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Michael Rood's Complaints

2 Peter 2:1 

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.  2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

While I do not normally address flaming and inaccurate statements concerning myself, I think in this instance it should be discussed.  As Noted in the A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities, the following information was discussed. Following that is a continuation of Michael Rood's complaints and analysis of such.

In his May, 2007 Newsletter, Michael Rood stated:

"I occasionally hear some of the malicious diatribe that these lying commandment breakers disseminate on their websites, attempting to destroy me and other honorable teachers around the globe. Spreading sick and twisted falsehoods is the defining characteristic of these individuals who have no firsthand witness of the things that they purport to be true. They literally manufacture lies which they will neither expunge nor correct when confronted.

 

Years ago my personal secretary in America, the late Linda Miller, attempted to correct one of these slanderers in a very forthright and gentle manner. But like most who feed on slander and spread gossip, this twisted woman refused to retract or correct one single falsehood. Instead, she escalated her attack, fabricating even more vehement lies out of her own sad and twisted sense of reality." end quote  1

Actually, the late Linda Miller requested I remove reference of her high school reunion information, which was public information published on the internet, and documented as such. I merely quoted it to validate age information. I chose to remove that information. The second email which was sent by her, was referring to her Home Fellowship information advertised on Norman Willis' website, which was a public ad. I chose not to remove it because of the ties to Michael Rood. This is openly discussed in the article The Reverend Michael John Rood, and includes the documentation. I retracted nothing nor was there an error to correct, nor did I, nor do I, fabricate any facts or documentation. There is no need, as I generally quote from published information, including quotes from Michael Rood's own mouth or various media.

 

It's rather odd that Michael Rood, who provides close to zero documentation in his 'teachings', should suggest the facts are not real. Flaming and name calling is not considered providing facts with documentation or proof of anything except the inability to prove one's own statements or position.

 

To continue with his complaints from the May 2007 letter:

"...For years I chose to ignore her virulent attacks and refused to allow her vindictive lies to distract me from the work of the ministry. ... I chose to ignore her so as to not be distracted from the work of the ministry, but her lies are now affecting A Rood Awakening’s work worldwide...." 

The "her" Michael Rood is complaining about is me, although Dr. John Juedes, Pam Dewey, and other individuals with websites do some specific critical reviews concerning him. Dr Juedes focuses on The Way International theology found within Michael Rood's teachings and so on.  The "virulent attacks" and "vindictive lies" statements are obviously false. I research and try to present in-depth reports on that research regardless who it is. There are none who are to receive special status or privilege or who are exempt of the scriptural requirements to prove all things

 

Those who belong to Christ are to have no reputation to be concerned about. Those who complain are those who have forgotten such Scriptures as:

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

The statement by Michael Rood, "for years I chose to ignore" is also not accurate. I wrote about this in an article titled Vicky Dillen's Inquisition, which was written in 2004, and quoting specific snippets from 2003 statements in that article:

To: Biblical_Messiah@yahoogroups.com
From: "Snow aka Becky" <snow73@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 21:04:12 -0400
Subject: [Biblical_Messiah] Rebuttals to the Vicky Dillon camp~

[Head Moderator]:

 I have heard from a brother in the L-rd concerning the accusations on the seekgod site.

    The person who contacted me is in the Michael Rood camp and involved in his work.  They think it only fair as they discuss more information concerning a formal rebuttal that I post a link in contrast to those ministries that Vicky and Camp have made a habit of attacking.... (deleted-please see the above link for full email) .  BTW, Michael, because of his past with the Way Int. teaches NO WAY doctrines of any kind nor seeks to subvert the teachings of Messiah Y'Shua.    I have been asked to please post this site while the talk of a formal response is being discussed.   Please see this URL since Vicky has posted against others (with slander and mis-information). ...

There will be more coming from Michael and associates:

MIchael Rood's words are:  "Michael has told me that what he teaches now is definitely influenced by The Way, in that he currently teaches against pretty much everything they stood for.  " 

To: biblical_Messiah@yahoogroups.com
From: "Snow aka Becky" <snow73@sympatico.ca> Add to Address Book
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 22:50:29 -0400
Subject: [Biblical_Messiah] PLEASE READ THIS BOB!

 Michael Rood has moved to Israel, and I heard from them about this post below and they thanked me ... they also asked me to post a rebuttal link (site) unitl they decide how they will formally rebutt the Dillen www.seekgod.ca   site.. (deleted-please see the above link for full email)  .....  It is outrageous and untrue and awful to watch people practive becoming more and more adept at tearing the body of messiah apart!  -- Therefore, the TV producer for Michael mailed me and thanked me for how I was handling the issues..  This was a surprise..!  :-) " end email

It should be noted, that Michael Rood did not issue a “formal rebuttal” as stated in the above e-mail, therefore, the strength of his 'defense' rested solely on Tricia Tillin’s article.

