The Old Paths

 

The Old Paths - Christian History, Modern Distortions and Political Correctness

Nowadays, with the change of attitudes and customs following the decline of biblical influence on the formerly Christian nations of the West, some may find the ideas that follow somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, history bears witness to the radically different approach of our Christian forefathers.

The Role of English Speaking Peoples

The pages of history tell the story of the Israelite nations – Great Britain and the Commonwealth, America and Canada - not only bringing freedom to the world and being used of God to deliver other nations from oppression and tyranny, but also being divinely assisted and defended by God in this purpose.

National Israel and Judah

Who is Israel today? God has chosen Himself a people and it is very important for us to know who they are. The Bible says they would be blind to their own identity, but tracing the history of the twelve tribes and their movements helps to identify their modern-day identity.

These Were Christian Nations

Many of us today no longer recognise that the freedoms and rights that are enjoyed in the Western nations stem from their Christian past. Our laws were based on biblical principles... read about the fascinating Christian history of various nations.

Where Are the People of Biblical Israel Today?

An extensive list of scriptures explaining the marks of identification that lost Israel would possess.

All Races of Mankind May be Saved

We disagree with those groups that say only Israelites may be saved, and can give many examples to substantiate our position.

Poems and Quotes

"The White Man's Burden" along with other poems and quotes.

Australia - A Culture in Crisis

We thought we were being so wonderfully progressive by spurning assimilation. The result? People who respect nothing.

The Downfall of American Agriculture

America has more farmland than any other nation on Earth, yet its farmers face stiff competition from the farmers of smaller, less advanced nations. What is behind the impending downfall of American agriculture?

Australia’s Christian Heritage

In 1606, the Portuguese Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, standing in Tahiti, spoke of the destiny of Australia almost a hundred years before it was discovered by Captain Cook. Here, in part, is the text of the prophecy...

Norway’s Christian Heritage

The first Norwegian inhabitants can be traced back to descendants from the Israelite tribe of Naphtali with elements from Gad, Dan and Manasseh. The early Norwegians were famous as Vikings and were characterized by reckless courage and a cruelty alternated with generosity and magnanimity.

Austria’s Christian History

The 12th to 15th Centuries: This was the time of the Kathars and Waldensians. The latter were founded by Pierre Valdo (1140-1217 A.D.), a man from Lyon who converted to true Christianity in 1176 A.D and who took his teaching directly and exclusively from the Bible. 

Poland’s Christian Heritage

The history of Poland is closely connected with the migration of peoples of Indo-European and Celtic origin. The first settlers were the Celto-Lugie, who populated the south of today’s Poland between 250 and 100 B.C. These Celts included some of the “lost” ten tribes of Israel. Specifically, the movements of the tribe of Dan can be followed throughout Poland as that tribe’s preference for renaming towns after their forefather can be seen in such places as Gdansk. In 966 A.D., after continuous German conquests under the pretext of implementing Roman Catholicism, the Polish people accepted the Catholic faith, but the protestant movement also reached Poland under Polish Protestant reformers like Jan Laski.

Canada’s Christian Heritage

In 1759, British troops defeated French troops in the battle for control of New France. British North America became the Dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867, with four provinces joining to form the new union. Over the years, the country grew to include ten provinces and three territories. Canada remains part of the British Commonwealth of nations, and as such is a fulfillment of prophecy. The founders of this country built Canada on the Word of God, as can be seen in many examples. Canada was once a very godly country, but has unfortunately lost more and more of its Christian heritage in recent years.

Christianity in Russia

In the 10th century the ruler of Kievan Rus, Prince Vladimir, chose Orthodox Christianity over the other religions of that time on the basis that it permitted the Russian tradition of drinking alcohol, which was forbidden by all the other religions. In the years 988-991 AD mass Orthodox baptisms took place in Kiev; Grand Prince Vladimir made Orthodox Christianity the national religion of Russia – it remained so until 1917. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Orthodox Church has resumed its position as the main religion of the nation. There were some sparks of true Christianity in Russias history, which you might not be aware of.

Denmark's Christian Heritage

Denmark is the smallest of the three Scandinavian kingdoms, and is located on numerous islands and the mainland peninsula of Jutland. Though Denmark is small, it is one of the very oldest continually existing national states, tracing its kings and queens back to before the 9th century. The name “Denmark” is called “Danmark” in the Danish tongue, and means “the border district of the Danes". It was used from sometime earlier than the 10th century by the dominating tribe of the Danes. Denmark has been strongly influenced by Martin Luther and remains Lutheran until today.

Scotland´s Christian Heritage

Few nations in this world have been as blessed as much as Scotland has. The history of this small country is so rich with our Christian ancestry that volumes could and have been written about it. God’s special plan for the Scots is evident from the many revivals which it has seen, and the many missionaries which it has sent to foreign lands. Indeed, half of the founding fathers of the United States had Scottish ancestry.

The Christian History of France

France received its Christianity directly from Jerusalem in the first century BC. After Christ’s death, Christians were persecuted in Jerusalem and in all cities of Palestine. Joseph of Arimathea, Lazarus (resurrected by Jesus), Mary Magdalene, and several other followers of Jesus were all exiled from Israel, and set afloat by their persecutors in an oar-less boat without sail. The boat miraculously reached an area near Marseilles (called today “Les Saintes Maries de la Mer” or “The Holy Mary(s) from the Sea), where Philip had already settled down and begun to preach the Word.

South Africa’s Christian Heritage

South Africa has a rich Christian Israelite history. Indeed, God even specifically mentions that His people Israel will be found in the southern parts of Africa in the last days. South Africa has been strongly influenced by many Christian missionaries and this file gives a very good overview over South Africa's Christian history.

Germany's Christian Heritage

Germany has quite an unsettled history. It is a country much influenced by God, as can be seen with reformers like Martin Luther, but was sadly also very much used by the Enemy. Today in Germany, Bible-based, Pentecostal and other non-mainstream churches are in the clear minority and are still regarded with great suspicion and hostility. Many Bible-based churches are labelled as “sects” and “cults”.

Swedish Christian History

The Swedish people are a conglomeration of various tribes, some Germanic in origin, whereas others can be traced to the Israelites of the Bible. During the 9th and 10th century the Roman Catholic faith was brought to Sweden, without much inital success. In the 16th century Sweden became Protestant mainly due to the efforts of Swedish reformer Olaus Petri. Moreover genuine revival broke out at the beginning of the 20th century.

Hungary´s Christian Heritage

Hungary flourished as a Roman Catholic state, tightly connected with other Catholic neighbouring states such as the Hapsburgs in Austria. Under John Hus (1369-1415), who was one of John Wycliffe’s followers, the ideas that people should be permitted to read the Bible in their own language, and that they should oppose the tyranny of the Roman Catholic church which threatened anyone possessing a non-Latin Bible with execution was strongly promoted. Because his teaching also spread to the neighbouring countries, many Hungarians became his followers. This unfortunately did not last forever.

Switzerland’s Christian Heritage

Switzerland's Christian history goes back as far as the 1st century A.D. with Beatus coming to Switzerland as a missionary from Brtiain. Along with the rest of Europe, Switzerland has been predominantly Catholic since the days of Emperor Constantine up until the time of the Reformation. However, scattered throughout the mountains were pockets of Bible-believing Christians, even during the Roman Catholic dominated “Dark Ages”.

Italy’s Christian Heritage

 Rome's Christian history goes back to the apostle Paul, who lived in Rome for a couple of years. In the year 64 AD, the young church in Rome experienced its first of several severe persecution through the neurotic emperor Nero. In spite of Christianity being recognized as the state religion under Constantine the Great in 313 AD persecution arose with the rise of papal power during the following centuries, and Christians suffered persecution throughout the whole country. Many thousands of so-called “heretics” lost their lives in their battle for freedom from the Roman Catholic Church. Hundreds of thousands died as martyrs, suffering indescribable tortures.

Britain’s Christian Heritage

 The early history of Britain can be characterised by the arrival of successive waves of people, including the Celts, Angles, Saxons, Danes and Normans. These peoples are primarily descendents of Ephraim, one of the lost tribes of Israel, who according to Biblical prophecy were to be gathered in the isles northwest of Israel. God was re-gathering His people and preparing them to receive the Gospel directly from Jerusalem, shortly after Jesus died. The following sections show how the British people have been used since then to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Christian Heritage of the Netherlands

Like almost all other European nations, the Netherlands was also under Roman Catholic rule for centuries, before the Reformation began to dawn on the country in the late Middle Ages. The events in Germany of 1517 (Luther’s publishing of his 95 theses), were known throughout the whole of Europe, and were certainly not lost on the Netherlanders. Printing presses (to which the Dutch lay claim as the inventors, though most of the world credits Gutenberg) produced copies of Luther's pamphlets, and in 1522 the New Testament was published in the Dutch language. In 1527 the whole Bible was printed in Dutch and in the 1530's Calvin's writings began to appear. The Dutch gladly received the Reformation, and many were converted to the evangelical faith.

America’s Christian Heritage

 In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of another route to India, and stumbled upon the continent of North America. He later wrote: "For the execution of the journey to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. It is simply the fulfilment of what Isaiah prophesied. After his discovery was made known, many people, including the pilgrims, made their way to the New World. In November of 1620, the first pilgrims spotted Plymouth, Massachusetts from their ship, the Mayflower. Their leader, William Bradford, wrote, “They [the Pilgrim Fathers] fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean.” These pioneering immigrants to America strongly believed the Word of God and founded their laws and principles upon it.

The Christian History of New Zealand

As New Zealand is a nation of predominately British ancestry, it is Israelite in origin and is part of the prophecy to Abraham that Israel shall be a “nation and a company of nations”, fulfilled in Britain and her Commonwealth, of which New Zealand plays an integral part. The missionary movement in New Zealand was initiated by the Rev. Samuel Marsden. During his seven voyages to New Zealand between 1814 and 1837, he was able to befriend and gain the respect of the native Maori chiefs. This contrasted with the fate of many of his countrymen who were killed and even eaten by some Maori tribes.