This page is designed to serve as a staging area for the formation of a book on the history of Christian/Jewish relations during the Age of the Gentiles as these two “houses” of Yahweh-worshippers anticipate their full re-unification in the likely soon-coming Millennial Kingdom. This first stage of the process involves the framing and testing of various hypotheses and collection of source material that will support the final conclusions. Essential components of the book include
- Defining and explaining the Two House Covenant and Millennial Kingdom
- Detailing the History of Jewish and Christian Conflict and Competition
- Detailing the History of Cooperative Judeo-Christian Millennialism, and
- Examining the role of Messianic Judaism and the Hebrew Roots Movement in Christendom in relation to prophecy and current events.
These themes and the ideas relative to them will primarily be developed in the form of essays which will be presented below roughly in the order in which they fit the above outline, although there will necessarily be overlaps and the introduction of analysis and material that is out-of-sequence or redundant compared to what the final manuscript will present.
Part One: Defining and explaining the Two House Covenant and Millennial Kingdom
Part Two: Detailing the History of Jewish and Christian Conflict and Cooperation
Part Three: Detailing the History of Cooperative Judeo-Christian Millennialism
Anglo-Zionism Explained. Click on above graphic to watch the video on Rumble in which Dr. Scott Lively of First Century Bible Church explains the background of Anglo-Zionism, the political and cultural partnership of British Christians and Zionist Jews on the common theological ground of Millennialism, and the role of this partnership in the rise of Protestantism and the British Empire. The video overlaps in some of its points of discussion with the articles below, but is more focused on the background context.
The Blessing and Curse of Anglo-Zionism. Click on the graphic below to watch a video that includes a reading and commentary on the three following articles.
The Blessings of Anglo-Zionism
Was the Protestant Revolution a Judeo-Christian Joint Venture?
In the 17th Century, at one of the high points of the Hebraic Movement in Christian Holland and Great Britain there was a widely embraced expectation that the Messiah would return in the Hebrew year 1655/56, based on a theory that the prophecies related to Revelation 12:6 would be fulfilled 1260 years from the fall of the Roman Empire. In hindsight it was, of course, a false prophecy, but, at the time, the widespread belief in it fostered unprecedented unity and cooperation among Christians and Jews who prepared for it together from the early 1600s.
Among its chief Christian proponents was Scottish Millennialist, early Puritan theologian and friend/agent of Oliver Cromwell, John Dury (1596-1680), who attempted to establish a College of Jewish Studies in London (despite the ban on Jews living openly in England). The primary Jewish proponent of millennialism was Manasseh Ben Israel (1604-1657), the renowned “Rabbi of Amsterdam,” arguably the most influential Jew of the Renaissance era.
The common denominator in the theology of these men was the Judeo-Christian doctrine of a future, earthly thousand-year Millennial Kingdom to be established by the coming of the Messiah: a second coming to the Christians; a (perceived) first coming to the Jews. Undergirding this remarkable movement was what I have called “the most important forgotten truth of the bible,” the “two-house covenant,” in which the House of Judah is defined by Judaism, and the House of Israel is defined by Christianity. If you do not know this doctrine in its original pristine form, and recognize its absolute centrality to Bible history and prophecy, then stop reading this article until you read THIS short summary first.
Millennialism was the great divider of the Romanized form of Christianity that slowly emerged after the Apostolic Age ended, but has always been the great unifier of Bible-based Yahweh-worshipers (both Christians and Jews) who embrace a literalist view of Bible prophecy. Roman Catholicism largely expunged the doctrine from Christendom under Constantine, formally codifying the Roman revisionist view in the doctrine of “Amillennial”-ism (literally “no millennial” kingdom) by treating millennial passages as purely metaphorical. Eleven centuries later, some branches of Protestantism continued to reject millennialism, adopting a new doctrine called “post-millennialism,” contending that the millennial kingdom had come and gone starting with the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD.) (Why the next thousand years looked nothing at all like the prophecies describe is a question that never seems to get asked – but that’s a matter for another day.)
But there was always a remnant of Millennialists in Christendom who emerged from time to time to the great irritation of the Roman Catholic Church. One very prominent emergence occurred in the 1400s in the Spanish Empire, becoming a leading motivator of the Spanish Inquisition’s campaign of forced conversions and brutal treatment of the Jews.
Among other things, the Jews were accused of “Judaizing” the Christians by seeking common ground with them in the millennial doctrine. While there had been many anti-Jewish pogroms in Christian history (just as followers of Jesus faced serious anti-Christian persecution at the hands of the Jews in the early years of the church), the Spanish Inquisition appears unique in that it triggered a sea-change in Jewish thinking, convincing them that their best defense against anti-Semitism going forward was to facilitate the breakup of the Roman Catholic monopoly in Christendom through the support of breakaway Christian sects which had also been targeted in the Inquisition. The most obvious faction to cultivate a partnership with was the Christian millennialists.
The most important early figure in the rise of what would later be called Protestantism was the Catholic theologian Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522), on par with Erasmus in terms of eminence and scholarship. Unfortunately for him, Reuchlin was haled before the Inquisitors under charges of heresy leveled by certain Catholic Dominicans because of his successful lobbying on behalf of the Jews against a ban on all Jewish books by Emperor Maximillian I of the Holy Roman Empire (who rescinded it). Reuchlin won the trial but endured vicious “cancel-culture” persecution for the rest of his life. That drama (and his preeminent scholarship on the Hebrew to English translation of the Old Testament) heavily influenced the young Martin Luther (then a staunch philo-Semite because of Reuchlin). Significantly, Luther published his 95 Theses that launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517 just one year after Reuchlin’s acquittal, suggesting that Luther’s perspective on the RCC had likely been influenced by witnessing Reuchlin’s ordeal.
Ground Zero for millennialism and the Hebraic Movement was Leyden, Holland, where many Jews had fled over the prior century to escape the Inquisition. Leyden became a base of operation for building a partnership with Christians in Great Britain, whose national anti-papal Anglican Church had become the strongest theological bulwark against the Church of Rome and whose increasingly constitutionalism-tolerant government had become the strongest political rival to the Spanish Empire.
Although Jews had been banned from England since 1290, the Hebraic perspective of the Bible had already swept through the British Isles like wildfire in the form of Presbyterianism. Luther’s reassertion of “the priesthood of all believers” (in direct contradiction to the ecclesiastic hierarchy of Catholicism and Anglicanism) had found fertile soil in philo-Semite John Knox’s Scotland, where the world-changing movement of “Scottish Covenanters” and their development of self-governance through covenantal oaths (e.g. the Mayflower Compact and Declaration of Indepenence) pioneered the political and theological ideals that would eventually define American constitutionalism.
Along that road, those ideals made possible the “Republican Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland” under Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s, and triggered the Glorious Revolution in 1688. Not accidentally, Cromwell’s tenure marked the formal start of Anglo-Zionism – the political partnership of British Christians and Zionist Jews – which included a parallel theological track called British Israelism, rooted in millennialism. Cromwell’s inner circle included both John Dury and John Sadler (the Clerk of London), the latter of whom wrote one of the foundational documents of British Israelism. Both of these Christian millennialists heavily lobbied Cromwell to end the ban on Jews living in England, which he did in 1656.
After the Glorious Revolution (to oust the Roman Catholic King James II) had merged the Protestant British and Dutch monarchies (unifying the very two nations that were the power-bases of millennialism) the British Empire began a rapid, continuous geographic and geo-political expansion that only peaked in the early years of the 20th Century with 24% of the world’s surface under its control.
Also along that road traveled the Pilgrim Separatists who landed one fateful day in November 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a sojourn with the Jews in Leyden, Holland. Interestingly, the very first church built in Plymouth (a building I once spent a night in) is still standing there, on Leyden street, a monument to the blessings of Anglo-Zionism most Christians know almost nothing about.
Among those blessings of Anglo-Zionism was the astonishing transformative spread across the globe of Jewish-tolerant Protestant Christianity by the British empire (and concomitant diminution of paganism), the establishment of the first, best and longest lasting constitutional republic in the history of the world (the US), and the worldwide normalization of the concept/practice of self governance under the rule of law, not men.
This article is the first of a series called The History of Judeo-Christian Millennialism. The next is titled How Anglo-Zionism Turned Evil.
