web page link for discussion... http://www.cyshift.com/hebrew_roots.html We are seeing factions split from church congregations in our area, and meetings have been set up where strict Hebraism is taught. These congregants generally come away with a feeling of superiority over their brothers and sisters who remain "uninitiated." I recently experienced a situation in my own home, where a decent lady--my sister in Christ I'm sure--refused to enter my home because there was a "pagan" Christmas tree in my living room. She actually said she would not come in my house! She follows diligently a man named Norm Franz ( www.ascensionministries.net ) ... I listened to one of Franz' teachings, and while I was in agreement with him on 90+ percent of what he said, he did go on to teach that the Jewish dietary laws are still in place (dismissing Mark 7:19, apparently)... and that Galatians refers not to God's laws, but to the laws the Jews made up for themselves... I hope I'm not misrepresenting Franz here, I'm going by what I heard him say in one of his teachings, and also what our friend who is into the Hebraism has told us. Some of these Hebraic roots advocates are actually quite good expositors of the Old Testament, and I think they can be well worth listening to. Bill Cloud is a fascinating teacher. If you can find his teaching called "The Pharoah Who Knew Not Joseph" I would recommend it. Go to www.billcloud.com and you can probably find it there. Cloud reveals a paradigm of America, as compared to Egypt in Joseph's day... and the track we're on. We're following it to a "T", so to speak... Still... you gotta eat the meat and spit out the bones with these guys. Maybe read and understand Galatians a couple times over to wash the mud out of your eyes... If it's not one problem or faction in the church, it's another... I think we're seeing the falling away Paul spoke of in II Thessalonians 2 in progress right now. Dan Wanna kill these ads? We can help!