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Letter From a Reader called 'Higher Truth'

 

Observations from 'Higher Truth' about the 'wolves' and charlatans who are deceiving Messianics and culling Christian discussion forums and churches for followers.

 

October 25, 2004

 

To: Webmaster  http://www.seekgod.ca

Re: Your website/Hebrew roots

From: “Higher Truth”

Vicky,

I have read all of your Hebrew roots section, and I must admit that there is a plethora of interesting research and compelling writing there. I am glad that you are reporting on the many charlatans who are operating under the umbrella of being “Messianic”, and who are fleecing the flock while leading them down a path of destruction. I have at times posted some of your links on various forums, and they are for the most part received quite well. One forum that I was once a member on, however, told me that I was not allowed to post your links on their forum, and they removed them under the guise that they were anti-messianic. I found this to be interesting, since they had allowed to be posted on that same forum, what appeared to be examples of every heretical and anti-christ link available on the net, with absolutely no concern. The puzzling part of this, is that it was a Messianic forum that had changed moderators on a number of occasions because some had denied the Deity of the Messiah, and also for other reasons. That forum was being housed on a large Christian server.

Thank you for your efforts. Attached you will find an article that I wrote which pretty much sums up my feelings in reference to the many “wolves” that I have witnessed in this movement over the years. I hope that you will consider posting it to your website so others may be warned.

Thanks again for all your effort,

HT

 

Higher Truth Speaks Out


In my study over many years, I have heard clever sayings like "eat the fish and spit out the bones". I have witnessed many who had convinced themselves that they could do this, but before they could back away from their culinary “experience” the bones got caught in their throats. By this I mean that I have witnessed people who flirted with "teachings" that led them into doubt about who the Messiah really was, about the validity and inspiration of the New Testament Scriptures, and the next thing you know, they were practicing their own self styled faith which loosely resembled rabbinic Judaism.

I have learned that there are many false prophets and false teachers in the "messianic/ roots/ sacred name" movement, as well as in the vaguely defined “Christian” movement, who are more concerned about building a financial kingdom, than they are about peoples spiritual well being and eternal destination. Many of the people in the roots movement are self professed “former” Christians, who now view themselves as being “de-Christianized”, but the truth of the matter is, that they have taken many of the errors and false teachings learned from their particular denomination, and brought them along into the Messianic movement.

There is also another important observation that I have made in my travels. Goats will eat anything but sheep are usually very selective. We should probably all use this example, and check our spiritual "plates" very closely and often, because sometimes the bones are well hidden. Another observation is that it’s often harmful for the spiritual nutrition of “sheep” if they feed on goat’s food, and like arsenic, it appears to be cumulative. It has always perplexed me why some people would spend so much time and effort searching for what they somehow perceive to be an edible scrap of “food”, when in order to retrieve it, they must first dive to the bottom of a dumpster and sort through all of the “garbage” before they can “savor” it.

I have heard it said that toxic waste water once reprocessed is ninety-nine percent pure, but I personally am in no hurry to rush to the front of the line to give it a "taste" test. It is puzzling why some are so anxious to do this in a fruitless attempt to quench their "spiritual" thirst. This is even after it has been pointed out so many times, by some who only lightly "sipped" or "snacked" and suffered the toxic effects, or others, who through Scriptural discernment realized that on the container there was a skull and crossbones symbol with red letters saying "POISON". We should all be careful. What sometimes is deceptively packaged as "living water" or "bread of life", could end up resulting in the terminal poisoning of our souls.

It also seems so inconceivable to me lately, how many I have seen or heard about, who have denied the Messiah, and who have fallen away from the Faith. “How did this happen?” was a question that I first asked myself. The answer is a simple one. It is not about how much esoteric extra biblical "gnostic" teaching we can absorb. It is about relationship. Every one is reading books "about" the scriptures, which are merely the opinions of men, but few are actually "dividing" the word like the noble Bereans did, and were commended for in the book of Acts. The scripture clearly warns us about this folly of being led by those with a "form" of godliness in 2 Timothy 3, where we are told that if we do this we will be:

7 "ever learning and never able to come to the full knowledge of the truth."

