Open Letter to My Roman Catholic Friends

Before we begin, I need to give you some similarities between our backgrounds. I was raised within an Orthodox Jewish family and I assume you were raised in a Traditional Roman Catholic family. Each of us have loved ones who modeled a deep faith in our respective religious systems. These were and are people we trust and respect. We owe our spiritual moorings to them.

Our spiritual leaders both in Synagogue and Church, my Rabbi and your Priest respectively; gave us small portions of Scripture in their sermons. These Scriptures were generally used to support official interpretations, opinions of learned men and the traditions of the Synagogue and Church throughout time.

When we were able, we both began studying our belief systems within the context of the faiths we were raised in. Judaism provided the Torah (5 books of Moses), and the Writings, the Prophets, plus 30 volumes of rabbinical commentary over 1000’s of years. Catholicism provided an Old Testament with additional books not given by God to the Jews along with the New Testament, plus 1000’s of years of Church traditions. Both faiths are steeped heavily in pomp, ceremony and liturgy.

In both faith systems the Word of God is filtered to the masses, (that also means you and I), through man’s (Rabbis, Councils, Pope, Priests etc.) traditions. These traditions, representing fallible mankind, are held above the authority of God’s Word. This is backwards. We need to view fallible man’s traditions through the telescope of Gods unchanging, inerrant Word. God’s word is the only truth and authority in our lives. Yes, traditions that rest solidly on the rock foundation of the Bible are to be followed and accepted, but nothing else. God’s word is the filter or telescope to judge truth. Man looks through the wrong end of the telescope to justify himself before God and his fellow man.

The latter is why it would be easy for a Jew who has become a believer in Christ to cross over to a similar faith system or religion like Catholicism and worship the Messiah PLUS Mary. That word plus is my biggest problem with the Roman Catholic faith.

God’s word stands on its own throughout time as The Source of Revealed Truth. Again, the traditions of fallible men are never to be received with the same or higher status as the Word of God. Dreams, visions, prophecies and learned men’s opinions must line up with the Word of God and never contradict it. Our faith and practice must be guided by it. Our ideas and thoughts must conform to it. Our explanations must always faithfully expound it. We must not read anything into it, but only faithfully draw out what is there.

As you can see I hold God’s Word as the only authority over us. Traditions whether from Judaism (The Talmud-Rabbinic Commentary) or Catholicism (Papal decrees, Church Traditions) I find wrong and misleading. I feel you are following a religious system that openly contradicts the Bible in many areas including worship. My Jewish friends also worship a religious system that openly contradicts the Bible in many areas.

I was given this gift of faith in Christ by God’s Grace through the Holy Spirit and even though I cling to Christ’s feet at the foot of the cross, I know He upholds me with His Mighty hand. It is Jesus alone who holds my attention! It is by GRACE, through FAITH in JESUS ALONE that we are SAVED. There is No Other Redeemer.

Many Catholic friends have told me how excited they would be to go to Rome and see the Cathedrals, to see the Pope, to walk were Paul and Peter the great fisherman walked. Well I also have a dream…to go to Israel and Jerusalem…to see where JESUS walked….That is the difference between us…..You are Jesus PLUS and I am Jesus ALONE.

I do not want our differences to come between us. I respect your profession of faith in Jesus, but I cannot accept the additional trappings that go along with it. My views are filtered through God’s word alone, not traditions. Scripture in its original canon is the only truth! Adding to Gods Word with additional books brings condemnation from GOD.

Deuteronomy 4:2
You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Revelation 22: 18-19
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Blessings in Messiah to you

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Moroni, Fallen Angel

Years ago the Mormon Church built one of their Temples in West Bloomfield Michigan. One of my friends invited me to tour this new temple. It was going to be his opportunity to convert me to Mormonism. This Temple was one of their Holy Places. The walls were filled with paintings from the Old and New Testament. He began telling me the Bible Stories they represented. Then I took over and began telling him the stories. He was amazed that I had any bible knowledge. Then I told him I was a Messianic Jew who believed in Jesus. That I had a Ministry to Churches as a guest speaker and teacher.

He was overjoyed and said since he was a Christian too would I come to speak at his church? I told him that I cannot do that because Mormons are NOT CHRISTIANS. We had some conversations that went back and forth over a few days. He then asked me to come over to his house and help him build his back porch which I did. However, the 3 other friends of his (Mormons Too), tried all afternoon to convince me that they were Christians. I chose to Stand Alone for Christ and continue to refute everything they said with Scripture.

