We are members of the "Collective Assembly" of the people of True Israel of the Diaspora (the scattering of ancient Israel). Israel of the Diaspora comes from the people which grew from the original 12 tribes originating from the 12 sons of the patriarch Ya'acov/Israel of the Hebrew Scriptures.
First Diaspora: About 931-919 B.C.E., the original Nation of Israel divided into two Kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom (10-1/2 tribes*) under King Jeroboam became known asthe Kingdom of Israel. The Southern Kingdom (2-1/2 tribes) under King Rehoboam became named the Kingdom of Yahud, (1 Kings 12). The Northern Kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, beginning in 745-721 B.C.E, a result of their violations of Yahweh's Covenant/Contract agreement with them, and were exiled into Assyria, (2 Kings 17:5-7). These Israelites, while exiled out of the "Promised Land" and living in Assyria, grew to be a huge population of people. *Note: The tribe of Joseph became the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, (this accounts for the 13 tribes).
Second Diaspora: The Israelites of the Southern Kingdom of Yahud lasted a bit longer, while in the "Promised Land" but were eventually conquered by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, in 604 B.C.E., also as a result of their violations of Yahweh's Covenant/Contract with them. They were taken into Babylon, (Jer. 24:1, 2 Kings 24:11-16). From these two dispersions of millions of Israelites, only about 42,360 came back to the "Promised Land" (some with mixed racial blood).
The Israelites, of the First Diaspora, and later the Yahudim, of the Second Diaspora, subsequently migrated and dispersed from Assyria because they grew to a huge number of people. Most migrated through the Caucasus Mountains, some up through Spain, resulting in the Western European "Caucasian" nations, and the nations of the British Isles.
Last Diaspora: The final and last dispersion of the remaining Israelites (living in the First Century)came just before the destruction of Jerusalem and the burning of the Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E. Those that believed in the prophesy of Yahshua Messiah regarding the coming of this destruction (Matthew 24), and obeyed his order to flee when the signs of his prophesy became apparent, were delivered (saved) from death by leaving the City and fleeing into the mountains, (Matt. 24). Those that remained in the City suffered greatly, they died from starvation, and some were killed by the Roman soldiers. Some of those captured after the fall and destruction of the City ended in Rome to be used for Roman "sporting activities," some were sold as slaves, eventually most were killed, a result of refusing to obey the prophesy of Yahshua Messiah, who was sent by Yahweh to warn them.
From the time of the First Diaspora, the 10-1/2 tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, along with most of the Yahudi from the 2-1/2 tribes of the Second Diaspora, the Israelites are called the Lost Tribes. During the life of Messiah Yahshua, the Israelites* still remaining in the land of Yahud were collectively referred to as Yahudi even though they were a mixed people. *Note: These Israelites were the descendants of the 42,360 (more or less) people that returned under Nehemiah and Ezra, following the Second Diaspora after the 70 years in captivity, (Jer. 29:10). Like the Israelites of the First Diaspora, most of the Israelites of the Second Diaspora never returned to the "Promised Land" but migrated into Western Europe and Great Britain, amalgamating with the Israelites already there.
The Israelites from all the tribes have since migrated into all the nations of the entire globe. The Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade, of True Israel is just one assembly of people derived from these "Lost Tribes" of Israel, wherever they may assembled or are gathered.
The "Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade" is a local sub-group of the collective whole Assembly of Dispersed True Israel. It is interesting to note that most of the people who are racially of dispersed "True Israel" are still completely ambivalent to their true Scriptural Hebrew identity. In this sense, True Israel still remains completely lost to history. The True Israelites of the Diaspora, are not to be confused with the State now called Israel, or the people called Jews, living in the State called Israel. Most Jewish people are not descendants of Scriptural Israel. Jews are a religious group, but not a racial people group. Most are not a part of the Scriptural "True Israelites" that descend from Ya'aqov/Israel. See the word Jew
The word "Cascade" that we use in the name of our local assembly comes from the name "Cascade" Mountain range that is located in North Western Washington. This is a mountain range close to the area where many of us live. The word "Cascade" is simply a word used to Identify our particular Assembly from other similar Assemblies of Yahweh in this area of the Pacific Northwest. Assemblies may also be called "gatherings," or sometimes "Ecclesias," (Greek for "called out ones)." We use "Yahweh" in our name, because it is the correct and proper Name of the Almighty Creator, as transliterated from the Hebrew YHWH into English.
We are NOT "White Supremacists" we do not adhere to their belief, and have no association with White Supremacist groups of any kind. Our Scriptural Statement of belief as posted on our web-site is very different from what would be the beliefs of White Supremacists. Unlike Supremacists, we do NOT consider ourselves as the descendants of Aryan people. Aryans are of the Middle Eastern "Euro-Indian" race of peoples. We are racists, I suppose, simply because we happen to believe that Yahweh (our G-d) created all the various races. We do not believe that one race is superior to any other, but recognize that all are special and that they are NOT created to be equal. This is not a bad thing. We know that some differences between the races may have developed from environment, by intellect, knowledge, custom, culture, and even man made law. Yet, it is our understanding that Yahweh in His infinite wisdom and knowledge created the races to be different by His design. When the creation process was completed, He "saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31). What was declared good by Him, is also viewed by us as good. We do not believe that the colored races are inferior "mud people" as "White Supremacists" believe, or that the Jewish people are descendants of the so-called "serpent race." We DO believe, as Scripture clearly teaches, that Israelites have specific responsibilities through "Contract/Covenant" with the Sovereign Creator Yahweh that other people or races do not have. The "Contract/Covenant" Yahweh made with Israelites, is still in effect; have blessings attached for obedience, but also liabilities associated with them for disobedience that the other races do not have.
