Update (March 1, 2014):
The sequence to this article, “Jim Staley (Part 2): His Zionist Connections” was published. Link is provided at the end. Please read Part 1 first. I strongly encourage everyone to also read Part 2, in order to understand the whole mechanism of the deception of the Hebraic Roots Movement. — Olivia
There is a deceiver for everyone ….. That is very true.
I have been very busy lately putting together a video presentation on the Revelation Timeline. But, our Father just would not give me “peace” in my spirit regarding what I have recently learned about Jim Staley, a very popular Hebrew Roots Teacher/Preacher. His ministry is called, “Passion for Truth” (PFT), featuring a prominent olive logo.
The purpose of this article, however, is not to personally and hatefully attack Jim Staley. I have no problem saying that “all” the very visible Messianic and Hebraic Roots oriented ministries are false and deceptive, and I will say that again later. I even wrote an extensive chapter on the topic (link below). But, rather, I would like to highlight the deception methods the Illuminati Zionists use by this ministry to lure Christians in to the trap of the Kabbalistic Judaism, and unltimately of the Great Deception. It is just that PFT is so cleverly done and makes an excellent example. Also, this is a ministry by which many Christians are deceived, and which could potentially deceive “even the elect” (Matt 24:24). There are more of this kind, and Jim Staley is simply one of many instruments and “actors” that the power behind the deception uses.
I would like you to look beyond the person of Jim Staley to see the real deception behind and around him, and apply what you can learn from this example to other ministries that are around you and that you will encounter in the future … and not be deceived.
Now, by the time you finish reading this article, you will know how to effectively spot the “wolf in the sheep’s clothing” (Matt 7:15), even clever ones … and that is my promise.
Well … I was not ready to write a full article with lots of supportive evidence and theological arguments, etc., but, at His behest, have decided to write a quick warning article. And, I remembered that it had been my impression in my research that a point-by-point theorlogical argument is not necessary to expose a false teacher or false prophet anyway. Actually, it is not very effective. I believe, it would rather make people even more confused and discouraged to investigate further, and if so, it would be in vain. In my own experience also, sometimes, I just don’t feel like reading a complicated theological argument. Too much … Besides, there are “always” some theological points I would not agree on within the author’s argument.
Allow me to explain this important point a bit further, and I will get back to Jim Staley. The reality is … none of us is perfect in theological understanding of the Bible, and we have been taught wrong for too long by too many. Who can honestly judge whose theology is eternally correct and whose isn’t? Please do not get me wrong, however. I am not discouraging you to study the Word diligently and know the “Truth” so that you will be able to discern the “False.” That is absolutely the basics and must be done, and is one of the main goals of this blog. But, the reality is that most of us are overwhelmed with the onslaught of heresies and false teaching. And, we need to know how to spot a false teacher and false prophet “now” and “fast.” Apologetics is not suited for that purpose.
Moreover, in my opinion, the “Grace Gospel” is also a heresy, which is promoted by the Illuminati-sent false teachers such as Joseph Prince and Joel Osteen. To me, an attempt to convince Messianic Movement people with a grace argument seems ineffective. How can you combat heresy with another heresy? – a complete futility. After all, anybody, including the person who has never read the Bible, can claim what he or she believes is biblical and correct. But, it will be very hard to prove them wrong when you are trying to convince people who are not vey biblically literate either. You can teach correct theology most people agree on, but they would not receive it if they do not “like” it. In general, “theology” is not written on a stone; it is fluid and usually very experiential, meaning, people do decide their own “theology” based on their own opinion and personal experience … unfortunately, this is the reality. Therefore, I don’t believe it would be an effective false ministry exposing method, in my humble opinion.
