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The National Religious Broadcasters


A review of the listed programs at the Christian based and ecumenical Sky Angel satellite system, includes Michael Rood's teachings, which we know contain anti-Christian, and definitely anti-Christ rhetoric, rejection of the Greek New Testament for the non-existent "original" Hebrew New Testament, and more. Many are buying into his rhetoric and believing him to be a "Torah Observant" Messianic or Jewish Messianic (he was not born Jewish), a "levite" (he's not of the levitical priesthood), a former Baptist minister (he was not), a rabbi, or Rabbi, or whatever else he claims to be. He has prophesied falsely and continues to do so, and yet many seek him as a source for information, going entirely against the Scriptures they would also claim to uphold. Mr. Rood calls his often corrected zodiac based "Corrected Hebrew Calendar",  "The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar".

While exhibiting at the 2003 National Religious Broadcasters [NRB] Convention, Michael Rood, who this author has written extensively about, made the initial contact with Sky Angel, which has been broadcasting his teachings on both Sky Angel One and Sky Angel Two. Both Sky Angel and the NRB assert their mission is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and members must agree with their statements of faith.

The NRB states it's purpose for their annual convention as being the following:

"The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is a active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. ... The convention undoubtedly is the best way to meet and speak directly with top management in Christian communications." 

Their 2005 NRB Convention ad, which Michael Rood is also booked at, states: "The NRB Annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated to assist, train and network professionals in Christian communications..."

NRB also states, "NRB is your partner to promote the Gospel..."

And, "...The Association exists to represent the Christian broadcasters’ right to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world...",,308766,00.html

That is not what Michael Rood is about. He clearly rejects things "Christian," which he calls pagan, including the Name of Jesus Christ, and attempts to pull people into his Way International based theology, not only from the 'Christian' arena, but the Messianic as well. In fact, although apparently not Jewish, in his prior two promotions for his October/ November 2003 tour to Israel, he used the phrases of come to "our Promised Land."

As an aside, many of the channels such as PAX, and Sky Angel, ran specials about the making of  "The Passion", and one NBC news reporter discussed the "targeted marketing campaign", and how there was a "Passion of The Christ" race car running on the NASCAR circuit. She then spoke about the NRB Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and how the film was being promoted there. 

"NRB's sixteen hundred members including radio, TV, and internet organizations reach as many as 140,000,000 Americans each month, a potentially powerful influence to sell tickets, and ultimately they hope, save souls. And the irony that Hollywood, long the object of scorn may help their cause, is not lost on their leaders". 

The reporter then showed a short clip from an interview with Dr. Frank Wright, President of the ecumenical NRB, in which he stated, " It is a sense in which this film coming out of Hollywood is a great encouragement, because it's showing the Christian religion in a respectful, and more positive light than others have done."

The NRB issued a February 2001 press release stating that it's 1350 member group was no longer affiliated with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). [PR] The NRB had been a charter member since the NAE launched in 1944, and both are conduits for "New Evangelicalism" beliefs. Although no longer affiliated with the NAE, the National Religious Broadcasters is still affiliated with many that are members of the NAE and also those highly connected with the Council for National Policy (CNP), including the following CNP members ~ Dr. John F. Ankerberg,  Ben Armstrong, Edward G. Atsinger III, Dr. Theodore Baehr, Richard Bott, Allen Burkett, John Commuta, Richard Dunham, Stuart Epperson, Jerry Falwell, D. James Kennedy , Beverly LaHaye, Dr. Timothy LaHaye, Richard Mason, Thomas E. McCabe, Rev. Austin Miles , Sam Moore, Paul Pressler, Dr. "M.G." Pat Robertson, Jay A. Sekulow  Peter E. Waldron, Rev. Jim Woodall .

For more on the NRB please see: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut and  The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

Michael Rood and his associates appear to have been busy trying to reinvent some of his website to make it appear more "Christian'', "Church" and "Y'Shua" friendly, since the Sky Angel appearances. However, the truth is, Michael Rood rejects the name of Jesus, calling it and "Christians" pagan and deceived. He uses the name "YAHshua", which is not the Hebrew name of Jesus. It was in fact a word made up by the sacred name movement, which is defined by many researchers as a cult. The correct Hebrew Name that Jesus was derived from is Yehoshua shortened to Yeshua. (Strong's # 3091)  

While challenged about not having a definitive statement of faith on a sacred name forum, Michael Rood wrote to that forum in 2005. Here's an excerpt from that note:

From: Michael Rood
Subject: Trying to clear a little "smoke" ...
Date: Friday, April 08, 2005 8:47 AM


"...I think that the book will be a good statement of faith.

I dont pretend to share my faith with someone who wants a few bullet points to pidgeon hole me. I share my faith free of charge at every seminar, sky angel broadcast, and airing. No, on second thought, they are not at all free - I have had to pay with my life for years, and all that has been donated continues to pay for these "free" things. Every seminar night costs us thousands. We went broke four years ago doing them and we had to pack up and go home. This is how we get the good news out to the world.

Sensational??? I agree. I am a fanatic for the Almighty. I think the plan of redemption is the most enthralling reality in the universe. I get chills every time I tell the stories in the Scriptures. My Elohim is absolutely sensational - far beyond my feeble attempts to demonstrate.

Faith? I don't own a house. I have no life insurance. I have no car insurance. I rode busses in Jerusalem at the time they were being blown up every week. I get no paycheck. I have not had a vacation in 10 years. I get room and board just like everyone else on my staff. I live by faith - some help me along the way, but that is all up to them. I don't state faith, I prefer to live it.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to vent my faith.

The book Michael Rood is referring to, The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed, has the following for a 'statement of faith', and recalling that Michael Rood is not Jewish unless he recently converted to Judaism in some form, which would mean clear rejection of the New Testament and Jesus Christ.

"Being that I am a Jewish follower of the Jewish Messiah, I hope that you will bear with me in this matter: I prefer to use the Lord's Hebrew name, Y'shua, rather than His Gentile nickname, Jesus. I love the name Yahshua." [page 76,77]


"...let me say that I consider myself to be a believer in, and a follower of Y'shua, whom I believe with all my heart, soul, mind and strength to be the Messiah of the GOD of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya'akov." (page 78)

Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons, and even Muslims likely would agree that Jesus is the "Messiah". They just do not believe that He is God manifest in the flesh.

For an in-depth discussion from a reader about the various Names, please see: Yahshua, Yehoshua, Y'shua, Yeshua, Iesous, Iesus, or Jesus The Sacred Name or True Name or Taking the Name, The Mark & the Number

Although he has tried to tone down his anti-christ rhetoric, Mr. Rood is using the same teaching videos and tapes that hold those same beliefs. He claims to have left "the Baptist cult", but never has renounced The Way International cult, which denies the divinity of Christ, and which he was actively a leader in for over twenty years. That is where he obtained his Biblical understandings and 'prophecy' leanings.

