James W Knox

James W Knox: Zionist and Crypto-Jew

James Knox is the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Deland, FL. He's a dedicated Zionist and is being exposed on this website because his teachings are more characteristic of a Jewish Rabbi than a Christian minister. He's also promoted by Gail Riplinger and is a proponent of King James Onlyism

James Knox's Jewish Pedigree

Although James Knox claims to be a Gentile, his extreme Zionism, his Kabbalist associations, and his family names provide evidence that he's a crypto-Jew (a secret Jew spiritually and in pedigree). The following are the Jewish names of some of his family members.

Knox is an Ashkenazi Jewish name (L). (John Knox, the reformer, was a Jew). James Knox's parents are Maitland Brooks (1) and Vera, a Russian Jewish name (L). Knox's wife is Lilian Mendes Knox and her mother is Esther Mendes. Mendes is a Sephardic Jewish name (L). Knox's children are Israel Wilson and Tabitha Shiloh

(1) Maitland is a powerful Jewish clan (see link and link) and Brooks is an Ashkenazi Jewish name (L). Arthur Balfour, formerly the Prime Minister of England, was Jewish and the standard-bearer for Zionism. He issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 which announced support for the establishment of the State of Israel in Palestine. His father was James Maitland Balfour; his brother was Francis Maitland Balfour, and his Great Grandfather was James Maitland.

Note: In Knox's book, From Where I Stand, in a footnote on page 154, he admits that he was once offered a job to write programs for "The Christian Jew Hour."

James Knox's statements from his book, "Will Some Christians Miss the Kingdom?" 

The book is preoccupied with the role of Christians in the earthly Millennial Kingdom of Israel and dispenses with the Christians' hope of Heaven and the New Jerusalem.  One chapter in the book is titled, "Is the Believer's Place in the Millennial Kingdom Secure?" with one question posed throughout the book, "Will I lose my place in the Kingdom?" Although Christians will reign with Christ during the Millennium, their hope is in Heaven, whereas the Jews' hope is their earthly kingdom.

1. In the book, Knox says,"Before we go on the reader must remember that heaven is not God, and God is not Heaven. Thus the terms kingdom of heaven and kingdom of God do not denote the same thing. Just as heaven is material, so the kingdom of heaven always speaks of the visible, physical throne and government of the Lord upon the earth..."

Knox's reasoning is not only unbiblical, this belief is taught in the Kabbalah, the Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible. The Kabbalah actually teaches that the nation of Israel is the "source and origin" of the Kingdom of Heaven, which can't even exist without Israel, the earthly kingdom.

"The earthly kingdom is the source and origin of the Heavenly. Remove the earthly kingdom and you remove the Divine Revelation of God in the midst of Israel. The Heavenly Kingdom is broken up and vanishes. Its raison d'etre is completely gone. " (Jewish Mysticism and Introduction to the Kabbalah p.85)

In the New Testament, the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God are interchangeable and without difference.

Matt 19:23-24-Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Matt 13:31-The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field...

Mark 4:30-31-Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed...

2. In the book, the many sins in Galatians 5:19-21 are listed. The verse states, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like..." 

Knox said regarding these sins, "So when we take the bible definition of the kingdom of God we understand that the sins in the above list keep one from being born again." 

3. In section 2, Knox makes a statement about John the Baptist concerning his suffering and failing faith while in prison. Knox says, "Do you know what the Lord sent back to John? We are suffering but we shall also reign. 'John, do not let the persecution fool you. John, do not let the dungeon fool you. John, do not let the executioner's blade fool you. If I said you are going to reign, you are going to reign..."

The words Jesus actually sent to John in prison are in Luke 7:20: "Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached."

4. In section 4, Knox says, "The word backslider is not found in the New Testament There is no such thing as a backsliding Christian. Such is not found in the word of God. This is another term used carelessly by preachers who will not distinguish between Israel, whose position was changeable, and the born-again Christian, whose position was unchangeable."

A Christian's position in Christ is secure, and though the word backsliding may not be found in the NT, a Christian most definitely can backslide in his walk. In fact, Israel's backsliding was given to Christians as an example not to follow (1 Cor 10:11). Knox then says that any preacher who does warn his congregation about the possibility of backsliding is really failing to distinguish between the positions of Israel and the Christian! Knox's teaching here is unbiblical, but note his recurrent fixation with Israel.

5. Knox is promoted by Gail Riplinger, whose agenda is to introduce Christians to Jewish Kabbalism, which involves divining God's word through the "hidden" meanings which lie within the letters of the KJV. This is why Gail Riplinger and Knox are both advocates of King James Onlyism and why both are insistent that the KJV is inerrant, that it must never be changed, and that Greek can never be used to understand its meaning. 

Knox's book provides a few examples of his opposition to the use of any Greek. His condescending remarks in response to a man who used Greek are below.

"Less toying with Greek and more attention to English would help tremendously."

"I did not see more Greeks when I was in Athens." 

When a clear meaning of God's word was given "from the construction of Greek words," Knox responded, "Give it a rest. Why this constant undermining of the Bible?"

Knox not only insists on a prohibition of any Greek, but to use Greek to gain understanding constitutes, according to Knox's agenda, "undermining of the Bible!" It doesn't matter to Knox that the Greek Textus Receptus IS the Bible and that the English King James Version is just one translation. 

For a thorough explanation of Knox's agenda and why he's King James Only and opposed to using the Greek text and lexicons, please read Gail Riplinger and the Kabbalah

James Knox's Statements from his book, "From Where I Stand" (2013) with my comments in red.

1. "Some of you will not appreciate the following, but I have never heard or felt a specific call to preach. All I know is that from that day forward doors began to open." (p. 63)

"Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart." (Jeremiah 14:14)  

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber...The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 1:1,10)

2. "We never counted anyone as converted who said a prayer or made a profession of faith but did not subsequently join themselves to a church." (p. 70) 

Knox pressures his congregation to evangelize to get church members.

3. "There were two small radio stations in our town, one programmed for senior citizens and the other with a country and western format. We went to the latter, WCCZ, and asked to meet with the station manager. In the office we were greeted by a large bald man in a bright blue leisure suit, wide white belt and white shoes, shirt unbuttoned halfway down to his navel, a huge Star of David hanging around his neck, and a 32nd degree Mason's ring on his finger. What a sight! "We told him we were interested in purchasing airtime so we could preach the gospel. He smiled and said, 'As fate would have it, I just had 30 minutes on Sunday morning come available.' (p.82)

A Jewish Luciferian gave Knox his start. Is Knox also a Freemason? 

3a. "I was offered a job writing radio programs for Charles Halff and the Christian Jew Hour." (Footnote 27 on p. 154)

Why would Knox be offered this job if he wasn't also a Jew?  

4. "We do not involve ourselves in any form of politics or in social issues." (p. 162) 

Knox's Zionist agenda is nothing but politics.

5. "Do not waste one minute of your time with Greek or Hebrew. Not once since December 17, 1976 in ministering to the saved or witnessing to the lost have I ever had any reason to know or refer to anything in those tongues..." (p.208)

Though Knox says that spending time in the Hebrew and Greek is a "waste of time," this time spent is often essential in understanding God's word. To give an example: 

The first verse in the Bible says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The following commentary is by FB Hole. 

"The chapter opens with GOD. The word used in the Hebrew is Elohim, a word, remarkably enough, of plural form. This is the more striking when we remember that the Hebrew has, besides a singular, a dual form for its nouns. Dual signifies two, plural therefore signifying three or more. Yet the verb "created" is in the singular! Why this apparent breach of grammar? Evidently in order that in the very introduction to our knowledge of God we may receive a hint of the truth afterwards plainly revealed that He is a Trinity in Unity - three Persons yet one God. (L  

It's revealing that, by his admission, Knox has never taught his congregation this important truth or any other truths that can only be known by turning to the Hebrew and Greek.     

6. "When I set down to study my method is a very simple one. I ask the following questions of the passage... Can I define each word?" (p. 209)

Since he won't refer to the Greek or Hebrew, how does he define each word? Also, understanding God's word requires knowing the correct context, not merely the definition of words. To advance his Zionist agenda, Knox must redefine each word.     

7. "I find most churches exist only to exist. They serve no valid function in this world. They minister to and for themselves. They should be closed." (p. 214) 

The purpose of the church is the perfecting and the edifying of the body of Christ and not to serve the world as Knox states.

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ..." (Ephesians 4:11-12)

The Gospel is being preached not to help or to convert the world but to gather out of it a people for His name. "God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name." (Acts 15:14)

 It's apparent that Knox isn't a Christian pastor or a Christian teacher.

No Christian may Oppose Zionism in James Knox's Church

On Thursday night, Oct 29, I visited James Knox's church and while leaving a man greeted me outside and, in the course of our conversation, I told him that I opposed Knox's Zionism. I soon found out that to oppose Zionism is to commit an unpardonable sin in Knox's church.

Knox was told of my conversation and on Sunday 11/1, he referred to it in his "sermon" (which can be heard in the You Tube below). 

In light of this, I emailed the assistant pastor, David Brown.

"I'm emailing you because Knox has no email. I would advise you to listen very carefully to Knox's 'sermon' this Sun morning (11/1). His rant mocks the Church, Gentiles, and Christians who know and speak truth..."

David emailed me back a long email. The following are his first and last sentences:

"I will not continue to entertain your anti-Jewish hatred, your conspiracy theories, or your disparaging comments regarding my pastor."

"You are not welcome to attend THE BIBLE Baptist Church and spread beliefs and/or teachings that are contrary to what our church and its leadership believes and teaches."

That this church does not allow "beliefs contrary to what our church and its leadership believes and teaches," though those beliefs are biblical, qualifies it as a cult where human relationships are the church's focus.

I expressed the biblical truth that national Israel has no right to Palestine today to a Christian in a private conversation and for this I incurred the pastor's wrath and was called a Jew hater. Most definitely, Zionism is a fundamental doctrine of the faith at Bible Baptist Church.

In response to my private conversation on 10/29, Knox's "sermon" on 11/1 displays his Jewish character.

James Knox does Damage Control (11/1)

Commentary on James Knox's Damage Control (11/1)

James Knox's sermon begins about 2:00 minutes into the video. Some of his statements are excerpted below with my comments in red. 

2:16--"It's so strange. Your world is full of people who hate Jews and want to be Jews. It's the weirdest thing. It's so strange, everybody says the Jews are cursed, those people who say they're Jews aren't Jews cause we're Jews. Well, so are you cursed?"

Is it strange that people say the Jews are cursed? Jesus cursed Israel for their rejection of Him:

"Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Matt 23:38,39)

And the Jews cursed themselves:

"Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children." (Matt 27:25)

3:41--"It's almost as if the Holy Spirit knew that after 2000 years of bible preaching, churches would still be full of people who either think they are Jews or hate Jews."

Are churches filled with people who hate Jews? At 2:16, Knox stated that the world is full of people who hate Jews. Now at 3:41, Knox states that churches are full of people who hate Jews. In Knox's mind, if you don't agree with Zionism, you're a Jew hater.

6:54--"Now that God has started his church, guess who has the adoption? Israel. Guess who has the glory? Israel...None of those things were transferred to the church. None of those things were taken away from Israel."

Knox is lying. The church has these things. "That we might receive the adoption of sons." (Gal 4:5) "We have received the Spirit of adoption." (Romans 8:15) "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ..." (Ephesians 1:5) "And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them." (John 17:22) Today, dispersed Israel has neither the adoption nor the glory.

8:15--"Romans 9:4 says they [the promises] still belong to Israel.

Romans 9:6 states, "For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel." Most of Israel are children of the flesh; the children of God are the children of promise who will believe in Jesus Christ (Romans 9:7,8).

8:59--"People who don't read the bible, but believe everything they choose on the internet are arguing with pastors all over America that there wasn't a holocaust, that God's done with Israel, that Jews are the enemy of all righteousness and when you say show me that in the bible they send you to a website."

Are Christians all over America arguing with pastors that there wasn't a holocaust? And how could any pastor be expected to establish its truthfulness since it occurred 1900 years after the bible was written? Christians do know that God is not done with Israel. Christians know that national Israel won't be regathered until the Millennial Kingdom when the Jewish remnant believes in their Messiah, Jesus Christ. (Ezekiel 36-37, Zechariah 12-14)

9:30--"Why do people want promises of physical health and healing that God made to Israel and not to the Church? Property that God gave to Israel and not to the Church."

