for Scripture Research
men: Wilhelm Wolfaardt and Lew White teamed together and STOLE and
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
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:
SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 1
SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 2
SCRIPTURES HISTORY PART 3
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
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
to attend a patient
by small plane with a pilot. after
attending to the patient Chris and the pilot were heading back
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
“WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE INFORMATION ON 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
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
first published in 1993 which took close to six years of
his life to complete.
first started with an Afrikaans translation and by the time he got to
the book of Yohanan, he was troubled at the
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
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.
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
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“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
to redeem us from all lawlessness. So all we ask is
donation to meet the printers cost – that is all.”
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
name in 'The Scriptures'.
Bibles printed, and these are no exception, claim to be copyright. In
the first place, who has the right
to copyright the Word
Even the good old KJV, errors and all, never copyrighted the
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
It is not the book alone that was not to be sold,
it is the translation itself that is
Nowhere in the
first printing will you find any mention of copyright.
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...
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
suggest giving some form of
credit to ISR for their efforts do
Here is a simple parable:
There was once a great
master painter who spent the whole latter end of his life painting
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
continue the vision of his life-long work. This trusted
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
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?
commands not to make profit on food given to the poor:
when your brother becomes poor, and his hand has failed with
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,
live with you.
Do not lend him your silver on interest,
and do not lend him your
food for profit.”
this is the Torah for material goods, then how much more does this
apply to His living Word?
the years, a number of people and others have borne witness to many
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
action should they try to print their own for free
distribution. This attitude was consistent in
not seem to be in the spirit of Mattithyahu
10:8 or Mattithyahu 5:42
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
for printing very large amounts.
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
according to Scripture a number of times by a many people about
but their response remains the same, “It is free
and nothing is truly free in this world.”
They were warned that
they would have blood on their hands. A number of people approached
to say that if they could not continue what YHWH's
layed down then to hand it over to others
that could continue the
vision... They responded in the negative.
issue that needs to be addressed is the title “Institute for
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.
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.
that Lew White became the president of ISR - USA in 2003:
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!
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'
as manger of a rock music/drug paraphernalia/idol store.
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.
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
is repeated 3 times in Ezekiel Chapter 18 where
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.”
definition underlying 'taken increase' is the the Hebrew word
'tarbith' and is defined as:
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
have been ignorant of this Command and have unwittingly
supported those who are
breaking Torah in this way. The time has come
has to seriously question where all the thousands of dollars goes
from the profit of all 'The Scriptures' sold...
missionaries of the Word are simply asking for a small discount and
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
expecting other believers around the globe to foot the
Both Lew White and Whilhelm Wolfaardt live in luxury while other
go without and give so that others who can't afford can benefit from
Wilhelm Wolfaardt and his family live in a home worth close to a
taking overseas trips using the profits gleaned from sales of
Lew White also lives in a house valued at close to half a million
calling for donations to get himself out of debt and trying to sell the
Torah Institute paid for
by donations from well meaning believers!
fact of the matter is, that all this is no different than Roman
Catholic Christianity and YHWH
cries from His people
and risen up some people to do His will where others have been
is patient with those who stray from His command
and gives time for repentance, but now the time
come where YHWH
has turned His back, and appointed others who will do what He
A CALL TO OPEN THE
we are now calling for is for believers to put pressure on these
people to open their books.
the ISR truly is a non profit organization and no one is making
money on 'The Scriptures' then
price to print a soft covered edition will show to be between $20 and
Email both Lew White and Wilhelm Wolfaardt at ISR and demand proof
is the case and if it is not... then one CANNOT support the ISR by
'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
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.
call everyone to petition ISR tp stop profiteering
Word of YHWH, put pressure on them to open the books
bring dealings above board, being transparent before all.
contact them through this form:
(as they have threatened legal action if we publish their
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