That goes entirely against the Sky Angel stated mission which says in part,

"...This is why it is essential that Christians own and control a multi-channel television “platform” that provides Christian families with a wholesome and Christ-centered choice for their TV viewing—and even radio listening; a platform that cannot be interrupted or influenced by those who may want to censor or even exclude evangelical programming and, thus, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; ...Sky Angel's mission is to provide only TV and radio channels that espouse Christian values, communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and give families a wholesome choice in entertaining programming ...Sky Angel is literally blanketing the nation with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ! ...No longer do programmers and networks producing and carrying programs espousing Christian values and lifting up the name of Jesus Christ have to be dependent upon secular-owned and -operated systems for carriage—secular systems that may not necessarily embrace the Gospel message and may even reject it. These Christian networks and programmers now have a platform called Sky Angel that shares their calling: to reach the masses with the message of Jesus Christ and to provide wholesome, edifying and inspirational programming. ...multiple channels of the Gospel are eventually delivered via the Sky Angel signal around the globe to areas where many have not had the privilege of hearing the saving message of Jesus Christ! ...We believe that Sky Angel is a magnificent tool for the Church to move in unity, display the love of Jesus and teach the Word of God ..."

In fact, in rather a strange promotion, Sky Angel promotes Rood as a "Christian teacher" which is something since Michael Rood refers to himself as a Levite, amongst other things and all things Christian as pagan. It is interesting to this writer, that a man who appears to have an aversion to the name of Jesus, who promotes the Shem Tov Matthew over the inspired Greek New Testament scriptures, which he teaches are full of error, who says he was a former member of "the baptist cult" and goes as far to teach that Christians are full of error, is being promoted on a Christian satellite system as a Christian.

Michael Rood had befriended Reggie White, and it was reported in the mainstream media that prior to his death, Reggie, who had decided to no longer call himself a Christian, had also been studying Hebrew and Torah with the Karaite, Nehemiah Gordon. Monte Judah, of Two House theology, and with his Torah teachings, claims to also have helped Reggie White change the direction and focus of his beliefs, from Christianity to the first five books of the Bible.

From the Sky Angel ads:

"...This special tribute features a one-of-a-kind interview with Reggie by Christian teacher Michael Rood while Reggie was in Israel. Reggie reveals in his own words what transformed him spiritually during the last years of his life..." [Sunday January 30, 2005 >8 – 8:30 p.m. SKY ANGEL SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Reggie White: Great in the Kingdom of Heaven ...(ANGL2/9702)]

"...Sky Angel's mission to provide a Christ-centered and family-friendly television service to the nation. To view this special endorsement, click here."

****Please note, since posting this information January 14,  Sky Angel has now changed their promotion to read "....This special tribute features a one-of-a-kind interview with Reggie by messianic teacher Michael Rood while Reggie was in Israel in October 2003..."

The original quote from their January Highlights can be viewed at the bottom of this page, still available February 5, 2005. The originals have been saved and archived by this writer for future reference:

As opposed to Sky Angel's February Highlights, with "messianic teacher", (February 4) 9 – 9:30 p.m. SKY ANGEL SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Reggie White: Great in the Kingdom of Heaven (Rebroadcast)...(ANGL2/9702):

This is most odd in that Michael Rood promotes himself as a " Jewish theologian" as noted on his websites advertisements for his new book, The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed " That even when he is not Jewish and was raised Baptist and even claimed to be a Baptist Minister:

"Michael Rood invites you to "leave your western gentile mind behind", as he explores the scriptures from a Hebrew perspective in: The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed. What can a Jewish theologian teach a Christian about Christianity? Plenty! "

In the Sky Angel shows, as in his tours, Michael Rood enlisted the aid of his Karaite friend, Nehemiah Gordon, to help teach. We know Mr. Gordon fully rejects the New Testament and Jesus Christ, which goes against Sky Angel's own statement of faith. Those shows must obviously include the presumption that Jesus was actually a Karaite. In the one promotion, Michael Rood makes the false statements that "the Hebrew version of Matthew, preserved in Europe but virtually unknown in most of the world, tells a very different story - a story that shows how Y'shua taught the Torah from a solidly "Karaite" Jewish perspective". ... Explore the ancient Hebrew text of Matthew, copied a millennium ago by Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut,..."

Michael Rood, although very carefully, has taught that the foundation manuscripts and language of the New Testament was Aramaic or Hebrew, not Greek. From Tape 2 of his tape series, Title: The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Michael states that the Apostle John spoke the language of the Jewish people and  probably didn't know Greek. In spite of Rood's deviant historical facts, we know that Greek was the language of commerce at that time and place. 

Michael states:  

"..John and Matthew read as if they are Hebrew but they are all Greek words--it was originally written in Hebrew, but we have no Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospels. They don't exist. There was a great deal of persecution original text in extant, no original Greek text...all we have are fragments of very old texts, but we don't have any complete texts..."

"what we have are Greek manuscripts..."

Michael Rood constantly undermines the "no original" Greek texts, saying they are false interpretations, because the pagan translators corrupted the writings by not knowing the Hebrew. But he also states there are actual Greek texts, but no Hebrew manuscripts.

In Tape 3 of that series, Michael Rood states that the Greek, "poisons our minds," "Greek translators and scribes changed things". Rood makes it appear that the Bible has  been mistranslated but he'll correct it for us. By Greek translators, he means that the NT particularly was written in Hebrew and Aramaic--not Greek. Paul, by direct revelation of God, wrote in Greek, as did the other apostles.

Michael Rood states in virtually every teaching, something similar to the above or is found in Tape 4 of that same series, "...we can see how they can take the Hebrew and translate it into the Greek language, not fully understanding the feasts, and come up with a morning type situation. Just as the KJ translators did here..."

Regarding the Hebrew Matthew that Rood claims was "the ancient Hebrew text of Matthew, copied a millennium ago by Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut,".  The supposed Hebrew Matthews or Shem Tob Matthew are from the 1400-1500 range CE. Precisely, ShemTob is dated 1380, while DuTillet and Muenster are about 1550. Together they make up the "Middle Ages Matthews" but, they are very different, and are in disagreement with each other in various places, and as one stated, that is one of the ironies. Hugh Schonfeld and James Trimm mostly push DuTillet. Michael Rood and George Howard  promote the Shem Tob version. The Greek Matthew is from the 250-400 CE range. And so it goes. For more on this topic please see: Michael Rood & James Trimm & The WAY

Michael Rood is currently, on his website, promoting and selling a "bible" know as the ISR scriptures. What the so called translators (who are unnamed) of this "bible" did, was to take a text that was used in the translation of the KJV Bible, and then alter it by inserting other texts in various areas to promote an anti Christian theological bias. This version alters key passages that would demonstrate the Deity of Christ. The late Chris "CJ" Koster was one of the people apparently involved with this project. A perusal of the numerous articles written by Mr. Koster, reveals that he called his messiah YAHshua (he insisted that the Name Jesus was "pagan"), but did not believe that He was divine, denying His Deity, and therefore denying Him as the Christ.

