Lies and Half-Truths in the Hebrew Roots Movement

Lies and HalftruthsWhen 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.

 

http://theancientbridge.com/category/challenging-the-memes/

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Posted on August 30, 2015 in Answering Tough Questions, Foundational Teachings

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Chris lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with his wife and daughter. He has a heart for reaching people with the truth about Torah and is dedicated to seeking, teaching and living out the truth of the Word, from Genisis to Revelation. Chris grew up in Church and ran the gambit from Baptist to Non-denominational, but he admittedly was just a "pew warmer." His walk didn't truly start until a close friend asked him a simple, yet profound question. "What is Gods name?"

Responses (10)

  1. Steve Guerra
    September 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm · Reply

    Bible from the Greek “Biblio” derived from the Greek word for paper.
    Biblio may not have a negative connotation, but Greek is a pagan language as are all languages except Hebrew. As evidenced by the multitude of erroneous and contradicting translations.

    The goy like to call Greek a Holy language, it’s because they are still pagan in their thinking.

  2. Matthew Vander Els
    December 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm · Reply

    Great post.

  3. rdpfisherlady
    December 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm · Reply

    Great article

  4. Nicci
    December 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm · Reply

    For the most part I agree, but I don’t think we should “align” ourselves with any one group of people either. Nuggets they may have, but is still behooves each and everyone of us to do due diligence by testing everything against God’s Word as well as doing our own research. There will always be some bias out there, whatever the flavor of the day is, but it’s our responsibility to be good Bereans and researchers too. Something also needs to be said about the trustworthiness of anthropologists, archaeologists and scientists of all disciplines in general; … many are also biased and often times present “facts” with an atheistic mindset and hidden agenda. I believe there is a really good reason Y’shua left us with His Holy Spirit…not only to comfort us, but to guide us. This is too often overlooked in the Hebrew Roots/Messianic movement. We can certainly spur one another on to love and good deeds, but the Bible says very clearly that we have no need of a man to teach us, but only His Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:26-28 : v26 I have written to you about those who are trying to lead you in the wrong way. v27 Christ gave you the Holy Spirit and He lives in you. You do not need anyone to teach you. The Holy Spirit is able to teach you all things. What He teaches you is truth and not a lie. Live by the help of Christ as the Holy Spirit has taught you. v28 And now, my children, live by the help of Him. Then when He comes again, we will be glad to see Him and not be ashamed.)

    • Bo
      December 24, 2015 at 11:39 pm · Reply

      Very well put.

  5. Rina
    December 26, 2015 at 4:34 am · Reply

    Ever wondered why the prophets say in the End of Days the Nations will take hold of the Jews and say ‘let us go with you for we heard that Elohim is with’ (Zech 8:23); the veil that covers all the Nations will be lifted in the Promised Land (Isaiah 25:7)? Christianity and Islam are the two religions permitted by Elohim to make His presence known in the Earth, but neither is truth (yes, the ‘Hebrew roots’ too; another form of replacement theology).

  6. Debbie
    March 12, 2017 at 10:46 pm · Reply

    Ok I am so totally confused. You have a website Torah babies, you are obviously not referencing the Messiah as Jesus, you are not only using the references of the Father as just God. What is it exactly that you are disagreeing with? I am a 50 year Christian, a 35 year ordained Minister and I left the Christian Church 25 years back because of the lies and hypocrisy I found. And a year ago, trying to prove a cult wrong, I found my whole doctrinal faith shaken. And I can tell you in spite of a few differences non of which would lead to a major faith loss or shift, I have studied with several daily. They give more Biblical evidence than I have seen in my 35 years of study. U have researched most of the pagan theories and I can tell you without a doubt, that which began with Rome was not of a Holy nature. Please, before you tear down part of the body, I beseech you to really test it for yourselves. If you are truly searching the heart of the Creator, study Hebrew, find which Bible is not a gross transleration, and really listen and see the fruit of which you condemn. Thank you, Shalom

    • TorahBabies
      March 13, 2017 at 12:39 am · Reply

      WOW!!! That’s what you took away from this teaching? Sad.

      • Debbie
        March 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm · Reply

        Well in the kindest of considerations I will go back and reread. I may have not understood.

      • Debbie
        March 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm · Reply

        Ok I see people on here I highly respect of their teaching and so I have reread it again. I realize that there maybe Hebrew Roots people I haven’t had the opportunity to study, I also know that there are some that are really far out there, as well as some that so far I agree with most of what they say, but it is not out of love. But, I am hearing the term “Hebrew Roots” in a bad light and if I am wrong I apologize. I know that in this last hour we need to show error but in love and with proof and understanding. Maybe I still am not understanding.

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