The Big Snow Job Of Bill Schnoebelen
r William Schnoebelen (pronounced Sh – neh – bell – in ) is an Iowa based false prophet who has reinvented himself numerous times over the course of his public ministry. An active speaker who once toured with what we have caustically dubbed The Postacy Club (see the book of the same name on Stan Johnson’s prophecy speaker’s bureau), a search of Schnoebelen’s name on YouTube pulled up over 15,000 links.
It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but scanning 5 or 6 pages of video clips (complete with a still photo for each video) from the oldest to the most recent, it’s obvious that Bill was originally quite the short haired conservative (he claims to have been a Mormon for over 3 decades). The transition shows him now with one of those very long all white rabbinical beards, and a yarmulke – a clear indicator the snake is shedding his former counter-cult skin, and his new look indicates His Jewish Supremacism is coming through loud and clear.
Fortunately, modern Bereans don’t have to suffer through hours and hours of Bill’s numerous videos to digest his teaching, as his print periodical, entitled The Liberator, mercifully proves his theology is as false as a three dollar bill. Like most Jewish Supremacists who teach the Jews are still the LORD’s “chosen people,” the net result of the theology challenges God’s right to reshape Israel into a Spiritual body, without automatically including Jewish flesh and blood:
“O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6).
The standard stock in trade of the liars pitching the chosen people legend under the New Covenant is to emphasize how everyone but the Israelis are filled with hate. After concealing his flesh and blood ethnicity for years during his earlier claims of being a long-time Mormon, a former occultist, and even a member of the Illuminati, Schnoebelen has finally come out in the open in representing himself as a Jewish Christian:
“All through the Hebrew Scriptures we see various groups trying to wipe out the Israelites. From Egypt’s Pharaohs who enslave us all the way to Haman in the book of Esther, we were opposed, persecuted and slaughtered for faith in an Almighty Sovereign Abba. Why? Because we Jews are called out to be different” (The Liberator, June 2014).
It is self evident that Bill Schnoebelen is not simply embracing a form of the apostasy known as Messianic Judaism, for internal evidence in his writings also points us towards the Sacred Name nonsense. Those familiar with this heresy know its proponents are unwilling to use the word “god” (as it is a supposedly pagan term) -- thus, we find the odd spelling “g-d” – as though the word “god” will somehow soil their writings if they use it.
Victims of the Sacred Name Stupidity tell us the English word lord is related to Baal, so God is supposedly unhappy with believers who use the word Lord as well. In what is becoming a nauseatingly familiar refrain, Sacred Name heretics usually render Jesus as Yeshua, or some related spelling, and Schnoebelen has it as Yahushua. Christians are usually called the Natzarim, thus further spinning the Gospel with a decidedly Jewish flavor, so Schoebelen is now exhibiting all the marks of a Sacred Name cult adherent:
“Most of us understand that during time of Yahushua…most in the religious establishment (Pharisees and Sadducees) rejected Him…Natzarim had kept the Torah as Yahushua had taught them.” (Liberator, June 2014).
Such liars tend to emphasize the Greek and Roman apostasies – particularly the Roman role in the crucifixion – as they try to vitiate the obvious Jewish push to execute Christ. In fact, like most Jewish Supremacists who seek to re-insert physical Jewry into the exclusively Spiritual rebirth in Christ, there is always a subtle slant which seeks to shift the persecution of the Jews to a one-sided characterization, in order to fault a world which supposedly hates Jews because they’re alleged to be “God’s people.” Dispassionate believers who have had their Spiritual eyes opened by the Holy Spirit know otherwise.
The New Testament plainly states the Roman authorities had actually hoped to remain disentangled from the religious conflicts of the Jews, as Pontius Pilate emphatically (and repeatedly) sought to release Jesus.
“And Pilate…said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man…No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him” (Luke 23:13-16).
Further, the Scriptures pointedly record Jesus’ words, as He clearly stated the crucial element of evil was dispensed through those who were to instigate His murder:
“Jesus answered [Pontius Pilate saying] Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin” (John 19:11).
The truth is, it was the Jewish power which not only demanded Christ’s execution, but the Spirit that long ago gripped Israel in its wicked grasp has never even paused in its millennia long drive to erase the Gospel.
“The Romans banished all Jews from Judea. They renamed it Palestine. They virtually destroyed Jerusalem. They renamed it Aelia Capitolina. This happened after some early church fathers like Ignatius of Antioch preached against Jewish practices like the Sabbath…But the subversive influence grew….” (The Liberator, June 2014).
Seeking to subtly shift the justification for Roman domination of Judaea to the early Christians, Schnoebelen completely slants his commentary. For example, referencing how the Roman banished Jews from the land of Judaea after the empire destroyed the temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD, with this statement he has connected the Christians – via the “church fathers” - to the Roman’s military response to the Jewish insurrection.
