The Church is all about salvation and grace, which is fine, in and of itself. So because they do not hear those teachings coming from us on a regular basis they think that we do not hold to them and are therefore are heretics. We have heard all that, and we do tell our children who haven’t heard, but the Hebrew Roots community wants more than just salvation by grace. We want to know how we should live, being given such a great gift.
We see that our ancestors were judged because they did not put away the Baals and the Ashtaroths. We don’t want to go that way again. So naturally we don’t want the church’s Christmases, Easters, or anything else that came from Babylon.
That brings us back to the commandments and holy days of our Lord, a.k.a. the Song of Moses.
Paul said, contrary to Dispensational teachings, that the Law has not passed away.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Rom. 3:31
Our Lord said to do all the Pharisees said.
2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. Matt. 23:2-3
He repeated that obedience was the sign of our love.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments”. John 14:15
“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” John 15:10
James taught that we are known by our works.
So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. James 2:17
There is nothing more freeing than to obey God. The lightness of this yoke is far beyond the burdens laid upon the people by the churches.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1John 5:3
Those who would over come, must keep the commandments and faith in Yeshua/Jesus.
Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Rev. 12:17
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14:12
2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! Rev. 15:2-3
People from all over the world, not connected in anyway to each other, have woken up one day and said. “If I love God I should keep His Commandment.” The next question we ask ourselves is, “what does that mean?” So we find Ex. 20 and read the commandments and everything is fine until we get to number 4. What about that Sabbath? And from there our journeys begins. Back to a simpler purer faith.
We must, by the leading of the Spirit, put out of our hearts and minds all the traditions and dogmas of the church, and hold on only to that which is Biblical. Traditions are fine as long as they are based on the Word. Whenever we find one an error floating around in the back of our minds, we must take out our sword and slay it with the Word.
Theology is what is in the Bible.
Doctrine is what we believe about the theology.
Dogma is what we do about the doctrine.
Tradition is how we repeat the dogma over and over for years.
Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 5:19
Doesn’t mean that they lose their salvation, just makes them least.