Especially, teachers such as Jim Staley, who teach much truth and not so obvious lies, are extremely difficult to argue down and to convince the deceived ones to come out of the deception by a theological proof. I needed to study what Kabbalah was and to pay a good attention to what he teaches to pick up lies and confirm he was false. If you are under his spell, even if he says something obviously out of line, a rationalization mechanism will kick into effect in your mind. Those who are deceived, and continued to be deceived, are so because they unconsciously want to. It also becomes the matter of who is the better presenter, has an apparent credential (e.g., He is a “Pastor” and you are not!), and is more likable at the end. That’s unfortunate, but is a reality. Going against such popular and well funded ministries with thological argument, particularly for no-name truth seekers who operate on no budget in their spare time, such as me, is often not effective, and an up-hill battle.
But, I am neither discouraged nor dismayed. I will NOT stop, because when it comes to identifying the falseness of the Messianic Jewish Movement and Hebraic Roots Movment, our Father has given us clear and obvious signs that anyone can see and hear. We can do this with His help!
And, here is “our” part to do … that is “IF” you are watching for false teachers and prophets, AND use your eyes to see and ears to hear (Matt 13:16), then you can easily see them. As I have already mentioned, I had put together a chapter on this. If you have not, I urge you to read my chapter on the deception of the Messianic Jewish Movement through the following link, when you finish reading this short article … the information in it is all you need to know to discern if a Hebrew Roots ministry is false or not. Reading this chapter and futher studying the references provided will surely equip you to dicern falseness of a ministry, even a cleverly disguised one like PFT.
My general opinion based on my research so far …. is that any major and well publicized ministry which has a prominent presence on YouTube and TV is probably false. Especially, those who are in association with Sid Roth, WorldNet Daily, TBN, DAYSTAR, and any other Illuminati/Zionistic organizations, are all FALSE. This, of course, includes Zionist Christian ministries, such as John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsey, and more. They own all the media and promote each other, inviting each other as guests, endorsing their Zionist agenda as if it is the most important Christian doctrine. Of course, you know that it is a “doctrine of demons” (1 Tim 4:1). And, interestingly, they often openly criticize each other also. Probably, so that the one criticizing and ridiculing the other may look a bit more legitimate, and reassure their deceived followers that they are OK. For example, Benny Hinn calling Todd Bentley a false prophet …. right (?). I will write another chapter on the false Christianity, which was also created by the Illuminati, but you will understand the “Messianic” division of their deception plots when you read the chapter. They are done by the same enemy, the sons of serpent.
All Messianic Jewish Ministries are Zionistic, meaning that they believe the modern Jews are the “chosen people of God” and support the Zionistic current State of Israel, which was established and “owned” by the Illuminati and supported by the tax-payers of the United States of America, and the Christian Zionists, of course. The Illuminati run all of them. The word “Jew” is false to begin with, and it is a newly created word to take over the identity of the House of Judah. There is no fellowship between Judaism and true Christianity. The term, “Judeo-Christian,” is a complete oxymoron, and a new term, “Judeo-Masonic,” is the term we must become familiar with. Judaism is a Kabbalistic occult, and a satanistic false religion, which also runs Freemansonry. What does the satanism have anything to do with the Yeshua our Messiah and YHVH? … None.
Ephesians 5:11 (NKJV)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
So, if the ministry is “obviously” Messianic, then it is easy …. it is clearly false … Period. But, it gets a bit tricky if the ministry is outwordly much less Messianic, or even claims to be a Hebraic “Christian” ministry, such as PFT.
I admit … I have learned some from his teaching, and thought he was a likable teacher, not being grossly Judaized in appearance … so I did not investigate his ministry so urgently. I even used his “Idntity Crisis” video, although somewhat reluctantly, to support my “The Lost Sheep of Israel – Identity” article since much of what he says was acceptable ….. BUT, not all of it, and that was the problem. I compromised my principles. First, I thought that he was mistaken or not aware about the House of Judah, because he was not very clear about who the House of Judah was. But, later, I realized that he was intentionally unclear about it and implying that the modern-day Jews were the House of Judah. No, no. I had to watch more of his teachings with an “intention” to learn his position on Zioinism. Then, I recently deleted the link to his video with an apology note in it’s place. I was deceived and mistaken.
