With all due respect, you are incorrect. Brit-AM is not a cult nor is it associated with British-Israelitism. It is an organization devoted to the preservation of the history of the Hebrew peoples.Did you really read through the site carefully? There is extensive research at this site on the history and archaeology of the Hebrews.
Yair Davidiy is professor of Hebrew studies. He often lectures on the history of the Israelites at many major universities and colleges. He is accepted in the academic and theological community.
Definition of a cult: A system or community of religious worship and ritual, especially one focusing upon a single deity or spirit. Or an obsessvie devotion or veneration for a person, principle, or ideal, through the use of brainwashing. (There are those that think Christianity itself is a cult.)
Now since Brit-AM is not a worshipping organization, it cannot be a cult. If it is by your definition, then every organization for whatever purpose could be deemed a cult including the Boy Scouts.
In Christian definition, a cult is a religious group that does not believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God or that he came in the flesh.
And please note: I am NOT a member of Brit-Am nor the British Israel movement. I simply surmised these things by a thorough study of the Bible. But I do know this, members of the British Israel organization that I have spoken to personally, DO believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he came in the flesh for our redemption.
I present to you these passages in the Bible and I ask you, politely, to consider them very carefully.
Jeremiah 50:6 "My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on] the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace."
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go NOTinto the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
"And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said,
I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Romans 11:1-5 Paul states...
"I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel,
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal.
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace."
"For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob (Israel) are not consumed."
"Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.
Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel."
"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the TWELVE TRIBES which are scattered abroad, greeting."
Even James is recognizing that the 12 tribes have been scattered abroad....
Jeremiah 50:17 "Israel [is] a scattered sheep; the lions have driven [him] away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones."
Ezekiel 11:17 "Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."
Ezekiel 34:12 "As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep [that are] scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day."
Joel 3:2 "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."
John 11:52 "And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad."
Now whether one believes these things are literal or spiritual, the message is still the same. God's people Israel that were scattered and lost, but now are found. As the hymn "Amazing Grace" portrays. "I was lost, but now am found."
And if weare not of Israel, then the Bible is not for us nor should we reading the book, because it's about another group of people and the promises were for them only.
Now Paul was sent to preach to the "sheep that were scattered". He was sent to the Greeks, the Romans, the Thessolonians, the Galatians (Gauls), etc. Why? Because these people were Israelites. Now the Jews, who are descended from the House of Judah, called them the Gentiles, which means, "nations". Nations of whom? Nations of Israel. Judah and Israel never got along in the past. They warred against each other as written in the books of First and Second Kings. So the Jews didn't like the Israelites. The Northern 10-tribed Kingdom of Israel split from Judah and they each had their own King. Then King David came along and united Judah and Israel.
After some time, Israel and Judah sinned against God, and He scattered them, into their enemys' lands. Northern 10-tribed Israel went into Assyrian captivity and Judah went into Babylonian Captivity.
But Jesus, the Good Shepherd, sought out his "lost sheep". As he stated, "My sheep hear me and obey my voice."
Now, after, you've considered these things, you're still free to believe what you want to believe. And I will not think any less of you.
Very kind regards,