Jew and Non-Jew Israelites
Jew and Non-Jew Israelites is the systematic debunking of an opening line ("Because Israel rejected Jesus...") used to promote latter-day Israel as a non-Christian people. While usually accepted, without question, the author explains how this cannot be reconciled with Isaiah's prophecy that Israel would be "called by a new name" (62:2); "by another name" (65:15) and that this began when the disciples "were called Christians first in Antioch" (Acts 11:26). Other Messianic Israelites also, the "many thousands of Jews there are which believe" (Acts 21:20) became known as Christians, a transition complete by the end of the 2nd Century. But as the author explains, it's 1900 years later and millions of evangelicals, descendants of those thousands of Messianic Israelites assume (ironically), because they are not called Jews, that they are not Israelites. So focused they are on that opening line, on the idea that Israel rejected Jesus that they do not see otherwise when reading an epistle (Hebrews) written to Hebrew-Israelites. Nor do they recognize the Christian Israel described by James when he wrote "to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad" (James 1:1). Scores of properly interpreted scripture quotes in this book make it a good companion study to titles such as Israel's Tribes Today by Steven M. Collins. Related, and also covered is why evangelical leaders have quietly abandoned the Historicist, the classical Protestant interpretation of end-time events. Containing much Biblical and historical evidence, and a topical index for the same, Jew and Non-Jew Israelites serves as a handbook on Israel, correctly identified.