Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

For discussing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Mormon Doctrine, Gospel Principles, Spiritual Experiences, etc.
User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1963
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm

Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Oldemandalton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:00 pm

Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Cleon Skousen taught that;

1. As the Ten Tribes migrated north a more righteous group divided from the less righteous and were transferred to a separate planet as had occurred with the City of Enoch.

2. The less righteous group of the Ten Tribes eventually became the Anglo-Saxons and the tribes who occupied Northern Europe.

3. When this miraculous highway emerges from the deep, it will be so spectacular that the crossing of the Red Sea in the days of Moses will seem like practically nothing compared to it.

4. Those who were “left behind” from the tribe of Ephriam will greet their long lost relatives and share with them the blessings of the Temple.

5. The returning Ten Tribes will bring riches and scriptures and be led by prophets.

D&C 133
26. And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.

This verse raises a whole series of questions. First of all, where have the ten lost tribes been for the last 2,600 years? And how did they happen to show up in the midst of the ice and rugged rocks of the Arctic Circle? Since the gospel was restored we have the answers to some of these questions.

For example, we now know the ten northern tribes broke away from the tribe of Judah in 921 B.C. and the tribe of Aaron (the Levites) subsequently joined Judah. The remaining ten tribes were conquered by the Assyrians in 721 B.C. but the ten tribes escaped in 606 B.C. when the Assyrians were conquered by the Babylonians. For two centuries or more, the ten tribes settled near the Black Sea, but they felt threatened when the Roman legions began conquering that territory. As a result, the ten tribes began a long, tedious migration to the far north. The Jewish Apocrypha describes this northward migration by saying:

"But they took this counsel among themselves that they would leave the multitudes of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, that they might there keep their statutes which they never kept in their own land." Esdras 13:40-44, The Apocrypha According to the Authorized Version, Destiny Publishers, 1946, pp. 56-57.

A careful reading of Esdras indicates that the more righteous Israelites apparently divided from the less righteous and were transferred to a separate planet as had occurred with the City of Enoch. Esdras does not tell us what happened to the righteous segment, but he does speak of those who were "left behind," Esdras 13:48 clearly indicating that there was a separation.

It was Brigham Young who learned from Joseph Smith or by direct revelation that the righteous segment of the lost tribes are "on a portion of the earth -- a portion separate from the main land." Brigham Young quoted in Matthias F. Cowley's biography on Wilford Woodruff, p. 448

But, as we have seen in verse 26 of this section, it is the Lord's plan in the near future to have the ten lost tribes make their appearance among the Rocky Mountains and cliffs of ice in the north country. These returning Israelites will be led by God's prophets and the ice will flow down at their presence as the ten tribes prepare to unite with the Saints in Zion.

Now the Lord tells us how they will reach Zion:

27. And an highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep.

Isaiah describes this great highway and says:

"And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it.... No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon ... but the redeemed shall walk there." Isaiah 35:8-9.

According to Esdras, the returning tribes of Israel will be astonished when they come to Zion and find that the priesthood and Saints of God in charge of Zion are the descendants of those whom the more righteous Israelites "left behind." [Esdras 13:48] This suggest that those who were "left behind" were the Anglo-Saxons and the tribes who occupied Northern Europe. They not only remained behind, but when the gospel was restored, they provided the early membership of the Church. And since that time, it is from them that the prophets and leaders of the Church have mostly descended.

Now one final comment concerning the Lord's mighty highway over which the lost ten tribes will return. Jeremiah says that when this miraculous highway emerges from the deep, it will be so spectacular that the crossing of the Red Sea in the days of Moses will seem like practically nothing compared to it. Jeremiah 16:14-15

28. Their enemies shall become a prey unto them,

Even though one-sixth of the Gentiles armies of Gog and Magog will survive the battle of Armageddon, they will not be allowed to impede the return of the lost tribes as they pour out of the north on this great highway.

29. And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land.
30. And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants.

The lost tribes will bring great treasures from their former residence to enrich the New Jerusalem and embellish the temple. They will also bring with them vast quantities of sacred records to help them perform their ancestral temple work.

31. And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.

The vast hosts of Israelites will be so numerous they will thunder across the American continent and cause the everlasting hills to tremble with the vibrations of their millions of marching feet.

32. And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim.

These joyous lost tribes will pour out over God's great highway and direct their course to the temples of the Lord. There they will receive their temple blessings under the hands of the tribe of Ephraim. We recall that the Ephraimites turned out to be the Anglo-Saxons who were "left behind" when the more righteous segment of the lost tribes were taken to their new planetary home.

33. And they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy.

The Savior says these multitudes of lost relatives will receive these most sacred blessings in the temple with triumphant songs of everlasting joy.

34. Behold, this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.

The Lord also says it will be Ephraim that will feel so abundantly blessed to have the overwhelming joy of sharing the temple blessings with the returning tribes.

35. And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before the Lord, to dwell in his presence day and night, forever and ever.

But we must not forget about the Jews. The Lord says they will also be given their temple blessings after they are converted at the time of Armageddon. As members of the Church, they will dwell in the presence of God both day and night, forever and ever.

From; Section 133, Early Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants, A Verse-by-Verse Audio Commentary Historical Commentary by W. Cleon Skousen

11. And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

This verse is talking about something far more exciting than these simple words would seem to imply. The details of how the children of Israel will use the mountains for their thoroughfare, and have a mighty highway "exalted" (or lifted up) for them are described by the Lord in a modern revelation as follows:

"And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; ... and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.

"And an highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep....

"And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim....

"And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim." D&C 133:26-27; 30, 32

This is describing the return of the lost Ten Tribes of Israel. They will come out of the north on a mighty highway which will be raised up in the deep so that they can come with their multitudes and their treasures to receive their endowments from the Ephraimite Saints in America. Jeremiah says the raising up of this highway "in the midst of the great deep" will be so spectacular that people will no longer talk about the miracle of dividing the Red Sea for Israel. [See Jeremiah 16:14-15]

That will seem insignificant compared to the latter-day highway in the great deep.

12. Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

Isaiah says these remnants of Israel will "come from far." Just how far is impossible to say, but there is a hint scattered throughout the scripture that some of them may come from another planetary home where God transplanted them. If such is the case, then they will have to reach the earth by a highway from the depths of space. Note the strange way in which Jesus described to his disciples the manner in which the great latter-day gathering would take place. Jesus said he would bring together his people "from one end of heaven to the other." [Joseph Smith -- Matthew 1:37] We also note that Isaiah speaks of Judah being dispersed among the nations of the earth, but the main body of Israel being outcasts. [Isaiah 11:12; or 2 Nephi 21:12] It may turn out that these Israelites who come down "from the north" will have come from very far indeed. And their highway in the "great deep" may turn out to be a highway to the earth from the depths of the heavens.

Page 619, Isaiah, Chapter 49, Isaiah Speaks to Modern Times by W. Cleon Skousen


The second great project, and one which will be undertaken contemporaneously with the conversion of the Lamanites, will be the revealing of the whereabouts of the lost Ten Tribes and the gathering of them from the North. This will not be any ordinary event. For over a hundred years, their prophets have been preparing them. As early as 1831 the Lord revealed that the translated Apostle John was fulfilling a mission among the Ten Tribes preparing them for their journey to Zion. [Joseph Fielding Smith, Essentials of Church History, p. 126] When the Lord commands it, and the earth has been prepared for it, the prophets who are among those tribes will "no longer stay themselves," [D&C 133:26] but will bring multitudes forth.

Where are the Ten Tribes today?

Some students have adopted the views of the Anglo-Israelites, who claim that the countries of northern Europe constitute the tribes of Israel. The word of the Lord on the subject, however, is that they are "separated" [3 Nephi 15:20] and that the main body of them is not among the gentiles at all. 3 Nephi 15:15-24

The authorities of the Church confirm this fact. Brigham Young taught that "the Ten Tribes of Israel are on a portion of the earth -- a portion separate from the main land." [Matthias F. Cowley, Wilford Woodruff, p. 448] Joseph Fielding Smith says:

"The Ten Tribes were taken by force out of the land the Lord gave them. Many of them mixed with the peoples among whom they were scattered. A large portion, however, departed in one body into the north and disappeared from the rest of the world. Where they went and where they are we do not know. That they are intact we must believe, else how shall the scripture be fulfilled? There are too many prophecies concerning them and their return in a body for us to ignore the fact." Joseph Fielding Smith, Way to Perfection, p. 130

Parley P. Pratt wrote:

"The Jews are called dispersed because they are scattered among the nations; but the Ten Tribes are called outcasts because they are cast out from the knowledge of the nations into a land by themselves." Pratt, P. P., Voice of Warning, p. 30

We may rest assured that the first people on earth to whom this great secret will be finally revealed will be the prophets and chosen Saints of God. They will know the exact location and whereabouts of the lost tribes long before any scientist or society will discover it. "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." Amos 3:7

Regardless of where the Ten Tribes are, it will require a miracle to bring them forth. It will be of greater magnitude than the dividing of the Red Sea in the days of Israel's Exodus. The day is coming when the seed of Jacob will no longer say, "The Lord liveth that brought up the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but the Lord liveth that brought up the Children of Israel out of the North." Jeremiah 16:14-15.

Mountains, ice and a continent of water will stand between the Ten Tribes and the land of Zion when they first appear, but they will "smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence." [D&C 133:26] As they come to the great body of water, dry land will be cast up in the midst of it so that a mighty highway will spread before them. [D&C 133:27; Isaiah 11:16] Thus will the God of Jacob fulfill his promise to bring them back to the land of Joseph and crown them with mighty blessings under the hands of the Ephraimite Saints. D&C 133:32

Where will the hosts of Israel dwell?

It has been previously pointed out that if the great gentile civilization now inhabiting this land should become unworthy of it, the Lord has warned that he will rid the land of them. Joseph Smith predicted that there would be ample room for the hosts of Israel when they come. He said that the judgments of the Lord "will sweep the wicked of this generation from off the face of the land, to open and prepare the way for the return of the lost tribes of Israel from the north country." [Teachings of Joseph Smith, p 17] It is apparent that this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled.

