When we started TB, our goal was to be a light to those coming out of Mainstream Christianity and coming into the Hebrew Roots! Our desire was and continues to be to reach people with the truth in a world full of lies and half-truths.
Over the years we have grown, and many of you have grown with us, and the number of people in the Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM) has grown! Many of these people are kind, loving, and compassionate, but as is par for the course, the minority set the mood, control the narrative, and get their way! This minority in the HRM are a cancer, and they are killing the movement from the inside. We fear that the damage done already is too great to correct and that the HRM will eventually implode and die. None of us have it all right, but this minority in the HRM have no love in them. They are more concerned with being right and proving others wrong than they are with our true biblical mandate, to show others the love and compassion of our Father, as beings created in His image should.
Unfortunately, the actions of this minority have given the HRM a bad name. Instead of being known as the group of people who are loving and kind that keep the commandments we are often viewed as the angry, judgmental group that is quick to condemn anyone who does not see things our way. We are supposed to be judged by the fruit we produce and the fruit coming from the HRM is rotten. People on the outside should look at us and see people who are gentle, kind, slow to anger, helping the poor and the widow, but instead, they see people fighting amongst themselves and condemning those on the outside who don’t see things our way. Why would anyone want to be associated with the HRM when the fruit that is produced is rotten?
Yes, there are exceptions to the rule, there are good people in this movement, but from the outside looking in, and from our view on the inside, for the most part, the HRM is a raging out of control wildfire. This presents a major problem for our mission and the reasons we started TB. It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to be a light in the midst of the raging wildfire that is the HRM.
We hope we are wrong and that the HRM can purge itself of the minority that is bringing it down, but as a ministry, we cannot, in good conscious, remain on a ship that we feel is doomed to sink. We can no longer associate with the HRM due to the negativity that surrounds it. This change will require us to shift gears in certain areas. If your focus is so much on the mechanics of the commandments and it leads you to walk with no compassion towards others, and in arrogance, then Torah Babies isn’t the place for you. We are prepared for people to no longer follow us and we also realize that some people will take our actions as returning to Mainstream Christianity, even though this is not the case at all.
We have to separate the wheat from the tares, so going forward, we will no longer put up with any negative comments about Christians, Jews, Messianics, Christianity or Judaism. If your idea of bringing the truth to others is by being negative and shaming them for not seeing things your way, then your values and approach are not in line with the mission of this ministry, and, no offense but, we don’t want you around. If your focus is on arguing over how to spell or pronounce the names, the mechanics of how and when to observe the Sabbath day or any of the other stupid fruitless arguments that are prevalent in the HRM, then Torah Babies is not for you.
There is a right way and a wrong way to discuss things in a digital setting. Contrary to popular belief your typing can have a tone to it! Be respectful and don’t come on our Page to shame us or anyone else. Anyone who chooses the wrong way will be immediately BANNED from the page, no questions asked! We are not always going to agree on everything, but we must all respect each other. If you disagree with us, you are not going to change our minds by shaming us and implying that we don’t have the truth or that we are not teaching the truth! Fruitful discussions are desired, but as soon as the tone changes and it turns into a debate, we will start banning people, no questions asked! We have an obligation to keep the threads on our Page edifying for everyone, so at times we will shut down a discussion on a public thread and take it to private message. Some issues are better discussed one on one. If you cannot respect that, then we will take the necessary steps to ensure that comments remain edifying. This can include deleting comments or banning people.
We hope everyone understands, but we can no longer entertain HR people who only want to debate and argue. This takes us away from reaching people who have a desire to learn the truth in a loving, compassionate way. Our goal is to be a light that draws in people who have a desire to learn, not to debate people over their own personal theology. It has become clear that we cannot achieve our goal or purpose as a ministry if we are associated with the HRM.
The Torah Babies Team