Some of the facts cited in this first article are drawn from the book “Jewish Christians and Christian Jews: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment” edited by Richard H. Popkin and Gordon M. Weiner, which I highly recommend. I also recommend the book Judah’s Scepter and Joseph’s Birthright (1902) by JH Allen, which I consider to be the best basic summary in print of the two house covenant (though I do not endorse its claims regarding the doctrine/history of British Israelism itself, about 80% of which I believe are debunked.) For a deeper dive into the two house teaching, see my book The Prodigal Son Prophecy .
How Anglo-Zionism Turned Evil
In part one of this series, “The Blessings of Anglo-Zionism,” I described the phenomenon of Anglo-Zionism as a fruit of the common interest of Jews and Christians in the millennial prophecies of the Old Testament (Tanach). Central to those prophecies is the two house covenant in which God promises to fully reconcile the House of Judah (the Jews) and the House of Israel (the Christians) during the thousand year reign of the Messiah from the Throne of David in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 37:1-28).
Historically, periods of relative harmony in Judeo-Christian relations were susceptible to being interpreted as evidence for the immanency of the return (or first appearance) of Christ, such as occurred during the “Golden Age of the Jews” in the Iberian peninsula. That manifestation in part triggered the Spanish Inquisition which targeted millennialism (which the Roman Catholic Church termed “millenninarianism”) as a heresy and which accused the Jews of “Judaizing” Christians. Consistent with millennial eschatology, this cast the RCC/ Holy Roman Empire in the role of the Antichrist/Beast government, which idea became a common theological presupposition of the Protestant revolution that arose in its aftermath.
Now, if Anglo-Zionism’s facilitation of Christian liberty and Bible-informed populist constitutionalism was a blessing to most of the world, it was stumbling block to the leadership of every form of centralized top-down religious and political system. This included, in Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and some versions of “episcopal” style protestant denominations such as Calvinism (which in its early years tried to perpetuate both top down authoritarian hierarchy and a claim of exclusively in the path to salvation). It was not a stumbling block to Anglicanism because the Church of England embraced the doctrine of British Israelism, and indeed became its chief proponent, especially in the 19th Century when it actively facilitated the return of Jews to Israel from its base in Old Jerusalem (for a time the British Consulate), long before the formal establishment of “Zionism” as a Jewish political movement in 1897. (I have personally stayed at the guest house on the grounds of this Anglo-Zionist compound on three separate visits to Jerusalem.)
In the political realm, liberty-based constitutionalism was a curse to all the world’s royal families including especially those claiming a “Devine right of kings.” It was also a curse to the oligarchs of the top-strata business interests such as the Dutch (and then British) East India Company which at their zenith operated as defacto multi-national governments. And it was a curse to authoritarian quasi-Christian cults as well as quasi-religious systems such as Marxism which envisioned a utopian social order based on ideological dogma enforced by a centralized government.
And so idealistic Anglo-Zionism reshaped the world despite these powerful adversaries – upending the old orders and spreading the concept of self-governance under the rule of law across the globe (even among the subjects of the authoritarian systems). By the dawn of the 20th Century, so much had changed that its Biblical vision of the two houses returning to the Holy Land in peace and harmony seemed a matter of unstoppable destiny. Then in 1917 the British Empire reclaimed the ancient promise of God to Abraham, re-taking the territory itself from the Ottoman Turks, and restoring its name – Israel – back from “Syriac Palestine,” the name the Romans had given it when they “permanently” banished the Hebrew people from it in 135AD. This liberation of the land was perhaps the first actual “Jubilee” since the destruction of the Temple.
Yet in that liberation of biblical proportions was the seed of re-division of the two houses. By 1948 when the British Mandate expired, British Israelism and the two house covenant had been almost entirely forgotten as the impetus for political change during the prior five centuries. The nation which then declared itself into existence represented only the House of Judah, not both houses.
Clearly from the spiritual perspective, it was not yet time for the Messiah’s return, and the prior partnership of the two houses was only a foreshadowing of things to come. From the worldly perspective, the powers that Anglo-Zionism had shoved aside in pursuit of its vision had regrouped and reasserted their own plans – for wealth, power and control.
Here it is important to remember the parable of the wheat and tares in Christianity, and to acknowledge the corollary in Judaism. An evil alternative always grows alongside what God had established. In the end-times context the mature form of the Jewish “tares” in the House of Judah are associated the Synagogue of Satan, while the “tares” in the House of Israel are associated with the Grapes of Sodom (Deuteronomy 32:26-32, Revelation 19:11-15).
Satan’s strategy for neutralizing the good works of men is always defilement: Salem, the city named to honor the war-averting Christian peace-maker Roger Conant (my British ancestor) became the world capitol of witchcraft; Harvard University, established to train Christian pastors, became a center for indoctrinating youths in Atheism; and the movement called Anglo-Zionism became a system for Satanic world domination by the very corrupt elites it had been designed to de-throne.
All of the not-quite dethroned powers and principalities merely bided their time, and while “in remission” coalesced around a unifying ideology/theology of their own: Cultural Marxism – the common denominator of every facet of the emerging Anti-Christ coalition: all the royals, the oligarchs, the Pope Francian “Catholics,” the SPLC/ADLish “Jews.” the predatory corporatists, the entire vast army of LGBT Orcs and Uruk-Hai, as well as a growing percentage of the youths of every nation – is that Marxist “Secular Humanist” religion that denies that it is one: the religion of the Antichrist.
Importantly, the common ground of millennialism only ever involved SOME Jews and SOME Christians because even at the peaks of millennialist influence, both groups have always been a minority (a remnant) in much larger religious realms dominated by dogma and tradition. The Jewish realm is dominated by “Talmudic” Judaism. The Christian realm (even today) is dominated by Roman Catholicism (either directly or indirectly through key doctrinal presuppositions). These two “realms” are massive religious superstructures, each built upon and drawing authority from a foundation of Scripture, but also claiming authority of their own beyond what Scripture itself expressly grants them.
I raise that point to highlight that millennialism is a threat to both these realms in addition to all the others mentioned above. All the powers of the world, including the dominant religious powers, oppose the unification of Scripture-reliant Christians and Jews in the anticipation of the Messiah’s reclamation of the world. These two camps of millennialists are the two witnesses of a truth that the world does not want to hear. And because of that, the partnership they formed and fostered for five hundred years has been usurped… pending the return of the Messiah.
Satan’s Rainbow Synagogue
This is part three in my series on “The History of Judeo-Christian Millennialism.” In part one, “The Blessings of Anglo-Zionism,” I outlined the benign first five centuries of Anglo-Zionism from its origins in Renaissance Era Holland and the British Isles until the liberation of the Holy Land from the Muslim Turks in 1917. In part two I explained “How Anglo-Zionism Turned Evil” after it was hijacked by the same powerful principalities the Anglo-Zionists had shoved aside for so long while they advanced the protean elements of liberty-based constitutionalism across the world under the flag of the British Empire.
I specifically attributed blame for the post liberation usurpation of Anglo-Zionism to the “Synagogue of Satan” (the evil side of the House of Judah: “Jews” who say they are Jews but aren’t) and to the “Grapes of Sodom” (the evil side of the House of Israel – “Christians” who are actually not the true fruit of the vine of Joseph/Ephraim per Genesis 49:22 but of the poisonous fruit of the vine of Sodom per Deuteronomy 32:31-32.)
Millennialism’s source of strength and spiritual significance during the Age of the Gentiles has been the waxing and waning partnership of Yahweh-worshiping remnant Jews and Christians – foreshadowing the final and complete reunification of the Houses of Judah and Israel in the thousand year Millennial Kingdom (MK) of Christ (Ezekiel 37). That is the hidden meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, (which I fully document and explain in my book The Prodigal Son Prophecy). The flip side of that partnership is the Antichrist Kingdom (AK) which targets both Jews and Christians for destruction – an attempt by the demonic partnership of the Antichrist and the False Prophet to prevent the MK from arriving, just as Herod tried to kill the toddler Jesus to prevent his ministry to humanity.
The binding glue of that evil partnership is sodomy – the ultimate form of voluntary human self-defilement and defiance of God as I document in my book The Petros Prophecy.
