I was going to write an article on British Israel theology, getting to grips with the scriptures, but there is already an excellent article, The Legend Of British-Israel, written by C.T. Dimont, D.D. Principal of Salisbury Theological College Chancellor and Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (1933). This article goes into some depth to describe some of the, to be frank, ludicrous claims of British Israelism. British Israelism assets its case for acceptance by twisting scriptures from their context, using scriptures from an extended cannon which it rejects except when that cannon adds weight to its crazed doctrine, the use of non-scriptural resources – even the dimensions of Egyptian pyramids and pagan legends, right up to claiming the rights to to the British people to conquer the whole earth and use military force as the agent of God’s rule of the earth.
If ever there was a root for militant, nationalistic megalomania, Christian Identity, and white supremacy, this doctrine is what provides it to the United Kingdom (and those who falsely claim to be from the tribe of Manasseh in the USA), and I would say has already been at work as the basis for many of Britain’s exploits abroad, in terms of colonialism and neo-colonialism, and it provides the quite British sense of never having the need to apologise AND repent for acts like The Trans Atlandtic Slave Trade, genocide and mass murder of Africans, Native American Indians, Indians and more. Furthermore the ongoing economic, financial and material resource exploitation that is occurring as a kind of neo-colonialism, is still linked into this notion of British superiority, built on the puffed up pride of a nation that has its hopes built on the unreal.
All this was sprang up from the initial edict by Pope Nicholas V in 1452 with Dum Diversas, a “Papal Bull” that gave European kings the assumed authority from God to invade other lands and subdue, even subject to perpetual servitude, those people who did not accept the doctrine of Christ.
In the future, Britain with it’s close links to America and Israel will likely form part of the greatest evil to ever befall the planet, aiding and giving birth to the rise of the Anti-Messiah (Anti-Christ), built of of the back of a rejection of the truth of the scriptures, and an assertion that God has given is to one nation, not just to occupy a small piece of land in the Middle East, Israel, but the right to establish a perpetual dominion throughout the whole earth.
The simple fact you have to know is the British are not descended from “The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel”, the British are not Semitic, they are not descended from Shem but from Japheth (note Genesis 10:1-5). Here is something from “The Table of Nations”, everybody on earth comes from one of Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. The portion of Genesis I quote below speaks specifically of Japheth’s sons:
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. (Ge 10 1-5 KJV)
Also note what the historian Josephus says about the sons of Japheth:
“1. (122) Now they were the grandchildren of Noah, in honor of whom names were imposed on the nations by those that first seized upon them. Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, that, beginning at the mountain Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tanais, and along Europe to Cadiz; and setting themselves on the lands which they light upon, which none had inhabited before, they called the nations by their own names; (123) for Gomer founded those whom the Greeks now call Galatians [Galls], but were then called Gomerites. Magog founded those that from him were named Magogites, but who are by the Greeks called Scythians. (124) Now as to Javan and Madai, the sons of Japhet; from Madai came the Madeans, who are called Medes by the Greeks; but from Javan, Ionia and all the Grecians are derived. Thobel founded the Thobelites, who are now called Iberes; (125) and the Mosocheni were founded by Mosoch; now they are Cappadocians. There is also a mark of their ancient denomination still to be shown; for there is even now among them a city called Mazaca, which may inform those that are able to understand, that so was the entire nation once called. Thiras also called those whom he ruled over, Thirasians; but the Greeks changed the name into Thracians. (126) And so many were the countries that had the children of Japhet for their inhabitants. Of the three sons of Gomer, Aschanax founded the Aschanaxians, who are now called by the Greeks Rheginians. So did Riphath found the Ripheans, now called Paphlagonians; and Thrugramma the Thrugrammeans, who, as the Greeks resolved, were named Phrygians. (127) Of the three sons of Javan also, the son of Japhet, Elisa gave name to the Eliseans, who were his subjects; they are now the Aeolians. Tharsus to the Tharsians; for so was Cilicia of old called; the sign of which is this, that the noblest city they have, and a metropolis also, is Tarsus, the tau being by change put for the theta. (128) Cethimus possessed the island Cethima; it is now called Cyprus: and from that it is that all islands, and the greatest part of the seacoasts, are named Cethim by the Hebrews; and one city there is in Cyprus that has been able to preserve its denomination; it is called Citius by those who use the language of the Greeks, and has not, by the use of that dialect, escaped the name of Cethim. And so many nations have the children and grandchildren of Japhet possessed. (129) Now when I have premised somewhat, which perhaps the Greeks do not know, I will return and explain what I have omitted; for such names are pronounced here after the manner of the Greeks, to please my readers; for our own country language does not so pronounce them; but the names in all cases are of one and the same ending; for the name we here pronounce Noeas, is there Noah, and in every case retains the same termination.” Josephus, F., & Whiston, W. (1987). The works of Josephus: complete and unabridged (CH6 “HOW EVERY NATION WAS DENOMINATED FROM THEIR FIRST INHABITANTS”) Josephus, F., & Whiston, W. (1987). The works of Josephus: complete and unabridged (p. 36). Peabody: Hendrickson.
Only an Aryan, non-semitic peoples are referred to by the vast majority of historical resources to have pushed west into Europe, this happened in 1500BC, this is way before Israel went into captivity in Babylon, and British Israel theology asserts that the lost tribes fled captivity in Babylon (circa 800-900BC).
Know also that the bible teaches about those who claim to be Jews but are not (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). Watch out for those who FALSELY claim to be Jews.
9 Here, I will give you some from the synagogue of the Adversary, those who call themselves Jews but aren’t—on the contrary, they are lying—see, I will cause them to come and prostrate themselves at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you. (Revelation 3:9 CJB).
British Israelism is a TOTAL fallacy, watch out for it and its many manifestations that have crept into many European taught distortions of “Christianty” known correctly as The Way and the true faith of the ONE true God that created the heavens and the earth.