The Refiner's Fire was originally created in 2001 to reveal the beauty of Torah to Christians and introduce Jews to the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua. As the years passed, and as challenges flowed in from around the word, our site began to turn into a full-fledged Messianic Apologetics website, defending the Netzari/Messianic faith. While no one can honestly say they have cornered the market on Truth, The Refiner's Fire website presents what we call "Biblical Truth" from a "Hebrew", rather than a "Greek" mindset and attempts to show, through scripture-only teachings, the errors of man's flawed "religiosity".
What makes our ministry different? First of all, there are no donate buttons because we don't want anyone's money! Never have, never will. (After all, Yeshua didn't charge for HIS ministry!) Secondly, unlike most other Messianic or Hebrew Roots ministries, we don't teach "feel-good theology" peppered with opinions. We present solid, no-nonsense Biblical teachings from the Hebraic viewpoint, that steadily concentrate on the Truth of YHWH/Yeshua/Torah!
The Refiner's Fire (in partnership with the Messianic Jewish Rabbinate) does not have a "staff" - it is basically a "Maw and Paw" operation run by a husband and wife team - Bill and Carmen Welker - who simply love God and the Bible and wish to share their knowledge with the world. There are no"donate" buttons, because the goal is not to make it "about us" nor is it to profit from YHWH's Word; rather, it is to present scriptural evidence that there is more to God and the Bible than we have been taught in our churches and synagogues. The goal is to get people to think for themselves using what Scripture actually says, instead of mindlessly following the doctrine or dogma of man-made "religion"....
What are our qualifications? Simply a love for YHWH and His Divine Messiah, interspersed with plenty of knowledge and common sense. The teachers at The Refiner's Fire are highly educated and and have actual teaching experience in various fields. Details below: