Often in the "messianic" American mission field called the "Hebrew Roots Movement" books are read by a man named Lew White. He leaves no wanting for a bizarre message. While reading through the book and looking at its design the thought crossed my mind to get in touch with him and tell him to peddle his books at Venice Beach! The audience would be receptive! His spirit would be right at home there. Maybe this poor guy has a booth there in the summers, and I have just never met him! I did meet one man who said he was with the "12 Lost Tribes" who was convinced he was the Holy Spirit. He really knew the Bible, too. His name was Joseph, and he really seemed to have a solid testimony on the surface, "believing" in "Jesus", reading the Bible daily, being able to quote the Bible far better than most Christians.
But all along he was deceived with a spirit from hell. He was such a nice person with a "love" for the Bible, and he could quote it left and right. There was only one problem: demons had convinced him beyond a shadow of a doubt that "Jesus was his Savior"…and he [Joseph] was the Holy Spirit! Joseph loved to study the book of Revelation. After I gave him Bible verses to show that he, in fact, was not the Holy Spirit, I never saw him again. It seemed that the man liked me and wanted to come and sit at my booth for long periods, always pleasant and very smart. But, once I gave him the Bible verses (very gently, too) which went against his demonic interpretations I never saw him again. All along, he was out to "convert" me to his spirit. Praise God, I am bought with the blood and no other spirit has dominion over me. "Believers" approach our booth at Venice, often with smiles, casually reporting that they have just seen "Jesus." One psychic said, "I said to him, ‘O, Hi! I am so happy you came.’" They see "Jesus" there on a regular basis with strange gospels and messages for other "seekers."
Yep, Venice Beach would be the perfect place for this author, Lew White, advertising bumper stickers reading:
"Sunday is Not the Sabbath www.fossilizedcustoms.com "
Another bumper sticker he promotes reads:
"10 Commandments–Love Him Enough to Obey Him and He’ll Write Them on Your Heart www.fossilizedcustoms.com "
Sadly, the publishing company, Strawberry Islands, is out of KY, according to the book jacket. Maybe at the rate of apostasy and paganism spreading down South, we will have to start a LTW booth of apologetics in KY.
The book is called Fossilized Customs. Here is a description on the back page:
Fossilized Customs, 176 pages, by Lew White; A MESSIANIC ISRAELITE BOOK EXPLAINING THE PAGAN ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS, EASTER, SUN-DAY, THE CALENDAR, AND MUCH MORE. A UNIQUE OUTREACH TOOL THAT WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU HAVEN’T EVEN THOUGHT TO ASK! IF YOU’D LIKE TO HAND SOMEONE SOMETHING (IN ADDITION TO THE SCRIPTURES) THAT CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO TELL THEM, THIS WOULD BE THE BOOK. Fifth Edition, 1 copy 9.95, 4 copies 20.00; 10 or more copies 3.00 each. Become a distributor of FC automatically with any order of 10 or more.
What zeal! If only Christians could have that much zeal for the true Jesus and the true Gospel.
It is hard to believe that anyone who knows the true Jesus with the true "Holy" Spirit would ever fall for what this man purports. Such a trashy book would never even be held in my hands normally, yet I am researching this heartbreaking movement in the name of "Yeshua", whose message is aimed at true sheep of Jesus, bought by His blood. I have to read this disgusting dung about my Lord and people bought by His blood to warn other Christians, write articles and provide fact sheets. Oh, how the Holy Spirit in me is grieved as I research this book!
On pages 165-166 Lew White writes:
"Jesus Christ" is a man-made fabrication….The true religion of the Messiah, His real name, His mission, and what His followers’ sect was called are facts being rediscovered today by diligent seekers.
The author attacks and mocks the solid Christian ministry, Answers in Genesis, which is based out of KY. Lew White writes on page 163 a passive-aggressive, demonic sort of twisted endorsement of these precious Christians. He writes that Answers in Genesis has a "scholarly bi-monthly magazine". Then he continues:
…THE INFORMATION…WAS PUBLISHED IN AN ARTICLE BY ROBERT [BOWIE JOHNSON] IN TECHNICAL JOURNAL, VOL. 17(3) ISSN 1036-2916, A SCHOLARLY BIB-MONTHLY MAGAZINE OF ANSWERS IN GENESIS LTD., CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY PIG-EATING SUN-DAY WORSHIPPERS, BUT THEY COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME NOW. THIS ORGANIZATION IS BUILDING A CREATION MUSEUM NEAR CINCINNATI, OHIO. THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT, AND YOU CAN LEARN QUITE A BIT FROM THEM BY SUBSCRIBING TO THEIR CREATION MAGAZINE OR TECHNICAL JOURNAL.
The author then gives the web site for Answers in Genesis.
Where would we all be without Lew White? After all, "god" has given him revelations that we have never heard of before with mean, rude, vicious attacks on the name of Jesus–that name that we, as Christians, have always regarded as holy and worthy of our praise. He attacks Christians bought by the blood of Jesus and, just like Satan, shows hatred for them in his spirit and then turns right around to compliment them. It makes me think of how the demons spoke to Jesus in Matthew 8:29:
And behold they cried out, "What do we have to do with you Son of God?" They called Him the "Son of God".
Testing the spirits,
P.S.–Lew White’s book would also surely be appreciated by Scientologists who are "Operating Thetans" with "advanced knowledge" over the rest of the world.