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2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
Convention With Focus On
The following is an
from an Attendee of The 2005 NRB's Convention.
Following the letter
is my response.
I am writing you to share with you an experience that I
recently had while attending the 2005 National Religious
Broadcasters Convention (NRB) held in Anaheim, California. I had been to your website a
few times in the past, and had read some of your articles on
Hebrew Roots movement and
Michael Rood of A Rood
Awakening, including your recent
Newsflash about him.
While attending the NRB, I
had the opportunity to talk with a few of the people from
the Michael Rood exhibit, and would like to share with you
what I observed in the hope of you giving me some
clarification on the people and the information.
The first person that I
spoke with, was a man who identified himself as Frank. He
was dressed in the same type of costume that Michael Rood wore, and
appeared to be a representative working at their A Rood
Awakening TV booth. During our discussion, he
informed me that he used to be a Baptist Christian, but now
he was a believer. I found his statement to be somewhat
confusing, as I thought that all people who followed Jesus
Christ were believers. When I told him that I was a
Christian and a believer, he responded by saying that
Christians are not believers because they do not keep the
Torah. He also said Christians do not keep the sabbath or
the festivals, and that it is not enough to just to believe,
you must keep the law. This Frank also told me that Jesus
and Yahshua were two different people.
I also spoke with a man who identified himself as Michael
with a Hebrew pronunciation, and he was not Michael Rood. I
had read in an article on your website that Michael Rood had
been a member of the cult the Way International, so that was
the first question that I asked him about. He just turned and
walked away, but did not answer my question.
I then asked Michael
Rood's wife, Judith, the same question. She told me that,
yes, Michael had been a member of The Way, but that was just
when he was 17. I also mentioned to her that I had read an
article that stated Michael Rood was not Jewish, and
Judith's response was basically that he's not Jewish but he
thinks there might be some Jewish ancestry.
Judith said we had to
follow the Law, but I said Christ had fulfilled the Law.
Michael Rood, while
present and in his costume, lounged on pillows underneath a
canopy and if one wanted to talk with him, you had to go
under the canopy in order to have a conversation with him. I
did not feel comfortable doing that and so decided against
speaking with him.
I am not sure why Michael Rood and his
exhibit were at the NRB,
because the things that they were teaching do not fall in
line with the NRB statement of faith that each exhibitor had
to sign in order to exhibit there. Some Christians were
going to the booth to see some brimstone rock, stated as
being from Sodom and Gomorrah. That allowed openings for the
sale of his various merchandise, and trying to get contracts with
Christian bookstores and other media. They were also giving
away some of Michael's DVD's.
As a related sidenote,
there were also people there walking around handing out
tracts stating that a man named Menachem Schneerson was the
messiah, and that he would be returning. They appeared to be
I must admit that I am
very disappointed with some of the things I witnessed at the
NRB, and I am hoping that you can clarify some of these
things for me.Response from Vicky
Thank you for writing and
sharing your experience.
I would note that The National
Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB) for 2005 ended with
a banquet and a prestigious award being given to Mel Gibson
for his The Passion of The Christ movie, which I
reviewed extensively in the articles
Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ.
Please see the NRB award information in
2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut
much information concerning Michael Rood's activities that I
have not published, including his military record and so on. But I have included much, and will
address the issues you raised.
could be Frank Balch, according to the promotion about the
tour and NRB, "Frank Balch (Rood Crew NRB
His statement that they, those who follow
Michael Rood or similar, are true believers and Christians
are not, is clearly going against Scripture. That is, those
who confess that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, and Jesus
is God manifest in the flesh, that He was Crucified, He
died, and on the third day rose again and now sits at the
right hand of the Father---that is a Believer and many would
claim as being a Christian and that fits some of the basic
parameters of a 'believer' according to the Scriptures. The
term Christian is also found in the Scriptures.
11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto
Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they
assembled themselves with the church, and taught much
people. And the disciples were called Christians first in
Acts 26:28 Then
Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any
man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let
him glorify God on this behalf.