And to my surprise, yesterday, I “accidentally” (of course, it was Him) found that the cover of the “Identity Crisis” teaching CD was this:
My goodness! “The All-Seeing Eye,” right there, in plane sight, indeed!
What dose this huge “eye” have to do with our identity, or identity crisis? I am still struggling to connect the dots … But, it immediately reminded me of the following “eye.”
This image requires no captioning.
And, come to think of it … their olive logo, when it is turned, may look like an “eye.”
The way PFT is being run is extremely clever, and cunning. It is obviously not run only by Jim Staley alone or the few staff members that are introduced on it’s Website. No … it is way too organized, planned, and sophisticated, while maintaining the appearance of a relatively humble ministry. They have an “excellent” team of researchers and an army of people looking out for Jim Staley to protect and support him, working on things such as catching “possible” copyright infringements on YouTube and taking down the videos that expose his false teaching.
That means that I must post my Fair Use Statement here also …
Outwardly, Jim Staley appears as not “Judaized” and teaches much less Messianic contents, rather focusing on the House of Israel, whom obviously is the target audience of his ministry … except, the TziTzit that he wears, which are, again, subtly hanging from his belt under his untucked shirt. You wold have to look for them to see. Even their color sometimes may be chosen so that it would not stand out on his clothing (see… women have a different set of eyes for things like this).
Everything is “subtle” … Now, here is the “BUT.”
As he gains the trust of Hebrew Roots inclined Christians, who are unsatisfied with another superficial false “grace” focused, AND psychologized, teaching at their churches, then here is this “Rabbi” so and so who does not wear Kippah or Talit, only TziTzi, appears and teaches Torah portions. “Ah… we can learn a lot from the Judaic ‘roots’” … hmm.
RED ALERT!, WARNING!
“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.”
“Rabbi” means “my great one” in Hebrew.
There must be NO Rabbi, other than our Messiah!
There are TWO Torahs:
- The True Torah (The Five Books of Moses)
- The Kabbalistic “Oral” Torah (Mishnah, an oral Torah and part of Talmud)
Update: July 02, 2014 – I have published an article, Judaism and Kabbalah (3): On ‘Weekly Torah Portion” Reading, detailing on this point. What they teach as “Parashah” is not the True Written Torah, but the Oral Torah of Talmud. Strongly recommended reading.
Judaic rabbis cannot, I repeat, “CANNOT,” teach the True Torah, because they do not learn Torah at their schools, but they study Talmud (Wiki, Truth About The Talmud), which mainly consists of Mishnah (oral Torah), Gemara, and Halakah (simply put, life style rules and regulations teaching) …. and may be a bit of Torah. And, so called “Messianic” rabbis are supposed to be educated in “Brit HaDashah,” which is the Messianic name* for the New Testament. But, it is still based on Kabbalistic Judaism in large part, and distorted for deception purposes. For example, one versioin of “Brit HaDashah” published by a Messianic ministry is blatantly called, “The Tree of Life Version.” “The Tree of Life” is a name of the most important Kabbalistic symbol, and here is the google search result. I have never checked it out personally, intentionally staying away from it, but I imagine that many things in the New Testament are “Judaized” and important truth are obscured in it.
*On the side note: I would not call “Brit HaDashah” a “Hebrew” name for the New Testament, but would rather call it a “Messianic” name. Yes, the language is Hebrew. But, because the name “New Testament” was originally in English, named more than 1000 years after the Messiah’s ascension, and there was no original Hebrew name for it. It was simply taken over, as they do with many things, and was “re-named” by the Messianic deceivers with this legitimate sounding “Hebrew” name, as if they “own” it. The idea is that, when a Christian calls the New Testament, “Brit HaDashah,” he or she would feel more spiritual, knowledgeable, and closer to his or her Hebrew Roots. “Brit” means “covenant,” and “HaDashah” means “the new,” and that is all. Calling the “Holy Sprit,” “Ruach HaKodesh,” is the same thing. There is nothing wrong with calling them in Hebrew, and may be a good thing to have that knowledge … as they are propbably correct Hebrew. But, it is not making one any better than other Christians, or the Holy Spirit any holier. Instead, it has become a symptom of Judaization to repeatedly and unnecessarily use those “Messianic” terms.
