Special Notices to All Who Deny Two-Seedline, Part 1
We have just finished a commentary on the epistle of Paul to Titus, and that leaves just two epistles remaining to complete our commentary on the letters of Paul, which has already run for 108 weeks, and we only have remaining the two epistles written to Timothy. But because Titus and 1 Timothy are so similar in content, we have thought to take an intermission before making a presentation of it, and to do something else in the meantime. Furthermore, because we plan to travel soon and that places some restrictions on us, we have thought about what we are going to present while we are on the road later this Spring. So here we are going to begin a presentation and critical review of Clifton Emahiser’s series of short essays which he titled Special Notices to All Who Deny Two-Seedline, and which he concluded after 24 parts. If my own memory serves me correctly, Clifton wrote these from 2000 through 2002, and they were among some of the very first materials which he had asked me to proofread.
There is another reason why I chose to begin presenting these Special Notices at this time, and that is to once again review many of the basic principles upon which our version Christian Identity faith is grounded. Looking around for a topic for this evening’s program, I came across a quote I had saved wherein Ted Weiland, a supposed Christian Identity pastor and former rodeo clown, was pontificating about the election of God, and had quoted William Cameron’s book, The Covenant People. Here are the quotes he offered:
The Bible is not a history of the human race at large, but one distinct strain of people amongst the family the races. All the other races are considered with reference to it…. The Bible deals with one race which flows like a Gulf Stream through the ocean of humanity. As the actual Gulf Stream touches two continents and blesses the nations, so this race, in its origin, history and destiny, was selected and equipped for the service of the [other] nations.
Of course, many people still have their own ideas about this, and that creates a difficulty. For when people get their own ideas about things, it always leads to confusion. A man will rise and demand, “By what right does God choose one race or people above another?” I like that form of the question. It is much better than asking by what right God degrades one people beneath another, although that is implied. God’s grading is always upward. If He [YHWH] raises up a nation, it is that other nations may be raised up through its ministry. If He exalts a great man, an apostle of liberty, or science, or faith, it is that He might raise a degraded people to a better condition. The Divine selection is not a prize, a compliment paid to the man or the race – it is a burden imposed. To appoint a chosen people is not a pandering to the racial vanity of a “superior people”; it is a yoke bound upon the necks of those who are chosen for a special service.
Where Weiland’s quote has “the family the races”, other citations of that same portion of Cameron’s book have “the family of races”. Weiland himself inserts the word “other” where Cameron later mentioned “the service of the [other] nations”.
These quotations from Cameron are very well representative of the poison of Jewish egalitarianism and humanitarianism which have infected Christian Identity from its formative years. There is no “family of races” in Scripture. There is no “service of the other nations” demanded of the children of Israel in Scripture. While Cameron is correct, that Divine selection was not a prize, the election of the children of Israel was not the election of one race above all other races, since the other races were never candidates for such an election. Rather, it was an election of one family of a particular race above all the other families of that same particular race. The children of Israel were selected by Yahweh above all of the other Genesis 10 Adamic families, to do His will. Therefore we read in Deuteronomy chapter 32 that “8 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.”