Latino’s Are Not Invasions. They Are God’s Chosen People.
With all the persecution that Latinos are facing in America(concentration camps, ICE raids, and the terrorist attack in El Paso last weekend), I can’t help but think of a belief about Latinos that comes from the Bible.
That belief has to due with biblical prophecy. A prophecy is a prediction of something to come. The bible contains many prophecies. The bible also has a list of different ethnic groups, and prophecies about what will happen to those particular ethnic groups.
There are prophecies about Europeans, Africans, Asians etc.
The bible contains a prophecy about Latinos and the persecution they would face, which included, their children being separated from their parents and given away to another people. The bible does not mention the word “Latino”. Instead the bible uses the name, Israelites. The Israelites, are are the chosen people of God, according to the Bible.
“For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6)
You will see other names like “Jews” or “Hebrews” in this article. Those names have become synonymous with, Israelites.
For those that are skeptical, by the end of the article I am going to prove using DNA evidence, historical evidence, biblical evidence, and anthropological evidence, that Latinos are the Israelites that the bible speaks of.
A little over a month ago, America celebrated it’s independence day. A man named Elias Boudinot, who helped America gain it’s independence subscribed to this same prophecy about Latinos.
Some may ask, “if Latinos are God’s chosen people, why would he allow his chosen people to be separated from their families, deported, and placed in cages?” In Deuteronomy 28 of the Bible, God made a covenant with the Israelites. The covenant was a set of laws and commandments given to them, in which, if they followed those commandments, God would bless them with wealth, they would rule over all nations, and have their own land.
But, if they broke the commandments and did not keep the law, he would curse them with slavery, oppression, diseases, poverty and specifically, having their children “given” away to other people. The Israelites did not keep the commandments, and rebelled against God, which is why God cursed them.
Throughout this article other words like Indians and Native Americans, will be used synonymously with Latinos. Latinos descend from the indigenous people of the Americas. Some indigenous people migrated to North America, while others inhabited Central and South America. Latinos are the descendants of the indigenous people who were conquered by Europeans from Spain and had the spanish language forced on them during colonialism. Latinos and Native Americans may have different cultures or speak different languages but they are still of the same race,blood, and are the indigenous people of the Americas.
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So lets get down to the proof that Latinos aka the indigenous people of the Americas are Israelites. For starters, DNA evidence shows that nearly 1/3 of Native Americans migrated from the Middle East, which is in the same vicinity of Israel.
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A Native American man named Joseph RiverWind, provides more evidence. He is a member of the Taino tribe, which was the same tribe that Christopher Columbus first encountered when he arrived in the Americas in 1492. This is also the same tribe that Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, and other’s in that region descend from.
Joseph RiverWind, Peace Chief of the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation
Due to the fact that Joseph RiverWind associated Christianity with the genocide that was inflicted upon his ancestors, he rejected the Bible and started to learn about the religion of his ancestors. When he learned about the religion of his ancestors, he found out that the bible contained the same stories told by the Native American elders, generation after generation.
One example was a Choctaw story, about how the Creator came to a man called Nuah and told him the world would be covered with water. The man was told to make a big raft to save mankind. This story sounds strikingly similar to the story of Noah. Nuah also resembles the name Noah. The stories come from oral traditions which were around before Columbus and Europeans came to the Americas.
For those interested in hearing more accounts from Joseph RiverWind feel free to watch an interview of his below.
Historians first started to write that Latinos/Native Americans were Israelites over hundreds and hundreds of years ago. The belief was so well known that even Thomas Jefferson was aware of it and mentioned the belief in a letter to John Adams. Although, Thomas Jefferson didn’t believe the theory, the fact that he addressed it, shows how long people have been trying to get that information out. In the letter, Thomas Jefferson quoted a historian named James Adair. James Adair was a historian that lived around Native Americans for 40 years and wrote a book about them called: The History of the American Indians.
In the letter to John Adams, Thomas Jefferson quotes the beliefs of Adair, which were,
“all the Indians of America to be descended from the hebrews: the same laws, usages; rites and ceremonies, the same sacrifices, priests, prophets, fasts and festivals, almost the same religion, and that they all spoke Hebrew.”
-Thomas Jefferson (American President speaking on James Adair’s belief that Native Americans are the Israelites, 1803)
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In the 1500’s, a Spanish Explorer named Antonio Montezinos, wrote,
“ It was a thrilling journey I took in South America. Now that I am back in Amsterdam, I must share with you some incredible news. There is a Jewish Indian tribe living beyond the mountain passes of the Andes. Indeed, I myself heard them recite the She’ma and saw them observe the Jewish rituals.”
The She’ma that he heard the Native Americans say was “Shema, Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu Adonai Ehod”, which means “Here, O Israel the Lord our God, the Lord is One.”
The Shema is one of the main prayers of the Ancient Israelites.
Manoel Dias Soeiro or Menasseh Ben Israel (his Hebrew name), a Portuguese rabbi born in the early 1600’s, wrote
“I shall speak somewhat I this discourse of the divers opinions which have been, and shall declare in what countries it is thought the Ten Tribes are: Hispaniola (Dominican Republic)… the island of Cuba; the continent of America, Panama, New Spain (Mexico) and Peru.”
-Menasseh Ben Israel: The Hope of Israel (translated to English in 1652)
Ten Tribes are in reference to the Ten Tribes of Israel.
