10th October 2012
To this date there has still been
no repentance from any of the Torah
Commands that ISR is breaking. ISR
continues to publish Bibles,
charging a massive profit on each one with excessive postage and
while the director - Mr. Wolfaardt lives in luxury.
Further research proves that Mr. Wolfaardt is also in possession
of Dr. Koster's other writings which certain brothers in South Africa
who knew Chris personally, testify that he has stolen.
The director of ISR Wilhelm
Wolfaardt has accused us of lying even though we were already in
with three other witnesses (in
accordance with the
Torah). We have since found further witnesses
and the following are the
testimony of those who personally knew Dr. Koster and some who have
confronted Mr. Wolfaardt regarding this breach of trust.
"Wilhelm Wolfaardt is well aware of what Chris Koster's wishes were
with The Scriptures. I was a close friend of Chris’s and he
relayed to me his wishes.
I can confirm
that at no time did Chris change his mind about the selling of
Yahuweh’s Word. Chris donated most of his income and savings to Wilhelm
Wolfaardt to continue the work. Wilhelm Wolfaardt gave his word to
Chris that "The Scriptures" would not be sold at any time. People sent in donations to
cover the cost of each copy. At no time did this change. I can confirm
the total that was left by Chris Koster to Wilhelm Wolfaardt. Chris's family and
lawyer can confirm this as I have confronted Wilhelm Wolfaardt a number
of times but this man is prideful and will not change that is why he has
removed everyone that has confronted him. I can also bring to your
attention that Chris also wrote a note in his book called Final
Reformation. Please check it out and he never changed the name of this
book or removed the wording Free not to be sold. I know that Chris would be heartbroken
over what has happened to his life long work that he started in the
early 1970’s. Wilhelm Wolfaardt knows who I am. And he will stand in
judgment for what he has done against the Fathers Word."
A close friend of the late Dr. Chris Koster.
"Wilhelm Wolfaardt will not
repent but will continue his shocking lie regarding the selling of The
Scriptures. I have confronted him with a number of brothers to no
avail. Your words will fall on deaf ears. I
can confirm that Dr Koster never changed his mind about selling The
Scriptures and never once sold a copy. One of his fears was when he
passed away what would become of his work. Wilhelm Wolfaardt gave his
word to Dr Koster that The Scriptures would never be sold but
would be on a donation basis only. To be honest a number of us did not
trust Wilhelm Wolfaardt and were very reserved. There was a
couple of members of Dr Kosters family that never trusted Wilhelm
Wolfaardt and expressed this to Dr Koster at the time. We have
Wilhelm Wolfaardt if he cannot continue what he promised Dr Koster
then give The Scriptures to others that can fulfill his wishes."
Brother S. - Pretoria, South Africa.
"Dr Chris Koster has been
accused of being a double minded man James 1vs7 -8. Can you honestly
see Yahuweh using a double-minded man to do work on His Word? This
is blasphemy. I am shocked to
read how low a person that calls himself a brother would go for
money. The comments by Bill Meyers and Wilhelm Wolfaardt regarding
Chris Koster changing his mind about selling The Scriptures and
that Dr Chris Koster sold The Scriptures when he was alive is
downright evil. When I visited Dr Chris shortly before his passing we
shared about his work on The Scriptures and what he would like to see
to them. He expressed to me that they were never to be sold and
that the person he entrusted them to agreed that he would not let
happen. There was a large sum of money that was given to Wilhelm
continue the work."
Brother Paki, South Africa
"Dr Chris Koster left two
special messages in the books he spent most of his life putting
together. He knew this would protect his works from wolves. He was well aware
of the Torah command not to profit off the Word of Yahweh. Little did
he know that the wolf was in the
flock and within a short
period of time after his death Wolfaardt printed another edition, his
first which he copyrighted and removed the most important message left by
Dr Chris. The words that Dr Chris added to The Scriptures and Final
Reformation was his legacy for Yahweh
and His people. Dr Chris
Koster has never printed any copies of The Scriptures without the
statement “Not to be Sold” or “This book cannot
be sold”.You will never see these editions for sale again. Wolfaardt has done all he can
to rid the world of these editions."
Brother Andrew, South Africa.