It would appear that some of the gentiles who are driven by war and pestilence will seek respite in the northern portion of the continent where they can continue their lives after the design of their own wickedness. Such a people would no doubt resist the migration of the multitudes of Israel as they pour across the great highway. The scriptures plainly speak of the Ten Tribes being confronted by "enemies" who will become their "prey' as they march over them on the way to the capital city of the New Jerusalem." D&C 133:28

And any people, not of Israel, who think they can avail themselves of the great highway and thus flee into the former habitation of the Ten Tribes will be as surprised and disappointed as the armies of Egypt who attempted to cross dry-shod on the miraculous thoroughfare that opened up suddenly in the midst of the Red Sea. The mighty highway of the latter days will be equally unsafe for the wicked who trespass on it, for Israel alone shall pass over it. Isaiah 35:8-10

The uniting of the Ten Tribes with the Saints at the New Jerusalem will be glorious indeed, for the hosts of Israel will bring all their records, histories, and scriptures with them. 2 Nephi 29:12-13

They will tell of their strange experiences and describe the memorable occasion when the Messiah visited them in the meridian of time. See promise of the Savior in 3 Nephi 15:12-20; 16:1-3

Furthermore, they will bring with them the treasures of their former habitation -- precious metals, rare gems, works of art -- all of which will be used, no doubt, to embellish the temple in the city of the New Jerusalem. [D&C 133:30] Then they will receive of the blessings to be had in that sacred edifice, for "there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim." D&C 133:32

Pages 55-59, Prophecy and Modern Times, by W. Cleon Skousen

For more on W. Cleon Skousen’s teachings on the Lost Ten Tribes read pages 34-39 of The Cleansing of America
An Ancient Chinese Curse "May you live in interesting times!"

Sponsored Links


Medical Cost Sharing - It's not insurance it's better!

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 2867
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: Bugged out man, WAY out

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby durangout » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:03 pm

[quote="Oldemandalton"]Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Cleon Skousen taught that;

1. As the Ten Tribes migrated north a more righteous group divided from the less righteous and were transferred to a separate planet as had occurred with the City of Enoch.

2. The less righteous group of the Ten Tribes eventually became the Anglo-Saxons and the tribes who occupied Northern Europe.

3. When this miraculous highway emerges from the deep, it will be so spectacular that the crossing of the Red Sea in the days of Moses will seem like practically nothing compared to it.

4. Those who were “left behind” from the tribe of Ephriam will greet their long lost relatives and share with them the blessings of the Temple.

5. The returning Ten Tribes will bring riches and scriptures and be led by prophets.

Since you posted this OMD, I was wondering what you thought about it.
Revelation 7:16-17

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1963
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Oldemandalton » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:09 am

Durangout, “Since you posted this OMD, I was wondering what you thought about it.”

Durangout, while I attended BYU decades ago I took Skousen’s B of M class. I enjoyed his teachings greatly and learned many things from his class. Particularly his views on the Atonement and the Lost 10 Tribes stood out and were new to me. I have studied and explored them ever since and have not been able to find fault with them through the years.

I know that Darren has a differing view on where the 10 tribes are but I side with Bro Skousen on this. I guess you can say Darren is partially correct in that the Nordic tribes are descended from Israel but they were the more unrighteous who broke off from the main body. We would assume that the prophets among Israel led the righteous, as did Enoch, to a location not presently on earth. Christ may have visited the Nordic tribes but it obviously didn’t take because they worshiped pagan Gods.

As to other theories on where the Ten Tribes may be hiding and the similarities to Mosaic teachings or language found in other remote parts of the world could be explained by groups at different time migrating from the Holy Land from time to time due to war and persecution. Also the Scandinavians may not be the only descendants of the “unrighteous” portion of the 10 Tribes who were “left behind”. Splinter groups may have gone north and then east instead of west.

I would love to read the accounts of the Lost 10 Tribes as they journeyed north. We may get a chance soon. :D I can imagine the controversies, jealousies and turmoil that occurred in this diverse group of Israelites as they fled from war and enslavement. I can easily see where those who opposed their prophets would soon grow weary of traveling with their families through the gorgeous and fruitful valleys they passed through to some ‘promised land’ in the north. I am sure they had their Lamans and Lemuels who were jealous of the leaders, prophets like Lehi and Nephi, and caused problems and heartaches during the long march. Not hard for me to see how the 10 Tribes could have broken up with just the faithful and righteous following their prophets to the ‘lands’ prepared for them by God.

See Darren’s view and my rebuttals here;

Mormon Israelism
An Ancient Chinese Curse "May you live in interesting times!"

User avatar
Level 34 Illuminated
Posts: 17296
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:24 am
Location: Nampa, Idaho

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby mes5464 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:35 pm

Very good post OldMan!

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1963
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Oldemandalton » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:13 pm

More from Bro. Skousen, enjoy :) :


Treasures from the Book of Mormon, Volume One, by W. Cleon Skousen, PAGES 232- 234

When the Gospel was restored in modern times, we gained an additional insight into one of the most perplexing riddles of Bible history: "Whatever happened to the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel?" We are far from having the whole answer, but at least we have located two important segments of the Lost Tribes -- the Ephraimites in America and Europe and the people of Manasseh among the aborigines of America and the Pacific Islands. Since Isaiah 11:13-14 speaks of Ephraim and Judah combining together in the performing of a special work, it is particularly significant to have the Lord bring Ephraim out of hiding.

In America and Europe the restored Gospel acted as a magnet to draw out of the Gentile nations a remnant of Ephraim which had been scattered among them during a period of many centuries. These Ephraimites constituted the vast majority of the Church membership during the first 100 years of its existence. But what of the other tribes? That remains as deep a secret as ever. All the Lord has told us is that, wherever they are, the Lost Tribes have prophets among them who are preparing them to come down from the "north countries" and that he will raise up a mighty highway in the "midst of the great deep" which will permit them to come to Zion when the time is right so they can receive the Endowment and other blessings under the hands of Ephraim.1 But as to their present whereabouts, we know nothing for certain. Our research is therefore limited to the task of tracing the history of that remnant of Ephraimites who somehow made their way to Europe and then to America or other parts of the world. To do this, let us go back to the 8th century B.C., when the Ephraimites and the rest of the Ten Tribes first disappeared.

As we have noted in the 9th and 10th chapters of Isaiah (2 Nephi 11 and 20), the Assyrians began their final attack on the Northern Ten Tribes in 727 B.C. and by 721 B.C. they had destroyed or carried off practically the entire population. The Bible says the Israelites were taken to "Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan."2 This means that they were scattered along the upper Tigris and its tributaries. It was just a little over a century later that the Assyrians suddenly found themselves being conquered by the Babylonians so this presented an opportunity for the Israelites to band together and slip away to the north. Thereafter, they became "lost" to the knowledge of mankind.

The logical route for the fleeing Israelites as they went "northward," would have been through the passes of the Caucasus Mountains which stretch from east to west between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Then they would have spilled over onto the steppes of what we know today as southern Russia. However, that territory was already occupied, so they may have proceeded on. Some of the earliest inhabitants of that region had been the Cimmerian people, but around 700 B.C. the Scythians suddenly appeared on the scene and captured most of this territory. The Scythians spoke an Iranean or Persian dialect but the Greek historians said they came from elsewhere, possibly upper Asia, beyond the Volga River. Other students have suggested that the Scythians might have been the Ten Tribes of Israel. Certainly this was the time when the Israelites are believed to have fled into this very region. In either event, the Scythians disappeared around 200 A.D., so they also became a "lost" people whether they were Israelites or not. What remains significant, however, is the fact that we now know that a remnant of Ephraimites who later showed up in Europe were, for many centuries, established in this very region. They called themselves the "Ynglings" from which the modern word, "English" has its derivation. But of course these Ephraimites were scattered over a far broader section of Europe than just England.

It was early in the expansion of the Roman Empire (probably the second century B.C.) that the ancestors of what turned out to be the Ephraimite nations of Europe say they left southern Russia. Their historical traditions were fixed in memorized ballads and poems and were finally written down in the eleventh and twelfth centuries A.D. These may be found in Volume 1, Second Edition, of Samuel Laing's The Sagas of the Norse Kings, 2nd edition, Vol. 1, published in New York by Scribner and Welford in 1889. A copy of this work is in the library of the Brigham Young University.

The original home of the Ynglings is described in sufficient detail so that scholars had little difficulty locating it in the region east of the Don River and just north of the territory lying between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. In fact, down through the centuries the Ynglings referred to the Black Sea by that name so this provided a point of reference from which rivers, mountains, and other geographical points could be identified even though they carried different names. As one would expect, the traditions of the Ynglings contain the typical factual flaws which centuries of re-telling are bound to accumulate, but the essential thread of historical narration remains readily apparent and therefore tentatively credible.

The ruler who brought the Ynglings from southern Russia to Europe was Odin (whom all Scandinavians later worshipped as a god). The Bible student will recognize a number of interesting qualities and practices attributed to Odin: "It was the belief of his people that victory belonged to him in every battle. It was his custom when he sent his men into battle, or on any expedition, that he first laid his hand upon their heads, and called down a blessing upon them; and then they believed their undertaking would be successful."3 The Sagas say that the Ynglings felt compelled to move when "the Roman chiefs went wide around the world." It says that Odin, "having foreknowledge, and magic-sight, knew that his posterity would come to settle and dwell in the northern half of the world." Therefore, he "with all the Gods (other leaders who later became deified) and a great many other people, wandered out, first westward to Gardarike (Russia) and then south to Saxland (Germany)."4 Actually, they would have traveled more north than west to reach western Russia and more west than south to reach Germany. The directions are therefore general rather than specific.

Upon arrival in their new home, the Sagas explain that Odin "... had many sons; and after having subdued an extensive kingdom in Saxland, he set his sons to defend the country. He himself went northward to the sea, and took up his abode in an island which is called Odinse, in Frey (Odense in Denmark)." Apparently Odin remained on the island which still bears his name for several years. During this time he dispatched expeditions to settle the island to the east, Zealand, where Copenhagen is located; to the peninsula of northern Germany called Jutland which is part of Denmark today; to Norway; and to Sweden. Southern Sweden was already occupied by the Goths, but these were eventually overcome and the Ynglings established their ancient capital at Uppsula which still exists and is located just a few miles north of modern Stockholm. Odin was living at Uppsula when he died. It was the custom to send the spirit of the departed to Valhala either by burning the body or burying it in a pit and building a huge mound over it. In Uppsula today there are over 200 huge cairns or burial mounds which mark the graves of the ancient, heroic dead of the Ynglings.

So the Sagas say this is how it all began. From the original mass migration of the Ynglings there developed several well-known branches; the Engels, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes. So far as we can tell, it was from these sources that the Ephraimite blood was sprinkled among the Gentile nations of Europe. How this happened is an interesting story in and of itself.

