James W Knox
James W Knox: Zionist and Crypto-Jew
Knox is the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Deland, FL. He's a crypto-Jew
(secret Jew) and a dedicated Zionist and is being used as an example on this website
because his teachings are characteristic of a Jewish Rabbi. He's promoted by Gail Riplinger, a Jewish Kabbalist,
and is a proponent of King James Onlyism, which is a Satanic
movement being used to introduce Christians to Jewish Kabbalism. This
website will shed some light on Knox's false and neglected teachings, which
include not only Zionism, but kabbalism, the coming Noahide Laws, and the identity of
the Mark of the Beast.
James Knox's Jewish Pedigree
Though James Knox claims to be a Gentile, considering his extreme Zionism, his Kabbalist associations, and his family names, he's clearly a crypto-Jew (a secret Jew spiritually and in pedigree). The following shows that Knox's parents, wife, mother-in-law, and children all have Jewish names.
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 his mother-in-law is Esther Mendes. Mendes is a Sephardic Jewish name (L). Knox's children are Israel Wilson and Tabitha Shiloh. How many Gentile fathers name their son Israel and their daughter 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 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, a French Revolutionary and the 8th Earl of Lauderdale.
James Knox's False Teaching from his book, "Will Some Christians Miss the Kingdom?"
following examples have been taken from Knox's book, "Will Some
Christians Miss the Kingdom?" One chapter in the book is titled, "Is the Believer's Place in
the Millennial Kingdom Secure?" and oddly, Knox poses one
question throughout the book, "Do I lose my place in the
Kingdom?" Whereas a Christian's hope is Heaven, the Jews' hope is their earthly kingdom.
1. In his book, the many sins in Galations 5:19-21 are listed. This 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 wrote regarding these sins, "So when we take the bible definition of God we understand that the sins in the above list keep one from being born again."
The sins listed in Gal 5:19-21 are common to all men and to be born again requires to simply acknowledge these sins and to believe in Jesus Christ, who came to save all sinners. Knox's statement shows that he is either purposely being deceptive or is just plain ignorant of the simple gospel.
2. In the book Knox critiques a man who has given the correct interpretation of Matthew 5:13 which states, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
Knox's critique is nasty, condescending, and wrong. He states,"Okay boys and girls, this is why you have to learn to diagram sentences: so you will not grow up and get saved and teach false doctrine. Matt 5:13, Ye are the salt of THE EARTH: but if the salt (ye) have lost his savor, wherewith shall it (the earth) be salted? (You do not salt salt.) it (the earth) is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Less toying with Greek and more attention to English would help tremendously. "
Knox doesn't teach the clear and correct meaning that the salt Jesus is referring to in Matt 5:13 and that could lose its savour are Christians. Instead, Knox, proving that he needs to "learn to diagram sentences" falsely teaches that the salt Jesus is referring to is the earth, which he believes could lose its savour. Notice, as well, Knox's snide remark about this man "toying with Greek." Like Gail Riplinger who promotes him, Knox is also firmly against using Greek to help determine the meaning of the English Bible.
3. In section 2, Knox reviews a statement made about John the Baptist regarding his suffering and failing faith while in prison. The following is Knox's statement: "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. If they cut your head off, you are going to find out I told you the truth. You are going to live with me."
Luke 7:20 contains the words Jesus actually sent to John in prison: "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."
Apart from being quite wrong in the word Jesus sent to John, notice that Knox says that John the Baptist should be comforted by the hope of reigning on earth.
4. In section 4, Knox talks about backsliding. "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. I am in Christ, bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, and there is no room for me to slide in any direction."
Though a Christian's position in Christ is unchangeable, and though the word backsliding may not be found in the NT, a Christian most definitely can backslide in his walk as all Christians know. In fact, Israel's backsliding was given to Christians as an example not to follow. Notice that 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 reasoning here is ridiculous, but note his recurrent fixation with Israel.
5. In the book, Knox teaches that the meaning of God's word can be clarified once it's understood that the kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of God have different meanings. 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. As God is a spirit (John 4:24, 1 Timothy 1 :17) so the kingdom of God is the spiritual kingdom that cannot be seen or observed for it is not outward but inward (Luke 17: 20-21)."
