylon, "Behold, she will be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a parched land, and a desert" (Jer.50:12) -- fulfilled over at least the last 1000 years.  In the end, the veracity of Noah's curse on these Hamitic descendants has been vindicated.

    The people of modern Egypt and Iraq, overlaid by primarily Arab (Semitic-Hamitic) genes, can no longer be considered definitively Hamitic. This is not true of the African descendants of Ham, who were very largely isolated from racial admixture until relatively recent centuries.

    The descendants of Ham, perhaps affected by their forefathers' probable homosexual tendencies, became "the men of Sodom" (Gen. 13:13).  These homosexuals were not just cursed but destroyed by fire and brimstone from heaven.  Harsh as Noah's curse on Ham seems to us today, like judgment on Sodom it is a potent reminder of God's implacable, enduring hatred of sexual perversion.

  4. See my article, “ Jewish Activists Created Communism.” Complete documentation of Jewish religious and political ambitions in my articles archived at www.truthtellers.org.

  5. In 2004, famous black comedian and actor Bill Cosby controversially charged black Americans with responsibility for their own blighted communities and challenged them to stop blaming “white discrimination” for their failure to rise. His speech (http://www.eightcitiesmap.com/transcript_bc.htm) included these remarks: “Ladies and gentlemen…in our cities and public schools we have fifty percent drop out. In our own neighborhood, we have men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they’re pregnant without a husband. No longer is a boy considered an embarrassment if he tries to run away from being the father of the unmarried child. Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are [not*] holding their end in this deal… Now look, I’m telling you. It’s not what they’re doing to us. It’s what we’re not doing. 50 percent drop out. Look, we’re raising our own ingrown immigrants. These people are fighting hard to be ignorant. There’s no English being spoken, and they’re walking and they’re angry…”

White liberals, many operating from ill-conceived “compassion,” contribute to blacks’ violent and poverty-ridden lives by denying racial differences and insisting on welfare-centered, infantilizing responses to black realities. The hard truth, painful as it may be, is a far more loving response. The truth prepares us to face reality and do the difficult work of rising above the cards which history, or our chromosomes, have dealt us.

 



Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization. 

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