Strong's 5546. Cristianov Christianos, khris-tee-an-os'
from 5547; a Christian,
i.e. follower of Christ:--Christian. See Greek 5547 (Christos)
5547. Cristov Christos,
khris-tos' from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an
epithet of Jesus:--Christ. See Greek 5548 (chrio)
Michael Rood rejects and
undermines the Greek manuscripts while promoting the corrupt
Shem Tov Matthew, which scholars have stated is a medieval
Hebrew copy from a Latin text, which was copied from the
Greek. He believes that the New Testament was originally
written in Hebrew, and attributes perceived 'translation
mistakes' to the translators corrupt Greek beliefs, and
because of them not having a good knowledge of the Hebrew,
which is ludicrous at best. He believes that Greek
translators and scribes changed things, and they poisoned
the New Testament. He therefore
changes the Word of God to
fit it to what he wants it to say.
Michael Rood's recent book
is called the
Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed. And
he constantly refers to Christians as Pagan Christians,
and also refers to all as having 'western Gentile
from the article
John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi, where Michael
is promoting his Israel tour.
"....Do not wear 'Jesus' t-shirts....We are on this tour to learn from
Torah loving Israelis - not offend them with our ignorance and lack of
sensitivity. Many of the lecturers and staff on this tour are Jewish.
Don't try to 'convert' them. It is not only illegal, but they know more
of the scripture in more languages than most of us on the tour.
coming to Israel so that I can convert you from a pagan Christian into a Torah
loving follower of the Jewish Messiah.
You will love the Israelis for
who they are, and come home with a better understanding of who you are.
[enlargement and bolding added]
The term pagan is from the
latin paganus. It is very difficult to define, and can
include earth worshippers, wiccans and similar. Some, many
who are actually pagans, have tried to define it thusly:
A pagan is someone who practices
a religion other than Christianity, Judaism or Islam,
especially the polytheistic religions of the ancient
Romans and Greeks. Paganism also refers to a group of
practices originating from pre-Christian Europe, which
include the worship of nature, polytheism and the female
deity (The Goddess).
This word has many unrelated
meanings. Some definitions are: Wiccans and other
Neopagans sometimes use Pagan as a synonym for Neopagan.
A religion which isn't Christian,
Jewish or Muslim based. Nature worshipping religion.
A person who follows non
christian or other socially established faiths. They are
usually of an earth based faith or religion. This includes
family's taught practices that might including witch
craft, psychic gifts and the like.
An umbrella term to describe most
earth based religions, with worship of God and Goddess as
equals an intrinsic part.
Therefore to call
Christians pagan is false information. Christians follow
Jesus Christ who is God manifest in the flesh. Not all who
claim to be Christians are in fact Christians, and many are
and can be disobedient to the Word of God. That does not
make them pagan, unless they reject Jesus Christ and follow
gods and goddesses or worship the earth or similar. That
would then mean they don't belong to Jesus Christ and are
not in fact followers of Christ, that is, Christians.
many that do in fact follow after another gospel and another
Jesus, which we are warned about, while claiming to believe
Jesus Christ or claiming to be Christian. There is an
attempt by Michael Rood to infer that all Christians are
simply pagan Gentiles. In fact, many Christians were and are
of Jewish descent. And Peter, the Apostle to the Jews and in
1 Peter 1:1 reveals he was speaking to Jews, and Gentiles,
encouraged all to not be ashamed of being a Christian and
not be offended if they were persecuted for being
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any
man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let
him glorify God on this behalf.
From Strong's >
Christian <Christianos>5546. Cristianov Christianos,
from 5547; a Christian, i.e. follower of
1Peter 1:1 Peter, an
apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and
Strangers scattered :
3927. parepidhmov parepidemos, par-ep-id'-ay-mos from 3844
and the base of 1927; an alien alongside, i.e. a resident
1290. diaspora diaspora, dee-as-por-ah' from 1289;
dispersion, i.e. (specially and concretely) the
(converted) Israelite resident in Gentile
countries:--(which are) scattered (abroad). See Greek 1289
Incidentally the term
converted or convert is a Biblical term found in Isaiah and
other passages, as well as the New Testament and refers to a
turning away from sin, turning to Christ and being healed.