There are many books, articles, and “teachings” that are currently circulating in this movement, and also many websites, that I often wonder about. In their search for new and “exciting” esoteric information to tickle their ears, many are accepting anything looking remotely Hebraic as automatic gospel truth. It is amazing that there are so many authors who have grown up in suburbia in "ethnic homes", and then in their thirties or forties they realize that they may have something that they can "market" because of their claimed Jewishness  [which some falsely manufacture], change their names, write a book, [or a series of books] and everyone eats it up like candy, hanging on every last word. People are always talking about the "mysteries", when they have not even mastered what is written in the surface text of the Scriptures. It is a mystery to me that A Most High Righteous Elohim keeps on putting up with us. The fact that He does is a true definition and demonstration of His long suffering, and unselfish love. I often wonder how much longer He will “wink” at this behavior.

Lately, it has been like a deja vu, reminding me of the days when I would occasionally tune in to one of the religious broadcasting networks and see all the preachers acting like they had the "holiest " of intentions, shouting the name of Jesus while secretly formulating their next money making scheme. Eventually, as we all know, their madness became known, and many of their "kingdoms" were divided.

Many in this movement appear to me as being a similar situation. They have the characteristics of those same types of vipers, but with different names and “teachings”. It reminds me of the hippies who started out with peace, love, and good intentions, and then all ended up on Wall Street selling out just like the people they had so angrily criticized.

Well, enough of my complaining. This is a new year, things are moving fast, and self professed "prophets" who refer to themselves as “Christians”, and other proven false prophets from the Hebraic movement, have also said that there will be a whole lot happening [1].

I am starting to think that I might need a new image. Maybe I will start a website complete with a hot linked button labeled “donate” or “tithe." I will also start a forum, open up a live online chat room, and I might possibly even change my screen name. I can then post on my closely "moderated" forum under multiple screen names, while pretending to be different people, and use one of my aliases to cheer on the other and tell myself how “deep” and “ruach [spirit] based” my teachings are.

Maybe I will write a letter to my website posing as an “enlightened” follower using one of my many aliases, pointing out the fact that I am an amazing leader/teacher/prophet. I will write another stating that I am the one who is “truly” anointed, and who has clearly been appointed to take the “true” faith once delivered to the apostles to all of the world. I will use testimonies like these as justification for opening my new online "yeshiva". The degrees that I issue will have no real value, except as transfer "credits" to the yeshiva's of my "associates", who have also established themselves into this lucrative cottage industry. I will prove through my interpretation of the scriptures, that I am the one chosen to “unlock” the books that have been sealed, therefore clearing up all misunderstanding created by the faulty translations from the “altered” and “corrupted” Greek texts. These “errors” were of course further compounded by the incorrect “interpretation” of books like Galatians by the church, so I will “correct” and “restore” them to their original meaning.

I will preview these "teachings" on my many forums, and my followers will feel chosen and privileged that they have the inside track on these revelations not understood until now, and that so many of the unenlightened are not even aware of. The ancillary benefit of these "revelations", is that it will give me some unique "deep" and revealed teachings that I can turn into course offerings at my yeshiva, or use them for my "tape of the month" club, which will be a valuable aid for increasing my monthly income, while theirs slowly diminishes. They can view their sacrificial "donation" for their "teacher" as part of their "Torah Observant Tithe".

From now on, maybe I will promote myself as " Dr." H. Truth, or maybe throw a "ben" or a "bar" in there somewhere to give me a little more Hebraic flavor like some of the other “instant sages” in this movement have done. I am sure you are all wondering why. I never put the six or so years in needed to become a Doctorate of Theology, but as I have seen in the past and lately, that really doesn't matter. People will not ask for proof as long as you are telling them what they want to hear, [2] and will even plunk down their hard earned cash to buy it.

