Christian Identity Myth
Prepared for a
Sunday School Department Discussion at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church
in Oklahoma City
Dr. Bruce Prescott
the two creation accounts equal two creations of men.
1 tells the creation of a pre-Adamic race (black).
2 tells the creation of the Adamic race (white).
?sexual in nature.
had sex with Satan (the Serpent) and the offspring was Cain.
had sex with Adam and the offspring was Abel.
slew Abel, was cursed and was
married a pre-Adamic woman (black).
children of Cain (Eve/Satan) and his wife (black) are Satanís Seed.
and Eve have other children ?Seth and other sons and daughters.
descendants were blessed while Cainís children were cursed.
the beginning Satan conspired to steal Godís blessing for his seed.
between his seed (mixed races) and the seed of Adam (the pure white race) is
how he plans to steal the blessing for his seed.
Ten Lost Tribes (appropriation of British Israelism).
King Solomonís death the Northern Tribes of Israel separate from the Tribes of
Judah and Levi. They are conquered by the Assyrians in 722 BCE.
of these tribes escape to the Caucasius mountains
where they maintain their racial purity and migrate to inhabit Western Europe,
Britain and America.
remnant is the pure seed of Adam (the white race).
Fall of Judah.
kingdom of Judah was conquered by the Babylonians in 589 BCE. They were taken
into Babylonian captivity and resisted intermarriage.
remnant returned to Palestine and were blessed until Christ was born. When
the Jews rejected Christ, they were judged by God, conquered by the Romans and
dispersed. They lost their purity due to intermarriage.
Jews are no longer pure descendants of Adam, they are mongrels who have
intermarried with the Seed of Satan. That makes them Satanís seed. They are
under Godís curse, not his blessing.
the Land ?Holy war/Race war.
white races are the seed of Adam and Abraham. All the blessings, birthrights
and promises belong to them ?particularly possession of the new promised land
?the U.S. and Canada.
mixed and mongrel races are the seed of Satan. (Blacks, Jews, Asians,
Hispanics, etc -- they deny they are anti-semitic on the grounds that,
in their view, whites
are descendants of Noahís son Shem).
land must be purged and purified of all mixed and mongrel races in order to
bring in Godís kingdom. They are not pre-millenialists or a-millenialists,
they are post-millenialists. They donít expect to be raptured and escape the
tribulations of the end times. They expect to face the tribulations of war
and famine and disease while purging and purifying the earth for Christís
eschatology is attractive to some survivalists,
militia members, and Christian Reconstructionists.
Sources: Michael Barkun,
Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity
Movement (University of North Carolina Press, Revised Edition, 1997).
The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism
(University of Washington Press, 1990) and my own private conversations with
people influenced by Christian Identity.
For a more recent treatment
see Daniel Levitas,
The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right
(Thomas Dunne Books, 2002)