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus has noted how Titus, the Roman general who conquered Jerusalem, actually pleaded with the rebels who had overthrown the priesthood and the king, to allow him to spare the temple, by urging them to continue the fight in a non-sacred precinct of the city.
“Now Titus was deeply affected with this state of things [saying] I also appeal to my own army, and to those Jews that are now with me, and even to you yourselves, that I do not force you to defile this your sanctuary; and if you will but change the place whereon you will fight, no Roman shall either come near your sanctuary, or offer any affront to it; nay, I will endeavor to preserve you your holy house whether you will or not” (The Wars of the Jews, Flavius Josephus, Book VI, Chapter 11).
Bill Schnoebelen’s Big Snow Job continues with historical disinformation by claiming the Christians – whom he calls the Natzarim – broke with the later Jews in Judaea by refusing to fight the Romans six decades later in yet another Jewish rebellion. The truth is, the believers fled Jerusalem decades earlier during a temporary break in the Roman siege when the general was hurriedly called back to Rome before the finale in 70 AD.
The historical accounts show the Jews who were allowed to continue in Judaea after the bloody uprising and burning of Jerusalem, raised yet another army, and attacked the Romans:
“…a false messiah calling himself Bar Kokhba (Son of the Star) led a revolt against Roman rule. The Bar Kochba rebellion lasted three years and was a tragic failure” (The Liberator, Bill Schnoebelen).
What Schnoebelen and other Messianic Jews leave out it is how a resurgent Jewish enclave in a place called Jabneh in Judaea was formed about 90 AD, and the leading Rabbi at the time, Akiva Ben Joseph, pronounced that a warrior named Bar Kochba was the prophesied messiah. Rabbi Akiva then urged all Jews to again attack the Romans, promising them that it was prophesied that Bar Kochba would destroy the Gentile power. Few stop to think how the Romans themselves suffered extensive casualties after the huge conflagration in Jerusalem (which lasted 3 ½ years killing hundreds of thousands), and Rome was weary of yet another lengthy war.
Thus, Rome recognized the source of the seemingly never ending rebellion was religion. They defeated Bar Kochba’s forces, seized Jabneh, and executed the Rabbi who had convinced the Jews that God would yet give them the victory because Bar Kochba was the promised one. Predictably, the huge political power sought to avert any future uprisings incited by false prophets like Rabbi Akiva, so they banned Jews from the region.
Typical of Jewish Supremacist false prophecy, Bill Schnoebelen then seeks to shift the blame to the Christians!
“This happened after some early church father like Ignatius of Antioch preached against Jewish practices….” (The Liberator, ibid.).
The New Testament Scriptures, which were all written before Rabbi Akiva launched his ill fated insurgency, tell us the Apostle Paul preached against the “Jewish fables” (Titus 1:14) which falsely claimed that “Messiah the prince” (Daniel 9:25) would kill Israel’s enemies and return the Jews to the world prominence they enjoyed in the days of David. Instead, the beloved Apostle implored Christians everywhere to recognize the freedom inherent in the New Covenant.
In typical manipulative fashion, Schnoebelen makes sure to note the Romans renamed the region Palestine, as though the land had no association with that name prior to the reign of the Roman Empire.
“The Romans banished all Jews from Judea. They renamed it Palestine” (The Liberator).
However, as far back as the book of Exodus, the name was connected to the land which was to host the city of Jerusalem:
“The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina” (Exodus 15:14).
Bill Schnoebelen seeks to fan the flames of separation and hatred by telling us the fourth century Christian figure John Chrysostom (347-407) exhibited extreme Anti-Semitism by referencing Jews as pigs. It’s all part of the typical Jewish Supremacist narrative which characterizes anyone who fails to recognize Jewish primacy as a flesh and blood chosen people as guilty of Anti-Semitism.
Incidentally, the LORD Jesus Christ, and the Apostle Peter made the same allusion, albeit subtly. In fact it’s amazing how people will readily tolerate Old Testament Jewish references to Gentiles as dogs (witness Psalm 22:16), but they are inflamed at the New Testament symbolism of swine. For example, in a veiled allusion, writing about those who have turned back from the glorious destiny in Christ, Peter used both as a figure of speech.
“But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” (II Peter 2:22; see also Matthew 7:6).
In typical fashion, Schneboelen weaves his Satanic spell by demonizing church related misbehavior over the centuries – as well as omitting certain facts. For example, he tells us the Jewish populations were doing just fine in Spain, then the king suddenly began persecuting Jews. Racists like Schnoebelen never mention the distribution of Jewish authored tracts, like Even Bohan, a Jewish attempt to malign the Gospel of Matthew. Even Bohan was traced to the Jewish author Shem Tov Ben Isaac Shaprut of Tudela Spain. The document purports to be the Hebrew original of the Matthew, but it is a clever forgery which subtly downgrades Jesus.