 I will formulate my own "gospel of hate" based on my gospel of greed, and teach that my group practices the “original faith”. I will not personally lead anyone to salvation, but will merely lure them away from the faith that they once practiced by openly mocking and condemning it, and then by using my “scholarship” and newly “revealed” understandings which will assist them in charting their journey into the spiritually “murky” waters of uncertainty and confusion. This “course”, which is littered with the “fallen” who have gone before them, will eventually lead them to the shallow rocky waters of gnosticism where the faith they once held will become tragically “shipwrecked” [3]

I will assemble my own band of loyal followers [cheering section] by creating strife and division, throw around some "mystical" or kabbalistic terms, and then refer to all others who are not as "knowing" with derogatory names such as "kirche" or anti-nomian "xtians" while justifying my actions as "tough love". If I can convince ten families to tithe ten percent each under the premise that I am a teacher of "Torah Truth", [even though I am not a Levite] then I will have a solid income which will eliminate the time consuming task of looking for employment. This will then allow me to use my  time more constructively, to relax and watch soap operas and talk shows during the day, while pondering my next "teaching." If I can get one hundred families or so, then I will be able to build that "compound"...I mean "complex" that I have always dreamed about. I will, of course, choose a "special" name for The Almighty and the Messiah that only my group of followers will use.  If anyone tries to question why it is not translatable from the original Hebrew, I will just point to my "credentials", or perhaps claim that “ha satan”, or one of his "personally assigned demons", is attempting to persecute me because I am the “chosen” messenger.

If any uppity women who do not know their "place", dare to speak out against me, my teachings, or my questionable actions, I will first attempt to intimidate them privately by using false accusations and cries of "anti-semitism", "lashon hara", and "slander". If that is not effective I will secretly threaten to bring them before the "body of Messiah", so that my followers will not become aware of my "true" nature. If that is not successful, then I will have no other choice but to gather my "associates" and run a campaign to intimidate them publicly on the forums using some of those same accusations against them until they are "beaten down" into submission and complete silence. I will have no reservations about my scripturally questionable behavior, because after all, it is for their own benefit and "growth", and I have been extolled publicly on numerous occasions by my "associates", for my great love and respect for others. It is important for those women to be trained in the "knowledge" that it is unacceptable to speak against the "chosen" priests and prophets of YHVH. Just another fine example of my "tough love" in action and my willingness to be a spiritual servant of the brethren.

If I feel like getting really bold, I may even imply that the billions of people who read those "corrupted" bible translations and called on the Name of Jesus may not have achieved "true" salvation. I will "teach" them that baptism in "that" name is not legitimate, that Jesus is derived from "zeus", and Christ from "krishna", and that it could possibly be the name of the "abomination" or the anti-christ. I will make these statements with absolutely no factual evidence of course, and most amazingly no one will question it, and even go on to teach this "truth" to others. I will then allude to the "fact" that my group of "true" believers who use the "true" name are the remnant that was spoken of, and the sole heirs to the Kingdom.[4]

I will write articles and books, possibly even a series, based on my" learned" or "revealed" wisdom, even if it does not line up with scripture. Better yet, I can create my own "translation" that will “unlock” the books that have been sealed up until now, by utilizing someone else’s base text, possibly even one of the texts that I had previously described to my followers as being "corrupt", and then punch in a few Hebraic sounding words and phrases, add a few “scholarly” footnotes, and with that, maybe I can make the scriptures "line up" with MY theology [5].

If I have a hard time defining some of the Hebrew words because of my limited language skills, or if they can not be found in the lexicon that I am using to “translate” with, I can just use Yiddish words, or fabricated words comprised of odds and ends from multiple languages instead, because none of the non-Jews who buy my "restored" translation will realize it anyway.

Some of the articles that I write might even be controversial, but that is okay, because then I will be able to debate people, and then sell books and video tapes related to the debate. If any of those articles, or posts on my forums become too closely scrutinized by those with discernment, because of the blatant heresies and error, or if any of my "prophecies" do not come to pass [per usual], I will just pull them from my website and act like they never existed or revamp them and then re post them at a later date as a new teaching. There is also the possibility that I can attend some Christian “merchandising/broadcast” conventions, even if my teachings go against their supposed statement of faith, and line up some broadcast time to promote my "ministry" on networks owned by those who I have in the past criticized, called derogatory names, and whose beliefs I reject. I can arrange some speaking tours, and then spam all of the forums, and personal e-mail addresses gleaned from those forums with my unsolicited notification of the event, as well as ads for the latest merchandise that I am peddling.