God made conditional promises of health and property to Israel. He's also made promises of healing and property to the Church. Referring to Peter's mother-in-law: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matt 8:17) "To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit." (1 Cor. 12:9) Christians will rule and reign with Jesus and inherit the entire world. "And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." (Rev. 5:10) 

11:15--"Wouldn't it be a strange thing to say I'm a Christian and I'm anti-Jew?"

"...for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men (1 Thess 2:14-15)

Christians are God's chosen people and the unbelieving Jew has been condemned. The Jews crucified Jesus Christ and their descendants still hate Him today. To answer Knox's question, I would suggest reading what the Jews' bible, the Talmud, has to say about Jesus Christ and Christians. Also, one should understand the Jews' (Noahide Laws) which are US law today. 

12:24--"Here's the point: Everything God gave to Israel before Calvary still belongs to the nation of Israel after Calvary."

God's promises to Israel were conditional. God did promise the land to Israel, but both Judah and Israel were taken captive for their continual disobedience which culminated when they committed the unpardonable sin and crucified Jesus Christ. This is why Jesus cursed them: "Behold, your house [your land] is left unto you desolate." (Matt 23:38) 

13:15--"Someone was making an issue Thursday night [10/29]. 'The Jews they're trying to take over the world.' What do I care? The Jews control Hollywood. So what? The Jews got Wall St. I don't care.

Knox is lying. I raised the issue he's referring to Thursday night as I told a man in a private conversation that I opposed Zionism. I never said anything about Jews controlling the world and if Knox doesn't care, then why is he going on with this damage control three days after my conversation? And why was I told to never speak on this topic again within his church? The truth is that, having a Jewish agenda, Knox can't allow Christians to suspect that the Jews do control the world and that they have a plan to kill them (see the Noahide Laws). 

15:27--"Jerry Falwell, a Baptist, linked arms with the Mormon church and the Catholic Church to start the Moral Majority to get American Christians involved with politics."

Knox won't say that Jerry Falwell linked arms with the Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, and that Falwell was given a private jet by Israel to further their Zionist goals-which is the real "politics" Falwell got American Christians involved with. (L)

22:05--"I heard someone say, the only reason people pretend to be Jews in Israel is so that they can get money. America gives everyone money. We give money to everybody."

Knox is downplaying the vast amount of money the US gives to Israel. For instance, in 2012 Obama signed a pledge to give Israel more than 70 billion dollars. This news was largely suppressed by the US media. (L) The US gives far more money to Israel, than to the rest of the world combined and, in addition, every US state in the nation must also give to Israel. Knox is fanatical in his support for the counterfeit Israel that exists today in defiance of Jesus Christ. 

23:15--"Here's what does bother me, there's some Jews in this county that have tripped over Christ and their souls aren't saved."

Is Knox bothered by this? He often has members of his congregation on street corners. Does he have them handing out gospel tracts at the local Synagogue or Chabad?

24:40--"Someone told me the other day these Jews run everything. Yeah, man, the NFL is just filled with Jews-Jew wide receivers and Jew running backs and Jew quarterbacks." (to his laughing and deceived congregation)

Assuming someone did tell this to Knox, obviously, they meant that Jews run things of importance, like The Fed or Hollywood. Knox is ridiculing the statement told to him and reducing it to an absurdity. Knox's fallacy in argument here is known as reductio ad absurdum. And though no one does care who controls football, notice that Knox only mentions the NFL's Gentile players, and not the NFL's Jewish team owners who do run the NFL. But why must Knox use absurdity to downplay that "Jews run everything" if he's a Gentile?

Conclusion of the Matter

James Knox accuses those who oppose Zionism on biblical grounds of "Jew-hatred." What Zionists truly hate is when their secrets are revealed.  They hate the public exposure of their Talmudic Noahide Laws (already US Law), which is their plan to behead all who worship Jesus Christ and who refuse to worship their False Jewish Messiah, the Antichrist, and who refuse to take his Mark.

"For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light." (Mark 4:22)