Galatas 3:26-29

For ye are all sons of Yâ-hwéh through the belief on the Deliverer Yâhuwshúa`!  [Yâhuwchânâ´n’s Glad Tidings 1: 12]

For as many as were immersed into the Anointed have put on the Anointed.

There, there is not a Yâhuwthíy nor a Hellenist, there is not a bondman nor a freeman, there is not a male not a female, for ye all are one within the Anointed Yâhuwshúa`!

And if ye are of the Anointed, then ye are of the Seed of ’Avrâhâ´m and heirs in the promise!

To the Qowlociym 3: 9-15

Do not lie unto one another, and you divest yourself of the old son of ’Âthâ´m together with his practices,

and put on the new ’Âthâ´m, the One being renewed for acknowledgment, according to the Image of his Creator:

wherein there is not one Gówy (Heathen) or Yâhuwthíy, fleshly Circumcision or Uncircumcision, Greek or non-Greek, bondman or a free one, instead, the Deliverer is all these ones, and is in all of them;

therefore, in that manner of pure and beloved chosen ones of Yâ-hwéh, invest yourselves in a spirit of merciful compassion, moral excellence, humbleness, gentleness, and long-suffering,

putting up with one another, even forgiving each other, in case any should have a complaint against anyone; just as Yâ-hwéh also forgave you, do ye thus also.

Yet over all of these, invest yourself in the affectionate love, which is the ligament of the completeness,

and let the peace of the Anointed One govern within your hearts, for which ye also were called into one body, and be thankful to the Anointed.

 

Racism and Tribalism:

Leviticus 19:34 – “And when a stranger is dwelling with you in your land, you will not mistreat him; the stranger shall become for you like one born from among you, the stranger with you, and you shalt love him like yourself; because ye were strangers in the land of Mitsráyim: I am Yâ-hwéh your mighty Ones.

First, what is racism?

Racism is the exclusion and discrimination and mistreatment in all its forms of strangers, based on their not belonging to one's tribe. Most of you are well familiar with the badness of racism.  Society and the mass media has condemned racism for a very long time, yet racism continues to thrive everywhere in different groups of people in different ways.  Why?  Because they have not identified its source, nor its roots, to effectively stop it.  It’s like trying to tell a bad plant to not produce bad fruits, while continuing to feed and fertilize and take care of that bad plant.

Racism is a problem in general society because people get mistreated unequally on the basis of something for which they are not responsible.  No one can choose their parents.  Most people realize this, so plenty of people agree that racism is bad.

And when racism happens in religion, it is very contrary to Yâ-hwéh, Who died to save all of us, all those human.  And those promoting racism in religion are misinterpreting and misunderstanding scriptures, being misled.  But it isn’t that Yâ-hwéh was powerless to stop this division of people, He began dividing in order to earn everything when He separated Light from the darkness, and He will save us all, just not all at the same time, by groups He determines (names).

But racism is but the bad fruit of a big old bad plant which has been cherished, fed, watered, and fertilized in abundance.  And that plant is TRIBALISM.

What is Tribalism?

Tribalism is the cohesion of people into groups on the basis of common characteristics.

This is a very general definition, and as you see, it can apply to many kinds of groups in this world.  How is racism a fruit of tribalism?  Because if someone is NOT accepted by any particular such group, they are excluded by that group from enjoying their privileges.  In the case of racism, this means this discrimination is applied to groups of people according to race, and going back in history, a “race” is just another word for a tribe.

So this groupism, Tribalism, continues by rewarding its followers and punishing its non-followers.  The rewards are to feel warm and cozy among others who are like-minded, to not have to think for oneself and just to follow each other.  And to join the group in question, a candidate for acceptance is encouraged to participate in their particular behaviors.  Note that tribalism gives those who want to join their tribe the benefit of membership and acceptance and recognition more so if they follow their defined guidelines and follow their defined fashions for various different areas of behavior, such as eating, gathering (hanging out together), fellowshipping using a common lingo (language), having the same topics of conversation, feeling a sense of solidarity and excluding of others, following the same patterns of sin, patterns of clothing and decor, tastes and beliefs, religion, politics, etc.

This promotion of characteristic group behaviors is continuing shamelessly in society, without admitting it also promotes the exclusion of others outside the defined group.  Some groups think it’s fine as long as everyone has equal opportunity to join them.  But some groups require characteristics impossible to acquire from free will, like having the right color parents.