As soon as the Roman empire collapsed in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D., the Norsemen moved in on England. For the next five hundred years there was one wave of conquest after another until England was virtually saturated with a Scandinavian population. The Engels came first with the Saxons and Jutes right behind them. Then the whole east side of England was conquered by the Danes and for a while bore the name of Danelaw or Daneland. In the eighth century a new wave of conquests began as the vikings from Denmark and Norway conquered their English cousins and for awhile a single king ruled all three of them. Meanwhile, a whole province of Norsemen had settled in northern France (Normandy) and in 1066 these came across the channel under William I to conquer England for the last time and set up a royal house which still prevails.

But England was not the only territory to be innoculated with a Yngling strain. We sometimes forget that from the eighth to the eleventh centuries A.D., the most volatile seapower and military force in Europe was the Scandinavian vikings. They had the only ships which could sail the open seas. They often attacked with highly organized armies of several thousand, and used assault tactics similar to those developed by the Romans. Their fleets ran into the hundreds of ships (in 885 A.D., over 700 ships came up the Seine to conquer Burgundy!). They could navigate in heavy weather with the sun behind a cloud-cover because they had discovered a transparent crystal called a "sun stone" (cordierite) which turned from yellow to dark blue when its natural molecular alignment was held at right angles to the plane of polarized light from the sun. Thus the sun could be located by rotating a chunk of cordierite until it turned dark blue.5

The Ephraimite vikings were pagans but not barbarians. They were extremely rough and sometimes crude, but had established systems of law and a stable, well-defined culture. They had a system of functioning government with community elections and a parliament which fostered a sense of freedom and democracy that was virtually non-existent in the rest of Europe. Wherever they settled there was a definite pattern of civilization which nearly always flourished into a strong kingdom. They displayed a virility which could survive against tremendous odds. They built a tradition of survival where others failed and prided themselves in displaying a persistent fighting spirit when it came to tilling the ground, building up their flocks and establishing a rugged type of frontier security where others were afraid to live.

Europe, during the period of 800 to 1100 A.D., was extremely unstable and the Scandinavians took advantage of this to impose marriages and alliances on the leading families of nearly every existing kingdom. This gave a viking ancestry to practically all of Europe's nobility. By the end of the eleventh century here is what the Ephraimite Scandinavians had done:

1. Conquered and reconquered England until the blood-lines of the population were predominantly Anglo-Saxon or of closely related Scandinavian descent.

2. Conquered all of Ireland.

3. Conquered Northern France.

4. Discovered Greenland.

5. Settled Iceland.

6. Discovered Vinland in North America (the ruins of which were discovered in 1963 by Dr. Helge Ingstad near L'anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland).

7. Settled Novgorod in Russia and set up the first royal house of Russia. (The Swedish vikings were known as Rhos or Rus which gave the slavic kingdom its new name.)

8. Sent out expeditions which succeeded in raiding Spain, Italy and Constantinople.

9. Viking troops were hired as mercenaries and became the elite guard of the Byzantine Empire at Constantinople.

10. At one point the famous viking king, Canute, was the king of England, Denmark, and Norway.

11. By intermingling with the Teutonic tribes, the Scandinavian blood had penetrated the Lowlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, in addition to those already mentioned.

12. In 300 years the Ephraimite Scandinavians had gone from pagans to devout Christians and were recognized as loyal "defenders of the faith."
After that, the Lord was about ready to reveal to the world who the Ephraimites really were.

The discovery of the western hemisphere in 1492 brought the Spanish to America during the 1500's, the French in the 1600's, and the English in the 1700's. It is interesting that the Ephraimite nations of northern Europe were used almost exclusively to settle the United States and Canada where the restored Gospel was to be exposed to modern men for the first time.

The next nation to get the impact of the Restoration was England, followed closely by the Scandinavian countries together with Germany, Holland, Switzerland and France. It is interesting that during the first 100 years of the Church's existence these few countries with relatively small populations provided the overwhelming majority of the Church members. Here was the "Ephraim" Isaiah was talking about. To the amazement of the new converts to the Church they learned from their patriarchal blessings that almost without exception they were all descendants of Joseph through Ephraim. These were gathered together to form a hard core in Zion and when this was accomplished the word was sent forth that the converts should no longer "gather" but remain in their native lands to build up the kingdom there.

Once Ephraim began to be "recovered" the prophecy of Isaiah made it clear that Judah also had to be restored to her former inheritance and purged of the many centuries of persecution and darkness so that she could be called a "delightsome" people.6 Church history tells us that almost immediately after the Gospel was sent forth among the Gentiles (with their sprinkling of Ephraimites) the Lord began laying the foundation for the "return" of the Jews. What has happened since then is turning out to be an astonishing miracle which this generation of Ephraimites is getting a chance to see fulfilled right before their eyes.

1. D&C 133:26-30.
2. 1 Chronicles 5:26; 2 Kings 15:29.
3. Samuel Laing, The Sagas of the Norse Kings, 2nd edition, Vol. 1, p. 271.
4. Samuel Laing, The Sagas of the Norse Kings, 2nd edition, Vol. 1, p. 274.
5. Time magazine, July 14, 1967.
6. 2 Nephi 30:7.
An Ancient Chinese Curse "May you live in interesting times!"

User avatar
My own worst enemy
Posts: 7209
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby marc » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:09 am

I love Skousen's works. I read his first 2,000, third thousand, etc books about twenty years ago and loved them. I am pouring over his "Treasures from the Book of Mormon" books right now to glean all his info that I'm not already familiar with. I understand these books have the material he used to teach his university classes. I plan to add as many of his works to my collection as I can.
35...I know by this thing which thou hast said, that if the Gentiles have not charity...thou wilt prove them, and take away their talent, yea, even that which they have received, and give unto them who shall have more abundantly.

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1963
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Oldemandalton » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:36 pm

Coachmarc, I took his Book of Mormon class at BYU many moons ago and have the original textbooks. He was completing the "Treasures from the Book of Mormon" during the second semester which was distributed in loose leaf form. I grew to love the man and his work during that time. I have almost everything he has written in book form and bought his “The Works of W. Cleon Skousen on CD-ROM” for the rest. I use them often in my study of scriptures, prophecy and ‘modern Gadianton’ research.
An Ancient Chinese Curse "May you live in interesting times!"

User avatar
My own worst enemy
Posts: 7209
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby marc » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Oldemandalton wrote:Coachmarc, I took his Book of Mormon class at BYU many moons ago and have the original textbooks. He was completing the "Treasures from the Book of Mormon" during the second semester which was distributed in loose leaf form. I grew to love the man and his work during that time. I have almost everything he has written in book form and bought his “The Works of W. Cleon Skousen on CD-ROM” for the rest. I use them often in my study of scriptures, prophecy and ‘modern Gadianton’ research.

I would love to have everything of his, too! Thanks for sharing.
35...I know by this thing which thou hast said, that if the Gentiles have not charity...thou wilt prove them, and take away their talent, yea, even that which they have received, and give unto them who shall have more abundantly.

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1151
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 10:09 am

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby 7cylon7 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:30 am

The so called "Highway" from the "deep" I imagine will be a space traveling lane and it will transfer a great number of people off a planet to our own.


We know that this earth will be "enlarged" meaning that chunks of this earth will be returned to it making it way larger than it is now. Once these two planets merge maybe there will be a great highway from the land north to the land south. This will be a HUGE event.

One thing for sure is that the 10 tribes are not HERE NOW.

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1963
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Oldemandalton » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:00 pm


The so called "Highway" from the "deep" I imagine will be a space traveling lane and it will transfer a great number of people off a planet to our own.


We know that this earth will be "enlarged" meaning that chunks of this earth will be returned to it making it way larger than it is now. Once these two planets merge maybe there will be a great highway from the land north to the land south. This will be a HUGE event.

One thing for sure is that the 10 tribes are not HERE NOW.

I agree, 7cylon7, have you read The Prophecy Trilogy by Anthony E. Larson? He has some interesting theories in his books on how the pieces of the earth may return.

OldMan: I just recently finished a book called "Whence Came They" by: Vaughn E. Hansen (It's out of print now - you'd have to find a used copy), that had a lot of good information about the lost tribes. It's a short book - easy read - you should check it out!

What is the jist of his theory Jules?
An Ancient Chinese Curse "May you live in interesting times!"

User avatar
Hi, I'm new.
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:43 am

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby gwvest » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:27 pm

The Lost Ten Tribes are living on a star

There are two main sources used to back up this theory. The first is the lyrics of a hymn written by Eliza R. Snow. The hymn appears as no. 322 of the 1905 hymn book, 5th verse.

"And when the Lord saw fit to hide The ten lost tribes away, Thou, earth, was severed to provide The orb on which they stay."

The second source comes from when an early patriarch, Homer M. Brown, was asked about the Eliza R. Snow hymn. His answer includes a second-hand account that claims that the Prophet Joseph Smith supported the star theory. The direct quote below was taken from Robert W. Smith, The Last Days, Salt Lake City, Utah: Pyramid Press, 1947, p. 215.

"Brother Brown, will you give us some light and explanation of the 5th verse on page 386 of the Hymn book which formed another planet (sic), according to 'the Hymn of Eliza R. Snow.

"Yes, sir, I think I can answer your question. Sister Eliza R. Snow, in visiting my grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brown), was asked by my grandmother: 'Eliza where did you get your ideas about the Ten Lost Tribes being taken away as you explain in your wonderful hymn?

"She answered as follows: 'why, my husband (The Prophet Joseph Smith) told me about it.'

"Have you any other information that your grandfather ever gave you, as contained in any conversation with the Prophet Joseph Smith?

"I have! One evening in Nauvoo, just after dark, somebody rapped at the door vigorously. Grandfather said he was reading the Doctrine and Covenants. He rose hurriedly and answered the summons at the door, where he met the Prophet Joseph Smith.

"He said, 'Brother Brown, can you keep me over night, the mobs are after me?' Grandfather answered, 'Yes. Sir. It will not be the first time, come in.'

"'Al1 right,' the Prophet said, shutting the door quickly. He came in and sat down. Grandmother said: 'Brother Joseph, have you had your supper?'

"'No he answered, 'I have not.' So she prepared him a meal, and he ate it.

Afterward they were in conversation relative to the principles of the Gospel. During the conversation the ten lost tribes were mentioned. Grandfather said, 'Joseph, where are the ten tribes?' He said, "Come to the door and I will show you, come on Sister Brown, I want you both to see.'

"It being a starlight night the Prophet said: "Brother Brown, you show me the Polar Star?'" 'Yes sir,' he said, pointing to the North Star. 'There it is.' 'Yes, I know' said the Prophet, 'but which one? There are a lot of stars there.'

"Grandfather said: 'Can you see the points of the Dipper?' The Prophet answered, 'Yes,' 'Well," he said, "trace the pointers, pointing up to the largest star. That is the North Star.'

"The Prophet answered: 'You are correct. Now,' he said, pointing toward the star, 'do you discern a little twinkler to the right and below the Polar star, which we would judge to be about the distance of 20' from here?'

"Grandfather answered, 'Yes, sir.'

"The Prophet said: 'Sister Brown, do you see that star also?'

"Her answer was, 'Yes, sir.'

"'Very well then,' he said, 'Let's go in.' After re-entering the house the Prophet said: 'Brother Brown, I noticed when I came in that you were reading the Doctrine and Covenants. Will you kindly get it?'

"He did so. The Prophet turned to Section 133 and read, commencing at the 26th verse and through the 34th verse. He said, after reading the 31st verse, 'Now let me ask you what would cause the Everlasting Hills to tremble with more violence than the coming together of two planets. And the place whereon they reside will return to this earth. Now,' he said, 'Scientists will tell you that it is not scientific: that two planets corning together would be disastrous to both; but, when two planets or other objects are traveling in the same direction and one of them with a little greater velocity than the other, it would not be disastrous, because the one traveling faster would overtake the other. Now, that would cause the mountains of ice to melt quicker than the heat caused by the friction of the two planets coming together?' And then he asked the question. 'Did you ever see a meteor falling that was not red hot? So that would cause the mountains of ice to melt.'

"'And relative to the Great Highway ,which should be cast up when the planet returns to its place in the great Northern Waters, it will form a highway and waters will recede and roll back.' He continued, 'Now as to their coming back from the Northern Waters; they will return from the north because their planet will return to the place from whence it was taken.'

"Relative to the waters rolling back to the north. If you take a vessel of water and swing it rapidly around your head you won’t spill any, but if you stop the motion gradually, it will begin to pour out. Now,' he said, 'Brother Brown, at the present time this earth is rotating very rapidly. When this planet returns it will make the earth that much heavier, and it will then revolve slower, and that will account for the waters receding from the earth for a great while, but it has now turned and is proceeding rapidly eastward.'"

Other theories on where the Lost Ten Tribes are include living at the North Pole, living in a concave or hollow section of Earth, on a section of Earth that has separated and is now its own planet, or just living unbeknownst to us in countries that are to the north

Prophet Joseph Smith made a prediction

In General Conference on April 6th of 1843 the Prophet Joseph Smith made a prediction about the fulfillment of a prophecy in the Revelation of John. He said that when the Lord returns at the time of the Second Coming, his coming would be mistaken as a comet by much of the world. Here are the exact words of Joseph Smith as recorded in the Documentary History of the Church:

"Judah must return, Jerusalem must be rebuilt, and the temple, and water come out from under the temple, and the waters of the Dead Sea be healed. It will take some time to rebuild the walls of the city and the temple, Etc.; and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance. There will be wars and rumors of wars, signs in the heavens above and on the earth beneath, the sun turned into darkness and the moon to blood, earthquakes in divers places, the seas heaving beyond their bounds; then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven. But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc. But the Son of Man, which will be as the light of the morning cometh out of the east." - April 6, 1843; DHC 5:336-337

Hi, I'm new.
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:27 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Rhoachri » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:31 pm

I've always enjoyed Skousen, but hadn't read the cleansing of America.

Wow!!! I don't know if I liked it because it was so good, or because it was like reading my own dreams.

Simply a must read!

User avatar
captain of 1,000
Posts: 2590
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:50 pm
Location: Leading the lost tribes of Israel to Zion

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Darren » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:04 am

By his own admission Cleon Skousen's work on the history of the lost ten tribes of Israel was incomplete. He had one more book to write to finish that work, and that book was, "The Sixth Thousand Years" the history of the lost tribes of Israel from the Crusades to the Millennium.

Just weeks before he died, I was in Cleon Skousen's home visiting him with my friend Bruce, when the final collaboration was made prior to the commencement of that final work - the summing-up book that would explain, in that "Thousand Years" series of books, the last era for that group of people, before the millennium era.

Bruce Wydner told Cleon Skousen that he had finished his assignment for his part of the research for that book, in the 12 languages of Europe that he is fluent in.

Cleon Skousen had years earlier worked with Bruce Wydner to write "The Majesty of God's Law" and when Cleon Skousen learned during their time together that Bruce Wydner had the specific information as to the history of the lost tribes of Israel during the sixth thousand years, he exclaimed to Bruce Wydner, "This is strawberries and cream, you and me, we are going to write "The Sixth Thousand Years".

So I have it on "best authority" that I have in my possession the information that Cleon Skousen wanted you to have on the final era in history about the story of the 10 lost tribes of Israel.

Here are some quotes from that work:
Bruce Wydner wrote:The History of the Jutes

As this information is so accurately documented in the “Ancient Sagas” of Iceland, that are required study in all of the School Systems of Scandinavia, because of the unique source of information which they are, to the People there, whose information about their “Founding Forefathers” was, otherwise, so completely “obliterated” by the Forces of Medieval Mediterranean Statecraft, against the Ancestral “LAW” Organization of the People of Scandinavia, we can begin this “History” with some information from those Sagas, and continue it with the widely available facts of the Military History of Europe. [In the effort to be able to best perform Responsibilities in relation to the Church’s Genealogy Work, the LDS Church has so extensively gathered the Records of so much of all of the Townships of Nordic Europe, and has deposited them in the vast, underground, Granite Mountain Records Vaults, under the large Granite Mountains, at the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley. The person who was in charge of these Activities of the Church, for so long, Archibald F. Bennett, was referred to by Church Leaders as, “the Man who knows more about Genealogy than anyone who has ever lived.” Brother Bennett used to regularly inform people that when one takes the Records of all of the Townships of Nordic Europe and puts them together, they PROVE that the Histories that are told in the Icelandic Sagas, are true. We will now tell about part of the History of the Jutes from those Sagas, and then the rest from the widely available facts of the Military History of Europe.]

Some years before the middle of the First Century AD, People from Judea (who, in their Language are identified as, “Judes”), migrated from Judea to Nordic Europe. These Ancient Sagas, that Brother Bennett says are proven true by the Church’s Vast Genealogy Records, tell how this Migration was led by the Resurrected Lord and the 12 Apostles that the Lord had ordained as the Leaders of His Church.

At that time the Israelite-descended People, of the South Half of Sweden, became very important in the History of those Sagas.

The Ancestral Land of those People had been organized, from the time when they first came there, in the way that Moses had organized the 12 Tribes of Israel: in “Tens, Fifties, Hundreds, and Thousands,” within each Tribe. Those “Ten-ships” of Nordic Europe are the origin of the English name for them of, “Townships.” A group of 10 of those Townships, in Southern Sweden, have been called, “Hundreds,” there, through its History, till this time. [These “Hundreds,” made up of 10 “Ten-ships,” are the origin of the concept of “Counties,” in the USA. Throughout Germany 10 of such “Ten-ships” have constituted a “a Hundred-ship,” (”eine Hundertschaft,” in Modern German), throughout the History of Germany.

When the Lord came to Southern Sweden He was worshipped so earnestly, there, by the People there who had waited so long for their Messiah to come to them and bring to them His Law.

At that time when He came there, a request was made of Him, in relation to the Work that He had done, for the Salvation of Mankind, in Judea. There, in Judea, His Mother, and her Husband, were the hereditary heirs, from their Forefather, King David, to the Kingship of Israel. And, since that hereditary right of His, to the Kingship of the People of Judea, (whose ancestral name for their People was, “the Judes”), was a part of the Services which He had performed, for the Salvation of Mankind, the People of Southern Sweden requested of Him the honor, that they could, thereafter, use for their name the Ancestral Name of the People among whom He had done his Mission, in their Land, and had accomplished, there, the Salvation of Mankind. This information, in the Icelandic Eddas, tells how the Lord granted to them that request. However, because of the differences among Languages, the closest that those People of Southern Sweden could come to calling themselves, “the Judes who live in Judeland,” was, in their Language, “the Jutes who live in Juteland.”

[This Information is available in the Ancient Icelandic Writings that are known as, “The Eddas,” of Iceland. When Cleon was striving so earnestly to complete his Work that he entitled, “The Majesty of God’s Law,” he called his Friend who knew and had that Information in both the English and Icelandic Languages. When Cleon heard that information, that is the basis of so much of the True History of Europe, from the time of the Lord’s Ministry to the time of the Crusades, which History of that time the Enemies of the Nordic People had destroyed so much of it that it was given the name, “the Dark Ages,” Cleon was so thrilled as he exclaimed to that Friend of his, with his ability in both of those Languages: “Oh, boy, this is Strawberries and Cream; you and me, we are going to write, ‘The Fifth Thousand Years,’” (which would be the True History of Europe, from the time of the Lord’s Ministry until the Crusades, instead of only all of that Missing Information that has made it so that that time is called, “the Dark Ages”).]

One thing that the Lord did, as He established His Law among the Israelite-organized Tribes of the People of Nordic Europe, changed the Military History of the World, from the Story of just Murders after Murders, to what is identifiable as the Main Thing among Mankind that has produced Peace and Safety throughout the World.

He made it part of His Law, that He gave to all of His People, throughout Nordic Europe, (and this is a part of the Constitutions of some US States, as it is in the Constitution of Utah, till this time), that Every Able-bodied Young Man, between the Ages of 18 and 45, had to Keep and Bear Arms, and Know How To Use Them. And, each of them needed to place his Life between the Life of a Woman or a Child, and a Danger that was threatening them. That happened so that if such a Young Man should see something like a vicious Wolf coming to prey on a child, that Young Man, with his Weapon, needed to run up, between the child and that Danger, and do all that he could with that Weapon against that Danger. These Organizations, of virtually All of the Young Men of Nordic Europe, were given the name that they were the “Young-Man-ries” of their People, the origin of the “Yeomanries” of Northern Europe, after that time. These Yeomanries, of the Townships of Colonial New England, are what formed themselves into “the United States Army,” that drove the Predatory Forces from Britain out of New England, thereafter, which was the beginning of winning the US Revolutionary War, and has continued, until this time, as “the National Guard” of the States of the USA.

