image Beware the ‘Hebrew Roots Movement’ & the ‘Sacred Name Movement’

hebrewListen. This is important. Don’t read stuff on the internet and automatically believe it. Most information is garbage. This is especially true about Christian writers. Myself included. We are just people. Nothing we say is holy or even close to the correct truth. We are stumbling along just like you. There should not be any such thing as a Christian celebrity. There is only one source for the truth: the BIBLE. That is it. Don’t bother reading crap from famous Christian writers. What do they know?

Some of you put more value into the internet and these people than you do the bible. You will read their books but not the bible. And it is by doing this that you leave yourself wide open to satan’s horrible and super dangerous tricks. The bible has everything you need. Yes, it takes time to read it all. Yes, it takes years and years and years to even begin to be able to have the kind of wisdom it takes to hold it all together as TRUE.  But it is the only way to know God and Jesus.

There are no contradictions in the bible. Thus, if your philosophy- or anyone’s philosophy- doesn’t include all verses as true and logical, then your philosophy or interpretation is wrong; try again. If your philosophy can’t make perfect sense of why two or more verses seem to contradict themselves, then it is you who lack wisdom, not God or the bible. Many people want to avoid the trouble of thinking through all of this. And so, they go to writers like me or others to have them digest it all and give them the Readers Digest version. That is not ok! You will be misled- and if you cling onto someone who works for satan, then your soul is on the line. Just because a preacher said it doesn’t make it good, right or correct in any way. Just because an entire church believes it doesn’t make it true in any way. Millions can believe something and they can (and probably are) wrong! Most of the world rejects Christ- are they right? No, they are wrong. In fact, the very nature of truth is that almost nobody has found it! Thus, why follow the crowd?

Jesus tells us that the crowd is going to hell on a nicely paved highway!  Let that guide your thinking.

I am writing this because I see an incredible danger in the Church. And it is called the ‘Hebrew Roots movement’. It can also be called the ‘Sacred Name Movement’.  These are conservative Christians who have become misled by satan into believing we are all still slaves. They completely ignore Apostle Paul’s warnings and proclamations concerning our complete freedom. These people are first tempted by others who say they have ‘special knowledge’- knowledge unknown to 99% of other Christians. They say that the bible can’t be understood except by knowing Hebrew, Aramaic and ancient Greek. They say that the Sabbath is actually on Sat. and not on Sun.  They say that the name of ‘Jesus’ is evil  (that it is a form of the word, ‘Zeus’) and that if you don’t call God, ‘Yahweh’ and Jesus, “Yeshua”, you are literally sinning.   They say you are pleasing God ‘less’ than if you called him his Hebrew name.  They say that most Christians are blind, but that they are not. They have the secret truth about Jesus.   Is this not tempting?  To be a better Christians than your neighbors?  Yet, what does the bible say about obtaining all this special ‘knowledge’?

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. “ James 3

Meanwhile, these very same people have no idea how to speak Hebrew, Aramaic or ancient Greek! It is laughable. I have spoken Spanish on a regular basis for over 25 years and I can assure you that I can’t really speak Spanish. Learning a few isolated words here and there does not mean you speak the language. It is a joke to believe you do. Language is so much more than understanding isolated words. That is exactly why you can never make a word for word translation between two languages- it is literally impossible. And only satan would try to put that sort of burden on human beings- only satan wants that kind of barrier between a sinner and Jesus.  Wow! One has to learn three ancient languages before they can understand God’s truth????  Impossible! That belief is directly from satan himself.  Don’t become his minion.  God and Jesus both said that they speak the truth openly and simply- that they do not hide anything from us.

“I have not spoken in secret,
from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in vain.’
I, the Lord, speak the truth;
I declare what is right.”-
GOD in Isaiah 45: 19 {emphasis mine}

Jesus told us that truth would set us free- not enslave us to petty rules and regulations:

 31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”Jesus, John 8

Jesus told us that the ability to hear him is based on our knowledge, love and relationship with God, not what language we are speaking:

42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”- Jesus, John 8

Proverbs 8 makes it clear that wisdom, understanding and truth come through a relationship with God, not through the seeking of pagan knowledge.   The TRUTH of the ages has been written on the hearts of all men.  Truth is not hidden- it is in the light, on top of the highest hill for all to see.   There is no secret.  There is no special knowledge.  God, in his love for us, made it plain as day.  No in-depth study of pagan rites and rituals are necessary for wisdom and a God filled life.  Seek the knowledge of the LORD- in the bible.  Not the nonsensical writings of people on the internet.

Concerning the Sacred Name thing… all I need to say is this:  “Um.  I think God and Jesus are smart enough to know I am calling them.  Jesus knows ALL of me.  He certainly knows when I am calling upon him.  K?”  Jesus said that we know his voice- we know him through relationship, not the technicalities of his name: 14“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”  Jesus, John 10

Only SATAN would call the name of ‘Jesus’ EVIL!    Why are these people doing the will of Satan?  For only he wants to call himself ‘good’ and ‘God’ and Jesus, ‘evil’ and less.

saulNow, let’s address this obsession over pagan rites and rituals. Let me tell you something- pagan rites and rituals and ideas DIED a long, long time ago. No one remembers them except a few weirdos in the back woods! Literally! So WHY are these people running around TRYING to re-discover them all?  Why are they poring over the internet looking for ancient pagan, satanic ties to Christian celebrations?   It is as if they WANT pagan knowledge to come back into the world. They have forgotten the most important lesson that Christ told us- evil is what is INSIDE of us- not outside.  God also warned us to NOT seek after evil dark arts.  Apostle Paul was CLEAR on this topic: God is sovereign over all. Since there are no such things as pagan ‘gods’, then there is no such thing as pagan power or influence. He ate meat dedicated to satan and told us we could too. Isn’t that a whole lot worse than looking at a gorgeous tree with presents underneath? He KNEW he was eating meat dedicated to satan. Most Christians don’t even KNOW about ancient pagan rites. Paul told us that it is the conscience within us that determines what is sin. If one eats the meat and knows it is not sinful to do it, he does not sin at all. BUT if one believes it is a sin to eat the meat and does it anyway, then he DOES sin. Thus, without any knowledge of pagan rituals concerning trees, wreaths, Easter egg hunts, etc, THERE IS NO SIN! Ditto for Sunday worship.