"There is a small group of us
that were close to Dr Chris Koster. We have been so shocked how quickly
his life-long work took to be turned
around to where it
is today. Dr Chris Koster was a man that lived what he believed and
upheld Yahuweh’s Torah. He lived and loved the Laws of Yahuweh.
Each time a number of us visited him in his tiny flat he was so excited
and only wanted to talk about “The
Scriptures”. He drove a very old car and lived a simple
life to save as much as possible to put towards The Scriptures. Right up until he died at
home with his wife who took him back and nursed him he never wavered in
selling of Yahuweh’s Word. If anyone tells you he did then
they are lying. Dr Chris Koster started his path of truth in the
60’s and worked daily on The Scriptures starting early
70’s as he make a vow to Yahuweh."
One of the associates here from MHS spoke directly with a brother in
South Africa who was close to Dr. Koster who confirmed what others have
stated in their comments: that Dr. Chris never sold his
works and that the statements he left in the books where his
confirmation so that no one would sell them. They shared that Dr.
Koster lived a
simple life and gave us everything beside his work to do the work on
'The Scriptures.' He would go to the university in Pretoria everyday by
himself except Sabbath and do his research. This was his life and a
promise he made to YHWH. He never wanted the works sold and was
promised by Wolfaardt that he would never sell them ever. Mr. Koster
was a strong minded brother who understood YHWH's vision and
knew what he wanted for his works and make it clear to a large
number of people. Wolfaardt has been offered help by
many who would take Dr. Koster's works and do what Dr.
Chris envisioned and not sell 'The Scriptures' but it appears
distances everyone that does not agree with him. There is only
Wolfaardt, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law that work with him
there are a few here and there that he uses but they have no
authority and say in regard to Dr. Koster's works.
We have a further six witnesses confirming that Dr. Chris did indeed
leave a sum of money to be used for printing and shipping and that
people were to send in donations to cover printing. Wilhelm
Wolfaardt stated to these witnesses that the money ran out and that
he decided to sell 'The Scriptures.' We here at MHS have
these witnesses and they attest to this statement.
Having undergone further research
after being accused as liars by Mr.
Wolfaardt and others, we will prove by government
documents that Mr. Wolfaardt and his
family do indeed live in a home
worth at least a million dollars...
In correspondence with Mr. Wolfaardt
we provide the following quotes
"Chris Koster NEVER left me any money - YHWH is my witness. I did not
steal the copyright to THE SCRIPTURES - In fact, it does not belong to
me. YHWH is my witness."
"You say I live in a million dollar home - my home did not cost a
million dollars in the first place. It probably did not cost more than
$350000 to build. I live on a life-style block in order to keep YHWH's
torah (in order to
eat kosher and keep YHWH's Pesach). If you are willing to meet me, I
will discuss it with you in detail. YHWH is my witness."
"I do not take trips to South Africa from ISR profits - YHWH is my
"YHWH is witness between us Bob. If you wish to live in righteousness
and no longer spread lies, I suggest you no longer allow satan to bring
division in the Messianic Movement by spreading lies about me and the
have honestly laboured all my life in providing for my family. The
provision was not from the ISR. My work for the ISR is not for
because I love YHWH and am working in His vineyard."
"I, Wilhelm Wolfaardt, herewith
declare to the Messianic / Nazarene /
Israel community at large, that my Brother and friend, Chris Koster,
never left me a single cent."
POINT #1.) The
witnesses we have spoken to all report that Dr. Koster did indeed leave
for the continuation of producing 'The Scriptures' for free.
We are not sure if
Mr. Wolfaardt is playing with words in the first paragraph as we
the copyright does not belong to him,
but there is no doubt that Chris Koster NEVER, nor was
it EVER his intention to copyright
'The Scriptures' but the ISR
copyrighted 'The Scriptures' after
Dr. Koster's death.
POINT #2.) Again it is hard to
say if Mr. Wolfaardt is just playing word games as he says his
not cost more than $350,000 to build,
yet the record shows that
he did indeed spend just short of ONE MILLION DOLLARS
to purchase his home:
Please note that Mr.
Wolfaardt has SWORN IN THE NAME OF YHWH on this!
Google: '10 John Brian Drive' if you want to see it.
The point originally made
the expense of the home Mr.
Wolfaardt lives in
is to highlight that the profits
gleaned from the sale of Dr. Koster's
translation are far
too excessive and are clearly being
used to advance other interests...