As glorious a thing as this is, for the Peace of the World, this is what ended so many of the Evils that were promoted by the Roman Empire, in which about ½ of its Population were Slaves. The Dictators of the Roman Empire had made a Small, SOLID Gold Coin, which they paid to a man if he would risk his life for it, in his attempt to obey the Dictates of that Dictator. Such a man, risking his Life for that Small, SOLID Gold Coin, to carry out that Dictator’s Dictates, was named that he was a, “SOLID-ier,” of that Dictator, which is the origin of the English word, “soldier.”
Some years after the Lord’s Ministry in Northern Europe, when the Roman Emperors realized the impossibility that it was going to be, for them, to be able to keep on ruling their Western Europe etc., wherein it was felt that about half of such Populations were the Slaves of those Emperors, when their paid Solidiers had become so outnumbered by all of the Able-bodied Young Men in all of the Yeomanries throughout all of Nordic Europe, and, then, the Roman Emperors learned that it was “Judes from Judea” who had traveled up to Northern Europe to organize that, there, in their fury against those Judes and Judea, those Roman Emperors had their Squads of Murderers go over and destroy so much of Judea, including destroying the Temple in Jerusalem, as the Lord, on His way to Calvary, told some of His Followers that that was going to happen.

Then, when the Jute Christians, in Juteland, heard of the horrible persecutions that the Roman Emperors were having their Army of their paid Solidiers inflict upon their fellow Jude Christians, of Judea and of the Eastern Roman Empire, a large part of their Yeomanry traveled from Juteland to the North Shore of the Black Sea, from where, on the many boats that they built there, they traveled across the Black Sea, to save many of their fellow Jude Christians who resided in Asia Minor.

The North Shore of the Black Sea is part of, “the Steppes,” “the Great Plains” of Eurasia. That area, for its most extensive “pastures” etc., is known in Biology as, “the Homeland of the Horse.” When Members of the Jutes’ Yeomanry encountered numbers of the very large, 1 Ton Horses, that lived from those Pastures, those Brilliant People invented “the Second-most Important Invention in Military History,” (after Guns, the Most Important Invention in Military History, that was discovered about 1,000 years later), “the Stirruped Saddle,” which a Jute Knight found would let him deliver the entire violence of his 1 Ton Charging “Warhorse” into the tip of his Lance, which became the beginning of what is known in Military History as, “Shock Attack Tactics,” which is the beginning of the “Knighthood,” that was invented by those Jutes, which, then, dominated about the following 1,000 years of the Military History of Europe.

To stop the Knighthood Yeomanry Cavalries of the Jutes from coming over and freeing so many of the Romans’ Slaves, throughout Western Europe, the Roman Emperors had many of their Solidiers, with their Slaves, go east from Italy, into what they named, “Romania,” to build a Line of Fortresses along the top ridges of the Carpathian Mountains, the North Border of Romania, which was to be the Romans’ Defensive Line, between the Roman Empire’s Southwest Europe and the Steppes of Eurasia, where the Jutes had temporarily settled.

However, when Yeomanry Cavalries of that First “Knighthood,” in the World, of the Jutes, rode over to just inspect what it was that the Roman Infantry Solidiers thought that they were doing there, those Roman Solidiers were so terrified, of this Most Brilliant Invention in the Military History of the World, till that time, that so many of them just “snuck” away, and ran etc. back to a better, more distant protection for them, in Italy, rather than remaining anywhere near to these most Brilliant Masters of Military Ability, in the World, at that time. Then, after so many of those Roman Solidiers had run away, like that, it seems that about half of the Jute People, who had lived on the North Shore of the Black Sea for over 100 years, by that time, decided to move their Families over into Romania, to live there. When they did, something that could be expected happened.
It seems that the non-military Romans, and the Slaves, who had stayed in Romania, were very “charmed” by these Beautiful (some of them Blue-eyed Blonds, like they didn’t have in the “Mediterranean Race” physiology of Italy, at that time), Brilliant, Kind and Courteous Members of the Original Church of the Lord. As these “Mediterranean” People tried to “interact” with the Jutes, they discovered how dearly the Jutes loved their “Gospel,” (the original Scandinavian word for the Visit of the Lord to their People and His establishment of His Church among them, which Scandinavian word for the Lord’s Visit to Northern Europe was entirely stamped out, on the Continent of Europe, by Dark Ages Statecraft, from the Romans etc., except in the Island “situations” of the British Isles and in Iceland, in which second location the original meaning of the word, “Gospel,” has remained, there, meaning, “the God Story,” The Visit of the Resurrected God of Israel to their Forefathers.)

With this sincere attention to their Gospel, by these interested People, living in this “new” Land, for the Jutes, their Responsibility for Missionary Work took its very important position, among them. An initial result of this was the production of the very first version of the Jutes’ Christian Bible that was ever produced in the Alphabet of the Romans. The Jutes had not yet learned to speak in the Latin Language of the Romans, but what they were able to do was to take a Copy of their Christian Bible, in their Swedish Language, and write all of those Swedish words with the Romans’ Alphabet.

It was felt that by their doing that, those new, Roman Neighbors of theirs, could, at least, be able to “pronounce” the Beloved Gospel of the Jutes, in the Jutes’ Swedish Language and, thus, have a beginning in communicating with the Jutes about the Beloved Gospel of their People.
[A Copy of that First Christian Bible, written in the Latin Alphabet of the Romans, which Copy is named with the Latin name, “the Codex Argenteus,” has long been a well preserved historical item at the Library of the Main University of Sweden, Upsala University. It was about a century later before it became a project of the Dictators of the Romans to produce a Bible that was written in the Romans’ Latin Language. And, that was done as a part of an Evil Plan, by Romans and by their Evil Doer Associates, which Plan is what the Lord explains, in Section 86 of the Doctrine and Covenants, as the Evil Plan to, “drive the church into the wilderness,” to the relatively “deserted” Island, at that time, of Britain, allowing the Romans’ Allies, the Huns, who drove the Angles and the Saxons from their very productive, prosperous, previous Homelands, to be able to occupy the productive, “former” Saxony, of the Saxons, for the subsequent 800 years.]

By our having had “the patience” to make our way through the above given details of the Military History in Europe, at that time of the transition from Ancient History there to Medieval History, we have come to the place where we can now address the ONE THOUGHT that is that which has allowed THE VALUE that the World operates on, at this time, to be “easily” explained, to Everybody in the World who wants to know it, which has been, “THE GOAL” OF THE FREE MEN INSTITUTE.

A place where we can begin is with a word, in the ancient Swedish Language of the Jutes, that is in that Codex Argenteus, that the Jutes wrote to help their new Neighbors, the Civilian Romans then living in Romania, to, at least, get an introduction to the Study of the Gospel, which was the Center of Life among those Christian Jutes.

That word, in the 18th Chapter of John, in English, is the word, “band,” in the expression there of the “band of men and officers” that “took Jesus.” In the Ancient Southern Swedish Language of the Jutes, at that place in the Codex Argenteus, that word is said, “hanse.”

People who know something of the History of the Ancestral Free Enterprise System, of the People of Northern Europe, during the Middle Ages History of that System, know that the “Organization” that WAS that System, (from that one of its 4 Headquarters “Kontors,” in the West, which was at London, and, then, along all of the Shores of the North Sea, the Shores of Scandinavia and all of the other Shores of the Baltic Sea, over to another of its 4 Headquarters “Kontors,” that was in the East, which was near Novgorod, Russia), was one in which all of the Participants in that “Organization” used that Ancient Jutish word, “Hanse,” as the name for their Organization. And, that may have been because the MAIN HEADQUARTERS of that Hanse had been, for so long, at the Community of Wisby, on the Island of Gotland, which is off of the Shore from Southern (Juteland) Sweden.
So, the English name for the Organization of the Ancestral Free Enterprise System of the Nordic Race, during the Middle Ages of Europe’s History, was, “the Hanseatic League,” the English way of saying that Jutish word, “Hanse.”

The Main Language of the Hanseatic League, that was spoken from Belgium and the Netherlands, on the east Shore of the North Sea, then, eastward from there, all of the way along all of the South Shore and, then, the East Shore of the Baltic Sea, to near Novgorod, was what was the Language that, pronounced in German, was, “Platt Deutsch,” but which is expressed, today, in English, as being the “Dutch” Language.

So, because the Jutish People of Southern Sweden, from their Island of Gotland, seem that they are the ones who “began” the “Organization” of the Free Enterprise System, of Nordic Europe, as it operated from the Middle Ages till today, it seems that it was felt to be “courteous” for all of the People who participated in that Organization to try to use some way of saying that Jutish word as the name for that Organization.

Again, all that that Jutish word, “hanse” means, in the English Language, is the English word, “band.” “And, what is the Significance of that word, ‘band’?” That word, “band,” and all of its “forms,” teach us that ONE THOUGHT that gives to Mankind the Value that the World has worked on, for Centuries, now.

“What are some of the ‘forms’ of that word, ‘band’?”

Some of those forms, in English, are: “bind,” “bond,” and “bound.” In German the word for the essence of Good Government, among them, is that they have a “Bundes Republik.” And, the German word for our English word, “Covenants,” as in the title of the “Doctrine and Covenants,” is that that Book is the “… … Forbundets” Buch.

From the time when our Ancestors began Working Together By The Law, that Our Lord gave to them, from the time when, as Young Men, they went to their Temple with their pledge to their Father in Heaven of the way that they felt that they would be best able to serve His Will, among His Children, here on the Earth, those Young Men were “BIND-ing” themselves to DO that.

“What, then, has been this “Holy Power,” that assisted the “Fathers” of the early Latter-day Saints?” In D&C 86, the Lord said:

8. Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the
priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers-
9. For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid
from the world with Christ in God-
10. Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must
needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things
spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.
11. Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light
unto the Gentiles, and through this priesthood a savior unto my people
Israel. The Lord hath said it. Amen.

The Church Historian, Leonard Arrington, said, in the Book that he wrote that was entitled, “the United Order,” that, in Salt Lake City, 2 of the United Orders there, “were just ‘continuations’ of the English Guild System.” That is, that the way that they worked together was the way that London’s Craft Guilds worked together, by their Law.

Working this way, when the Young Men of London went into their Temple to “BIND” themselves, to do what they earnestly believed that their Father in Heaven wanted each of them to do, when that was accepted as a truth, by the Leaders of the Craft in which each of those Young Men wanted to serve, that “BIND-ing” was what allowed each of those Young Man to become a London Free Man, in the “BAND” of all of the others in that Craft which that Young Man had selected as the one in which to best serve his Heavenly Father. [In the German Language the way that someone says, “It works,” is, “es gilt.” Apparently, the name that was thought up, for that Organization, of all of the Crafts of the Craftsmen of Nordic Europe, all “working” together in the way that they did, and, probably mainly because of the predominance in so much of what it was that that Organization did that was done in a German Language, that “System” that was the Free Enterprise System that the Craftsmen of England participated in, began being called, “the Gild System,” the “it works” System, by some English speakers. Then, with the influence of “Spelling Peculiarities” for the French Language, a “u” got placed into that word that made the BAND of the Free Men of London, that worked in a particular Craft, to become known, thereafter, as a, “Guild.”]

