Part Three. Solutions?
Continued from: Brit-Am & Ephraim 2
Brit-Am traces the Lost Ten Tribes to Western Nations. We also to some degree indicate where certain Israelite Tribes are predominant.
We use evidence from the Bible, Rabbinical Commentaries, and secular Sources.
We have been able to prove the case to our own satisfaction and that of many of our followers.
Our findings however rely on unconventional explanations especially concerning Secular Sources.
We understood that first we need to spread knowledge of our researches to as many as possible.
We also need to elevate it to a level that from an academic level it will at least be considered feasible.
After all this has been achieved it may be possible to discuss what further steps will be taken.
At present rate of progress this could take quite a while.
There are many who due to a variety of factors, e.g. their own instinctive arousal, our teachings, the teachings of others, etc,
have come to a realization that they are descended from Israel or should be treated as such.
They are searching for something more.
For want of a better term we will refer to such people as "Ephraimites."
Different Solutions have been proposed:
1. Conversion to Judaism to be made easier.
In addition more "Ephraimites" should be encouraged to seek conversion. We are not certain about this one way or the other. There may be something to it. On the other hand most problems with the Rabbinute concerning Conversion would be solved if more of the candidates were genuine and continued to be religious after conversion. Conversion to Judaism means becoming part of the Jewish People.
This is not necessarily what we should be about though they who are led in that direction should follow it through. It is not a general solution under present circumstances.
2. Judiasm to Change and to become closer to Christianity.
This is the attitude of many (but not all) Christian Ephraimites whether they admit it or not. This too is a not a solution neigther is it likely to be acheived.
For Jews this is tantamount to idolatry. It is also NOT a solution for Ephraimites but rather a denial of Biblical Truth and the Brit-Am message.
3. Some type of intermediate "Bnei Noach" type status combining "Ephraimite" awareness.
This may be a possibility but we know that many will not accept it. Nevertheless, the potential is there. The Bnei Noach Movement is a large one and well-developed with much experience. It has become a world of its own. The Khazars were an offshoot of the Ten Tribes. They eventually converted to Judaism and re-attached themselves to the Jewish people. Their conversion went though stages. It may be that for up to 100 years (ca. 600-700 CE) they went though an intermediate Bnei Noach type stage. Whether or not this is a solution at present it is not something Brit-Am wants to be invovled in.
4. Leaving things as they are. This is may be an option if we add to it nbringing the Brit-Am message concerning the Identity of the Lost Ten Tribes HOME to both Judah and the Ten Tribes.
5. Increased Biblical Awareness. Brit-Am may not have an all -encompassing solution.
We do however think that increasing All-over Biblical Awareness may lead to an answer.
According to the Bible the Lost Ten Tribes will return, re-unite with Judah, and settle in the Land.
They will also be reconciled to the Almighty and keep the commandments. In the End Times each Israelite Tribes will dwell in its own territory.
The Land of Israel from the Biblical point of view will be extended to include areas of Western Europe and possibly North America. It may include other regions possibly all areas where descendants of the Ten Tribes are now to be found.
Whatever solution is chosen Brit-Am is not built for any other goal than its Three Rs: Research, Recogniition (Revelation), and Reconciliation. All this is from a Biblical point of view. This is what we have an implicit Mandate to do. This is what we are. We think this is important and perhaps more important at present than anything else.
We do not have to have all the answers.
It is enough that we do what we can with what we have.