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Mariano Edward Rivero and John James von Tschudi wrote in their 1857 book Peruvian Antiquities:
“Like the Jews, the Indians offer their firstfruits, they keep their new moons, and the feast of expiations at the end of September or in the beginning of October; they divide the year into four seasons, corresponding with the Jewish festivals. . . . In some parts of North America circumcision is practised . . . There is also much analogy between the Hebrews and Indians in that which concerns various rites and customs; such as the ceremonies of purification, the use of the bath . . . fasting, and the manner of prayer. The Indians likewise abstain from the blood of animals, as also from fish without scales; they consider divers quadrupeds unclean, also certain birds and reptiles, and they are accustomed to offer as a holocaust the firstlings of the flock.”
- Mariano Edward Rivero, John James von Tschudi: Peruvian Antiquities (1857)
Interestingly enough, Christopher Columbus confirmed that Native Americans/Latinos were Israelites. Christopher Columbus used the book called the Appocrypha, as a navigation reference to help him reach the Americas. The Appocrphya was apart of the original King James 1611 version of the Bible, until the Roman Catholic Church removed it from the Bible in 1885.
According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, Columbus said that America was the place known as “Arzareth”. In the Appocrphya, Arzareth is known as the land that mankind never dwelt. The Appocrphya says that the Israelites migrated to Azareth. If the Israelites migrated to a land that mankind never dwelt, it means when they were the first inhabitants of that country. If Arzareth is America like Columbus says, that means the descendants of the Israelites, who migrated there, are Latinos/Native Americans. Thus making Latinos/Native Americans Israelites.
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Deuteronomy 28, is one of the most crucial books in the bible, in terms of helping us identify who the Israelites are. Deuteronomy 28 proves that Latinos are the Israelites.
“So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you” (Deuteronomy 28:46).
“They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever” (Deuteronomy 28:47).
This passage shows that the curses would be a sign and a way to identify the Israelites.
Lets start with the curse from Deuteronomy, that applies to the border crisis.
“ Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes, shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and ( there shall be) no might in thine hand” (Deuteronomy 28:47).
This is the curse that is affecting Latinos right now, in which the children of Latinos are being kept in concentration camps. This has plagued the indigenous people of America through out history. In the 1870’s the American government began separating Native American children from their families, by sending them to boarding schools that were designed to remove the children from the knowledge of their culture and language. Many children were beat by teachers.
The founder of the American boarding schools said the goal was to, “Kill the Indian in him and save the man.” The late performer and Indian activist Floyd Red Crow Westerman talked about the trauma of being separated as a child from his mother in South Dakota, in order to be sent to the Wahpeton Indian Boarding School in North Dakota.
At first, he thought he was being sent away because his mother didn’t want him anymore.
“It was hurting her, too. It was hurting me to see that,” Westerman says. “I’ll never forget. All the mothers were crying.”
Today Native American children are still being separated from their families. In South Dakota, Native American children are 11 times more likely to be placed in foster care than white children.
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Another curse from Deuteronomy 28 was being sent into ships by slavery.
“And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you (28:68).”
Egypt is a Greek word. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzraim. Mitzraim means bondage or slavery. The passage above is saying that the Israelites will go into slavery by ships, and will be sold to their enemies. The indigenous people of the Americas fit this curse. It is a fact that many were kidnapped and shipped to Europe.
Christopher Columbus helped round up around 1500 Natives from Hispaniola, (Present day) Dominican Republic and Haiti and shipped them to Europe to be slaves. Only 500 made it and were sold in the Mediterranean. Native Americans from North America were shipped to be slaves in Europe as well. They were also sent on ships to be slaves in Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, the Azores, Spain, and Tangier in North Africa.
“21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.”
This verse matches up with how the Native Americans were forced off their land by American government.
“22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.”
“59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.”
“60 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”
These three verses, 22,59, and 60, describes how around 90 percent of the Native American population were killed by diseases. Millions were killed by measles, influenza, whooping cough, diphtheria, typhus, bubonic plague, cholera, scarlet fever and syphilis. Sometimes the Europeans intentionally gave the Native Americans, small pox. Jeffrey Amherst, commander-in-chief of British forces in North America, wrote to Colonel Henry Bouquet at Fort Pitt:
“You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians [with smallpox] by means of blankets, as well as to try every other method, that can serve to extirpate this execrable race.”
These curses of diseases still apply today.
“48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”
“49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;”
“50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
These verses like most of Deuteronomy 28 describes how the Israelites would be enslaved and suffer oppression. The indigenous people of the Americas have been enslaved by European nations, who spoke a language the natives did not know, and oppressed children and the elderly.
“66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:”
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Another curse was not being able to grow crops.
Deuteronomy 28: 38–39,
“Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
“Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.”
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For those who would like to learn more in depth about the oppression Native Americans and Latinos faced/ still face,and how it matches up with the curses of Deuteronomy 28, I recommend these two documentaries, Red Cry and Harvest the Empire.
The link for the trailers can be viewed below. Harvest the Empire focuses more on recent history, in terms of how the American Government has helped create wars and the current chaos in Latin America. This is a main reason millions of Latinos have had to flee and migrate to America for their safety and to live a better life.
In conclusion, it has been proven that the ancestors of Latinos and Native Americans shared the same customs as the Israelites, originate from the region near Israel, and fit the curses that God said would identify them. For those that are interested, feel free to view another article that I wrote that shows how the ancestors of latinos/native americans, resembled the ancient Israelites. To read it click the link below.
I do understand that despite all the evidence, many Latinos/Native Americans will not believe this. The Bible says only a remnant of Israelites will actually turn back to God, keep his commandments and accept Jesus. In Deuteronomy 30:1, God promises that once latinos turn back to God, and accept Jesus, he will make latinos propser and he will punish those in power who mistreated them.
Deuteronomy 30:1 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
3 That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
5 And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
6 And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
7 And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.”