Koster also wrote a book called "Come out of her my people" which is also promoted and sold on Michael Rood's websites, along with his own books including his newest, "The Pagan- Christian Connection Exposed." In Koster's book, it was stated that all things that Christians believe originated from paganism, including the words Lord, God, Jesus, etc. One of the distributors for his "bible" listed all of the words that were removed from his "translation" because of their supposed pagan origin:

It is interesting to note that this "translation" utilized the supposed "Hebrew" text of Matthew in the New Testament of the ISR. The origin of this supposed original reveals it was a 1400's copy of a Latin text which was changed to promote an anti Christian bias. In this "version" of Matthew, it is taught that preaching the gospel to the gentiles is of the anti-christ.

It reads: Matt 24:14-15: "And this gospel will be preached in all the earth for a witness concerning me to all the nations and then the end will come. This is the Anti-Christ and this is the abomination which desolates which was spoken of by Daniel as standing in the holy place. Let the one who reads understand." This "translation" also denies the divinity of Jesus, because it never identifies Him as the Christ; Matthew 1:1 "these are the generations of Jesus..."; 1:18 "The birth of Jesus was in this way . . ."  John the Baptist is given an exalted role: Matt 11:11 "Truly, I say to you, among all those born of women men has risen greater than John the Baptizer.", while the rest of the passage "notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he" has been eliminated. This same corrupted text is also what Mr. Rood and Mr. Gordon, by their own admission, have used for the "seat of Moses" teaching, promoted on his site, and the Sky Angel schedule.

From the Schedule for Sky Angel advertising his Seat of Moses teaching and which was posted on Michael Rood's website:

The Seat of Moses

6 Program Series

"The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore, all they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not ye after their works, for they say and do not." Y'shua of Nazareth, Matthew 23:2-3 (King James Version).  Both the King James and the Greek versions of this controversial statement clearly indicate that the disciples of Y'shua should follow the teachings, rules, and regulations of the Pharisees who "sit in Moses' seat"  -  but should not follow their example of hypocrisy.  However, the Hebrew version of Matthew, preserved in Europe, but virtually unknown in most of the world, tells a very different story  –  one that illustrates how Y'shua taught the Torah from a solidly "Karaite" Jewish perspective, rejecting the innovations of the Pharisees.  Join Messianic Moreh (teacher) Michael Rood and Karaite scholar Nehemia Gordon as they take you on a journey of discovery that unfolded over several years.  Explore the ancient Hebrew text of Matthew, copied a millennium ago by Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut, and discover what it means to be an obedient follower of Messiah.  The "Seat of Moses" is a critical message to every Messianic Jewish congregation  -  and is a warning that can no longer be ignored by the modern Christian church, which has adopted its own forms of "Pharisaic" theologies."

Please note, Michael has also revamped that promotion, and was temporarily using "disciples of Yeshua" but has removed that name, which is actually more in keeping with his beliefs. 

This link below shows that the "corrupt" Shem Tob Matthew was used in the ISR  "translation" which Mr. Rood promotes:

Mr. Koster also taught that the Name of Jesus was the same as zeus, which many associates of Rood also teach. One can see that theology refuted by a Christian Pastor who refuted Koster's teachings:

If something is taught entirely from a "solidly Karaite Jewish perspective" as stated by Michael Rood, and that is what is being advocated as sound theology to be embraced, it behooves us to know what that means.

The following information is taken from the Seek God article Michael John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi:

From Nehemiah Gordon's web site, the Karaite Korner: 

"Karaite Korner - Home Of The World Karaite Movement! "  

"The home of the World Movement for karaite Judaism the movement of Nehemia Gordon and Meir Rekhavi..." 17

"The World Karaite Movement is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awarenes about Biblical Judaism (Karaism)." 19 

In their Kairite Faqs, the following questions are asked and answered ---

Do Karaites accept the entire Hebrew Bible? Yes.;

Do Karaites believe in the New Testament? No.;

Do Karaites believe in Jesus? No. "  20

In their "Karaite Links" is Mordecai Alfandari's, Light of Israel, which is very enlightening for those who love Jesus Christ. Light of Israel is part of the Karaite web site and organization. Alfandari, who had been a leader in the Karaite movement, died in 1999 and Nehemiah Gordon apparently took over as spokesman for the movement: 

"Light of Israel by Mordecai Alfandari"
"Learn about the alternative to Rabbanite Judaism and Pagan Christianity, why Jews reject Jesus and the New Testament, how we can be atoned for sins in a period without sacrifices, and much more." 21

In Light of  Israel, among the many anti-Christ, anti-New Testament, anti-Christian articles,  is an article that explains the Karaite belief about Jesus, which is interesting in light of the fact that Michael Rood is promoted as a "messianic karaite rabbi," and works and walks side by side with Nehemiah Gordon who holds these beliefs:

"Jews Should Not Believe in Jesus because:

"1. He was to have saved them from their enemies (Luke 1:69-71), which he DIDN'T!

2. He was to have saved them from their sins (Matthew 1:21), which he DIDN'T!

3. He was to have returned as the reigning King Messiah in that same generation (Matthew 16:27-28), which he DIDN'T!

4. He was to have come at that time, without tarrying (Hebrews 10:37), which he DIDN'T!

5. The true Messiah was to be "David's Son", and Jesus WASN'T!

6. The Servant described in Isaiah 53 (which Christians claim was Jesus) was to have lived a long life and have many children (verse 10), and to have had his share of wealth, (verse 12), which Jesus DIDN'T! (He died poor and childless at the age of 33.) ....

Jews should definitely NOT believe in Jesus, nor should ANYONE for that matter! The general picture obtained from an impartial reading of the so-called New Testament (not to be confused with the New Covenant described in Jeremiah 31:31-34) is one of a self-deluded, would-be prophet who failed to actualize his claims.


Michael Rood stated in a promotion for one of his tours to Israel that, "You are coming to Israel so that I can convert you from a pagan Christian into a Torah loving follower of the Jewish Messiah. " He was in fact stating the wish to convert followers to Jewish and Karaite religious beliefs about Messiah, with the full rejection of the divinity of Jesus Christ. For a full treatment of current Jewish views of Jesus, Messiah and the New Testament, please see Jesus Christ and The Talmud.

Clearly, Michael Rood wishes to convert "pagan Christians" to "true Karaite Judaism" which rejects Jesus Christ and the New Testament.