It is required that they “relate” to Christians in “Christianese” and terminologies, and they do it very well. Many Messianic rabbis are educated in seminaries, which are usually run by the Illuminati agents also, to learn the traditional Christian Bible teaching, and at the same time to Judaize other students (I know, because I have been there). And, they even “criticize” Judaism and non-Messianic Jews, saying that they are too Judaic. Also, Hebrew Roots ministers imply that they have more insight into what “Brit HaDashah” is all about than Messianic rabbis, and of course, their knowledge in Judaism makes them more spiritual than the traditional Chrisntian teachers … and so on.
Here is the key sales point: After all, they claim YHVH is making “the Jew” and “the Gentiles” as “One New Man” (Eph 2:15), if you are hearing YHVH, you must become Hebraic ….. LIES!
It gets pretty confusing … and that is what they want: confusion and division.
“One New Man” is not about the modern Jews and the Gentiles, or the Gentiles being grafted into the Jews. As I wrote in my article, the people who will be grafted into the Root, our Messiah, are the regenerate and refined remnant of the Houses of Judah and Israel, who have been sown into the world by YHVH. And, it has nothing to do with the Jews as an ethnic group. It is still true that our Father is reviving the understadning of our Hebraic heritage in our spirit. But, again, Satan is “taking over” the move of God and usurping the movement.
Please read my eBook series, “Why Yeshua Had To Die.” It will explain everything.
The truth such as this, our identity and the plan of our Father, is essential for us to understand. I would like all of us to take time and study it. But, here is good news … in order to simply determine whether a Hebraic Roots minstry is false or not, we will not need to spend much time studying anything.
There are “only” TWO things you need to confirm for it’s falseness:
1. Are they Judaized? – TziTzit, Kippah, Tallit; idolized Torah scroll (if you don’t read it, and decorate it to be admired, it is an idol); being associatied with Jewish rabbis; teaching weekly Torah portions (this is not a biblical practice, but a Judaic religious practice or even a ritual, teaching Judaism and Talmudic understadnding of Torah); celebrating the Feasts of YHVH in the Jewish ways; frequently and unnecissarily use Hebrew terms; etc.
2. Are they Zionistic? – supporting the State of Israel; visiting Israel as the Holy Land; suggesting that Christians are supposed to do the same; being associated with Zionsits; considering the Jews as the House of Judah (absolutely not true) and teaching it; accusing anyone of anti-Semitism who denies or simply “questions” the Jews’ or Israel’s legitimacy; demonizing the Muslim and Islamic nations; demonizing the Palestinians; and NEVER criticizing what the State of Israel does, even when she violates human rights of her neighbors; etc.
If only No. 1 is yes, they may be mistaken, but if No. 2 is yes, or both are yes, it does not matter whether there are so many things that appear right, or there is so much truth they teach, the ministry is FALSE. Nothing else matters, and everything else is used for only purpose: to deceive YOU.
|The truth they teach is just a disguise to hide the deception and their true identity; that is the sheep’s clothing, which is hiding the wolf on the inside (Matt 7:15). How about this one … The truth they teach is the sugar-coating on the poison of the lies, so that people will swallow it.|
Have NO fellowship with them, for they are the sons of serpent, the tares (Matt 13).
Here is Jim Staley teaching that the Palestinians are Edomites and unlawfully took over Gaza and West Bank in 1948, without even questioning the legitimacy of the State of Israel claiming those territories. To him, Israel belongs to the Jews. As far as I understand …. it is not that simple (On-Zionism), and the terrorists are also creations of the Illuminati.
PFT is also advertising their tour to Israel.
