First though, once again it must be pointed out that the passage quoted in Jude in no way relates to this subject. It is instead referring to the sin of homosexual rape of unwilling strangers.
The rest of Mr. Comparets sermon merely quotes passages out of the Hebrew Scriptures without pointing out the historical setting, and the fact that Jesus himself preached and modeled a lifestyle that utterly is at odds with those passages.
We have to remember that at the time the Books of the Old Testament were written, the people of Israel were a race subjugated by other people. They had in turn been conquered by the Egyptians, the Persians, the Greeks and finally the Romans. They wanted desperately to preserve themselves as a people, so that by their continued existence, they could show the world what it means to live as a people of faith in the Creator of all.
The problem though is that the took it to the extreme. Many of them (especially in the Priesthood) began to believe that not only were they set apart by God, but they were superior to all others, loved above all by the Creator. One of the most radical writings in the Old Testament in fact is the Book of Jonah. As you may know, if you have ever read this book, is that God had chosen Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, a city populated by pagans, a town considered so unclean that no Jew would think of entering it, and told Jonah to go in proclaiming that in 30 days Nineveh would be whipped from the face of the earth.
Jonah, being like most people, promptly fled, trying to escape Gods command. Ultimately he finds himself in the belly of a whale due to his disobedience, and on his release belatedly follows Gods command, goes to Nineveh and proclaims Gods judgement. Then he sits outside the city, waiting in glee for God to exercise his judgement on the evil city.
Imagine his surprise then when God spared Nineveh, as they had repented. When Jonah expresses his anger at God, God replies:
"And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death. 10Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 11And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? Jonah 4:9-11
Our Lord and Savior of course freely mixed among all races. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Jesus even used the Samaritan women he met as a well as his first missionary, to proclaim him as Messiah to the Samaritans of her Village. Jesus mixed with Romans, Greeks, Leapers, the poor, the rich, male, female, slave and free. Preaching to all, offering healing to all, and offering the amazing unconditional love of God to all.
Jesus did have major issues though with the religious authorities of his day. They were closed minded, legalistic to an extreme, and could not conceive that Gods grace could be extended to anyone or any group who did not meet with their approval. (sound familiar by any chance?)
Oh my dear brother, I pray that God opens your eyes and soul to the truth. Christian Identity teaching is based on bigotry, on distortion of Holy Scripture, and on disregarding the plain teachings of Jesus.
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