Knox falsely teaches that the Kingdom of Heaven is a visible government on earth because, as he reasons, "heaven is material." Though Knox's reasoning is entirely unbiblical, it is in keeping with Zionism and is taught in the Jewish Kabbalah. The Kabbalah states that the nation of Israel is the "source and origin" of the Heavenly Kingdom, 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)
Knox's congregation is unaware that he's teaching the Jewish Kabbalah or that the Kabbalah is the doctrine of demons. The truth, according to God's word, is that these two kingdoms (of Heaven and of God) are interchangable and without difference. This can be seen from the following verses.
Matt 19:23-24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 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 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, 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 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
6. As expected, Knox is promoted by Gail Riplinger, whose agenda is to introduce Christians to Jewish Kabbalism, which involves divining God's word through the "hidden" or through the occult 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 help understand its meaning. In King James Onlyism, the meaning of God's word must be derived only from the divination of the fixed text which is Kabbalism or witchcraft.
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 has used Greek to get a better understanding of the English bible 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 a Greek dictionary or lexicon to acquire understanding constitutes, in Knox's mind, "undermining of the Bible!" Apparently, it doesn't matter to Knox that the Greek Textus Receptus IS the Bible and that the English King James Version is merely one translation. According to King James Onlyism, Greek can't be used to get a better understanding of God's word; for understanding must come from the divination of the "inerrant" and unchanging KJV text or from the Bible's "letter gods"-which is Kabbalism.
thorough explanation of Knox's agenda and why he's King James Only and opposed to using
Greek lexicons, please read Gail Riplinger and the Kabbalah. (Riplinger is a Jewish Kabbalist, but Knox deceives by teaching that she's a great Christian. He refers to her as "Sister Riplinger.").
Knox's Statements from his book, "From Where I Stand" (2013)
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)
Knox didn't get a call to preach because he's a Jewish unbeliever.
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)
The churches today are Jewish controlled and in a state of ruin beyond repair. Knox pressures his congregation to evangelize only to get church members in order that he may deceive them.
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)
It's not surprising that Knox got his start in "Christian" radio from a Jewish Lucerferian.
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)
James Knox doesn't care that God's word was written in Greek and Hebrew and he doesn't "have any reason to know anything in those tongues" because his agenda DOES NOT involve understanding God's word by any traditional means. Knox's agenda is the same as Gail Riplinger's, which is to discourage Christians from understanding the Bible through the translation of these languages and instead, getting them to understand the Bible from Jewish Kabbalism.
Knox teaches that spending time in the Hebrew and Greek is a "waste." The truth is that this time spent is often essential in order to fully comprehend God's word. Allow me to give just one example. Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Without referring to the Hebrew, how would anyone know that the noun, "God", is plural, but the verb, "created", is singular? Read the following commentary by FB Hole, who, according to Knox, was just "wasting his time."
"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)
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)
How does Knox define each word since he won't refer to the Greek or Hebrew? Also, comprehending God's word requires knowing the correct context, not just the definition of words.
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 the world as Knox believes and practices.
"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: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
It's clear that James Knox is just another deceiver who hates God's Church.
No Christian may Oppose Zionism in James Knox's Church
Opposing Zionism is the unpardonable sin in James Knox's church. On Thursday night, Oct 29, I visited his church and while leaving a man greeted me outside and, in the course of our conversation, I told him that I opposed Knox's Zionist preaching. I went on to say that biblically, national Israel can't exist until Jesus Christ returns. I had had a private conversation with a few Christians on my way home.
Pastor Knox was told of this conversation and on Sunday 11/1, he referred to it in his extremely pro-Zionist rant (which can be heard in the You Tube below). Knox's preaching even vilified Christians who oppose Zionism as Jew haters.
In light of this attack against God's word and my freedom to speak the truth to my fellow Christians, 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 his 'sermon' this Sun morning (11/1). His rant mocks the Church, Gentiles, and Christians who know and speak truth. Here's a quote: 'Wouldn't it be a strange thing to say I'm a Christian and anti-Jew?' He never states that the Jews crucified Jesus Christ and that their father is the Devil, nor that the Jews hate Jesus Christ and Christians today and have created their own Israel, Messiah, and NWO apart from Jesus Christ..."
David emailed me back a long email. He did say that I could still attend the church, but only under a condition. 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."
