About the Author
Dr. Jorge Mata Torres received his Ph.D. in Humane Letters, MBA in International Trade and Bachelor of Science in Communications. He has taught at Texas A&M International and Zhejiang University - China's top-ranked university and during his teaching career has taught courses and seminars on Management, Internet Marketing, English Composition I & II, Public Speech, International Business Culture and developed the JobPrep program (www.JobPrep.org) for college students to help them prepare in advance for the highly competitive marketplace for which he has received well over 150 testimonials in appreciation for his valued advice .
Professionally, Dr. Mata Torres has opened and managed offices in Mexico City and Laredo, Texas for the 2nd largest intermodal agent in the U.S. and Schenker International - the 2nd largest freight forwarder worldwide respectively, managing accounts such as ALCOA, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Boeing, Reynolds Metals, Siemens and Volvo and given NAFTA seminars through-out North America. Previously he had worked in advertising in the U.S. and Mexico with Foote, Cone & Belding, then 4th largest ad agency worldwide where he served as Art Director for accounts such as IBM, Pizza Hut, Firestone and Brandy Presidente. Dr. Mata's design for the Alpura Yoghurt cup design would ultimately be produced and appear throughout the Republic of Mexico. He was later selected as the first Creative Director for Telerey in Mexico City - the location of Latin America's very first computer animation firm.
Below to the left is "TEXAN:"
Dr. Mata Torres' original graphic design which was gifted to then President
George W. Bush and officially received at the White House and previously
to then Texas Governor Ann Richards. The Texas Department of
Transportation would later adopt it as their iconographic image placed
at Travel Bureaus and Rest Areas throughout the State of Texas to report
His artwork has been featured at the El Taller Art Gallery in Austin, La Villita in San Antonio and sold at auction in Laredo.
Little did Dr. Mata Torres know how much this one line of scripture - Revelation 14:12 - would literally turn his world around. Within days of this revelation, he was immediately rewarded by a blessing he needed more than he realized at the time. He was hired as a full-time university professor to teach in China – a place that seemed so seemingly far away, surreal and other worldly. As it turned out the 4 years he spent in China were amazing and the perfect prescription to start a new life and visit other parts of the world.
Dr. Mata Torres' lifelong journey to find the Father and Messiah and the answer as to how to enter the Kingdom of God had finally come to fruition as he states, "by THEIR WORDS and not by someone "of the cloth" or business suit you find with evangelical, prosperity pastor con artists." He follows the Torah - keeping Shabbat, Kosher and God's Feast Days and gives Testimony to people of all walks of life in every part of the world he finds himself to be.
He has taught at three universities in China including prestigious Zhejiang University – China’s top-ranked university - and traveled extensively throughout the mainland and Hong Kong, Australia, India, Jordan, Egypt, Greece and Israel where I visited many of the sites Yashayah once walked: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Gethsemane, Tiberius, Capernaum, the Temple Mount, the Sea of Galilee, the Via Dolorosa, Golgotha and the Garden Tomb.
While in Jerusalem in the summer of 2013, a Muslim guide took Dr. Mata Torres to the serene, privately owned Garden Tomb location. What was surprising was that there were but a handful of people to be found throughout the beautiful tree-lined grounds. Once he walked around, he knew, without the slightest bit of doubt, it had to be the true place of Yashaya’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection once owned by the wealthy Yosef of Arimathea. Every key element of the bible story is to be found there.from the unmistakable
Golgotha skull on the escarpment to the tomb hewn from solid rock with the gutter running alongside the exterior floor level where a large circular stone could be rolled to seal it. He was truly moved as he knelt and prayed alone within the tomb where the Messiah lay within the shroud that would later reveal His astounding miracle of resurrection to the modern world that continues to astound and baffle scientists today.
Afterwards, his guide took him to the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa where they eventually wound up at the Holy Sepulchre church, long believed to be the place of the Messiah's crucifixion, resurrection and ascencion to heaven.
Dr. Mata Torres believes the experience at both places served as a moment of epiphany and perspective because it revealed how the masses are lured by the gaudy, grandiose settings of Christian tradition and only a few make their way to the humble setting that was the true scene of the Messiah’s great triumph over death. Such as it will be on the day of Judgment: the masses who followed the glitz of pagan doctrines will head to the slaughterhouse while only a remnant who lived by the Word of God will find their way to the House of Elohim.
Ron Wyatt – the real-life Indiana Jones
The incredibly profound experience in Jerusalem led Dr. Mata Torres to further investigate the Garden Tomb site once he had returned to China. His attention was drawn to an archeologist named Ron Wyatt. As he looked at his videos on YouTube, he made the connection to one of his finds in Mt. Sinai a friend of his in Mexico who had emailed him as an attachment of text and images over a year earlier which was written in Spanish. With heightened interest, he looked at each discovery Wyatt made: Noah’s Ark, Mt. Sinai, the Red Sea Crossing, Sodom & Gomorrah and the Ark of the Covenant which brought me full circle to the Garden Tomb. "He had struck me as a genuinely righteous man – perhaps the greatest I had come to know of in modern times" claims Dr. Mata Torres.
His discoveries brought to life and iron-clad belief of the amazing and once hard-to-believe accounts Dr. Mata Torres had read in the Bible. Based on his experiences in life, he had become distrustful of people and their intentions. Being a skeptic at heart, Ron Wyatt earned Dr. Mata's trust and respect. He never sought wealth from these finds which made him respect him ever moreso – he simply wanted to empower believers faith and convert unbelievers to God. Dr. Mata Torres believes God chose this righteous man to find these sites to prove to the people of this generation who have become God-less and lost their way to rekindle their faith in the Word of
Dr. Mata Torres recalls thinking and wishing how much he would have loved to be a part of and participate in one of Ron Wyatt's explorations and adventures. Sadly, Ron Wyatt had passed away since 1999, but Dr. Mata Torres nonetheless contacted ArkDiscovery.com regarding his then confusion as to the precise crucifixion site at the Garden Tomb locale which had been unearthed but not pointed out to by the guide during his visit there. Incredibly, after some conversations on the topic, mention of being a a University Professor at prestigious Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, led to an opportunity to source and coordinate the translation of Ron Wyatt’s DVD’s to Mandarin thru his connections there. The video would be launched on YouTube and China’s highly popular Baidu video sharing website to reach the masses. He accepted no compensation for it, instead letting his student receive the full project fee.
The Mandarin DVD project would then connect Dr. Mata Torres to the staff at Wyatt Museum.com where the Wyatt Archeological Research team is located to inquire about the blood type Wyatt had claimed to have found along the underground crevice that led from the crucifix to the ark some 20ft below. If known, he had hoped that it would make a match with the blood type found on the Sudarium and Shroud of Turin. After viewing their DVD releases of the new team’s recent excavations and several interesting discussions, Dr. Mata Torres has been extended an invitation to join them in their next exploration of the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem.
Rewarded with a very blessed life which has been rich with adventures, experiences and love of his family and friends throughout the world, Dr. Mata Torres has been told by several people that he should write a book about his highly eventful life - but the only one he cares to have his name found is in the Book of Life.
Just as his heavenly Father has so generously blessed him, Dr. Mata Torres gives what he can to his fellow man. He has spoken to many unbelievers in China about the Father and Messiah, converted several Sunday worshipers to keep Shabbat and published numerous websites concerning the Word of God. He has given to charities over many years and participated with the Bring Me Hope charity for orphanages in China where he coordinated a fundraiser amongst his students to purchase a hot water heater and fix damaged solar panels so that the boys and girls could take warm showers at anytime when previously they would only bathe once a month at a remote location. The surplus raised has been used to cover their electric bills. Dr. Mata Torres donates to the homeless and to charities for burn victims, children of war and widows worldwide and has become a Red Cross Adult/Child/Infant CPR /First Aid /AED instructor and a Community Emergency Response Team member for the purpose of being more capable in helping others in times of crisis – inspired by the tragedy of seeing his father succumb to a stroke before his eyes while watching the grossly inept, if not negligent, response of paramedics who answered to his 911 emergency call.
A Prayer for Humanity
have Agnostic, Atheist, Catholic, Christian, Hindi, Jewish and Muslim
friends – all of which I am very fond of and have nothing but the
warmest wishes for them and their families. We’ve enjoyed each others’
company and shared laughs and interesting conversation. Each of them has
brought happiness and kindness into my life and I pray that God take
care of each and every one. Nothing would make me happier than to share
the afterlife with all of them if the Father so willed. So I present The
Nazarene Code in peace to the reader and to them and ask that it be read with an
open mind and weigh the evidence. If you or they are called to become a Natsraya (branch) so be it. If not, so be it. I am not anyone’s judge. However,
based on biblical scripture that I stake my eternal life on, it is self
evident by which criteria we will be judged by: Keeping the Torah of
the Father and Testimony of His Son Yashaya", he points out.
Dr. Mata Torres took a sabbatical after teaching in China for 4 1/2 years to become certified as an American Red Cross adult, child and infant First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and trained as a Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) member (www.1st-Responder.org) while composing and publishing The Nazarene Code.
He has been recognized among the Outstanding Young Men of America and Jaycee Man of the Month. He has donated to many charities and most recently became member of the Bring Me Hope organization that provides company and assistance to orphanages worldwide. Below Dr. Mata Torres is pictured with the Sunshine orphanage in China alongside the hot water heaters for the boys and girls washrooms he acquired thru a fund raiser he organized. Previously, the children bathed only once a month at a remote location for years