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WNAE Statement Concerning Ralph Messer, Eddie Long Ritual

The Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim repudiates the ritual orchestrated Sunday January 29th 2012, by Ralph Messer at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.

In this bizarre ritual Ralph Messer, claiming to be a Jewish Rabbi, wrapped mega-church pastor and accused child molester Eddie Long in a Torah Scroll, referred to it's mantle as a foreskin that needed to be removed, and crowned Eddie Long a King.  All of this as part of a Sunday worship Church service!


Messer is not recognized by the WNAE and is not regarded as any part of the Nazarene community. Messer is operating entirely outside the Nazarene community. Additionally, his representation that he acts on behalf of the Jewish people is baseless.


This "invented" ritual was disrespectful to the Torah.  It was a profane use of a Torah Scroll with no basis in any tradition of Judaism, Rabbinic or Nazarene.  The only time in which Jews have been wrapped in Torah Scrolls, was in ancient times when Romans wrapped Jews in Torah Scrolls and burned them alive! 


It is blasphemous to describe the Torah as "a foreskin," which needs to be removed, to declare a man to be "king" in a Torah ritual and to misuse a tallit in such a profane matter.


Respect of the Torah is a central tenant of Nazarene Judaism. We as Nazarenes stand with the Rabbinic Jewish community in declaring that this ceremony was profane, inappropriate, blasphemous, offensive and disturbing.

James Scott Trimm
International Nazarene Beit Din
Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim

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Comment by James Trimm on February 5, 2012 at 1:05am

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Comment by T. J. (Mordecai) Mitchell on February 5, 2012 at 1:30am

Indeed, they shall call evil good and good evil. Their bottom line is money and self aggrandizement. In my opinion, messer and Long are pure evil that foist themselves off as "good." if they are 'good" then they are good for nothing -- utterly  worthless blasphemers. These men and trheir ilk gives all true believers a black eye. At best they are an embarassment to all decent brothers and sisters. 

Comment by Dr. David Kelling on February 6, 2012 at 8:32am

Next it will be Benny Hinn and his Nephilim.

Comment by Erica Karas on February 6, 2012 at 8:45am

AMEN AND AMEN!!!! I heard about that disgraceful ceremony and viewed it for myself on Youtube. It was blasphemous and not of Ruach HaKodesh!!!! It truly sickened my stomach and grieved my spirit. Only YESHUA MASHIACH is KING AND ONLY HE WILL BE EXALTED HIGH!!! "The pride of man will be bowed down, the arrogance of men will be humiliated, and when that day comes, ADONAI alone will be exalted.  Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 2:17. Rabbi Greg Hershberg gave an awesome response to this blasphemous event. I hope you watch his video that I have attached for you!! Rabbi Greg Hershberg's Response - Beth Yeshua International, Macon, GA.flv: via

Comment by Ayina Qeren on February 6, 2012 at 9:27am

Check out 2Thess the entire chapter... 

Interesting thought @Dr. David  Amein @Erica Karas.

Comment by Ayina Qeren on February 6, 2012 at 9:29am

I have also thought something was not right about Messer. When I first saw him years ago I was coming out of watching the whole TBN thing and preachers of that ilk. Then I saw him in a video and my stomach turned. There was something in that "charismatic" thing I didn't like.

Comment by James Trimm on February 6, 2012 at 11:45am

Eddie Long apologizes for Torah scroll ceremony

Comment by will brinson: ferguson on February 6, 2012 at 12:00pm

Once people deny the truth of Torah they are left with a reprobate mind to conjure up what ever suites their fancy,

as they are at that point appalled with the truth of Scriptures. This is Christianity at it' finest. True daughters of the Catholic church, as the nut does not fall far from the tree. 

Comment by will brinson: ferguson on February 6, 2012 at 12:14pm
Comment by James Trimm on February 7, 2012 at 1:41am


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