When we realize that we have been lied to in mainstream Christianity for so many years, many of us leave ourselves open to fall into the trap of believing that all this stuff we are seeing and hearing about in the Hebrew Roots must be right. It’s not surprising that many of us are like this. We want to distance ourselves from anything “Pagan” and often times when we start looking into the history of many of the things we do, we can find that someone has tied it in with paganism, and they are preaching that we have to stop doing them. There are so many things out there that people will claim are based on paganism, like using the title God to address the creator or even claiming that the word Bible is pagan. There are those who will also argue that any celebration outside of the 7 Feast Days is pagan, and we shouldn’t have any part in them.
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet! Much of it is not based on any real evidence other than someone trying to make a correlation where there isn’t one. Many times these people have the best intentions at heart, but they are not scholars when it comes to archeology, anthropology, or ancient languages and when they are making their claims they do not present any real evidence to support them. Many so called teachers in the Hebrew Roots movement are doing people a great disservice by spreading lies and half-truths without offering one shred of credible evidence to support their teachings. We need to test everything we are told, not only to the Word but also against what is being found by archeologist and anthropologist. That means we have to do a little bit of legwork, either by buying books and reading these things for ourselves or by aligning ourselves with teachers who are studying these things for themselves and offering their sources so what they say can be verified.
Once we start to dig in and search for credible evidence to support some of the crazy claims being made out there, it’s very easy to find out that Bible is not a pagan word, it’s okay to refer to the Creator as God, obelisks are not phallic symbols, and not all holidays are pagan.
Here is a good place to start if you’re interested in UNLEARNING some of the lies and half-truths that are being spread around the Hebrew Roots Movement.