In the above noted facts about the Karaite Jews and their full rejection of Jesus Christ and the New Testament, is all the more interesting when we know that Michael Rood declared in "The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed", published in 2004 by the Christian publishing company Bridge-Logos, that he and his wife Judith took Karaite vows for their 2002 wedding.

"Aviv Calendar and Marriage Vows"

"The Karaites have even incorporated the observance of the Aviv Calendar into the marriage ceremony. To this very day, every marrying couple takes a solemn oath to observe the true biblical calendar. The oath is inscribed in every Karaite ketubah, or marriage contract. In it, the couple swears, “by the covenant of Mt. Sinai... to observe the holy appointed times of YHWH according to the sighting of the New Moon and the finding of the Aviv in the Holy Land of Israel.” This same formula can be found in Karaite ketubot, dating back over 1000 years. By making this vow, the marrying couple expresses their loyalty to the Torah and enters as full adult members into Karaite society. The marriage ceremony of my wife Judith and me was performed in the ancient portico of Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. At that time, we entered into the traditional Karaite covenant to observe the feasts of Yahweh according to the ancient biblical reckoning of time. Centuries ago, a form of this same vow was incorporated into the standard Karaite liturgy. Even now, on every High Holiday, the Karaite cantor recites the vow, and the entire congregation responds with a resounding “Emet” “Truth!”
(pg 115-116) [bolding added]

The question becomes---how do his beliefs and goals support either the National Religious Broadcasters or Sky Angels stated goals and mission for promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ? And more importantly, how do his views and beliefs align to the Word of God?

In February 2004 Nancy Christopher of Sky Angel, the only Christian satellite system in North America, promoted false prophet Michael Rood's teachings as an author, lecturer, Bible instructor and Messianic moreh or teacher.

"This month, Sky Angel viewers are in for a Rood awakening! Michael Rood, author, lecturer, Bible instructor, Messianic moreh (teacher) and now TV producer and host, will be taking Sky Angel viewers..." [Get Ready for A Rood Awakening, by Nancy Christopher, February 2004 - Sky Angel Guide]

While Sky Angel was promoting Michael Rood, Mr. Rood and his associates were running their own promotion via a press release in their monthly e-letter. Part of it read as follows:

Exciting News!!!

Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the long promised introduction of Michael Rood's teachings "to the world" via national and international television broadcasting. Both Michael and the Rood Crew have been working very hard for the last two years to accomplish this, and this past Sabbath, February 7th we aired our first program, Sodom and Gomorrah, on the Sky Angel network. The program is on Angel One, Ch. 9701. All of Michael's teachings can be seen every Saturday on Sky Angel One 9701 at 12:30 PM Eastern, 9:30 AM Pacific time.
For more information please go to

God has also opened the door to another astonishing opportunity. We will be airing on Sky Angel Two, Ch. 9702 during the traditional "Easter" ( Ishtar! ) season, Michael's revolutionary teaching "Messiah's Fulfillment of the Feast of Passover." It will run daily, the week before and the week after "Easter." The confrontation of Truth in the face of this pagan holiday will be seen by possibly hundreds of thousands of people while "innocently" sitting in their homes! And, late breaking news ! ! ! Sky Angel One will also air this teaching on Ishtar Sunday !..."

Update: Due to the 2007 controversial breakup of A Rood Awakening Ministries, the organization was split into two groups. One held by Jamie Louis in the original A Rood Awakening! Ministries Oregon office, and one held by Michael Rood and some new staff. Michael Rood launched a new corporation in Michigan, where his new office is, called A Rood Awakening! Ministries International. Two new websites were launched by the Rood camp, one called in competition with the original, and, all of which have since been shut down. The new was launched in direct competition to the original, which has been shutdown. Jamie Louis also included in his Ya'akovlevi site the name of a new business called Torah to the Nations, based in Oregon. On December 14, 2007, Michael Rood's Michigan attorney's filed lawsuit against Jamie Louis. For more on this See: A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities end update

Currently, he is being promoted on Sky Angel as, "biblical historian Michael Rood." While most of his Biblical understanding came from The Way International, most of Michael Rood's archeological based information came from the late Ron Wyatt, a self - proclaimed devout Seventh Day Adventist who made all manner of claims. It was using one of Wyatt's videos that helped launch Michael Rood's current theology in Two Harbors, MN, in 1995. He also promoted Wyatt from his website, as "The Biblical archaeological discoveries of Ron Wyatt "and  spent time with Wyatt in Nashville prior to his death.

Almost all of Wyatt's claims are refuted by actual archaeologists, scientists, Bible teachers, theologians, Israeli antiquity officials, and others. Wyatt claimed to have obtained licenses to dig from specific Israeli officials, which proved false. Some of the claims and findings that Ron Wyatt put forward and which Michael Rood has assimilated into his own agenda, are the alleged finding of :

Noah's Ark; "Anchor stones" used by Noah for the ark; tombs of Noah and his wife; location of Sodom and Gomorrah; Sulfur balls from the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah (which Michael Rood has 'samples' of); The point of the Israelites' crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus; Debris from the pursuing army of Pharaoh at the bottom of the sea;  The site of the Biblical Mt. Sinai, which he claimed to be in Saudi Arabia; The actual rock Moses struck to release water at Kadesh ; A chamber at the end of a maze of tunnels under Jerusalem containing artifacts from Solomon's temple; The Ark of the Covenant; The stones on which God carved the Ten Commandments; The exact site of the crucifixion of Jesus; An earthquake crack under the crucifixion site made at the time of the death of Jesus; Blood of Jesus, which dripped down this crack onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant, located in a chamber directly beneath the cross--which Wyatt claimed to have found and also has claimed to have samples of the blood.

While promoting his claims, Ron Wyatt 's theology became paramount as his conclusions were rooted in the Seventh Day Adventist beliefs and that of the alleged visions and teachings of Ellen G White, the SDA's only prophet. Ellen White's prophecies validated the identity of the Seventh Day Adventists as the Remnant True Church. [ ] Her teachings are viewed as inspired as were the writers of the Bible. The Bible must be interpreted by SDA to harmonize with her writings [Seventh Day Adventism Renounced, D. M. Canright, 1914] . Ron Wyatt presented that theology and claims in two ways. To SDA adherents, their theology was presented and confirmed in conjunction with his claims, but to non-SDA--it all became an archaeological proof of Biblical events--regardless of how skewed or un-Biblical the statements.

For example: is there any Scripture that states Jesus' blood dripped down a crack into a chamber beneath the cross? Or that the Biblically recorded earthquake caused a crack specifically under the crucifixion site? The answer is clearly "no," yet many would believe that it must have been that way, because people like Wyatt and Michael Rood say it was that way.  