Yet, be aware that types of groups practicing Tribalism may not only be based on tribal lineage or skin color, it can be political parties, country of origin, geographical region, religion, fraternities, sororities, secret societies, sports fans, gangs, bikers, occupations, nationalism, hobbyists, collectors of objects, organized crime, and various other kinds of groups which demand allegiance and fellowship.

Google definition of Allegiance: "loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause."

Therefore, all Tribalism or any groupism detracts from our INDIVIDUALISM and our freedom to think differently and search independently for Truth, as these all have their teachings and belief systems already.   Thus, groupism is the antithesis of individualism.

Freedom.

Freedom was one of the founding principles of the country called the U.S.A., which we know is most of the House of ’Ephráyim.  In their founding documents, in their declaration of independence it says:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”

This means the USA founding fathers believed in Individualism, not considering the tribal ties to England and its allegiance demand to their king to take priority over their freedom.  Individualism is the right of an individual to think differently and search independently for Truth, to pursue Happiness, while not being deprived of their Life or their Liberty by reproaches made by groups and their enforcing groupist agents.  And that declaration of independence said that governments are made to permit and enforce this freedom, and in this very line, admits that Yâ-hwéh (our Creator) approves of our free will and thus individualism.  When we follow Him, we do so out of our free will because for certain He will lead us to life, liberty and happiness.

These concepts are the reason that USA became a melting pot for all the oppressed people from all over the world to migrate there seeking this freedom from their group’s oppression to be released as individuals to practice their own individuality, which as we mentioned, when such a person becomes more oriented as to what direction to go, will seek to have a good relationship and peace with Yâ-hwéh.  And scripture says, each individual works out their own salvation with fear and trembling (To the Philippoçíym 2: 12).

Therefore it is opposite to the founding principles of ’Ephráyim’s melting pot, USA, that people there should gather into groups and practice the same oppression against one another.  But step back and look at the bigger picture:  Groupism goes against the individualism Yâ-hwéh intended for us because He gives us freedom and free will to choose to follow Him to life, liberty, and happiness, or freedom and free will to defer and learn by suffering the bad consequences of not following Him.

Therefore groupism detracts and subtracts from the allegiance we should be dedicating to Yâ-hwéh.  If you will look at whatever groups you have belonged to, you will see they have always distracted, detracted, and subtracted you from your walk with Him, because people are NOT all alike with common characteristics, same tastes, same clothing, same behavior, same troubles and issues, same foods, or same appearance, and the pursuit of FITTING IN with the group means conforming yourself to this world.  The statement that all men are created equal means with equal opportunity and equal rights, but not that we are equal in attributes, endowments, skills, tastes, etc.

All these characteristics which groups use to define themselves and distinguish themselves from others are called STEREOTYPES.  Many individuals joke about stereotypes, and it SHOULD be laughable to see individuals conform to them to attempt to define themselves as members of a group, but it’s not funny.  So assess yourself with this simple question: Which of the following examples would seem to you to have more freedom of thought, more character?

    1. A lone person who is doing something different than others
    2. A person in a group of people, all of whom are doing something similarly

Conclusion: One should imitate their heroes, and the Hero we should imitate is Yâhuwshúa`.

Rallying:

Some groups rally under a common cause.  With tribes, it is a feeling of commonality due to sharing some kind of suffering.  Often this motivates their cohesiveness (solidarity) to increase, as some tribes will live in the same geographic areas, and refuse to live isolated from others of the same tribe.  Other tribes have less such cohesiveness as they are more individualistic.  We do not want to identify and perpetuate these stereotypes for each particular tribal group, but for those who observe many groups, you can probably identify what kind of rallying cause brings these together like glue, e.g. envy, victimization, history of persecution, mistrust of others, thoughts of superiority, etc.  Sometimes this rallying can cause a tribal group to uprise to the defense of its members.  Sometimes they even can be herded to violence.

Tribes often use stereotypical symbols to rally around to help distinguish themselves from other competing tribes.  Flags are a prime example of tribal symbols.  If you see a flag associated to any group, you can bet it is of a group practicing Tribalism.  Standards, colors, bumper stickers, even hairstyles, also work to distinguish one tribe from another.