The paragraph below is the beginning of a letter I wrote to my friend. If you are a Born Again Believer in Jesus the Son of God and you have Mormon friends, then please follow the links below. One is to the rest of this letter and the other is to a simple topical chart showing the differences between Christianity and Mormonism.

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Dear Mike,
I am writing this to explain to you the reasons why I cannot give credibility to the doctrines of the Mormon religion. I have enclosed a listing of differences from my study of the contrasts between Christianity and Mormonism back in 1982 when I began searching for the truth.
At the beginning of my search I chose to disregard what I had been taught as an Orthodox Jew. I literally wiped the slate clean. I wanted no ones opinion or comments, just to read and study anew the following religions ( Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Mormonism ) . To determine for myself based on science , history and archeology, just as Pontius Pilate said to Christ…” What Is Truth?”.
Mike, every conscientious religious person has a responsibility to be certain that what he or she claims to be from God, really is from Him…………………………………

Biblical Bickering

The worlds events will not change no matter how much we comment to each other.

The unfolding events are Pre-Written HIS-STORY. You’ve read the Bible, you know the Past, Present and Future of Mankind. You know the story and its outcome. Stop continually complaining about the events in our world and the politics of our country. This entire world including our country currently belongs to Satan the god of this world. You will not change the events that are coming. The world is drinking from its Communion Cup that contains its Blood, and Sewage mixed with Evil.

As an individual believer in Christ you can only make a REAL Difference doing one thing. SHARE the TRUE GOSPEL of JESUS with everyone you Love and have relationships with ! ! !

The World and our Universe as we know it is going to implode very soon. As Believers, I am positive that NO ONE wants to leave those they Love behind.

Those you Love WILL REMEMBER YOU FOREVER in HELL and wonder WHY you never told them the Truth OVER and OVER and OVER again about JESUS and HIS CROSS and WHY they need to be SAVED. They will spend Eternity Reviewing their life events, but never again be able to change the decisions they made. They will be Alone, no one will hear their cries in the darkness and flames that surround them.

You are Blessed, because as JESUS wipes away your tears, those left behind will
become the FORGOTTEN. They will have Eternal Death as you gain Eternal Life.

So FOCUS on what your SAVIOR, your LORD and KING has called You Continually to do; while you have breath in your body. Nothing is more important to you or to those you will be leaving behind.

BE A WITNESS FOR CHRISTTo Everyone YOU LOVE and to Those JESUS brings to you as you continue to be HIS VOICE and HIS LIGHT in the DARKNESS that Surrounds You.

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His Will, His Plan = Your Life

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word UNTIL as a point in Time of the Event that was mentioned.
God has said He has a plan for each one of HIS Children. Yet it is more than just a simple plan that He has designed for each of us. I believe when I finally go home to be with Him in Heaven I will be able to look back on my life and see and know how very intricate the road I walked really was.

The Word of God was given to us to learn from the examples of people who walked these roads before us. Their stories represent life lessons for us to review and benefit and grow from. They have conquered life’s adversities.


Our Bible is the only true book of Hope given by a Father to His children so they might always remember Him. We need to remember that He has been with us since before we were born and will be with us after this physical life is over.

For like Him we too are Eternal and will have never ending life. So in a real sense you my friend are invincible. You will not physically die until the last second of the plan God has created for you is finished.

That plan has to do with the WILL of God for your life. No, it’s not for a new car, or new job or new home. It’s not for clothes or all the things this world seduces believers with. His WILL is simple. It has never changed.

His WILL is for you to share the Gospel. That is the supreme mission in this life. We live solely to plant the True Gospel into the hearts of all those within the reach of our hands and the sound of our voice. Its all about GOOD SEED, planted into Good Soil.

So study the Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and 2nd COMING of the Lord JESUS. Then as the Lord brings people into your life to share the Gospel with. REACH into your Seed Bag and be brave and open your mouth. The Holy Spirit is in you and HE WILL GIVE YOU THE WORDS.

Good Seed




The Beginning of YOUR JOURNEY starts here:

When someone says to you that All Religions lead to god. Ask them which god they are talking about. The god of the Mormons, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovahs Witness, Christianity etc, etc, etc.
Let them know if they took the time to read each holy book, they would find that each god contradicts the other. The conclusion therefore is:

1) there are multiple different gods.


2) there is only ONE TRUE GOD.

If there is only ONE TRUE GOD how do you prove WHO HE IS and which is the TRUE HOLY BOOK ? The key to that answer is which Book can be proven through History, Archeology, Science and Prophecies (pre-written History) and Eye Witness Accounts?