Since publishing that article, there has been no correspondence from Michael Rood or his staff stating any particular fact or documentation was inaccurate. As with any information, if documented or provable information is provided, I provide the new material into the articles.

 

As far as the impact my website has concerning Michael Rood, the recent infighting and breakup of his organization publicly disclosed financial records which showed an income to be in excess of 1 million dollars for 2006, and another million from January to July in 2007. It seems to me a 'ministry' depending on pleas for money shouldn't feel dissatisfied with that income. In fact there should be no complaints, if, as is often stated, God has supplied all needs. But then, one has to determine what are needs versus desires of the flesh, something which came under public scrutiny by the summer of 2007.

 

To continue with Michael Rood's complaint driven newsletter:

"It was disconcerting to think that innocent people were reading these libelous allegations and believing that they had some basis in reality. There are non-believers and even more sadly, believers, who will listen to these false and poisonous statements and then actively bear the same false witness to others. This is direct disobedience to the ninth commandment. A righteous person is required by the Torah to “make diligent inquiry” and demand accountability on the part of the accuser. Regrettably this is seldom done, and I am constantly vilified by the false witness of this soulless woman and those who quote her."

I think making diligent inquiry is just what is done on this website. The end result may not be what some might like, but each can draw their own conclusions and do their own "Prove all things". Libel suggests that there is a desire to speak falsely. I strive for accuracy, and take great lengths to attempt to confirm all material. Since Michael Rood has never given any factual information with documentation and so on to refute anything directly on this site and directly to me...and more than 3 witnesses, who did not know each other, have presented documented facts, including newspaper or radio interviews concerning him personally and his teachings and have come to similar conclusions within those facts...it is up to individuals to decide what they wish to call truth or lies, and accountability.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

 

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Michael Rood continued in his diatribe with, "In order to combat these forces of darkness, ... I will let the world hear exactly what I teach, and allow the individual to separate the facts from the filth. Those who have succumbed to lies in the past will soon be able to go to the Internet and listen to and watch everything that we have produced for over a decade. The world will soon be able to freely access all of my teachings.

...if you want to see the ministry grow and be a blessing to others like you who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness – then I need some serious help, and I need it now.

 

...Will you stand with me – or will you stand on the sidelines and watch as the accuser of the brethren and his hoards work to destroy us?

 

We will let the Almighty deal with the slanderers. He has established detailed procedures on how to deal with this very matter. But as for me and our staff, we will continue to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom in all the world for a true

witness!"

It should be noted that The Rood Crew had sent out an email, detailing Michael Rood and his associates experience while in Uganda. The statements were similar to what Michael himself had stated:

Rood Crew Email April 18, 2007

From: Rood Crew [mailto:roodcrew@aroodawakening.tv]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:31 PM
...Subject: Rood Crew returns safe from Uganda

...It turns out that Michael and his team were picked up from the airport by people who were hostile to his message because of the false witness of an individual who has been working against the ministry for several years. ... in order to hear the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Prophetic Fulfillment of the Feasts of the LORD. Before the end of their adventure, thousands were cheering at the top of their voices, "Baruch haba baShem YAHWEH" as they prepared to receive Yahshua when he returns as King of Kings.

Michael and Todd were also welcomed with open arms ...The lies that have been deliberately disseminated to malign Michael and cause harm to this ministry were all turned to the good in this adventure in Africa. But, due to their serious nature and content, we believe that it is now imperative to confront them with the truth and expose the false witnesses who litter the internet with their fetid fodder. Our new motto: Keep the Internet Beautiful – and free of those who violate the ninth commandment....

The Rood Crew

To continue with the May newsletter:

"...I have mixed emotions about her attacks. Indirectly she has provided an extremely valuable service to us by helping us focus the outreach of our ministry worldwide. This has resulted in multitudes hearing the message of the Gospel of Yahshua and his Torah..."

Michael Rood's choice to go to other countries was a choice he and his group decided to make. It had nothing to do with me or my website. While Michael Rood wishes to vilify and denigrate me personally, I do have a soul, and it belongs to Jesus Christ. Since Michael Rood views the name of Jesus, and the beliefs concerning Him also pagan, it is not a surprise for even his most recent e-mailings, including this May 2007 email, to discuss the person named Yahshua...which is not the Hebrew name for Jesus. Later when in the midst of the 2007 controversy Michael Rood wrote letters to Jamie Louis with the name Yahshua, which is a made up name, but fundraised using the name Yeshua. 2

1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 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

The above statements are more than a little interesting. First, I don't attack, I research and report. Michael Rood constantly tells his audiences to "leave their western Gentile mind behind", and many don't realize he is a Gentile himself. In fact in 2006, in a radio interview with Jan Mickelson in Des Moines Iowa, Michael Rood, who was accompanied by Jamie Louis, stated the following:

R:  I do live in Israel. 

