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Doctor James Trimm's "Jewish" School 

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Revelation 3:8 -11

"I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."


James Trimm's doctorate has been used to promote his website "Yeshiva" or simply put, a Jewish Rabbinical School. He stated in an internet email, and on his website that, "Beit Netzarim Nazarene Yeshiva functions under the approbation of the International Nazarene Beit Din." 

 James Trimm set up the International Nazarene Beit Din, with himself and a few others on the board, and then authorized himself to form the school called,  Beit Netzarim Yeshiva, although he isn't Jewish.  

The "International Beit Din," then, is the so-called "Jewish authority" formed and headed by James. That means he gets his authority from, makes decisions for and is basically answerable to, himself.

James Trimm expounds in his article, Nazarene Halachic Authority, explaining the Beit Din's importance for advancing his authority/control and teaching, 

 "....Halachic authority is the authority to make halachic determinations interpreting the Torah forbidding and permitting activities based on these interpretations, and resolving matters between fellow believers...later a council of Elders were appointed (Ex. 18:13-26; Dt. 1:9-18) These Elders showed men "the way wherein they must walk" (i.e. Halacha) (Ex. 18:20) Their judgements were regarded as the judgement of G-d himself (Dt. 1:17)....Their Halachic authority became termed "the key of the House of David" (Is. 22:21-22)...The Nazarene Halachic authority, that is the Nazarene Sanhedrin, is documented in Acts 15. Here we are shown a Halachic court which has worldwide authority
...Nazarenes must also have our own unique halachic authority apart from that of Rabbinic Judaism....reconstructing the ancient sect of Nazarene Judaism we must recognize that Rabbinic/Pharisaic Halacha is not the only "authentic" Judaism...Although we must examine what these sages, as well as the Qumran writers, have written. We must examine their conclusions in light of ancient Jewish methods of interpreting the Scriptures to determine if their rulings constitute a valid Nazarene position on any given issue."  
[spelling as seen]


For more on the Halacha authority desired, see Avi ben Mordechai's remarks in the article To Embrace Hebrew Roots: Part II: The Bible and the Talmud. For More on Avi ben Mordechai see: Avi ben Mordechai & Millennium 7000

In a statement defending his twice being dis-fellowshipped from a messianic congregation, one in Fort Worth Texas and later in Denver, Colorado, James states, (1993) "4) What Mr Carlson discribes is a meeting of 3 people not a Beit-din which requires 12 judges."  [spelling as seen] 

However, according to Jewish sources to which this all pertains, quoting the Talmud,  "Mishna m.San. 1:4 ... requires 23 (not 12) judges." Note: since writing this I was contacted and told it could be 3, but the issue was validity based on the Jewish requirements.

James Trimm's Beit Din has never had the said 12 judges, let alone 23,  and his current Beit Din has four members: James Trimm, Eric Sandquist, Daniel Harris and Joe Vial--which is misspelled on his site and should be Joe Viel. See also David Hall & Michael J Rood. For Joe Vial See: The James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor

Further the Beit Din is to be comprised of "Jewish" members. According to a former member,  "A member of the Nazarene Beit Din must be a Jew, either natural or converted according to standards accepted by this Beit Din." That not only eliminates James Trimm from his own group, but other Beit Din members have resigned because they weren't Jewish either. That meant former members such as Chris Lingle, Michael Calpino, Cecil Hartley, and perhaps others.

Examples of his claiming to be Jewish are found frequently:

Losttribes forum Message 1501 of 7869  
Post 1501

             From: James Trimm  <jstrimm@s...>
             Date: Thu Feb 11, 1999 9:21am
             Subject: Re: Stupid Topic!


First of all let me start by clarifying that myself and Avi * are both Jewish and did not accept Messiah until we were adults (previously  being within Rabbinic Judaism).  