When you answer that question you will find that all the other gods of all the other religions are man made and that they stand on Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends.


Mormon’s are NOT CHRISTIANS !!!

Check out this short video. SHORT, CLEAR and TOO THE POINT.

What God Said, about changing HIS SCRIPTURES, that were given Once and for ALL TIME to Believers in HIS SON JESUS. OUR GOD wrote HIS WORD in ETERNITY PAST. Because HIS BIBLE is Pre-Written History. The entire Bible Old and New Testaments tell us about JESUS, the Coming Messiah, the SON of GOD. History is HIS-Story.

Deuternomy 4:2
“You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you
nor take away from it, that you may keep the
commandments of The Lord your God which I command you.”

Revelation 22:18
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy
of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him
the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone
takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from
the holy city which are written in this book.”

Galatians 1: 6
”I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting HIM who
called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,
which is really not another, only there are some who are
disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should
preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have
preached to you, let him be accursed.”

Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t Tell
When the Mormon missionaries come knocking at your door, there is more than meets the eye. They say they are Christians, but there’s a lot they are hiding from you.


Is Your Witness ECLIPSED by Darkness?

Its 5:30 am and pitch black outside but soon there will be rays of light and the sun will shine and once again ONLY because of the promises of God, another day will begin.

It’s interesting how you can light one candle in the darkness and the darkness flees from the light, such is the power of light. Jesus claimed to be the truth, the light of the world. The world has seen a great light, but it seems that since His coming 2,000 years ago His light has diminished and the darkness is growing.

The more familiar you are with the Greatest Story Ever Told, the more you understand the times we live in …that they are called the End – Times by Jesus.

What has changed in our world is that the darkness is now growing, while the light recedes and the minds of men grow dim.

The Lord has asked us to witness because the fields of harvest are ripe. There is an urgency to do so because “Soon the night will come” and the light and the Truth will not be found.

This darkness that is all around is not physical but Spiritual. We are experiencing the Dawn of the Darkness of Sin…producing a temporary eclipse of the SON.

Not physical Darkness you can see, but darkness of the soul and mind causing us to see life through a mirror dimly. Just like God has said, we are seeing everything that is wrong becoming right and what is right becoming wrong.

Darkness fills our time and we wait for the day when time is no more and the Dawn of Eternity breaks…so you and I wait for OUR Coming KING.

We wait in FAITH….because we believe that the Bible is True.

The evidence is overwhelming regarding Jesus, His life, death and resurrection. If people just took the time to explore Scripture they would find themselves neck deep in proof. It is impossible to mine the depths of the Word of God. But when you dig deep with your spade into the Judean dirt you will strike nuggets of gold.

How do we know the Bible is Gods Word to us? Because it is mankind’s Pre-Written History and the Autobiography of GOD.

The Bible you own is ONE Book. With ONE HERO…. JESUS, with ONE villain…. satan, with ONE THEME…. SALVATION and ONE PURPOSE….To GLORIFY GOD.

Max Lucado wrote,
“I have heard it said that…
It wasn’t enough for HIM to appear in a bush or dwell in the temple.
It wasn’t enough for HIM to become human flesh and walk on the Earth.
It wasn’t enough to leave HIS word and the promise of HIS return.
HE had to go further. HE had to take up residence iN US.
Perhaps you didn’t know God would go that far to make sure you got home.”

Man says, look inside yourself and find self.
God says, look inside yourself and find God.

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Burning Questions

Life is full of questions, but what questions do I truly want answered that have meaning to me. What questions if I received the answers to would change me and the way I live my life? Deep questions from within me that my very soul, the essence of who I am, cries out to understand.

Who Can I Turn To For Answers?

There is no one like JESUS. Only He can answer these question’s that used to torment my soul:

Who am I? I am a child of God; Jesus is my Lord, and my King. I was given to Jesus by God as a love gift. I am one of His sheep.

How did I get here? God said in Psalm 139 vs 13 that He knew me before I was in my Mothers womb in eternity past. God said in Romans 8 vs.29, that whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become a believer in His Son Jesus.

What am I to do here on earth? I am to live out the “Great Commission”: To make disciples of all nations, teaching people about the word of God; telling all the Good News of John 3:16.

Where am I going when I die? Because Jesus died for my sins and He was resurrected, and He is alive today; I too will live forever with Him in heaven because I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.

“Because He lives” are the 3 small words I base my entire existence upon. They form a foundation of how I should be witnessing to those all around me.

