Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"
Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"

Our Core Beliefs

For Nearly Two Thousand Years The Authentic Jesus Has Been Lost

Our core beliefs - at the heart of what we do

The rift between a predominantly gentile Church and a Judaism dominated by the Rabbis caused Him to be hidden from the sight of those looking for Him – Jew and Christian alike.

 

That's why we're known as Shorashim Ministries, because we believe it is time we were all reunited in the original, authentic and biblically Jewish roots of our faith in the Jewish Messiah - hence Shorashim, the Hebrew for 'Roots'.

100 Years Ago, Things Started To Change

Just a few decades before the formation of the modern State of Israel, more and more Jewish people started to look at the New Testament. What they found was not a collection of offensive anti-Semitic writings, but a story about a man. A Jew. A man with a familiar resonance with their own beliefs, culture and expectations of the long-awaited Anointed One – their Messiah.


What resulted was a stronger connection between Jesus and His own historical Jewishness. What is happening today is a growing recognition within both Judaism and Christianity that Jesus is not a blue-eyed, blond-haired gentile Christ, but a middle-eastern Jew.

 

Not only that, but that He was a man who taught about, illustrated, preached, and proclaimed God's sovereign rule. He followed the Torah (teaching and insruction) of God and performed miracles to point the way to His Father in Heaven.

It Is Our Hope And Prayer

It is our hope and prayer that you will find more about the authentic Jesus through the work of Shorashim Ministries.

 

Our work is simple:

  1. To uncover the authentic Jesus
  2. To live according to His Kingdom rule
  3. To pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and the restoration of His covenant people, Israel, the Jews

Our Core Beliefs

We believe...

 

  • In the inspiration of God through His infallible written Word in the original text of the Bible.
  • In the one God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • That Yeshua is the anointed Messiah and only Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. We believe that He was crucified, buried and raised from the dead and now serves as the only mediator between God and man.
  • That all have sinned and have missed the target to which Torah (the teaching and instruction of God) aims.
  • We have fallen short of the glory of God and that biblical repentance is commanded by God for the forgiveness of sin.
  • That justification and new birth brought by faith in the blood of the perfect Passover Lamb, sacrificed for us, the Messiah Yeshua.
  • We do not believe that observance of Torah (God's teaching and instruction in the Hebrew Scriptures) is beneficial for salvation, but rather "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3: 16-17).
  • In the process of sanctification following new birth, available through faith in the blood of Yeshua the Messiah, and deep relationship with Him by learning from His teaching and instruction in the Scriptures.
  • That all gifts of the Spirit are vital to the body of Messiah and that the resultant life of the believer should be characterised by the fruit of the Spirit.
  • In the bodily resurrection and eternal life for the righteous, and the eternal punishment of the wicked.

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