It has nothing to do with the forced 'conversions'
throughout history which were not only not of God, but a
disgrace to all those who thought it good.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the
heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and
shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears, and understand with their heart, and
convert, and be healed.
Psalms 51:13 Then will I
teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be
converted unto thee.
Isaiah 60:5 Then thou
shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear,
and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be
converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come
Matthew 13:15 For this
people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time
they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and should understand with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them.
The fact that
Michael Rood rejects the name and person of Jesus Christ,
whom Christians know as Savior and Lord, may be the impetus for
applying the term pagan to Christians. As his associate
Frank also stated, "Jesus
and Yahshua were two different people." That would be so,
since Yahshua is not found in the Scriptures and is a made
1 John 2:22 Who is a
liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is
antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4:3 And every
spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of
antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and
even now already is it in the world.
2 John 1:7 For many
deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and
Michael may now
using the terms Jesus, which
he believes to be a pagan name after a Greek god, or Yeshua,
shortened from the long form Yehoshua
the correct Hebrew, since attempting to reinvent himself for
the SkyAngel viewers and NRB attendees, but, he prefers the
made up name of Yahshua as discussed in the article
Michael John Rood: Messianic Karaite
Michael touches upon that theology in his
teaching tapes, but distorts it to being the faulty Greek translators and
the false Christian belief system
who refer to Christ as the anointed one, similar to "other Greek false
gods". The Jews, according to Rood, "correctly" refer to
Messiah as simply the Prophet. From his
tape, " The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah",
"...Book to the messianic Hebrews chapter 6v1...leaving the principles of the
doctrine of messiah...therefore leaving the foundational principles of the
doctrine of Messiah, your KJV says the doctrine of Christ, I use the term
Messiah because the Greeks use the term Christ in referring to all of their
anointed ones, all of their gods, but Messiah refers to the one of whom Moses
spoke that there is going to be a prophet, one prophet, who is coming, and that
prophet, if you do not hear him, if you do not listen and obey, you will be cut
off. And he has been known as the Messiah to his people for thousands and
thousands of years before the Greeks ever came on the scene with the Greek
Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain,
Jewish Gentile Rabbi, & Reverend?
From Michael's tape,
Title: The 70th Week
Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 1 of 4 ," From Baptizing in
Water to Baptizing in Spirit" by Michael John Rood::
"... ye have therefore
received [the Messiah Yahshua ] and again I will use the
Lords real name, the name that Gabriel the angel told his
mother Miriam and Joseph to call him, Yahshua, because
Yahshua means Yah, which is the ..poetic short version of
Yahweh and hushau which is salvation. Every time you say
Yahshua you are saying, Yah our God saves. Yahshua. And
so, rather than a Greek transliteration in which really
does not keep the real true sense of the word I will use
his real name. Yahshua. ...The letter J is is, fairly
recent, it's only about 400 years old and even over in
Europe today where it originated, J's are sounded out as
Y's. They are still ...and Joshua is not Joshua, it's
Yahshua. He has the same name as the Savior. The Savior
does not have an extremely unusual name. There are many
people that have been named Yahshua, which means our God
saves. Yahshua. And we see that in Hebrew names the name
of God appears many many times. ...So when I say the name
of Yahshua, I'm saying the most beautiful name in heaven
and earth. This is the name by which you must be saved. So
I Like to pronounce it correctly. And you'll notice I do
not pronounce it as the way that many messianic Jews have
been raised to pronounce it as Yeshua, which completely
misses the point of Yah. It is not Y'eshua, the emphasis
is not on salvation, the emphasis is on Yah. The name of
God Yahshua. because it is our God whose name is
emphasized in every hebrew name..."
Michael Rood's skill of
languages and Scriptural Truth is easily refuted.