As many have requested the link to view Mr. Wolfaardt's property, we
have included the link:
on the link above, scroll down to the property listed as:
John Brian Drive
witness the luxury in which the head of ISR lives.
Mr Wolfaardt in fact owns a SECOND
property bought for nearly HALF A MILLION DOLLARS:
Mr. Wolfaardt makes reference to
owning property in South Africa in
although it has not yet been verified
whether he still owns them or not.
15 MARCH 2012
Wolfaardt has contacted us in regard to this information that exposes
him as a liar...
we do not remove the information about his properties, he threatens
to take legal action
force removal of this truth. Knowing this world's system, this may be
forced upon us
make a copy of this information for yourself now if so needed and
share it with those
love truth to expose this liar.
POINT #3.) We find this
statement totally lacking in credibility when ISR charges postage AND
for the ISR is not for remuneration, but
because I love YHWH"
When a group that claims to be
doing a service for YHWH charges
over and above the actual cost of
postage and CHARGES MONEY TO PUT
IT INTO A BOX then it is no longer a matter of love!
There are literally thousands of
dollars that have been taken for
excessive postage and handling fees.
Truly, they have received their reward
Notice that the cost is $30 but the
sale total jumps to $31 for 'handling fees'
Notice also that the postage is between $7.50 and $10 yet New Zealand
flat rate of $3.50 for packages this size... (check for yourself on
That's between TWICE
to THREE TIMES the true cost
which amounts to THEFT!
This is only one of
ISR's bookshops owned and operated by Wilhelm Wolfaardt.
Feel free to contact him through this site and demand the books to be
In further emails
Wolfaardt, he demands the
|"Please provide evidence that I stole THE
Please provide evidence that I
plagiarised THE SCRIPTURES.
Please provide evidence that I
copyrighted THE SCRIPTURES.
Please provide evidence that I
copyrighted them as my own.
Please provide evidence that I
made hundreds of thousands of dollars
from The Scriptures in profit."
All the above points have been covered
in the first expose on this
matter and we have above
provided written witnesses of the
FACTS that Dr. Koster never intended
'The Scriptures' to be
sold or copyrighted. Even
Lew White in an attempt to absolve
himself of his complicity said:
I'm not a fan of "copyrighting" Yahuah's Word; but, ISR did
so, and that's
someone else's call. According to the definition of
all translations of Scripture
I consider the "board"
of ISR entitled to make decisions,
and I make recommendations; whatever is decided, I comply with."
"the practice of taking
someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own."
Therefore, anyone who takes the Word
of YHWH and puts their name to to it
is guilty of plagiarism, stealing credit from the true Author, and
where jealousy and self-seeking
are, there is confusion and
every foul deed.”
wrath and displeasure to those who are self-seeking
and do not
obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness...”
again is the proof from the
printing of 'The Scriptures'
The evidence therefore that the
current ISR has stolen and plagiarized
'The Scriptures' is in that
Dr. Koster NEVER intended for anyone
to make a profit from them and
therein lies the theft.
Plagiarism is the act of taking
another's work and claiming
it as their own to make a profit!
a man might labour with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he leaves his
to a man who has not laboured for it. That too is futile and a great
The evidence that ISR copyrighted the work is plain for anyone to see
and cannot but wonder
if Mr. Wolfaardt is playing with word
usage in his statement, "copyrighted
them as my own"
LEW WHITE WITHIN ISR
Since this website opened, ISR South
Africa - because of
the wickedness Lew is involved in - is trying
to distance itself from ISR USA which is operated by Lew White...
Others from ISR are attempting
to make it appear as though Lew White was merely a distributor of 'The
Scriptures' when the fact is
that Lew was asked by ISR over ten years ago to set up a sister
corporation in the name of
Institute for Scripture Research Inc.
Here we have Bill Meyer of ISR saying Lew never payed for printing yet
Lew in his own words has operated
ISR Inc. in the US "managing two
bank accounts, paying printing and storage bills to various printers,
paying taxes to
the various government entities, and even employing an accountant to
keep the filing
required by US
government." Someone's lying, and the state record shows that
the president of ISR Inc. and has been since 2003...
Bill Meyer has been caught out in a number of lies...
Check out www.yahspace.us for more information.
