The Third Temple  The Center for
Messianic Learning 

Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe that Genesis 1:1-11:32 is true, how can you possibly believe that John 3:16 is true?

If you “curseGod’s Bride, Israel, you “curse” the God of Israel!
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

Caricature of Rick Sawyer pointing to the paragraphPlease Note: Absolutely nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church, anti-Rabbinic, or political in nature. I am not anti-anything or anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”), but sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. I know it certainly upset mine! For example, see “Why Isn’t My Theology Consistent Throughout the Website?” But when I see our elected representatives engaged in conduct that is clearly evil in the sight of Yehovah, as as a Torah teacher I have a responsibility to call them out.

“For Adonai-Tzva’ot [Yehovah[GN] of Armies] has sent me on a glorious mission to the nations that plundered you, and this is what He says: “Anyone who injures you injures the very pupil of My eye. But I will shake my hand over them, and they will be plundered by those who were formerly their slaves.” (Zech. 2:8 CJB)
Illustration of a waving Israel flag   WE STAND WITH ISRAEL, WITHOUT QUESTION!  
Read the UN Report “Sexual Violence in Conflict
Illustration of a waving Israel flag
The UN expert working to end rape during wartime remains gravely concerned for the safety and well-being of hostages still being held by Hamas militants, especially the 15 women captives, 75 days after the extremist group’s brutal incursion into southern Israel.

Contact Me

Old English capital letter Since I retired and my wife went home to be with ADONAI Yeshua, I no longer keep regular office hours. I do not answer my phone on Shabbat or other Holy Days, but please feel free to leave a message on my voicemail or send me a text message at any time.

The Center for Messianic Learning
(304) 494-9957 (cell or text)
(text is best because I don’t check my email very often)
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Why no mailing address?

Although I trust Yeshua explicitly and absolutely, and I doubt very seriously that there are any radical Islamists living anywhere near me, I have removed my physical address from my contact page for reasons best explained by this excerpt from Joel Richardson’s book The Islamic Antichrist.

“On any given day, I receive one or perhaps several e-mails from Muslim friends from all over the world. Most of these e-mails are very nice and include personal information as well as portions of ongoing theological discussions that we are usually having. This is a delight for me and I truly enjoy and value these friendships. Unfortunately, not all of the e-mails that I receive are pleasant or friendly. While the following e-mail was not the only death threat that I have received, it was this one in particular that caused me to begin practicing quite a bit more discretion in my interactions with Muslims in the context of interfaith dialogue. (The portions in brackets I have added for clarity):

“‘… Allahu Akhbar!! [Allah is the greatest!] Yaaaa Allah!! [Oh, Allah!] I will chop off your head! May Allah damn you and your whole family. May you and your whole family all rot in hell forever. I want you to know that all Muslims call upon Allah to damn you and put you in hell. I will personally kill you. I will personally kill your family. You will die a very slow and painful death inshallah [by the will of Allah]. Ameen, Ameen, Ameen [Amen, Amen…]. Allahu Akhbar!! Allahu Akhbar!! Yaaaa Allah!’” (Pages xviii, xix).

Before I installed an email filter I regularly received numerous similar emails in response to the content of this website. Need I reiterate that Islam is not “a peaceful religion?”

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I have made a sincere effort to appropriately provide credit for all material that is not my own intellectual property. However, a number of articles and images on this website are mirrored without permission of their respective authors for the sole purpose of news reporting, teaching, or scholarship, which is within the “Fair Use” provisions of 17USC107. If you find any copyrighted information on this website that you feel I have used without proper permission and/or credit, you are the copyright holder, and you want your article or image removed, please email me using this link and call or send me an SMS text alert at the above number (I don't check my email very often) and I will immediately remove it.

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