Whenever a tribe rallies to the defense of its interests, it is most likely to do BAD things.  Yâ-hwéh is not the one rallying them, though He may use the situation for Him to work something good for His chosen ones.  And if one examines the leaders, they are generally the worst people, the most infested by evil spirits (Dâ´niyyË´’l 4: 17).

Even racism has been used as a rallying cause for certain tribes, yet most of these same tribes aren’t realizing they are themselves contributing heavily to racism by their tribalism they themselves practice.  Are you fitting in to a certain group’s fashion, eating the same things as they are, talking the same way as they do, etc.?  That perpetuates your tribalism.  But are you also guilty of racism?  Do you identify your group or criticize the competing group in your speech?  If you are so against racism, do you laugh in contempt and exclude someone from another tribe who tries to join your group but lacks the required tribal characteristics?  Wouldn’t that be racism also?

Patriotism

Patriotism is political tribalism.  Politics is simply greek for the science/business of governing a people (a tribe).  As some patriots abundantly make clear, they defend the interests of their people and are not expressly faithful to its government’s policies, except when it is supporting the interests of their people. And when Government gets involved in promoting patriotism, it is a political move, as defined above.  But this should make it clearer that patriotism is indeed tribalism on a country level.

Thus, celebrations which are instituted by a country about its own anniversaries are tribal celebrations, for example, independence days, revolutionary days, presidents’ birthdates, flags and flag-waving and anti-flag-burning laws, etc., and they package their tribalism in pretty colorful packages accompanied by patriotic march music and national anthems to blind you with tears of zeal for your tribe.  Do you get emotional about these?

What about their sports wars between sports teams representing their tribes, do you follow your tribe's team? This and other tribal customs get infused into their people from very young ages. From the hazing intitiation ritual tribal customs which upperclassmen do to entering freshmen in various levels of schooling, students get "the school spirit" and they are bound together by their common suffering experience to back their teams (mock armies) against rival tribal schools. And when they finish this educational experience in tribalism, they are supposed to go on to back their cities' mock armies in tribal sports warfare against rivals, and their tribe on the country level too.

When countries enter into wars, they use tribalism to rally its people to support their war, most often patriotism but often religious tribalism (discussed below). They use the mass media to persuade them with all the patriotic trimmings, and present their version of what should provoke righteous outrage to rally their tribe to do harm to the enemy. It's only later we find out what really happened, what the instigators/leaders did, which is also bad.

So, when this patriotism rallies to the defense of its interests, what does it do? Does it do goodness or badness? We propose to you that since it is not in Yâ-hwéh, it works BADNESS.

Let’s examine a recent example.  Reportedly, out there on alternate news sources (whether precisely true or not, that is not the issue here), an elite group of Zionist jews organized to destroy the World Trade Center buildings, secretly, and blamed muslims.  A disaster, for sure, but USA was herded, rallied, to go do the will of the instigators, that is, to war against Islam, for years and years, since ’Ephráyim is expendable for them to do their dirty work while they look clean.  This has resulted in massive war expenditures, massive loss of life on both sides, Islam, and USA, and isn’t this bad?

Imagine had it never happened.  The King of the North (RCC Christendom) and the King of the South (Islam) continuing conflict described in Dâ´niyyË´’l 11 would have remained relatively unheard of.  Yet Yâ-hwéh permitted this situation for Him to work some good things for His chosen ones.  And again, if one examines all the leaders involved on all sides, they are the worst people, the most infested by evil spirits (Dâ´niyyË´’l 4: 17).

Let’s examine another example of patriotism rallying countries to war: World War II.  USA was kept out by their founding fathers’ wise policy to not get entangled in alliances, until 1941 Roman date when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor.  Since all the guilty parties are dead by now, more people know the story.  The instigators who wanted to involve the USA in the war to help their interests did everything possible from inside the USA to provoke Japan and left their door open for them to attack, in a shameful way, for maximum destruction, just begging for it. Was the war a good thing? Sure Yâ-hwéh certainly used the USA's involvement for goodness to result, but the victory blinds people from realizing it did bad things.

