Michael Rood, Sky Angel
, Ron Wyatt,
National Religious Broadcasters
A review of the listed programs at the
Christian based and ecumenical Sky Angel satellite system, includes Michael
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
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
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
NRB also states, "NRB is your partner
to promote the Gospel..."
Association exists to represent the Christian
broadcasters’ right to communicate the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to a lost and dying world..." http://www.nrb.org/partner/1,,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
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".
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
Although no longer affiliated with the NAE,
affiliated with many that are members of the NAE and also
those highly connected with the
National Policy (CNP), including the following CNP
John F. Ankerberg,
G. Atsinger III, Dr.
D. James Kennedy , Beverly
Timothy LaHaye, Richard
E. McCabe, Rev.
Paul Pressler, Dr.
"M.G." Pat Robertson, Jay
E. Waldron, Rev.
Jim Woodall .
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
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"
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:
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 Israelnet.tv
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.
Michael Rood is referring to,
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
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
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:
Yehoshua, Y'shua, Yeshua, Iesous, Iesus, or Jesus The Sacred
Name or True Name
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.
entirely against the Sky Angel stated mission which says
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
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
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.
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,
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
From the Sky
"...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..."
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:
opposed to Sky Angel's February Highlights, with
(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:
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?
In the Sky Angel shows,
as in his tours,
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
ancient Hebrew text of Matthew, copied a millennium ago by
Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut,..."
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.
"..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 ...no 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
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
In Tape 3 of that series, Michael
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:
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
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.
the Schedule for Sky Angel advertising his Seat of Moses
teaching and which was posted on Michael Rood's website:
Seat of Moses
"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:
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
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?
Do Karaites believe in the New Testament?
Do Karaites believe in Jesus?
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
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
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.
WHY PIN YOUR SALVATION ON A FAIRY-TALE? COME TO YHVH, THE ONLY TRUE SAVIOUR
AND KING, TODAY, AND FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS!
..." end excerpts.
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
"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
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?
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.
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]
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
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
For more information please go to www.skyangel.com.
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
reallyrood.com in competition with the original
aroodawakening.tv, unroododespertar.tv and
aroodawakening.com, all of which have since been shut
down. The new michaelroodministries.com was launched in
direct competition to the original michaelrood.com, 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
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 -
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.
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.
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. [www.isitso.org/guide/wyatt.html
] 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
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, Anchorstone.com,
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
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,
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. [http://www.hollywoodcalifornia.com/year2000/]
But from his book, the
Mystery of Iniquity:
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,
at sundown in Jerusalem) began the Day of the Lord
- The 7th
Millennium. Tishri 1, 6001 (October 29,
begins the fulfillment of the fall Feasts of the LORD.
Tishri 10 will be the confirmation of the
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 :
Elul 18, 6001 - 21 days to Yom Kippur..."
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
- The Great
Secret of Solomon´s Temple
- The Feasts of
the LORD and their Prophetic Fulfillment (10
- 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
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."
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
"...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 Anchorstone.com, we
see another prophetic statement gone awry, since Ron Wyatt
died in 1999.
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..."
the FAQ page of the
"...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.
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
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
TEMPLE TO BE
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
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:
another Wyatt advocate and museum curator, in the Section
entitled: Verification of Ron Wyatt's Description of the
Ark of the Covenant !!!
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
This is a beautifully ornate sword -- on two ends of
the handle guard of the sword there are two Cherubs,
AND THESE CHERUBS ARE THE SAME BASIC DESIGN AS THE
STONE CARVING OF THE CHERUB THAT WAS FOUND IN ZEDIKIAH'S
CAVE THAT LEADS INTO THE CAVE WHERE THE ARK OF THE
COVENANT IS HIDDEN!"
...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 !...it 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 !
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
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:
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.
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
www.toolonginthesun.com , as well as in Ron
Wyatt's video "Ark of the Covenant Update"
*** 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
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
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
Dad and Early Church Communications.
December 1998 Newsletter
... 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. [http://www.atlbible.org/astronomy/99jan.htm]
more on Bob Wadsworth and Michael Rood see:
Michael Rood: WAY Colleagues, Occult
Calendars & False Prophecies.
World of the Bible Book Reviews,
Randall Price reviewed
Holy Relics or Revelation: Recent
Astounding Archaeological Claims Evaluated3.
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
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: email@example.com). Extensive examinations
of his most extravagant claims may be found on the
Internet at: www.tentmaker.org/WAR/ (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) ...in 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! "http://www.worldofthebible.com/
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
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
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].
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]
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 .
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.
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
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
He was also former Vice
President of YATI.
Brian 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"
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
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
"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
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
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"
"....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
posted at >www.bnaiavraham.net/articles/who_is_the_abomination.htm.
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
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!
name "Jesus"- IESOUS traces to SUN GOD
there is NOT ONE AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE THAT GIVES THE
NAME "JESUS" OR IESOUS AS THE TRUE NAME OF
YAHSHUA, the Moshiach of all Yisrael.
is the abomination? Ask yourself!
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
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!..."
Edward "Levi" Nydle
originally posted at> www.bnaiavraham.net/articles/who_is_the_abomination.htm
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
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
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.
Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which
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
and Leadership >
http://www.SeekGod.ca/topichrministries.htm . Michael
"Biblical Calendar", included in at least two of his
episodes is based on the zodiac, and other occult sources and is discussed
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