Have you ever heard a spiritual leader say something like this:
"Stop rocking the boat! Look, we know Brother X or Y is into some wacky stuff -sure, he's "off the wall" and his church is as flakey as they come! On the quiet, we would never recommend that anyone go there, but he's a nice guy and we have a good working relationship with him, we even meet for coffee and hummus and have joint prayer meetings once a month. We don't like all this controversy over false doctrine, it's ruining our relationship with him, let's just preach the truth and sound doctrine that's enough!"
We have, quite a few times now in fact, heard stuff like this; but is this kind of approach biblical?
In June 2019, Michael Nissim of Nahariya published a 40 minute video documenting just SOME (oh yes, there's loads more) of the connections of the Tikkun Ministries Apostolic Network of Daniel Juster, Eitan Shishkoff and Asher Intrater with other NAR entities and phenomena. Some of the video footage was very disturbing. Supporters of the false apostles quickly responded, both in Hebrew and English. This post, part one of a multi-part article, deals with one of the responses, that of Donna Diorio. We have no personal issue with Donna, but we simply want to show how her response seriously misses the mark.
Some years ago I was talking with someone, let's call her Jane Doe for now, about a certain matter (I actually forget now what it was), and in response to her strained use of a certain scripture, I said "Jane, you really need to look at that verse in its proper context".
"What do you mean by that? What's context?" Jane replied.
I began to explain, but before I had chance to progress beyond a few sentences she interrupted me with "Oh, I don't need all that, I have the Holy Spirit!"
by Michael Nissim (Translated from Hebrew by Annie Nissim)
Dr. Michael Rudolph is a senior member of Tikkun Ministries. He is an elder in a Tikkun congregation and has served as a congregational elder together with Asher Intrater. He is part of the Tikkun America Executive Team, a Tikkun regional council leader and is considered an emissary of Tikkun. He also established and managed a theological college for Tikkun.1