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1 John 3:4: The Meaning of Lawlessness

According to the Hebrew Roots Movement 1 John 3:4 shows that Christians are lawless sinners. The belief is that when John says “sin is lawlessness,” lawlessness is referring to “torahlessness.” And since we don’t follow the Torah, we are sinners. The thing is, the New Testament clearly teaches against this …

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Hebrews 4: The Rest that Remains is not the Weekly Sabbath

Every Friday evening Torah Observers greet one another with “Shabbat Shalom,” that is “rest and peace,” as the weekly Sabbath begins. You see, those in this movement believe that the weekly Sabbath of the Old Testament still stands, using verses in the New Testament such as Hebrews 4 which speaks …

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Acts 15: The Council at Jerusalem and the Law of Moses

The Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM)  and Islam share a teaching that the law of Moses still stands for people today. However, Acts 15 proves this to be a false teaching. The decision of the Council at Jerusalem in Acts 15 was not that the Gentiles were not required to follow …

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Leviticus 17:11 and Penal Substitution

According to Calvinists, Jesus took God’s wrath for our sins (substitute) in the form of a blood sacrifice. Part of this teaching is that God required blood before He would forgive sins in the Old Testament, and, therefore, Jesus’ blood appeased God’s wrath towards us. This along with Jesus’ suffering …

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James on Works of the Law

I must admit that James’ “faith without works” argument was one of my most used arguments against people when I was in the Hebrew Roots Movement. I truly believed that James meant works of the Law (of Moses) when he used the term “works.” When we take the overwhelming amount …

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The Hebrew Roots Movement, the Law, and Philippians 3

The Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM) literally idol worships the Law as they place it above Christ, reducing Him to nothing more than a Torah Observer, such as themselves, who in some Calvinistic fashion gave His life to pay the debt for their sins. They can’t see that the Law was …

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The Law, and Philippians 3

The Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM) literally idol worships the Law as they place it above Christ, reducing Him to nothing more than a Torah Observer, such as themselves, who in some Calvinistic fashion gave His life to pay the debt for their sins. They can’t see that the Law was …

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