We are racially of Caucasian Semitic-Adamic descent commonly called the "white race" or the "Adamic race" although there are "whites" that are not Semitic. We are descendants of Adam and Eve, who were the first earthly parents of the white race. We believe that the various races and other people groups on the Globe were created by Yahweh Elohim in accordance with His plan, each race of people has their own origin and beginning in the age of their Creation, all in accord with the Creator Yahweh's will and plan. We believe that all the original colored races pre-date the Adamic white race of people by many millennia (many thousands of years). We believe that all the various races and "now" mixed races of people now on the globe have a specific purpose in the ultimate plan of the Creator which He alone will unfold exactly in accordance with His will and ultimate purpose for each.
We are Separatists, but with a very specific understanding of the term. We maintain our "primary relationship" with the other various races based strictly on the mandates of the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures. We believe that all the families of the various races of people on the globe should likewise maintain their own particular racial identity as given them by Yahweh. Yahweh created the various races from the beginning. Racial identity, along with customs and cultures should not be destroyed; therefore we are Separatists as Yahweh Himself has mandated for us in Scripture. Scripture teaches that miscegenation (race mixing) is adultery, i.e. to adulterate ones-self, is to add impurities to a bloodline (See Ex. 20). Miscegenation by Israelites with non-white people, or "by Israelites" with various non-Adamic "non-white" races is strictly forbidden by Scripture. It is a sin for Israelites, and it will always have eventual negative consequences to the parents, or to their offspring, or both, in the present, or sometime in the future. For this reason, we do not condone miscegenation or support inter-racial marriage of any kind. We do not condemn other races for this practice, because they are not under the same Contract/Covenant as the Israelites. We do believe that even for the other races, inter-racial marriage will eventually have undesirable consequences. We do not condemn other Israelites for inter-racial marriage done in their ignorance. Yahshua will be the Judge in accordance with the natural (General) laws He has internally given to each one. We are not Separatists from "association" with other races. To do so we would have to leave the globe. In other words, we have, and we do maintain fellowship, and associate on various levels with people of various other races. See the word Israel
We believe homosexuality is sin, in whatever form, and under all circumstances, regardless of race. Homosexuality will be punished by Yahweh, even to death (Yahweh's law, not ours). We will not knowingly associate with anyone practicing homosexuality, or who would knowingly affirm the practice or such action.
We are dedicated to revealing the rich Scriptural history and identity of True Israel of the Diaspora. It is also our intent to restore the original historical faith and teachings (Yahwism) received through the writings given in the Scriptures. We will do this by revealing corrupt doctrines and teachings, and by using the best available translation(s) of The Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Scriptures, through correct exegesis, and proper etymology. We believe and trust, that in this way, Yahweh's Spirit will lead those He calls to a complete understanding of his revelation to us, our responsibility for Son-ship, and a correct understanding of Scriptural doctrine(s). This is the primary purpose of our Assembly Web-site(s). Simply put, we are "Yahwistic Israelites." We teach the Simple Pure Truth found in the ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and applicable Greek Scriptures. Yahweh is our One Elohim (Mighty One), Yahshua is our Deliverer, our Kinsman brother and the Eternal King of Israel.
It is not our intention to condemn anyone or any Modern Christian church for what we believe to be error in their doctrine(s) or for their use of pagan words and titles that replace the proper personal Scriptural Names. We understand the traditions behind the observing of pagan customs that were propagated through powerful men and influential Roman Church leaders and the Roman Emperor Constantine beginning about 325 AD. Therefore we will teach correct Scripture and restore doctrine(s) and restore the proper names to what is recorded in history and taught in the Hebrew Scriptures. We ask for no more and no less, than to present the basic truth of Scripture to all willing to hear, according to the set-apart Scriptures. We trust that Yahweh, through the power of His Spirit will lead all those seeking to find all that is true.
We are not a Christian Church, and differ from what is considered or presented as acceptable Christian Doctrines that are taught in many modern day Churches. We will stand on the solid foundation and teachings of the historical Scriptures alone rather than on the traditions of men, no matter how religiously or politically incorrect we may be accused of being.
As members of the Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade, and True Israelites (from all the tribes) of the House of "True" Israel, we are Ambassadors for Yahshua Messiah. We believe that proselytes (all non-Israelites) in the House of Israel, and all those, to whom Yahweh chooses to reveal Himself, and all those (the strangers) who come to trust and believe in the Messiah, keep His Commandments, form the True Nation of Israel, (Isaiah 56). We are a Nation "True Israel, of the Diaspora" living within the nations, the united States of American, Canada, Europe, and all the many other nations throughout the Globe.
True Israel, is a "Service Nation" chosen by Yahweh for the special purpose of teaching the other nations correct living according to His Laws, and revealing to them their one true Creator, who only can give life.
Israelites are not to hoard these benefits of knowledge and wisdom from Yahweh's law. They are to be a light to the other Adamic Nations, as well as non-Adamic nations, pointing them to their one true Creator.
Non-Israelites can also put themselves under Yahweh's Commandments. Isa. 56 speaks of such people as receiving a greater even a reward because they did, and because they obeyed what was required of a people other than themselves. Non-Israelites are welcomed to pick up that commission and will be blessed for serving Yahweh. By keeping his Commandments, and the Sabbath they can also receive eternal life.
The key to acceptance is a love for His Will to be done on Earth as it is in the Heavens through obedience. "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (Deut. 6:4-5, 11:1; Matt. 22:40).