Searching the Scriptures with Watchman Alexander

Searching the Scriptures with Watchman Alexander

The hour is late and there's no time to waste; now is when we prepare for the return of the king. Join me, the prophecy buff who tackles the tough stuff, for deep Bible study from an independent, Hebraic perspective.... Show More
December 29, 2017

Reportedly, there has recently been a surge in the number of Messianics and other Christian Israelites who are denying that Y'shua is Messiah. This is a tragedy of the highest order, for it is written,

"A man who disregards Moses’ law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think he will be judged worthy of who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?" (Heb. 10:28-29).

Rather than continue with our current study of Genesis, I've decided to pause it and dedicate this episode to preventing further destruction by the defectors and Jewish anti-missionaries so active these days.

Turncoats are abundant in the Torah Observant or Hebrew Roots Movement because many of us became bitter and isolated. Read: vulnerable to the attacks of Satan. We got upset at having been partially misled by Christian theologians, then went overboard and started questioning everything before having passed through that initial outrage and tempering it with wisdom. Guess what? Satan uses resentment as a foothold. The closer someone is to the truth, the more that the Adversary steps up his attacks.

But that's not the only problem.

I suspect that many people joined the HRM just because it was out-of-the-ordinary without being obviously wrong or cultish. They were bored Christians who got excited about the new fad. They came all pumped up about being “in the know,” but that feeling never lasts. Once the freshness wore off, they were left vulnerable to the anti-missionaries who showed up offering even more knowledge. But knowledge of facts and concepts is not the same as knowledge of a person. These turncoats evidently never knew the Savior.

The fact is that many who called themselves Christians were living like sheep without a shepherd. They never listened to the Savior's voice in the first place; they were just going with the religious flow. Once they became aware that church leaders were badly misinterpreting parts of the Bible, they left off following those men... only to wander into destruction because they couldn't hear the call of the True Shepherd.

In this week's recording, I get back to basics so that we aren't standing on a shaky foundation. We need to firmly grasp what the Word of Elohiym has to say about the identity of Messiah so that we aren't fooled by false teachings. Anti-missionaries are particularly leveraging the doctrine of the Trinity to bring people away from Y'shua. I want to show you what the Bible really says about the godhead so we can say that "we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul" (Heb. 10:39).

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