Hebrew Roots Ministries
A Real Michael Rood Awakening
Concerning Alleged Torah
5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before
to judgment; and some men they follow after. 25 Likewise
also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and
they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
Rood's global vision is not unique as his mentor Victor Paul Wierwille of The Way International, where Michael Rood was
in leadership, attempted to accomplish the same thing. In
his The Ugly Truth That I Discovered About Michael Rood,
Michael Rood AGAIN showed who and what he is about.
"...Our job is only
just beginning. We must give them the authority and our
confidence. These are the people for which we have been
praying for all these years. We have both older and
mature, and younger and energetic people who want to put
their hand to the plow. We are doing
something that is so much more important than the
Kingdom that we were building in New Knoxville..."
Rood's statement to Jamie Louis may not have been
understood by his followers or the uninitiated.
are doing something that is
so much more important
Kingdom that we were building in New Knoxville".
was the location of Victor Wierwilles farm and the base
for The Way International (TWI).
All claims that TWI and
their theology were the former beliefs of Michael
Rood and his associates, is shown to be contrary by Michael Rood's
written to Jamie Louis. It needs to be understood that
TWI theology teaches that only those within the
organization are the believers and they alone have the
truth, which is precisely what Michael Rood teaches to his
In fact Rood has been "condemning
all who do not require people to obey the Torah (such as
the Christian Church) saying they do not have the truth
and are not in the kingdom of God. According to Rood,
Christian churches and ministers are those who say “Lord,
Lord” but do not obey the Torah as Y’shua says, and so
“miss the whole thing.”" 42
Former TWI member Karl Kahler, in his book The Cult That
Snapped, related what New Knoxville was, and also the
behaviors and doctrine of founder Victor Wierwille.
"Dr. Wierwille had a farm, and on that
farm he had a cult. It was a fairly harmless little cult
at first, offering Sunday services and Bible classes to
pious Midwesterners within driving distance of little
New Knoxville, Ohio." [pg 6 chapter 2]
"...New Knoxville, Ohio, that is known
today as International Headquarters of The Way..." [p
"...Wade was invited by Wierwille to
bring his family to New Knoxville and serve as
Wierwille’s personal assistant and head of Way
publications. Wade accepted and came to Ohio in May
1967, becoming managing editor of The Way Magazine
and head of Wierwille’s American Christian Press
[V Note -which published
Wierwilles books, magazines and training material and
was in New Knoxville] "...Wade described
Wierwille as “a very strong personality who will blow
his top when something goes wrong.” [p56]
"...My gripe was with the Way Tree, in
that — this came probably in late ’69, early ’70 — where
his concept of the Way Tree was that New Knoxville was
the Root, of course, and there was just one Trunk coming
out of it, I was pushing for him to see each nation as a
separate tree. And there was no legal way that he could
have control over an organization in another country.”
... Wierwille was “taking a more
dictatorial line,” [p 102]
didn’t want strong, independent leaders on the field —
he wanted people who were ready to “follow the man of
God, right or wrong.” [p 104]
was arrogant and self-important back when he was a
nobody, ... when he became wealthy, powerful and revered
by thousands... success went to his head,.. Wierwille
had always been the center of his own universe, but his
universe had suddenly become much larger...“My vision is
for the world,”
had published a number of books,... in 1975 he published
a book ... Jesus Christ Is Not God. Wierwille had
become convinced that the Trinity was a pagan notion
that infiltrated Christianity by the fourth century,
when the earliest texts still in existence were written.
Any verse that appeared to deify Jesus was inserted by
Trinitarian “forgers of the Word.” [chapter 10 p 115]
"The book was evidence
enough to mainstream Christians that Wierwille was a
heretic and a false teacher,.... He wasn’t content with
offending Christians on a scholarly level, in print; he
wanted to shove it in their faces. And he wanted to do
it in his own hometown, New Knoxville,..."[p 115]
applauded by believers wearing foam hats imprinted with
the words “Jesus Christ is not God.” [p 116]
"... All his critics, he
wanted his followers to think, were nothing but a bunch
of crippled Christians, Trinitarian apologists for a
doctrine he had already cogently discredited..." [p 116]
arrogant and paranoid guidance, The Way came to
specialize in the belief that it alone held the full
truth, and was therefore Enemy No. 1 of the Adversary,
Satan, the god of this world. On the entire face of the
earth, there was only one movement where Satan didn’t
have a toehold, and that was The Way. Destroying The Way
was the devil’s top priority, and he knew he would have
to marshal forces much larger than The Way to defeat
it..." [p 117] 43
Michael Rood, a Limb for
the organization, was not fired
from TWI along with many who had raised objections to
several of the blatantly sinful activities, but rather, he
resigned at a later date in the 90's.