[**James was referring to Avi ben Mordechai aka Bradley M Marcus]

And also:

Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 19:14:27 -0500 (CDT)
Date-warning: Date header was inserted by
From: James Trimm <***@***.com>
Subject: reply
To: mshulman**@***.com
Message-id: <l03102816633a604e433a@[]>

MIME-version: 1.0

Regarding your call:

I was born Jewish.

I have not answered your other questions yet because I am overcome with work...."

In an email exchange with Stan Eisenberg, Trimm's former Rabbi, the following was stated:


I thought I would post the reply here as well:

Myself I am a Nazarene Jew.  I was a Rabbinic Jew until I found Yeshua to be the Messiah of Judaism when I was 18 (I am now 34). 

Not true. Scott Trimm may have practiced Rabbinic Judaism, but according to investigative documentation, that can be viewed at the website noted at the end of this paragraph, Scott Trimm was not born Jewish. The website also contains documentation that indicates Scott Trimm has no Jewish ancestry at least back three or four generations on either his mother or father's side.
In addition, I have in my possession emails from his first wife that also indicate he was not born Jewish. and that his mother denies any Jewish background in Scott Trimm's family."

See Complete Stan Eisenberg Letter

James was born February 16, 1966,  in Fort Worth, Texas, to James Harold Trim and Fern McKinney Trim now Fern Brooks. She had remarried after James Harold Trim died in 1984. His funeral was held in Lucas Hurst Chapel and it was officiated by the Rev. Jim Collie, a Presbyterian minister.  The original spelling of Trimm was Trim, but was later changed. Both James Trimms fathers' and mothers' family are of Irish descent. James was raised Christian, but now claims to be a Torah Observant Nazarene Jew, an Essene, and at times a Jewish Mormon Rabbi PH.D. What he is portrayed as, depends upon the audience he is attempting to indoctrinate.

In reality James is Irish, from his mother's side and his father's side, and he was raised Christian according to his mother. Unless James is going to call all his relatives, including his mother, a genealogist for many years, liars, as well as dismissing all publicly documented fact, he simply cannot claim to have the Jewish heritage he boasts he has. 

If one takes the time to look through all the public documents, newspapers, Library archives, cemetery records and so on, in Tarrant county, Fort Worth, Avery and so on, one will find that evidence. James was raised Christian. It is unclear why James would reject his Irish heritage in favor of claiming something he is not. Heritage or race does not make one better or a more acceptable person to God. Believing in Jesus Christ does.

In fact the whole Nazarene Jewish ploy is viewed by Nazarene Jews in Israel as a fraud and attempt to mislead people. Nazarene Jews reject Jesus Christ as the Messiah, and are a branch of Orthodox Judaism.

Found at, their page, Imposters' Gallery, Wannabe Netzarim, (Deceivers Falsely Posing as
Netzarim / Nazarene Judaism), states:

" Only the Netzarim – headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel – function within the legitimate Jewish community and its Orthodox beit din system. All others calling themselves – self-proclaimed – Netzarim are operating outside of the framework of the legitimate Jewish community and its uninterrupted and legitimate succession of the beit din system ordained through Mosheh Rabeinu at Har Sinai. Thus, all others calling themselves Netzarim set themselves up as rivals of the legitimate Jewish community and its Orthodox beit din system...."

They then list SANJ, including addressing James' false claim of being a Jew, and list all SANJ connects to on their list, "As a service to both the Jewish Community and non-Jews ... the Netzarim will maintain the following alphabetized list of deceivers who falsely pose as Netzarim / Nazarenes ...There are two ways to be removed from this list of imposters, deceivers, false teachers and frauds: accept Netzarim requirements or stop posing as Netzarim and/or practicers of Nazarene Judaism..."

Please understand, quoting the Jewish sources is not being in agreement with their theology. Because James has made statements, including calling Jesus Christ the anti-christ, we must evaluate by the Word of God.

    1 John 4:1-3   

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

What James Trimm is offering people is a very mutated form of Judaism, hence must be evaluated from those beliefs as well as from Biblical Christian beliefs. Those mutated beliefs are in essence the way a cult is born.


Visions of Grandeur

Proverbs 12:12 -13

"The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble."

