Pastor Tony Smith And The False Doctrine Of The Black Hebrew Roots Movement

Heretics like Pastor Tony Smith ultimately reach such blasphemous forms of heresy by first rejecting God’s commandment to rightly divide the word of truth.

For those who aren’t aware, Pastor Tony Smith is among the more notorious heads of the black Hebrew Roots Holiness cult movement.

“For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” Titus 1:10,11 (KJV)

He is pastor to The Way of Yah congregation located in Georgia. The black Hebrew Roots Movement is like pharisaical holiness on steroids with replacement theology and racial superiority stamped right in the middle of their rebel flag. Unlike other false teachers such as Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar, Tony Smith has a smooth, authoritative preaching delivery with pretext-based heresies that can easily deceive and slay new born babes in Christ.

As the scriptures saith, the devil’s ministers appear as ministers of righteousness. It is no surprise that the devil’s preachers appear near spotless on the outside before letting the light of God’s holy words expose their ravenous fangs. I have heard a lot of Smith’s preaching throughout the last several years. I have never seen a heretic go from heresy to outright blasphemy in the pulpit at such a fast rate. Five years ago, Pastor Smith believed that salvation must be received through water baptism; but now, Smith has regressed to outright blasphemy by proclaiming that the name Lucifer is really Jesus!

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

There is nothing new under the sun. Heretics like Pastor Tony Smith ultimately reach such blasphemous forms of heresy by first rejecting God’s commandment to rightly divide the word of truth. They then reject all Pauline epistles as doctrine for the body of Christ. Finally, they pervert all Old Testament promises to the Jew by stealing and applying them to the church, black Hebrews, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witness, and all other cults.

The Apostle Paul continuously warned the body of Christ about false teachers coming out from among the flock. Tony Smith is no Sabbath keeping, temple worshipping, law keeping Jew. Even if he was, he false teachings still do not override what the Apostle wrote through the power of the Holy Spirit.

“I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool ) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers,in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, inperils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.” 2 Corinthians 11:16-28 (KJV)

Tony Smith teaching that you have to be a Jew to be saved:

“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” Romans 10:12 (KJV)

Tony Smith teaching that Christianity is false:

“And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Acts 11:26 (KJV)

Tony Smith attacks the King James Bible and the Apostle Paul:

“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” Ecclesiastes 8:4 (KJV)

“And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2 Peter 3:15,16 (KJV)

Jimmy Randolph is a veteran, husband, father, Bible believer and a devoted student of the word of God. He was called to preach on the street in 2012, and maintains a strong, personal tract witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.

    • cooleemeeedd

      Well, let me get this straight…the original Jews were black. You have to be a Jew to be saved. Ergo, you cannot be saved unless you are black. OK. Since this is absolutely outrageous, and apostasy at its worst, and Tony is thumbing his nose at Christianity as we’ve known it, can I safely conclude that this guy is going to Hell? Doesn’t sound like a “Brother in Christ” to me. Hmmmm.

      • Jimmy

        Not at all

    • yeah.. this is pretty least no one can really understand what he is saying.. I almost needed captions..where does this horrible doctrine come form?

    • Skywatcher

      My last comment didn’t get loaded up for some reason. Access was denied. Is this problem rearing its ugly head again?

    • Thanks for the heads up brother Jimmy. Guessed there was a group somewhere touting a counterfeit gospel. Do they base their ‘thinking’ on Exodus 4: 6-7
      “And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.

      And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.”

    • Great article by Bro. Jimmy….and black Hebrew Roots is every bit as wrong and deadly as the white version of Hebrew Roots (Mark Biltz and all the rest of them). Just sayin’…

    • PMB

      Are you saying that the commandments and what is taught in the ‘old testament’ is only for the Jewish believers?

      • Skywatcher

        Is your comment directed to Jimmy Randolph or to what Pastor Tony Smith said? You’re too vague. Please be more specific. Jimmy Randolph NEVER said any such thing.

    • A special circle of Hell awaits False Teachers and Those that lead people away from Christs Salvation.

    • Azriel

      The churches worst enemies are within their own walls

      • Skywatcher

        Azriel, unfortunately, you are so true! There is such a very strong delusion running globally as we draw closer and closer to the Lord’s return with each passing day! What has happened is that there are two types of people who go to church: church-goers and Christians. In many churches, the Christians are so wimpy and brow-beaten, that they will NOT stand up for Jesus, and then the church-goers take over control of the Church. In my area, the real genuine bible-believing Christians didn’t have strong pastors to lead them through the battle because the church-goers drove them out before they attacked the Christians. The Christians then fell away or went to another church with their hurts and disappointments, and no more strengthened by the battle or the victory. They gave in!

