I sincerely appreciate Root Source!

Author: Gidon Ariel

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| Published: February 15, 2022

As some of you know and follow up on, Gidon LOVES to talk to you personally! Please reach out to him through our contact form and he’ll be happy to set up a Zoom video meeting with you!

Marie did just that. See below for her lovely follow-up email!
 

Thanks and God Bless,
Gidon

Good morning (afternoon) Gidon!

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday! It was very nice to talk to you. I appreciate your openness and willingness to have a conversation with people who have different views and I sincerely appreciate Root Source! The more time I spend in studying, the more I am realizing that the early Apostles were grappling with the same things that you are today – they were Jewish men trying to figure out how to rightly bring in the Gentiles who were being grafted into the House of Israel. They were trying to figure out what parts of the Torah they needed to follow, and what was their part in general. I do not believe their intention was to ever do away with the Torah! That is where we’ve missed it for so long!

What you and the teachers at Root Source do, in my opinion, is bring the Torah to life – which in turn brings to life the whole Bible – and illuminates and expounds on the teachings in the more recent writings from Matthew to Revelation. There is so very much there that quotes directly or paraphrases what is in the Torah, that it’s very hard to miss the deep connection – I guess once your eyes have been open to it, that is. I am seeing very clearly the Jewishness of those more recent writings, and truly it is a very awe inspiring journey. 
 
Some excerpts from Acts 15 from ‘The Newer Testament’ by Brad H. Young to me clearly show a part of the grappling of the early Apostles: “Some visitors arrived from Yehudah and started teaching the brothers and sisters, “Unless you are circumcised according to the practice of Moshe, you cannot be saved.” So when Paul and Bar Naba had encountered fierce argument and much disagreement with them, they determined that both Paul and Bar Naba, along with some others from among them, should go up to Yerushalayim to settle the issue by meeting with the authoritative emissaries and elders. So then, being sent on their way by the congregation, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Shimron, describing in detail how the heathen nations were turning to G-d and were brining great joy to all the bothers and sisters. When they arrived at Yerushalayim, they were received by the congregation, the authoritative emissaries, and the elders.. The authoritative emissaries and the elders came together to look into the issue. After there had been intense debate… Everyone among the people who had gathered together kept silent as they were listening to Bar Naba and Paul while they were telling them about the signs and wonders that G-d had done through them for the heathen peoples. After they finished speaking, Yaakov answered saying, “Brothers and sisters, listen to me. Shimeon has explained how G-d first concerned Himself about taking from among the Heathens a people for His name. Moreover, with this, the words of the prophets agree, just as it stands written, ‘After these things, I will return, and I will rebuild the shelter of David which has fallen. Surely, I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it so that the rest of humanity may seek the LORD, and all the heathen nations who are called by My name, says the LORD, who makes these events known from long ago’ (Amos 9:11, 12; Isaiah 54:21). So then I myself give judgement that we should not cause unnecessary trouble for those who are turning to G-d from among the heathen peoples, * but rather that we should write to them: to keep away from anything connected with impurities of idolatry, from sexual vice, and from murder [[as well a not to treat other people in a way that you yourselves would not want to be treated.]] After all, Moshe from ancient generations has in every city those who proclaim his teachings, since he is read in the Jewish learning centers even Shabbat day.”
 
* Here in the footnotes, Mr. Young quotes other versions as well as refers to ‘The Apostolic Decree and the Noahide Commandments’ in relation to the universal laws required ‘for the children of Noah, for all humanity, and for a civil society’.
 
I’m thinking that just as ‘they’ (Jewish and non-Jewish peoples) were together learning the Torah back then, ‘we’ (Jewish and non-Jewish peoples) getting together now to learn the Torah is what our G-d wants from us. I have heard many times that time progresses in cycles, and to fully understand where we are today we need to understand what happened in the past. 
 
So, thank you very much again for your teachings, for Root Source and for all that you do! May Ha Shem bless you abundantly in and for the work He has given you to do! It was an honor to meet you!
 
Shalom!
Marie
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I sincerely appreciate Root Source!

Author: Gidon Ariel

 127 total views,  2 views today

| Published: February 15, 2022

As some of you know and follow up on, Gidon LOVES to talk to you personally! Please reach out to him through our contact form and he’ll be happy to set up a Zoom video meeting with you!

Marie did just that. See below for her lovely follow-up email!
 

Thanks and God Bless,
Gidon

Good morning (afternoon) Gidon!

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday! It was very nice to talk to you. I appreciate your openness and willingness to have a conversation with people who have different views and I sincerely appreciate Root Source! The more time I spend in studying, the more I am realizing that the early Apostles were grappling with the same things that you are today – they were Jewish men trying to figure out how to rightly bring in the Gentiles who were being grafted into the House of Israel. They were trying to figure out what parts of the Torah they needed to follow, and what was their part in general. I do not believe their intention was to ever do away with the Torah! That is where we’ve missed it for so long!

What you and the teachers at Root Source do, in my opinion, is bring the Torah to life – which in turn brings to life the whole Bible – and illuminates and expounds on the teachings in the more recent writings from Matthew to Revelation. There is so very much there that quotes directly or paraphrases what is in the Torah, that it’s very hard to miss the deep connection – I guess once your eyes have been open to it, that is. I am seeing very clearly the Jewishness of those more recent writings, and truly it is a very awe inspiring journey. 
 
Some excerpts from Acts 15 from ‘The Newer Testament’ by Brad H. Young to me clearly show a part of the grappling of the early Apostles: “Some visitors arrived from Yehudah and started teaching the brothers and sisters, “Unless you are circumcised according to the practice of Moshe, you cannot be saved.” So when Paul and Bar Naba had encountered fierce argument and much disagreement with them, they determined that both Paul and Bar Naba, along with some others from among them, should go up to Yerushalayim to settle the issue by meeting with the authoritative emissaries and elders. So then, being sent on their way by the congregation, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Shimron, describing in detail how the heathen nations were turning to G-d and were brining great joy to all the bothers and sisters. When they arrived at Yerushalayim, they were received by the congregation, the authoritative emissaries, and the elders.. The authoritative emissaries and the elders came together to look into the issue. After there had been intense debate… Everyone among the people who had gathered together kept silent as they were listening to Bar Naba and Paul while they were telling them about the signs and wonders that G-d had done through them for the heathen peoples. After they finished speaking, Yaakov answered saying, “Brothers and sisters, listen to me. Shimeon has explained how G-d first concerned Himself about taking from among the Heathens a people for His name. Moreover, with this, the words of the prophets agree, just as it stands written, ‘After these things, I will return, and I will rebuild the shelter of David which has fallen. Surely, I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it so that the rest of humanity may seek the LORD, and all the heathen nations who are called by My name, says the LORD, who makes these events known from long ago’ (Amos 9:11, 12; Isaiah 54:21). So then I myself give judgement that we should not cause unnecessary trouble for those who are turning to G-d from among the heathen peoples, * but rather that we should write to them: to keep away from anything connected with impurities of idolatry, from sexual vice, and from murder [[as well a not to treat other people in a way that you yourselves would not want to be treated.]] After all, Moshe from ancient generations has in every city those who proclaim his teachings, since he is read in the Jewish learning centers even Shabbat day.”
 
* Here in the footnotes, Mr. Young quotes other versions as well as refers to ‘The Apostolic Decree and the Noahide Commandments’ in relation to the universal laws required ‘for the children of Noah, for all humanity, and for a civil society’.
 
I’m thinking that just as ‘they’ (Jewish and non-Jewish peoples) were together learning the Torah back then, ‘we’ (Jewish and non-Jewish peoples) getting together now to learn the Torah is what our G-d wants from us. I have heard many times that time progresses in cycles, and to fully understand where we are today we need to understand what happened in the past. 
 
So, thank you very much again for your teachings, for Root Source and for all that you do! May Ha Shem bless you abundantly in and for the work He has given you to do! It was an honor to meet you!
 
Shalom!
Marie
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