Worse yet, it contains elements found in another brazenly blasphemous Jewish tract circulated in Europe which tells us Jesus was the bastard offspring of Mary and a Roman centurion, in addition to the inflammatory accusation that he was an Egyptian trained sorcerer who was hanged on a gallows, and his followers sought to fake his resurrection.
Jewish Supremacists constantly tell us how Jewish populations were unfairly deported from dozens of countries just because Europeans are so hateful – never mentioning how the former blasphemous document was secretly distributed in many languages to those same Jewish populations. Schnoebelen even moves into the realm of complete fiction when he tells us the Spanish Inquisition, in which the Catholic empowered juggernaut persecuted Christians who defied the Pope in favor of Scripture, was actually focused on the Jews!
“Then, in 1478, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain instituted the Spanish Inquisition and began persecuting suspected Christian heretics and mostly, Jews” (The Liberator, page 2).
In fact, even though this is well into the New Covenant era when there is no Jew or Gentile in Christ Jesus, broadening the blame for persecuting the LORD’s supposedly still chosen people, the liar adds Russia and the Orthodox church to the “Christian” conspiracy – and the fiction continues. For instance, we’re told the following:
“Indeed, with rare exceptions, it can be said most of the burgeoning anti-Semitism in Europe can be laid at the door of the Roman church” (ibid.)
The fact is, when the Russian revolution occurred, very few of the leaders in the atheist takeover were not Jewish, so when the royalists and others who fought against the Communists recognized the huge Jewish component in the evil plot to seize their homeland, Jews found themselves in the line of fire in Russia -- the largest country in Europe -- and it had nothing to do with Roman Catholicism.
Predictably the racist liar follows the same path as most Rapture Cultists (such as Hal Lindsey who penned the same hogwash in his book The Road To Holocaust), and brazenly connects anyone who refuses to see Jewish flesh as sacred with the holocaust and the Nazis! Indeed, in the lengthy essay on anti-Semitism printed in Schnoebelen’s Liberator letter, the only photo offered is a swastika, visually imprinting the scurrilous association of New Testament believers with Adolf Hitler!
Bill Schnoebelen is also carefully embedding basic tenets of the so called Two House fraud in the ears of those foolish enough to listen to him. This is the other gospel which has the Northern ten “lost tribes” of Israel associated with the European and North American Christians – even as the double-minded deceiver claims he is not espousing the more common British-Israel fraud.
The Two House false doctrine claims the lost tribes are now the world’s confused Christians, and they will be rejoined (and led by) with the world’s Jews in a re-unification of the two houses of Israel in the last days.
“…by the time of Yahushua the Messiah, the other ten tribes were scattered all over the face of Europe….many of these Israelites ended up in eastern and northern Europe…Israelites were in regions we call Germany, Denmark, France and even the British Isles today…certainly, residents of Ireland and England are Israelites. But so are Danes, Poles, Africans, and even many people from Asia! And now, Abba is gathering them” (The Liberator, page 4).
When the Jewish nation was gathered back into the Middle East after the hideous Nazi tragedy, it was the result of a political movement, and much of that pendulum swing was a backlash to the holocaust. Christians saw this as part of the LORD’s supposed plan to redeem Israel, but the Jewish political power structures, already deeply embedded in European and North American political and economic centers, saw it as an extraordinary opportunity to re-establish a homeland.
Schnoebelen seeks to refute a multitude of suspicions concerning the Jewish concentrations of power in nations around the world, and mis-states the facts in order to point the spotlight of conspiracy on numerous other factions. In addition to the scapegoating of the Vatican (and European Protestants as well), as a supposed former member of the conspiratorial group The Illuminati, the pretender offers audacious and grossly inaccurate statements which consistently seek to focus wrongdoing on anyone but Jewish interests:
“…when I was in the illumunati, the folks who were my mentors hated Israel with a passion. Remember, I was IN the Illuminati and never encountered a single Jewish Illuminist” (Liberator, page 3).
For the record, the shadowy group known as the Illuminati was founded by a Jewish organizer named Adam Weishaupt, whose father was a Rabbi in Bavaria. It was funded by the wealthy Jewish Rothschild clan, so Snow Job Bill’s effort to distance the Illuminati from any Jewish participation is disengenous at best. Indeed, when he says he was IN the Illuminati and never met a single Jew, he apparently ignored his own alleged participation.
A participation which, by the way, begs the question, how do we know Snow Job Schnoebelen isn’t spinning yet another yarn when he brags of his former involvement in the mysterious group? It’s not like there’s a published roster of dues paying members of the Illuminati available on the Internet. Further, since Schnoebelen claims he spent several decades as a Mormon, and years in the supposed Illuminati (to say nothing of studying the occult via Dr. Kurt Koch and evangelist Derek Prince), plus an unstated number of years as the alleged protégé of the late Dr. Walter Martin at the Christian Research Institute, one can only wonder how Big Snow Job Bill found the time to be transformed into a Messianic Jew.
