FAQ’s

Ministries Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are Spiritual Messiah Ministries and Rev. Dr. Red Ministries the same ministry?

Yes. Both ministries were founded by and are led by Rev. Dr. Red. Rev. Dr. Red Ministries came into existance after Spiritual Messiah Ministries. Both preach the same message, seeking and teaching Spiritual Truth. SMM only preaches what is 100% fact and holds Bible Studies while RDRM preaches what is 100% fact, holds theological studies, and opens the door for anyone to join us or Rev. Dr. Red in a current study of a text. The two are of one ministry, but it helps us keep things more organized using each branch for different purposes.

2. When you say “Join Us” what are we joining?

SMM/RDRM is more of a movement than it is a stationary church. As we all know Truth (sometimes confused for mainstream Christianity) has become institutionalized, few know Christianity was founded by Paul (not Jesus). Through this much of the Bible has been altered and removed. It is the goal of SMM/RDRM to let the world know of these changes, bring them to the truth, and help spread the message of Jesus Christ. When we say “Join Us” we are asking for you to join the movement. You can do this by locating a local home-church and joining them, get trained and ordained by us and start a local home-church in your area, and spreading the word about SMM/RDRM and our mission. For further information Click Here and Here

3. Do you really have followers? I never see any of your buildings.

Yes SMM/RDRM has thousands of members and fellowshippers. Our members and fellowshippers are spread out all over the world in America, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We do not view our members and fellowshippers as “followers”. We are followers of Christ, not of ourselves or any other man. You do not see our buildings because we operate out of home-churches. Members of a certain field operate out of a members home. Services are in pastors homes.

4. Do people consider you a cult?

We are sure they do. There are over 335,000 denominations of Christianity. Same problem within Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, etc. Every faith and denomination or sect of that faith view themselves as correct and everyone else as being false or a “cult”. Just as we’ve called Catholicism a cult, we are sure Catholics would consider us so. That term has been used so loosely it just about lost its meaning. However, we can be certain of who is and is not preaching truth because unlike many other ministries, churches, and organizations we research everything to get to the truth before we preach it. We are not a cult, though we are sure people believe so. What it comes down to is the fact people are scared to leave falsified doctrines of the institutions, even if they know it’s wrong. Truth scares people, so unfortunately people may put us in the same category of these mainstream cults and pyschos such as Jim Jones or Brian Marshal.

The history of Christianity itself, as seen in the letters from Paul, has always been diverse. Different churches focusing on different aspects of the faith. Bottom line is, as also expressed by Paul, churches may be diverse, but as long as the churches believes in and focuses on the message of Christ and the basic tenets of the faith, they are all Christian. A church only ceases to be Christian if the focus goes from Christ to a human or if a basic tenet of the faith is disregarded. Christianity never had a unified church, but has had, atleast in the “Early Church”, a unified faith.

5. Are you a legal ministry?

Yes. We are a 100% legal ministry. All donations are tax-deductible. Our ordinations and degrees are recognized in all 50 states of America as well as internationally.

6. I want to be ordained. What is the process?

Please visit our School of Divinity page by Clicking Here for info.

Note: Ordinations are only given to members of this ministry. Non-members seeking ordination will first need to join our ministry.

6A. Can I get an ordination just to officiate weddings / start a “wedding ministry”?

No. We do not just hand out ordinations. If all you seek is to officiate weddings, there are plenty of places you may go to recieve such an ordination. Ordination is not something for fun or to be taken lightly.

7. Do you work with other organizations?

Yes. SMM/RDRM will work with any Christ-following (Christian, Messianic Spiritualist, Gnostic, or Jesusonian) church, ministry, or organization on a common cause. We also ally with other Christ-following (Christian, Messianic Spiritualist, Gnostic, or Jesusonian) churches, ministries, and organizations via the Spiritual Truth Movement & Coalition.

8. Are you inter-faith?

No. SMM/RDRM is NOT interfaith. We are not an interfaith organization because Jesus Christ is Truth. There is only one Truth and that is Christ. No other faith preaches the Truth of Jesus Christ. Working with other Christ-following denominations and sects (Christian, Gnostic, Jesusonian) is as interfaith as we get. We don’t mind discussing faith-based topics with other faiths, but we are not interfaith. We only preach Truth and we only believe in Christ. We do not recognize any god of any other faith. There is only one true God and that is the Father and His son Jesus Christ. No other faith preaches such or recognizes Christ as God or the son of God.

