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Black Hebrew Cult

Does anyone know anything about the "Black Hebrew" cult that some celebs are into?

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 ---NVBarbara on 4/6/06
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it sems to me when ever there unity in the black community ,people have to make it negative, i wonder why that is??(im sure we no but i'll leave it just like that)how is it that just because you people follow god a different way than the black/african/ethopian/hebrew israelites that there way has to be a cult, if thats the case then all the ways of religion should be called cults, learn the true ways and teachings of christ who himself was a hebrew heb7:14,who alot of israelites follow after
---KAAY on 5/10/08

No but I reccommend getting the book "What Celebrities believe" by Ray Comfort. It talks about religious beliefs of celebs. I haven't read it yet but heard it is good.
---wes on 7/17/07

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Bob Dylan
---Anonymous on 11/9/06

Rachel & Mzzike, I don't understand the correlation. Please explain this to me in more detail.

Daphn, thanks for the article.

I know a woman loosely involved with this group. From things she's said, I thought they believed in Christ. I'll have to ask her directly, however, now that I've read this. I also have seen them in certain neighborhoods dressed in long robes and turbans, but I've never paid any of it too much attention. This is very interesting to me now.
---AlwaysOn on 11/9/06

There is a sect in my state Floida they seem to work w/ fear & by violence. The believe in Yaweh Ben Yaweh a man if memory serves me right w/a criminal record. They sell all & give to him & live side by side or even in same houses. dress differently & bother only one w/another. This is NOT to be confused with a group of Jews that fled to Ethiopia thousands of years ago not to be slaves and live. They lived there, practiced the Jewish faith & many are returning to Israel, remember Israel was scattered.
---Jeanne on 11/9/06


You are enlightened.

---Reiter on 11/7/06

fact : nebuchannzar founded babylon

fact nebuchanazzer was a cushite ( ethiopian)

synopsis : yeshua ben pndera was an african nationalist fighting against rome/hellenization

catholicism corrupted the scriptures to their advantage;result european jesus goes forth converting( killing) and saving people

BHI understand this and fragment themselves loosely
---mzzike on 8/14/06

I saw a small quip in the news that said Whitney Houston was a member of this cult and had made a trip to Isreal.
Nothing to do with Kabbalah I'm pretty sure. In this 'Black Hebrew' sect, you must be black.
Thanks for the info Daphne.
---NVBarbara on 4/6/06

The only thing I think you might mean is Kabbalah but I'm not sure where black comes into that. Madonna and, I think, Naomi Campbell & Demi Moore are members. Kabbalah means Jewish Mysticism I believe.
---M.P. on 4/6/06

Barbara, I hope this info is helpful.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

B. H. I.s believe that as a direct result of disobedience to the laws and the commandments of God the Hebrew Israelites were held captive by various nations. They also believe that in 70 C.E. remnants were driven from Jerusalem, by Romans, into various parts of the world, including Africa. They believe that blacks were enslaved and brought to America because of this and that this led to the remnants being spread abroad. This is the main part of their origin, as they perceive it to be.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

They also believe that their story began in Ur where Abraham was from and had an affinity with Elamite (a people who were the very first Semitic group mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 10:22). Elamites were a dark-skinned people with wooly hair, and based upon this, B. H. I.s assume that Abraham was black and that black people are the original people.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

There are many other branches of B. H. I.s that come from the perverted biblical beliefs and teaching of Ben Israels misunderstanding of the Holy Scriptures. In spite of many obvious errors in interpreting the bible, those who practice this religion in any form perceive their history to be exceptionally divine. They believe that the descendants of African American slaves (and the indigenous peoples of America) make up the twelve tribes of Israel.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

The N. O. Y. is an offshoot of the sect created by Ben Israel. Members of the N. O. Y. were convicted in 1990 of conspiring to commit RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization statute), and although they were not found guilty of the RICO charge, Yahweh was sentenced to serving an eighteen-year sentence for another crime. In conjunction with the negative view of this sect, Yahweh and his followers are referred to as a killer cult, notorious for their violent background.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

Yahweh Ben Yahweh (Hulon Mitchell, Jr.) was born in Oklahoma, 1935. He founded N. O. Y. in 1979. He originally tried to base his teachings on twisting Christian doctrine. In recent years, the N. O. Y. was involved in a large amount of conflict with the people and government of Miami, Florida where it was founded.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

This sect was being led by Yahweh Ben Yahweh and was called the Nation of Yahweh. Those who followed Yahweh Ben Yahweh viewed him as the Messiah.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

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Unfortunately, despite all the promotion of building the kingdom of God and righteousness the B. H. I.s members in Ben Israels sect were later engaged in criminal activity. In 1986, Ben Israel and his aide, Prince Asiel Ben Israel were convicted of trafficking stolen passports and securities and forging checks and saving bonds. While in Israel, Ben Israels community had a counterpart sect forming in the United States.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

As a result about three hundred and fifty people from Chicago, along with Ben Israel, journeyed to Liberia, West Africa on their way to Israel. In 1969 they made it to Israel and set up what they believe to be the foundation for the kingdom of God.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

Ben Israel impressed upon other blacks the belief that African-Americans descended from the biblical tribe of Judah. He led others to believe that because of this, Israel was the true land of their birthright. He is said to have received a vision in which the angel Gabriel revealed that the time had come for the biblical Israelites among the African-Americans to return to Israel (the promised land) and to establish the kingdom of God on earth.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

One sect is the infamous Miami based sect which was started by Yahweh Ben Yahweh, otherwise known by the authorities as Hulon Mitchell, Jr. This sect will be discussed in greater detail later in this article. Other sects include the Commandment Keepers, The Law Keepers, House of Judah, and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem (just to list a few). Ben Israel, originally named Ben Carter (from the south side of Chicago), started the latter sect, The Kingdom of Yahweh, around 1967.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

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Just did a search. I've copied some info. The actual origin of B. H. I.s stretches back to before the Civil War. In 1896 there was a sect founded in Kansas by William Crowdy. Shortly after that, new congregations sprouted in several major cities, and by the 1980s other sects began to appear.
---daphn8897 on 4/6/06

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