THEREFORE, if there is no sin in the hearts of Sunday church goers, Easter egg hunters, Christmas tree lovers, then WHY ARE YOU BOTHERING TO CORRECT THEM????  Furthermore, if these types of things mattered so much to God, you would think he might have mentioned it.  He and Christ IGNORED this type of thing.  In fact, he told us that his sheep know his VOICE!  We know him and he knows us.  The name is not part of that.  It is a relationship that can’t be mistaken.   That is why Christ told us which commandments were the greatest and that ALL others fell under them.  Thus, Christian activity that doesn’t fall under those two things is fruitless endeavor.  It is fruitless to run around correct the names of God and Jesus and it is fruitless to correct people who worship on one day vs. another.  It is fruitless to run around trying to make people learn three ancient languages and it is fruitless to relearn the bible in another language.  All of this distracts from the first and second most important commandments.  Furthermore, why not take that energy and GO TO THE HARVEST FIELD?  Go wash some feet, for goodness sakes!

Only Satan wants to re-introduce pagan ideology back into the social consciousness. Only satan wants to make Christains slaves again. Only satan wants Christians to feel like they are walking on eggshells, terrified that they are sinning without knowledge. Only satan wants some Christians to feel more intelligent, more informed, more righteous than others. Only satan wants to distract from the celebration of Christ’s birth with arguments over stupid things like ancient pagan rituals no one even remembers anymore.

Those who can’t see this reasoning haven’t read or understood the bible AT ALL. You think because you can find a verse somewhere that kinda supports what you are saying that you are doing God’s work. NOT SO! You must read it ALL and then you must set upon the lifetime journey of praying and studying so that you can achieve any level of wisdom. This is YOUR JOB- not the job of others.

loveYOUR JOB is to find God’s truth, not rely on others to do it for you. You will have NO EXCUSE when you see Christ and he tells you that all you did was tear down the joy and worship of others. When he tells you that you stood only to distract others from HIS work! BEWARE and rebuke this movement and everything about it. It is EVIL because it goes against everything Christ taught us. The greatest command is this: LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR MIND, HEART AND SOUL. The second greatest is to love your neighbor as yourself. ALL other commands fall under these two. Nothing about legalism and slavery falls under these two. Thus, it is wrong. Plain and simple reasoning.

27 comments

  1. Short Little Rebel, you need not post this if you don’t want. I understand that I don’ t earn salvation; in fact, never could earn it if I wanted to.
    The Yoke of Slavery for me was Sin, and He set me free from that once I truly surrendered to Him.
    The Thief on the Cross was saved as soon as he turned to Christ. In Hebrew this is Teshuvah (the turning or repentance). The Thief was saved by turning against the old way, or his former self, and accepting Life Himself on the Cross next to him. I’d hope everyone could hope to attain this kind relief.
    I worked in the oil industry, and I was surrounded by young men struggling with every kind of addiction imaginable. I loved sharing my own testamony with them because it brings Hope in Him, and I’d been in the exact same place they were at.
    I loathed myself when I was younger, and there was nothing I could do about it on my own.
    When I finally gave it to Him, He began to change me from inside out.
    This is the Way that I’m talking about, and I’m pretty certain it is the way David expressed in the 119th Psalm.
    I can’t vouch for what is going on in all the HMR congregations, but by the same, I cannot vouch for what is going on in the Western Churches. I meet with friends here in Alaska for Bible studies, and many of these have felt something missing in a variety of Churches they’ve attended. Hebrew Roots or Messianic Judaism is what we can relate to as a group, and we are a mix of Jewish and Gentile believers.
    Anyway, I submit this in an attempt to explain where I’m coming from.

    Shalom!

    • I willingly post it but my opinion is still there. It leads to legalism and to the idea that salvation is earned. It makes slaves of Christians who have been FREED from the Law. But if you enjoy slavery and if it comforts you and keeps you from sinning, then far be it for me to take you from it. But it is not necessary in any Christian’s life. That is my point. Unfortunately, the preachers of this movement don’t teach this. They teach that it IS necessary and they twist Bible verses to suit themselves. But JESUS didn’t follow the Law- he broke it. And that is why the priests wanted to kill him. He WORKED ON THE SABBATH. He made all things very clear and these new priests want to undo what he said and did.

      Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying that our freedoms make us into sinners. I’m saying that we no longer need to obey the Sabbath (go on Sat), not work on that day, celebrate the Jewish festivals, avoid certain foods, etc . But we all understand that we must still be moral- God’s moral code never changes. It is written on the hearts of every man- even the pagans’. Of course, when we allow Christ into our lives, we will become transformed. But what has that got to do with learning Jewish traditions? It doesn’t. That is nonsense. I hope that you don’t get lost in the path you are on. That’s all.

  2. 1 John ch 2: 6 “The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
    Yeshua walked in Torah!

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