This evokes the memory of Mike Warnke, a complete fraud who once enriched himself with ministry presentations based on his supposed former life as a Satanist, until a thorough investigation showed him to be pathological liar.
In his current effort to re-invent himself as a Messianic Jewish prophetic figure, using subtle shades of language Schnoebelen tries to blunt the fact the country of Israel is a left of center Socialist state that could be called just about anything but a godly nation. This is, after all, a land internationally known throughout the region for its annual gay parade.
The truth is, the emergence of the wicked nation is a crucially important component in the Antichrist globalist plan that has already come to fruition, as the state of Israel is actually the Little Horn seen in the prophet Daniel’s extraordinary vision of the end times.
“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots” (Daniel 7:8).
Obviously, Bill Schnoebelen (like most of the church) has fallen for the Antichrist lie that God is soon to remember His Old Testament promise to redeem Israel, so he continues to twist the Scriptures to claim that “Yahuway” is anointing the Israeli state for a forthcoming godly world dominion. A deeper study of the Two House Twist goes well beyond a refutation of a single pretender like Schnoebelen, but suffice it to say that this particular false prophet is “all in” when it comes to manifesting the Spirit of Antichrist.
However, a brief review of the facts may summarize the errors of this false prophet. When the LORD punished Israel for their manifold apostasies, and scattered the Jews among the Gentile nations, He did indeed promise to regather Israel – one more time. Through His prophets, God promised a final effort would be made at redeeming Israel, saying that He would make a New Covenant with the house of Israel:
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah” (Jeremiah 31:31).
To prepare the way for this New Covenant, God would gather the Jews back into that land – but still in disbelief. He accomplished this after the Babylonian exile hundreds of years before Jesus was born, and this was imaged in Ezekiel as a huge valley of dry bones.
”Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel…Again he said unto me, Prophecy upon these bones, and say unto them…Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live” (Ezekiel 37:11, 4, 5).
Since Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:12) in the New Covenant, God clearly kept His promise to make a “New Covenant” with Israel a very long time ago. Further, when “he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost” (John 20:22), it anticipated the huge event in Jerusalem when “a rushing mighty wind” swept over born again Israel (the disciples) at the feast called Pentecost:
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2).
The disciples of Christ, redeemed in the Spirit of the LORD and the shed blood of Jesus in the New Covenant, were the recipients of God’s promise as they were became born again Israel:
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house…a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people…” (I Peter 2:5, 9).
These words, penned by Peter the Apostle, conclusively showed the Christians are Spiritual Israel. Indeed, through Peter the Holy Spirit carefully chose his words from God’s promise to Moses, concerning the fate of Israel:
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel” (Exodus 19:5, 6).
Incredibly, even as the LORD Jesus Christ accomplished all these things among His faithful followers, the unrepentant Jews, and their deceived friends the “church,” tell us God is going to do it all again, and the Little Horn state of Israel will suddenly, and miraculously come to Christ!
However, the Scriptures say the exact opposite, for the prophets in the Old Testament, as well as the Spiritual Israelite Apostles in the New Testament, uniformly tell us that God will establish His New Covenant with Israel only once:
“Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is the LORD” (Jeremiah 16:21).
Jesus allegorically said it would only be “once the master of the house is risen up,” and then he would “shut the door” (Luke 13:25).
The author of Hebrews contrasted this one time awesome work with the recurring animal sacrifice of the Jews under the Old Covenant:
“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:12, 26).
The Disciple known as Jude goes on to note how the faith in God, in which we become New Israel in the realm of the Spirit, is a one-time open door to all who will receive Him:
“…ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3).
And finally, when God mystically anticipates this miraculous redemption of Israel which occurred at the cross, He communicates to us through the Holy Spirit as he calls the prophet the “Son of man” (Ezekiel 37:3), and instructs Him to look upon lost Israel in the valley of dry bones – centuries before He reconfigures Israel into a Spiritual house in the first century.
“And he caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley….” Ezekiel 37:2).
When the LORD causes the “Son of man” to “pass by” the dry bones, the prophet Amos tells us this will be Israel’s last chance to respond to the Spirit of the LORD, as he fulfilled His promise to remember His Old Covenant chosen people:
”Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more” (Amos 8:2).
Thus, the Messianic crowd of False Prophets, as epitomized by Big Snow Job Bill Schnoebelen, seeks to hijack the Old Testament prophet’s jaw dropping prophecies, and push them into our generation. This is a Satanic gambit engineered to claim the Little Horn Antichrist power with headquarters in Jerusalem, is the chosen of the LORD when, in fact, it is a crucial part of the long prophesied falling away from the truth.