Even better yet, I can set up some conferences utilizing the facilities which are also owned by some of those same people who I have so harshly condemned, while deceptively convincing them that I am just an average Messianic lover of “Jesus”, instead of a person who actually despises everything that they believe and stand for. What is most amazing, is that they will not have a clue, even after I request that they cover up or remove all the crosses and other symbols of their faith from the premises while we are there.

For my finale, maybe I can imply that I am the one written about who is "like Moses", and that all the people who have been enlightened by my "deep teaching" should follow me as their leader into a "greater exodus". I will "teach" them, through utilizing my "sod" kabbalistic interpretation of the scriptures, and of course through “direct revelation”, that they should sell all of their belongings, and then generously support my "ministry"[6]. It will be most important that they do this while waiting patiently for me to get my "direct revelation", even though I am a proven false prophet [7], signaling that it is the correct time for me to lead all of the "true believers" out of the United States [or “babylon” if you prefer] into the "promised land" which will be somewhere in the middle east. I will through my “teachings” reinforce the importance of us being there as predicted in Biblical prophecy, so that we the “remnant”, “the elect”, and the ones who are “great in the kingdom of heaven”, can usher in the Messiah and fulfill the end time prophecy.

 Of course, eventually my madness will become evident as it has with many others before me [8-9]....Think ???

BACK TO REALITY

If the Messiah showed up on the scene today, do you think He might tip over some tables?


Sincerely,

"Dr." H. "bar" Truth


Footnotes:

[1] If a "prophet" makes enough predictions, the odds are that eventually one of these ambiguous statements will occur. At this point they can then step up and receive the prophets "crown". I have also learned, that no matter how loudly someone cries "lashon hara" or "slander", false teaching is STILL false teaching, and false prophecy is the same as well. [In the TaNaKh [OT], false prophets were stoned]

[2] 2 Timothy 4

3 For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, they will heap up to themselves teachers tickling the ear;
4 and they will turn away the ear from the truth and will be turned aside to myths.

[3] 1 Timothy 1

18  This charge I commit to you, my son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before about you, in order that you might war a good warfare by them, 19 holding faith and a good conscience, which some have put away and made shipwreck as to faith.

2 Corinthians 11

3 But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the simplicity due to Christ. 4 For if, indeed, the one coming proclaims another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive another spirit, which you did not receive, or another gospel, which you never accepted, you might well endure these.

 [4] Galatians 5

19.Now the works of the flesh are clearly revealed, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, fightings, jealousies, angers, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
21 envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revelings, and things like these; of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


[5] I also have the option of doing my own "translation" so that I can make scripture "line up" with MY theology. Let me see....Revelation 22:18-19... Hmmmm....on second thought...maybe not.

[6] "Limited" free kool-aid will be given in exchange for all of my follower’s worldly possessions.

[7] If one removes failed prophecies that they have made from their website, does it relieve them of being defined as a false prophet?

[8] 2 Timothy 3
8 But as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so these also resist the truth, men of corrupt mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further. For their foolishness shall be plain to all, as theirs also became.

[9] Numbers 16:23-35
 
23  And the LORD spoke to Moses saying,
24 Speak to the congregation saying, Get away from the tent of Korah and Dathan and Abiram.

25 And Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram. And the elders of Israel followed him.
26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, I pray you, get away from the tents of these wicked men. And touch nothing of theirs lest you be destroyed in all their sins.
27 So they got away from the tent of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, on every side. And Dathan and Abiram came out and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little sons.
28 And Moses said, By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, and that not from my own heart.
29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they are visited according to the examination of all men, the LORD has not sent me.
30 But if the LORD makes a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth and swallows them up with all that they have, and they go down alive into the pit, then you shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
31 And it happened, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart.
32 And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who were for Korah, and all their goods.
33 They and all that they had went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed upon them. And they perished from among the congregation.
34 And all Israel around them fled at their cry. For they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.
35  And there came out a fire from the LORD and burned up the two hundred and fifty men who offered incense.


I do not ever recall reading in the scriptures, when John the Baptist was preparing the way of the Messiah, that he was setting up tables, and selling tapes, books, shofars, DVD’s, and "conversions"...

 

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