Thursday, May 11, 2017

10 years ago: The death of racist cult leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, Matthew 24:24a (also Mark 13:22a)

...I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Revelation 2:9b

On May 7, 2007, Yahweh ben Yahweh died of prostate cancer at the age of 71. Mr. Yahweh, born Hulon Mitchell, Jr., was the son of Hulon Mitchell, Sr., who pastored a church in Enid, Oklahoma that was affiliated with the Pentecostal denomination Church of God in Christ. Mr. Mitchell, Jr. founded the Black Hebrew Israelite cult Nation of Yahweh in Florida in 1979, claiming that he was the Son of God and the living Messiah. He was in prison from 1990-2001 after being convicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) of conspiracy in more than a dozen murders. Mr. Yahweh was paroled after serving 11 years of an 18-year sentence; restrictions imposed on his activities as conditions of his parole were lifted a few months before his death from prostate cancer.

The Nation of Yahweh is a race-based organization that subscribes to a form of replacement theology, teaching that people of African descent are the true Israelites rather than Jews. The Nation of Yahweh can be regarded as a Negro counterpart to white race-based Christian Identity groups; it still exists despite the death of its "Messiah," and has reportedly repudiated its racism. Readers can go to the Nation of Yahweh's website and come to their own conclusions.

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