Yeshua [short form] for Joshua or Yehoshua [long form],
translates into Greek as Iesous. Jesus is a transliteration of Iesous [Greek] and it came about
from the Hebrew/Aramaic.
long form of the name Joshua is written in the book by that
name, and earlier books as yod-hey-vav-shin-ayin or also as
yod-hey-vav-shin-vav-ayin , which the Jewish scholars
transliterate as Yehoshua utilizing the vowel pointing's from
the Masoretic text. [# from Strong's]
You can view the Yehoshua spelling of the Name in the Jewish Publication Society Bible which can be found at:
In the Hebrew portion of the book of Ezra, you will find a name written in Hebrew as yod-shin-vav-ayin  which the
Jewish scholars transliterate as Yeshua or Jeshua. [# from Strong's]
Ezra 2:2 "Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua , Nehemiah , Seraiah ...."
The names Yehoshua and Yeshua are the two which are commonly accepted by Jewish believers today, as the Hebrew / Aramaic Name of the Messiah.
If you go to the Hebrew Scriptures or attend a service in a
traditional Jewish synagogue on certain Holy Days such as
Yom Kippur, you will hear Yeshuah, not YAHshua, spoken in
Yeshuah means Salvation. Yehoshua means God is Salvation.
Also, in Scripture, the God of Salvation is known as El
It has been alleged by many that the name YAHshua was created by the sacred name movement in the 1930's to promote a specific doctrine. They have
presented all sorts of pseudo-scholarship to back up their
claims, but upon close examination it is quite easy to expose.
For an in-depth discussion
from a reader about the various Names, please see:
Yehoshua, Y'shua, Yeshua, Iesous, Iesus, or Jesus The Sacred
Name or True Name; also see:
Taking the Name
Christ which Michael Rood states is merely the Greeks referring
to one of their gods, is another weak argument.
16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living God.
And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And
Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the
Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Strong's > Christ > <Christos>5547. Cristov Christos,
from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of
There are many like
Michael Rood who claim that they alone have been given the
'truth' that has been lost and hidden since the time
of the Apostles. If that were true, there could be no person
saved since then, until Michael Rood came along. That rather
blows Old Testament and New Testament truths and prophecies
out of the water.
We are saved by God's
grace, not the keeping of the law. In fact, a discussion of
the keeping of the law or parts of it as some like to claim,
is found in the series
Is It Scriptural for New Covenant Believers?
That series incidentally, also refutes the nonsense that
Michael Rood could be of the Levitical lineage, can be a
Levite priest or can even live like a Levite, and he
certainly has no right to claim the 'Levite tithe' as he
calls for financial donations in those terms. [See:
The Reverend Michael John Rood]
The Levite priests activities included
bearing the iniquity of Israel and themselves, and
giving the sin offerings that were required to be acceptable
before the Lord, and make atonement for their souls.
[Lev. 16;17] That task was to be given to the Messiah,
according to prophecy, and was fulfilled in Christ. Levites
were commissioned by God and they had to keep ALL of the
Laws given to Moses, and that included the feasts
and the tithes which all
pertained to the Laws and were a shadow of
things to come through Christ. And we are told that those
who desire to live by the Law, must keep ALL of them. Every
single precept, no exceptions. None can be excluded. There
is no Scriptural excuse for not keeping them all, if one is going to
claim it is required to live by them. So those like Michael
Rood and his crew, who claim
they are in fact keeping the law, are not only denying
Scriptural commands, but disobeying what God said.
It is partly because people could
never keep all of them, and fell into sin, that Christ died.
See Hebrews, and note chapter 8 and so on.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty
wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled
again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto
you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you
nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is
circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of
you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:16 This I
say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the
Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are
contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the
things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the
James 2:10 For
whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one
point, he is guilty of all.
Michael Rood stated in one
of his tapes that, "If you keep these commandments none of
the diseases of the Gentiles will come upon you.
...Christians, who are followers of the Messiah die
everyday, they drop like flies from diseases that Kosher
Jews never get. Why, because God has given his commandments
and He said if you keep my commandments none of the diseases
of the Gentiles will come upon you. But we want to fabricate
a whole entire theology, where none of these things apply to
us, and yet why are we dying from these things. They don't
apply to us yet we die, but those who keep these things
don't die. But I just know if we keep his commandments none
of the diseases of the Gentiles will come upon us. " [Tape:
Mikveh: The Doctrine of Baptisms]
This is interesting in
that Michael Rood, according to his Newsletters, has just
been ill to the point that he required corrective surgery
with something that had plagued him for a long time.