And what about the role of patriotism in mobilizing Nazi Germany to rise up against its oppressors who imposed the horrible Armistice on it and the depression?  Were they rallied to do goodness?  And what about the role of patriotism in mobilizing Imperial Japan’s conquering frenzy?  Were they rallied to do goodness?
And World War I, the Lusitania was why USA got into the fray.  It’s common knowledge now that it was secretly transporting war material to England on board a civilian ship, when the USA was supposed to be neutral.  And the victors did not write in the history books that the difference between the English and the Germans whenever this supposedly neutral country lost a ship was that the Germans would NOT machine-gun USA people floating in the water.  So USA was rallied and herded to do the bidding of the instigators, again. And patriotism rallied, but what for? A horrible war which developed and used chemical warfare, which made horrors of slaughter we cannot describe. And its product, the Armistice, was only the seeds which rallied a second World War. Was what patriotism did with its rally any good? Vanity and slaughter!

And the further back one goes, the more one sees again and again that patriotism rallies its people to do BAD things not good.

Religion as Tribalism

Religion as tribalism?  How can that be?  Well believe it or not, this is the biggest groupist anti-individualistic anti-freedom tribalism which competes against our allegiance to Yâ-hwéh! And also believe it or not, this has slaughtered and has yet to slaughter MORE people by its tribalism than ANY patriotic war (consider the Great "Tribulation" too!). And He identifies groups of people believing in certain ways as tribes in scripture, this is explained in the Who’s who page.

When religions are rallied and herded to do the bidding of its instigators, again, it does bad things.  In fact, the book of Disclosure (“Revelation”) says that all the blood of all the slain will be found in the Great Confusion (“Babylon the great”), and this is because tribalism also is related to this.

I saw an atheist bumper sticker once, saying that for those of you who want the Church to rule, when they did, it was called the Dark Ages.  The reason why is that the religious group in question was not in Yâ-hwéh, and competed against Him.  More detail on THAT on The Name Page.

Racism, within religion:

Our goal is to clear the obstacles from the Way of our people to help them prepare for the return of our Sovereign in judgment. One of these stumblingblocks is racism in religion. Let us state here for the record, that we do not practice racism in our faith nor discriminate against anyone to not inform them about the true Glad Tidings of the Kingdom.

Racism in religious doctrines are found in many religious groups, including many near-miss namers (people who switched from the standard-fare false names for Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` but who stopped short of the Truth and settled for other false names). They usually teach that only their race will be favored by the one they worship, and that other races they hate are unfavored by the one they worship. Some even teach that their Savior belongs to their race, and they would not worship Him if He were not of their race. Nearly every race has a racial religion; some commonly known examples include Judaism, Rastafarianism, Christian-identity, Armstrongism (WWCOG), various groups following the false name "yahuwah", Hebrew Israelites, Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, and many, many more.

The concept of salvation by racial identity is dependence on the FLESH for deliverance, and we recommend reading this from the Who's who page.

Yâhuwshúa` said we can recognize who are teachers of the Lie by their fruits. Therefore we can recognize whether these racist religions are good based on which fruits they bear. The fruits of the spirit versus the works of the flesh are as follows:

Galatas 5: 19. Now the works of the flesh are rendered apparent, which are [adultery ,] fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

20. Image-worship, drug abuse, hostilities, quarrels, fanaticism, anger, scheming sects of dissension,

21. Envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and things similar to these, that which I tell you beforehand, just as I also said before, that those who practice such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of Yâ-hwéh!

22. But the fruit of the spirit is affectionate love, happiness, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,

23. gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

Racism breeds hatred and not affectionate love. Racism excludes people on the basis of characteristics they have no control over. And believe it or not, Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` is not racist, in fact, He is not a respecter of persons, meaning He does not get influenced by your physical appearance or your social position. How did racism find its way into religion then?

First and foremost, by having left His name, and having become blind; then taking wrong paths through material misinterpretation of spiritually defined concepts in scripture. When scripture speaks of a name of a tribe of people, or a nation, it is a spiritually-defined group of people, unless it specifically states "the house of ...", or "the tribe of ..." that group of people. Usually the name of the group of people gives clues about its spiritual meaning. This is explored in the Who's who page on this website. They misinterpreted a spiritually defined group of people as being defined by bloodlines and genealogies (race), usually identifying themselves as the favored group in scripture, and their enemies as the unfavored groups. Some of these racist religious groups have enjoyed great success at deceiving others about who they are, this way.

But a big clue that it's not a bloodline or DNA thing is the fact that people can change their group and join His people, or leave.

So who should we become?