Wyatt claimed that many of his finds were related to direct revelation or divine intervention and that he had direct visitations from both angels and Jesus Christ. If he saw Jesus Christ in person, , then Christ has "returned" and we all have missed the event. The Scriptures are clear.

Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be...29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Wyatt's alleged discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandment stones are part of the "end time prophecy" as it is taught by the Seventh Day Adventist denomination. That meant that the stones of the Ten Commandments would be "brought out" for the world to see at a specific time, as a witness to the world of the True Religion.  The concept is that for SDA, who believe that Sunday worship is actually taking the the Mark of the Beast, in the very near future the Anti-Christ and his system will take over and rule the world. He will impose the "Mark of the Beast" aka Sunday worship on all mankind, and those who refuse to accept that mark will be martyred.

Specifically the SDA's Advent Review of 1850 has stated: "Sunday-keeping is an institution of the first beast, and ALL who submit to obey this institution emphatically worship the first beast and receive his mark, 'the mark of the beast.' .... Those who worship the beast and his image by observing the first day are certainly idolaters, as were the worshippers of the golden calf." [Advent Review Extra, pp10,11, August, 1850] And Ellen White wrote in 'Great Controversy,' "The change of the Sabbath is the sign or mark of the authority of the Romish church." ... "The keeping of the counterfeit Sabbath is the reception of the mark." [Ellen G. White, Great Controversy, Vol. 4, p. 281.] [as cited in]

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Contradictions in 'storytelling' generally mean something is not right. Ron Wyatt's claims involved conflicting reports, including the online record put forward by his wife, Mary Nell Wyatt. Mary Wyatt detailed the events of the alleged discovery of the chamber which Wyatt claimed to hold the Ark of the Covenant. It is posted as an official record on the Wyatt Archaeological Research website and in that detailed telling of the events, there is no mention of angels. []

In May of 2000, regarding the same event and time period, on another "Wyatt Discoveries" site,, Wyatt's former associate, Bill Fry, goes into great detail about Wyatt's claims that he saw four angels in the chamber. He said that they "cleaned up" the chamber and set out the Temple artifacts and they then removed the cover of the Ark exposing the Ten Commandment stones, and Wyatt was told by one of them to remove the stones. He allegedly discussed with that same angel numerous times how he should deal with the discovery. The claimed pictures he took were useless and the video that supposedly turned out --he reported to have turned over to the angels in the chamber for safekeeping. And all must remain hidden until the appointed time--except Michael Rood discusses it on his tour itinerary, "unofficially."

Garden Tomb

a.   Official tour

b.   Unofficial tour by Michael and details on the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant that can only be shown on site.

Michael Rood also falsely prophesied that the Ark of the Covenant would be revealed on Tishri 10, Yom Kippur or sunset November 6, 2000, according to his errant and occult based and many times corrected, "Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar" in his main teaching tape of "Prophecies in the Feasts of the Lord." which was discussed on a pro Rood website. []

But from his book, the Mystery of Iniquity:

"...Israel entered into a covenant that caused them to pledge land to the UN that had been given to Israel by an everlasting covenant with God. That covenant was made in response to the UN's promise for peace and safety from their enemies.

God will annul this covenant when the overflowing scourge of troops passes through the land on Tishri 1, 6001 (October 29, 2000). The Messiah will confirm the covenant that was made in his blood, when the Ark of the Covenant is brought forth at the height of the invasion of Israel...This is it! When Judah takes Jerusalem and the Ark of the Covenant is brought forth we are eighty-four prophetic months from the Day of Atonement on the sea of fire and glass.

Aviv 1, 6001 (May 5, 2000 at sundown in Jerusalem) began the Day of the Lord - The 7th Millennium. Tishri 1, 6001 (October 29, 2000) begins the fulfillment of the fall Feasts of the LORD. Tishri 10 will be the confirmation of the covenant by Messiah. That begins the last Shevua (7 years) prophesied by the Prophet Daniel. The Latter Rain outpouring of the double portion of Holy Spirit will occur on Tishri 22, at the time of the water oblation on the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles..."

And we have him writing a letter on September 7, 2001 :

"...September 7th, Elul 18, 6001 - 21 days to Yom Kippur..."

"On the Day of Atonement - the day of the national redemption of Israel, the Ark of the Covenant will be revealed. The Ark, which is the testimony buried in the earth which confirms the Covenant made in the blood of Messiah, will be revealed at the culmination of this war. ....The world will be in a panic in a few short days, but you will know what to do. If you do not, gather your family and friends and watch the following videos in order:

  1. The Great Secret of Solomon´s Temple
  2. The Feasts of the LORD and their Prophetic Fulfillment (10 hours)
  3. The Mystery of Solomon´s Laver ..."

In Tape 3 of The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Rood stated: "...we never [had the whole story] until the Ark of the Covenant --now the whole thing can be told--because of an earthquake." 

And in Tape 4 of that series, "Now the whole thing can be told. " Michael Rood states that John 'didn't see the earthquake that opened the ground 20 feet below the cross, below which Jeremiah hid the ark of the covenant in a cave 600 years before." "He didn't see that the top of that stone case was fractured and moved off and when the blood and water poured out from Messiahs side it poured out and down that earthquake fracture 20 feet through that bedrock on to the west end of the Ark of the Covenant. He didn't see it all not at that moment," "..When the Ark of the Covenant is brought out on the day of atonement when the 7th millennium begins".

He teaches that the Jews will know by the reappearance of the ark--but the Bible says they will know when they see Him return. And he states that the Jews will be given the double portion of the Holy Spirit at that time.

..."without understanding the feasts the blood of Jesus is just a few empty words that we can't really fully relate to, unless we really understand the picture that was put in place from the very beginning."

"Seventh millennium begins--which will be sundown September 11, 1999--that is when the intermediate fulfillment of the fall feasts will kick in. ... Seven years later we will see the final culmination because at the beginning of the seventh millennium is when he the messiah confirms the covenant that was made in his blood--that is when the ark of the covenant comes forth...

"Ten days later on the day of atonement, the most Holy day in the entire year ...the ark of the covenant is to be brought forth. That is when the covenant was made in the that is when the testimony that God gave of his son,  that is greater than any testimony we can give, will be brought forth. his blood hit the ark on passover, not day of atonement."

"...Ark of Covenant  Will come out [of the cave] It will come out  by the power of God. The Israeli government attempted to bring the Ark of the Covenant out saying that they were going to take it to a more secure place. The six levites they sent in there to bring it out all died before they reached the cave entrance. They were found dead on the ground. ...The concept of needing to find a more secure place is kind of moot. Because it does say in 2 Maccabees 2 that Jeremiah told the priest to mark out the way so they could find their way back, told them to stop doing this, stop marking the way....the Ark of the Covenant must remain in the secret place and the Lord God will bring it out. And his glory will be seen above the mercy seat..."