"....For the past few
years Michael has suffered with a relatively minor
medical problem - which has, over the past year,
developed into a much more severe condition. ... He
has tried natural and organic healing methods but the
problem has developed into a chronic condition that is
unrelenting. This problem empties a large amount of
poisons into his system. The initial reaction is
painful lassitude, general sickness, and a
susceptibility to more complicated illness due to his
weakened immune system..." [November, 2004 from Jamie
and Connie Louis]
interesting to note that Victor Wierwille, founder of The
Way International, also taught a similar teaching, that only
those that were weak in the faith become ill, which is in
essence what Michael Rood is saying. Wierwille, in fact, died of
teaching would mean that Jews
observed the laws in their entirety,
would not get sick, and would
live until when? Yet, we see recorded in the
Scriptures people ill from all manner of infirmities and
died young and old, and they were 'under the law', including
Lazarus. Just a small proof of this is found with what Jesus
did while walking on this earth.
Mt 8:14-17 And
when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand,
and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto
them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many
that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the
spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare
See also the examples: Matthew
8:1-4, 9:1-8, 18-26; John 5:1-16
Luke 7:11-16 And it came
to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much
people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city,
behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of
his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the
city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had
compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he
came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood
still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And
he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he
delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all:
and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is
risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
with a Hebrew pronunciation, and he was not Michael Rood."
That would be Michael
or Mikha'el Detwiler. From the Newsflash:
Michael Rood of A Rood
Awakening and Nehemia Gordon
US Speaking Tour
It is noteworthy
that the first stop of this tour, January 4, with
Detwiler), who was formerly on
Beit Din. He now is also
the Marketing Director for Michael Rood according to a Rood
Newsletter recently sent out.
"...Staffing our booth at NRB 2005 will be Michael and
Judith Rood, Jamie Louis, Mik'hael Detwiler (Marketing
Director), Roberto Umana (Spanish Producer), Lee Ware
(Graphic Designer), Frank Balch (Rood Crew NRB volunteer)
Email: "...Michael Rood's wife,
Judith, the same question. She told me that, yes, Michael
had been a member of The Way, but that was just when he was
That is blatant misinformation.
Either Judith does not know Michael's history or that is
what she has been told to say. That goes entirely against
public record, and eye witness information. Michael Rood may have
joined The Way International at the age of 17, but that also
contradicts what he told a reporter in 1981. He was 29 at
the time and had, according to that interview, been in The
Way nine years by then, and quoting from
Michael John Rood: WAY
Having joined The Way
International in 1972 at the age of 20 and claiming to be a former Marine marksman
in 1981, Michael Rood was introduced to a Way Twig meeting as "The Rev. Mr. Michael
Rood," according to the October 13, 1981, Washington Post article called,
for Array of Blessings,
"....The Rev. Mr. Michael Rood," The Way's Washington area
director -- "limb coordinator" in Way parlance -- and the honored
guest at this twig.A nine-year veteran of the Way, Rood, 29, still displays vestiges of his years
as a Marine Corps sergeant...
And from the article
John Rood: Continuing The WAY
One source stated to this
author that when the Way college affiliation was brought to Michael's attention he
said that as soon as he found out what the "college" affiliation was, he
"got out right
away." That would have meant he left the Way before 1979, which goes
against eye witness testimony, and public record. He was in Way leadership, which
required the "college indoctrination" and in fact, Michael was
teaching Way home fellowships as late as 1994-1995, according to Greasespot
Cafe Forum and Chat site. 31 [This
information has been confirmed via others directly connected
with Michael Rood, through private email correspondence.]
Meaning Michael John Rood was
in The Way International or holding to Way doctrine at least 22 years. That's
22 years minimum, because facts show Michael Rood's doctrine continues to
clearly reflect Way doctrine and practices.