The true tribe, the authentic race

The Glad Tidings of Phílippos says this:

108. (102) A horse sires a horse, a man procreates man, a mighty ones brings forth a mighty one.  Thus it is with the Bridegroom within the Bride – their sons emerge within the bridal chamber.  So, the Yâhuwthím did not descend from the Greeks, and, as an anointed people, we ourselves do not descend from the “Yehuwthím”.  Those there became another people [see comment Deeds 1: 18]; but these blessed ones were called The sons of the Living Power(’Ël)[Howshë´`á 1: 10, Romans 9: 26], the chosen tribe [1 Këph 2: 9] in the spirit of the Pure One of the true ’Âthâ´m, even the Son of ’Âthâ´m and the Seed of the Son of ’Âthâ´m.  Those of this race are those that are called the authentic race in the world! (103) Where these are, the sons of the bridal chamber are found.

And we find the definition of the true Yâhuwthím in Romans:

    1. For aYâhuwthíy is not he who is one in appearance, neither is Circumcision that which is visibly made in the flesh.
    2. Rather, he who is a Yâhuwthíy covertly is a Yâhuwthíy, and the circumcision of the heart is the Circumcision: by breath, not by letter; whose profession is not from men, rather, from Yâ-hwéh

Chapter 3

  1. ¶ What is then the superiority of the [covert] Yâhuwthíy?  Or what the profit of the Circumcision [of the heart]?  Much in terms of every way!  Primarily indeed for the fact that they were entrusted with the words of Yâ-hwéh.  [Guarded by the True Yâhuwthím: Disclosure 3: 9-10]

And contrasted with those who claim to be Yâhuwthím, in Disclosure (“Revelation”) 3: 9-10:

So Look!  I will [at the 6th seal] give up those from the assembly of the Adversary that declare their selves to be “Yâhuwthâ´h” and are not, rather, who do lie.  Look!  I will [at the 7th Trumpet]make them resurrect in order that they should come and should prostrate themselves in reverence before your feet, and that they should acknowledge that I affectionately loved you,…because you did guard the Word of My perseverance. 

More details on Who’s who can be found on our Who’s who page.  But an individual who is a believer in the Truth of His names and professes the true Testimony before mankind, is of the spiritual tribe of Yâhuwthâ´h, of the virgin people of Yisrâ’Ë´l.  This true race and true tribe is not based on bloodlines or genealogies or skin color or other usual groupist criteria.  See what a son of Yâ-hwéh is defined as in the Glad Tidings of Yâhuwchânâ´n 1: 9-13

¶ The Light of Truth was He Who lightens every human coming into the world.
He was within the world, and the world by His hand did come into existence, but the world did not acknowledge Him.
He came unto His own, yet His own did not join to Him,
But as many as accepted Him, He gave privilege to them to become sons of Yâ-hwéh - to those that believe on His name[1 Yâhuwchânâ´n 3: 1, MattithYâ´huw 13: 38, 5: 9 To the Romans 8: 14, 2 Qorinthíym 5: 19]
The ones who were neither begotten from bloodlines, nor from the will of the flesh, nor from the will of man; instead, who were begotten from Yâ-hwéh!

Where is YOUR allegiance?

If you have joined the true tribe, the authentic race, on the basis of your faith, and your profession in Him, you ought to consider Him to be your first Love, your primary allegiance, to be loyal.  All of the things He instructs us are by free will and we learn that all He says is good for us.  All of the stereotypes we embrace are fruits of the spirit, and all are beyond reproach.  And we are not being rallied except to respond to His call now, and unlike other tribes who rally, we are told to not judge others, to not avenge ourselves, and to not sin, which covers a broad range of bad activities being done profusely by other rallying tribes.  Thus let this take precedence and priority over other tribes you might have tried to identify yourself by, and not contribute to tribalism by conforming to this world, and be the salt of the earth, being a positive example against corruption.

Remember, Yâ-hwéh chose you as an INDIVIDUAL, the direct opposite of what other tribes want you to be, who see you as a GROUPSEEKING MEMBER with no individual tastes, fashion, language, topics of conversation, continence to their sins, politics, religion, who sees you as HERDABLE to rally under their tribe's agendas, to the defense of their members. BE AN INDIVIDUAL who loves Yâ-hwéh out of your own FREE WILL as Yâ-hwéh gave it to us, not because you are following this little flock as if it were a herd, no, we follow Yâhuwshúa` our Good Shepherd, not any other sheep, nor any elder sheep either.

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