Thru this forum I stumbled onto a website, the Pristine Faith Restoration Society. and there's something that just doesn't sit right with me about what I'm reading here: specifically on this page:http://www.pfrs.org/jewish/hr08.html
Limiting the words of Jesus and the Apostles to a Jewish culture and to Jewish thought is to limit the Son of God to human ideologies! It is to make Jesus out to be just another radical rabbi. The message of the New Testament transcends the Jewish and Greek cultures! Sure the writers of the New Testament were Jewish. But they used language and explanations understood by common folk, in the common language of the Roman Empire, Greek. Sure, there are uniquely Jewish expressions and ideas found in the words of Jesus. After all, He was Jewish, speaking to those of the Jewish culture.
Tim Warner is the founder and administrator of the site. Here is his bio:Tim Warner was raised in the Plymouth Brethren Assemblies. He was born again in 1975. He has been a serious student of the Bible for over 25 years, a student of early Church history for more than 15 years, and a student of Biblical Greek for about 5 years. Tim has taught pre-millennial post-tribulationism and the essentials of progressive dispensationalism since the mid 1980s. He was ordained in an Independent Baptist Church in 1992. Tim is the founder of The Pristine Faith Restoration Society, a group of dedicated Christians determined to research and promote the beliefs and practices of pristine Christianity. Tim is the author of three self-published books. The contents of these books are now included among the more than 160 articles he has written for The Last Trumpet and PFRS Websites. Some of Tim's writings have been translated into Russian, Greek, Spanish, French, and Swedish. His material has been used to train pastors and missionaries in Viet Nam, India, and Russia. Tim's articles on Bible prophecy have appeared in foreign Christian magazines, and a California newspaper. Tim's works have been referenced in scholarly papers, and he was a featured speaker at the Pensacola Post-Trib Prophecy Conference. Tim currently teaches at Westgate Christian Church in Tampa, Florida. To find out what PFRS is all about just go to their home page and read their welcome and click on the links at the bottom of the welcome. Here it is again:[url=http://www.pfrs.org/index.html]http://www.pfrs.org/index.html[/url]They have quite a big section on Jewish Roots Movement. I have links to the whole thing on my site. I think he does a great job explaining himself. If you take him in context, he is not downplaying the value of Hebrew Messianic essentials. He is contending against those in the Messianic movement and the SDA that are having much success today binding the church to the law of Moses. Something that was clearly decided against in the first Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. While the Hebrew Scriptures are essential for our learning, the Talmud, Midrash, etc. are not. These traditions of the Jews are what Jesus said made the word of God of none effect.The traditions of the apostles on the other hand are to be cherished by the church and handed down."Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle." - 2 Thessalonians 2:15 This is the goal of the PFRS. I can't say that I agree with them at every point, but I believe their methodology is sound.Blessings,RT
Thru this forum I stumbled onto a website, the Pristine Faith Restoration Society. and there's something that just doesn't sit right with me about what I'm reading here: specifically on this page: