British Israelism

Around 722 BC the ten northern tribes (termed Israel as opposed to the southern two termed Judah) were deported to Assyria and further mention of them in Scripture is rare (2 Kgs 17:6). British Israelism considers the ‘lost ten tribes’ of Israel migrated to Europe, England and eventually to the United States, forming a significant part of those populations. This idea has no basis in Scripture nor any historical foundation. This erroneous belief also considers that England and the United States have inherited the covenant promises of God made to Israel, yet the divine promises made to Israel always involve their own Promised Land.

See also: false teaching, lost tribes of Israel.