Hebraic Roots is a term used to define the original foundations of the Christian faith. It is a popular claim that the present-day ‘church’ is far removed from the original beliefs and practices of that which was formed on the Day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the expectant Jewish believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Acts 2:4).
Jesus/Yeshua was a fully observant Jew as were all the apostles and those who gathered in the upper room to await the promise of the Holy Spirit, as Yeshua instructed them.
Even Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, declared again and again that he had not taught or practised anything contrary to the Jewish faith, excepting a belief in the resurrection of the dead by means of Yeshua the Messiah (Acts 21:20; 23:1; 24:10-13; Acts 25:8, 10-11; 26:21-23; 28:17).
The changes began to come in after the destruction of the Temple and the Roman take-over of the leadership of the “Church” when the Jews were expelled from the land of Israel.
Two of the early leaders who began to introduce a different gospel to the one all the apostles had preached, was Marcion and Ignatius. The 7th day Sabbath and the Feasts were the main things which were changed and the Gentile believers who were eventually divorced from the Hebraic roots of the original apostolic oversight, were a prey to strange doctrines and the incorporation of pagan practices.
With the advent of Constantine who made Christianity the state religion, the errors which had crept into the Church were legalised, and contact with Jewish believers was forbidden and a great persecution ensued of anyone who fellowshipped with, or practised “Jewish” customs. Even so, Many believers continued to be faithful to the original faith which was delivered to the saints via the apostles, up into the 4th century and beyond, particularly outside the Roman Empire.
With the extinguishing of the light of His people, the Church went into the “Dark Ages”, the scriptures were withheld from the people, and only the Ecclessia of the Church dispensed “truth”, there was no accountability to the written Word.
The restoration of truth began with Martin Luther and was followed by successive revelations to the Church by prominent men whom God used in a progressive initiative, to bring his people back to the ancient paths. One of the last moves of God was to restore the Holy Spirit in power to His people as was experienced on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). This was initiated originally by a Welsh man by the name of Evan Roberts and eventually moved mainstream in USA in what became known as the “Azuza Street” revival. With the restoration of the Holy Spirit and His role of teaching and guiding the “Church”, many other truths have been restored to His Body.
The final restoration, to date, has been in a return to the Hebraic customs which the early Church/Assembly continued to practice in keeping the traditions which were given through Moses as part of the everlasting covenant with His people.
“The path of the just is as a shining light that shines more and more unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18)
May we ever move forward in gaining a more prefect knowledge so that we may walk in the full counsel of God.
- A The Eternal Plan of God
- B. Restoring the Foundations
- The Original Foundation
- The Army of Invaders and the Overcomers
- The Dispersion & the Restoration Process
- Israel & the Firstfruits of Zion
- C. The Godhead
- The Inter-relationships within the Godhead
- E. The Holy Priesthood
- F. Torah Lifestyle
- Obedience, Righteousness and Sanctification