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SPECIAL REPORT: GLC UPDATE
I was overwhelmed to see the avalanche of public support for me in the last two weeks and especially in the Hebrew Roots community regarding the FALSE accusations made against me at GLC in the beginning of August that I teach Ephraimite / Two House BLOODLINE identity. Anybody who has seen any of my GLC weekly programs know that I do NOT teach Ephraimite / Two House BLOODLINE identity. Furthermore, I have made an explicit effort in each week’s GLC program (over 100 TV programs) to emphasize that Yeshua’s death on the tree made it possible for ANYONE in the world to receive redemption through His shed blood (John 3:16) and that salvation in Yeshua is based strictly on FAITH and has nothing to do with your physical ancestry.
The Hebrew Roots community also seemed to understand that this was NOT just solely a personal attack against me but is part of a systematic pattern of behavior mainly by Messianic Jews from the MJAA and UMJC over many years denouncing those who support the words of Yeshua in John 10:16 that He has ANOTHER sheepfold that is NOT Jewish whom He will unite WITH Judah and make ONE sheepfold with Yeshua being the good shepherd.
Several weeks have passed to allow GLC to specifically address the FALSE accusations. Efforts were made by various Hebrew Roots programmers to testify to GLC that my dismissal was based upon FALSE accusations and that I do NOT teach Ephraimte / Two House bloodline identity. In some cases, GLC refused to reply to the e-mails and phone calls made to them by various Hebrew Roots programmers. GLC did not make any effort to contact me to try to resolve the matter. Rather than giving evidence for their claim that I teach Ephraimite / Two House BLOODLINE identity, they chose to SUPPORT the false accusations. Each Hebrew Roots programmer responded in a way which they felt appropriate to best handle the situation. They felt that they needed to take a stand for truth and righteousness. We are all in unity regarding the issue.
QUESTION: What is your purpose in writing this update of the situation?
EDDIE: I would like to see repentance, reconciliation and restoration. This is my goal and objective.
QUESTION: Do you think that this is possible?
EDDIE: Yes I do. With the God of Israel, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)
QUESTION: Eddie, what is your view of GLC now that this has happened?
EDDIE: GLC was called over 30 years ago by the God of Israel to fulfill a task and a purpose to advance the Gospel of Yeshua Ha Mashiach to the entire world via television. The Bible says that the gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29). Yeshua is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). What Yeshua has started at GLC, He will finish. I pray that GLC will be blessed and prosper in their calling. I want God’s best for GLC and Al and Tommie Cooper.
QUESTION: What is your view of Al and Tommie Cooper?
EDDIE: Al and Tommie Cooper are two of the nicest people that you will ever meet. They have good hearts. They always treated me professionally. In fact, they treated me like their “favorite son”. I have a deep love for Al and Tommie Cooper and for GLC.
QUESTION: Your program was cancelled by the General Manager of GLC, Amy Cooper. How was your relationship with her before she cancelled your program?
EDDIE: About a year or so ago before Amy was hired to be General Manager of GLC around November / December, 2010, Amy talked to me on the phone and told me how much she enjoyed my weekly program and that she didn’t miss any program and that it was one of her favorite weekly TV programs on GLC.
QUESTION: Were you surprised when GLC sent you an e-mail that your program would be cancelled?
EDDIE: It was a total shock. In my last “Light of the Southwest” program which aired around June, I spent the entire program explaining that the prophecy of the uniting of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ezekiel 37:15-28) will be fulfilled during the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation. GLC replayed the program multiple times. Most of the time that I was on the “Light of the Southwest”, I would explain that Yeshua died on the tree to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel (John 10:16-17, John 11:49-52). Several times I explained my “Two Houses in 2 Minutes” to Al and Tommie on “Light of the Southwest” that the new covenant was made with the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8) and that the non-Jew is grafted-in (Romans 11:17) and by being grafted-in they become members of the commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:12) and partakers of the covenants of promise and heirs of what was promised to Abraham (Galatians 3:29).
QUESTION: Are you offended by Al and Tommie Cooper for cancelling your program?
EDDIE: No, not at all. Offense is the bait of Satan. I would recommend EVERYONE read the book by John Bevere entitled, “The Bait of Satan”. In that book, he explains that the “Bait of Satan” is when somebody brings offense against you and it becomes a source of bitterness. The enemy will then use this root of bitterness against you. Instead, I see that what happened to me was persecution for righteousness’ sake. (Matthew 5:10). Also that all who live Godly lives in Yeshua will suffer persecution (II Timothy 3:12). Being persecuted for proclaiming that Yeshua died on the tree to unite the 12 tribes of Israel (John 10:16, John 11:49-52) is a great honor. After all, Yeshua said that a servant is not above his master (Matthew 10:24-25)
QUESTION: If you are not offended by what happened to you, how do you explain it?
EDDIE: The Hebrew Roots movement is a restoration movement of the end of days. The restoration message is the message to return to the Torah (Malachi 4:4) and that Messiah is coming to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel which is the Song of the Lamb (Revelation 15:3). Restoration and preparing the Bride of Messiah for His coming is the Elijah message. Spiritually speaking, the Elijah message is opposed by the spirit of Jezebel. The spirit of Jezebel wants to SILENCE the Elijah message and ministry. The Bible tells us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12). Our battle is not carnal. It is spiritual. Our battle is NOT against GLC or against Al and Tommie Cooper. Our battle is with the spirit of Jezebel.
QUESTION: Why is there a controversy about the “two house” teaching and whether non-Jews should follow Torah within the Hebrew Roots / Messianic movement?
EDDIE: A major Torah principle is that what happens to the forefathers happens to their descendants. Joseph was sold by His brothers. Later, there was reconciliation and restoration. Joseph was united with his brothers. This is prophetic that the Northern Kingdom would be divided from the Southern Kingdom but they would be united by the Messiah in Messianic times. Biblical history is prophecy (Isaiah 46:8-11, Ecc 1:9, 3:15).
When Yeshua spoke to the Pharisees in John 10:16 and told them that He had ANOTHER sheepfold NOT of this fold (NOT Jewish) speaking of the Northern Kingdom and that Yeshua would die to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel (John 10:17), there was a DIVISION among the JEWS when Yeshua spoke these words (John 10:19). Those JEWS who would NOT accept that there is ANOTHER sheepfold (the Northern Kingdom) who is NOT JEWISH but in fact ISRAELITE responded by saying, “He has a DEVIL and is mad. Why hear Him?”. In other words, the accusation made by JEWS is that this is a DEMONIC teaching and don’t even listen to it (silence it). However, the POSITIVE reaction was “These are not the words of Him who has a devil. Can the devil open up the eyes of the blind?”. This is the WITNESS of many non-Jews that since they have embraced their Hebrew roots and Torah that the Bible finally makes sense to them. They finally realize that we are to embrace the Torah after we are saved by grace through faith (Romans 3:31). We are to love Yeshua and keep His commandments (follow Torah) (John 14:15) and walk as Yeshua walked (I John 2:6).
They understand and see how Yeshua’s role to die on the tree to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel (John 10:16, John 11:49-52) relates and pertains to them (Galatians 3:29). So Yeshua encountered the “two house” controversy in His earthly ministry.
Paul was blasphemed when He testified that the Gospel of Messiah (which entails loving Him and keeping His commandments or following His Torah) is a message to be preached to the non-Jew (Acts 22:21). When Paul gave this testimony to a Jewish audience, they responded that He should not live on the earth (Acts 22:22).
Therefore, it is a prophecy in the New Testament that Jewish opposition to Yeshua’s “two house” teaching (John 10:16) and Paul’s teaching of Torah to the non-Jews (Acts 22:22) would be treated with GREAT hostility by JEWS who oppose these teachings (John 10:19-20, Acts 22:22).
This is the SPIRITUAL “controversy of Zion” (Isaiah 34:8). The SPIRITUAL “controversy of Zion” is a controversy whether non-Jews should follow the Torah as expression of their faith in Yeshua as the Messiah and whether the non-Jew is a part of Messiah’s task to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel. Regarding the Torah being taught to non-Jews in Isaiah 2:2-3 it is written that out of ZION goes forth the TORAH when ALL nations will be taught the Torah from Jerusalem. When the Lord builds up Zion, He will appear in His glory (Psalm 102:16). The building up of Zion is the building up of Jerusalem which is the gathering of the 12 tribes of Israel (Psalm 137:2). So, these are two CENTRAL issues in the SPIRITUAL “controversy of Zion”.