God is looking for those that seek Him. Today there are very few people that are truly seeking Him. Throughout the Old and New Testaments only one message clearly comes through.

That there have always been and always will be the many and the few,
the lost and the found.

History is rooted in time, but the time is coming when time will be no more.

When I pray for people to witness too I ask God to bring those that are sincerely seeking Him. I am called by Christ to be able to defend my faith in this battle for the minds, hearts and souls of people. That battle usually comes when people attack my faith. I do not expect to win over people who attack my faith because their purpose is only to attack.

But by being able to defend my faith, standing in strength in front of those that attack me; those people around me listening and watching see and hear that I do not believe in myths, fairy tales or legends.

My faith is in someone real. Both His life and His Death and Resurrection are rooted in history. Explaining those documented facts is the only topic and the only point of witnessing. That is why Jesus asks you the question that echo’s throughout time…“Who do you say that I am?”

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Never Ending Story


Read the Words of GOD written especially for you and given through the Apostle John.

Revelation 21…The New Jerusalem

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2 And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children….
10 So he took me in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
22 I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. 24 The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory. 25 Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there. 26 And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city.

Revelation 22… Jesus Is Coming

1 Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
3 No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him. 4 And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. 5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.”…
12 “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life….
20 He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!”
Amen ! Come, Lord Jesus !

If JESUS is your Savior and Lord, then New Pages will be added to your BOOK OF LIFE, your individual Story as you continue to live out Your Great Adventure, FOREVER.

Who Do YOU Listen To ?

Truth or Lies ?

Who do YOU Listen To?

“I will make myself like the Most High.” That statement came out of the mouth of satan, the god of this world back in eternity past…Isaiah 14:14. How do you think he spoke those words of betrayal? Was it spoken quietly in hushed tones in the surrounding shadows? Or was it spoken with excitement of one who is confident in his prideful boasting that this was now a foregone conclusion?

I think it was spoken with malice and forethought in arrogance and pride. It was the statement that reverberated throughout Heaven. It was the statement that banded together a group of rogue angels who rallied around Lucifer the Deceiver, the Archangel who had gone astray.

Lucifer the worship director of Heaven had now been given enough lead on his leash by God so he could create a rebellion against the very God who created him along with the fallen angels who would now blindly follow their Deceiver into the darkness, away from the light.

Together they were allowed by God to wreak havoc first in heaven and then on the earth among a second race of beings that God would create…the race of mankind.

War erupted in heaven and then war covered the face of the earth. The battle was spiritual but its casualties were counted in untold billions of people made of flesh. The battle lines were clear because they were drawn as a line in the sand between two opposing forces. One representing THE TRUTH, the other THE LIE.

The opposing statements between Good and Evil, drew the line in the Judean sand. These are the words of satan (a creature made by God)… ”I will make myself like the most high”.

These are the Words of the Living God as recorded in the book of Isaiah 45:22…
“Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.”

There are also two sides to the Greatest Story Ever Told. One side is veiled in deception and has been swallowed completely by the fallen angels along with fallen mankind.

This lie is like a bedtime story told to a child; filled with adventure made up of fairy tales, legends and myths. A clever story with bits and pieces of truth wrapped up in lies so it can be believed. Yet this story is told at night in the darkness so your senses are dulled as you are rocked to sleep by this lullaby of deception as the words “I will make myself like the most high” penetrate your mind and your soul till you believe it as well.

God Himself tells the other side to this story in the Old & New Testaments . It is a story of His Truth. HE tells it like it is. It is a story filled with prophecy about someone coming to save you from certain death. That Someone is Jesus who would die in your place, so that you would have eternal life rather than eternal death.

The story is unlike any other story you have ever heard. For this story was written in eternity past and now is coming to life daily before your eyes. It is a story of actual events in history played out through time…and you have a role to play in it. No its not set in stone, your choices in life will dictate your story as it unfolds on the pages of your individual book of Life.

This Greatest Story Ever Told, the story of the Triune God, begins in the deepest blackness of night, but ends with the Statement that would bring forth the Dawn of Eternal Light and with it a new race of spiritual beings and later a new creation of the heavens and a new cleansed and purified Earth. That statement “IT IS FINISHED ! ! !” roared forth from the mouth of JESUS on HIS CROSS. Jesus the ONE BORN to be THE CRUCIFIED, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, The Messiah of Israel and the Christ of HIS Church.

Jesus is coming back to fill Heaven with the Redeemed and Hell with the Damned, and to bring an end to Anti-Semitism Forever. Israel is God’s prophetic time clock. Time is about to end.

Matthew 10:28  And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.