The vast majority of the descendants of the House and Kingdom of Israel (the lost 10 tribes) remain lost to their own identity, but those who accept and abide in Christ (the found sheep of Israel) become His bride awaiting the Wedding Feast of the Lamb at the dawn of the MK. There is no formal organization of the still-lost sheep of Israel – they are simply scattered and dispersed physically and genetically across humankind – and thus their role in the partnership of evil is amorphous, represented by an ideology instead of one (or ten) central organization(s): the ideology of Sodomite sexual anarchy (and child killing). Yet, many specific individuals such as the “Anti-Pope” Francis and episcopal “gay bishops“, as well as congregations that preach the heresy of “gay theology,” are false “Christians” (tares among the wheat) who pledge their allegiance to that ideology and its flag – the hijacked rainbow intended by God to symbolize His presence and authority – by which the Antichrist is also identified in Revelation 6:2.
However, the House of Judah was never divorced by God as the House of Israel had been per Hosea 1:6-7 and Jeremiah 3:8, and so it’s evil side is more easily recognized as the “Synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9). This is why it is so easy for anti-Semites to blame “the Jews” collectively for the rising tyrannies we face: the organized and blatantly corrupt Synagogue of Satan is so enormously powerful and so rotten, like the bad figs of Jeremiah 24:1-10, that it dominates the end-times stage like Simon Legree, or Haman the Agagite in a Purim play.
Seemingly forgotten is that these men are NOT Jews at all in the theological sense, merely by bloodline (if that), and that the “good figs” of Jeremiah 24 are suffering the tyrannies right alongside the rest of us (consider for example that the population of Israel was among the most tyrannized in all the world by the elites’ clot-shot mandates and lockdowns). On the sexual anarchy front, I’m thinking especially here of my brave and honorable Jewish friend Arthur Goldberg whose homosexual recovery ministry, JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), was shut down through lawfare by the fake Jews of the uber-powerful Southern Poverty Law Center. True Jew Arthur was crushed by the fake Jews for upholding biblical truth on sodomy.
Fake Jews? As Paul, the Pharisee of Pharisees, said “A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code” (Romans 2:28-29, reflecting the principle of Deuteronomy 30:6 and Jeremiah 4:4).
Per the lesson of Abraham in his plea for the righteous in Sodom to be spared by God (Genesis 18:16-33), the Jewish prerequisite for the establishment of a Synagogue is ten righteous men, a minyan. It would stand to reason that the establishment of the Synagogue of Satan would have required an unrighteous minyan. But, of course, ten is just the minimum. Looking across the cultural/political landscape of the world today it would seem there are mega-minyans of fake Jews, just as there are millions of fake Christians.
Before I sat down this morning to write this article I perused the news, and in God’s perfect timing stumbled on this article: “Jack Dorsey Reveals He Gave Up Fight Against Censorship Due to Paul Singer’s Hostile Takeover of Twitter in 2020.” It documents the leading role that “Jewish” billionaire LGBT battle-chieftain (and financier of the Steele Dossier behind the Russian Collusion hoax) Paul Singer played in turning Twitter into a cancel-culture war machine. (Singer also funded a Human Rights Campaign dossier naming me public enemy #1 of the international LGBT agenda.) He’s precisely the sort one might find in a role-call of the Synagogue of Satan minyan, alongside fellow luminary of the World Economic Forum and transhumanist prophet Yuval Noah Harari (a “married” homosexual), further evidence that Sodomite sexual anarchy is the glue that binds them all. Spend a moment educating yourself about their anti-Messiah role model Jacob Frank and his demonic doctrine of “purification through transgression.”
I remain a strongly pro-Israel Christian in the same way that I remain a strongly patriotic American despite the fact that both nations have been hijacked to advance evil policies. Both were founded for the advancement of God’s plan on earth and both have a role to play in these end times. I am not a Christian-Zionist per se, but a Christian Shilohist (a term I will explain in my next article). Yet I remain pro-Zionist in the original sense of the word, and in sympathy to the true Jews of Israel who embrace the biblical prophecy and vision that underlies their authority to be there. But I do not deny that national Israel is designated in prophecy to become the territory of the Antichrist kingdom, and in preparation for that kingdom its Jewish culture WILL be given over to evil, just as America’s Christian culture is being given over in parallel.
Make no mistake, remnant Jews and Christians, the flag of that Luciferian kingdom is the flag of Satan’s Synagogue: the rainbow, and wherever it flies today it’s purpose is to signal loyalty to him in the ancient tradition of welcoming an arriving conqueror (Revelation 6:2). Prepare yourselves accordingly.