Originally posted Aug. 12, 2010
HaSatan is an oppressor (Job. 1:1-2; Acts 10:38). He "as a lion, roars and walks about and seeks whom he may swallow" (1Kefa 5:8). HaSatan wishes "to steal and to kill and to destroy" (Jn. 10:10)
This morning we received the following shocking email of outright blackmail from the leader of YahSpace:
>Once again you have proven yourself unfit and unworthy
>of being a leader of any congregation, let alone a head
>of a Beit Din. You continue your lies and deceit, and
>it is clear you have not learned a single thing from your
>past actions of fraud, lies and stealing nor have you
>repented. Your claim of being a Great Nazarene Sanhedrin
>is a joke at best!
>I am aware of you attempting to create a fake profile to
>weasel your way back into YahSpace. I must say, your
>fake profile you created is pure sickness. Maybe this will
>ring a bell with you, Harry Vincent: "I was just about to
>jump off a bridge when someone intervened and offered me
>a whole new life". How sick are you?
>I am giving you 24 hours to resign from your self appointed
>position and any leadership role in The International Nazarene
>Beit Din. You also must inform all your members on Nazarene
>Space on what you have done and include an apology to YahSpace
>and your members. If you fail to do all this I will expose
>your actions to the assembly of YahSpace as well as many, many
Lets begin with the fact that this email itself crosses the line into felony blackmail.
It is disgusting, and unbecoming of anyone in the ministry of YHWH.
Blackmail is the act of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a demand is met. This information is usually of an embarrassing, socially damaging, and/or incriminating nature. As the information is substantially true, the act of revealing the information may not be criminal in its own right nor amount to a civil law defamation; it is the making of demands in exchange for withholding the information that is often considered a crime.
The 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon defines "Blackmail" as follows:
A criminal act of extortion, malicious threatening to do injury to another to compel him to do an act against his will. Usually involves the threat to release information, often true, about the person that will defame his reputation or bring criminal actions against him.
From the 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon
In other words Blackmail is threatening to commit Lashon HaRa against someone unless a demand is met (to compel them to do something against their will).
It is hardly unusual for members of our community to join social networks under pseudonyms. In fact EliYahu is not Sorum's legal name either. I would say that most members of YahSpace and similar social networks are using fictitious names. Names like: EliyYahu Yahanan Sorum and Tzahala to name a few.
"Harry Vincent" is a fictional character from a 1931 novel. The background info Sorum mentioned was not "sick" it was simply the bio of this fictional character from the novel "The Living Shadow" by Maxwell Grant (and there is another pseudonym, his real name was Walter Gibson). The background info is simply an abbreviation of chapter one of that novel.
What reason would I have to attempt to join YahSpace under a fictional profile? Well most YahSpace material is only visible to members, and in the past Sorum has posted Lashon HaRa about me on YahSpace, accusing me of among other things plagiarizing the HRV (a matter we recently dealt with in a lawsuit, with a positive outcome, forever ending claims of such plagiarism). So one might well see why I might be tempted to attempt to sign into YahSpace with a fictional profile simply to see whether this slander is still posted.
(To see why I was banned from YahSpace in the first place see:
If attempting to join YahSpace with a fictional profile is the worst thing Sorum could find to blackmail me with, I must not be that bad.
One of the terms used as a title for HaSatan in the Aramaic "New Testament" is "'Akel Kartza".
'Akel Kartza is a compound term.
'AKEL means "to devour" or "to consume".
KARTZA means "hunch of bread; carping; pulling to pieces; accusation; disparagement, biting words, biting, current destruction."
The 'Akel Kartza uses biting words and accusation to consume and devour and to destroy. He is a slanderous backbiter.
The 'Akel Kartza and his minions use lies, slander, Lashon HaRa and accusation to attack believers and nibble away and disparage the Body of Messiah.
The 'Akel Kartza is ever in our midst seeking to destroy and always seeking a willing ear for his slanderous biting words.
Kefa tells us that in the first century "untaught and unstable" persons were "twisting" Paul's words to make it appear he was teaching things he did not teach (2Kefa 3:15-16). Paul also tells us that he was "slanderously reported" as saying and teaching things that he had not said or taught (Rom. 3:8). When Paul arrived in Jerusalem in Acts 21 he was immediately approached regarding these
slanderous reports of his teaching (Acts 21:20-21).
This was HaSatan's tactic in the first century and it is still his tactic today. He is still using the same playbook.
Today 'Akel Kartza has unstable minyons twisting words and giving slanderous reports to attack many teachers in the Messianic/Nazarene movement. The levels of slanderous reports from unlearned and
unstable persons seems to be reaching an all time high.
We should not be surprised by this. The Scripture warns us that in the last days HaSatan will wage a special war against the "remnant" a group who "keep the commandments of Eloah and have the testimony of Yeshua" (Rev. 12:17).
Those who advocate Yeshua as Messiah and Torah Observance are therefore special targets of Akel Kartza and "slanderous reports" from "unstable" persons.
As believers we must be careful not to entertain the 'Akel Kartza by entertaining Lashon HaRa (evil speech).
"Happy are they which are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Happy are you when men shall
revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all evil against you
falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward
in heaven, for persecuted they the prophets ."
-Matt. 5:10-12 HRV
HaSatan knows the time is short and has stepped up his war with those who proclaim both Torah Observance and Faith in Messiah (the two pillars of Nazarene Judaism) (Rev. 12:12, 17; 13:7). But no weapon forged against us will prosper (Is. 54:17). Like Job, our latter end, will be more than our beginning (Job. 42:12).
HaSatan has certainly tried every trick in the book to stop this ministry, but we shall no be moved!