In addition, they try to appear different from each other, but the Messianic Jewish and false Hebraic Roots ministries are “the same” at the roots, and that is Zionism/Illuminati. The differences are nothing but different varieties of deceptions that are tailored for different individual needs. “You think Messianic Jews are too Jewish? Then, here … let’s see if you can swallow a Hebraic Roots sugar-coated poison.” And, PFT does this very well.
The Messianic Movement also has another purpose, which is to make traditional and especially the secualr Jewish people “Messianic.” That means … when their FALSE messiah comes, the Jews will be swallowed altogether into the Great Deception. See … the non-Illuminati Jews are victims of the deception as well.
Getting back to PFT …
A subtle introduction of the Judaic traditions, without Jim Staley himself wearing them, is done cleverly. Judaic symbols and outfits usually do not appear on his teaching videos either. But, the Judaic traditions are sprinkled here and there and introduced seamlessly into their ministry activities, obviously demonstating their acceptance of them, and at the same time, expecting the acceptance by the followers of the ministry.
The following is a snapshot from a ministry activity.
The following heavily Judaized man is a frequent guest teacher for PFT.
And, this is where it gets blatant and forceful … I mean when it comes to the Feast Observances. Jim Staley calls them, “moedim” (“seasons”) and “rehearsals,” and they are not leagalistic, he claims. If you have listened to any of his teaching on the Feasts, you would have heard him repeat that. But, when you see how it is actually done at PFT …. it is full of nothing but Judaism and Kabbalah symbols.
Here is a screenshot from Shavuot 2012.
In the GniosticTeaching.org article on Kabbalah, you find the following Four-Pointed Shin, which is identical to what is displayed in the photo above.
Do you still have any doubt now ….?
These things are what you would like to look for in a ministry, and if they are there, the ministry is FALSE.
I believe I have presented more than enough evidence for the falseness of PFT. It is unfortunately undeniable.
Some of you might be shocked, others may be upset with the messenger, meaning “me.” Well … that is understandable. But, please receive the truth, in spite of me. It was a very sad revelation to receive, and the task of writing this article seemed daunting to say the least. After this article, I may become one of the Illuminati’s targets of harrassment. But, I love my brothers and sisters, true people of YHVH, and “my” people, just too much not to tell the truth.
Now, I have written Part 2, detailing His Zionist connections and evidence with more crucial knowledge that will help everyone in understanding the mechanism of the is Messianic Jewish and Hebraic Roots Deceptions. It is the essential knowledge in recognizing the false teachers in these last days. I urge you to continue on, or bookmark and return, to read Part 2.
(Update, June 26, 2014)
In Part 2, there is a video posted where Jim Staley speaks about the alleged Federal crime he was arrested for.
He explains his version of what happened. Video was uploaded on Aug 21, 2014.
A new post exposing Mark Biltz has also been published (March 31, 2014)!
(Updates: May 02, 2015)
Jim Staley Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Elderlies and Faces Jail Time
(Sentencing July 29, 2015)
I have also written a short forum post on this with more information and supportive pictures, focusing on different aspects. To read it, please follow this link: “Jim Staley is a FALSE TEACHER Who Teaches Much Truth.”
Also related articles:
- Deception of the Messianic Jewish Movement
- Part 6: The Preparation of the Bride – Chapter 1. Yeshua our Messiah is Not a Jew (§ 1. and § 2.)
- Judaism and Kabbalah (1): Chabad-Lubavitch Sect
- Judaism and Kabbalah (2): What is Kabbalah?
… and, if you are struggling to accept this truth, please read the following very short article, or wondering how you are going to break this news to your friends and family, this may also help if you send its link with this one.
The Father loves you, and so do I.
“Be ye wise as serpents” (Matt 10:16).
Announcement (February 27, 2014):
Olivet Journal is now on Facebook, and I am working on creating a discussion group on “Deceptions.” I will set up a link for the group soon, but in the mean time, please connect with Olivet Journal on Facebook so that you will be the first to sign up when it is ready. There is just so much that I would like to share with my brothers and sisters on the Deception. It will be a great place to keep up with up-to-date quick information also.
I will see you on Facebook.