A Unique Christian Endeavour
Les & Glenys Gosling
Then ... ... ... Now
In 1981, Dr Les Aron Gosling -- a Messianic Jewish Rebbe -- began sharing (gratis) his scholarly understanding of the biblical revelation in public meetings. Christians, and others, largely discontented with the teachings of a largely bankrupt historic church and a largely hollow Pentecostalism began to gain a refreshingly new grasp of the lost Jewish thoughtform which Dr Gosling was teaching.
Now, decades later, due to a revived interest worldwide in his Messianic teachings, the International Messianic Community of Faith (IMCF) is proceeding with a legal incorporation in order to encourage further interest and alignment (both at the local and international level) with this new prospective organisation.
It is the intent of the IMCF to gain from and add to the present existing accumulation and fund of knowledge produced through the auspices of Jewish and Christian scholarship.
It is the further intention, purpose and goal of the BRI to not only research the Scriptures -- with a special care and concern for the original Jewish thoughtforms and the culture of the first century CE which produced the early Messianic Writings -- but to expose the Chosen People to the teaching, and to train and educate the priesthood of all believers, centring our energy on the proclamation of the Gospel of Yeshua haMashiach (Yeshua the Messiah), with special emphasis on His holy history and as revealed in His death, burial and resurrection (1 Cor 15:1-4 cf Otot HaMashiach).
The founder and Director of the BRI has a background rich in Jewish studies, and in the history and writings of the intertestamental period, accompanied by a Talmudic understanding (the Talmud is the oral law or traditions of the Jews finally codified after Yeshua) relative to interpretation of the Tanach (the so-called "Old Testament" Scriptures) including the Torah (the first five books of the Bible written by Moses).
After his own personal "Damascus Road" experience in 1981 the Rebbe ministered with the world's largest international missionary telecommunications organisation in taking "Christ to the World by Radio" through the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). From the mid '70s he has preached for over 30 years in hundreds of churches and denominations around Australasia emphasising the imperative need for authentic discipleship and also warning believers of the soon to emerge world federal state -- WORLD GOVERNMENT -- which will lay the foundation for the coming of the eschatological Antichrist.
This is because we at the BRI believe it is vitally important that Christians gain at least an elemental comprehension of the Jewish thoughtforms which produced what we now call the "Holy Bible." While one of our aims is to actively bring a balance between the historic Christian community and the Messianic assemblies throughout the world and in the State of Israel, we also strive to present to the churches in a professional teaching capacity foundational doctrines from the Hebrew point of view in helping believers from a Gentile background to understand and unlock the Scriptural revelation.
All scholars readily admit that 2000 years down the track the Biblical revelation has become more than a little confused, and even certain Roman Catholic representatives have joined Protestant scholars in encouraging the western church, in its myriad divisions, to begin to return to the Jewish thoughtforms in interpreting the Word of God. Certainly, the emissary (apostle) Sha'ul (Paul) recognised that God would one day create a new heart within the Jewish people and they would begin to recognise their Messiah in an astonishing and all-embracive way (Romans 9-11).
Each month new selected items of research are added to our growing range of expositions and study papers which are published on our Internet web site and in our official journal "The Interpreters Pulpit" which is invariably filled with articles that are not only educational but controversial, thought-provoking and challenging. We encourage you to become a regular BRI subscriber and to take advantage of our BRI membership. In doing so we can multiply ourselves to reach others with the life-giving Gospel of God's Grace and include YOU in our growing family of Messianic believers. Not only so, but then YOU can have access to BRI lectures which are posted weekly on our private BRI International Yeshiva Students Board.
Many believers are for the first time realising that the book they refer to as the "Holy Bible" has an awesome depth to it that they have not seen before. There may be no greater fact of life than this: we are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge. BRI seeks to substantiate the fact that the Word of God as restored from lost Jewish thoughtform is the foundation of true knowledge. UNLESS we grasp the basic fundamentals of Jewish thoughtform -- the very thoughtform that produced the written Jewish Scriptures (the Hebrew Scriptures erroneously called "The Old Testament," and the Messianic Scriptures erroneously called "The New Testament") -- we will not gain a proper comprehension of the Gracious and Salvific will of God for each and every one of us.
Why not take advantage of the "JOIN IMCF" icon? Just follow the simple instructions (please read them carefully) and begin your new biblical re-education program. The BRI International Internet Yeshiva lectures produced for the IMCF will challenge your thinking, and at the same time strengthen and solidify your faith in the God of Israel. You cannot afford not to take advantage of this opportunity.
UNLOCK the secrets of the Bible!
SOLVE the mysteries of the biblical revelation!
EXPLORE the astonishing realms of Infinite Intelligence!
ENJOY the advancement you will attain as a spiritual being having a human experience in this material world as you
TRAVERSE the awesome ETERNAL WORD!
GAIN unique insight into the Bible as you study as a student of the BRI International Internet Yeshiva.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we thank you for allowing us to serve you in this manner.
Shalom Aleikhem to all of you,
Les Aron Gosling,
Messianic Jewish Rebbe