Hebrew Roots teaching is all the rage right now, you are seeing quite a lot of false teachers running about telling Christians that they cannot properly understand God’s Word or be able to “Rightly Divide” the word unless they understand the Original Hebrew and or keep all of the Jewish Festivals and Old Covenant laws.
As the Apostle Paul said in Galatians 1:6-9:
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
And: Galatians 2: 19-21:
For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
And: Galatians 3:1-4:
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among youas crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?
And: Galatians 4:21-26:
Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.
And finally: Galatians 5:1-2
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
One such false “Hebrew Roots” teacher is a “Dr.” Roy Blizzard, his false teaching is infecting many pentecostal churches due to their abandonment of Biblical Doctrine in favor of any lying spirit that will make them shake, utter gibberish and have a warm fuzzy feeling!
His false teaching has even infected a former “church” that my family and I attended.
“Dr.” Blizzard has an affectation for Rabbinical Jewish Teachings, and he teaches that to properly understand God’s Word not only must you understand Hebrew but you must interpret that Hebrew using Rabbinical Jewish Teachings.
Not many Christians know it today, but all Rabbinical Jewish Teachings find their origin in the Oral Tradition or Oral Law of the Pharisees. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., Pharisaic beliefs became the liturgical and ritualistic basis for Rabbinic Judaism. The Mishnah written around 220 A.D. put into written form those oral traditions.
In Galatians the Apostle Paul is warning new Christians about some who were coming in after he had established the Church in Galatia, and convincing the new Christians in Galatia that they needed to be circumcised and follow the Oral and Written Jewish Law as interpreted by the Pharisees.
This “Dr’ Roy Blizzard is doing the same thing, I have posted an article from him below on Genesis 3:1-7:.
Now to give you some context “Dr’ Blizzard does not believe that Satan exists! He uses modern Rabbinical (Pharisaic oral tradition) teaching to say that Satan, the Devil is actually just allegorical terms for the bad side of human nature, known in Rabbinical Jewish Teaching as the “Yetzer Hara” or evil inclination.
Read the article below and weep for the Christians who are being seduced by this false teacher attempting to drag Christians from the liberty that they have in Christ to the Bondage of Rabbinical Jewish Teachings.
By: Roy B. Blizzard Posted: June 04 2012
The Passage in Translation for today is going to be Genesis 3:1-7.
Biblical commentators have found extreme difficulty in explaining this passage and especially the nature of the serpent. Some commentators have suggested that the serpent was Satan; one who was separate from God and in opposition to God.
In popular thought and language, the concept of evil is strongly associated with the serpent and hence the serpent is chosen out of the animal world as a symbol of evil. However, we must not regard the serpent as an independent entity in opposition to God. A special characteristic that the Bible attributes to the serpent is “cunning.” Since there is no other quality ascribed to him, the intent is to convey that the evil flowing from the serpent emanated only from his cunning. In the ultimate analysis, we have here an allegorical illusion to the craftiness to be found in man himself. That is, the duologue between the serpent and the woman is actually in a manner of speaking, a duologue that took place in the woman’s mind between her wiliness and her innocence clothed in the garb of a parable.
In reality, it is not the serpent that thinks and speaks but the woman who does so in her heart. There is a play in Hebrew on words between the word “cunning” arum and “naked” arummin. They were naked because of their ignorance of good and evil, or their lack of knowledge. However, they were not lacking in cunning. The woman emphasizes that the tree from which they were forbidden to eat was in the center of the garden. And, she adds the additional statement that God had said, “neither shall you touch it,” which of course he had not. But the clause “neither shall you touch it” is simply synonymous with the preceding clause “ye shall not eat thereof.” The woman concludes that the underlying cause must be none other than God’s jealousy. He who knows everything does not wish his creatures to possess the same knowledge as himself.
It seems to be the way of the world for the man to be easily swayed by the woman. However, the man was with her and evidently consenting to the action all the time.
In truth, their eyes were opened but the outcome was not what they had expected. They had hoped that by eating the fruit they would obtain divine knowledge. The cognition that had seemed so desirable to them as to warrant the transgression of God’s precept was vastly different from what they had originally imagined. The first knowledge that they acquired led not to edification but to shame. There is much to be learned from this passage and what follows. But, perhaps we can conclude with “Be careful! What you ask you may get it.”
… to be continued