Wilhelm and Bill also run messianichallofshame lashon hara facebook page
and all pat each
others back with Lew and Trimm in their collective
10th October 2012
Since this site has been operating, the
people exposed on this site who are collectively
involved in all these shameful
works, have become more blatant in their support for each
other's wickedness... They pat each other's
back and defend the other's Torah breaking and
it is a clear sign that all those who support and sell these people's
books and Bibles are all
in the same bed together, reaping unlawful gain from Messianic
Remember that Scripture warns that 'the wolves' will come from within
and Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light!
the ISR website: http://www.isr-messianic.org/faqs/faq.shtml this
question is posed:
the money "earned" from your publications used to pay
salaries to personnel?
Institute for Scripture
Research does not pay salaries to any of the directors. All
the sales of books are
used to republish, update and further the work at the ISR."
We know for a
that it costs $5 to print a standard soft-cover
means that when the
distributors of 'The Scriptures' sell a copy, the extra $20 profit
supposedly goes toward
and study at the ISR! This is only comparing a soft-cover
edition, not to mention a leather one
which sells for $110 !!!
For proof of the cost to print, see
the following quote from the
current printers of 'The Scriptures':
You will notice that for
even the minimum order, the
price is a little over $5 and cheaper with
After correspondence with Lew White
and others it seems that a
'conservative' estimate on the
amount sold of just the soft covered
edition of 'The Scriptures' alone
through the years is in the
vicinity of 100,000 copies...
Taking an average sale price of $20
over the years gives a total of
around $2,000,000 dollars... that's
Remember this is only the SOFT
COVERED estimate and does not include the profits made from:
HARDCOVER (which may account
for another third of sales)
LARGE PRINT (of which sell
LEATHER BOUND (which sell for
up to $120 and cost under $20 to produce!)
In fact the total sales may
well be much higher and taking all the sales collectively
including the sales of 'Come Out Of
Her My People' the estimated total
could be in excess of
This doesn't even include donations given to ISR
We now draw your
attention to the SALES of 'Come
Out Of Her My People' which is
published by ISR and was written by
Dr. Koster... The original work was
'The Final Reformation'
Again we have witnesses and the text
is still contained in the
available e-book of the
same name that prove that Dr. Koster's
intention and conviction was to
give the book
out FREELY, yet again ISR chose to
COPYRIGHT the work and SELL the book
a profit! The text in the book reads:
Together with the quote from the original
printing of 'The Scriptures'
we see from two witnesses
provided by Dr. Koster himself that
his intent was clear...
TO NEVER SELL THE WORD OR HIS BOOK FOR
The profits from this book alone are impossible to estimate
until ISR takes accountability and
opens the books to prove that they are
NOT MAKING A PROFIT. They of
course will not
as anyone with even a tiny experience
of publishing can plainly see
that the cost prices
of the ISR range are over 200% of
Wilhelm Wolfaadrt and Bill
claim that Dr. Koster CHANGED HIS
MIND and initiated
the scheme to sell 'The Scriptures'...
As the brother from South Africa
rightly said this is
accusing brother Chris Koster of being
"a double minded man, unstable
in all his ways." (James 1:7-8)
Everyone we have spoken with has
testified that Dr. Koster was a
righteous man who lived Torah
and loved the Laws of YHWH and in no
way would have reneged on these
two promises (which we
have quoted from his works.) We
believe that Dr. Koster printed these
statements in the books as
a witness to the fact that these
works were never to be sold!
Aside from the lie from ISR their excuse has been from the beginning
enough donations were coming in to continue the vision from YHWH.
The truth is that:
NO GOOD WORKS
WARRANT BREAKING THE TORAH
have been a number of people who have stepped forward to ask the
that if they
cannot handle the Word in accordance with Torah then they
over free of charge and will sign legal documents to the affect that
will never sell 'the Scriptures'
WE ISSUE THIS CHALLENGE
TO ISR TO DO SO
The profits are obviously too
give up but we have witnessed the
rise of a ministry - HalleluYah
Scriptures - that proves YHWH does
His Word to be given freely and there
are many ministries that purchase
from ISR to give out freely too
numerous to count.
