Paula White and So-Called Rabbi Messer

Paula White has emphatically denied she is following Eddie Long’s lead and being crowned queen, but she has, in the past, had the fake rabbi, Ralph Messer (who performed Long’s coronation), on her show.

Listen to Messer discuss crisis, ovulation, passover, and many other absurd things on White’s television show.  Of special note is the torah scroll that is propped next to them on the set.

I found this quote from Paula White’s attorney in the Florida Courier:

“There is not a single shred of truth in it, and we cannot fathom where such ridiculous fantasy may have come from. Pastor White has no ties or affiliation with Mr. Messer.  She does not endorse him in any way, and she would never consider participating in any so-called coronation under any circumstances, whatsoever,” Beirute said in an email to Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II.”

She doesn’t endorse him?  Perhaps White’s attorney may need to watch this video!  Inviting someone on your show and giving them the platform to teach authoritatively (and I use that term loosely) the Torah is, to put it bluntly, an endorsement!

White may be trying to distance herself from Messer, but this video shows she has had more than just a passing conversation with the man in the past.

Let this be a word of caution.  Endorsing people today could come back to bite you tomorrow.

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7 Responses to Paula White and So-Called Rabbi Messer

  1. PointGuard says:

    I’ve often thought about starting a blog, but didn’t want to write just to be writing…anything. Even many of my unbelieving friends understand that believers see themselves as a nation of kings and priests; so when Jesus, in Revelation 19:16, is referred to as King of kings and Lord of lords, what kings and lords do you think the scripture is referring to? R. Messer appears to be restoring what was already ordained for all Believers, not just Eddie Long.
    When a Believer (in Jesus) says fake rabbi, what’s the basis of their accusation? Could it be the lack of ordination by a synagogue or church body? Rabbi is a term for teacher, and the last I checked Christ Jesus ordains these: Ephesians 4:11-12, 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…
    If you don’t know the entire context of a thing, then you should refrain from judging it. In these last days, the spirit of a thing is not to be tested by its popularity: John 12:42, Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue…
    If we don’t learn to discern for ourselves from the scriptures left to us, then we will make the same errors that we read about. Matthew 12:37, For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
    Shalom

    • Sean says:

      Hello Pointguard,

      You may find quite a bit of the basis you are demanding regarding Messer’s lack of credentials as a “Rabbi” at this link:

      http://www.messianicjudaism.me/yinon/2012/02/02/a-king-a-torah-and-ralph-messer/

    • Carolyn says:

      Paul makes a case against those who add nothing to his message by their Jewish traditions. Even if this man wasn’t a fake and obviously he is, he has nothing to add to the gospel message. He is trying to lock us back into the law in a very twisted way by wrapping us and clothing someone in it….instead we are set free from it, we are clothed with Christ. Galatians is an impassioned plea against such Jews who wish to bring us back under the Torah…what have we to do with it? It only made us aware of our sinfulness. Now we have the Spirit to guide us by his word and to set us free from the power of sin. Why would we listen to a bogus teacher of the law adding to the message of faith that we have received? Read it for yourself.

      Galatians 3:
      23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
      26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

      4 Such confidence we have through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

      1 Corinthians 3:

      The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

      7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!

      1 Cor. 1:
      20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

  2. king says:

    Firstly, all of Scripture speaks to the humility of the follower of Yeshua. Scripture tells us not to be high-minded, that if any is to be the greatest, he is to be the least, that he must take up his cross and follow Mashiac (who made of Himself no reputation…but humbled Himself…). No where in Scripture are we called to elevate others, to call someone king, etc. Rather, Scripture says we are to HUMBLE ourselves under the mighty hand of God, and HE will exalt us in DUE time.

    Secondly, yes, it takes something to be recognized as a rabbi. Just you or someone else proclaiming one’s self to be a rabbi does not make it so. Yeshua was a very special case. He is God. He knows everything. Otherwise, some kind of education is necessarily necessary to be called “Master” or “Great One.” Master of what? Great at what? By who’s recognition.

    Thirdly, seeing his message was so error-filled (just in his information about Judaism and Jewish people), I would have a hard time believing ANYTHING he said, much less that his message comes from God. God does not make errors. And He certainly isn’t going to make errors that can be fact-checked.

    Fourthly, not only are we called kings and priests, we are called judges. We are COMMANDED to judge one another’s messages and compare them to truth and to Scripture (i.e. the Bereans), that we are to try the spirits whether they be of God. Sorry. Messer fails the test.

  3. Kiwi Dave says:

    Regarding “Rabbi” Messer this is what Our Lord and Saviour said regarding him, and those like him:

    “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Revelation 2:9 KJV

  4. Quick question I have concerning your criticism of Rabbi Messer and his claims. Do you have a background or education in Hebrew or Judaism? I ask so I can form an objective opinion on what is claimed.
    Look forward to your reply.

    Jeff

    • king says:

      Since it is unclear to whom you are addressing I will respond…yes. 5 years of Torah study with 3 Rabbis from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH. The criticism of Messer is not only justified, but should be proclaimed from the rooftops.

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