Jamie Louis and his wife at that time, were Branch
Coordinators of The Way in Richmond, Virginia, 1978-1979.
Jamie also attended the 1998 CES conference (splinter
group of the Way), as well as attending the 1995
conference put on by Dale Sides (sixth Corp), where
Michael Rood and Robert Wadsworth also attended.
It is highly probable that Jamie Louis's reference in the FAQ's
concerning the whole A Rood Awakening! Ministries mess, is that he "moved a mutual
friend to Gig Harbor as part of his ministry." That mutual
friend who had just published a book, was likely Robert
Wadsworth mentioned in the articles, who also attended
the 1995 conference. The
co-author of Wadsworth's book was Dan Stockemer of The Way
International's 6th Corp whom Jamie Louis is currently in business with,
and who also attended that 1995 conference. See:
John Rood: WAY Days
Reverend Michael John Rood ;
John Rood: Continuing The WAY Michael
John Rood: Dad & Early Church Communications
Michael Rood: WAY
Colleague, Occult Calendar & False Prophecies
Michael Rood's claim of being called to a ministry has been one of
alleged direct and new revelation, being
called to give the message to North America, despite being
a proven false prophet. He has used
Christian media, while he himself rejects Christianity as
pagan and uses Christian terms and inroads to advantage. I
believe those in the Christian media who have promoted him
have been more than a little contrary to their stated
purposes and statements of faith.
That said, how exactly does one tell an African, Russian,
Israeli and so on to "leave their 'Western
Gentile Christian mind behind"? And he speaks in his books
and other media and discussed in
Michael Rood's The
Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed
"Christian fabrication” (pg 40) and warns us that if the
reader does not understand the feasts that “...the Gospels
will remain shallow and confusing to the western Gentile
reader” (pg 96) while “...the book of Revelation will
remain an indecipherable time warp continuum to the
Gentile Christian mind” (pg 120)..."
Michael Rood's experience with not understanding the Scriptures
has clouded his view to be one that states no one can
understand the scriptures except through his teaching,
which is the same theology Wierwille taught.
It is quite common for cult leaders to have a god complex
as noted by Victor Wierwille's statements.
Michael Rood is apparently no different. In the Letter to Neal
we see, that Michael Rood feels he can control
what is said by whom and to whom:
"...Yet you are falsely asserting that you are
authorized by me to ask very biased questions to others
who Jamie is accusing falsely????? You and the members
of your group do not have my sanction to question or
Jamie is a deceitful man. He has plotted and stolen a
great deal of money from my ministry and he cannot-he
absolutely CANNOT TELL THE TRUTH!...
Jamie will eventually fall on the sword of Judas on the
very property he has purchased with the reward of his
iniquity. Do not delude yourself. I will NOT be
reconciled in any way to this slothful and wicked
servant who refuses to give me an accounting. I
don't give a flying bite in the wind about what
concocted account he offers you six months later.
He is not your servant. He was mine.
I judged him and MY judgment STANDS! Not one of
you is qualified to judge my servant. After eight years
- I AM!
I judge Jamie with the full recognition that on Judgment
Day the Almighty will judge me with the very same
measuring stick that I used to judge him.
...You and your group have proven incapable.
has scandals in his ministry far outweighing this one,
and he is not a capable or accepted judge.
NEAL, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED OR QUALIFIED -
...If you decide to publish your opinions, I will pray
that the Almighty will roll them up into tight little
tubes and perch you all firmly upon them!.."
From a letter to Jamie Louis from Michael Rood dated
8/7/07, with the Byron Center address as to his location.
"Anyone in this ministry who doesn't believe that I have
the authority from Heaven to run my ministry as I see
fit should at least have the honesty to go find someone
they respect and get out of my way..."
suspect that is exactly what former staff and supporters
Jesus said: "How can ye believe, which receive honour
one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness,
temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another.
The Fruit of
the Spirit But, Which spirit?
James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and
therewith curse we men, which are made after the
similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and
cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet
water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?
either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield
salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among
you? let him show out of a good conversation his works
with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your
hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15
This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly,
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion
and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full
of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and
Louis and those in the panel who had venues cited
scriptures and 'corporate sole' bylaws, not one.....that
is, not one of these 'torah scholars' and
'judges' referred to the Scriptures specifically relevant
to believers, of which they all claim to be. That is, when
threats, name calling and postulating, lawyer letters with demands and
more threats of legal ramifications, not one that this
writer has seen, cited these
Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to
keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a
fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or
a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are
without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put
away from among yourselves that wicked person.
6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another,
go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?
and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy
to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more
things that pertain to this life?
4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this
life, set them to judge who are
least esteemed in the church.
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not
a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to
judge between his brethren?
6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that
before the unbelievers.
7 Now therefore there is
utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with
another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not
rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and
defraud, and that your brethren.
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the
kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor
abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of
It was not
for the self-proclaimed leaders who were called to judge
on these matters, but the least esteemed were and are to
make righteous judgment using the Word of God as the
standard. Scriptures are so easily dumped when egos and
reputations are preferred. Even if one can conclude that
one or more involved are, or are not of Christ, what do the
5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but
whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to
him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take
away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. ...
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them
that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray
for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and
Perusing the many formal statements from
former staff or associates of Michael Rood, a thread of an
attitude becomes clear. As with many groups, the one who
claims leadership is given wide parameters for ungodly
behavior and attitudes, with the belief that this person
has been given such a special call, that gives them the
right of special treatment and lack of accountability.
Un-Scriptural practices are ignored for the 'sake of the
ministry.' Having received many emails from those who have
been spiritually hurt by various ministries, including
Michael Rood's, it is not a surprise to see what is being
said in the various posted statements while the whole
is presented to the public and any authorities who may be
inclined to take notice.
The following can be read in
their entirety at the appropriate url's and please note
this is a mere sampling of the statements.
From the statement of Bill Bishop from
Costa Rica, dated September 25, 2007 and called
Michael's Methods, An Observation of Behavior By Bill
"...In a mostly polite conversation he
[Rood] went on spinning his quite masterful
manipulative tale of the poor shafted servant of Yah all
the while proclaiming the Name of Yahweh and R-rated
expletives from the same mouth. I informed him after
some 30 minutes that I wanted to address his un-Torah
like behavior and questioned him about the attempted
house take over. I stated that I knew of the attempted
lock change, which he at first denied until I repeated
the events as they happened. He stated it was his house
and I informed him that indeed it was not, that it
belonged to our landlord. This sent him on a tirade
as he shouted “don’t tell me it isn’t my house! It was
given to me by Yahweh for MY MINISTRY.” He went on to
basically explain that Yahweh had in fact empowered him
to be completely above the law of the land and, by
implication, the Torah as well...."
Forgotten are these and many more
Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject
to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be
ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but
gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
From Lee Ware Alon, who worked with A Rood
from 2004 -2006. He speaks highly of Jamie Louis and
Michael Detwiler and others, except his personal
interaction with Michael Rood :
"....What follows is nothing but brief
accounts of personal experience and subjective opinion.
I can say that my general impression of Michael Rood,
from the first, was that of an abrasive, arrogant, and
inconsiderate man. Over time, I was only able to confirm
those first impressions while adding to the list of
Michael's attributes that he is a "rude", potentially
dishonest and deceptive, deeply self-delusional and
self-important man, motivated by the experience of
personal power over others ... and of course money. A
kind of self-deceived megalomaniac with an unhealthy and
unwholesome influence over an inherently gullible,
naive, and easily exploitable religious demographic.
...the only unethical behavior I
personally witnessed on an organizational level was
directly connected to Michael Rood and his personal
claims or behavior. For example, the difference between
the picture Michael would paint publicly of his own
poverty, sacrifice, and hardship while living in
relative opulence and luxury in a beautiful home
overlooking the Galilee in Israel can only be described
as disingenuous and purposely misleading.
...I was asked, by Michael, to
personally import a vehicle earmarked for the "Rood
Crew" and production needs, which was instead used
exclusively as a personal vehicle of Michael and Judith.
I was intentionally deceived in this matter by Michael
and Judith to procure my help with the Israeli
government so they could avoid tax liability...
ego was always indulged or deferred to as a matter of
unspoken policy. This tendency probably helped create
the absence of fiscal accountability to which Michael
could be forced to comply. I think religious leaders are
generally prone to corruption and radical hypocrisy
because they gain the stature of demigods among their
followers, even their organizational peers...."
Angie Bishop, wife to Bill, on the advisory board and also
in the audio tape which was over 2 and one half hours long,
published her observations:
"...This tape was not produced by a
"private investigator," as Michael falsely states on his
website, in fact, it was inadvertently sent in error to
Don Harris by one of the A Rood Awakening! board members
instead of the recording of a tape Don Harris had
participated on and requested. The original recording
was almost 2 ½ hours long. Michael not only posted the
audio without permission, which is illegal, he also
deleted vital portions...
"I have been very saddened as lie after
lie has come forth from Michael Rood, his newly formed
ministry and his new website. In this statement, I have
chosen to only go into detail over a few of the many
false claims that Michael Rood and his new ministry have
made. There is one false claim that does not concern me
personally, but has very much bothered me, that I would
like to correct. Michael Rood, on his ReallyRood.com
website has stated that Michael Detwiler is a felon.
This statement is an outright lie."
"I want to state clearly; the reason I
no longer work with Michael Rood is that I cannot and
will not work with someone who so blatantly violates the
very Torah he claims to teach...."48
Roberto Umana, the Spanish voice for Michael Rood's tapes
and such, wrote in detail his experience with Michael in
Costa Rica on September 13, 2007.
"...From then on, truly all of his
methods were accompanied by lies. I confirmed that the
office was not in his name. I verified that he wanted to
change the locks on the doors to the office, and that he
wanted to use me to commit these felonies; like robbing
information from the date base, stealing the masters
from Matthew’s house, and changing the address on them
to his new address. Then, because I would not help him
with these acts, after persistently trying to
communicate with me, he had someone call my mother’s
home and ask her to tell me that if he did not have
communication from me, I would be fired. All of this was
intimidation and fraud. ..."
"And this is the Rude Truth that
everything he came to Costa Rica to do is Rude Lies!"
Former Spanish Voice for Michael Rood
How odd that Michael Rood never stated in his November 21
email, while recounting all the places he had traveled in
the months of this shameful affair, that he was in Costa
Rica in September.
In the flaming words of financial impropriety, theft, etc,
it is more than a little ironic that the battle comes down
to $$$ and power. Jamie Louis actually brought the concept
out in answering questions. Quoting from the Frequently Asked
"...If I would have allowed this,
Michael Roods new organization would not be responsible
for the cost of daily operations, contract costs for
television, production of video programs, closed
captioning costs, seminar costs, the motor home that
Jamie had purchased in his name at Michael’s request,
the corporate vehicles, the company that produced all of
the DVD’s, etc. since he never was involved in the
business aspect of the ministry (listen to Debby Coopers
audio statement) This was his way to becoming the
millionaire that he spoke of becoming; he would not take
any debt and would be able to take over an organization
that was creating $2 million per year in revenues debt
free, and eliminate the entire staff that had taken his
ministry from nothing to a national and international presence,
and I was not going to allow this to happen to our
valuable business partners.
Michael is attempting to do exactly the
same thing that he had done to his son-in-law Eric
Fransen and his daughter Leigh who initially managed his
ministry from Minnesota early on, which is to accuse
someone of miss-management and then secretly and
covertly take over."
reads the various statements put out by Jamie Louis and
staff, we see first hand witness of events which are
stated quite differently on Michael Rood's new websites
and in his emails. Rood and his supporters claim the
arbitration board is biased by their statements and
presentation of information they compiled. Both sides
state the other is lying.
the publicity that has been generated, one would think
that individuals would step back and evaluate the provable
facts and the behaviors of all involved according to the
Scriptures many claim to abide. That is often not the
case. We have so many Scriptural
directives, and they must be applied.
Proverbs 26:He that hateth dissembleth with his lips,
and layeth up deceit within him;
25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are
seven abominations in his heart. 26 Whose hatred is
covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before
the whole congregation. 27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall
fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will
return upon him. 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are
afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
5:9-11, 31 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what
is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather reprove them. ...31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with
all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake
hath forgiven you.
5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger,
wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of
your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off
the old man with his deeds;
If using the 3 Pages
Page 1 A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities
Change of Heart? or
the Real Michael Rood? Page 3
Letter - Mid July 2007 Ugly Truth
The Cult That
Snapped A Journey Into The Way International; by
Karl Kahler The cult that snapped.pdf ;
Copyright © 1999 by Karl Kahler. All
rights reserved. Karl Kahler, P.O. Box 320442, Los Gatos, CA
95032; Karl Kahler was a follower of The Way from 1980 to
1987 and a member of the 14th Way Corps.
. 44 reallyrudeawakening.com/Documents/Neal%203.22.pdf
45 Letter to Jamie Louis 8/7/07
Michael’s demand letter, August 7, 2007;
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The Creator's Calendar
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Michael Rood & Nehemia Gordon 2005 USA Summer Tour
The Ever Changing
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Michael Rood Teachings
Michael Rood Teachings 2
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The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
Convention With Focus On Michael Rood
Raiders of the Lost Book
Equals Raiders of Nothing of
Michael Rood of A Rood
Awakening and Nehemia Gordon,
US Speaking Tour
Michael Rood, Sky Angel , Ron Wyatt & The
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John Rood: WAY Days >
Part 1 of series;
Reverend Michael John Rood ;
John Rood: Continuing The WAY ;
Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain,
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John Rood: Dad & Early Church Communications
John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi
Rood: WAY Colleague, Occult Calendar & False
Articles About Michael John Rood
Hall & Michael J. Rood & The MJAA
James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor
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