“And, so, then, once again, what is it that brought that to which the Young Men of the London Guild System, (including the ‘fathers’ of those Members of London’s Second Most Prominent Guild, its Fishemen’s Guild, that brought over to America so many of the Thousands of their Associates to help them fish the best Fishery in the Atlantic, the Grand Banks Fishery, off of the Coast of New England, and to found Puritan New England, in their doing that), told their Heavenly Father that they were BINDing themselves to do, that let them into that BAND, that became known as their Guild, which made it so that the BOND Market, of the current 500,000 London Free Men, has, over the Centuries, been able to establish its Control over the Quadrillions of Dollars in the Values that their Working Together By Their Law has produced?”

Bruce Wydner wrote:When our Heavenly Father restored the True Church upon the Earth, He told those who were chosen to be those through whom it was restored, “Your First Responsibility is To Seek After Your Dead!”

Doing that, having gathered the Foremost Collection of the Genealogical Records of Mankind, Our Church is recognized, around the World, as the Foremost Authority in the World on the Subject of the Genealogy of Mankind.

In the Book of Esdras, in the Apocrypha, it says that when the Babylonian Empire conquered the Assyrians, who had taken the 10 Tribes of Israel into Slavery, and told those Israelites that they were free to leave, Those Israelites said: “Let us go into a Northern Land, where man has never been; there we will keep the Law that we never kept in our Own Land.”

Available Records show that, at about that time, about 600 BC, those 10 Tribes, organized in the way that Moses’ Father-in-law, (who was the Leader of the Church that had been led by Melchizedek), had told Moses that the Tribes of Israel should be organized, arrived in what had been an, apparently, unsettled Land of Scandinavia.

Practicing the Principle of: “Be Fruitful, and Multiply, and Replenish the Earth,” those Israelite Tribes soon filled Scandinavia and needed to move south, onto the part of Europe below Scandinavia, where they became the many Tribes of the People there speaking the German Language.
Bruce Wydner wrote:Our Genealogical Records show that the Germanic Tribes, of Scandinavia and the German-speaking Lands, were organized, from their beginning, in about 600 BC, in the way that Moses organized the 12 Tribes of Israel: by 10’s, 50’s, 100’s, and 1,000’s, of each Tribe, for them to live that way on their Tribal Land. The Anglo-Saxon Tribes had named their “10-ships,” “town-ships”; and the Tribes of Germany named their “100-ships,” “hundred-ships” (in the German Language expression for that).

Then, as the Lord explains, in D&C 86:3, how the heir of “Babylon” (the “Mother of Harlots” of the Book of Revelation), the Roman Empire, and the Roman Emperors’ Satanic other “great persecutor of the church,” “the apostate,” together, were able to “drive the church into the wilderness,” (a precise explanation of the way that the Angles and Saxons were driven from their previous “prosperous” Lands into another place, that was, then, a comparative “wilderness,” by the Roman Emperors’ agents, the Invading Armies of the Huns), that is an explanation of what happened to the Church, of which, He says, in D&C 86:2, that: “the apostles were the sowers of the seed,” that organized that Church, as the Ancient Icelandic Sagas, (WHICH THE CHURCH’S GENEALOGY RECORDS PROVE ARE TRUE), tell us the details of that, in “the God Story” (as that name for that has been preserved in the Icelandic and the English Languages, in English as, the “Gospel”), of how the Lord and His 12 Apostles came to North Germany and, then, to Scandinavia, and gave to the Israelite-organized Tribes there the Keys of the Authority to all “WORK TOGETHER BY THE LAW” OF THE LORD’S GOSPEL.

“And, how, then, did All of those Germanic Tribes Work Together?”

Previously these Israelite-organized Germanic Tribes, with their Ancestral Israelite 7-day Weeks, (in regard to which the Romans had no relationship, at all, until their conspiracy, with the Apostate, to trick those Tribes, in order for their Agents, the Huns, to kill them off), used to meet together on the 7th Day of each Week. As mentioned, the Main Language of the Hanseatic League, during the Middle Ages, was that which Germans referred to as, “Flat-land German,” (“Platt Deutsch,” in Modern German), the Language that was spoken all along the North Coast of Europe, from the Netherlands to Novgorod Russia. In that Main Language, as in its present-day Language, Dutch, THAT DAY HAS ALWAYS BEEN CALLED, “LAWS DAY,” IN DUTCH, (the Day of the Ten Commandments, the “preparatory laws,” of the Tribes of Israel). [In Dutch one “Law” is a “Zit”; many “Zit-s” are, “Zatter.”]

So, all of the Israelite Tribes, of Northern Europe, used to meet together in their 10-ships on “Laws Day,” (still “Zatterdag” in Modern Dutch), to discuss their Preparatory Laws and the Promises of them that one day the God of Israel would come to them and establish among them the way that All of Mankind can prepare themselves to live, in this Life and in Heaven, in the way that we all shouted for Joy for, when Our Father in Heaven told us how his Only-begotten SON, in the Flesh, would come to the Tribes of Israel and give them his “WHOLE (the meaning of the Germanic word, “HOLY”) LAW, that they would be able to Work Together through, for the Salvation of ALL of Mankind. Therefore, when the SON of God came to them, along with His 12 Apostles and so much of their Church, from Judea, and He explained to them how He had been Born and, then, ROSE FROM THE DEAD, on the First Day of the Israelite 7-day Week, and how they, from then on, should come together for all of us to make our Pledge, to Keep His Holy Law, to Always Remember Him, so that we can Always have the Holy Ghost to be with us, to help all of us to Win what we all shouted for Joy for, in the Spirit World, all of the Israelite-organized Tribes changed, from meeting in their Israelite 10-ships on Laws Day (the last day of their 7-day week), to all of them meeting together on “SON OF GOD DAY.” That is the way that that Day has been pronounced across Northern Europe till this time, [which had no relationship, whatsoever, to the Satanic Romans’ counterfeit, (that the Ancient Pagan Greek Words that produced Roman, then, European Dictatorial Statecraft, the Ancient Pagan Greek Words of, “Orthodoxy” and “Catholic,” had “absorbed” the Gospel of the Nordic People), as that Ancient Counterfeiting began using the 7-day Weeks in the Roman Empire]. Throughout Scandinavia, till this time, the First Day of the Week is still pronounced as, “SON of God” Day. The Scandinavian word for, “the Sun,” is a different word.

So, all across Northern Europe the Inhabitants in every one of their, by then, Ancient BC 10-ships, got together on SON of God day, and taking the elements of the Sacrament, promised their Heavenly Father that they will live the Holy Law of His Only-begotten SON, in the flesh.
Bruce Wydner wrote:In the 1,000-page Course, in, “The Story of Our Law, for Little Children,” as well as in, “The Story of Rights in America” (which are both available on our Website) there is an Introduction to the Icelandic Sagas, the basic Ancestral Literature of Scandinavia, wherein is told the “God Story” (“Gospel” in the original Language of the Anglo-Saxons), wherein the Person from whom the Nordic Race got the names “Lord” and “God” came to the Nordic Race, who had always been organized in Israelite Tens, Fifties, Hundreds and Thousands, practiced the Israelite 7-day Week and kept the Sabbath Day holy, and told them that He was their Resurrected God.

He proceeded to establish His “Key Reich” (the original pronunciation of the current English word, “Church”) among the Entire Nordic Race and proceeded to teach them His Gospel in a way that is essentially the same as the way that the Lord did that among the Nephites, as He visited them in the Land of Bountiful. The name by which He has been known in the land that was called, “Bountiful,” since then, which the LDS Church officially says “was” a name there for “Jesus of Nazareth,” is the exact same name as the one that has always been used, in Germany, throughout its History, for the God of the Nordic Race who visited Germany nearly 2,000 years ago. [The man who was in charge of the Project of the LDS Church to photocopy and gather the Records of all of the Ancient Germanic “Tenships” (later pronounced “Townships,” in English) of Nordic Europe, whom the LDS Church said knew more about Genealogy than anyone who has ever lived, Archibald F. Bennett, used to say that all of those “Parish” (“Township”) Records, of all of Nordic Europe, proved that that “Story” of the visit of “God,” still called, “the Guthspjal” (Icelandic for “Gospel”) in Iceland, as told in the Icelandic Sagas, is true.] For all who would like to know more about that information, the ancient Literature of Iceland, on these Subjects, is easily available in English.

The activity of the Person whom the Angles and Saxons called, “their Lord and God,” as He established His Religion among them, which Religion has always, till this day, been known, in Scandinavia, by the ancient Scandinavian name, “LAW,” that so powerfully effected the Lives of the People who resided throughout Europe, was the part of the Law that He established for the protection of Women and Children. He made it a part of His Law that all Young Men, between the Ages of 18 and 45, had to keep and bear Arms and be trained in how to use them, and that all of these Young Men were required to put their Lives between the Lives of Women and Children and any Dangers that threatened them. This Law for Young Men was thought of as, “the Young Man-ry.” That name became pronounced, “Yeomanry,” during the Middle Ages. Although political influences got that word replaced by the word “militia,” in many places, that age specification is a part of the Constitution of the State of Utah and other States till this day.

The Romans had begun their Empire, in the First Century BC, as an attempt to keep this Race of, relative, Giants, that were expanding out from Scandinavia, away from Southern Europe. Among the Romans only the Employees of the State were allowed to keep and bear Arms. When the Romans developed the Gold Coin that they called, the “solid” (for “solid gold”), in their Language, they named a person who would risk his life for that pay, a “solid-ier,” which is the origin of the word, “soldier.”

In the Icelandic Eddas, the information is told of how the People of Scandinavia, to show honor to their Lord, who had been known in the Eastern Mediterranean as, the “King of the Jutes” (the People of Ancient Judea called themselves, the “Judes,” and Linguists will point out that the names “Jude” and “Jute” seem to be just slightly different pronunciations of the same word by people speaking different Languages), and had been hung to the Tree of Life there, where He had died for their sins, asked Him if they could name Southern Scandinavia, “Juteland,” in honor of Him. He agreed, and Southern Sweden, in the Languages of Scandinavia, is named, “Juteland,” till this day.

When the Romans, in about 70 AD, realized that ALL of the Young Men of this Race of, relative to them, Giants, of whom they were so terrified, had been organized in such huge numbers that they could easily overpower any paid Roman Army, and that that organizing had been done by Judes from Judea (those Judes were, the Lord, His Twelve “Temple Priests” and other Leaders and Members of His Key-Reich, Church, who had walked from Judea to Germany), the Romans went, and in a fury, destroyed Judea.

