The following is a brief summary of the prophecies which have lead many people to believe that the British and the Anglo-Saxon race are the descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel which were carried away captive in the years 743 and 721 B.C.
Importance of the Subject.
It has often been asked – Of what value to the Christian, even if true, is the identity of the British with Israel? It has this importance, that whereas the apparent non-fulfilment of the promises to Israel is one of the strongest arguments of the infidel against the inspiration of the Bible, the evidence of their exact fulfilment in the British race has, in numerous cases, led unbelievers to believe in the truth of the Bible, and has thrown a new light on, and created a deep interest in, the predictions of the prophets which, previously, appeared to be of no significance or practical importance.
This, of itself, ought to be of the greatest interest to every true Christian. May not indeed the recognition of this truth be one of the means for restoring the rapidly growing unbelief in the Bible which is undermining the moral character and rectitude of the nation and which is the certain forerunner of judgement?
Secondly, the belief in their common origin and future fate could not fail to be a strong bond of union between the different portions of the nation, and this must be of the greatest importance in view of the attempts which are now being made to set class against class and to disintegrate the nation by separating certain portions from the remainder. (This would be the effect of giving Home Rule, as urged by some, to Scotland and Wales as if they were distinct peoples to the English.)