People seem to wish to
make light regarding Michael Rood's past and involvement
with The Way International, believing that was then, this is
now. This is now, that it is being put forward the idea that
he was 'just 17' when he was in The Way International. The
implication is that it was just a brief or short time and
when he was a foolish youth. That while some individuals
appear to be almost in awe of his claim that he abides the
Word of God and specifically his claim to be Torah
Observant, claims to live 'like a Levite' and attempts to
dress like one, is foolishness at best. That means that
Michael Rood claims to abide the laws specifically applying to
the Levites as well as those given to Moses--which he most
certainly does not. But more than that, there is a serious
issue of deception that is willingly ignored,
because the excuse from many that would follow this false
teacher and false prophet is that, 'well we all make
Scriptures are clear.
Proverbs 14:5 A
faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will
Proverbs 12:22 Lying
lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly
are his delight.
Psalms 5:6 Thou
shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor
the bloody and deceitful man. [ leasing <kazab> From
Strong's 03577. bzk kazab, kaw-zawb' from 3576; falsehood;
literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol):--deceitful,
false, leasing, + liar, lie, lying.]
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he
that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the
old man with his deeds;
1Peter 3:10 For he
that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no
guile: [From Strong's >guile <dolos>: guile>1388. dolov
dolos, dol'-os from an obsolete primary verb, dello
(probably meaning to decoy; compare 1185); a trick (bait),
i.e. (figuratively) wile:--craft, deceit, guile,
Revelation 21:8 But
the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which
burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second
there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or
maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.
2Corinthians 4:2 But
have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not
walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God
deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending
ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
Psalms 1:1 Blessed
is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the
seat of the scornful.
Email: "Michael Rood
was not Jewish, and Judith's response was basically that
he's not Jewish but he thinks there might be some Jewish
This is so much
nonsense. Michael Rood himself has stated he was not Jewish,
but a Gentile. He might wish
he was Jewish for influence sake, but that means nothing.
Yet he allows himself to be promoted on his own website as a
'Jewish theologian'. His publisher, Bridge-Logos, promotes
him as a 'Jewish Christian', and he is promoted as Jewish in
many other ways and via other statements, and some people
fully believe he is Jewish or a Levite.
his tape 4 of The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah:
"...we are not, as
Gentiles in the west to give heed to the doctrines and
commandments of men that turn away from the truth. Just as
the Jews are not to , and we are not to give heed to
Jewish tradition which turn away from the truth. ...we're
just ignorant of the Torah and Jewish traditions where we
have been raised with the doctrines and commandments of
In the article
Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain,
Jewish Gentile Rabbi, & Reverend?, I noted,
His stated Jewish
heritage is all the more
interesting knowing that Michael fully embraced Way theology for most of his adult
life and which theology includes denial of the holocaust and clearly racist views towards
Jews, at least by Victor Wierwille. And those placed in leadership had to follow
and embrace Wierwille's teachings, which Michael proved he did by being placed
as a Limb.
And from that same
One of his followers
defended him on one internet site in 2001 by saying, "Rood has acknowledged that he
*is* Messianic, *is
not* a Jew by birth, and only a "rabbi"
("little 'r' ") in the sense that he is a "teacher."" 12
This concept that
someone might have Jewish heritage, is like saying,
My husbands dad's sister married a Jewish man therefore I am
Jewish. Or my great great great great uncle may have married
a Jewish woman, we don't know for sure, but, therefore, I am
likely Jewish. It's utter nonsense. And it certainly does
not make one more acceptable to God. We are reminded:
1Timothy 1:4 Neither
give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which
minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in
faith: so do.
Revelation 2:8 And
unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things
saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is
alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty,
(but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which
say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which
say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will
make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know
that I have loved thee.
