Purnell and his wife Mary, was a sect based in Benton Harbor, Michigan that subscribed to replacement theology, believing that they were true Israel. Jezreel, who was supposedly the "sixth messenger," and the Purnells believed themselves to be the seventh messenger according to their understanding of Revelation 10:7: When the seventh angel begins to sound, the mystery shall be finished as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.Typical of pseudo-Christian sects, the Israelite House of David accepted the Bible as scripture, but also accepted extrabiblical revelations and interpretations of the Bible that were received by the "messengers." The group patterned itself after the Nazarites mentioned in Numbers 6:1-21, with a few modern quirks, such as the presence of an amusement park and a model railroad on their Benton Harbor property.President Donald Trump, acting through Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and scorning the Republican-controlled Congress, is expected to unilaterally diminish national monument designations of his predecessor issued under the Antiquities Act of 1906.He seems to be targeting Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.Acts To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. No matter what it is or who commenced it, I'm against it." Groucho Marx, from Horse Feathers On December 16, 1927, Benjamin Purnell, "King of the Israelite House of David," died of diabetes at the age of 66.The Israelite House of David, founded in 1903 by Mr.However, we often forget to be thankful for the bad things that didn't happen!
..received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
The most memorable aspect of the Israelite House of David was the men's barnstorming baseball teams, with the players sporting long hair and beards--unfashionable in the 1920s and '30s--and playing teams across the United States.
The Israelite House of David supposedly practiced celibacy, but Mr.
It evokes scary memories of going door-to-door or speaking with strangers. In Part 1 of this series we’ll explore the model that Jesus gives, and here’s the good news—it doesn’t involve speaking with strangers.
As we approach the end of another year and enter into the Christmas season, it's never been more apparent that the world is in desperate need of that baby born in a manger so many years ago.