Since last week or so, Michael Nissim, who has partnered with me in NARWatch Israel for the last couple of years has left the core team. What this means is that I alone am now responsible for editorial and content decisions.
What this doesn't mean is that Michael will not be posting stuff on NARWatch Israel or that I won't be putting up any of his content. Far from it. If the overall content is good and fits the mandate I don't mind putting up stuff even where I might disagree with some of the positions taken, though I would include a statement to that effect.
This is not a breach in our friendship, but a change in the way we work together. It just gives me the freedom to express myself through NARWatch on those subjects we disagree on where they touch on discernment issues without treading on Michael's toes or anyone writing in wondering if he has changed his views or whatever.
Michael has done a lot of good work in making Hebrew speakers aware of the horrors that have been lurking in our midst undetected and exposing to the Hebrew speaking Body the false apostles and false prophets who have sown so much destruction and false teachings into the Body and who have caused incalculable damage to the cause of Christ. We very much expect that Michael will continue to do that as and when he is able and we look forward to continuing to work with him in this amended working arrangement.
Below are Michael's own words on the matter:
Dear NARWatch supporters,
I’ve been part of NARWatch for a few years. I’ve maintained the Hebrew NARWatch (found here: http://narwatch-israel.blogspot.com/) and wrote most of the articles on it; and I’ve done practically all the videos on the NARWatch YouTube channel up to this point — a few of these addressed to Hebrew speakers. In fact, I’ve had the privilege of producing what is probably the first discernment video ever produced in Hebrew, “Good Company”.
But now I’m leaving NARWatch. Andy, the founder of NARWatch, wishes to express his views on subjects he and I do not agree on. Andy holds to the PreWrath view of the timing of the rapture, while I hold to PreTrib (I’m also “Once Saved Always Saved” while Andy isn’t, though this has been less of an issue). Up to now I’ve tried to prevent Andy from expressing himself regarding PreWrath on the NARWatch website and public forums, because being part of NARWatch, I felt it misrepresented me. To be clear, I think it’s ok for anyone to express their own views on their own blogs or under their own names. It’s only that I didn’t want NARWatch to link to websites or promote views we didn’t both agree on. Andy, however, thinks the timing of the rapture and other issues we disagree on are important to address from an anti-NAR or discernment context as well. Therefore we’re parting ways as far as the discernment work is concerned: Andy will continue NARWatch while I’m backing off for now. I’d like to state that even if I don’t fully agree with the necessity of this move, I take it as from the Lord.
In addition, and without giving too much detail, Andy has some ministry associations which I have a growing difference with. Perhaps stepping back can prevent future tensions.
That said, it’s important for me to state that Andy is a good friend to me. He takes me out every week for cheaper grocery shopping outside of town (since I don’t have a car) where we also discuss discernment issues over a coffee break. That way I get my family’s shopping for the week and save on food expenses. Andy has also bailed us out of some sticky situations with his car on a number of occasions - medical emergencies, flooded streets etc. Andy and I will most probably continue exchanging information and ideas, and he expressed his willingness to publish anti-NAR materials that I might produce on his NARWatch websites and video channel. We still see eye to eye on many scriptural issues.
Andy has greatly served the body here in israel in being the first one to identify the NAR and fully comprehend the danger of it for the Israeli congregations. May God bless Andy’s work and all of you who support what we’re doing.
Blessings in Yeshua,
Elder at Nahariya Messianic Congregation