Beside destroying the Temple in Jerusalem, the Romans, thereafter, began exiling Judes from Judea, for some, out of their Empire. This is the beginning of, “the Exile,” on which subject there is very much information available in the Encyclopedia Judaica.

The Book of Romans, in the New Testament, was written, in Greek, by the Apostle Paul, to Greek-speaking Judes, who were, originally, from Judea, whom he had converted elsewhere, who had moved to Rome. Some say, “Maybe these were those who continued the Medieval Roman Church, in Rome.” No, after “the Exile” began there were troubles; many Judes were exiled from the Roman Empire for the next 200 years.

With the Fury with which the Romans destroyed Judea, after 70 AD, the Pharisees had to flee out of the Roman Empire. They fled over to the ancient City of Babylon, where they regrouped and from where they operated for the next Centuries.

For the Roman Empire’s continuing to be the RELIGION/GOVERNMENT of which the Pharisees, for 400 years, had asserted that they were it, for Judea, and then for that RELIGION/GOVERNMENT to, in fury, exile them from their original land and to terminate all relations whatsoever with them, obviously the Pharisees had a lot of reorganizing to do, for themselves, after their fleeing to the city of ancient Babylon.

Of course the main reason for the Romans’ fury against them was that the Lord, whom they had seen murdered, seemed to have, somehow, come back to life and had gone up to the Northern Lands to which the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel had moved, converted them to His Church, and then organized them into the most effective Military Force in the World.

This topic had been among the Pharisees before, when the Lord raised Lazarus from the dead:
“John 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.”

Bruce Wydner wrote:Now to America
The London Fishmongers Guild (the Second, in the Leadership of London’s 25 Guilds) realized the enormous opportunity that was theirs when Spain and Catholic Southern Europe attacked Protestant Northern Germany, (in the Thirty Years War, from 1618 to 1648, on the European Continent), to destroy as many as they could of the Ship Harbors of the previously huge Hanseatic League, [which had many times the Ships that the Southern Europeans had, which could have taken all of the Americas away from Spain, if they ever got the idea to do that]. That Opportunity, that was now theirs, was that now that the other Hanseatic Fishing Navies were disappearing, they could now go and dominate the best Fishery in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Grand Banks Fishery, extending between the 40th to the 48th Parallels, off of the East Coast of North America.

However, establishing needed Harbors nearby, on the Coast of the North American Continent had a prohibition to it that the Dictatorial Statecraft of Spain was not restrained by. By their Law, which gave to all of them their Beloved Ancestral “Gospel Rights,” (the way that those Forefathers of us of New England Ancestry ALWAYS spoke of those “Rights” that our Ancestral Law always gave to those of us who obey that Law), prohibited those Law-abiding Fishermen and their Families from going on to the North American Continent and STEALING the Land there, from its Native American Inhabitants, in order for them to establish their “Harbors of a New England” there.

“So, what could they do?”

This was their “Plan,” which, when it was possible for Americans to carry it out, after the Revolutionary War was won, resulted in “the Northwest Ordinance,” which developed into so much of what we think of as, ”Our Country,” today. The Plan was to divide up all of the entire North American Continent, that would become English-speaking, into our Ancestral “10-ships/Townships.”

When the World’s Second “Written” Constitution was written, in the 1600’s, by the Colonies of New England, the name given to it was, “The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual League of the United Colonies of New England.” Its Preamble ends this way: “Whereas we all came to these parts of New England in America with one and the same end and aim, namely to ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND TO ENJOY THE LIBERTIES OF THE GOSPEL IN PURITY …”
Bruce Wydner wrote:The point of this Information, that is presented here, is to show the relationship between the information that is presented in Bruce’s Book, that is entitled, “The Story of Rights in America,” and the charge that was given to Cleon from President David O. McKay, to find the way to teach “Our People to ‘Work Together By The Law.’”

This can be addressed by tracing the History of the Germanic Peoples and, then, by examining the essence of their uniform, identical, ancient, ancestral “Law” – specifically as it existed among the Anglo-Saxons and has thereafter continued among the English-speaking Peoples – and reviewing the way that they Worked Together by it.

The Ancestors of the Germanic Peoples arrived in “Scandza,” the great Island that later became the Scandinavian Peninsula (Finland was under water in Ancient Times), in about 600 BC. And, just as the reigning Patriarch of the Human Race, the oldest righteous son of the oldest righteous son (for 21 generations) of Adam, Father Israel, blessed his Grandson, Ephraim, that he would succeed him as the Patriarch of the Human Family of Adam and that “his seed shall become a multitude of nations, Genesis 48:19,” so the ancestors of the “multitude of nations” that became the Germanic Peoples arrived in Scandza at about the time when one would expect, after Babylon conquered Assyria (somewhat before 600 BC) and released its enslaved Captive Peoples, including the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, who said, in the Book of Esdras, in the Apocrypha, at the time of their release, “Let us go to a Northern Land, where man has never been; and there we will keep the commandments that we never kept in our own land.” “And, then, what percentage of the persons whose ancestors come from Lands of the Germanic Peoples, in Britain, the Netherlands, the Germanies, Scandinavia, etc., are told, in their Patriarchal Blessings, that, ‘you are a descendant of Ephraim’?”

Being “fruitful, multiplying and replenishing the Earth,” after being in Scandinavia for about 400 years, the Germanic Peoples had filled it up and began moving south, many of them over the Danish Peninsula and then up the Elbe River to its source. When they did that, that is when the Romans reacted in terror that this “Race of Giants out of the North” was going to take over all of Europe. Their reaction was to create the Roman Empire in their effort to stop this expansion. Those efforts failed.

The way that the uniform, identical, ancient, ancestral Law of the Germanic Peoples operated among the Three Germanic Tribes of the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes, who established England, is summarized in the first volume of Winston S. Churchill’s, “A History of the English-speaking Peoples.” That first volume is entitled, “The Birth of Britain.” The second chapter in that volume is entitled, “The English Common Law.” That Chapter ends with these words:

“The Liberties of Englishmen rested not upon any enactment of
the State, but upon immemorial, slow-growing Custom, declared by Juries
of Free Men, as they gave their Verdicts case by case in open court.”

This uniform, identical, ancient, ancestral Law of the Germanic Peoples was declared by the Twelve-man Juries of the Germanic Peoples, as they met to try people in relation to their Rights, throughout all of Germanic Europe, in the “Hundreds” (named with the Romanesque name, “Counties,” in some places in Europe and in the USA) of those Peoples. As they have done for nearly two Millenniums now, these Juries conducted these Trials every 3 Months (in “County Courthouses” in the USA).

In the Thousand-page Course we examine “The English Common Law” thoroughly. Here we might just ask, “How is it that the Germanic Peoples have ‘Worked Together By their Common Law’ through these past two Millenniums?”
Bruce Wydner wrote:The Prophet Daniel prophesied to the Emperor of the Babylonian Empire, that his Empire was the first, in a line - 1. his Babylonian Empire, 2. the Persian Empire, 3. the Ancient Greek Empire, 4. the Ancient Roman Empire, and 5. the “Dictatorial” Empires and Kingdoms of Medieval Europe - that would endure until “the latter days.”

However, Daniel prophesied to the Babylonian Emperor, about “5,” in that line:

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom, that shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not
be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these
kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

This “Line” of these “kingdoms,” that Daniel prophesied about, were, basically, the “Dictatorial Empires,” originally from the Mediterranean area, that operated on the Gold Coins that those Dictatorial Emperors etc. made from abundant Gold that was under their supervision, a lot of it in what is today south, central Turkey.

Those Gold Coins became so important to the Romans’ Empire that they gave them the name of their Principal Ancient Pagan Goddess, “Moneta,” the origin of the English word, “money.”

Then, “in the latter days,” (Daniel 2:28), when “the God of heaven” “shall” “set up a kingdom,” “it shall break in pieces and consume all of these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”

There is nowhere near the Gold in the World that is needed to operate the Economy of the World, as it operates, today. Today the Economy of the World operates on the Values of the Medieval Hanseatic League, of the Northern Europeans, very strongly influenced by the Activities of that One Remaining Medieval “Kontor” of the Hanseatic League, London.

“Why did the Medieval Guild System, the Medieval European Free Enterprise System, work on its ‘Inventions’ of Stocks and Bonds?” One answer to that question is because there have never been any Gold Mines found in Western Europe (until recently, when some amounts of Gold have been found in Swedish Steel Mines, in the Arctic Circle Area of Swedish Lapland).

So, the Economy of the Entire World, today, operates on the Values of the Stocks and Bonds of the North Europeans’ Medieval Free Enterprise System. “However, who in the World really understands ‘The Essential Dynamics’ of that ‘Ancestral Free Enterprise System’ of theirs?” Only the Descendants of those who began that Original Free Enterprise System, to whom, “in the latter days” “the Essential Dynamics” of their Ancestral System has been Restored.

“How are these Essential Dynamics going to be taught to the People of the World, who now have nothing more than the Medieval concept of Banks to do that, which, sadly, originated, in Medieval Times, from the Largest Gold Theft in History, and are “outsiders” to the Essential Dynamics of the Free Enterprise System’s Values of its Stocks and Bonds, which now the Economy of the World operates by.
Bruce Wydner wrote:Joseph Smith’s Business Plan

Joseph Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, beginning in the year 1874, commenced the operation of some 220 “united orders” in the communities or portions of communities of Utah, and of the States around it. If some of these, per se, were not successful, others were and highly so. At the very least they had permitted the “bootstrap financing” of the basis of an independent intermountain economy, coordinated by the “Zion’s Central Board of Trade” commenced by Brigham Young’s successor.

I feel that it was principally to preclude the emergence of such a non-manipulable, independent economy, such as this, that powers in the East harassed the capable leaders of this emerging economy to the point where many of its operations came to a halt.

Some did not. The great sugar beet industry came from it, as did the ideas, at least, later followed, to build US Steel’s operations in Utah. There were other enduring successes of the beginning of this process by Brigham Young, such as the ZCMI department stores, canal companies, temples, schools etc.

As the result of this effort of Brigham Young, begun in 1874, there were established, in Salt Lake City, a “Tailors’ United Order” and a “Tanners’ United Order” that “were just a continuation of the English Guild System.”

Most of these “United Orders,” begun by Brigham Young, were “modest” duplications of the “Orders” begun by Joseph Smith, in Ohio and in Western Missouri, in the early 1830’s. Compared to Brigham Young’s later “United Orders,” these early ones were not modest. The one in Missouri was to become, the New Jerusalem (similar to Old York and New York, Old Orleans and New Orleans), seen, by John the Beloved, to be “12,000 furlongs” (1,500 miles) on a side.