        I have NEVER been so hurt as I have been by so-called Christians! They don’t minister to the hurts they’ve inflicted; they shoot their wounded and then walk around with their chests stuck out as if God owes them! Now, having said that…NOT ALL CHURCHES ARE LIKE THAT! There is the rare body of believers who try desperately hard to live by the Word of God, receiving grace and giving grace. I’d love to write a book! I’d entitle it, “The Killer Church”, but we don’t have enough time!

        Thank the good Lord, I know Him personally, and He is my Great Physician, who has promised to take my hurts, my cares, and my disappointments upon Himself. I don’t have to carry them around with me and sometimes, I still struggle with Satan’s accusations as he reminds me all too often, of what so-called Christians did to me in the past! I’m learning more and more not to “go down that road” with him! He (Satan) doesn’t deserve one second of my time!

        What can I learn from those experiences? So glad you asked! I’ve learned that I didn’t like to be treated that way, and therefore, I TRY not to do it to others. Am I always successful? Not always, especially online, because people reading a sentence cannot always catch on to the spirit in which it was written. Just like ten people reading the same book…they all take something different away from it, because their imaginations and personalities entered into the story.

        One of the church’s enemies is within the church walls as you said: counterfeit bibles! People become very lazy and too dependent upon overhead screens for the Word. Without taking their Holy Bibles (KJV), they cannot recognize the twisting of the truth that has been presented to them, because they have nothing to compare it to! Shame on them! Shame on the leadership for using counterfeits! I’ve tried to present them with the truth and they don’t want to hear it!

        In the meantime, what do we do? We try to show them the error of their ways in love and grace. We keep doing what we KNOW God expects of us. If you’re not a part of a Church body, let me assure you, they’re not all bad! They are still people, and as such, we must hold them accountable to the Word. The Church needs us and we need them! One cannot be a skillful sailor if he doesn’t have some storms in his life and other sailors to help bring him through them! Likewise, they need us to see them through, and not to see through them!

    • Tony Smith refers to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as dumb in the first video ? ??…This man and his congregation are SERIOUSLY DELUDED !… What happened to Gods simple plan of salvation through Jesus Christ Tony ???

    • B.R.

      This comment is for Geoffrey. Please remove the black banner that goes across the top of the screen. It is very annoying as it cuts off about the first one and a half inches of the screen making it difficult to view the news articles. Thank you.

      • You mean the black nav banner where our logo is? That, for obvious reasons, cannot be removed. Or is there some other banner you mean?

        • B.R.

          That is correct, it is the one with your logo. It is continually at the top of the screen and covers about one and a half inches of the top of the screen. If I could scroll down so that it disappears completely, no problem. But it remains at the top obstructing the page. Thanks again.

    • Skywatcher

      Geoffrey, I had a very derogatory and hateful comment come to my email box, putting blacks down. I see it is not listed here in the comment section. Was it censored? I certainly hope so, because I do NOT believe what Coleman said, nor that he had the audacity to even say such a thing! If it was censored from this site, I would like to see it censored from the email box mailings also. In this day and age, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! It was a direct slam at Brother Jimmy, I’m sure, and it wasn’t necessary. Thank you!

      By the way, Brother Jimmy, that was an excellent article! It opened my eyes to a hideous part of the world that I did not know existed!

      • Geoffrey Grider

        Yes, I saw that comment and IMMEDIATELY deleted it and marked the sender as a spammer….

      • Jimmy

        Thanks for reading. Tony Smith has the potential to be a great preacher if he wasn’t a full blown heretic. Pray for him and his congregation.

    • Skywatcher

      How come, after I make a comment, I get an email each time, seeking my confirmation as though I were a first-time responder, ? Also, are these captcha codes case sensitive?

    • patrice

      oh my goodness…I clicked on to one of his sermons and could not understand a word he said…he acts like a raving maniac. I could only stand it for a few minutes and then had to exit he was frightening to say the least.

    • PrimeTime

      Jesus Christ never existed. The fact you dont know this makes it hard to take this ranting article seriously. At least Tony Smith is calling Him by his proper name Yahusha… How do you have so much truth, yet you cant even get the name right?

    • Sounds like Freemasonry to me that Jesus is Lucifer. I wonder if Freemasonry may be at the heart of much false doctrine everywhere like the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna with the help of the British Freemasons in MI6. The Southern Baptist church is up to its eyebrows in Freemasonry according to the late Ed Decker and Albert Mohler separately. But a Freemasonry commenting on Decker’s book assures us all that such believe is nonsense. Hey Freemason do you have the courage to continue that belief until after you are dead.


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