9. What was the purpose of the ministry forming? Why did Rev. Dr. Red start it?

Rev. Dr. Red studied about religion for a long time. He finally recieved his doctorate in divinity, and he continues his studies to this day and says he’s going to until he dies. He also recieved a legal ordination. He feels there is no church or ministry out there, atleast one he was able to find, that preaches 100% Truth. Rev. Dr. Red is unable to work for another entity knowing he wouldn’t be allowed to preach the whole truth as it is in the Bible. So with his ordination and degree in hand he looked into what was necessary to form a new and legal entity. After everything was in order SMM/RDRM was officially formed and doors opened on April 6, 2011. The purpose of SMM/RDRM is to research anything and everything for the Spiritual Truth and to preach and teach each piece as it is discovered. SMM/RDRM’s purpose is to bring everyone the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

10. What version of the Bible do you use?

We use the Authorized King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. We have done an in-depth study of the Bible. All other versions of the Bible, including the NKJV, are false. There are too many alterations to and removal of the text in modern translations. Some versions even take the deity out of Christ. There is no 100% accurate english Bible other than the Tynnsdale Bible which costs thousands of dollars for the real thing and hundreds for a duplicate. The next best Bible, at a 90+% accuracy rate, is the KJV. Therefore, we only use the KJV. We do not and will not use a modern translation. Each newer translation gets farther and farther from the Truth.

11. On the ‘Welcome’ page you relate the church building to that of a barracks. That sounds militant, why is this?

This is for several reasons. We, the faithful, are referred to as “Soldiers of Christ” and “Gods Army” for hundreds of years. We are called to preach Gods Word. We are called to defend Christ and His kingdom.

We also have this:

Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan (Muslim) says “The mosques are our

barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets

our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”

In response Rev. Dr. Red says “The Churches/Ministries are our barracks, the Steeples are our helmets, the Crosses are our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers, the Ringing Bell is the Call to Arms.”

12. Why do you use other texts? Is not the Bible the Word of God?

The Bible, as every other piece of literature, is written with the hands of men. It would be nice to believe that the Holy Scriptures are error-free, but history proves otherwise. The early Roman church ordered banned and burned all texts that didn’t align with their pagan views. They couldn’t beat the Church, so they chose to corrupt it. Over time, they have managed to make paganism into Truth and Truth into paganism. Anything other than what they permit you to believe is deemed heresy.

Through this mindset, many of the original members of The Way have been exterminated or sent into hiding. From time to time, followers of The Way resurface to attempt to bring the Light into this darkness filled world.

Now to answer why we use other texts. Modern Bibles are translated from the corrupt Greek and Hebrew of the Roman church. We feel it is more important to have the original scriptures, and that of the first-hand accounts of Yeshua (Jesus). What does Jesus say?

Luke 11:9-10 / Matthew 7:7-8
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

John 8:32 KJV
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Gospel of Peace: Book One
For I tell you truly, all living things are nearer to God than the scripture which is without life. God so made life and all living things that they might by the everlasting word teach the laws of the true God to man. God wrote not the laws in the pages of books, but in your heart and in your spirit.

Gospel Of The Perfect Life
Lection XC:9-10
9. Be faithful to the light ye have, till a higher light is given to you. Seek more light, and ye shall have abundantly; rest not, till ye find.

10. God giveth you all Truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul, and the truth which seemeth to day, ye will abandon for the higher truth of the morrow. Press ye unto Perfection.

Gospel Of Thomas
2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”

59) Jesus said, “Take heed of the Living One while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see Him and be unable to do so.”

92) Jesus said, “Seek and you will find. Yet, what you asked Me about in former times and which I did not tell you then, now I do desire to tell, but you do not enquire after it.”

94) Jesus [said], “He who seeks will find, and [he who knocks] will be let in.”

It is todays churches who are heretics and blaspheming against God. We are simply doing as Yeshua has commanded of us. We believe in his teachings of The Way, are actively seeking God, and preaching Truth to the people.

Gospel of Truth
Speak concerning the truth to those who seek it and of knowledge to those who, in their error, have committed sin.

Galatians 4:16 KJV
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

2 Corinthians 13:8 KJV
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

13. Do you have any teachings on audio, such as CD or DVD?

No, not at this time. Currently all our teachings are in person through our ministries various locations and services. Much of our teachings may be found in text on our website. Rev. Dr. Red also has some videos on his YouTube channel. In the future we may add audio recordings via CD, but at this time we don’t.

Have a question? Email SpiritualMessiahMinistries@gmail.com

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: