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Doctor Asher, please be authentic..
on March 14, 2018
So far reading the first 100 pages, I do like this composition.
Though Doctor Asher does often repeat himself on many 'bullet points' in this text, it reads more of a 'self-therapy' book. What I mean is, he often repeats the stomping points often but what I wish he go into more detail about is the background on most of this information. WHO owns the Aleppo Codex truly, WHAT is the true history on it, its authenticity versus others, WHY are they hiding the original Hebrew transcripts so vehemently, WHERE is this current codex reside, and WHY is he outing the keepers of the Codex as frauds and not publishing proof?
My only complaint to Doctor Asher is this: Many theories which are not backed up by proof. His book Soul Revolution is outstanding, in which he actually provides studies and data on what he claims. His other books? It's more of a 'belief commentary' on why he is right versus other opinions.
If you look at some of the Hebrew texts, some translations are authentic in what he says, others can be misconstrued (which is why I tell those to check the Aleppo Codex online to see if the Hebrew texts matches that of Strong's translation). But what is to say the original hasn't been doctored manually or digitally? Who knows.. but only Doctor Asher does.
There's something that was taught to me in undergraduate school: Professionals have a monopoly over a good/service they provide; thus can ask customers large prices to pay for such services they provide. Doctor Asher just happens to call out the keepers of the Aleppo Codex and ONLY he knows the truth on what lies in the real text. A monopoly.
One of three possibilities exists after reading three of his books: 1) He is a fraud who is out to make money on his books on those who cannot translate Hebrew/Coptic/Paleo-Hebrew text, to include Greek from the Post-Christ era [I recommend getting Strong's, Greek to English translations, Septuagint, pre-1600's Canon translations, Gnostic texts to verify his claims. Up to you but it's a lot of work. Got a hobby? No? Here you go] 2) He is authentic, trying to spread truth via these books which you can buy from around $20-60 each [BUT! If this is the case, Doctor Asher, Woe to you! Read Matthew 21!] 3) He is confused. I say this because he blends the views of Sethian Gnosticism, Christian Mysticism, Enochian/Messianic Judaism, etc.
Though I hate labeling people's belief into religious dogma, he is doing this himself and not letting the reader conclude what they want to believe. He does something very erratic: He tells the reader what to believe instead of pointing the reader into the right direction to discover the truth for themselves. I say this is bad because the oblivious reader will his work and think,"My! What are we led to believe!?"
If Doctor Asher does put faith into the 'Elect One' 'Son of Man', what the 'Gospel of Thomas' tells of Christ being the 'I Am That I Am', then surely he must lead his flock to believe in Yeshua; and not neo-gnosticism of Demiurge spiritualism that is being popularized by New Agers like David Icke.
Where Doctor Asher excels in Hebrew hypocrisy and this is outstanding, as most Rabbis will never criticize themselves, let alone their beliefs (to include the various Judaic tribes/beliefs/religions of Judaism). Where Doctor Asher fails is putting a sense of faith, trust, and belief into the reader. Authors like Doctor Michael Lake with the Shinar Directive, he at least shows the reader to put on their 'spiritual armor' and 'have faith in God and his Son' in these troubling times. Reading Doctor Asher's content makes me question my own beliefs, creates chaos, and does not promote trust.
What is his true intentions? Who knows... Is he authentic, and if so, why charge money from his fellow believers? Certainly, the Asher Codex should be distributed to all if the claims he makes in this book are 'אֶמֶת'. I pray he is legitimate.. and I pray that he is indeed accurate, for he is not, leading the followers of Yeshua astray may have dire consequences.