Therefore, if we are to TRULY see what happened at GLC regarding my situation, we MUST see it with SPIRITUAL eyes because our battle is NOT with flesh and blood. However, the enemy uses flesh and blood to make his spirtual attacks on the plans and purposes of the God of Israel. As a result, when seeking to understand the GLC situation, we MUST identify the SPIRITUAL problem and deal with it according to the Torah and Torah principles.
QUESTION: What was the process by which you were taken off GLC?
EDDIE: The initial attack made against me was made by Richard Booker who expressed opposition to the “two house” message that I teach to Al and Tommie Cooper. Richard Booker, who is a programmer on GLC, approached Al and Tommie Cooper and requested that I be taken off GLC. At that time, GLC handled the situation properly. They invited me to do a “Light of the Southwest” program in the spring of 2009 regarding the concerns raised by Richard Booker against me. I was given an opportunity to give my own answers. Jeff Cooper along with Al Cooper played the “devil’s advocate” asking the questions. Because I gave SOLID Biblical answers to the questions and concerns raised by others, I “passed the test” and was able to be on GLC for the next 2 1/2 years.
Richard Booker had first raised objections with me in the late 1990’s. At that time, I was invited to do a weekend seminar in Houston, TX. Richard Booker lives in the Houston, TX area. Richard Booker contacted me and told me that I was NOT permitted to come to Houston, TX to teach a weekend seminar to the group who invited me because Richard said that HE had “Apostolic rights” to the Houston, TX area and no one could come and teach Hebrew Roots in the Houston, TX area without his permission. To me, this is GREAT arrogance.
QUESTION: If you “passed the test” of the request by Richard Booker to take you off GLC as programmer in the spring of 2009, how were you taken off the air now?
EDDIE: Initially, when I was sent the e-mail to be taken off GLC, I was in total shock. Things didn’t make sense to me. However, in the past 2 weeks, I have received first hand information which is making everything quite clear.
I learned that two Messianic Jews came to GLC named Bruce Gorovenko – a.k.a. “Baruch ben Daniel” and Andrew Gabriel Roth. Baruch Ben Daniel financed the Aramaic English New Testament produced by Andrew Gabriel Roth. In being invited to be at GLC, Al and Tommie Cooper began to see Baruch Ben Daniel and Andrew Gabriel Roth as “scholars”.
While Al and Tommie Cooper are wonderful people, I learned in my 2 1/2 years at GLC that Al Cooper frequently asked the GLC programmers about Biblical doctrine and whether this teaching or that teaching was correct or not. In other words, he didn’t have his own solid understanding or conviction regarding what the Bible actually teaches regarding certain issues. In fact, from the time that GLC was started around 1982, Al Cooper has stated at various times on “Light of the Southwest” programs that he didn’t know what “replacement theology” was even though he repented for GLC teaching “replacement theology” in 1997.
As a result, Baruch Ben Daniel and Andrew Gabriel Roth along with Richard Booker started telling Al and Tommie Cooper that the “two house” teaching was Ephraimite / Two House BLOODLINE identity and replacement theology. Al Cooper is 79 years old; perhaps he does not remember some of the things which I taught in his presence on various “Light of the Southwest” programs even though he and Tommie WARMLY embraced them at the time. Since Al and Tommie began to regard Baruch Ben Daniel and Andrew Gabriel Roth as “scholars”, it made it possible that they along with Richard Booker were able to convince Al and Tommie that I was teaching Ephraimite / Two House BLOODLINE identity. In contrast to the spring of 2009, this time Al and Tommie believed them.
The enemy will attack you at your weakest point. For GLC, this included the IGNORANCE of Al and Tommie Cooper regarding certain Biblical issues and their willingness to listen to certain people whom they admire and trust like Richard Booker, Baruch Ben Daniel and Andrew Gabriel Roth to tell them what to believe and who should be programmers on GLC.
Baruch Ben Daniel has an AGENDA against the “two house” teaching. He has written some EXTREMELY HATEFUL articles about the “two house” teaching and against those who teach the message.
