Institute for Scripture Research
Two men: Wilhelm Wolfaardt and Lew White teamed together and STOLE and PLAGIARISED
 an uncopyrighted, free translation of the Scriptures, copyrighted them as their own and have since
 been selling them to Messianics; hungry for a good translation, making hundreds of thousands of
dollars in PROFIT in conflict with the Torah and everything the Messiah spoke!
Both these men are living in luxury all gleaned from greedy profits and donations given by
unsuspecting believers who have been blinded by 'good works'...

MOST OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUMMED UP FOLLOWING
VIDEOS
PUT TOGETHER BY THE TEAM FROM HALLELUYAH SCRIPTURES.
WE HAVE USED THEM WITH PERMISSION:

HALLELUYAH SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywy1SmuHNpo
HALLELUYAH SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtQsybwGylo
HALLELUYAH SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_xuE0vcCoc&feature=related


The original vision for 'The Scriptures' goes back around 30 years to a christian believer by the name of 

Chris Koster who was a doctor in South Africa. He was sent a tract by a gentleman who used to distribute 
many tracts. Being a christian, this older gentleman received a tract on the Name of YHWH, he read it and 
forwarded it on to Chris with a note questioning what he thought of it... Chris received the tract about the Name 
one morning before heading off to work. He read it and then put it in a drawer before departing. He was scheduled 
to attend a patient by small plane with a pilot. after attending to the patient Chris and the pilot were heading back home, 
the pilot warned Chris that they had run out of fuel and a crash was imminent... Chris immediately went behind 
his seat and fell to his knees and started to pray. It was then he heard a voice very clearly that said,
“WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE INFORMATION ON THAT TRACT THAT I HAD SENT YOU?” 
Chris thought and YHWH's Spirit said “WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE INFORMATION I HAD SENT TO YOU?”
Chris then realised what YHWH meant and promised that for the rest of his life that he would not let a day go by 
without doing all he could to proclaim the Name of YHWH. Chris was later given the vision to translate 'The Scriptures' 
first published in 1993 which took close to six years of his life to complete.

He first started with an Afrikaans translation and by the time he got to the book of Yohanan, he was troubled at the
use of so many pagan words. This realization is covered in a book he authored called 'Come Out of Her My People'. 
He then initiated an English translation realizing that far more people would benefit in English. Chris paid a 
high price for his work... Six days a week, he would go to the Theological College to study and work on the 
translation of 'The Scriptures'. He had to move to another city for this and it was at this time he lost his wife and 
two sons as they did not support him in his new belief and so, stayed behind.
It was made clear to Chris by YHWH's Spirit not to sell The Scriptures in any way, shape or form, they were
always to be free. That was commanded by YHWH to Chris which is printed in the 1993 first edition.
scriptures quote
Click on image for a full page view It reads:
“This translation, The Scriptures, is not sold, it is given free. Our Messiah said, 

“You have received without paying, give without being paid.” (Matt 10:8). 
Why? Because he gave His all, He gave his life on a cruel stake, in order to save us from all sin,
to redeem us from all lawlessness. So all we ask is for a donation to meet the printers cost – that is all.”

He was also told not to copyright his work, as it was a free gift to all. Sadly, Chris passed way in 1996. 
He was a humble man and did not want any recognition for his work which is why you will not see 
his name in 'The Scriptures'.

Most Bibles printed, and these are no exception, claim to be copyright. In the first place, who has the right 
to copyright the Word of YHWH? Even the good old KJV, errors and all, never copyrighted the work done 
by those early translators. 'The Scriptures' translation completed by Mr. Koster in 1993 was of course 
never intended to be copyright. Please note the usage of his wording, “This translation...” 
It is not the book alone that was not to be sold, it is the translation itself that is free. 
Nowhere in the first printing will you find any mention of copyright.

A number of years after the first printing, giving 'the Scriptures' freely, Chris Koster passed away,

leaving a sum of money to a trusted friend, Wilhelm Wolfaardt with the request to not let the vision die...
As many will realize now, this man's vision has indeed been lost in the belief held by those at ISR that

it is impossible to sustain a ministry that gives the Word of YHWH freely...

Would one suggest giving some form of credit to ISR for their efforts do date...?

Here is a simple parable:
There was once a great master painter who spent the whole latter end of his life painting the greatest 

masterpiece seen by human eyes. His vision was to place this master piece in a public museum for all
to see FREE OF CHARGE. On his death bed he entrusted his masterpiece to his closest friend to 
continue the vision of his life-long work. This trusted friend then took the masterpiece and put it in his 
private museum, charging people to come and see the masterpiece that he now claimed as his own work.
Question: Should someone who comes and retrieves the masterpiece, re-instituting it in a public museum 

for all to see free of charge and restoring credit to its original painter be accused of theft? 
And should the 'trusted friend' who claimed it as their own get any credit for the work whatsoever?

The Torah commands not to make profit on food given to the poor:
“And when your brother becomes poor, and his hand has failed with you, 

then you shall sustain him, and he shall live with you, like a stranger or a sojourner.
Take no interest from him, or profit, but you shall fear your Elohim, 

and your brother shall live with you. Do not lend him your silver on interest,
and do not lend him your food for profit.”
Wayyiqra 25:35-37

If this is the Torah for material goods, then how much more does this apply to His living Word?

Over the years, a number of people and others have borne witness to many testimonies of 
fellow believers who have contacted ISR to ask for discounts for bulk orders or for permission 
to print their own yet were sternly rebuked, spoken to harshly, and even threatened with legal 
action should they try to print their own for free distribution. This attitude was consistent in 
every story and does not seem to be in the spirit of Mattithyahu 10:8 or Mattithyahu 5:42
These people were not asking for anything free, but were asking for help as they were reaching many 
with His Word worldwide. Most people realize that it does not cost 35 dollars a copy to print. 
The cost of print in fact is only around 5 dollars including shipping worldwide and even less 
for printing very large amounts.

