“And you, you intended evil against me, but Alahim intended it for good, in order to do it as it is this day, to keep a great many people alive.” - Gen. / Barashith 50:20

The following are the words of a brother affected by seeing the persecution by the Messianic Hall of Shame’s slander against Lew White:


“I'm also thankful for you specifically, because it was your experience that Yahusha used to trigger me into action, in another very unexpected way that proves His power in what the world views as foolishness . . .  I repeat that if I hadn't seen those silly persecutor’s attacks online, I might have not even entertained any attempt to rise above my precious misery . . . lol. I now see how Yahuah uses what we sometimes view as a thorn to armor us and give Him esteem, or to rescue another. I never give a second thought to anyone who seems too perfect. Strength in weakness gives me the courage to hold on to Him.

It was through your persecution that He reached me, and so I'll never be ashamed of my past. We have all have been given many gifts, and you definitely show that you can use those gifts to the best of your ability for the Kingdom, and it inspires me to get over myself and keep on moving. That is where Yahusha's spirit communicates so loudly to us at times, and what makes you so approachable and relatable. Your devotion to love and gentleness, peace and patience, and humility where it's essential, and your obvious understanding of the human heart and mind, evidences the fruit of the Ruach to those like myself who hear that familiar voice . . .”


Lew’s response:

We know how, when, and why we became who we are, and Yahusha walked beside us waiting for us to realize we needed Him.

Rather than run away from others who are still as we once were, we are now equipped to help them in Yahusha’s power.

It’s never been about us, but rather about Him. Now others who are lost can come to Him through the words He gives us to share with them.

I’m so glad He used me and the persecution from false followers to open your eyes to His love. We must decrease, and He must increase!

Lew White, Torah Institute


I’m sorry so many tender hearts are being harmed by the slander.

I don’t work in the store, and have not for years.

My partial ownership was the only reason I could open my mouth and stock my books, articles, and DVD’s.

The videos don’t show the messages placed near the “idols” – which were all used as object lessons to teach against them!

See some of them close-up here: http://www.fossilizedcustoms.com/electricladyland.html 

There is nothing scary going on but the music in the videos, and I pray for the slanderers every day.

“Let no corrupt word come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for the use of building up, so as to impart what is pleasant to the hearers.

And do not grieve the Set-apart Spirit of Alahim, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and displeasure, and uproar, and slander be put away from you, along with all evil.

And be kind towards one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as Alahim also forgave you in Mashiak.” – Eph. 4:29-32 


“You do not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

You do not (LO H3808, no, never, not) bear (ANAH H6030, testify, announce, utter) false (SHOA H7722, devastating, desolating, deceptive, destructive) witness (ED H5707, testify, record) against your neighbor (REYA H7453, associate, fellow, companion).

The principle behind this and other Commandments is the Golden Rule. This is training in how to love our neighbor, even our enemies.

“Therefore, whatever you wish men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Torah and the Prophets.” Mt. 7:12

In either side of a matter, a "spin" can be formed to justify one's perspective. It helps to play scary music and conceal one's identity as the one side projects their perspective, but then Proverbs 18:17 shows us this:

"The first to state his own case seems right, until another comes and examines him."

The bearer of an evil report, or one trying to make someone else look bad (as we see in politics constantly) transmits words of death that are intended to destroy the reputation of another person.

Destroying the reputation of another person is known as trolling when the Internet is used, but in general we never make ourselves look good when we try to make someone else look bad. Hiding our identity as we attack someone's reputation shows everyone how dark our heart really is.

Proverbs 18:17:

“The first to state his own case seems right until another comes and examines him.”

If we keep Php. 4, Eph. 4, and Romans 12 in mind at all times, we can identify the fruit of any tree, including the fruit we are bearing in ourselves. The Torah is a mirror that shows us what we look like as we behave in the world. May we all reflect Yahusha's essence always. Forgive as you have been forgiven.

When we see Yahusha’s wounds, we will feel in our heart how much He loves us. By His wounds we are healed. (YashaYahu 53:5)


Study more about what "gossip" really is. When someone injures us, we give the matter to Yahusha. In time, healing will occur through His discipline, not ours. When we torture ourselves with our own thoughts of injustice, we rot our own bones with our own bitterness. I know what gossip can do to a person, and learned to let Yahusha deflect the fiery arrows that would have consumed me.

When we attack one another in the body, we are attacking the Head.

Paul had disputes with Kefa and Barnaba, yet they separated for a time without attempting to justify one another's positions by demonizing one another. When we have been harmed, we give the pain to Yahusha. We should never think that dragging another's behavior in front of the whole world (not only other followers) is a good plan, we only make ourselves look bad. When we show love and forgiveness, we exude the behavior we all seek, that of Yahusha. Condemnation is not a fruit of the Spirit. Gossip may be true, yet it accomplishes only destruction. We dig a pit, and we are the unintended victim every time. If we would not want our own name and behavior shouted from every rooftop for what we've done, then we should be sensitive to the severe harm we are causing to the person we feel has harmed us. Forgive, and we will be forgiven. These kinds of things keep us from the real harvest work, which is why when people spread gangrene about my work among the lost I have to ignore it and give it to Yahusha. Because He is with us, they can do us no harm. No weapon formed against us will prevail. Suffer injustice without complaint, and imitate our silent Lamb Who forgave those who were tearing and ripping at His body like lions. Our words should never contain poison and death in them. Our motives are always clean and pure, and intended to build-up one another. I hope this helps explain where I'm getting these thoughts from. My experience from being on the receiving end of persecution and hate has taught me to never inflict such pain on anyone. Our Judge is watching every thought within us, and is working to clean the inside so the outside will be clean also.