James' purposes and schemes and visions of grandeur are for more than just a Yeshiva, and a large following. James wants his own compound, with a school and his version of a Nazarene Jewish community. In an email posted to his losttribes forum, (as seen):

Message 5288 of 7870

From:  James Trimm <jstrimm@h...>
Date:  Mon Mar 5, 2001  1:09 am
Subject:  [losttribes] Nazarene Communty Center

We have long said that Nazarne Judaism needs to be building communities. Well we now have a plan that we believe will do just that. We are planning a Nazarene Community Center!...It is intended that this community center will serve as an anchor to promote a Nazarene Jewish community and if successful additional Nazarene communities could be established in various other loactions over a period of time.

No this would not be a rural "cult compound" but would be much more like a Jewish Community center and would be located in a Suburban area.

Imagin living in such a community! ... a community of like minded believers living in a "Jewish Community" much like any other..."
 [spelling as seen]

One doesn't have to live in a rural compound to be a cult. Visions of WACO come to mind as James Trimm was heavily involved in learning everything he could about David Koresh and the Branch Davidians.  In fact, one can't help but  wonder if that familiarization is helping James in his establishing his own cult, where he is set up as the authority, the one with the truth, and the one to be listened to, even though who he is begins on a foundation of lies.


Trimm's Beit Din

At the "Kabbalah Resource Center, The Soul of the Torah," articles posted by James are signed either Dr. James Trimm or Dr. James Scott Trimm, with the following stated at the bottom of the page of kabbalah articles and links: "Programming and artistic rendering by Eric Sandquist - Systems Engineer Based on research gathered from Dr. James Trimm, Luana Fabry and others." The web site is registered to Eric Sandquist, Trimm's webmaster. It also is promoted with Trimm's kabbalah discussion group.

Luana Fabry was a former Beit Din Friend of the court in 1999, was a Catholic, then a Pentecostal and now belongs to a Hebrew Roots group who celebrates the Biblical festivals and the Sabbath. It has been alleged that Luana Fabry has denied "Yahshua" and has gone the way of her former SANJ associate, Steve Heiliczer.

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

Steve Heiliczer,  also a former Beit Din member, and founder and Director of the Association of Torah Observant Messianics (A.T.O.M.), has listed James as a DR. under Guest Articles, "GET READY!!! by Dr. James Trimm">    

Heiliczer, actually Jewish, but also a former Baptist, became Messianic, then Nazarene Jewish, has denied "Y'shua" as Messiah and is now a practicing Orthodox Jew. 

Kabbalist Avi ben Mordechai was and is a "friend of the court."

Michael Detwiler, former vice president of SANJ, and a former Beit Din member, resigned from his position in May 2000. He claims to be Jewish but it has been alleged that his  "conversion"   was performed by a person who was not a legitimate Jewish Rabbi, and did not follow rabbinic requirements. If this is correct, then he would not be a Jew by conversion, birth, or lineage.

It has also been alleged that some of the governing bodies of Orthodox Judaism have been investigating the legitimacy of his conversion and others that were performed by the same person. 

In fact, the Nazarene Beit Din "Jewish conversions" also offered by Trimm, and proclaimed in 1999, are also not recognized as legitimate, and Trimm himself stated, "These conversions are NOT accepted for immigration to Israel (they only accept Orthodox Conversions) by any Jews," [spelling as seen]
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From:  James Trimm <jstrimm@s...>
Date:  Fri Sep 17, 1999  1:45 am
Subject:  [textcrit] Nazarene Jewish Conversions


One of the main problems with Messianic Judaism in the past has been that unlike Rabbinic Judaism there hs been no vehicle for conversion to Judaism. This has been a real problem because many Messianic Organizations withhold certain offices for Jews only and require congregations to have a certain percentage of Jews. Since there is no vehicle for conversion, non-Jews are relegated forever to sceond-class status. They can never convert and never participate fully. This differs not only with Rabbinic Judaism but it is unbiblical as well.

Within the Netzarim/Nazarene Judaism movement we are changing this. The International Nazarene Beit Din has just passed a conversion halachah. Persons who complete this conversion process will be halachicly regarded as Jewish within Nazarene Judaism.

I need to clarify two things: 1. These conversions are NOT accepted for immigration to Israel (they only accept Orthodox Conversions)

2. This halachah is for a person to be halachicly regarded as Jewish
and is NOT a process to make a person "saved"...

The International Nazarene Beit Din has passed a conversion halachah..."

Eric Sandquist, a Beit Din member, a non-Jew and the web administrator for SANJ wrote on a discussion thread of the "holeyboard", " I am studying with Dr. James Trimm and Chris Lingle."

This article has since been removed.  He also owns the 613COMMANDMENTS.COM website and others and serves as moderator on at least one of James Trimm's varied discussion forums.   

Eric Sandquist is also promoted as "Professor Eric Sandquist."  Note that the Yeshiva was authorized in 1999, when there were in fact only seven Full Members on the Beit Din Board. That is in direct contradiction to what James stated was required, that being 12 members. 

Trimm's  Beit Netzarim Yeshiva web site is located at:

 In the 2002 Prospectus from Trimm's Yeshiva: (as seen)

Beit Netzarim  Yeshiva 
P.O. Box 471 
Hurst, TX 76053 
(817) 284-7039 

Copyright © 2002 Society for the Advancement of Nazarene Judaism

"The Yeshiva: A Brief History 

In 1999 the International Netzarim Beit Din authorized the establishment of Beit Netzarim Yeshiva. The Beit Din appointed Dr. James Scott Trimm to serve as Rosh Yeshiva. During the summer of 2002 the Yeshiva trustees determined to improve the curse of study. Dr. James Trimm completed a project to enhance the curriculum, redesigned the Yeshiva and instituted the Yeshiva’s “PaRDeS” approach to Yeshiva studies. The PaRDeS approach created a new emphasis in theological competence and Rabbinical preparation.  [spelling as seen]

...Beit Netzarim Yeshiva has a vital role in filling a present gap in theological education. Beit Netzarim and its founders feel there is a need for an institution, which will instruct both the layman and the professional Messianic believer with the same high level of  education offered in a Rabbinic Yeshiva. Many of those calling themselves "Rabbi" within the Messianic movement do not have the same level of education held by their Rabbinic counterparts. [bolding added] 

.....The PaRDeS program will emphasize hermeneutics and disciplined exegesis on all four levels.

Theological Faculty
Dr. James Scott Trimm
Rosh Yeshiva
S.T.D. Semitic Studies, St. John Chrysostom Theological Seminary

Eric Sandquist
Professor of Theological Studies "

The Yeshiva is not accredited at this time. Other Messianic yeshivas are accepting Beit Netzarim credits. The Yeshiva is organized and operated under the approbation of the International Nazarene Beit Din. At some point in the future Beit Netzarim may seek  some type of accreditation. 

...Transfer of Credit 
Transfer credits MAY be accepted by Beit Netzarim Yeshiva. All requests for transfer of credits must be made to the Rosh Yeshiva. (Most MBI Yeshiva credits are accepted). ..." 

Many are teaching that one must also utilize "PaRDes as a tool for Torah study," with the qualifier, "that this would be within normative rabbinic Judaism (and should be in ours), not necessarily just Kaballah, that is why the rule for being 40 years of age and extensively schooled in Torah was the original prerequisite for understanding Sod." and in order to understand the meaning of the Scriptures.

It needs to be understood that Pardes is an acronym for the understanding of Scriptures via kabbalistic means. It's noteworthy that an article published in the final print edition of the Jerusalem Perspective, written by David Bivin of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research (JSSR) and who is so popular within the Hebrew Roots movement, is not accepted by many within the Hebrew Roots or Messianic movements or Christians embracing these teachings, because of their not understanding or denying the source of kabbalah or Pardes:

“... students of the Kabbalah speak of Pardes ...which is an acronym derived from the initial letter of each of the four terms (p-r-d-s)....According to the late Professor Gershom Scholem, pioneer researcher in the field of Kabbalah, Moses ben Shem Tov of Leon was the first known writer to mention the acronym Pardes. He did so about 1290 in a composition called Sefer Pardes. Moses ben Shem Tov also wrote The Zohar, which became the most influential work of the Spanish Kabbalists...The Kabbalists were mystics par excellence, and they pursued vigorously Scripture's concealed meanings. They aspired to an elevated spiritual awareness by gaining access to concealed knowledge through scrutinizing each letter of the biblical text and through ecstatic ascents into heaven...Their longing for esoteric knowledge may be traced back in part to earlier Gnostic speculations. Such speculations left their imprints on the Kabbalah...The acronym Pardes belongs exclusively to the domain of the Kabbalah.”
Quoted from an article titled:
“Medieval Jargon on First-century Lips”
Author: David Bivin
Jerusalem Perspective
Page 33
July-September 1999 #56

A book published in 1984 by David Bivin (Director of the JSSR) and Roy Blizzard has formed the basis of much Hebrew Roots' doctrine. The following excerpts from Understanding The Difficult Words Of Jesus represent the JSSR viewpoint on the lack of originality of the Greek New Testament: 

"...Our reasons for writing this book are not only to show that the original gospel was communicated in the Hebrew language; but to show that the entire New Testament can only be understood from a Hebrew perspective. 2.

"It cannot be overemphasised, that the key to an understanding of the New Testament is a fluent knowledge of Hebrew and an intimate acquaintance with Jewish history, culture, and Rabbinic Literature."

Jesus Christ is identified by the JSSR as being "like other Jewish sages of that time". Please see  Jacob Prasch & The Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research for more on the JSSR

In his online resumes, Sandquist has never even come close to showing he was a "Professor of Theological Studies." Although his 1999 resume has been removed from the internet, his employment as well as his education were noted. He obtained an associate in Applied Science in Electronics at Devry where he majored in Electronics Technician. He also went to Joliet Junior College, where his Major was nursing, but he did not obtain a degree. 


In his November 2002 resume found on his website , Internet Host & Management  Services (IHMS)>> which hosts the kabbalah site mentioned above, he states his computer skills with no reference to being a "Professor of Theological Studies," but rather, a "Systems Engineer." Since the Yeshiva Prospectus is for 2002, one would think he would be showing his degrees in order to be also called a "Professor of Theological Studies" which suggests having a doctorate. 


Beit Netzarim Yeshiva

Matthew 15: 8-9

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Prior to mid 2000, Trimm's Beit Netzarim Yeshiva offered Masters, Doctorates and Rabbinates, despite the fact that it was illegal because they had not been licensed by the State of Texas to grant degrees.  Any Masters, Doctorate or Rabbinate obtained through James Trimm's Yeshiva is worthless, as was his own Doctorate. It is strongly suggested you see about getting your money back and enrolling in a licensed program, if so desired. 

If you have tried to get a refund, and have had any problems, contact Consumer Protection at the Texas Attorney Generals Office and file a complaint, as well as with Texas Higher Education

Randy Cook at one of the following , , (817)317-3460, P.O. Box 162929, Keller, TX 76161-2929

Randy Cook works for the United States Postal Inspectors office since mailing out the HRV, based on false advertising qualifies as mail fraud.

Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, P.O. Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711

You can also contact David Linkletter directly at (512) 427-6225, regarding the Yeshiva issues.

They are aware of James Trimm, his Yeshiva and also Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary and their current location in Fort Worth Texas. Neither are licensed to dispense anything, although St. John's was  offering Masters, doctorates and so on, at the end of May, but have pulled that from their site as of June 11, 2003. They seemingly can't make up their minds as to what they can offer, although one should see the same degrees that they are saying Mr. Trimm and themselves as having.

In 2000, David Linkletter of Texas Higher Education saw the Yeshiva site, after the disclaimer was added to the bottom of the main page for the Yeshiva, stating, "The Beit Netzarim Yeshiva operates under the approbation of the International Nazarene Beit Din.  This Yeshiva is not under any form of government licensure or accreditation."  

It does not matter if they have a disclaimer. According to Linkletter, "If degrees have been issued by this institution, they would have been issued in violation of Texas law."  To do so without a license is illegal, whether or not you have a disclaimer. And to offer credits toward degrees is also illegal.

At that time, after being warned by Texas Higher Education, James Trimm sent e-mails stating that he did not have to be licensed by the state in order to issue degrees. He sited two articles which dealt with freedom to assemble, not to issue degrees, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education. The Supreme Court has declared that the granting of degrees is a secular award. Again we evaluate by the Word of God.

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

In the court case HEB Ministries versus TEXAS Higher Education, HEB ministries joined with 2 other groups to fight their being fined over $170,000 for issuing degrees without proper licensing. The penalty is $5000 for each degree issued illegally. The judgment was appealed, and is waiting for a ruling from the Court of Appeals. However, it is current law that one must be licensed to grant degrees, and one can't help wonder how James Trimm states he is Torah Observant, while breaking the law.

In his 2002 Prospectus, James wrote:

The Yeshiva is not accredited at this time. Other Messianic yeshivas are accepting Beit Netzarim credits. The Yeshiva is organized and operated under the approbation of the International Nazarene Beit Din. At some point in the future Beit Netzarim may seek  some type of accreditation. 

...Transfer of Credit 
Transfer credits MAY be accepted by Beit Netzarim Yeshiva. All requests for transfer of credits must be made to the Rosh Yeshiva. (Most MBI Yeshiva credits are accepted). ..." 

James Trimm referenced the fact that the Messianic Bureau International (MBI) and their Yeshiva would accept credits from him and he would in turn accept credits from them. It's already established that it is illegal to obtain or issue credits as Trimm's Yeshiva is not licensed to dispense degrees or issue credits toward degrees. 

MBI or Messianic Bureau International is found at In their "About" link they state: 

On November 1, 1997 MBI began the first online Messianic Jewish Yeshiva, which became a recognized seminary in May of 2000 with an EDU designation at MBI Yeshiva is now serving over 240 students online.

Under it's varied ventures is this list:

MBI Ministries

 MBIR - Messianic Radio >
 MBI Yeshiva
 MBI Organizational Home Site

 MBIMA - Ministers Association 



Messianic Bible Institute Yeshiva or MBI Yeshiva is the Yeshiva Trimm references in his Prospectus. MBI has accepted James Trimm's Yeshiva credits, which is not legal according to the State of Texas, because it does not have a religious exemption and is not accredited. MBI had stated that they accepted up to 66% of Beit Netzarim Yeshiva credits, but have changed their statements.

(June 12, 2003)


click on credits transferred >

"MBI Yeshiva normally accepts transferred credits from: 

  • Any accredited secular school on any non-religious subject to complete the Bachelor Degree only.
  • Any accredited Bible College or Yeshiva
  • Any other Bible College or Yeshiva (a letter explaining the school's academic standing is required)
  • Any Hebrew language class of 10 sessions or more (a letter from the instructor is required)
  • Three credits for each full year of full-time ministry (a detailed resume is required). The credits are charged at the rate of 50% of tuition fee. (These are also called accelerated credits.)...

Prior to July 2001, MBI very clearly accepted credits from SANJ.

Special arrangements:

  • The below arrangements do not annul the rule that a minimum of thirty MBI Yeshiva credits are required to graduate any of our programs.
  • MBI Yeshiva will honor all UMJC Yeshiva credits as equal to MBI Yeshiva credits up to 66% of degree requirements.
  • MBI Yeshiva will honor all IAMCS Yeshiva credits as equal to MBI Yeshiva credits up to 66% of degree requirements.
  • MBI Yeshiva will honor all MJBI (Messianic Jewish Bible Institute) credits as equal to MBI Yeshiva credits up to 66% of degree requirements.
  • MBI Yeshiva will honor all SANJ (Society for the Advancement of Nazarene Judaism) Beit Netzarim credits as equal to MBI Yeshiva credits up to 66% of degree requirements.

According to David Linkletter, since James Trimm's credits were issued illegally, they cannot be transferred and to do so would be illegal. For MBI Yeshiva to accept them, would also be illegal.  Even if MBI credits were valid, it would be pointless to transfer them to Trimm's Yeshiva. More on MBI later. 

Currently James' Beit Netzarim Yeshiva is offering various diplomas, Rabbinate and S'mikhah.

A Rabbinate is a degree from a Rabbinical College or Yeshiva. In order to offer Rabbinates, the Rabbinical College in New York would have to be petitioned. It is required that a person obtain 100 signatures from Rabbis around the world, who agree that you are qualified to offer Rabbinates. Without that, a person does not have the authority to offer a Rabbinate. It's that simple. Even if one obtains the authority from the Rabbinical College, appropriate State licensing to offer degrees is still required. Those are huge hurdles that James Trimm has failed to accomplish.

James has stated, "Students who achieve the Certificate of Rabbinate may petition the International Nazarene Beit Din for S’mikhah." 

S'mikhah is a Rabbinical Jewish ordination and can only be given if James or one of the other "faculty" members were to receive s'mikhah from a legitimate Rabbi, who also had s'mikhah. That will be difficult when the only other "faculty" is "Professor Eric Sandquist," who is not Jewish and not a professor. But here we have James offering this through his International Beit Din, when he himself is not Jewish, nor is his "conversion" recognized by "real" Jews, that is, Jews by heritage and practicing Judaism. A spiritual Jew is:

Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

The only Messianic Yeshiva accepting Beit Netzarim's worthless credits, is Messianic Bureau International's Yeshiva, (MBI) which is run by the same people who have their names on Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary, including Don Hargis, aka Bishop Don Bryant De Cordova who issued the phony doctorate to Trimm. Their courses and diplomas are just as much a sham and will not be recognized by legitimate schools.

Matthew 23:13-15

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of Heaven before men; for you do not enter, nor do you allow those entering to go in.
14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour the houses of widows, and pray at length as a pretext. Because of this you will receive more abundant judgment.
15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you go about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte; and when he has become so, you make him twofold more a son of Hell than yourselves.

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Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary

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Revisited Part 2: The Four Letters

Other Articles

Doctor James Scott Trimm  

    James Trimm as Rabbi Yosef  

 Doctor James Trimm's Diploma  

    Trimm Critics  

    Stan Eisenberg Letter

James Trimm's Diploma Revisited

 Part 2: The Four Letters

 Phillip Arnn Email Correspondence

Doctor James Trimm's "Jewish" School & International Beit Din

Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary  

    Table of Credentials  

MBI Yeshiva & The Hargis Clan  

A Closer Look at David & Don Hargis

    Hargis Timelines

    Hargis Roles

Marian Hargis & Linda C Hargis & Linda G Hargis




NEWSFLASH! > Nazarene Fraud Victim Forum

NEWSFLASH! > Union of Two Unions

Related >The James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor

Michael Rood & James Trimm & The WAY

Vicky Dillen's Inquisition

Ed Nydle; Tom Mitchell, Marshall Koniuchowsky

Copyright . All articles are the sole property of and Vicky Dillen. All Scripture King James Version unless otherwise stated.

Do You KNOW Jesus Christ?

Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. "Behold now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation."  2Corinthians 6:2

If you read only one article on this website,
please let it be:

God's Simple Plan of Salvation.
It concerns the most important decision
you will ever make in your life!
Don't let this opportunity to be saved pass you by.

If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and would like some help understanding His gift of eternal salvation, please contact us. Saying a prayer won't save you. Prayer is merely expressing to God how you feel. Believing and repenting are just the beginning of walking with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


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