Guile and Gullibility - The Movie

Phil D.

Puritan Board Senior
Are these guys for real?

"Former US Marine, Michael Rood, dares to go where few men have gone before; to challenge long-standing traditions and man-made religious systems and to guide all "who have ears to hear" to a historically accurate interpretation and rational understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Michael Rood has earned his reputation as the Messianic matador who waves his tattered red cape in the face of the religious bull of this generation, finally roasting the golden calf of churchianity and serving it up with the leaven-free bread of life.

Michael's television series: Prepare for A Rood Awakening! from Israel has been heralded as the most energetic exposition of Scriptural truth to come out of Israel in over a millennium!

A Rood Awakening! International helps you demystify the secrets of the Bible, from the Feasts of the LORD, to the Ark of the Covenant, to the divine orchestration of the Messiah’s ministry. Your faith will be renewed and recharged as clouds of misinterpretation are lifted and the awesome truth of God’s Word is finally revealed!"


Puritan Board Sophomore
I’ve known people who eat this kind of stuff up. Don’t know their Bibles whatsoever but will swallow this kind of thing whole and then evangelize it. Sad.

John The Baptist

Puritan Board Freshman
Yet another Hebrew roots inspired group:confused:

It’s growing insanely. I wonder why it is accepted more readily than other groups (Mormons or JWs).

Charles Johnson

Puritan Board Junior
Yet another Hebrew roots inspired group:confused:

It’s growing insanely. I wonder why it is accepted more readily than other groups (Mormons or JWs).
I suspect that two factors are at play: dispensationalism, which paved the way for this by being a major theological movement that sees Old Covenant worship as having a place in modern times, and by even claiming the Jews can be saved through temple sacrifices, and just that, in general, people are more open to Judaism than they once were. Society used to look down on Judaism and that's not necessarily the case any more.

Jack K

Puritan Board Doctor
This kind of extra-biblical speculation, often surrounding some kind of purported archeological discovery, is alarmingly common. What makes it a problem is how people are eager to believe it with great fervor. They end up having more excitement over the testimony and interpretation of these "experts" and "discoverers" than they do over the testimony of God himself given in Scripture.

I encounter it fairly often, in families I expect would know better. I will be teaching kids in Sunday school or at Bible camp, perhaps telling about the Ark of the Covenant or something else of interest to either proven-by-archaeology aficionados or those who love anything Jewish. A kid will excitedly try to add something fascinating he has learned. Often it has come from a video he watched with his family.

Now, I typically try to be very careful not to undermine parents. But in those situations, I answer with a fairly strong script. It goes something like this: "Some people believe that, and part of it might be true. But the Bible doesn't include that, and I'm only going to teach you what the Bible says. The Bible is how God tells us what's true and what's important to believe. So when we hear what the Bible says, we hear things we can know for sure are true because God himself tells us. Other things we can't be so sure are true because they're just what some person tells us."

(More than once, I've also had church kids tell me, in total seriousness, that the Ark of the Covenant is stored in a huge government warehouse. One time, a kid was shocked when I said that was completely made up for a movie. I hope the parents appreciated me correcting that one, but I never asked about it.)