In the eyes of many social economists Joseph Smith’s, “Order of Heaven,” “Order of (the city of) Enoch (that was ‘translated’),” “Order of Consecration and Stewardship,” was nearly entirely “novel” and “Mormon” in its origin. However, the essence of its operation, as we shall see, is exactly that of the Gild System, precisely the same as that followed to this day, ceremonially at least, in the government of the ancient one-square-mile city within the medieval walls of London.


If one thinks of the Gild System as it functioned, in later centuries, under the leadership of the Hansa, one would think of the cities or “buries” of Northern Europe. But the practices brought to North America, by its Anglo-Saxon settlers, are really the practices of the “Gild of England’s Farmers.” The way that an American forms a business today in the USA is right out of the practice of the Gild System. In brief, if a group of Americans have a common purpose and wish to pursue that, in a business format, they go to their State’s Secretary of State, tell him their purpose and, if it is not contrary to law, he incorporates or organizes them into a customary Anglo-Saxon body.

The “Organization”

As was mentioned in the booklet entitled, the “Look Doctrine,” it seems to us, when we are young, that there is a vast, “good” but puzzlingly elusive “organization,” that does “run” the Earth, today, even though it does an abysmally poor job of it quite a bit of the time.
That organization is the “skeletal remains” of the primitive Church of Our Lord and Savior.

It includes all of the wholesome unwritten customs of the English-speaking peoples, their rights, freedoms, common sense of order, etc. It includes all of the wholesome customs clung to by the Nordic Race, regardless of how far around the world they may have spread today, retained by them down in a lineal descent from the visit to their forefathers of the person from who they got their words, “God,” “Lord” and related names or titles.
It includes your own father and mother, teaching you to be a good boy or girl, according to that common sense of order, if you happen to be descended from that Nordic Race.

However, we also have a record of a similar visit to specific communities of the forefathers of the American Indians. The peoples of Polynesia assure us that their forefathers received visits there, similar to the ones mentioned in relation to those specific communities in the Americas.
It is to be presumed that that Person visited a great number of places; and it is to be presumed that, in one way or another, the descendants of those so visited, were trained by Him, through the customs which He taught to those He visited (as we have seen in these booklets in relation to the history of the Nordic Race since Him), to hold to the customs, that He taught to those He visited, more strongly than they cling to dear life itself.


“Custom” is Law. Wherever you go in the world you will find people doing what they do for a number of reasons. The profound one, the one that you cannot buck and win there, is custom.

Silly “traditions” come and go. They are long popular “fads.” But “customs,” as that word is used in English, is most precisely applied, in English-speaking life, to those profound usages established among Nordics by the Person from whom they-got the word, God, at the time of His visit to them over 1900 years ago.

Among Nordics you cannot buck those “customs.” You may successfully buck fads among them. Those fads may include extremely popular current political usages. But, if you know the customs of these peoples, you have the “power position,” to function among them successfully and perpetually.
This chapter is divided into two parts.

The Nordic Race and Its Customs

It would seem that expansion that paid the most respect to the customs of the English-speaking people would be an expansion from one such Old London Livery Company to the entirety of such Companies, which, as a group, rule the ancient “bury” of London, from its Gildhall.
For a single Livery Company, one requires an Alderman and a Warden’s Court of 12 Wardens. However, to accommodate a flourish of success, in international commerce in Information, on the part of the Utah businesses represented in that first gild or Livery Company, the expansion mentioned would require a forum of free businessmen, ruling themselves, such as is the London Gildhall, for a great deal of American Companies with a representative at that forum. The executive of that customary forum in London is the Lord Mayor. His “bury council” is composed of the Aldermen from each of the Livery Companies.

Such an expansion, from one London-style Livery Company, to many, to such an association of that many as was the Hanseatic League, would create an “advisory board” for the Worldwide Interlingual Telecommunications Utility, organized along the lines of most respect for the basic customs of the Nordic Race.

The Instruction

“Of what would this advisory board avail itself to instruct the Utility on how to function in these lands?”

The Customs of the people.

“Where are these to be found?”

With the records of the people. The most “profound” collection of the records of the Nordic Race, relative the Customs thereof, is the collection of the commune records of the Nordic Race, that is housed in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Incidentally, an excellent way for anyone to become an expert, as quickly as possible, on the Customs of his own Race, is to do that person’s genealogy. Those social observances, which one finds every one of his/her forefathers observing, by the thousands, by the hundreds of thousands: those are the Customs of your Race.

Such an exercise will readily provide one with a powerful feeling for the Customs of one’s forefathers at the smaller organizational levels, the family, commune and, somewhat, the Gild. Should one wish to study the larger organizational levels, thank Heavens, Europe has not yet been entirely blown to pieces. The precious records of the individual Hanseatic cities are, in the main, still available. There is the London Guildhall Library, in London, the primary resource for English-language people; but, the records of other of the Hanseatic towns of Britain are also available.
The Netherlands, West Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia have all got voluminous resources available, on the ancient Customs of the Hanseatic Cities that operated in their territories. The ancient Customs of these centers, that persisted through the centuries, are LAW. They are what you need to know to do business in these places on a PERMANENT basis.

Then, there are most extensive records available on the Customs of the 1100-1700 A.D. Hansa. The work containing the “Recesses” of that Hanseatic League (“Recesses” is the word used to express the “sessions” of its convocations of members) is about the size of two or three large encyclopedias. The “minutes” contained therein begin in the Dutch language of the 1100’s, but they are intelligible to people who know Dutch and have some additional language training.

... search out and assimilate completely the good Customs of the Nordic Race, from such of the resources as just mentioned, as well as others. This acquired knowledge, applied judiciously, will guarantee the success of the Utility. Current political fads, kept in existence by propaganda and disinformation, will melt, before knowledge of these Customs, like ice before the summer Sun.

However, the Customs that we really want are those of the Hansa of the first millennium A.D. These are the Customs that are the ABSOLUTE Law of the Nordic Race; and, if we had and knew them well, we could make swift work of un-law-ful interference.

Sadly, this is harder come by than the knowledge that is available from these other sources, that have been indicated. However, this other information comes to us in a direct line from those previous Customs. We can put quite a bit together from these latter Customs, about the former; and we must do that. But, we have other resources available to us — as seen and referred to in this Course so far — that allow us to proceed as outlined next.

The Hansa

Law was the basis for that ancient Hansa of the first millennium A.D. We feel that this “board” ought to be named simply “the Hansa.” That organization needs to take a stand that “ ... this is LAW and that is not.”


Instruction For The Rest of Mankind

The struggle between Capitalism and Communism (phony as it was) was a theoretical debate about the truth of the Customs of the Hansa of the Nordic Race, of the first millennium A.D.

The reason that we held the stagers of that debate to have been, “phonies,” is given soon in this Course.

The thing to be observed, though, is that irrespective of the phoniness of those stagers, most of the Yellow Race, that is Mainland China, the Orientals of the Soviet Union and some of Southeast Asia, became parties to this issue, to the extent that they said, “We adopt those Customs of the Hansa of the Nordic Race, of the first Millennium A.D., in preference to those of our own Race.”

Among the combative elements of the Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and the many antithetic languages and groups inside of each, there is a “modus vivendi” in a Sub-continent-wide reliance on the procedures of the Common Law of England, as took root there during the “century” of the British Raj.

The Mohammedan World, as the lands of the Black Race in Africa, have come to the table of the United Nations having made themselves “party” to “the international customs accepted as law,” continued by the 1100 to 1700 A.D. Hansa into modern European Life.

The Customs of Polynesia may well stem from a visit to those islands from the same Person who visited the Nordic Race, to establish its Hansa of the first Millennium. This could be an explanation for the existence, in those Pacific islands of Japan, of a set of Customs of such an otherwise “uncanny” similarity to those of the Hansa of the Nordic Race.

However, this is the only way that a truly Worldwide Interlingual Telecommunications Utility can function, from a position of strength — strength of knowledge of the most profound persuasions of the peoples of the world, as to what is right and wrong, or what is Law; and that is the Customs that weigh most heavily in the peoples’ sensitivities.

The next two chapters will address how we plan to accomplish that.
You can wait for and fantasize about the lost tribes of Israel or you can realize that you are as much the lost tribes of Israel as any of them.
And this is just something to get started with this important perspective and information,

Hi, I'm new.
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Re: Cleon Skousen and the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Postby Scriptorian » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:57 pm

For those who stumble upon this forum and the "theories" of Cleon Skousen concerning the ten tribes, please read the following from Joseph Fielding McConkie: ... 20Lost.htm" onclick=";return false;

It is a beautiful summary of the doctrine found in the scriptures concerning the lost tribes. As an added measure he destroys the false traditions in the LDS church concerning the lost tribes:

- They are not on a planet somewhere
- They are not inside the earth
- They are not on a star
- They are not at the North Pole
- They are not, in fact, even together in a body anymore

As clearly and repeatedly stated in the Book of Mormon (and elsewhere), they have been dispersed throughout the earth and can be found among every nation kindred, tongue, and people.

"In fact, the Book of Mormon tells us that the Three Nephites "shall minister unto all the scattered tribes of Israel, and unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, and shall bring out of them unto Jesus many souls" (3 Ne 28:29). With specific reference to the lost tribes rather than all the house of Israel, Nephi said they had been "scattered upon all the face of the earth, and also among all nations" (1 Ne 22:3, 4, 5). The dispersion of all the tribes of Israel is taught with unquestioned authority in 3 Nephi. Consider, for instance, these words:
Yea, and surely shall he again bring a remnant of the seed of Joseph to the knowledge of the Lord their God.
And as surely as the Lord liveth, will he gather in from the four quarters of the earth all the remnant of the seed of Jacob, who are scattered abroad upon all the face of the earth.
And as he hath covenanted with all the house of Jacob, even so shall the covenant wherewith he hath covenanted with the house of Jacob be fulfilled in his own due time, unto the restoring all the house of Jacob unto the knowledge of the covenant that he hath covenanted with them.
And then shall they know their Redeemer, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God; and then shall they be gathered in from the four quarters of the earth unto their own lands, from whence they have been dispersed; yea, as the Lord liveth so shall it be. Amen. (3 Nephi 5:23-26, emphasis added.)"

You can do a quick check on this doctrine for yourself. If you have a patriarchal blessing, what tribe are you from? If you are not from the tribe of Judah or Benjamin, you are one of the lost tribes? Are you living in a cave somewhere with really good internet service? Is it cold at the north pole? How did you get access to earth's internet from deep space?

While I must admire the intellect of Cleon Skousen, I prefer to read from the source (the scriptures) to avoid false traditions.

Return to “Gospel Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CelestialAngel, gclayjr and 88 guests