I emailed him back:
"You should have said, 'You are not welcome to attend the church and spread beliefs and teachings that are contrary to God's Word. Also, you say 'our church' when the church is Jesus Christ's and not yours. Your leadership teaches Zionism which is very contrary to God's Word. So if I attend and correct your false teachings then I'd be kicked out. That means your church is no more than a cult.'"
This is how the game is played. State the biblical truth that national Israel has no right to Palestine today and that it can't exist at all until Jesus Christ returns and the Jewish remnant believes on Him whom they pierced, and you'll incur the Zionist pastor's wrath and be labeled a Jew hater and a conspiracy theorist.
BTW, A Christian can't be kicked out of any church for having a private conversation that corrects false teaching and even if being kicked out is warranted, it can only be done after two warnings.
"A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject." (Titus 3:10)
Jesus was an outcast who would surely have been kicked out of Knox's church for stating that the Jews are the Synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9) and that their father is the Devil (John 8:44).
"Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come." (Hebrews 13:12-14).
Just as Jesus suffered "without the camp," Christians should also serving God outside the camp of these apostate churches.
James Knox does Damage Control (11/1)
Commentary on James Knox's Damage Control (11/1)
James Knox's preaching begins about 2:00 minutes into the video and some of his quotes have been excerpted below with my comments in red. While reading Knox's quotes, ask yourself if any Gentile pastor would ever hold these views or be making these statements.
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."
Knox is lying, but the Holy Spirit can't lie and never did say that "churches would be full of people who hate Jews." Note that in the quote at 2:16, Knox states 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, either you agree with Zionism or 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."
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.
Israel will obtain the promises when the Jewish remnant believes in Jesus Christ. 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, whether Jew or Gentile, are the children of promise who have and will believe in Jesus Christ (Romans 9:7,8).
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."
The Holocaust to which Knox is referring occurred 1900 years after the bible was written. How could anyone possibly establish its truthfulness from the bible? Christians know that God is not done with Israel, but Bible believing Christians don't believe in Zionism. They believe that national Israel can't be regathered until the Millennial Kingdom when the Jewish remnant believes in their Messiah, Jesus Christ. (Ezekiel 36-37, Zechariah 12-14)
9:22--"A website is not my authority for truth, the word of God is my authority for truth."
Is God's word Knox's authority? If so, then why is he preaching that national Israel has a right to Palestine today? Knox fears that Christians may expose his false doctrines and free his captive congregation with websites like this one which does contain God's word.
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) Again, Knox is stating that Israel has a right to "the property" (Palestine) today which is Zionism.
11:15--"Wouldn't it be a strange thing to say I'm a Christian and I'm anti-Jew?"
Christians are God's chosen people. Is it strange that they are anti-Jew? The Jews crucified Jesus Christ and their descendants still hate Him and Christians today. The Jews have created their own bible which defies God (the Talmud), their own secret doctrine which is against God (Kabbalism), their own Israel in 1948 (Zionism), their own Messiah (the Antichrist), and their own world kingdom (New World Order). To answer Knox's question, I would advise reading what the Jews' bible, the Talmud, has to say about Jesus Christ and Christians.
12:24--"Here's the point: Everything God gave to Israel before Calvary still belongs to the nation of Israel after Calvary."
is another false statement Knox makes to justify Zionism. Knox can't
teach that 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) National Israel can't exist until Jesus Christ's Millennial reign. (Ezekiel 36, 37)
was making an issue Thursday night. '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 Christian man in a private conversation that I opposed Knox's Zionist preaching. I didn't make any racist remarks and I never said anything about Jews controlling the world. If Knox doesn't care, then why is he going on with this rant three days after this private conversation and why was I told to never speak on this topic within his church again? The truth is that Knox can't allow Christians to suspect that the Jews do control the world or that they have a plan to kill them (see the Noahide Laws).
Falwell, a Baptist, linked arms with the Mormon church and the Catholic
Church to start the Moral Majority to get American Christians involved
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 example, in 2012, Obama signed a pledge to give Israel more than 70 billion dollars. News of this pledge 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. Why? Because he's a Jew.
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?
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 as his deceived congregation laughs. 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 NFL players (who everyone knows aren't Jews), and not the NFL's Jewish team owners who do run the NFL. Why must Knox use absurdity to downplay that "Jews run everything?" Because he's a Jew with an agenda.