To my dear family, especially those of you who follow Moriel ministries, or allow it to feed them. I am writing out of genuine concern, and I come as a friend and a brother.
Do you realize that you are about to come face to face with a real loyalty test?
I think I know what drew you to Moriel and to the influence of Jacob Prasch. I get the hunger for deeper and more substantial teaching, the appreciation for the Old Testament types and Shadows, as well as the boldness and aggression by which Jacob seemed to confront the compromised and Lukewarm ministry.
Jacob Prasch seemed to come out of the blue in the days of the “Toronto Blessing” and who was so bold in rebutting, exposing and in many cases mocking the heretics who were ruining the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches at the time (the 1990s). He had his flaws, (as all men do) but he was right at the time, when it came to the doctrines he was calling out.
Are you comfortable with the knowledge that Jacob has been drawing from the Kabbalah, to teach that the occult figure “the Metatron” is Jesus?
I know the rationalizations that are being offered, that Jacob is merely doing a sophisticated outreach to the Jews, teaching them that they themselves have entertained something of a theology of a plurality in the godhead. It sounds reasonable, and has sufficed so far to suppress the various complaints which I and others have raised about Jacob’s Metatron teaching.
These rationalizations of Jacob just cannot hold water. The Metatron is an Occult imagination, a literal AntiChrist figure, drawn from a body of literature which is designed to turn the Jewish people away from their true Messiah. Jacob, how could you resort to this?
Frank Rogers released this segment of Jacob actually teaching that Jesus is the Metatron! In the recording, Jacob is leading an altar call to the Metatron! He tells people that the Patriarch Jacob wrestled the Metatron, and cites the Zohar, saying the Angel of the LORD is the Metatron.
It is extremely painful to see Jacob try to find the Word “Metatron” in the text of the New Testament. This was a painful act of Self Justification and sophistry by Jacob. He knows that what He has taught about the Metatron has no connection to the text of the New Testament, but in order to justify himself, He went ahead and put a good many of you through it, distorting the text.
It grieves me to see Jacob go there, but what are you going to do about it?
My dear friends, many of whom I have known and walked with, this is your moment of Truth. Didn’t Jacob always say, “If I ever depart from the faith, get away from me!” ?
I know it is painful to recognize that someone we have respected very highly in the past, is in error, and that to follow him is to prop him up. REMEMBER THAT YOUR DEEPEST LOYALTY IS TO JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF, and not to Jacob or any other preacher.
Over the years I have seen Jacob “take up the sword” (as he describes it) against brothers that He once walked with whom He considered to be in error. Many of you appreciated that and applauded the fact that Jacob “Tells it like it is” and saw his aggression as boldness.
It pains me to say this but what I am telling you now, is “what is”. Jacob has gone into error and he only doubles down on his error. I encourage you to pray for him, and to check out the links I have given in this article.
There are no doubt going to be some very heavy ‘ad hominem’ attacks from Moriel, on me, Frank Rogers and Chris Roseborough. Please go through the links and at least educate yourself, don’t just dismiss this open letter. I do not write this out of anything but genuine love and brotherhood. I do not nor have I ever, wished anything but good for Jacob, but it is obvious that he is falling into the very pit that He has often thrown other people into.
It hurts to admit we are wrong but the scripture tells us, “Rebukes of instruction are the way of Life”, ( Proverbs 6:23) .Remember, your loyalty is to the Word of God, and not to any man.
Please be advised, Your friend, Pastor Bill