Michael Rood has proven
himself to be a false prophet many times with many failed
predictions which are seemingly brushed away as of no
consequence by those enamored by his costume and claims. In his foundational teaching
about Zechariah, which was first
introduced in his Mystery of Iniquity book, and also
separate teachings currently being promoted, he promoted his
version of Scripture and prophecy, fully changing the Word
of God. The Bridge-Logos promotion of that book states,
"Zechariah's thermonuclear war and the legal prerequisites
to the return of the Messiah." They have promoted
Michael Rood's books and DVD's and other media to the Christian Booksellers
Association, despite the many failed prophecies about
Armageddon, invasions of and by various countries or groups
of people and so on. Those are excused by many as, 'just
mistakes' or some wish Michael Rood wouldn't dabble in that
arena, but the rest of his stuff is good. False prophets
were not viewed favorably or excused by God in any
Mr. Rood's latest
deception lies in the very advertisements of his 2005
tour with Nehemiah Gordon,
and the promotion of the Shem Tov Matthew, billed with such
phrases as, "The Dead Sea Scrolls of the New
Testament"...These ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Gospel
of Matthew are the "Dead Sea Scrolls of the New Testament",
"covert archives", "Dead Sea Scrolls New Testament" that are
"ancient Hebrew texts of the Gospels"..."in
many ways.. more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls
Meaning, the Shem Tov
Matthew, which is not a Dead Sea Scroll find, and which is
part of a polemic against Christ and Christians called
Evan Bohan, is more important than Biblical Truth.
Jeremiah 14:14 Then the
LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name:
I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither
spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and
divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their
people there walking around handing out tracts stating that
a man named Menachem Schneerson was that messiah, and that
he would be returning. They appeared to be Orthodox Jews."
Menachem Schneerson was a
known Jewish leader, and part of the
Hasidic movement, who
died. Followers believe he will return from the dead, fully
believing he was the awaited Messiah. Many Jews do not hold
that belief. I had written briefly about him in several
David Hall & Michael J.
Rood & The MJAA:
The most recent application
of 'messiah' in the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement is found in New York City. Menacham Mendel
Schneerson, through kabbalistic interpretation, was declared
by many in the Chabad Lubavitch movement, to be the Messiah.
When he died and did not return, many were devastated in the
movement. Others have launched a campaign to 'prepare' the
world for his return, using billboards and other
media. Others in Orthodox Judaism reject the notion,
saying the criteria for the Messiah was not met in Schneerson.
Unfortunately, they have not recognized that the Biblical
criteria for the Messiah was met by Jesus Christ. It's very
Marshall Moshe Koniuchowsky of Your Arms to
Israel, stood in support of Schneerson. In his article,
Targeting Jews, he states..."
MJAA Executives and the Hebrew Roots
Fringe ; and
MJAA Inroads of the Hebrew Roots
The fact that the
ecumenical NRB, with it's
Council for National Policy (CNP)
Board members, has
allowed all this to take place is shameful and does go entirely
against their stated mission and statement of faith. They,
and SkyAngel, discussed in the article
Sky Angel , Ron Wyatt & The National Religious Broadcasters, are aware of the Michael Rood information.
The NRB information states:
"NRB is an Association of
Christian communicators that fosters electronic media
access for the Gospel; promotes standards of excellence,
integrity and accountability; and provides networking and
fellowshipping opportunities for its members."
Who Are We?
Our association represents more
than 1500 evangelical Christian radio and television
stations, program producers, multimedia developers, and
related organizations around the world. Members are
responsible for much of the world’s Christian radio and
television. This Association exists to represent the
Christian broadcasters’ right to communicate the Gospel
of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.
All Members subscribe to the
of Faith and Code of Ethics in their
business practices. ...
Statement of Faith (NRB)
1. We believe the Bible to be
inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in
three Persons: Father, Son
and Holy Ghost.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in
His virgin birth, in His sinless
life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death
through His shed blood, in
His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right
hand of the Father, and His
personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful
man regeneration by the Holy
Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit,
by whose indwelling the
Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and
the lost, they that are saved unto
the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the
resurrection of damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our
Lord Jesus Christ.
There are Christians and
Messianics, radio stations, booksellers and other media
starting to promote Michael Rood and his teachings.
Scripture tells us that the "blood" will be on their hands
for the many who will be misled if they continue to promote
those who reject Jesus Christ or who pervert the Word of God
to their own advantage. We are
told that a person who claims to follow the Messiah, yet, in
fact is presenting another gospel and another Jesus, is not
2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that
cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not
received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him.
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that
ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the
grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not
another; but there be some that trouble you, and would
pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel
from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that
which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.9 As
we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any
other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him
All Scriptures from the KJB
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