I heard about this guy on a norwegian christian radio channel and immediately thought that he must be jewish (because Roth is the surname of Phillip, and Eli, and Henry, all of them jews!). I found the revealing story of his life on his homepage. Here it goes:
My name is Sid Roth. I am a Jew. Both of my parents were Jewish. I have Israeli and American citizenship. I attended a traditional synagogue where I was bar mitzvah.
Like most American Jews, I found organized religion irrelevant to my life. I was proud of being Jewish, but bored with religion.
To be honest, my god was money. My goal was to be a millionaire by age 30. By 29, I had graduated college, was married, was the father of one daughter, and was an account executive for Merrill Lynch. Although I had a wonderful life and career, I felt I was a failure because I was not a millionaire.
I did something I am not proud of. I left my wife, daughter and Merrill Lynch and went searching for happiness. My search led me to Eastern meditation, the New Age. During this search, I almost lost my mind. Life was too difficult.
A Christian businessman challenged me that my Jewish Bible condemned my occult practices and told me that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah that my Orthodox Jewish upbringing had carefully hidden from me. I was stunned.
So I began to read the Jewish Scriptures for myself and I got the shock of my life. What he had said might well be true. No sooner had that thought formed in my mind than the New Age spirit guide that I had surrendered to began to curse me from inside that same mind!
Previously, I thought I controlled this New Age spirit guide, but I now knew that was not true. I had a power, a strong power, and it was evil.
I went to sleep that night so full of fear, I wanted to die! In desperation I prayed, “Jesus, help!” I still did not know if Jesus was real, but I had nowhere else to turn.
The next morning when I woke up, I knew immediately that the evil that had been inside of me was gone! Even my fear was gone! I knew it was that prayer I had prayed the night before! In place of fear and desperation, I had a tangible peace and feeling of love that I had never experienced before. And I knew that Jesus was real.
Not only did He reach down to save me and restore me to my right mind, but He also restored my marriage and gave me back my wonderful wife, Joy, and my precious daughter, Leigh. My entire immediate Jewish family, including my father, mother, sister and brother-in-law, came to know Jesus. And since 1972, I have devoted my life to telling Jewish people Jesus is our Messiah!
Read the full account of how Sid came to know Jesus as his Messiah in his autobiography, “There Must Be Something More!”
Sid was featured as the cover story in the June 2015 issue of Charisma Magazine.
Read the full cover story highlighting Sid and It’s Supernatural!
Sid Roth has a radio show:
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Shortly after becoming a believer in Jesus as his Messiah in the 1970’s, Sid Roth started the Messianic Vision radio program (now called It’s Supernatural! audio). Over time the program has expanded to cover many different topics such as healing miracles, supernatural encounters (of the God kind), intimacy with God, prophecy, evangelism and more. Today, our It’s Supernatural! audio show reaches around the world through the Internet, impacting thousands with a powerful message that encourages and heals.