Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Colossians 2:16-17
Jesus and the majority of the early church were Jewish. They followed many of the Jewish religious laws and customs of their day, including temple worship and Jewish feasts.
So if Jesus and the early church adhered to Jewish customs and laws, shouldn’t we?
Those in the Hebrew Roots movement certainly think so. They believe the modern church has lost the authentic Jewishness of early Christianity and that a deeper Christian walk is found in adhering to Old Testament Torah laws, even beyond the moral law to the civil and ceremonial laws.
But is this true—is the teaching of the Hebrew Roots movement what God desires for His followers or does it just add non-essential, legalistic burdens to people, as the Judaizers tried to impose on Gentile converts in the first century?
Steve Kreloff will join us this weekend to discern the Hebrew Roots movement. Steve is a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ, the pastor of Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, Florida and the author of a book that we will also discuss, God’s Plan for Israel.