The main distributors of The Scriptures are fully aware of what YHWH's Spirit said to Chris, 
that they are to be given out freely with a donation to cover printing costs alone.
Chris Koster actually spoke with Lew White guaranteeing that he would not sell 'The Scriptures'
but upon Chris' death, Wilhelm Wolfaardt stole the uncopyrighted work, copyrighted it and
teamed up with Lew White fleecing the believers worldwide for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

They have been warned according to Scripture a number of times by a many people about this, 
but their response remains the same, “It is free on e-sword and nothing is truly free in this world.” 
They were warned that they would have blood on their hands. A number of people approached ISR 
to say that if they could not continue what YHWH's spirit layed down then to hand it over to others
that could continue the vision... They responded in the negative.


Another issue that needs to be addressed is the title “Institute for Scripture Research”. 
Many fall into the assumption that this is a large body of people or institution where the whole time
is spent on research of Scripture... This is not the case. It is true that Chris Koster set up the title ISR 
to protect 'The Scriptures' from being sold and turning YHWH's word into a exercise in profiteering. 
Sadly, upon his death this very thing he tried to prevent happened from the inside through his most trusted friend. 
In essence the ISR is in fact simply a husband and wife team with a few others assisting.
It seems that Lew White became the president of ISR - USA in 2003:
https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/%28S%28x2phsi55zdied5fwqb1vth55%29%29/default.aspx?id=0561987&ct=09&cs=99999
ISR

Registered in the Hall Of Shame you will find Lew White also owns and operates a Rock Music store
that happens to be a well known 'headshop' dealing in drug paraphernalia and idols of false gods!
https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/%28S%28qk02dmzavssl2f453wpde2yv%29%29/offsearch.aspx?sf=Arthur&sm=L&sl=White
Lew Businesses

As mentioned the ISR does not spend their whole time researching Scripture as the name implies,
but in fact, work a regular job in society and as you find in the case of Lew White, his 'regular job' is
as manger of a rock music/drug paraphernalia/idol store. Not only this but the premise is that they do not need
to learn to read or write Hebrew based on the Scripture that says we will be given a pure tongue in the new earth.
Because of this the ISR has made quite a number of confusing and errant changes in their latest 2009 version
all in attempt to claim copyright. A Scripture that gives fair warning of how YHWH' feels about making profit
from His Word and echoing the Torah in Wayyiqra 25:37 is repeated 3 times in Ezekiel Chapter 18 where
YHWH' calls for repentance from these wickednesses:
“...if he has lent on interest or taken increase – shall he live? He shall not live!
If he has done any of these abominations, he shall certainly die,
his blood is upon him.”
(Ezekiel 18:13)
The definition underlying 'taken increase' is the the Hebrew word 'tarbith' and is defined as:
'percentage or bonus in addition to principal'. So those who add an additional cost on top of
the outlay for printing YHWH's Word for His people are in conflict of His Torah! Sadly, many believers
have been ignorant of this Command and have unwittingly supported those who are
breaking Torah in this way. The time has come for repentance.

One has to seriously question where all the thousands of dollars goes from the profit of all 'The Scriptures' sold... 
Especially when missionaries of the Word are simply asking for a small discount and are refused.
It really goes against the Spirit of Scripture when one is making a profit on His Word and living in luxury... 
And even those who go into debt to purchase a building that may benefit only a small number while 
expecting other believers around the globe to foot the bill.
Both Lew White and Whilhelm Wolfaardt live in luxury while other Messianics
go without and give so that others who can't afford can benefit from the Word.
Wilhelm Wolfaardt and his family live in a home worth close to a million dollars
taking overseas trips using the profits gleaned from sales of 'The Scriptures'!
Lew White also lives in a house valued at close to half a million dollars while
calling for donations to get himself out of debt and trying to sell the Torah Institute paid for
by donations from well meaning believers!


The fact of the matter is, that all this is no different than Roman Catholic Christianity and YHWH has heard 
the cries from His people and risen up some people to do His will where others have been disobedient. 
YHWH is patient with those who stray from His command and gives time for repentance, but now the time 
has come where YHWH has turned His back, and appointed others who will do what He requested.

A CALL TO OPEN THE BOOKS
What we are now calling for is for believers to put pressure on these people to open their books.
If the ISR truly is a non profit organization and no one is making money on 'The Scriptures' then
the price to print a soft covered edition will show to be between $20 and $25.
Email both Lew White and Wilhelm Wolfaardt at ISR and demand proof that this
is the case and if it is not... then one CANNOT support the ISR by purchasing
'The Scriptures' because:

1.) It is against the Torah and other Scripture to do so and,

2.) YHWH's vision given to Chris Koster was to never sell the Scriptures.

IT'S TIME TO OPEN THE BOOKS AND EXPOSE THE TRUTH. WE ARE CALLED TO NOT BE IN DARKNESS BUT LIGHT.

EMAIL ISR AND LEW WHITE AND DEMAND THEY OPEN THEIR BOOKS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THEIR 

MINSITRY TO 2012. IF THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE THEN THEY WOULD OPEN THEIR BOOKS.

IF THEY DECLINE, THEN WE CAN ASSUME THEY ARE GUILTY AND CANNOT TRUST OR SUPPORT THEM.


We would call everyone to petition ISR tp stop profiteering
off the Word of YHWH, put pressure on them to open the books
 and bring dealings above board, being transparent before all.
Please contact them through this form:
(as they have threatened legal action if we publish their email address)
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