We are reminded.

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

From, we see another prophetic statement gone awry, since Ron Wyatt died in 1999.

"...The first was that if Ron remained faithful, he would have a part in bringing out the tables of stone so that they might be put on display. The second was that the Ark was not to be revealed to the world or the tables of stone put on display until shortly after a law was passed that would attempt to enforce the mark of the beast upon people..."

From the FAQ page of the Anchorstone: Wyatt Archaeological Discoveries website .

"...When will the Ark be revealed to the world?

We get a lot of pressure from various people about this question but it is God that will dictate the timing of the revealing of the Ark of the Covenant and the tables of stone to the world. No man will make that decision. The timing of that revelation has been revealed to Ron Wyatt. However that revelation will be associated with certain events, not a specific date or time.

The time of the revealing of the Ark is not scheduled to coincide with any dedication or building of a temple or anything associated with it. However, there is an event that will be the signal for Ron to bring out the tables of stone from the place where they have been hidden for over 2500 years. That event will be when man's law forces a form of worship upon people that is contrary to God's law...."

From a transcript of a sermon given by Ron Wyatt in New Zealand in 1999, Wyatt again recounted his claims, presented Ellen White theology and then specific events:

"...I found the blood of Christ, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, upon the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant, the earthly throne of God.  And it was quite obvious that that blood fell upon the mercy seat on the Passover ...Now this chamber where the Ark of the Covenant was placed - that is the temple of God on this earth. The Ark of the Covenant is His earthly throne. And although the Shekinah glory is not present there any longer, it has not been abandoned. The four angels that were placed on duty at the time the 10 commandments were put in the ark [4 S.G. p.102] are still there.  That chamber has been cleaned out.  All the furnishings of the tabernacle (of the temple - which were the same) are set in perfect order. The only difference is that the Ark of the Covenant is sitting against the end of the chamber wall.  The staves have been removed.  And to my understanding that means it's not going to ever be moved again.  And behind the Ark of the Covenant is a beautiful wall of transparent crystal, glass, or something and the colors of the rainbow are radiating out above the earthly throne of God.  I haven't seen the one in heaven but I know it's described as a rainbow over it.

    So anyway, that is God's temple and will be opened and God's people will be able to see on video the blood of the Son of the living God on that mercy seat, so that they will know that they have been redeemed.  And of course, many will take advantage of that and go on to be saved, but others will not be able to say that they were not warned. ..."

The term "Shekinah glory" is not a Biblical term, but rather a kabbalist or rabbinic term referring to God's presence. God's Temple? Blood on a mercy seat to prove those who believe Christ have been redeemed? The Word of God and faith are true. The fanciful and unproved claims of Wyatt, foolish speculation by Rood and others is worthless, other than to prove that false teachers and false prophets abound--which both by their own words have proven themselves to be.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

From another Wyatt advocate and museum curator, in the Section entitled: Verification of Ron Wyatt's Description of the Ark of the Covenant !!!

"...Messianic Rabbi Michael Rood has been a supporter of Ron Wyatt's discoveries for a number of years, and Michael recently showed us this copy of "The Sword of Solomon" -- this sword was made from a description given by the Sephardic Jews in Spain, and THIS SWORD VERIFIES RON WYATT'S DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE CHERUBIM WERE POSITIONED ON THE SIDES OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT!


...But here is the most STUNNING EVIDENCE -- in the center of the handle of "The Sword of Solomon" IT SHOWS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT ! makes perfect sense that the Cherubim would be positioned on the sides of the Ark, and it seems that the Sephardic Jews in Spain knew this about the Ark !

This is potentially AWESOME VERIFICATION of Ron Wyatt's description of the Ark of the Covenant, and I sincerely hope you have been blessed by seeing "The Sword of Solomon." "

"This is not the "original" 2500+ year old Sword of Solomon -- Michael Rood was showing a REPLICA of the Sword of Solomon made by a sword manufacturing company in Spain.  We are in the process of researching the accuracy of this design and we will be inquiring as to the existence of the real Sword of Solomon -- but no matter what the outcome, it is still fascinating that this rendering of the Ark shows the Cherubim positioned on the "sides" of the Ark! )" []

That person also believed that Ron Wyatt was chosen to sit in Moses seat and give us latter day revelation. Odd, or perhaps not, we have Michael Rood "sitting on the seat of Moses" and teaching. From his Israel Tour promotion:

"The Corazin episode of "A ROOD AWAKENING!" will premiere on the way to the Corazin synagogue site.

a.   Michael lectures on "The Seat of Moses" while sitting on - the seat of Moses.

From another proponent and which article was posted since at least 2001, speaking about Wyatt's Ark of the Covenant, and referring to an ad on Richard Rives Too Long In The Sun website:

"This is better explained in a two video set that  by Michael Rood and Richard Rives made available at , as well as in Ron Wyatt's video  "Ark of the Covenant Update" available at"]

*** Richard Rives wrote Sun 1/30/2005 9:03 PM, and stated this concerning this ad,

"...In following the links, I found that you associate me with Mike Rood, speaking of: "a two video set that  by Michael Rood and Richard Rives made available at", is my website.  I am unaware of any two video set." end quote

Incidentally, this 'Ark of the Covenant' report says that even the video didn't work, which Wyatt claimed to have left behind in the cavern.

...Inside the cavern Ron encountered four angels who told him they cleaned the cavern out, and to remove the stone tablets when they lifted the heavy Mercy Seat lid up.  He did so; and then handed them to one of the angels who set the tablets up on a ledge. The angel  told Ron God wanted them to be brought out and shown as soon as the beast has commanded that everyone receive the mark.  That's heavy; what does that tell you about where we're at regarding the end times.  Also inside the Ark Ron found a jar of manna, and Aaron's staff or rod; just as the bible said was in it. Ron resealed the cave entrance and went back home. Ron tired to take pictures of the cavern's contents but God didn't allow it.  He used a polaroid, a 35mm, and a video camera and all film turned out blank. 

No one dares to enter the cave. The Israeli government is OK with where it is now so they can pull it out when the time is right (maybe during the invasion, just before God destroys 5/6 of the invading army). ..Remember Ron had samples of the blood from along the cracks in the rocks above the cavern and from the Mercy Seat itself below the crack in the cavern ceiling. What he found was amazing to say the least. This is very similar to the Shroud of Turin story. ..."

Michael Rood promotes the writings of Richard Rives as well as having been on tour with him. Richard Rives, who had worked with Ron Wyatt for many years, became head of Wyatt's organization after Wyatt's death. Richard Rives had traveled and given joint seminars with Michael Rood and Rood's occult calendar manufacturing associate, Robert Wadsworth, since at least 1998 as shown in the following ad still available on Google from Wadsworth's website, and which was discussed in the article Michael Rood: Dad and Early Church Communications.

December 1998 Newsletter    [hotlink removed >]
... 21. GIG HARBOR - Richard Rives, Michael Rood and Bob Wadsworth will be
holding a seminar on January 22-24, at Gig Harbor, WA. For ... - 22k - Supplemental Result

Also from 2000 and currently still found in 2005, the advertisement from Bob Wadsworth's Biblical Astronomy Newsletter, December 1998/January 1999:

TBN, FEDERAL WAY - Richard Rives, Michael Rood, and Bob Wadsworth will be doing a special 2-hour live interview at Trinity Broadcast, Federal Way, Washington on January 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The interview will be broadcast throughout the Pacific Northwest. Richard Rives is the author of the book "Too Long in the Sun" and is also the curator of the Ron Wyatt Museum.

TACOMA - Richard Rives, Michael Rood and Bob Wadsworth will be holding a seminar on Biblical Archaeology, Biblical Astronomy, and much more, at Dightman's Bible Bookstore in Tacoma, Washington from 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m on January 20 and 21.

GIG HARBOR - Richard Rives, Michael Rood and Bob Wadsworth will be holding a seminar on January 22-24, at Gig Harbor, WA. []

For more on Bob Wadsworth and Michael Rood see: Michael Rood: WAY Colleagues, Occult Calendars  & False Prophecies.

In World of the Bible Book Reviews, Randall Price reviewed Holy Relics or Revelation:  Recent Astounding Archaeological Claims Evaluated3. 

“One of the questions frequently asked our ministry concerns the archaeological allegations of the late Ron Wyatt, now perpetuated by the Wyatt Archaeological Foundation, the Prophecy Club, and messianic speaker Michael Rood....The authors, like Wyatt, are Seventh-Day Adventists.  Their criticisms therefore, are not as much with his theology but with Wyatt’s supposed archaeological research.  Of particular interest is their exposure of inconsistencies in the varied accounts given by Wyatt concerning his discoveries and a collection of excuses by Wyatt for such inconsistencies and for his promised evidence not being forthcoming.  This book is recommended to any who have wanted a thorough evaluation of Wyatt and his claims3.”

Randall Price also reported in another article in 1999. His credentials include, "...serves as President for World of the Bible Ministries.  He is a Th.M. graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has done graduate study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and conducted archeological excavation in Israel with the University of Texas in conjunction with the teaching of courses in biblical archaeology and the history and culture of modern Israel...Research Professor of Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Studies at Oregon Theological Seminary in Salem...Adjunct Professor of Archaeology and Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Bible Baptist Seminary in Clark Summit, PA, and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas."

Regarding Ron Wyatt, Dr. Price stated :

Q. We had a man named Ron Wyatt who came to our city and claimed that he had discovered Noah’s Ark and even the Ark of the Covenant? Is this for real?

A. Ron Wyatt, who has been telling his tales of discovering Noah’s Ark, the chariots of Pharaoh, the pillars of Solomon, the true Mt. Sinai, the tomb of the Patriarchs, Sodom & Gomorrah, the place of Christ’s crucifixion, and the Ark of the Covenant for many years, has been documented as an archaeological fraud. Both former “friends” as well as professional archaeologists in his own denomination (Seventh- Day Adventist) have published detailed refutations of all of his “discoveries.”

Rather than go into such details here we refer those interested in the documentation against Wyatt to request a free packet of papers by archaeologists in Wyatt’s denomination from: Dr. David Merling, Associate Director & Curator, Institute of Archaeology, Horn Archaeological Museum, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0990 (E-Mail: Extensive examinations of his most extravagant claims may be found on the Internet at: (and especially the following at this site:,,,,,,

Concerning ... his supposed discovery of Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant...His Noah’s Ark site had been examined and long abandoned by Ark hunters and geologists as a natural formation before Wyatt and others came to the spot, and it has continued to be proven to be such... There are eight other smaller formations like it in the area, so if this is Noah’s Ark there must have been a fleet of them!

As to the Ark of the Covenant, Wyatt says that he found it along with the Table of Shewbread, the Golden Altar of Incense, and the Menorah (a seven-branched candlelabra) a cave inside the hill called “Gordon’s Calvary” in eastern Jerusalem. Wyatt even says he scrapped blood off of the Mercy Seat of the Ark, had it analyzed and found it to have half the normal number of human chromosomes (therefore, the blood of the Virgin born Christ). He further says that the Ark was positioned in such a way so that when Christ was crucified His blood fell through a hole in the cliff above and landed on the Mercy Seat (thus fulfilling the atonement typified by this object). While such a story thrills audiences, “Gordon’s Calvary” cannot be the place of Christ’s crucifixion. It has no archaeological support, ...

“Gordon’s Calvary” at the site of the Protestant “Garden Tomb” is part of a complex of First Temple tombs (about 600 years before Christ), but the New Testament says Jesus tomb was “newly hewn” .Wyatt’s “discoveries” have been rejected by real archaeologists not because, as Wyatt contends, they are jealous, or lack faith, but because his stories are unsubstantiated by facts. If facts are the basis for our faith (Christ actually died and rose again), then it is no lack of faith to demand of those with incredible claims that they be supported with evidence. The bottom line is: Wyatt has given us nothing to believe, so believe nothing he says! "

And so we have the information foundations for Michael Rood, "historian" and his sources for "archaeological evidence". If the claims of Wyatt are viewed as unsubstantiated or proven false, why would anyone follow Michael Rood who is using Wyatt's information for his 'ministry'?

Michael Rood also believes that Jewish people, specifically in Israel, know more about the Scriptures and interpret them more accurately, than those who know Jesus Christ and who believe the New Testament. From a Christian perspective, is it possible for a person to reject the New Testament and Jesus Christ, and have a Biblical understanding that could be utilized by Christians?

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Michael Rood views the name of Jesus Christ as being from faulty and errant Greek translators and a reference to Greek gods, and he rather uses the made up name of Yahshua. According to one pro Rood site, "An interesting point made by Michael John Rood in tape #3 of his 8 tape video series called, "Countdown to the 7th Millennium" is the the word "Iesous" (Jesus) in Greek means "the pig."

From the 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

"...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... And we see that, in Colossians ch 2 v 6, As [you] 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. And it's real easy to do this because Joshua has made it into our language....His name was able to make it into our language for the most part completely intact. Except the letter J. 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. ..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 Yahshua is not found in the Old Testament writings in Hebrew. What you will find there is Jehoshua [Joshua]. The 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 [3091], which the Jewish scholars transliterate as Yehoshua utilizing the vowel pointing's from the Masoretic text. [# from Strong's] 

In the Aramaic portion of the book of Ezra 5:2, we find the name Yeshua or Jeshua transliterated from the Aramaic letters Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin [3443]. In the Hebrew portion of the book of Ezra, you will find a name written in Hebrew as yod-shin-vav-ayin [3442] which the Jewish scholars transliterate as Yeshua or Jeshua. [# from Strong's] 

For example:

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. 