If ISR claims that Chris Koster made
the decision to sell the Word before he
died in 1995 then we wonder how the author of this webpage below
his copy of 'The Scriptures' in 1995:
Here are some further comments we have
husband and I have confronted the Wolfaardt’s on the way they
live while others are suffering. We have also brought to their attention what they
have done with Chris Koster’s vision. We feel we have been
beating a dead horse for so many years now that we gave up. Your
site was bought to our attention and we are grateful to Yahweh for your
expose this man
and the profits he has consumed over the years since Chris Koster
passed away. You need to
check out the extra
properties he owns and a number of other things he has bought each
year. Talking to a brother
that was close to Dr.
Chris Koster and who knew of Wilhelm Wolfaardt said that he was a poor
person that really was
not going to amount
to much. He had nothing to his name when he hung around Dr. Chris
Koster towards the end of his
life. Dr. Chris Koster's
wife had reservations over Wilhelm Wolfaardt and expressed this to Dr.
Chris Koster but we think that
Dr. Chris did not have
many options in the end and knew he was going to die and did not want
to leave it with his family as
they were not keen on
at the time. How sad this has all become. He will not repent and is a
prideful man. Blessings."
& M. Van Rooyen
"Please brethren come together
and confront these men selling the Fathers Word. Call for their books
to be opened and to be honest. They have lied to Yahuwah and Chris
Koster who spent a lifetime on the
Fathers Word for His people. They have made His house a den of
robbers. No where in Scripture do you see Yahushua selling His
Father for money. This is so wicked and needs to be exposed and we as
children of the most high need to warn as many brothers and
sisters encouraging them to stop feeding this beast. STOP
accusing falsely the brothers and sisters who have worked hard on
site and to expose what is wicked. They have done this for
Yahuwah’s people and deserve a lot more respect. Take the
time to read the
site. Don’t go and ask Lew White if it is true, that is so stupid
yes stupid. These are not brothers they are wolves. 2 Corth 6vs14
7vs15. True followers of Yahuwah would not do such a thing. Thanks"
In the first
exposé we alluded to confusing changes in the
most recent version
and it seems as though we are not the
only ones... We received this
is the exact copy of the message I've sent to ISR (Institute for
respond so I know you got this message. If you don't have time to
write a letter back, I understand, just simply type "Got it".
And I will get it: You claim the 2009 Edition has improvements. There
are nice improvements. And they're: The Maps, Illustrations, Table of
Measurements, More Glossary Topics, and the page markers that have
English on the left and the Hebrew Transliteration on the right.
These are very nice treasures, but not enough to condemn our lives!
You have fallen by the way side. Don't change one jot or one tittle.
You do not steal (Exodus 20:15 and Deuteronomy 5:19). You do not bear
false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16 and Deuteronomy
5:20). Do not add to His Words, lest He reprove you, and you be found
a liar (Proverbs 30:6). You have changed His Words, and replaced them
with your own, changing the meaning of the text!! Myself and my 2
teenage boys have found these "fatal errors" so far. You
replaced "burnt offering" with "ascending offering".
You replaced "altar" with "slaughter-place".
These have to do with the Hekal worship!! You cannot do this!!
Leviticus 9:14 the Scriptures 1998 "And he washed the entrails
and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar."
the Scriptures 2009 "And he washed the entrails and the legs,
and burned them with the ASCENDING OFFERING on the SLAUGHTER-PLACE."
Psalm 119 you have disgraced 7 times by replacing "kindness"
with "loving-commitment". There is no such contraction in
any language and commitment can't be compared to "kindness".
You have stolen YAHUHAH's Word and are selling it for a profit and
your 2009 Edition is screaming out to those who have eyes to see and
ears to hear. We know what you did and the berakah (blessing) of His
Word is being snatched from your hand. If you don't repent and change
your ways, you will know YAHUAH's wrath instead of His "kindness".'
" - T.B. USA.
AGAIN WE ASK BELIEVERS TO STOP SUPPORTING
SELL THE WORD FOR PROFIT AS YOU ARE
PARTAKING IN THEIR WICKEDNESS!
THESE MEN CLAIM THAT THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED AND
'JUDGED' UNFAIRLY BUT IT IS YHWH WHO IS JUDGING THEM
AND IS REMOVING THEM, RAISING OTHERS WHO WALK IN
HIS TORAH TO REPLACE THEM.
the eyes of יהוה
on the righteous, and his ears are open
their prayers, but the face of יהוה
against those who do evil.”
We ask that
you have examined the facts, to direct as many
believers as you can to this site
to expose this group of greedy
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