With Jacob Prasch’s 1,735 word tirade directed at Chris Rosebrough and Bill Randles backfiring spectacularly with several Moriel fans cutting ties with the angry face of the personality cult in its wake, Prasch has swiftly changed tack and tried to defend his belief that Jesus is the Kabbalah figure of Metatron by using other people’s words rather than his own. On Moriel TV’s Facebook feed, Prasch has today posted a letter directed at Bill Randles from somebody called ‘Henk’.
It tries to present a positive spin on Prasch’s position, and, like everything coming apparently from inside or from the fringes of the Prasch cult it fails to mention the elephant in the room of Prasch’s obvious, outrageous, ungodly behaviour which was seen in full force in Prasch’s knee jerk reaction to Bill Randles to start with.
‘Henk’ presents 4 points in defense of Prasch, all drawn from Prasch’s 2019 video that itself looked at whether he taught the Kabbalah, so I’ll analyse the points, after first pointing out how ‘Henk‘ says he became aware of Bill Randles’ blog post (in which Bill points people to Chris Rosebrough’s long video), and then ‘Henk‘ says he “decided to look into this issue to get to the truth“.
And what did ‘Henk‘ do to “get to the truth“? Well he firstly DIDN’T actually look at what Bill Randles directed people to—Chris’s video—he went scuttling straight back to Prasch. And so from that cultic foundation of apparently not actually fact-checking the resources Bill directed him to, ‘Henk‘ then outlines his defence of Prasch, saying:
(1) Jacob explicitly and strongly condemns ‘Kabalah’ [Zohar] teaching as false and occultic – he starts with it, repeats it during the video several times, and he ends with it.
Prasch can say a thousand times Kabbalah is occultic, but the central issue is that he teaches a figure from that same occult Kabbalah (named Metatron) is Jesus! It is two-faced to condemn the origins of Kabbalah all the while trying to extract from it your object of fascination and present that part as true when it isn’t. Prasch is on record trying to say ‘Metatron’ is found in the Bible by the most insane scripture twisting, twisting that Chris Rosebrough documented and Bill Randles pointed people to. It’s like me saying the Japanese form of Pure Land Buddhism is occultic, but then making an attempt to present its belief that salvation is found in simply uttering a single statement of faith in Amida Buddha as evidence that Amida Buddha is Jesus. The very foundation of the belief is wrong, it is a wrong Christ, and no amount of distancing myself from all the Buddhist beliefs surrounding Amida Buddha can turn Amida Buddha into the Jesus of the Bible, yet this is what Prasch does with Kabbalah’s Metatron.
(2) Jacob uses a biblical example from Paul’s preaching, where the Apostle included a reference to the pagan poets of the Athenians in Acts 17:28 in his teaching.
Paul in that verse said, ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ which was in reference to the “Unknown God” statue he had encountered. Chris Rosebrough stated in his deconstruction of Prasch’s beliefs, that Paul was ignoring the other statues in the area of false gods and used the one which had no pre-existing belief tied to it; it was a “blank slate” for him to explain the true God, and the only true information that the Athenians had of that Unknown God was that he was indeed “unknown” to them until that time. Prasch by contrast didn’t have a blank slate, he had Kabbalah’s Metatron in view. He maybe tried to wipe the slate clean of various Kabbalah references with his multiple attempts to distance himself from Kabbalah, but because he used Kabbalah’s Metatron, the slate would always have an association with Kabbalah as my Amida Buddha example would always be tied to Japanese Pure Land Buddhism.
(3) I concur with Jacob that it is not wrong to use the false ideologies and teachings of other religions – Roman Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, etc, – as a point of reference to bring across the truth of the Gospel.
If I used the same principle as Prasch with my Pure Land Buddhism equivalent, and shared the Gospel via it, I wouldn’t have led someone to Christ, I’d have led someone to a hybrid of Pure Land Buddhism and Christianity, especially if the ‘Christ’ I’d described deliberately still had the Buddhist name and had a totally faked version of its name shoehorned into the Bible through twisting the meaning of Greek words as Prasch presented with his magic word ‘Metatron’ appearing in the Bible (which it does NOT).
(4) Another aspect that Jacob emphasizes in the video is the fact that his use of the ‘Metatron’ is only when he engages with orthodox Jews, those familiar with the concept, and never with others who are secular.
In other words, he does not teach ‘Kabalah’ nor does he endorse it, but rather uses this particular aspect as a ‘tool’ to engage in a discussion about the truth of Jeshua.
And were the Athenians “familiar” with the “Unknown God”? No, they knew nothing except that if he existed they didn’t know him. So Henk’s 4th point accidentally undermines his 2nd point, and reinforces my counter to his 3rd point, for Jews who know of Kabbalah’s Metatron who are led to that Metatron dressed up by Prasch as Jesus are as likely to end up with one foot in Christianity and one in the occult as the Japanese person who is told Pure Land’s Amida Buddha is Jesus. It is one thing to state a comparison such as ‘the element of declaring faith in Pure Land’s Amida Buddha as the sole means of salvation is like a teaching about Jesus’ and a totally different thing to catagorically state ‘Pure Land’s Amida Buddha IS Jesus, and here is his name in the Bible.’ Prasch, with Kabbalah’s Metatron does the latter, and doesn’t invite a person into relationship with the Jesus of the Bible but rather invites them into his world of complete confusion.
I have stated for months that Jacob Prasch’s entire view of Christianity is corrupted by his Kabbalah-associated understanding of Midrash (the ancient Jewish hermeneutic). Midrash is what has enabled Prasch to believe (amongst other things) that HE is John the Baptist Mk.2 for the second coming of Christ (see video below), that HE has Elijah’s spirit, that HE has the power to fling Bible verses as David slung stones with the power to kill, and that any false religious document in HIS hands has the power to decapitate people (see video below). In his drive to discover new teachings about the Bible to make a name for himself as a guru like his fellow fake Jew Mark Biltz, and like the real Jew but fellow Bible contortion artist Jonathan Cahn, Prasch has surrendered legitimate Bible interpretation for something that makes more money, and ultimately causes division as his disciples perceive the Bible is riddled with all these mysteries Prasch uncovers and therefore conclude that those who don’t teach those things or cannot see those things are clearly not hearing from God the way Jacob Prasch is (a belief aided by the fool title of Prasch’s ministry ‘Moriel’ which means ‘God is my teacher’ in Hebrew; the thing David Pawson noted gave Prasch’s ministry a hint of “special revelation” in his lengthy overview of Prasch’s vile behaviour in the late 1990s).
Since discovering Midrash apparently in the 1970s via the 2 different cults he was in, Prasch has introduced countless thousands of unsuspecting souls to a polluted understanding of the Bible where literally everything seems to have multiple meanings and only a guru such as himself can explain it, drawing thousands of followers after himself, rendering them comically half blind to Prasch’s godless behaviour which they perceive the exposing of it—as Prasch himself does—as not an indicator that he lacks the Holy Spirit, but as an indicator Prasch is being persecuted for his Christlikeness! But such is the madness of those who look out the personality cult in their Midrash-tinted glasses.