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. We have no problem with the Name Yeshua, as it means "He is salvation" in Hebrew. 

However, Michael Rood does have a problem with the name of Jesus and Yeshua, as do many of his associates in the 'Two House" and Sacred Name camps, where Mr. Rood has been a speaker at their various Hodu's.

For example, kabbalist Ed Nydle. Nydle, also known as "Rabbi Ed Nydle" or "Levi bar Ido", is a board member of Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, along with Moshe Koniuchowsky of Your Arms to Israel (YATI) and Tom Mitchell. He was also former Vice President of YATIBrian Samtur, in charge of Music and Cantor for Your Arms to Israel (YATI), also does the music for Michael Rood's tapes. YATI is an organization Michael Rood has been associated with, a speaker at their various events and promoted by them. Marshall Koniuchowsky refers to Christians as "xtians", the church as "kirche" a derogatory term and uses other anti-Christ rhetoric.

From a recent Hodu

Michael Rood, Jeff Weiss, Brian Samtur, Marshall Koniuchowsky

According to YATI, this is "December 2003"

"Michael Rood and Rav Moshe at Hodu "

Michael Rood & Marshall Koniuchowsky, also known as Moshe Koniuchowsky

Ed Nydle, teaches the following about Jesus. Quoting from the Seek God Nydle Newsflash:

From denigrating the Name of Jesus Christ to such wickedness that can hardly be related, and is found in his articles such as his two part series, "Was Satan/Helel/Venus "Married" to Yahweh? (2) ",  and  "Was Satan/Hillel/Asherath "Married" to Yahweh Pt 2  (3)  

"Rabbi's" Ed Nydle, Koniuchowsky and others apparently believe that the answer to that question is yes. In part 2, Nydle quotes his 'brother in arms', Koniuchowsky and also Eddie Chumney and states,

"...Let me quote from a recent e-mail listing the NEW tape series from Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky dated Tuesday July 18, 2000: B-8-YAHWEH’S FALLEN BRIDE!...." 

Nydle goes on and states, "The purpose was to show you that the idea of Ashterah/Lucifer/Hillel being Yahweh’s consort is NOT a NEW concept or teaching,...Brother Eddie Chumney also hints at this idea in his book "Who is the Bride of Christ"...." 4

>...Ed Nydle also wrote, which is the common theology of those within the Union, in his article, "Who is the "Abomination that makes Desolate?" By Rabbi Edward "Levi" Nydle"

"....The answer to the question who is the abomination is: Satan/Hillel/Ashtorah/Zeus/Baal-zebul/Tammuz/SHIQQUS (BAAL) SHAMEN-LORD of HEAVEN or OIL= IESOUS (Jesus)! Satan/Hillel has pulled off the greatest deception of all time. He has set himself up as the LORD of HEAVEN/..." 

 originally posted at >

"....we see that Satan/Hillel is called Baal-zebul and also "the Prince or Chief of the demons or false deities (elohim-gods) of the day. The title of BAAL clearly shows us that Baal-zebul is the Supreme God in the area or nation where this deity or false god is worshipped....Yahweh spoke through the prophet Dani’el and Yahshua to reveal to us (Yisrael) that Satan/Hillel/Ashterah/Zeus (Baal-zebul) would be established by the Babylonian System as the "Savior" and "Lord" of this world,...We know can know for certain who the "abomination that makes desolate" is! Yahweh plainly showed that BAAL is none other than Satan / Hillel / Ashterah / Venus. BAAL-ZEBUL is none other than the prince of demons and the "LORD of HEAVEN"; the Lord of Heaven is ZEUS; and Zeus is JUPITER. Satan / Hillel / Venus / Ashtorah is known and worshipped, even today as Zeus/Jupiter .Satan is also described as the Prince of the power of the air, the God of this world, Beezelbub, the Evil One, and the Dragon (see Revelation 12:9). We also know that according to Dani’el that the LORD of heaven is also the LORD of oil or a false Messiah sitting in the Temple of Yahweh-the SUN GOD! This false Messiah is called in Hebrew SHIQQUS SHAMEN or "the LORD of HEAVEN"...

...SHOWING HIMSELF that he is ELOHIM (or GOD/LORD), and that it would be according to the working of Satan-DECEPTIVE SIGNS and WONDERS! Rav Shaul tells us that many would believe this falsehood. Hold on tight and buckle your seat belt, as we go deeper!

The name "Jesus"- IESOUS traces to SUN GOD Worship!


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Who is the abomination? Ask yourself!

The answer to the question who is the abomination is: Satan / Hillel / Ashtorah / Zeus / Baal-zebul /  Tammuz / SHIQQUS (BAAL) SHAMEN - LORD of HEAVEN or OIL= IESOUS (Jesus)! Satan/Hillel has pulled off the greatest deception of all time. He/she has set him (her) self up as the LORD of HEAVEN/ the SHIQQUS SHAMEN or "LORD of OIL" alias the ANTI-MESSIAH ...

...The TRUE MOSHIACH is NAMED YAHSHUA-the King of the JEWS, the SON of the Living Elohim-YAHWEH! He is NOT a Greek healing "god" as the kirche teaches!..."

Rabbi Edward "Levi" Nydle

originally posted at>

Ephesians 5:9 (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.

Michael Rood uses the name Yahweh for the Father, and he has been teaching his followers that you can get healed and saved by calling on THAT name. Not the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and God manifest in the flesh, but what he terms is the 'real' name of the Father. Yet we know that if one does not acknowledge the Son--there is no access to the Father. 

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Michael Rood is one of many who is culling the Christian churches for those weak in the faith and who do not know the Scriptures. While there are many false teachers and false prophets under the banner of Christianity, it should be no surprise as there are many warnings about such given by Jesus and the Apostles. But Michael Rood and his "teachings" are not the answer. Rather, studying God's Word and applying it to all is what we are called to do.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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.

If you have not read the many errant claims of Michael Rood, who was former high level leadership in the doomsday cult, The Way International, which adherents rejected the Deity of Christ and his many false credential claims and so on, please do take time to read the series about him found at Ministries and Leadership > . Michael Rood's "Biblical Calendar", included in at least two of his episodes is based on the zodiac, and other occult sources and is discussed at

Besides the articles in the Michael Rood section, there are also related ones

Other Articles About Michael Rood

A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities  >>Due to size also broken into 3 articles for those with dialup > Page 1 A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities Page 2 Change of Heart? or the Real Michael Rood?  Page 3 Old Habits, New Ways


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 Letters


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