J:  Are you a citizen of Israel?

R:  No, my wife is a citizen.  I am a journalist, that’s just the best way for me to live at this time.

J:  For me to describe for my listeners, you came in with the Eastern – you look like an observant Jewish Rabbi like you are a practicing …

R: Lubavitcher? 

J:  Yeah.

J:  But you’re not Israelites.

R:  Yes, yes we are Israelites.

 J:  You are???  You’re Jews?

 R:  Yes, we are.  We’re not ancient Israelites. 3

I believe the above claim of being Jews and Israelites is viewed as an affront to actual practicing Jews. Because Rood has been involved with Way theology and Two House/Lost Tribes/Ephraim/ theology, these claims remove the concept of the Jewish people.

Let's recap the many names and titles Michael Rood has had:

 "The Reverend Michael John Rood ", "Rabbi", "Rabbi Michael Rood" or "Messianic rabbi (teacher) Michael Rood", "Messianic Kairite Rabbi" (he and Judith joined the Kairite movement, which rejects the NT and Christ), "Messianic Jewish Rabbi, " “honorary mohel”,  Torah Observant" Messianic or Jewish Messianic (he was not born Jewish), a "Levite" (he's not of the levitical priesthood), living as a levite, Baptist minister (he was not), a former Baptist minister , a rabbi, "I am a Jewish follower of the Jewish Messiah", Gentile, "Christian teacher", prophet...Bible teacher, marine sergeant, author, lecturer, professional Bible instructor for more than thirty years...

And by 2006 Michael Rood claims to be a journalist from Israel and lubavitcher---which, if he meant he agreed with that description, or means he's claiming to be a kabbalist.

 

As stated in the prior article, his 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 expand. 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.

 

Apparently 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. Continuing with his May email:

 "Those who heed and bear a false witness in direct disobedience to the commandments of God have judged themselves unworthy of the Gospel of the Kingdom, and have willingly excluded themselves from hearing our message. This has kept us from wasting our time on the wolves who dress in shepherd’s clothing and from searching for fruit among fields of tares."

The above statements have been ripped from the scriptures and changed so that instead of referring to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Jews rejection of it (Acts 13:26)...it's Michael Rood and his 'interpretation' and often changing of the Scriptures that is being rejected. 

 

As far as 'wolves who dress in shepherd's clothing'...I'm no shepherd and have never made claims to be anything but a believer in Jesus Christ and a Berean. However, Michael Rood has made claim to be the one leader to be listened to. The Scriptures do warn, " Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15"

 

The Scriptures also state that the tares will grow in the fields alongside the wheat, and it is the angels who will gather the tares first, and then the fruit, and that, not until the final harvest. Apparently knowledge of the Scriptures is not a prerequisite to claim to teach the Scriptures:

Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

...37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

 

Footnotes

1.  Rood_2007-may-news.pdf

Abbreviated Explanation To Contributors A Rood Awakening, Under Siege-reallyrood.com; reallyrood.com/MJRCheck%20return1.rm

3. Michael John Rood interview with Jan Mickelson, WHO 1040 radio.  DesMoine, Iowa; September 21, 2006, http://mickelson.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=132685&comments=on

 

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Michael Rood's Complaints

The Creator's Calendar and the Restoration of All Things And Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Text of Matthew > Michael Rood & Nehemia Gordon 2005 USA Summer Tour

The Ever Changing Michael Rood > Michael Rood Teachings       Michael Rood Teachings 2      Michael Rood Teachings 3

The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

Raiders of the Lost Book Equals Raiders of  Nothing of Value  Michael Rood of A Rood Awakening and Nehemia Gordon, US Speaking Tour January 2005

Michael Rood,  Sky Angel , Ron Wyatt & The National Religious Broadcasters

Series On Michael Rood> Michael John Rood: WAY Days   > Part 1 of series; The Reverend Michael John Rood ;   Michael John Rood: Continuing The WAY  ; Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain, Jewish Gentile Rabbi, & Reverend?  ; Michael John Rood: Dad & Early Church Communications ; Michael John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi ; Michael Rood: WAY Colleague, Occult Calendar & False Prophecies

Other > Other Articles About Michael John Rood  ;  David Hall & Michael J. Rood & The MJAA ; The James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor ; Michael Rood & James Trimm & The WAY ; Vicky Dillen's Inquisition ; EdNydle Newsflash ; Also see SeekGod.ca Letters

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