M A I N M E N U
The Hebrew Roots Movement is a general term used for an emerging grassroots spiritual awakening taking place worldwide with Christians returning to the original first century faith, beliefs, and understanding of the Scriptures as taught by the Messiah, Early Church and Apostles. Hebrew Roots is not a denomination or church, but rather a mindset seeking to emulate Jesus (Y'shua) as much as possible.
[ 1 John 2:6 | Luke 6:40 ]
Hebrew Roots Christians are sometimes called "Whole Bible Believers" due to our teaching of and obedience to the whole Word of God (Old and New Testaments). We follow the first-century foundation of the faith: that every disciple of Jesus (Y'shua) is to walk (live) just as the he did, in obedience to the Old Testament laws and commandments of God.
The Apostle John stated in 1 John 3:4 "sin is lawlessness" (violation of God's laws and commandments) and in 1 John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome." For as King David and Paul remarked: The Law is a Delight. [ Psalm 1:1-2 | Psalm 40:8 | Psalm 119:174 | Romans 7:22 ]
OBEDIENCE, SO SIMPLE A CHILD CAN DO IT.
When the Bible states: "and the LORD says..." or "Jesus (Y'shua) said..." and it is a command, then we are without excuse and should obey God because we love and trust in him and want to please him. God wants everyone to be in right relationship with him, even little children.
HEBREW ROOTS DOES NOT INCLUDE: Traditional Christianity, Messianic Judaism, Teachings from Judaism (Pharisee-ism), Talmud (Oral Law), or Kabbalah (Mystic Judaism), anti Apostle Paul teachings, British Israelism, Black Hebrew Israelite Movement, or the Sacred Names Movement (which uses the Hebrew names of God and Jesus in an exclusionary and divisive way).
ARE CHRISTIANS REQUIRED TO OBEY GOD'S LAWS?
— The What is Sin?
"... sin is lawlessness."
- 1 John 3:4
— Do You Love God?
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome."
- 1 John 5:3
Yeshua = Jesus' Name in Hebrew | Torah = First 5 Books of the Bible, often called God's Law (means 'Instructions' or 'Teachings' in Hebrew). | Yahweh = God's personal name in Hebrew: YHVH (one proposed pronunciation).
VIDEO 1: 1 John 5:2-3 | John 14:15-17 | Psalm 119:142 | Romans 2:20 | 1 John 2:3-4 | Psalms 1:1-2 | Romans 7:22 | Romans 7:12 | James 1:25
VIDEO 2: 2 Timothy 3:16 | John 5:45-47 | Matthew 11:28 | Matthew 5:17-19 | 1 John 2:6 | Matthew 28:19-20 | Romans 3:31 | 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 | Acts 2:1 | Acts 17:1-2 | Acts 21:20-26 | 1 Thessalonians 1:6 | 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 | 1 Corinthians 4:16 | 1 Corinthians 11:1 | Philippians 3:17 | Romans 8:7 | Romans 7:14 | Romans 8:5 | Romans 8:3-4 | Acts 15:1,11 | Psalm 119 | Deuteronomy 30:19
VIDEO 3: John 5:37 NKJV | John 1:18 NKJV | 1 John 4:12 NKJV | Exodus 20:1-2 NKJV | James 4:12 NKJV | Isaiah 33:22 NKJV | Matthew 1:21 NKJV | 1 John 4:14 NKJV | 2 Timothy 4:1 NKJV | Acts 10:42 NKJV | Revelation 17:14 NKJV | John 18:37 NKJV | John 14:15 NKJV
VIDEO 4: Galatians 1:13-14 | Acts 26:5 | Philippians 3:5 | Mark 7:8-13 | Matthew 23:2-3 | Matthew 23:16-17 | Matthew 23:23-24 | Matthew 5:20 | John 7:19 | James 2:17-19 | James 2:24 | Romans 2:13
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets... whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
- Jesus (Y'shua)Matthew 5:17-19
Hebrew Roots Christians are often called "Whole Bible Believers" due to their teaching of and obedience to the Word of God (All of It).
The Torah (Pentateuch), often translated as "the law," is the first 5 books of the Bible, the "Books of Moses." Torah in Hebrew means Instructions or Teachings - God's Instructions. The definition of Sin is Lawlessness, the violating God's Torah, Commandments, or Instructions - 1 John 3:3-4. Jesus (Y'shua) obeyed and taught the Torah as the foundation to the faith: The Way of Righteousness - Psalm 119:142.
The 1st Century Church and apostles, in following the example of the Jesus (Y'shua), also obeyed and taught the Torah as the foundation to the walk of every disciple. This included the Apostle Paul as seen in Acts 24:14, Romans 2:13, Romans 2:20, Romans 3:31, and Titus 2:13-14. Hebrew Roots Christians do not obey God's laws to be saved, they obey God's laws because they are saved. They have a deep love and passion for God (1 John 5:3) which produces a deep desire to live their daily lives in a way that is pleasing to God - that is, in a way that attempts to live without sin (without offending God).
— Jesus (Y'shua) enacted The New Covenant at the Lord's Supper saying:
“This is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
- Matthew 26:28
From the New Covenant, God said in Jeremiah 31:33:
“I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Jesus (Y'shua) "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
- Luke 11:28
WHO IS THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets... but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
- Matthew 5:17-19
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
- John 14:15
"And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness (violation of God's laws) will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
- Matthew 24:11-14
The Apostle Paul
"But this I confess to you, that according to The Way which they call a sect (cult, heresy), so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets." - Acts 24:14 NKJV
"For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified." - Romans 2:13
Jesus (Y'shua) "gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness..." - Titus 2:14
Paul: "Imitate me as I imitate Christ."
1 Corinthians 11:1 | 1 Corinthians 4:16 | Philippians 3:17 | 1 Thessalonians 1:6
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being … disobedient and unto every good work worthless.” - Titus 1:16
— The 1st Century Church, the apostles, AND Paul ALL obeyed God's Laws ...
When the Jerusalem Council heard Paul's report of his work they all glorified God and said:
"... how many thousands ... have believed. They are all zealous for the law ..." - Acts 21:19-20
James, half-brother of Jesus (Y'shua) and head of the Jerusalem Church, speaking to Paul said:
"... you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law." - Acts 21:24 NASB
Stephen the Martyr was stoned to death because he was falsely accused of speaking against the law in Acts 6:13
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man."
- Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
God said in Deuteronomy 5:29
"O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always ..."