Following is a compilation of posts here at JGIG regarding how I became exposed to the Hebrew Roots Movement/Messianic Judaism/Netzarim streams of thought and a refutation of certain beliefs to which they hold. To clarify, I have never been in the HRM/MJism. I do, however, know people in the movement as well as some who were in it and are now out.
My style is straightforward and sometimes blunt. Some interpret blunt as unloving. If you are one of those people, please know that I love you in spite of whether or not you ‘get’ bluntness =o).
To clarify: If you keep the Feasts of God and a seventh-day Sabbath because you find blessings there and a deeper understanding of God and Who He is, I think that’s fine. If you think that you need to do those things to be obedient to God, be blessed by Him, because if you don’t, there will be consequences, or tell other Christians that they should be Torah Observant/Pursuant and if they don’t they’re disobeying the commands of God, then I think you’re out of bounds.
You may want to read “The Hebrew Roots Movement: So What?” before reading anything else here to hear my heart on the matter.
- About “Law Keepers” – Part 1
- Law Keepers – Part 2 – What About the Blood?!
- Law Keepers – Part 3 – Thoughts on the Sabbath
- Law Keepers – Part 4 – Thoughts on the New Covenant
- Law Keepers – Part 5 – What Got Me Asking Questions
For a complete listing of posts at JGIG regarding the Hebrew Roots Movement, click HERE.
Other articles of interest:
- Tzit Tzit For the Believer In Christ?
- 12 Undeniable Truths That Drive Law ‘Keepers’ Crazy
- Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians – From the Articles Page – Addresses the issue of how OT saints were ‘saved’ vs. how NT saints are saved, i.e. what salvation meant and how it was obtained before and after the actual work of Christ on the timeline. It clarifies several points that we see Law keepers bring up in debate over and over again as they misapply the phrase from Scripture, “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” and couple that with the claim that the Church (ekklesia, Body of Christ) also existed in the Old Testament. It did not, and this article clarifies the difference between OT believers and NT Christians. Excellent study. Highly recommended.
- Testimonies Page – Read the stories of those who had bound themselves to the Law and then been freed as they began to understand who they are in Christ!