You can read several of his articles AGAINST “two house” at:
Therefore, Baruch Ben Daniel came to GLC with an AGENDA to REMOVE “two house” teaching and teachers from GLC programming. I am the most visible “two house” teacher on GLC. So, I became his target.
However, in order to activate his AGENDA, he needed the support of Amy Cooper, the General Manager of GLC in charge of programming and hiring / firing decisions.
Therefore, Baruch Ben Daniel, Andrew Gabriel Roth, Richard Booker and Amy Cooper worked together to cancel my program on GLC.
QUESTION: How did Baruch Ben Daniel influence Amy Cooper to take you off GLC? In other words, how did the spirit of Jezebel work against the spirit of Elijah to take you off GLC?
EDDIE: Every Jezebel (the one who seeks to silence the Elijah message which in this case was the heart and desire of Baruch Ben Daniel) needs an Ahab (the political power which is able to do the heart’s desire of Jezebel). In this case, the political power was Amy Cooper since she is the General Manager of GLC. Baruch Ben Daniel used his charm, his “scholarship” and his money to win the heart of Amy Cooper. Baruch Ben Daniel is reported to have MUCH money. Amy Cooper, it seems, is always looking for a man to hire (marry) and then fire (divorce). Presently, Amy Cooper is not married. However, she has been married and divorced about 8 times. In the past, Amy divorced her husband at that time and married a GLC programmer who needed to divorce his wife to marry Amy. Because of Amy’s behavior, she was FIRED as General Manager of GLC. First hand witnesses have testified that Baruch Ben Daniel is now dating Amy Cooper.
From first hand witnesses talking with Baruch Ben Daniel and Amy Cooper, it was ADMITTED that Baruch Ben Daniel drafted the letter Amy sent to me informing me that my program would be cancelled.
Once again, here is the letter:
Over the past several months, viewer inquiries are indicating that confusion is being brought to The Body as a result of the Two House / Ephraimite identity teaching. At the same time, and with increasing frequency, we’ve been hearing from viewers and scholars (Christian, Messianic, and Ephraimite) who are expressing concern over the bloodline Ephraimite identity teachings which are taking the focus off of the Universal Kingdom of Heaven, and putting it, instead, on genealogy and racial identity issues.
Sadly, we have come to understand that GLC has been painted as a Two House TV station, which we are not. GLC is, and must remain, a neutral identity platform in order to teach Torah and preach Mashiyach to every kindred and tongue, people and nation. Our desire is to bring unity to Jews and Christians in Mashiyach and Torah, and we cannot let racial identity become a stumbling block. I’m sorry to tell you, Eddie, that after much prayer and consideration we feel we have little choice but to cancel your program. GLC simply cannot support the Two House / Ephraimite identity that undergirds all of your teachings.
While we support our Two House brethren in their quest for Mashiyach and Torah, we are firm in our belief that we are one people — regardless of whether one carries the label of Orthodox Jew, Christian, Messianic Jew, Ephraimite, or no label at all. According to both the Tanakh and the New Testament, whosoever desires to follow our Father YHWH and be a part of His Kingdom is grafted into Israel. Teaching others that they should love Torah and Yeshua based upon theiridentity cannot properly be supported by Scripture.
We highly respect you and the gift YHWH has given you to teach and bring souls to Yeshua and Torah, so it is with sadness that I write this. I assure you that our commitment to you for your Torah and Mashiyach teaching is unwavering because these are the elements that bind us together. Several scholars who have taught here at GLC have noted to me that they are willing to meet with you — in confidence and privacy — to discuss some of the elements of your teaching that are bringing discord to The Body. We pray that you will take advantage of their offer. I will, of course, be most happy to make these arrangements for you.
May we all find Truth as we seek Him,
QUESTION: How do you know that Baruch Ben Daniel drafted this letter?
EDDIE: It was admitted from first hand witnesses who talked with Baruch Ben Daniel and Amy Cooper at GLC.
Even though Baruch Ben Daniel ADMITTED that he drafted the letter to a first hand witness that I know, one CLUE that Baruch Ben Daniel drafted the letter, it that Messiah is spelled, “Mashiyach”.
Normally, the Hebrew word for Messiah is spelled “Mashiach”.
This is the name of Baruch Ben Daniel’s website: http://www.mashiyach.com/
QUESTION: Who are the “scholars” mentioned in the letter?
EDDIE: Since Baruch Ben Daniel drafted the letter, I would assume that he meant himself, Andrew Gabriel Roth and Richard Booker since they all conspired against me to take my program off GLC.
QUESTION: Why do Al and Tommie Cooper permit their daughter to be General Manager of GLC in charge of hiring / firing and making program decisions when she has been married and divorced about 8 times and was fired in the past for inappropriate behavior when she was previously the general manager of GLC several years ago?
EDDIE: I don’t know. I guess Al and Tommie can hire who they want to be General Manager of GLC. They have that right. However in running a worldwide Christian television network, this doesn’t show to me good Biblical judgment.
QUESTION: Since Baruch Ben Daniel is dating Amy Cooper, do you think that he is in love with a woman who has been married and divorced about 8 times?
EDDIE: I can’t make a judgment whether he loves her or not. However, it would make more sense to me that he is interested in Amy because of the influence he seeks to achieve at GLC and the power that Amy currently has to help him to achieve his AGENDA for GLC.
QUESTION: What is Baruch Ben Daniel’s AGENDA for GLC?
EDDIE: Well, only time will tell. However, Andrew Gabriel Roth is currently trying to sell his home and move to Midland / Odessa to work more closely with GLC. Al Cooper is 79. Tommie Cooper is 77. I would guess that Baruch Ben Daniel sees an opportunity that by getting close to Amy Cooper that he and Andrew Gabriel Roth have an opportunity to take over and run GLC from Al and Tommie Cooper. At the moment, it seems that Al and Tommie Cooper see them as “scholars” who are “helping” GLC move in the NEW direction which it wants to go rather than seeing that there may be a plot by Baruch Ben Daniel, Andrew Gabriel Roth and Amy Cooper to take over and run GLC since Al and Tommie Cooper are advancing in age.
QUESTION: What can the GLC viewing audience do?
EDDIE: I have reason to believe that MOST of the e-mails sent to Al and Tommie Cooper by the general public showing their displeasure at the way in which GLC cancelled my program based upon a FALSE accusation did not reach them as “others” seem to be filtering their e-mail. As a result, I would recommend that if you want your voice to be heard, you need to PRINT OUT your e-mail and send a POSTAL letter to the address of GLC with the letter stating on the envelope to the PERSONAL ATTENTION of Al and Tommie Cooper.
The postal address of GLC is:
God’s Learning Channel
12706 W. Highway 80 East
Odessa, TX 79765
When you write to express your opinion to GLC regarding these matters, please BE NICE and STATE THE FACTS and your SPECIFIC OBJECTIONS.
Do you agree with the behavior of Baruch Ben Daniel and his agenda?
Do you think that Baruch Ben Daniel, Andrew Gabriel Roth and Richard Booker should be able to tell Al and Tommie to take my program off the air because THEY don’t like it?
Do you think that Amy Cooper should be the General Manager of GLC when she has been married and divorced about 8 times and is currently dating Baruch Ben Daniel who came to GLC with an AGENDA?
Should GLC seek to repent of hearing and believing FALSE accusations made by Richard Booker, Baruch Ben Daniel, Andrew Gabriel Roth and Amy Cooper which were directed against Eddie Chumney that he teaches Ephraimite / two house BLOODLINE identity ?
Should GLC seek reconciliation and restoration with the various Hebrew Roots programmers who are no longer on GLC because of these issues?
QUESTION: If GLC repents regarding their belief of a FALSE accusation against you, will you forgive them?
EDDIE: Of course. However, repentance means dealing with the SOURCE of the problem. GLC claims they want to teach and follow Torah. If so, they should handle the FALSE accusation that was made against me by Baruch Ben Daniel, Andrew Gabriel Roth, Richard Booker and Amy Cooper according to Torah principles outlined in Deuteronomy 19:15-20 and I Timothy 5:19-20.
My goal and desire in giving this report of the situation to the general public who supports GLC is that there be repentance, reconciliation and restoration. Isn’t that what the fall festival season is all about?
To Yeshua be the glory!
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l